"We recently returned from our annual paradise-seeking retreat to Laie and the North Shore.
Sue and Dale offer their Aloha spirit and make you feel like you’re Ohana. We always feel welcome and enjoy being a part of their community. They are the best.
Sue and Dale’s vacation rental is a perfect getaway with a million dollar (second story) view – indeed a breath-taking panoramic paradise overlooking Hukilau Bay, Goat Island and the north side of Laie Point (spotted whales on occasion). The area also offers endless possibilities for exploration and discovery.
The two bedroom unit is spacious, has a large functional kitchen, panoramic entry and a comfortable sitting area. It’s a great value, very clean and is well maintained.
The beach is just steps away; the calming sound of the ocean is guaranteed to offer a restful night.
A morning walk on the beach to watch the sunrise is an unforgettable way to start your day in paradise.
Laie’s location is convenient to several famous North Shore attractions; Polynesian Cultural Center, Laie LDS Temple. 10min to Turtle Bay Resort and golf courses - 20min to Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, 30min to Hale’iwa, 45min to Windward beaches and attractions and 1hr to HNL airport.
Our favorite places to eat in the area include Kahuku Grill (Kahuku), Seven Brothers Backyard Burgers (Laie), Papa Ole’s Kitchen (Hau’ula), Matsumoto’s Shave Ice and Grass Skirt Grill (Hale’iwa), Seven Brothers Food Truck, The Elephant Truck/Beach Thai Food and Ted’s Bakery (Sunset area). Ted’s Bakery malasadas are worth the drive; arrive early in the morning before they’re all gone.
Nearby amenities at Laie Shopping Center include, Foodland, Subway, Taco Bell, Laie Palms Cinemas - a cool retro movie theater, bank/ATM, Post Office, Pizza Hut and ACE hardware store. Long’s Drug, North Shore Tacos, Dominoes Pizza in Hau’ula shopping center and Turtle Bay Resort are also nearby.
Being repeat visitors to Laie, we’ve had the opportunity to meet many wonderful people and have renewed old acquaintances. There’s no question - we will return again and again.
If you’re looking for a quiet, relaxing place to enjoy paradise – stay away from the mayhem of Waikiki, this is the place for you!"
Guest: Pehea 'oe?
Date of Stay: February 2015
Review Submitted: February 21, 2015