|Minimum Stay||6 nights|
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Two story home in Quiet Kailua neighborhood. Master bedroom is overlooking a beautiful pool and spa with views over the town of Kailua and the ocean. Upper family room has a pool table and also a fantastic view of Kailua town & ocean. Entire home was built in 2008 and has all new appliances. All counter tops are granite. Ground floor has large ceramic tile. Upper floor is Bamboo wood floors. Travertine floors and showers in upper bathrooms. Master has a king sized bed, second and third bedrooms have queen beds.
I am a retired airline captain of 22 years for Aloha Airlines. I continue to fly and have my own airplane in Hawaii for pleasure. I have also been a pool contractor in Hawaii for 20 years. I travel between San Diego my home town and Hawaii regularly.
Curtis Ague purchased this house in 2003
This was an old home that needed to be restored or torn down. I chose to start over and we built a new home on this property in 2008. We took advantage of the view by building a two story over looking the pool. We did not have a spa so we added one in the center of the large existing pool.
The best feature besides that the home is new, the location is great. Safeway and various shops are 2 min. down the hill into Kailua town. Everything is very close. The beach is only 5 min. away. Kailua is one of the most desirable vacation areas in all Hawaii.
We were a group of 6 adults that rented this beautiful home for 10 days in January. The house is very spacious and clean with beautiful flooring, counters, furniture and entertainment system. The three bedrooms are all on the second floor with a bathroom attached to two of each. The 3rd bathroom is located on the main floor off the kitchen area. So each couple had their own bedroom/bathroom space. The home is very well equipped with dishes, cutlery, knives, pots and pans, beach towels etc. The first day we stocked up on groceries at Costco in Honolulu (20 min drive) and then replenished the little stuff from Safeway in Kailua (3 min drive). There were a few spices available to use, including big containers of salt and pepper, but as mentioned in a previous review, no salt and pepper shakers. The ice maker does in fact work, just does not dispense the ice from the door. Honestly, it was no big deal to open the freezer door to grab the ice :) We enjoyed BBQing most of our meals, although the BBQ itself could use a good cleaning or in need of replacement parts. We made Curtis aware of this, so I'm sure future renters will not have an issue.
The back yard and pool area is very large and provides a great mixture of sun and shade. By mid afternoon, most of the pool area was shaded, but keep in mind we were there in early January, so later in the season there will likely be more direct sun. Tristan (the pool guy) stopped by a couple of times to attend to the pool/spa. He was very pleasant and courteous and we enjoyed visiting with him while he went about his duties. Thank you, Tristan!
Kailua is a great place if you want to distance yourself from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki/Honolulu, but yet a short drive to spend a few hours or the day. There's literally dozens of beaches and sight seeing areas within a five to ten minute drive from the house. The house is located in a very quiet area and traffic noise is never an issue.
Finally, Curtis was great to deal with. He was always quick to respond to emails or texts when we had questions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home and thank you very much!
We were a family of five, my 82 year old father, my sister and brother-in law, and myself and my husband (we are all in our 50s). The house is beautiful, spacious living spaces, my dad loved the media room and watching movies, and we played pool every evening. As it is winter now we did not really swim in the pool, just took a dip after a spa, the spa was so relaxing. The master suite is spacious and quiet and the views are quite breathtaking. We all enjoyed having our own bathrooms. Curtis was always available to answer any questions we had. We ate in a lot and had many a night around the dining room table. It was so convenient having Safeway less than a mile away. None of us had been to the island in about 30 years, and had never stayed on the Windward side. But it was often gloomy at the house, and clear at the beaches (again probably just time of the year, whenever we went to Waikiki for example it was clear and much warmer), but we would rather have this beautiful house to come home to after a long day. We stayed Xmas week, and it was expensive (as is everything on the island at this time of year), but because we did pay a premium we did have some little annoyances (not that they would have stopped me staying there again!). One of the bedrooms is attached by a door to the rental space above the garage, my sister could not sleep because (in her words) she could hear every word, the TV, them brushing their teeth, getting going in the morning etc. etc. She is a very light sleeper. So we decided to switch bedrooms with her and while my husband and I could hear them they didn't bother us, just something to note for a light sleeper. There are plenty of ear plugs in the side table, but they did not help her. The BBQ could do with being replaced in my opinion, it was very dirty (which we burned off as best we could), but also hard to start. We only used it once. We would have appreciated some little touches in the kitchen, salt and pepper shakers, coffee, more bath towels, paper towels, toilet paper, so that we did not have to replenish? But maybe I am too fussy :-) The ice-maker in the fridge does not work. We were there NYs eve and if we come back again at this time of year we will stay home and watch all the local fireworks they were amazing! We went to Waikiki for dinner and to watch the fireworks from there which were also good, but not as convenient as having them on your doorstep! All in all we loved our week here!
This property looks beautiful in the photos, but honestly, the photos cannot do justice to this extraordinary home. Beyond the lovely finishes and appointments (you'll want to renovate your bathrooms the minute you get home!), the home is so well maintained and provisioned.....high quality plates, glasses, pots and pans, kitchen utensils, beach towels, snorkeling gear, pool toys, beach toys, an efficient washer and dryer. Nothing has been overlooked!
We stayed with our children and grandchildren July 9-16, 2016. We spent hours and hours in that gorgeous pool and spa...the toys were a big hit with young and old! And we had plenty of time for hiking, trips to the North Shore (try skydiving with Skydive Hawaii), Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Honolulu, etc.. Sunrise from the master bedroom balcony is not to be missed (the balcony is perfect for yoga or meditation...gentle scents of plumeria in the breeze). And did I mention the gorgeous rainbows?(Hawaii lived up to its reputation as 'the rainbow state"!) We cooked breakfasts every morning for the whole gang and grilled out for some dinners (gas grill provided).
Curtis is an extraordinary homeowner. Although there is a detailed list of how to use much of the technology (TV, wifi, spa), Curtis is readily available by phone or text....very warm and responsive when we had questions before we booked and while we were in Kailua. He seems to take well deserved pride in this home, and you will also want to care for it lovingly.
A few reviews have mentioned parking and an adjacent tenant. We never heard the pool company trucks coming or going, and the right side of the drive (where renters are asked to park) easily accommodates 2 cars. There is also street parking. Folks in one of the three bedrooms were only occasionally aware of the tenant. Curtis requests a 9pm quiet time for renters and the tenant. Days are so full that it's easy to do!
Kailua is a perfect spot to call home on Oahu. The street is in a quiet residential neighborhood, with nearby gorgeous beaches (get to Lanakai Beach early for free public parking), lovely shopping and lots of dining options. Kailua food stores and Target make for easy provisioning. Don't miss the Farmers' Market near Whole Foods on Thursday evenings (great dinner options and music)
The only question remaining is when (not if) we return. Kailua is a great location, and this home is spectacular!
Thank you for everything, Curtis! Can't wait to return!!
Fantastic holiday for us as a family we wanted quality time together and this house supplied space, comfort, and top of the range style. The property was spotless and well maintained. The owner Curtis was on hand if we needed him. We did see the gardeners and pool cleaners, only briefly to undertake their necessary duties, pleasant hard working guys, they were in and out and helpful with minor issues.
This home is unbelievable, great lounge area, comfortable beds, superb kitchen -all modern appliances, marble bathrooms, huge pool, hot spa, fantastic home we all loved it. Not far away was the awesome beach of Kailua with its breathe taking crystal clear beach water, great park, white sand, beaut foodie stops close to the beach. The area Kailua is quiet, clean, & has all you would require (shops, super markets, night markets etc). Highly recommend this house we had a great time, Thank you Curtis and Jackie.
My husband, son, and parents stayed here for a week. The house was amazing!! Everything was just as it was portrayed in the listing. Quiet neighborhood and never heard a peep from the tenants. The Kailua area was great with lots of shops and restaurants. Amazing beaches were just a few minutes away. Would definitely stay here again.
My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Our goal was to escape the overcrowded tourist beaches of Waikiki, but to find a town big enough to have shops and restaurants. Kailua was the perfect choice. [Be sure to visit the farmer's market on Thursday nights for cheap, local cuisine]. The house was in a wonderful residential area that was close to the beach and the town square without having streets lined with tourists walking around. As is evident from the pictures, the pool and hot tub are amazing as was the master bedroom and bath.
Curtis had also added comfy theater seats in the family room, which was great for a quiet night in. We didn't do a lot of cooking, but the kitchen is fully equipped for all kinds of cooking needs. Curtis was very easy to get in touch with to answer our questions and to ensure that our stay was perfect. He checked in with us the day before our arrival and when our plane touched down to ensure that everything was ready for us.
Also, while there are renters living above the garage, we never saw them or heard them. The house was completely private and with the exception of their car, I would have never known they were there. We also never heard the guys accessing the pool equipment in the garage, so do not let those concerns keep you from staying at this property.
I would absolutely look into staying at this property again. It had exceptional views, and was wonderfully maintained. It had resort quality without the hassle of having to deal with all of the other vacationers. Do keep in mind that as with all rentals in Kailua, you would need to rent a car. However, this is a perfect getaway in paradise and I can't wait to get back to it. Curtis has an amazing house and we loved every minute of our time there!
This home is in a residential neighborhood and is close to grocery shopping, movie theater, restaurants, and 5 min. to the beach. The home features a beautiful pool & spa. Fantastic view overlooking Kailua town and the ocean. We feel this will be a great choice for a family of 6 or less that don't mind a quiet neighborhood that is close to everything you need.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 18 2017 - Apr 23 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
|Cleaning Fee||$350 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|Property Damage Protection||$79|
This is a residential neighborhood. Hours of quiet are 8 PM to 9 AM. This is very important. We do not want complaints. The driveway is off limits, we have our pool business parking off the street. Please park your car on the street right in front of the house.