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Oahu Molokai Lanai Hawaii - Big Island Maui Kauai

This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Hawaii reviews

  • A home away from home

    "We spent four glorious weeks in Jill's darling, cute, well appointed cottage that had everything we wanted. One exception was the minimal Satellite TV options. We would have preferred a full cable set up/programming. Not a huge deal. The bedrooms were lovely. There were small AC units in there to cool them before sleeping. The yard was full of a huge variety of wonderful Hawaiian fruit. It was so much fun picking our fruit from the trees as needed. There is a lovely outdoor shower that was a pleasure for both washing off sand and cooling down. Jill and James were fun and accommodating. We are swimmers and spent most days in one of the two glorious bays nearby. We swam with the Spinner dolphin many times. Each time felt like a blessing. Truly amazing! In short we loved every minute and are hard at work figuring out how to return in 2015. You will not be disappointed, but you will be spoiled. Stay at your own risk! :)"
    Guest: Jaquelin P. Date of Stay: October 2014 Review Submitted: December 2, 2014
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  • Kick Back by K Bay

    "The Hale Lana studio provided everything we could want: a peaceful and very comfortable space, indoor/outdoor living, ample cooking equipment, extra towels, washer, clothesline, beach chairs, boogie board, directions to local sites, and a fabulous outdoor shower! Easy walks to nearby beaches. The snorkeling at Captain Cook Monument and Two Step is spectacular. Look at the spinner dolphins in the bay, but please don't touch."
    Guest: Sue and Maryann Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: December 7, 2014
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  • Our summer vacation

    "My recent stay at this condo is a very pleasant experience. The condo is fully stocked for our convenience. The owner got everything in her kitchen including basic spices and ingredients for cooking our meals. She even has beach chairs and umbrella for us to use. Furnitures on decks are very comfortable and relaxing. This is truly a "home away from home" plus an amazing ocean view. It is located a little south of the heart of Kona and very near two beautiful beaches, one for snorkeling and one for boogie boarding. My boys enjoyed their new "gecko" friends that seemed to hang out on the balcony every day. My son even told the geckos that he will "facetime" them when he gets home. If you don't mind not having air conditioning, there were fans everywhere around the house, this place is awesome. Best of all, you cannot beat the price! Thank you Gayle for everything."
    Guest: LP Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 2014
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  • Great location!

    "Our family of 4 stayed here for just over 2 weeks. The owner was easy to deal with. The condo was in a great location, just as advertised. The beach was visible right from the lanai. The kitchen was well equipped, the only thing missing was bath/hand towels. There were not enough for our family of 4, we had to buy some from Costco. We did our laundry at Tyke's laundromat, they charge by the pound. The unit is on the end of the complex, parking was right outside the back door so it was very simple to load and unload groceries, etc. There was also a handy place to hang wet towels and bathing suits to dry outside. Be aware that the Magic Sands Beach can disappear quickly, one day it's there and the next it's gone. I believe this happens mostly in the winter months. It was there for the first week of our stay, and had started to disappear during our second week. As anywhere in Hawaii, you need to be respectful of the power of the ocean here...there were ambulances at this beach at least twice during our visit. The lifeguards are great, if in doubt talk to one of them before going in. There is a fabulous snorkeling/surfing beach just a few minutes down the road that we frequented. The shopping and restaurants on Ali'i drive are a short 10 minute drive away. There is also a great church, Living Stones, a short distance away. There is a mall close by with a drug store, restaurants, a farmer's market, movie theater and free entertainment on Friday nights. There was some road noise as Ali'i Drive is a busy one...and you can of course hear the ocean waves pounding at night. But nothing a set of earplugs can't fix, if you're a light sleeper. We would not hesitate to stay here again. Would have given it 5 stars if there were adequate towels."
    Guest: Lori G. Date of Stay: December 2014 Review Submitted: January 7, 2015
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Hawaii Travel Tips

The eight islands collectively known as Hawaii offer abundant opportunities for surf, sun and scenic beauty. Here are the top things to do in Hawaii among the four most popular islands for visitors:

Hawaii

Also known as “The Big Island” to prevent confusion, the island of Hawaii is the largest in the chain. Here are the must-see and dos:

- Drive to Hilo off of Highway 220 and take a short hike through Akaka Falls State Park to see both Kahuna and Akaka falls, which are gorgeous.

- Take a guided tour of wild, verdant Waipio Valley. You’ll see the Kaluahine Waterfalls, which rush down a nearby cliff and into the ocean, as well as lush greenery at every turn. Go on a horseback riding tour with Na’alapa Stables or take a rough-riding tour on your own ATV with Ride the Rim.

- Check out the well-known Hilo Farmers Market to taste and purchase some of the best local Hawaiian goods: seafood, produce, clothing and crafts. It’s open every day, but the most popular days are Wednesday and Saturday. You’ll find everything from pineapples to bongo drums sold by more than 100 vendors here.

- Hit the legendary beaches. Some of the most beautiful are Papakolea Beach - it’s challenging to get to, but is one of the only beaches with olive green-colored sand in the U.S. - and Hapuna Beach State Park. Don’t miss a trip to the more remote Kealakekua Bay on the west side for excellent snorkeling and views of Spinner dolphins and sea turtles.

- Take a stroll in Pu’uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park for a dose of Hawaiian history in the form of detailed ki’i wood carvings and temples. You’ll also spot Honu’s here, which are Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles.

Maui

Maui is known for its luxurious Pacific beauty. Here are the top places to see on this island:

- Catch the sunrise at the volcanic crater in Haleakala National Park. It’s a 30-minute drive from base to crater and early mornings here are cold, but the views are amazing.

- Don’t miss the Old Lahaina Luau - supposedly one of the best and most traditional in the state. The Lahaina Luau lasts three hours, accompanied by dancing, roasted pork, lomi lomi salmon and mashed taro.

- If you’re staying in Kahului, a popular Maui city, take a scenic 55-mile drive to Hana. Pack a picnic and stop along the way - this stunning winding drive over lush hills high above the ocean is well worth a slow trip.

- Nothing looks crazier than the Kaihalulu Beach in Hana. The exotic red sand beach, towering trees and deep turquoise water provides a seascape like nothing you’ve seen before.

- Check out the world’s largest dormant volcano in Haleakala National Park. It will take you two hours to reach the summit, but there are many scenic overlooks along the way. Hike popular Pipiwai trail - a four-mile stretch around the Seven Sacred Pools of Oheo Gulch, where you can stop for a relaxing swim near tiny waterfalls.

Kauai

Here are some of the best things to do on this pretty island, which is the farthest land north and west of the chain:

- Visit the magnificent and breathtaking Na Pali Coast, where sharp cliffs of varying heights jut into the sky, creating an other-worldly effect near the ocean. One of the best ways to see Na Pali is via helicopter tour from Sunshine Helicopters, which also takes you over the vibrant green Waimea Canyon.

- If you’re an experienced hiker, dare yourself to take the 11-mile muddy and rocky hike on Kalalau Trail for an unparalleled view of Na Pali.

- Hit the links at Poipu Bay Golf Course. See if you can keep your mind on the game while surrounded by acres of tropical beauty, ocean views and even cute creatures, like the turtles, monk seals and geese that often hang out on the greens.

- Lounge on the beaches. The locals hang out at a relatively calm beach called Kalapaki, but there’s also Po’ipu, Lumahai and Hanakapi’ai beaches that are perfect for sunbathing.

- See the Kilauea Lighthouse on the northernmost point, not far from the National Wildlife Refuge.

- Take surf or stand-up paddleboard lessons at the Hamilton School of Surfing or rent kayaks, boogie boards and pedal boats from Hanalei River Watersports on the Hanalei Bay.

Oahu

Oahu is the most populous Hawaiian island and home to Honolulu. Here are the best things to do here:

- Head to world-famous Waikiki and Sunset beaches and Waimea Bay to sunbathe and watch surfers. Sprawling Kailua Beach Park is perfect for families. You can watch windsurfers with colorful kites, swim in the cerulean waters or have a picnic on the sand.

- Go hiking at Diamond Head, a 300,000 year-old crater created by one massive volcanic eruption. The best time to go is in the early morning when the temperatures are cooler.

- Visit the lovely Honolulu Museum of Art to see Georgia O’Keeffe’s Maui landscape paintings, an excellent collection of Asian art and even some works by Picasso and van Gogh.

- Pay homage at the Pearl Harbor and U.S.S. Arizona Memorial. It’s located where the famous invasion took place in 1941, you can even ride with a U.S. Navy boat to see the memorial up close and pay your respects.

- Check out ‘Iolani Palace, which once belonged to King Kalakaua and his sister Queen Liliuokalani. It’s an interesting sight as it stands out next to other Hawaiian architecture.

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