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Family friendly and great get-away

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths2
Space 930 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Serenely situated between the mountains and the ocean, this comfortable country cottage rests on twelve thousand square feet of property fenced on all four sides. Exiting the home from the rear porch and patio you can enjoy the beautiful Ko’olau Mountain Range with Kualoa Ranch in the back. The beach can be viewed from the front of the property and is one of Oahu’s loveliest. The beach is a short distance from the home and is accessed by a common thoroughfare. Not only is the beach a favorite of the Ka'a'awa locals it is a safe area to swim, snorkel, paddleboard and kayak as it has a protected reef. The beach offers solitude as not many locals and others frequent it. At night you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the ocean. This home is well suited especially to families and children.

Large back yard.

After coming from the beach there is a large enclosed outdoor hot and cold water shower situated on the sidewall of the house.

The back patio has about 600 square feet of covered area for entertaining, and has a table and 8 chairs for outdoor lounging. Off to the side is a storage area and toilet.

The kitchen has been completely renovated in 2012 with ceramic tile floors, granite counter tops, a large kitchen sink, cabinets outfitted w/lots of storage space, a full range stove and oven, a full-sized refrigerator/freezer with ice maker. The dining area has a dining table to seat six and a microwave oven. The living room and hallway are carpeted. The comfortable couch could provide sleeping for 1 additional person. There are 3 bedrooms with a queen, full, and 2 twin beds in each of the rooms respectively. Two of the rooms have full-sized dressers and all three rooms have closets. The 2 bathrooms with toilet and wash basin in the master bedroom and the main bathroom with bathtub/shower, toilet, wash basin and storage cabinet were renovated in 2012 as well with ceramic tile floors and granite counter top. The home has solid hardwood oak flooring throughout with carpeting in the living room and hallway.

This home was built in the late 1960’s by the original owners whose passions for fishing and love of the ocean and gardening brought them to this spot which they believed to be truly “paradise on earth”. This home continues to be owned and maintained by the original owner’s descendants with gratefulness and love of the home and land.

Kualoa Ranch offers horseback trail rides, ATV ride tours, jungle tours, and paniolo (Hawaiian) BBQ’s. The ranch has been the site of many movies including 'Jurrasic Park', 'King Kong', 'Lost', '50 First Dates', and current hit TV Series - Hawaii 5-0. The ranch provides movie set tours.

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Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 930 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ceramic tiled floors, granite countertop, new kohler faucets
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , ceramic tiled floor, Corian wash basin, new kohler faucets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , toilet located in patio area storage room
  • large enclosed outdoor shower (hot and cold water) for use after coming back from the beach; located on side of house
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • master bedroom has queen bed, full size dresser, half bath (toilet and basin), full closet. Second bedroom has extra long full bed, full size dresser, full closet. Third bedroom has two extra long twin beds, full closet. All bedrooms have solid hardwood oak flooring throughout
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Family friendly and great get-away
average rating of 4.939394 based on 66 reviews

A wonderful choice!

  • 5 of 5

Our two week stay in Kaaawa was the perfect accommodation for our adult family of five. We had our own bedrooms, large shared living space, well-equipped kitchen, and a lovely lanai which extended our living space. We made good use of the snorkelling equipment and kayak, and the outdoor shower was a bonus.

Kaaawa is nicely situated for all the things we wanted to do, and a wonderful place to return to at the end of the day. Colin sent detailed information on the house and the area, and we enjoyed meeting him and learning more about the area when he came to replace a broken hair dryer.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed HI.

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfy, well equipped, great location for our visit

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great location. The house and all of it's features were excellent!

Owners were very wonderful to work with.

I'll definitely recommend it to others!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Durham, NC

Clean & cozy home with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

I came here with my husband and friends to attend a wedding at Kualoa ranch. The house was so clean and comfortable, and Colin & Diane thought of every detail. The house had a full kitchen, stocked bathrooms, beach-going supplies, and a TV while hanging out at the house. The location was beautiful. It was about 45 minutes to Honolulu, 30 minutes to Sunset Beach, and 45 minutes to Haleiwa in the north shore. The north shore was our favorite. Even though it was rainy most of the week, the house was a wonderful place to hang out. Everyone really enjoyed being there and wish we could stay longer! I hope to return one day! Thank you, Colin!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tatlayoko Lake Canada

A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Wow...where to begin!

We LOVED this place. It is in a quiet neighbourhood away from all the busy streets and people! The only thing is there are "wild" chickens and roosters everywhere. The roosters start calling at 4 am. But we were able to go back to sleep again!

The house is very well equipt with what ever you might need, especially if you have kids. You can find children books and some games. There are many outdoor toys and beach toys, boogyboards, life jackets and snorkeling gear. Also when you head for the beach, there is a cooler, beach towls, chairs, umbrella etc. ALL you need is there!

Everything was mentioned or written down as how to use it or where you could find it. We really enjoyed the outdoor shower. You come back from the beach, walk around the house in to the outdoor shower, which has a rainshower head, and voilà you are all cleaned up before even going in to the house. We never used the shower in the house.

There is a really nice, small, almost private beach across the main street from the house. This is where we went swimming the most. It has showers and bathrooms.

There is a seven eleven just up the main street or a foodlands about a 10 min. drive! We also loved the location. So close to the north shore, Polonysian Culture Centre and only 45 min from Waikiki. The drives are breathtaking where you go.

If we do come back to Oahu again, this will be the place where we will stay for sure. The host, Diane and Colin were always making sure that we had everything we needed and replied within the same day!

Enjoy this peace of paradise! I know we sure did

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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clean and neat

  • 5 of 5

It was nice to have a kitchen and everything along to go with it. Bedrooms had plenty of room for everyone.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Coralee Thank you for staying at our home; Great to have had you as our guests. Safe travels back home. Please come and stay with us again on your next trip back to the islands
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Diane or Colin
Member since: 2013
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 a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Diane or Colin

Born and raised in Hawaii. Have lived on the windward side of Oahu since the 1970's. My spouse and I have 3 children and 5 grandchildren

Diane or Colin purchased this house in 2010

Why Diane or Colin chose Kaaawa

This property has been owned by my family since the 1960's. It continues to provide wonderful weekends for my husband and myself, children and grandchildren since it is so close to one of the best beaches on the island. My daughter and I had an opportunity to acquire it when the trust decided to offer it for sale. 'Kaimalino' means calm, quiet ocean at low tide - our daughters have fond memories spent enjoying the beach and ocean with Tutu and Tutu Papa.

What makes this house unique

The property is large and fenced on 4 sides. The beautiful beach is a short walk away. Very quiet in the day and evenings. Magnificent mountain view.


Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Turtle Bay
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Haleiwa Joes in Kaneohe
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kaaawa Beach
Car: necessary

Waikiki (Ala Moana Shopping Center, Diamond Head, Honolulu Zoo) - 45 minutes; Pearl Harbor - 40 minutes: Honolulu Airport - 40 minutes; Laie: Polynesian Culture Center, BYU-Hawaii, LDS Temple - 15 minutes : Kahuku: shrimp trucks, Muni 9-hole public golf course - 20 minutes; Turtle Bay Resort: dining, snorkeling, golf (Palmer & Fazio courses), surfing - 30 minutes; North Shore: Sunset, Pipeline, Waimea Bay - 40 minutes; Haleiwa - shave ice - 50 minutes; Kaneohe Bay: glass bottom boat: 20 minutes 7-11 half mile, grocery story 15 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 14.98%

Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Half of total due on booking. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival
$175 Cleaning Fee
Contact owner about Cancellation Policy
our calendar may not be up to date; please contact owner directly to confirm availability
General Excise Tax License and Transient Accommodation Tax: Hawaii Tax I. D. # W02103324-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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