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I've lived in Hawaii about 20 years with my wife Angela. I was born in Tahiti and grew up in France. We love Waimanalo and beleive it's truly one of Hawaii's best-kept secrets!
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We had a great time here. The location is really the selling point - but our host was also helpful / easy to deal with. Most places say "steps to the beach" when in really there a few blocks. Not a big deal without a toddler but a big deal with one! Thankfully this place is literally a 1 min walk to the beach - and it's not a super crowded one either. The place is pretty small but it's all we needed - a functional kitchen was super helpful for us with a little one. And we used the beach equipment they provided every day. If you don't like cramped main living space/have more than a few people I would skip, but for us it was perfect! We spent a lot of time in the deck drinking Mai Tais while our daughter took a nap. Lovely town.
Oh and there's an amazing cafe .5 miles away on the main road...big sign that says good, healthy food. It was the best thing we ate on the island.
Had a great experience with this property. We 2 couples rented this for 5 days. The locale calm and serene. Beach is near by. Gilles is the best host.He provided us with all the basic amenities plus grill, laundry and snorkeling gear etc. Location of this property is perfect as south east Oahu has lots of scenic points, bay and hiking points. And also Waikiki and Honolulu are easily reachable. Best property for 1 to 2 couples. I highly recommend this property. Gilles has been a great host.
We were five women visiting Oahu for the Honolulu marathon. We were very pleased with this house and the beautiful beach just 100 m from the house. Big bedrooms, two bathroom and large social areas made this house very comfortable to stay in. We had many of our meals out on the deck. Very quiet neighbor hood, fantastic beach and a hot tub on the deck! A short drive to the closest town for grocery shopping, 30 min driving to Waikiki beach and about the same time to Pearl Harbour. Would say that you need a car when staying here, there are busses but a car would be more convenient. Gilles was a fantastic host, popped by every now and then to see if we were ok! We had a very nice stay and would recommend this house to other people.
Gilles was a great host: respectful, good communication before and during our stay. He visited us to see if we needed anything, but was not intrusive; and if we did have a need, he was quick to respond - living next door. The house was as described - even better. There was room for the eight members of my family. They all commented, "mom, you did well, picking this house." We were in Oahu for my daughter's wedding - the photographer loved the few pictures he took there of her "better than the wedding house site." There wasn't any air conditioning in the main living parts of the house, but there were fans and you could open the doors for the ocean breezes to flow through. There were air conditioners in the bedrooms:o) The hot tub was so convenient on the deck. Every bedroom had French doors that opened to the wrap around deck. They had everything you needed for the beach:chairs, boogie boards, snorkling gear, etc. - and all organized in chests around the house. The house and yard were so beautifully designed - every window you looked out let you feel like you were in the tropics. The tables in the dining room and on the deck were sized to meet a family's members. There was even a barbecue - we ran out of time before we could use it. We didn't want to leave.
The reservation was canceled 280 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
A hui hou! Gilles was the perfect host. After our tour of house, he gave us complete privacy unless we phoned him for advice. He lives next door like a good neighbor- there when you need him, invisible when you don't. The house is spacious, open to nature and elegantly decorated. We appreciated the little touches of luxury like wonderful smelling shampoo, lots of towels, beach toys and boogie boards for every age group, and laundry detergent. The house is so nice that although it is across the street from a world class beach, we found ourselves wanting to "stay home" soaking in the huge hot jacuzzi under the stars, or watching one of the four televisions with Netflix and premium movie channels, or sitting around the large indoor or outdoor dining tables conversing for hours with excellent takeout food from Serge's restaurant around the corner. This house gave us some good ideas for the next home we will build - cool white tile floors, individual ac units in each bedroom, a dream kitchen, even an interior waterfall. We had a wonderful family vacation. Mahalo and aloha Gilles, a hui hou means we will see you again.
This house was fantastic! Gilles was great to work with, checking in occasionally to make sure that everything was okay. The house itself was amazing, the beach was nearly private, and we had all that we could have asked for including snorkel gear, boogie boards, and a garage. I would highly recommend this house unless it's on a week that we want to come back, then please stay away.