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Private and Modern Air Conditioned Affordable Kailua 3bdrm Vacation Home

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

This unique private home in Enchanted Lake will allow you to enjoy the best Kailua has to offer without an extraordinary price tag. Lovingly appointed with high-end appliances and modern furnishings, this large home with an open floor plan offers the perfect setting for entertaining, relaxing, sun tanning, and enjoying Kailua's extraordinary year-round weather.

Renovated in 2010 and updated in 2017, this home is conveniently located walking distance to Enchanted Lake Shopping Center (Safeway grocery, Starbucks, Subway, McDonalds, Ben Franklin, Round Table Pizza, etc...), The Shack restaurant and sports bar, and St. John Vianny Catholic church. A short 5 minute 1.7 mile drive brings you to world-famous Kailua beach and another 5 minutes to the incomparable Lanikai Beach. Kailua town is also a 5 minute drive to shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, post office and the local farmers market.

The house features two renovated modern bathrooms. The master bedroom has a California King bed, a private bath, private garden and a flat screen TV and DIRECTV cable. The other two large bedrooms have Queen beds, a private garden and share a full bath. Air conditioning was recently (Sept 2017) added to the living/dining room along with 99% UV blackout curtains to keep the whole house cool. If you are looking for a completely air conditioned private home to yourself in Kailua, Kamahele house is a perfect option.

Keywords: House, Home, Hale

More Details

Richard Lewis
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

About Richard Lewis

I am the CEO of a software company that has had to relocate to Ventura, CA. I came to Hawaii in 1987 from North Carolina and fell in love with the state and the island of Oahu. To escape the hectic pace of Honolulu I moved to Kailua in 2007. Kailua is definitely the best place on Oahu to live and vacation. Small town feel, safe, friendly people, gorgeous beaches, and wonderful weather. I am an avid Crossfitter and exercise enthusiast and love being outside as much as possible.

Richard Lewis purchased this house in 2007

Why Richard Lewis chose Keolu Hills

This location is central to everything. Close to the Enchanted Lake Shopping Center, close to Kailua town and close to the beaches. It is on a nice, quiet residential street and is a large, 9500 square foot flat lot. I also love the privacy of the large walled back yard.

What makes this house unique

The house has high, open-beam ceilings and an open floor plan. The back lanai extends the living space out into the yard under the palm trees. The private back yard is great for sun tanning, grilling and playing volleyball or catch. I enjoy entertaining friends, using the outdoor shower, cooking out and sitting out under the stars at night.


Keolu Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot and cold water outdoor private shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Private bathroom, DirecTV and DVD, Air Conditioning
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large mirrored door closets, air conditioning
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Makeup table, Air conditioning
  • King size beds (1) California king in master bedroom, Queen size Beds (1) Queen beds in two bedrooms, Baby Cribs (1) Pack-n-play available for babies and toddlers
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
32" LCD TV in Master bedroom, private gardens


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

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Private and Modern Air Conditioned Affordable Kailua 3bdrm Vacation Home
average rating of 4.75 based on 72 reviews

Excellent property, feels like you’re coming home instead of a hotel room.

  • 5 of 5

I used to live in Waikiki for 4 years, but haven’t been to the islands in about 5 years. My wife and I were planning a vacation/honeymoon/marriage and we were lucky enough to rent this house. The house is absolutely beautiful, has all of the amenities you need to feel like you are home. We had a total of 5 people in the house and had plenty of room. We loved being able to cook whenever we want, great way to save money, but also relax in a not so busy area. There were a couple minor issues, but Richard promptly returned our questions as did the property manager. Such nice people and make you feel like family. If you are traveling to Hawaii with more than 2 people, go through Richard! You are paying more money in a hotel, for less room. And you are also staying in a busy area, not where the locals stay in Waikiki; that is why Kailua is awesome. Lots of shops, restaurants and grocery stores 3 minutes from home. Also 7 minutes to Kailua Beach. I miss the house already being gone for almost a week. If we return back to Hawaii will absolutely stay here again. Mahalo Richard for making our trip wonderful and our wedding so memorable.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice, clean, and good location.

  • 4 of 5

Maybe a bit pricy as you probably need a rental car. Nevertheless, the place was clean, spacious, and in a great location if you don't want to be stuck in Waikiki. The owner was also very accommodating and helpful. If I want to stay in Kailua again, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family home!

  • 4 of 5

My family of 6 (4 children) recently stayed here for a week, and we enjoyed every moment! The house is spacious and beautiful, and served us well! The kids were immediately enthralled by the nature of the backyard...(lizards), and quickly acclimated to life in Kailua. It was wonderful having a full kitchen and large dining table, as eating out gets expensive! It was exceptionally hot while we were in Hawaii, but the bedrooms cooled off quickly once the AC was turned on. The only disappointing thing was the fact that the hot tub was not working while we were there..(oh well). It didn't change the fact that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and felt right at home 6,000 miles away. :)

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your stay at Kamahele House. Unfortunately our hot tub finally bit the dust from too much beach sand going through its jets. As there are no repair options on Oahu we were forced to remove it last week. In exchange we have installed a large 15,000 btu A/C unit in the living room and added blackout UV curtains to the living and dining room walls. We stayed for two weeks and my wife is 3 months pregnant and the house was nice and cool. Hope to have you back again someday! Aloha, Richard
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Very well kept

  • 4 of 5

We rented the Kamahele house from 7/5/17 - 7/11/17. The house is aesthetically pleasing inside and out, and kept very clean. The beds were extremely comfortable, and for me that is extremely important. Without a comfortable bed, sleep is elusive and what could have been a wonderful trip turns miserable fast. The house is placed in a convenient location for beach access and for accessing other parts of the island, such as the north shore & Waikiki. The location is far enough away form Waikiki and down town Honolulu though to avoid a good bit of traffic, but not too far you spend too much time in the car.

That being said the house could use some updates/fixes. The slat windows in the living room beside the tv do not close completed and a few of the screens do not secure completely on the windows. This allows little critters to get inside easily. There is no AC in the living room, which is fine when there is a nice breeze outside, but that is not always reliable. Some of the curtains need to be cleaned due to being exposed to the elements & humidity regularly as well as the curtain rods rusting. On a few of the windows in the house the Curtains don't completely cover the windows which does not block the sun from beating into the house and heating it up. An out door awning would help with that. When the living room is excessively hot it doesn't help the bedroom ac's to cool things down quite quick enough to sleep comfortably.

Even with the small issues listed above, we enjoyed our time in the Kamahele house and our trip to Oahu. Getting the process started to rent the house was easy and the owner was very responsive when contacted. I would recommend staying in the Kamahele house to anyone looking.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed your stay Jennifer and we listened to your feedback. We just spent two weeks in the house and did a bit of work. We changed all the curtains roids in the living/dining room, added 99% UV blackout curtains to shade the morning sun and installed a 15,000 btu A/C unit in the living room. We also fixed any window hardware or screens that needed it. July through September are the hottest months in Hawaii so the full house air conditioning will really help keep things comfortable after a sunny day at the beach. Aloha, Richard & Alex
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Great stay!

  • 4 of 5

Tips for your trip:

Don't let the rain deter you from your days activities.

Get up early and walk the sands of Kailua Beach.

Leave your pride on the lanai - you can't get out of, nor enter the water gracefully. We tried!!

Snorkel along the reef. If you can find fish food to buy, buy it and surprise the kids.

Kayak, anywhere!

Map of the island will aide in plotting activities and you won't up missing something new.

Do more than you ever thought you could.

Don't forget to put sunscreen on the top of your feet.

Sit on the lanai and enjoy the birds, the snails and the gecko's

We had a few issues arise while staying at the house. Richard was very easy to get a hold of and resolved issues quickly. Richard also recommended some great rental companies for bikes and kayaks. House was very comfortable. Accommodated three young adult females, one adult male and parents. Air conditioners worked really well. Nice to come home to after exhausting days. Beautiful yard with plumeria tree and fruit trees. If you can't find silverware keep looking. It's in a pull out drawer in one of the cabinets.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT vacation option

  • 5 of 5

Grear location - next to the best beaches in Oahu. Great house - spacious, clean, nice backyard with BBQ and jacuzzi, AC equipped in each bedroom. Walking distances to shopping and variety flavors of restarants (and Starbucks of course).

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Kailua Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
The Byodo-In Temple
Makapu‘u Beach Park
Banzai Pipeline Beach (Ehukai)
Sea Life Park
Sandy Beach Park
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail
Koko Head Crater Railway Trail
Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Excursions / Tommy's Tours
Oahu's Windward Coast
North Shore
Kalapawai Market
Windward Mall
North Shore Shark Adventures
Hanauma Bay Ridge
Valley of the Temples
Stairway To Heaven (Haiku Stairs)
Mount Olomana
Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
Lanikai Juice
Down to Earth
Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Honolulu Internaional Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.7 Miles
Kailua Beach

Kailua is home to a wide variety of world-class ocean sports and activities. You can rent kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkeling equipment, surf boards and more. Kailua has the best kiteboarding on Oahu and daily lessons and rentals are offered from several local businesses. There are also guided and self guided tours by kayak or stand up paddle board available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.75%

Cancellations 60 days or more prior to reservations will receive a full refund of deposit monies. If reserved days are reduced or if cancellation occurs less than 60 days prior to reservation, the deposit will be refunded if we are able to rebook the days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.