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Hawaiian-Style Get-a-Way

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + single roll- away bed, + 2 full/queen mat 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-

WELCOME to Hawaiian-Style Get-a-Way. The rental is located in a nice quiet neighborhood on the lake. The property is close to the beach/bus/town. There is a good breeze that comes off the lake. From the backyard you can take an energetic kayak down to the the world renown Kailua Beach. It is about a 30 minute paddle. It has a Hawaiian-style, relaxed, calm feel to it.

THE VACATION RENTAL is attached to the back of my house. It is a Patio Apartment. The bedrooms are of course private and separate. As you enter the area there is a washer/dryer on your left as well as the kitchenette and bathroom. The living room area is an open air patio setting that opens up to the back yard over looking the lake with the Lanikai Mountains as a backdrop scenery. You can enjoy dinning at the table or relaxing on the patio furniture, with both activities you are able to enjoy the view of the back yard and the lake. Then on the other side of the patio are the bedrooms. The regular size bedroom sleeps two adults comfortably on a full/queen size bed. The larger bedroom sleeps 2 adults on a queen size bed. There is also a single roll away bed and 2 double mattresses that can be used on the floor. Also on the property for your enjoyment are BOOGIE BOARDS, beach chairs, tennis racquets, and a double KAYAK. For those who only partially want to relax internet is available if you bring your lap top.

ENCHANTED LAKES is a great walking area with parks nearby for, basketball, kite flying, or ball throwing for stretching the legs. It is also a great area to bike around. It has a small local shopping center and a few dinning places. It is located 5 min away by car from Kailua Town.

KAILUA has one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, a long stretch of sand to walk along. If you are really adventurous there is wind surfing, kiteboard surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, surfing, and kayaking. For a more sedative activity there is a beautiful walk along the beach, sunbathing, and tide pooling at Kailua beach. There are also some land activities to explore like hiking, tennis, golfing, and biking. Art gallery shopping is one of the many activities to enjoy in Kailua. It is a fun town to walk around, enjoying a variety of ethnic foods, local shops, coffee houses, and local desert places. If you are an early riser you could head down to the beach to watch the breath taking view of the sunrise at the beach or catch the sunrise coming over the mountain from your very own backyard.

ACTIVITIES are what the Island of Oahu is noted for. To mention a few: snorkeling, jet skiing, parasailing, glider flying, sky diving, sailing, boating, canoe paddling. You can pack up the family for a day spent at Sea Life Park, the Honolulu Zoo, The Aquarium, or Hanauma Bay. Some other beaches to visit are Waimea Beach, Sunset, Waikiki, Sandy, Lanikai, Makapu'u, Haleiwa, Makaha, and Ala Moana. On the more intellectual stimulating side there are historical/art museums, Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Polynesian Cultural Center, live theatre, live performing night shows, musical entertainers, dinner show entertainment, to mention a few.

ENERGETIC : For those who are seeking exercise there are some excellent hiking trails not to miss for example Lanikai Pill Box, Makapu'u Light House ( good view to see whales in season), Koko Head Trail, St Louis Trail, Diamond Head Crater. Some hiking combination swimming trails are Jack Ass Ginger off the Old Pali Road, Maunawili Falls, Manoa Falls, Sacred Falls, and Waimea Falls.

MAHALO for taking the time to check out my vacation rental information. Hope to hear from you. ALOHA!

Keywords: Patio Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2017

About The Owner

I am born and raised in Kailua. it is my favorite place to live and be on the island. I am a teacher by trade. I enjoy swimming at the beach, sailing, kayaking, and playing tennis. Here I am sky diving at Mokuleia Air Field. You can tell I am not the one smiling. Actually though at first I was freaked out of my mind however it turned out to be the most spectacular and fascinating activity I have ever done in my life. I am a living testimony to tell you that you don't feel that falling feeling since there is no point of reference for your eyes to tell your brain you are falling. I never would have believed it if I hadn't personally experienced it. Hawaii is a fascinating place to visit and experience a lot of outdoor healthy activities. Hope to see you here! Aloha! Elsa

The Owner purchased this house in 2004

Why The Owner chose East Oahu

Kailua has that very small town feel with the potential for big town activity choices very nearby. It is quaint, quiet, and picturesque. It is world renown for its beautiful beaches and breath-taking views from Lanikai Pill Box Look out. It is very common to see turtles while swimming or kayaking at the beach.

What makes this house unique

It has a very hawaiian style unique feel to it. Sipping coffee while taking the view of the back yard and lake. It is like having a huge glass window with out the glass to enjoy the outdoors. Being able to kayak from the backyard down to the beach is the most unique and distinct feature this vacation rental has to offer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I enjoyed here. I hope to return here. Thank you for everything.

Elsa and your family thanks for everything.

I'll miss this place and you so much.
Apr 2013
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Keolu Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1), double air mattress (1), Futon mattress (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Hawaiian-Style Get-a-Way
average rating of 3.8181818 based on 29 reviews
New York City, Lower East Side

Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really had no idea what this property would be like. all I can say!! The property was everything and more. The majority of it is outside which was so nice!

There's so much to do. We rented bikes and were able to get anywhere we wanted, beach, super-market, restaurants all within 10-15 minutes away. Very safe neighborhood. The kayak is a huge bonus, took us 30 minutes to get to the beach and it's so beautiful and relaxing! The lake view is everything as well!

Elsa lives in the front unit so knowing that made us feel better, if something happened.

The only small complaint was the shower area needed a little bit if TLC.

Overall, great & highly recommended. Can't wait to go back!!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your thoughtful review. I really enjoyed your rental stay. Your family was very nice and respectful to have around . I'm really glad to hear that you enjoyed your vacation and got to do a lot of fun activities. Hope to see you back. Aloha! Elsa
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We had so much fun!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. It is exactly what is shown in the photos and it was perfect for our family of six (mom and dad and kids ages 15, 13, 11, 8). Elsa was really a gracious host and the rental is supplied with everything we needed. The bedrooms and bathroom are indoors and secure. The living room and kitchenette is outside covered by a roof, but open to the backyard. If I was in a hotel I would hate the idea of hanging out in my hotel room but at Elsa's you didn't mind hanging out and relaxing because you were outside by a river and the kids can play and you feel so peaceful. Kailua Beach is only a short drive away and it is really one of the nicest beaches I have ever been to.

The accommodations here are perfect for a family. Nothing is new or fancy, but everything is clean and useable. Her towels look like my towels you know. There was a little shed that contained a few lifejackets, some sand toys, a boogie board and a few other items for us to use. It was nice I didn't have to worry about bringing that kind of stuff. The kitchen is not a full kitchen, there are a few appliances, a toaster oven and a hot plate for cooking etc. We did cook most of our own food (food is expensive in Hawaii, go to Costco and stock up). We used the barbecue and other appliances and were able to cook everything just fine.

I will be recommending this place to friends and maybe one day we will be back. Thank you Elsa for everything!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful time

  • 5 of 5

Was a great experience for our family. We really enjoyed the closed proximity to the lake and felt safe and secure the whole time. We also discovered a park within a short walking distance that was great for my two young kids. Looking forward to coming back the next opportunity we get.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for that wonderful review. I'm very glad to hear you and your family enjoyed your stay. We really enjoyed having you and your family as our rental guests. You were very enjoyable to have. Also you were very kind and friendly. I hope you're able to come back for another visit I would love to have you. Aloha! Elsa
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Laurel, Montana USA

Wonderful Hawaiian Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Our family of six spent eight days at Elsa's property in June/July 2014. I will give a straight forward review. I grew up in Kailua and was looking for a property that would give our children an understanding and appreciation for the way I grew up. I wanted them to know the quiet windward side of the island, and have the chance to interact with local people, not the Waikiki crowd. Elsa's property was the perfect choice.


- Wonderful property owner. Elsa is kind and accommodating. She's also careful not to intrude. In fact you may never even know she's there. She embodies the meaning of the word ALOHA. She greeted us with fresh pineapple, macadamia nut candy and Kona coffee.

- The property itself is quiet and unique. It's very important to note the kitchenette and living room are an open-air patio that look out over an inland canal. It's very pretty and relaxing but the neighbors across the canal can watch you make breakfast. Not a problem for us because this is how I grew up, but it may be disconcerting for some people.

- Elsa has a big closet with toys, chairs, ice chests and other things for the beach.

- Two words that best describe this property are QUIET and RELAXING.


- While the bedrooms do have fans, they don't have air conditioners. There's usually a breeze but if the day is unusually hot the rooms can be somewhat stuffy.

- The bed in the smaller room is only full size not a queen so it can be tight for 2 adults.

In short, Elsa's property was a great choice for us. It coupled a laid-back "windward side of the island" lifestyle with easy access to 5 star beaches, and an easy 15 minute drive over the mountains to Honolulu and Waikiki. What more could we ask for? Mahalo Elsa! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for that wonderful review. I'm glad you got to come back to Hawaii and very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay. It was great having you as a rental guests. Really enjoyed our reminiscing conversations about friends we had in common. Hope to see you when you come this way again please look me up. Aloha! Elsa
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  • 4 of 5

Very nice! Yes,it has an open area, but it's just what's needed, extension of the room is your own big lawn and your descent to the river! No neighbours, you can sit and relax, you can spend all day at the fresh air with all the convenience of being at home. It was so comfortable that often we even didn't want to move and go anywhere at all. Very spacious place (we were 3 people). Landlady is so nice and I saw her only 1 time at the first day. You'll need a car to get to the beach, but it is 5 min drive.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for that wonderful review. I really enjoyed having this group stay here. Am very happy to hear they enjoyed their stay. I like to give my renters privacy so I am around as much or as little as preferred. I try to address any need as quickly as possible. Hope to have them return. Appreciate your checking out this rental. Aloha! Elsa
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Beautiful view

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful time in this home. This property provided the perfect alternative to camping with comfortable beds and TV's in enclosed bedrooms, yet an open air feel in the common living areas with a roof overhead that kept us dry when it rained. The host was very flexible in accommodating our large family. We loved the huge back and side yards with the long clothesline and the hot outdoor shower. We rented paddle boards which were delivered to our door and took them and the double kayak down to the beach. It was a fantastic way to enjoy some relaxed family time. The neighborhood felt safe and the view of the mountains and water was so refreshing to wake up to every day. If you're looking for polished or fancy, this is not the place for you, but if you are relaxed and love living outdoors, then look no further.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for this wonderful review. This group was great to have. They were a lovely family group. They were very considerate, took good care of the property, and really appreciated how clean they left the rental unit. I am happy to hear they had such a good visit in the Islands. Hope they visit again. Aloha! Elsa
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Enchanted Lakes The Shack
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $200
cleaning fee $170 + Tax
Nonrefundable damage pro $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

In the event of any Cancellation there will be a $100 fee with held from the travelers payment.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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