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Winter Blues? Walk to Beach..5 Star Reviews..Sleeps 6 (+2, addtl bath #3544241)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps six, 5 minute stroll to beautiful safe sandy beach!

You will feel right at home in this renovated Hawaiian style family home. Open and spacious this house sits on a large corner lot just a 5 minute stroll to the beautiful safe uncrowded white sandy beach on the Windward side of the island, known as Waimanalo Beach. Dr. Beach rated it #1 in the world in 2015 !

Sleeps six, with two large air conditioned bedrooms with oh so comfy queen beds and ultra comfortable linens, plus additional queen bed off living area, large bathroom with shower, open living space with ceiling fans and a/c , dining area, full kitchen, outdoor picnic area and gas BBQ. We also provide beach towels, boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs. Just bring your suits !

There is no washer or dryer available, however there is a very nice full-service Laundromat in Waimanalo Town just a mile away. Wash your clothes and hang them on our large private clothesline, you're on vacation!

This home can accommodate 6, however we do have a private detached studio on the property with a kitchenette, full bath with tub and private patio that can accommodate 2 more called Driftwood Hideaway, #3544241. We will quote you a 20% discounted rate for this studio if included with your stay at Glass Ball Hideaway.

Our Transit Accommodations Tax ID# is W03061728-01

More Details

Property Manager
Laura Gregory, Booking Agent
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
17 March, 2018

About Laura Gregory, Booking Agent

Transient Accommodation Tax# W03061728-01

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this beautiful home. We played in the ocean everyday and went on a ton of adventures! The boogie boards and snorkeling gear was very much appreciated.
Jun 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Waimanalo Beach in O'ahu

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Sink and large vanity. Double mirrors.
  • Linens, towels and beach towel provided. Grab rails in shower and toilet area.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Makai (ocean) - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.
    Mauka (mountain) - 1 Large Double Bed , Bedrooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans.
  • Lots of closet space, and opening windows for a cool breeze. Ceiling fans and separate air conditioning units.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
This house is the perfect spot for your Island adventure. Close walk to the peaceful beach, 10 minutes from Sea Life Park, 10 minutes from the town of Kailua, 45 minutes from the North Shore and 30 minutes from Waikiki. The perfect location for your Island getaway.


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Winter Blues? Walk to Beach..5 Star Reviews..Sleeps 6 (+2, addtl bath #3544241)
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 40 reviews

Perfect location for a quiet vacation

  • 4 of 5

We spent 12 nights at the glassball early February 2018. We were 2 couples and we really enjoyed every minutes of our stay. Being at walking distance (few hundred wards) from a wonderfull beach several miles long is a real advantage if you feel quiet vacation. Ameneties incluse beach chairs, beach towels and bodyboards to enjoy the ocean. Only about 30 minutes from downtown Waikiki following the panoramic road along the ocean. On this road, many lookout where we had the chance to se whales almost every day. Lighthouse and Koko crater within 20 minutes. Vic was very helpfull with direction, advice and help printing out Pearl Harbor tickets. It is close to all main Highways so rest of the Island is accessible within 1 to 1 1/2 hours drive. Vic also provides information on hiking trials on Waimanalo area and Honolulu. I would warmly recommand.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice for price, but a bit dated

  • 4 of 5

Pros: Overall, this is a good place for the money. There was plenty of room for our family of six in this house - the living area is large and the kitchen is big enough to cook in and eat in. The outdoor space in back is nice and it's great to have a clothesline for wet swimsuits and towels each day. There were beach toys and towels available for use throughout the week which was wonderful. Beach is walkable, but if you're carrying beach toys, etc. I would suggest driving the few blocks. Nice beach to hang out at - kids body-boarded there. We watched the sunrise from the beach - very nice way to start the day.

Check-in was good - Vic was helpful and friendly. We noticed a potential problem with the house on the first day and I sent him a text. He replied immediately and was there the next day to check things out and make sure everything was okay.

We felt like it was a good location for exploring the island - close to some great hiking, Hanauma Bay, etc. and not too far from Waikiki.

Cons: Traffic noise is somewhat noticeable if you are in the front bedroom. Also, the bed in this bedroom was not the most comfortable. Overall, the place looks and feels pretty dated.

One last comment: There is a caretaker that lives in an apartment in the garage and another smaller rental in the back - basically all three of these are connected. We saw the caretaker a couple of times and only noticed the other renters once. Never did we hear any noise from the caretaker or the other renters, so almost didn't know either was there. Not a big deal, but was something I might have missed in the description and is good to know if you think you are getting a completely stand-alone house.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location. Nice amenities. Walking distance to beach and small town of Waimanalo Beach.

  • 5 of 5

Had no trouble sleeping with the Kalanianiole Hwy noise. And really loved the school next door. Woke up each morning to children singing songs in Hawaiian as they gathered outside for the start of school.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Glassball Hideaway is a treasure! The listing was completely accurate, the property was very clean and well maintained. Vic was a great host - couldn't ask for better customer service. Location was ideal. If the road noise is a concern, just turn on the outside air fan in the room. Easy walk to the best beach in Hawaii! We highly recommend this location and plan to be back on our future trips to Oahu. Thanks Vic!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean. Owner was great and very helpful. Beach was wonderful.

  • 5 of 5

We went to the beach everyday. Great for young granddaughter. We had very pleasant drives to Waikiki to visit family and wedding. The drivers in our little town were very courteous and always let you into traffic. Very special place. Told Vic the TV stopped working and he replaced it with new TV the same day.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Traditional Hawaiian bungalow on the quieter side

  • 5 of 5

I was extremely pleased with our rental of Glassball Hideaway. You really feel like you are staying in someone's Hawaiian home- well, you are actually as this is the home the owner grew up in. It is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it has everything you could want to make for an amazing stay...kitchen utensils, toiletries, beach toys, linen- everything has been though of. The beach is a short stroll down the street and more than enough room so that the beach is not at all crowded. If you don't feel like eating out, along with the kitchen appliances, there is a great gas grill and the pantry is stocked with a lot of seasonings and staple items. The highest praise I can offer is that it felt like home...we were happy just hanging around the house when we weren't at the beach. I highly recommend Glassball Hideaway rental, especially if you like being away from the crowds of Waikiki and feeling like you are part of a neighborhood!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sea Life Park
Best place to see and learn about Hawaiian aquatic animal life!
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail
Great & easy hike to a lighthouse overlooking the beautiful Waimanalo
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Delicious local food right off the main road!
Bowles Burritos
Best Mexican burrito bar on the windward side!
Waimanalo Beach Park
Beautiful beach with minimal amounts of people
Lanikai Beach
Just a town away in Kailua. The most beautiful beach Hawaii has to offer!
Great local plate lunches & shave ice
Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Olomana Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Serg's, Ono's, Waimanalo Cafe, Larry's Grill
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Located one block from a 5 mile stretch of white sandy beach. Giant yard and fun for the kids. Shady ironwood trees give the beach a park like atmosphere. Stroll the trails and watch the sunrise on the windward side of the island. Just a 10 minute ride to Kailua Beach with Kayaking and stand up paddle boards available. The small town of Kailua offers everything you need from Whole Foods supermarket to local shops offering locally made arts, crafts, clothing and books.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £140.81

$225.00 nightly
Cleaning and insurance $225
13.96% tax
Check in 3pm Check out 11:00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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