I am thinking of visiting Hawaii for a month with my 11 year old daughter and have never been there. We want to go very reasonably and are looking at private rentals in Makaha. I am seeing mixed reviews. Is it safe or should one not go out at night. I would rather not be in a big city like Wakaki as I live Vancouver and would like uncrowded beaches. We like to swim snorkel and are learning to surf. The most reasonable place I have found is for $1100 us month. Any suggestins as to whether or not this would be too rural or a good chose for vacation would be greatly appreciated. I am open to any other ideas for places in Hawaii that are reasonable as my daughter seems to have her heart set on Hawaii because of the big waves for surfing. I had heard that local buses can be taken in the day to most of the rest of Oahu and there is good areas to hike around there.