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Classic Hawaii - Ocean Front Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type house


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps - Studio Unit Ocean Front

True Island Living as it should be

This studio is cool, cozy, relaxing, and at a great value

equipped with everything you would need for a holiday

please read reviews (at VRBO323056 and VRBO447747) to get better sense of our property

Far enough to get away from the city and yet only 7to 10 minute drive to major malls, restaurants, and farmers markets

cooler than Honolulu, Kaneohe Bay is protected by the largest barrier reef in the United States

Don't feel like driving? many activities you can do:

*carry the kayak down the ramp and 25minutes get you to Ahu O Laka - the famous sand bar

*or paddle further to Mokoli'i - Chinaman's Hat, or Kapapa Island

* wade out 500ft to the reefs' edge where you can snorkel or see about catching your dinner

* sit back on the covered porch, read a book, or just chill in this classic Hawaiian scene

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2017

About yao

transplants from years ago and now call Hawaii home

Hawaii State registration ID#W00657836-01

Why yao chose Hawaii

Nostalgic,unspoiled Hawaii setting

but close enough to the city life

What makes this house unique

many water activities right off the backyard

you can have the perfect family reunion spot - write and we will explain


Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles
Kualoa Regional Park


Kahaluʻu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • full bath
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Classic Hawaii - Ocean Front Studio
average rating of 4.826923 based on 52 reviews

Tranquil Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for relaxing accommodation away from the hustle and bustle this is it! Our room had everything we needed in a small kitchen and a comfy bed. The view is beyond compare and the snorkelling off the reef right outside your door was amazing! Don't bother booking an expensive tour, Yao provides everything you need ....snorkel gear, water shoes, kayaks, SUP's it's all available to use! The location was central and we were able to spend the day away exploring the island. Kualoa Ranch is 30mins away, Waimea and North shore about an hour, Lanikai Beach 20mins....everything was a drive away but we would plan our day and go. No doubt about it we would definitely book here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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You're Missing Out on the Real Hawaii if You Don't Stay Here!

  • 5 of 5

When planning this trip, my wife and I were keen to avoid all the commotion of Waikiki and we were prepared to stay on the east side of the island to do this.

We arrived in Hawaii from Australia early in the AM. Jet-lagged and keen for a quick nap to correct the body clocks, we turned up at Yao's hours in advance on the off chance that we might be able to check in a little earlier than scheduled. Fortunately for us, Yao was more than accomodating and was so kind in showing us around her home. (Note: You might not be lucky enough to enjoy this luxury if there's already someone checking out of the room on the same day you arrive, but it's worth asking Yao if you're in the same boat)

Yao is an amazing host! She knows all the hot spots of Hawaii and definitely gave us some good advice for navigating around.

As for the home, it's a ripper. You're literally a few steps away from the Bay, which is a safe place for anyone looking to swim, paddle-board or kayak. Best of all, Yao has all of these available for any guests to use. It didn't take us long to get out on the water and fall in love with the bay.

The home is split into a number of small studios, but they're clean and cute. Everything that you'll need whilst on holiday can be found in the studio. We stayed there while all the studios were full with other people, but it never felt overcrowded or full. It's a well thought out space.

It's actually close enough to everything that you need not worry about its location. There's a bus that runs right to the house, but we'd still suggest a car for anyone staying here. The amenities were all very clean - so don't worry about any of that.

The morning views here can't be matched. Being from Australia, waking up to water isn't all that foreign to us, but these views were definitely something else. The hammock is a nice touch. Be careful, it's comfortable enough that you might also fall asleep in it.

We'd recommend this studio to anyone. It's perfect for couples, but it'd still be good even if you're travelling with kids. It's unlikely we'll ever come back to Hawaii without coming back here.

Thanks Yao for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Delightful tropical getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with the location, hospitality of the owners, and all the amenities they offered, including kayak, snorkeling equipment, and laundry facilities.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Studio

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Yao and Paul's waterfront property before going on a Hawaiian cruise. This stay and property was so good it makes me not want to go on my cruise! Yao does a fabulous job making you feel welcome and is there if you should have any questions. She also gives a bit of a history lesson about the property and the area. I would most definitely come back to this house for a future vacation. Nest time. I would like to stay much longer. This is such a quiet and peaceful location.

Thank you, Yao and Paul, for all you have done to make our stay a perfect one. We plan to see you in the future.

Fred & Jane Coulter

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enchanting views of the bay and mountains

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful view right from your studio. It is like sleeping under the stars and awaking to the sunrise on the Kaneohe Bay. The lawn dips right down to the bay where one can swim and walk out to the sandbar and coral reef. Yeo provides kayaks, paddle boards and snorkels with fins for your enjoyment. She is a great hostess and greets you when you arrive. There are three studios and we have stayed in each one. We will be back again for a quiet getaway.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and accommodating place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The spot was beautiful and the owners could not have been more accommodating. It was unique for its easy access to the bay via kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or just swimming. I would recommend it highly, although I would also say that if you are someone that needs a lot of privacy and an air-conditioned night sleep, this may not be the place for you. If these are not your issues, and you appreciate the opportunity to explore via kayak or paddle board directly in front of the property this place is a jewel.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Damage Deposit $500

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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