We're right across Kam. Hwy. and down a short beach path to Ke Iki Bch. Everything you need is within walking distance! No second-hand reservations, please. Thank you.
This is a small 3 bedroom, 2 bath duplex in which you can rent two of the bedrooms that share a bathroom. It is across the street from beautiful Ke Iki Bch., made famous by Clark Little's iconic photography. It is right between the world-renowned beaches of Pipeline and Waimea. There is a bike path and bus stop across the street and free parking is also available.
There are dining, grocery, and shopping opportunities within walking distance, as well as great snorkeling/diving/caving and hiking. Did I mention the fantastic open beaches? Waimea Bay is about a mile away and has an amazing arboretum, waterfall, and Thursday farmer's market. There is a great little skate park, as well as basketball and tennis courts nearby.
Turtle Bay has an Arnold Palmer-designed golf course, as well as a Tom Fazio-designed course, several restaurants and bars, horseback riding, surf lessons, helicopter and kayak tours, and a wonderful beach/cliff-side pool bar where you can sip Mai Tais while watching the surfing action and brilliant sunsets. If Mai Tais aren't your thing, I'd recommend the Monkey's Lunch, a delicious blended smoothie-type drink.
Kahuku also has a 9-hole course that is cheap and beachfront, as well as many other dining & shopping options. Laie has the Polynesian Cultural Center to take in a luau and some Hawaiian history and culture. Haleiwa is even closer, offering many more dining, drinking, and shopping outlets as well as the best shave ice. Mokuleia has an airport where they offer glider rides and skydiving and a polo field where they have Spring and Fall polo matches on Sundays, complete with beachfront tailgating and after-party with live music.
There is so much to do here, why spend a bunch of money on rooms you'll hardly ever be in? The two rooms share a bathroom and the kitchen and living room are for everyone. There is a washer and dryer for you to use and we have Wi-Fi, basic cable, and a DVD player.
Everything in the living room, kitchen, outside: table, grill, shower, washer/dryer, one parking space, bathroom is shared with one other bedroom which may have one or two guests, as well.
Interaction with guests
As much or as little as you like, pending my availability/work schedule. I can make suggestions for weather-appropriate activities etc.
We strongly recommend setting your AIRBNB ACCOUNT to send you a text, (or at the very least, an e-mail), when you receive messages on the website. We will probably not be around to help you check in, so this line of communication can be vital, not only to get you the door code, but also in case any other issues come up. This is especially true for our international guests. I don't have an international calling plan, so if I miss an international call, I can not call the number back. However, when I get your voicemail, I can respond via the website.
Other things to note
We make every effort to offer an extraordinary value to our guests. Part of doing so is accounting for cost differentials. Not to over-state the obvious, but the cleaning fee only pays for a certain amount of cleaning time. If, upon your departure, it takes more time to return the unit to its original condition, (when you checked in), than the cleaning fee allows, or if you take or permanently stain towels or washcloths, (or anything else), with make-up, etc., additional fees will apply.
We hereby disclaim liability for your use of any of our stuff. Use at your own discretion and risk.
The hall closet contains basketballs, (there is a needle in there, too, if they need to be pumped up), board games, candles, books, and arts and crafts-type stuff for your use. The basketball court is down at Sunset Elementary, (to the right out of our driveway and down the road about a mile).
The outside shed next to the front door contains BBQ stuff, football, volleyball, snorkeling gear, fishing gear, coolers, mats, and beach umbrellas.
Washer/dryer are out back.
Shower/hose are on the side by the umbrella table. Please use it before coming in from the beach.
1A. REMOVE YOUR SHOES before coming in the house.
1E. Thoroughly RINSE OR BRUSH OFF ALL SAND AND DRY OFF OUTSIDE before coming in from the beach, (don't forget to take a beach towel when you go). The sand is very sticky, so you have to physically remove the sand by hand, even while rinsing with the hose. There is a hose just around the corner from the front door. If you're already dry, you can use the small whisk broom to brush off the sand. Beach sand will clog the indoor shower and is very expensive to extract from our pipes! Moisture will do irreparable harm to our cheap laminate flooring! So please, you need to be completely sand-free and dry before coming into the house and especially before getting into the indoor shower.
1I. There is NO MAID SERVICE during your stay. Please be respectful of other guests and the house by cleaning up after yourselves promptly. Even if you are currently our only guests, others could show up at any time. So please, if you are cooking something that will splatter, use a lid or screen over the pan. Clean your hair out of the shower drain catch after each shower, as well as the sink after shaving, and do not leave wet floors or counters. We have a limited amount of kitchenware, so please do not keep dirty dishes in your room, nor take them off the property.
1O. SMOKING is permitted only in the parking area and you are expected to properly dispose of your cigarette butts: there is a small can with sand in it, on the table out there.
1U. If you use the WASHER AND DRYER, please be sure to check the dryer lint filter and properly dispose of lint in the rubbish bin provided.
1H. Please TURN THINGS OFF when you no longer need them on.
1K. 10 PM is officially QUIET time, but the neighborhood usually gets quiet earlier. Please be considerate of neighbors and other guests by keeping volumes moderated and partying off the premises.
1L. Please do not put any of our stove burners on HIGH HEAT. The highest you should ever need is about medium heat, (5 or 6, at most). You will ruin our pans if you go higher. The only time high heat should ever be used is to boil water, and even then, you would not put an empty pot on a hot burner, you would have water in it.
1M. UPON DEPARTURE, please leave the keys back where you originally got them.
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