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Peacock House at Hakipuu

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath House + Outdoor Shower On 2 Acre Farm With Beach Access

The guesthouse is located on our family property, in the small special area known as Hakipu’u. We live in another home on the property, which includes our 2 acre flower and goldfish farm, RainGarden Ornamentals.

Walk down the lush garden path to look out at Chinaman’s Hat and Kaneohe Bay from our private beachfront. From the house you look out through trees and tropical landscape. The property is a bird lovers dream; we have two peacocks (pikake), guinea hens, ducks and other assorted feathered friends that roam the farm . Songbirds call, especially in the morning from nearby Monkeypod trees and a few jungle fowl roosters will most likely crow too. My favorite song is that of the shama trush, they will often perch nearby as if they are curious about you.

Our beachfront is not the best swimming beach but you can paddle out 5 minutes to a lovely sandy beach that provides a nice walk past “Secret Island” to Kualoa Beach Park. There is a flat bottom canoe at our beach for your use as well as two stand-up boards. The main reef is approximately 1 mile out providing a very large safe area for exploring. You can even paddle out to Chinaman’s Hat and hike to the top of the Island or enjoy snorkeling at patches of coral reef inside the Bay.

The single-family plantation home was built in the 1940's-my husband and I have enjoyed restoring and updating the house. The bedroom has a king size bed and large folding chair/chaise. In the side room, there is a large twin daybed (this can be used as a guest bed), dining table and large screen TV. The kitchen is open into the living room area which has lovely views of the garden. All the furniture was chosen with style as well as RELAXATION in mind. The kitchen is well equipped, but if you don't feel like cooking there are a few restaurants and lunch wagons nearby. Just down the road is 'Waikane Store' with homemade local snacks and a few basic groceries, 'Waiahole Poi Factory' serves Hawaiian Plate Lunch, or at Kahaulu’u is 'Mike’s' HuliHuli chicken - you can even purchase as 'take-out' a whole chicken or other main courses for your dinner, or there is a food van selling Thai food too; Uncle Bobo's is a very casual restaurant just north in Ka'a'awa with very good food. The house has one bathroom with an antique cast iron tub. There is an outdoor hot water shower, next to the house, which is perfect for when you come up from the beach and even gazing up at the stars at night. The backyard is lush with various gardens, flower production areas and goldfish ponds. We will be happy to give you a tour of our production areas during your visit. It is the tropics, so we can have mosquitos (repellant provided) and you might see a few geckos (considered good luck by most)...if these things make you shutter, probably not the best location for you. Down at the beachfront is a covered structure with porch furniture, sink and gas grill…a great spot to enjoy the views, unwind and enjoy a cold drink or meal.

Upon arrival you will find an arrangement of fresh tropical flowers from our farm. Also wanting to 'show off' some other Hawaiian grown products; you will find an array of locally grown fruits, coffee, sugar and even North Shore grown chocolate to greet you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our guesthouse, 'E komo mai'!

More Details

Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins

This is a view of Hakipu'u from a ridge on Kualoa Ranch. Our property in in the center, on the water.

Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins purchased this house in 1978

Why Kathleen McGovern-Hopkins chose Waikane

Hakipu'u is an amazing beautiful section of place I have found on earth!!

What makes this house unique

This is true Hawaii. Walk down to our beach and you will understand.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our ten day stay at Peacock House was idyllic. The Balinese type interior was just right for us and our four year old twins. Stylishly furnished with beautiful flower arrangements, toiletries and Hawaiian goodies gave it a very personal touch. All mod cons, including a large TV and internet access, a well stocked kitchen and lots of towels added to the comfort. The ceiling fans did an excellent job of keeping the place cool inside and a unique outside shower under the stars is a must!

Set in large, lush tropical gardens with beautiful exotic flowers, the twins loved the different wildlife as they walked down to the beach frontage, with sheltered dining area, overlooking 'Chinaman's Hat'. Use of the owner's canoe, paddle boards, surf boards, cool box and picnic basket were used to take the short trip over to the near deserted sandy coves.

The gracious owners made us so welcome, but never intruded. The location is ideally placed to see all the attractions. It is the perfect place to see the real Hawaii and we hope to revisit this little piece of paradise.
Sep 2013
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Waikane House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
  • Vintage cast iron bathtub In addition there is a large outdoor shower with its own water heater and changing area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , large twin-size daybed in side room for additional guest
  • king size platform bed with pillow-top mattress (in addition, side room has twin-size daybed, for 3rd guest)
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Hawaii is the tropics, so you may encounter an occasional gecko (considered good luck by many) or insects. Our property is in a very lush area of the Island, so we do sometimes have mosquitoes (repellent and outdoor candles provided). The house is screened, but you do need to keep the screen doors closed. We want to make your stay perfect and we want to be sure you are prepared for a true Hawaiian stay!


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Peacock House at Hakipuu
average rating of 4.95 based on 21 reviews
Midlothian, TX

Great place.

  • 5 of 5

Love all the fauna and still on the water. We enjoyed, just needed more time.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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What an Oasis!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. Fresh fruits, extremely clean property. The jungle setting is serene.

Thanks Kathleen for a wonderful experience

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Peacock House

  • 5 of 5

My mother stayed here for several weeks and really enjoyed it! The hosts are amazing and the property is very unique. It is peaceful and tranquil and perfect for people who enjoy staying out of the hustle and bustle of larger cities and towns. You are close enough to restaurants grocery and are in a perfect location to explore the windward side of the island and head up to the North Shore. A recommend for people who will enjoy a quiet cabin in nature!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We loved everything our stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Great place, great location, great everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful stay in Kathy and Steve's Peacock House. It was our first time on Oahu - if you like Kauai you will love this part of the island; from this side you see the mountain range and have easy access to awesome trails. House was clean and well furnished; had everything we needed. No AC, but the breeze is lovely so really didn't need it. We loved the outdoor shower. Chickens, Roosters and Peacocks on the property were lovely. We took the two person kayak out on the bay and had a wonderful time. We loved our bit of jungle for the couple of days we were there and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Peacock House is a true gem of the island of Oahu. Our stay was a very magical and memorable vacation!

My boyfriend Kim and I were on our first vacation together and seeking a very special getaway. The Peacock House provided that and much more. We loved the jungle-like environment from the fresh fruit to the soothing sounds of the rain. It truly created a very unique and relaxing time.

We hosted a lovely barbecue with family members by the water one evening and it turned out to be one of the best nights of the trip. We were thankful for how the house was equipped with the essentials for hosting. Along with the perfect table setting at the end of the trail complete with tiki torches, a hammock, and a view of the water made it extra special.

Kathy and Steve were easy going and accessible for communication with any questions we had. They were very accommodating in helping us enjoy our stay.

We plan to return here again on our next visit to Oahu and we would highly recommend renting this special spot to anyone looking for an authentic adventure of Hawaii.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
22 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
Kamehameha Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Uncle Bobo's
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kualoa Beach Park
Car: recommended

The house is on the windward side of Oahu so you look up at the Koolau Mountains from the yard and the views from the Bay are spectacular!! You will recognize some of the scenery from movies filmed nearby. Kualoa Ranch is 5 minutes away offering a variety of fun activities and Polynesian Cultural Center is 20 minutes further north.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $300

Tax #: W00624120-01
As long as the house is left in good order and only requires normal cleaning, the deposit will be returned in-full.
A guaranteed early check-in or late check-out may be purchased for an additional $100, if available.
Our policy for cancellation is listed in our "House Rules". If we are able to re-book your dates, a full refund will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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