The Kalani Private Residence/Resort is pretty easy to get to, with an excellent location situated very close to great beaches. Bernie, the owner, is extremely accessible, helpful, knowledgeable and super friendly and goes out of his way to make sure your needs are met. I can't say enough nice things about him-he is the best host I've ever encountered at any property. The place is cleaned daily, is very neat and tidy, and is many steps above the quality and cleanliness of other "hostel" type places I've been to. Though I didn't use them, there are great private rooms/apartments/house that I'll plan for future visits. Common areas are very nice, roomy, and kept clean. Lots of parking, but a bit crowded for Pipeline Masters Dec 8-20th, but it's crowded with like-minded surf fans. Great for making new friends and really getting to know the North Shore/Sunset/Pupukea community.