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Incomparable sunset across Maunalua Bay to Diamond Head. PHOTO UNALTERED.

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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
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  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Portlock house description

New Listing. The headline may seem pretentious but this is what so many visitors to the home say as well as being called 'their favorite home' by most movie/TV show location scouts. Now for the first time ever our unique private home will be shared to Travelers from around the world. This is undisputed island living at it's finest. This Hawaiian style oceanfront home is perched 65 feet above sea level, giving you the best perspective of the ocean. It's also located in the breeziest and sunniest locales on the island of Oahu and faces due West. For those seeking privacy and serenity, look no further.

Convenient yet as far out into the ocean as possible and simply a stunning place to be. Along one side of the property is a large private tropical jungle ravine with banana, coconut, papaya trees with a country-like feel. Access to ocean is down a private meandering grass path to where there is a rarely visited cove with olivine sand next to it. Absorb the incredible views of mountains, deep blue and crystal clear ocean, sunsets behind Diamond Head, whales and dolphins frolicking with the rhythm of the ocean (in season).

Perched on the cliffs in prestigious Koko Kai, in the Portlock area, this home has the most amazing views of any rental in the area due to it's incredible position on the cliffs. This home also directly fronts a very rare spitting cave/ocean blow hole (not THE well known Spitting Cave). On the ocean side of the home is a infinity swimming pool/spa with deep-ocean blue tile surrounded by cut lava stone pool deck. Next to it and elevated is a large BBQ lanai for outdoor entertaining. From there you can see the lawn, pool, mountains and ocean. You have ocean views from 3 dining areas; the outdoor BBQ lanai, dining area and the living room.

The Master Suite, private lanai and bath are direct ocean frontage. Every one of the 4 bedrooms has its own private bath. The large office is located next to the powder room.
Sleeps 8 in rooms. Nap, read or just soak in the sounds of waves, wind and birds on the oceanfront lanai on a Queen size Hawaiian daybed known as a pune'e. There is also a daybed in the office to relax and keep your loved ones company while they do their work. One of the rooms is a Guest Suite with kitchenette and separate entrance which can be separated from the rest of the house if needed.

Ocean activity opportunities abound such as scuba diving, boat rides, swimming and surfing. Golf, hiking, tennis, hiking and great walking around the neighborhood.

This property has been used in numerous TV shows, movies, national and international advertising. Obviously a special slice of paradise to be chosen.

It's yours if you book early as we can only accommodate ONE RENTAL IN A 30 DAY PERIOD due to City rental laws. (see RATES: NOTES for explanation) IMPORTANT; In accordance with CITY and COUNTY of Honolulu ZONING REGULATIONS, a property being set aside for your exclusive use for a period of 30 days commencing on the start of your requested date & cannot be rented to, or occupied by, any other tenants during ANY PORTION of the 30 day term covered by this Agreement.
TAX ID: W03427278-01
Please excuse any inconvenience that may confuse you on the RATES shorter than 30 days which are automatically adjusted by VRBO to a daily rate of $833/day which is not accurate. Please call, text or email us so we can explain what the rate of your shorter than one month stay.

All checks need to be written to East Oahu Realty and E-check will be deposited directly to EOR as well. This will also comfort you to know that this is a legitimate rental.

SEE our RENTAL AGREEMENT for details on house rules and about deposits, entry instructions, etc.

Property Type

  • House
  • 5822 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome:

            Depending on the age of children which is a parent decision. There is a pool and spa which can be dangerous is children are unattended. There is a path to the ocean which enables guests to walk to the ocean which could be dangerous if children us it and are unattended. The danger increases during high surf and high tides; as well, the rocks at the ocean are slippery when wet in certain areas. People can and have slipped/fallen and been hurt. Please take precaution and be aware of conditions. Your child's experience, knowledge of ocean is your decision whether they should be near the ocean be careful as it is at your risk to go. IMPORTANT: This is a warning for children AND adults....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            There is a down ramp into MAIN level only where the Guest suite (which has its own kitchenette) is located. The door there is 36' wide for wheelchair accessibility. IMPORTANT: There are 3 steps to the living areas where the living room, kitchen, dining and lanai are located. Wheelchair and assistance would need to be able to assist to go up and down 3 steps. The BBQ area is 3 steps down from the living area. The pool deck is 6 steps down from the BBQ area....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            Smoking strongly discouraged, but there is a grass area on the oceanside of property where smoking is acceptable. Please don't throw used butts on grass or bushes and absolutely no smoking in the house....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            There is no minimum age but there is no infant or toddler equipment so you will have to bring or rent your own. Please read CHILDREN verbiage above....moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed:

            Service animals ONLY with certification of service training and license,...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          • Master Bedroom 1: 1 king

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          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

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          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

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          • 4 large bedrooms, includes 480sf Master bedroom and a Guest Suite with separate entrance. Master bedroom & bath have ocean & garden ravine views. The 2 other bedrooms have garden/ravine views. The Guest Suite has an outdoor private seating area with garden setting and its own kitchenette. Add'l 4 beds not in rooms; Queen size day-bed (pune'e) can be used for sleeping, reading or resting on. Our office has a day bed of 2-single beds and is next to a powder room with sink and toilet. ...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet, jetted tub

            Master Bath...moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

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          • Bathroom 5: toilet

            Powder room off of office...moreless

          • Bathroom 4: combination tub/shower, toilet

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          • Large Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub, enclosed toilet and bidet. Ocean view so you can watch the ocean while brushing your teeth or combing your hair. Each room has own bath and shower, guest suite has tub/shower combination and special toilet seat for elderly or heavier people....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Large, fully equipped kitchen with Sub Zero fridge, ice maker, gas cooktop, microwave and oven, buffet serving area, ocean and garden view, kitchen island seats 3 comfortably....moreless

          • Dining:

            Three dining areas, all with ocean views. Dining area, 8 chairs BBQ area, 8 cube chairs (below dining area) Living area, 4 rattan swivel chairs. ...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Sub Zero all fridge, separate freezer, and an ice maker which is under the kitchen island....moreless

          • Coffee Maker:

            Keurig, Drip, and Percolator coffee makers provided...moreless

          • Pantry Items:

            Paper Towels, Dish soap, new sponges all provided....moreless

          • Stove:

            Gas Thermadore five burner cooktop...moreless

          • Microwave:

            GE Advantium Micro/Convection oven...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Everything you need....moreless

          Amenities

          • Living Room:

            Large 840 sf Living room with attached 360 sf Lanai both with ocean views and Brazilian hardwood floors....moreless

          • Air Conditioning:

            Air conditioning in Master Bedroom ONLY. The house has cool breezes and does not need air conditioning....moreless

          • Parking:

            Parking for two cars in driveway, also street parking. ...moreless

          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Hair Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • CLEANING; We have ONE (1) mid-stay light house keeping to tidy-up included in the cleaning fee. No washing or drying, just light cleaning. The day and time of cleaning will be agreed upon by both parties and can be changed upon mutual agreement. OTHER SERVICES; We can assist you in calling massage, Chef, chauffeur, concierge services and you can chose to us them and pay them directly. We have no financial connection with these services and offer to assist you for no fee....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television:

                Seven (7) TV's including 60' flat screen TV in Living Room, Cable TV satellite...moreless

              • Video Library:

                nice selection of Movies for your enjoyment....moreless

              • DVD Player:

                HD/Blue Ray/Apple TV...moreless

              • Games
              • Stereo

              Communications

              • Internet:

                High Speed Wireless provided. Office has 3 separate desk areas, good for serious work, children doing homework or just playing internet games. Daybed in office for keeping company or just relaxing....moreless

              Pool & Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                Infinity edge spa/hot tub with cascading spillway over stone spillway wall which creates sound like a mountain stream....moreless

              • Private Pool:

                Infinity pool facing ocean with deep-sea blue tiles used in many advertisement photo shoots....moreless

              Outdoor Features

              • Outdoor Grill:

                300+ sf covered BBQ lanai area with piped in gas BBQ, mini fridge and large outdoor cement table with lave with 8 cube chairs. This area has had many memorable parties with laughter & good times....moreless

              • Lanai / Gazebo:

                The ocean side of our living room transitions into a lanai seating area. Our private Master Suite lanai is a romantic getaway nested above the ravine and is direct oceanfront....moreless

              • Golf:

                Public & private courses nearby, world famous Waialae Country Club (home of Sony Open) nine miles away. Multiple World Class courses 30 minute drive....moreless

              • Deck / Patio:

                800+ sf natural lava stone pool deck and BBQ area provides seamless transition from outside to inside and vice versa. ...moreless

              • Lawn / Garden:

                Beautiful gardens a private meandering path to ocean a secluded area with natural a spitting cave/blow hole & cove. ...moreless

              • Kayak / Canoe:

                Rentals available at same nearby shopping centers. Stores (including Costco), food, theatre and banks there also....moreless

              • Boat:

                Rentals, rides, scuba diving, jet ski, body boards are available at nearby shopping centers....moreless

              • Tennis:

                Public and private tennis courts nearby, 2 & 3 miles away....moreless

              • Water Sports Gear:

                Rentals available at same nearby shopping centers....moreless

              • Bicycles:

                None on-site. Rental information available....moreless

              • Balcony:

                See Lani/Gazebo...moreless

              Theme

              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions
              • Historic

              Location & View

              • Ocean View:

                Amazing view of Maunalua Bay, Property rests 65 feet above ocean level, perfect height to maximize the ocean views. *Whales, dolphins, outrigger canoes are seen from the home or the pool. *in season...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                You will enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains above Maunalua Bay from the lanai. Morning shadows on the mountain ridges are surreal, sipping your coffee & listening to singing birds, priceless....moreless

              • Beachfront:

                Our beach is right in front & is not white sand but the sparking olivine sand that Diamond Head was named after because of the sparkling in the sand. It sits on the surface of the oceanfront area....moreless

              • Oceanfront:

                Directly below our home is a cove and blowhole which is nearly inaccessible to the public and few people make the trek....moreless

              Activities

              • Botanical Garden
              • Equestrian Events
              • Roller Blading
              • Sound/Bay Fishing
              • Mountain Climbing
              • Mountaineering
              • Deepsea Fishing
              • Paragliding
              • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
              • Snorkeling
              • Surf Fishing
              • Water Tubing
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Kayaking
              • Sailing
              • Water Skiing
              • Parasailing
              • Jet Skiing
              • Swimming
              • Snorkeling/Diving
              • Surfing
              • Wind-Surfing
              • Cycling
              • Hiking
              • Fishing
              • Fitness Center
              • Medical Services
              • Massage Therapist
              • Groceries
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Marina
              • Playground
              • Recreation Center
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Zoo
              • Duty Free Shops
              • Festivals
              • Ruins
              • Rock Climbing
              • Luaus
              • Bird Watching
              • Paddle Boating
              • Scenic Drives
              • Walking
              • Whale Watching
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Boating
              • Shelling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Beachcombing
              • Basketball Court
               

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              7 night min stay

              $14,000

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Cleaning $783.75 + tax
              • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000.00
              • Property Damage Protection $89.00
              • Tax Rate 13.75%

              Notes:

              IMPORTANT; In accordance with CITY and COUNTY of Honolulu ZONING REGULATIONS, a property being set aside for your exclusive use for a period of 30 days commencing on the start of your requested date & cannot be rented to, or occupied by, any other tenants during ANY PORTION of the 30 day term covered by this Agreement. The total rental & tax charges are for your use only. TAX ID: W03427278-01


              Cancellation policy:

              Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.


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              Location

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              16 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Honolulu International Airort
              1 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              Kalanianaole Hwy (main Hwy to Portlock)
              1 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Portlock ~ Hanauma Bay
              1 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Kona Brewery
              3 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              Hawaii Kai Golf Course
              1 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Kona Brewery/Assagios/Moena Cafe/Maile's Thai

              Car: Recommended

              We have the local knowledge of the islands and would love to share it with you. There is hiking, surfing, golfing, tennis, snorkeling, fishing, rifle range, kite flying, whale watching (in season), beach strolls, body surfing, swimming, SUPing, dolphin & 'Spitting Cave' & 'China Walls' watching are activities available in our area. We will also provide you with optional things to do beyond the immediate area & service providers for your decision of whom to use in other areas as well.

               

              Manager info

              Year Purchased: 2000

              About: The owners of this beautiful home were both raised in Hawaii. Rob is a native Hawaiian and 6th generation descendant of Englishman Robert Holt who sailed to Hawaii in 1820. Annie was born in Bermuda but moved to Hawaii as a young child. After raising their children they decided to share their home with people from around the world so they could experience a truly one of a kind island way of living. Rob is a realtor on Oahu now and was a surfboard shaper and founder of the popular surf company, Local Motion. Rob is a Top Producer at East Oahu Realty whom all deposits and payments go to directly for your security and comfort to the Traveler. If you have any interest in local knowledge of real estate in Hawaii, please feel free to call Rob with questions or to make an appointment to see some areas of O'ahu while visiting Hawaii, which includes all islands.

              Why Portlock:
              We chose the land and built this particular home on the last 'never built on' lot in the Koko Kai area of Portlock because we knew the nuances of the area. We knew that these were the only area with the conditions and location we needed to build our dream home. Location is key to living conditions as there are many micro-climates in every area of Hawaii. To build the open Hawaiian style house we wanted, we had to build in this area. Although both Rob and his wife were both raised in Kailua, they prefer the weather conditions on the leeward side, in Koko Kai/Portlock. This property has favorable offshore winds that enhance an open air style of living, keeping it dry and mildew free. 'It's very sunny here yet cooled by the trade-wind breezes'. They weather conditions can't be changed but structures can be altered to enhance the living experience so here we built. Also key to his wife was that the lot had to be quiet and that it is. The leeward side of the island has many advantages; we enjoy predominantly offshore trade-winds, incomparable sunsets, and is consistently sunnier than the windward or mountain areas of any island. Here in Koko Kai/Portlock/Hawaii Kai our property projects outward into the deep blue sea giving it additional climatic benefits such as being away from the often cloudy Ko'olau mountains and traffic noise. Island mountains catch & hold moisture blowing across the sea until it turns to rain. We call our home 'Blue Hawaii Kai' because it is a part of the community of Hawaii Kai but is out in the deep blue sea. The Hawaii Kai area has every amenity one would need, including all kinds of shopping (including Costco), medical services a mile away, restaurants (the original Roy's restaurant started here in Hawaii Kai), golf course, surfing and ocean activities. In fact, one could even stay here in Hawaii Kai and never go out to 'Honolulu' if they wanted to. We love it and want to share it with you.

              The Unique Benefits at this House:
              The home has unique design benefits specifically greater than most locale. The design provides a seamless transition from outside to inside and vice versa. For this style of living drier weather is preferable. Letting the trade-winds in and out is key to air flow which the design enhances. The breeze needs to be dry so the home was designed to allow the predominantly E/NE trade winds to blow gently through the entire home, thus needing no air conditioning. The weather is the best on the island, cool and dry in the shade and sunnier than most areas every day because it's located out into the deep blue sea and away from the major mountain chain. The interior courtyard is open to nature and this is totally unique by allowing balmy winds to flow throughout the entire home. The same winds directly permeate and cool the living area, kitchen, office and dining area. It's fascinating to see the rain falling right inside your house in the courtyard and no one gets wet! The open air courtyard has a zen-like fountain, sliding glass walls into the living room, leaving our home the most unique truly Hawaiian experience you will ever have.


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              Photos

              • Incomparable sunset across Maunalua Bay to Diamond Head.  PHOTO UNALTERED.

                Incomparable sunset across Maunalua Bay to Diamond Head. PHOTO UNALTERED.

              • Living area allowing tradewinds to flow through our home to the kitchen area too

                Living area allowing tradewinds to flow through our home to the kitchen area too

              • Lanai off of the living room with 'Punee' (daybed w/ netting) on right. Due west

                Lanai off of the living room with 'Punee' (daybed w/ netting) on right. Due west

              • Coconut grove surrounds the property.  Great sea & mountain views as well.

                Coconut grove surrounds the property. Great sea & mountain views as well.

              • The Master bedroom has ocean frontage, private lanai & Brazilian wood floors.

                The Master bedroom has ocean frontage, private lanai & Brazilian wood floors.

              • Master bath has a jungle ravine view & direct ocean view.  Airy, private, quiet.

                Master bath has a jungle ravine view & direct ocean view. Airy, private, quiet.

              • Guest Suite has it's own entrance, wheelchair accessible (seen in background)

                Guest Suite has it's own entrance, wheelchair accessible (seen in background)

              • World famous Hanauma Bay is just over Koko Head or a 1 mile drive.

                World famous Hanauma Bay is just over Koko Head or a 1 mile drive.

              • Meandering private grass path to the cove and blow hole below our property.

                Meandering private grass path to the cove and blow hole below our property.

              • These are the last steps, you'll be on olivine sand, seen at the bottom right.

                These are the last steps, you'll be on olivine sand, seen at the bottom right.

              • When the surf is on, 'China Walls' is in front, but for experienced surfers only

                When the surf is on, 'China Walls' is in front, but for experienced surfers only

              • Living area in forground and front entry in background.  Brazilian cherry floors

                Living area in forground and front entry in background. Brazilian cherry floors

              • Office with wireless internet, 3 work stations, TV and daybed to relax betweens.

                Office with wireless internet, 3 work stations, TV and daybed to relax betweens.

              • Infinity edge pool & spa/hot tub.  Lounge chairs & seating around teak table.

                Infinity edge pool & spa/hot tub. Lounge chairs & seating around teak table.

              • Master bedroom lanai looking over the ravine & into the ocean.  Very private!

                Master bedroom lanai looking over the ravine & into the ocean. Very private!

              • Bedroom #3 has ravine view, great breezes & own bath.

                Bedroom #3 has ravine view, great breezes & own bath.

              • The sun sets here in Oct. Nov. is the best weather/pricing of the year, try it!

                The sun sets here in Oct. Nov. is the best weather/pricing of the year, try it!

              • Windswept steps to the ocean over our private meandering grass path.

                Windswept steps to the ocean over our private meandering grass path.

              • From the grass path to our carved steps, next steps are to the cove area.

                From the grass path to our carved steps, next steps are to the cove area.

              • Cove shot from the ocean looking at neighboring white home.

                Cove shot from the ocean looking at neighboring white home.

              • Sunset at 'China Walls'.  There a 5 beaches that are walking distance from home.

                Sunset at 'China Walls'. There a 5 beaches that are walking distance from home.

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