Hale Ainoni

  • The layout of Hale Ainoni was perfect...each bedroom had it's own bathroom, AC units for each area and ceiling fans if preferred, large living room with plenty of seating. The BBQ came with a full tank of propane. The pool was a relaxing way to start and end the day after being at the beach. We were a party of five adults and an infant and everyone was happy with our stay. Nice to stay in quiet Kailua while only being 20 minutes from Honolulu. We would stay there again and recommend to others.

, SEATTLE, WA10.3.19

Tranquility Beachfront - 3BR Home

  • The house is literally just in front of the beautiful Kailua Beach. The house has an side door access to a toilet and shower, so you can always go back to the house when necessary while you are enjoying your day at the beach. It is clean and simply but beautifully decorated, and towels, kitchen and dining items are plentifully there for use. The floors are clean, and you can enjoy the Hawaii-style "barefoot" living with no concern. The backyard is with well maintained lawn, so you can just walk barefoot from the house to the beach through the yard. We also enjoyed workouts, playing catch and other activities as it is large enough. Body boards, some floats, and beach chairs are ready to use as well as a large barbecue grill. The point that may be improved is the house gets quite warmed up during the day, and there is only one room (a bedroom) with air-conditioning. There is no A/C in living room, so especially in the evening and at night you feel quite hot. Someone also commented, but some birds have nests in the bushes, and they make noise at night. Only at night. Quite noisy. If the key to the side door to the bathroom is provided, you would feel more comfortable and secure when enjoying the beach with your entire family.

, Hiroshima-shi, 348.14.19

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The home was very nice and customer service was great. The house was clean we were very satisfied with the home. I would book it again and it was great for the whole family. It was close to the beach and stores had a nice gas grill for barbq's. The only negative thing was that the hot tub didn't heat up. It was a great location with plenty of things to do.

, El Dorado Hills, CA7.30.18

Tropical Breeze - Studio Cottage

  • Rented Tropical Breeze but was put in Monet. The bed was not very comfortable, kinda hard.. Cleanliness was good. We were there a few days and there was toilet tissue in upper cabinet above toilet, and one day cleaners were there for other unit and took all the toilet tissue and laundry soap for our unit. We had to go buy some. The refridgerator was very old and very loud even at night. Condo was great other than that. Close to beach and very nice quiet neighborhood. Probably wouldn't book again. Oahu is ok but prefer Maui or Kauai.

, Anchorage, AK2.8.18

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • great location and excellent property. had everything we needed!!

, Portland, OR1.2.18

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • Wonderful home, completely and beautifully furnished. Even sandtoys for grandchildren, and beach chairs and umbrellas for others. Lanai our favorite place to relax and eat. The house is very close to beach access and Kailua town center. Highly recommend. Great service by rental agency.

, Raleigh, NC7.31.17

Nani's Cottage - 2BR Home

  • Very clean and looked recently renovated. Very comfortable with the air conditioning.

, San Clemente, CA7.23.17

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • Location, location, location! This cottage is in a fabulous location and is very clean and well maintained. Everything is in very good condition, and the linens and towels were high quality. There was plenty of closet space, ample parking, easy beach access, and good air conditioning in the bedrooms. The only negatives were that for the price paid to rent this home, I would hope they wouldn't mind renters running the air conditioning as much as they wish; however, there are signs asking renters to shut off air conditioning if they go out (leaving the home stiflingly hot upon return from dinner or the market) and keeping their air conditioning no cooler than 72. Further, the washing machine is old and runs very short cycles, and leaves sand in the drum if there's even the slightest trace of sand on bathing suits or beach towels. There is also no drain stopper in the tub, making it impossible to bathe small children. Also, the wifi was very weak and couldn't even be detected on our devices until day 3. Finally, the hot water ran out quickly and took a very long time to heat up again. I recognize these are small things, but these are what I would recommend fixing/addressing to make this a flawless rental!

, Cary, NC9.12.16

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • The condo was clean and in good condition, and we had a fantastic time in Kailua!

, Dublin, OH8.20.16

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The Beachside Villa was a beautiful spacous house with many nice amenities. Jennie Gratz was very helpful in helping us find this place and make arrangements. The place was very clean and neat when we arrived. Kepola was very helpful with the arrival arranges for us and answered a few questions we had before arrival. Shawn was there when we arrived and showed us around the house. We only had one small problem with the pool remote and Shawn came right over and got it straightened out. We really enjoyed this house. Its so close to the beach, it came with beach chairs and other beach gear including towels. The kitchen is so nice and stocked with some basics including lots of spices. The house had lots of spaces to gather and its was perfect for our extended family. We would definitely rent this place again and recommend it to friends.

, Plainsboro, NJ8.15.16

Nani's Cottage - 2BR Home

  • Our stay at Nani's cottage was wonderful. The house was spotless, air conditioned and supplied with everything we needed in the kitchen, as well as linens, towels and beach gear. The beach access was one house over and very convenient. There was a spectacular view of the sunrise from the upstairs bedroom! Misty arranged for us to check in smoothly and was a pleasure to work with. A dining table and chairs out on the deck would have provided a place for meals for the three of us as the house has only a counter with two stools. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone who wants to enjoy the beach at Kailua away from the crowds.

, Centereach, NY8.12.16

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • Serenity Cottage was a hit with our small family. We are originally from Kailua so it was a perfect location on the beach for visiting with our local ohana. Love having the barbecue grill to cook out and the cottage was very clean. So sad to leave and ready to return next vacation time. Aloha and thank you.

, Villa Rica, GA8.7.16

Tranquility Beachfront - 3BR Home

  • We really enjoyed our time in Tranquility Beachfront. The views and beach access can't be beat. The house was well stocked with towels, kitchen items, beach items etc. A few suggestions: -I don't think the BBQ works-we could not get it to light. -The pull-out bed in the den is not usable due to the mattress in the couch which was a shame. The room is on the beach side so we really wanted to use it for sleeping. -We couldn't find a full size broom or Swiffers (both useful for a stay of a week).

, San CArlos, CA7.1.16

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Definitely 5 star house. Beautiful tiled bottom pool with great spa. This was the second time for our family renting this house. Rental agents very responsive and helpful. Perfect location with just steps to Kailua beach. Because this was our second visit to the home we noticed the home shows some worn but still almost as good as our first visit. I highly recommend this house for a great family vacation. Thanks again for a wonderful vacation rental.

, Valencia, CA6.24.16

Tranquility Beachfront - 3BR Home

  • Great, except for the 20 or so drunks that were partying on the beach with a bonfire yelling and screaming from midnight till 2AM+/-.

, Lake Forest, IL6.14.16

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • We loved staying here. The booking was easy. On sight people were very helpful with a couple minor items. House was very clean and kitchen well stocked. Wonderful location less than 1 block from ocean and beautiful beach. You can hear ocean waves at night through open windows. Only draw back was no A/C. Breeze and fans were sufficient to keep house cool most nights. We would stay here again!

, Redding, CA6.6.16

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • Location - 5. Kailua beach is the best on Oahu and the property is located in a great part of the beach, close to the local market, beach park, local shops. Cottage - needs updating. Sliding doors in bedroom and one sliding door in lounge room are broken and can't be opened so you can't get any sea breeze though the room. You need to use the air con to cool the bedroom which is not ideal. Furniture - is out dated and too big for the tiny lounge room. Get rid of the huge TV cabinet and put the TV on the wall. Impossible to watch TV for more than 1 person without having to move all the furniture. BBQ - didn't work even though you say it does, it doesn't stay alight. (yes there was gas in the bottle). Kitchen - the fridge is old and rusted, not a good look. Get an electric kettle, as the gas one takes forever to bowl water and doesn't whistle either. Sharing - this property is on the same block as the main house. You should let your potential guests know that they may be sharing the property with another family. I am sure both renters need to know this as they may not want to rent if they know they are sharing the same property. Value for money - 2. You pay too much for what is on offer. Please keep you property maintained. Agents of the property - 4. They were attentive to our requests. Thanks. Overall - I wouldn't want to have four people staying, it's just too small. OK for two people. Would I rent this again knowing in its current condition? - No.

, Church Point, NSW6.4.16

Hale Ainoni

  • My friends and I traveled to Oahu for the first time this week. What an amazing place. We stayed at "Hale Ainoni" and were very satisfied with this home. It was in a great location near the beach in the town of Kailua with shopping and restaurants within a 5 minute ride. The beach was a quick 2 minute walk. The home was clean and fully furnished with everything we needed for our trip and we really enjoyed sitting on the patio in the mornings and evenings. There were 6 of us there and everyone agreed that if we ever get back to Oahu we would definitely want to stay at the same place.

, Belhaven, NC5.18.16

Hale Ainoni

  • Hale Ainoni was very clean and comfortable house located in a quiet neighborhood away from the hustle and bustle of Kailua town. The property manager was very professional and helpful, but not overbearing. She made sure that we were comfortable on the first day, and left us to enjoy the house. Having a bathroom, and air conditioning for each bedroom was a plus. The pool was a refreshing treat. I recommend this property to anyone who's looking for a quite place to stay.

, HONOLULU, HI5.3.16

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • We were very impressed with Serenity Beachfront Cottage. Loved the location. Four of us stayed there and it was the perfect size. It was clean. Comfortable. I would definitely recommend this house. I would most definitely rent this location again.

, Lincoln Park, NJ3.28.16

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Exceptional home. Steps from a great boogie boarding beach. Our family enjoyed the gourmet kitchen and upscale design of the home. We loved the wood and tile flooring and open house layout. The booking agents were friendly, helpful, and warm. This luxury home is close to Honolulu and the Polynesian Cultural Center (we loved this). We are planning a return visit!!! Mahalo!

, Las Vegas, NV3.27.16

Hale Ainoni

  • This is a lovely house with a fabulous location just a few minutes walk from a wonderful beach. The layout of the house is great with three very private bedrooms each with its own bathroom. The yard is great with a big lawn for kids to play on and a pool. The reason we can't give this house a 5 is due to the lack of upkeep. The kitchen is poorly stocked making it hard to cook food. There is no whisk, no spatula, no garlic press, no scissors, a lot of small things needed for cooking were missing. The dishwasher is an old machine that takes many tries before it starts, isn't attached inside the counter and wiggles around when opening and closing the door, and it's extremely noisy. One of the cabinet doors in the kitchen will not stay closed. It is a cabinet right next to the stove at the place were you stand when preparing the food, so the door keeps opening and bumping your head while cooking. Only one bulb out of three over the dining table is working. The lamp sits too high up making it impossible to change the bulbs. One of the main glass sliding doors is broken, making it very hard to open and close this door. The shower door in one of the bathrooms will not close, resulting in water spill into the bathroom every time someone showers. The pool pump was not working so we had to call and complain to get that fixed. The gate does not close automatically as stated. The wifi network name in the directory is wrong too.

, Portland, OR3.24.16

Nani's Cottage - 2BR Home

  • GREAT location so close to the beach! The house was very clean and well appointed, especially the kitchen. We had several issues with things not working including the dishwasher and the upstairs shower had no hot water. Property manager was responsive to our text, but they had no one available to fix dishwasher for 3 days (after we checked out). The website claims they have a queen sized master bed but it is actually a double. My husband had to sleep on the couch because the bed was too small for two people. Need to add A/C to the upstairs bedroom as it is too hot to sleep upstairs (and this was in relatively cool March). Also, ALL the downstairs windows were opaque and covered by curtains so it felt very claustrophobic. Need some place for 4 people to eat meals together- maybe add a table out on the deck?

, Pacific Grove, CA3.10.16

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • We loved the house, I wish I could give it 10 stars!! The neighborhood was quiet and private, the house was clean and supplied with everything we needed. It was wonderful to have our family all under one roof, as opposed to a hotel, and with enough beds and baths to serve all. The beach was amazing and so close, and we appreciate all the beach toys that were made available for our use. It was a short trip into town for anything we needed, it couldn't have been more convenient. We had a wonderful time with our adult children and grandchildren and I highly recommend this rental. Thank you!!

, Hillsboro, OR3.2.16

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • We were very happy with our stay at the Serenity Cottage. The home was exactly what we expected. There were no surprises and we were happy and comfortable. There were just 3 of us, 2 adults and one child. Plenty of space for us, but 4 adults would be pretty crowded. The location is the number one reason to stay here. Amazing access to a fantastic beach. With a small child in tow we could easily come and go from the beach multiple times a day. There were beach toys, chairs, and coolers available. It was an effortless way to spend our vacation, just playing and relaxing. The home is older, very classic Hawaiian in it's set up and appointments. However it was spotlessly clean and the beds and linens were good quality. The kitchen was well stocked and we were especially happy to have abundant supplies of things like soap, trash bags, and paper towels. The only quibble I have is that the BBQ is succumbing to the elements. One of the burners was rusted over and could not be lit. It will need to be replaced soon. That didn't stop us from grilling, it just meant only half of it was in use. We had a couple of issues come up while we were staying, and Misty, our contact, took care of them just fine. After staying in quite a few rental homes over the years in various locations around the world this is the best experience we have had. I would be delighted to stay here again, and will recommend it to my friends.

, Seattle, WA2.29.16

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • We had a wonderful time staying at this rental. We recently stated for five days with our two young children and had a great experience. The house was perfect and had everything we could possibly have needed. The location was amazing! Only 120 steps from the beach. Misty was very helpful throughout the booking process and following up with us during our stay. We will definitely be returning here for our next trip to Hawaii. Thank you!

, Kaneohe, HI2.17.16

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • I rented Kaapuni Kainani for my family's visit this past week specifically because of the large lanai, giant yard, quiet/kid-friendly street and proximity to beach access. I cannot tell you enough how OBSESSED my family was with the home! Literally everything about it was just perfect! The kids (an 8 and 4-year-old and two 2-year-olds) were able to run and play and explore to their hearts content. If they wanted to hop over to the beach for a little while, it wasn't a huge mission (like it usually is with 4 kids!). Not to mention that the house had all the amenities of home, and more! Will DEFINITELY be staying here again!

, Kailua, HI1.19.16

Hale Ainoni

  • A very spacious house, modestly furnished, but fittings and decor pretty tired. Clean and otherwise comfortable. Location was handy but not special. Good service from the agent

, Christchurch, CAN12.16.15

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • We are former residents of Kailua and have family on Oahu that we visit multiple times per year. When visiting Oahu, we get a vacation rental in Kailua/Lanikai area. This was the best rental we have ever stayed at. We will definitely be returning!

, San Bernardino, CA12.7.15

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • Very comfortable cottage for four people. Well stocked and clean. BBQ with outdoor table and chairs. And the outdoor shower was great. A stones throw from the beach. it was perfect for our party of three and would work well for four with the queen and two singles. The chairs, ottomans and loves seats pulled together made the other two beds. This was cramped for our teens when another family of three joined us for two nights. The area was quiet and convenient to all amenities one might need. We enjoyed out stay very much.

, Rimbey, AB9.29.15

Serenity Beachfront Cottage - 2BR License Number 90-TVU-0326

  • Pro's: Excellent customer service in booking and checking into Serenity Beachfront Cottage! Location, condition, cleanliness, parking - top notch. Had everything we needed for a wonderful stay. Cons: This property and neighbor share a vast beautiful yard leading to the beach. Small "fence" separates a small section between the homes. The moment we arrived we were stopped by the neighbor lady and instructed not to cross the "line" of her property. She made it clear that she doesn't like renters. Serenity Cottage is very close to her property (front doors line up, separated by this see-thru fence) On one occasion she was sitting on the floor in the doorway of her home silently glaring/staring at my 11 year old son through the fence. She made us feel like we were intruders, very unwelcomed. We were walking on eggshells for 9 days doing our best to be as quiet and unseen as possible. She has a LARGE black dog that barked - a lot. I HIGHLY recommend a better fence to separate the properties. As is, there is no privacy to her frequent staring and glaring looks. We made a point to stay at the beach/town and were not in the house a lot. Because of her we would not rent there again. As a side note, SHE crossed the "line" between the properties frequently.

, Richland, WA8.24.15

Hale Ainoni

  • Aloha! The Hale Ainoni was a perfect fit for our family. My husband & I with our 3 teens, along with my hubby's brother & wife. The pool was well used & needed, being Canadians from a dry area, the humidity took some getting use to, that's where the pool came in handy after the beautiful beach & exploring the island. The house was perfectly clean when we arrived & loved the beachy feel to the home. The A/C ran perfect! The beds were super comfy!! Everyone of us would recommend this rental. Not only for the house, but the location was perfect. We did purchase a few items that we left behind for others to enjoy. The floatys were fun while in the pool, when out of the pool, the adults made ice baths one for each side of the outside table to dunk our feet & fixed the fan we found inside to keep the air circulating around us. Made for a perfect spot to sit outside while playing cards & having a "cool" one!! Huge thanks for sharing your beautiful home. Mahalo, The Vanderkracht's

8.16.15

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Very nice house. Great location, just a few steps from the best beach we've ever been too. Pool/spa really nice, but small. Pool fence great amenity with kids. Walking distance from town. Clean and mostly updated. Overall, we really enjoyed the house and the trip. I would recommend the house with a couple of caveats. But, overall, we really enjoyed the house and the trip. A few negatives to be aware of. The sliding patio door to the pool would not lock/unlock without a significant amount of jimmying and effort. I cut my finger trying to unlock it the first time. The dead bolt and catch were rotted by the sea air. Was such a hassle, we just gave up. The rental agent's assistant didn't really make an effort to fix, just told us to work with it. The normal agent for the house was on vacation, so someone else let us in. The downstairs TV seems to have a very old cable TV system. Was very hard to figure out and we basically gave up trying to watch TV. DVD (Netflix)/TV upstairs and downstairs were fine. Balcony furniture very strange shape and not comfortable to sit in. There were 4 boogie boards in the garage but two were cracked and unusable. The third has no strap, the fourth has torn off side linings. Beach (camp style chairs) were usable, but very worn, some torn, and rusty. While the house is very nice, I do think it was over-priced by $200-300. Colin, our booking agent, was very helpful in getting everything taken care of. I'm 50/50 whether we would consider this house again. If the above issues were addressed, and the price was a little lower, would be more interested.

8.15.15

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The Beachside Villa is just great. We had our grandkids (1-5 years) plus 5 adults and the house was perfect. The place is open, very well furnished, very well equipped for Hawaii. The pool was a super bonus. We cannot say too much about the layout and attention to detail in the house itself. Check in/out was a breeze. Overall, we were all very impressed and will be back for another stay.

, Charleston, SC7.10.15

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • This home was a perfect fit for the 3 generations who vacationed together. Our contact person was prompt, helpful, friendly. The rental was clean and well supplied down to the kitchen tools and games cubbard. We loved the covered outdoor patio living space and contained shaded backyard space where the pre schoolers could play safely. The large front yard was spacious and fun for all ages...ball playing...tree climbing. We were maybe 300 feet from the ocean ( the best) and within a 10 minute walk to the shopping/ restaurant area. Great location and would consider this rental in the future! Thanks again, Misty!

, Baden, PA6.28.15

Lanikai Cottage - 2BR Home

  • The lanikai cottage was a lovely little cottage that has been renovated in a beautiful simple style sympathetic to the area. It was as described and shown in the photos, and clean and tidy. The kitchen was wonderful and there was plenty of room for the kids to play outside, along with a few indoor kids toys. It was lovely to take a short walk across the road and down the little path to swim, or a few blocks walk/drive down to the sandy section of lanikai beach. Our family of four really enjoyed our stay here.

, Sunshine beach, QLD5.19.15

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • I thought the whole booking process was easy. I know that I got a better vacation residence through your service than any other place I looked. I WOULD RENT THIS PROPERTY AGAIN!

, Boulder, CO4.17.15

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • The house was lovely and located perfectly. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you!!

, Livermore, CA3.28.15

Makana's Place 2 Bedroom home

  • First off property is very nice. Property rules called for quiet hours but yet neighbor on one side had a little party in front yard every night. Did not bother us but if you are going to have house rules I would think it should be consistent with the neighborhood. Had hot water issues and owner was pretty accommodating with a solution but to me this is major item to not have working. Also, grill did not have grilling tools so we improvised. The refrigerator ice maker did not work, that would be nice, property was advertised with a full kitchen and ice makers are pretty standard today with house rentals. it is Remote control for HVAC unit not working, I fixed myself using other remote batteries. Could not get the DVD player working. Owner only supplied a starter roll of paper towels and toilet paper. From my research this is not standard practice with vacation rentals for short term rental.

, Tempe, AZ2.12.15

Hale Ainoni

  • The unit was clean and well laid out. Some of the finishings were worn, particularly the master bath. The location was great with easy access to the beach and Kailua Town. Considering the price the unit was acceptable but not as well furnished as other units we have rented in Kailua.

1.11.15

Hale Ainoni

  • We just returned from staying 5 nights here during the Christmas/New Year's holidays. The home is very clean and comfortable and located 1 block from a beautiful beach. We grilled seafood on the grill and hung a hammock (REI portable) between two trees in the peaceful backyard. The pool is well maintained, but was too cold for us to venture in at this time of year. We walked the beach every morning and took the 2 beach chairs and straw mats to the beach in the late afternoon (after daily exploration of the island) and stayed for sunsets. I highly recommend this home and would not hesitate to book it again.

1.6.15

Hale Ainoni

  • FABULOUS location! House was spacious and had large yard. Beds were comfortable. But house was tired, in need of updating and many cosmetic repairs. Kitchen was equipped with only the most basic of utensils and pans. "Glasses" were all cheap plastic, even the wine glasses. Living room furniture consisted of cheap rattan, without any lamps, and stained chairs. Dining room chairs were worn and stained. Pool was dirty upon our arrival, and apart from cleaning when we complained was not serviced for our entire two week visit. With a bit of TLC, this would be a fabulous house but the inattention shows.

9.8.14

Hale Ainoni

  • We had a great experience there. Very clean and tidy, comfortable to stay. The best thing of that is the pool. It is good size for a family (with children) and our family really enjoyed it!

, Tokyo8.24.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • We really enjoyed everything about the house. The proximity to the beach, the pool and hot tub, and of course the house itself. The interior decor was fantastic. I would recommend this house to anyone. The booking agent and the property management team were top notch as well. They answered all of our questions and fulfilled on our requests.

, West Linn, OR8.15.14

Makana's Place 2 Bedroom home

  • We stayed at Makana's on O'ahu from july the 19th for 4 nights. We did enjoyed certains points. However, we were disappointed with some others. We liked the location of the small house. There are beautiful beaches that are very closed. There are also some great restaurants nearby. We did not like the reception....It was very cold and distant. The bed, in the master bedroom, is extremely uncomfortable. The towels are full of stains. There are candles on the table, outside, we tried them and we have realized that they were battery....We made them operate and had a very pleasant dinner by candlelight....However, on our returns, the owner told the agency that we had completely destroyed them !!! They took 69 $ on our deposit for 2 candles !!! It was disheartening after spending 4 nights in a very very bad bed. In fact, the bed is completely finished.

, Blainville, QC8.9.14

Kakela Kai - 4BR Home

  • Kakela Kai is ideally suited for a large family or a couple of families. The interior is perfectly designed for a beach house with high quality, but sturdy materials and furniture, so we didn't need to worry damaging things. It was spotlessly clean when we arrived and were greeted and shown around by rental staff. We were happy in every way and will be recommending it to friends, and using ourselves again if the occasion arises.

, Champaign, IL7.15.14

Hale Ainoni

  • Ants were a real problem in the kitchen and bedroom - without any food being there. Pool was good.

6.20.14

Kaapuni Kainani- New Split AC in all rooms

  • This property is as advertised. Corner lot, which is a short walk to the beach. Clean house that has everthing needed for an enjoyable stay!

6.5.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The Beachside Villa is a perfect retreat for families. We celebrated an anniversary with kids and grandkids and everyone had a fun and relaxing time. The home offers many options for young and old. We cooked most of our meals there in the wonderful gourmet kitchen. The quality of property maintenance is evident, adding to our enjoyment. As well, the surrounding community of Kailua is warm and inviting. Hard to beat as a preferred option to large resort hotels.

, Los Angeles, CA5.25.14

Hale Ainoni

  • We absolutely enjoyed "Hale Ainoni", it was a perfect fit for 5 women. We loved the place so much we ate at home every night. Enjoyed a swim in the pool after golf, BBQ and nice walk along the beach in the morning. Thank you for everything! Shirley

5.21.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • This was an absolutely fantastic home to experience. We had our children 7 adults and two small children. The house is perfectly situated to enjoy the ocean then retreat to the pool, let the kids take a nap and then do it all over again. The kitchen is a dream!!! we were able to cook together and eat meals as a family. It was exactly what I had hoped for. The furnishings are beautiful. My wife usually has comments on the various homes and condo's we rent. She repeatedly said she could move right in and not change a thing. There were one or two things that needed attention, but when we called they were immeditely remedied. Thanks again for helping our family have a wonderful vacation... no stress ...and all together. The Hansen's

, Idaho Falls, ID3.22.14

Kakela Kai - 4BR Home

  • 5 star location 3 star house. Furnishings were worn and not clean, bed room lamps a joke but the beds were good. BBQ was terrible. Wifi did not work all the time. Great location. Locked out of the house because all the keys didn't work. Agent was very responsive in letting us back in but the keys were never replaced. Overall things worked out but it did not meet our expectations.

, Calgary, AB3.8.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Loved the location and layout of the Beachside Villa! Perfect for two families. Loved the pool and jacuzzi, too. If I could change anything, I would upgrade the BBQ. The front burners were out and the baffles on the back were broken. We would also have preferred a bit softer mattress. Both master mattresses were rock hard. The pool remote was also a bit challenging to work with. These were just minor things. Overall, a great vacation home.

, Sunnyvale, CA2.22.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • This is a beautiful 4 bedroom house, just a short drive from town, and just steps from the beach, we stayed 7 days and had a great time, the kitchen is well outfitted, and the beach chairs/towels/kids play toys were a nice addition, the hot tub warms up quickly, and the pool is nice, sun worshipping is best done at the beach since the pool/tub take up most of the yard, the property manager was terrific in settling us in, and I'd have no problem renting again

, Burien, WA2.18.14

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Great home and we look forward to our next vacation to this beautiful well appointed home. We had a wonderful vacation. Aloha

2.15.14

Makana's Place

  • The unit was fantastic. The owners clearly have thought through almost every detail one could possibly need or imagine. The unit was spotless and comfortable. Super close to shops and easy drive to beach as advertised. We would definitly stay here again and will recommend it to friends and family who visit the island as will our in-laws who live on the island. The only thing that I was not full satisified with was the booking took more effort on my part then necessary as I had to contact the agent a few times to get a response and the posting did not make it clear that the unit is a one bedroom unit. It does have an option for a second or third room to be added but this was not clear to me from the posting or my conversations with the agent.

12.17.13

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Perfect Hawaii Vacation! We had an incredible family vacation at your lovely home. The house is exactly as the pictures show. Very private and comfortable but close to shopping, the beach, everything you need. Beautifully decorated and clean. The ocean view from the lanai upstairs is spectacular. The beach down is down a small path right out the front of the house. We will definitely come back again.

, Sacramento, CA9.26.13

Makana's Place

  • Great place at a great value with every accommodation you need to feel at home. The booking process was flawless and I would use their service again. House is roomy and uncluttered. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. For a small family of 4 all you need is the main house. You have the option to upgrade to an extra 2 bedrooms with kitchenette of its own. We were confused as the doors to this extension was unlocked and I though I had the whole unit to myself. Eventually the landlord was informed and we had it locked. To clarify this is a residential home in a nice area with locals. The backyard was converted into a rental property so you park on the side and are staying in a well built and private granny unit. You don't really need to interact with the owners but they are there if you really need something. Otherwise just relax and go out and have fun at the best beach on the island a quick drive away. Whole Foods and Safeway and many restaurants are only a mile away. Food is nearly twice the price compared to the mainland so having a kitchen helps lower cost of dining out. I couldn't imagine staying at a hotel when gems like this are available in uncrowded areas.

, Rohnert Park, CA8.19.13

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The Beachside Villa was beautiful, well maintained and supplied. We were within 100 feet of the ocean. Everything but food was there: plenty of towels, dishes, water toys etc. It was great to have two washers and dryers. The pool was smaller then it looked in the ad but quite adequate. The hot tub was great. We had trouble with the sliding door and the rental management handled it immediately. The house was clean and well maintained. We were very satisfied with the rental and would recommend it to our friends. Besides enjoying the house, pool, beach and ocean, we would like others to be sure to see Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center and Hilo Hatties for goodies to take home.

, Berea, OH7.5.13

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The house was great...very well kept and a very nice house. The folks running the house were very responsive and took care of us...would definitely recommend!

, Suwanee, GA6.17.13

Makana's Place

  • The place is very nice and clean and roomy for 4 of us ladies. It's close to everything that we need. It's not on the busy road which is nice. And the AC is great. I will rent it again in the future. Highly recommended. I love everything about Hawaii.

, Kent, WA3.9.13

Makana's Place

  • Makana's Place was very spacious, clean and comfortable for our family. We would book this rental again.

, American Canyon, CA7.13.12

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • This was a gorgeous house, in an absolutely amazing location. We didn't want to leave. The photos on the site were descriptive, and the house was even better than it looked on the site. We were really looking for a nice place, as close to the beach as possible, that had a nice design sense. This was definitely the place. The pool was great to have as well, as with the kids, and the beach being a bit windy (this is the 'windward' side of Oahu) we couldn't spend all day every day on the beach. Between the beach, relaxing in the house and swimming in the pool, we got exactly what we were looking for. And, Kailua was a great, non-touristy spot with a small downtown, and Whole Foods within a 5 minute drive. We would definitely rent again. The service was very friendly and professional, and made the stay that much more pleasant. The house was very clean when we checked in, and we were very comfortable our entire stay. The only thing I could even think of that could have been better would have been better kitchen accoutrements (pots, pans, dishes, etc were ) to accompany the gorgeous Viking kitchen, but this is a tiny nitpick - we were able to cook great meals here, and that was part of our goal, and part of what we wanted to do on our vacation (relax, cook, eat and go to the beach). Thanks so much for an amazing week - I'm already trying to figure out how we can come back again next year.

, Los Altos, CA5.29.12

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The home is beautiful and nicely situated, although it is not beachfront and the only view of the ocean is from a window in the master bath. It is actually a 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bath as there are 3 baths upstairs and a half downstairs with an outdoor open shower that is not accessible from the outside only from the bathroom. Overall cleanliness was ok, but was probably not rented recently as there were quite a few dust bunnies floating around and found a cigarette butt on the floor in the t.v. room. The Jacuzzi did not work and they came to fix it the next day, worked while he was there and then when we tried to start it again later, it did not work again. In all fairness we were leaving the next day, so we did not bother to call him again as it was after 9 when we tried to use it. Other than those minor things it was a lovely place to stay.

, Itasca, IL5.14.12

Makana's Place

  • We recently stayed at Makana's place with our 14 year-old daughter and found the place to be more than adequate. Arrived late at night but instructions for entry were very clear. The common area included a kitchen, dining area, and living room and was very spacious. We had our breakfasts there before heading out to visit with family or going to the beach. It was very comfortable and we could have spent more time there if we did not know anyone in Oahu. Our only complaint was the soft mattress on the bed in the master bedroom. Also, our daughter would have preferred her own space for her bed which was in the common area. The town and beach of Kailua are the nicest on the island, in our view, with lots of options for kayaking, windsurfing and kiteboarding, and we would love to return again.

, Cincinnati, OH4.1.12

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • It was a great house to stay in. Everything was perfect and ready when we arrived. From booking the house, to finding it ready to go, being able to ask questions (not that we had many) to check out - everything was great. Thanks!

, San Francisco, CA2.28.12

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The villa was very luxurious, in a beautiful setting just off one of the best beaches in Oahu. Lori was very helpful and the villa was spotless upon our arrival. The best part of our trip was Hanauma Bay - such a beautiful spot for families.

, Calgary, AB2.19.12

Makana's Place

  • Thank you for letting us staying at your place - it is spacious, comfortable, and close to the beach. Mahalo!

, Walnut Creek, CA2.1.12

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • I spent many hours trying to pick the perfect place for a long overdue family vacation. I succeeded beyond my wildest expectations!! (No, I'm not really that conceited...it is just a compliment and tribute to this wonderful place in Kailua, on Ohahu's windward shore.). There are so many things to write about, but I will start with the people, because they are the ones who made this so perfect. Lori and Peter, the immediate property managers, were fantastic...every request was met with an immediate response (and there weren't many requests because virtually everything you could possibly want was already "in place" and waiting for us.) We were also lucky enough to meet Kia'aina who is the manager of a number of great properties. He, too, was wonderful to deal with, and the whole management team of Lori, Peter and Kia'aina are the kind of people who you consider to be really good friends, even though you just met them a few days ago. And then there was the house...WOW! Just look at the pictures on the website. These will give you a clue, but you won't really know how wonderful it is until you get there and actually see the place! The kitchen is truly "to die for" with all top line Viking appliances, and everything you need in the way of dishes, utensils, cook ware, dish towels, dishwasher soap, an outdoor propane grill, and even basic condiments (salt, pepper, spices, vinegar, oil, you name it) are provided for you. We did most of our meals in the kitchen and on the grill...7 of us, and we loved it. The rest of the house is equally wonderful. Master bedroom and bath are total luxury, and the bed sleeps like something out of your best ever dream! But wait...then there are the fabulous hot tub and swimming pool. All electronically controlled (you do it with a TV-style remote control) like nothing you--or I--have ever seen before! Oh, and just a few other things...the absolutely beautiful and lush landscaping surrounding the house (which also provides total privacy), and the fact that it is truly only 100 steps from the house to one of the most beautiful and perfect beaches in Hawai'i...think of it---in less than one minute, you've gone from the indoor corner of paradise to the outdoor corner!! We'll be going back again soon! Thanks Lori, Peter and Kia'aina.

, Spotsylvania, VA11.5.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Aloha The Unit was perfect, the location was excellent, the beach just seconds away from the house, pool, hot tub. The unit was large enough for four couples, big enough and spacious that we all had our own special space. The greeting with Lori and Pete, and the service taken care of with in an hour, was excellent. Beautiful people. The four couples didn't want to leave this area, and the villa. We wished that we would have booked for longer, but, we had a money budget. We just loved our time their. And the Catholic Church just at the end of the street, walking distance. And the welcome we recieved their was perfect. The best thing about my trip was everything. Lori suggested Buzz's restaurant, it was excellent, friendly staff, no reservation they accomadated us, with in 1/2 hr. We took many pictures of the villa, and the beach. Standing on the beach and looking at the scenery, foilage mountains was breath taking. I would rent this villa again anytime. I will share this part of the Island and villa with anyone who asks me. And I will tell my friends. We were told by Lori to go to the Polynesian Culture Center, and Dole Plantation. We were not disapointed. We just were getting use to going, and discovering different little hide aways. If God willing maybe, we will be able to cross paths again. I will send this also to the other couples. I was a lovely time, so much peace. Mahalo

, Ottawa, Ontario10.4.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Beautiful House in a lovely spot

, Pasadena, Ca8.29.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The location, the views, the furniture, the kitchen and convenience were the best parts of the unit.. I loved how it was so open. The customer service was EXCELLENT answered all calls, friendly and helpful. The best part of the trip was having a pool and being with family. We did not eat out the kitchen was excellent! The best picture was on Flat Island after we snorkeled to it. I can't wait to tell my friends how beautiful Hawaii is and how great it is to rent a house on the beach there. My advice to someone else staying at this unit would be is to rent it! The part of my trip I would definitely recommend to others is that you can relax but get up to see the beautiful sunrise on the ocean. I didn't have time this trip, but next trip I'm looking forward to kayaking to Mokulua Islands and hiking up Diamondhead. My only single suggestion for the unit would be to get a better coffee pot that includes a thermos and buy some bigger mugs but the rest of the dinnerware was beautiful. I would definitely rent there again!!!

, Clarksville, MD7.26.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • The house was beautiful, well-designed, well-organized and perfect for relaxing. It's well decorated and appointed - and the distance to the beach truly is just 100 steps. Neighborhood is quiet - but close enough to shops, restaurants, and stores to enjoy activity when you wanted to. The beach is not crowded, fairly private and beautiful. The management company responded very quickly to the only issue we had - and this was a mechanical issue with the pool caused by the previous renters. The management company took care of it very quickly - within 24 hours. The house is fully stocked - especially the kitchen. We enjoyed our visit immensely and would highly recommend this rental! The only improvement I could recommend is having the owners add some additional beach towels to the linen closet. We ran out of beach towels every couple of days. Otherwise, perfect. Aloha!

, Bellaire, Texas7.20.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • the quality of the home was excellent and the location was in a quiet spot just next to the beach entry, the aircon did not work downstairs and the pool was not heated ,other than that job well done

, Berwick, Victoria6.15.11

Beachside Villa - 4BR Home Ocean View

  • Great place. Well kept. Good staff and help. Loved the home. We would come back again. Thank you.

, Centreville, Virginia1.23.11

Makana's Place

  • The rental was absolutely beautiful and well furnished. The only reason I rated it a 4 out of 5 is because the rental does not have a stove which for us was a much during the holiday season. The owner was gracious enough to allow us to use hers.

, Honolulu, HI1.1.08

Makana's Place

  • Nice owner and clean environment. The owner bought a nice fruit basket as a welcome gift. The restaurant recommendations in the tour aid book are excellent. The room is equipment with everything you need should you need to cook or bar-b-que. It is not far from nice beaches!

, Ellicott City, MD9.23.07

Makana's Place

  • It was very clean property and well mainteined. We had a good trip thanks to our host.

, Tokyo, JAPAN9.10.07

Makana's Place

  • The unit we rented was cozy, and super clean, which was extremely appreciated. Even though I expected to be only 3 blocks from the beach, per the information received through my initial booking, the unit was definitely worth the distance. Thank you so much. Debbie

, Huntington Beach, CA7.23.07

Makana's Place

  • Great place, very comfortable, clean, nicely decorated, good location.

, Long Beach, CA12.13.06

Makana's Place

  • We were extremely surprized at the grandeur of the place. The pictures on the email do not do justice to the place. We really felt as if we were in our own house with no interference from the landlords. The great part was the availability of towels etc. There was no view of course but it also gave us a feeling of living like an Hawiain Thanks again.

, Kitchener, Ontario8.28.06

Makana's Place

  • Very comfortable, quiet and easy to find. Conveniently close to Honolulu. Just a short 20 minute ride over the Pali Hwy. The Kauliua area beaches are quite beautiful. We live on Kauai and would very much like to rent Makana's Place again for our Oahu excursions.

, Kilauea, Hawaii7.17.06

Makana's Place

  • This is a very delightful place to stay as it is very clean, well decorated and spacious. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely come back again.

, Atchison, KS6.28.06

Makana's Place

  • Enjoyed the stay. The unit was well appointed and comfortable. The private yard was enjoyed.

, Castro Valley, CA5.8.06

Makana's Place

  • Makana's place was even better than we had expected. It was very clean, and beautifully decorated, with taste and charm. We have and will recommend it to all our friends and we miss it already. thanks for a great stay.

, Canmore, Alberta4.22.06

Makana's Place

  • The house was clean and beautiful, and the property manager was a delight. I would love the chance to rent this house in the future.

, Albany, OR11.29.05