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The guesthouse is located on our family property, in the small special area known as Hakipu’u. We live in another home on the property, which includes our 2 acre flower and goldfish farm, RainGarden Ornamentals. Walk down the lush garden path to look out at Chinaman’s Hat and Kaneohe Bay from our private beachfront. From the house you look out through trees and tropical landscape. The property is a bird lovers dream; we have two peacocks (pikake), and other assorted feathered friends that roam the farm . Songbirds call, especially in the morning from nearby Monkeypod trees and a few jungle fowl roosters will most likely crow too. My favorite song is that of the shama trush, they will often perch nearby as if they are curious about you. Our beachfront is not the best swimming beach but you can paddle out 5 minutes to a lovely sandy beach that provides a nice walk past “Secret Island” to Kualoa Beach Park. There is a flat bottom canoe at our beach for your use as well as two stand-up boards. The main reef is approximately 1 mile out providing a very large safe area for exploring. You can even paddle out to Chinaman’s Hat and hike to the top of the Island or enjoy snorkeling at patches of coral reef inside the Bay. The single-family plantation home was built in the 1940's- she shines with her history as well as updates. The bedroom has a queen size bed and single chaise. In the side room, there is a large twin daybed (this can be used as a bed), dining table and large screen TV. The kitchen is open into the living room area which has lovely views of the garden. All the furniture was chosen with style as well as RELAXATION in mind. The kitchen is well equipped, but if you don't feel like cooking there are a few restaurants and lunch wagons nearby. Just down the road is 'Waikane Store' with homemade local snacks and a few basic groceries, 'Waiahole Poi Factory' serves Hawaiian Plate Lunch, or at Kahaulu’u is 'Mike’s' HuliHuli chicken - you can even purchase as 'take-out' a whole chicken or other main courses for your dinner; Uncle Bobo's is a very casual restaurant just north in Ka'a'awa with great food. The house has one bathroom with an antique cast iron tub. There is an outdoor hot water shower, next to the house, which is perfect for when you come up from the beach and even gazing up at the stars at night. The backyard is lush with various gardens, flower production areas and goldfish ponds. We will be happy to give you a tour of our production areas during your visit. It is the tropics, so we can have mosquitos (repellant provided) and you might see a few geckos (considered good luck by most)...if these things make you shutter, probably not the best location for you. Down at the beachfront is a covered structure with porch furniture, sink and gas grill…a great spot to enjoy the views, unwind and enjoy a cold drink or meal. Upon arrival you will find arrangements of fresh tropical flowers from our farm. Also wanting to 'show off' some other Hawaiian grown products; you will find an array of locally grown fruits, coffee, sugar and even North Shore grown chocolate to greet you on arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our guesthouse, 'E komo mai'!
Vintage cast iron bathtub
In addition there is a large outdoor shower with changing area...moreless
Hawaii is the tropics, so you may encounter an occasional gecko (considered good luck by many). Our property is in a very lush area of the Island, so we do sometimes have mosquitoes (repellent and outdoor candles provided). The house is screened, but you do need to keep the screens closed. We want to make your stay perfect and we want to be sure you are prepared for a true Hawaiian stay! ...moreless
Satellite / Cable
60 inch 'Smart' TV with cable channels and Netflix instant movies...moreless
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Sports & Activities
Private Waterfront Property, house in middle of property...moreless
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay
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Refundable Damage Deposit$300
As long as the house is left in good order and only requires normal cleaning, the deposit will be returned in-full.
A guaranteed early check-in or late check-out may be purchased for an additional $100, please contact owner.
Our policy for cancellation is listed in our "House Rules". If we are able to re-book your dates, a full refund will be given.
100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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The house is on the windward side of Oahu so you look up at the Koolau Mountains from the yard and the views from the Bay are spectacular!! You will recognize some of the scenery from movies filmed nearby. Kualoa Ranch is 5 minutes away offering a variety of fun activities and Polynesian Cultural Center is 20 minutes further north. One of our neighbors (Hawaiian Canoe Adventures), several properties down, offers canoe sailing, a very exciting sport when the tradewinds are blowing strong.
Year Purchased: 1978
About the owner: This is a view of Hakipu'u from a ridge on Kualoa Ranch. Our property in in the center, on the water.
Why the Owner Chose Waikane: Hakipu'u is an amazing beautiful section of Hawaii...best place I have found on earth!!
The Unique Benefits at this House: This is true Hawaii. Walk down to our beach and you will understand.