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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

Why Mark chose Maunawili

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • We are tucked in a quiet residential community. Quiet hours are from 10pm to 8am.
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 6 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
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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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(11 traveler reviews)

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Where gorgeous rainforest, mountan views, and costal living meet!
average rating of 5.0 based on 11 reviews
St. Louis, MO

Fantastic Views, Great Hosts, Close to everything

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Wonderful house was well equipped and was soo close to everything but yet quiet and away from it all. Thank You,

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. House has everything you need, great location and owners will stay again when in town !

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daly City, CA

Nice cozy guesthouse

  • 5 of 5

The host is very nice. Peaceful & quiet location. Enough parking space for 2 cars - any more and it'll probably be too tight. Nice stray cats often wander around the balcony/driveway area. Views are nice. Very close to Kailua, and not a bad drive to Honolulu unless it's rush hour. Beds are comfortable. Each bedroom has an AC unit and ceiling fan. Lots of closet space in each bedroom. The living room has a couch bed with a ceiling fan. The fully equipped kitchen was nice.

Only one real but small complaint - the shared hallway bathroom has no ventilation.

Definitely would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: June 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: March 2016
  • Source: 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.96%

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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