About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)
This house is located in a secluded area that affords complete privacy. The property and surrounding area have the feel of Old Hawaii and appear to have stood still in time. Tall trees sway in the breeze, as you stroll down to your own private sandy lagoon.
MAIN HOUSE INCLUDED:
1,500 sq. ft. of living space
Dining room table that seats 6 with dishes
full kitchen w/ dishwasher, microwave, blender
Expansive Living room with TV, DVD player. Love couch folds out to twin size bed
150 sq. ft. private deck
Master bedroom with King bed and private lanai
Guest bedroom with Queen bed
1 bathroom with hair dryer
Full bar and barstools off living room
1 gas BBQ grill, 1 charcoal grill
High speed broadband Internet connection through a wireless router
3 Kayaks, Easy entry, snorkling/scubadiving, local surfing point, great on shore fishing, live reef with lobster, turtles, fish, moray eel, spotted eagle ray etc.
There are 2 bungalows also on the same property. vrbo listing #36344
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 5, 2018
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Great location, amazing view! Spacious and comfortable.
We stayed a week with our two young children. We can't rave enough about the beautiful secluded oasis of this home. The views are incredible, you feel completely surrounded by nature (mountains behind you, ocean in front), and we hardly saw another soul the entire time we were there. The location is ideal for small children, having the private lagoon for the kids to play in the sand was priceless. The sun would rise over the ocean each morning, and after a quick breakfast we could enjoy our coffee down by the lagoon while the children played, no packing up to go to the beach, and then outdoor shower to rinse off the sand. When the kids napped, we could relax on the deck or down at the beach (with the baby monitor we brought along). As for visiting other parts of the island, this is a great location to take a drive up to the north shore, or a drive down along the shore towards Waikiki. There were public beaches just about everywhere and Kualoa Ranch essentially across the street. Grocery shopping was a bit of a distance, but easy to stock up ahead of time. Some of the negatives people have mentioned such as critters (saw one bug in the house the first night, nothing else the entire time), highway noise (could hardly hear the road above the sound of the waves, maybe a bit of road noise from the 2nd bedroom that was on the back of the house). The house was very clean throughout except for the living room area rug that had clearly not been vacuumed before our arrival, which is a minor thing. This is a beach house, not pristine, but very comfortable and spacious. We saw staff on the property 3 times, and everyone was very friendly and respectful. A few things we could suggest would be curtains along the living room windows (the sun can be pretty hot for a sunrise breakfast!), there weren't any facecloths so maybe bring your own (but there were plenty of towels!), the beach mats were a little funky (could use replacements) and little ones definitely need supervision with the stairs to the beach. Another consideration is that you cannot walk anywhere from this property with the highway right there. The driveway is a very tight turn, so maybe get out of the vehicle and check it out first, especially if arriving at night!
We loved being able to relax, stay in, and have our own private oasis with full amenities while also being a great location to use as a home base for exploring the island.
The views could not have been any better! The house felt very much like home. Could not have been any closer to the water. Thank you for a great stay! We loved finding a coconut and had fun opening it up! Thanks again.
Was thankful for Every Day at this house
My wife and I were at this house for a week in Sept. I had 3 days of conferences in Honolulu. It Was 45 min of driving to get to conv center. Because we had this house I was thankful for each drive to the city. The time there was beautiful and sunrises amazing. This house made Oahu feel like 'our' island. Sure city hotels can be beautiful but every time I was in Honolulu around thousands of people I did not feel like I was in Hawaii and so glad I could enjoy the mountain view drive from my home in Kaaawa. We said we were so glad we were there EVERY DAY. Road noise was no issue. House was clean with above average linens / towels. The lagoon was great. A couple schools of fish to chase and crabs to watch. The open water did not have the most fish for snorkeling with but still fun and comfortable as could be 100 feet from lagoon and still in 4 ft depth of water. The early morning high tide was loud but can adapt and learn how to adjust with windows when sleeping. It was an experience and something we laughed about. The house is not resort hotel pristine, it is lived in and can understand any wear as you are ON THE OCEAN. That environment can take a toll on any home (only reason a 4 and not 5) regardless the home was nice, clean, comfortable and furniture good and just like the pictures. First night we missed having AC but we adjusted and managed just fine. The surf, view, and water made up for it. Home exceeded our expectations and was fun sharing with others at the conference that we were at this amazing house and location. We had a coconut wash in to lagoon, had fun opening it and enjoying the milk and meat within. If we go to Oahu again I know where I am staying.
Ideal for Families with Young Kids
Our family of three (mom, dad, 2-year old toddler) stayed for a week in June 2016. We had a few days of obligations near Honolulu and the rest of the time did not need to be anywhere in particular. Several days we barely left the house - at morning low tide the lagoon is almost dry. Our daughter used it as a giant sandbox (toys provided by the landlord) and tried and tried again to catch the fish and crabs that congregated in the small pool at the foot of the breakwater. At hightide the waves would crash over the breakwater and make the lagoon into a safe and enjoyable wave pool that is safe for even very young kids. We never used the kayaks or snorkeling gear but the reef beyond the breakwater looked beautiful and we saw many neighbors fishing and paddleboarding out there. Being able to watch the moods of the ocean throughout the day was mesmerizing. Being able to go straight down to the beach without having to load a car or pack a bag, and being able to clean off in the outdoor shower before coming back in, took away so much stress and unpleasantness. While the location may seem a bit remote by Oahu standards, nothing is more than an hour away, and we found the quiet isolation a welcome respite from the busier side of the island. As some of the other reviews suggest, the house itself is not in pristine shape, but the location and value proposition cannot be beat. Would you rather be in a beautiful Waikiki hotel room several blocks from the beach or in a perfectly nice house that is literally on top of the beach? Easy answer for our family. We hope to come back someday and enjoy more of the water activities with older kids.
Our Private Paridise
My husband & I found this property on VRBO and were very excited to spend our 27th anniversary in Hawaii. This house is exactly as shown in the pictures… this property is right on the water and has absolutely the best views and most stunning sunrises which is exactly why I chose it. The lagoon is nice and would be great for people with kids. In the afternoons the wind kicks up a bit (but we are on the windward side of the island so it’s expected). The day after we arrived we went shopping at Costco in Honolulu & the Safeway that’s not too far (11 Miles) from the house. We were set for our 10 days in paradise. We found the outdoor shower and laundry facilities off the carport to be extremely convenient. But our most favorite place on the property was the fire pit deck area as we would sit out on the deck with drinks in hand fresh island fruit, cheese & crackers and listen to the sound of the waves well into the night enjoying all the stars.
I’d like to mention that we saw no evidence the “Furry Friend” at all. You do see traps for them but we never encountered a critter. Just our house lizard who came to say “Hi” every morning. While we were there a new washer and dryer were delivered and installed. As well as some septic work was being done. Everyone that came on the property to work was friendly and very careful to not disrupt your vacation. Arish kept us up to date and we had no problems with our stay.
Mahalo & we will definitely be stay here again!
We had a very pleasant stay in October. The oceanfront location is truly stunning. Arish made the booking process a breeze and we experienced no issues with the house. Since we were initially a little concerned about the prior "furry friends" review, it's worth mentioning that we saw no evidence of them at all. We would definitely stay here again!
you will be able to get a discount at the www.kualoaranch.com, this property is 20 min away from the polynesian cultrual center
Rates & Availability
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Please note if you wish to pay via Credit Card we do charge an additional 3% Processing Fee. There is a $25/nt plus taxes per the 5th guest