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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:
July 20, 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


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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(48 traveler reviews)

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Classic Hawaii - Ocean Front Studio
average rating of 4.8125 based on 48 reviews

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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Exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Hawaii and Lao made it super easy. Everything we needed to enjoy our quick stay on the island. Paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling gear.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Vacation Ever! Yao is the best! Rental was gorgeous!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 year old daughter stayed in one of the lower units for 2 weeks. While the unit was on the smaller side, it had everything we needed for two weeks of mainly cooking at home. The kitchen is well stocked. The grill outside is fantastic! Yao met us when we pulled into the driveway and showed us around. The property is absolutely amazing and we will be back next year! The kayak and paddle board were so much fun! Paddling out to the coral about 500' out was so much fun for snorkeling and fishing! Yao let me fish right off the grass and I caught an assortment of really fun fish! Nearly everyday locals would come out spearfishing or fishing near the public access point by the house, got to talk to most of them and everyone was extremely friendly! I highly recommend staying at any of these rentals on Yao's property. I also highly recommend staying in Kaneohe as it is much more affordable and close to everything great! Like Kailua and Lanikai beach. We drove there almost everyday! Just a 25-30 minute drive depending on traffic. The North Shore was also only a 30-40 minute drive, which was perfect for hunting down different beaches. I am truly blown away with how gracious Yao was the entire trip! I am also impressed with the courtesy of the other guests that stayed near us. Our first few days there were two different couples from Australia that were a blast to hang out with and talk about our countries and cultures. Never met a bad Australian in my life!!! Being from Oregon this vacation was a much needed get away from the rain and Yao made it truly spectacular. Not only by how well she took care of us, but by how well maintained the property is! Thank you Yao! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place and generally located for all sights.

  • 4 of 5

The owners of property will direct you to all the right places. True Hawaiian experience.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exactly what we hoped for

  • 5 of 5

This vacation rental was everything it said it would be and even more. Husband and I were desperately needing time away as well as alone time and this place provided such. Although, we were here for a family reunion of sorts we still had down time for ourselves which we used effectively by kayaking out to the sandbar or just sitting and relaxing by the waterfront. Yao is a very humble and gracious hostess as well as her partner Paul. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone looking to find your "Zen". The kitchenette works perfectly if you want to cook a quick meal or heat up food in the microwave. A refrigerator is also provided in the room which helps a lot when trying to stay hydrated. We hope to rent this place the next time we are back on the Island.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
6.4 Miles
Kualoa Regional Park


Rates & Availability

Kahaluʻu House Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
end of stay cleaning fee $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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