27 girl steps to private access to white sand beach.


Moana Hale Nui (4-bedroom) guest comments...

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What an amazing place to stay at!

              Guest Sergio (Fullerton, California)

                  Date of stay 10/17/13

                  Review Submitted 11/06/13

       
The four bedroom house was perfect for our group of 4 couples! The rooms where perfect in size the house is beautiful and clean we loved it! The location is secluded from all the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It felt just like home. The beach is beautiful peaceful and virtually private, the times we were on the beach there were less than 20 people around. This is a great place to escape all the tourists from Waikiki. There are plenty of places nearby to eat and different beaches to explore. The drive to Waikiki from the house is about an hour away but is totally worth it considering how scenic the route is. Geri & Ke'Alii were very friendly they rented us snorkel gear and boogie boards at a great price. We really appreciated the fresh papayas! The beach and reef area is great for snorkeling we saw plenty of colorful fish as well as sea cucumbers! Thank you for such a great place to stay! When we return to Oahu we'll definitely be staying here again!


Recommended for: Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.


       

Great location away from the cities

                  Guest Ed (Bay Area CA)

                  Date of stay 03/24/12

                  Review Submitted 04/03/12

       
Beautiful place next to an idyllic beach, and far away from the tourist scene. The neighbors was friendly, the water was safe (even though it's in the north, the big waves broke far from shore), and the landlords were outstanding and accommodating in every way. We were a total of 10 people in our twenties, 4 bedrooms and 2 slept in the living room on a mattress and a sofa-bed. The kitchen and outdoor patio/grill were well utilized thanks to the grocery store nearby (and a bigger Foodland a few minutes north, and many shrimp shacks nearby). The TV and their DVD collection was great after a long days of hiking and boogie boarding. We split our time between here and the south shore (waikiki, hanauma bay) and I personally enjoyed our time around this house the most. We had rented cars although you can get around slowly via bus. Overall this is an excellent and affordable place to stay for any group of 8-10 people.


Recommended for:
Romantic getaway, families with young children.


Owner response:
Much mahalo to all of you and the great review!! We are so happy that you were able to appreciate the difference between "town and country" here on our island. We also love the peaceful and serene beach that we can proudly call our "backyard". After a long day of the "tourist" stuff, it's always nice to come back to the relaxation and comfort of your own home away from home. It was such a pleasure having you here. We look forward to your return! With warmest aloha, Geri & Ke'Alii - Hawaiian Dreams.


       

VACATION HOME EXTRAORDINAIRE!!!

                  Guest Anonymous

                  Date of stay 11/16/11

                  Review Submitted 11/30/11

       
Beautiful beach, great neighborhood, perfect location. We couldn't have asked for a better place! The house was just the right size for our family and it was great to have all the comforts of home here.  We look forward to our yearly visit and now that we have discovered your place, we won't be looking any further for future trips.  Walking along the beach was a favorite pastime, no crowds and away from the usually busy, people-filled shores of other beaches in Hawaii. It was nice to have the sand and ocean all to ourselves most of the time. =)  We had everything we needed and if we didn't, all we had to do was ask. Grocery shopping and good eateries were only minutes away. Everyone had such a fantastic time and I would recommend this home to anyone looking for a wonderful place to stay in the best location on the island for an unbelievable price!!! We shall return.


Recommended for:
Adventure seekers, families with teenagers, sightseeing, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway, tourists without a car.


Owner response:
Mahalo Nui Loa!! For putting your trust in us and our much loved home. We raised our family here in this very house, in this great neighborhood, so we are very proud to have the opportunity to share our dear home with other families. Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and "at home", no worries and stress free. That's what a vacation is all about. When you stay with us, you are Ohana (family). We look forward to your return!!! Warmest aloha and blessings!!


5
/5

very happy

Guest: Kimo (Los angeles)
Date of Stay: 10/29/11 Review Submitted: 11/05/11

Although the beach is close , i would like to have been closer for the kids to enjoy it right from the lanai. What made our experience more enjoyable was the attitude and personality of Ke'alii and Geri. They were very accommodating and helpful the couple of times we needed. They were also invisible when not needed. The house was nice and had enough room for our large family. The back yard was big enough for us to eat and hang out when not at the beach. Very close to shopping. Definitely worth it

Owner response:Mahalo Kimo & Ohana! We appreciate all the kind words and so glad you all had a great time. Even though we are not directly on the beach, we are just a hop, skip and a jump away! After all, it's only 27 steps. =) And you must give credit to the fact ours is one of the best beaches on the island! Glad you found the yard and house big enough for your family to feel comfortable and relaxed, we aim towards a perfect place for ohana and friends to stay together. Look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Warmest aloha, Geri & Ke'Alii.

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5/5

great getaway

Guest: Luci (Kailua, HI)
Date of Stay: 05/27/11 Review Submitted: 06/18/11

We stayed at this property over a long weekend and had such a great time. We were 3 families with kids (baby, toddlers and teen) and found that sharing the 1.5 bathrooms was fine, even with day visitors. The outdoor shower was great in helping us keep the sand out of the house. And we really made great use out of the small charcoal grill -- even had smores for dessert. Everything was clean and as described (or better than) on the website. Geri and Ke`Alii were so gracious, responsive, and accommodating, even allowing us to park a 3rd car on their property. The porch area was so nice to gather for meals and for nighttime relaxing once the kids were all in bed. They even had a small, low folding table for the kiddies to sit at for meals. Although the kitchen was on the smaller side, it was big enough for two of us to prep and cook at a time. The area was quiet and not much car or pedestrian traffic. Tamura's (walking distance) and Foodland were nearby for those forgotten items. Most of the time we had no idea what time of day it was, and that was just fine for our beach getaway. Thank you Geri & Ke`Alii for enabling us to have such a wonderful time. Hope you enjoyed the grinds!

Owner response: Many, many mahalos Luci! Being from our island, we are especially appreciative of your review, so kind of you! We began this, knowing we would be loaning out our home, because it's not just a house, it's "our home". We have a saying, "we welcome you as guests, but you leave as family...". All the love and all the good spirit that we shared in the home before moving, is part of the whole package. We are so happy that you "get it". Please honor us with your presence again - and yes, your grinds were FABULOUS!!! :D Warmest aloha, Geri & Ke'Alii

Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Fun times!

Guest: Chai (Honolulu, HI)
Date of Stay: 03/23/11 Review Submitted: 03/28/11

I had family members that came from all over the mainland to stay with me. Since my tiny condo wouldn't suffice, I thought renting a house would be a great alternative. And it was. We rented the main house unit and unlike other houses up north, this one was very peaceful and there wasn't a lot of traffic around that would hit up the normal touristy beaches. However because we were up north, those beaches were reasonably close when we wanted to visit them. The house served as a great home base and I would recommend it for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. Geri and Ke'alii were also very great hosts. They checked to see if there was anything we ever needed and made the entire stay very accommodating. All and all my family and I really enjoyed our time together and the house was definitely a huge factor in making that possible.

Owner response: Aloha Chai! We are so very pleased and appreciate your fantastic comments. It's true, due to our location on the northeast shore, we are situated in a private and peaceful area with a beautiful mostly secluded beach. However, other choices of north shore beaches are only minutes away for those days you want to trek out of the area. Another great factor, as you mentioned is our location away from the main highway and heavy traffic areas which provides the privacy and calm, yet only steps away from our sought after beach. We thank you for staying with us and look forward to seeing you again soon! With aloha, Geri & Ke'Alii

Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing.

4 Bedroom

Guest: Katie (Kapolei)
Date of Stay: 10/01/10 Review Submitted: 10/17/10

Hi Geri and Ke'alii We had a wonderful time at your beach house. Our friends also enjoyed themselves as well as the kids. The beach house was really pretty and so was the 1 bedroom we stayed in. We had fun with our friends relaxing at the beach during the day and also at night. It was so convenient since it's only 2 houses away. We would love stay there again. Thanks again! Katie

Recommended for:Adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, tourists without a car, romantic getaway.

5/5

 Awesome Beach House!

Guest: hhsgvacation(Indianapolis, IN)
Date of Stay: 08/21/10 Review Submitted: 09/26/10

Thank you so much for your hospitality, Geri and Ke'Alii! It is an unforgettable week for all of our family members. (Sorry that the review is so late...!) We rented all properties for our group of 15 people. (Four families with children ranging from 2 to 10.) The location was nice to go to either Honolulu or the North Shore area and also convenient to have stores in a walking distance. It is absolutely better than staying in the commercialized Waikiki area so that you could enjoy the real Hawaii. The beach was great, too, for our little people to enjoy. Just about every day, we went to the beach. It was close enough that even my 4-year-old could walk back home by herself. The owner's family was very friendly, too, and our daughters made good friends with them. I am so happy that I found your property. Thank you again and hopefully, we will see you all again!

Recommended for:  Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

A Great House with Excellent Hosts!

Guest: KathyChris(Honolulu)
Date of Stay: 07/31/10 Review Submitted: 08/23/10

Thank you so much, Geri and Ke'alii! The house and beach were perfect! Thank you so much for being such friendly and amenable hosts - and for amiably humoring our many special requests. For potential renters: we rented the 4BR and the 1BR for our family of 8 adults and 5 kids (ages 1-9). We spent a lot of time hanging out on the front lanai/porch, bonding in the cozy 4BR living room, BBQing in the backyard, and swimming at the beach. The kids LOVED alligator pond and the shorebreak at Kokololio beach. My parents (seniors 65+) originally stayed in the studio apt, which has a pull-out couch, so they later switched to 1BR (thank you Geri, and Ke'alii!) which is very nice and has a full bed, which made them feel much more comfortable. All in all: a great week - would definitely stay here again!! Mahalo!!

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.


5/5

A vacation of a lifetime!

Guest: Bridget(California)
Date of Stay: 06/05/10 Review Submitted: 07/14/10

Words can not express how happy my family and I were with this unit. We miss everything about this place and can't wait to return on our next vacation. From all of the stars in the night sky to the majestic clear blue waters just a few steps from the front door. If you want the chance to see Hawaii's true awe-inspiring beauty you need not look any further. I would recommend this vacation rental to all of my family and friends. Thank you Geri and Kealii for your warm hospitality!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.


5/5

Great Location!

Guest: CJandJC(Loveland, CO)
Date of Stay: 03/21/10 Review Submitted: 04/14/10

We had a group of 9 adults celebrating my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. We were a little concerned about the 1.5 baths for 9 people, but we had no problems at all. The location was wonderful - beautiful very private beach where we got to watch the sunrise every morning, close to the North Shore or Honolulu (we preferred the North Shore). It was very nice to be in a local neighborhood rather than a touristy hotel district. The shave ice and shrimp truck were excellent! Owners were right next door if we needed anything.



5/5

Guest: Marsh family1(Wasilla, AK)
Date of Stay: 02/04/10 Review Submitted: 02/04/10

Having previously been to Oahu and staying in the city, we were looking for a quieter place away from the hustle and bustle, close to the beach. This beach house was exactly what we were looking for! The house was clean and comfortably accommodated 6 adults and 3 kids. The lanai was great for afternoon and evening gatherings, we used the charcoal grill almost daily. The beach with it's alligator pond was perfect for our small children, it was definitely the highlight of their trip! Geri and Ke'Alii we very accommodating to our requests and even allowed us to stay a few extra hours at the house after our check out time due to an unexpected illness. Thank you for helping to make our stay on Oahu so memorable!

5/5

Guest: Kawai1
Date of Stay: 10/13/09 Review Submitted: 10/13/09

I rented the studio, 1 BR and 4 BR units for a weekend. My friends and I had a great time staying at this place. The beach is literally 20 footsteps away. It rained while we were there and the space was still able to accommodate 20 adults and 3 kids and we were still able to have a BBQ. Although the owners of the property live next door, they were not overbearing or nosy neighbors. Overall, positive experiance. Definately would stay there again.

5/5

Guest: M and J Roberts(Ashburn, VA)
Date of Stay: 10/01/09 Review Submitted: 10/01/09

My husband and I chose the studio to stay so we could be close to our college bound children. We enjoyed being so close to the campus the week we dropped them off. Geri and Ke'Alii wre very helpful with directions and accomodating our 1 request for an iron. I look forward to returning and spending more time walking the beach and eating dinner in the moonlight.

5/5

Guest: Arlie McDaniel(Honolulu, HI)
Date of Stay: 09/29/09 Review Submitted: 09/29/09

Our church group stayed in Hawaiian Dreams for a week-end retreat. The site was perfect and Geri and Ke'Alii were the best hosts. They responded immediately to our only request. We hope to visit again in the future. We couldn't recommend the place more highly.

Owner response: Mahalo Arlie!!!
It was our pleasure!
Aloha,
Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Curtis & Laura Lum(Wahiawa HI)
Date of Stay: 09/15/09 Review Submitted: 09/15/09

We loved this beach house. The house had more than enough room to fit 6 adults and 6 children ranging in age from 4 to 10. The beach area was exactly as described in their web page. There was a tidal pool area, a small cove for little kids to enjoy the water and further down, was a nice sandy area for the bigger kids to play in the waves. At night we went to the beach to hunt crabs and catch small fish in the "stream". We stayed four nights. Whe we came home, the kids asked when we were going to stay at the beach house again. Can't get any better positive review than that! You also can't get a better combination of price, beach front location and close proximity to Tamura's supermarket (if you forgot to bring something) than this beach house provides. To top it off, Geri & KeAlii are very friendly, accommodating, helpful and just the type of people you wished were living next door to you at home. We highly recommend that you rent this house for your next vacation on a north shore beach.

Owner response: Thank you Curtis and Laura! 
You are too wonderful. 
We are so happy that you enjoyed yourselves and your comments are fantastic. 
We look forward to your return! 
Mahalo, mahalo, mahalo! 
Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Anna47
Date of Stay: 08/02/09 Review Submitted: 08/02/09

Aloha Geri & Ke'Alii, Your house was great. The kids and adults had a great time. I really felt comfortable at your stretch of the beach. The ponds made it save for the little ones. The studio was perfect for my daughter and her baby. Hope to come back soon. Mahalo, Anna

Owner response: Hi Anna!

So glad you all had a great time.

Hope you'll be back soon!

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Trinity & Dean
Date of Stay: 08/02/09 Review Submitted: 08/02/09

Aloha Geri and Ke'Alii, The Toy family and the Erbe family would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for allowing us to stay in your comfortable home. The families loved the beaches right outside of the house. The beach and the surrounding area was absolutely breathtaking. We had such a wonderful time and hope to be back on Oahu again and soon. Thank you for making our stay so memorable and for providing a fabulous place to call our home for our stay on Oahu. Mahalo!

Owner response: Much Mahalo to the wonderful Ohana Toy and Ohana Erbe!!!

So glad to hear it.

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii


Guest:
 Roxann Mick(Artesia, NM)
Date of Stay: 07/29/09 Review Submitted: 07/29/09

Aloha Geri and Ke'Alii Mahalo for all your help in making our stay a wonderful experience. Your home worked out perfect for our family. Having the large porch worked out great for family gatherings and containing the little ones.

Owner response: Thanks Roxann!

It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us.

Hope to see you again soon!

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: ZKD & Mary
Date of Stay: 04/21/09 Review Submitted: 04/21/09

The house was lovely and suited our needs for our six adult and two toddler group. We spent alot of time on the porch and on the beach :) Geri and family went our of their way to accomodate us and even set up a crib prior to our arrival for one our young travelers. The beach access and children suitability was amazing (in spite of the rain we had on several days) and the location was excellent for getting groceries but also for heading north or south to hit other island destinations. Thank you for a great place to stay and for being so accomodating!

Owner response: Thank you so much for the wonderful words! 
We are so glad that you had a great time and we are honored that you chose to stay in our home. 
We look forward to being a part of your next trip to Hawaii!

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Rebecca30(Wyoming)
Date of Stay: 02/11/09 Review Submitted: 02/11/09

Thanks so much!! We had a great time staying here. It was everything that we needed. We would definitely recommend staying here to anyone, but try not to schedule for our week!! Thanks again.

Owner response: Thanks Rebecca!

We are so glad you had a great time. 
We are looking forward to having you stay with us again soon. 
We will definitely save your week.

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Paul and Lisa Wegrzyn(Plainfield, Illinois)
Date of Stay: 01/25/09 Review Submitted: 01/25/09

Thank you for helping make our vacation memorable. We are thrilled to have found your rental home. We all had our own space, and really enjoyed the neighborhood feeling rather than being in a resort or hotel. We hope to come back for another visit.

Owner response: Hi Paul & Lisa!
We are so happy to hear it! 
Hope you all enjoyed meeting the olympic medalist in her own home town. 
We look forward to your next visit! 
Much aloha, 
Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: LL
Date of Stay: 01/23/09 Review Submitted: 01/23/09

This was an experience of a life time. I will never forget all of the beautiful memories we made at this beach house. The beautiful kitchen made dinners easy and fun. The beautiful ocean was PERFECT! The rooms worked out great for all of our family. I will be back again sometime this year and plan to make our stay at this beach house a family tradition. Thank you for your warm hearted hospitality and mostly your ALOHA SPIRIT!

Owner response: You're very welcome.

It was our pleasure.

Looking forward to your return!

Aloha,

Geri & Ke'Alii

5/5

Guest: Jenny G.
Date of Stay: 11/17/08 Review Submitted: 11/17/08

Aloha Geri & Ke'Alii! Thank you for your warm & accomodating hospitality throughout our stay at your wonderful beach house. Our entire family absolutely loved our experience at your beach house! The location of the house and beach were absolutely perfect for all ages. It has become one of our best rest & recuperation secret hideaway. Warmest mahalo and a hui hou, malama pono.

Owner response: Mahalo to all of you!

Come back again soon!!!

5/5

Guest: Dan & Jo
Date of Stay: 11/10/08 Review Submitted: 11/10/08

EXQUISITE and CLEAN and COMFORTABLE and HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Everything we wanted for a vacation away from home for both adults and keikis. We had a group of friends (some with their family) and we fit very comfortably! I would highly recommend this to locals and visitors. Geri and Kealii were soooo gracious and easy to work with and the house was just perfect, exactly what was explained and well worth the price! We hope you will open your home to us again! Mahalo nui loa and a hui ho!

Owner response: Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

5/5

Guest: Mahealani (Hilo Hawaii)
Date of Stay: 09/26/08 Review Submitted: 09/26/08

Aloha Ke'Alii, Geri and Children!!!! We could not ask for more than what was needed at your beautiful beach "oasis". The drive was far, but it was well worth it. Your hospitality was most appreciated and helping us in our last minute arrangements you pulled through for us. Having a family trip of 7 people, your home filled our every need. Your family was sweet, kind and full of life, we could feel this all around us. The photos we have remind us of how true Hawaii people are. Although short spent we will never forget our time there. We recommend anyone who wants a place of serenity, this is it!!! This is truly the "hawaiian way" of life. Ohana as one!!! We look forward to staying at your humble abode again in the near future. Mahalo Nui Loa, Mahealani

Owner response: Aloha Mahealani and Ohana!

What a pleasure to meet you all and have you stay in our home. We are looking forward to seeing you all again soon. 
You are so very welcome and thank you for all of your kind words and for choosing to stay in our home!

Ahui Hou,

Geri, Ke'Alii and Ohana

5/5

Guest: P & J
Date of Stay: 09/03/08 Review Submitted: 09/03/08

This was absolutely the best vacation rental I have ever stayed in. The location was perfect and the atmosphere was something out of the movies. I would highly recommend this to everyone. The beach was breathtaking and perfect for children. This was one Labor day weekend we will never forget. Thanks so much for this wonderful experience. It was everything we wanted and so much more!

Owner response: Mahalo Nui!!!

5/5

Guest: the very pleased
Date of Stay: 08/16/08 Review Submitted: 08/16/08

Thank you so much for an amazing vacation rental. Everything was fantastic, just as you described. The house was beautiful and comfortable. The beach was amazing. we will definitely be back. I would recommend your beach home to anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of "the city" and looking for a truly relaxing and enjoyable experience in a "true hawaii" atmosphere:):)

Owner response: Thank you! We're glad you approve. We'll look forward to your return!

5/5

Guest: oscar and jean and ohana
Date of Stay: 08/01/08 Review Submitted: 08/01/08

Thank you Geri and Kea'lii! The Beach House was wonderful as was the beach! We had 3 children aged 6 - 10 years and the beach was very safe, and the "Alligator" made it very exciting. We fully intend to come back. I would highly recommend this place for any kama'aina's wanting a weekend away or mainland guests wanting to experience Hawaii.

Owner response: Thank you so much! 
We are so happy that you chose to vacation off the beaten path and experience some of the "real" Hawaii. 
On the island of Oahu, there aren't many beaches like this - clean, safe for children and not overrun by tourists. 
We are also glad that you and your family were able to enjoy our childrens' favorite place to swim, "alligator pond", 
a local secret swimming spot for generations past. 
We are looking forward to your return! 
Until then, take care and aloha.


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