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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Our beach house is located on over an acre of land, just steps to the best white sand beach in Hawaii and constantly rated as one of the top 10 beaches on earth. This is the only beach in Hawaii to consistently show up on all top ten beaches in the world lists. Unlike most beaches in Hawaii our beach is mostly free of tourists so you can actually have space and relax. Our 4 million dollar 2200 sq foot home neighbors all the finest properties on Oahu, just doors down from where the Obama family, Stephen Curry and Jay Z and Beyonce stay when they come to Hawaii. One of the very few properties that is actually a LEGAL vacation rental and has been since the 1990's, so you can be assured that your rental will be available when you arrive!

Be a part of Hawaii's history by staying at this registered historic landmark.

Pilipu Place offers the utmost relaxation and tranquility. Feel the white sand between your toes, bask in the warm Hawaiian sun, dive into the crystal clear aqua waters, and be glad you've made the best choice, Pilipu Place! Located steps from Kailua Beach, the best Beach in Hawaii! Our two story house offers Ocean and Mountain Views and the most luxury accommodations for the price! Escape to Kailua, a small beach town located just 20 minutes from Honolulu and Waikiki, truly away from it all!

Our home underwent a remodel inside and out in 2013. It features all new furniture and bedding, high speed wireless internet, two flat screen tvs, fine furnishings, loa wood cabinets, marble, and crown molding. There is now an A/C unit in the master bedroom and screens on all bedroom windows.

There are two large lanais one upstairs (with ocean and mountain views) and one downstairs. The house is situated on an acre of land, allowing ample room to lay out in the Hawaiian sun or let the kids play. The yard has beautiful plumeria trees, red hibiscus bushes, orchids, and of course, a coconut grove. Nothing is split or shared in any way. You have the house to yourself. We do not rent or live in any part of the house as some owners do.

The house has one King bed, two queen beds, two twin beds and a pull out couch. It can comfortably sleep 8 in beds and two on the pullout couch. It also has two full bathrooms. The master bedroom (king bed and a twin) and one full bathroom are located upstairs where the kitchen, dining room and living room are. The other two bedrooms and second bathroom are located on the first floor. The second bedroom has a queen bed and the third bedroom has a queen and a twin. There is also a queen sized pullout couch in the living room.

The kitchen is stocked with everything you need to cook. It has a full sized oven, four burner cooktop, refrigerator/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, toaster and coffee maker. The kitchen has four barstools, perfect for hanging out while meals are prepared or for casual breakfasts. The dining room table seats six and there is also an outdoor patio set complete with tables and chairs with an ocean view. A full sized washer and dryer are located inside the house as well.

You must see our VIRTUAL TOUR (, click Virtual Tour, and click the 'Cottage Living Room' and 'Cottage Balcony' buttons. You may also view the yard and beach on this tour. Keep in mind, however, the house has undergone a complete renovation and has new furnishings since the pictures in the virtual tour were taken.


Keywords: House, Kailua, Lanikai, Beach, Watersports, View, Private, Ocean, Hawaii, Relax, Mountain, legal, sand, vacation

More Details

Crystal Knysh
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About Crystal Knysh

My parents own our lovely Kailua beach house. They purchased the property in approximately 1989 and my dad actually built the vacation rental beach house in 1991. We referred to our vacation home as the guest house when I was growing up and living in the main house next door. I manage the property for my parents and am lucky enough to visit yearly now that I live in Arizona with my husband and two children.

Crystal Knysh purchased this house in 1989

What makes this house unique

The main house next door is a registered Historic Residence, built in 1928. It originally was the Mark A. Robinson family beach house, the family who has owned the island of Ni'ihau since 1864. When my dad built the guest house he mirrored the architecture and design of the main house. Staying on this property is truly enjoying a piece of history.


Kalama Tract House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties or gatherings allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), pull out couch in living room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Out door hot and cold shower that comes out of a lava rock wall to rinse off at after a day at the beach!


Excellent! 4.4/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.4411764 based on 34 reviews
cleburne, TX

Great location!

  • 4 of 5

Love the location, the house is nice but needs few updates. One would be shower head in upstairs bathroom. But overall had a great time and the house was steps away from the beach. Perfect to see the sun rise from the beach.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great beach access and location is the only reason to give this house 2 stars.

  • 2 of 5

No A.C. this week was a problem as it was hot and humid. No screens on the Windows brought in all sorts of bugs. Coffee machine broken, no water pressure, very rarely hot water for showers. This house needs a lot of work and I don't recommend it for families.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Most every guest we've had over 20 years has loved this home, hence the majority of 5 star reviews and repeat customers. (Update the master does have a AC unit that can cool the majority of the top floor). Most homes in Hawaii especially on the beach do not have AC systems (it rarely ever gets above 85 and we are on the water and get trade winds), at nights high 60s/low 70s is normal, like us most guests find these temperatures very pleasant and prefer the ocean air to breathing in AC air all day. We do spray monthly for bugs and it is rare to see more than one or two in the house, this is just a fact of life in the jungle by the ocean. You also failed to mention I had my cleaning person drive an hour to bring you a coffee maker your first day there. As too the water pressure is seems plenty hard, the water will also come on very hot if you turn hot all the way on. I try to keep my hot water tank not too hot so kiddos (or people) who are not familiar with the home do not burn themselves by accident. We will try to do better as we always do, we hope you will return someday.
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Amazing beach house

  • 5 of 5

Great property. We loved the location which was next to the beach in Kailua. The beach was fantastic as we preferred a more quite type of setting over something as busy as Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you love the beach this is a perfect spot.

  • 4 of 5

Uncomfortable furniture in living room. Beds were comfortable. Very breezy. Nice neighbor let us use his grill.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful house right next to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We brought our whole family (9 people) to celebrate my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The house was large enough for everyone to comfortably spread out. But the best feature of the house was it's proximity to the beach and fun activities in Oahu. We have had an incredible experience with the house, island, and owners. Best family vacation yet!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation among the palms

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our week stay at Hale Kai. The lanai upstairs looking out at the blue water, through the palms, was a favorite spot. It's great to be so close to the beach. The home is comfortable and great for a small family group.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Extra Guest Fee (over 8) $250 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Damage Insurance Policy $149 + Tax
Tax Rate 18.96%

Cancellation Policy: Upon cancellation, Guest's deposit will be refunded in full less a 15% service fee if the house is rebooked for the number of days of the original booking. If the house is only rebooked only for a portion of the original booking or at a lower rate, the deposit will be refunded on a pro rata basis, less a 15% service fee.

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.