2016 Guest Comments  

 

December

What an amazing home you have to share. Thank you for letting our family share your joy. Hopefully this won't be our last. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Love 

--Brian, Trier, Dennis, Denver, Sterling & Shawn - Tulsa, Oklahoma

November

Thank you for sharing Hale Moana with our family. The ocean view is breathtaking and we spent many hours on the beach watching surfers, exploring tide pools & relaxing. Police (lost) beach is a must for sea turtles. We enjoyed Waimea Valley hiking, sharks cove and watching the triple crown surfing competition. After a busy day, the house was a great place to rewind & relax. Thank you for the attention to details & cleanliness of the home. It made for a very comfortable stay. Mahalo!

--David Brei, Claudia, Cassidy & Cameron - Orient, Ohio

 

We had an amazing week! We loved the views, the ocean sounds and even the lizards! The house is the perfect location. It was even more special as Wyoming was experiencing its 1st snowfall! We highly recommend. Looking forward to a return visit! Thanks, Sandi!

--Jeff, Shari, Jamison & Gage - Wheatland, Wyoming

 

(Nov. 8-) This is the time, my friends? Tried to stay away from major news and be meditative in gazing at the eternal waves crashing. I cannot imagine a more soothing, healing view! The quiet undeveloped North Shore delights us! Traveled here with dear friends!! Mahalo

--Wendy, Tina, Sue, Carol & Denise - Redmond, Washington

 

Simply amazing location - everything as a N. Shore Oahu vacation should be. House worked well for the 4 of us. --Tim & Jane

Wonderful digs in a charming setting; the four of us are all the better for our much needed vacation at Hale Moana. Will be back before too long. Cheers

--Gordon & Susan - Vashon, Washington

October

We came to Oahu for a family vacation and Hale Moana was a dream come true with its beautiful ocean views away from the crowds & noise of town. The house was perfect for one family of five with all the comforts of home. One morning we spent all the time we wanted with a sea turtle on "LOST" beach... with not one person around. Thank you for making this home our home for a week.

--Angela, Clinton, Dylan, Meghan & Jr - Concord, California

Thank you for sharing your home with us. Loved watching the sun & stars, sunsets & sunrises. What a lovely place to unwind. We hope to beach sooner rather than later. Mahalo!!

--Jim & Wendy, Ken & Carrie - Vancouver, Washington

September

We came to the North Shore for a wedding at Loulu Palms and enjoyed our stay - although too short! We loved watching the surfers dotting the shoreline, early morning  walks on the beach and the relaxing sounds of the waves breaking on the beach. Slept well! Mahalo!

--Alison & Steve - Menlo Park, California

 

Thank you for sharing your lovely home!! We had a great family vacation, Hidden Beach at Kaena Point, Shark's Cove, Waimea Bay & Valley, Pearl Harbor, Paradise Cove, and more. My husband and I spent each morning outside, watching the ocean with our coffee. We were lucky enough to experience the first "swell" of the season with many surfers enjoying the waves. And... one of my son's proposed to his girlfriend, just up the beach a ways!! Mahalo

--Robert & Janette, Nick, Tyler, Stephanie, Brittany - Phillips Ranch, California

Nice place - only saw one turtle here, but plenty elsewhere. Saw a group of dolphins. Dodged two hurricanes and saw BIG surf on the east side of the island. Great family vacation. A lifetime of memories.

--Phil & Holly - Fort Wayne, Indiana

Thanks so much for opening your home to us for a wonderful vacation. We saw so many great things & wish we had time for more. Would love to come back someday. It's hard to leave here. As Jenna stated (below) Hawaii has so much magic to offer. James & Craig - Auburn, Indiana

Our time here has been full of memories we will take with us forever. Personally, it was a wonderful way to finish my recovery after surgery, and I'm very thankful to you for giving me that opportunity. Hopefully I can return one day and and enjoy even more of the magic Hawaii has to offer!

--Jenna - Guam, USA

August

Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us. This week has been paradise for our family. We are so sad to leave tomorrow. We have truly had the time of our lives - we swam in a waterfall, jumped off the giant rock in Waimea Bay, rode horses, played golf and swam with the turtles this afternoon! The highlight was ending each day here watching the sun go down over the Pacific. Hope to return someday! Mahalo

--Joseph, Erin, Jackson (14), Katherine (12), Thomas (10) - Ossining, New York

July

Our second visit, most relaxing, swimming & snorkeling everyday. Lovely family vacation, would like to live like this everyday. Mahalo Sandi! 

--Vicki, Norm, Ty, Stevie, Hayden (7), Kash (3)- Descanso, California

 

We had a wonderful stay at your home!! Everything was perfect! Each day we walked to the West side of the beach to watch the sea turtles in the water right off the beach. We also had the pleasure of seeing a family of rays patrolling the beach as well. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

--Shannon, Corri (17), Connor (13) & Rick - Tempe, Arizona

Thank you for sharing this house with us. This is the best family reunion experience that we've never had. Every day we enjoyed the beach, the rainbows and light showers,. What a great memory for me and my kids!!

--Jeff, Angel, Rachel (12), Jace (3), Rosa Wei, Amber Wei & Daniel - Irvine, California

June

What an amazing place! The location is perfect. Close to the conveniences yet away from it all. The beach & ocean views are breathtaking. You could easily sit and watch the ocean all day. Our family will take home so many special memories to revisit. 

--Mark, Diane, Jordan Carly & Andy (20 months) & Evan (11 weeks)! - Santa Rosa, California

 

This was my parents, my two children (12 & 14) and my first visit to Hawaii and after exploring the entire island, I loved knowing we had Hale Moana to come home to. The comfort and convenience of your home enhanced our experience. As a lover of sea turtles, it was wonderful watching them swim as I sipped my morning coffee and being only a few minutes from Laniakea Beach where the turtles beach on the sand was magical. Just last night there were 5 lying peacefully on the beach! 

It is great being so close to Haleiwa where 5 of our 7 nights we found ourselves enjoying dinner and strolling through shops and art galleries. The Beach House, Matsumoto's and Luibueno's were all good and for a great burger, don't miss Kua Aina! And Ted's Bakery is a short drive away. 

We are leaving today feeling content we experienced so many wonderful things and have made memories that will last a lifetime. Already dreaming of a return trip! Our sincerest gratitude, 

--Glenn, Lorraine, Monica, Jacob & Abigail - Houston, Texas

 

We had an amazing time at Hale Moana. Everything was perfect, house, weather, area,. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect vaction. We were a family of 4 and our 2 boys had the time of their lives. We look forward to our return visit. 

--Holly, Mark, Jack (14), Sean (11) - Palo Alto, California

We have so enjoyed the peaeful and beautiful surroundings at Hale Moana. We thought we'd explore the whole island but found everything here just perfect and ventured out very little, rather opted for sinking in and experiencing this lovely piece of the North Shore. Thank you for sharing your home with us for our special few days! 

--Carrie & James, PJ and Jennifer - Ashland, Missouri

May

We have definitely enjoyed your cute cabin, beach, view and ocean. We relaxed, paddle boarded, snorkeled, and had a great time. We also enjoyed many great local eateries. The Beach House, Breakers, Joe's, food trucks & Chollos. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us. We had a great time. Mahalo!

--Dawn & Sean - Seattle; Kristin & Jeremy - Seattle/Cheney; Lisette - Connell, Washington

 

This view is absolutely incredible! It has been such a relaxing stay here. The whole family has enjoyed watching the sea turtles from the yard and exploring the rocks. We've gone snorkeling and swimming - it's so convenient having this beautiful beach right out back! Thank you for being such a gracious host and for providing the coffee and wine! This was our first time at a house in Hawaii, and we are so glad we tried it! Mahalo! 

--Tom, Kathy, Holly and Clare - Houston, Texas

 

We had a wonderful stay at your home! The location is perfect! We have stayed at a few different ocean front houses on Oahu and the Hale Moana has been by far the best location. We had a great time with our two kids swimming in the ocean and turtle spotting. We loved Haleiwa Joes and Uncle Bo's (best food by far). We did not care for the new Beachside Restaurant. Save your money go to Bo's! Thank you for allowing us to make fabulous memories at your home. The Family who loves North Shore.

--Tracy, Ernie, Sophia and Sam - Oakland, California

 

Wonderful location! We had a great stay in your beachhouse. Everything has been perfect. The green sea turtles are awesome! And right out back! Thank you Sandi for sharing your beautiful home! Best vacation ever!

--Kevin & Deanna - Fair Oaks, California

 

Another great vacation here. We always find it a perfect location, and Sandi & Glenn's attention to detail just makes everything "perfect". You couldn't ask for anything better. My family loved watching the sea turtles right in front of the place. I enjoyed the centralized location to Foodland & Haleiwa, very convenient. We have stayed at a lot of vacation rentals here and there is no contest. This place rules! We will be back next year! Sandi & Glenn; Mahalo Nui Oi! With all our appreciation & gratitude.

--Capt. Mark & Dr. Arika, & Dr. Yoko - Tokyo, Japan

April

Wonderful time here with my son & friends. Loved seeing the sea turtles out front. So relaxing.

This was my first time in Hawaii and staying here was so much fun. Going down to the beach right out front, swimming and seeing all the wild life. I loved every minute of it. Thank you for an amazing view! Our time spent here has created a lifetime of memories. We hope to be back some time. Mahalo!

--Michele & Cole - Wilton, Maine

 

What a magical trip it's been with family and friends to celebrate my big 50th Bday. We called this adventure the 5-0 in the 5-0 : )  Enjoying coffee every morning while watching surfers was a dream come true for me. We tried to be home each night for sunset too. We toured the windward side and enjoyed Kailua Beach, went on an ATV tour at Kualoa ranch, and enjoyed a sunset catamaran cruise out of Haleiwa Harbor. We feel like we need another 10 days to truly know Oahu, but we don't think our life back home is ready for that : ) . Thank you so much for providing such a lovely Hale. We did not want for anything. The beach chairs and coolers and beach towels were so useful. We even bought fresh Ono one night and grilled out - yum! We hope to return again for another re-charge of our mana. Mahalo!

--Michele, Mike, Toni & Gary - Seattle & Bellingham, Washington

March

We had an amazing time! We loved all of the beach toys, snorkeling gear and boogie boards you have provided for us! This beach was amazing! We really hope we can come again. It was perfect, the view amazing, the beach is amazing, everything was perfect. But what the kids really loved was the night that we brought flashlights out on the beach and grabbed a sand bucket to go find crabs. We found so much. We also enjoyed watching all the surfers from our perfect view. But the kids also loved catching lizards. We all loved the sunsets. The beach water was also just perfect. Thank you so, so, so much for letting us stay here. We hope we can come again. It was just amazing!!!!

--Alisa, Dave, Isaac, Ashleyn, Jackson & Grayson - Bluffdale, Utah

 

What a wonderful, peaceful place. We loved the beach, sunsets & turtles! Thank you for sharing this house.

--Deb, Mark, Carter and Madeline - Wellesley, Massachusetts

We had a fabulous time at the Hale Moana. Turtles, sea lions, rain, sun... everything! It was very relaxing and wish we could stay longer!

--John, Catherine, John Jr., Payton - Mesa, Arizona

 

AMAZING! Thank you so much for the beautiful view we all enjoyed so much. We hope to see all this next year. 

--Sara, Carl, Melissa and Hunter - Lebanon, Oregon

 

February

We had an amazing time at this perfect beach house! We built sand castles, walked on the beach, had sunrise breakfasts and sunset dinners outside, and just took in the beautiful sights. We are so sad to leave, but hope to be back someday soon! Thank you!      I LOVe the BeAch - Chase (5yrs)

--Chris, Taylor & Chase - Gilbert, Arizona

 

We had a great time staying here - so relaxing - shopping in Haleiwa for bathing suits - walking the beach - Pizza Bobs - HUGE RECORD SWELLS OF 55' CRAZY!! Water over the wall - an experience that's for sure!! People are friendly. It was wonderful - Thanks so much! Mahalo.

--Tony, Jen, Kathy & Emily - San Jose, California

 

We had another memorable week at our favorite house on the North Shore. The viewing of all the breaks from the front lawn was as good as ever. Wednesday saw the Eddie Aikau no-go because the swell arrived just a few hours too late. The rest of the day featured outer reefers everywhere. Turtles on the sand, whales breaching off shore, fish near the reef, and pumping surf all week made the experience as perfect as ever. Thanks for having us.

--Colleen, Karsten, Bruce and Kathy - Aliso Viejo, California

 

January

Had an awesome time at your home on the beach, paradise! Everything was perfect! Thanks again : )

--Tom, Karen, Tina & Brad - Kennewick, Washington

 

We had a great stay. Big swell, nice weather, fantastic tuna that we bought in Hale'iwa Harbor (which resulted in world class sashimi, ceviche, poke and BBQ). Cosy house, well equipped and very clean. We even caught a few waves with that old surfboard in the garage. 

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--Niclas, Helen, Christina, Anders & Doris (5) - Nynasham, Sweden

 

What an incredibly week we have had here! Thank you for opening up your great home to share with us! Many fun days and nights were spent here! We barely ventured out (we used to live here) and it was lovely! Thank you again!

--Staci, Paul, Haylee & Beau - St. George, Utah