2014 Guest Comments  

 

December

Thanks for another wonderful stay at Hale Moana! I sent the check and contract for 2015 a few days ago so be on the lookout. 

—Regan, Christopher and Carl - Huntington Beach, California

 

Thank you so much for making our family holiday to Hawaii so special. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect place to spend our week on the North Shore!! We have fallen head over heels in love with Hale Moana and will certainly be recommending it to friends and doing our best to return here one day!!

Thank you so much. It truly is a little slice of paradise up here!!

—Tamika, Brett, Sophie, Ryder, Bill Michael and Susan - Koonwarra, Victoria, Australia

 

We came to see our sons and to enjoy the island. Had great weather, great bike rides (Foodland to Kawela Cove by Turtle Bay) and watched some great surfers on the HUGE waves. Great location very peaceful and relaxing!!

—Thanks, Amy, Alger & Trina - San Carlos & Moss Beach, California

 

Thank you, I had a wonderful time here celebrating my 16th birthday. Everything worked out well and everybody loved it. 

Thanks again! - Brandon - Honolulu, Hawaii

Thank you so much for renting the beach house to help celebrate our son’s 16th birthday. We had a wonderful time at your beach house. The beach house was truly amazing. The views were magnificent and the house was very well maintained! The weather this weekend was just perfect. My son had a wonderful time there with his friends. We would definitely rent from you again!

—Amy - Honolulu, Hawaii

 

My wife and I have been enjoying everything from getting tossed in the waves on a boogie board to surfing with Joel at Uncle Bryan’s. Dinners out have been great from Lei Lei’s to Breakers for Eggs Benny. We’ve hiked, swam, surfed, ate and drank more than our fair share and wouldn’t think of being anywhere else than here to call home for our 10 day stay. 

We will be here again!

Thank you for sharing and being sooooo accommodating on our honeymoon. We appreciate all the welcoming touches. Thanks again. 

—Travis and my bride Kristy - Barrie, Ontario, Canada

 

November 

Your property is awesome!!! My mom and my sister from Japan, they are so happy staying here. Thank you so much. 

—Mari, Lawrence, Nami and Tomiko - Honolulu and Japan

 

Thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful place with us. We really enjoyed waking up to the sound of crashing waves, watching the surfers, swimming with turtles, and watching the crabs run across the beach at night. 

Our 9 month old Madelyn slept better here than she ever has. 

Thank you so much again, and we are already looking forward to another trip here. We wouldn’t want to stay anywhere else! 

—Tony, Hillary, Madelyn & Kim - Litchfield Park, Arizona/Tokyo, Japan

 

Thank you again for the excellent accommodations. We'll definitely be in touch for our future trips out to the North Shore!

—Thanks again,  Mike - Indialantic, Florida

 

October

We had a wonderful time here in paradise. Thank you for sharing your home with us. We could not ask for anything more. Everything worked out really well for us and mom. She found it easy to get around and loved the view from the chair. Thank you so much!

-- Lisa, Fran, and Jeanette - Rockwood, Ontario, Canada

 

What a great place! We felt like we were sitting in a (live) cinema: watching early surfers at sunrise, palm trees, beach and the ocean waves building the scenery. And – after returning to Hale Moana from an island tour in the evening – admiring the stunning sunset; a real spectacle! We enjoyed our four days on Oahu and at Hale Moana very much; only downside is that we have to leave already! Thank you for this great experience! Mahalo!

-- Angelike & Rainer - Hamburg, Germany​

 

Spent a week here with family. Had such a great time snorkeling, enjoying the view. Thank you for making our stay so wonderful. We didn’t want for anything.

-- Ryan, Christy, Mike, Kathy, Becca and Chris - Escondido, CA

 

September

Our son & daughter-in-law live in Honolulu. We came from Arizona to meet their son, our precious grandson, just 3 weeks old. This home was a wonderful place to spend our time together. You provide all of the amenities and some! Thank you for the wine and coffee. We loved the view from the living room. The beach was great to walk on, off and on all day. We did venture out, but really enjoyed what was offered here at the house. We hate to leave, but all things come to an end. Thank you for the fabulous place to enjoy our first visit to Hawaii.

-- Dan & Caro, Josh, Cassie & Isaac - Wickenburg, AZ

 

We had such a great time here! Many memories will be cherished. We got married right here on the beach on Sept. 20th! It was the most amazing wedding! Sitting here looking at the beautiful panoramic view is unbelievable. We enjoyed the Macky’s Shrimp Truck, Ola’s at Turtle Bay. Haleiwa Joe’s was great! Waimea Falls was so much fun swimming under the falls! The beaches and so much more… Look for the turtles in the waves! Thank you so much!

-- Lynda & Jim - Mansfield, MA

 

My mom and I enjoyed our time in your home thoroughly. We enjoyed the sound of the waves all day and all night long. The sunsets were spectacular every evening. We swam in the area down the beach by the reef every day and enjoyed watching the surfers and paddle boarders each day. Staying in your home made us feel more like we were “locals”, lol. We made trips up and down the north shore. We love it here! Everything we could ever want we found in the house; literally a home away from home. Thank you so much for the wine and coffee. We hope to come back soon!

-- Julie and Linda - Simi Valley, CA

 

August

My father-in-law, who visits us 2 to 3 times a year, wanted to do something different this time – to get away from the hustle and bustle of town & Waikiki. This place Hale Moana did the trick! Everyone was at ease and relaxed. This is how a vacation should be like. Thank you very much for the wine and coffee and we will be looking forward to coming back in the near future. Thank you.

-- Kinya, Danny, Suzuko, Raymond, & Emika - Honolulu, HI

 

We haven’t even left yet and already we want to come back. We can’t thank you enough for all the special touches you put in for making our stay at Hale Moana so amazing! From the coffee to the wine to the thoughtfulness of you having an anniversary card for us! Everything was absolutely perfect! Tranquility at its best, to say the least. Celebrating our 30th anniversary here was beautiful and romantic. We will certainly be returning. Aloha and Mahalo 

-- Kathi & Scoop - Brandon, FL

 

Mahalo nui for an awesome beach house. Loved it! The weather was perfect. Water sparkling, sunsets dazzling. Went crabbing at night, saw a turtle, netted a butterfly fish and scooped up tons of sand turtles (crabs). Stared at the stars stretching across the night sky. Spectacular. Made great memories. Look forward to coming back. Thank you for providing such a great place. We appreciate the cleanliness and the small touches. Felt like home. Mahalo

-- Kevin, Patti, Lindsay & Kelsey - Honolulu, HI

 

We have truly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home. Thank you again for sharing

-- Jennifer, Jason, Cyndi, & Andrea - San Jose, CA

 

 

July

Last day in paradise - homeward bound tomorrow! The two weeks went by very fast - but one family (Esi, Michelle, Michala, and Natasha) rested our bodies and souls - and are ready to rejoin the workforce. We thank you Sandi for all the special niceties you included - the coffee (sorry did not drink the wine - still in refrig), slippers - just everything was first class. The very first day a honu almost stood up on the waves and waved us “hello!”... two to three everyday outside frolicking in the waves. That is so special to witness. Thank you again and until we see you - Mahalo

-- Esi, Michelle, Michala & Natasha - Porterville, California

 

Ocean breeze, music from waves. Double Rainbows! Sandy, giggly, happy children. Smell of sunscreen. A luxury of family time here at Hale Moana! Mahalo and Blessings

-- Ryan, Nicole, Kinzie, Audrey & Lily - Irvine, California

 

As I sit here on my last day... all the memories of the last 7 or so years staying here comes flooding in. From our first time spotting the turtles outside your home, seeing my children grow up here and learn to love and respect the ocean and what the universe brings to us. From my kids chubby cheeks to watching my girls turn into young women. As I begin to pack, I’m always afraid we may not return because the girls are growing up. But I look at their downcast faces & know more than anything this has become a second home for them.  Thank you & bless you for giving us the possibility of having such wonderful & memorable times here in your home! Much love!

-- Alicia, Sam, Ruby & Lily -  Manhattan Beach, CA

 

 

June

We so enjoyed your beautiful home and property! It’s location is ideal for visitors. Your posted instructions are very clear and thorough. Much appreciated! Your home is clean, spacious and very nice. It’s grounds are well kept. Just a short walk north from your lanai, our seven year old and I came across a sea turtle resting on the shore. It was so cool! She was able to walk very close to it yesterday close to dusk. She was thrilled!! :) Thanks so much for your generosity! Michael and I enjoyed the wine and coffee! We will definitely recommend your accommodations to friends back home! Mahalo and Aloha until next June! Sincerely

-- Michael, Melissa, Tianna, Alayna and Jayla - Tucson, AZ

 

Our stay at your wonderful property was fabulous. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the beautiful ocean. Everything that we needed to make our stay more comfortable was there in the house. We will surely visit again sometime in the future. 

-- Andy, Anchal, Momit and Deepal - Herndon, VA

 

We had a wonderful time staying in Hale Moana. We explored the entire island of Oahu. We saw sea turtles every evening outside on our beach! We went to Lost Beach and saw dozens of turtles! We loved Haleiwa - especially shave ice at the General Store, and eating at Cholo’s. The Kualoa Ranch had awesome tours of the mountain tops and a hidden beach where we snorkeled and went Paddle boarding! The slides at Wet n’ Wild Waterpark were a hit with the kids and Germaine’s Luau had everyone full and happy. On our last day we explored the Honolulu area - swam with dolphins at the Kahala Resort, saw beautiful views at the top of Diamond Head and snorkeled at Hanauma Bay. But most of all we loved eating our meals on the lawn, watching the waves and being a family. Mahalo, Sandi!

-- Leslie, Andrew, Olivia, AJ, Emily and Molly - Fort Thomas, KY

 

Location, Location, Location = Paradise -- A lovely home to celebrate birthdays for my hubby and my best friend. 2 birthdays one fabulous time. Thank you for the unforgettable experience...  

-- Connie, Richard and Rhonda - Santa Maria, CA

 

It’s been a beautiful, relaxing, peaceful experience here on the ocean. Totally different world from where I’m from. Love it! Thanks for all the special touches and little comforts that help make our stay great. Highlight was the sea turtles for me!

-- Pam - Anchorage, AK

 

 

May

Another beautiful stay - Complete rest for the soul - Gary and I had a wonderful time!-- Debbie & Gary - Park City, UTMahalo! Our stay was great! Were here for our grandson’s graduation from HPU and Jim’s 81st birthday. Your home was our Grand Finale!-- Jackie & Jim - San Antonio, TXThanks for sharing your lovely home and for making it so welcoming and charming. My favorite are the wall of windows and turtles! We hope to return.

-- Maureen &Kent - Tucson, AZ

 

Sandi, do you get tired of everyone letting you know what a gem this house and your hospitality are? I hope not!! House is fabulous - every need anticipated! The views are stunning, the breeze refreshing, the turtles amazing! Secluded in just the right way - we were able swim here and avoid crowds. We will miss going to sleep with the sound of the waves and the smell of the sea. Thanks!

-- Lori & Gary - Tucson, AZ

 

What a wonderful site and beautiful house. I can’t get over the view from the front lawn & then from my favorite easy chair in the living room. The panoramic 50’ view out the living room door walls was spectacular! The sounds of the surf and colors of the water are unforgettable. My wife & daughter assembled your 1000 piece Wyland Whale puzzle in 36 hours. (minus 1 missing piece). We loved every minute of our stay!

-- Bob, Cindy - Oxford, Michigan; Kara - Seattle, WA

 

April-May

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home. The location is truly spectacular, and we had an amazing time swimming with turtles, surfing etc. Perhaps most important, it has given memories to myself, Bec, and our young children, Allyah (7) and twins Nate and Keira (5), that we will treasure forever. If you ever find yourself in North Queensland, Australia, please be sure to contact us. Until we meet again.

-- Adam, Bec, Allyah, Nate & Keira - Annandale, Queensland, Australia

 

April

Thank you so much for letting us stay at your lovely house. We’ve enjoyed every minute of it. The location of this place with its amazing, almost private beach is outstanding. Just walking along the beach watching the surfers, sea turtles and other treasures in the water was worth the trip. And on top of this your cozy, well equipped house with everything we could ask for made this vacation even more enjoyable. It was our first visit to Hawaii and it won’t be our last one. Thanks a lot.

-- Stephen, Mirja & Anna Sastzia - Fort Bragg, Alberta, Canada

 

Our 27th stay was as lovely, if not more so, than our 1st. It’s our home-away-from-home. Our deepest thanks for allowing us to continue this tradition with our family (minus Cale this time). With college looming around the corner we know that changes are on the horizon, so we cling to these precious moments. With Mahalo and much Aloha.

-- Jen, Phil and Sean - Larkspur, CA

 

March-April

The views in this home are spectacular. We enjoyed the location and can never get enough of Haleiwa! We enjoyed Haleiwa Joe’s, Konas for Breakfast burritos and Matsumoto’s shaved ice with condensed milk and ice cream. Our family enjoyed Waimea Falls and we swam to the waterfall. My teenage son really liked jumping off “da big rock” at Waimea Beach into the ocean! We are sad to leave tomorrow! Thank you for sharing your home with us! Aloha

-- Tina, Brenden, Emily, Kailee & Katie - Menifee Lakes, CA

I love this house.

-- Kailee (6)

 

March

The descriptions and pictures were accurate, but you won’t know how great this house/beach is until you stay there! The house and grounds are very clean and neat and the beach is just gorgeous!! The beds were made up according to our needs as we were getting in very late the first night and we really appreciated that. There was wine in the refrigerator and coffee ready for morning. Boogie boards and snorkeling gear came in VERY handy and was much better having it there instead of renting in town. Foodland is nearby as are some of the most amazing surfing beaches on the island. The north shore vibe is very relaxed and the weather is excellent. We also stayed part of our trip in Ko Olina, which is beautiful, but found ourselves driving back up to the north shore a few times for the food, beaches and relaxing atmosphere. I wish we would have booked this house for our full trip as the teenagers LOVED the house and this beach. I can’t recommend this highly enough!! We hope to be back next year? 

-- Monique and family - Nampa, ID (Review from HomeAway)

 

February-March

Thank you for the use of your house. The view here is absolutely wonderful. The waves put on quite a show while here. Enjoyed all the extras you provide. Hate to go home to our rain. You certainly have a wonderful selection of good books! We also saw monk seals, turtles and whales here at Hale Moana! Mahalo

-- Robert, Nancy, Lori, Daniel, Michael and Catherine - Vancouver, WA

 

February

We had a wonderful 1st Anniversary trip. We experienced so many wonderful firsts. Hawaiian sunsets, surfing, jet skiing, turtle watching and swimming with them : )  The whales jumped and played right in front of the house this morning making it a perfect ending to our perfect trip.  Thank you so much

-- Angie & Geoff - Elmira, Ontario, Canada

 

January

Many thanks for a wonderful stay. Everything we needed for a lovely relaxing end to our holiday. Pipeline even turned on the waves for us! We hope to see your lovely home and the beautiful north shore again someday. Warm Regards

-- Jocelyn, Mark, Bradley, Amelia & Sienna - Sydney, Australia

 

We've had such a lovely time at Hale Moana. We hate to leave. Nate and Ben loved seeing sea turtles, and we all enjoyed the historic waves! The view is breathtaking, and falling asleep to the sound of the surf was perfect. Your home had everything we needed. We hope to come back some day. Mahalo-- Lauren, Brian, Nate (2), Ben (2) - Washington, DC

 

What a great place! Surf, sun and even turtles straight outside. What more could you ask for? A perfect place to get away from it all. Thanks for the coffee and wine. Most appreciated.

-- Sean, Simone, May and Georgiana - Auckland, New Zealand