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Kahala Estate Upscale Cottage, tennis court, 100 Ft to Beach, great location

Waialae - Kahala, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • House2000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay7 nights

House, 2 Bedrooms + Loft / Office, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6) on prestigeous avenue

Enter from Kahala Ave. through front gates of the property, exclusively for cottage access.

Enter into luxury living to Kahala Estate Cottage, which allows guests the choice of elegant interior living with air conditioning; or exterior living on the extensive deck with the pool, spa, tennis court and large lawn area (pest free year round). Walk on a private path, past one house, to Kahala Beach for swimming or snorkeling or walk further down the east side of the beach to the 5 star Kahala Hotel for snacks or full dining options or its own awesome beach. (All beaches in Hawaii are public).

The large lawn is very pleasant and tennis court provides recreation for the family.

The 'cottage' is a self contained luxury home away from home of approximately 1,850 square feet interior space with 2 car garage, 2.5 baths, 2 bedrooms and study and den area with queen size futon couch for additional space.

The full kitchen has numerous seating areas, separate elegant dining room, and living room opens out to the pool and spa.

The property shows pride of ownership as owner's home share the property but are rarely home. Property built by owner and completed in early 2000.


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Rai Chu

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About Rai Chu

Kahala is the premier location in Honolulu and thus heaven on earth. My husband and I are lucky enough to have lived in this neighborhood for over 30 years as we would not choose any other place. This property is truly a dream come true and would be a dream home for our guests as well. We luckily spotted this property, raw land, in 1998 and designed our own estate and built what exists today. We moved into the larger "main" house just before Christmas in 1999.

Rai Chu purchased this House in 2000

Why Rai Chu chose Kahala

We were lucky to spot this property and to own this large parcel in such a sought after neighborhood. We were able to build our dream estate here with a rare large lawn and still having room for a comfortable wonderful, self sufficient cottage of over 2,000 sq ft.

What makes this House unique

This area is the sunniest on the island, due to the southern most residential area on the island. The night stars are often spectacular because of the wide expansive view of the sky, as other homes are farther away than most. On a clear moonlit night the moon rises over the ocean on the east side (left as you walk toward the beach from the house) lighting up the water for many miles.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Swimming pool
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
        • King size beds (1) California King and walk in closet in master bedroom, Queen size Bed in second bedroom (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen bed / sofa in the study area


        • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, Wash basin

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              the beach may be seen from the bedroom windows
            • Beachfront
              100 feet on private walkway to beach
            • Near The Ocean
              The ocean is less than 100 feet from the edge of our property.
            • Village
              We are 3 blocks to a regional mall w/ Whole Foods, Macy's, movie theatres; and 2 miles along a beautiful coast to Waikiki with its beaches, shopping, world class hotels and famed restaurants.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                      extra linens and beach/pool towels
                    • Air Conditioning
                      4 split Mitsubishi units in house
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      in garage - next to kitchen
                    • Garage
                      enclosed 2 car garage
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Yes, we have wifi
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Living Room
                      The living room opens out to the deck area by the pool and yard. You may close the door and hang in the air conditioned living room if you so prefer.
                    • Parking
                      There is a 2 car parking in enclosed garage. In fact it is encouraged to park inside and close garage.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      space for extra cars in driveway inside gate
                    • Telephone
                    • Towels Provided
                      bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths
                    • Washing Machine
                      in garage - next to kitchen
                    • Wireless Internet
                      wifi router replaced periodically


                        • Kitchen
                          full kitchen with all major and most minor appliances, full stock of dishes, drink glasses and plastics
                        • Catering Available
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Most cooking utensils provided, if any utensil is not available, I will get it
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          there are full sets of dishes, coffee cups and drinking cups
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                          split refrigerator freezer with ice maker
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              There is a eat in kitchen for about 4 people and dining room that seats 6-8
                            • Dining Room
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                  Yes, we have a DVD player
                                • Music Library
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  We have cable television.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  One 40 inch television in the living room. Another 32 inch television in the master bedroom.
                                • VCR
                                • Video Library
                                  We have a few.


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Bicycles
                                      We have bikes to loan. The traffic and roads is not always real conducive to biking.
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      the deck area is very large and designed for maximum indoor outdoor living with immediate access to large lawn area.
                                    • Golf
                                      Waialae Country Club is a private course. But here are other golf courses in the area.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      large wrap around deck patio
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      The lawn and garden is beautiful and soothing. I have worked hard to keep a green lawn and keep flowers growing.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      We have a portable grill on the concrete patio.
                                    • Tennis
                                      We have our own tennis court that is available at all times to guests.
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      We have kayaks you may borrow, but we cannot vouch for its condition. There are rental businesses that would deliver and pick up.

                                      Pool / Spa

                                        • Hot Tub
                                          The built in spa (part of the swimming pool) is very soothing and relaxing. We have a large property, so a wide panoramic view of the surroundings and the sky at night.
                                        • Private Pool
                                          Its a private pool for the property. Its just my husband and I living in the main house, and we are rarely home.


                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • museums
                                            • playground
                                            • restaurants
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • beachcombing
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rafting
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing


                                                            • Tennis court (lighted upon request) on large prime Kahala Ave. property, own gated entrance, 2 car garage, wrap around decks off large lawn area, pool & tennis court, house beautifully decorated and furnished with top of the line items to create comfortable relaxing home. The neighborhood is well known for its location, close proximity to Waiikiki. the beaches, freeways to other areas, upscale and quiet.

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 2:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                              10 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews


                                                              Cheri S.

                                                              We had a very nice and relaxed time staying at Rai and Rich's Kahala Estate. Thank you!

                                                              A fantastic option for a stay near Waikiki.

                                                              David F.

                                                              This is an ideal choice for a stay near Waikiki. We needed something slightly bigger than the standard hotel options, so enjoyed the extra space, while being near everything in Honolulu. A lovely property, with extra amenities of a pool and tennis court. Steps from the ocean as well. Highly recommended.

                                                              Great place!

                                                              Anton B.

                                                              Much better than Kahala hotel close by. Everything you need to enjoy Oahu vacation. Full house, great location. We'll back back for sure.

                                                              Kahala Family Vacation!

                                                              Leo D.

                                                              Our recent stay in Kahala was amazing! We typically stay at the Kahala Hotel, but decided to try this rental property for a one week stay instead. The house includes all of the comforts of home with the private use of the pool, spa and tennis court. Our kids loved waking up and going for a walk on the beach or spending time in the water. The Whole Foods up the street made it super easy to stock the fridge and make breakfast and other meals at the house. The property is well-maintained and located in our favorite part of Oahu. We look forward to visiting this property again on our next visit!

                                                              Fantastic Stay!

                                                              melNorthbrook IL USA

                                                              Everything was wonderful! Our family had people aged 15 to 70 and there was something for everyone. The home is beautiful. We enjoyed the swimming pool, hot tub and the tennis court. The beach was so private and yet you could easily walk along the shore to a park or the Kahala Hotel. The area is quiet and private and yet not far from shopping, dinning and entertainment. The owners are very accommodating and helpful. I strongly recommend staying here and hope to return in the future.

                                                              Great south shore property

                                                              Scott W.Park City,UT

                                                              We had a wonderful week at the Kahala Cottage -- grandparents, parents and two teenagers. The kids slept in the loft area, which was a little tight for two, but they made it work. The home is beautiful with highlights being a great pool w/Jacuzzi, nice lawn for Frisbee/paddle ball, private tennis court and shady veranda for viewing it all and having meals and cocktails...we enjoyed them all. A/C units were nice to have and are super quiet (could hardly tell when they were running). Very short walk down a path to the beach. The beach is not very spacious there, but it's another short walk to Waialae Beach Park, which has plenty of room and not crowded during the week. Convenient location to groceries, restaurants and other south island excursions. Besides just relaxing at the house and enjoying the yard (which we did a lot), other highlights of our trip included: hiking Diamond Head (5+ minute drive), two great waterfall hikes -- Manoa and Maunawili Falls (Manoa also has a great arboretum worth checking out and Maunawili has a 40' jump...if you've got the courage), great local dinners at Assagio (Italian), Plumeria seafood buffet (Kahala Resort) and Maile's Thai Bistro (Hawaii Kai Town Center). We all wanted to stay another week.


                                                              Waialae - Kahala, Honolulu, HI, USA

                                                              The house is located one house from the beach, down a private lane. Guests have commented that the location and grounds are way more spectacular than the pictures show. Kahala Hotel is one block away; Kahala Mall, a major regional mall is 3 blocks from the house with the H-1 Freeway and access to the rest of Honolulu is next to Kahala Mall. Waikiki is a quick 2-3 miles away, going along the water. You may also enjoy a stop at the Kapiolani Comm College Farmers Market on Saturday mornings.


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