Submitted: July 23, 2012
Stayed: July 2012
This was a double graduation present for our two girls; one from college, the other from HS. Coming from the east coast (stopping on Oahu for a few days first), we were looking forward to a special vacation. This is our 3rd VRBO rental, and the first where the owners live on the same lot as the rental. While that might sound awkward, Tom and Candi seemed "absent", yet good at being around if you had a question or two.
The property description is plenty accurate, but really doesnt do it justice. The trees and flowers are more mature and beautiful than the photos, I think, and Candi's landscaping work is outstanding. Your 30 second walk (really) to the beach past the main house is on tightly manicured grass, past plumeria flowers (among others) and over sand-dollar shaped stepping stones.
Hanalei beach is a great swimming beach (summer waves are small) and even better for morning walks. Beach chairs and snorkel gear, boogie boards, etc., all in fine shape.
We are an older family of 4 and had plenty of room. Sometimes the girls took over the bathroom, so I used the outdoor shower; plenty private. At night, the living area was cozy and we played board games, or we watched the satelite TV or a DVD, if we could stay awake. Everything clean and well maintained. We used the table on the deck for nearly all our meals when we werent at one of the bunch of restaurants in town (The Dolphin was our favorite; try the Hebi. Kalypso a close #2.)
We stayed for 10 days, and when it came time to leave, we felt like we were leaving family. Truly, we usually dont add the owners of vacation rentals to our Christmas list.
Mahalo and Aloha Oe
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 4/4
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