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Our Place of Joy: An Ocean Retreat

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,320 sq. ft.
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 14 - 30 nights

Overview

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.

More Details

Owner
Vicki Cobb
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 7, 2017

About Vicki Cobb

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.

Vicki Cobb purchased this townhome in 2012

Why Vicki Cobb chose West Oahu

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.

What makes this townhome unique

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.

Amenities

Kapolei Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1320 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Double sinks, large walk-in shower with bench, grab bars.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer-dryer stacked unit.
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Seattle,WA
5

A wonderful and memorable experience!

  • 5 of 5

This year, we decided to have a longer vacation in Hawaii. We had been to the Koolina area many times before, but our stay this time has been one of the best family vacations, thus far. The unit was clean, spacious, nicely decorated, and luxurious. Everything we needed and more was provided. The fully stocked and full sized kitchen made cooking at home an ease. There is also something to be said about having a nice laundry unit for washing. The view was breathtaking from inside the unit and on the lanai during breakfast and sunsets. The grounds were beautifully maintained and the whole resort area was gorgeous. We were located near the small beach as well as walking distance to the lagoons and resort marketplace. Kapolei was just minutes away with a new mall, many restaurants and shopping, including an organic store, Costco and Target nearby. We went daily for walks or runs early in the morning along the lagoons and on 2 occasions, came across a pod of dolphins. We ended our morning walks with a leisurely coffee stop at the beautiful Four Seasons or at the Honolulu Coffee Co. We also enjoyed going for burgers (they have a bunless option, which was delish) and shakes and hung out after dinner at the Four Seasons and lagoons. We went swimming almost daily at the small beach, lagoons or the fun community pool. The Paradise Cove beach is great and safe for families with littles. We saw a Moray Eel hiding in the rocks and turtles at the rocky lagoon next to Paradise Cove. Each time we went to the beach, we saw or swam with turtles, which were amazing experiences! The sunsets were spectacular from where we were located! Our stay was long enough to have plenty of time to relax and also explore the island. One of our favorite excursions was a drive to Kailua beach, which I think is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. We also took a sailboat ride off of Waikiki, which was another highlight of our trip. The Northshore was located just 30 minutes to the shrimp trucks and Turtle beach.

I can't say enough about how wonderful this place and our vacation was. Vicki was a pleasure to communicate with. She was lovely in all of our conversations as she truly desired for us to have a wonderful vacation without any glitch and she delivered. Vicki, your place was truly a place of joy and felt like a dream home away from home. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your gorgeous place. We hope to be back in the next years to come.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful condo in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We had visited Kai Lani in 2014 and knew we wanted to come back. This time we needed a 3 bedroom condo that would sleep 7 and Vicki was very willing to work with us. We made so many wonderful memories.

The condo is very clean and has everything you need. We enjoyed the lagoons and the restaurants. Our

favorite beach was at Paradise Cove where we snorkeled with turtles and even had a monk seal swim in to lie on the beach in the sun. At sunset we would walk to the small beach in front of the condo and enjoy

the view.

This is truly a piece of paradise and the condo will not disappoint you. Short drive to attractions and a beautiful place to call home. We have told our friends and would definitely stay here again.

Vicki is a very special lady and does everything to make your stay amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is the definition of paradise!

The owners have thought of everything to make their home yours during your visit!

It's hard to leave and we will be back to this most unbelievable community in paradise!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect condo. Perfect host. Everything exactly as described.

  • 5 of 5

We chose this first floor condo because we were traveling with our senior citizen parents and wanted everything to be perfect for them. We are glad we did!

The condo is fully equipped for a carefree stay on Oahu. The kitchen has everything you'll need. We cooked dinner there almost every night because the sunset view from the condo is better than any you'll find anywhere else. The unit has central air conditioning which was important to us since we were visiting in August. (Despite what others may say, yes it does get HOT in Hawaii!)

The location and view is exactly as shown in the photos. It is just far enough away from Honolulu to avoid the traffic and congestion of the city, but it is very close to groceries, stores, restaurants, etc. With a rental car, you can easily visit all parts of the island from this location. The condo complex is quiet, private and very well maintained.

The host, Vicki, is excellent. She is detail oriented, honest and very concerned with providing a perfect experience for her guests. She is very responsive, friendly and easy to work with.

One final note. We rent our own homes as vacation rentals and travel extensively, staying almost exclusively in other vacation rentals. This was one of the best that we have experienced and we will definitely stay here again when we plan future visits to Oahu. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Kindest Host!

  • 5 of 5

I have rented Ms. Vicki's home on two separate occasions and she was nothing but a delight to work with. The home is in a beautiful location and provides all the comforts of home. Truly a magnificent place to stay and i would highly recommend this property to anyone.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Norman, Oklahoma
5

Our stay was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

To describe our stay at Kai Lani in words is so difficult, because it was so amazingly beautiful. The sunsets were the best I have seen. I was lucky enough to capture most of the sunsets on my camera and have some beautiful shots that could not have been captured anywhere else. To be able to give my mom this gift of staying at Kai Lani was the best. She appreciated the views the most.

If you are looking for the best place to stay this would be it! The condo was in perfect condition. It was a spacious 3 bedroom condo with everything you needed to prepare meals, take showers or baths with plenty of storage. I would recommend renting from Vicki. She was great to work with and is very caring.

Thank you Vicki for the best vacation ever.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Longboard's Bar & Grill
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ko Olina Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Roy's Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
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

Chinatown

Recommended in Ko Olina for Kids:

Paradise Cove's Turtle Beach

Disney Aulani

Wet 'n Wild Hawaii

Fia Fia (Marriott luau)

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Rates & Availability

Kapolei Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Holidays
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
Winter 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
$4,800
 
 
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
$5,200
 
 
Fall 2018
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
30 night minimum stay
$4,200
 
 
Holidays
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 31 2018
30 night minimum stay
$6,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
14 night minimum stay
$250
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $375
Damage Deposit $1,500

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

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