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Location, Location! Beachside, Just off the sand, Hawaiian Home with heated pool

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Beachside 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7 adults in beds, large private yard

This incredibly charming traditional 2700 square foot Hawaiian home is ideally located only one house back from the ocean in the heart of Kailua. A dream location, near Kailua Beach Park and walking distance to Island Snow and the famous Buzz's Steak house with white sand just a 1 minute stroll down a private access on this quiet private beachside street. Newly decorated tropical furnishings add to this serene island oasis, with a spacious modern kitchen stocked to satisfy any cook’s pleasure. Enjoy this ranch style home with multiple sliding doors that completely open to the swimming pool and huge private tropical garden with mountain views. Extra amenities include a hot water outdoor shower and BBQ lanai deck just off the kitchen. Common areas are cooled by plenty of ceiling fans with air conditioning available in main house and all bedrooms for comfortable sleeping when the weather is not perfect. Secure, quiet and very private, this home’s open design and lanais are perfect for hours of entertainment for adults and kids. There are two master suites with king beds and private bathrooms, one medium size bedroom with a queen bed and smaller bedroom with a full size bed they both share common bathroom. The house easily sleeps 6 adults and a few kids. Soak up the suns rays while listening to tranquil ocean sounds or float in the pool under incredible star-filled night skies. This is the perfect Hawaiian home and a perfect location for a friends and family vacation! Our home also includes a dining table that comfortably seats 8, a two car garage with additional parking in the driveway, large TV in the living area, coffee maker, cookware and dish ware, hairdryers in each bathroom, and fresh linens and towels. The outside space is perfect for lounging. With a teak table for 4 is the ideal place to enjoy a relaxing brunch or romantic dinner. The pool is small and fun, great for kids.

Keywords: Location, Heated pool, Single Family Home, 2700 Sq Ft.

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About John

Welcome to my beach home in Kailua! I was born in California so Hawaii has always been an easy spot to come and visit. After traveling here many times I finally decided to make this my second home! I visit 4 or 5 times a year and always wish I could stay longer. I currently live in La Jolla California so its not a bad second place to home base but I still prefer Kailua. Lihikai is set up as my personal residence so the furniture and appliances are nicer than most rentals. I hope you love it as much as I do and find a special memory to save each time you visit.

Why John chose Kuulei Tract

Love Kailua beach and the community! My house was built over 5o years ago by a famous Hawaiian architect, this home is deceiving from the outside but once you walk through the front door, you'll find a tropical oasis tucked away on this beachside private street! Only a few homes have sold in the past 30 years on this street. Once someone gets a home here they tend to keep it forever. You simply cannot beat the location. It's close to everything yet very private! You will find Kailua is an easy town to navigate and my home is smack in the middle of the best part of beach yet close to town as well. Everything you may need is 5 minutes away, from groceries to restraunts to shopping, kailua has it all. I love the fact that I can be on the beach in a minute, head over to the famous Kalapawi market and back at the house if I need something all in just a few minutes. I spend a lot of days paddle surfing, kiteboarding, swimming or just lounging in the pool or reading book on the beach, it's the perfect house for that. We have set up the home to feel very tropical and Hawaiian style. Alot of the furniture was imported from Fiji and the open floor plan really lends itself to using the outdoors from the cooking grill deck to the pool lanai and outdoor shower, you will not want to leave.

What makes this house unique

I am an avid water person and love to paddle, dive, kite surf, snorkel, swim or just lounge on the beach or in the solar heated pool. The location of this house is perfect if you love the beach and want some peace and quiet! No street noise, just birds and ocean. I love taking outdoor showers also so I built a nice beach style hot and cold shower on the side of the house! The way the house is arranged makes you love it the minute you walk in! There is an open comfortable feel and great vibe that says Hawaii. It's definitely not a new house so it has its quirks and creaks but I know you'll love it as much as I do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John — we had an exceptional week at your elegant and comfortable home. Thank you for making everything so easy for us (instructions, labeling, etc. were super-helpful). We trust that your cleaners found everything shipshape and hope that you will invite us back :-)

Mahalo nui loa,
Jan 2016
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Kuulei Tract House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • City Ordinance and respect and consideration for our neighbors requires quiet hours from 9:00 pm - 9:00 am, complaints could result loss of deposit
  • Property not suitable for events or gatherings that involve additional people other than registered guests, violation could result in loss of deposit
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 sink
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , double sink, safe
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Business Area and sitting area, Cable TV, AC
    Double Bedroom 4 - 1 double , AC, Shares Bathroom with Bedroom 3
    Queen Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Nice Larger Size, AC, shares bathroom with bedroom 4
    Mater Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Large Bedroom, Detached from the main house, Cable TV, AC
  • (2) King size beds, One in each master bedroom, (1) Queen size Bed in a Large Bedroom, (1) Double Bed, (1) Child Bed/Futon Pad, (1) Pac-n-Play (1), High Chair - Both Available for use. House sleeps 7 adults in beds and one teen or child on a futon pad for a total of 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
One house off Kailua Beach, private street, 1 block from the beach park, secure location, newly furnished, split AC in all bedrooms, solar heated pool, private outdoor hot and cold shower, beautifully appointed, bali style furniture, large private backyard, very quiet and private retreat.


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Location, Location! Beachside, Just off the sand, Hawaiian Home with heated pool
average rating of 4.92 based on 26 reviews

The best location, and a great home!

  • 5 of 5

We came to Hawaii with another family. We had 4 adults, and 3-14 year old boys, and a 9 year old boy. The house was laid out perfectly for our families. Everyone had a bed, and the adults had privacy. The older boys could run into town for a shaved ice, or run down to the beach in less than 3 minutes. The pool was a huge hit for all of us. The house had everything you needed for beach days, pool days, or just hanging around the house days. If we are ever available to come back, we would DEFINITELY be contacting John the owner. I have already given the information to the house to 2 different friends since we have been back. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, we always feel great when our friends and family from the mainland have the opportunity to enjoy being in Kailua and appreciate what Lihikai has to offer! It's special place for sure,...the only problem is no one ever wants to leave!
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Perfect Hawaiian Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at this perfect Hawaiian home! Every morning started with a walk down a short pathway to the best best beach on the island! The house is beautifully kept, with all the amenities you need. From a well stocked kitchen, to boogie boards and beach chairs, the owner has thought of everything. Local markets as well as large grocery stores are within 2 miles of the house. The outside shower was perfect to rinse off after the beach and then a quick swim in the warm pool was how we ended each day! I highly recommend and plan to return! Thanks for the great memories!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the property! Your comments are exactly what we strive to do for all our guests. It's definitely a special place and once you have stayed there, it's easy to get hooked!
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Frankie Z.

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up in Hawaii, I am always looking for a place to stay when I go back with my family that will make me feel like I am truly home and give them the experience of the real Hawaii. This is the place!!! On a quiet cul-de-sac and a minute down the path to the beach but close to a little store where one can buy most anything, this house is in the perfect location. The pool is wonderful and the yard is spacious enough for games etc.. One can enjoy the open floor plan and huge kitchen even with many adults and the bedrooms are big and air conditioned. The house is well stocked with everything you need for the beach, making meals and TV's…if you want to be inside. We enjoyed sitting around the pool and watching all the wonderful birds and friendly little geckos. The house is very private and surrounded by lush plants and flowering trees that really make it feel like it is your very own home. John has created the serene feel that one seeks to have when living Hawaiian style and we all felt the thoughtfulness he has put into making this an exceptional experience for his visitors. We were thankful that we could stay here and create the kind of memories that last forever. Mahalo John for the experience of Lihikai!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to hear that guests appreciate what Lihikai has to offer, I think its a unique property in a great location, that's why people stay so long and never want to leave!
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Salt Lake

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have done a lot of VRBOs and have been very happy with most but Lihikai was a knockout on every level. We had 7 people aged 13-74. The location was fantastic, literally steps away from one of the best beaches in the world (a casual walk it would take 3 minutes but you could run it in 30 seconds). Very easy to get to town, we actually walked to the Kailua Thursday and Sunday Farmer's Markets. The house was very well equipped and the pool was perfect. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Lihikai has a great location and amenities. We enjoyed the spacious home, comfortable furnishings, private outdoor shower and grill. Everything was very clean and organized. The private pool and backyard are amazing as is the very close proximity to the beach and market. Everything you need for a great vacation in Hawaii is at Lihikai!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to keep the house ready and clean for all my guests and it's nice when it's noticed. My guests are family to me and like to teat them to a special experience where everything they need is provided. If something is ever missing to make a visit better, I want to know! Mahalo
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San Francisco

Live like a Kailua kama'aina!

  • 5 of 5

Tired of that standard Hawaiian vacation in Waikiki or on the Kona coast? Want to trade in those sticky-sweet umbrella drinks for a taste of the sea? Try going "local style" on Kailua Beach, one of the most picturesque and welcoming oceanfronts in the world. And there's no better place to enjoy a true Hawaiian style vacation than Lihikai, a serene oasis that is steps from the beach via private path. John (the owner) keeps the home immaculate but still warm and welcoming, with all of the comforts of home readily available: a well-equipped kitchen, excellent cable TV and Internet, and several very relaxing seating/lounging areas both inside and outside the house. And, if that's not enough for you, Lihikai has a beautiful pool area and tropical garden just steps outside. It is also a pleasure to deal with John, who is full of helpful information and very clear in his communications. I guess you could say he's a cool dude. Oh, and one more thing: if you do stay at Lihikai please take good care of it, as we plan on coming back!

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kailua Town Pub & Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Royal Hawaiian Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pali Highway (61)
Nearest Restaurant
Buzz's Original Steak House
Nearest Beach
Kailua Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Buzz's Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Snow
Car: recommended

Kite Surfing - Kailua Beach, plane gliding (soaring - North Shore), Sky Jumping (North Shore) Horse Riding - (North Shore)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $495
Damage Deposit $1,000

By City Code we are required to issue a 1 month contract. We understand you may not be able to stay the entire time. Rates may vary for season, length of stay and number of guests. Tax ID # W-98657969-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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