"We visit Hawaii every year and this is BY FAR our favorite rental to date. The actual apartment was very nice, clean and spacious. We travelled with our two children (ages 8 and 12) and they comfortably slept in the hideaway bed. The owners stock the rental with all the necessities (such as toilet paper, paper towels, trash bags, iron, blow dryer, spare toothbrush if needed, beach towels, beach wagon, beach toys...really anything you can think of). All we needed to buy was the food.
While the apartment was very nice, we were rarely inside. The outdoor lanai was it's own little paradise. There was ample patio furniture, ceiling fans, loungers, tables and chairs. The backyard was so tropical and lush. They had huge mango trees producing ripe fruit daily. The owner's would leave mangos on our outdoor table in the morning, because the kids had mentioned they loved making mango smoothies! We had other family staying in Waikiki and several nights they would drive over to our side of the island and we'd BBQ and play cards/dominoes on the lanai at night.
The beaches at Lanikai speak for themselves. I don't know why you would want to stay anywhere else. It's quiet, it's clean, it's absolute perfect. They water is so warm and the waves are so gentle. You feel like you could float for hours. This beach is the ultimate relaxation spot. The ocean is a short walk from the house (a few mins), but if you want to get to the larger Lanikai beach spot it's about 1/4 mile up the road. No more than a 15 min walk. Again,, the owners provide a beach wagon to tote all your stuff.
The owners could not have been any kinder! As other reviewers had mentioned, they are rarely seen. Every night, long after you're asleep, they bring in the outdoor cushions and cover up the furniture for the night. In the morning before you wake, they have replaced all the cushions, swept the porch and lots of other small touches. They stay out of your way and let you enjoy your vacation. Every time we did see them, they were just the nicest people to chat with.
I don't know what else to say, other than the fact that we will rent there again (and again and again)! We will also refer all our friends and family to stay there as well. This place is absolutely perfect!"
Guest: Deanna B.
Date of Stay: May 2015
Review Submitted: June 5, 2015