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Mountain View and Beach Out the Front Door

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-6)

Spectacular mountain views and a gorgeous beach provide the setting for our two-bedroom, one-bath cedar house on the rural Windward Coast of Oahu.

This is our home located on Kualoa Ranch, our family's historic and beautiful working cattle ranch. The house, a pleasant country cottage with cathedral ceilings and picture windows, sits at the mouth of the magnificent Kaaawa Valley. The view from the deck includes cattle grazing beneath fluted cliffs. Egrets, mynah birds, and cardinals abound in the garden area, and coconut palms frame a small ornamental pond.

Only steps away, across a small, two-lane road, the beach is ideal for swimming, boogie boarding, surfing, or lazing in the sun. The house is located at the mouth of Kaaawa Valley, the spectacular heart of Kualoa Ranch and the site of many movies including 50 First Dates, Mighty Joe Young, Godzilla, Jurassic Park and Jurassic World.

Opportunities to tour the valley by horseback or ATV or even on a zipline tour are provided at Kualoa Ranch just down the road.

Nestled among stands of coconut palms and hala trees, the house offers airy and spacious living and dining areas, wall-to-wall carpet and tile floors, a complete kitchen, washer and dryer, linens, and cable TV and high speed internet. There is a wrap-around deck for outdoor lounging and dining as well as a charcoal grill for outdoor cooking.

The mountain view bedroom has a queen bed and the oceanside bedroom has a queen and a twin. There is also a comfortable futon in the living room.

This is one of the most beautiful and serene locations on the island of Oahu, yet is only a 40 minute drive to Honolulu, 20 minutes to several golf courses and 30 minutes to the famous North Shore Beaches. Come and enjoy our lovely corner of the islands as much as we do!

Keywords: House, mountains, ocean, country living

More Details

Property Manager
LaRona Bennett
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 14, 2017

About LaRona Bennett

The Mushroom House was built by my mother in the early 1970's on land she was given by her grandmother, Julie Judd Swanzy. The house has been enjoyed by 4 generations of our family, all of whom spent much of their time growing up on our family ranch, Kualoa.


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(20 traveler reviews)

Mountain View and Beach Out the Front Door
average rating of 4.5 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The property is absolutely great!! Beautiful scenery, breezy home a skip from the beach. Birds chirping, lizard crawling calm atmosphere! The mountain view was icing on the cake. The house is well kept and very roomy . We also toured the ranch which was a lot of fun. the home is a nice true Hawaiian experience

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Very enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay more so than the previous year. The house seemed cleaner and well kept. I brought 3 packages of mosquito coils which I didn't have to use this year versus last year when we were bothered nightly, which for some reason they were nonexistent this time. Other than fixing the outer screen doors so we can leave the inner doors open during the night, I was perfectly happy with the house, We will certainly return

next year if health permits. Mahalo and a hui ho!


  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Breathtakingly beautiful

  • 5 of 5

This house is an absolute gem.

My favorite part about it was the view in the backyard. We let our kids stay in the bedroom while my husband and I slept on the futon in the living room...because the view and the breeze were THAT good! We would wake up to the birds singing and the sight of the misty mountain tops of Kualoa. It was unbelievable!

LaRona is very sweet, prompt to answer any questions, and she is very easy to work with! She accommodated all of our needs during our week's stay and she checked on us to see if there was anything we needed!

The kitchen is fully stocked with dishes and glasses, etc. The fridge has lots of space. There is no air conditioning, which made me worried at first, but the wind circulated through the windows very well and we slept comfortably every night! The futon was comfortable, as were all of the other beds. There is a spacious washer and dryer.

The lot is very private! There are neighbors but everyone was quiet, so we respectfully were quiet as well. There is a beach just feet from the end of the driveway! The road is a little busy so we didn't venture there with our young children much, but it was beautiful!

I can't wait to vacation here again in the future. I do not have a single negative thing to say about this property or the customer service of LaRona or the location or ANYTHING! I couldn't have imagined a more amazing place to stay and I am so thankful for the owners who allowed us to share their piece of heaven. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Outstanding, relaxing, memorable

  • 5 of 5

Amazing property with all the conveniences of home you can imagine set in paradise! Lovely wrap around porch looking over pond to the mountains on Kualoa Ranch. Excellent location @ 45-60 min to North Shore and Hanauma Bay snorkeling in addition to many other sites. Our host most helpful in initial arrangements and very timely in correspondence. Wish we would have planned a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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  • 4 of 5

If your looking for a quiet relaxing place this is it. Great views of the ranch nice beach. House is a little dated but everything worked and the property manager was attentive. The tranquillity can not be beat.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Best part of our getaway

  • 4 of 5

We were looking to get away for an anniversary trip. We found this gem a week before our departure. The pictures, really don't do it justice. The home shares a driveway with three other homes and on one side you can see those properties. However they are all quiet. The home is snugly set into a jungle on one side and beautifully manicured on the others. The home is spacious for two. The view is amazing off the back porch. The manager of the property so accommodating to make our stay wonderful. Close to Kualoa Ranch and a short drive to the Polynesian Cultural Center. We highly recommend staying for a week.

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Haleiwa Joe's
Nearest Beach
Across the road
Car: recommended

The beach across the road is very good and the house is central to Kualoa Ranch with its host of activities and tours, including the newly opened zipline canopy tour.


Rates & Availability

Kaaawa House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.0%

Damage deposit is returned one week after checkout. The additional guest fee includes babies. There is a maximum of 6 guests in the house. There is a one week minimum stay during the Thanksgiving holiday and a two week minimum stay over the Christmas and New Year's holiday. No large gatherings or events are permitted.

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Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen size Beds (2), one twin bed, Futons (1)in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Out of respect for our neighbors, there are no parties or weddings allowed on this property. Thank you

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