Kahala House Rental Photos and Description
House, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)
Please go to the end of the listing and click on the link to more information to see a 4+ minute video of the property.
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.
The Gingerbread house is built on 3 levels with split A/C and has 4 bedrooms, all with queen size luxury pillow-top mattresses adorned with Italian bedding. 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 at least 8 people and is located just a few steps above the living room and indoor bar area which has another flat screen television with built in DVD. Complimentary wireless internet service.
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.
50% 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.
We prefer rentals for at least a one month period, but will try and accommodate shorter requests. Rates subject to change at any time.
Hawaii Tax ID W00444072-01
Keywords: Historic, house, beach, South Oahu
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Events Allowed
- Long-term Renters Welcome
Guestbook comments from the owner
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.
I've lived in the islands for more than 30 years and fell in love with this house when I first saw it never realizing that one day I would own it! It truly is a treasure and one that you will enjoy. Take a walk across the street down the path to the beach. We have some beautifully pristine & clear water for swimming and snorkeling. There is also a pipe that many people walk on quite a ways out to check out the water. But, please,, do this part at your own risk!!!!!
My love of historical architecture and in particular the French Tudor Norman cottages built by J Alvin Shadinger who built The Gingerbread House and called it home. The beautiful neighborhood, the best shopping and of course, the beach...
Just 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport we are in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the State, just minutes from Kahala Mall, Whole Foods.