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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

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

August dates available due to recent cancellation, please contact for special summer pricing!

Our beach house is located on over an acre of land, just steps to the best white sand beach in 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:
July 23, 2017

About Crystal Knysh

My parents own our lovely Kailua beach house. They purchased the property in approximately 1989 and my dad actually built the 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 children.

Crystal Knysh purchased this house in 1991

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: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 8
  • 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! 4.5/5 -
(30 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews

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: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Houston, Texas

Lovely historical home

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Great view. Short walk to the beach. Several amazing beaches within a few minutes drive. Wonderful ocean breeze at the house. Beautiful upper & lower decks. Manager made us aware of an issue with the washer/dryer, but they had it resolved within a few days. Overall very pleased with the rental & we rent a house on Oahu every year for a family vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing location

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful Kailua experience. You will be very close to Kailua beach. The master bedroom had an air conditioning unit. The owner is very responsive to any issues.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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mobile al

Cute house, beautiful yard!

  • 5 of 5

Three bedrooms all had comfy linens and beds. Liked having extra twin in the giant master bedroom. Great views from porch, kitchen very well stocked. Downstairs bathroom steps a little precarious. Easy access to beach out backyard gate, short maybe 40' walk down path. Enormous closets. Close to town. Only small recommendation would be to replace inexpensive plastic chairs on lovely big porch with more comfy real deck furniture, as we opened all doors and windows and hung out there a ton in late afternoons.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house, yard, and very short walk to the beach made our stay very enjoyable.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful beach just 1 minute away. Loved to hear the waves at night and watch the palm trees sway in the moonlight. We found many wonderful restaurants and stores nearby, but the kitchen had everything we needed to eat in. Three weeks in PARADISE!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kalama Tract House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jul 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
August Special
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325 + Tax
Extra Guest Fee (over 8) $200 + Tax
Damage Insurance Policy $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 16.96%

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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