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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!

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Rain brings majestic waterfalls! This is the great view from your bedroom &

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Last updated: 11/24/2014
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  • Minimum stay:1 night
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Ahuimanu studio description

*** Hawaii License #W01460418-01

Enjoy the peace and serenity of a true tropical rainforest. Situated at the end of a small quiet street, this secluded guest house has unobstructed panoramic 180° views of Hawaii's magnificent Koolau Mountains (Pali). These mountains were featured in the original movie Jurassic Park. This majestic backdrop often has over a dozen waterfalls dropping down the 3000 foot vertical face. (The waterfalls run after about one hour of steady rain.) This one acre property is located in Ahuimanu, near Valley of the Temples but is actually inside the East boundary of the Waiahole Forest Reserve and offers spectacular mountain, rainbow and waterfall views. Don't worry, just because it is located in a tropical rainforest setting, this location gets plenty of sun too.

Check out one of Hawaii's best guidebooks; 'DRIVING AND DISCOVERING HAWAII-OAHU' In this book he writes about our little street. . .'Here, the homes are built practically touching the perpendicular face of the Pali. The striking effect that these 3000' giant, towering, sheer walls have - looming overhead and dispensing countless veils of tumbling waterfalls after a rain is quite literally dizzying. On Oahu, you probably cannot get any closer to the pali's behemoth cliff face than this, without a difficult hike.'

Let the sound of the year round stream constantly flowing through the property put you to sleep each night. Wake to the songs of Native Hawaiian Birds every morning and the sun glistening off the mountains. Experience the true sights and sounds of a tropical rain forest.

A truly secluded paradise for those who want to experience life in one of Hawaii's most beautiful places. Amazing but true... This vacation rental is located on a small public street, only three to four minutes (less than two miles) off the main highway. Centrally located on the island it is only 12 minutes away from famous Kualoa Beach Park (Chinaman's Hat) and Kualoa Ranch with horseback riding, ATV rides, movie tours and buffet lunches. Less than 30 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor, this is a vacation property that offers you close proximity to most all points on the island, but still has the peace and serenity of a true rainforest experience. Quite literally centrally located to most points of interest on the island it is a short 15-20 minute drive to Kailua's beautiful white beaches and the Mokulua Islands. 30 minutes up to the Polynesian Cultural Center for the day (a must see) or keep going and check out our world famous North Shore surf spots and big waves in the winter months. Less than 30 minutes out of Honolulu, this location gives you access to Waikiki nightlife if you want it and you can still wake up in paradise.

This is a large 400 square foot studio. It was originally designed as a guest accommodation to the main house for the owners live in nurse. It is the perfect 'vacation rental', with a large, well equipped kitchen and Serta Perfect Sleeper Queen Bed you will feel right at home. This is an ideal studio for couples. First offered as a vacation rental in 2004 it was totally remodeled then, right down to the studs. Recently renovated in 2013 with fresh paint, nicely appointed tile floors and a tropical decor, with a new 26' flat screen HDTV in the bedroom and 20' color TV and sofa in the kitchen. Your special little place in paradise awaits you!

NOTE 10/20/14: We have blocked off May - Sept. 2015 and closed this rental during that period. We will be doing a major addition to the main house as well as a new lanai on the rental. We do not want our guests to be disturbed by the daily construction that will be going on at the main house; so we will reopen the rental in the Fall of 2015 when the main house addition and both new lanai's are complete. See you then:)

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Please check our availability calendar before sending an email, it is updated with each new booking for your convenience. This rental has a very high occupancy rate, we encourage you to place your reservation early. If we don't have the dates you are looking for, please click on 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS' link on the lower part of this page to view our other two great vacation rentals. We have a Laie Beachfront Studio at $115.00 per/nt with full kitchen and separate bath. Laie Beachfront Studio VRBO Listing #35796 or click on the link 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS'. Easy return access to this VRBO® page at anytime.

Traveling to the Big Island to see the volcano, check out our fabulous 'Heavens Door', with a year round stream, 79,000 gallon lake and koi pond all in a 100% private, 2 acre tropical dream property. Year round weekly special rates start at $135.00 per/nt or $875.00 per/wk for 2 guests. Check out all it's 100% 5-Star reviews and photos at VRBO #149612. Or click the 'All MY RENTAL LISTINGS' link on this page.

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Keywords: Private Guest accommodation to the main house, located on 1 full acre. This large 3 room studio has a separate full kitchen and bath.

Property Type

      • Studio

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Non Smoking Only
              • Not Suitable For Children:

                Unfenced heavy jungle area to rear of property....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Wheelchair Inaccessible

              Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

              Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Full size 4-Burner Electric Stove & Oven, full size refrigerator, Ceiling Fans, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Soaps, Shampoo and Conditioner, Boogie Boards & Beach Towels. Sorry there is no washer/dryer or diswasher at this rental due to restrictions imposed by the City/County on amount of waste water discharge. This property is within the Waiahole Rainforest watershed....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Books
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    Basic cable provided by Time Warner...moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • Television:

                    2 TV's) 26' RCA Flat Screen HDTV in bedroom. 20' color TV in Kitchen. ...moreless

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Romantic

                  Attractions

                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Library
                  • Marina
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Ruins
                  • Zoo

                  Local Services & Businesses

                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Groceries
                  • Hospital
                  • Laundromat
                  • Medical Services

                  Leisure Activities

                  • Antiquing
                  • Beachcombing
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Boating
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Luaus
                  • Shelling
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Walking
                  • Whale Watching
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Location Type

                      • Mountain View:

                        Spectacular unobstructed mountain views. Waterfalls run during period of rain....moreless

                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                      • Basketball Court
                      • Cycling
                      • Deepsea Fishing
                      • Fishing
                      • Golf
                      • Hiking
                      • Jet Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Parasailing
                      • Sailing
                      • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling
                      • Snorkeling/Diving
                      • Surf Fishing
                      • Surfing
                      • Swimming
                      • Tennis
                      • Wind-Surfing

                      Dining

                      • Dining
                      • Dining Area
                      • Seating for 2 people

                      General

                      • Broadband Access:

                        Free High Speed Wireless (Road Runner)...moreless

                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street:

                        Private Driveway Parking...moreless

                      • Telephone:

                        Local calls only. Phone will not dial out long distance....moreless

                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wireless Internet:

                        Free Wi-Fi...moreless

                      Kitchen

                      • Coffee Maker
                      • Cooking Utensils
                      • Dishes & Utensils
                      • Kitchen
                      • Microwave
                      • Refrigerator
                      • Stove
                      • Toaster

                      Outside

                      • Deck / Patio
                      • Lawn / Garden:

                        Large grassy back yard area with two lounge chairs for sunning....moreless

                      • Outdoor Grill

                      Payment Type

                      • Discover
                      • Mastercard
                      • Visa
                       

                      Reviews

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                      My Standard Rate
                      1 night min stay
                      $95
                      $665

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                      Fees:

                      • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13.77%

                      Notes:

                      Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax License: #W01460418-01

                      Cancelation Policy:

                      * Refund in full w/cancel notice more than 45 days prior to check-in.

                      * Forfeiture of deposit for cancellations of LESS than 45 days notice.

                      * 100% forfeiture of all monies paid for cancellation of less than 30 days notice.

                      This is a non-smoking property Please call or email us for more information.

                      $200.00 reservation guarantee is required when placing a reservation (that amount comes off the total due). The "balance due" is payable 30 days prior to arrival date if paying with credit card or 45 days prior to arrival date when paying by personal check or M/O. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards (Sorry no AMEX:(


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                      Last updated: 11/24/2014
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                      Location

                      Centrally located this studio is only 30 min, to Pearl Harbor & Polynesian Cultural Center, two of Oahu's top attractions, For the adventuresome types there is hiking, horseback hiding and ATV rides all within a few of minutes of your door. There is also a 10 plex Theatre and supermarket within 5 minutes. See historic Hawaii at the Bishop Museum or spend the day a Kualoa Ranch horseback riding or exploring on ATV's, Then there's alway's Sightseeing. You can venture to some of Oahu's most beautiful beaches in Kailua with views of the Mokulua Islands only 15-20 minutes. Winter brings big waves and surf contests on our famous North Shore, just up the road 35-45 minutes. Hike, explore our botanical gardens or if you are really adventuresome check out the tandem sky dives or glider rides at Dillingham Airfield. Or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the view:) Live Hawaii, share the dream.

                       

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                      Photos

                      • Rain brings majestic waterfalls! This is the great view from your bedroom &

                        Rain brings majestic waterfalls! This is the great view from your bedroom &

                      • Come home to a comfy Queen Serta mattress after a day exploring or snorkeling.

                        Come home to a comfy Queen Serta mattress after a day exploring or snorkeling.

                      • Hawaiian decor along with antique photos of Waikiki and Oahu adorn the walls.

                        Hawaiian decor along with antique photos of Waikiki and Oahu adorn the walls.

                      • Complete electric kitchen...Cook dinner or just blend some fresh fruit smoothies

                        Complete electric kitchen...Cook dinner or just blend some fresh fruit smoothies

                      • A full size couch is located in the kitchen along with a second 20" color TV.

                        A full size couch is located in the kitchen along with a second 20" color TV.

                      • Lie undercover in a rope hammock and watch the waterfalls miraculously appear.

                        Lie undercover in a rope hammock and watch the waterfalls miraculously appear.

                      • Original floor plan to view your, bedroom/studio, separate kitchen, bath & Deck

                        Original floor plan to view your, bedroom/studio, separate kitchen, bath & Deck

                      • White ribbons of water free-fall as they plummet straight down the KoOlau's face

                        White ribbons of water free-fall as they plummet straight down the KoOlau's face

                      • Giant tropical 6 foot tall Heliconia grow wild around the backyard.

                        Giant tropical 6 foot tall Heliconia grow wild around the backyard.

                      • The aroma of the fragrant yellow ginger fills the early morning stillness

                        The aroma of the fragrant yellow ginger fills the early morning stillness

                      • Sunrise at "Chinaman's Hat" is a spectacular site, only 10 min. down the road.

                        Sunrise at "Chinaman's Hat" is a spectacular site, only 10 min. down the road.

                      • Polynesian Cultural Center is a short 30 min. drive and a must see activity.

                        Polynesian Cultural Center is a short 30 min. drive and a must see activity.

                      • Light mist or rain will bring beautiful rainbows to these stunning mountain,

                        Light mist or rain will bring beautiful rainbows to these stunning mountain,

                      • Lots of drawers & closet or just use our suitcase stand. 26" Flat Screen TV

                        Lots of drawers & closet or just use our suitcase stand. 26" Flat Screen TV

                      • Enjoy dining on your lanai (deck) overlooking the spectacular KoOlau mountains

                        Enjoy dining on your lanai (deck) overlooking the spectacular KoOlau mountains

                      • Large Kitchen with a Full size refrigerator & Electric stove, Microwave, 20" TV

                        Large Kitchen with a Full size refrigerator & Electric stove, Microwave, 20" TV

                      • Bathroom has a shower, large tile counter top and a built in hair dryer.

                        Bathroom has a shower, large tile counter top and a built in hair dryer.

                      • Sip a Mai Tai while relaxing on your lounge chairs with unbelievable views.

                        Sip a Mai Tai while relaxing on your lounge chairs with unbelievable views.

                      • Unobstructed KoOlau mountain views from your bedroom and lanai (deck).

                        Unobstructed KoOlau mountain views from your bedroom and lanai (deck).

                      • Even the outdoor cat likes to "Hang Loose". This is a great spot to just relax.

                        Even the outdoor cat likes to "Hang Loose". This is a great spot to just relax.

                      • Wake up to Native Hawaiian birds singing & the sounds of the jungle Java Sparrow

                        Wake up to Native Hawaiian birds singing & the sounds of the jungle Java Sparrow

                      • The Windward side has clear blue water & majestic KoOlau Mountains. *Not view

                        The Windward side has clear blue water & majestic KoOlau Mountains. *Not view

                      • Pearl Harbor is a must see just a short 20 min. drive from the property.

                        Pearl Harbor is a must see just a short 20 min. drive from the property.

                      • Drive Oahu's beautiful Windward Coastline up to the famous North Shore, 45+ min.

                        Drive Oahu's beautiful Windward Coastline up to the famous North Shore, 45+ min.

                      VRBO #45480

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                      This listing was first published here in 2004.

                      Date last modified - Monday, November 24, 2014

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                      Sleeps 2

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                      Minimum stay: 1 nights
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