"My husband and I enjoyed five nights at tihs lovely cottage loft in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu in celebration of our twentieth wedding anniversary! From the moment I set eyes on it, I knew it was exactly what I had hoped for. Exposed wood beams; a cabin-like experienc;. Rustic Beauty! It is just steps to the bay along a row of palms that seems straight out of a commercial for Hawaiian bliss! The isle that used to be called "Chinaman's Hat" is directly in the distance. We enjoyed a few moonlit evenings watching the reflection of the moon on the bay throught the palms. It was magical.
We loved the beautiful bird calls every morning (early though they were) and the resident rooster, hens and chicks were adorable. I didn't mind the rooster crowing. It wasn't often, and we kept a fan going at night which drowned out any unwanted noise. We also had a friendly and frightened gekko who popped his head out to see us each evening, but each time I got up to take a closer look, he scrambled into the rafters.
The cottage is located off the main road going through Kaneohe, but behind a tall fence and down a gravel road, so the road noise is barely heard. It is a great spot for expolration of both North and South shores. (The East Shore is lush, green and gorgeous!!!) The cottage is located behind another cottage which is closer to the bay. The two cottages are separated by a row of large tropical plants, so it feels very private and secluded. The surrounding area is beautiful with green grass, banana trees, tropical plants etc.
Some snorkel gear (but in disrepair). Maybe it could be used, but we just rented ours. We were concerned about water getting in our eyes, noses etc. And the fins were torn in places. I would advise buying and bringing snorkel gear if you are going more than once. Renting it can cost $20. per person per day.
Boogie Boards (but again, in disrepair). One was broken. We didn't use them.
All general kitchen supplies which was great.
Washer & Dryer
Fans to keep cool (one was broken, but there were plenty of others). No AC
Hand Soap, Dish soap, Washing Detergent, Shampoo (No conditioner)
All in all the place was amazing! I would come back in a second. Highly recommended if you are looking for rustic, romantic charm!"
Guest: Kerry W.
Date of Stay: April 2016
Review Submitted: April 27, 2016