About the property
- House3000 sq. ft.
- Half Baths2
- Minimum Stay5 nights
House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)
Best beach front rental in Kailua. 25 minutes from airport and 20 minutes from Waikiki.
Kailua beach is rated as one of the top beaches of all of Hawaii.
Perfect year round temperatures between 72-84ºF.
Quiet part of the beach, ideal for sunbathing, swimming, boogie boarding, snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, surfing.
Very safe beach for children. Rates are in $600US/night or $800CDN/night
***Rates are $600/night in US funds, throughout the year, NOT C$600.
The house has 4 bedrooms and sleeps 8 people. Open air kitchen and living room. We also have a private swimming pool, as well as a BBQ/grill. Boogie boards, surf boards and kayaks are complimentary.
This is an excellent get-away, ideal for families. The beach is never crowded, and very relaxing. You won't be disappointed.
Keywords: Oahu, Kailua, beach, house, beach house, waterfront, water, sand, pool
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Theresa Andreou
We have three children and fell in love with the beach in Kailua. It is a fabulous beach, excellent for children and ideal for all water sports. Kailua is a great town just 20 minutes from Honolulu, yet a world away. It is quiet, with unique shops and restaurants.
Theresa Andreou purchased this House in 2009
Why Theresa Andreou chose Kailua
We are very reasonably priced. $600 USD/night or $800CDN/night. We have not raised our prices over the last 4 years. $500US cleaning fee, 13.95% State of Hawaii tax added to price. Also require a $600 refundable damage deposit check. The private swimming pool is a huge asset. great for children and adults alike.
What makes this House unique
We have a true beach front home on the best part of the beach, in a quiet location. Also the private swimming pool is an additional great feature of our home. We also have a caretaker the lives in a separate part of the house. She is available if there is an issue that requires attention such as a malfunctioning A/C unit, etc. She only shares the driveway with the main house, but she does not use the pool/yard, etc.
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Location on the beach is fantastic. House needs some maintenance work.
On the upside: We enjoyed the location on the beach very much. The open concept building was really cool. The home was very clean upon our arrival. Kitchen is well stocked to cook and entertain. Lots of space for kids to play. Easy to keep the kids away from the pool, and fenced in backyard. Appreciated sand and water toys for the kids.
On the down side: At this price point some people may expect more attention to upkeep and maintenance... For example, multiple doors do not lock or close properly, making you feel insecure about your belongings when you leave for a walk on the beach. Light fixtures are rusted and stained. The main bedroom smelled musty and damp. smoke detectors missing.
2 star property for 5 star price
Beach and beach access
Town of Kailua was great
House is in poor shape and desperately needs some TLC. Most windows are missing screens and some windows hard to open. Had to clean the dirt out of the windows in the one bedroom before we could even open them. Patio doors from the kitchen...one would not even open and the other one took a lot of effort to get it open. Door from the living room to backyard you had to push it in from the outside, hinges all seized. Lack of security for personal belongings especially in light of fact you can't open/close the back door easily so had to leave the patio slider open when you went to the beach. Freezer handle on the fridge felt like it was going to come off every time you opened it, not to mention the freezer was disgusting when we got there, had to clean it out before we could put anything into it. Water issues when it rains, the ceiling in the living room/dinning room leaked. Huge puddle of water by the exit to get to your vehicle...we had to wade through calf high water in bare feet to load our luggage on the last day. Could also use more regular fumigation...few visitors that come in the night especially in the master bedroom.
Best beach, great island experience.
Thank you for appreciating our beach house and Kailua beach.
You are on the beach
Location, location, location. You are smack in the middle of the most beautiful beach Oahu has to offer. Spectacular sun rises with the mokes as a back drop. The pool is very refreshing and a welcomed change from the ocean. The home itself is very open air with a well stocked kitchen and plenty of seating area for family visits. You are living the Hawaiian lifestyle while staying in this beach front rental. We found the property of be an exceptional value for its location. Enjoy !
We were drawn to this property due to the reviews and location as we have been to Kailua several times in September. The price point seemed a bit high but due to the size of the house and location we decided to rent it for 5 days in September.
The house advertises that it has AC despite an indoor/outdoor vibe and that the on site caretaker is not a factor. Unfortunately for us the week we rented the trade winds were not present and the temperatures ranged between 86-92 degrees with humidity of 78%. The main portion of the house is indoor/outdoor and has no heating or cooling capabilities so whatever temperature it is outdoors is what the temperature is indoors. The bedrooms have portable AC units but the unit in the master bedroom/bathroom could not cool it- the temp in the bedroom was never cooled below 83 degrees with humidity. The next largest bedroom where we considered moving had a broken AC unit. As for the caretaker- her living space is directly next to the family and kitchen area. She played music loudly every morning and early evening and entertained quite loudly as well. I alerted the owner via e-mail after our first night- she responded the next day saying she would address the noise issue which did happen on Tuesday afternoon. On Tuesday afternoon, our 2nd day, the temperatures were 92 degrees making the house unbearable. We opted to move to a hotel for the remaining 3 days of our vacation at considerable expense. We notified the owner with no response.
The house itself has a lovely pool, nice linens, updated master bathroom, nice kitchen amenities and plentiful outdoor and indoor seating. There is no view of the ocean from the house but the beach is right out the back door. The outdoor shower is an elevated garden hose. There is also no way to secure belongings such as valuable electronics. If it were not for the ocean and the pool we would not have made it even the 2 days at the house. Basically, at this price point we expected more and were very disappointed.
It is unfortunate that the 2 A/C units were not functioning properly. These have been replaced. The caretaker was indeed loud one night and this is out of character for her, and this is not a usual occurrence. There were in fact new spare A/C units in the garage but these guests decided to leave before the malfunctioning ones could be replaced. Interesting that these guests even complained about the outdoor shower which is a proper metal shower. I believe this gives an insight is some renters' expectations. Sometimes these type of guests are much better renting a hotel room rather than a house on VRBO.
Hawaii as it is meant to be!
From the moment that you walk in the door, you feel this incredible vibe like you are living like one of the locals. As advertised, 20 steps from the back door is the most beautiful beach you have ever seen. In addition to the pure soft sand and crystal clear blue water is amazing surf and a horizon that you find yourself staring at for hours at a time. In fact, the view is so beautiful that waking up before 6am every day to watch a breathtaking sunrise became a staple of our trip.
The house itself was well maintained and provided a genuine Hawaiian experience. The bedrooms were very comfortable, the social areas were equipped with lots of space and beautiful views, the kitchen was modern and had everything we needed, and the pool provided wonderful relief from the the heat when needed. We went to Hawaii to get married, and one of our favorite memories will be coming home from the ceremony and reception and just sharing a glass of wine with our closest friends at the beautiful wooden dining room table with the back door open and a heavenly breeze blowing while we soaked it all up and listened to the ocean.
In addition to an amazing house, Kailua is an amazing town. Friendly people, great restaurants, and of course, the most beautiful beach on the Island. The best compliment we can pay to the property is that we only went to Waikiki once in our 7 day stay.
If you are looking for a truly authentic Hawaiian experience with enough luxury to still feel pampered on vacation, this is the perfect spot for you. We honestly created so many amazing memories there and we will never forget our week in paradise.
Many Shops and restaurants nearby as well as Surf Board, Paddle Board, Kayak rentals and Kite Surfing
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
All Rates are in US Funds. No refunds for cancellations with in 75 days of arrival.