A great home away from home
My husband and I stayed here with our two kids ages 7 and 1, on a combo family visit/vacation. We loved the area and the kitchen had everything we needed and was nice to have with the little ones. It was close enough to everything we wanted to do but more importantly, it was close for us to visit the family we went to see. There is some street traffic noise that begins early in the morning around 7 which I would expect from a neighborhood that is predominantly local people who are probably starting a morning commute around that time. Also, the busses run early which accounts for some of the noise. It was not enough to bother my family and I'm certain that noise around touristy Waikiki would be much worse. The bed was comfy and my daughter had no problems sleeping on the couch (which is a pull-out but we never bothered). We were provided a pack and play for the baby. Baby-proofing was quick and easy. We are a young fit family, but there are stairs to the unit which might be a problem for someone with mobility problems. There were a few beach toys, masks, boogie boards, and beach towels that we used throughout our stay. Kailua beach is a short drive away, and there are plenty of grocery stores and other shopping nearby. Overall our stay was nearly perfect. It was mere bad luck that the house next door was having construction during our stay but they were nearly complete by the day of check out and weren't too bothersome as we were usually gone while they were working during the day. For those not familiar with Hawaii, A/C is rare but was a must for my husband. If you are looking into a vacation rental, be sure that it has one available if you are used to it. My husband was happy to have the one in the bedroom, especially after visiting family and seeing what it was like not to have A/C. Also, anywhere you stay in Hawaii, you remove your shoes at the door and make sure you don't leave out any food! Ants will find anything left out (this had to be explained to my 7 year old). All in all, my family felt at home in this rental and would love to stay again the next time we visit. I would HIGHLY recommend staying here, especially over the hustle and bustle hotels of Waikiki.
Families with Teenagers,
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