Luxury 6 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms with Marina and Mountain Views!
Aloha! Growing up in Hawaii, I can honestly say it is truly paradise. My family and I have lived here on and off for several years, however due to work, we spend most our days in California. Therefore, we decided to share our beautiful home with others. We have always liked to live in a comfortable warm family home environment, and that is what we have done with this home "Lehua". We hope you will appreciate it as much as we do. Mahalo!
Don purchased this House in 2007
Why Don chose Hawaii Kai
I always wanted to live near the water, and if you're like me, then this Marina front home is perfect. There is nothing more relaxing then the sound of the water at your doorstep.
What makes this House unique
This home is perfectly located across an island preserved as a bird sanctuary. Every morning the birds wake to fly off for the day, and return to the island in the evening fully chirping. These sounds provide for a very serene atmosphere and my favorite time during the evening to take in a nap. This is just one of the many benefits of this beautiful home.
Please consider the following guidelines when booking this property:
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
East Honolulu 5+ bedroom on Hawaii Kai
After having a property pulled from under us two weeks before arrival, Don’s property was fortunately still available to switch into at late notice. We made easy contact and confirmed reservation. Late check-in was easy after arriving around MN on last flight from LA. Easy directions late night to the house. Older neighborhood with a lot of renovations all around. This house had been recently remodeled and, while very spacious, A/C was inconsistent thru the house, mostly fine with fans provided. Very unusual A/C controls and A/C in front living room not working at all making that room unusable but the other LR was fine. Beautiful floors, beautiful location on the inland waterway with provided paddle boards and a kayak. One of my teenagers attempted the standup paddle board but the wind was a little too stout. Awesome backyard relaxing places. Hot tub worked well after we figured out how to get electricity to it. Four lower level bedrooms, two that were converted and small but functional. Upstairs master bedroom very nice. Terrific master bath. Upstairs office with a futon that one of my teens slept on. Two tub/shower combos, one huge master tub with separate shower.
A little disturbing to find a baby monitor purportedly left behind by previous renter high on a shelf in master directed toward the center of the master bed plugged into home network with activation green “on” light taped over with black tape. Don apologized for this and said that it was left by previous renters.
Cooked all breakfasts in and one dinner. Very adequate cooking utensils and accoutrements.
Five minutes from Hanauma Bay, three minutes from Koko Head Trail, and less than 15” from Makapuu lighthouse trail all three recommended. Go to Leonard’s five minutes away for terrific hot Malasadas.......yummy.
Easy drive to Diamond Head and Waikiki. Overall, a great stay. Thank you
Thank you for your stay and the review Bill. Again, sorry about the baby monitor. I spoke to the previous guest and they said they left it by mistake and I will be sending back to them. Also with the A/C in the formal LR, it may be the remote is out of batteries but I'll have it checked right away and fixed. Thanks again for your stay and being a wonderful guest. Come back anytime!
Trouble in Paradise
This is not a Family Friendly property. My Family and I, 6 Adults and 4 Children recently stayed at this home (March 2019). The Pictures provided by the owner is MISLEADING for a stated newly renovated house. Of the 31/2 bathrooms listed we could only shower in one. The other 2-full bathrooms located downstairs were not functional. In one of the bathrooms a rusted shower head busted out knocking my nephew in the head when he turned on the water, second bathroom shower/ tub could not drain.
This Property is in a location where the neighbors are very close lacking privacy. You are able to see in each other’s home. We were shocked to find the view of the neighbor’s yard and home in disarray. Because the proximity of the neighboring homes the noise will be an issue, even for a family gathering of games and fun. We received a complaint about noise at 9:50 p.m. by 10:30 all was quite. I called Don the following morning apologized and assured him that we did not have a party, and also touch base with him regarding the bathroom problems. That morning at 10:15 a.m. Myself, Don and VRBO were all on the same page. He agreed to have someone come to house and take care of the bathroom problems and I would make sure the noise level did not get out of control. A 3:31 pm I get a text from Don saying we had a party and he was advised by VRBO to cancel my reservation, said we had two hours to pack up, there are no words to describe what we went through. Although it is listed as being great for large families, it is not the case. This home was last rented in 2016, it said home was under renovation, however I believe their are other issues at play. The area is not welcoming to vacationers.
FUTURE RENTERS BEWARE!
We’re sorry for your negative experience Ardella. However, you knew the house rules were no parties, and even when I tried to contact you about it, you didn’t return my calls till the following day then tried to deny everything. I don’t mind gatherings and noise, but when you tried to lie to me about it and continued to party to midnight, vrbo personally told me to cancel your reservation, so I did. As for the shower head, in all my years I’ve never seen a shower head crack in half. Nonetheless, we had our plumber come replace it with a brand new one the following day. All bathrooms are 100% functional, I don’t see why you need to slander the property out of spite. Our forty something reviews speak for itself. There are no issues with the home or the neighbors as we have been renting this home since 2014. It hasn’t been rented from 2017-2019 because a family member was residing at the home during that time. So we did some slight renovations including new patio flooring, all new patio furniture, new water heater, new stove top and hood vent, and freshly painted bedrooms downstairs before deciding to rent it out again. I understand you are angry that you had to be evicted, but if you owned a home, put hours and hours of your own blood sweat and tears into making it beautiful for others to enjoy, then you have guests that come in and disrespect it and intentionally cause damage...you would have to make the same hard decision that I had to make along with the advice of vrbo to have you evicted. I’m sorry but we respect our home, our neighbors, and all our guests. I just wish you could do the same when staying in someone else’s home. I have no ill feelings even tho you continue to cause problems and try to slander my home. I wish you nothing but the best and positive things for you and your family. Have a great day! 🙏
Wonderful property with great attention by the owner.
We very much enjoyed our stay at Wanda's place. It is a lovely and spacious house, right on the waterway. You get away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki, but are still close to dozens of wonderful beaches and activities. The management staff was accessible, attentive, and kind. Great experience.
Gorgeous and homey house with a breathtaking view. First class accommodation.
A get together of seniors who were elementary and high school classmates-- spent 6 days in this lovely place. We enjoyed every minute of it. The owner (wanda) anticipated everything that a vacationer would need. You only need to bring your toothbrush and suitcase. The group caught 3 hammer heads and a crab from the marina at the back of the house! We look forward to our next stay in this place.
Great vocation home!
Our stay in Wanda's house is fantastic. The house is exactly as described, it is spacious, luxuary decorated, clean, water front view in a quiet and safe community. Wanda and her Assisstant are super friendly, responsive to any request. We had smooth and pleasant check in and out process. Thank you Wanda for giving us a warm welcome when we arrived by preparing flowers and chocolate for us. We hope we can come back again:)
Immaculate home in a beautiful location!
The home was spectacular, designed for accommodating many people in comfort and luxury. It has a spacious, well equipped kitchen that was a joy to work in. Beautifully decorated with TVs in virtually every room, the common areas were perfect for our large group. Looking out on the marina, the setting was fantastic. Immaculately maintained, the home was spotless, and the pride the owner has in the property really showed. Every imaginable amenity was provided, from an abundance of linens, to glasses and dishes, to paper goods - even q-tips in the bathrooms. Two grills were available on the patio, and all the beds were super comfortable. Our guests and all who visited us were impressed with the property. We would definitely rent again. Perhaps the most important things is the integrity of the owner who did everything to make our stay a memorable one. One of our guests commented that it looked better than the photos!
The Hawaii Kai Koko Marina and Hawaii Kai Town Center Plazas are located within minutes. Includes Walgreens, Starbucks, Zippys, Costco, Safeway, The Shack, and many more restaurants and shops for all your needs.