As my family and I sat around the final night at this beautiful home, I asked everyone to give me their top favorite things about the house and area.
Here are 11 of our favorite things about the house:
1. The lanai with great seating for lounging and meals
2. Integrated sound system with iPod dock
3. Outdoor shower - great to clean off sandy feet
4. Walk to 2 beaches in less than 2 minutes, going either direction out the front door! (Ok, that should really be number 1!)
5. Close to the airport and "central" to most areas
6. Rain shower head in the first floor bath
7. Large, u-shaped couch fit 6 of us comfortably and space for more if we needed
8. Cleanliness and spaciousness! The place is immaculate and modern with modern appliances.
9. The grill - we used it daily
10. Having a washer/dryer for laundry in the house
11. Friendliness of our reservation company!
Some favorite spots during the trip:
1. Komoda Bakery - the glazed donuts on a stick are heaven. Worth the 20 minute windy drive from Paia. We did it twice and now I wished we had gone just one more time!
2. Baby Beach! Having the breakwater protect the swimming area was great for kids, adults, lap swimmers (the strong current makes for a real-life lap pool!), and we watched sea turtles play just past it and one ended up on the breakwater/wall!
3. The sunrise drive up to Haleakala Crater - we unfortunately were fogged in, but on the way up, saw the most amazing stars.
4. Driving anywhere around the island in our 4 door jeep with the top off!
5. Charley's in Paia - and everything in Paia in general. Hippie town but lots of shops to browse through, and only 5 minutes from the house.
6. Wayne's Sushi - also worth the drive toward Hana. It's about 20 minutes from the house. Do yourself a favor and get the mango a go-go.
7. Kihei to watch for whales
8. Ho'okipa to watch surfers
9. Hanging out on the lanai, at the counter bar, or at the table with family! It was just perfect.
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