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Mountain View and Beach Out the Front Door

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

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.


Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
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 ...
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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(28 traveler reviews)

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Mountain View and Beach Out the Front Door
average rating of 4.571429 based on 28 reviews

Was an amazing stay...

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I didn't realize what we had gotten ourselves into with this amazing beach house on the north shore. We brought my two teenage and young adult sons and my mom, and my partner his 11 year old daughter and it was our first vacation all together and it was so much more that we could have imagined. We felt at home and not crowded, everyone had their space and the beach across the street was so peaceful. I would recommend this to anyone wanting an authentic hawaiian stay, nothing fancy but the feeling like you have always been there. So relaxing.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

We spent three days in Honolulu and five days of this location I wish I would’ve spent the entire vacation here is exactly the place to go when you’re ready to let go peaceful serene quiet highly recommended

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful setting. Clean, well stocked.

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been more thrilled with this property. It had everything we needed and more.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful location, tranquil, close to everything on Northeast Shore. Large great room- very comfortable!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very favorable

  • 5 of 5

The place was immaculate, seemed well cared for. The screen doors were finally fixed! Pleased that the tree on the left facing the mountains was cut down, it blocked the beautiful view. Your yardman Edmund works very hard on keeping the grounds looking well tended. Do we need to keep all that leftover condiments in the refrigerator? All in all we had a very pleasant stay and we will return.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view. However, there are a lot of improvements and cleaning that should be done...

  • 3 of 5

The location and the view is stunning. Slightly disappointed with the amount of cockroaches and bugs in the house. 15 in the master bedroom alone... other than that, it was great.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 nice and a favorite swim & surf spot! This house is central to Kualoa Ranch with its host of activities and tours, including the newly opened zipline canopy tour.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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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