2020 Guest Comments
We had an amazing time on the North Shore for our family "Staycation" on island. Big Mahalos for the use of your adorable home. Mahalo Nui Loa!
-- Breanne, Donald - Honolulu, Hawaii
Thank you Sandi for sharing your amazing home (Hale Moana). It was such a blessing to spend Christmas in Hawaii!! <3 Thank you again and Merry Christmas to you and your family. We want to come back next year.
--Kidt, Daniela, Douglas & Michelle - Woodbridge, Virginia
So glad we made it back again in 2020. We passed 4 tests back home thankfully and safely made it to this wonderful refuge. My son Aaron got some time in at the racier spots in view from here. Several good lefts at Jocko's and rights at Alligators. My daughter Regan ventured straight out at age 11 and caught 2 connectors. Then got a nice little pummeling by some foam balls. She sucked it up and shrugged it off. My wife had lots of good swims and saw lots of fish and turtles over at the cove. She got great shots of all our waves while sipping coffee and other beverages from her perch on the lawn. John Florence winning the Pipe Masters the day before the Star of Bethlehem appeared in the West on the solstice were a few other highlights. Just a great, always too short, trip to this perfect setting.
--Karstan, Colleen, Aaron, Regan - Aliso Viejo, California
Beautiful home, atmosphere and beach! Thanks for the memories.
--James, Stacie, Bennett, Britton - Utah
Thank you for your hospitality and for being so communicative. It is always comforting to book an Airbnb with a host as prepared and thoughtful as you. : ) Mahalo.
--Audrey, Wendy, John, Daaruis - Sacramento, California
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your home. The house was great and the location perfect! We even had a sea turtle visit. We plan on being back.
-- Jen, Stacey, Delaney & Brent -- Texas
Thank you very much for having us. We really had a great time. God Bless you and your Fam. Mahalo Ke Akua
--Brannon - Maili, Hawaii
We loved your home! The view is unparalleled and the location can't be beat. Can't wait to come back when quarantine is over so we can explore more of this lovely town! Thanks for making our trip so nice.
-- Kelly & Justin - Portland, Oregon
Thank you so much for the most wonderful stay. We absolutely loved the house and the location. You guys are the most thoughtful people/owners. All the little things were so amazing. We can't wait to come back.
--Janelle, Richard, Keely, Nixon, Mila - Honolulu, Hawaii
I have been to Hawaii 14 times. I’ve stayed in hotels on the beach and Airbnb. Sandra’s place is the best I’ve ever experienced. You get beach front living and the beach is pretty much private. The beach has everything you could want. Areas for surfing, snorkeling and our 19 month year old could safely go into the water. She’s an excellent host. Very fast with communication and I loved how she provided boogie boards and other beach accessories. I’m looking forward to returning.
--Joshua, Karina, Vimi, Kim - Marina Del Rey, California
Thank you Sandi & Glenn for sharing your wonderful home. It is the perfect spot, right on the beach. We even had a little turtle with us the whole time. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and prompt help in making our stay very relaxing and stress free!! We hope to come back soon.
-- Juli, Sean, Jesse and Gloria - Waimanalo, Hawaii
This place is so great! Thank you!! Of course there is the ocean/beach - what a perfect spot. Then there is the house, set up just perfectly with lots of space and all the stuff you need for your stay. The location can't be beat either just off the main hwy., so close to town and Waimea. So lucky to have been able to stay here. Hope to do so again soon. Totally took the edge off COVID.
--John, Ann-Marie, Sofia, Juliette - Honolulu, Hawaii
With all the negative things happening in the world, this was much needed and you made it so perfect for us. Thank you for everything and for being so kind. We will come back for sure.
-- Mary, William, Adan, Emma - Mililani, Hawaii
Thank you so much for having my family and I! I have amazing stories and memories with my two guys that will last a life time! You are such a kind, & welcoming person! And your home reflects that! Thank you again!
-- Samantha, Kaden, John -
Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo! We had the best time at your beach hale : ) We got to dive for fish and enjoy the beautiful sunsets every night . Your house is absolutely gorgeous and had everything we needed.
-- Sadie - Kahuku, Hawaii
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home with us! As a former resident of Oahu, I am very familiar with the area and grew up going to Haleiwa, Waimea Beach and Shark's Cove and this home still blew us away. We are very grateful to experience this home show our children the true beauty of Oahu.
-- Jarold, Kristie, Diego & Kaleo - Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Mahalo for the most relaxing experience ever!! Appreciate it so much. Your hospitality and generosity was amazing. Now I truly know why your guests rave about your home by the sea. So tranquil and good for the soul!!! Much Mahalos.
-- Linda - Wahiawa, Hawaii
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful beach front home! Our family was able to relax ad create memories to last a lifetime! We had an amazing fun filled weekend! Aloha.
-- Ron & Lisa - Hawaii
Aunty Sandi, thank you for letting us stay at your house. we had so much fun! : )
from Aly (6 years)
We are so grateful to be here, our final days before moving back to the Mainland. What a beautiful way to soak in all the best of Hawaii's natural beauty and say goodbye properly as we leave. We loved the beach right out back and must have read and watched the ocean for hours. We loved snorkeling in the awesome shelling spot and found some treasures! Thank you so much for a winding down, relaxing spot. Mahalo.
-- John, Nicole, Opal, Iris - Honolulu, Hawaii
What can we say? The house, the beach, the weather, everything was so perfect and so easy. Mahalo for all of the thought you have put into making a super livable beach escape. We so enjoyed the sunrise each morning and early walks, dives, swims, skim boarding and surfing. By the end of the stay we couldn't believe that we hadn't left once! You truly have a gem of a beach right outside. The tide pools and shelling, the shore break and deep ocean had something for everyone. Mahalo nui loa for all of the memories! We hope to be back again this summer. Namaste and Aloha.
-- Ernesto, Gretchen, Matias, Mila - Honolulu, Hawaii
Thank you so much for your awesome, beautiful house, so perfect for my family, they loved it! The sunset, beach crystal clean water, the view, fishing. Thank you for all your detailed work in your home!
--Tawny - Haleiwa, Hawaii
I came to visit my Nahn & Umpa, and I thought it was awesome; your house is beautiful. I learned how to go diving with a speargun, caught my 1st two fish, went fishing night crab with my unko's, I watched "The Greatest Showman" w/ my brothers, played bingo, played card games with my family. I had the best time. Thank you - Cyrus (9 years).
Just want to say thank you for having us. This past 5 days - 4 nights was one of the most amazing get aways I've had in my 29 years of life. It was even better because I got to spend it with my family. Took advantage of the amazing beach front. Dove and fished every day/night. Got to live off the ocean and teach the kids how to fish/dive. Did not waste any day/night we had. House was perfect along with the beautiful lawn. Times like these makes us appreciate life and shows how lucky it is to live in Hawaii.. Also it take away any thoughts of this Covid thing. Hope to have this place again soon. - Kanali - Haleiwa
Thank you so much for offering your house to our family. I absolutely loved every moment of being here. We were so comfortable and welcomed by your hospitality. The house is so clean, and organized, stocked, and perfect! We spent all days at the beach and nights bbqing the fish we caught!! Hands down, this place is always gonna be a place where we want to come back! We needed this staycation so badly, with all the current events going on, it was a perfect time to get away and get refocused and renewed. There wasn't a moment I took for granted and I very much know how blessed we are to be able to come and live in Hawaii. Have a wonderful day and I hope our family may return again. Aloha and thank you!! - Kai
As soon as we arrived, my first thought was... the photos we saw beforehand does not do this place justice! The experience we had here with our friends was one we will never forget. Everything was so comfortable and "homey", you made us want to stay here forever! We have already decided that we will come back as soon as we can.
--Darren & Emily -
Thank you so much for your hospitality! Even on an island filled with so much beauty, this home truly feels like a little slice of paradise. From the breathtaking views to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore to the cool ocean breeze, everything about this place was magical and it was exactly what we needed to relax and unwind. My only regret is that we can't stay forever! I hope we are able to find an opportunity to come back in the future. Mahalo.
--Nick & Mackenzie, Grayson & Juliette - Kailua, Hawaii
Nice beach great view internet all we needed was wave thank you.
--Michael, Tanya, Mikela, Ricardo, Kainoa - Haleiwa, Hawaii
Everything about our stay was perfect! Sandi was an exceptional host. She made the check in process seamless and was very responsive. The house is honestly breathtaking. Waking up to the sound of the waves crashing against the shore, watching the sunsets every afternoon, and looking up at the stars at night was the perfect break from reality. Can’t wait to come back! In fact, I’ve already booked again!
--Nick, Mackenzie, Grayson, Juliette, Darren, Emily - Kailua, Hawaii
We travel to the islands about twice a year & love the North Shore of Oahu. We booked this property with Sandi and we couldn't have chosen a more perfect spot! The location is in the North Shore of Oahu about 10 min drive to town. We did not turn on the TV one time while we were there as the view of the surfers, turtles & dolphins were all the entertainment you would need. The beach is beautiful white sand & a great surf spot out front. The water is a little strong but a very short walk (3 min) up the beach it's a little calmer. The large glass doors that open up completely gave a lovely indoor outdoor feeling. There is an ocean view bedroom with a queen size bed & a 2nd bedroom that also has partial ocean views with 2 twins or a king bed that they put together for us. There is 1 full bathroom between the 2 rooms & an additional toilet & shower in the garage. There is also a small den that can be used as a bedroom as well. The kitchen had everything you would need as well as an outside charcoal bbq. Our friend is a chef & she didn't see anything that was missing. Linda is the lady that cleans the rental & she was available to go to Costco for us which was very appreciated. Both Sandi & Linda couldn't have been kinder or more gracious & helpful. Texting both was easy & quick responses were given from each of them. We would definitely stay in this home again in the future. Mahalo Sandi for a wonderful stay!
Sandi - Thank you for welcoming us & our friends for a well needed get away. We had many days sitting outside enjoying the views. You were right, we were very lucky to come during this time when very few visitors were here on the island. What a special and comfortable home you have - hope to be back soon! Mahalo.
--James and Katrina, Ashley & Jake - Ventura, California
April - May
Sandi - thank you so much for providing such a safe and beautiful space for two refugees, who were advised not to return to New York City after a canceled cruise. We have felt so welcomed and the house is so spectacularly set and so well kept; we couldn't have asked for more. We will miss the beach, the sea turtles, the beautiful Hawaiian gardens, and charming Hale'iwa. We hope to return to visit sometime soon. Many thanks for everything
--Ida and Karen - New York, New York
This home is in a perfect location to view beautiful sunsets and to have the beach mostly to yourself. We really enjoyed our stay here. I came with my 5 children aged 20 down to 10. Everything in the home was labeled with directions and that helped them keep things in order. The beds were comfortable and the view was just stunning, especially at sunset.
--Corrina - Missouri
To be able to stay directly on the beach filled up my senses, in this extraordinary home. Home because it was stocked and fitted with care. Extraordinary because the wide open view, walkout to sunset and fun all day long. You will experience the crashing waves and sunset as well as surf/snorkel/swim/tanning with the kids.
--Kevin - Minnesota
Sandi: Your home remains a bit of paradise! Having been here in the mid-80's, it was so nice to see that it remains a perfect retreat. We were impressed by the "evolution" of Haleiwa town, but even with that, the solid of "Hale Moana" remains unchanged. Thanks for squeezing us in during a busy season.
--Tom & Suanne, Bob & Barbara - Mahalo! from Atlanta
Your home in North Shore was perfect for our family - beautiful location & everything we needed. Memories we will never forget, celebrating my mom's 65th Birthday. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
--Robert, Barbara, Lonica, Ian, Bennit & Aleksander - N. California
Thanks for everything. Staying in your home was perfect for us. I appreciate you and your home very much. We've made memories to last a lifetime here.
--Teresa and daughters - Atlanta, Georgia & Taiwan
Thanks Sandi to be such a kind host to us, although we have to leave now, cause of the bad weather conditions. Mahalo.
--Susane, Steve, Finn, Til - Nuremberg, Germany
We had an amazing time in your house. We love everything. Thank you Sandi. : )
--Halalia, Natalia, Santiago, Fabio, Juan - Ibagué, Tolima, Colombia
Thanks Sandi for a great holiday. We loved the view and the boys loved being able to surf straight outside the house. Kind regards.
--Annabelle, Bill, Harry, Fletcher, Darcy - Brisbane, Australia
Hale Moana is our home away from home <3. We have spent our winter vacations on the North Shore for 14 years. It's truly part of our family history and the best vacation for a family of surfers. We can't wait til next time! - Colleen
Hi, it's Regan (the youngest kid) this has been so much fun! So many exciting events happened this trip like surfing, swimming next to turtles, and I lost my brand new spring suit that I got for Christmas but..... I found it! I will miss this place so much I really hope we come back some day! Oh yeah and my dad broke the surfboard he bought 5 years ago, he got a cool new one and it is now in the garage. Thank you so much for letting us stay in this wonderful home! - Regan (10)
To me this house is a second home. This is such a beautiful place to come to with warm water, big waves, and warm weather. I am so thankful I get to come here - Aaron (14)
The words above are why we keep coming back. Thanks so much! - Karsten
--Colleen, Karsten, Aaron, Regan - Alisa Viejo, Califormia