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Hale Moana : Boutique Retreat : Short Stroll to Kailua Beach

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Cool, comfortable, private, well appointed studio.

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Last updated: 11/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Studio
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

Hale Moana is a Non-Smoking studio nestled beneath two lovely shade trees with a 'treehouse' view. Our studio is cooled by refreshing island tradewinds and by the shade from our Monkeypod and Tamarind Trees.

Hale Moana has interior teak and bamboo furnishings which rest on a cool, quartzite slate tile floor. Private parking & entry to a 750+ square foot studio and lanai. The interior also has a vaulted ceiling with skylights and plenty of light throughout. Gas two-burner cooking inside and a gas BBQ grill outside. 39' TV. Wifi - password provided.

Once settled in at Hale Moana, you will be a few delightfully sandy paces to beautiful Kailua Bay and Kalama Beach with views of Flat island, the Mokulua islands (Moku Nui and Moku Iki), outer islands (sometimes Molokai and Maui are visible in the distance) and wonderful sunrises too on our East facing, windward side of the island. Listen to the birds, ocean and breezes...

Many happy visits and repeats. Aloha for now!

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Feb. 2016: A new law is in effect as of January 2016 which gives the city more manpower to stop vacation rentals operating without permits. There have been no permits issued since 1989. I am the owner/operator of a short and long term rental (mostly short term) - of an attached unit - at my home. I have run this small business for about 13 years with a desire that the city open up the permitting process to me and those like me. This new law is a serious push to shut down vacation rentals on Oahu; it remains to be seen how things shake out over the coming months with the City's enforcement, property visits, cease and desist letters and groups and individuals reporting to the City on rentals.

Update, late March 2016: Those opposed to the actions of the C&C of Honolulu regarding short term rentals have hired a law firm which is requesting the C&C stop their aggressive actions against short term rentals on Oahu.

Hawaii Vacation Rentals and B & B's... what's YOUR take? :
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/hawaii-vacation-rental-update-new-adve-53343/
http://www.hawaiilife.com/articles/2011/08/legalize-short-term-vacation-rentals/
http://www.bnbcoalition.org/
http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/hawaii-vacation-rental-owners-and-homeow-18934/
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*****************************************Guest comments: 'We had a wonderful time here! Thanks for all the extras, especially the boogie boards! It was so nice to have the kitchenette so we could eat in. The (welcome) binder was very informative. Thank you for everything!' B&E

Guest comment: 'This vacation was paradise, not at least because of this great place to stay! Though Germany is far, far away - we would love to come back and we will. Mahalo for everything (we will miss all the flowers!) N&T

Guest comment: 'We absolutely loved our stay here! Your place is so cute and we loved all the art and Hawaiian touches. Thank you for your hospitality & for the rose petals & lei - a very sweet touch. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful as well. We will certainly return & recommend your place to our friends. T&K

Owner

Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

Property Type

  • Studio
  • On floor 1
  • 750 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    You'll also want to be aware of Hawaii's smoking policies in public places (generally, 20 feet from entryways)....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    ...moreless

  • Comfortable Cal King bed on a Balinese Teak and split bamboo frame. Watch 39' TV in bed - matching Teak TV cabinet opposite the foot of the bed. Or 'laze' around in bed enjoying the vaulted ceiling and sounds from the ocean or the birds in our Monkeypod and Tamarind trees. Radio with CD/iPod/iFone player for your enjoyment as well....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    ...moreless

  • The bathroom is a favorite! Open shower, room enough for two. Come in from the beach and hose off on the lanai or come right into the shower room for a warm water rinse....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Kailua Community Center pool nearby. Private washer and dryer on studio lanai....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Local books and a few 'readers' past guests have left for others to enjoy. Bookends bookstore in Kailua Town is the best! Our Kailua Public Library is awesome, too!...moreless

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    There are a few Hawaiian CD's for you to enjoy. iPod/iFone player (may need adapter for the 20-pin plug-in). ...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    The studio has basic cable TV service. DVD player. iPod/iFone dock with speakers + CD player....moreless

  • Stereo:

    Radio with phone dock and a few local music CD's provided. (You may need adapter for the 20-pin plug-in.)...moreless

  • Television:

    39' TV....moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few DVD's for you to choose from....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Bay/Sound
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Rain Forests
  • Recreation Center
  • Reefs
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Volcano
  • Water Parks
  • Waterfalls
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    Tables for two inside and out for dinner in or BBQ dining on the lanai....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Use the dryer or extendable clothesline....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    Wifi. Yes. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Beach towels, too! Spare set Cal king bed sheets....moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    Private parking slip on property. Pull up to the tree swing. ...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Your own parking slip on the property shaded by our monkeypod tree. Put your convertible top up to keep leaves and flowers out!...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and detergent supplied....moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Yes. Wireless internet. Password provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Basics for kitchenette cooking. Fridge, two burner gas stovetop, microwave. Pots and pans....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer:

    Ice packs to go in your beach cooler.....moreless

  • Grill
  • Kitchen:

    Everything you need to prepare a meal and please ask if you have a special kitchenette request for cooking gear....moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    Apartment size fridge (not mini fridge). See fotos....moreless

  • Stove:

    Two burner gas counter top cooking....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    Toaster and toaster oven....moreless

Outside

  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio:

    Your lanai has seating, BBQ, W/D, clothesline....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Partly covered (eaves) lanai. W/D, extendable clothesline, boogie boards, beach chairs....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas with spare tank....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear:

    Various fins, masks, snorkels, water shoes....moreless

  • Wood Deck

Building Type

  • House
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aloha Season Minimum
Mar 29 - Mar 29, 2017
5 night min stay
$150
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • cleaning $95
  • Tax Rate 17%

Notes:

$150.00 USD per night + state tax (14%) + one time cleaning fee ($95.)

Credit card fee - VacationRentPayment. Service Fee - HomeAway/VRBO.

Cal King bed. 2 person maximum.

TAX ID# W40820356-01

Aloha!

As of January 2016 the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Planning and Permitting is moving to shut down short term rentals operating without permits on Oahu. A majority of short term rentals on Oahu, especially Kailua, operate without a permit as there have been none issued since 1989. Legal action against the C & C is expected.

Flexible stay. Multiple payment options. Please read our reviews to get a feel for our space from past guests.

Credit card payment processing (fee) through VRBO/HomeAway and VacationRentPayment.

New Service Fee charged by HomeAway.

NON-SMOKING UNIT

Send us an e-mail for availability and payment options if you wish to save a little on service fees or do not prefer to use your credit card.

Here's to a great stay; thank you in advance for your inquiry! Aloha!


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

Car: Recommended

Kailua - windward side of Oahu. Nicely situated, beautiful town and ocean. Between Waimanalo and Kaneohe. Main roads in and out are Kamehameha Highway ('circle island' route, 'beach road'), Pali Highway (Kailua to Honolulu/Waikiki) and H3 Highway (Kailua to Pearl Harbor).

My Hale Moana is just up from the Kalama Beach Club and Kalama Beach Park, cross the "beach road", walk the sandy access path and you are at the center of Kailua Bay; a three mile stretch of one of the "best beaches in the U.S.".

Other Activities: boating, basketball court, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, spa, miniature golf

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1939

Why the Owner Chose Kalama Tract, Kailua, HI, USA:
This home was built for our tutu, Moana, in 1939-40; it was one of the first houses in the neighborhood, when the streets were paved with crushed coral. Moana married and moved to Kailua, from Waikiki, to raise a family of three. The older generation remained in Waikiki, in the family home there, until the mid '50's. We built onto the main house in 2003 to create what is now our studio, Hale Moana. We hope you enjoy the space we've created as much as our guests, friends and family members do.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 90%
Calendar last updated: 11/30/2016

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Photos

  • Cool, comfortable, private, well appointed studio.

    Cool, comfortable, private, well appointed studio.

  • 'Tree house view' of monkeypod and tamarind trees. Vaulted ceiling

    'Tree house view' of monkeypod and tamarind trees. Vaulted ceiling

  • Kalama Beach Park one block away w/ restrooms and showers

    Kalama Beach Park one block away w/ restrooms and showers

  • Bath and Beach towels. 
Spare linens and rugs.

    Bath and Beach towels. Spare linens and rugs.

  • Summer plumeria.

    Summer plumeria.

  • Two opaque skylights. Vaulted ceiling with two fans. TV cabinet, hi def channels

    Two opaque skylights. Vaulted ceiling with two fans. TV cabinet, hi def channels

  • Comfortable Cal King bed with 6 pillows.

    Comfortable Cal King bed with 6 pillows.

  • 5 min drive to Kailua Town. 3 minute walk to Kailua Beach or Kalama Beach Park.

    5 min drive to Kailua Town. 3 minute walk to Kailua Beach or Kalama Beach Park.

  • Natural garden setting -  lots of greenery.

    Natural garden setting - lots of greenery.

  • Makai side path and steps to lanai and studio. Beach a change of clothes away.

    Makai side path and steps to lanai and studio. Beach a change of clothes away.

  • Wrap around lanai. Gas BBQ with lanai seating.

    Wrap around lanai. Gas BBQ with lanai seating.

  • Cal king, 6 pillows, spare linens

    Cal king, 6 pillows, spare linens

  • Big, open shower room. Come into the shower room from the lanai.

    Big, open shower room. Come into the shower room from the lanai.

  • Outside seating just outside the bathroom entry.

    Outside seating just outside the bathroom entry.

  • Console with radio/cd player, glass tabletop or bar seating. Slate tile floor.

    Console with radio/cd player, glass tabletop or bar seating. Slate tile floor.

  • Tamarind & Monkeypod trees provide shade and perches from which birds will sing.

    Tamarind & Monkeypod trees provide shade and perches from which birds will sing.

  • Fully functional kitchenette.Micro, gas cooktop, toaster, blender, coffee maker.

    Fully functional kitchenette.Micro, gas cooktop, toaster, blender, coffee maker.

  • Welcome binder with local info, local books, guides and maps, too.

    Welcome binder with local info, local books, guides and maps, too.

  • Samoan Ti hedges. Private entries. Parking slip on the property.

    Samoan Ti hedges. Private entries. Parking slip on the property.

  • Beach gear, BBQ, w/d with starter laundry soap, extendable clothesline.

    Beach gear, BBQ, w/d with starter laundry soap, extendable clothesline.

  • Hale Moana.

    Hale Moana.

VRBO #27514

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Friday, December 02, 2016

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Kalama Tract, Kailua, HI, USA #201176ha

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