"This was the perfect spot for my family to stay for our week on Oahu! My husband and I have 2 kids (a 3 year old and 10 month old), so it was important for us to find a kid-friendly home for our visit. Our son had a blast running up and down the skateboard ramp, playing with Legos on the play structure, jumping on the trampoline, and exploring the yard! We were able to get ready for the day or packed for the beach without worrying too much about his safety and without him interrupting us much, since the yard is secure with a gate and there was plenty to keep him occupied. Our daughter also enjoyed crawling around the yard to explore. The Beschen's are a lovely family and it was nice to have some other kids for our son to play with in the yard.
There were plenty of fans to keep us cool and we were also happy they provided plenty of towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, and a cart for the beach. For things not provided, we appreciated the recommendation to rent from Paradise Baby Co. Not only were we able to rent some baby gear, but they also rent beach gear, which was a plus!
The outdoor shower was perfect to rinse off after going to the beach. The yard had a variety of fresh produce, like coconuts, starfruit, and dragon fruit. We appreciated Gavin taking the time to point out the produce we were welcome to try and for supplying us with a tool to tap into the coconuts! We felt secure staying at a property with an enclosed yard and gate. All doors were able to be locked from the inside, with the option to lock things in the bedroom when we weren't home (which didn't bother us at all). The location was perfect as well - there's a practically private beach right across the street, Sunset Beach to the right, a great spot for snorkeling and walking around the tide pools to the left, a short drive to the Hale'iwa shops, and plenty of garlic shrimp trucks in the area! Make sure you visit Ted's Bakery down the road (for malasadas, pie, or garlic shrimp) and Breakers in Hale'iwa (for loco moco, Bloody Mary's, and mudslides)! We will definitely consider staying here again the next time we visit Oahu!"
Guest: Jessica T.
Date of Stay: August 2015
Review Submitted: August 19, 2015