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Be My Guest - One Bedroom Apartment Short Walk To Ka'alawai Beach

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedrooms, 1 Bathrooms, Sleeps 2-3; HI Tax I.D. No.: TA-141-584-1792-01

HI Tax I.D. No.: TA-141-584-1792-01

Our cool and cozy 1 bedroom is located just 300m from the beach (Ka'alawai) near Diamond Head. It has a large tropical yard with Bar-B-Q to savor fabulous views of the Koolau Mountains. Truly a great & convenient location to explore the island from - near & far.

The bedroom has a CalKing sized bed. A second bed (queen sized aerobed) can be made available for extra guests.

Our home is lococated just 300m from Ka’alawai Beach which lies at the base of Diamond Head’s eastern slope between Kuilei Cliff Beach Park to the west and Black Point to the east. Ka’alawai is a narrow strip of sand that fronts the upscale community of Ka’alawai near our home. This isolates the beach from typical crowds, virtually ensuring you will only be sharing the beach with a few surfers and local neighborhood residents. The beach access is just 300m from our home, hidden in a maze of residential streets with no signs pointing the way or identifying beach access; making it a bit of a secret. This golden stretch of sand is one of Oahu’s most picturesque with its backdrop of multimillion dollar homes framed by Hawaii’s most famous volcano crater – Diamond Head. The beach is mainly used by surfers to access popular surf spots (Cromwell’s, Brown’s etc.) beyond the reef. The shallow reef that flanks the beach extends all the way to the shoreline limiting the swimming area. Nevertheless, there are a few pockets of small sandy bottom areas suitable for swimming along the beach. The reef, however, does create an excellent opportunity to do some tide pool exploration with the children! This is an excellent place to bring some water shoes and check out some of Hawaii’s varied marine life. The beach is also lined with palm trees and shrubs, mostly used to maintain privacy for nearby houses, but they consequently create vast shady areas suitable for a cool respite when you are ready for a break from the sun. It is an ideal location for a picnic lunch! At the east end of the beach near Black Point, a black lava rock peninsula, is Shangri-La, a mansion turned museum, built by Doris Duke, the daughter of James Duke, the founder of the American Tobacco Company, and her husband, James Cromwell, in 1937. Upon her father's death, the socialite became one of the wealthiest women in the world. On her honeymoon, she visited Hawaii and the Middle East and became enamored with both. The newlyweds purchased five acres of beachfront property and built the manor which upon her death, per her wishes, became a center for the study, understanding, and preservation of Islamic art and culture. Perhaps its most popular feature though is not the house’s architecture or extensive Islamic art collection, but its small cove created to accommodate their yacht. Named after her husband, Cromwell’s Cove is now a popular swimming spot for locals and those “in the know”. It’s protected blue waters, deep depth, and sandy bottom make it an ideal location to jump off the surrounding lava rock wall and go for a swim. There are other beaches better suited for swimming, especially for families, nearby. If a family dip in the ocean is your objective, consider Kai’mana Beach Park just a couple miles toward Waikiki and the beach fronting the Kahala Hotel and Resort just a couple miles to the east at the end of Kahala Ave.

My home has a prime location in Honolulu, near Diamond Head on the Island of Oahu. Also, just over a mile to the Kahala Mall ( 8plex movie theater, WHOLE FOODS, Macys, Apple Restaurants). Waikiki is just on the other side of Diamond Head a mere 5 minutes away. As is Kapiolani Park, The Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium. In the other direction, just a couple minutes away, is the Kahala Hotel & Resort with fine dining (Hoku's, Plumeria Beach House) and dolphin encounters. The home is truly minutes from surf spots, swimming, hiking, restaurants, bars, shopping, theater, night clubs & farmer's markets.

It is the best location just out of the city and Waikiki, but with easy access if you'd like. The airport is 20 minutes away, Waikiki 5, Honolulu 10-15, Diamond Head Community College 2, University of Hawaii 10, Kailua 30, North Shore 45.

More Details

Owner
Mike
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, german, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Mike

I'm lived most of my life in Hawaii and Switzerland. I first came to Hawaii in 1986. I taught tennis and raced as a professional triathlete. After about 10 years in Hawaii I moved to Switzerland where I did my doctorate in Physiology. I moved back to Hawaii in 2006 after living in New York City area where I coached endurance athletes and taught at Columbia. I still coach and also work as a firefighter and real estate broker. For fun, I like being outdoors, hiking and sports. I still swim, bike and run regularly and enjoy playing tennis, surfing, kayaking etc.

Mike purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Mike chose South Oahu

It's Amazing!

What makes this apartment unique

I live in the same home that the apartments are in. I chose this area because it is the best location on Oahu. It rests in a quiet upscale neighborhood yet is close to Waikiki, it offers the best combination of proximity to the ocean and beach (300m) while still being near entertainment, restaurants and events. Finally, the area has great sunny weather and is convenient for reaching other locations on the island.

Amenities

Kahala Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Cal King
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.4/5 -
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Be My Guest - One Bedroom Apartment Short Walk To Ka'alawai Beach
average rating of 4.4117646 based on 17 reviews
5

Nice and convenient place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

Very well located. Our host was friendly and accommodating as we arrived early. The place is not new but was clean, tidy and had what we needed. You can walk to the beach and if you are a runner, you can run to Kapiolani Park and around Diamond Head. We had neighbors for a couple of nights while we were there and we could hear them when they were outside (not a problem for us) but otherwise they were quiet. The backyard is wonderful - well maintained and a great place to sit and relax. We very much enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san antonio, TX
5

Great place!!!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location. Close to everything but far enough away to be quiet and peaceful. Kahala is great. Close to fabulous and uncrowded beaches.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

We loved it! Thank you to our wonderful stay!

  • 4 of 5

Too much to possibly do, but we did our best!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Just what we needed!

  • 4 of 5

The property was just what we needed on our trip back to Oahu to visit with family and friends. While we didn't get to use the kitchen much (meeting up with friends and family entailed lots of meals out!), we enjoyed the comfortable room, access to laundry, wifi and cable tv, full kitchen and lovely yard. There was also ample street parking. The neighborhood is nice, and the property is next door to a house that is on the historic register, as well. The location is great if you don't want to be in the thick of Waikiki, but still be in a very accessible area for most Honolulu-based activities. Thanks, Mike!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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yakima, wa
4

Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

Within a few minutes walk to the beach and a short drive to Kahala Mall, this peaceful property and its gracious host fitted our needs while on Oahu recently. The grounds are beautiful and the large picnic table is perfect for outdoor meals and quiet enjoyment.

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Quaint and Comfy

  • 5 of 5

Stayed in this little hidden treasure for three days after a busy family wedding. Great price and had all the amenities needed. Mike was a fantastic host and provided great ideas for dining. This was a wonderful location - close to town, yet easy access for a drive up the coast and a quiet beach - PERFECT getaway. Thanks again!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Waikiki - Bars & Nightclubs
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Waialae Country Club, Ala Wai Golf course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
H1
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
A Large Variety are nearby
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Ka'alawai - Diamond Head Beach
Car: recommended

Our home is located just 300m from Ka’alawai Beach which lies at the base of Diamond Head’s eastern slope between Kuilei Cliff Beach Park to the west and Black Point to the east. Ka’alawai is a narrow strip of sand that fronts the upscale community of Ka’alawai near our home. This isolates the beach from typical crowds, virtually ensuring you will only be sharing the beach with a few surfers and local neighborhood residents. The only beach access is just 300m from our home. It is hidden in a maze of residential streets with no signs pointing the way or identifying beach access, making it a bit of a secret. This golden stretch of sand is one of Oahu’s most picturesque with its backdrop of multimillion dollar homes framed by Hawaii’s most famous volcano crater – Diamond Head. The beach is mainly used by surfers to access popular surf spots (Cromwell’s, Brown’s etc.) beyond the reef. The shallow reef that flanks the beach extends all the way to the shoreline limiting the swimming area. Nevertheless, there are a few pockets of small sandy bottom areas suitable for swimming along the beach. The reef, however, does create an excellent opportunity to do some tide pool exploration with the children! This is an excellent place to bring some water shoes and check out some of Hawaii’s varied marine life. The beach is also lined with palm trees and shrubs, mostly used to maintain privacy for nearby houses, but they consequently create vast shady areas suitable for a cool respite when you are ready for a break from the sun. It is an ideal location for a picnic lunch! At the east end of the beach near Black Point, a black lava rock peninsula, is Shangri-La, a mansion turned museum, built by Doris Duke, the daughter of James Duke, the founder of the American Tobacco Company, and her husband, James Cromwell, in 1937. Perhaps its most popular feature is not the house’s architecture or extensive Islamic art collection, but its small cove created to accommodate their yacht. Named after her husband, Cromwell’s Cove is now a popular swimming spot for locals and those 'in the know'. It’s protected blue waters, deep depth, and sandy bottom make it an ideal location to jump off the surrounding lava rock wall and go for a swim.

Our home has a prime location in Honolulu, near Diamond Head on the Island of Oahu. Also, just over a mile to the Kahala Mall ( 8plex movie theater, WHOLE FOODS, Macys, Apple Restaurants). Waikiki is just on the other side of Diamond Head a mere 5 minutes away. As is Kapiolani Park, The Honolulu Zoo and the Waikiki Aquarium. In the other direction, just a couple minutes away, is the Kahala Hotel & Resort with fine dining (Hoku's, Plumeria Beach House) and dolphin encounters. The home is truly minutes from surf spots, swimming, hiking, restaurants, bars, shopping, theater, night clubs & farmer's markets.

It is the best location just out of the city and Waikiki, but with easy access if you'd like. The airport is 20 minutes away, Waikiki 5, Honolulu 10-15, Diamond Head Community College 2, University of Hawaii 10, Kailua 30, North Shore 45.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Booking Fee Online Only $30
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.96%

Damage Protection - we have never not refunded the full damage/security deposit. However, if you prefer not to use the refundable deposit you may instead elect to use the damage protection coverage. This is non-refundable fee of $49 dollars. Simply mention the damage protection coverage as your choice when inquiring about our home.

*Rates are subject to change until your visit is confirmed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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