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Escape to Paradise – w/ kayak, snorkel gear, near water

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 10 nights


About the property

Description (Hawaii Tax IDs: TA 158-833-4592-01, and GE 158-833-4592-01)

If you are looking for the perfect Escape to Paradise - a beautiful home in just the right spot along the ocean in Oahu - This is it!

This secluded, air conditioned, tastefully furnished, 2500 SF Ka'a'awa home can sleep 8-10 people in 3 bedrooms and a den. One lot from the water's edge and just a 2-minute walk to the local beach park, it is Hawaii as you imagined it - beautiful, lush, tropical, and quiet yet close to so many things. With the ocean in front and mountains in the back this is what Paradise in Hawaii is all about.

You'll have kayaks, boogey boards, 2 bikes and snorkel gear at your disposal. Go kayaking or snorkeling right in front of the house.

And when it comes to relaxing and unwinding you will have plenty of room inside and out with the beautiful, professionally landscaped yard. Stunning vistas and tropical plants surround you from every angle and window. And those double pane windows and the foliage surrounding the home ensure no road noise bothers you, unlike many other local ocean front properties. Open the upstairs windows and listen to surf break on the reef. Stretch out on the 400 sf covered lanai and let the ocean sounds lull you to sleep.

Located in the quiet and quaint (No Traffic!) village of Kaaawa on the Windward Coast which lies midway between Kaneohe and Laie (the start of the North Shore), you'll be just 2 minutes from Kaaawa Beach Park or Kahana Bay State Park, 5 minutes from Kualoa Ranch and Chinaman's Hat Island and 15 minutes from the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center. You can also go hiking in mountains behind Kaaawa, Crouching Lion and in Kahana Bay State Park. Experience Hawaiian living and customs at Kahana. See their Cultural Gardens and learn how Hawaiians survived and thrived from the Mountains to the Ocean Reef. Easy calm kayaking in Kahana Stream, one mile away, or in shallow ocean just across the street. No traffic...seriously...this can be a big issue along the North Shore

So if you are looking to have an authentic Hawaiian experience surrounded by ocean, mountains, jungle and beaches, Escape to Paradise is the place for you.

Property Highlights

Large, beautiful, designer furnished, quiet, air conditioned home (2500Sf and 400Sf Lanai)

Across the street from the Ocean, Steps from the water

2-minute walk to Swanzy Beach Park, 1 mile to Beautiful Kahana Bay State Park (Northward) or 1 mile to beautiful Kaaawa Beach Park (Southward)

Beautiful Tropical vistas from every window, mountains in the back and the ocean in the front

Kayaks and snorkel gear provided for kayaking and snorkeling in front of house

Beautifully decorated, executive style home with vaulted ceilings. High end beds and accommodations

Large professionally landscaped yard with trees, tropical plants, flowers, ginger, plumeria trees and bananas. Coconuts next door.

Very Private location, yet just a flag lot away from the road and ocean

In the quaint, quiet (no traffic!) famous beach town of Kaaawa considered the gem of the Windward Coast en route to Laie, Polynesian Cultural Center and North Shore

Sleeping Arrangements

Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed

Bedroom 2 - 2 Full size Beds

Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed

Open Den - New Queen Aero Bed with memory foam topper. (TV/family room by day, sleeping area by night)

Others: 2 double sized sleeping futons available

Location - Flag Lot, Driveway opens to the Ocean

Beach Proximity – Across the street from ocean, and less than 5-minute walk to Swanzy Beach Park, 1 mile from Kahana Bay Beach (to the North) and Kaaawa Beach Park (to the South)

Nearest Restaurant - 1/4 mile to Crouching Lion Inn and Bar, 1/4 Mile to Uncle Bobo's Kiawe wood grill

Nearest Supermarket – 10-minute drive to Tamura's supermarket and 15-minute drive to Foodland, less than 5-minute walk to 7-eleven

Distance to Airport – 40-minute drive to Honolulu International Airport, along the ocean and through the mountains. Beautiful drive.

Nearby Attractions

Kahana Bay State Park - 1 mile away - Beautiful sandy beach, sandy bottom (no rocks)

Kaaawa Beach Park (local favorite) beautiful sunrises

Kualoa Ranch Adventures and Tours– 5–minute drive

Kualoa Regional Park and Moili'i Island (Chinaman's Hat) - 5-minute drive

Polynesian Cultural Center – 15-minute drive

Laie Point State Wayside - about 15-minute drive

Zip Line - 20 minutes

Golfing - Links Style Ocean View Golf, at Kahuku Public Course 12 miles away,(inexpensive)

Turtle Bay Courses -15 miles (30 minutes) (PGA Tour stop, 36 holes)


Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We loved being welcomed with all the goodies: the fresh pineapple, the chocolates, and bottled water. We are a family of six adults and there was so much room for us to spread out and relax. We were so appreciative of all the supplies available., You thought of our every need, We used it all! - the Kayaks, snorkel gear, beach equipment and more made our trip; so easy and enjoyable,. We are thankful it was so well-labeled and well though out so we didn't have any trouble locating or using it. We also truly enjoyed relaxing on the lanai. It was quiet and serene - taking in all the lush surroundings. The wild chickens were perfect entertainment! We felt we had an awesome experience because of your great tips about where to go for the beach, food and local points of interest. Thanks again for making our vacation a memorable, pleasurable and adventurous experience.

The McCrackens, - June 2016.

Thank you for such a lovely stay during an important time in our lives - The Wedding of the Century! Your home is lovely and the location is perfect,. If you are ever in Michigan or New Zealand certainly be in touch! Thank you for being part of making this experience so incredible and memorable for us. You have such a lovely and welcoming home. Many hugs and blessings.

The Hemlich Family, Michigan and New Zealand - June 2016

Thanks for sharing your home with us! This was a great place to get together with three generations of our family from the U.S. and Korea. The house is so calm and relaxing. Thanks also for providing the snorkeling gear - both kids and adults had lots of fun with them. We loved staying on this quieter side of the island and enjoyed the beaches and mountains. We really appreciate your hospitality and hope to come back., Best wishes.

Younjoo and Family, US and Seoul Korea - June 2016

Your Home is Beautiful! We knew right away this was going to be the perfect vacation home. As we walked up and saw the warm colorful lanai we looked at each other and thought, "Wow!" A big thank you for opening up your home to us, as we have memories to treasure for the rest of our lives, Robert and Hilary were gracious and welcoming, They were both so helpful. We had so much fun on Oahu, especially snorkeling in Turtle Bay, Hanauma Bay and Sharks Cove. Thank you for providing the snorkeling gear! After spending a day in Honolulu as "tourists" it was sooo nice to "come home" to Paradise and relax. Hopefully we'll be able to return soon, With love and Mahalo, Don, Yuki, Denise, Dean, Marie and Darren. PS we admire all your accolades and we thank you for your many years of Service.

Don, Yuki, Denise, Dean, Marie and Darren, May 2016

Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us! We have had a wonderful time visiting with our friends and doing a lot of sightseeing and enjoying great food. We have been planning and anticipating this for several months and we weren't disappointed in any way. Robert was very gracious and he welcomed us and felt right at home immediately. Time has bone by so quickly but we will remember our time in your beautiful home for many years to come.

Cindy, George, Mikel, Detta, Keith and Joy. May 2016

Aloha Y'all! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with our family,. I think our favorite part was the lanai! We used it many nights to get together with our family from the other house. We did lots of sightseeing and enjoyed being out of the city.

Mahalo, The Barbers, from Georgia. April, 2016

Mahalo for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay here in Hawaii, and your hospitality has been an important part of that! Our mother served a LDS mission with our father, who has now passed on, at the Laie Temple more than 20 years ago. This was her first time to return since then, and her memories of that wonderful time in their lives have been fulfilled many times over. All 8 of us have truly enjoyed this past week and we are very appreciative of all you have done for us in making your Paradise available to us. We know that it has been an inconvenience for you. We thank you for making this week comfortable and memorable!

The Hammonds, Sheltons, Fousts and Nobles. March 2016

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed the spirit here and felt very comfortable. We would recommend your home to our family and friends and look forward to coming back.

The Wardells and Relliners, Billings, Montana - Feb 2016

The minute we walked into your wonderful home we felt welcome. We so appreciate your ability to surround each of us in a warm, caring and loving environment. We visit Hawaii often and hope to have the opportunity to stay here again. We will certainly share with our friends and family what a treasure you have here. God has smiled upon you and your family. Thanks again and Best Wishes.

The Blythe Family, Sacramento and Napa Valley, California - January 2016

This is our first visit to Hawaii and your lovely home was the perfect place to stay! You have outdone yourselves in anticipating our every need and desire. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. Many blessings to you as you continue to share your lovely home with impressed and thankful visitors.

Jenny and Doug, Black Mtn, North Carolina.

Aloha. Enjoyed the stay!! Thanks so much for sharing your home on such short notice! Kayaks were great...sunrises were beautiful!! Was a wonderful stay in Kaaawa...Loved it!

Mary, Ralph and Jordan,. (and much mahalo for having a basketball here!) January 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay in Hawaii! The house was perfect for our large group and the lanai was a great spot to reconnect with our old friends during our quick reunion and ringing in the New Year. Many Thanks, Stephanie and Sam, etc.

NYC, Dallas, Indiana, Denver and Nashville - January 2016

Aloha! During these four amazing, majestic trip of Hawaii at your gorgeous house it was a blessing. Thank you for this amazing journey. The house is beautiful next to the beach. Hawaii is so beautiful because of this organized house. It was the perfect location with a beautiful scenery of a beach, and a horse ranch. We went to many locations that have many enjoyable shows. Thank you. Bless you. Merry Christmas.

Jonathon Song Family, Seoul, Korea - December 2015

Thanks for making the generous sacrifice of our extra time in your home! It was so comfortable and we especially enjoyed meeting you. Please remember we would love for you to visit us on the Oregon coast!

The Brooks, Oregon, Oct 2015

What a wonderful place to stay at. It was very comfortable, spacious and relaxing. Thanks for all the little amenities and the assortment of books on Oahu and Hawaii. This place made our stay very enjoyable. Had a wonderful time at the house - feels like a home. Magical views. Loved it.

Thanks and Blessings,The Oteros - Oct 2015

Short but great stay. Weather up and down and we caught a great storm down near the Valley of the Temples. Spent most of our time up on the North Shore - great beaches and roadside food options. Kids loved jumping off the rock at Waimea, though yesterday we had to leave the water for a confirmed shark sighting. Sharks Cove was great for sheltered snorkeling. Made one trip south. The scenery was great down to Kaneohe then we cut across to Lanakai. The Chinese Temple at Valley of the Temples was very peaceful. The house was great - like staying with family. So glad we didn't end up in a hotel. Hope to be back here one day.

The Curls, Beaconsfield, UK. Aug 20-15

We loved the spirit of your home! Thank you for sharing with us. Everyone felt totally relaxed, refreshed and enjoyed all the outdoor activities in the area. Kayaking and snorkeling were just great.

Mahalo, the Kayals - Aug 2015

Many thanks from the Vondrak Family from California and the Czech Republic. I think it is fair to say we have never seen such a beautiful and tastefully decorated vacation home. This place is truly magical.To future visitors: I really recommend to visit the State Park in Kahana Bay. There's a Hawaiian guy there who will show you around and offer you some fresh fruits from the tree. He's quite a character - you will see him there. Also big thanks to the neighbor up the drive who saved us from a flat tire with his air pump. It's really a lovely neighborhood around here.

Best Wishes, the Vondraks, California and Prague, Czech Rep. Aug 2015

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home! My family and I had the best time and it could not have been in a better place. Again, thank you and Go Navy, beat Army.

Sincerely, Michelle, Baijon and Dax - Aug 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. We absolutely loved staying here andhaving such a welcoming home-base for ourdaily explorations, Oahu is such a beautiful island and your home is in a stunning locale.

Mahalo from The Irving-Neros & The Spearin-Laings July 2015

The Willoughby Family from NSW, Australia have enjoyed your home immensely. "Escape to Paradise" was warm and welcoming from the moment we entered it. We have had some unforgettable memories here that we will cherish and take back to Australia. We met Kahala from Kahana as you suggested and he generously showed us his garden. We climbed up the mountain and enjoyed the view. The Kaaawa area is very beautiful and so are its people. We have soaked up the beautiful Hawaiian atmosphere, soaked up the sun and dipped in it's waters. But the most wonderful memories will be swimming with the Sea Turtles ... wonderful lovely memories.

Sue, Mark, Ellie, Jock, Penny and Hugh - July 5th to 10th, 2015

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Property Manager
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018


Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Full Size beds
    Bedroom 4 - Queen Aero bed with memory foam topper
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , very nice mattress
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , very nice mattress
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Escape to Paradise – w/ kayak, snorkel gear, near water
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

The perfect escape, a piece of paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This house is equipped with everything you need on the north shore. Board games, surfboards, kayaks, snorkel sets, etc. (even golf clubs!). It’s steps away from a small convenience store and two beaches, and a short drive to the very best roadside food carts (in our experience, the best food on the island). The accommodations are comfortable and clean. The master bathroom is fit for Hawai’ian royalty. A lovely garden in the back, a very well-equipped kitchen and outdoor grill. 30 minute drive to Turtle Bay, 10 minutes to Kualoa Ranch. Convenient parking in front of the home. Hosts were incredibly kind, even providing some treats and bottled water for our stay. We would 100% stay here again, and definitely recommend for families or groups of friends to stay in this awesome home.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your detailed and 5-star review. We are happy to hear that your first time in Hawaii was a great experience. Our home is truly a perfect escape and a piece of paradise. We have left all these amenities for the guests to enjoy. Mahalo for all your kind words about the hosts and the simple treats we leave for the guests. We would love to have you again. Till you next trip to Hawaii.
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Simply beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

Born and raised in Hawaii we never really take the time to enjoy the beauty it holds. While our stay was short it was made seamless. The house was stunning. It was child friendly and included all ammenities. The care takers were awesome and quick to assist with answers to our questions. We definitely will book this house again. Thank you for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy to hear your stay was seamless and great experience. We treat our guests like our own family so we have provided every convenience possible and included all the amenities we can think of like the snorkeling gears, boogie boards, bikes, kayaks and other beach gears. We are thinking of putting an outdoor jacuzzi. What do you think? Mahalo for a great review. We will be thrilled to have you again in our vacation home.
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Very well maintained home! Nicely equipped with everything! From the kitchen to the water sports gea

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time in this well equipped and maintened home. Set back a little from street so did not hear any of the traffic on the Kamehameha highway. Would definitely rent this place again during our next visit to Oahu!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Hyonme! Mahalo for leaving a great review for our property. We do love water sports so we want our guests to enjoy the same. Glad you used the water sports gear and enjoyed it. We would love to have you again. Best regards!
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Asheville, NC

Beautiful interior, thoughtful and well placed

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed the house and would stay again. My parents live near Honolulu so it was the perfect getaway nestled between the Ko'olau mountains and the ocean. The furnishings and art was well placed, beautiful and functional. You can tell it was designed for people who actually live there and not just used to rent out. AC in every room was great. We spent a lot of time cooking in the nice sized kitchen. Also lounged on the lanai enjoying the breeze and talking story. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We are so thrilled to hear that your enjoyed our house and you would love to stay again. Yes, we did design it for us. Several times in a year, we come and stay in our vacation home and renovate if needed. We love the location as well where we can just use our kayaks and boogie boards in the ocean across the home. Mahalo for the great review. We look forward to having you and your friends and family in the future.
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Fullerton, California

Beautiful House

  • 5 of 5

It was my first trip to Hawaii with my family and wife's family. This house is just under Koolau Mountains, and the ocean just across the street. Using the kayaks, which are provided by owner, I could enjoy this beautiful scenery for my eyes only. Staying this house was so comfortable, too. The seven days passed so swiftly.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sung Oh! Thank you for leaving a great review. We are thrilled to hear that you had a great time in the home that your stay passed by so swiftly. What a great first trip and summer vacation for you and your family! We sure would love to have you again should you want to make this a family tradition! Mahalo and best regards to your family.
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Beautiful house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many Hawaiian rental properties, but this was one of the best. The homeowners have gone above and beyond to make sure the house is exceptionally clean and well appointed; there were many thoughtful touches.

The house is perfectly nestled between 2 other homes and sits back from the busy main road. Though it shares a gravel alley, it has its own driveway that can hold two cars. Despite being near 2 other homes, it is a private tropical oasis. We never saw any of the neighbors for the 10 days we were there. The wrap around porch was by far my favorite spot: the perfect place to sip coffee in the mornings, listening to the birds come to life as the sun rose.

Inside, the house is comfortable and well planned. There is one bedroom downstairs that has a queen bed. Despite not having a/c, it was very cool and comfortable. Upstairs are 2 more bedrooms, both air conditioned. The master suite is huge, with a queen sized bed and sitting area. The closet was big enough to serve as a little "bedroom" for our toddler, and could fit a pack n play and fan. The bathroom has a wet room, with a separate stand up shower and tub. Perfect for families with little kids. We could get the whole family clean in one room! The other bedroom has two full sized beds, an on-suite bathroom and a view of the ocean from the beds. The closet is stocked with toys.

This house clearly belongs to a family that love their little ones. We didn't have to rent any equipment. There are 2 pack n plays, a booster seat, books and games. In the back yard, there's a little shed that has snorkel equipment, bikes, stand up paddle boards, kayaks, water shoes--you name it! All the equipment was organized, clean and disinfected; supplies were also handy for us to return them in the same condition. The kids enjoyed playing soccer in the backyard, chasing geckos and watching the chicken families (we were greeted by 2 mother hens with baby chickens). And, for those that are concerned about island roosters: their crowing did not bother our sleep as the a/c sound drowned them out.

There are several beaches nearby, a couple within walking distance, though walking with small kids is not advisable since the road is busy and has no sidewalk. Depending on the tides, the beaches were calm enough for our 2- and 6 year old. We were at a beach every day.

Cons: the 4th "BR" is the den.

Go to Guadalajara Grill. Mahalo to Robert for being such a kind "Aloha ambassador"!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Erica! Thank you for leaving such a detailed review. This is very helpful to our future guests when they are choosing among several vacation homes in the area. We are more than thrilled to know that you and your family had the best time. We truly love our vacation home and those that stay with us, we consider our family or in Hawaii we call it Ohana. Till we meet again in the future. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
24.4 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.3 Miles
Swanzy Beach Park


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