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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

  • Beautiful house and grounds, very well-stocked

    "My family (husband and 6 yo daughter) and friends (couple w/o kids) spent a week in this very comfortable home. It was a fabulous vacation with active and restful times. You can have this place as both launching pad and retreat. The space was great both inside and out, with lots of amenities. The house was well-stocked with everything for day outings (snorkeling equipment, beach chairs & umbrellas, coolers, etc) and had lots of supplies like spices, condiments, shampoo, and sunscreen presumably left from other guests. We added to the stock since we purchased all at the grocery store before arriving...save yourself and check out what is there before you buy more. The only drawbacks we encountered--that had nothing to do with the house--were the location and weather on that side of the island. We did not know that the "wet side of the island" means WET. There was more than the quick daily shower that we'd encountered on other tropical vacations. We definitely had some nice, sunny times and the pool/hot tub/cliffs are a great place to enjoy that. But there was a lot of rain while we were there. To get to the classic sandy beaches involved quite a drive in most any direction. However, the location is convenient for some areas like visiting the volcano. Just set your expectations for some rain and you should have a great time as well. I also want to note how great the property manager and owner were with a minor repair that was needed on the day of our arrival. It turned out not to be necessary, but they were prepared to put us up in the nicest hotel in Hilo or another rental house on the same street. We ended up getting into the house just a few hours later than planned and everything was absolutely taken care of. Overall, I would highly recommend this house if you are headed to the Hilo area!"
    Guest: Shannon Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 8, 2014
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  • FAR EXCEEDED EXPECTATIONS! GREAT PLACE TO STAY!

    "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Chad was easy to work with and gave us helpful tips for our stay. The house had so many extras (like snorkeling equipment and beach chairs) that came in handy and saved us a lot of time and money. The sound of the ocean lulled us to sleep every night, and the town is within walking distance. We spent most days at Salt Pond Beach--stunning and close by. The Shrimp Shack is a do not miss. Also be sure to go to Waimea Canyon. We went twice during our week-long visit. The stargazing from the beach in front of the house is amazing! I would stay here again in a heartbeat!!"
    Guest: Deborah G. Date of Stay: January 2014 Review Submitted: May 11, 2014
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  • Family memories that will last a lifetime!

    "This condo is exactly what I expected and more. Pam is an amazing owner who allows strangers like me and my family (wife, 1 year old, 9 year old) to enjoy what she calls her "little piece of paradise" and that's exactly what it was. At first I was a little hesitant only because I've never done a transaction like this but when I emailed Pam and asked to speak with her, she made this the most smoothest, easiest, comforting transaction I've done. She answered all my questions and really made me feel at ease knowing that I'm not dealing with just any regular renter. She was well organized and had all the details about proceeding with the transaction as clear as can be. Then to top it off, when I got to her condo, the view from the lanai (patio) was breathtaking. The amenities were exactly what she stated on the website and the pictures didn't do the condo justice. It really is a home away from home because Pam's condo has the pots, pans, plates, silverware, coffee maker, beach chairs, dvd players, iPod speakers, etc. that you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. You definitely have to experience this condo for yourself. My family and I slept every night with the sliding door open listening to the waves crash. Then waking up in the morning with my cup of coffee, sitting on that lanai, and watching the sunrise....man, I just want to go back. The only downside is the drive to the condo but I knew that going into this. I wanted a location where I can take the kids to the "resorty" side of Hawaii but still enjoy the "beachy" side of Hawaii. To have the beach as my own "semi-private" beach was amazing. Since not too many tourists come to the Makaha side, the only people that are at this beach are those staying at the only 2 condos on this side of town (there is another high-rise condo next door). Overall, I would definitely recommend Pam and her lovely place to anyone and would definitely rent her place again as she is an amazing host. Thank you Pam for allowing my whole family to enjoy such a clean, well-kept, cozy condo that you have. Mahalo, Ronnie, Libby, Caitlin, and Kaden"
    Guest: Ronnie F. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 12, 2014
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  • Wonderfully homey cottage

    "We stayed at this delightful and well-maintained cottage for a week during our second (and successful) house-hunting trip for a home in Kohala Ranch. The owners couldn't have been friendlier. The location of the ohana is in the higher elevations of Kohala Ranch and in a neighborhood of fantastic views of the Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Haleakala craters. Be sure to look at the heavens at night to see the Milky Way. We will be back until our new home is ready and recommend this to all who want a home away from home away from the resorts."
    Guest: The Californians Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 23, 2014
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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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