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Our Place of Joy: An Ocean Retreat

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


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 to stays less than 30 nights 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 followed suit and took 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

Vicki Cobb
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 5, 2018

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 Kapolei

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.


Kapolei Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Tall toilet, 2 sinks, walk-in shower with bench, grab bars
    Guest Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Chair height toilet (new2018). Full size washer-dryer stack.
  • Two full bathrooms. Master ensuite features a walk-in shower with bench seat, comfort height toilets (2018), double sinks, and large walk-in closet. Showers & toilets offer grab bars for safety. Guest bathroom has a tub-shower combination. Fresh white bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, and colorful beach towels are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Twin Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
  • A 65" Samsung TV in great room can be viewed from the kitchen (new 2018). Ceiling fans and flat-screen smart TVs in each bedroom. Clean, comfortable bedding. Twin beds may be converted to a king bed upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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
Ko Olina Places to Eat: Roy's, Longboard's, Monkeypod Kitchen, 'Ama'Ama, Country Market (upscale ABC Store in Ko Olina selling groceries and hot food). Kapolei Grocery & Shopping: Costco, Safeway, Foodland, Down to Earth Organics, Longs Drug, Walmart, K-Mart, Target.


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Our Place of Joy: An Ocean Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Love Staying Here!

  • 5 of 5

Mrs. Vicki's home is absolutely wonderful! It is in a gated community, right on the beach, and centrally located! I utilize her home as much as possible for when we travel to Hawaii. She is the most amazing host and very responsive and attentive to all your needs. Her home is beautiful and perfect for business, family or a romantic retreat. I definitely recommend her home to those who are looking for a peaceful getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Experience Kamaaina!

  • 5 of 5

I would say that we would agree with all the other reviews posted.

Our month long stay in the summer had a great view with easy access to the open water swimming in the pacific ocean. For those comfortable, the snorkeling and interaction with pods of dolphins and incredible sea life is amazing.

Definitely having ample amenities of your own kitchen, washer/dryer, beach access, and 3 bedrooms with OCEAN VIEW is unrivaled by other offerings.

Vicki was very warm, friendly, and accessible for any needs or requests.

The only drawback is that when sitting out on the patio, a minimal amount of road noise can be heard. Keep in mind, nothing comes close to the overall experience and value for Ko' Olina with ocean views.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hula Dog Waikiki
Hot Dog Restaurant
Ruffage Natural Foods
Health Food Restaurant
Hy's Steak House
Steak House
Coconut Cafe
Blue Ocean Seafood & Steak
Seafood Restaurant
Me Bar-B-Que
Barbecue Restaurant
Musubi Cafe IYASUME
Japanese Restaurant
Jinroku Pacific
Teppanyaki Restaurant
The Lovin' Oven Vegan/Non Vegan Pizza
Italian Restaurant
American Restaurant
La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Seoul Jung
Korean Restaurant
Hawaiian Crown Plantation
M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar
New American Restaurant
hana no sato 花の里
Down Home Cooking Restaurant
Volcano Shakes & Sandwiches
Ice Cream Shop
Gyoza No Ohsho
Japanese Restaurant
Superheat Chili New York Hawaii
Kai Coffee Hawaii
Coffee Shop
Rock Island Cafe
Breakfast Restaurant
Furusato Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
Eggs 'n Things Waikiki Beach Eggspress
Chuck's Cellar
Steak House
Le jardin
Tanaka of Tokyo East
Japanese Steakhouse
SWIM Poolside Dining in Waikiki
Bar & Grill
Appetito Craft Pizza & Wine Bar
Wood and Bucket Tapas Bar & Grill
Bar & Grill
Waikiki Grass Shack Bistro
Sandwich Shop
Dim Sum Restaurant
Banyan Breeze
Coffee Shop
HI Steaks
Barbecue Restaurant
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Hamburger Restaurant
Waikiki Beachside Bistro
TR Fire Grill
Aloha Coffee
The Veranda
Seafood Restaurant
Beach Club
Dominos Pizza Waikiki (Inside Hyatt Place)
Pizza Restaurant
Honolulu Coffee
Coffee Shop
Holoholo Cafe & Market
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Japanese Restaurant
Kuhio Beach Park
Ice Cream Shop
Coffee Shop 831
Coffee Shop
d.k Steak House
Steak House
MoDo Hawaii
Magnolia Ice Cream & Treats
LAMILL Coffee Boutique
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
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


Recommended in Ko Olina for Kids:

Paradise Cove's Turtle Beach

Disney Aulani

Wet 'n Wild Hawaii

Fia Fia (Marriott luau)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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