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This place is a slice of heaven. Our family of 6 had an amazing time and the private beach just makes it so much more relaxing. Gina is so accommodating and Laura who did all our grocery shopping before we arrived was amazing! My wife and I loved watching the sunrise from the lower patio depicted in the picture, such a peaceful way to begin the day with a cup of coffee (take me back!!). You won't be disappointed, in fact, you'll be talking about when you can come back. Thanks Gina!!!
I don't have enough superlatives to describe the location and setting of this property. It is a large home situated in a quiet residential area, but only a short walk into Waikiki along the oceanfront park. Also a short walk to the aquarium and the zoo.The ocean is only about a metre from the back fence of the property for swimming and snorkeling and the surf break Tonggs is directly out the front of the property with 2 other breaks (Graveyards and Suicides) a longer but easy paddle away. There are nice walks up to the cliffs above Diamond Head Beach and even up into the Diamond Head Crater (about 45 min walk to the bottom of the crater trail). The property itself is a charming old family home that our family of eight found incredibly comfortable to live in. I guess if you were looking for a shiny ultra-modern chrome and glass type decor then this house might not be your cup of tea, but then you'd probably be better staying in a hotel in Waikiki if that was the experience you want. I think being an established home has allowed many decades to get everything just perfect on the property. Just in the back yard alone there are 4 separate living areas where people could sit, eat, read, play cards or just look at the incredible view without bothering each other and yet be big enough to have all eight us together if we wanted. Each area is better at different times of day, allowing for optimum sun and breeze at all times. The large living area inside is similarly able to have 3 separate zones (one for TV, one for quiet reading, and a dining table) so that people could either be together , or not, as they chose. Our family spent most time (when we weren't out surfing or snorkeling or swimming) in the outside undercover sitting area where we had most of our breakfasts, lunches and quite a few dinners just soaking up the view. In practical terms there is a nice big kitchen, the beds are comfy and the bathrooms are OK. There is a BBQ with gas provided, and also some nice touches like beach towels,snorkeling gear and a body board + kids sand toys all provided. There were a few very minor maintenance issues that were attended to very promptly by Nikki, the property manager, who was absolutely amazing to deal with. She was very friendly, helpful and efficient. In summary our family absolutely loved our time here and would recommend it to anyone who wants a laid back holiday in a comfortable atmosphere at a stunning location.