KAILUA BEACHSIDE OASIS TESTIMONIALS

9/2/2013 The week here was amazing! We can truly say we have friends in Kailua. Sue and Paulo are 2 wonderful people and the house is fab! We will definitely be coming back! We drove the long way to the North Shore several times, it is breathtaking. Dove with sharks which we highly recommend. Eat at a shrimp truck and eat at Buzz's Steakhouse. Most of all we enjoyed living like the "locals" Can't wait to come back. Jessica & Dave L.A., California

08/04/2013 My wife and I had an absolutely wonderful time here at Sue's place. This house is very lovely and is complimented by an incredible ocean and beach! Everyone we met during our nine day stay was very friendly including Sue's son Paulo and her 3 doggies. Thank you for opening your home to us and for making us feel like family! We hope to return someday soon! Misato and Michael August 2013 A glorious week of sun, beach, relaxation and made to feel so welcome - a home-away-from-home. We loved our room, we love Susan's home, we loved Prima, we love the dogs. Baz & Kate Waiheke Island, N.Z.

5/24/2013 After a fantastic week staying here we feel like we can call this our home! We have been made to feel so welcome and comfortable.... We have also driven up and down each coastline and can say with confidence that Kailua beach is one of the most beautiful on the island. Our room was perfect for our stay and we have loved eating our breakfast by the pool....and sitting around the outside table as the sun goes down sipping wine and nibbling on delicious local food. thank you for a fantastic stay. We will be back with friends and family. Chiara and Suzi Melbourne, Australia

March 2009 We always look forward to coming to your "cottage" after our time on Kaua'i. It was a real pleasure to meet your AFS guest, Pedro..... and, after many days of rain, to watch him catching waves in the brilliant sunlight. It was wonderful to have Monique invite herself in when "the adults" were out for the evening. We have many positive memories of our 4th stay with you. Lee and Wendy Vancouver, B.C.

February 2009 Sue and family Thank you for sharing your paradise with us. The cottage is wonderful as the location. We loved your suggestions especially Alan Wong's and driving the Pali. Thank you for sharing Buster and Monique with us. It made the two weeks without our "babies" bearable. Doug and Robin Lenexa, Kansas

September 2008 Dear Sue There is one thing we want to say: This must be a part of paradise! And it was exactly the right place for our honeymoon. Thank you so much, your German friends Florian and Angelika Munich, Germany

August 2008 Dear Sue Thanks for a wonderful week! Vanessa and I really enjoyed our time here. Kailua beach was a great jumping off point for all our daily adventures. We loved going to sleep to the sound of the windswept palms and waking to the songs of birds. Say goodbye to Buster and Monique for us! Tom and Vanessa Toronto, Ontario, Canada

May 2008 Dear Sue and family: What a quiet, beautiful and serene place.... We loved it! Your cottage is really special, so full of refined decor and good taste touches. Our compliments to you for the wonderful home you have and the very comfortable cottage we were able to enjoy. We hope to see you another time. Guillermo and Estela Weston, Florida

February 2008 The daily reports of "more snow" back home has made Hawaii extra delicious for us! Thank you so much for opening your property up to those of us who want to avoid the hustle and bustle- we LOVE Sue's Hawaii!!!! Brian and Jessica Logan, Utah

January 2008 Thank you soooo much for another amazing stay in Kailua. When we here 2 yrs. ago for our wedding, we just knew we needed to return. What a blessing you place has been to us. We loved being so close to the beach and being able to visit "Chester" everyday! Hawaiian monk seals are so cute!!!! Until we come again John and Tara Astoria, N.Y.

Nov. 2007 Aloha Ya'll We're so glad that we found you. Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. the hospitality was fabulous and we have really enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for all the wonderful information (and decorating tips!) It was great spending time with ya'll. The 10pm run to Zippy's was highlight. Please look us up if you ever visit the North Carolina coast. Michael and Jennifer Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

September 2007 Peg has already waved an electronic goodbye, but I wanted, too, especially thank you for opening your lovely home. You must have 100 guests a year wishing to know you better - we should all be so lucky - but besides our quick greetings, pausings and plunger passing, we did know you more - through your delicate ginger presentation, lovely fresh flower placings, tasteful interiors and complete move-in readiness: toe-length to pool, hot tub and garden, beach path peaceful step to sandy shelf and gentling surf, a little rain to keep us alert, we didn't want to chase other scenes elsewhere. It was enough to nestle right here. Inside or out was wonderful for us. I couldn't have imagined traveling the Pacific to sit in place. Though we didn't do that only, when settled, here was just fine, thank-you. Rain or shine no reach to elsewhere (of course Paulo's wi-fi didn't hurt either). You've got a beautiful place as you know, treated us with prudent restraint but left nothing to be needed. It's a been a gift and thank-you for it. Dan Fennell

August 2007 Dear Sue, Paulo and Bob We couldn't have landed in a better place in paradise! Your cottage is perfect! We spent our week doing exactly what we planned... swimming at your beautiful beach, drinking pina coladas in the garden, eating great local fruits and fish, and most of all, kicking back and relaxing! thank you for your great hospitality and we can't wait to visit again! we hope you look us up when you come to the mainland! Mahalo and aloha Annette and Jim Berkley, Calif. ps we will miss the company of Buster and Monique

Patricia and Lynne Vermont 11/03 What a treat to spend a week in this lovely little cottage! We could not have asked for a more relaxing atmosphere. The tropical cheery decor, the walk down the lane to the one of the most beautiful beaches ever, and your kind hospitality all made for a wonderful time. As long as my daughter is here, I will definitely be back to stay!

Mahalo Barbara & Maile Alaska 11/03 My husband wondered if "Kailua" means the "the place of incessant winds" I assured him not usually. Even though the beach was incredibly windy (windsurfer paradise) we enjoyed the slow pace of Kailua, the cable t.v, the pool, and the warm aloha and hospitality. Thank you for opening your home and this special place to visitors. The colors and textures of this place are so beautiful Sue!

Mahalo nui Carrie & Joy 2/04 We had the best vacation we've had so far at your cottage. This Oasis is the perfect getaway! We hope to come back in the not too distant future. Thanks for the movies, coffee, and great conversation.

Mahalo Ken and Mizue Japan 5/04 We were delighted to find your cottage oasis, hidden a few steps away from the most beautiful beachfront in America. It was refreshing to wake to the sound of winds and waves. We very much enjoyed your hospitality Buster and Monique were particularly affectionate too- Thank you for making this a memorable vacation for us.

Mahalo Trisha and Peter Maine 5/04 Peter and I had a great vacation! We'll miss the dogs but can't wait to see our own! I enjoyed the sunrises and the moonrise form the ocean. Thanks for everything!

Marlee & Kaye Mississippi 6/04 Than you so much for allowing us to stay in your beachside oasis. This was a graduation present from my family and it has been the best trip... everything is so beautiful! The people of Hawaii are so friendly and helped make our stay very enjoyable! We are definitely planning on returning one day

Mahalo Maria and Rich Wisconsin 7/04 From the coffee press to the foreign movies to the tips on seeing the real Hawaii, your hospitality made this a wonderful honeymoon! Rich and I loved the house, the beach and Buster and Monique. We are heading home a little more tan and a lot less stressed. Thank you!!!

Pat and Sandy California 11/04 We had a wonderful time at your cottage. Pat got to boogie board almost everyday and having the beautiful beach so close was a dream. We will be back!

Peggy and Will Georgia 11/04 Mahalo for the warm reception on our return to this divine beach cottage. It was everything we remember and even more. We look forward to making this an annual event. The only regret is that we're staying here longer; next year we'll correct that. We loved celebrating my birthday and Thanksgiving here.

THE TIME WE SPENT HERE GOES RIGHT TO THE TOP OF OUR 'BEST VACATION' LIST. NOT WITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE WERE HERE WITHOUT CHILDREN AND THAT WE WERE IN HAWAII. THE COTTAGE-THE LOCATION-AND THE HOSTS ARE WHAT MADE THIS VACATION SO VERY SPECIAL. THE COTTAGE IS WONDERFULLY INTIMATE AND CHARMING. EVERYDAY I FOUND SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT THE COTTAGE. FROM THE NAMES OF YOUR FAVORITE BEACHES TO THE SHELL AND BEADED CHAINS ON THE FANS/LIGHTS TO THE HANDMADE PILLOW COVERS. I COULD GO ON AND ON. MY 'HANDS DOWN' FAVORITE IS THE COVERLET FOR THE BED. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I HAVE ONE MADE. WE'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOUR BEACHSIDE OASIS, KAILUA BEACH, THE WINDWARD COAST, THE KOOLAU RANGE AND THE NIGHT BREEZES AND SOUNDS. ME KA PUMEHANA AND ME KA O'IAIO, MAHALO NUI LOA. A HUI HOU KAKOU

JOHN AND ANGIE, CHICAGO, 4/15/2003


THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR HOSPITALITY. OUR TIME HERE HAS FLOWN, AND WE ARE WELL ON OUR WAY TO NEVER WANTING TO GO HOME. WE WISH WE COULD STAY LONGER, BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN RETURN ONE DAY. WE WILL DEFINITELY PASS ON OUR DISCOVERY OF THE KAILUA BEACHSIDE OASIS.

NICK AND ANNE, LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, 4/24/2003


THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO ENJOY KAILUA BEACH AND SURROUNDINGS. YOUR COTTAGE PLEASANT COZY AND VERY ISLAND CHIC. OUR TIME WAS RELAXING AND SURREAL. WE APPRECIATED YOUR MOST GENEROUS HOSPITALITY. IF YOU EVER GET TO ALASKA, PLEASE LOOK US UP.

PETER AND LINDSEY, WASILLA, ALASKA, 5/20/2003


WHAT A WONDERFUL HOMECOMING THIS HAS BEEN FOR OUR FAMILY. OUR DAUGHTER, JESSICA, WAS BORN HERE ON WINDWARD OAHU. YOUR HOSPITALITY AND CHARMING COTTAGE HAVE CREATED MEMORIES WE SHALL CHERISH FOREVER. OUR ONLY REGRET IS THAT TIME FLEW TOO FAST. HOPEFULLY WE CAN RETURN SOME DAY. WE SHALL TRULY MISS YOUR SOOTHING TRADE WINDS AND STUNNING SCENERY. ALSO, YOUR COFFEE WAS THE BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD..

DAN AND JULY, NASHVILLE. 7/7/2003


``WE LOVED THIS PLACE. YOU MADE IT EVEN MORE ENJOYABLE WITH YOUR HELP IN ADVISING US WHERE TO GO, WHAT TO SEE, AND WHERE TO EAT. THE COTTAGE WAS PERFECT- SO QUIET, AND WHAT AN AWESOME BEACH. IT WAS THE BEST VACATION EVER.

LAURIE AND DAVE, COLORADO, 8/10/2003


THIS IS OUR THIRD VISIT TO HAWAII, AND THE REALITY OF OUR PRESENT EXPERIENCE SURPASSES OUR MEMORIES OF THE PAST, THE SOOTHING BREEZES, LUSH FLORA AND FAUNA, AND WARM WELCOME OF THE PEOPLE, AND YOUR GRACIOUS HOSPITALITY HAVE MADE THIS THE PERFECT VACATION. WE WILL PLAN TO RETURN TO YOUR WONDERFUL COTTAGE, AND THE TOTAL IMMERSION INTO THIS ENCHANTINGLY FASCINATING ENVIRONMENT.

PEGGY AND WILL, ATLANTA, 9/12/2003


THANK YOU FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE. THIS HAS TRULY BEEN MY MOST FAVORITE VACATION. THE COTTAGE AND SURROUNDINGS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL AND RELAXING. AND THE LOCATION IS PERFECT. YOU ARE SO BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO LIVE HERE.

LARRY AND WILMA, ENCINO, CALIFORNIA, 10/10/2003