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First time to Hawaii - recommended vacation rentals?

Old Apr 27th, 2013, 08:27 AM
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First time to Hawaii - recommended vacation rentals?

We are traveling to Hawaii for the first time - three families - and looking for a house to rent? Any recommendations on where to stay or look?
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 08:29 AM
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We will be visiting Oahu.
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 08:38 AM
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How many people are there in three families?

You want to rent one home?

Do you want to be in Honolulu or outside the city?

Getting familiar with the different areas of the island will help you in your search.

The Lanikai/Wailua Beach area has some large homes as vacation rentals.

The Kahala area also has larger homes.

There are condos available on the north shore at Turtle Bay.

What is your budget?
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 10:23 AM
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There will be 11 (5 kids) of us total, and we are on a budget. We don't need to be next to the beach, a short drive would be fine. One home would be preferable, in or near Honolulu.
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 12:00 PM
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Check out VRBO.com This is always the first place we look.
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Old Apr 27th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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You will find few 'budget' homes. Look for some condos within one complex.
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Old Apr 28th, 2013, 07:49 PM
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Wekewoody, did you mean Lanikai/Kailua? That is one area I would look in.

On VRBO you can easily search by the number of people /bedrooms. There is a pretty wide range of prices, so I think you may find one unit that suits you.
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Old Apr 29th, 2013, 01:01 PM
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You say Kailua, I say Wailua, let's call the whole thing off.

Yes, that is what I meant.
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Old Apr 29th, 2013, 11:19 PM
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you might also consider a couple of condos in the same complex where you can get together but not be overcrowded. with 11 people, you would need a very large house. I can recommend Makehuena on Kauai. Luxury poipu.com is a lovely 2 bedroom very large condo (2400 s feet) with a huge long lanai that sits right on the ocean and the condo complex itself is large and has lots of units. VRBO is a good place to start.
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Old Apr 30th, 2013, 05:54 AM
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I think the OP mentioned they are visiting Oahu.
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Old May 2nd, 2013, 04:24 PM
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Wekewoody, love your funny reply!
And of course i only mentioned it to avoid possible confusion for the OP.
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Old May 9th, 2013, 11:43 AM
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Booked off of VRBO with a place called Manoa Hideaway. Has anyone had any experience with them?
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