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

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 14 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
7 - 14 nights

About the property

4 Queen Size Bedrooms, & additional beds, 3.5 Bath, salt water pool & jacuzzi

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.

$5,000.00 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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Veronica Worth
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

What makes this house unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent 5 nights at the Gingerbread House as part of our vacation (from Australia) and we did not want to leave. Our group ranged in age from 19 months to 65 years and the house was perfect for everyone. From the fantastic chef's kitchen, the beautifully landscaped gardens, the relaxing pool and lanai to the beach just across the road, we couldn't have asked for better. Not to mention the unique character of the property. We also appreciated all the small touches inside the property which helped to make our stay comfortable. Veronica and Sandy were great hosts and very accommodating to our needs. Thank you both. We would love to visit again in the future.
Apr 2013
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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 29 reviews

Absolute perfection

  • 5 of 5

A truly fabulous house and very accommodating owner and manager. We were a group of 7: 3 young children, parents and grandparents. Plenty of room for all of us. The beds were incredibly comfortable - our daughter called it her princess bed. The kitchen was well equipped and suited our needs. Wonderful pool and spa with water toys for the kids.

Can't recommend this house more highly. We'll definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled when our guests are happy so we were very pleased to receive a review like this! We have many guests that have returned every year and we hope this lovely family will come back to The Gingerbread House again!
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We didn't want to leave!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this home for a family reunion/vacation. The house was very comfortable and the outdoor areas were perfect for relaxing with the family. The neighborhood is excellent. I would suggest visitors rent a car while staying there. We rented one and were able to drive to several beaches on the island and could make several runs to the Safeway for groceries. Also, it was good to be able to drive into Waikiki some evenings for dinner/walking around. While there is a bus stop in front of the house, the limited schedule can impact your planning. Whole Foods is about a 30 min walk from the house. The store has great food but is expensive for basics.

Would highly recommend this property to visitors. We would love to return to this house.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review Paul! Sandy and I are very happy you and your family enjoyed The Gingerbread House. I certainly can agree with your remarks on Whole Foods.. We are accustomed to higher prices here in Hawaii, but Whole Foods is significantly higher than our other grocers like Safeway and local stores Times Supermarket and Foodland. We hope to hear from you again to plan another stay with us!
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Perfect Kahala Historic Home for Family Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 10 stayed in this beautifully kept historic home in Kahala, Oahu. Close to all amenities, beach, and town, we felt that it was the perfect location to stay in during our vacation. The owner, Veronica, and property manager, Sandy, welcomed us in grand style with fresh flowers and Hawaiian treats. Sandy was quickly responsive to our inquiries during our stay. Truly a lovely place to create wonderful family vacation memories.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased our guests were happy staying at The Gingerbread House. We try to make sure the house is warm and inviting with attention to detail. We hope this lovely family becomes another returning guest!
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The Gingerbread House was the perfect house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had kept our family vacation rental a secret. When we arrived at the Gingerbread House, our children and grandchildren were amazed. As we walked in, we were speechless. This was the perfect house for us. Each family had their own space and the common areas gave us a place to come together. Enjoying morning coffee on the patio, watching the many birds, and the view of the mist over the mountains....what a way to start the day! With the beach just a short walk away and the pool and hot tub at the house, we were not without choices. The location was only a short distance from shopping and sightseeing. Sandy was so helpful and available if needed. I could go on and on. In short...this was the perfect house for our family's memories of a lifetime. Thank you Veronica, Sandy, and the Gingerbread House.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are so very kind and we really enjoyed having you stay at The Gingerbread House. I do hope we will hear from you again for another visit with us!
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Fantastic property with all of the comforts.

  • 5 of 5

I want to compliment the owner, Veronica Worth, and her property manager, Sandy. It is obvious they both take a lot of pride in providing their clients a very good experience while staying at The Gingerbread House. Both Veronica and Sandy are responsive and behave professionally. It was a pleasure dealing with both of them. This property is in excellent condition and provides all of the comforts of home. The house is well appointed and the kitchen is fully stocked with every item a family needs. The backyard is fantastic, as it has a great pool, nice outdoor furniture, and is meticulously landscaped. The pictures are accurate. The house is on famous Kahala Drive and is close to Kahala Mall, where there is a Whole Foods. It is just minutes from The Kahala Hotel. Great location. My ONLY criticism is the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. That bedroom and bathroom are more like a beach bungalow and are not as nice as the other three bedrooms and bathrooms. It's adequate for a few small children (or teenagers) that don't care about 'nice'. (The other bedrooms and bathrooms are 'nice', as they are fully updated.) I challenge the claim that this house can sleep 10. In my opinion, that's a stretch, as the only way it can sleep 10 is if you put 2 people in every queen (or double bed). There are no twin beds. That being said, the property worked PERFECTLY for my family of 5. We had plenty of room, as every adult child had their own bedroom and bath, and my wife and I had ours. This property is a solid 5 Star property and we look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful one-week stay at the Gingerbread House. The house is unique in design and well cared for. Everything functioned well and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed. The layout of the rooms was ideal for us. And the pool and garden area were simply fantastic! Veronica and Sandy were very thoughtful and helpful with answering our enquiries. We can highly recommend this property! If anything I would suggest a freshening up of the garden cushions and furniture. We cooked at home most evenings as there aren't many restaurants within walking distance. Otherwise the house is centrally located for venturing out for sight-seeing on either side of the island and away from the hubbub of overrated Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Veranda @ The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Nearest Golf
0.72 Miles
Waialae Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H1 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Hoku's, Seaside Grill, Plumeria Beach House
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
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


Rates & Availability

Waialae - Kahala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter / Spring 2017
Mar 1 2017 - May 10 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 20 2017 - Jul 28 2017
12 night minimum stay
Holiday 2017/2018
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 13 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum 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 6 months 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. Please read our cancellation policy as listed in our contract. VRBO lists that guests may receive a full refund if the reservation is cancelled 60 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival and that is NOT our policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Waialae - Kahala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2079 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom with glass enclosed shower, bathroom with marble tile shower, bathroom with tub and overhead shower, half bath guest bathroom with toilet & lavatory
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
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..

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