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250 Steps to Paradise - Kailua Beachside Home

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From the edge of the sand, straight to the water! About 250 steps from the house

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Last updated: 08/04/2014
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  • Minimum stay:Contact owner
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Kailua house description

E komo mai to Hale Makai, our piece of island paradise in Kailua.
Lying alongside a fabulous three-mile stretch of protected beach, Kailua is a small town on the windward side of Oahu. With no hotels in town, only local residents and visitors who rent vacation homes get to enjoy our island lifestyle. Kailua Beach was one the emerging 'hot spots' for 2007 and has been voted one of the best beaches in the world by Dr. Beach. Your family will love this kama'aina (local) way to enjoy Hawaii.

Our three bedroom, two bath home has a king, queen and two twin beds (sleeps six), living room, well-appointed open kitchen, large enclosed lanai, and patio with Weber gas grill and outdoor furniture. Our smoke-free home is furnished in island style to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. You’ll feel right at home while you barbecue dinner on the patio, relax in the screened-in lanai, wander to and from the beach, watch movies or cable TV, play games with the family or drift off to sleep on the comfortable beds. We even have wireless internet access for your laptop computer so that you can stay connected!

And best of all is our location - just 250 steps from Kailua Beach. You can pick up your cappuccino at the Kalapawai Market on your walk to the beach every morning and your shave ice (snow cone) at Island Snow every afternoon on your walk home. Whether you rent windsurfers or kayaks on the beach or just use all the beach toys that come with the house - boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs/mats/towels and cooler - walking to the beach right around the corner from the house makes the days seem long and leisurely and just right for that relaxing vacation you're looking for.

And when you get tired of beach activities, Kailua town, with its restaurants, shopping and entertainment is just a mile away. After just a short ride, you can swim with the dolphins at Sea Life Park, snorkel in Hanauma Bay, hike the stunning Ko’olau mountains, swim/surf the North Shore, browse the 'Swap Meet' at the Aloha Stadium, sample Honolulu’s nightlife, walk Waikiki Beach or get to the airport.

Larger gathering? There is also a detached one bedroom, one bath cottage on the property with a queen bed in a separate bedroom and queen sofa bed in the living room (sleeps two to three), kitchen/eating area, and covered patio with its own Weber gas grill and outdoor furniture.

NOTE ABOUT AVAILABILITY: You can check availability of the house alone by clicking on the calendar on this listing. For availability for the cottage, see the calendar link on vrbo listing #55009. For availability for both, see vrbo listing #101378.



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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Suitability

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Kitchen
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave

          Amenities

          • Air Conditioning:

            A/C units in the bedroom with the king and queen beds, many ceiling and standing fans throughout the house...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Beach towels, too!...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer

          Other Amenities

              • Beach Toys including boogie boards, rolling cooler, beach chairs, warm outdoor shower for washing off beach sand...moreless

              Entertainment

              • CD Player
              • Video Library
              • DVD Player
              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet
              • Telephone

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill
              • Deck / Patio

              Activities

              • Live Theater
              • Cycling
              • Parasailing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Surfing
              • Fishing
              • Kayaking
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Sailing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • Boating
              • Sight Seeing
              • Shopping
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Zoo
              • Cinemas
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Hiking
               

              Reviews

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              House   3BR/2BA - $395/nt
              Cottage 1BR/1BA - $180/night
              Both properties 4BR/3BA - $560/nt
              5-night minimum rental
              Deposit required; $100 mandatory cleaning fee for cottage, $250 for house;
              13.75% Hawaii taxes additional. Checks or wire transfers accepted.
              Calendar link on this page is for house only.
              See vrbo #55009 for calendar link for cottage; #101378 for calendar link to both
              

              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.


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              Calendar

              Last updated: 08/04/2014
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              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 1990

              About the owner: My husband and I have had this property for about 15 years. At first, we rented it out to regular tenants but that limited our opportunities to use the place ourselves. Since my husband's family had lived in Kailua for many years during their high school years and had many fond memories of the island, we wanted to be able to bring our own family back to Kailua on a regular basis and create our own family memories. About 4 years ago, we decided to convert to vacation rentals and have been able to enjoy many happy days as a family here. We hope that you find our place as comfortable for your family as we do for ours!

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              Being located right around the corner from Kailua Beach Park means that you can go back and forth to the beach all day without loading and unloading everything into and out of the car. I love being able to pick up my latte at the Kalapawai Market in the morning before my beach stroll, and we have a family ritual of shave ice every afternoon from Island Snow (President Obama's favorite before-dinner snack with his kids!)


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              Photos

              • From the edge of the sand, straight to the water! About 250 steps from the house

                From the edge of the sand, straight to the water! About 250 steps from the house

              • Relax in the living room while daiquiris are being blended in the kitchen

                Relax in the living room while daiquiris are being blended in the kitchen

              • House master bedroom - Relax in king size comfort

                House master bedroom - Relax in king size comfort

              • Queen-size luxury in the third bedroom

                Queen-size luxury in the third bedroom

              • A quiet place to read or talk on the enclosed lanai

                A quiet place to read or talk on the enclosed lanai

              • A shady place for a morning coffee or a dinnertime retreat

                A shady place for a morning coffee or a dinnertime retreat

              • The Kalapawai Market - perfect for your morning coffee and a Kailua institution

                The Kalapawai Market - perfect for your morning coffee and a Kailua institution

              • Enjoy island living - kama'aina style

                Enjoy island living - kama'aina style

              • Too tired to go out? Make yourself something in your fully-equipped kitchen

                Too tired to go out? Make yourself something in your fully-equipped kitchen

              • Surf's up! Twin beds in the second bedroom

                Surf's up! Twin beds in the second bedroom

              • A place for family-size dinners on the lanai (note wireless internet on shelves)

                A place for family-size dinners on the lanai (note wireless internet on shelves)

              • Hall bathroom detail - whimsy, "Hawaiian style"!

                Hall bathroom detail - whimsy, "Hawaiian style"!

              • Wishing you were here!

                Wishing you were here!

              VRBO #55006

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              Date last modified - Sunday, August 10, 2014

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              3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
              Sleeps 6

              View calendar: Updated 08/04/14
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