Locals Say 'This is My Favorite Home in Hawaii & the Photos Don't Do it Justice

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Welcome to Blue Hawaii Kai, the Ultimate in Hawaiian Living


Last updated: 09/30/2016
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  • Minimum stay:7-9 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Quiet & private OCEANFRONT Retreat. 'It's like a Mini-Resort' is what so many visitors to the home say. Local Movie/TV Show Location Scouts call our home 'their favorite home in Hawaii'.

Now for the first time ever our private home will be offered to Travelers from around the world. This is undisputed island living at it's finest. This is the Ultimate Hawaiian Vacation Home, oceanfront, perched 65 feet above sea level, facing the sunsets behind Diamond Head. The elevation gives you the best perspective of the ocean. The location is the best weather on the island due to it's breezy and sunny locale. For those seeking a quiet, private and serene area, look no further.

Convenient to beaches & stores yet as far out into the ocean as possible and simply a stunning place to be vacationing. Along one side of the property is a large private tropical jungle ravine with banana, coconut, papaya trees with a country-like feel. Access to ocean is down a private meandering grass path to where there is a rarely visited cove with olivine sand next to it. Absorb the incredible views of mountains, deep blue and crystal clear ocean, sunsets behind Diamond Head, whales and dolphins frolicking with the rhythm of the ocean (in season).

This home also directly fronts a very rare blow hole (not THE well known Spitting Cave). On the ocean side of the home is a infinity swimming pool/spa with deep-ocean blue tile surrounded by cut lava stone pool deck. Next to it and elevated is a large BBQ lanai for outdoor entertaining. From there you can see the lawn, pool, mountains and ocean. You have ocean views from 3 dining areas; the outdoor BBQ lanai, dining area and the living room.

The Master Suite, private lanai and bath are direct ocean frontage. Every one of the 4 bedrooms has its own private bath. The large office is located next to the powder room.
Sleeps 8 in rooms. Nap, read or just soak in the sounds of waves, wind and birds on the oceanfront lanai on a Queen size Hawaiian daybed known as a pune'e. There is also a daybed in the office to relax and keep your loved ones company while they do their work.

Ocean activity opportunities abound such as scuba diving, boat rides, swimming and surfing. Golf, hiking, tennis, hiking and great walking around the neighborhood.

This property has been used in numerous TV shows, movies, national and international advertising. Obviously a special slice of paradise to be chosen & enjoyed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 5822 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    There is 30 year old minimum age. There is no infant or toddler equipment so you will have to bring or rent your own. Please read CHILDREN verbiage above....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Depending on the age of children which is a parent decision. There is a pool and spa which can be dangerous is children are unattended. There is a path to the ocean which enables guests to walk to the ocean which could be dangerous if children us it and are unattended. The danger increases during high surf and high tides; as well, the rocks at the ocean are slippery when wet in certain areas. People can and have slipped/fallen and been hurt. Please take precaution and be aware of conditions. Your child's experience, knowledge of ocean is your decision whether they should be near the ocean be careful as it is at your risk to go. IMPORTANT: This is a warning for children AND adults....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pets allowed ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    There is a ramp into MAIN level only where the Guest suite (which has its own kitchenette) is located. The door there is 36' wide for wheelchair accessibility. IMPORTANT: There are 3 steps to the living areas where the living room, kitchen, dining and lanai are located. Wheelchair and assistance would need to be able to assist to go up and down 3 steps. The BBQ area is 3 steps down from the living area. The pool deck is 6 steps down from the BBQ area....moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

  • Master Bedroom : 1 king

    Oceanfront master bedroom has lanai & bathroom on the ocean...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Guest suite with private garden setting, separate & wet bar....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen

    Facing the wind, cool, quiet & has it's own bathroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

    Cool tradewinds, quiet & has it's own private bathroom....moreless

  • 4 large bedrooms, includes 480sf Master bedroom and a Guest Suite with separate entrance. Master bedroom & bath have ocean & garden ravine views. The 2 other bedrooms have garden/ravine views. The Guest Suite has an outdoor private seating area with garden setting and its own kitchenette. Add'l 4 beds not in rooms; Queen size day-bed (pune'e) can be used for sleeping, reading or resting on. Our office has a day bed of 2-single beds and is next to a powder room with sink and toilet. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, bidet

    Master Bath Features: bidet, bath tub , shower, toilet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

    Guest suite has a large toilet seat for the large or elderly...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

    Bathroom 3 & 4 are identical in size & are private....moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Bathroom 4 & 3 are identical in size & are private....moreless

  • Powder room: toilet

    Powder room is right next to the office....moreless

  • Large Master bathroom with jacuzzi tub, enclosed toilet and bidet. Ocean view so you can watch the ocean while brushing your teeth or combing your hair. Each room has own bath and shower, guest suite has tub/shower combination and special toilet seat for elderly or heavier people....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable:

    Cable TV throughout....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    TV's in ALL bedrooms, office, kitchen. 60' flat screen TV in Living Room, Cable TV satellite....moreless

  • Video Library:

    Nice selection of Movies for your family's enjoyment....moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    There are 5 beaches within 1 mile which are very secluded and not crowded. Just a few miles away and a short drive are world class beaches....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Our beach is right in front and is sparking olivine sand that Diamond Head was named after because of the sparkling quality of the sand. It sits on the surface of the level shale area below our home....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You will enjoy the panoramic view of the Koolau mountains above Maunalua Bay from the many areas throughout our property. Morning shadows on the mountain ridges, sipping your coffee... priceless....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    With the best West vantage you see the sunsets over Diamond Head in the summer and dropping into the ocean in the winter months....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Our oceanfront directly below is secluded, has a cove that very few people ever see. For our guests it's a stroll down our private trail to this awesome area. Caution: Rocks slippery when wet....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Sound/Bay Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Three dining areas, all with ocean views. Dining area, 8 chairs BBQ area, 8 cube chairs (below dining area) Living area, 4 rattan swivel chairs. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning in Master Bedroom ONLY. The house has cool breezes and does not need air conditioning. 2015 Fans in ALL rooms....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

    Large 840 sf Living room with Brazilian hardwood floors. Open Lanai next to living room, both with ocean views. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking for 2-3 cars in driveway, lots of street parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Soap and accessories provided....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    2014 Bosch dishwasher...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Large, fully equipped kitchen with Sub Zero fridge, ice maker, gas cooktop, microwave and oven, buffet serving area, ocean and garden view, kitchen island seats 3 comfortably. ...moreless

  • Microwave:

    GE Advantium Micro/Convection oven...moreless

  • Oven:

    Bosch oven...moreless

  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator:

    2014 Sub Zero all fridge, separate freezer, and an ice maker which is under the kitchen island....moreless

  • Stove:

    Gas Thermadore 5 burner cooktop...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat:

    NONE on property but Boat Rental rides, scuba diving, jet ski, body boards are available at nearby shopping center 1 mile away....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    800+ sf natural lava stone pool deck and BBQ area provides seamless transition from outside to inside and vice versa. ...moreless

  • Golf:

    Public & private courses nearby, world famous Waialae Country Club (home of Sony Open) nine miles away. Multiple World Class courses 30-60 minute drive....moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Rentals available at same nearby shopping centers. ...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    The ocean side of our living room transitions into a lanai seating area. Our private Master Suite lanai is a romantic getaway nested above the ravine and is direct oceanfront....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful gardens a private meandering path to ocean a secluded area with natural a spitting cave/blow hole & cove. CAUTION:Dangerous slippery rock shelf & ocean. Experts ONLY....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    300+ sf covered lanai with gas BBQ, mini fridge and large outdoor cement table with 8 cube chairs. This area has had many memorable parties with laughter & good times....moreless

  • Tennis:

    Public and private tennis courts nearby, 1- 3 miles away....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    NONE on property but Boat Rental rides, scuba diving, jet ski, body boards are available at nearby shopping center 1 mile away....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Infinity edge spa/hot tub with cascading spillway over stone spillway wall which creates sound like a mountain stream....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Infinity pool facing ocean with deep-sea blue tiles used in many advertisement photo shoots. Pool deck covered with real lave stone. Spa spills into pool over stone face making stream sounds....moreless



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Fall Season Pricing
Sep 1 - Nov 14, 2016
7 night min stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 - Jan 14, 2017
9 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $785
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $3,000
  • Tax Rate 13.95%


“The rental agreement must obligate the homeowner to provide the property to the tenant for 30 days or more and the tenant must have the right to use the property for 30 days or more. If you have a rental agreement for a property that is for 30 days or more as is set forth above, and if during the occupancy the tenant decided to terminate the contract and vacate the property before the end of the 30 day period, there is no violation provided that the property is left vacant for the balance of the 30 days.” No other parties shall occupy the property other than those on the lease and the Primary lease holder shall be held responsible for the terms of the lease.

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Last updated: 09/30/2016
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16 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kona Brewery Bar & Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Hawaii Kai Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Kalanianaole Hwy (main Hwy to Portlock)
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kona Brewery/Assagios/Moena Cafe/Maile's Thai
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
Portlock ~ Hanauma Bay

We have the local knowledge of the islands and would love to share it with you. There is hiking, surfing, golfing, tennis, snorkeling, fishing, rifle range, kite flying, whale watching (in season), beach strolls, body surfing, swimming, SUPing, dolphin & 'Spitting Cave' & 'China Walls' watching are activities available in our area. We will also provide you with optional things to do beyond the immediate area & service providers for your decision of whom to use in other areas as well.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: The owners of this beautiful home were both raised in Hawaii. Rob is a native Hawaiian, and 6th generation descendant of Englishman Robert Holt, who sailed to Hawaii in 1820. At a young age, Rob was a surfboard shaper at Lightning Bolt and eventually founded the popular surf company, Local Motion. Rob currently is a top producing realtor at East Oahu Realty. Annie was born in Bermuda, but moved to Hawaii as a young child. She is an interior decorator, and prides herself in mixing Hawaiian-style in with various other compositions to create an eclectic Aloha blend. She may not have been born in Hawaii, but it is truly part of her being. Annie also partners with Rob in his real estate ventures. After raising their children, Rob and Annie decided to share their home with people from around the world so that others could experience a truly one of a kind island way of living. Rob and his beautiful wife, Annie, have been together for 43 years, and married for 34 years.

Why the Owner Chose Hawaii Kai, Honolulu, HI, USA:
We chose this property and built this particular style home on the last 'never built on' lot in the Koko Kai area of Portlock because we love the area. We have lived in the area for years before purchasing it and waited for the perfect place to build our 'dream home'. The nuances of the area and lot location are key to the living conditions and home we desired. In Hawaii, there are many micro-climates in each area. To build the open-air Hawaiian style house we wanted, we had to build in this area because it is not too wet. Although both Rob and his wife were both raised in Kailua, they prefer the weather conditions on the leeward side of Koko Kai/Portlock. This property has favorable offshore winds that enhance an open air style of living, keeping it cool, dry and mildew free. 'It's very sunny here yet cooled by the trade-wind breezes'. The weather conditions can't be changed and structures can be altered to enhance the living experience. Also key to his wife wish is #1 'it has to be quiet' and that it is. The leeward side of the island has many advantages; we enjoy predominantly offshore trade-winds, incomparable sunsets, and is consistently sunnier than the windward or mountain areas of any island. Koko Kai/Portlock projects outward into the deep blue sea giving it additional climatic benefits like being away from the often cloudy Ko'olau mountains & traffic noise. We call our home 'Blue Hawaii Kai' because it is a part of the community of Hawaii Kai but is out in the deep blue sea in the prestigious area of Koko Kai. The Hawaii Kai area has every amenity one would need, including all kinds of shopping (including Costco), medical services a mile away, restaurants (the original Roy's restaurant started here in Hawaii Kai), golf course, surfing and ocean activities. In fact, one could even stay here in Hawaii Kai and never go out to 'Honolulu' if they wanted to.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The home has unique design benefits that enhance the living weather than most locale. The design provides a seamless transition from outside to inside and vice versa. For this style of living a drier weather is preferable. Letting the trade-winds in and out is key to air flow. The breeze needs to be dry so the home was designed to allow the predominantly E/NE trade winds to blow gently through the entire home, thus needing no air conditioning. The weather is the best on the island, cool and dry in the shade and sunnier than most areas every day because it's located out into the deep blue sea and away from the major mountain chain. The interior courtyard is open to nature and this is totally unique by allowing balmy winds to flow throughout the entire home. The same winds directly permeate and cool the living area, kitchen, office and dining area. It's fascinating to see the rain falling right inside your house in the courtyard and no one gets wet! The open air courtyard has a zen-like fountain, sliding glass walls into the living room, leaving our home the most unique truly Hawaiian experience you will ever have.

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  • Welcome to Blue Hawaii Kai, the Ultimate in Hawaiian Living

    Welcome to Blue Hawaii Kai, the Ultimate in Hawaiian Living

  • Quiet, meandering private grass path to the cove & blow hole below our property.

    Quiet, meandering private grass path to the cove & blow hole below our property.

  • When the surf is on, 'China Walls' is in front, but for experienced surfers only

    When the surf is on, 'China Walls' is in front, but for experienced surfers only

  • Office w/ wireless internet, 3 work stations, TV & daybed to relax/keep company.

    Office w/ wireless internet, 3 work stations, TV & daybed to relax/keep company.

  • From the grass path to our windswept steps to the olivine sandy cove area below.

    From the grass path to our windswept steps to the olivine sandy cove area below.

  • The sun sets here in Oct. Nov. is the best weather/pricing of the year, try it!

    The sun sets here in Oct. Nov. is the best weather/pricing of the year, try it!

  • Aerial view of the Koko Kai area and its cliffs.  BHK is

    Aerial view of the Koko Kai area and its cliffs. BHK is

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Date last modified - Thursday, October 13, 2016

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