WAKE UP IN 'JURASSIC PARK' - STUNNING WATERFALLS AWAIT YOU!

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WAKE UP IN 'JURASSIC PARK' - STUNNING WATERFALLS AWAIT YOU!

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Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

***Be sure to scroll down and check out our 56 guest reviews and view our 24 photos of this truly unique property.*** Hawaii License #W01460418-01

***HURRICANE Iselle & Julio Update 8/11/14: Just to let everyone know this rental like most of Oahu had NO damage from either of the recent hurricanes that impacted the Hawaiian Islands. We only had moderate rain and minimal winds from them and none of our lovely properties were affected in any way.

Enjoy the peace and serenity of a true tropical rainforest. Situated at the end of a small quiet street, this secluded guest house has unobstructed panoramic 180° views of Hawaii's magnificent Koolau Mountains (Pali). These mountains were featured in the original movie Jurassic Park. This majestic backdrop often has over a dozen waterfalls dropping down the 3000 foot vertical face. (The waterfalls run after about one hour of steady rain.) This one acre property is located in Ahuimanu, near Valley of the Temples but is actually inside the East boundary of the Waiahole Forest Reserve and offers spectacular mountain, rainbow and waterfall views. Don't worry, just because it is located in a tropical rainforest setting, this location gets plenty of sun too.

Check out one of Hawaii's best guidebooks; 'DRIVING AND DISCOVERING HAWAII-OAHU' In this book he writes about our little street. . .'Here, the homes are built practically touching the perpendicular face of the Pali. The striking effect that these 3000' giant, towering, sheer walls have - looming overhead and dispensing countless veils of tumbling waterfalls after a rain is quite literally dizzying. On Oahu, you probably cannot get any closer to the pali's behemoth cliff face than this, without a difficult hike.'

Let the sound of the year round stream constantly flowing through the property put you to sleep each night. Wake to the songs of Native Hawaiian Birds every morning and the sun glistening off the mountains. Experience the true sights and sounds of a tropical rain forest.

A truly secluded paradise for those who want to experience life in one of Hawaii's most beautiful places. Amazing but true... This vacation rental is located on a small public street, only three to four minutes (less than two miles) off the main highway. Centrally located on the island it is only 12 minutes away from famous Kualoa Beach Park (Chinaman's Hat) and Kualoa Ranch with horseback riding, ATV rides, movie tours and buffet lunches. Less than 30 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor, this is a vacation property that offers you close proximity to most all points on the island, but still has the peace and serenity of a true rainforest experience. Quite literally centrally located to most points of interest on the island it is a short 15-20 minute drive to Kailua's beautiful white beaches and the Mokulua Islands. 30 minutes up to the Polynesian Cultural Center for the day (a must see) or keep going and check out our world famous North Shore surf spots and big waves in the winter months. Less than 30 minutes out of Honolulu, this location gives you access to Waikiki nightlife if you want it and you can still wake up in paradise.

This is a large 400 square foot studio. It was originally designed as a guest accommodation to the main house for the owners live in nurse. It is the perfect 'vacation rental', with a large, well equipped kitchen and Serta Perfect Sleeper Queen Bed you will feel right at home. This is an ideal studio for couples. First offered as a vacation rental in 2004 it was totally remodeled then, right down to the studs. Recently renovated fresh paint, nicely appointed tile floors and a tropical decor, with a new 26' flat screen HDTV in the bedroom and 20' color TV and sofa in the kitchen. Your special little place in paradise awaits you!

NOTE 7/23/14: I've had Sept 2014 - Feb 2015 blocked off for the past 4 months in anticipation of starting a major second story addition to the 'main house' (not wanting to disturb guests with construction noise). Our permits have been delayed and this project will not start now until late spring/summer of 2015 so I've opened up the 5 month block on our calendar (Sept-Feb) that we previously had closed off. This is a great time to find those dates that you're looking for before our calendar fills up again. This is normally a heavily booked property as are our others (see below).

We encourage you to read the previous 'Guest Comments' on all VRBO properties you are interested in. Guest comments are like E-Bay feedback. They are a good source of information for potential guests to evaluate properties via unbiased visitors such as yourselves. As owners we cannot edit or delete comments that are less than favorable. The only way to eliminate negative comments is to 'kill your guestbook' and restart it. Check the bottom of our VRBO webpage you will find that VRBO lists the original publish date for the listing and you can see that all our guest comments date back to 2004. If you find other listings without a guestbook ask yourself what they are hiding? The guestbook service is free to owners. If your photos are accurate and you run a quality property they why wouldn't you want people to write reviews about your property?

Please check our availability calendar before sending an email, it is updated with each new booking for your convenience. This rental has a very high occupancy rate, we encourage you to place your reservation early. If we don't have the dates you are looking for, please click on 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS' link on the lower part of this page to view our other two great vacation rentals. We have a Laie Beachfront Studio at $115.00 per/nt with full kitchen and separate bath. Laie Beachfront Studio VRBO Listing #35796 or click on the link 'ALL MY RENTAL LISTINGS'. Easy return access to this VRBO® page at anytime.

Traveling to the Big Island to see the volcano, check out our fabulous 'Heavens Door', with a year round stream, 79,000 gallon lake and koi pond all in a 100% private, 2 acre tropical dream property. Year round weekly special rates start at $135.00 per/nt or $875.00 per/wk for 2 guests. Check out all it's 100% 5-Star reviews and photos at VRBO #149612. Or click the 'All MY RENTAL LISTINGS' link on this page.

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Keywords: Private Guest accommodation to the main house, located on 1 full acre. This large 3 room studio has a separate full kitchen and bath.

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only
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Thank you for considering our guest house for your Hawaii Vacation. This is a private home with a remodeled guest accomodation. Please contact us at (808) 293-1447 for any additional information.



Please call us or email anytime if you

have any questions about this listing. we look forward to hearing from you.



Aloha,



Linda Martin

(VRBO #45480 "Rainforest")

(VRBO #35796 "Beachfront")
Sep 2004
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
average rating of 4.821429 based on 56 reviews
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45480vb
(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
5

Looking For Paradise? We Found Our Slice @ Jurassic Park!

  • 5 of 5
10 Days spent, literally, in the Jungle!
We couldn't have asked for a more peaceful retreat for my girlfriend's first trip to Hawaii.
5 Stars ACROSS THE BOARD!
The Reservation Process: a breeze and convenient. Linda is on top of everything and timely with her responses. 5 *s
The views from the back porch: Breathtaking. No other words to describe.
Accessibility to the rest of the Island: Fairly easy, we rented a jeep and covered 838 miles around the island from the Makapuu Tidepools on the south eastern point all the way up to the North Western tip at Ka'ena Point, and everything in between. The drive to Northshore up the Kamehamea Hwy was amazing all three times we made the trip.
The only thing I would advise against is trying to make it to Waikiki during peak rush hour times, but then again, with Ka'a'awa beach just about 20 min north of Jurassic Park, why would you need to go to the big city? which brings me to my next point.
The beaches on Windward Oahu: Amazing. On my previous visits to Oahu, i had stayed exclusively in North Shore, and never really explored Windward except for a couple stops in Waimanalo and Kailua. This gem of a beach Ka'a'awa was literally one of the greatest places i have ever experienced in my life! Its north of Ahuimanu, about 20 min up the Kam Hwy. So secluded, so beautiful.
Comfort and Cleanliness: Very clean upon arrival, with the exception of one bathroom cockroach, but ehy, its Hawaii, ai'nokea. The Studio was stocked with everything we needed to make breakfast every morning and fuel our daily adventures. The beach towels were a huge plus. The snorkel gear had been heavily used and opted to use only the goggles, but that's fine because with every breath we took when coming to the surface we would shout, "Oh my god! did you see those fish!?" so I suppose the snorkels weren't even needed.
The cats: Elsa, a orange/black/white tabby was so affectionate and made coming home after a long day at the beaches or tidepools or rigorous hikes that much nicer and relaxing. All the cats were so chill, they would accompany us on the lanai and just hang out.

In summary, if privacy and relaxation are on your itinerary for your Oahu vacation, then Jurassic Park is the spot to reserve for a romantic getaway. With so many possible adventures right at your door step, this is the ideal place to stay IMHO.

MAHALO NUI LOA Linda and Family!
  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Rory: WOW thanks for the great and comprehensive 5-Star review. Glad that you enjoyed your time at Jurassic Park and apparently all around the North Shore and Windward Side of Oahu. We're pleased that you found the studio clean and well appointed. Sorry about the dead cockroach…..But dead is good, means our efforts in pest control are working. As you say it is in the middle of "their" jungle.

Just a note to future guests. Rory speaks of the snorkels and masks being well worn. We provide beach towels, boogie boards and beach chairs. Any masks and/or snorkel sets found in the beach toy box were left by previous guests and we do not replace or maintain them. Often guests leave items in the toy box for others to use instead of taking them home. If they are not suitable please feel free to toss them out. Glad you had a wonderful vacation and thank you again for the fabulous 5-Star review. Mahalo, Linda
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45480vb
(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
Dallas
5

Homebase at the foot of the Ko'olaus!

Homebase at the foot of the Ko'olaus!
  • 5 of 5
My boyfriend and I spent 12 days in this rental and had a great time! It is stocked with everything the average traveler could want. I'm pretty picky about living quarters being clean and was not disappointed when we arrived. If you want to be in the heart of the hustle and bustle, this is not the place for you. If you want a great "base camp" for your daily adventures, this is the perfect place!

We had no problems with the hump in the driveway. The neighborhood and the cats are friendly. The view is the absolute best part of this rental and is worth every penny! We set up a GoPro camera and recorded the sun greeting the mountains in the morning so we could enjoy it after our vacation ended.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to be back! Thank you so much for sharing your property. : )
  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha: I will be sure to pass on your review to our cleaner that you are ...."pretty picky about living quarters being clean" and that you were NOT disappointed when you arrived:) It is a great neighborhood right at the base of the KoOlau's and the cats are indeed friendly:) I don't think you could have stated it any better. Mahalo, Linda and Ken
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
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(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
Texas
5

Military Family

  • 5 of 5
Neat,clean,everything worked,very well supplied.Slept with back door open except for screen. Great wakeup sounds and view of mountains. No problem backing small rental car into driveway. Cats were good company. Dogs only barked when there was a need to bark. Very easy to do business with owner.If you have military ID would recommend Bellows AFS beach for its beauty and lack of petty criminals . I would highly recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Colonel for taking the time to write a review on your Jurassic Park experience. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and that the rental was clean, wells stocked and to your liking. Your many years of military service are well reflected in your concise and to the point report:) Hope to see you again.
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45480vb
(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
5

Views to Take Your Breath Away

  • 5 of 5
The views this home provides are amazing. As we drove through the little neighborhood to get to the house we were oohing and awing about the views and then we pulled into the driveway of the house and we were blown away. The mountains just surround you and the waterfalls just make it so much better.

The home was a nice little retreat and allowed us to travel the island and get away from the commotion of Honolulu.

Several evenings we sat out with the cats and enjoyed the beauty surrounding us.
  • Submitted: May 29, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed the "Amazing Views", the Ko Olau mountains are stunning not only when it rains and the waterfalls appear but they are just as beautiful and pristine when it is lovely outside.
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45480vb
(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
Saskatoon, Canada
5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
We recently spent 3 nights here. After spending the week in Honolulu for business, it was great to escape to somewhere more peaceful before heading home. The house is located in a quiet residential area away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. There are 4 cats who live on the property - one of whom just wants to be your best friend. It was so nice just relaxing in the backyard, lying on the hammock with a cat on your lap looking at the mountains :)

The property was clean and well maintained with plenty of kitchen supplies and towels for two people. Although we were only here for a short time we enjoyed snorkeling at Lanikai beach where I saw a honu, hiking to Waihee Falls, hiking Olomana trail, seeing some of the sites on the North Shore, and driving around the South Shore on our way to the airport.

Linda was very helpful and responded to emails promptly and professionally. This is the 3rd time I have stayed on a property owned by Linda and I would definitely recommend this property (or any others owned by her) to friends and family.
  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for all your kind words about Jurassic Park. We're glad that you enjoyed your time there and that it was peaceful and relaxing for you. Chrism the cat is always happy to give you some "kitty therapy" if you're missing your own pets. Aloha Oe', Linda
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Wake up in 'Jurassic Park' - Stunning Waterfalls Await You!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p45480vb
(808) 293-1447 (Hawaii, USA)
Kaneohe Oahu
Anchorage, AK
5

Perfect Honolulu Escape with Aloha Spirit

  • 5 of 5
We were pleased in every respect with this rental. It was clean & comfy, secluded, quiet, and a bit more spacious than the photos suggest. Loved the gorgeous Ko'olau view with blooming African Trumpet trees in the foreground. Added bonuses were the VERY friendly cats, plenty of beach supplies, and helpful information from Pat, who stayed next door. For instance, we probably would have missed viewing the hula performances that weekend from the Merrie Monarch Festival on TV (they took place on the Big Island) if she hadn't reminded us. And the parting gift of Big Island cookies was to die for.

[husband] Yes, just perfect for lounging around and ideal for all the Windward side exploring we did: North shore surf (unusual 20' waves!), shrimp shacks, Laie beaches and ridge hike, Kailua shopping and beach time. Tile floors easy to keep clean as was the great stainless cookware. And the road, Ahuimanu, was good for my early morning walks with plenty of entertaining "jungle fowl" and goats.

Can't wait for our next visit so we can escape the Alaska winter! Thanks Linda, Pat and Ken.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Centrally located this studio is only 30 min, to Pearl Harbor & Polynesian Cultural Center, two of Oahu's top attractions, For the adventuresome types there is hiking, horseback hiding and ATV rides all within a few of minutes of your door. There is also a 10 plex Theatre and supermarket within 5 minutes. See historic Hawaii at the Bishop Museum or spend the day a Kualoa Ranch horseback riding or exploring on ATV's, Then there's alway's Sightseeing. You can venture to some of Oahu's most beautiful beaches in Kailua with views of the Mokulua Islands only 15-20 minutes. Winter brings big waves and surf contests on our famous North Shore, just up the road 35-45 minutes. Hike, explore our botanical gardens or if you are really adventuresome check out the tandem sky dives or glider rides at Dillingham Airfield. Or you can just sit back and relax and enjoy the view:) Live Hawaii, share the dream.

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Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.77%
Notes Hawaii State Transient Accommodation Tax License: #W01460418-01

Cancelation Policy:
* Refund in full w/cancel notice more than 45 days prior to check-in.
* Forfeiture of deposit for cancellations of LESS than 45 days notice.
* 100% forfeiture of all monies paid for cancellation of less than 30 days notice.

This is a non-smoking property Please call or email us for more information.
$200.00 reservation guarantee is required when placing a reservation (that amount comes off the total due). The "balance due" is payable 30 days prior to arrival date if paying with credit card or 45 days prior to arrival date when paying by personal check or M/O. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover cards (Sorry no AMEX:(
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Amenities

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Kaneohe Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
General:
  • Telephone ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • luaus
  • whale watching
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • parasailing
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • deepsea fishing
Notes:
Full size 4-Burner Electric Stove & Oven, full size refrigerator, Ceiling Fans, Hair Dryer, Iron & Ironing Board, Soaps, Shampoo and Conditioner, Boogie Boards & Beach Towels. Sorry there is no washer/dryer or diswasher at this rental due to restrictions imposed by the City/County on amount of waste water discharge. This property is within the Waiahole Rainforest watershed.
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