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Location, Location! Beachside, Just off the sand, Hawaiian Home with heated pool

24 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights


Minimum Stay
7 - 10 nights


Photos and Description of this 4 bedroom holiday home in Kuulei Tract - Lihikai

Beachside 4 bedroom, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 7 adults in beds, large private yard

This incredibly charming traditional Hawaiian home is ideally located only one house back from the ocean in the heart of Kailua. A dream location, near Kailua Beach Park and walking distance to Island Snow and the famous Buzz's Steak house with white sand just a 1 minute stroll down a private access on this quiet private beachside street. Newly decorated tropical furnishings add to this serene island oasis, with a spacious modern kitchen to satisfy any cook’s pleasure. Enjoy this ranch style home with multiple sliding doors that completely open to the swimming pool and huge private tropical garden with mountain views. Extra amenities include a hot water outdoor shower and BBQ lanai deck just off the kitchen. Common areas are cooled by plenty of ceiling fans while air conditioning is available in all bedrooms for comfortable sleeping when the weather is not perfect on hot summer nights. Secure, quiet and very private, this home’s open design and lanais are perfect for hours of entertainment for adults and kids. There are two master suites with king beds and private bathrooms, one medium size bedroom with a queen bed and smaller bedroom with a full size bed they both share common bathroom. The house easily sleeps 7 adults in beds and can take a total of 8 if the 8th is a child or teen sleeping on a futon pad. Soak up the suns rays while listening to tranquil ocean sounds or float in the pool under incredible star-filled night skies. This is the perfect Hawaiian home and a perfect location for a friends and family vacation!

Keywords: Single Family Home, 2700 Sq Ft.

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2009
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 October, 2016

About John

Welcome to my beach home in Kailua! I was born in California so Hawaii has always been an easy spot to come and visit. After traveling here many times I finally decided to make this my second home! I visit 4 or 5 times a year and always wish I could stay longer. I currently live in La Jolla California so its not a bad second place to home base but I still prefer Kailua. Lihikai is set up as my personal residence so the furniture and appliances are nicer than most rentals. I hope you love it as much as I do and find a special memory to save each time you visit.

Why John chose Kailua

Love Kailua beach and the community! My house was built over 5o years ago by a famous Hawaiian architect, this home is deceiving from the outside but once you walk through the front door, you'll find a tropical oasis tucked away on this beachside private street! Only a few homes have sold in the past 30 years on this street. Once someone gets a home here they tend to keep it forever. You simply cannot beat the location. It's close to everything yet very private! You will find Kailua is an easy town to navigate and my home is smack in the middle of the best part of beach yet close to town as well. Everything you may need is 5 minutes away, from groceries to restraunts to shopping, kailua has it all. I love the fact that I can be on the beach in a minute, head over to the famous Kalapawi market and back at the house if I need something all in just a few minutes. I spend a lot of days paddle surfing, kiteboarding, swimming or just lounging in the pool or reading book on the beach, it's the perfect house for that. We have set up the home to feel very tropical and Hawaiian style. Alot of the furniture was imported from Fiji and the open floor plan really lends itself to using the outdoors from the cooking grill deck to the pool lanai and outdoor shower, you will not want to leave.

What makes this house unique

I am an avid water person and love to paddle, dive, kite surf, snorkel, swim or just lounge on the beach or in the solar heated pool. The location of this house is perfect if you love the beach and want some peace and quiet! No street noise, just birds and ocean. I love taking outdoor showers also so I built a nice beach style hot and cold shower on the side of the house! The way the house is arranged makes you love it the minute you walk in! There is an open comfortable feel and great vibe that says Hawaii. It's definitely not a new house so it has its quirks and creaks but I know you'll love it as much as I do!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi John — we had an exceptional week at your elegant and comfortable home. Thank you for making everything so easy for us (instructions, labeling, etc. were super-helpful). We trust that your cleaners found everything shipshape and hope that you will invite us back :-)

Mahalo nui loa,
Jan 2016
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based on 24 holidaymaker reviews

Location, Location! Beachside, Just off the sand, Hawaiian Home with heated pool
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 25 reviews

Perfect Hawaiian Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful time we had at this perfect Hawaiian home! Every morning started with a walk down a short pathway to the best best beach on the island! The house is beautifully kept, with all the amenities you need. From a well stocked kitchen, to boogie boards and beach chairs, the owner has thought of everything. Local markets as well as large grocery stores are within 2 miles of the house. The outside shower was perfect to rinse off after the beach and then a quick swim in the warm pool was how we ended each day! I highly recommend and plan to return! Thanks for the great memories!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you enjoyed the property! Your comments are exactly what we strive to do for all our guests. It's definitely a special place and once you have stayed there, it's easy to get hooked!
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Frankie Z.

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up in Hawaii, I am always looking for a place to stay when I go back with my family that will make me feel like I am truly home and give them the experience of the real Hawaii. This is the place!!! On a quiet cul-de-sac and a minute down the path to the beach but close to a little store where one can buy most anything, this house is in the perfect location. The pool is wonderful and the yard is spacious enough for games etc.. One can enjoy the open floor plan and huge kitchen even with many adults and the bedrooms are big and air conditioned. The house is well stocked with everything you need for the beach, making meals and TV's…if you want to be inside. We enjoyed sitting around the pool and watching all the wonderful birds and friendly little geckos. The house is very private and surrounded by lush plants and flowering trees that really make it feel like it is your very own home. John has created the serene feel that one seeks to have when living Hawaiian style and we all felt the thoughtfulness he has put into making this an exceptional experience for his visitors. We were thankful that we could stay here and create the kind of memories that last forever. Mahalo John for the experience of Lihikai!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's so nice to hear that guests appreciate what Lihikai has to offer, I think its a unique property in a great location, that's why people stay so long and never want to leave!
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Salt Lake

Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have done a lot of VRBOs and have been very happy with most but Lihikai was a knockout on every level. We had 7 people aged 13-74. The location was fantastic, literally steps away from one of the best beaches in the world (a casual walk it would take 3 minutes but you could run it in 30 seconds). Very easy to get to town, we actually walked to the Kailua Thursday and Sunday Farmer's Markets. The house was very well equipped and the pool was perfect. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Best!

  • 5 of 5

Lihikai has a great location and amenities. We enjoyed the spacious home, comfortable furnishings, private outdoor shower and grill. Everything was very clean and organized. The private pool and backyard are amazing as is the very close proximity to the beach and market. Everything you need for a great vacation in Hawaii is at Lihikai!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I try to keep the house ready and clean for all my guests and it's nice when it's noticed. My guests are family to me and like to teat them to a special experience where everything they need is provided. If something is ever missing to make a visit better, I want to know! Mahalo
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San Francisco

Live like a Kailua kama'aina!

  • 5 of 5

Tired of that standard Hawaiian vacation in Waikiki or on the Kona coast? Want to trade in those sticky-sweet umbrella drinks for a taste of the sea? Try going "local style" on Kailua Beach, one of the most picturesque and welcoming oceanfronts in the world. And there's no better place to enjoy a true Hawaiian style vacation than Lihikai, a serene oasis that is steps from the beach via private path. John (the owner) keeps the home immaculate but still warm and welcoming, with all of the comforts of home readily available: a well-equipped kitchen, excellent cable TV and Internet, and several very relaxing seating/lounging areas both inside and outside the house. And, if that's not enough for you, Lihikai has a beautiful pool area and tropical garden just steps outside. It is also a pleasure to deal with John, who is full of helpful information and very clear in his communications. I guess you could say he's a cool dude. Oh, and one more thing: if you do stay at Lihikai please take good care of it, as we plan on coming back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully relaxing home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Where to begin.... Lilikai is a wonderful home to relax in! We will absolutely come back. We had our family of the two of us and 2 of our 3 adult children with us for 8 days. This home (and it really does begin to feel like your own home) is an L shape that is totally functional with a comfortable living room, well stocked kitchen and relaxing "lanai"/dining room area as you enter. The 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are down the L. All areas overlook the beautiful yard and pool. On the opposite side of the L outside is the additional separate bedroom/bathroom. The photos represent it well. With the windows open, we enjoyed hearing the waves from the beach inside as well. Some days were cooler and windy while we were there, so rather than being sand-blasted on the beach (we tried for awhile), we headed back to the house and relaxed in the sun in the backyard by the pool, where it was totally protected and not windy at all. Other days, we hauled chairs and towels to the beach and relaxed there. Walking to the beach was as easy as walking to the end of the street then down the sand path onto the beach. You're there in a couple minutes. Sunrise is beautiful, and the view from up the beach path looking back down on Kailua is postcard perfect. We were in the great pool every day at some point. The outdoor shower is great to rinse off in, and the washer/dryer were handy to use. The location is fabulous. Easy to walk to the local market, shave ice, and Buzz's. Easy to drive a short distance to the grocery stores and the "downtown". On Monday, the guys went deep sea fishing out of Waianae, on the other side of the island. It was about a 45 minute drive to get there, but very easy highway access. They caught a 90 lb tuna, which we enjoyed grilling at home over the next few days, along with fresh marlin. We also drove into Honolulu one of the days and that was an easy 20 minute scenic drive as well. Our son commented on how much more relaxing it was to be in this home than in a hotel on Waikiki. We agree. This is a perfect vacation spot. Thanks, John, for sharing it :)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua Beach Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Buzz's Steak House
Nearest Point of Interest
Island Snow

Kite Surfing - Kailua Beach, plane gliding (soaring - North Shore), Sky Jumping (North Shore) Horse Riding - (North Shore)


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Kuulei Tract, Oahu

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
19 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
9 night minimum stay
for 9 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 27 Dec 2016
10 night minimum stay
for 10 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £819
Departure Cleaning Fee £405
Tax Rate 13.95%

By City Code we are required to issue a 1 month contract. We understand you may not be able to stay the entire time. Rates may vary for season, length of stay and number of guests. Tax ID # W-98657969-01

30% of entire amount downpayment to reserve the home
total balance due 60 days prior to arrival date

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Kuulei Tract in Oahu

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 1 sink
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , double sink, safe
  • 3
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Business Area and sitting area, Cable TV, AC
    Double Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , AC, Shares Bathroom with Bedroom 3
    Queen Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , Nice Larger Size, AC, shares bathroom with bedroom 4
    Mater Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Large Bedroom, Detached from the main house, Cable TV, AC
  • (2) King size beds, One in each master bedroom, (1) Queen size Bed in a Large Bedroom, (1) Double Bed, (1) Child Bed/Futon Pad, (1) Pac-n-Play (1), High Chair - Both Available for use. House sleeps 7 adults in beds and one teen or child on a futon pad for a total of 8.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
One house off Kailua Beach, private street, 1 block from the beach park, secure location, newly furnished, split AC in all bedrooms, solar heated pool, private outdoor hot and cold shower, beautifully appointed, bali style furniture, large private backyard, very quiet and private retreat.

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