Open-Plan Lush Garden Home Near Kailua & Lanikai Beaches
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Kailua house description
Lush tropical gardens make this private home into a quiet, comfortable retreat. Large enough for six adults, plus a couple of keiki (children), this home was designed by the late Vladimir Ossipoff, award-winning Hawaii architect. Mr. Ossipoff's trademark includes open-plans blessed by the trade winds. Views of the dramatic Koolau mountains surround this lovely family home.
Peaceful and safe for families, this house is in a quiet residential upscale neighborhood ideal for a getaway, a place to come together again with family and friends, or a celebration of the generations.
Kick back, lie on a comfortable chaise lounge, choose your lanai (there are two), inside or out, the tropical foliage and flowers surround you.
This home is just a seven-minute drive to world-renowned Lanikai and Kailua Beaches and friendly Kailua Town where you can rent a kayak, learn to windsurf or dine on local delights.
Features include beamed ceilings, teak and tropical wood furniture, a tile-floored dining/family room, ceiling fans throughout, a fully-equipped kitchen, modern-style bathrooms.
Living Space: A full living room with TV/DVD player, extra sitting area, large dining/family room with large dining table that extends for groups and a full kitchen.
Bed Set-up: 2 queens, 1 full, 1 sleep sofa
Bedrooms: The master bedroom has a private bath with windows opening to an enclosed garden, a queen-size four-poster bed, mirrored closet doors and air conditioning. Bedroom 2 has a full bed and a big closet. Bedroom 3 is the Gecko room. It has a queen bed, has A/C and looks out on the garden.
Exterior: A covered lanai with table and chairs, lounges, and another covered lanai with chairs and barbeque are available. Tropical plants surround the home. The yard is completely fenced in.
The house has wi-fi access.
Keywords: House, Home
- Vacation Rental
- Children Welcome
- Non Smoking Only
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning:
- Washing Machine:
- Linens Provided:
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Mountain Biking
- Surf Fishing
- Mountain Climbing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Live Theater
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- Whale Watching
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
ReviewsWrite a review
We recently returned from a wonderful stay at Mala Pua Hale in Kailua, HI. The property is exactly as represented in the photos and description and we would stay there again. The property manager was very helpful and the owners promptly refunded our deposit after our stay. We would recommend this property.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/01/05
- Review Submitted 05/01/05
Quiet, friendly, relaxing getaway but close to everything!!
Quiet, friendly, relaxing getaway but close to everything!!
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience! We were a family of 10, (8 adults and 2 kids). My wife and I and our 2 girls had the cottage. While my parents and my sisters and their husbands had the main house. The cottage was perfect for us, as my wife and I had the bedroom and the girls had the living room with the futon!! We had the windows and sliding doors opened the entire time and never once used the AC! There is something about waking up every morning with the breeze blowing through the house with the birds singing outside!! It was great having WiFi for our girls to watch movies on the iPad. As far as the main house, this is where we spent most of our time when we were not traveling around the island!! We spent every morning and night sitting out on the back patio enjoying our time together. It was great for our family. We watched movies in the living room, as they have a great selection of classic movies to watch! They also had cable for all 3 TV's to watch various TV programs. The rooms were well maintained and their was enough bathroom space for everyone to keep our things during our stay. We spent 3 days at Kailua beach which is walking distance from the house but we drove each day, due to all items being carried, coolers, boogie boards, sand toys, towels, etc. We took multiple trips to the local Safeway which is walking distance but we drove to carry our groceries home. We enjoyed "Pinky's" one of the local restaurants. The kitchen was perfect for us to make breakfast each morning, we made lunches every day for our trips to the beach and around the island and then usually ate out each night. We did BBQ twice and the BBQ worked great! The girls loved watching all the geckos on the property. The neighborhood was very quiet and people were friendly when we walked down the street. After going back and forth whether to rent a hotel or a house. We were extremely happy that we chose the house as it gave us a ton of freedom and we thought the price of this house and what it had to offer to our family was perfect. We would recommend this rental to anyone who wants to get away from the busy city life but is still driving distance to everything. The property owners were extremely helpful in the months leading up to the trip, with phone calls and emails answering all of our questions. They gave us our space as we hardly saw them throughout our trip, unless we had a question. We will be back!! Mahalo!!
- Guest Sun seekers (Meridian, Idaho)
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 06/26/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
Kailua House and Cottage Rental
Kailua House and Cottage Rental
Very sweet Landlords. Was such a fabulous place with a luscious backyard. Our family had a great time in Hawaii and enjoyed the comforts of a home environment at the end of our long days. Parents stayed in the cottage and us "kids" all stayed in the house. Was a bonus to have access to the sand toys, boogie boards, coolers, etc. Safeway, coffee shops, restaurants, etc were all walking distance. Would stay again! Thanks!
- Guest NK (Abbotsford)
- Date of stay 04/30/13
- Review Submitted 05/23/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, pet owners, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
My wife and I and stayed here for 7 nights with our two kids plus another family of 4 and the place was big enough to accomodate all of us. We decided to rent this house away from all the craziness of Waikiki and we're glad we did. This place allowed us to experience more of the local life. The location of this house was perfect for all the things we set out to do. It's within walking distance to the beach, local shops, restaurants, grocery stores, you name it. The house is a little dated but so is the majority of realstate on the island. The difference is that the owners of this house have worked to keep it in great shape. Everything in the house worked. Having eight people in the house we definitely put it to the test and had no issues. This house difinitely worked for us and we loved it. We'll definitely consider renting again if we decide to visit Oahu again.
- Guest No Nickname (California)
- Date of stay 04/11/13
- Review Submitted 05/08/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, families with young children, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing.
recently stayed in this property: is nothing like the photos!! bad beds, hard pillows, not very clean, dark, nowhere sunny to sit outside, no view, grungy neighborhood, uncomfortable furniture, kitchen falling apart & not very clean, written information didnt seem to be very current and lacking in local info. owners pleasant, but guests staying in back attached cottage were heard by us in am & pm.
- Guest disappointed (ca)
- Date of stay 01/28/13
- Review Submitted 02/08/13
Owner response: Sometimes there is no pleasing some people as hard as we try. We truly regret that the three women who stayed in our home were so very disappointed. We were disappointed in how they left the house too: Dirty dishes in the sink and on the counters, open food on the counters, and the house in complete disarray. It was hard to believe that there were only three people in the house. Possibly there was nowhere sunny to sit outside and that what seemed dark and grungy was because it was gray and cloudy and rainy while they were here. Contrary to popular opinion, it does get gray and rainy in Hawaii from time to time. That’s what keeps our flowers growing and our mountains green (you can see the mountains right outside the front door). Most of our guests comment on how the house looks exactly like the photos and how clean the house is, so not sure what they were referring to as they didn’t bring any of this to our attention while here. Regarding our beds and pillows: Our mattresses are the same as those used in the finest hotels in Waikiki. And most of the pillows are designer brand (Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger). There is an entire bookcase filled with visitor information plus our own Aloha book with information about the house and area. Our guests in the cottage – NOT attached – have been as quiet as mice. We live above them and hardly know they are here. We all hear our neighbors’ voices from time to time. It’s part of living where windows are open all year-round. If you want absolute silence, then turn on the A/C and shut the doors and windows. But you will miss the trade winds, the aroma of plumeria and the bird songs – some of the many things that make Kailua special.
Great family time
Great family time
If you want to experience island living renting a house is the way to go. Three families (8 of us) stayed here, but with the open design it didn't feel crowded. It's an easy walk to the beach; close to a grocery store and shopping center. A quick drive to downtown Kailua if you want to go to the new Wholefoods store or shop for clothes. Most of us did early morning walks/run/hikes before heading out for the day's activities. One highlight of our trip was driving to the North Shore and seeing 8 honus (sea turtles)... 5 sleeping on the beach and 3 eating seaweed in the ocean. What a treat! Mahalo for your hospitality and sharing your home with us.
- Guest Lynn (Tucson, Arizona)
- Date of stay 01/02/13
- Review Submitted 01/31/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing.
the Very perfect place to experience the real Local
the Very perfect place to experience the real Local
summary of our stay 7 people ( 2 Japanese families, 3of them being little babies) stayed for a week from 11/20-11/26 2012 if you are reading this review, then you must be very well aware of how beautiful the Kailua beaches are, so i can skip that.... (been to some of the world's beautiful-est beaches like Costa Rica, Thailand, Florida, Jamaica and many more, but Kailua was still breath-taking!!) I can give you 2 good reasons why you should pick this place to stay. 1. Carol-- (no she did not tell me to write so) shes just wonderful. he/she is very flexible, and very very responsive. dont wanna bad-mouth other owners, but some takes weeks to reply if ever, which makes it very difficult to plan your trips, right? 2. the house and accomodity (did i spell that right?)--its huge, could have brought one more family enjoy this place to its full capacity.. very well-equiped kitchen with full utensils. quiet neighborhood (except on the thanksgiving... ). other tiny comments might be "Car is a must", "salt and peppers in place", "beach-goods well-equipped", "main Kailua beach is 5 min drive" if i were to be strangled up behind my back, and was forced to write something negative, that would be the refunding...(make it clear, Carol was very sincere) but because i didnt have an Paypal account (and the fact i am not an US citizen), that caused both of us some troubles.so i suggest as Carol would i assume, to make an Paypal account before visiting and save all of us unnecessary troubles. Mahalo from Japan!!
- Guest TARO (Tokyo Japan)
- Date of stay 11/20/12
- Review Submitted 12/19/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, families with teenagers, adventure seekers.
Quiet, beautiful and spacious - 5-star ratingGuest comment entered by owner
Quiet, beautiful and spacious - 5-star rating
If you want a quiet spot away from the bustle of Honolulu and within a 15 minute drive to the beach, this house is for you. Located in Kailua you are near some of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu, according to our daughter who has lived in Hawaii for six years. Situated on a hill in a quiet neighborhood, it is a short walk to the grocery store and about a 35 min. scenic drive over the mountains to Honolulu and points of interest. Carol's home is beautiful and spacious with lots of room for families to spread out and play or relax. Our grandson especially enjoyed watching the geckoes romp in the backyard. The photos are just like what greets you when you arrive. Even though the owners live on the property and share the garage, you have complete privacy. Carol was very helpful. The microwave died the day before we arrived and she delivered a new one our first day there. Thank you Carol for providing a quiet and restful place for our vacation on Oahu.
- Guest John H., Orange, VA
- Date of stay 08/27/12
- Review Submitted 10/20/12
The house worked very well for us -- clean, with lots of space. We were very comfortable here and we loved how open the house was. You can open up the back to the outside, and although it was warm during our visit, but we never had to use the AC because of the way you can let the wind in. Carol was also very welcoming and accommodating. The location is good, in a quiet, older subdivision. It's about a 10 minute walk along quiet residential streets to a small shopping centre, and about a 10 minute drive to the commercial centre with lots of shopping, a Whole Foods, etc. The beach is amazing. You can quickly drive and park to the central or eastern end. The house is about a 15 minute walk from the western end where we went mostly. Like most of Hawaii, there are no sidewalks in Kailua, so that takes some getting used to, but the beach is fantastic. The western end is wide and not crowded. A very beautiful setting with no coral to worry about - just wonderful. We went for the sunset almost every night. Kailua also makes a very good place to use as a base to explore the rest of the island. Thank you Carol.
- Guest Paul and Katherine (Toronto)
- Date of stay 08/09/12
- Review Submitted 09/03/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Everything about our experience was wonderful from the house, to carol the owner, to the location, it was all just perfect. We were so blessed to find this place. You don't have to pay for parking, or deal with crowds, it's a quite nice neighborhood at a wonderful price! Thank you Carol for your Aloha! We already have family asking for your information and we will gladly pass it along. We hope to visit again! Blessings to you!
- Guest Lesa (Kauai Hi)
- Date of stay 06/17/12
- Review Submitted 07/15/12
Recommended for: Families with young children, age 55+, families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.
Rental Rates .. $1650 to $2675/week .. $260 to $390/night for extra nights. $165 Cleaning Fee. Plus Refundable damage deposit.
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Kitchen and Living room as viewed from dining area
Living Room, Teak furniture, TV
Master bedroom, Teak queen bed, dresser, A/C, TV, and master bath
Bedroom 2, Full Bed
Second lanai on side looking out toward back yard
Master Bath, full bathroom with shower/tub combo
Dining area looking out on tropical garden
Den/sitting area, sleeper sofa sleeps one -
Bedroom 3, queen bed, closet, dresser, TV and AC
Fully-equipped kitchen, dishwasher, oven/range, microwave,stainless-steel refrig
view from back yard
Refrigerator, kitchen looking towards den
Bathroom 2, full bathroom with shower
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