|Minimum Stay||7 - 10 nights|
For quiet, family accommodations only. Large gatherings prohibited. Please see full DISCLOSURE below.
My beautiful estate is located on a deserted white sand beach where the sunrise softly wakes you in the morning and the sound of the ocean gently rocks you to sleep at night. Click on the VIDEO ICON for a virtual walk through of my home.
The estate is made up of two separate homes, you may rent the main house alone or both. It offers an exclusive getaway for friends and families. It's a perfect combination of fun and relaxation. Enjoy the sunrise while you wet your toes in the warm waters of Waimanalo Bay. Then have breakfast, read the paper or have an afternoon nap in the resort style lounge chairs on the large covered lanai (patio). The children will enjoy the private fenced yard or swimming in the ocean right outside the front door, across a beautiful lawn. Boogie boards are provided for extra fun in the water.
There are many activities in close proximity including Sea Life Park where you can swim with the dolphins or catch an oceanside Luau. You can hike an easy trail up to the Makapu'u Lighthouse where you'll see whales frolicking in the winter months. A 25 minute drive will take you to Pearl Harbor, Downtown, Waikiki and Ala Moana Shopping Center. A 45 minute drive will take you to the North Shore and Haleiwa where the waves will 'Wow!' you and the charm of the country will make you want to come back another day.
The main house, built in the 1940’s, has been renovated into a lovely home with 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. You can cook your own meals in a fully furnished kitchen or enjoy one of the many restaurants in the area between Kailua and Hawaii Kai. The guest house has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with a large covered lanai (patio). It's a perfect addition if you have more than 10 people staying together. A two-car enclosed garage fronts the property.
The countryside of Waimanalo is slow moving and filled with Aloha. So treat your family, or just yourselves, to some time away from your daily hustle of work, work and more work.
DISCLOSURE: My home is located in a quiet residential community and is offered for quiet, family vacation accommodations only. My rental agreement prohibits large gatherings (weddings, luaus, parties, etc.) of any kind beyond the maximum number of people sleeping on the property (10-15). My immediate neighbors and I live here full time, so I appreciate your understanding of this situation.
Locally owned and operated. Registration #91260272-01
Aloha! I am a full time mother of two children, marketing director and property manager! It's a lot of work, but very rewarding. My favorite job is managing my beach house and making sure my guests have everything they need in their home away from home.
Janet Lee Marlette purchased this house in 2006
Waimanalo Beach is an unknown treasure and in future years it will be where I retire! My husband spent a year remodeling this property to create a place for families to gather and experience the true essence of Hawaii on Waimanalo Beach. It is a pleasure to share this piece of Paradise with you and your family.
This was our second stay for my family and it was just perfect. Janet greeted us and made us feel so welcome. Cannot wait for the opportinity to return.
This is a terrific place to stay and enjoy the windward side of Oahu. The property is as good as it looks in the photos and the video. It is well appointed for a large group and there is plenty of space to congregate or find a nook for some quiet time. The yard is fenced in with rock walls and is perfectly safe - we had a toddler with us and she roamed free within the garden. Take the short walk to the beach across some shore grass and sand and the vista opens up to an (almost) private beach. The swimming was lovely with no currents at all and the waves were fun but not large. Our older children loved being in and out of the water at all hours. to cap it all off, the sunrises were amazing, with a spectacular show almost every day.
You definitely need a car, but nothing too fancy, just something to get to the other activities on the island. Nothing seems to far away - an hour in the car is a long trip on Oahu. The airport is about 35 minutes in normal traffic and you have a lovely transition from the hustle and bustle of the Honolulu side through the tunnels and into the laid back windward side.
You must remember that this is a beach house and as such has more wear and tear than in an inland location. Things do corrode and may not look their best for a long time. But everything works well and we had no problems.
Janet was wonderful to deal with during the booking process, quick to answer questions and make sure that things were ready, even with a very early arrival time (8.00 am). A great hostess and we will be recommending this house for friends who want to visit Hawaii
The beach is your backyard. It is very child friendly as the water is calm enough not to worry about the children, yet has nice waves to enjoy. The property is perfect for large groups/families. The area is quiet and easy to get around. It is approximately 20 to 30 minutes to Honululu.
I highly recommend this for a great family get away.
The beach was very beautiful and the housing had ample room and comfortable beds. The kitchen and bathrooms were very well equipped. The owners live next door and were very helpful and friendly.
The only negative thing we found was there was no air conditioning and being from Texas we were not use to the warm nights without the a.c. However, I was not aware that most of Hawaii does not use air conditioning.
Great Beachouse! Plenty of room for the nine of us. Ocean view was an ah ha moment every morning with that first cup of coffee. Janet was a wonderful host, easy to reach for any questions we had. The beach was just steps from the house. Loads of beach towels were provided and the convenience of a washer & dryer, what can I say?
We have family in Oahu and that dining table was awesome when we had them over for a barbeque. Cool ocean breeze all day & evening.
A really fun place to vacation, the kids had a fun time with the boogy boards Janet provided. We spent quite a bit of time at that beach, beautiful!
A wonderful place for family fun!
Our family stayed here for an annual reunion and I couldn’t be more pleased with our choice of this estate. Janet was helpful weeks before our trip, sending a variety of information valuable to the area, up until the time we checked out. The property is beautiful and lush with the private beach just steps away for a true Hawaiian experience. Waimanalo Beach is the perfect distance from downtown Honolulu where you can still make quick trips into the excitement, crowds and history the city has to offer, while returning back to the estate feeling like you are on an exclusive private getaway.
The home has plenty of the necessities to offer the entire family for an enjoyable day at the beach – from beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, sand toys, and umbrellas. This estate offers a hot outdoor shower plus bathroom so you don’t have to track sand into the homes after being on the beach. The open floor plan of the homes allow for large groups to gather, socialize, play games and eat meals together. Janet also offers an entire section of educational materials of the area and other islands to read and review, which we found delightful. All the modern appliances and BBQ make it easy to prepare meals at home, avoiding the expense of eating out. There’s even a slow cooker so you can enjoy other activities while food is in the works. Should you choose to eat out, eating establishments, both well know restaurants and local fare are in the general vicinity. The estate also offers two washers and dryers (1 of each in each home) so the amount of clothing brought along for the trip can be minimal, because you are able to launder at your leisure.
This estate and vacation were so enjoyable, we plan to try and make our stay here an annual family event. Mahalo Janet, Steve and Family for a true “home away from home” paradise experience. Hope to see you again!
|Refundable damage deposit||$1,000|
RATES BASED ON ESTATE RENTAL, BOTH HOMES INCLUDE 5 BEDROOMS, 4 & 1/2 BATHS, SLEEPS UP TO 15 PEOPLE.
IF ONLY MAIN HOUSE IS NEEDED WITH 3 BEDROOMS, 2 & 1/2 BATHS, SLEEPS UP TO 10 PEOPLE, PLEASE EMAIL REQUEST FOR QUOTE.