"From the very beginning when we arrived and found a nice welcoming card, drinks and snacks we felt at home. The beach house is awesome and the interior design and decoration matches amazingly what we like and care for.The beautiful surfboard, the paintings, the bed linen in the kids room, the shells - just to mention a few aspects - and the beautiful picture books that introduced us to the different aspects of Hawaii and O'ahu. And once you step out on the porch, sit down in the comfortable lounge, feel the soft air, hear the waves and the rustling of the palm trees, see turquoise water and the blue sky dotted with white clouds beauty in every sense is storming your senses and you just want time to stand still.
Having stayed for the whole summer, we can confirm: Ke Iki is the best beach on O'ahu, as the North Shore is -from our point of view- the best place to be. This is where you can still find the Aloha spirit - there are no hotels and guests blend naturally in with locals. Waimea valley with a farmer's market, Waimea bay with the cliff to jump and the spirit of Eddie Aikau as well as Shark's cove for snorkeling are just around the corner. The supermarket is also really close by as are food trucks and our favorite eating place: "Seven Brothers" which is at the Kahuku Sugar Mill a few miles east on the Highway. There was everything at the beach house we needed: a wonderful porch to relax, beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, bikes and even surf boards and last but not least: beautiful water and great waves of the Pacific Ocean at the footsteps of the house with a wide beach to play at or to go for a long walk.
The kitchen is extremely well equipped, linen and towels are provided and the children loved their rooms as we did enjoy our master bedroom with a really good mattress. We never used the AC as there is always a nice breeze. Daniel, the property manager, looked very well after us and the only problem we encountered (the insinkinator stopped to work) was solved at once. The house was super clean and is well taken care of.
We definitely encountered the Aloha-spirit, learned a lot about the hawaiian history, managed to catch our own waves and our son was a regular at the Banzai skatepark across the street. Our dream came true to spend a special family time on O’ahu and the beach house made a big contribution to this. We are very grateful and can only recommend this place! Thanks again Matt for helping us to have this amazing experience!"
Guest: Catrin G.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: September 12, 2016