Hard to imagine a better house or location!
We just finished our week long stay at Kailua beach. 3 families with 5 kids and everyone had a great time. We were taking a chance since we didn\\\\\\\'t know much about Kailua but had previously stayed at Waikiki but felt it too crowded for kids. We were absolutely thrilled with what we got. The house is right on the edge of the Kailua beach park, the first house from the beach- so we could walk barefoot and in our swimsuits over to the beach- with just a road to cross. The beach is beautiful with soft sand, blue water, clean and gentle waves. Since it is also right next to the parking- there are always people around and you feel safe- early morning, late evening whenever you want to go to the beach. You can swim, kayak and thee is also kitesurfing and jetskiing nearby. Shops (Safeway/Target) and lots of good restaurants and chains are within a 5 min drive. Most places on Oahu are within 30 min drive of Kailua- SeaLife Park, Airport, Waikiki, Hanauma bay, North Shore (1hr). There is also the Lanikai beach 2 min drive- right next to Kailua. Location wise Kailua is hard to beat. The house is fantastic, modern and new with top of the line furnishings and very comfortable beds and couches. The kitchen had everything you can ask for and we cooked quite a bit. The 2 stories have almost duplicate floor layout on the ground and 2nd floor. Each floor has a huge master bedroom and attached master bath and smaller bedroom with the bathroom right next to it. Each floor has a kitchen. People with kids took the bigger bedrooms. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned with split A/Cs and work quiet and great (Hawaii can get hot in Aug and would be hard to live without a A/C). The living room is open and spacious and gets great ocean breeze and has plenty of fans that we didn\\\\\\\'t miss the A/C there- you would want to get some ocean breeze living next to ocean right! There were free kayaks, lifejackets and scuba gear we used. Huge TVs everywhere and we watched movies every night. Genette was awesome, responsive and even shipped a left behind camera. We would highly recommend this place.