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Recent East Oahu reviews

  • Comfort of home - turned our "trip" into a "Vacation"

    "I recently had the opportunity to extend a business trip and invite my small family along with me. This was our third and final location of the trip, and turned our trip into a vacation. We first stayed at a hotel in Waikiki (due to business needs), then an Air BNB location in Kaneohe Bay area (great view - but that was all). Landing at the Surf Hale, and having the guidance of Carly and Jeff was just what we needed. Connecting with Carly was easy and timely. Working with her either by text or e-mail we sorted the whole thing out, and got payment arranged via PayPal which was convenient also. The photos and description are accurate, the only difference is that some of the furniture was moved around. All in all it was very convenient and comfortable. There were three of us (myself, my wife, and 7 year old son) and it fit well. The kitchen wasn't huge, but right sized to let us create small meals easily. The walk to the beach was 5 minutes at most to Kailua Beach Park (seems like local hang out, with decent waves for the little grommets), and maybe another 3-5 minutes if you want to head to Lanikai Beach (highly recommended for snorkeling and floating... and just sun soaking). We were a short 5 minute drive from downtown Kailua. We also discovered that her comment about local "wildlife" was accurate as well. We spotted any number of lizards and geckos (my son was pretty excited about that), and had a regular cardinal come and sing to us on the patio in the morning. We should have paid more attention to the comment, and not left our bananas out through the night. It seems that local mice appreciate bananas and one helped himself to about half of a banana. We didn't see him or have anything else nibbled on for the remainder of the trip, so I guess he got his fill. We didn't use the kitchen too much, because Carly and Jeff guided us to a few good spots for food. The first was Kalapawai Cafe. You could get small meals, easy stuff for kids (including PB&J), or something more exotic and island focused (like striped marlin over lemongrass risotto). We also tried out Cactus, a (light?) Mexican restaurant that had island flavor. Not sure exactly how I'd classify it, but when we return to the area we'll go there again. Last we went to Kailua General Store for light fluffy shave ice. If we find ourselves back on Oahu we'll definitely seek out Carly and Jeff to see if the Surf Hale is available. Great spot to relax and enjoy."
    Guest: Ken G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 28, 2014
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  • Fantabulous!

    "We were so psyched about this place. Ideal vacation area for those wanting to stay away from tourists. You are 1 block from a beautiful beach- a short walk into Kailua and close by the highways to get anywhere on the island. The unit was clean and had one of the most comfy chairs I have ever sat in. There was a little private porch and garden with a table where were could drink and play cards in the evening. Some other reviewer commented on smells and noise but we stayed for 9 nights and didn't notice any of that. We found the place especially private, quiet and lovely. The owners were kind and thoughtful (and gay friendly!). They have two very sweet dogs that you will never see unless you request spending time with them. Several guests wanted to take the dogs to the beach. There is a coin washer on site for laundry. We would go back in a heartbeat. I feel like it was a really good deal for the money and more than I expected from the pictures."
    Guest: Carbon Being Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: May 18, 2014
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  • sublime

    "We have stayed in this gem hideaway a few times now and always go home believing we have had exactly the vacation we were looking for. Lucille and Tom are delightful and adept in making everyone feel like family. Their rentals are lovely--bright, peaceful with views to die for. I see this place in my dreams when I return home! ...knowing I will return again next year!"
    Guest: j B. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: September 2, 2014
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  • Perfect Family Vacation

    "All I can say is wow. The house is simply amazing. Very spacious and offers many varieties for multiple families to come together and enjoy the beach. AWESOME Beach access and perfect venue for early morning sunrise walks or late night strolls. The owners/supervisors were more than accommodating and offered everything possible to make our stay enjoyable. With four separate families (some with kids), this property offers every possible aloha experience. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Mark H Date of Stay: September 2014 Review Submitted: September 21, 2014
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