"If you are planning to stay on this end of the island...THIS is where you want to spend your time!
First off, the location is perfect. Situated directly across the road from beautiful Waimanalo Beach (I would just throw on my swim suit, walk to the beach barefoot, take a dip and come back and shower off in my own private outdoor shower), about a half mile from a great local co-op store that has fresh local, organic produce AND the most fabulous Ahi Poke on the island, only 10 minutes from both Kailua and Hawaii Kai - with all the shopping amenities you could ask for - yet you remain in a small local community that feels mellow, homey and friendly.
Next, the cottage itself and the surrounding property are as described if not better. The cozy, bright and cheery cottage immediately felt like home when I walked in. It contains every imaginable amenity you need, plenty of closet and dresser space, fully equipped kitchen, loads of towels and blankets, etc. Then outside there is this wonderful gazebo, complete with comfy couches and lounging chairs. I had this all to myself and spent a LOT of time out there. From there I could see the towering cliffs during the day and the stars by night. Truly a little slice of paradise.
Last, but surely not least, the hosts Rose and Koa are unbelievable gracious and sweet people. They not only responded to every little question I had immediately and completely, but went out of their way to make me feel at home and like one of the family. But...they didn't encroach on my space. Chatting with them is a pleasure, and being long time local residents they know everything there is to know about the island.
Okay...enough said. Can you tell I loved it here? :-) If you choose to stay here you won't be disappointed."
Date of Stay: March 2016
Review Submitted: April 9, 2016