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Where gorgeous rainforest, mountan views, and costal living meet!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, lanai with views perfect for family living, Sleeps 6-7

The Jungle Waterfall Retreat is tucked into the rainforest of Kailua. Get the quiet relaxation of living surrounded by mountains while only being a 5 minute drive to the beach. Its just 20 minutes to the airport and Waikiki, but you will feel like you are on another island. Enjoy panoramic views of countless waterfalls when it rains and lush carved mountains on sunny days. The entrance to Manawilli Falls Hike, made famous in the Jason Mraz music video and countless others, is only minutes from the house.

This fully renovated 3 bedroom 2 bath home has everything you need. The full kitchen with updated appliances and granite counter tops opens up to the living room which has a pullout couch for additional guests. The Master Suite has a private bath. All the bedrooms have an AC unit, but you won't need it as the tradewinds blow threw the house. This house is perfect for families or few friends getting away from it all!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2017

Why Mark chose East Oahu

This property is charming and the perfect place to relax. The combination of being in the mountains and still so close to the beach can't be beat!


Maunawili House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master En Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Bedroom has A/C unit and En suite bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Bedroom has A/C unit
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Bedroom has floor A/C unit
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(8 traveler reviews)

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Where gorgeous rainforest, mountan views, and costal living meet!
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews

Comfortable and modern with all the amenities! Wonderful hosts!

  • 5 of 5

My family (2 adults, 2 kids) and my mother all stayed at this wonderful guesthouse! The master had a comfy king bed and our own spacious bathroom , my mom had the second room with a queen and the kids each had a bed in the 3rd bedroom. Each room had air conditioning but we only needed to use it a few times. There are also ceiling fans and it's fun to have the windows open to hear the birds in the morning!

Great location, close to Honolulu and Kailua beach but you felt like you were living in your own private jungle.

Lots of items for the beach, fully stocked kitchen and a great deck to BBQ on!

We fell in love with Kailua and hope to be back! We will definitely stay in the house if we do!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We really had a wonderful time in Kailua and it was only accentuated by this wonderful little oasis.

We arrived after dark so we were not able to enjoy the beauty of the setting until the next morning when I walked into the room my son was sleeping in and looked out the back window into the LUSH rain forest! It was truly amazing!

The home was quaint and apportioned with everything we needed for our short stay. The Owners, that live on the same property, were wonderful and helpful in offering suggestions of things we may want to do but were completely respectful of our privacy.

The home was as described, clean and well maintained.

Thanks for sharing your home with us ... if we come back we will certainly look you up and hope to stay here again!

Jeff, Jane, Jason and Anita


  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time in this house. The neighborhood was quite and inside the house was clean. We had 7 adults and one teenager but it had enough space for all of us. Two cute neighbor's cats were in the front area to welcome us home every day. The experience in this house was wonderful. Hope we can come back soon. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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elk grove, ca

Nice home tucked away in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family. The owner lives very close to the house and was truly the highlight of this property! She's an obsolete doll, extremely accomodating. The house had everything we need and more. Beach stuff, ice chests, linens, all the kitchen things you need. The owner even had a nice welcome basket with goodies. Loved the place and would definitely go back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Barbara

Just what we were looking for!

  • 5 of 5

At first when we came to the house we drove by "Wow that's a pretty house, I wish we were staying there". My husband kept driving, I said "Hey, wait a minute... That is where were staying!" We discovered everything we needed inside, including a killer AC. We took it for granted, for another friend of mine stayed in a different rental; they didn't have AC. The owners were very kind and treaty us as long lost friends. Coming home to our rental after an adventurous day was so relaxing and calm.

I definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Felt like Home

  • 5 of 5

The owners were wonderful people whom went out of there way to be helpful. We happened to be there during a very warm and humid period. Diane made sure we were cool and had everything we needed. From towels to beach equipment. The AC units are well equipped to handle the spaces they occupy. I've been in other homes with a meager 5000 BTU unit in a large room. These units cooled the rooms within minutes. The portable was also available to use. The house is clean, new and well constructed. We would definitely stay here again when we visit our family. My kids loved it !! Vinny, Melani and family. Mahalo

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Honolulu Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Royal Hawaiian Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Pali Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Lots to Choose from in Kailua
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Maunawili House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Rate '17
May 27 2017 - Sep 10 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Rate '17
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
8 night minimum stay
Spring Holiday '18
Jan 16 2018 - Apr 23 2018
6 night minimum stay
Summer Rate '18
Jun 15 2018 - Sep 10 2018
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $500

Quiet Hours are from 10pm to 8am

We are in a quiet residential neighborhood and sorry but we don't allow parties, events, receptions or gatherings of any kind.

Owners reside on the same property in detached house and are there if you need anything.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.