|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
The 'Gingerbread House' was designed in the late 1920's 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 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 sleeping quarters. Tasteful art and accessories compliment each bedroom as well as flat screen televisions with built in DVD. 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. Please call for details. 808-781-2037
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
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.
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.
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.
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 !!
This was our second stay at the Gingerbread and the only thing not to like is the fact that we had to eventually leave. The house is nice and has all the amenities you need but you could almost forget that because we spent most of our time in the spectacular garden. We never had a meal indoors - we enjoyed breakfast lunch and dinner outdoors on one of the two spacious outdoor tables. The neighborhood is quiet with everything you need - Whole Foods or the regular Times Supermarket just a short drive away. And of course the Pacific Ocean is across the street for morning and afternoon strolls. Thanks to Sandy for taking such good care of her guests. See you again soon!
We had a very mixed experience during our stay at The Gingerbread House. We have family in Honolulu and are regular visitors to the islands. We have admired this house for many years and looked forward to our gathering our family there. Although it is an attractive property, very well located on Kahala Avenue across from the beach access, we found the owner very difficult and confrontational. Upon arrival, she presented us with "House Rules" that contradicted the lease. She insisted we sign a second contract of "House Rules" and followed up with some very aggressively worded emails which was a very unpleasant start to our family holiday. The house itself is of historic significance, and as such, the French Norman/Tudor architecture makes the interior quite dark. The kitchen and dining room are not open to the living space, so this house does not lend itself to informal living. I would also add that some of the bedrooms are quite noisy if the air conditioning is not running. The highlight of this property was the outdoor space- the spacious lanai, the pool, and nicely landscaped garden are lovely for relaxation and family gatherings. I would advise future visitors to review the lease and discuss the house rules in advance to avoid having to deal with the antagonistic behaviour of the owner.
This is a true gem of a house in the best neighborhood in Oahu... we have 9 people from a big family joining the vacation (including three kids) and everyone had a blast. Lots of time we just hanged around at the pool and jacuzzi since it's so relaxing, with a few very colorful birds and an occasional frog stopping by. The rooms upstairs are of good size and very comfortable, although the basement room is a bit of a squeeze. The kitchen is excellent (did i mention the wine storage area?) and has everything we need to cook (just about all the dinners) during our 8 day stay. The manager (Sandy) was super responsive when I had some questions about the grill.
Thank you Veronica for sharing your great house with us -- we look forward to coming back!
A truly fabulous house and very accommodating owner and manager. We were a group of 7: 3 young children, parents and grandparents. Plenty of room for all of us. The beds were incredibly comfortable - our daughter called it her princess bed. The kitchen was well equipped and suited our needs. Wonderful pool and spa with water toys for the kids.
Can't recommend this house more highly. We'll definitely be back.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 16 2017 - Dec 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
|Refundable damage deposit||$3,000|
|Cleaning Fee (required)||$450 + Tax|
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.