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Ko olau Country Gardens: 2 Acre Estate, Family Reunions, Weddings, 5 Bedrms A/C

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type guest house

Overview

About the property

Two luxury units, Ocean views, Walk to Beach, A/C Accommodates 12 Guests

SPECTACULAR TWO ACRE PROPERTY - Ko olau Country Gardens is a magical hillside property, perfect for Family Reunions and Small Weddings. Accommodates 12 Guests. A quick walk to pristine, quiet, sandy beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing on the famous North Shore of Oahu.

ACCOMODATIONS: Perfect for family reunions or wedding guests (12 -14 guests). Five Bedrms and two bathrooms + private outdoor shower w/hot and cold water!. Can accommodate small wedding groups of 20-30 guests at the Ocean/Makai Lanai on the Estate's main lawn.

HAU'ULA's A SMALL VILLAGE:

Located in Hau'ula, Hawaii, a small, ancient, fishing and taro-growing village on Oahu's North Shore. Hau'ula has: grocery stores, post office, Restaurants and CVS Drug store (Longs Drugs). Hauula is also blessed with beautiful, sandy beaches, and no crowds!! Great family spot with protected keiki pool for young children.

POPULAR ATTRACTIONS NEARBY:

Turtle Bay Resort - Sunsets at the Point Bar, public beach, surfing, snorkeling and restaurants, golf courses, Surfer Bar with evening entertainment nightly.

Leilei's Bar and Grill (great seafood) at the golf course is our favorite spot! Always great food!

Roy's Beach House Restaurant ( 5 stars) is now open on the beach at Turtle Bay. It's elegant but casual style is unsurpassed and the food is amazing!

Waimea Valley (botanical gardens, waterfalls with swimming!, gift shop, snackbar. Don't miss the special tours providing authentic Hawaiian Hales and many other treasures of flora and fauna you can view firsthand...Waimea Valley is truly a Hawaiian treasure!

Macadamia Nut Outlet at Kualoa Farms: gift shops, cultural shows, ancient fishpond and fruit tree/garden tours...learn about all the local foods and even get a taste of some in season.

Sunset Beach (big wave surfing) and Pipeline...are always hosting competitions in the winter months...stop and watch the best surfers in the world!

Haleiwa town (shopping and dining): A fun 'old town" atmosphere that was recently improved for safety and variety of shops and restuarants...best location on the island for finding some very special keepsakes of your trip to Hawaii.

Kualoa Ranch (horseback riding and movie tours, gift shop, restaurant)...this is a special property with so much history, in ancient times and more recent. A real working farm, with with history and movie sets for at least 50 famous films...don't miss the Ranch!

Hau'ula Loop Trail - great hiking trail, 2 hour hike, medium rating for difficulty. Takes you from the town to the tree tops along the mountain ridges. Best trail ever!

Kokololio Beach (sunning and snorkeling) and "Alligator Pond"(protected swimming pond for young children/keiki on south end of the park).

Pounders Beach (boogie boarding)- for the experienced!

Chinaman's Hat (Mokoli'li Island) at Kualoa Park

Bodo Temple (Japanese Temple), Kahana Bay (beach park)

Kahana Valley (state park, hiking trails) and many other wonderful North Shore attractions

HONOLULU AIRPORT 45 MINUTES - We are located approximately 45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor and 60 minutes from Waikiki

NORTH SHORE LOCATION - Hau'ula is on the North Shore of Oahu, where magical, evergreen, Ko olau Mountains reach up to the clouds and flow down into the sparkling, blue Pacific. The small, remote Hau'ula community (4,000 people) of single family homes, small shops (Chings Store- gift store is a great local treasure!), and local-style restaurants (Papa Ole's, Korean BBQ, North Shore Taco's), is very different from the high rise, busy retail tourism center of Waikiki. Hau'ula truly offers a glimpse of old Hawaii, slower paced , peaceful, with friendly people... with one of the largest Hawaiian/Polynesian communities on the island.

HAWAIIAN-STYLE GUEST HOUSE & GARDENS - We are confident that you will enjoy our Hawaiian-style Guest House, gardens, koi pond and remote, peaceful, country location.

Ko olau Country Gardens has all the amenities at no extra cost, including spectacular ocean and mountain views, spacious private lanais with out-door dining areas, gas Barbeque grills.

OFF STREET PARKING RESERVED - Reserved parking for 2 cars per unit (no charge)

HOME GROWN FRUIT & FISHPONDS - Tropical fruit trees, koi pond and an aquaponic garden...you may want to enjoy the ripe fruit when in season, just ask!

BEACH STUFF - We also provide beach towels, beach seats and sand toys!

FAMILY FRIENDLY - We provide a high chair, pack n play.

MAKAI LANAI - We created a new gathering area we call the "Makai (Ocean) Lanai" on the lower lawn. It's a lovely spot for family gatherings and small weddings 20-30 people. The Makai Lanai is furnished with table and chairs and a gas grill for barbecues. Please let us know if you want to reserve the Makai Lanai for your private gathering. There is no extra charge. The Makai Lanai is restricted for registered guests only.

PEACEFUL GETAWAY - The private, peaceful location of our Ko'olau Country Garden guest house offers a sanctuary, hidden away from other homes and traffic noises. At Ko'olau Country Gardens you can experience the ocean breezes and hear the whisper of the waves coaxing you to relax and enjoy the magic of this unique, tropical paradise we call Hawaii.

OWNERS LIVE ONSITE - At Ko'olau Country Gardens the owners live onsite. We are family-friendly and love sharing our knowledge of plants, our gardens, local sites and attractions.

OUR GOAL - Our primary goal is to ensure that your visit to our home and gardens is filled with Aloha...the real magic of Hawaii.

We believe your stay at Ko'olau Country Gardens will be an unforgettable experience because of the beauty, peace and closeness to nature...a truly unique Hawaiian experience.

KEY WORDS: Ocean Views, Mountain Views, Private, Romantic, Family-Friendly, Country, Tropical Fruits, Gardens, Quiet, Magnificent Beaches in view, Snorkeling and Hiking Trails!

State Tax ID: TA-016-779-0592-01 (Required by State law to be displayed on all advertisements.)

More Details

Owner
Dotty Kelly
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Dotty Kelly

We are retired and have lived in Hauula 25 years. We purchased this unique and beautiful property with two homes and slowly made repairs and improvements to the homes and the property. In fact, this renovation process never seems to end! We live in one home full-time and rent the Ko'olau Guest House. The guest house is a Hawaiian, local style home that we have made improvements to provide privacy and lush tropical gardens that surround each hale. Our goal is to provide hales that are quiet and peaceful havens that fulfill the promise of beauty and aloha of Hawaii for our guests to enjoy. We love greeting our guests and making sure they are happy and comfortable during their stay. We try to offer our knowledge of our place that makes your visit here a wonderful, magical experience. We make a lot of new friends along the way and host people from all over the world.

Dotty Kelly purchased this guest house in 1993

Why Dotty Kelly chose North Shore Oahu

Hau'ula is a village with 'real people' ... a truly authentic Hawaiian place, on the ocean, with the most beautiful, peaceful beaches in Hawaii. Hau'ula is home to many Native Hawaiians and other Polynesians. Ko'olau Country Gardens Guest House is located high on the hillside of the Ko'olau Mountains overlooking the small town of Hau'ula with spectacular views of the Pacific. There's not a better location on earth...we love it! We chose to live in Hau'ula because of it's people, weather, natural beauty and location...far away from the crowds of Waikiki and Honolulu. The pace is slower, life is more informal and people are good friends and neighbors.

What makes this guest house unique

The property is agricultural with many tropical fruit trees on rockwall terraces. We have papaya, apple banana, breadfruit, coconut, star fruit, grapefruit, fig, logan, lichee, mango, orange, lemon, lime, chico, avocado and mountain apple. This is a great place to learn about tropical agriculture and plants.

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort- Surfer the Bar
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Kamehameha HWY.
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Hauula - Papa Ole's, No. Shore Tacos, Korean BB,
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Hauula Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hau'ula Loop Trail
Car: recommended

Fruit trees.

Amenities

Hauula Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Hibiscus Hale - Bathroom - toilet , shower
    KOI POND Hale Bathroom - toilet , shower , outdoor shower , There are 2 showers- 1 inside and one outside
  • 1. The Hibiscus Hale has 1 bathroom with shower. 2. The Koi Pond Hale has 1 bathroom with shower plus a private outdoor shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • KOI POND Hale-bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    KOI POND Hale Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    KOI POND Hale Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bedroom 3 overlooks the Koi Pond
    Hibiscus Hale bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Hibiscus Hale - bedroom 5 - 1 queen
  • Ko olau Guest House includes two living units/hales: 1. Koi Pond Hale with 3 bedrooms ( two bedrooms with queen beds. 2. Hibiscus Hale with 2 bedrooms with queen beds. Also available are highchair and packn play for young children
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Koolau Country Gardens is a two acre property with two homes. The owner resides in one home and the other home provides short and long term rental units.

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Ko olau Country Gardens: 2 Acre Estate, Family Reunions, Weddings, 5 Bedrms A/C
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kailua kona, HI
5

Hawaiian style living

  • 5 of 5

Hibiscus Hale was a welcoming retreat that made you feel right at home. Beds were comfortable, with lots of pillows. Home was stocked with everything that we needed. Dotty was personable and very sweet.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect for a small wedding Party

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue and I'm sorry for that! We rented both the top and bottom units. We had planned a small wedding with family and friends and needed a place to stay as well as a place for a small reception after the beach wedding. Dotty was so incredibly helpful with all of the planning. She had plenty of suggestions based on what was available at the location, what we could do with chairs, etc. She and her husband were very accommodating! When we got there, her husband asked what he could do to help, what our plan was, etc. We walked him through it and he said we would need a tent (which we hadn't rented because they were so expensive) and he asked our plans for decor, which we were planning to buy some local flowers for the tables. He was able to provide us with a couple tents from the community center I think, flowers and other foliage from the property to decorate with, and additional lighting! He was incredible! He was out there cleaning up the yard, mowing and everything to clean it up for the wedding! He helped set up the decorations! Dotty and her husband went way above and beyond what we ever expected and saved our day! (AND it totally rained, but we had the tents!) Everything that fell through worked out because of them, which was a lifesaver for a stressed out Bride!

In addition to everything they did, the housing was perfect. We loved the outdoor shower, the pond, the gorgeous view from the lower unit. The location was perfect and secluded and you feel like you are in the jungle, but close to the beach that you could walk down and dip your toes in or watch the sunrise. We fell in LOVE with this place. We've used VRBO for Hawaii several times and all throughout our honeymoon after, but this was our favorite place! Thank you so much for everything! You saved the day and made our most memorable day even more memorable with your kindness. I wish I could post pictures to show how well everything turned out!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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western MN
5

Privacy & with Quiet Time

  • 5 of 5

The Hibiscus Hale was exactly what we needed after a week of the bustle in Waikiki. Quiet and secluded, we found this fit our needs perfectly and Dottie was an excellent hostess.

We spent much of our time exploring the North Shore as this was my husband's first trip and my 11th trip to Oahu. The waves were astounding as they reached 40'-50' and made for great photo ops. We visited all the sites along the way including Waimea Bay and the falls, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Haleiwa and Sunset Beach.

There is a nearby grocery store with local foods and other staples where we bought our groceries and the kitchen was well stocked so we had no problem with cooking.

When we return to Hawaii in the next year or two we will check on availability for this hale first.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Anaheim, CA
5

amazing

  • 5 of 5

Dottie was very helpful. Before finding Dottie's home, I was dealing with another homeowner closer to the town area but he was not very inviting and to me it just seemed like he needed people to occupy his home. Dottie was the total opposite from that. From the beginning she was so nice and friendly. She would explain the whole rental agreement process and payments. She did send me a list of places around the area to eat, shop, swim, etc. We stayed at the Koi Hale. Perfect size for our party of 5 adults, 2 kids and 2 toddlers. If we had any questions, she was only a phone call away. She lives on the property so it was easy for her to help us if we needed it. The only problem we had was finding the home. It is off the beaten path but Dottie was able to guide us as we were on the phone with her. It is about 5-10 mins away from Polynesian Culture Center, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect getaway. It's a good 50 mins to 1 hour from town. Thank you, Dottie for your beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Akron, OH
5

Relaxing, Off the Beaten Path Charmer

  • 5 of 5

We rented both houses for a group of 9. We put all the Millennials in one house and the Baby Boomers in the other. We were there for a family wedding, but stayed for 10 days. The wedding was so beautiful at the Kualoa Ranch nearby, which would be fun to visit more. There was so much to do and we loved coming home to our quiet, relaxing place with a beautiful view of the ocean.

Dottie was wonderful, lending us snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, advice, and whatever else we needed. They brought us tools and helped us fix a broken suitcase. She even brought us fruit that was in season from our property, papayas, mangoes, bananas and limes! We tried out several beaches, but our favorite was the one closest to our place. I loved the town of Hau'ula; we had a small grocery store nearby, and the little shops were fun.

I would love to come back and stay there again!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Place

  • 5 of 5

Last month we visited Oahu with a group of 11. We were there to celebrate our one year anniversary as well as visit a friend who lives on the North Shore. The beginning of our trip was a bit rocky as we missed our flight and missed a day, but Dotty was helpful through all of it. We stayed in both rentals and Dotty made sure that our groceries were all put away before we arrived, and everything was set for us to just relax when we got there. The property is off the beaten path a bit so you are out of the hustle and bustle of the city but a short to minute walk to the beach. Located in a small town and everyone seems very friendly. When you tell the locals where you have chose to stay every one of them told us what a great selection that was and you cant find a better place than Hauula. My husband and i had a bad renting experience on our honeymoon so I was a bit hesitant at first to rent another house but so happy that I did.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning fee $300
Tax Rate 14.91%

Hawaii Tax ID # W00602628-01 (Info listed as required by Hawaii State law)

Rates are subject to change until reservation is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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