We rented this property for a family vacation - 20 people, ages 6-78, and all had a good time. You may never want to leave the house because of it's comfortable amenities and fantastic location, literally steps from the sandy beach. But if you did, you are within walking distance of a grocery store and fabulous snorkeling reef (Shark's Cove). The house is just a short 25 minute drive up to the Polynesian Cultural Center to the East, and just a quick 15 minute drive to the cute little town of Haleiwa.
We enjoyed moderate waves on the beach (we were told by locals that the waters were considerably rougher than usual for June), so swimming was limited to strong swimmers only. Watching the surfers and boogie boarders from dawn until nightfall gave us hours upon hours of entertainment as we sat either on the lanai or in the well appointed living room. Heck, we even got to see the show while doing dishes at the kitchen sink (yes, there are two dishwashers, too, but when you have a ...