"We rented the whole house for 13 days in 2016. Loved it! Access to beach can't be beat. My grandchildren (12, 10, 17, 2) played in the waves for hours. At high tide we had to be careful with the 2-year-old, but at low tide it was perfect. The house had plenty of room and was well stocked and well maintained. Here are a few improvements/suggestions I would have for the owner/management. The yard was somewhat messy when we arrived and since first impressions can't be redone, a little more care could have been paid to it. There were no screens in two of the windows upstairs and two of the fans didn't work on high (important when there's no air conditioning). This ad lists a small cooler. There isn't one. The trash and recycling bins were both full. Maggots in the trash can! We arrived on the afternoon of trash day, so we had to store trash in the garage for a full week. Found two blowup beds and neither was usable (no pump, holes). Master bedroom TV never would advance past the setup screen (two techies with us had no luck). Wish there was a vacuum for sand. Picking up and returning keys (a 45 min drive) was a hassle. Need a keypad or keybox. Charges a fee to put balance on credit card. In the positive column, futon mattress is thick and I think even an adult would be comfortable on it. When the downstairs needed a new bedside lamp, the management company got one quickly. My daughter bought a baby gate for the top of the stairs and we left it there for others to use. Don't think I would rent the downstairs if strangers were renting upstairs. You can hear every footstep downstairs. Location is great with shopping and attractions close. Had to go to Tamura's Market for liquor. None to be found in Laie (Mormon town). We love North Shore Tacos, Seven Brothers (both of them), Giovanni's, Lulu's (in Honolulu). Spent a day at Kuilima Cove at Turtle Bay. Expensive drinks and food, but good and nice to have access to. Good snorkeling (we snorkeled a lot at the house, too. Bring your own stuff. Equipment at the house is very limited). Went on helicopter rides with Paradise Helicopters at Turtle Bay. Everyone that went thought it was amazing! Rented SUPs from Uncle Bryan's in Haleiwa and paddleboarded with sea turtles. Visited Polynesian Cultural Center. Buffet food lacking but Ha' show wonderful. The ice cream shop in Laie Center has the real Dole Pineapple Whip! Would rent this house again in a heartbeat!"
Guest: Cindy H.
Date of Stay: May 2016
Review Submitted: June 16, 2016