|Minimum Stay||5 - 6 nights|
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E komo mai (welcome) to Blue Tiki, a luxurious family home in the heart of Kailua. The private setting with lush tropical gardens will draw you in and provide a true sense of home while staying in paradise. New to the market and rarely available, the residence is owner occupied year round and made available during special breaks.
* 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths that sleeps 6 comfortably and up to 8 with air mattress
* Less than 10 minute walk to Kailua Beach and Kailua Town
* Large kitchen, lanai, and pool cabana with outdoor dining and hammock
* Pool/spa, pool table, air conditioning, basic beach gear provided
* Accessible owner who can provide local advice on itinerary
ABOUT BLUE TIKI With a layout ideally suited for families, Blue Tiki sleeps up to eight guests (one king, one double, one twin trundle, and one queen air mattress). The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in shower with dual shower heads while the two additional bedrooms share a bath and shower. The family room opens to the lanai in the backyard, blending the outdoor and indoor living spaces. The regulation sized pool table will keep you entertained, as will the cozy leather couches with TV and Netflix. A Vonage telephone line and high speed internet (fiber) with WiFi coverage throughout the home provide connectivity for those who need it. With ceiling fans throughout, the available air conditioning is rarely needed. See additional details in the amenities section below.
Relax in a hammock under the coconut and lime trees, or unwind in the pool situated in a tropical setting among plumerias, birds of paradise, and many other indigenous plants and trees. The large lanai provides ample space to kick back in the shade with a book, and the covered pool cabana offers seating for six for poolside dining. Unobstructed tradewinds will keep you cool both day and night as you take in the beauty that surrounds you.
AROUND KAILUA Situated ideally between Kailua town and Kailua Beach Park, Blue Tiki offers the perfect location to enjoy the best of what our village has to offer -- family fun at the beach, or a break from the water while you shop in the many unique stores. Dining options are plentiful with restaurants nearby that cater to all tastes. The home is a very short stroll to any of the farmers' markets that are held weekly.
OAHU DAY TRIPS Kailua is a wonderful base for exploring the rest of Oahu's famous attractions, all of which are within an hour's drive of Blue Tiki. Whether your itinerary takes you to the historic World War II monuments around Pearl Harbor, the beaches at Waikiki, snorkeling at Hanauma Bay, or to the fabled North Shore and its world famous surf breaks, the best of Oahu is easily within reach on a day trip.
We are a family of four that spent the last three decades in Texas prior to taking an overseas posting in the Middle East. When looking to repatriate, our options were endless. We knew we wanted a lifestyle where we could spend the majority of our time outdoors. After packing all that we owned into a container, we set off for Hawaii. During our first visit to Kailua we were sold...all that we were looking for and more!
Blake Picquet purchased this house in 2013
Blue Tiki is a gem. We looked at over 30 homes in a week during our transition to Hawaii, and this one stood out as a recently renovated home in the highly desirable Kuulei Tract in Kailua. Its location is perfect for a local family who spends as much time shopping and dining as we do at the beach...a short walk in either direction!
The layout of our home is ideal for entertaining and equally suitable for the relaxing lifestyle for which Hawaii is known. The tradewinds cool the home year-round, and though we have air conditioners, we've only turned them on a handful of times in September (our hottest month). The tropical oasis in our backyard is well protected and provides a private sanctuary with pool and spa. Coconut and plumeria trees surround you and truly give a sense of living on a remote island!
Blue Tiki is our family home that we make available to our guests, thus we take pride in maintaining our home to a high standard. We have the basic amenities such as boogie-boards and lifejackets, bbq grill, beach chairs, snorkel gear, and coolers. Larger items such as kayaks and surfboards are better suited renting from the nearby shops to avoid the hassle of transporting them to the beach.
In short, our home = your home...enjoy!
Our family had a wonderful time at Blue Tiki! Blue Tiki is situated in Oahu, a short walk to beautiful Kailua beach and a half mile to the center of all the wonderful shopping and restaurants in downtown Kailua. Our family loved the indoor/outdoor feel of Blue Tiki and spent lovely evenings grilling and lounging by the pool. The owners and their family are lovely and gracious hosts and a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend!
Blue Tiki is a beautiful home to stay in. More than enough room for a family of 6. The owners were very welcoming and did a great job of showing us around the home and explaining its many wonderful amenities. The neighborhood that it is located in has all benefits of Waikiki without the congestion and noise. There are several beaches for swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, etc., numerous restaurants and stores within minutes of the home. However if you want to get to Waikiki or downtown Honolulu it is only a short drive over the mountains. The pictures of the home do not do it justice! We had a great time staying at blue tiki and strongly recommend it for anyone looking for a home to stay in while on Oahu.
Our family had a wonderful and relaxing time at Blue Tiki.
The owners were staying nearby so it was really nice to have a direct contact with people who know the house intimately. I am not sure if this is always the case but I never dealt with anyone other than the owners directly from start to finish, and they helped us beyond just rental related questions. Blake and Natalie were there to greet us as we arrived and give us an orientation of the house. They were also flexible with the arrival time which was very helpful as our route of arrival only allowed for flights arriving in the AM.
Access to Kailua town and beach are very good. We alternated between walking and driving to the beach – pretty easy to do either. We only drove into town but it is just a short walk across the park. If you have never been Kailua it is a lovely quiet neighborhood with all the infrastructure you need and still a quick 30 minute drive into Honolulu if you want to explore there.
The house faces one of the busier streets (by Kailua standards – still 25mph) but once you are in the house or the pool area you are completely in a private world. The pool area is lovely with several tall palms and well landscaped surroundings. The jacuzzi is really nice to have as well as pools in Hawaii can be cool (although still pleasant) during the winter months. Probably doesn’t matter with so much time in the sun, but we also found the house well lit.
The Blue Tiki was wonderful, everything we needed for our work trip / vacation. Blake & Natalie were great hosts and provided us great recommendations. I would highly recommend the Blue Tiki!
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us during the holidays
The photos dont do justice to how nice the house is
The property has everything one needs and more and Caro was more than helpful when meeting us upon arrival
Location is perfect with a 10 minute walk to great beaches or a 5 minute walk into town
We highly recommend Blue Tiki to anyone traveling to Oahu
Blue Tiki made our vacation to beautiful Kailua complete! The house is incredibly well maintained and could not be in a more convenient location - close to the most amazing beaches in the world and Kailua town. The entire process was such a positive experience that exceeded our expectations from the first interaction with the gracious owners from the moment we had to leave. A true home away from home!
Central location on windward oahu with all of oahu's finest activities within one hour:
Walking times, less than 10 minutes to these local attractions:
-Kailua beach park, island snow, Kailua sailboards & kayaks
-Kailua town, farmers' markets, shopping, groceries
-Kailua district park, Olympic-sized pool, basketball & tennis courts, skate park
Drive times, less than one hour to these top attractions:
-golf (municipal, club, and resort), several on the island to choose from
-Waikiki, 30 min
-Honolulu, 20 min
-oahu's north shore, 60 min
-pearl harbor, Arizona memorial, 30 min
-Honolulu international airport, 25 min
-diamond head, 30 min
-hanauma bay, 30 min
-aloha stadium (college football, nfl pro bowl), 25 min
-Honolulu symphony and Honolulu pops, 20 min
-live theater at Hawaii theater center, 20 min
-bishop museum, maritime museum, Honolulu academy of arts 20 to 30 min
-pali highway (leads to pali lookout and Honolulu / Waikiki), 3 min
-h3 freeway entrance, 5 min
-churches: catholic, episcopalian, hope chapel, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Mormon, ucc, Jewish and Buddhist, 1 to 20 min
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 15 2016 - Jan 15 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee||$495 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
We like to keep the booking process simple. A reservation deposit of $1,000 is due upon booking to hold the property. The remainder is due 90 days prior to check-in. Published rates reflect a 5% discount for travelers who pay via eCheck (preferred) or domestic (USA) based credit cards through the secure HomeAway payment system. Discount is not applicable for international credit cards. TAT #W02477945-01