4 bedrooms 4 baths. Perfect home for extended family groups & Romantic Getaways
On our first visit to Hawaii we knew we had found Paradise. Within 4 months, after searching all the islands, we purchased this Beach Front home. We were extremely lucky to find this home and this location. The house has 100 feet of beachfront and sits 42 feet back from the beachfront. Access to the 3 mile sand beach is across our manicured yard by a beach access on either side of our yard. The location also is directly into Honolulu, not neighborhoods to drive through or road changes to make. We are seemingly in the center of Kailua Town, (Farmers Market 5 blocks away. Whole Foods another 5 blocks.) yet so private you can spend your vacation here without seeing or hearing a car or any street noise. It is such a beautiful place we cannot keep it only for ourselves. We enjoy sharing this wonderful bit of Hawaii and it is fun making new friends from around the world. (Funny.....we live in Kailua "Town", but when you go to "town" in Hawaii you are going to Honolulu.)
Dan purchased this House in 2000
Why Dan chose Kailua
We strive to make our home reflect all that is beautiful and pleasant about Hawaii. We want our guests to have a easy and memorable vacation. We think the magic of visiting Kailua on the Windward side of Oahu is the best possible choice for a holiday. Live in a home that arguably has the best location and views in Hawaii. The drive over the Pali Highway or H-3 is magical. The charm and comforts of Kailua town. There are many colorful shops but yet all the amenities of a big town. The restaurants are delicious, and you can enjoy different cuisine every night and not choose a favorite. Need we mention the amazing beach literally at your front door. Kailua Beach is ranked as one of the nations premier beaches and it is Hawaii's safest. It's 3 miles of pristine white sands and blue waters are best viewed from our home.
What makes this House unique
Possibly the best beach access, the best beach, the best accessorized home, in the best town in Hawaii. We offer A Taste Of Hawaii----Last summer we hosted a family who was recommended to our home by a 'Hawaiian Kahuna' friend because 'this is the house that best represents what he wanted his vacationing mainland friends to experience in Hawaii'.
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Home away from home in Kailua
This home was perfect for our 3 generation family! The teenagers tried out all the beach and ocean equipment which is saying a lot considering how much gear was available. Beautiful ocean views any time of day. Kailua is just the right size, plenty of stores but laid back and not too big for getting around. The Sunday farmers market was great for fruits and vegetables. The owners were welcoming and helpful. We're already talking about our next trip staying here.
Great Kailua Beach House
Incredible views, beach just a few steps away, huge yard. Very comfortable, roomy true beach house, well provisioned. More than enough beach toys, chairs, towels, etc. for all to enjoy. Perfect place for us to celebrate a special birthday that included 7 adults and a 15 month old. Dan and Virginia are most gracious and accommodating owners/hosts,. There was some construction on a house next door but it in no way interfered with our stay. The only regret we have is that the week of our stay went by way tooo quickly.
A great family to host. They were fun and always on the go. I received a great compliment: "Your home is perfect. Everything we needed was provided." But with one caveat: "The only thing you didn't do...was make the week last longer".
Want a house vacation on the beach - this is it!
This is the ideal location if you are looking for a Hawaiian house vacation. It is on an all sand beach that extends for miles in both directions. A breeze that keeps the bugs away and the temperature comfortable. Walking distance to groceries (Whole Foods and Foodland). As well as Island Snow for shave ice - an absolute must.
The house is surprisingly well stocked. First aid kit, outdoor shower, laundry soap, beach towels, beach toys. They had two air mattresses for the 2 & 4 year olds. Plenty of books for them too. Oh, and instructions for opening coconuts from coconut trees on property. That was great fun for the 4 year old to see.
There is a house being built next door. During our ten day stay the noise was bothersome for a short period one afternoon. It did not impact our vacation at all.
Our thanks to Dan, the owner, for a family vacation we will always treasure. Aloha!
Excellent home, Perfect location, Fully stocked & would without hesitation recommend and return
Went for 7 nights in late March '19 from the east coast US. This is an EXCELLENT home for a big family vacation. 2 separate living areas are very helpful for times when sleeping children or whoever need some space. Wait until you see the view from the upstairs living area. Took our breath away when seeing the electric blue-green water and 180 deg view of the bay and Mokes for the first time (and each time after). It really is a spectacular view that never gets old.
The home is stocked to the brim with all the items you need on vacation. Just show up with your own clothes, shop for food upon arrival, and everything else is there already. Little things like stacks of to-go coffee cups with lids, paper plates, solo cups, laundry detergent, dryer sheets, coffee filters, etc. are all there waiting for you. There are like 10 sun hats, spare sunglasses and headstraps, sun lotions, dozens and dozens of bath and beach towels, etc.
The 3 kits, 3 SUPs, 6 boogie and 2 surf boards, 5 water shoe sets, 6 snorkel mask sets, 6 Kayaks and even 3 or 4 WET SUITS are all right there for your enjoyment. 4 Bikes there as well to ride into town just 4 or 5 blocks away. The owners and this place are impressive in every way.
Has a well manicured grass yard around the house which is great for lounging when done with the beach for the day. Outdoor shower (no walls/curtain) also is nice to have for sandy bodies and feet.
We will book this home again if we return to Oahu. It is a perfect vacation home. Only reason 4.5 not 5 stars is we weren't told there is home construction taking place directly next door (remember the open windows all the time since no A/C - which is not needed at all FYI).
WITH THAT SAID it seemed like a genuine mistake and the owner made amends, was very responsive to the situation, acknowledged fault right away and took care of us. Everything turned out fine/great. Any other minor questions/issues we had were addressed immediately.
I would highly recommend this owner, house, location, everything. It is 5 star in every way as long as you don't required marble bathrooms and such. I like a place you can come in a little dirty from playing and feel comfortable - not worried that you are messing it up. We loved it. I don't know how else to word it any better. Thanks Dan and thanks Kailua. We fell in love.
Thank you for your very nice review. We enjoy hosting families, extended families often, it is fun seeing cousins, aunts & uncles, and grandparents all together having a very relaxed time. (Sometimes I am told the family really needed this, they came together as friends again.)
Our goal is to make the vacation a vacation from beginning to the end. We try to anticipate what will be needed but forgotten, we encourage everyone to enjoy themselves until the last minute. Any laundry and clean-up is ours, not yours.
Dan & Virginia
Hawaii at its best
This was our third time staying at Dan and Virginia’s beautiful Kailua home, and hopefully not our last. The location is extraordinary - right on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Dan and Virginia outfit the house with everything all ages need to have fun from lawn games to boogie boards to board games. And they are wonderful owners who take great pride and care of their home. Thanks, Dan and Virginia! The Whites et al
Thank you for your kind words. Dan and I always enjoy hosting your delightful family. We appreciate that you treat our home as your own. Watching the younger Whites hit the surf of Kailua Bay within minutes of your arrival really made our day! We look forward to your next visit to our home and Kailua Beach.
Piece of paradise
We had an amazing time here. The location is great. Set on a picturesque white sand beach where the kids played and seam for hours and adults took long walks. The waves are perfect for boogie boarding and the house came stocked with every equipment imaginable. When the kids got bored of being on the beach, we walked back to the house and enjoyed the soft grass yard with games, loungers, etc.
Daniel and Virginia were wonderful hosts. Aside from giving us plenty of recommendations, they went above and beyond to make sure everything was in working order.
We can’t wait to come back next year. This place is really special.
Our Beach Front home is in Kailua,Hawaii on the windward side of Oahu Island. Oahu means "The Gathering Place" and Oahu is the center of Hawaii's business activity, & government, contains 80% of Hawaii's population, and includes Honolulu, and Waikiki. Our home in Kailua is 15 miles across the island from this activity, yet is only about 30 minutes from the airport and all the world class activities, entertainment, and culture of Honolulu.
To and From Honolulu is usually on the PALI HIGHWAY, (or Hwy 61) The Pali Highway, to me, starts on the windward side of Oahu at the stoplight nearest my home then windes 15 miles across the island and through Chinatown, downtown (Central Business District), and ends the Leeward side of Oahu, at Aloha Tower, in Honolulu Harbor.
When traveling between Honolulu and Kailua, be sure to stop at:
1) The Pali Lookout: This is where King Kamehameha defeated Oahu's Army during his quest to conquer all the Hawaiian Island. The views are great.
2) Take the Old Pali Road through the jungle and rain forests, It is beautiful and very tropical.
3) Almost in Honolulu, but on the Pali Hwy is Queen Emma's Summer Palace.
4) In Honolulu, visit Iolani Palace, the only Royal Palace in the USA.
5) There is an endless list of excitement and activities in Honolulu.
Our home is just a block off the road that within a few hours, circles the island. Start your NORTH SHORE bound "Round the Island" trip by taking a Right off our private drive onto Kalaheo Drive. Kalaheo continue on to the Ocean Frontage road, Kaneohe Bay Drive, and then on to Kamehameha Highway. On your North Shore drive you should visit the famous and interesting places like the Macadamia Nut Farm, and the Kuaola Ranch where activities and beauty abound. These are the settings for many movie & TV shows. Don't forget to visit The Polynesian Cultural Center. Continue on to visit the North Shore's famous beaches, surf spots, and sightseeing places. On your way to the North Shore there are places to visit the turtles resting and the Monk Seals sunbathing. (Maybe this should be a two day or even a week long trip, but it always remains a short drive back to the house.)
EAST END OF ISLAND Taking a left turn (Opposite Direction) off our street onto Kalaheo Drive there is a shorter drive that takes you around the East end of Oahu. On this road you will pass the Makapuu Lighthouse hiking Trail, a Blow Hole viewing pull off, and snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Travel on into Hawaii Kai and/or Honolulu.
FOR A SPECIAL TREAT on a rainy day take H3, Likelike Highway (Hwy 63) or the Pali Hwy. (H3 is best) across the island and see hundreds of 1000 ft waterfalls. (On any day there are at least of few.)
One of the islands more famous hikes is to the beautiful views from the Lanakai Pill Boxes. This is a short and uneventful hike (don't give up on the first 100 yards) you can start from the house by walking towards Lanakai, or if you are tired of beach walking, drive the mile to Lanakai and park across the road from the Mid-Pac Country Club.
Heiau's are plentiful on Oahu, from ancient warshiping ruins, royalty birthing temples and more.
Our home is on Kailua Beach, just 42 feet across a perfectly manicured lawn to 3 miles of tropical waters and sand Beach.
Kailua Town is a charming beach town with many great restaurants and great shopping. There are some particularity good upscale restaurants along with delicious casual dining. The area has many grocery and drug stores and other services to make your stay easy. There are two Farmers Markets each week within a few blocks from home. We are uniquely located in the middle of Kailua Town, Whole Foods is the nearest market. Yes our home is secluded enough that you will not see or hear a car or traffic from the house for the duration of your stay. Access to Kailua town (and to Honolulu) is easy, no more than two corners to turn.
There is always beach activities to watch or join. In addition to sunbathing and beach novels there is great boogie boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, stand up paddling, and other ocean sports to enjoy.
Surprisingly enough you will often have the beach to yourself. Kalama Beach Park is a mile in one direction, Kailua Beach Park a mile in the other but it is pure beach to the beach parks and beyond.
Kailua is the perfect vacation spot, out of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but a nice and comfortable community with amenities galore. Kailua Beach is known as a favorite among locals for its incredible beauty and peacefulness. We are just a 30 minute drive from many of the local tourist attractions like Pearl Harbor, but you will feel a world away while enjoying our home.
Golf: Some say Hawaii is one big golf course. All courses on Oahu are easily accessible from our home.
MId Pac Country Club-2.3 miles
Lauana HIlls Country Club-3m
Olomana Golf Links-5.7m
Pali Golf Course-4.5m