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Recent Kawela reviews

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    "Returned to this home 20yrs after our first visit, and it is still as breathtaking as it was 20yrs ago! The solitude, the view, the beach and surf... Wow! Swimming, SUP'ing, kayaking and even surfing with the turtles was fantastic and many many memories created with our young family."
    Guest: donnie Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
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  • Dreams really do come true

    "We meet the owners on this magnificent property a few years back while visiting Kawela Bay. They were kind enough to show us around their home and shared with us that it was available for rent. That go the wheels turning. After one solid year of planning, we spent the month of January 2015. It was beyond our expectations. The property just can't be beat! EVERYTHING we needed was provided for us. We had several amazing cooks and took full advantage of the kitchen. The main house was fully utilized from early morning coffee in the living room, meal preparations in the kitchen, evening hors d'oeuvres on the deck or side yard and then dinners to die for in the dining room which overlooks the entire Kawela Bay. We utilized everything from the glass bottom kayaks to the art center in the guest house. The guesthouse accommodated the rest of our party and it meet all needs. My personal goal was to completely sink into the north shore vibe. I didn't have a need to go go go! Entertainment consisted of some tennis at nearby Turtle Bay, occasional trip to Haleiwa and spending a lot of time at the "Pipe" watching the world class surfers. All of these things are easily accessible from this property. At the property itself, sitting on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking and just relaxing filled many days. We had artists and musicians with us so the piano got used on several occasions as well as the art studio in the guest house. We even had our own Kawela Bay art exhibit! With a total of 11 adults, it was perfect. There are so many places on the property itself to drift off to by yourself or come together as a group. The owners are more than accommodating and the lady that more or less oversees the property while your there is terrific. I could go on and on but the bottom line is, this was just the best. Mahalo!"
    Guest: Jim Date of Stay: January 2015 Review Submitted: February 15, 2015
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  • Absolutely Amazing!

    "My family (which included 4 generations) and I stayed here on our 1st trip to Oahu. It was meant to be a 'Once in a Lifetime' vacation. We could not have picked a better house or location. We had 2 seniors 78+, 2 fifty something's, 4 in their 30's, a 24 year old, an 11 year and a 6 year old and each and everyone of them was in love the minute we got here! It was like walking into our home, but it was in Paradise! Amazing little treasures from the owners travels, and family pictures made it really feel warm and welcoming. You literally feel the love there. The kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and the views are amazing from pretty much every room in the house. The huge Lanai, and outdoor spaces are amazing as well. We spent every waking moment outside. My grandkids were up at the crack of dawn and on the beach before breakfast was served. We had to force them to come in to eat every meal. We had several events planned that we ended up cancelling because no one wanted to leave! We did make it to Waimanalo for Chief's Luau, and the drive was a bit long, but so beautiful. We cooked several meals. The guys went off shore fishing and brought back Mahi-Mahi and Tuna. My nephew made us a local dish, Tuna Poke that was to die for, and we had the best fish tacos from the Mahi-Mahi. When we didn't cook we grabbed take-out from several local places. Kahuku Grill had the best Hamburger I have ever eaten, and Giovanni's Shrimp Truck had excellent Garlic Butter shrimp, my kids liked the 'No Refunds' - Hot and Spicy. We also enjoyed Ted's Bakery - the Lilikoi Cheese Pie was everyones favorite, and their scones are really good as well. My husband actually picked up a couple of pies everyday that we were there! Annette the property manager is amazing. She was there to help us get settled in. She offered to do my shopping prior to us getting there, and I now wish I had taken her up on it. I ended up spending too much time in grocery stores!! When we were leaving the property, it became very clear that there was no way we could leave and never return. So, we have decided that we will be going back next year - the kids (ages 6-36) are thrilled and so am I!"
    Guest: Suzan Date of Stay: May 2014 Review Submitted: June 27, 2014
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  • Jwls

    "If I did anything right on planning this Vacation to Oahu it was picking the McMahon Property to stay at and we will do so again if ever the chance arise again to go to Hawaii! Richard and Ann were the most gracious Hosts to meet. They would ask what we did or had we seen this and gave us insiders information of life on the island. Yes it was mentioned that the Highway noise could be heard but when we were there the waves were louder than the highway noise and were very comforting and relaxing. And sitting up in bed every morning and the first thing to see is the Palm trees and the rolling of the waves can't be beat!! We Highly recommend that you stay here and play here at Kahuna Bay. Your close to all the best beaches, Shrimp Trucks, Market places, Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie Temple, Zipline, Where they made Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, windtalkers just to name a few!!"
    Guest: Julie P. Date of Stay: February 2015 Review Submitted: February 24, 2015
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