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Kailua Escape - Big beautiful house near Lanikai and Kailua beaches

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Newly renovated 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with enclosed yard 2000 ft Open concept

Located in an upscale, quiet, residential neighborhood, our home has 1 king bedroom and 2 bedrooms each with two twin beds. The house is very spacious with a newly remodeled modern kitchen, with all the modern conveniences! A lovely quiet retreat. Very easy walk to Lanikai and Kailua beaches (5 minutes) but tucked away so out of the main strip!

From the house it is an easy walk to Kailua Beach, Lanikai Beach, Buzz's, Island Snow or Kalapawai Market. The center of activity in the house is an open concept kitchen, dining and living room with high ceilings, hardwood floors and lots of light. There is a patio with an outdoor table and chairs off the living area, and a large enclosed yard with tropical landscaping. The neighborhood is very quiet at night.

The kitchen has all new appliances, and the house has a washer & dryer, cable tv, high-speed internet and wifi, and off street parking, a very nice escape. This is our family home, and there are lots of games to entertain your kids.

No large groups or parties, please. To respect our neighbors, this property is not suited for groups looking for a place to have a party, a family reunion, etc. It is really a quiet retreat for a group of up to five people (or perhaps one or two more in certain circumstances) hoping to enjoy Kailua and Oahu.

More Details

Jonathan and Jenny
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Jonathan and Jenny

Our family moved to this neighborhood in Kailua and we love the location, proximity to beaches and quietness. It is a family setting - not a tourist spot.

Jonathan and Jenny purchased this house in 2012

Why Jonathan and Jenny chose Kailua

This is a great part of Kailua because it is away from the noise yet close enough to walk to two of the nicest beaches on Oahu, to bike to town or to Buzz's, or to get coffee/breakfast at Kalapawi market. We've been working to renovate our home for two years and it is a lovely, large open space that is great for a relaxing getaway for family and friends.

What makes this house unique

Location, Location, Location - Plus plenty of clean open space... it's a delightful spot! Easy walk to the beach. Pleasant walk to Kalapowai Market (10 minutes) for coffee or Buzz's (6 minutes) for dinner.


Kailua 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: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms. 1 with shower and 1 with bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • 3 bedrooms - 1 with king bed. 1 with twin beds. 1 with Trundle bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
As indicated elsewhere in the listing, this property is best suited to a family looking for a relaxing getaway. It is in a quiet neighborhood, and for that reason we don't allow large groups or parties.


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Kailua Escape - Big beautiful house near Lanikai and Kailua beaches
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Beautiful home in Kailua

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 10 days in Oct and had an amazing time. Home is in a great location in quiet Kailua, 5 min walk to great beaches. Home has been recently updated and is clean, bright and open with lots of space and everything you need including beach toys, beach towels, etc. No microwave which made it a bit difficult with kids, so we borrowed one for the week. AC in main area of home works great, back bedrooms can get warm during day, but cool down nicely during the evenings so it wasn't a problem. Wifi worked well throughout the home. Owners were easy to get a hold of and communicated well with us as needed. While we drove to nearly every beach around Oahu, Lanikai and Kailua beaches right down the street are among the very best. Saw lots of sea turtles at Lanikai beach right around the corner. Overall, I'd say this was among the best places we've stayed in Oahu and we would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming home, loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful property located within 10 minute walk to Lanikai beach. The house is fully stocked with everything you could possibly want (lots of towels, beach gear, fully stocked kitchen, new washer and dryer, and even toys for the kids). Very quiet safe neighbourhood, peaceful and relaxing. Rooms have fans and louvered windows and living room has air conditioning (we were here in October and it was comfortable during the day and night). There is a separate unit for a separate tenant with its own entrance and yard - we didn't come across them during our stay except seeing them once through the sunroom windows. We had no trouble getting in to the property even though we arrived late at night.

Can not say enough great things about this lovely home - will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home in quiet neighbourhood close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

The house was very clean and spacious. Had everything we needed with regard to kitchen supplies. Lots of room to stretch out. The neighbourhood is a quiet residential area with beautiful homes and gardens. However, you're just a quick walk down the hill to a great beach. Can walk to Buzz's easily. Other amenities not that much further. Lots available in town in terms of groceries and places to eat.

Would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Great open living space!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the location of this home to the beach, hiking and restaurants/shopping. It is in a quiet neighborhood. The main living space is open and spacious. We were there during hot/humid weather and the air conditioning unit in the main space kept it cool. The bedrooms didn't have air, so they were quite warm. The condiments available were slim. We had to buy basics, including pepper. Boogie boards and sand chairs were available which we did use! Would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for this review! I'm going to stock the kitchen a bit more with spices and condiments... Thanks for pointing that out.
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Spacious, well-located, clean family home in Kailua. Walk to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed at this lovely home for two weeks in August 2017. Easy commute to Honolulu. Kailua town had many wonderful shops and restaurants. Walk to beautiful Kailua Beach (parking is extremely tight).

Easy parking at the house. Kitchen had everything we needed. Outdoor shower to rinse off from beach. Best house feature is open and spacious living/dining/kitchen area.. everyone had space to do their own thing while still being together. Wasn't bothered by attached unit at all. Nice neighborhood. Main area of home has air conditioning, but doesn't quite reach bedrooms. This is common for Hawaii and largely wasn't a problem...had a few hot nights.

Great rental for a relaxed family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Experience, Great Property

  • 5 of 5

My family of five stayed at this property for 10 days in May. We reserved this property sort of last minute when the owner of the property we had previously reserved unexpectedly cancelled on us with less than 25 days before our trip. Jonathon and Jenny were fantastic to deal with and made the whole process easy and smooth. The property itself is incredible. There is a lot of space. Our group was my wife and I and our three adult children ages 20, 20 and 25. The house easily accommodated our group with ample room to spare. The house is very clean and modern. We never saw any type of uninvited pest guests during our stay. The back yard is also surprisingly large. The air conditioning is located in the main living space and does a very good job cooling those spaces down when it is turned on. The back bedroom does get a little warm in the late afternoon but cools down fairly quickly in the evening. The kitchen was well stocked had everything we needed, although note there is not a microwave. That did not present us with any problems but it may for some. As stated, the neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. The walk to Kailua beach is 5 minutes at most. There is also a restaurant/bar (Buzz's) that is right around the corner. The "pillbox" hike trail head is just a few blocks away and is a fun, fairly easy hike, with incredible views. (maybe not for real small children although we saw people doing it with them) Also, renting kayaks to paddle to the "Mokes" is right there at Kailua Beach and is a great time. We found the drive to places like Waikiki, Haunauma Bay, Makapuu, Diamond Head and Pearl to be quick (usually 20-25 minutes) and quite scenic. Our trips to the North Shore took awhile but then those were sort of poorly planned on Memorial Day weekend and the traffic was bad. If you are looking for a great property in a beautiful location with super owners...this is your place. We would stay here again without question.

Dan S. - Madison, Wisconsin

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Kailua is a favorite destination for visitors to Oahu. It's a great small town on the windward side of Oahu, with charming beaches, great restaurants, a Whole Foods, and lots to do and see. It's a wonderful alternative to busy, urban Waikiki with its hotels and apartment buildings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $300
Tax Rate 14.75%

This house is in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is best for families and individuals or couples looking for a quiet getaway. Large groups looking for a place to party will not find this to be the best accommodation -- we have a strict noise policy. There is a small residential unit attached to the side of this house -- you won't see the other residents, but they can hear you, so please consider this prior to booking. Thanks! We appreciate your understanding.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund