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Perfect Windward Home - Old Hawaii the Way it was Meant to Be!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

The Basics:

3 bedroom, 2 bath house... fully furnished, sleeps 8.

Fully furnished home, tastefully decorated.

Modest, comfortable home

The Beaches:

We are 6 houses from the beautiful beach coastline of Ka'a'awa

No crowds like Waikiki... enjoy both grass and white sand beaches within a short walk.

The Neighborhood:

Our house is on a quiet residential street... you can fall asleep listening to the surf at night.

Conveniently located:

* In the Ka'a'awa Valley where Jurassic Park was filmed

* The Polynesian Cultural Center is about 15 minutes away

* The world famous North Shore is about 25 minutes away

* Honolulu airport is about 40 minutes away

* Waikiki is about 45 minutes away.

The really nice thing about Ka'a'awa : ... is the peacefulness, lack of crowds and natural beauty. You can enjoy our white sand beaches without fighting your way through crowds. The water is a gorgeous blue and there's a natural reef several hundred yards off the coast that keep the waves from being too big and dangerous near the shore.

This is a great place for families or couples, not to mention that it is a great value! There are several other rental homes in Ka'a'awa which are right on or across from the beach. These properties are quite nice, but they also command much higher rental costs. When you stay at our place, you save some money and you are also a block off the main highway, which means less traffic and noise.

Ka’a’awa Weather & Climate: The windward side of Oahu has a subtropical climate with prevailing northeasterly trade winds, which are a dominant factor that governs Oahu's pleasant climate. The trade winds are consistent in summer months, and in combination with the warm temperatures gives Oahu and all of Hawaii great conditions for sailing, boating and other outdoor recreational activities. Oahu has two mountain ranges that separate the wet 'windward' side from the drier 'leeward' coast. The Ko’olau Mountains extend along the northeastern side and to the west lies the Waianae Mountains. Showers occur almost daily on the windward side, while on the leeward said, showers are light. Even on the moist windward side, showers occur most frequently during evening hours. Occasionally the trade winds shut down and it can become hot and humid. It is rare, however, for weather to become severe enough to interfere with outdoor plans

Payment Types Accepted: We accept Visa or MasterCard payments

Hawaii State Tax ID #25085997-01

Local contact information provided so you have an on-island contact if needed during your stay

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

Why Keahiloa chose Kaaawa

The windward side and Ka'a'awa in particular have special meaning for our 'ohana. Many of our fondest memories have taken place on these windward beaches. And we are so glad that Pono Loa has become a gathering place for our 'ohana, friends and haumana!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was an awesome stay! It accommodated everyone in the family... even got to cook chicken adobo & pancit! Was also perfect location for our Spartan race at the Kualoa Ranch. GOOD & memorable stay here at your cozy home! God bless, mahalo nui, salamat po, gracias, aloha & farewell
Aug 2016
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Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • linens, soap, toilet paper provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , + fold up mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • linens provided, closets, clothes rack, small dresser in each bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen, including: refrigerator, stovetop, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and grinder, all sorts of pots, pans, cooking utensils and gadgets, eating utensils, plates, bowls, cups. Telephone includes: free long distance for both inter-island and mainland calls. Beach equipment from previous guests may include: boogie and skim boards, snorkel gear, beach mats, beach towels, cooler, umbrella


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Perfect Windward Home - Old Hawaii the Way it was Meant to Be!
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 26 reviews

We had such an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 had such an amazing time in Hawaii!

Keahiloa's house provided the peace and quiet we were looking for during our stay. The house had everything we needed.

From the late evening we arrived, I had just followed Keahiloa's instruction on how to find the house and it was very easy to follow.

We were amazed how much space the house provided for our family.

The master bedroom had room for the playpen I have rented our our 9 month old and also had room for our 8 year old to set up the folding mattress for her to sleep on. The sitting area in the master bedroom was a huge plus and also the bathroom it had as well.

There was 100% privacy for all of our family members.

The open concept in the main living room, dining room and kitchen was very nice as we were able to all spend time with each other whether my daughter was watching TV, my mom-in-law cooking or my sisters eating at the dining table.

The front porch was very nice, I found my husband just relaxing there - reading his book and looking at the mountain view it had.

The backyard was very roomy, my 8 year old daughter had a fun time running around in the backyard and my mother-in-law adoring all the pretty flowers and she really loved the plumeria tree (I think it was the plumeria tree, it was blooming flowers).

All of the items that were provided, boogie boards, washer/dryer, bbq grill - we all used.

It was very nice as well to have Billy greet us the very next day and welcoming us. He also given us some nice tips on which beaches to visit in the area.

There were so many beaches 5 minutes away from Keahiloa's house! We all loved that so much. We did not have to travel far to go to a quiet beach.

The house is also centrally located, me and my hubby would go down to Waikiki for a morning stroll, my sisters spent most of their afternoons downtown and morning in Ka'a'wa. The drive from Ka'a'awa to Waikiki is so nice. The mountain views and ocean views were breathtaking!

Kualoa Ranch was just 10 mins away, Polynesian Cultural Center is only 15 mins away, North short is just 20 mins away and so many beaches around! :) :) :)

Our family enjoyed staying at your property and we just want to say thank you for having a house like yours for families to enjoy during their stay in Hawaii!

Thank you! :)

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rochellie, so glad you folks had such a wonderful time at Pono Loa... Just wish we could have been able to visit and maybe share some hula and mele (song) with you. Take care and sending plenty aloha your way! -Keahiloa
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Relaxation Awaits

  • 5 of 5

Wow, beautiful home with mountain view and the ocean to your back. Quiet setting and home was big enough for 7 easily. The property has a private backyard and the front porch is pretty private too. Beautful inside and just far enough from the touristy attractions but just a short drive from plenty to do. This is my third vacation rental and i love them because of all the home conviences. The owner and property manager with both great to work with. If you like to vacation away from it all in a quiet setting this is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. There is lots of space to spread out and the backyard is a nice place to let the kiddos loose while you make dinner. We were two families with 5 kids and we were comfortable.

You are not far from the Polynesian Cultural Center and the beaches just a couple kms south were some of the nicest that we visited - clean, quiet, calm.

Our host was great - easy to communicate with and he stopped in to check that all was well on our second day. We'd definitely recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home is nice but they need to keep up on the bugs!

  • 3 of 5

We loved having a home to stay at but the bugs were awful! We all had little bites on our legs and arms every single morning. (I think if they would spray that could improve) I think they are in the furniture! We had to do the dishes by hand because the dishwasher would not start and the oven took over an hour to cook something that said 30 minutes. We were there the last week in February and the weather was a little cold at night. They have no blankets for the floor mats they provide one of the beds nor do they have blankets for the futon in the living room. They only had bedding for the 3 beds in the bedrooms. We had to drive 2 hours out of our way the second night to buy blankets because the property manager said they would not bring us any. He also told us he was cold too because of the weather and it wasn't normal. I didn't hate it but next time I will be staying on the dry side of the island!

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything was great. Do need an egg pan to cook eggs in though, like over easy etc.

  • 5 of 5

Property was outstanding. Great location

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: aloha Stephen, thank you for the kind words and suggestion... we put the "egg pan" on our shopping list. hope you took lots of pictures and made many memories during your stay with us on O'ahu! aloha, Keahiloa
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Not as advertised

  • 2 of 5

If authentic Hawaiian means Not well kept, very dusty, lots of cockroaches and ants, then we got what was advertised, but I don’t think that was the intention. They do not spray for bugs, which is a must in Hawaii... but having said all that, we could have dealt with everything had the beds been comfortable. They were all terrible. Hard with springs sticking you in the back. Futon was was very thin, not usable. No patio furniture to enjoy the backyard space. Dishwasher is all rusted out and no dishwasher soap had we wanted to use it. Bathroom not clean, sand in shower, soap on walls, etc... bottom line, overpriced. We are vrbo owners and have spent many years in Hawaii, this not the quality I would have expected.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Uncle Bobo's BBQ
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
6 houses away from beach!
Car: recommended

Ka’a’awa is located on the windward side of Oahu, near Kahana Bay and Kaoio Point.

This area of Oahu has been described as being “where the Ko’olau Mountains meet the sea.” Ka’a’awa, being on the “windward” side of the island, has some of the best surfing on the islands. Snorkeling and diving are also available in the area, and the sandbars at nearby Kaneohe Beach Park make a very nice spot for easy swimming. Ka’a’awa is also just one mile from Kualoa Ranch, which is a horse ranch that offers 40 minute or 1.5 hour trail rides into the Ka’a’awa Valley. This 4,000-acre ranch also offers helicopter rides, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking and more. Opposite the Kualoa Ranch is Kualoa Regional Park. This long, narrow beach is bordered by grassy areas and with the grand Ko’olau Mountains in the background, makes a great place along your windward side tour to sit back and enjoy a picnic lunch. Ka’a’awa is one of the best places on Oahu to enjoy both mountain and ocean views


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 14.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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