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Moani Kai - 6 bedrooms, Hot tub, Beachfront

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 12-16)


Our country beach house is located on the Island of Oahu approximately one hour from Honolulu and the Airport. The house is a six-bedroom, four-bath, two-story home on an acre beach lot with an outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the ocean and an all sport court (paddle tennis, basketball, and badminton) in a fenced compound. Each floor has a master bedroom overlooking the ocean and there is a full kitchen on each floor so it is designed to accommodate two families. The bathrooms have just completed remodeling (February 2010).

There is a massage deck and hammock hidden in a tree-covered area for privacy and it is only yards from the beach. There is also an outdoor dining area that seats 10 under the trees for that perfect BBQ. There are beautiful views of the ocean from the wrap-around decks. It is literally one of the most beautiful protected bays in the Islands. Many of the older families in Honolulu have their private beach homes on this bay. The house is a quiet, upscale property which is popular with local artists, writers, etc.

​TAT: W40596472-01

Property Highlights

Hot tub

Beachfront property

Plenty of beds and daybed sofas in two living rooms for large groups

Outdoor eating area with BBQ

Located very close to the Polynesian Cultural Center

Sleeping Arrangements


Bedroom 1- King Bed

Bedroom 2- Queen Bed

Bedroom 3- Two Twin Beds


Bedroom 4- Queen Bed

Bedroom 5- Queen Bed

Bedroom 6- Two Twin Beds

Others: Daybed sofas in downstairs living room


​Beach Proximity- Backyard leads to sandy beach

​Nearest Supermarket- less than 5-minute drive

​Distance to Airport- 50-60-minute drive

Nearby Attractions

Goat Island- 15-minute walk off the coast

Polynesian Cultural Center- less than 5-minute drive

Turtle Bay Resort- 10-minute drive​


Moani Kai was a wonderful family friendly place to stay with a beautiful beach front view!

The view was incredible, the relaxed atmosphere of that side of the island was so great, Carole was very friendly and accommodating and helped us when we needed additional pack and plays for the grandchildren. We loved the hot tub, the sport court, the beach, the porch, the barbecue grill and table set up for family dinners was awesome and we loved the atmosphere in the evenings when we turned on the lights around the dinner table and the trees nearby that were lit, it was really very relaxing and inviting. Thanks so much for making our stay such a pleasant one!

Theresa Robertson; June 2, 2015

"Great home, quiet location, helpful caretaker" This home was great for 6 couples celebrating our father's 80th birthday. The house was clean and well maintained. There was plenty of space for 12 adults to visit together, and cozy nooks for individuals to read and enjoy the property. The weather on this side of the island was very windy while we were there. My brother was able to kite board on the beach outside the back door. However, the last day was still and perfect. Carol, the care taker, was friendly and provided great ideas for beaches, food, hikes, etc. Thanks Carol and Lavish Getaways for making this such a great vacation. We want to come back.

Heidi Larsen; April 23, 2015

Best Weekend Ever!!!!

The Moani Kai was absolutely beautiful....the house is well equipped inside and has everything you would need...... outdoors had surf boards, chairs, toys for kids, towels....just bring your swimsuit!! There's enough room to accommodate the young active ones and space for relaxing and peacefulness. The property is right on the beach yet private. We will rent again!!! The caretaker was friendly and helpful.

Wendy Maher, Sept 7, 2014


We had the very best time at Moani Kai. Our children and their families spent four wonderful days at this totally enjoyable home. Being residents of O'ahu and most of our family coming in from the mainland we wanted to make sure that their stay was the best ever. Moani Kai did not disappoint. Highly recommended. I'd definitely stay here again.

Paul Kapena Kim, Oahu, July 2014

Exceeded our expectations!

The only thing wrong with our 5 day stay was it was too short! The house was perfectly located right on the beach which was also beautiful with soft golden sand. We enjoyed lunches and drinks on the lanai with the gorgeous yard sloping to the beach. The house has a wide open feel and the kitchen was well equipped for cooking for 2 or 12. (The caretaker) was sweet and helpful and a pleasure to work with. Lavish Getaways did an excellent job presenting several options of properties for us to pick from. We can't thank everyone enough for helping us have our dream wedding.

Jeff and Cindi, Seattle, April 2014

We loved this place!

This house was perfect for our group of married children & our grandkids. It was even better than the pictures could show. We had so much space and the kids all commented how we never felt crowded. The yard was so great for the kids to run around in when they were done with the sand. The beach was so beautiful in a bay which had a break so the surf wasn't too scary for the little ones. The sport court was fun, too! The hot tub was working great. A guy even came mid-week to clean it. It was especially nice after a day at the beach! The caretaker was adorable and friendly. She checked in with us to make sure we didn't need anything but was never invasive. We found plenty to do right around the area. Lots of fun food places. Loved Papa Ole's for breakfast. My husband was on grill duty for dinners and commented that a newer and bigger BBQ would be great, but we were grateful for all of the extras provided that we weren't expecting. There are 2 washers & 2 dryers to use which was so helpful for our big group. The unit provided plenty of beach & bath towels, lots of chairs in the yard for hanging out, and even beach toys for the kids. There were boogie boards & surf boards. There was DW soap & even TP...Just a few nice things we didn't have to run out & buy! Our biggest Thank You to the owners & rental agency & the caretaker for helping our family vacation be the best it could be! Everyone loved it so much and we really hope we can come back again!! You gotta come here if you want to get away from the crazy Waikiki and feel how Hawaii is supposed to be.

Marsha; Draper, Utah; March 9, 2014

Great Beach house!

I think our business club just found the best beach house ever! It was a really nice getaway! The property was gorgeous and more than we could ask for! They had everything from towels to pots and pans to beach towels/mats to even buckets and shovels to go crab hunting! The house even came with dry branches ready for the fire pit sitting outside by the lawn ready for a bonfire and of course s'mores! We literally only needed our change of clothes! We were very surprised they even provided board games of every sort we could imagine and cable TV! The house itself was very clean and tidy and we felt like we were in a hotel but better. It was nice and private and there was easy and close access to the beach. We could enjoy breakfast out on the big backyard and watch the sunrise on the beach! The shower out on the porch made cleaning up after the beach easy breezy! There was a tennis court and basketball hoop as well and the parking area was very spacious. We really enjoyed our stay here and hope to return again next year!!

Cherise; Honolulu; December 10, 2013


My husband and I took our 3 grown children and spouses plus 10 grandchildren, of which 3 are babies to stay for the week and everyone agreed, it was a wonderful place to stay. We did struggle to find the house in the dark but a phone call to the caretaker helped us to find our way. The Moani Kai was a very nice, clean and comfortable beach house to stay in. Was fully stocked with dishes, pans & utensils most everything you would need for cooking. The beds were comfortable and we found everything to be in working order. The Moani had a huge back yard with tennis and basketball court. We all loved that, plus the best was the beach right out your back door with all types of water toys to help keep the kids busy. How can you beat that along with being able to hear ocean waves at night, it is so awesome! Running on the beach in the morning was also a favorite for us but there is also a trail out front you can run on but nothing was more fun than just watching our children and grandchildren body surfing in the water and playing on the beach, interacting with one another, something we can't always do. Chasing crabs on the beach at night is a hoot!!! So many memories and fun times we now have to cherish. Was perfect for us!The caretaker, who is a very nice lady, was never intrusive but just a phone call away for whatever was needed and we really appreciated that. We all loved the North Shore, no comparison to being stuck in the city, plus plenty of places to keep you busy (gotta see the Breath of Life, at the Polynesian Center) Eeks, just be aware the traffic is really bad when the surf competition is going on and will take an extra hr if you're trying to go toward Haleiwa, to get shaved ice at Motsumoto's, one of our favorite places. One person in our group, who went to gas station by the Kahuku grill, said that shaved ice was just as good as Motsumoto's but for me, it's the nostalgia of the place plus fun stores to shop in the town.

Jodi; UT; December 4, 2013

Perfect vacation house

House is very clean location in nice little bit far from Waikiki but if you want a quiet vacation this is the perfect place to stay loved this place.

Marilou; Las Vegas, Nevada; November 28, 2013

Great stay at Malaekahana!

Just a quick note to thank you for letting us enjoy your fantastic home on Oahu. The stay couldn't have been better! Even the three days of rain enabled us to relax, read our novels, and be effective tourists. We played the 9-hole course at Kahuku and the 18-hole Fazio course at Turtle Bay, enjoyed the lavish Sunday brunch overlooking the surf at Turtle Bay, had more than enough Mai Tais, Pina Coladas, Margaritas, Planters Punch, etc., celebrated the Year of the Rooster in Chinatown, were educated and moved at Pearl Harbor and Punchbowl, shopped and spent at Haleiwa dress shops, hiked the trails to Waimea Falls, devoured garlic shrimp from Giovanni's white truck, lingered over breakfasts on the covered deck, were dazzled by the Polynesian Center's VIP package including the luau and show, were calmed by walks along the seashore, were soaked to oblivion in the hot tub gazing at the brilliant stars, were lulled to sleep by the crashing waves, were vicariously terrified while watching the surfers, were delighted by the half-price early bird dinner at Marriott's Sansei, and cherished the final sunset pre-flight nachos grandes and wings at the Hau Tree Lanai Bar---to name just a few of our memorable experiences, thanks to you! It was our first time in Hawaii and certainly will not be our last. Thank you for making this 10-day extravaganza possible! We'd love to share a bottle of Champagne with you one night in New York to thank you for your hospitality. Mahalo and Aloha!"

Martha, May 2010


"The house was immaculate, and the towels both beach and bath are as fine as any found in a five star resort…your house and grounds around the house are simply wonderful. You have a real gem in a prime location on Oahu. Thank you for opening your home to strangers and allowing others to have the amazing experiences that I understand you and your family have had for many years. The memories you have provided to myself and my family are priceless. My children cannot stop talking about the chickens, geckos, coconuts, hammock, tennis court, and beach fun they had in Hawaii. So why we ever left the house to go see Diamond Head or Pearl Harbor I'll never know. I have already given your web address to eight different friends and family, and I have only been back 4 days!!!! I have told them all to book early because it's the best deal in Oahu! It might be a cliché, but the Moani Kaiolohia at Malaekahana Bay really does feel like a home away from home. The house is well maintained and beautiful, the beach is spectacular and secluded and the north shore really feels like a world away from the hustle of everyday life. If you want a place that is perfect for a large family or a group of friends, you couldn't do much better."

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Kahuku House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 (Upstairs) - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 (Upstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom Three (Upstairs) - 1 twin/ single , 2 Twin Beds
    Bedroom 4 (Downstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 (Downstairs) - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 (Downstairs) - 1 twin/ single , 2Twins in BR6, daybed sofas in Living
  • King size beds (1) King in upstairs master suite, Queen size Beds (3) 3 bedrooms have 1 queen each, Twin or Single Beds (4) 2 bedrooms have 2 twins each, Baby Cribs (3) We have 3 pack n plays
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Wireless internet, all sport court with paddle tennis, basketball, volley ball and badmiton


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Moani Kai - 6 bedrooms, Hot tub, Beachfront
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Quiet, beautifully equipped, right on the beach which is too rocky to play in right in front but a short walk along the beach North is perfect. Home easily fit our family of 11 adults (was to be 12 initially) with space for everyone. We ate out and in and facilities were ideal for both. We've stayed other places on the North Shore - this was the best, not the least expensive however.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha David! Thank you for your great review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay together with your family. We sure are thrilled that there was enough space for everyone to enjoy. Till your next visit. Mahalo!
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Wonderful, authentic Hawaiian vacation

  • 5 of 5

We spent a glorious week at Moani Kai which was one of the most beautiful and well maintained vacation rentals I have ever experienced. First, the beach at Malaekahana Bay is three miles of beautiful desolate sandy beach with small waves and completely protected from the fierce breaks of the north shore. The house has recently been completely remodeled with resort quality linens and very comfortable 6 bedrooms. It is located on lush 1 acre lawn with paddle tennis court, hot tub overlooking the ocean and two kitchens so the parents stayed upstairs and the kids and grandkids stayed downstairs.

There is a beautiful dining pavilion reminiscent of a Tuscany outdoor dining area with string lights all over looking the ocean. There is a hidden sun tan/massage deck that is next to the ocean but allows privacy to sunbathe in complete privacy. And there is a colorful hammock that we spent hours in enjoying the sound of the breaking surf.

The house is well equipped with beach equipment, lounge chairs, boogie boards, children toys who used them in the massive yard next to the ocean.

There are two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one downstairs and both have sliding floor to ceiling glass doors overlooking the ocean. We loved the charming caretaker who arranged for private chefs and massages at no extra charge (except a generous tip which she deserved). We loved our nightly bonfires under the moonlit skies.

It was a wonderful and authentic Hawaiian vacation. It is the country and not the four seasons. But Malaekahana Bay is Hawaii's best kept secret where most of the houses are owned by the old families of Honolulu for their beach homes. Can't wait to return. I can't think of a better way to experience old Hawaii away from the glitz of Waikiki and a place to enjoy the very special Hawaii we all dream about.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the great review! We would love to have you back. Truly a hidden gem in this part of Oahu. Aloha!
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Best weekend ever!!!!

  • 5 of 5

The Moani Kai was absolutely beautiful....the house is well equipped inside and has everything you would need...... outdoors had surf boards, chairs, toys for kids, towels....just bring your swimsuit!! There's enough room to accommodate the young active ones and space for relaxing and peacefulness. The property is right on the beach yet private. We will rent again!!! The caretaker was friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We'd love to see you back in the future. MAHALO!!!
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  • 5 of 5

We had the very best time at Moani Kai. Our children and their families spent four wonderful days at this totally enjoyable home. Being residents of O'ahu and most of our family coming in from the mainland we wanted to make sure that their stay was the best ever. Moani Kai did not disappoint. Highly recommended. I'd definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a great review and for your recommendation! We are glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Great family experiences

  • 4 of 5

The house was perfect size for 2 families vacationing together. Private beach was great but had allot of rocks under water to get through. Wear water shoes. House has no A/C but ocean air keeps house around 74 deg.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing rental, but not for an event!

  • 4 of 5

This home is truly amazing! The location is perfect, the home is in wonderful condition (minus the broken screen doors) and is comfortable! We had our family of 11 there for a family vacation, as well as our wedding. The home is shown for weddings and the home itself was perfect for one. Large yard, large home and the beach was flawless. I would HIGHLY recommend this home for a vacation to anyone looking for a home you will never want to leave. However, as far as our wedding went, it was beautiful but was interrupted by the neighbor next door. He was VERY unhappy that there are frequent events there. He even came onto our patio and almost into the home to confront my fiance who was getting dressed with our kids for the wedding. He was very aggressive right away and would not even speak to us respectfully. We had only 40 people at our wedding as it was more of a BBQ than a reception. We had no DJ, or any other vendors come onto the property. As our ceremony ended on the sand and we started eating for the reception, he fired up a chainsaw and when my husband went to try to talk to him he waived it at him and was very threatening, all over previous events that had happened before we were even there. I would highly recommend NOT having a wedding there, if you do not want to be bothered by this couple next door. The management company did not warm us about him either, even though they were aware of the other issues from before. This home is truly amazing and the people from the management company were pretty helpful in other ways. I just want any bride or groom to know this info before booking a wedding. It could have ruined our day had one of our guests not gone over and spent 45 minutes speaking with him to get him to leave us alone. Again, amazing home, perfect location and we do want to go back, but only for family time, no events at all! Last, there is a caretaker there on the property who was AMAZING. She helped us in many ways before we even arrived on the island. She was very helpful and was the only one who was honest with us upfront about the neighbor and the previous issues they had with him. She is another plus to renting this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu International Airport, about 60-minute drive
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kahuku Golf Course, Turtle Bay Resort Golf Course 4.9mi
Nearest Train
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Ski
Nearest Beach
Back yard leads into sandy beach

Beach walks,golfing and horseback riding nearby


Rates & Availability


  • Starting at $899/night
  • US Dollars
  • $899/night, Regular Season,3nt minimum
  • $1999-1499/night during other seasons including peak seasons
  • Rates vary by season.
  • Rates do not include taxes and other fees.
  • Please contact us for a price quote.
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