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Our Place of Joy: an Ocean Retreat

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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  • Minimum stay:14-30 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Townhome
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

3-bedroom/ 2-bath Ground floor Condo, Unforgettable Ocean Views in Ko Olina.

Length of stay: Minimum 30 nights.
Exception: Nightly rate of $250 applies if our unit should be available closer to the rental date.

Built in 2002, Kai Lani is a quiet gated community with a lush tropical landscape. It is located in Ko Olina, a 640 acre ocean-front resort on West Oahu, the dry leeward side of the island (averages 53 days of rain). The name 'Place of Joy' aptly describes the puffy-cloud, blue-sky days, palm trees kissed by the sun, and the aloha spirit. In 2011, Disney opened the doors of its Aulani Hotel. The Four Seasons Resort Oahu has followed suit and is slated to take over the JW Marriott Ihilani in December of 2015.

All the luxuries of an upscale ocean property await our guests. The nine-foot ceilings and open concept of our 1320 square foot condo create a feeling of spaciousness. We have 3 bedrooms: one king bed, one queen bed, and two twin beds that can be converted to a king if requested. Ceiling fans cool each bedroom and the living area, though some guests prefer to run the air conditioning on balmy days. Our condo features two bathrooms: a master bath with walk-in shower and a guest bath with tub-shower combination. This clean, comfortable unit is furnished in a tropical coastal style, boasting a fully-stocked kitchen. Barbecue on the gas grill at the community pool and take a refreshing dip in the heated pool located a few minutes from our door. Follow up with a soak in the adjacent hot tub. Swim with the turtles at the Paradise Cove beach, only two blocks away. View the spectacular sunset at Milo Cove, a secluded beach only a three-minute walk from our lanai. Spot an occasional Hawaiian monk seal or gentle sea turtle that has decided to sun itself on the rocks. Life doesn't get any better than this!

Interested in a day trip? Drive to the North Shore to watch the surfers ride the waves. Stop for lunch at a local shrimp farm for fresh mouth-watering shrimp. Located less than a mile from H1, our convenient location provides easy access to the airport, Honolulu, or the Waianae coast. Enjoy the best Oahu has to offer and return to relax in a place of joy, our condo in Ko Olina.


Member since: 2015

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

Property Type

  • Townhome
  • On floor 1
  • 1320 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Children Welcome:

    Plastic drink/sippy cups and child-proof plates provided. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Please no smoking inside the condo or on the lanai. Owner has severe allergies. Smoking is allowed away from the buildings....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed:

    No pets allowed whatsoever. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    Ground floor unit. Grab bars in master ensuite shower stall & side wall of toilet. However, the shower is not curbless....moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single


  • Ceiling fan and flat-screen TV in each bedroom. Clean, comfortable bedding is provided. Twin beds may be converted to a king bed upon request....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Double sinks, large walk-in shower with bench, grab bars....moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Washer-dryer stacked unit....moreless

  • Two bathrooms. Master ensuite features a walk-in shower with seating, double sinks, and large walk-in closet. Grab bars to assist at the shower & toilet of master bath. Guest bathroom with a tub-shower combination. Fresh bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and beach towels are provided....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Ko Olina Places to Eat: Roy's, Longboard's, Chuck's, Monkeypod Kitchen, Country Market (upscale ABC Store selling groceries and made-to-order sandwiches). Kapolei Grocery & Shopping: Costco, Safeway, Foodland, Down to Earth Organics, Longs Drug, Walmart, K-Mart, Target. ...moreless


  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Free Wi-fi is available. Netflix movie channels can be programmed and accessed if renter has a Netflix subscription. ...moreless

  • Television:

    A flat screen TV in the living/great room. A Smart Samsung flat screen TV in each bedroom....moreless

  • Toys:

    Beach toys...moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Boating
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Ocean View:

    Spectacular sunsets from the lanai. Short walk to white sand swimming beaches and 3-mile walking path along the ocean....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    View whales spouting in the Pacific Ocean. Pack your binoculars!...moreless

  • Resort:

    Kai Lani is located in Ko Olina, a 640-acre world-class resort. Restaurants include Roy's, Chuck's, Longboard's, Monkeypod Kitchen, Just Tacos, & the Country Market (gourmet ABC Store)....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6. Lanai seats 4. Gas barbecue grills in pool area. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Owner includes $200 of electricity. Cost depends mostly on A/C use. Fans & 2 screen doors usher cool breezes. Should the electric cost exceed $200, overage will be deducted from security deposit....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Full-size stacked Whirlpool Duet is located in guest bathroom....moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Membership to the Ko Olina Beach & Sports Club (fitness center, tennis court, yoga on the beach, zumba, pilates, and more! Ask owner for details....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    High speed internet....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Fresh clean white linens. Light weight blankets. ...moreless

  • Living Room:

    Comfortable living or great room area with spectacular views of the ocean and sunset. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    Free Parking: One assigned outdoor parking space. 24-hour visitor parking....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample towels are provided. Bath, hand, wash cloths & bath mats. Beach towels (6)....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Full-size stacked Whirlpool Duet is located in guest bathroom....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen:

    Fully stocked with dishes, drinking glasses, silverware, knives, pots and pans, rice cooker, blender, cooking utensils, etc....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Spices and other...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    French door refrigerator with ice maker, water dispenser....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric stove...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Golf:

    Ko Olina Golf Club less than a mile. Seven (7) more golf courses in West Oahu....moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    View of ocean and sunsets...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Vast green space off the lanai....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Communal gas grills in the pool area. ...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Tennis court at the Ko Olina Beach & Sports Club. Ask owner about obtaining use of membership....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Boogie boards, snorkeling masks, fins, noodles, and sand toys are located in the garage....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub

Building Type

  • Building


Write a review 5
from 16 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Summer 2017
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Fall 2017
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2017
30 night min stay

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2017
30 night min stay

Winter 2018
Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2018
30 night min stay

Spring 2018
Apr 1 - May 31, 2018
30 night min stay

Summer 2018
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2018
30 night min stay

Fall 2018
Sep 1 - Nov 30, 2018
30 night min stay

Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2018
30 night min stay

My Standard Rate
14 night min stay
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,500
  • Professional Move-Out Cleaning $375
  • Tax Rate 13.962%


Free Wi-Fi, Internet, and Cable.

Free outside assigned parking space.

Includes credit of $200 per month toward electric bill (overage is deducted from security deposit).

Credit Card Convenience fee = 2.9% (USA), 4.75% (International).

E-check USA is free (requires 10-day window).

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/09/2017
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19 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Longboard's Bar & Grill
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ko Olina Golf Club
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Roy's Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Milo Cove

Car: Recommended

Recommended Activities (45-minute drive):

USS Arizona Memorial

Battleship Missouri

Polynesian Cultural Center

Waikiki Beach

North Shore surf

Waimea Valley

Dole Plantation tour

Honolulu Zoo


Recommended in Ko Olina for Kids:

Paradise Cove's Turtle Beach

Disney Aulani

Wet 'n Wild Hawaii

Fia Fia (Marriott luau)


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: My husband and I are both retired, having lived and worked in the Chicago area our entire lives. An electrical contractor, he owned and ran a small business, while I taught English to high school students. We also dabbled in buying rental properties. As for recreation, he loves to hunt and I love to photograph. We keep busy with our family: two daughters, two sons, and nine grandchildren from toddler to teen.

Why the Owner Chose Kapolei, HI, USA:
We had vacationed in Ko Olina as timeshare owners for over 10 years. Our timeshares treated us well during January and early February, providing us a 6-week reprieve from below zero temperatures, ice, and snow. As owners we were treated like royalty at Marriott Ko Olina Beach Club. We enjoyed the beautiful grounds, the lush swimming pools, amazing lagoons, and the 3-mile path along the ocean. We fell so in love with the area that we set out to purchase a condo in Ko Olina. We decided on Kai Lani Estates, the only low-density Ko Olina condos with ocean views. In 2011 Ko Olina was a seller's market, so we made an offer on this property based on photographs provided by our realtor. Having owned and rehabbed properties in the Midwest, we were not new to real estate investments. But this purchase took a leap of faith, a risk that neither of us have regretted. In fact, my husband threatens to tie himself to a palm tree when it's time to fly back to the mainland! Our grandchildren have fallen in love too. They especially enjoy spending the day at the best swimming beach in Ko Olina, the beach at Paradise Cove, known as Turtle Beach. Every day, gentle lumbering turtles swim there. We love to share our Place of Joy with friends and family.

The Unique Benefits at this Townhome:
I have dreamed of a waterfront view. While working, we had purchased rental properties in New Buffalo, Michigan, but property on Lake Michigan was beyond our reach. A cozy cottage next to a stream and a block from the marina was the closest we came. Kai Lani has satisfied a life-long dream for me. As a former boater and fisherman, my husband has loved the water too. The ocean restores us.

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Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/09/2017

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  • Ocean view from our lanai

    Ocean view from our lanai

  • Community pool and hot tub

    Community pool and hot tub

  • Dining from front door

    Dining from front door

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Kitchen


  • Master bath vanity

    Master bath vanity

  • Great room

    Great room

  • Our 4-unit building from ocean-side

    Our 4-unit building from ocean-side

  • Milo Cove beach, just a 4 minute walk

    Milo Cove beach, just a 4 minute walk

  • Hawaiian monk seal resting at our secret cove

    Hawaiian monk seal resting at our secret cove

  • Glorious sunset from our great room

    Glorious sunset from our great room

  • Kai Lani gated entrance

    Kai Lani gated entrance

  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Dining seating for 6

    Dining seating for 6

  • great room seating

    great room seating

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Bedroom queen bed

    Bedroom queen bed

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Great room ocean view

    Great room ocean view

  • Preservation area & green space from our lanai

    Preservation area & green space from our lanai

  • Hawaiian sea turtle at Milo Cove

    Hawaiian sea turtle at Milo Cove

  • Waianae Coast

    Waianae Coast

VRBO #668420

This listing was first published here in 2015.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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