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~ Best Location in Kailua ~ Private Home, Pool, Bikes, Walk to Beach, and more ~

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights


About the property

We are located across from the NICEST part of the BEST beach on the islan

Executive, spacious vacation home. The perfect vacation spot for you and your family. Large 3 bedroom, 4 bath home located less than a one minute walk to the white powdery sands of Kailua Beach, which by the way, is great for small children. The water is calm since there is a coral reef 1/2 mile off shore, where the waves break. You can snorkel, swim, kayak, or just walk the beach for hours. You can also watch the sun rise in the morning over the ocean and the moon rise in the evening. It is truly breathtaking!

Dolphin Manor is a one of kind, it has a private gorgeous swimming pool, air conditioning, 2 washers/dryers, free WIFI, free gated parking, a full modern kitchen with granite counters, gas BBQ grille, and more. There are 2 king beds, 2 double beds, a queen sofabed, and 2 twin futons, which can be put anywhere in the house. We can also provide a crib and/or pack n' play for a child.

'Aloha!! This is Asako....

I'm writing to thank you for letting us use your beautiful home this summer. Dolphin Manor was very clean and comfortable and felt very at home. We basically spent most of our time swimming in the beautiful Kailua beach. We saw a sea turtle a few times! We also loved the beautiful pool !! It was a dream house for all of us. We all wanted to live there! We are already talking about our second visit to Dolphin Manor!!

Thanks again for making our anniversary very memorable. We had such a great time and will never forget this vacation for rest of our lives...'

'Thank you for everything! We will cherish our memories from our stay at Dolphin Manor. It was exactly what we were wishing for and our wish came true. Sincerely, The Schatans from California'

'We really enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home. The location was perfect and you had everything we needed. The pool was awesome and the house so close to the beach! Can't wait to come back next year and stay with you. Thank you again for everything!! Brian and Cindy A.

More Details

Zak Bryson
Member since: 1998
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
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Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 July, 2018

About Zak Bryson

Steve and I lived in Colorado for 10 years and had our first child, Sharly. She was 3 months premature and weighed in at a whopping 1 pound!! When she turned one, she weighed almost 10 pounds. Her doctor said that she would grow if we moved her to a warmer climate.. that it was difficult for her to maintain a 98.6 degree body temperature without burning so many calories. So, we moved to Hawaii.. with $500 in the bank and our little daughter. That was in December, 1979. And here we are 36 years later. Sharly has since married, given birth to our grandaughters, Kaylee and Riley, and has moved back to Colorado. We had our son, Zak after moving to Hawaii. He married his high school sweetheart, Amber, and they have 2 sons. And, he just began working for us full time!

There's more to the story, so come and stay with us to hear the rest. We love our guests and have many repeat visitors to our lovely rentals.

Why Zak Bryson chose Kailua

We used to own a small travel agency and people were always asking if there was anywhere to stay other than Waikiki. So we decided to rent out some rooms in our home to accommodate our clients and to make a little extra money. There were no hotels in our town and the beach was just gorgeous. Little did we know that Kailua would become such a wonderful vacation destination.

What makes this house unique

You will love the hospitality and service we provide our guests. The beach is absolutely gorgeous and the property is beautifully maintained and spotless. Steve's gardens are breathtaking and the pool is fully tiled and quite large. You can walk to the beach in less than 2 minutes and watch the moon rise over the ocean. This is especially gorgeous during the full moon. You can also see the sun rise over the ocean each morning. We truly live in Paradise and wish to share the experience with our guests....

Guestbook comments from the owner

My family had a wonderful stay at Dolphin Manor. The house was clean, neat and the pool was fantastic. The location by the beach couldn't have been better and it was the best family vacation we've ever had. Definitely will be back!

Matt & Alison

Palo Alto, CA
Apr 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kailua in Honolulu County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Queen Sofabed in Living Room (1), Child Beds (1), Baby Cribs (2) We have pack n' plays and a crib for your use. Also we provide a high chairs and lots of beach toys.,
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Alternative Lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • Jacuzzi ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Great Location. Short 2 minute walk to White Sandy Beach, Oceanviews, Swimming Pool, 2 Jacuzzi Tubs, Digital Cable TV with HBO, 30 music channels, High Speed Wireless Internet, Modern Gourmet Kitchen, Central Air Conditioning, 500+ thread count Linens, Gas BBQ, Gated for Security, 3200 sq, ft, Lanais off of every bdrm, Bikes, Boogie Boards, Beach Chairs, Mats, Towels, and Toys....ENVIRONMENTALY FRIENDLY PROPERTY WITH SOLAR HOT WATER. WE RECYCLE, AND USE ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCES IN ALL OF OUR RENTALS.


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~ Best Location in Kailua ~ Private Home, Pool, Bikes, Walk to Beach, and more ~
average rating of 4.839286 based on 57 reviews

Everything you need is right here !

  • 5 of 5

We loved that the best beach is right across the street and the park is great for families. Nice for bike riding or walking early in the mornings when the sun rises. The house was spacious and we were a group of 6 adults. It was nice that there were two washers and dryers and plenty of parking for two cars behind the driveway gate. The pool was a bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Oahu !

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location! Perfect fit for our large family!

  • 4 of 5

Zak was a great host and the property was wonderful. Had everything we needed!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you need and want for a great stay in Kailua...

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we were hoping for in terms of location, amenities, cleanliness and size. Our phone map efficiently navigated us to the address. Check-in procedures were easy. The short walk to beaches and shave ice was ideal. And a quick drive for several grocery options was a huge plus. We spent most of our days at the local beaches so the cooler, chairs, towels, boogie boards (a bit worn, but mostly useable), snorkeling gear and umbrellas- all conveniently organized in the garage- were perfect. We chose to cook at home every evening and the kitchen was well equipped, an important feature in a VRBO. It was fun that the kids could swim in the pool as we grilled. The house was incredibly clean and all furnishings were high quality and comfortable. Tile flooring made for easy upkeep. We appreciated the well-stocked toilet paper, paper towels and toiletries. The size and layout of the house was perfect for our multi-generational group. Early risers or night owls could hang out downstairs and not disturb those sleeping in all the rooms upstairs. Two rental cars easily fit in the driveway, but we learned quickly to open the garage door to back in and turn around so we could pull out forward onto the main road, which at times was busy. It was so nice to have a keyless, coded entry so if our group members chose to do different activities, we could all still have easy access to home. Check-out procedures were well detailed in the guest binder. My only request would be a supply of cleaning rags and spray for better counter and cooktop upkeep during our stay. But if that’s all I can think of, then clearly, we were very pleased with our wonderful accommodations in paradise. Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was the best house ever!! It was a walk away from the beach and the kids loved it!! We had a large group of 2 family’s and there was plenty of room in the house! The pool was a bonus and kept the children happy! The stores were just a short drive away but he house was pretty much stocked with all we needed. Will so stay here at this house again when we come back!! Highly recommend this house to anybody wanting a stress free vacation!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and lots of space

  • 5 of 5

Dolphin Manor was a great location for my group. Management was quick to respond and very helpful. The property has a great location across the street from a beautiful beach/park. Walking distance to hiking trails, a diner, and close to town. Would definitely recommend for adults and families alike! Thank you Zak!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! We enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving week at Dolphin Manor. Access to the beach was so easy, just a short walk. We had plenty of room in the house. Good kitchen supplies for when we stayed in. Zak responded quickly to our few questions/requests. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu International (HNL)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Royal Hawaiian
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Buzz's Steak and Seafood
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended

Tanning, Beach-combing, Scuba Diving, Kite Surfing, Paddle Surfing, Wind Surfing, Snorkeling, cooking, fishing, eating, Massage, Touring, ATV Rides, and more golf


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kailua, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Nightly Rate
5 Jul 2018 - 31 Jul 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
21 Aug 2018 - 23 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Nightly Rate
24 Aug 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
1 Oct 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest
17 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
12 night minimum stay
for 12 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add £44 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £268.9
Refundable Damage Deposit £768.3

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
TAT# W460645150-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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