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Large Groups Welcome, Great Reviews...Having a Wedding! TAT # W01593324-01

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-16) Family Style

ALOHA...And E komo mai nou ka Hale Hawaii Kai. This Hawaiiana designed home sits at the end of Koko Head and looks directly across Maunalua Bay at Diamond Head and Kahala. This neighborhood is known for its beautiful private homes, open ocean views (great for whale watching in the winter months), ocean access through city and county maintained regional grounds, as well as, great fishing off the rocky cliffs and reefs. This large, 3000-square-foot home is located on a half acre and tropically landscaped. The house is fully furnished as the owner lives there and is your full time concierge. Anything you need and I will get it for you 24/7. All amenities are included. Be sure to click on the video tab above the main photo here. Please let me know before booking to see if I can offer you any advice or discounts.

One of the first questions I get from large groups is HOW would this work out with 12-16 guests? Well let me tell you, if you are on a budget and traveling with family and close friends you cannot find a more welcoming floor plan and as long as everyone knows it is "family style" accommodations it works out GREAT. I have been renting for over 12 years and never had a single complaint. Once you get to the house and get located in you space, the warm feeling of the house wraps around you and you can feel the Hawaiiana Influencing you almost immediately. What I have yet to figure out is why VRBO has changed their rules to where I cannot send you my video so you can see the house front to back, until you book. Which I will send you the YouTube link ASAP.

Perfect for Weddings up to 35 guests, with the wide open layout and plenty of room in the yards, both the pool side lanai between the hot tub and lanai and the Diamond Head yard with great views from the lawn.

We are in Hawaii Kai just a little over a mile from Koko Marina and Hanauma Bay. We are 20 minutes from Waikiki and about 30 minutes from the airport. The Koko Marina Shopping Center has an Eight-Plex Movie Theater with Stadium Seating, Blockbuster Movie Rental, Foodland Grocery Store, Starbucks, Subway, 24 Hour Fitness, as well as, a number of other restaurants and shops. Just a mile across the bay there are several other familiar stores; Costco, Safeway, City Mill Hardware, McDonalds, Longs and Ross, just to mention a few.

Water is tub and pool in the back yard or just step across the street onto the ocean cliffs. One block down the street, sit on a private sandy beach.

The master bedroom is just inside the entrance and has a king size bed,a large double wardrobe and private bathroom. Both of the other bedrooms have queen beds and they share one full and one half bathrooms at the rear of the house. We also have a king size 'Pune'e', a full size convertible futon, a twin Pune'e, 6 folding futons and 2 inflatable mattress. We have individual room air conditioners in the bedrooms for personal preferences.

The kitchen is in the middle of the house and is the Heart of the Home. The GRAND VIEW is from the living area which is a large hexagon with vaulted ceiling, large fan and three sets of twelve foot sliding glass windows facing the ocean and mountains.

We have four televisions and several VCRs plus two DVD players. There are games for the whole family: cribbage, dominos, Yatzee, Pictionary, Trivial Pursuit and others. We have lots of room for a fun game of croquet or Bocci Ball in the large grass front yard.

Keywords: Home, House, Rental, Compound

More Details

Edgar Miner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, spanish, Un poco de Espaniol!
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 2018

About Edgar Miner

I grew up in Newport Beach/Costa Mesa California, and graduated from Corona del Mar High School in 1966 and served in the Air Force from 1968-72. Then back to school at the University of Calif at Irvine and graduated in 1975. I was a lifeguard in the summers from 1966 to 1979 except for the AF years. I had many sales jobs from selling Armor All Protectant at its introduction to the market to selling DryWall for US Gypsum. In 1981 I became the first Sales Manager of Quiksilver USA as Surf/Sportswear manufacturer and several years later started my own consulting and manufacturing company for other surf companies. By the ninties I was hooked on the interned and turned to consulting for Internet Start-Ups. In 1998 I moved to Hawaii and started my current career, as a Realtor. I still surf and golf on a regular basis and have taken to doing Stand Up Paddling so I can enjoy a totally different water experience. I have the heart of a servant and love helping my guests with whatever they may need.

Edgar Miner purchased this house in 2005

Why Edgar Miner chose Hawaii Kai

Aloha! Lynn and I purchased "Hale Hawaii Kai" in June of 2005. I had rented the house since March of 2000. I started the gardening as a renter and immediately upon purchasing the house put the landscaping in HIGH GEAR. We also added a pool and hot tub. I have photos of Lynn on the excavator digging the pool and...she is good! We renovated the entire property inside and out: paint, cabinets, eaves, bathrooms and wardrobes. This property is the LOVE OF MY LIFE, next to Lynn! We enjoy our guests' holidays almost as much as they do. We enjoy taking them surfing, SUP, kayaking and hiking. Anything my guests need is a Priority for Me and I get things done quickly.

What makes this house unique

Besides being a beautiful place to have a wedding or reception, or family reunion this property is ideally located, close to Waikiki but not in the busy downtown area. We have incredible views, warm water, restaurants and activities close at hand. Famous Hanauma Bay is just 3 minutes away. There are beautiful cliffs to climb and great surf just 1 minute from the front door! Walking in the neighborhood you will see some of the most beautiful homes on the island. Most of the houses in this area sell between $ 2,250,000 and $ 3,000,000.


Hawaii Kai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 16
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • If bringing an animal will need a photo and a health certificate from a vet. We love animals, healthy animals that is. Please get approval at inquiry.
  • This is an exclusive neighborhood, gatherings ok during the day. Evening events need to be brought inside by 9 and Lanai lights out at 10, sharp.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Town ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , This is a step in shower and I have a shower seat if needed.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Very large tile tub great for showering with the small ones.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , This has a granite sink and centrally located.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Air conditioner,Room for crib or futon at end or side of bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Air conditioner, TV, Mirrored Wardrobe
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Air conditioner, TV, Mirrored Wardrobe, pvt exit.
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 king , 1 double , 1 twin/ single , 6 sleep sofa /futon , Lots of choices with Shoji Screen dividers.
  • King size beds (2) Master Bedroom has a king bed and the Punee' in the common area is also a Calif. King., Queen size Beds (2) Both Rear bedrooms have queen size beds with beautiful green & white bed spreads, Double Beds (1) This double bed is actually a Futon that can be a couch or pulled out to make a full size bed., 1 single bed in living room. Baby Cribs (2) This crib is a portable 'Pack-N-Play' ready to use in the house or on the road. We also have a standard wood crib available with bumper chair and toddler walker.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
I have been Hosting for 12 years and truly love spoiling my guest and will be your private concierge. Ifyou need something...just let me know, I will get it for you. We do allow dogs and love ALL Animals! No Smoking near the house please. We have several dedicated smoking areas. One by the pool and the other is on our observation deck.


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Large Groups Welcome, Great Reviews...Having a Wedding! TAT # W01593324-01
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful beach house

  • 5 of 5

We are really satisfied with this vacation home, very comfortable, clean, open concept, and above all centrally located to all amenities. We highly recommend this home for rental. The owner is a very friendly, trustworthy gentleman, very pleasant to do business with. He makes sure the visitors are well looked after, and that everyone enjoy his property. He also provides you with helpful tips and highlights of the surrounding, and places of interest. We will go back to this place, if ever we go back to Honolulu. Thank you very much Edgar for everything, and making our vacation a memorable one. Best regards.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Truly an Amazing Place with Wonderful Owners

  • 5 of 5

This review is long overdue!!! My wife and I recently got married in Hawaii (we live in NYC but she is from Hawaii) and we wanted to rent an authentic Hawaiian home that we could share with my family for the week prior to the wedding. We couldn't have been happier with our selection. Not only is the location perfect, but the home is exactly what we expected...a truly Hawaiian experience! I also cannot say enough about the owners, Edgar and Lynn. They are overwhelmingly genuine, happy and wonderful hosts (as are their pups who wander through the home randomly to greet guests or take naps on the comfy carpet). They make you feel like you are part of their family and there is nothing fake about their sincerity. They even got us a wedding gift which was truly unexpected but very much appreciated. I can't recommend Hawaii Kai enough and I am so thankful for my short opportunity to spend time in this amazing place with these amazing people.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to host you and Natalie and the entire family, as you were wonderful guests. I always do my best to help out and make my guests feel at home. I have you in my data base and will give you a call next time I am heading to NY. Wishing you many years of Happiness and Love. Edgar, Lynn and Hana
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This worked out quite well for us.

  • 4 of 5

Just spent a week here with great success. Edgar is a very accommodating host. The home worked out well....within 20 minutes of just about anything you willing wish to do. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the place needs a little sprucing up. No big deal though.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim, it was a pleasure having you and the families staying here! You were as busy as any guests I have ever had. As I'm sure you noticed we have several projects pending when we get a break between bookings. Would love to have you back any time! ALOHAaaa, Edgar
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A family reunion that we didn't want to end!

  • 5 of 5

Edgar was amazing! as was his beautiful home that we stayed at. We had about 13 people staying together and Edgar's home was more than sufficient to house all of us. The hot tub and pool were awesome and as was the location. It was close to the beach and he even had tons of things at the house so we didn't require rentals. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow - Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from a beautiful, relaxing vacation at this “Aloha” spirit home. The house is in a perfect location (an easy drive away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, an easy drive from the beautiful beaches on the way to the North Shore). This house is lovely, warm, and inviting; it is comfortable and absolutely a place to relax and rejuvenate. We had three families living in the house and there was plenty of room and there was no feeling of being crowded.

Edgar is a terrific host. He provided us with tips and information about places to go and beaches to see. Everything he suggested turned out to be wonderful. Lynn is friendly and a delight to chat with. We enjoyed several talks with Edgar and Lynn and they are truly gracious, friendly hosts.

We can, without any hesitation, highly recommend this home to anyone who wants a fantastic, beautiful, wonderful place to relax when visiting Ohau.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! You will love your stay here!

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from our vacation and stayed here for 6 days. It was even better than what we expected, and the pictures don't do the place justice! We were in a group of 6 and we had lots of space that didn't feel crowded (hard to come by with that big of a group!). Great location, still close to the city (about 20-30 minutes) but far enough to have plenty of privacy. Also, the China Walls were within walking distance (one of our favorite spots during our time in HI). Edgar had amazing communication and was a very happy, easy-going guy who was pleasant doing business with. Highly recommended!!! Thanks again, Edgar! :)

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Like I just said a few moments ago! The Pleasure was ALL time I will be out there playing golf with you guys and try to get you and the girls to go to Waikiki for a Surf! Mahalo Nui Loa, Edgar
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kona Brewing Company, Koko Marina
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Hawaii Kai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kalaniana'ole Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Roy's Restaurant, "The Original Location"
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Hanauma Bay
Nearest Point of Interest
Spitting Cave
Nearest Point of Interest
China Walls
Nearest Point of Interest
Kokee Park and Pillers
Nearest Point of Interest
Portlock Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
The Activity Marina at Koko Marina
Nearest Point of Interest
Dog Park Fenced
Nearest Point of Interest
Dog Park Unrestricted
Car: recommended

We are located right in front of Hawaii Kai, just 1 mile from Hanauma Bay, at the tip of Koko Head facing Diamond Head and in the evening we can see the City Lights of Kahala and Honolulu. We are 20 minutes to Waikiki and 30 minutes to Kailua. Located on the South Shore of Oahu.

Other Activities: Surfing, Hiking, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddling

Golf: There are many golf courses with in 30 minutes and we are happy to make arrangements for you in advance.

Water Sports available from Koko Marina, 1 mile from house, diving, fishing, water skiing, jet skiing and more.

Luau: Only 12 minutes from the house at Sea Life Park at Makapuu, "The Chief's Luau"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee 8 guests $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.96%

Please note that for more than 8 guest there is an additional charge of $ 100 at time of arrival. There will also be a $ 250 charge for events, which is due at arrival also. Home Away family websites are not set up to manage these additional charges. Mahalo


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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