WAIMANALO COUNTRY SIDE BEACH HOUSE

Chris Laird

Speaks english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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WAIMANALO COUNTRY SIDE BEACH HOUSE

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our Waimanalo Beach Home has beach access to a beautiful six mile long white sand beach, the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on O`ahu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is free of rocks and coral and this makes it a perfect spot for surfing, boogie boarding, swimming and snorkeling! There are beautiful views of the pali cliffs where you can see hang gliders enjoying the Waimanalo breezes. Magnificent views of several off shore islands including Molokai and Lanai. Waimanalo Beach offers the most amazing sunrises with an inspiring start to each day.

Oahu's best keep secret is the town of Waimanalo. It is one of the only places on Oahu where you can get away from the tourist mania, yet still be so close to so many great activities. Waimanalo Beach is located on the East side of Oahu, and is just 25 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head and minutes from attractions such as Sea Life Park and Hanauma Bay. Kailua, Lanikai and Hawaii Kai are just 10 minutes away, with fine dining, shopping, cinema and more.

This is your own piece of paradise, and whether it is a honeymoon, adventure, or family holiday, it has it all. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD Player, VCR, a lanai with a gas grill, a large beautifully landscaped tropical yard with an outdoor cedar sauna and jacuzzi to relax in at the end of the day, there is also a jungle gym and swing set if you have kids! The house has an outdoor hot and cold shower for an easy return to the house from the beach.

If you are looking to experience 'true Hawaii' then our place is for you. We are located in an area which the Hawaiians refer to as 'God's Country'

Keywords: Access to Beautiful White Sand Beach, Country Side House with Large Tropical Yard, Outdoor Sauna and Hot Tub, Amazing Views!

PLUS - We now accept major credit cards - VISA, MASTERCARD, & DISCOVER!!!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Chris Laird (Owner)
Advertiser since 2010
Speaks english

About Chris Laird

I grew up in Wamanalo and raised my 3 children there as well. Our family enjoys Surfing, Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Sailing, Fishing and long walks on the beach, we love and respect the ocean and we hope you and your family will enjoy this beautiful home as much as we do!

Chris Laird purchased this house in 1998

Why Chris Laird chose Waimanalo

I grew up in Waimanalo and my family and I love the community and the ability to get away from the city and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, unwind on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still be minutes away from great restaurants, shopping, the cinema and all major Hawaii attractions.

What makes this house unique

The house is steps away from one of the most pristine beaches in the world, being on the East side of the island, you can see the most amazing sunrises! The house is set on a large property in a tropical setting. It has a hot tub and cedar sauna outside, a large covered lanai with a gas grill, swings and jungle gym in the yard and outdoor showers to use after the beach! It is the perfect spot for taking long walks on miles of white sand beach, surfing, kayaking, paddling, snorkeling, boogie boarding, etc., the Ocean is free of coral and rock with crystal clear swimming. It is a very kid-friendly house, yard, neighborhood and beach.

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Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.4
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
average rating of 4.357143 based on 14 reviews
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316694vb
Waimanalo Oahu
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
2

VRBO in residential area near beach

  • 2 of 5
Our family of 5 stayed at the VRBO for 5 days. It was part of a gift to our daughter, her 5 yr son and our new sil. The location was not as described as there was no beach view.The house is located on a modest residential street with houses on both sides of the street. It was a 5-7 minute walk to the beach. Although houses were close there was tall flora around so there was some privacy. Being a residential street there was the noise of everyday life - ongoing construction next door, tree trimming etc. The beach was indeed beautiful and magical, one of the loveliest we have ever been on and the water was clean and warm - great for the entire family.

The photos did not accurately reflect the rental's appearance as it was quite tired looking and many things such as the swing set, hot tub,TV/controls,some beach toys,screen doors were not in good repair.The swing set was old and rusty and there were large splintered wooden parts on the playhouse.The photos do not show the driveway with 2 trucks parked on it (which came and went)and stacked indoor furniture in front of the trucks under the carport. The manager's house (Ka'u) is literally in the VRBO's backyard and this is not seen in the photos. We were told by the manager that we would have to park our van outside the gate next to the fence. The VRBO's description states there is a covered garage(carport). We were unaware that we would be sharing the outside washer and dryer with Ka'u until we asked where they were.
The kitchen was a delight in size, workspace and kitchen amenities.It looked to be renovated. Some pots and pans were not clean on arrival and had dried food or dead insects on them as did the microwave and BBQ. If you are not used to insects- large cockroaches,(we saw 2),termite/ant mounds and hundreds of tiny ants on counters you will be put off. Warm climates = insects. Bedding and towels were clean and the furniture well used but comfortable.
The contact with the owner,Chris was pleasant. Ka'u gave us the ins and outs of the house on arrival. We were in contact with her about furniture that was left outside the gate and which we brought in for her. She came and went as the truck(s)would be gone.

Cleanliness, good repair and an accurate description are not too much to ask in any rental property that is $425/night. Improvements to the house/grounds are needed and I have emailed Chris regarding how lovely this place could really be.We did enjoy ourselves especially the beach!
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review - I am glad to hear that you enjoyed yourselves during your stay. I wish you had called me during your stay if you had concerns. Me and your husband communicated frequently prior to your arrival to make sure everything you wanted was there. I apologize for anything that may have upset you. Both you and I have spoken since your stay and I informed you that during the month of September we shut down and do maintenance projects. We will be addressing all of the topics you brought to my attention.
I apologize that you thought there was a beach view - I always tell people we are 5 houses off of the beach. I found out that Beach view was listed because VRBO has no other option in that category that fits the description, I have since added verbage to accurately describe it. Also, we are located in a great neighborhood and people do have their normal lives that involve making noise during the day. I always tell renters this as well as that there is a short walk to the beach at the end of the street. The time to get to the beach varies by the individual(s). Also, I always tell renters that when I would take my kids when they were young - it would take us 5+ minutes, when I go alone, I can get there in about 1 minute. I appreciate you letting me know about the items that troubled you. They are in the process of now being repaired. Also, there was a miscommunication between your group and the caretaker - she does not share the washer and dryer with renters - she has her own. Also, I always let people know there is a caretaker on-site. She is there to help or handle any of your problems. You are correct about the parking, we used to always let renters park in the carport.
We still do if they really want to, we have found most people like to park right outside of the gate. There is always parking there and this allows them to come and go a lot faster and not have to navigate the backing up out of the driveway. We have had many people crash their cars into the gate - breaking the operator and leaving without informing me or the caretaker. It usually costs me anywhere from $500-$2,000 to fix it. In September we will be doing painting, roof coatings, some carpentry, and tiling work. I went and examined the play set and there is a board that was damaged by bugs - it will be replaced as well. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.
Again, thank you for your review and we appreciate you and your family.
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316694vb
Waimanalo Oahu
The Netherlands
3

Awesome rental

  • 3 of 5
We staid for 5 days in this house. It was an awesome stay. Positive points of our stay was the location because you are so near to the beach! When you are sitting in the garden you can hear the sound of the waves as well as the sound of the different types of birds! Awesome! The rental had enough space for groups excisting of 8 persons. The outdoor terrace was also awesome, you can sit there with à large group to have à BBQ or diner or just relax! For families with young children there is enough to do on the property, such as to make use of the playground or to make use of the different types of stuff they made available like waveboards and snorkel equipment! The landlady Kau she was à very nice person and told us à lot about waimanalo! She is very concerned with the community, Hawaï and her rental! Negative points we had to deal with were that the diswasher was out of order, the furniture was old because some of the garden chairs were tied up with tyraps, we never met chris(only by telephone), we had to wait à couple of hours before we could enter the rental, they didn't mentioned how to use the hot tube or sauna and at least really clean was also not compared to what we are used to! For people with disabilities we will not recommend this property because of the different heights in the house! Nevertheless we had an awesome stay and we enjoyed the waimanalo life! We would recommend it to people or groups who are more focused on an excellent location instead of luxery! Maholo from the Netherlands!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review - we agree it is awesome! We try to stay there as much as we can. I also enjoy hearing the ocean from the deck. We built the deck for hanging out on and relaxing - plus it accommodates everybody to be able to be on it and enjoy time with each other.

I am sorry to hear that you had to wait to get into the rental, that does not normally happen. We always make sure someone is there to meet you to check you in. I apologize that you did not get to meet me, but only the caretaker. I was off island with my family camping on Kauai. Whenever a renter wants to meet me - I make it a point to come by and say hello.

Also, I immediately went out and checked the dishwasher and it is working perfectly - I apologize if it gave you a hard time. In the future if anything is out of order or not working to your satisfaction, please let me know immediately and I will get it handled right away.

I agree with you that this is a difficult property for someone who has physical challenges and is handicapped because there is step-ups and downs from the living room to the kitchen and to the deck.

Thanks for staying in our killer Hawaiian home - you are always welcome back.

Aloha,
Chris
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
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Waimanalo Oahu
5

Fantastic vacation rental!

  • 5 of 5
We recently stayed here for a week (March 8 to 16) and loved every minute! The house was perfect for our large family and very comfortable. It is only a one minute walk to the beach. There are so many amenities that he doesn't even mention in the description. They have a large wagon to pull all your gear down to the beach in, a jogging stroller, half a dozen boogie boards, snorkeling gear, sand toys, beach towels and mats, etc. The beach itself is one of the most beautiful white sand beaches on the island. The sand was so soft it felt like powdered sugar. The waves were just right for boogie boarding and playing in the water for my teenagers, but also gentle enough at the shore that it was safe for my toddlers to run around and splash and play. On top of that it seems to be one of the best kept secrets on the island because we almost always had the beach to ourselves, with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy and play. It was incredible!

When we weren't at the beach or off exploring the island, the house itself was amazing. There's a playground set for the kids, a zipline, a huge covered patio to eat your meals on, two BBQ grills (one charcoal and one propane depending which you prefer), plenty of spices for cooking, and all the essential kitchen appliances and tools you could possibly need. There are shelves stocked with books to read for all ages, and games and toys to play with as well. There are plenty of linens (even for our large family). Oh, and the yard is fully fenced and enclosed so the kids can wander and play and it's very relaxing and private.

On top of all this, Chris, the owner was amazing. He was very accomodating, extrememly helpful with tips and advice for our trip. He went out of his way to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable for us. He was wonderful to work with.

One other great thing is that you are completely away from the hustle and bustle of a big city, but only a few minutes away to grocery stores and restaurants and all kinds of activities. Great location!

I would highly recommend this rental home. It was a very reasonable price for all that you are getting! If our family is ever so fortunate to vacation in Oahu again we would definitely rent this home again! Thanks Chris for providing a great vacation rental for our family!
  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: WOW!! Thanks for the great review, I really appreciate it and I am very happy to hear you and your family had a great time. You guys looked very busy and I am glad to hear you got to kick back and relax.

The place is always available to you and your family - just let me know.

I hope your boys got to go hiking. Also, I enjoyed seeing your kids expressions of joy on the zip line.

Take care and aloha always,

Chris
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316694vb
Waimanalo Oahu
Philadelphia PA
5

Wonderful House, Off-the-grid

  • 5 of 5
My family of 4 (with 2 kids under 5yo) and some friends stayed in the house over President's weekend. The house is located about 45 minutes from Honolulu in an area where you feel like you are really away from it all. The town of Waimanalo is small but has just enough touches to make it quaint (the restaurant on the corner, the fish market that has the best poke, etc.). The beach is wonderful and the neighborhood was safe and quiet. The house was perfect for our kids. There were toys and books and a playground to use and we have an awesome video of our 5 yo swinging down the kid zipline. There was a lot of space to lounge both inside and outside the home and the hot tub was a perfect touch. This is not for travelers that require immaculate conditions. It is a nice big home on a quiet beach that was perfect for hanging out. It is the ideal place for laid-back travelers that are looking to venture out to the many gorgeous beaches and hikes in the area.
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review - I appreciate it. I would love to see the video of your kids on the zip line. Let me know if you post it on youtube.

I am glad to hear you had a great time and enjoyed the place and the town - I love it too!

Aloha,

Chris
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316694vb
Waimanalo Oahu
Mesa, Arizona
5

Sweet Home Hinalea!

  • 5 of 5
We recently finished our stay at the Hinalea house. We went with our 3 kids and my brother's family and their kids. This place was perfect! The kids loved the outside yard and the home flowed great for both families. The home is about 75 yards from the beach! We were able to watch the sunset every morning. The house manager was very hospitable and did a great job making the house feel like is was our own for the week. The owner of the property was also great to work with and helped us feel right at home. Mucho Mahalos for everything this house provided! It was a great vacation and the home made it that much better!
  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks for the great review! I am happy to hear you had a great trip - we enjoyed having you and look forward to you coming back. You guys definitely did a lot of activities while you where here and when I visited you - Everyone looked very happy.

Thanks again and Aloha.
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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p316694vb
Waimanalo Oahu
5

Felt like Hawaii

  • 5 of 5
Thanks for opening your home to our family. Having lived on the Big Island when I was younger I wanted my kids to experience Hawaii as I remembered it…..this is what they got especially with having Auntie Ka'u there. Waimanalo is a small town and not built up but there are very good places to eat there. Everything was what the owner had described. The kids loved the back yard, zip line and just being so close to the beach. Ka'u shared Hawaii culture with the kids which they loved. We would go back in a heart beat. Thanks again for sharing your home.
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Dnita:

thanks for the wonderful review. i am so glad you guys enjoyed your stay. you and your family are welcome back anytime, just let me know. also, i was very happy to see the kids having such a great time and you and your family (my favorite - Multi-generational) enjoying your stay.

aloha,

Chris
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Cleaning Fee $250
Notes Taxes are already included in all rates.

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Waimanalo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , CAL King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , CAL King Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , Living Room has two (twin) day or Punei beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • CD Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Stereo
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Golf ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • museums
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • horseshoes
  • antiquing
  • miniature golf
  • sight seeing
  • shopping
  • boating
  • shelling
  • wildlife viewing
  • shuffleboard
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • racquetball
  • hunting
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • surfing
  • rock climbing
  • wind-surfing
  • parasailing
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