Hawaiian Home Away from Home Near Beach
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- Minimum stay:5-10 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Waianae condo 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) 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 as are extra linens.
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 windows and a day-bed that can be used as one twin, two twins, or pushed together to be a king bed. Please let us know your preference so we have it ready to meet your needs. You'll also have a four-drawer dresser and the closet has a six-cube storage shelf.
Bedroom two has a queen Sleep Number bed featuring separate controls for each side of the bed in one remote. You'll have a large walnut dresser and your own smaller, wall mounted flat screen 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, 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 Aik?ne 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 3:00 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
- 555 sq. ft.
- On floor 1
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Considered:
- Non Smoking Only
- Children Welcome
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Roomy, clean and bright
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided
- Towels Provided
- DVD Player
- Water Sports Gear:
Location & View
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Basketball Court
- Deepsea Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Medical Services
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wai'anae is considered rural, yet Hale Aikane is in a local neighborhood. Out this way, you'll enjoy quiet - few airplanes or helicopters - no bar noise. 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....moreless
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Absolute DelightGuest comment entered by owner
Michelle and Skip's place was an absolute delight - wonderful hosts, a well appointed rental, with close access to many wonderful beaches. It's worth doing a bit of research ahead on Waianae - it's pretty far off the beaten tourist path and you're pretty far from Honolulu, but there's plenty to enjoy on the western side of the island and your hosts will have plenty of great info to help you enjoy your stay.
- Guest Tyler W.
- Date of stay 09/08/13
- Review Submitted 09/22/13
|Dates||Nightly||Wknd Night||Weekend||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 20 - Jan 5, 2014
7 night min stay
Dec 20 - Jan 4, 2015
10 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Cancelation policy: 60 days prior gets a full refund less a $50 administrative fee.
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Standard Cleaning Fee: $100
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Included
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Honolulu International Airport at 27 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: H-1 at 11 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Poka'i Bay Beach Park at 0.75 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Ma'ili Sunset Bar & Grill at 1 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Makaha Golf Course at 7 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Several different restaurants at 0.5 Miles
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.
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Relax or plan tomorrow's plan adventures on your cool seagrass couch.
Seating for four at your island table.
Space to relax and wiggle your toes in cool grass.
Fall into your Sleep Number bed for an individualized rest.
Plenty of light from two windows.
Your great room has lots of light from windows and doors.
HD flatscreen TV, wii (bring your games), DVD player (Redbox for $1).
Well-appointed, full-size appliances in your light and bright kitchen.
Eat dinner or stargaze in your outdoor area.
A section of your yard off of your walkway
Two twins or one king out of this daybed. You choose!
Clean, bright, roomy bathroom with plenty of space to hang bags and wet suits.
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Date last modified - Monday, November 18, 2013
2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
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