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Moani Kai - Beachfront/Jacuzzi/Sport Court/6 bedrooms

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)


Our country beach house is located on the Island of Oahu approximately one hour from Honolulu and the Airport. The house is a six-bedroom, four-bath, two-story home on an acre beach lot with an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean and an all sport court (paddle tennis, basketball, and badminton) in a fenced compound. Each floor has a master bedroom overlooking the ocean and there is a full kitchen on each floor so it is designed to accommodate two families. The bathrooms have just completed remodeling (February 2010).

There is a massage deck and hammock hidden in a tree-covered area for privacy and it is only yards from the beach. There is also an outdoor dining area that seats 10 under the trees for that perfect BBQ. There are beautiful views of the ocean from the wrap-around decks. It is literally one of the most beautiful protected bays in the Islands. Many of the older families in Honolulu have their private beach homes on this bay. The house is a quiet, upscale property which is popular with local artists, writers, etc.

​TAT: W40596472-01

Property Highlights

Hot tub

Beachfront property

Plenty of beds and daybed sofas in two living rooms for large groups

Outdoor eating area with BBQ

Located very close to the Polynesian Cultural Center

Sleeping Arrangements


Bedroom 1- King Bed

Bedroom 2- Queen Bed

Bedroom 3- Two Twin Beds


Bedroom 4- Queen Bed

Bedroom 5- Queen Bed

Bedroom 6- Two Twin Beds

Others: Daybed sofas in downstairs living room


​Beach Proximity- Backyard leads to sandy beach

​Nearest Supermarket- less than 5-minute drive

​Distance to Airport- 50-60-minute drive

Nearby Attractions

Goat Island- 15-minute walk off the coast

Polynesian Cultural Center- less than 5-minute drive

Turtle Bay Resort- 10-minute drive​


Moani Kai was a wonderful family friendly place to stay with a beautiful beach front view!

The view was incredible, the relaxed atmosphere of that side of the island was so great, Carole was very friendly and accommodating and helped us when we needed additional pack and plays for the grandchildren. We loved the hot tub, the sport court, the beach, the porch, the barbecue grill and table set up for family dinners was awesome and we loved the atmosphere in the evenings when we turned on the lights around the dinner table and the trees nearby that were lit, it was really very relaxing and inviting. Thanks so much for making our stay such a pleasant one!

Theresa Robertson; June 2, 2015

"Great home, quiet location, helpful caretaker" This home was great for 6 couples celebrating our father's 80th birthday. The house was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of space for 12 adults to visit together, and cozy nooks for individuals to read and enjoy the property. The weather on this side of the island was very windy while we were there. My brother was able to kite board on the beach outside the back door. However, the last day was still and perfect. Carol, the care taker, was friendly and provided great ideas for beaches, food, hikes, etc. Thanks Carol and Lavish Getaways for making this such a great vacation. We want to come back.

Heidi Larsen; April 23, 2015

Best Weekend Ever!!!!

The Moani Kai was absolutely beautiful....the house is well equipped inside and has everything you would need...... outdoors had surf boards, chairs, toys for kids, towels....just bring your swimsuit!! There's enough room to accommodate the young active ones and space for relaxing and peacefulness. The property is right on the beach yet private. We will rent again!!! The caretaker was friendly and helpful.

Wendy Maher, Sept 7, 2014


We had the very best time at Moani Kai. Our children and their families spent four wonderful days at this totally enjoyable home. Being residents of O'ahu and most of our family coming in from the mainland we wanted to make sure that their stay was the best ever. Moani Kai did not disappoint. Highly recommended. I'd definitely stay here again.

Paul Kapena Kim, Oahu, July 2014

Exceeded our expectations!

The only thing wrong with our 5 day stay was it was too short! The house was perfectly located right on the beach which was also beautiful with soft golden sand. We enjoyed lunches and drinks on the lanai with the gorgeous yard sloping to the beach. The house has a wide open feel and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking for 2 or 12. (The caretaker) was sweet and helpful and a pleasure to work with. Lavish Getaways did an excellent job presenting several options of properties for us to pick from. We can't thank everyone enough for helping us have our dream wedding.

Jeff and Cindi, Seattle, April 2014

We loved this place!

This house was perfect for our group of married children & our grandkids. It was even better than the pictures could show. We had so much space and the kids all commented how we never felt crowded. The yard was so great for the kids to run around in when they were done with the sand. The beach was so beautiful in a bay which had a break so the surf wasn't too scary for the little ones. The sport court was fun, too! The hot tub was working great. A guy even came mid-week to clean it. It was especially nice after a day at the beach! The caretaker was adorable and friendly. She checked in with us to make sure we didn't need anything but was never invasive. We found plenty to do right around the area. Lots of fun food places. Loved Papa Ole's for breakfast. My husband was on grill duty for dinners and commented that a newer and bigger BBQ would be great, but we were grateful for all of the extras provided that we weren't expecting. There are 2 washers & 2 dryers to use which was so helpful for our big group. The unit provided plenty of beach & bath towels, lots of chairs in the yard for hanging out, and even beach toys for the kids. There were boogie boards & surf boards. There was DW soap & even TP...Just a few nice things we didn't have to run out & buy! Our biggest Thank You to the owners & rental agency & the caretaker for helping our family vacation be the best it could be! Everyone loved it so much and we really hope we can come back again!! You gotta come here if you want to get away from the crazy Waikiki and feel how Hawaii is supposed to be.

Marsha; Draper, Utah; March 9, 2014

Great Beach house!

I think our business club just found the best beach house ever! It was a really nice getaway! The property was gorgeous and more than we could ask for! They had everything from towels to pots and pans to beach towels/mats to even buckets and shovels to go crab hunting! The house even came with dry branches ready for the fire pit sitting outside by the lawn ready for a bonfire and of course s'mores! We literally only needed our change of clothes! We were very surprised they even provided board games of every sort we could imagine and cable TV! The house itself was very clean and tidy and we felt like we were in a hotel but better. It was nice and private and there was easy and close access to the beach. We could enjoy breakfast out on the big backyard and watch the sunrise on the beach! The shower out on the porch made cleaning up after the beach easy breezy! There was a tennis court and basketball hoop as well and the parking area was very spacious. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return again next year!!

Cherise; Honolulu; December 10, 2013


My husband and I took our 3 grown children and spouses plus 10 grandchildren, of which 3 are babies to stay for the week and everyone agreed, it was a wonderful place to stay. We did struggle to find the house in the dark but a phone call to the caretaker helped us to find our way. The Moani Kai was a very nice, clean and comfortable beach house to stay in. Was fully stocked with dishes, pans & utensils most everything you would need for cooking. The beds were comfortable and we found everything to be in working order. The Moani had a huge back yard with tennis and basketball court. We all loved that, plus the best was the beach right out your back door with all types of water toys to help keep the kids busy. How can you beat that along with being able to hear ocean waves at night, it is so awesome! Running on the beach in the morning was also a favorite for us but there is also a trail out front you can run on but nothing was more fun than just watching our children and grandchildren body surfing in the water and playing on the beach, interacting with one another, something we can't always do. Chasing crabs on the beach at night is a hoot!!! So many memories and fun times we now have to cherish. Was perfect for us!The caretaker, who is a very nice lady, was never intrusive but just a phone call away for whatever was needed and we really appreciated that. We all loved the North Shore, no comparison to being stuck in the city, plus plenty of places to keep you busy (gotta see the Breath of Life, at the Polynesian Center) Eeks, just be aware the traffic is really bad when the surf competition is going on and will take an extra hr if you're trying to go toward Haleiwa, to get shaved ice at Motsumoto's, one of our favorite places. One person in our group, who went to gas station by the Kahuku grill, said that shaved ice was just as good as Motsumoto's but for me, it's the nostalgia of the place plus fun stores to shop in the town.

Jodi; UT; December 4, 2013

Perfect vacation house

House is very clean location in nice little bit far from Waikiki but if you want a quiet vacation this is the perfect place to stay loved this place.

Marilou; Las Vegas, Nevada; November 28, 2013

Great stay at Malaekahana!

Just a quick note to thank you for letting us enjoy your fantastic home on Oahu. The stay couldn't have been better! Even the three days of rain enabled us to relax, read our novels, and be effective tourists. We played the 9-hole course at Kahuku and the 18-hole Fazio course at Turtle Bay, enjoyed the lavish Sunday brunch overlooking the surf at Turtle Bay, had more than enough Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Planters Punch, etc., celebrated the Year of the Rooster in Chinatown, were educated and moved at Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl, shopped and spent at Haleiwa dress shops, hiked the trails to Waimea Falls, devoured garlic shrimp from Giovanni's white truck, lingered over breakfasts on the covered deck, were dazzled by the Polynesian Center's VIP package including the luau and show, were calmed by walks along the seashore, were soaked to oblivion in the hot tub gazing at the brilliant stars, were lulled to sleep by the crashing waves, were vicariously terrified while watching the surfers, were delighted by the half-price early bird dinner at Marriott's Sansei, and cherished the final sunset pre-flight nachos grandes and wings at the Hau Tree Lanai Bar---to name just a few of our memorable experiences, thanks to you! It was our first time in Hawaii and certainly will not be our last. Thank you for making this 10-day extravaganza possible! We'd love to share a bottle of Champagne with you one night in New York to thank you for your hospitality. Mahalo and Aloha!"

Martha, May 2010


"The house was immaculate, and the towels both beach and bath are as fine as any found in a five star resort…your house and grounds around the house are simply wonderful. You have a real gem in a prime location on Oahu. Thank you for opening your home to strangers and allowing others to have the amazing experiences that I understand you and your family have had for many years. The memories you have provided to myself and my family are priceless. My children cannot stop talking about the chickens, geckos, coconuts, hammock, tennis court, and beach fun they had in Hawaii. So why we ever left the house to go see Diamond Head or Pearl Harbor I'll never know. I have already given your web address to eight different friends and family, and I have only been back 4 days!!!! I have told them all to book early because it's the best deal in Oahu! It might be a cliché, but the Moani Kaiolohia at Malaekahana Bay really does feel like a home away from home. The house is well maintained and beautiful, the beach is spectacular and secluded and the north shore really feels like a world away from the hustle of everyday life. If you want a place that is perfect for a large family or a group of friends, you couldn't do much better."

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My company rented the Moani Kaiolohia house from Sept. 23 – 30, 2017. We were visiting Hawaii as part of a corporate incentive trip. During our stay, we also rented the Hale Ohana house next door to accommodate our group.

The house was in a beautiful location and provided all the amenities our group needed during our stay. The property was extremely well kept and clean upon our arrival. Our house/property manager, Carol Feinga, was an exceptional host and resource. I cannot express my gratitude for all that Carol did for our group. Not only did she welcome us with a warm Aloha, she was prompt to respond to text, emails before and during our stay; coordinated housekeeping services; provided recommendations for local excursions and dining; and went above the call of duty to make sure our group was well taken care of. I would highly recommend the Moani Kai house to future renters. Thank you for allowing us to experience the beauty and serenity of Moani Kai! Mahalo.
Sep 2017
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Kahuku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 twin/ single , 2Twins in BR6, daybed sofas in Living
  • King size beds (1) King in upstairs master suite, Queen size Beds (3) 3 bedrooms have 1 queen each, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 bedrooms have 2 twins each, Baby Cribs (3) We have 3 pack n plays
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wireless internet, all sport court with paddle tennis, basketball, volley ball and badmiton


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Moani Kai - Beachfront/Jacuzzi/Sport Court/6 bedrooms
average rating of 4.6363635 based on 12 reviews

Making a home in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our first impression actually was a little disappointing, the photos in the ad were glossy and shiny and we expected a little higher end,....

Then we started to understand and live the Aloha. The faded table and the broken ice machine gave way to a level of comfortbility and relaxing I have never felt. Of course the table needs a coat of varnish, it’s constantly getting sand blown from the spectacular BEACH a few feet away!!

Listen, if you need a home where a group of people can relax, learn and experience the north shore, book this place right away.

The living space is spacious, two completely different floors with kitchens, so many chairs to sit on the decks, and an awesome beach to boogie board on.

We made amazing family memories here and would return in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jason! So glad to hear you understand the spirit of Aloha. We do like the laid back feel of the home and its beach just a few feet away. We are thrilled to hear that you made amazing family memories in our vacation home. After all, that's what a Hawaii vacation is for. Mahalo for the great review and recommendation of the property.
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Terrific property for family gathering!

  • 4 of 5

We needed a large property that could sleep 9 comfortably; that was on the beach and close to Turtle Bay resort. This place fulfilled it all.

It's a 2 story house with 2 pretty well stocked kitchens (not food/drinks , but most everything else).

Fridge on main floor had an issue with the ice maker but not a big issue.

We did run out of certain stock items, i.e., ziplock bags, paper towels , and found it frustrating not to be able to find the property manager (who lives on the property) in order to get replacements in a timely manner.

Be aware... lots of flies and huge roaches (it's an island, so ok, I understand). They supply you with lots of fly swatters!!!

Beach is just beyond the backyard. Would have been perfect if not for the garbage that gets washed ashore. Nice hammock (though ripping), for afternoon snoozing. Good amount of lounge chairs on the property. Outside couchs on huge porch were great but cushions in need of cleaning.

Jacuzzi terrific, but probably could have used more water (how often does it get monitored?)

Outside shower convenient for getting sand off feet after walking the beach, but would have been awesome if it was "enclosed " for actual showering.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Melanie! We're happy to hear that Moani Kai was a terrific property for your large family gathering. Thank you for pointing out the needed attention. We will definitely take care of these issues. Mahalo for a great and detailed review.
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Friendswood Tx

Best porch, nice yard and nice beach

  • 4 of 5

The porch is huge and has couches tables and chairs and the jaccuzi.

we used it a lot. The breeze comes from the East from the water and cools pretty well, there is no A C in the home. That is a problem when it rains as the windows must be shut and it gets really hot. The house is really upstairs 3 bed ktichen living and downstairs 3 bed kitchen livng eating areas. the stairs are outside but that was fine.

We rent 4 or 5 VRBO homes per year and this one had a lot of little things need attention to detail, neither toaster toasted both sides, we could not find an iron but there were several ironing boards. lots of knives but they would hardly cut butter. Terrible small blender, Many Rusted Hinges and in general need minor maintenance overall, sliding doors not working well in master, ran out of Toilet paper quickly rolls very small. Otu experience with Carol the Caretaker she was very nice but did not respond to much of the communications before we got there and a lot was in the air until i stayed after her to get done. She did a huge grocery shopping trip for us that save a lot of time and she was compensated i believe well for what we had done

for us.

WE had a chef Dinner prepared and served the last night and that was a great experience and an excellent dinner.

The setting was great and our family had a great time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha William! We do have it in our listing that his property has no A/C. Thank you for the feedback. We will make an inventory in our kitchen and other appliances so we can replace all the things that need to be replaced. Hmm, I wonder what happened to the flat iron. Carol should know where it was. Again, thank you for the feedback.
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property right on the beach short walk to good surfing. Quiet except for the roosters which was still kind of fun. Close to everything. We've stayed here before and I will again I hope

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear that you find our property beautiful and perfect. We do love the location and the short walk to a good surfing spot. Glad to know you find the sound of roosters fun. We are close to everything including some great restaurants and food truck along the highway. We hope to have you again in the near future. Aloha!
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  • 5 of 5

Quiet, beautifully equipped, right on the beach which is too rocky to play in right in front but a short walk along the beach North is perfect. Home easily fit our family of 11 adults (was to be 12 initially) with space for everyone. We ate out and in and facilities were ideal for both. We've stayed other places on the North Shore - this was the best, not the least expensive however.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha David! Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay together with your family. We sure are thrilled that there was enough space for everyone to enjoy. Till your next visit. Mahalo!
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Wonderful, authentic Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week at Moani Kai which was one of the most beautiful and well maintained vacation rentals I have ever experienced. First, the beach at Malaekahana Bay is three miles of beautiful desolate sandy beach with small waves and completely protected from the fierce breaks of the north shore. The house has recently been completely remodeled with resort quality linens and very comfortable 6 bedrooms. It is located on lush 1 acre lawn with paddle tennis court, hot tub overlooking the ocean and two kitchens so the parents stayed upstairs and the kids and grandkids stayed downstairs.

There is a beautiful dining pavilion reminiscent of a Tuscany outdoor dining area with string lights all over looking the ocean. There is a hidden sun tan/massage deck that is next to the ocean but allows privacy to sunbathe in complete privacy. And there is a colorful hammock that we spent hours in enjoying the sound of the breaking surf.

The house is well equipped with beach equipment, lounge chairs, boogie boards, children toys who used them in the massive yard next to the ocean.

There are two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs and both have sliding floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the ocean. We loved the charming caretaker who arranged for private chefs and massages at no extra charge (except a generous tip which she deserved). We loved our nightly bonfires under the moonlit skies.

It was a wonderful and authentic Hawaiian vacation. It is the country and not the four seasons. But Malaekahana Bay is Hawaii's best kept secret where most of the houses are owned by the old families of Honolulu for their beach homes. Can't wait to return. I can't think of a better way to experience old Hawaii away from the glitz of Waikiki and a place to enjoy the very special Hawaii we all dream about.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We would love to have you back. Truly a hidden gem in this part of Oahu. Aloha!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu International Airport, about 60-minute drive
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kahuku Golf Course, Turtle Bay Resort Golf Course 4.9mi
Nearest Beach
Back yard leads into sandy beach
Car: recommended

Beach walks,golfing and horseback riding nearby


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • Starting at $899/night
  • US Dollars
  • $899/night, Regular Season,3nt minimum
  • $1999-1499/night during other seasons including peak seasons
  • Rates vary by season.
  • Rates do not include taxes and other fees.
  • Please contact us for a price quote.

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