We have been coming to the Aloha state almost every year and have rented wonderful homes on Kauai and the Big Island (not to mention some luxury hotel stays). This was by far our favorite rental. When we arrived, Rob (the owner) greeted us to show us around. He was helpful with unloading our car (super helpful since I was nursing a broken shoulder). As we asked him about local take-out or delivery joints, he offered to run get us Thai food. He said, "I know what to get and how much to get." He came back with some amazing food which allowed us to get settled. In terms of the setting, you could not get better. An unobstructed view of the ocean and Diamond Head; a private trail down to the water to explore the tide pools, just around the corner from the best snorkeling beach around; close enough to Honolulu for a day trip or an evening outing; far enough away that you don't have to have any contact with Waikiki if you don't want to. Also, you can zip around to the other side of the island without venturing into downtown. Now to the house. The bedrooms were spacious and were spaced enough to allow privacy. Frequently a problem for rentals, the beds here were all comfortable. Additionally, one of the bedrooms had a little private entrance and a kitchenette which was perfect for our nanny. The openness of the home meant that there is essentially no separation between indoor and outdoor living. The pictures don't really do the layout justice or give a sense about how much this is inside/outside living. The kitchen had all the accoutrements one needed: spices, olive oil, coffee, tons of condiments and plenty of cutting boards and pots/pans. This made meal preparation so much easier. Then to the pool and the hot tub. They were great. It was hard to drag the kids away to do anything else. One problem with traveling to Hawaii in parts of winter is that most pools are not heated. This pool is heated (and heats up super quickly which means no need to leave the heat on all the time). We spent countless hours watching the kids swim and play while we enjoyed a blended drink, reading a book, watching whales/parasailers and waiting for the sun to set. All we can say is go with confidence. You have the perfect home with helpful and classy hosts.

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