Well, I didn't think I could talk the husband out of Europe and into Hawaii again, but here I am planning yet another trip, LOL! This time, his cousin will be joining us. We're planning some time on Oahu so he can meet his extended family and we can visit them again and some time on Kauai so he can exeperience the Hawaii in his head (and because I can't fly 7 hours and skip Kauai).
We know we want the north shore, without a doubt. Something with 2 bedrooms. Ideally, the second bedroom would have something larger than a twin bed but I don't think he'll care at all.
We're debating between a house and a condo. Any really great places to check out? Budget isn't a big concern. I'm thinking around $350 or under per night (under $2500 for the week, not including cleaning fee), but we can do more if it's worth it. The biggest difference between the condo and house, that I can see, is that we can have an ocean view in a condo but not in a house. I know this is really personal preference and something I have to think about when making a decision.
I'm a little leary of VRBO and the like. I know there are tons of illegal rentals for Oahu on those sites, not sure about Kauai. I know that rentals have to be licensed so I'm assuming there are similar issues with illegal rentals being on these sites.
Any recs would be great :)