I stayed here with my fiancee and two friends for a week. It was the perfect spot for a relaxing vacation. We woke up every morning and walked right outside to the beach to watch the sun rise. All we wanted to do was sit by this quiet beach and relax and that's exactly what we did. We alternated between dips in the ocean, laying on the sand, and relaxing on the lawn of the house with a beer, and running inside occasionally to whip up a snack. The water was calm and warm and the sand was soft and not too hot. The house was everything we needed for a relaxing vacation with friends. It has a nice kitchen and we picked up fresh fruit and avocados to make guacamole every day in the kitchen. Waimanalo was good location as it felt a little off the beaten path, and this beach did not have other tourists, but we were still only about a 30 minute drive from Honolulu and went into the city for dinner a couple times. I would go back in a heart beat!