Wow - was Hale Lani ever a pleasant surprise! This cool oasis has everything from a margarita blender, to a newly remodeled walk-in shower. You know the yucky feeling of old pots and pans and dull knives? Not in this home! The owner has thoughtfully provided the best of everything, from sharp knives, to a convection oven. The same goes for the bedrooms, where spotless bedding awaits, with nice, comfortable mattresses. Each room even has a sound machine, where you can dial into the soothing sounds of a rain forest, and there is an iPod dock sound system.
The yard features a panoramic view of the ocean, so you can grill and watch the sunset at the same time. The vibe is totally different at night, where you can watch lights twinkle all the way down the coastline to Kona. If you happen to wake up in the middle of the night, step out the bedroom doors and look up - the stars are so vivid and real.
The house is really close to superb beaches, so you don't waste a minute of your vacation time. And there's a place right down the road called the "Blue Dragon" that gets top groups. You can eat amazing Pacific Rim cuisine while listening to music. And the top of the "Musicquarium" is open to the night sky!
We vacationed with another couple, and there was enough space in the house that people could read in one room, cook in the kitchen, and watch TV without getting in each other's hair. We had some wonderful dinners on the "lanai", as they call patios in Hawaii. We loved the house so much that I booked for next year for our anniversary. Yes, even less-than-rich people can come to Hawaii more than once - this place is a true bargain, with full kitchen, washer and dryer, etc. Much cheaper than a hotel. Anyway, I highly recommend Hale Lani, and prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
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