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Hale Moana : Boutique Retreat : Short Stroll to Kailua Beach

Kalama Tract, Kailua, HI, USA
  • Studio750 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay5 nights

Spacious 1 bedroom apartment, 1 bath, Sleeps 2. Close to beach.

PLEASE CONTACT FOR CURRENT & ACCURATE CALENDAR.

If you would like to contact me directly please make a request with HA/VRBO customer service for my phone and e-mail.

Booking Inquiry = interested, seeking additional information.

Booking Request = ready to book with a CC through HA/VRBO platform.

Best,

Jennifer

Hale Moana is a Non-Smoking studio apartment nestled beneath two lovely shade trees with a 'treehouse' view. The studio is cooled by refreshing island tradewinds and by the shade from our Monkeypod and Tamarind Trees.

Hale Moana has interior teak and bamboo furnishings which rest on a cool, quartzite slate tile floor. Private parking & entry to a 750+ square foot studio and lanai. The interior also has a vaulted ceiling with skylights and plenty of light throughout. Gas two-burner cooking inside and a gas BBQ grill outside. 39' TV. Wifi - password provided.

Once settled in at Hale Moana, you will be a few delightfully sandy paces to beautiful Kailua Bay and Kalama Beach with views of Flat island, the Mokulua islands (Moku Nui and Moku Iki), outer islands (sometimes Molokai and Maui are visible in the distance) and wonderful sunrises too on our East facing, windward side of the island. Listen to the birds, ocean and breezes...

Many happy visits and repeats. Aloha for now!

RENTAL DESCRIPTION/DISCLOSURES: Attached studio with private entrance and parking. No air conditioning, no breakfast provided, no maid service. On-site parking for one vehicle only. Hands-on owner lives on island/property. Kailua Beach is approximately 200 yards from the property. No smoking in the rental or on the rental property. Maximum occupancy of the rental is two (2). No parties, events, or gatherings.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are confirmed with a deposit. If you cancel your reservation, your payment will be refunded if we are able to subsequently rent - the dates reserved for you - to someone else, or you may transfer your booking and any monies received to future dates at Hale Moana.

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Guest comments: 'We had a wonderful time here! Thanks for all the extras, especially the boogie boards! It was so nice to have the kitchenette so we could eat in. The (welcome) binder was very informative. Thank you for everything!' B&E

Guest comment: 'This vacation was paradise, not at least because of this great place to stay! Though Germany is far, far away - we would love to come back and we will. Mahalo for everything (we will miss all the flowers!) N&T

Guest comment: 'We absolutely loved our stay here! Your place is so cute and we loved all the art and Hawaiian touches. Thank you for your hospitality & for the rose petals & lei - a very sweet touch. Our wedding was absolutely wonderful as well. We will certainly return & recommend your place to our friends. T&K

Owner

Aloha and mahalo for your inquiry/booking! CONTACT FOR ACCURATE AVAILABILITY :)

Member Since 2003
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Aloha and mahalo for your inquiry/booking! CONTACT FOR ACCURATE AVAILABILITY :)

Aloha - FYI; If you will be renting a car, I'd recommend NOT getting a bright red or yellow model of car, especially hot rod/muscle types or Jeeps. Those cars are fine and fun - just choose a more low-key color, if you can.

Aloha and mahalo for your inquiry/booking! CONTACT FOR ACCURATE AVAILABILITY :) purchased this Studio in 1940

Why Aloha and mahalo for your inquiry/booking! CONTACT FOR ACCURATE AVAILABILITY :) chose Kailua

This home was built for our tutu, Moana, in 1939-40; it was one of the first houses in the neighborhood, when the streets were paved with crushed coral. Moana married and moved to Kailua, from Waikiki, to raise a family of three. The older generation remained in Waikiki, in the family home there, until the mid '50's. We built onto the main house in 2003 to create what is now our studio apartment, Hale Moana. We hope you enjoy the space we've created as much as our guests, friends and family members do.

What makes this Studio unique

This spot in Kailua is close to the beach and just far enough away from Kailua Town to be the perfect jumping off point for an island excursion, a lazy day down the access path to the center of Kailua Bay or for enjoying the happy bustle of Kailua Town with its shops, food and activities.

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Comfortable Cal King bed on a Balinese Teak and split bamboo frame. Watch 39' TV in bed - matching Teak TV cabinet opposite the foot of the bed. Or 'laze' around in bed enjoying the vaulted ceiling and sounds from the ocean or the birds in our Monkeypod and Tamarind trees. Radio with CD/iPod/iFone player for your enjoyment as well.

      Bathrooms

      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • The bathroom is a favorite! Open shower, room enough for two. Come in from the beach and hose off on the lanai or come right into the shower room for a warm water rinse.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Near The Ocean

          Theme

            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions

              Meals

                • Guests provide their own meals

                  General

                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Use the dryer or extendable clothesline.
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                      Wifi. Yes.
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      Beach towels, too! Spare set Cal king bed sheets.
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Local Maps
                    • Local Restaurant Guide
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                      Private parking slip on property. Pull up to the tree swing.
                    • Parking Off Street
                      Your own parking slip on the property shaded by our monkeypod tree. Put your convertible top up to keep leaves and flowers out!
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Washer and detergent supplied.
                    • Wireless Internet
                      Yes. Wireless internet. Password provided.

                      Kitchen

                        • Kitchen
                          Everything you need to prepare a meal and please ask if you have a special kitchenette request for cooking gear.
                        • 2 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Basics for kitchenette cooking. Fridge, two burner gas stovetop, microwave. Pots and pans.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Freezer
                          Ice packs to go in your beach cooler..
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchenette
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                          Apartment size fridge (not mini fridge). See fotos.
                        • Stove
                          Two burner gas counter top cooking.
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster
                          Toaster and toaster oven.

                          Dining

                            • Dining
                              Tables for two inside and out for dinner in or BBQ dining on the lanai.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 2 people

                              Entertainment

                                • Books
                                  Local books and a few 'readers' past guests have left for others to enjoy. Bookends bookstore in Kailua Town is the best! Our Kailua Public Library is awesome, too!
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Music Library
                                  There are a few Hawaiian CD's for you to enjoy. iPod/iFone player (may need adapter for the 20-pin plug-in).
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  The studio has basic cable TV service. DVD player. iPod/iFone dock with speakers + CD player.
                                • Stereo
                                  Radio with phone dock and a few local music CD's provided. (You may need adapter for the 20-pin plug-in.)
                                • Television
                                  39' TV.
                                • Video Library
                                  There are a few DVD's for you to choose from.

                                  Outside

                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Your lanai has seating, BBQ, W/D, clothesline.
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Partly covered (eaves) lanai. W/D, extendable clothesline, boogie boards, beach chairs.
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Gas with spare tank.
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Various fins, masks, snorkels, water shoes.
                                    • Wood Deck

                                      Suitability

                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          Attractions

                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • coin laundry
                                            • festivals
                                            • health/beauty spa
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • bay/sound
                                            • playground
                                            • pond
                                            • rain forests
                                            • recreation center
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • ruins
                                            • volcano
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • paddle boating
                                                • antiquing
                                                • bird watching
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • luaus
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • photography
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shelling
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching
                                                • wildlife viewing

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • massage therapist
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • equestrian events
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • pier fishing
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          Notes

                                                            • Kailua Community Center pool nearby. Private washer and dryer on studio lanai. (FYI and sorry to say...) Recommend to avoid bright red or yellow rental cars. These are more attractive to thieves already on the lookout for rental cars/visitors to target.

                                                              56 Reviews

                                                              Exceptional5/5

                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              This is the only place to stay in Kailua Beach.

                                                              Ernesto E.

                                                              This little hidden GEM is the place to stay in Kailua. And this wonderful lady named Jennifer is the best host on the Island.

                                                              My wife and I came to Hawaii for our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a place that was more secluded and quite, but still close to activities. Hale Moana was everything we hoped for. Especially if your a beach person and sand comber. We are a very active couple and enjoy body surfing and runs on the beach, which is steps away from Hale Moana. AWESOME!!

                                                              We also love to HIKE and were close to the "Pill Box" hike site.

                                                              And the story begins.....

                                                              After our long and beautiful hike, we came upon a small problem with our car rental. We had our rental car broken into. They made entry through our passenger side window and took our bag of suits and towels. So, word of thought, maybe don't rent a flashy yellow convertible Camero. Maybe just leave your doors unlocked with nothing to take.

                                                              So, back to this Awesome lady "Jennifer"....

                                                              As we got up in the morning to return the vehicle, she had our entire car covered in a tarp from the drizzle that morning so that the rain wouldn't damage our car rental.

                                                              Who does that!!

                                                              The small town is a quick drive or close walk. There are a few good places to chow near by. And when in doubt.... ask your HOST. She knows it all. When we return to Kailua Beach, this will be our choice to stay. We shopped for all our meals and had right kitchen to cook everything. The shower is amazing and the small sitting area in the rear is perfect. You will not be disappointed.

                                                              Thank you Jennifer Mohalo

                                                              Escalante's

                                                              CHICAGO

                                                              Owner's Response:

                                                              Haha! You two are the best. Congrat's on your ten year anniversary - here's to many more happy and adventurous years to come.

                                                              Big mahalos for taking time out of your schedule to post a review, which is the best way for visitors to get a little bit of a feel for my place, Kailua, and Oahu.

                                                              Note to future guests - avoid renting flashy muscle cars in bright colors!

                                                              My new favorite place to stay!

                                                              Diana W.

                                                              This is a darling, spacious single with everything one could want. Comfortable bed, beautiful furnishings and beautifully decorated. Jennifer went out of her way to make sure everything was in perfect order by the time I arrived. Walking distance to beautiful Kailua Beach was a plus. Stay here, you will love it! ``Diana, Los Angeles

                                                              Lovely stay in Kailua Town

                                                              Philip L.Toronto, Ontario

                                                              This place is pretty close to perfect, it's clean and comfortable. The beach is a minute walk away and Kailua is away from the hustle and bustle of Honolulu but not so far that it's a long drive. I would stay here again.

                                                              Excellent location, space and host!

                                                              Jennifer W.-

                                                              Kailua, ten minutes or less. Beach a stone's throw. Lovely, memorable holiday!

                                                              Amazing!

                                                              Sara R.Glendale, CA

                                                              Just like the other past reviewers, I want to keep this gem all to ourselves! I couldn't have asked for more on our 5 nights in Hale Moana. Jennifer is such a gracious and thoughtful host. She welcomed us with fresh flowers in the home, a personalized note and an entire folder filled with information for local restaurants, shops, activities, etc. She even left Hawaiian postcards with stamps to send out to our family and loved ones. Let's just say, she thought of it all. The home was filled with all the daily essentials and more. From extra sheets and blankets, to a laundry basket, beach towels, and all kinds of beach equipment that we used daily (snorkeling gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, football, sunblock, and bug spray). The location of this place is spot on, literally 1 block from the best beach in Oahu. Easy access, great parking spot right next to the entrance of the home and even a swing to play on. Hale moana also had a secluded patio space with a BBQ grill that we used regularly. From the patio, you can access the shower and bathroom. I loved that shower! Perfect after a long day at the beach. I cannot say enough great things about this place and Jennifer. She communicated via text and was able to answer any questions we had and also provided great tips for some of the hikes we planned to do. My husband and I have rented places in Cuba, Costa Rica, Utah, Mammoth, Tahoe and I must say this by far was one of the best experiences we have had. We didn't want to leave and definitely can't wait to visit Hale Moana again! Mahalo, Jennifer!

                                                              Perfect for 2 people, steps from the beach

                                                              Elizabeth M.San Francisco,CA

                                                              My husband and I spent a blissful week at Hale Moana. Jennifer has done a wonderful job making this sweet little place comfy and cozy. It is nicely furnished, the kitchen has everything a vacationing couple needs, and the bathroom is delightful. It has an open shower, so you feel like you are taking an outdoor shower. The shower is well designed so the rest of the bathroom does not get flooded with water (this can be a problem with open showers) - a perfect way to end your day. Hale Moana is also squeaky clean! It is perfectly located - a two-minute walk to Kailua Beach. The beach is literally across the street. It is a short car or bike ride to Kailua Town, where all the action is. Hale Moana is located on a quiet street with only the birds' songs to wake you in the morning. Jennifer is a wonderful, respectful host who is as available as you want or need. She has two binders full of information about the area, restaurants, and activities. We found this very helpful.

                                                              I can't recommend Hale Moana highly enough. We are already planning our next trip back! Thank you, Jennifer for creating such a lovely spot!

                                                              Location

                                                              Kalama Tract, Kailua, HI, USA

                                                              Kailua - windward side of Oahu. Nicely situated, beautiful town and ocean. Between Waimanalo and Kaneohe. Main roads in and out are Kamehameha Highway ('circle island' route, 'beach road'), Pali Highway (Kailua to Honolulu/Waikiki) and H3 Highway (Kailua to Pearl Harbor). My Hale Moana is just up from the Kalama Beach Club and Kalama Beach Park, cross the "beach road", walk the sandy access path and you are at the center of Kailua Bay; a three mile stretch of one of the "best beaches in the U.S.". Other Activities: boating, basketball court, shopping, kayaking, wildlife viewing, spa, miniature golf

                                                              Rates & Availability

                                                              Additional information about rental rates

                                                              Cleaning Fee
                                                              $125
                                                              Tax Rate
                                                              17%

                                                              $150.00 USD per night + state taxes GET/TAT (15%) + one time cleaning fee ($125.) Credit card fee - VacationRentPayment. Service Fee - HomeAway/VRBO. Cal King bed. 2 person maximum. PLEASE INQUIRE FOR CURRENT & ACCURATE CALENDAR AVAILABILITY Aloha! Flexible stay. Credit card payment processing (fee) through VRBO/HomeAway and VacationRentPayment. Please read the reviews of my Hale Moana apartment to get a feel for our space from past guests. NON-SMOKING UNIT Here's to a great stay; thank you in advance for your inquiry! Aloha! RENTAL DESCRIPTION/DISCLOSURES: Attached studio with private entrance and parking. No air conditioning, no breakfast provided, no maid service. On-site parking for one vehicle only. Hands-on owner lives on island/property. Kailua Beach is approximately 200 yards from the property. No smoking in the rental or on the rental property. Maximum occupancy of the rental is two (2). No parties, events, or gatherings. CANCELLATION POLICY: Reservations are confirmed with a deposit. If you cancel your reservation, your payment will be refunded if we are able to subsequently rent - the dates reserved for you - to someone else, or you may transfer your booking and any monies received to future dates at Hale Moana.

                                                              $150avg/night
                                                              56 Reviews
                                                              Exceptional 5/5
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                                                              For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                              Property # 201176

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