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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

  • PERFECT STAY

    "We had an absolutely fantastic stay in this Laie Palms house. We rented it for two weeks and stayed on the second floor - the 3BR/2BA area. It was very clean and everything that was needed for a comfortable stay was there. The one thing we did not expect and that was not mentioned in any of the reviews was the wind. It was rather strong and every time that we climbed the stairs to the second floor we immediately felt it. But actually it was very nice and very refreshing especially when we were returning from the other beaches where it felt very hot. We started every morning with a walk along the people-free beach (well, sometimes you can see a person or two or even four on a weekend) and then swam in front of the house before the breakfast. The ocean was all ours, nobody else to share it with. Actually one can spend the whole day in front of the house just seating on the beach and swimming (it is possible to snorkel there two, but there were just a couple or two of different fish). The location of the house is really fantastic. First, it is right on the beach. Second - it is very close to a lot of excellent snorkeling places (Turtle bay, Shark cove and Three tables - are all perfect places for snorkeling. They are free and there are tons of different exotic fish. I even swam with a couple of turtles there). Third, it is very close to supermarkets (Foodland and Tamura's). Fourth, there are a lot of good places to eat if one does not want to cook and if one wants to cook fresh fish is available every Thursday opposite the Foodland in Waimea. Just a couple more things about the owner. Janet was very accommodating while we were arranging our stay with different people coming at different time. And when at the end of the stay there was an issue with a power interruption she helped to handle it in an extremely gracious way. Janet, thank you very much for your house and for everything else! it was a great stay and we unquestionably recommend the place to everyone who wants to have a great vacation on Oahu."
    Guest: Retraveller Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
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  • Location! Location!

    "Stayed a week with a couple young kids and worked out great! All the basics provided... toaster, utensils , dishes coffee maker, fridge etc. 5 minute walk to Waikiki Beach and lots of restaurants in the area. Groceries close by at the Food Pantry and of course ABC Store. Bus stop just steps away for a quick get away to Ala Moana Mall."
    Guest: Kaydubber Date of Stay: November 2014 Review Submitted: November 20, 2014
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  • Very quiet property in great location on the North Shore.

    "We really enjoyed our stay at Plumeria House. Comfortable for 6 adults and one toddler. Although we were only such a large party for 2 nights. First night we arrived there was no hot water. Luckily we were too tired to be very inconvenienced and, after a few texts to the owner, a maintenance man arrived the next morning and installed a new water heater. Still had a few troubles with there being no hot water but they did fix the issue as soon as they were able so while it was a little irritating to be without hot water after a long day at the beach we realized stuff happens and we have absolutely no complaints with how they handled the mattered. They are fully stocked on gear: chairs, bikes, toys etc. And a quick note for parents. I have a very tall toddler ( not yet 2yrs but over 3"). The pack n' play they offer is big, 3"x 3". So large, I didn't recognize it for what it was and called the 'emergency' number in a panic, big enough for my kid to stretch out diagonally so there was no need to rent a full size crib from an outside company. That was a definite bonus! Would definitely stay here again."
    Guest: Mariah M. Date of Stay: April 2015 Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
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  • A Memorable Vacation

    "Thank you very much for renting your Waikoloa Beach condo to us. We had a fantastic time! Your condo is beautiful and the location was perfect. The information you sent us regarding the shopping, local performances and helpful hints was great. We rented snorkel gear for the week and were able to enjoy many of the public beaches. Our 13 year old son really enjoyed the Legends of Hawaii Luau at the Hilton and the Children's Hula show at the Queen's Market Place. We also toured the Volcanoes National Park, Tsunami Museum and the Royal Grounds/Place of Refuge. There were so many things to see and do that the week flew by. This was our son's first trip on a plane and to Hawaii. He loved it and now wants to go to college there! Thank you again for helping us experience a very memorable vacation."
    Guest: Don &bKerry Date of Stay: June 2014 Review Submitted: July 10, 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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