Lovely 3 bedroom beach home, steps to the exquisite white sands of Waimanalo beach. Lush, lovely fenced yard, coconut trees and tropical flowers to enjoy. Large, fully equipped kitchen and dining bar. 2 bathrooms - master bath has large jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Large dining room and living room. Outdoor lanai, gorgeous mountain views from bedrooms. Washer, dryer, carport, gated drive. Boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs and towels. Brand new listing - come stay in this delightful home! Tax ID W95807054-01
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, Steps To Exquisite White Sands Beach
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jan 2019
About Kalama O
My family and I moved to Waimānalo in 2009, after having loved it for many years. This is truly where the country meets the ocean. The Beachlots community (as it is known locally) is a wonderful neighborhood set right on the most exquisite beach and nestled right into the majestic Ko'olau Mountains. We love to share the rich culture and Aloha spirit of Hawaii with our guests.
Why Kalama O chose Waimanalo Beach
This lovely property is beautiful, inviting and comfortable. Lots of windows and sliding doors let the cool ocean breezes right inside. You can hear the waves crashing while you lie in bed. The rooms are spacious, furniture comfortable and excellent quality, the beds are comfy and kitchen open and easy to use. In less than 1 minute your toes are in the sand for whatever beach adventure you wish. The property is fenced and gated and has a lovely yard filled with tropical fruit and flowers.
What makes this House unique
My youngest son was 11 when we moved here, each time we stepped onto the beach he would exclaim, "Its just like a picture!" Even the drive home from Costco (15- 20 minutes) takes my breath away every time I round the corner by the Makapu'u lighthouse and see the blues and greens of Waimānalo Bay. In addition to the physical beauty, the rich, spiritually connected, culture of Hawaii is a treasure and blessing to all who come to be enveloped in it.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Super fantastic experience!!!
Best home we have ever rented through HomeAway. Host was fantastic, location is perfect... 1 minute from the beach without being ON the beach was better for us with 5 yr old daughter and Gramma accompanying us. Convenient to Kailua and Honolulu. Very clean, great back yard to play in and private. Thanks for a great experience!!
We were so happy to host you and your sweet family, Julie. See you next time.
Not as advertised/ House is a Duplex
There were a lot of things that were very lovely about this house. The location and proximity to the beach is great, and the house is well stocked with everything you need and all kinds of supplies to enjoy the beach. Karin the manager is awesome, very friendly and accommodating and helpful. And the house is beautiful and comfortable and we loved the kitchen and design.
The reason we’re only giving this house three stars is because we feel the advert for the home is misleading, because this house is not a private home, it is a duplex with full time residents living beneath it. I looked back to double check and this is not mentioned anywhere in the advertisement for the house. This may not be an issue for some people, but for my family, when we are on vacation we really enjoy solitude and privacy and had we known about the duplex we probably wouldn’t have chosen this house. Our children’s bedroom has a door that leads to the stairs to the apartment below and it doesn’t lock from our side (as a security feature) so we were continually having to scold our young children not to open the door. It was very inconvenient. The tenants share the driveway and gate so we had to worry about our kids playing in the yard and driveway (they are 2 and 5). There is also a huge, beautiful back yard that is advertised with a picture, which was one big reason we picked this house, and while Karin said we could use it, it is basically the tenants front yard and space and so we didn’t feel comfortable using it. There was also an issue early on in our stay with the tenants sitting at a table below our children’s room window and smoking cigarettes which filled the entire back of the house with cigarette smell, which I’m really sensitive to. When we told Karin about it she was very apologetic and dealt with it promptly and told us that there was no smoking allowed on the property. But we were hesitant to say anything because we also had to coexist with the tenants for the rest of our trip and didn’t want them to be upset for telling on them- it was just an awkward situation we would have liked to avoid on our vacation, especially because we paid a lot of money to stay here.
The house is not a duplex. There is a studio on the property with not one shared wall with this house.
Please read our many other happy guest reviews.
We were so surprised by this review and have asked VRBO to investigate it. These guests texted, "We're great, don't need anything at all!" and "We love the house, it feels so nice here :) "
We would have happily addressed their concerns had we known about them and even moved them to a different house or refunded their stay if they wanted to leave. We are glad they appreciated our "beautiful, comfortable, well stocked house" by the beach!
The house is not a duplex and there are no long term tenants "downstairs". We do have a separate studio rented to vacationers. The lush front yard is for the exclusive use of the guests in the house.
The 1/4 acre tropical back yard is shared by both house and studio guests. We don't allow parties, weddings or gatherings and it works very smoothly.
The bedroom door to the owner's storage area can be locked from both sides, I wish I had known this guest was having trouble with her children, I would have been happy to show her how to lock the door to prevent them from causing her a nuisance and getting scolded.
We want everyone to have a five star stay and hope that our guests will always let us know if there is anything in the way of this.
Please contact me if you have any questions and please see the other reviews!
The best bday week ever!!!
I want to start off by saying that I absolutely loved this property! I recently stayed here for a week with 5 of my friends to celebrate my birthday. The location was amazing, the home was clean and Karin was very quick to respond whenever I had a question about something. The beach was literally a few steps away from the property so we walked to the beach every morning to watch the sunrise, which was beautiful and you could hear the ocean at night which was super calming. Another thing that me and my friends appreciated was the fact that the home was equipped with everything that you needed to cook. Pots, Pans, Grill, Silverware, Plates, Bowls, Glasses, Etc. There were even a few seasonings and spices in the cabinets as well. The neighborhood was really calm, the neighbors were friendly and we had an amazing view of the mountains behind the home. I do recommend that you rent a car because everything was located about 30 mins from the property which was actually fine with us because there were soooo many scenic points that we stopped at before actually getting to where we were going and I loved every minute of it. Thank You Karin for letting us take over your home for a week!! Xoxo!
Karin is amazing!!
Let me just say there were a lot of natural forces that could have made our vacation end up being HORRIBLE. We specifically booked this location because of it's proximity to the beach, but as life would have it a swarm of man of war jellyfish were pushed up to that beach. BUMMER. So we spent most of our vacation in Waikiki. There was also the threat of hurricane lane; but through out all of this Karin was there to reassure us, and respond to any text messages that we had! She also quickly changed out some bedding as well as contacted the local Cable station when the TV went out.
Pretty much EVERYTHING you need is in this home. (Soap, shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, towels, beach equipment... etc) The only thing that we would recommend to stock up on, is mosquito repellant- I personally, was a buffet for those suckers. With that said, the house is lovely and comfortable. My family was a little bummed out that we couldn't use the beach that was 30 seconds away from the house- but that is NOT Karin's fault by any means!!!! She was very helpful in recommending other beaches close by. All in all, our trip was fantastic! Thank you for letting us stay!
Beautiful Country Side
This place had a great location and was right in the heart of the countryside of OAHU. The beach access was awesome. This is not the place to take young kids. There is no Air Conditioning in the house and it was 85 degrees at night which made it really hard to relax. The beach is really clean but the waves on this side of the island are too big for the littles. Other than the A/C being a big problem the place was great.
Perfect Quiet location steps to the beach
The perfect quiet getaway. We enjoyed spending time in the front yard when we weren't at the beach. Great communication and easy checkin/checkout. We used the kitchen a good deal. This is an easy house to feel right at home. Would definetely stay there again.
Waimānalo is a quiet country beach town, yet only 30 minutes from Waikiki. You can enjoy a wide range of water sports right here in Waimānalo Bay - swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, surfing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. When the wind is right, there is windsurfing and kite boarding too! It's always a great beach for a walk (or jog) and beach combing - 5 miles of white sand to enjoy.
These are just a few of the reasons "Dr Beach" named Waimānalo Beach # 1.
Additional pricing information
There is a 5% cancellation fee for cancelled reservations. Changes/cancellations allowed up to 60 days prior to stay, less 5% processing fee. Cancellations closer than 60 days will be refunded for days that can be rebooked. House Rules Please rinse sand off outside before showering. Please shake sand off towels/clothes before washing. Please keep washer and dryer covered when not in use. No parties or gatherings - registered guests only. Upon departure, please take your kitchen trash to gray cart by drive in gate. Please call, email or text if you need anything or have any questions during your stay - we are nearby and want you to have a wonderful stay!