Our one month stay at the house was dreamy! The house was immaculate when we arrived. The codes for the doors and the gates make accessing the property easy. There were so many little things that made a big difference for us. The outside lighting is on motion sensors and made it easy to take out trash, do laundry, walk to the beach, etc. after dark. The parking area allowed space for three cars and our bikes which is important because street parking in the area isn’t always easy. The house itself is laid out well providing space and privacy. THE LANAI IS AMAZING!! We had plans to do activities while we were visiting and scrapped our plans almost every day to enjoy the amazing view and watch the surf contests. Even on the rainy days, the lanai is covered and protected and was a beautiful spot for us to have our coffee, nightly happy hour, and most of our dinners. The sunsets from the backyard are incredible! The property manager, Stu, was helpful and easy to communicate with whenever we needed anything.
After the first of the year, the owner’s son arrived to participate in the Da Hui Backdoor Shootout surf contest. What a treat!! I feel certain that we wouldn’t have even known he was there because he was quiet and respectful. However, we loved getting to know him and his teammates! It made the surf contest so fun for us! There are many houses on Pipeline but this house is ON PIPELINE. We called the lanai the “sky box”! The final day of the competition was the day after we left and we were following the contest online. We were ELATED when we saw that their team won the contest! They will all have fans for life!
Few more things… we bought bikes to use during our stay and were so happy to have them. There is a walking/bike trail that runs along the highway so you can safely ride. Foodland is close and convenient. Our family golfed at Turtle Bay several times and enjoyed it very much. There are lots of food trucks nearby in Kahuku and in Haleiwa and the food was incredible. The waves on the North Shore are BIG in the winter so we couldn’t swim in front of the house but we did swim at Waimea and also at Pounders Beach in Laie. But trust me when I tell you, you will rarely want to venture away from this amazing home and its views.
Our family is so grateful that the owners allowed us an opportunity to enjoy their beautiful home. We created memories that will last a lifetime. We cannot wait to come back!
Mahalo nui loa!