We had the honor to be the first guests staying in that wonderful house! We arrived late at night and were met by the lovely manager Gilles and his lovely wife Angela (we miss you!!), who were also our neighboors during the next weeks. The house was in a perfect condition - the pictures displayed on this site can't even give you an impression of how beautiful the property really is!
The three bedrooms were fully equiped with everything you need for a comfortable stay, such as TVs and spacious beds. All of the bedrooms were lovely decorated with love in every detail. Every room has it's own charme, so that it was hard for us to decide in which room we should stay.
The house has two bathrooms. One of them is connected to one of the bedrooms, and the other one is in the hall. Both of them were fully equiped as well. There was absolutely nothing to complain about. We loved taking showers while looking at the palmtrees through a small window. It almost felt like taking a shower in the beautiful nature of Hawaii.
The living room was spacious and comfortable. It is connected with the open kitchen and the dining room. This part of the house has a lot of windows and a small waterfall in the back. The kitchen has got everything you need for cooking plus enough space to store your shoopings.
In the back of the property you can also find your own laundry room with well working washer and dryer. On the terrace you can find a box with boards, snorkeling equipment and beachtowels. The fantastic barbecue, the huge dining table and the awesome view of the garden invite you to have barbecues all night, never wanting to leave. The garden was well-kept and full of palmtrees, hibiscus- and plumeriatrees. Not to forget the cute geckos which you can find everywhere in the garden. Oh the jacuzzi - perfect for relaxing and watching stars at night.
All in all the property is perfect and surely one of the nicest propertys you can get on the island of O'ahu. It was hard for us not to stay in our garden for the whole time, but knowing that the beach is just a 20 seconds walk away from the property, made it easier for us.;) Waimanalo beach is definitely the most beautiful beach of the whole island. Simply amazing, you hardly see any other people there, the beach is everything but overcrowded.
The neighborhood in Waimanalo is excellent. You can find everything you might need during your stay: shops, restaurants, etc. Since there are not many tourists in Waimanalo, it is also quite easy to get used to the hawaiian way of life.
In case you want to do a lot of sports, you can go snorkeling at the world-famous Hanauma Bay (which is only a 10 minute drive away), or just go for a jog on the beautiful coastline of East-Oahu. Not to mention all the beautiful hikes on this island. If shopping is more of your business, Waikiki and the Ala Moana Shopping Center are just 30 minutes away. If big waves are your favorite, the North Shore is only 60 minutes away by car. All in all you can reach all the sightseeing hot-spots within a hour by car, what makes Waimanalo a perfect place to stay.
We really have to come back! We miss our little paradise in paradise every day...
Mahalo and aloha to Angela, Gilles, Dave & Ina! We miss you!
Aloha from Germany,
Pakelekia & Lupohele
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