"Fantastic villa and environment for our diverse family group-- from the parents, to the young adults, to the one-year-old grandchild. The villa itself is well furnished, with all the needed kitchen tools, huge fridge, blender, wine glasses, candles, place mats, food storage supplies, brita water pitchers. Expansive dining room table, for our wonderful dinners. The closet is full of quality beach chairs, coolers, towels, playthings, boogie boards-- which we used every day, along with the pull-wagon, which we found to be essential. The pool is steps away, surrounded by vegetation (thus, not intrusive at all to our lanai and adjacent grassy lawn). The beach is also steps away-- it was so convenient for us to "set up" on the beach, and then run in and out of our villa. If we weren't at the beach or pool, we were enjoying the lanai area, while someone in our group was grilling on the very big, close-by barbeque. So handy, right by our villa (yet somewhat enclosed, so that when others were there, we did not even notice). The vegetation and landscaping is lush and gorgeous and we enjoyed many walks throughout the grounds, just taking it all in. A couple of the young men in our group went boogie boarding and surfing by the resort, in a beautiful setting. One of us got a pedicure and massage. We ate lunch once at the beachside restaurant, a one-minute walk, and it was great. But for the most part, we simply enjoyed our "home away from home." The space of the villa is ideal, as it is a "great room" style, and yet it is so big that someone could easily be reading in the living room and others cooking in the kitchen, or giving the kids a bath, and feeling that we are together, yet with privacy. Be on the lookout on a table in the living room for THE best travel book about Oahu (and I thought I had read everything!), with amazing tips on beaches, directions, food, sites (can't remember the name of the book). FYI the nearby Foodland grocery store was super. The communication from each of the owner and manager was excellent, both with phone calls and emails. And we were delighted by the warm personal welcome as we pulled into the parking area. As our family said to each other repeatedly throughout our week's stay, this is paradise and we will return!"
Date of Stay: April 2015
Review Submitted: June 2, 2015