A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach

A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Sep 15, 2014
A newer Architectural designed, custom 2 Bedroom, 5 miles to beach

A custom, single story 2 BR, 2 BA home in a tropical rain forest setting only 5 miles to the beach. Vaulted ceilings, custom kitchen, exterior decks surround the home, fully fenced yard, open & Airy w/spectacular views of the Koolau mountains.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

Recent Review

About the Owner

I am born and raised here in the Islands and have spent most of my life here in Kailua. Growing up in Kailua, it was 'essential' that we all learned to surf and sail, which occupied most of our waking hours. It was a wonderful place to grow up. Kailua beach is approximately 4.5 miles away from the home so you'll want to drive down the the beach.

Speaks: english

Reviews

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A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
California
5

Renter

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful, spotless, comfortable. Grounds are lush and immaculate.Safe wonderful neighborhood near spectacular falls. Real Hawaii experience.
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
New York, NY
5

A wonderful stay in Kailua!

  • 5 of 5
Everything about the stay was great: the rooms were comfortable, the location was fantastic (although we got in late at night on the 20th and weren't exactly sure where we were going in the dark—by the end of our stay, we weren't using the GPS anymore), and the neighborhood is quiet with a spectacular view of the mountains. The photos here are accurate but don't really do the place justice. The kitchen is fully stocked with gadgets and cookware (and many of the staples you'll need like olive oil, salt and pepper and spices) and Steve left us a gift basket with coffee, fruit, a snack and granola to get us started! It's vacation opportunities like this that make me say I'll never stay in a hotel again—we had friends staying in the Hilton on Waikiki and they were envious of us (and we paid a LOT less per night, especially when you consider food in restaurants, etc.). If I had to make a suggestion, though, it would be to stock some reusable water bottles, travel mugs, canvas/mesh grocery bags and a cooler of some sort: we saved our water bottles, our iced coffee cups and plastic shopping bags to reuse when we could but it would be nice to have something more substantial (a SMALL quibble—it may not be practical).
  • Submitted: May 29, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
5

Beautiful Home in the Rain Forest

  • 5 of 5
This home really exceeded our expectations. We have rented several homes in the Kailua area in the past few years and this one was by far the most updated and spacious for the money. It is a bit off the beaten path (a 5 minute drive from the highway well up into a residential area) but the quiet and view from the deck of the mountains make this home well worth it.
The master suite is awesome, with a comfortable bed, big closet, patio doors to the deck and a modern bath with wonderful shower with good water pressure. The fact that each bedroom has its own bath was perfect for our two couples.
The huge dining, living and kitchen area was perfect for preparing and serving a nice meal. The dining room table accommodates 6-8 easily, the living room furniture was comfortable and also seated 6-8. The kitchen was beautiful, large and fully equipped with most everything you would need. There were even a few staples there to help you get started.
There was just room to park two medium sized cars in the driveway, one behind the other, and then close the gate. We enjoyed a visit several times from the neighborhood peacock.
This home is tucked up in the mountainside in the rain forest so the temps in the house stayed cool very nicely with the ceiling fans, but if you are not tolerant of humidity, keep in mind that they property is not air conditioned. And if you a fan of big screen TV you would be disappointed by the older small TV.
This would be a property that we would definitely consider if we visited Oahu again.
  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
5

Perfect area, views, neighbours and owner!

  • 5 of 5
After a negative experience in a previous (separate) rental my brother and I were skeptical to rent a house on Oahu again. We were so pleased with this owners professional and friendly service during both the booking process AND our stay!

We were welcomed with a beautiful basket full of local goodies (including a delicious pineapple!) This home is nestled near Maunawili trail, full fenced and surrounded by beautiful views, trees, the sound of the running water and birds. The deck (with BBQ) spans the home so we enjoyed breakfast and dinner out there on occasion. The home is professionally cleaned and well stocked (linens, laundry liquid, serveware, cooking pans and utensils, blender, storage containers, spices, foil and coverings!)

The neighbours kept to themselves but when we introduced ourselves were very friendly while still allowing us our privacy.
There is a gentleman who lives in a separate dwelling on the property who is lovely, he kept to himself as well so we still felt we had our complete privacy.

What I loved most apart from the views and comfortable beds, was the fact that we were able to entertain our mainland and local friends for dinners.

I would definitely rent this property again, the owner is a great communicator who provides great tips and advice. You won't be disappointed!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
Burleson, TX 76028
5

Vacation Spot

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful location, quiet neighborhood, great view! The home was completely furnished with everything we needed and/or wanted. The mountain views are spectacular. The listing is accurate and the property was clean and well maintained.
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Romantic Getaway
business
A newer custom Home in a lush, tropical rain forest; a short drive to the beach
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p441647vb
Kailua Oahu
5

Rain Forest House

  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay in the Rain Forest House. The house is beautiful and well kept. It has a very comfortable layout that easily met the needs for four women on a dream Hawaiian vacation. Robert was very accommodating and easy to reach if needed. The welcome basket that greeted us as we entered immediately brought smiles to our faces. Kailua turned out to be a great alternative to staying in the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. We hope to stay there again, it was FABULOUS!
  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

Location

From the Owner

It's a very unique location being in the midst of a tropical rain forest up against the Koolau mountains. It's a single story home so no stairs. Also, its a custom 2 BR , 2 BA home with great architectural details. The home is surrounded by exterior decking.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Honolulu International Airport at 25 Miles Nearest Golf : Royal Hawaiian Golf Course at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Kailua at 5 Miles

There is a hiking trail 5 minutes away that runs along the base of the Koolau mountain range. It runs 11 miles through a tropical rain forest just below the steep faces of the Koolau's. An easy walk for kids also. The home is 7 minutes from Kailua beach.

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5 night minimum stay
$195
$5,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • Non-refundable cleaning fee $250 + Tax
  • Pet Fee $50 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.96%

The rates are between $145 and $195/nt depending on the season and # of bedrooms needed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

From the Owner

Built in a tropical rain forest this home is within 10 minutes of the beach. There are two great hikes in this area. You may want to google both: Maunawili Trail and Maunawili Falls. Wear good fitting hiking or running shoes.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 1350 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Queen sized bed in the Master bedroom. Two twins in the 2nd bedroom., Baby Cribs (1) Check for availability.

Outside

  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • There are hiking trails behind the home that will take you through virgin tropical rain forests. Google Maunawili Trail and Maunawili Falls Trail. You'll get a good idea of the hikes available.
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