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The Lodge at Kukui’ula, on the south shore, combines all the comforts of a luxury home rental with the amenities of a high-end hotel, but without the preciousness that makes you hiss, “Don’t touch!” at the kids. In fact, there are plenty of things kids should touch here, like the jars of complimentary candy and a freezer full of ice cream bars in the game room. The no-cash, no-tipping model makes for unusually warm and easy interactions with the staff, all of whom are locals who readily share their favorite haunts and who treat you more like a friend in their home than a guest in their service. With only fifty rental units, the whole place remains blissfully un-crowded.