We are a family of seven with kids ranging from 6 months to 17. This house and it's location was perfect. It is right off Kam highway. When I realized this, I was worried about noise. There is a large gate you drive through and once it is closed, there isn't any noise, just the sound of the ocean. The house is dated, but it was very clean and that is more important to me. We loved having the master upstairs, giving us privacy from the downstairs bedrooms. There was tons of storage. The kitchen was well-stocked. We ate in almost every meal and I had everything I needed to cook. Loved having the two outdoor showers and a hose to spray off feet by the deck. The ocean is about 30 feet from the house. Wonderful sandy beach, but there is some reef. There was a turtle that swam right in front of the house our entire stay. We went down the beach about 150 yards for snorkeling, paddle boarding and boogie boarding. There was a sandy channel that was nice for these activities. We had our entire deposit back just two weeks after we arrived home. We stayed in Waikiki at a resort before spending a week at this house. We loved Laie and the slower pace. We were close enough that we drove to Haleiwa three times. We wanted our kids to have a real Hawaiin experience and this home provided exactly what we were looking for. We would definitely stay here again.