|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
This beautiful guest house is located on Maili Point, one of Oahu's most scenic sites. Maili Point is located on the dry and sunny west side of Oahu giving days of perfect weather, full of sunshine and trade winds. The property's secluded location provides a relaxing and peaceful setting. New double paned windows have been installed to block out unwanted street noice. Once the main gate closes, the privileges of your own private beachfront home with unsurpassed views of one of Hawaii's most beautiful bays becomes apparent. Until 2003 the property was the beach home of a well known Hollywood leading actor who described Maili Point as his favorite spot on all the islands.
With its spectacular ocean and coastline views as well as unbelievably beautiful sunsets, you'll know you have found paradise! The beach is half sand and half reef which makes for lots of great surfing, bodyboarding, and snorkeling. In addition to the many tropical fish you are likely to spot sea turtles, dolphins and during the winter months whales playing in the waters just off shore. If you feel like exploring there are many beautiful sandy beaches nearby as well as numerous golf courses.
Waianae Marina just 10 minutes away offers fishing, snorkeling and dolphin expeditions as well as seasonal whale watching. The exquisite Ko'Olina resort is also just 10 minutes away and offers everything you'd expect from a first class resort.
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First off let me say that this one bedroom suite can not be any more adorable, clean or well appointed. It can not be beat because from moment you wake you can look out the kitchen window from your bed and see the ocean to watching surfers catch waves, or locals fish, right from your private deck. Sunsets are out of control!!! Amazing.
However I didn't realize there is a large home and that if guests are staying most of the property is off limits. That means you are to use only the small deck. There is a lovely hammock and chaise loungers that are available - if the main house isn't booked. It wasn't a problem for us because we were on the go much of the time but it would have been nice to know it is a shared space situation.
Overall I highly recommend the rental.
The area of Wainea doesn't offer much for tourists (and there are some areas I would not venture at night) but that wasn't a real issue for us. Snorkeling right off the beach in front of the unit is fantastic too.
I also would like to commend the owner and manager for their flexibility with our departure time. It was really appreciated to arrange a late check out given our flight didn't leave until 11PM.
Enjoy the space - it is amazing.
Our first trip to Oahu was a whirlwind of sightseeing. This time was a more relaxed vacation and most enjoyable at this property. We did venture out to Honolulu once but traffic is horrific so we stayed put for the week and enjoyed the beach here and other beautiful beaches along this side of the islands that have so few people during the week. The view from this property is gorgeous and watching people fish, surf and snorkeling. Just outside the gate you are down in the sand. Or get a chair and sit on the grass or on the deck. You have full privacy if the big house is vacant; otherwise, you don't have alot so just go out on your beach. The interior was spacious for the two of us and had what we needed. There are a couple food stores and three restaurants that are not fast food in the general area. There is no grill that I am aware of but I don't grill anyway. The stove, oven and microwave were new and kitchen worked well for the simple meals I might cook. Never saw any bugs in this place whereas I had seen ants and some critters at the other three rental I had in the other islands. The owner is very nice to work with and very professional and hands-on. Debbie, the manager, was terrific and so efficient that i never needed to contact her. The traffic is a bit noisy but i wear ear plugs at home and anywhere I stay. My husband slept without any problems with noise. This rental has an alarm systems and is gated, always felt secure. The WiFi worked perfectly. The locals that we met when we were out and in food stores and restaurants were very friendly. If you want a relaxing vacay away from the maddening crowds of Honolulu you can come here and sit outside with your coffee or cocktails and enjoy the beautiful sights right around you.
I have delayed writing a review because I wanted to keep this place a secret. I want to be able to come back when ever we want and not compete with others. We were steps away from the private beach (world class puplic beaches on either side), best sunsets (the deck faces west). We watched whales swim past and the surfers were right off shore if the surf was up.
We enjoyed the local restaurants. The Spicy House was just a block away and had great Thia food and the waiter was helpful and very welcoming. The Coquitco is a Puerto Rican restaurant just north on Farrinton Highway.
The west side of the island has more of a "local atmosphere". If you want to get away from tourist traps, this is the place for you. There are some great areas for snorkeling and surfing. Take a walk at the end of Farrington highway to see the seals.
The only reasons I did not give it 5 stars is because it is hard to find in the dark (if you get in late like we did), the Internet was sketchy unless you bring a laptop to plug in. I had to go down to the main patio to use my IPad. The first Friday we were there, the next door neighbors were having a found raiser and the music and partying was going on till very late. There was a lot of early traffic noise but ocean waves cancelled that out.
The owners were there for most of our stay and were very helpful and kind.
We spent a lot of time traveling around the island and it always felt like home when we got back to "our place". We just loved it. We will be back!
Thank you Patty and Mary
I'll start with the bad because after that it's all good! The one huge downside we had staying here was the location but it depends on what holiday you're after.
This is on the west side of O'ahu so compared the the rest of the island there's not much to see or do. Everything is within driving distance however please be prepared to spend around an hour in traffic depending on if it's commuting time as everyone travels into main Honolulu (Waikiki etc).
We still managed to see and do everything we wanted but you will have to sacrifice traveling time to get to the North Shore or other main attractions. If you're happy to just relax at the house you'll have a great time.
Great communication via email before we arrived and we were met promptly by Debbie who explained everything about the house and there was a little photo album left for us with a nice note welcoming us. It did say a manual was in the house but unfortunately we couldn't find it.
Clean and tidy with towels and beach towels and linen all provided.
Lovely beach front view with balcony (not so great view behind but you can't see it). Perfect for a stroll along the beach and main food shops are a short drive away.
Feels very secure and secluded with a main automatic gate and locks on all doors. Just in case you haven't realized it shares the land with a main larger house rented out separately but we had no issues what so ever, you'd think you've got the place to yourself-there are no shared amenities.
The place is cosy and covers all your basic needs (dining area, nice bathroom, kitchen, comfy bed and sofas) and has a great new cooker, huge fridge and nice new tv. Again only suggestion to the owner would be to upgrade some of the kitchen utensils (i.e microwave but no microwaveable plates/bowls and some things in cupboard sticky but probably as not used much).
We used the washing machine and tumble dryer without any issues but could not get any signal off the WiFi. We coped with plugging the cable into our net book but WiFi for our other devices would have been nice. Please note we did not mention this during our stay so the owner did not get the chance to rectify. There was no land line phone and we didn't have a mobile to call.
Overall beautiful sea view and mountains we had a lovely time chilling on the balcony, we'd recommend for those looking for a more out the way less touristy place to stay as it's more residential but if you're after the main attractions be prepared to travel.
We thoroughly enjoyed this romantic getaway -- fabulous sunsets!! Easy access to main roads. I did not experience any traffic noise. The property is very clean and comfy as shown although we spent most of our time on the deck soaking up the view.
We definitely look forward to returning...
This place has it all - a wonderful, out of the way location, gorgeous views, and a beach steps from the door. The decor is lovely and welcoming, and the owner and property manager were as nice as can be. We'll definitely be back. Oh, and the only reason for four stars is the traffic noise (we bought earplugs), otherwise this place is perfect!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$200 + Tax|
$500 deposit to secure dates and balance of rent due 30 days prior to arrival
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.