The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for One Rental Every 30 Days

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-12 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The 'Gingerbread House' was designed in the late 1920's by J. Alvin Shadinger and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a Tudor-French Norman cottage completed in 1931 during the times he was designing similar cottages in the Diamond Head area and was Mr. Shadinger's home for many years. The house has been a location for several movies and television series. It has recently been remodeled and is located just across the street from Kahala Beach, although this July 2016 we had our salt water pool installed and we love it as much as the ocean across the street!

The Gingerbread house is built on 3 levels with split A/C and has 4 bedrooms, all with queen size luxury pillow-top mattresses adorned with Italian bedding. Tasteful art and accessories compliment each bedroom as well as flat screen televisions with built in DVD. The downstairs bedroom has a lovely view of the backyard fountain and pool. The hardwood floors throughout the home have been refinished and the living area is appointed with modern furnishings which give a clean, understated look letting the beauty of this one-of-a-kind cottage and it's natural surroundings sparkle. The kitchen is designed with professional appliances featuring a Viking gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate ice-maker and wine cooler, and dishwasher. The dining room seats 8 and is located just a few steps above the living room and indoor bar area.

The beautifully landscaped back yard features a pool, black tiled spa, covered lanai and a separate gazebo to make this a great home away from home in Hawaii. Just minutes away from Kahala Mall, Hanauma Bay, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and fine dining. Complimentary wireless internet service.

25 % deposit is required upon acceptance of reservation with remainder paid 60 days prior to arrival, along with a refundable $3,000 security deposit.

Reservations made less than 60 days before arrival will require a shorter payment schedule, which will be detailed in your reservation agreement.

To be in compliance with local zoning laws, no more than one rental per 30 days. Please call for details. 808-781-2037
Rates subject to change at any time.

Hawaii General Excise Tax ID GE-019-756-4416-01
Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax ID TA-019-756-4416-01

Keywords: Historic, house, beach, South Oahu

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Property Type

  • House
  • 2079 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    With additional security deposit providing approval is given...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Located on Kahala Avenue, with access to Kahala Beach right across the street, the historic 'Gingerbread House' is a beautiful carefully maintained French Norman Tudor cottage by J Alvin Shadinger, built in the late 1920's. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1985. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waialae Country Club are less than a mile away. Shopping at the Kahala Mall is about two miles away with local stores, Longs Drug store, Macy's, California Pizza Kitchen, Chile's, Jamba Juice, theaters, Radio Shack, Whole Foods.....moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Flat Screen televisions also have DVD players...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Time Warner Cable ...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Flat Screen televisions in every bedroom, living room and kitchen....moreless


  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The Gingerbread House is located across the street from the beach....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The back of the Gingerbread House is in the direction of the Koolau Mountain range on Oahu...moreless

  • Ocean View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    There are also two outdoor dining tables. One seats 8 and the other seats 6. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    All bedrooms have separate air conditioners, kitchen, dining room and living room are air conditioned by a central system....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Large electric clothes dryer...moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Long distance calls within the United States only are permitted....moreless

  • Garage:


  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    High thread count linens are provided....moreless

  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport that will house two cars, driveway in front of house with accommodate up to three cars....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Off street parking is available....moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Towels for bathing and also towels for use around the pool. We ask that guests do NOT take our towels to the beach....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Large washing machine...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet kitchen...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items like simple seasoning, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    Our luxurious salt water pool will delight you. We don't usually heat it as the temperature is just perfect. If you require it to be heated we an accommodate for additional fees....moreless



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from 24 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 1 - Nov 20, 2016
7 night min stay

$7,000 $22,500
Thanksgiving/ Pre Christmas
Nov 21 - Dec 18, 2016
7 night min stay

$7,350 $23,625
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 19 - Jan 7, 2017
12 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning Fee (required) $450 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 13.96%


Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For stays of 30 days or more the tax is reduced to 4.726%.

An event fee will be added to the contract when applicable, i.e., an event involving guests other than who are registered to stay in the house.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/03/2016
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11.5 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
0.9 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Veranda @ The Kahala Hotel & Resort
0.72 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waialae Country Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
H1 Freeway
0.9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Hoku's, Seaside Grill, Plumeria Beach House
80 Metres
Nearest Beach
Kahala Beach

Car: Recommended

Hanauma Bay only minutes away as is Waikiki Beach if you care for a beach with more tourists!! Otherwise, you'll love the secluded and more private beach we have just across the street!

Waikiki is approximately 3 1/2 miles away as is Kapiolani Park.

Less than a mile away is The Kahala Hotel & Resort, home to fine dining, cocktails, dolphin encounters and local entertainment. Formerly known as The Kahala Hilton.

Also less than a mile away and on the way to The Kahala Hotel & Resort is world famous Waialae Country Club, home of the Sony Open Golf Tournament


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Just 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport we are in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the State, just minutes from Kahala Mall, home to Whole Foods, Macy's and Long's Drug store and many other stores as well as Kahala Theaters and several restaurants.

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Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Fountain Room with queen bed, dresser, armoire & flat screen tv

    Fountain Room with queen bed, dresser, armoire & flat screen tv

  • View from Fountain Room out french doors to backyard

    View from Fountain Room out french doors to backyard

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Monday, October 24, 2016

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The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days

Waialae - Kahala, Honolulu, HI, USA #246905

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