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Kahalu'U Canoe House - Oceanfront - Affordable for Families - Great Sunrises

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Beautiful oceanfront home on Kaneohe Bay w/ room to run & plenty of island charm

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  • Minimum stay:4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Welcome to the Kahalu'u Canoe House. This oceanfront home is new to the vacation rental market available for the first time starting March 5, 2014. Remodeled with a comfortable open concept kitchen, living area and covered lanai on the main floor, this home has a nice homey, island feel to it. The main floor has one full bathroom inside and one half bathroom accessed from the outside near the outdoor shower head. Upstairs has a small living area, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
UPDATE: PLEASE SEE UPDATED PHOTOS OF HOME POSTED AFTER EXTENSIVE PAINTING.
High-end finishes like slate rock flooring, solid surface counter tops, and recessed lighting make the home feel more modern without losing its island charm. A large screen door opens to a covered lanai with a barbecue and a great lawn that ends at a small retaining wall in the ocean. When the tide is low you can venture down onto the dark silty shore where small crabs hide under rocks and picturesque fisherman's boats sit mostly forgotten. Tall trees provide back yard privacy as you enjoy a meal on the large covered lanai or inside looking out across Kaneohe Bay to Makapu peninsula. Take the two kayaks out onto the bay for some morning exercise and to see the beautiful expansive views of the Ko'olau mountain range from the ocean. UPDATE: Sea Turtles were spotted from the house multiple times during April 2014
Parking: There is one covered parking spot available and room for at least 10 more cars in the private, secure driveway. For special events and with careful planning 30+ cars can be accommodated.
Sleeping: Upstairs there are four beds and one futon for 10 guests. The largest bedroom has a queen and a full bed. The master bedrooms has a queen bed and the mauka bedroom has a full size bed. The small upstairs living area contains a futon that folds down into a bed. Up to two additional guests may be accommodated using an air mattress in the living area on the main floor. If you need even more space, 2 to 8 guests can be accommodated in the 'Kahaluu Cottage' vacation rental studio that is located across the yard (VRBO# 503307). Between the two vacation rentals, and utilizing couches and air mattresses, maximum sleeping accommodations are 18. Between the two vacation rentals, and using only the beds, maximum sleeping accommodations are 12.
Special Events: For an additional fee of $500 and fewer than 50 guests, events may be held at this ocean front home. Events for 50-80 people may be held for an additional $800 fee. And events for 80-110 people may be held for an additional $1100.00 fee. The private back yard right on Kaneohe Bay, large front yard, ample parking, easy access for large delivery trucks, availability of a separate, private studio, and an easy to find location on Kamehameha Highway make this an ideal special event location. Wedding parties, birthdays, and family reunions are examples of events that would work well here. Please see photos of a beautiful wedding party held at the property.
Beach: Does this property have a beach? Not really. When the tide is high, the ocean comes all the way up to the lawn. When the tide is low there is enough room to venture down onto the dark silty shore. Can I get in the water? Yes - but it is shallow and rocky and not ideal for swimming. The best way to enjoy the ocean at the house is on a kayak. We have a single seater and a two seater available for you to use. Going out on the Kayaks is fun and interesting and the views are stunning. Is it safe? Generally yes, there are never waves and it is shallow for at least 100 yards. Is it safe for all ages? Children and adults should watch out for large rocks. Can I snorkel here? Yes, If you take the kayaks out there are places to snorkel in the bay. Where is the closest sandy beach? Two miles away at Kualoa Beach Park is the closest sandy beach.
What makes this property great: 1) Because this home has a nice green lawn right up to the water’s edge, you can enjoy the ocean without dealing with the fun, but messy sand. This home is a great “home base”. Guests travel all over the island to discover different beaches and come home, clean up, and can still enjoy the beautiful ocean. 2) Events: this really is a nice spot to hold an event. Please see the special events section for all the great benefits. 3) Large groups can rent both the Kahaluu Canoe House and Kahaluu Cottage for a together-but-separate sleeping arrangement. 4) Living next door is Chef Hill – Hillary is a personal chef, cooking instructor, diet coach, sushi chef, artisan baker, pastry chef, and caterer. She’s also very friendly and well loved by all who meet her. Ask to see a menu.
Origin of the name: Kahalu’u Canoe House is named after the large, six-man outrigger canoe often found on the property. This type of canoe was used by ancient Hawaiians and is popular today for racing and recreation.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Catering Available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    The large yards and calm ocean are ideal because they are fun and safe for children...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No Smoking is allowed in the home or on the property...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is adequate wheelchair access to the main living area on the main floor and to the front and back yards. There are no full size steps to these areas and there is wide access....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen, 1 double

    The largest bedroom has two beds...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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  • The three bedrooms are all upstairs. There is a futon in the small living area upstairs. Including the futon, the upstairs sleeps 10. An air mattress is available for the main floor to sleep up to 2 additional guests. If an additional sleeping area is desired, 'Kahaluu Cottage' is available with two beds, and a pull-out couch bed. It is a studio without any seperate bedrooms. There is also a large kitchen and bathroom, large TV, wifi, etc. Kahaluu Cottage is located right outside the front door of Kahaluu Canoe House and across the large front lawn. Please see VRBO listing #503307 ...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, outdoor shower

    Outdoor shower & indoor toilet accessed from the outside...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    This is the main floor bathroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Connected to the master bedroom upstairs...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    accessed from the living area upstairs...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This vacation rental is special because you have access to a very popular chef, Chef Hill. Please ask to see a menu with dishes from Korea, Greece, Thailand, Italy, India and many other countries. You can even book a private sushi party! Please allow Chef Hill plenty of time to prepare by giving her at least five days notice for all orders. Feel free to request a menu to be emailed to you. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys:

    toddler children toys available upon request...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family

Attractions

  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    The Front of the house faces the beautiful Koolau Mountain Range. They can be seen from the front door, the parking area and two of the upstairs bedrooms...moreless

  • Ocean View:

    Home is only 40 feet from the ocean. There are expansive views of Kaneohe Bay and Mokapu Peninsula from every room in the house including upstairs bedrooms, downstairs living room, kitchen, and lanai...moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The back lawn ends at a lava rock retaining wall that, at high tide, is in the ocean...moreless

  • Water View:

    Home is only 40 feet from the ocean. There are expansive views of Kaneohe Bay and Mokapu Peninsula from every room in the house including upstairs bedrooms, downstairs living room, kitchen, and lanai...moreless

  • Waterfront:

    Home is only 40 feet from the ocean. There are expansive views of Kaneohe Bay and Mokapu Peninsula from every room in the house including upstairs bedrooms, downstairs living room, kitchen, and lanai...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    There is a picnic table under the lanai that seats eight. There are two bar stools at the counter in the kitchen. There is a small table that seats four in the kitchen. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    One upstairs room has air-conditioning. The other rooms face the ocean and stay cool. ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is a clothes dryer in the home...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    wifi is provided...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    The living area downstairs has a big screen TV and cable...moreless

  • Parking:

    Standard parking will allow for five vehicles. There is one covered parking area are multiple other parking areas available. Special events well planned for can accommodate up to 30 vehicles...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    There is a washing machine in the home...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough for 10 guests...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The Kitchen is fully stocked...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven:

    Stainless steel, electric...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Stainless steel, ice maker, filtered water...moreless

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    The Lanai looks out over the ocean and is covered for cooking, eating and relaxing...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    two kayaks available ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The Lanai looks out over the ocean and is covered for cooking, eating and relaxing...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear:

    two snorkel masks available...moreless

 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
4 night min stay
$290
$1,950

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
$245
$1,650 $6,000

Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $275 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Tax Rate 13.97%

Notes:

This home is brand new as a vacation rental and is available well under market prices for a limited time. The rental rate will increase once well established.

Special Events: $250 - $750

This home is ideal for events. It has a great back yard right on the ocean. There can be made available parking for 30+ cars. There are 3 1/2 bathrooms for guests and a large kitchen for food prep.


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Location

16.7 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
10.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Honolulu Country Club - Nu'uanu
0.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Waiahole Poi Factory
Kahaluu
Nearest Beach
Kaneohe Bay - right out the back door

Car: Recommended

Kahalu'u is quiet, beautiful and convenient to Honolulu and the North Shore. It is especially close to: Chinaman's Hat (our favorite island to kayak to), Kualoa Ranch (very popular tourist attraction) and endless great beaches. Our favorite kid-friendly beach park is Kahana Bay. It is about eight miles away toward the North Shore. Our favorite turtle spotting area is in Ka'a'Awa about seven miles away. Ka'a'Awa is also a great area for snorkeling. Driving the other direction, SouthEast to Kaneohe and Kailua, will give you more options for restaurants. Hale'iwa Joe's in Kaneohe is our favorite restaurant. Driving past Kaneohe to Kailua you are rewarded with very beautiful, very popular beaches. Kailua is about 14 miles away.

The nearest grocery store is three miles away. Next to the grocery store are a few small restaurants and a large movie theater. Across the street is Valley of the Temples. Not only is it free, but it's one of the most beautiful places on Oahu. There is a very picturesque Buddhist Temple there with an impressive koi pond complete with small turtles and stunning black geese.

 

Owner info

About the owner: We are a young family doing our best to create a paradise here in Hawaii. I work for a local bank and my wife is a personal chef and a mom. We feel very lucky to live in a new home in Kahalu'u, Hawaii.

Why the Owner Chose Kahaluu:
'Kahaluu Canoe House' is the neighboring home to ours and right on the ocean - Oceanfront homes are difficult to find in Hawaii and we love the 'old Hawaii' feel of Kaneohe Bay. We don't have white sandy beaches but there is a charm in this area that you won't find on other parts of Oahu. It's quite, it's 'country' and it's beautiful. We love it here and we're sure you will too.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
What makes this property great: 1) Because this home has a nice green lawn right up to the water’s edge, you can enjoy the ocean without dealing with the fun, but messy sand. This home is a great “home base”. Guests travel all over the island to discover different beaches and come home, clean up, and can still enjoy the beautiful ocean. 2) Events: this really is a nice spot to hold an event. Please see the special events section for all the great benefits. 3) Large groups can rent both the Kahaluu Canoe House and Kahaluu Cottage for a together-but-separate sleeping arrangement. 4) Living next door is Chef Hill – Hillary is a personal chef, cooking instructor, diet coach, sushi chef, artisan baker, pastry chef, and caterer. She’s also very friendly and well loved by all who meet her. Ask to see a menu. Proximity to the North Shore, Kailua, Kualoa Ranch, and the Polynesian Cultural Center are also great benefits. -The cool slate floors are my favorate feature inside the home. -The beautiful sunrises are my favorite outside 'feature'. -We want this home to not be too expensive for vacationers on a budget and seek to price it accordingly. If you find something on Oahu that is comparable but less expensive, please let us know and we will lower the price.


Contact us

Speaks: english, korean

 

Photos

  • Beautiful oceanfront home on Kaneohe Bay w/ room to run & plenty of island charm

    Beautiful oceanfront home on Kaneohe Bay w/ room to run & plenty of island charm

  • The living area is comfortable with a big screen TV, blue ray player, and dining

    The living area is comfortable with a big screen TV, blue ray player, and dining

  • The main bathroom upstairs has a custom sink and shower surround

    The main bathroom upstairs has a custom sink and shower surround

  • Kahaluu Canoe House is surrounded by many types of tropical plants and flowers

    Kahaluu Canoe House is surrounded by many types of tropical plants and flowers

  • The back yard was used for the wedding dinner & dancing for over 200 guests

    The back yard was used for the wedding dinner & dancing for over 200 guests

  • Smart planning allowed for three event tents, a stage, a buffet area & more

    Smart planning allowed for three event tents, a stage, a buffet area & more

  • Kaneohe Bay looking toward the North Shore

    Kaneohe Bay looking toward the North Shore

  • The kitchen has solid surface countertops, slate floors, and is quite big

    The kitchen has solid surface countertops, slate floors, and is quite big

  • The private master bathroom also has a custom tile shower

    The private master bathroom also has a custom tile shower

  • View from ocean - large yard, large lanai, flood lights, great space for events!

    View from ocean - large yard, large lanai, flood lights, great space for events!

  • From the lanai looking out over Kaneohe Bay on a bright Hawaiian day.

    From the lanai looking out over Kaneohe Bay on a bright Hawaiian day.

  • Bedroom #3 has a queen bed, a full bed, and expansive views of Kaneohe Bay

    Bedroom #3 has a queen bed, a full bed, and expansive views of Kaneohe Bay

  • Bedroom#2 had views of the mountains and the ocean

    Bedroom#2 had views of the mountains and the ocean

  • The master bedroom enjoys stunning sunrises

    The master bedroom enjoys stunning sunrises

  • This is the guest sign in for a wedding

    This is the guest sign in for a wedding

  • The bride & groom overlooked their wedding party & beautiful Kanoehe Bay

    The bride & groom overlooked their wedding party & beautiful Kanoehe Bay

  • Old fisherman's boats and Kaneohe bay looking from the backyard toward Kaneohe

    Old fisherman's boats and Kaneohe bay looking from the backyard toward Kaneohe

  • The large kitchen overlooks the backyard, ocean, lanai, dining, & living room

    The large kitchen overlooks the backyard, ocean, lanai, dining, & living room

  • Brand new fridge, Tikis guarding the oversized pantry, & room for multiple chefs

    Brand new fridge, Tikis guarding the oversized pantry, & room for multiple chefs

  • Upstairs living room with futon and views of backyard and ocean

    Upstairs living room with futon and views of backyard and ocean

  • Incredible views of Kaneohe Bay and Makapu peninsula are enjoyed from upstairs

    Incredible views of Kaneohe Bay and Makapu peninsula are enjoyed from upstairs

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Speaks: english, korean
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