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2/1 Hawaiian Home Away from Home Near Beach

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  • Minimum stay:5-14 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hale Aikane, Home for Friends - A newly-remodeld and updated tropical apartment takes advantage of the ground floor of our home with a private entry and fenced in yard in peaceful Wai'anae. This is definitely NOT in the city - quiet (only regular neighborhood noises such as kids and dogs) and enough outdoor space for a family. When you take off your rubbah slippaz (flip-flops) upon entering, you'll enjoy an open plan room featuring many large windows, a full kitchen and family room followed by two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom all just 3/4 mile from the Poka'i Bay beach park.

Your kitchen is well equipped with a full size oven/stove, microwave, side-by-side fridge/freezer with ice-maker and cold water dispenser, and cupboards stocked with glasses and dishes and cutlery, cook and bake ware, kitchen tools from simple knives to a mandolin, bar utensils, storage pieces, coffee maker, toaster, picnic supplies, and a few staples. The beach towels are waiting for you along side your coolers, beach bags, boogie boards, and such that are available to borrow. Just ask us if you can't find what you need and we'll find a solution.

If you need a rest from seeing this beautiful island, the family room provides a large flat-screen TV with HD cable, DVD player, surround-sound, and wii with balance board (bring your own games). You'll have wireless internet if you'd like to stay plugged-in.

Ready to unplug? Borrowed a book from your shelf and relax on your lanai under the table shade or feel the warmth of the sun in your well maintained yard - your choice. You can use your grill for dinner and make s'mores at your fire pit as well. Maybe star-gazing is your thing - perfect place without light pollution.

On the more practical side, your bathroom has a clean shower/tub, sink, and plenty of places to hang wet swimwear, toiletry bags, and towels. We've supplied you with towels and a hair-dryer. The ironing board is found in a bedroom closet.

There is no A/C, but our Wai'anae Valley wind is usually enough to keep you cool. You'll have ceiling fans and other fans if needed.

One bedroom has two twin beds that can be used as such or pushed together to be a king bed. Please let us know your preference so we have it ready to meet your needs.

Bedroom two has a queen Sleep Number bed featuring separate controls for each side of the bed in one remote. You'll have your own smaller, wall mounted flat screen TV with cable.

You'll find three shelving units in the apartment for storing your groceries, souvenirs, gifts, and such. You can live out of your suitcase or unpack and be at home. We have an HE front loading wash machine just around the side of the house from your door and we use solar to dry (clothes lines - faster than a dryer).

Hungry? Wai'anae has two grocery stores, a drug store open 24 hours, chain fast-food places, and many family owned restaurants featuring menus of Hawaiian, Korean, Chinese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, seafood, or mainland American foods. Ko 'Olina, just 11 miles away, provides the nearest fine dining with reservations highly recommended. Dining in Honolulu is feasible with a 45 minute drive.

Speaking of driving... Hale Aikane is 36 miles from Honolulu. In rush times (6-8:30am; 3:30-6pm), that means between one and a half and two hours driving each way. During the rest of the day you'll take only - 45 to 60 minutes. We're 45 minutes from the airport. Kapolei (O'ahu's second city) is 20 minutes away and has Target, WalMart, Costco (cheapest for groceries), nicer dining, a cinema, and more of a mainland feel. If golf is your thing, Makaha Golf course is 10 minutes drive from here and other courses can be found within a 30 minute drive. No car? From your apartment, it's a 10 minute walk to the Wai'anae bus terminal for express buses into Honolulu. The local bus line picks up at the end of our road. It's nice to drive to the beach so you can take more stuff, but the walk is short as well.

We have local knowledge of places to hike, fish, snorkel, SCUBA, or see local history. Your apartment has many guidebooks. Please also see our listing's Guidebook which we are slowly developing.

We love living in paradise and enjoy sharing that blessing. We're available to help you in the evening and even during the day as we homeschool so we're home more than most... or you'll find us at the bay.

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out is 11:00 a.m. If you would like an early check-in or late check-out, please request it at time of booking and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

Square footage of your apartment: 555
Square footage of your yard: 626

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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 1
  • 555 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    No cats. Owner is allergic. Dogs upon condition of positive meeting with all parties including the dog(s)....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    Sleep Number with independent control of each side...moreless

  • Bedroom 2

    Two twins OR one king....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Roomy, clean and bright

Other Amenities

  • Hale Aikane has an outdoor shower with hot water too. Additionally, our 16 year-old daughter is a Red Cross certified babysitter....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Hawaii travel, hawaiiana, and a few fiction books...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    and surround sound...moreless

  • Television:

    HDTV flat screen on wall in living room and master bedroom...moreless

  • Video Games:

    Have a wii. Bring your own games....moreless

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    View of the Waianae Valley - ancient volcanic mountain range and ridges...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
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Great room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Microwave:

    Full size over the range...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size oven with delay timed bake - dinner is ready when you get home....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Complimentary 2 oz. Hawaiian coffee to start you off right. A few staples may remain such as spices, herbs, sugar, flour, rice, oil, Basalmic vinegar......moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full size, in door water and ice, automatic ice maker...moreless

  • Stove:

    Ceramic flat-top, full size stove...moreless

  • Toaster:

    Bagels or bread fit...moreless

Outside

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 person kayak...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Lanai/garden path with glass table, umbrella and four cushioned rocking chairs in the grass...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn with cool, lush grass; tropical plants and flowers...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    4 boogie boards. 2 adult, 1 teen, 1 child's set of snorkel, mask, and fins - just ask and we'll lend them out. ...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Christmas 2015
Dec 19 - Jan 3, 2016
14 night min stay

$1,000
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$110

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Standard Cleaning Fee $100
  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancelation policy: 60 days prior gets a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.


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Location

27 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Crawdad's & Crabs
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
Makaha Golf Course
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
H-1
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Several different restaurants
0.75 Miles
Nearest Beach
Poka'i Bay Beach Park

Car: Recommended

Your neighborhood while you stay is typical Hawaiian style. Occasionally, you'll hear kids, dogs, and even a rooster. Mostly, it's quiet without air traffic - just the rustling of the trade winds through the trees. You'll be within walking distance of the beach, but driving is easier and you can take more toys - which you may borrow from us. Just ask! There are over ten named beaches within a ten minute drive north or south of your home away from home. And just about any place has water access if you prefer no company. Here is home to mostly locals and a few blessed mainlanders who found their piece of paradise.

The person who stays here usually enjoys the outdoors be hiking or ocean/beach related. Fishing, surfing, stand-up paddle board (SUP), swimming, kayaking can all be found minutes from here. The choices are endless. Hiking is also varied as you can hike to World War II bunkers or walk to ancient heiau (religious site). The tourist activities aren't as close... just how we like it.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: We both grew up on the mainland and our first time living in Hawai'i convinced us that this was the place for us. A few duty stations later, we requested Hawai'i and now we're here to stay. We chose Wai'anae for it peace and quiet, nature, nearby outdoor activities, and local neighbors. Wanting to plant roots and bloom left us avoiding neighborhoods popular with most military and tourists.

Why the Owner Chose Waianae:
We chose this house for it's proximity to the beach, local style, and not too far from the city. Being part of our local community is key for our family.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
The beach is so close that we can go for a short swim or play all day, knowing home is right up the road. Living in the valley gives us ocean and mountain views as well as a wind tunnel for cooling trade breezes.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Relax or plan tomorrow's plan adventures on your cool seagrass couch.

    Relax or plan tomorrow's plan adventures on your cool seagrass couch.

  • HD flatscreen TV, wii (bring your games), DVD player (Redbox for $1).

    HD flatscreen TV, wii (bring your games), DVD player (Redbox for $1).

  • Well-appointed, full-size appliances in your light and bright kitchen.

    Well-appointed, full-size appliances in your light and bright kitchen.

  • Two twins or one king out of this daybed. You choose!

    Two twins or one king out of this daybed. You choose!

  • Clean, bright, roomy bathroom with plenty of space to hang bags and wet items.

    Clean, bright, roomy bathroom with plenty of space to hang bags and wet items.

  • Your own separate entrance through your yard to your own door. Privacy included.

    Your own separate entrance through your yard to your own door. Privacy included.

  • Tropical foliage

    Tropical foliage

  • Waianae Boat Harbor is 2 miles away - home of most dolphin and whale tours.

    Waianae Boat Harbor is 2 miles away - home of most dolphin and whale tours.

  • Enjoy the water at the bay.

    Enjoy the water at the bay.

  • Seating for four at your island table.

    Seating for four at your island table.

  • Fall into your Sleep Number bed for an individualized rest.

    Fall into your Sleep Number bed for an individualized rest.

  • Plenty of light from two windows.

    Plenty of light from two windows.

  • Your outdoor space is over 600 square feet and right outside your door.

    Your outdoor space is over 600 square feet and right outside your door.

  • Read a book, enjoy a meal, star gaze… live the outdoor lifestyle of Hawaii.

    Read a book, enjoy a meal, star gaze… live the outdoor lifestyle of Hawaii.

  • Beautiful back drop to Pokai Bay.

    Beautiful back drop to Pokai Bay.

  • Stand up paddle boards are available to rent locally by the bay.

    Stand up paddle boards are available to rent locally by the bay.

  • Uncrowded and gorgeous Pokai Bay is 3/4 mile away.

    Uncrowded and gorgeous Pokai Bay is 3/4 mile away.

VRBO #492100

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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Speaks: english
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