Clean, Comfortable and Conveniently-located
Review Submitted: 27 April 2011
Date of Stay: April 2011
We spent a week in April, 2011 at this property. This condominium is one of many located within the Turtle Beach Resort complex. Included in the rental cost of this condominium were: parking, high speed Internet access, two flat-screen HDTVs, DVD player, new PC and color printer, complete kitchen with modern appliances and plenty of pots, pans, utensils, etc. The condominium included two air conditioners, as well as modern ceiling fans.
The listing description was accurate. Communicating with the manager (via email) was easy. The property was very clean and well-maintained.
Using the Internet connection, we found the website for the North Shore Chamber of Commerce (search: Oahu north shore chamber), which informed us regarding local attractions. On our first full day, we visited a farmers' market in Waialua, where fresh fish, fruit and vegetables were purchased. Visits to the well-stocked Foodland, in nearby Pupukea, provided all other needed groceries.
Almost every day, we visited Laniakea Beach, near Haleiwa, where sea turtles come ashore to sun bathe (search: Oahu turtles laniakea).
A small pool is located just steps from the condominium's front door. The beach can be accessed via a short walk.
The golf course grounds surrounding the condominium complex is home to several roosters and chickens, some with chicks. We enjoyed watching the hens forage with their chicks. Evidently, not all residents find the chickens interesting, however. One afternoon, we were confronted by a woman, presumably a permanent resident, who ranted about "problems with chickens." We wondered, "How many problems can chickens cause?"
Past vacations have included condominium rentals on Maui, Hawaii and in Honolulu. Our visit to the condominium at Turtle Beach Resort was the best experience yet. We recommend this condominium as a clean, comfortable and safe place to spend one's holiday.
Advice: Driving to and from Honolulu, we noticed many speed traps. Police officers often waited near the bottom of long hills, where speed limits were rather restrictive (e.g. 35 mph). Although we experienced no problems, visitors are advised to be patient and observe the speed limits, even though it sometimes feels as if one is crawling across the island.
Helpful votes: 19/19
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