|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Come stay at Hale `Awapuhi the house of red ginger. A luxurious, semi detached, large one bedroom apartment on the Windward side of Kailua.
This rental apartment is the best of both worlds close to the beach and the mountains. Located just a 5 minute ride to the world famous Kailua and Lanikai beaches, and set in a lush, private tropical paradise with hundreds of walking and hiking trails. You can even walk to the golf course and community park featuring 6 tennis courts, a basketball court, and playground.
This apartment is located in a private and quiet section of Kailua something not usually found in our small beachtown. It is a tropical paradise, once home to the ancient Hawaiians. Discover the many archeological artifacts and ruins in the area on one your many hikes. Try the Maunawili trail hike to the water and swimming hole. Locate the Queens Bath, frequented by Hawaiian royalty in the 1800’s, or marvel at the ancient heiau and petroglyphs located along the banks of the four streams which feed into Kailua Bay – all within walking distance from your apartment.
Situated on a corner lot, with a separate entrance, you can relax on the lanai (patio) side your unit and listen to the sounds of the birds while you enjoy your morning coffee.
Inside the newly renovated, double wall construction apartment you will find hand scraped bamboo floors with a comfortable, spacious seating area and large windows . A sofa with a pull out bed beckons you to put your feet up after a long day at the beach, hiking, or shopping in Kailua town. Enjoy the flat screen TV or curl up with a good book.
Prepare meals in the new kitchen complete with solid quartz countertops; it has everything you need, going well beyond the kitchenette provided in most Kailua units including:
1. full size sink
2. full size refrigerator
3. coffee maker with self grinder
5. convection and microwave oven
6. induction cooktop
7. large nonstick plug in skillet
The bathroom contains a large, tiled walk in shower with a rainhead and ample storage. Perfect for washing off the sand or getting ready to go to some of the islands best restaurants in Kailua town.
The bedroom is furnished with teak furniture, and contains a top of the line, queen size foam mattress and Egyptian cotton linens.
The apartment is cool and breezy, but also comes equipped with ceiling fans in every room and air conditioning for the warmer, summer months.
Everything is provided for a comfortable and relaxing stay including free cable and wireless internet (WiFi), IPod dock, DVD player, DVDs, linens, towels, all the bathroom and kitchen basics and beach including chairs, a cooler, and toys for the little ones. Ideal for a couple or a family of four, come enjoy the Windward side of the island at Hale `Awapuhi.
** Please be aware a friendly, family dog lives on the owner's side of the property, you won't see or meet him since he does not enter the unit or yard on the rental side of the property, and he attends doggie daycare during the week, but we like to let potential renters know he is there :)**
*** Please note this property is not suited to accommodate large parties or events such as weddings or receptions. Mahalo!***
We are a small family of three, We have called Hawai'i home for past decade. We are avid hikers, and we love the beach - many of the photos you see we took on one of our family hikes. Our hobby is renovating properties with beautiful finishings and details . This is the 2nd property we purchased and renovated from the ground up.
Paradise Properties Booking Agent purchased this apartment in 2010
Once you come and stay you'll understand why we chose this property, the location is convenient and the beauty of the area unparalleled. Come experience old Hawai'i at Hale 'Awapuhi.
Close to the beach, the mountains, hiking, biking and shopping.
We are so glad your unit was available for party of our stay in Oahu. It was perfect in every way.We brought our mountain bikes with us from Canada and rode them every day. On our last day we were able to ride up the road to access the Old Pali Hwy and returned home after visiting the Maunawili Falls via the road in front of the house-amazing!
Your unit was wonderful -well done! It has everything and is very comfortable. I love the way you have decorated it. It is so fresh clean and when the curtains are open the Hawaiian plants are better than pictures.
Great rental.Excellent location and easy access to main highways. Depending on traffic, most attractions and beaches including Lanikai and Waimanalo Beach,Waikiki,Pearl Harbor,Diamond Head,Pali Lookout,Byodo-In Temple,Hanauma Bay,etc are within 10-30 minute drive. This unit is conveniently located to grocery stores,restaurants, and a Target. Cozy and clean rental...had everything my husband and I and 4 yr old needed.We had an awesome time in Oahu. I would definitely recommend the rental to family and friends. Thanks!
The unit was very nice and practical. It had all the amenities to turn our vacation into a home. Would go back there any time. I recommend it to everyone.
This apartment is like a home away from home. Everything you could want from a vacation rental is there. The first thing you notice when walking in is the bright, fresh-scented open living space. The roomy bathroom is a luxury, with clean, thick Hotel Collection towels, lots of lavendar Whole Foods shower products, and a giant walk-in shower. The bed is divine, and the bedroom has a separate air conditioner, a large closet with plenty of hangers, and ample dresser drawers. There are ceiling fans in both the bedroom and living room, providing nice air flow. The kitchen is really well supplied, with a coffee maker, electric hot plate, good knives, a spacious sink, and full fridge and freezer. Beach towels and chairs, boogie boards, and coolers are all available for any outings you may have planned. So let's get real, because if you're in Hawaii, it's all about the outings. This place is a 10; location, location, location! You are within 10 driving minutes of a handful of gorgeous beaches, shopping, hiking, and sightseeing. Kailua town is 5 minutes away, where you can shop for supplies at Whole Foods or Safeway, Long's pharmacy, and hundreds of other shops and supply stores. 15 - 20 minutes gets you to Waikiki, Diamond Head, and downtown Honolulu. You're just down the road from the entry to a breathtaking 45 minute drive to the North Shore. There are so many unbelievable restaurants close by; you will want for nothing in this Kailua paradise!
We stayed at this location for the Thanksgiving holiday. It was perfect for the two of us. The owners made sure that we were comfortable and if we needed any recommendations for dining.
The listing was completely accurate and loved the decor. After reviewing the photos, I felt I had already come home.
The bed mentioned in other reviews was exactly as they had described. It was like sleeping on a "heavenly bed".
The owners guided us to the nearby beaches. Kalama Beach was beautiful and serene. Found some great restaurants in Kailua and felt like we didn't need to go to Honolulu for any of our needs.
Came to love the family, as our own, and we will be back for another adventure. Thank you for having this wonderful location for our getaway!
The listing description and pictures provided are accurate. The property was well maintained and had a nice Hawaiian decor with modern aesthetics. The owners were very helpful with the questions prior to renting the property. The property is attached to the owner's private home, but you still have your own entrance and feel secluded from the main home. Bathroom is large with a full walk-in shower, the kitchen amenities fit our needs, and the living and sleeping areas were more than sufficient and spacious. It truly felt like our home-away-from-home for the week and half we stayed here. The home is off the main highway and you can easily access the main freeways to get to downtown Honolulu, the North Shore, or the Southside. Kailua/Lanikai beach is nearby (I highly suggest renting a car if you stay at this property), and there are so many food and other amenities in Kailua Town (Whole Foods, Starbucks, CVS, etc). We enjoyed dinner at the Kalapawai Cafe (hawaiian fusion cuisine) and at PRIMA (wood-fired pizza); happy hour at Cactus was great! The owners supply a surplus of beach towels so you can head to the beach everyday...and they even offer to wash your towels with a quick turnaround. Do the Lanikai Pillboxes hike if you want a great view of the east side beaches! Thanks again to Jay and Alyson for making our visit to Hawaii comfortable and stress-free!
I stayed here 3/4-3/13 with my boyfriend and my two sisters. I was really apprehensive to book off of VRBO add it was my first time using the sight. The booking process was smooth and painless and the only error was addressed immediately (I received a confirmation email with wrong dates, just a typo!).
Our plane arrived late on the 4th and it only took us about 15-20 minutes to get here from the airport. It was really easy to find, get the key, and get unpacked. The photos listed accurately represent the space, it's so homey! There was a welcome letter on the table and some refreshments in the fridge.
The bed was super comfy and my sisters thought the same of the fold out couch. The first morning we woke up to a rooster crowing which made for some good laughs. There were tons of chickens in the neighborhood which provided us a lot of entertainment, as sad as that sounds :). The crowing didn't bother us and we had our windows open every night. There was a little road noise but that didn't bother us either. If your a light sleeper there is an AC in the room that would probably help tune most of that out. We barely used the AC as it was perfect with the windows open and the breeze coming in.
The kitchen suited our needs nicely. It was awesome to have a full size fridge to accommodate leftover food and lots of beer :). We used the dishes on a daily basis and there were a bunch of random condiments that came in handy a time or two. We also used the provided cooler almost everyday.
The bathroom also provided everything we needed. With 4 adults, 3 of us being female, we had plenty of room to do what we needed to do. There is a 2nd mirror in the bedroom that came in super handy.
The view from the patio was quite impressive. We had a couple days with quite a bit of rain but seeing all those waterfalls come off the mountains was a spectacular sight.
We had laundry done once during our stay by the homeowners and we had clean stuff by the time we got back in the afternoon. The house shares walls with the homeowners but we never heard anything. They even let us use their mailbox to mail out our parking ticket. Apparently parking in a taxi lane is frowned upon in HI :D. We also REALLY appreciated the late check out, we were able to stay until 4pm for just a partial day rate.
I would stay here again and I'll recommend it to anyone going to Oahu. It was a perfect Central location for everything we had planned. Thanks so much!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$85 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
We accept credit cards (3% fee) and e-checks via Paypal. You can also mail us a personal check. An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal once you are ready to book.
Sixty day (60) cancellation policy.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.