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“"A touch of paradise"”
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The kitchen with the new backsplash we just put in!
From the kitchen, looking out to the ocean
Our new Acasia wood furniture
What it looks like with the new queen size murphy bed open.
Looking in from the lanai
The bedroom with our new king size mattress
The kitchen has new Whirlpool SS refrigerator, dishwasher, and cooktop stove
We decided to replace the single chair with a loveseat to give us more seating
One of the mose beautiful sunsets I've ever seen taken from our beach
Our cleaning lady can make you a beautiful flower arrangement like this, too. Just ask!
Our custom designed Murphy Bed gives you clothes storage & mirrors to reflect light & put on make-up
There is still plenty of room to walk around even with the Murphy Bed open.
Now we have a couch that seats 3 and a loveseat that seats 2
This sunrise was taken from our lanai.
As soon as you walk in the door your eyes are immediately drawn to look right out to the ocean.
And, the further you walk in...the better the view gets!!
You can eat all your meals out on the lanai looking at the oceanif you want, we do!
Plenty of seating on the lanai. The table opens up and has the snorkel gear in it.
The bathroom has a tub and a shower.
We have a nice selections of cookware for you
I just can't stop taking picutres of the beautiful sunrises I see from our lanai
Our complex from the air
The complex pool
The patio by the pool
Looking back at the complex from the beach at Sunset.
The condo complex entrance
One of the paths to the ocean. I think this is my favorite tree here.
We are on the North Shore, halfway between Hauula and Punaluu. Away from all the Honolulu congestion
One of th turtles who like to sleep on the beach at night, and swim in the water right in front
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Hauula, Oahu, Hawaii

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Dion D
Texas
1 review
“"A touch of paradise"”
Reviewed June 29, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

"A touch of paradise" - Great sunrises, easy access to beach, well equipped unit with attention to detail, quick response customer service, and getaway from crowds

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gsala
Plano,TX
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful vacations”
Reviewed April 11, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

As mentioned by other reviewers, the condo is located away from crowds on the windward (east ) coast of Oahu. If you look for an oceanfront place, the "Pat's at Punalu'u" (that's the building name) is pretty much your only oceanfront option outside of Waikiki.
The balcony (lanai) is oceanfront and you are less than 100 ft from the shore.
The beach in front of the building is good but has rocks. We did a beach-hoping driving every day to a different beach. Within 15 mins of drive you have Kulima Cove at Turtle bay resort with excellent beginner snorkeling, Kawela bay ranked as one of the best beaches by Oahu revealed (BTW, there is a copy of that book in the condo) and several beach parks. If you drive 10-15 min more you hit the famous Banzai Pipeline, Shark's cove and Waimea. On the south side you have beautiful but overcrowded Kailua and Lanikai (30-45 drive depending on traffic). Last few days we settled with Kokololio beach park that is practically desert on weekdays, has good sands, no underwater rocks (on the north side) and almost no waves.
The unit 216 has a real bedroom with big bed (most of condos have a small place where only a full bed fits) and a murphy bed on the living room. We ended up sleeping on the murphy bed so we can hear the ocean.
The condo has all appliances you can imagine, including washer and drier, everything is new, all well maintained.
The building looks little bit run down though: the metal doors have some rust . I guess with that amount of salt and humidity some special care is needed here.
Other than that everything else was perfect, so 5 stars.

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Valanie
dallas
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59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Relaxed and Wonderful”
Reviewed September 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016
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Everyone thinks of Oahu as a crowded urban jungle. We’ve met person after person who talks about all the concrete and the crowds. Clearly they are doing it wrong. They should have stayed here. I loved Oahu and I think it is because we did not stay in Waikiki or the Honolulu area. We visited when we went to see Pearl Harbor and Iolani Palace (and Leonard’s Bakery for those malasadas). And we drove past as we went to visit Disney’s Aulani Resort for our brunch by the see. But it was always nice to come “home” to the east side of the island. By the way- the drive from the south up the east coast is forever etched in my memory. I don’t know how people concentrate because it is so breathtakingly gorgeous. The mountains are green behemoths that seem to rise straight out of the sea- water perfectly azure waving and foaming and sparkling the sun’s reflections. My saddest moment on my entire vacation was the drive back to the airport knowing I would not get this vista again for a long time. I would move there just for the view on that coastal drive.

My mom and I stayed here for 5 days- our first trip ever to Hawaii. I had some misgivings about staying so far out of the hub of action, but I am glad that I did. There was a sign on the road that said “Keep the country, country”. And people refer to this as the country side. It is very laid back and not overly developed. There are 2 grocery stores (FoodLand and something else), a couple of gas stations, several eateries, a CVS/Long’s, and some awesome food trucks in the area. The only hotel on this side is a Marriott right next to the Polynesian Cultural Center (my favorite activity on Oahu). The Polynesian Cultural Center is 5-10 minutes from the condo and is excellent.

We were greeted in the parking lot by the property manager Kathe, who is phenomenal. We had called her while we were in the airport to let her know we had landed and she gave us the go ahead to come on over. She is so kind and friendly and gracious- what a way to welcome first time visitors. She helped us get oriented, helped us bring in our luggage, and gave great advice. The apartment complex is not fancy and is a little older- Pat’s at Punalu’u is the name I believe. It is very secure as the stairway and the elevator require a key fob remote to access. Also, you need a parking pass for the parking lot and there are assigned spaces. Chris and Al have 2 condos and we chose the one on the second floor. The view is oceanfront, the breeze coming in is magnificent. There is no a/c, but because it is on the windward side we didn’t need one. We live in Texas and the fan and the breeze worked for me surprisingly in the middle of August. So that was one concern laid to rest… although my mother who had the bedroom did say she would have liked an A/C unit.

When you walk into the condo, the bedroom and bathroom are in a small hallway straight ahead. The bedroom was very spacious and according to my mom the bed was very comfy. The bathroom is small. It has a shower/tub combo and the toilet, the sink is outside of the bathroom. There possibly needs to be a fan in the bathroom for ventilation, because it would get very humid after a shower. Also, I basically changed in the shower or had to borrow the bedroom as there was really no room to change in privacy anywhere else. The tub was a little slippery and there was no handle bar, so we went down to Long’s and bought a bath mat… only to find when we returned that someone else had bought the same one and it was under the sink. So check the fridge, pantry, and other areas before purchasing something as someone may have already bought it and left it for future renters.

The kitchen, living area, and balcony are all to the right when you walk in. The kitchen is beautiful- new appliances, excellent layout. The condo looks just like the pictures and I was very relieved! The floors throughout are tile, which keeps things cool. The futon sofas are very comfortable and the view is excellent. There is a pull down Murphy bed that is far better than any sleeper sofa that I have ever slept on. Totally comfortable and made it hard to get up in the mornings. Went to sleep with the breeze and the sound of ocean waves- it was great.

There was a tv in the living area and one in the bedroom- both worked very well. The curtains are sort of non-functional in the living area as the focus of the room is the view outside- so they are pretty much left open. When I tried to close for privacy to change, there were large gaps. The condo overlooks the pool area and that gets pretty loud at times. Someone enjoyed cannonballing a LOT- but it was usually in the late afternoon and I can’t say that I blamed him. Since we had to have the screen doors open we had to let the sound in. The pool noise and the small bathroom were really the only negatives for such a great place and those minor quibbles would not stop me from staying here or for recommending a stay here. The balcony had a full table with 4 chairs, pool toys and equipment and lounge chairs- it was a big balcony. This is a great place to see the sunrise and full moons if you happen to be there during one.

I just loved the whole relaxed feel to the place. Walk down the stairs and turn left and you will be at the pool or take the little path to the beach. There were no crowds anywhere. We took drives up the coast to visit Ted’s Bakery, Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, the Haleiwa, the Dole Plantation, etc. It was a great home base for us. We got to come back to a beautiful condo with a gorgeous view while others fought off crowds and traffic down south. In Oahu, there is no other place to stay as far as I’m concerned. I’ll take the 30 minute gorgeous drive to get to Honolulu over traffic, congestion, and crowds any day.

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Liked best: location, location, location; views
Liked least: bathroom
Traveling group: Extended Family
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DanInStp
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Location, Nice Rental Unit”
Reviewed August 7, 2016 for a stay in July 2016
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This is a terrific location if you are looking to get away from the hustle of Waikiki. Its placement on the windward side of Oahu was perfect for our "down time" vacation. Plan on an at least an hour if you are heading into Honolulu for activities. The condo unit itself was very clean and true to the posted pictures. It does not have air conditioning, which was not a surprise. The evening temperatures during our July visit were warm, but tolerable with ceiling fans and the famous trade winds.

The overall condominium property needs work. The approach to the site from the highway side leaves much to be desired. It may be resolved by now, but during our entire visit, the septic system left a noticeable and pervasive smell in the parking lot area.

I am glad that we chose this unit and with the caveats noted would recommend it to others.

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Liked best: View from Lanai
Liked least: Approach to property from HI 83
Traveling group: Friends
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Myrtle Beach, sc
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107 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“A great relaxing retreat ”
Reviewed May 25, 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Since this isn't our first visit to Oahu we decided we'd stay out of the busy Honolulu Waikiki area. The condo is ocean front with an easy walk thru to the beach and while the complex itself needs some work the condo is great with updated kitchen and living room. The beds were extra comfy and everything we needed was included even the snorkeling and beach gear, just bring your swimsuit.
We couldn't have found a better place to just kick back and relax for the week. The owners are extremely accommodating and helpful and have an onsite agent to help with check in and out. Excellent time, we're hoping we can come back and stay again.

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Clark H
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“Very Relaxing and close to the Polynesian Cultural Center”
Reviewed March 8, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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Al & Chris are wonderful people. Very accommodating and easy to work with. We were lucky they happened to be at the property when we stayed. They met us at the parking lot and even helped with our bags. They showed us around the condo and everything was as it was represented in the pictures. The beach is beautiful and just a walk out the back and you were there. We slept on the Murphy bed so we could hear the ocean. It was a very relaxing place to stay. Would definitely stay there again.

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Liked best: Very Nice Beach
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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A J K
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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“Perfect!”
Reviewed March 7, 2015 for a stay in February 2015
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This was our first trip to Hawaii/Oahu and two things made our vacation great ... the condo we rented and its owners ... Chirs and Al. The condo was perfect and prefectly located. It was stocked with everything ... and that means everything ... that you'd need for a Hawaiian vacation ... just add food and drinks. The condo is clean, modern, spacious and the view is breathtaking with only a front yard between you and the beach ... perfect for walks, snorkling, kayaking, fishing, or just relaxing. The general vibe of the condo complex is serenity and friendliness ... everyone was a joy to be around and talk with. The location makes it easy to venture to all parts of Oahu in minutes ... from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu/Waikiki to the most remote areas of the north. Chris and Al were wonderful! They were truly concerned that all was well and shared a ton of insider info that made our excursions easy and newbie-error free :) Isabell greated us upon arrival and provided us with a thourough walk thru of all the condo's in-and-outs and she provided us with a ton of insider info related to the Oahu sites and restaurants in the area. The only down side is that when more peolple find out about Chris and Al's place .... it may be harder to get a reservation!

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Liked best: Condo, condo location, condo complex vibe
Liked least: That we couldn't stay longer!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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