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Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet


About the property

4 bedroom 2 bath: Hilltop privacy, low-traffic, + easy access to Kailua beaches

From this private, 2 story home located on the Kailua end of Kaneohe above Kaneohe Bay (it's an easy 8 minute drive to Kailua town and beach, a few minutes more to Lanikai beach, and less than 15 minutes to Kaneohe town), you'll have PANORAMIC POSTCARD VIEWS from nearly every room -- sailboats on the bay (the weekly races provide a colorful show of spinnakers), the sandbar in the distance (location of scenes in the movie '50 First Dates'), and the Ko'olau mountains as the backdrop.

You can sit on the front deck and gaze at Coconut Island, reading about its fascinating history--not only was it used for shots of 'Gilligan's Island,' but it once hosted presidents, actors and royalty, and WW II Navy flyers on R and R, and now serves as an important marine research facility. Or, you can watch for visiting yachts or other vessels -- with the filming of 'Pirates of the Caribbean 4' in the bay, the view from the deck included a pirate ship!

The home is cooled by HILLTOP BREEZES and ceiling fans and is fully furnished with all linens and full kitchen amenities and extra cooking items (coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, electric kettle, crock pot, mini food chopper, waffle iron, Foreman grill, spices). We also provide body boards, some snorkeling gear, beach towels, coolers, beach umbrella, sand toys, and beach chairs.

There is 1 bedroom downstairs, plus a tub and shower bathroom; there are 3 bedrooms upstairs, plus a shower-only bathroom. Toilet is separate from the sink/shower, and has its own door off the hallway.

Also included: wireless internet access, large flat screen television in living room + 2 small ones in bedrooms, a full-size foosball table, books and board games. To help with your choice of activities, we provide brochures, maps and local menus. The indoor dining table accommodates six; there are also 2 counter chairs and outdoor chairs plus table on the lanai.

In 6 minutes you can drive to world-renown KAILUA BEACH, where, in addition to swimming, you can enjoy activities like body boarding, surfing, kayaking, windsurfing, and kite-boarding. A few minutes beyond Kailua beach is LANIKAI BEACH, also voted as one of the country's best. There are several nearby golf courses, both public and private (including Koolau, one of the country's most challenging and most beautiful).

MILITARY guests will appreciate the short 5 minute drive to the Kaneohe Marine Base and its commissary, exchange, and private beach.

For 'big city' action, you can get to HONOLULU or WAIKIKI in about 25 minutes, or you can access the nearby H-3 onramp to head toward Pearl Harbor, the Aloha Stadium swap meet, or the airport (22 minutes away). Kaneohe town (and Windward Mall) is about 12 minutes away. Continue past Kaneohe and you'll be on a scenic drive to Kualoa Beach Park, or beyond to the north shore and its famous beaches. Or, if you prefer to just relax, you can sit on the lanai with a good book and spend your day enjoying the view.

We look forward to welcoming you to our hale with a basket of Hawaiian coffee and local treats. Don't forget your camera!

Special Note: ***The paved driveway up to the house is steep -- the reward is the view! Driveway is not suitable for trucks, and we recommend cars and SUVS over vans.

Another special note ** While we want you to enjoy the house and its decks and views, this is not a party house. We do request that you show aloha to our neighbors on the street below by refraining from loud, late partying on the decks at night**

(Please note: We don't allow smoking or pets in the house)

Keywords: Two Story, Private House

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

I'm so happy because ocean view from here is fantastic! It was No. 1 view in my life. We thank you for your kindness. ~ Yumiko

We spent happy happy time at your house. It is so comfortable. MAHALO!!!! ~ Mariko
Aug 2009
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Kaneohe House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower/sink in one room, toilet in separate room off hallway
  • Hair dryer in one bathroom; downstairs bathroom has tub and separate shower; upstairs bathroom has shower only, and toilet is separate from the bathroom, with its own door
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , downstairs bedroom, with sliding glass door to side lanai
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , upstairs
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins or 1 king size bed (upstairs)
  • King size bed (1) in downstairs bedroom; Queen size Bed (1) in first upstairs bedroom; Double Bed (1) in second upstairs bedroom; Twin Beds (2) in 3rd upstairs bedroom (they can be made into a King bed); Pack N' Play playpen/crib available (2)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
IDEAL LOCATION!! This bright and breezy home is located less than 10 minutes from Kailua and Lanikai beaches and Kailua town, in a convenient LOW TRAFFIC location. It is a private haven with jaw-dropping views and easy access to beaches, restaurants, shopping and other island attractions. You'll go home dreaming of the view!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Mike C.

  • 5 of 5

We rented this gorgeous house in Kaneohe which has 4 separate bedrooms that slept 5 military retirees when we visited the island of Hawaii for 7 days of golf. The house could probably accommodate another 3 or 4 people easily. We could not have had better accommodations. The house had everything we ever needed....Full size kitchen with all the required kitchenware, laundry room, eat in kitchen, 2 full bathrooms. Don't purchase anything till you get there. It may be there already. We purchased food and very little else. I can't imagine a more gorgeous view in Kaneohe with an isolated property perched on a hill for total privacy. Don't spend your money on a hotel. I promise you....This will be well spent money and the owners are extremely accommodating. Lastly, close to a military facility as well as other places that will satisfy your needs!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View With Excellent Hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here the first week of October and we absolutely loved it. The place itself was very clean and comfortable and it had a magnificent view of the bay! It was also well stocked with dishes and even some spices so we could cook a few meals together at "home". We enjoyed the location because it was almost perfectly situated between Kaneohe and Kailua. I especially appreciated the owners, Bill and Joyce. They made an extra effort to make us feel welcome. They were super friendly and always happy to answer questions and make recommendations. We will certainly plan to stay here when we come back one day (hopefully sooner rather than later)!

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location, fantastic view. brilliant host.

  • 5 of 5

arrived late at night so it was great bill had left some groceries for us , much appreciated. The house has the best view over the bay and is so nice to wake up to. the location is great 40 mins max to honolulu , but no need to travel far as Kanehoe has all you need, and the beaches are by far the best we have ever seen. Bill was a great host and was always available if you needed anything. The house has all the facilities you need and lots of handy local information. We would 100% recommend the house , location fantastic with an incredible view. You will not be dissapointed. just book it. regards

the Jardine family.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Modesto, CA

Peaceful, Quiet House Equipped With Everything You Need to Enjoy a Great Family Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

I needed to find suitable housing for my family of 7 (two parents, four adult children + one son-in-law), who were all flying over for a combined vacation and a family reunion (my mom lives in Kaneohe). After doing a lot of research into various options and locations, I selected "Hillside Haven," and I am glad that I did! The house itself was only 5 minutes away from my mom's house, but it is also served as a convenient hub to travel to all of the other tourist/sight-seeing activities that we selected to do (ie, Hanauma Bay, Polynesian Cultural Center, Kailua Beach, Aloha Stadium Swap Meet, etc). Although there were a total of 7 in the house, there was enough room where we could all spread out and still have our privacy if we wanted it. Our favorite places to congregate were the front deck, the living room and the dining room.

From the beginning, communication with the owners (Bill and Joyce) was excellent, and they proved to be very helpful and trustworthy. Everything described about the house is accurate, and has almost all of the comforts of home (with the exception of a dishwasher & A/C). To save $ on food/having to eat out, we stopped by Costco on the way over from the airport and stocked up on basic staples such as bottled water, coffee, bread, milk, eggs and frozen stuff. The Safeway store located less than 5 minutes away also proved to be very convenient. The kitchen is well-stocked with appliances, utensils and condiments, and we were able to make good use of both the kitchen and gas BBQ to cook most of our meals. And because we knew beforehand that we would have access to a washer & dryer, we did not have to pack as many clothes. We also made good use of the beach gear that is supplied with the house (umbrella, chairs, towels and snorkeling gear).

The view from the front porch is spectacular, and was our favorite place to congregate in the morning to start the day and eat breakfast. We were entertained by the geckos/chameleons that visited us every morning.

If you are looking for a quiet, peaceful place to hang out and spend some quality time together, this is the place for you! The house is located at the very top of a hill at the end of a street that contains some very nice homes. There is very little human-generated noise - the most noise we heard was generated by the birds in the morning (LOL!).

I would highly recommend this property, and would not hesitate to rent it again should we travel to Oahu in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

We took our family of six to the Island over Easter Break....our four teens had enough room to be "teens" in this house with a beautiful view. The great place to stay to get any where on the Island. Seems one is always going in the opposite direction of the traffic. The house is clean and very well kept, with lots of towels and a well stocked kitchen. The Chandler's are very thoughtful host. We loved the welcome basket of local fruit and coffee. The drive up the hill is steep....but we walked it a couple of times and found that more of a challenge than in the car......

We do hope to return one day and highly recommend THIS Great Place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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East Wenatchee, WA

Enjoy Hawaii Like The Locals Do

  • 5 of 5

We found this house to be a perfect fit for our party (4 adults/1 teen). The owners, Bill & Joyce, were easy to reach and made us feel at home as soon as we met them. I think they've done a wonderful job describing the property and all it has to offer. That's saying something because there really is no way to accurately describe the view or privacy this locale has to offer. This location is ideal for those who don't want to deal with the hustle & bustle of Honolulu. We had no trouble at all exploring the entire island during our stay. We made trips to the Kualoa Ranch, the North Shore, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor and Hanauma Bay. It was nice to know that we had a great place to relax and enjoy the view at the end of the day. We would love to visit it again someday and would recommend it to our friends & family.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Gyotaku, Boston's Pizza, Pinky's
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Kailua Beach, Lanikai Beach
Car: necessary

The house is just minutes from one of the country's most highly-rated and most beautiful golf courses -- Ko'olau -- and is also near the Pali, Bayview, Olomana, MidPac and Royal Hawaiian Golf Club golf courses.


Rates & Availability

Kaneohe House Rental Rates

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Summer rate
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Security deposit $300
Cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

STANDARD SEASON (Jan 6-June 1, 2017): $300/night for up to 5 persons. SUMMER (June 1-Sept 5, 2017):$350/night for up to 5 persons.**Add $25 pp/per night for additional persons, up to a maximum of 8 persons. CHRISTMAS: Contact us for rates (**14 night minimum stay). A $250 non-refundable cleaning fee and a $300 fully refundable security/damage deposit will also be collected at time of booking.

Hawaii taxes are additional (13.75%). 50% payment required to hold reservation. Balance due 30-60 days before arrival, depending on dates.

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