Welcome to your home away from home on the Eastern shore of O'ahu... Kaneohe Bay Hale. This oceanfront home was remodeled with a comfortable open concept kitchen, living area and covered lanai on the main floor, giving this home a natural island feel. The main floor has one full bathroom inside and one half bathroom accessed from the outside near the convenient outdoor shower. Upstairs has a small living area, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms.
High-end finishes like slate rock flooring, solid surface counter tops, and recessed lighting make the home feel more modern without losing its island charm. A large screen door opens to a spacious covered lanai with a barbecue and a great lawn that ends at a small retaining wall at the ocean's edge. When the tide is low you can venture down to the shore where small crabs hide under rocks and picturesque fisherman's boats sit mostly forgotten. Tall trees provide back yard privacy as you enjoy a meal on the large covered lanai(12'x50'), or inside looking out across Kaneohe Bay to Mokapu Peninsula. Take the two kayaks out onto the bay for some morning exercise and to see the beautiful expansive views of the Ko'olau mountain range from the ocean.
Parking: There is one covered parking spot available and room for at least 10 more cars in the private, secure driveway. For special events and with careful planning 30+ cars can be accommodated.
Sleeping: Upstairs there are four beds and one day bed, creating accommodations for up to 8-10 guests (for guests with more than 6pax, there will be an additional fee per head count). The largest bedroom has a queen and a full bed. The master bedrooms has a queen bed and the mauka bedroom has a queen size bed. The small upstairs living area contains a queen sized day bed. If you need even more space, 2 to 5 guests can be accommodated in the 'Kahaluu Cottage' vacation rental studio that is located across the yard (VRBO# 503307).
Special Events: For an additional fee the 4000 sq ft front lawn can accomodate events for up to 125 guests. $1000 for fewer than 50 guests, 50-80 people for an $1500 fee and events for 80-125 people may be held for an additional $1850.00 fee. The private back yard right on Kaneohe Bay, large front yard, ample parking, easy access for large delivery trucks, availability of a separate, private studio, and an easy to find location on Kamehameha Highway make this an ideal special event location. Wedding parties, birthdays, and family reunions are examples of events that would work well here. *All tent rentals must be booked through Pacific Party Rentals and porta potties are required for events over 50.
Beach: Does this property have a beach? Not really. When the tide is high, the ocean comes all the way up to the lawn. When the tide is low there is enough room to venture down onto the dark silty shore. Can I get in the water? Yes - but it is shallow and rocky and not ideal for swimming. The best way to enjoy the ocean at the house is on a kayak. We have a single seater and a two seater available for you to use. Going out on the Kayaks is fun and interesting and the views are stunning. Is it safe? Generally yes, there are never waves and it is shallow for at least 100 yards. Is it safe for all ages? Children and adults should watch out for large rocks. Can I snorkel here? Yes, If you take the kayaks out there are places to snorkel in the bay. Where is the closest sandy beach? Two miles away at Kualoa Beach Park is the closest sandy beach.
What makes this property great: 1) Because this home has a nice green lawn right up to the water’s edge, you can enjoy the ocean without dealing with the fun, but messy sand. This home is a great “home base”. Guests travel all over the island to discover different beaches and come home, clean up, and can still enjoy the beautiful ocean. 2) Events: this really is a nice spot to hold an event. Please see the special events section for all the great benefits. 3) Large groups can rent both the Kahaluu Canoe House and Kahaluu Cottage for a together-but-separate sleeping arrangement.