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The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Space 2,080 sq ft
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms 3.5 Bath, salt water pool & jacuzzi, lanai, outdoor dining for 16

The 'Gingerbread House' was designed by J. Alvin Shadinger and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a Tudor-French Norman cottage completed in 1931 during the times he was designing similar cottages in the Diamond Head area and was Mr. Shadinger's personal home for many years. The house has been a location for several movies and television series. It has recently been remodeled and is located just across the street from Kahala Beach. We have just had our salt water pool installed and we love it as much as the ocean across the street!

The Gingerbread house is built on 3 levels with split A/C and has 4 bedrooms, with queen size luxury pillow-top mattresses adorned with Italian bedding. The downstairs bedroom also has a queen sofa bed for additional comfort and additional sleeping quarters. Tasteful art and accessories compliment each bedroom as well as flat screen televisions. The downstairs bedroom has a lovely view of the backyard fountain and pool. The hardwood floors throughout the home have been refinished and the living area is appointed with modern furnishings which give a clean, understated look letting the beauty of this one-of-a-kind cottage and it's natural surroundings sparkle. The kitchen is designed with professional appliances featuring a Viking gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate ice-maker and wine cooler, and dishwasher. The dining room seats 8 and is located just a few steps above the living room and indoor bar area.

The beautifully landscaped back yard features a pool, black tiled spa, covered lanai and a separate gazebo to make this a great home away from home in Hawaii. Just minutes away from Kahala Mall, Hanauma Bay, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and fine dining. Complimentary wireless internet service.

$5,000.00 deposit is required upon acceptance of reservation with remainder paid 60 days prior to arrival, along with a refundable $3,000 security deposit.

Reservations made less than 60 days before arrival will require a shorter payment schedule, which will be detailed in your reservation agreement.

To be in compliance with local zoning laws, no more than one rental per 30 days.

Rates subject to change at any time.

Hawaii General Excise Tax ID GE-019-756-4416-01

Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax ID TA-019-756-4416-01

Keywords: Historic, house, beach, South Oahu

More Details

Veronica Worth
Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 September, 2018

Why Veronica Worth chose Waialae - Kahala

The Historic Gingerbread House is located on prestigious Kahala Avenue where the rich and famous have lived for generations. Unlike the newer homes which are built all the way out to the edge of their lots, this home still has the charm and elegance of old Hawaii.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Just 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport we are in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the State, just minutes from Kahala Mall, home to Whole Foods, Macy's and Long's Drug store and many other stores as well as Kahala Theaters and several restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent 5 nights at the Gingerbread House as part of our vacation (from Australia) and we did not want to leave. Our group ranged in age from 19 months to 65 years and the house was perfect for everyone. From the fantastic chef's kitchen, the beautifully landscaped gardens, the relaxing pool and lanai to the beach just across the road, we couldn't have asked for better. Not to mention the unique character of the property. We also appreciated all the small touches inside the property which helped to make our stay comfortable. Veronica and Sandy were great hosts and very accommodating to our needs. Thank you both. We would love to visit again in the future.
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house around the Waialae - Kahala around the Honolulu

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2080 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Lift
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom with glass enclosed shower, bathroom with marble tile shower, bathroom with tub and overhead shower, half bath guest bathroom with toilet & lavatory
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Garden Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , The Garden Bedroom has it's own private lanai
    Shadinger Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , A high vaulted ceiling and three closets make this unique
    The Gingerbread Master Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , Up a winding staircase this suite offers complete privacy
    The Fountain Suite - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Private entrance, queen bed, queen sofa/sleeper marble bath
  • Queen size Beds (4), Queen Sofa Sleeper (1), Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Located on Kahala Avenue, with access to Kahala Beach right across the street, the historic 'Gingerbread House' is a beautiful carefully maintained French Norman Tudor cottage by J Alvin Shadinger, built in the late 1920's. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1985. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waialae Country Club are less than a mile away. Shopping at the Kahala Mall is about two miles away with local stores, Longs Drug store, Macy's, California Pizza Kitchen, Chile's, Jamba Juice, theaters, Radio Shack, Whole Foods..


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The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days
average rating of 4.878788 based on 38 reviews

The best time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic family holiday at the Gingerbread House. Sandy was there to check us in and she was so nice and the house had everything you could want. The kitchen was well-stocked with appliances, utensils, and crockery, there was ample linen and the beds were super comfortable, the pool and hot tub were amazing, there was so much space inside and out for the 8 of us and the location was perfect. We didn't bother with a car-we just ubered/taxied everywhere.

Thank you Veronica and Sandy for making this much-anticipated birthday trip as wonderful as I had hoped for. We didn't want to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased we helped to fulfill our guests wishes. Julia and her family came a long way to stay with us at The Gingerbread House and we wanted to make sure to meet their expectations. They were a lovely group and we hope they will stay with us again!
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Perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

Our families were all together for the week of my wedding and it was just a lovely house to stay in the entire time we were in Oahu.

The house has all the essentials you would need and it has a nice, tranquil vibe in the neighborhood. It's not too far from Waikiki and the closest mall and grocery store is just 5 minutes away. The beach is across the street down a path -- a frequent spot that my family visited every morning during our week there.

Sandy, the property manager, was a pleasant and wonderful to have around when we needed her! We had some issues with the hot tub and she had someone come by to fix it the next day.

I highly recommend staying here if you want a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. My families are already talking about renting the Gingerbread House again for upcoming wedding anniversaries!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our family had an amazing week at the Gingerbread House!

  • 5 of 5

It exceeded expectations with a beautiful pool, hot tub and outdoor living area to grill and dine; beautifully stocked kitchen (we ended up eating in much more than I expected), and lots of private areas for our two children who had babies with them. Plenty of amenities including pool toys and towels. Sandy, the manager, was very accommodating and helpful. I’ve been to Hawaii three times and this was by far the best way to go!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location and fabulous tropical backyard oasis that accommodates multi-generational family

  • 5 of 5

Our family was celebrating my California daughter's graduation from University of Hawaii. Veronica and Sandy were wonderful, the house is unique, and the backyard is spectacular (complete with a Koi/lily fountain and a very giving Mango tree)! We BBQ'd, walked the beach to the Kahala Hotel to watch the dolphin and walked to Waikiki while shaded by Diamond Head! I speak for the 8 of us who had the pleasure of enjoying this historic property, "We will be back!" This was one of our best family vacations.

Mahalo Gingerbread House Crew

  • Review Submitted: 30-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just loved having your family at The Gingerbread House. It was exciting for us to be a part of the graduation too!! We do hope to welcome you again next year. Aloha oe, Veronica & Sandy
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  • 5 of 5

Great amenities, great location and superb host

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous Home in Beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Spent eight nights in this exquisite historic home in Kahala

Fabulous location and set up for a large family group of various ages

Great outdoor area, swimming pool and close proximity to all attractions

Veronica and Sandy the Manager were absolutely fabulous responding to all of our needs

Would thoroughly recommend !!

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandy and I are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us at The Gingerbread House! We do hope to see you again soon. We enjoyed meeting your family. You are all just lovely. Cheers until the next time!!
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Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Veranda @ The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Nearest Golf
0.72 Miles
Waialae Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H1 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Hoku's, Seaside Grill, Plumeria Beach House
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Kahala Beach
Car: recommended

Hanauma Bay only minutes away as is Waikiki Beach if you care for a beach with more tourists!! Otherwise, you'll love the secluded and more private beach we have just across the street!

Waikiki is approximately 3 1/2 miles away as is Kapiolani Park.

Less than a mile away is The Kahala Hotel & Resort, home to fine dining, cocktails, dolphin encounters and local entertainment. Formerly known as The Kahala Hilton.

Also less than a mile away and on the way to The Kahala Hotel & Resort is world famous Waialae Country Club, home of the Sony Open Golf Tournament


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £418.11
Refundable Damage Deposit £2,280.6

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For stays of 6 months or more the tax is reduced to 4.726%.
An event fee will be added to the contract when applicable, i.e., an event involving guests other than who are registered to stay in the house. Please read our cancellation policy as listed in our contract. VRBO lists that guests may receive a full refund if the reservation is cancelled 60 days or more prior to the scheduled arrival and that is NOT our policy.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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