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Recent Laie reviews

  • This was a Great rental. Located near everything. Had everything we needed to spend time with Family

    "Location was great. Near BYU- Hawaii and Kahuku beach. House had everything needed to cook meals n have family over for just relaxing and enjoying Hawaiian life. Could have used a portable AC unit in master bedroom but other than that we would definitely rent again. Reasonable rates as well. Loved it."
    Guest: Eric W. Date of Stay: September 2016 Review Submitted: September 23, 2016
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  • Perfect getaway

    "My little family decided to have a staycation on the other side of the island for a few days and found this beach cottage. It is a true gem. It is even more picturesque than described, and is very authentic, quaint-- chabby chic. When we met Minerva and she walked us to the back to show us the view, we were delighted to count 6 sea turtles swimming around directly in front of the cottage! They were there every single day. There are many places to eat around the cottage-- breakfast is just a 3 minute stroll across the street to the Hukilau Cafe. It was easy to get groceries from the local markets and make fresh meals at the cottage-- we even grilled some steak and corn on a breezy evening. It was so relaxing early in the mornings to take a hot mug of freshly brewed coffee and sit on the edge of the yard, legs dangling over into the sand-- watching the Honu swimming gracefully by. The beach itself-- I must have walked the shore three times a day, and hardly met another person out there, which was so lovely and peaceful. Snorkeling right in front of the cottage also was amazingly refreshing, as well. They have a shed full of play things that the children can enjoy, and also body boards for the adults. Minerva was warm, genuine and absolutely lovely. She was always there for questions and concerns, and had many suggestions for local flavors in the area. There is an outdoor shower that has hot water, and proved useful after many excursions in the sand and water. Although there isn't any air conditioning, there was absolutely no need for it, as we had the windows open and doors for a perfect cross breeze-- that was my favorite part of our stay. The fresh ocean breeze. Waking up every morning to the gorgeous ocean view was unbelievably uplifting, and falling asleep to the crashing of tumultuous waves every night was simply mesmerizing. The little cottage is my favorite staycation thus far. Thank you so much, Minerva for creating such a unique and charming, delightful experience. My girls still ask to return to the Magical Honu Cottage."
    Guest: Charlene C. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 27, 2016
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  • Comfortable, Relaxing and Memorable

    "We stayed at this beautiful beach front property and totally enjoyed our experience there. It was a clean, well maintained and inviting studio apartment as described in the listing. The queen bed was comfortable and the accommodations served us well. We received excellent customer service including emails and phone calls before our stay. We arrived at night by following very specific instructions sent to us. Once we arrived, the owner kindly showed us around the apartment and answered our questions. We also received a written sheet of instructions. We were contacted ahead of time to make sure that we would be amenable to cats on the property and we were. We enjoyed walks along the sandy beaches and snorkeling in an area we could walk to from the apartment. We saw the beautiful sunrise only a 1/4 mile walk away. We enjoyed eating at the Fiju Curry shack not far away and had Polynesian bread at Tita's. We loved our day at the Polynesian Cultural Center and went back again for free just to walk around again. We went to and enjoyed the Valley of the Temples and drove to the Punchbowl Military Cemetery. We went to the USS Arizona Memorial. We visited the L.D.S. Temple visitor's center. We love taking pictures and were seldom at a loss for a beautiful panorama or close up shot of the amazing ocean or vegetation of Hawaii. The waves were large at the North Shore and we watched surfers. We finally found and enjoyed watching the tortoises basking in the sunshine. We would highly recommend this property and in fact have already done it. We would like to return some time."
    Guest: Sherryl C. Date of Stay: April 2016 Review Submitted: April 30, 2016
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  • Wonderful vacation!

    "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
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