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Perfect Windward Home - Old Hawaii the Way it was Meant to Be!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,150 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps up to 8

The Basics:

3 bedroom, 2 bath house... fully furnished, sleeps 8.

Fully furnished home, tastefully decorated.

Modest, comfortable home

The Beaches:

We are 6 houses from the beautiful beach coastline of Ka'a'awa

No crowds like Waikiki... enjoy both grass and white sand beaches within a short walk.

The Neighborhood:

Our house is on a quiet residential street... you can fall asleep listening to the surf at night.

Conveniently located:

* In the Ka'a'awa Valley where Jurassic Park was filmed

* The Polynesian Cultural Center is about 15 minutes away

* The world famous North Shore is about 25 minutes away

* Honolulu airport is about 40 minutes away

* Waikiki is about 45 minutes away.

The really nice thing about Ka'a'awa : ... is the peacefulness, lack of crowds and natural beauty. You can enjoy our white sand beaches without fighting your way through crowds. The water is a gorgeous blue and there's a natural reef several hundred yards off the coast that keep the waves from being too big and dangerous near the shore.

This is a great place for families or couples, not to mention that it is a great value! There are several other rental homes in Ka'a'awa which are right on or across from the beach. These properties are quite nice, but they also command much higher rental costs. When you stay at our place, you save some money and you are also a block off the main highway, which means less traffic and noise.

Ka’a’awa Weather & Climate: The windward side of Oahu has a subtropical climate with prevailing northeasterly trade winds, which are a dominant factor that governs Oahu's pleasant climate. The trade winds are consistent in summer months, and in combination with the warm temperatures gives Oahu and all of Hawaii great conditions for sailing, boating and other outdoor recreational activities. Oahu has two mountain ranges that separate the wet 'windward' side from the drier 'leeward' coast. The Ko’olau Mountains extend along the northeastern side and to the west lies the Waianae Mountains. Showers occur almost daily on the windward side, while on the leeward said, showers are light. Even on the moist windward side, showers occur most frequently during evening hours. Occasionally the trade winds shut down and it can become hot and humid. It is rare, however, for weather to become severe enough to interfere with outdoor plans

Payment Types Accepted: We accept Visa or MasterCard payments

Hawaii State Tax ID #25085997-01

Local contact information provided so you have an on-island contact if needed during your stay

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

Why Keahiloa chose North Shore Oahu

The windward side and Ka'a'awa in particular have special meaning for our 'ohana. Many of our fondest memories have taken place on these windward beaches. And we are so glad that Pono Loa has become a gathering place for our 'ohana, friends and haumana!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The house was an awesome stay! It accommodated everyone in the family... even got to cook chicken adobo & pancit! Was also perfect location for our Spartan race at the Kualoa Ranch. GOOD & memorable stay here at your cozy home! God bless, mahalo nui, salamat po, gracias, aloha & farewell
Aug 2016
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Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1150 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • linens, soap, toilet paper provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , + fold up mattresses
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • linens provided, closets, clothes rack, small dresser in each bedroom
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Fully equipped kitchen, including: refrigerator, stovetop, oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and grinder, all sorts of pots, pans, cooking utensils and gadgets, eating utensils, plates, bowls, cups. Telephone includes: free long distance for both inter-island and mainland calls. Beach equipment from previous guests may include: boogie and skim boards, snorkel gear, beach mats, beach towels, cooler, umbrella


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Perfect Windward Home - Old Hawaii the Way it was Meant to Be!
average rating of 4.857143 based on 16 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Bob and Laura,

Mahalo again for everything, we had a great time, the house was impeccable, we loved Kaaawa. We even got to climb the mountain behind to check out the view from up there. We will recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2007
  • Stayed: Jun 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a large family reunion & it worked very well for us. Owner & caretaker were great

  • Submitted: Mar 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Neat and tidy

  • 4 of 5

About a 45 minute drive from Honolulu, this property is cozy retreat from the big city. Be aware that anyplace outside of the city area in Hawaii will have roosters, which will crow at all hours of the morning. Bring earplugs. This home was large enough for 5 adults: 1 queen, 2 full beds and a futon in the living room, although a kitchen table that sits more than 4 would be nice. Neatly kept and organized. Washer dryer was great to have. Spectacular mountain views from the front porch and just a short walk to the 7-11 and a shoreline park with a playground. The owner has a great binder with lots of information in it so we never needed to call them with questions. The beach is about a mile down the road but I would not suggest walking it - a bit of a hike on a very busy road with no sidewalks. Perfect for our needs.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad our home was perfect for your needs... we hope you left Hawai'i with plenty of pictures, memories and aloha. Mahalo for your nice comments. We hope you had a safe return home and thank you again for taking care of Pono Loa during your stay. Happy New Year!
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Wonderful stay away from the city

  • 5 of 5

The home is located in between Kanehoe and Laie with gorgeous mountains jutting up just blocks away. The ocean is a couple of blocks away and I enjoyed multiple sunrises from Swanzy Beach.

The house was a perfect size and the layout was nice and allowed plenty of room for our family. Like most homes, there is no A/C. When the trade winds were up, the air was dry enough that with the floor fans blowing on the beds, we had comfortable night's sleeps. When it became super humid, it took a little longer to get to sleep, but we were in a beautiful paradise, so we didn't mind. The home is in the "Country". The people were all so friendly. We loved the lizards and the chickens roaming about. The neighbor cat adopted us and was very friendly. We were able to experience Hawaii much better than staying in Waikiki or Honolulu.

There were some tiny ants that visited once in a while if we forgot to put some food away. But we did not experience any mosquitos throughout our visit.

The home location was good. We were able to get to most places in 45 minutes or less. We enjoyed the Dole Plantation, saw sea turtles at Turtle Beach, spent time at Sunset Beach, Visited Kualoa Ranch (the jungle expedition was great), Sea Life Park, Waimanalo Beach (Lots of sand, very little lava in the water), snorkeled Hanauma Bay, swam in the Waimea falls, and visited the Polynesian Cultural Center (great Luau and evening show).

The day we left was very sad for all of us. We enjoyed our stay and will never forget the memories made during our stay at Pono Loa.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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suburb north of Dallas

A Vacation to Remember

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Keahiloa and mahalo to you and your family for the use of your home. We found the house to be well-stocked with everything we needed for our family's three week stay. We enjoyed getting to know our neighbors and our kids really enjoyed meeting their kids. The daily rains were refreshing and the mild temps made us forget the Texas heat.

Our adventures took us all over the island of Oahu. The central location of your home made it easy to get to all them. Some of our favorite destinations included the Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and the USS Arizona Memorial and other exhibits within the Pearl Harbor Visitor's Center.

As for outdoor activities, we found the summertime current at North Shore beaches to be ideal for all of us. The swimming, snorkeling, kayaking were all great. (Now as for the surfing...we still need a few lessons!)

My husband and his dad were able to get some mountain hiking in thanks to the nearby Ko'Olau Mountains while I drove the kids up Tantalus Drive to Pu'u Ualaka'a for an awesome view of Honolulu and Diamond Head crater. This was also a nice area to bird watch.

While our days were busy, we were always glad to return to our quiet and comfortable home away from home. Yes the local rooster does crow early, but not for long. Thank you again for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui! so glad you and your 'ohana (family) had a great time and that our home served you well as a resting spot in-between all the wonderful activities. come back and stay anytime! return guests always have priority as well as preferred discounted rates! Aloha!
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Los Angeles, CA

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here a week with my friends. Very spacious, clean, comfortable house. It was VERY close to the beach. I kept traveling to Waikiki (it was a bit of a drive but I didn't mind since I'm used to Los Angeles traffic) and got to enjoy the drive next to the ocean. The house had everything we needed. I hope to stay here again in the future. Thank you for sharing your home with us! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kaaawa House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Feb 26 2017 - May 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Uncle Bobo's BBQ
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
6 houses away from beach!
Car: recommended

Ka’a’awa is located on the windward side of Oahu, near Kahana Bay and Kaoio Point.

This area of Oahu has been described as being “where the Ko’olau Mountains meet the sea.” Ka’a’awa, being on the “windward” side of the island, has some of the best surfing on the islands. Snorkeling and diving are also available in the area, and the sandbars at nearby Kaneohe Beach Park make a very nice spot for easy swimming. Ka’a’awa is also just one mile from Kualoa Ranch, which is a horse ranch that offers 40 minute or 1.5 hour trail rides into the Ka’a’awa Valley. This 4,000-acre ranch also offers helicopter rides, swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, mountain biking and more. Opposite the Kualoa Ranch is Kualoa Regional Park. This long, narrow beach is bordered by grassy areas and with the grand Ko’olau Mountains in the background, makes a great place along your windward side tour to sit back and enjoy a picnic lunch. Ka’a’awa is one of the best places on Oahu to enjoy both mountain and ocean views


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