Actually the date of our arrival was October 28, 2014 .., the online calendar will not let me go back that far .... We stayed until November 20 ... It was our 40th wedding anniversary! We are very familiar with the island of Oahu. I attended Leilehua High School from 1968-1972 ... Our daughter was married at Kona village on the big island in 2005 ... We have spent many vacations in Hawaii ... Our second home...we always try to find authentic Hawaiian hale's. We have stayed at the John walker beach house in Lanikai, a beautiful Tudor home on black point road, a beachfront home on the north shore ... Many years ago this Gold Coast Home was for sale ... It would have been my dream come true to purchase this home...when I saw that it was for rent this is exactly where I wanted to be...even though you get a peek a boo view of the lovely waters of the pacific, every morning you are greeted with the fabulous diamond head crater!
You are a few minutes stroll from Kalakaua...there is nothing to compare with this adorable cottage ... We loved getting Leonard's bakery pastry to go along with our morning Kona coffee... We actually saw a filming of Hawaii 50 right outside the hale!
Strolling up and around diamond head is so convenient ... Even though the parking space is so tiny we made it work quite well! It was very nice to have a car to travel around the island to the north shore, the Pali, Kailua, Wahiawa, alamoana, wards shopping, ko olina, Haleiwa, just anywhere we wanted to go...best of all was having a hale to come home to where we lived like the locals for a few weeks out of our lives ... Mahalo from the bottom of our hearts --- scott and Barbara johnson