Recent Guest Comments
February 2019: During our 6 week stay at Hiatt Hale, the property exceeded our expectations in all ways. Right from our initial greeting with Carolyn when she insisted that we treat her home 'like it was our home', ...she was always on hand to promptly manage any needs yet maintained a distance respecting our privacy. Each room was fully equipped with the latest amenities from the fully stocked kitchen to the premium bath products. Each bedroom had new TV's installed. The house was perfectly suited for the variety of guests that we invited, from our children and grandchildren to relatives and close friends. We always had a full house but never felt crammed for space. The recently renovated pool was a hit after spending the day at the beach. The beach was like your own private beach, merely steps away from the house.
Kailua supplies all your shopping needs from food stores, coffee shops, restaurants (we loved the daily catch at Nico's just down from the house) medical facilities and curio shops. Hiatt Hale is surrounded by multi million dollar homes being built along the beach. The area is very safe.... you can stroll any evening without concern or watch the sun rise in the early morning. Honolulu and Waikiki is a short 25 minute ride on 3 super highways. The scenery was stunning with lush vegetation covering the mountains and the beautiful turquoise and blue water surrounding Oahu. We highly recommend this luxurious executive home where you can feel like you're in your own home from the moment you step through the door. R.K., Mississauga, Ont. Canada
January 2019: We had the most amazing family vacation here in Kailua. We are so grateful for your lovely, special, comfortable home that all three generations got to enjoy. You have provided all the amenities to make anyone’s stay easy and carefree! We spent endless hours ewnjoying the beautiful beach and ocean water. This turned out to be just what we were all dreaming it would be.
Thank you for being so gracious and generous towards us! D.A., San Diego, CA.
December 2018: Thank you for providing your beautiful home to help us celebrate our parent’s 50th Anniversary. Our kids lived in the pool and ocean, soaking up sunshine and exploring so many things Oahu has to offer. Highlights included hiking, amazing ocean-side drives, snorkeling, and seeing sea turtles in Lanikai and Haleiwa.
Your place has the look of a resort, but the feel of a warm home which made for an unforgettable experience. K.K, Grande Prairie, Alberta Canada.
September 2018: Our time here was filled with lots of laughter and excitement as we walked down and swam in the beach, played in the pool, watched the sunrise and had family time in the living room. This house allowed us to fully relax and spend quality time together. Thank you for your generosity and unexpected kindness to our family during this difficult time. We are so very grateful. M.B., Virginia (formerly from Kailua)
August 2018: Thank you Carolyn. We loved this house and pool; 9 Adults and a toddler and room to spare. I really appreciate all your help starting way back in July 2017. You were so much help every step of the way. We have rented many homes and this is the most complete kitchen that I have ever seen. We hope to come back. B.S. Concordia, Kansas.
July 2018: As always, our vacation at beautiful Hiatt Hale has been the best ever. It's no surprise we keep coming back. You are such a wonderful host and your house & pool so wonderfully accommodates our large family gathering. We love how close you are to the beach, which is certainly one of the most beautiful in the world. You can count on seeing us again and again and again. Thank you for always welcoming us and making your home so inviting. C.W. and family Oakland, California.
December 2017: Many thanks for welcoming us into your home for the December 2017 Holidays. We enjoyed our time here with our children as well as our extended family from Australia. Watching the kiddies splash around in the turquoise water was truly remarkable. To thank you for such a wonderful experience. J.D. Las Vegas, Nevada
November 2017: We are so grateful to have been able to spend Thanksgiving with our family in your wonderful home again. Five years ago we were a family of seven. This year we are without my beloved husband who we lost to ALS last December, but we are blessed with three more grandchildren, and our son who got engaged here on the beach. We've had a lovely healing time. J. B-J Los Altos, California
January 2016: We really chose the right home to spend a wonderful vacation with our 4 children & friends! It is so difficult now to be able to spend time altogether! We all enjoyed our time there, going to the beach (so close!) watching the sunrise, swimming, boogie boarding, walking on the beautiful beach, hiking or just relaxing around the pool or even in the house where you can isolate yourself if you wish. Dinner time on the covered patio was a delight, the 9 of us sitting around the table or preparing food on the BBQ! We never went to the restaurant! Such great memories! I would definitely come back & recommend it to my friends...why look for another place! Great location & nice welcome! It was perfect! Just have to come back as we didn't have time to taste those donuts from the Portuguese bakery!!! L.P. Sonoma, California
December 2015: This property was the perfect place for our family to celebrate the holidays. Plenty of room for all 11 of us and also room to visit with our daughter and local family of four. We loved the Christmas tree all decorated and the kitchen was so well equipped we prepared most meals there, including great grilled feasts and the whole Christmas turkey and ham and all the fixings. The pool area is just beautiful and the beach just a short walk away was all we needed to enjoy Hawaii. But we did make short trips to Kailua just a short bike ride away. And we loved Buzz's on the beach for dinner and Pupus and of course walking for coffee at Kalapawai market and a walk to Pinkys to watch football. Wish we could visit every year! (J.T. Tennessee)
August 2015: Thank you for being an amazing host and for the beautiful house! We really appreciated your hospitality and warm heart to make us feel at home. The pool was the highlight of our time here - we probably spent 90% of our time in it! Air conditioning is such a luxury here in Kailua! I don’t think we can ever do without it again. More than anything, Hiatt Hale brought us rest, peace, laughter, and wonderful family time together. We know that this home will continue to bless all the people who stay here and have the opportunity to experience island life at its finest. All the best to you and your family! (H.K. Surrey, BC Canada)
July 2015: You could not have been a more wonderful host, concerned about our needs, yet leaving us the freedom to enjoy hour home’s many amenities. Thank you. Having air-conditional and the lovely pool, not to mention easy access to the beach, made the sultry weather work well. We appreciated the many details (lots of towels, everything anyone could need in the kitchen, etc.) and the beauty of the furnishings, comfort of the quality beds, couches, and chairs. We couldn’t have asked for more! (B.H. Edgewood, WA)
June 2015: The …family would like to whole heartedly thank you for welcoming us back to Kailua for another memorable trip! Ten years ago we rented your other beautiful house just down the street when we had our destination wedding. Here we are returning to you as a loyal customer. Hiatt Hale is impeccably clean, beautiful, comfortable, and the ideal rental property. You have made us feel so welcomed from your attentiveness, helpful notebook (a must read) and your hospitality. Leila had a wonderful time with your Granddaughter. The pool was a God-send as the kids and entire family enjoyed it. You have given us fond memories of family love and togetherness that we will remember forever. Thank you for everything, especially for being you and making us feel like Ohana. (A.M. Chino Hills, CA)
February 2015: Our 3 generation family of 11 loved vacationing at Hiatt Hale. We would highly recommend this property for a family vacation. There was plenty of room, adequate bathroom space, beautiful outdoor spaces, and lovely furnishings throughout. The kids loved swimming in the private pool while parents barbecued family dinners. The beach, a very short walk away, was beautiful featuring amazing sunrises, mild surf, and soft sand. The home was in a perfect location for sightseeing in Oahu. Many places such as Diamond Head and Pearl Harbor were just a short drive away. If we were to plan another vacation to Hawaii we would return to Hiatt Hale! This property is sure to please people of all ages and interests! (K.W. Burlington, MA)
October 2014: My extended family of 12 (ranging from 11 to 84) had a wonderful time during our stay. We had spent several days in Kauai before arriving on Oahu, and the weather was unseasonably warm on both islands with limited trade winds. Our house on Kauai had not been air-conditioned, so we were thankful to have beautiful accommodations that were also air-conditioned. Carolyn came over the afternoon of our arrival to be sure and answer any questions we had about the house and to provide us with information about the town of Kailua. She also had a book in the house where she had written up pages of information about the house and the town (including information about restaurants, grocery stores, etc.). These accommodations were like staying in a friend's home instead of a rental house. I've rented many houses over the years through VRBO, and I have never rented one that was better equipped to meet the needs of vacationers. From a kitchen stocked with spices and every dish and utensil imaginable to throw blankets, extension cords, water toys, etc., it had everything we needed. For a family of 12, we found the shower facilities to be more than adequate. Although there are only two showers inside the house, there's a private shower right outside the half bath, and several of us used that shower which had great water pressure and plenty of hot water.
The pictures on the website are exactly like the house looks, with beautiful new furniture and a living room surrounded by windows that make you feel like you're outside. We grilled out on the outside lanai, swam in the wonderful pool, and used the private entrance down to the beach numerous times during our stay.
We found the town of Kailua to be an excellent location. We were out of the traffic and hustle of Honolulu but could easily get back there or to the airport or Pear Harbor. It also allowed us to get to the North Shore and the western part of the island more easily than if we were staying on Waikiki.
I would highly recommend this house. (S.E. Mansfield, TX)
August 2014: This was our 5th time renting with Blue Kailua vacation properties, 4 times at Hiatt Hale which can easily accommodate our group of 10 (6 adults, 4 kids). This home is very well maintained and has had numerous recent upgrades (new QUIET air conditioning which keeps it a comfortable temperature, new kitchen and bathrooms, new indoor and outdoor furniture and a recent new large outdoor BBQ. Also a security gate around the pool to protect little ones from wandering too close to water unsupervised). The home is so nice and well laid out with privacy for all guests due to a roomy floorplan. The 5th bedroom is a bit smaller with a trolley bed, so best for smaller kids, but still very comfortable. The house is well located with private beach access to Kailua beach (through a private lane). The beach is amazing - great for swimming and body surfing (toys including boogie boards etc are included). The beach was never busy - we felt like locals. Good restaurants and food stores are a short drive away, and Honolulu is only about 20 minutes via 3 different routes. There is good access to all roads and it is an easy launch to the North Shore. Our favorite outings are various drives along the coast, the north shore, Dole plantation, and Friday night fireworks in Waikiki (Hilton Hawaii Village at 745 pm friday only). When not sightseeing, our family spent hours by the spacious and well maintained pool - the kids could swim forever, and the pool is nestled in a yard that is protected from wind with a covered lanai for shade. Wonderful! Carolyn is always there to make sure things are in order, and she is a lovely, gracious, and friendly host. The only thing is beware of large car rentals. The garage is small and all cars must be parked inside. Our Chevy Tahoe JUST managed to fit with barely a fraction of an inch to spare. Rent smaller cars/SUV if possible. Beyond that, nothing but good things to say. We are looking forward to renting again (for the 6th time) sometime soon. (Calgary, AB Canada)