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Happy Haole Hale special for the month of JAN $575/nt

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

Cozy Bali-style home, resides amid lush green mountains of the famous Ko’olau ridge as its backdrop, blue color water of the peaceful Kaneohe Bay, with a view of the famous Mokoli’i (Chinaman Hat) island. The home is very private and quiet. A pristine beach is less than five minutes away (20 minutes with kayak), which served as a setting for the box office's 'Along Came Polly's beach scenes. The picturesque surroundings are also in the box office hits Jurassic Park and recently '50 First Dates'.

The home is about 1,500 square feet and 2,600 + square foot deck, has 3 bedrooms, plus (1) detached room with twin, 2 full baths, and is fully furnished. The home is conveniently located near: 45 minutes from Waikiki; 45 minutes from Honolulu airport; 40 minutes from North Shore. Kaneohe town center is two minutes away with all major shopping, local eateries and a great mall. The town is serviced by three major freeways, 50 minutes to airport, Honolulu, Waikiki. Care Taker on site.

Keywords: Bali Style Home

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Member since: 2004
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January 18, 2017


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Happy Haole Hale special for the month of JAN $575/nt
average rating of 4.891892 based on 37 reviews

The right choice

  • 5 of 5

We loved Happy Haole. Not only a beautiful and accommodating home, but a perfect location on the island. Away from the congestion on Waikiki and a perfect view of Kaneohe Bay, Chinaman's Hat and the Ko'olau mountains. The open floor plan and the breeze off the ocean was perfect. We can't say enough good things about our 7 day stay and the owner Shelby was terrific. I did a lot of research and we drove by many of the homes we were considering and we are so happy we chose this home at this location. You will not be disappointed. No one in our party of eight were. Enjoy your stay. Brent

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here during our wedding week and it was truly breathtaking. This house is fully equipped with everything you may need - a really awesome fridge, coffee maker, dishwasher, washer + dryer, including the little things like trash bags, dish soap, laundry soap, board games, DVDs, two two-man kayaks, EVERYTHING! We seriously NEVER wanted to leave. We kayaked every morning and relaxed in the hammock every evening and watched the sun go down. I had a hard time sleeping in because I was so excited to see the sunrise from the master bedroom every morning. The house is also only a 5 minute drive from Kualoa ranch (which was also our wedding venue). Happy Haole Hale is such a unique and lovely place- so relaxing and wonderful with such intricate and awesome architecture and breathtaking views you will really never want to leave. I definitely recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Boston, MA

Fantastic Property, Great Views

  • 5 of 5

My party of 4 stayed for a week after staying a week in Waikiki. All the reviews ring true. Great property, tucked away, quiet, with a fantastic view. I was surprised when I arrived to see the view was 10x better than the photos could even capture(and I was very impressed with the photos).

ABOUT THE HOUSE: The Bali style is charming with plenty of beds and space to spread out. Keep in mind that it's an open air style home, there is no AC but plenty of portable fans if you need them. Opening all of the doors and sliders in the home is impressive as was done often. That being said, with open air comes the bugs. The house is on a bay that can have stagnant water so watch out for mosquitoes. Mosquito spray was available and used, plus each bed has a mosquito net(they are not for decoration). If you don't want to deal with the bugs just close the doors earlier in the day.

THE VIEW: It's spectacular and makes this house a real gem. Chinaman's Hat island has had a special place in my heart for over 13 years and to see it everyday put a smile on my face. My favorite part of the trip was spending the glorious sunny mornings on the back deck having fresh Kona coffee. The amount of tropical plants and the landscaping of the property gives it a very jungle/Hawaiian feel.

THE AREA: Waikane has the old Hawaii feel with little tourism compared to other parts of the island. It's laid back and real. There is a small market near the home but most amenities will require about a 10 minute drive. The big upside for me in the area was the proximity to Chinaman's Hat. A nice little tip is when you drive into Kualoa Park, at the little roundabout/rotary take a right onto the gravel road and follow it back to Secret Island, which is actually a beach. If you look up Secret Island online it will have you believe it's a private piece of property owned by Kualoa Ranch, it's not, it's completely public and hardly anyone knows about. Fantastic little beach with shade close to the sand and an unbelievable view.

BOTTOM LINE: If you're considering stay here just do it. Shelby was delightful and quick to answer any questions. Bob was always on hand to help out with anything. One night we ran out of propane while grilling, I called Shelby, who then had Bob at the grill with a fresh propane tank in under 10 minutes.

In my travels I'm not one to stay at the same place twice but this home sure is tempting for the next time around.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha we are glad you decided to stay with us. Hawaii is indeed a tropical lush place. You came during a rather rainy/wet season. This property does not usually have mosquitos. Its not a reacuring thing. Yes the nets over the beds are part or the decor. We would love to have you back. We thank you for taking the time to leave comments.
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New Boston, NH

Relaxing and Breathtaking!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am not sure what I can say that hasn't been said before. We stayed for 5 nights and very easily could have stayed for many more (or even just moved in) as this house is just beautiful! The pictures are exactly what you get, plus!!!! Shelby and her family live on site and are fantastic! They will help with anything you need (of course everything you need in is in the house) but can definitely give you great advise on things to do. The beds are comfortable and the accommodations were more than enough for our extended family of 4 adults and 2 teenagers. The views are just gorgeous, with a beautiful sunrise every morning! The kids loved the local pets (geckos) that would come out on the walls in the evenings. Traveling around the island was very easy from this home. Even though this was our first trip to Hawaii and we wanted to explore, it was very difficult to leave this home as it is so relaxing. We enjoyed the Kayaking in the bay with the kayaks available to us. WE DEFINITELY RECOMMEND TO ANYONE LOOKING NOT TO LOOK ANY FURTHER AS YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO ENJOY YOUR VACATION!!!! Thank you again Shelby for allowing us to stay in your home and treating us so well! We definitely will stay at the Happy Haole Hale again when we return

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

After booking this property, we continually pulled up the pictures just to be able to day dream about our upcoming trip. Upon arriving in Oahu, we were excited to see the property we had been dreaming about. It was all that and more!

We absolutely loved our time in paradise. The views can't be better anywhere else on the island, and the place is decorated beautifully (and so comfortable).

Situated on the best side of Oahu (not as crowded and just gorgeous), this property allowed us an easy spot to go out and see the sites on the island. The only difficult thing was that we wanted to get back early (and often did) to spend time at this gorgeous property!

After our time here, we spent 5 days in Maui and then returned to a large resort in Waikiki before flying out. When in Waikiki, my whole family (including my kids) consistently said "we wish we were at 'our' Oahu house looking at 'our' island (Chinaman's Hat). We all loved it here.

This place is perfection, and as others said, "Just book it.... you won't be sorry!"

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five thoroughly enjoyed the unique house and gorgeous views. The house makes you feel like your living in a modern treehouse. I think there were 3-4 TV’s but we never turned any of them on because the views from the master bedroom, living room, deck, backyard, and gazebo were so intoxicating.

Great central location for day excursions to Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, and North Shore.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Minutes up the road is Ko'olau Ranch. This 4000 acre working ranch stretches deep into the majestic mountains and valleys you imagine in Hawaii. Take a tour of the movie sites: Jurassic Park, Mighty Joe Young, etc. Have a blast on their ATV rides or enjoy a scenic horseback ride. Great fun for all. Kailua Beach is about 30-35 min away. It is 3 miles long with white sand and turquoise water. Watch the playful turtles. Watch dramatic kite boarding and windsurfing or go for a fun kayak ride. Also 20 min down the road is the Polynesian Cultural Center.


Rates & Availability

Kaneohe House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
low rate
Jan 8 2017 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.96%

25$/nt each for the 9th and 10th guest plus taxes

PAYMENT:. 50% of the deposit is due with in (7) days of booking. The full/balance payment is due no later than (7) days prior to check-in date. Payment accepted is personal check, bank check, cashiers check, and money order. If payment is not received by the due date, the agency has the right to cancel the reservation. Please note if you wish to pay via Credit Card we do charge an additional 3%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kaneohe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Detached Unit - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
kayaks are offered to use 3 miles from where jurrasic world,Lost, Hawaii 5-0 among other movies were filmed 20 min from the Polynesian cultural center ( great place for a luau or night show)

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