2021 Guest Comments  


Thank you so much Sandi, for letting us celebrate my (very) belated 40th birthday at your awesome home! We had such a fun and relaxing stay and definitely built memories as a family that we will think fondly back on. Aloha.

--Sarah, John, Hazel - Phoenix, Arizona


We finally made it, after numerous covid changes, we met our granddaughter Taylor. The house was perfect for spending the week with family. Thank you for sharing your special slice of paradise with us!

--Diana & Jim - Palm Desert, California

We had a wonderful stay here at Hale Moana. Saw several turtles just over the seawall and must've jumped in and out of the water 50 different times with our 3 year old daughter, Eleanor. Many times during our week long stay here exclaimed "this is the best day ever. " Watching first light hit the waves until the last ray of sun at night was great, every single day. We hope we can come back sooner than later. 

--Willie, Kayle, Joye, Eleanor - Memphis, Tennessee


Thank you Sandi. Until next time : )

--Clarice, Anthony, Malik; Charlotte, Clanko, Lilly - Lacey, Washington


What a beautiful spot to enjoy a vacation with extended family. It was a great home base for exploring the North Shore and beyond! We enjoyed the yard, walking to the beach, snorkeling and watching the surfers and whales. Perfect! Mahalo. P.S. Thank you for your attention to every little detail. We could not have been more pleased. Would definitely rent again should we return!

--Timothy, Natalie, Quinn, Wyatt, Dave and Nancy - North Easton, Massachusetts


Our family enjoyed our stay very much. Having coffee in the morning watching the surfers play in the waves. Snokeling to the right of the beach in the beautiful water. And finishing each night with an amazing sunset from the back lawn. Wonderful convenient location to everything in North Shore. Thank you Sandra. 

--Jason, Janine and Olivia - Seattle, Washington


This was great place to stay. Loved the view. Thanks.

--Jonathan -- Michigan


Thank you for sharing this tranquil abode with us. We had a spectacular and relaxing time. Just what the doctor ordered. We hope to return in the future. We will definitely stay in touch! Aloha!

--Kevin & Kathy - Sea Bright, New Jersey


What a wonderful vacation!!! Despite the floods, brown water and loads of rain, we found the happiness that can always be found in Oahu. Mahalo for sharing your home with its breathtaking views and sweet, comforting ambiance. My boys loved watching the surfers every morning, walking the beach for seashells and dancing around the churning shore break waves. My ML loved all the sunrises and we all enjoyed the gorgeously radiant rainbows spanning the horizon of the backyard. My husband & I loved the ocean view room and hearing the crashing & rhythmic waves at night. We traveled all over the island, touring places, visiting sunnier beaches and enjoying time w/ family who live here. It was always nice to return to your home! We'd love to come again!!! Love..

--Paul & Marie - Edmond, Oklahoma


This was our third visit to Hale Moana after living in Hauula almost 30 years ago. It is a beloved place for our family - a place we dream of between visits. Everything we come to the North Shore for is right in the front yard: the ocean, surfers, turtles, whales and sunsets! This past week there were catastrophic floods in Hawaii. We were so grateful for the safe haven of Hale Moana which allowed us to enjoy our favorite activities while seeking shelter with a magnificent view during the rains. Another set of wonderful memories made in our favorite House by the Sea! Incredible whale watching!! Sightings all day every day. Blowholes, backs, pec & tail slaps & breaches!! We always bring a couple sets of binoculars to Hale Moana : )  Mahalo and much love. 

--Chad, Jill, Maya & Keely - Foley, Minnesota


Thank you so much for letting us stay at this beautiful home while in Hawaii! There was so much stress and unknown while planning our trip during COVID (restrictions) - but this home was the one thing we didn't have to stress or worry about. Thank you Sandi for the constant communication and attention to detail! (Also - thank you for "having" to call me - I absolutely forgot to print out the attachments... with instructions on entering the home. So sorry!) The house was above and beyond what we were expecting (your pictures online don't... or possibly can't... capture it's beauty completely). We have loved LOVED our chill, calm days and nights at your home. We will miss being here so much and will definitely be planning to return! Our family of six had plenty of room, played at the beach all day, and enjoyed eating prepared meals here. We even feel we have our own entertainment - getting to watch the surfers each day! Thanks a million! We can't wait to get back! : )

--Liz, Chris, Tyler, Blake, Tanner, Brynnlee - Orem, Utah


2nd trip here and we loved it so much. It was a perfect Birthday and we will be back again. I don't know how to put it into words that this place is magical. We love this home and we are extremely happy you are willing to share it with others. Thank you so much. 

--Mary, Emma, William, Adan - Mililani, Hawaii

We loved the house, great view, perfect spot, with the town and Banzai being less than 10 minutes away. Very nice decoration and very cozy! Thank you for this opportunity!

p.s. for anyone interested, the "Hale Moana" sign outside the house looks like the Czech Republic. 

--Mitch, Mizan, Meena, Mohan - Renton, Washington

Thank you for the wonderful stay! We could not have asked for anything better. Mahalo. 

--Terrilee, Randy, Sara, Christian, Megs - Alabama

We had a great time. The view was great! 

-- Cody and family - Iowa


Oh my goodness!  What a spectacular view! We loved every minute of our stay. We watched the waves go from holy shit huge to calm as could be in a matter of days. We saw whales fighting in the distance and enjoyed the surfers catching the waves. We traveled the island to see all it had to offer, caught our first marlin on a fishing trip, went to a luau and climbed the stairway to heaven at Koko Head. Everything was fantastic!! Mahalo & Aloha!

--Scottie, Britney, CJ & Stephanie - Tool (E of Dallas), Texas


We had a wonderful time here at Hale Moana, although it wasn't long enough!!  A spectacular location to celebrate each of our 50th anniversaries. The seascape right at our back door was phenomenal. And Sandi, your attention to detail before our trip and during it was amazing! Thank you so, so very much!

--Tim & Sandy, Rick & Monica - California


Mahalo!! We didn't want to leave. We will be back.

-- Matt and family - Alaska


Hau'oli Makahiki Hou!! : ) 2021. We had a wonderful time at Hale Moana!! : ) Thank you Sandi! Happy New Year!! : )

--Kathleen & family - Oahu, Hawai'i