Portlock House Rental Photos and Description
2 Bed/2 Bath OR 4 Bed/ 4.5 Bath Oceanfront
NEW LISTING. Quiet & private OCEANFRONT Retreat. 'It's like a Mini-Resort' is what so many visitors to the home say. Local Movie/TV Show Location Scouts call our home 'their favorite home'. Now for the first time ever our private home will be offered to Travelers from around the world. This is undisputed island living at it's finest. This Hawaiian style oceanfront home is perched 65 feet above sea level, giving you the best perspective of the ocean. It's also located in the breeziest and sunniest locales on the island of Oahu and faces due West. For those seeking privacy and serenity, look no further.
Convenient yet as far out into the ocean as possible and simply a stunning place to be. Along one side of the property is a large private tropical jungle ravine with banana, coconut, papaya trees with a country-like feel. Access to ocean is down a private meandering grass path to where there is a rarely visited cove with olivine sand next to it. Absorb the incredible views of mountains, deep blue and crystal clear ocean, sunsets behind Diamond Head, whales and dolphins frolicking with the rhythm of the ocean (in season).
Perched on the cliffs in prestigious Koko Kai, in the Portlock area, this home has the most amazing views of any rental in the area due to it's incredible position on the cliffs. This home also directly fronts a very rare spitting cave/ocean blow hole (not THE well known Spitting Cave). On the ocean side of the home is a infinity swimming pool/spa with deep-ocean blue tile surrounded by cut lava stone pool deck. Next to it and elevated is a large BBQ lanai for outdoor entertaining. From there you can see the lawn, pool, mountains and ocean. You have ocean views from 3 dining areas; the outdoor BBQ lanai, dining area and the living room.
The Master Suite, private lanai and bath are direct ocean frontage. Every one of the 4 bedrooms has its own private bath. The large office is located next to the powder room.
Sleeps 8 in rooms. Nap, read or just soak in the sounds of waves, wind and birds on the oceanfront lanai on a Queen size Hawaiian daybed known as a pune'e. There is also a daybed in the office to relax and keep your loved ones company while they do their work.
NEW RENTAL OPTION ~ $500/nite for 2 bedrooms/kitchenette, separate entrance, with private outdoor sitting /eating area. The areas are separated from the rest of the house. Pool, Spa, Pool deck, path the the cove/beach privileges.
Ocean activity opportunities abound such as scuba diving, boat rides, swimming and surfing. Golf, hiking, tennis, hiking and great walking around the neighborhood.
This property has been used in numerous TV shows, movies, national and international advertising. Obviously a special slice of paradise to be chosen.
It's yours if you book early as we can only accommodate ONE RENTAL IN A 30 DAY PERIOD due to City rental laws. (see RATES: NOTES for explanation) IMPORTANT; In accordance with CITY and COUNTY of Honolulu ZONING REGULATIONS, a property being set aside for your exclusive use for a period of 30 days commencing on the start of your requested date & cannot be rented to, or occupied by, any other tenants during ANY PORTION of the 30 day term covered by this Agreement.
TAX ID: W03427278-01
All checks need to be written to East Oahu Realty and E-check will be deposited directly to EOR as well. This will also comfort you to know that this is a legitimate rental.
SEE our RENTAL AGREEMENT for details on house rules and deposits, entry instructions, etc.
- Long-term Renters Welcome
- Minimum Age Limit for Renters
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair accessible
About Rob Burns
The owners of this beautiful home were both raised in Hawaii. Rob is a native Hawaiian and 6th generation descendant of Englishman Robert Holt who sailed to Hawaii in 1820. Annie was born in Bermuda but moved to Hawaii as a young child. After raising their children they decided to share their home with people from around the world so they could experience a truly one of a kind island way of living. Rob is a realtor on Oahu now and was a surfboard shaper and founder of the popular surf company, Local Motion. Rob is a Top Producer at East Oahu Realty whom all deposits and payments go to directly for your security and comfort to the Traveler. If you have any interest in local knowledge of real estate in Hawaii, please feel free to call Rob with questions or to make an appointment to see some areas of O'ahu while visiting Hawaii, which includes all islands.
Rob Burns purchased this house in 2000
Why Rob Burns chose Portlock
We chose the land and built this particular home on the last 'never built on' lot in the Koko Kai area of Portlock because we knew the nuances of the area. We knew that this is the only area with the conditions we need to build our dream home. Location is key to living conditions as there are many micro-climates in every area of Hawaii. To build the open Hawaiian style house which we wanted, we had to build in this area. Although both Rob and his wife were both raised in Kailua, they prefer the weather conditions on the leeward side of Koko Kai/Portlock. This property has favorable offshore winds that enhance an open air style of living, keeping it cool, dry and mildew free. 'It's very sunny here yet cooled by the trade-wind breezes'. The weather conditions can't be changed and structures can be altered to enhance the living experience. Also key to his wife wish is #1 'it has to be quiet' and that it is. The leeward side of the island has many advantages; we enjoy predominantly offshore trade-winds, incomparable sunsets, and is consistently sunnier than the windward or mountain areas of any island. Koko Kai/Portlock projects outward into the deep blue sea giving it additional climatic benefits like being away from the often cloudy Ko'olau mountains & traffic noise. We call our home 'Blue Hawaii Kai' because it is a part of the community of Hawaii Kai but is out in the deep blue sea in the prestigious area of Koko Kai.
The Hawaii Kai area has every amenity one would need, including all kinds of shopping (including Costco), medical services a mile away, restaurants (the original Roy's restaurant started here in Hawaii Kai), golf course, surfing and ocean activities. In fact, one could even stay here in Hawaii Kai and never go out to 'Honolulu' if they wanted to. We love it and want to share it with you.
What makes this house unique
The home has unique design benefits specifically greater than most locale. The design provides a seamless transition from outside to inside and vice versa. For this style of living a drier weather is preferable. Letting the trade-winds in and out is key to air flow. The breeze needs to be dry so the home was designed to allow the predominantly E/NE trade winds to blow gently through the entire home, thus needing no air conditioning. The weather is the best on the island, cool and dry in the shade and sunnier than most areas every day because it's located out into the deep blue sea and away from the major mountain chain. The interior courtyard is open to nature and this is totally unique by allowing balmy winds to flow throughout the entire home. The same winds directly permeate and cool the living area, kitchen, office and dining area. It's fascinating to see the rain falling right inside your house in the courtyard and no one gets wet! The open air courtyard has a zen-like fountain, sliding glass walls into the living room, leaving our home the most unique truly Hawaiian experience you will ever have.