Wonderful time at Waimea Wonder!!!
Submitted: April 1, 2013
Stayed: March 2013
Much mahalo to Jeannie and T for a wonderful vacation! This was our first time to Hawaii and boy did we luck in!!! Our stay at Waimea Wonder far exceeded all of our expectations. For the duration of our stay we were pinching ourselves for having found such a wonderful place and such warm and friendly hosts. Jeannie and T literally went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We arrived to find a spotless home with such quaint, warm, and thoughtful touches throughout: fresh flower arrangements (from their gardens) around the house, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, surfer board sheets on the kids' beds, selection of relevant movies (i.e. Whale Rider, which was so cool watching after we visited the Polynesian Culture Center cause it all made sense) - there was not a detail overlooked. The kitchen was fully stocked, to the point that we were making chocolate chip cookies almost daily. There were bikes, snorkels, fins, masks, boogie boards, water shoes, a cooler, everything we needed for a day at the beach. Did I mention ping pong on the veranda (my 16-year old son was in heaven). We mentioned looking forward to fresh pineapple and a few hours later, T brought us the most delicious pineapple we have ever tasted. The location is perfect! The rental is surrounded by beach after glorious beach along the North Shore; located beside Waimea Bay and Waimea Valley (waterfall and freshwater spring). We ate at Ted's Bakery most mornings (nice bike ride along the bike path) and did a shaved ice tasting sampling shaved ice from different locations (including Haleiwa) all over the North Shore. As we were vacationing in March, we were kind of worried about the waves on the North Shore before leaving for Hawaii but discovered that there are so many beaches that you can find a beach to swim in within 15 minutes from the house. The North Shore has it all, from challenging waves (surfers) or more child-friendly waves. We ventured into Honolulu one day and did not regret our decision to stay in the "country" one bit. At any point, if we mentioned wanting to do an activity, Jeannie and T hooked us up. Most mornings we sat on Jeannie and T's front lawn watching the whales about 300 feet out - so cool!! To say that we miss the place is a HUGE understatement. Thank you again so very much for making our vacation to Hawaii so wonderful. We miss you and your special place and can't wait to come back again - hopefully winter 2014!! The Greniers
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: WOW! Mahalo for such an amazing review from a wonderful family. We love Waimea Wonder and watching nice families have a wonderful vacation. We hope to see you again soon!
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