Daniela is a wonderful host and the place worked great for my wife and 11 month old daughter. Daniela had the mini-fridge stocked with some snacks and breakfast items, she dropped in with snacks from time to time, made us a meal, and even bought a pack 'n play for my daughter to sleep in. The beach gear available (chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler, bag, boogie boards, bucket) made our beach visits easy. By the way, Beach 69, Hapuna beach, and the Mauna Kea beach aren't far from here and they are great (Beach 69 is great for a combo of shade and *great* snorkeling). Waimea is about 10 degrees cooler than the west coast, which is really nice. It's a little drippy in Waimea, but you aren't going to be spending your time touring Waimea anyway, so that shouldn't be a problem (it wasn't for us - always dry 15-20 minutes away at the beach!).