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Veronica Worth

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days

21 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 - 12 nights

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Overview

Honolulu House Rental Photos and Description

4 Queen Size Bedrooms, & additional beds, 3.5 Bath, salt water pool & jacuzzi

The 'Gingerbread House' was designed in the late 1920's by J. Alvin Shadinger and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is a Tudor-French Norman cottage completed in 1931 during the times he was designing similar cottages in the Diamond Head area and was Mr. Shadinger's home for many years. The house has been a location for several movies and television series. It has recently been remodeled and is located just across the street from Kahala Beach.

The Gingerbread house is built on 3 levels with split A/C and has 4 bedrooms, all with queen size luxury pillow-top mattresses adorned with Italian bedding. Tasteful art and accessories compliment each bedroom as well as flat screen televisions with built in DVD. The downstairs bedroom has a lovely view of the backyard fountain and pool. The hardwood floors throughout the home have been refinished and the living area is appointed with modern furnishings which give a clean, understated look letting the beauty of this one-of-a-kind cottage and it's natural surroundings sparkle. The kitchen is designed with professional appliances featuring a Viking gas range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, separate ice-maker and wine cooler, and dishwasher. The dining room seats 8 and is located just a few steps above the living room and indoor bar area.

The beautifully landscaped back yard features a pool, black tiled spa, covered lanai and a separate gazebo to make this a great home away from home in Hawaii. Just minutes away from Kahala Mall, Hanauma Bay, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and fine dining. Complimentary wireless internet service.

25 % deposit is required upon acceptance of reservation with remainder paid 60 days prior to arrival, along with a refundable $3,000 security deposit.

Reservations made less than 60 days before arrival will require a shorter payment schedule, which will be detailed in your reservation agreement.

To be in compliance with local zoning laws, no more than one rental per 30 days. Please call for details. 808-781-2037

Rates subject to change at any time.

Hawaii Tax ID W00444072-01

Keywords: Historic, house, beach, South Oahu

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Veronica Worth (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english

What makes this house unique

Just 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport we are in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the State, just minutes from Kahala Mall, home to Whole Foods, Macy's and Long's Drug store and many other stores as well as Kahala Theaters and several restaurants.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family spent 5 nights at the Gingerbread House as part of our vacation (from Australia) and we did not want to leave. Our group ranged in age from 19 months to 65 years and the house was perfect for everyone. From the fantastic chef's kitchen, the beautifully landscaped gardens, the relaxing pool and lanai to the beach just across the road, we couldn't have asked for better. Not to mention the unique character of the property. We also appreciated all the small touches inside the property which helped to make our stay comfortable. Veronica and Sandy were great hosts and very accommodating to our needs. Thank you both. We would love to visit again in the future.
Apr 2013
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5
based on 21 traveler reviews

The Historic Gingerbread House in Kahala -Available for one rental every 30 days
average rating of 4.952381 based on 26 reviews
North Richland Hills, Tex.
5

The Gingerbread House was the perfect house for our family.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had kept our family vacation rental a secret. When we arrived at the Gingerbread House, our children and grandchildren were amazed. As we walked in, we were speechless. This was the perfect house for us. Each family had their own space and the common areas gave us a place to come together. Enjoying morning coffee on the patio, watching the many birds, and the view of the mist over the mountains....what a way to start the day! With the beach just a short walk away and the pool and hot tub at the house, we were not without choices. The location was only a short distance from shopping and sightseeing. Sandy was so helpful and available if needed. I could go on and on. In short...this was the perfect house for our family's memories of a lifetime. Thank you Veronica, Sandy, and the Gingerbread House.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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5

Fantastic property with all of the comforts.

  • 5 of 5

I want to compliment the owner, Veronica Worth, and her property manager, Sandy. It is obvious they both take a lot of pride in providing their clients a very good experience while staying at The Gingerbread House. Both Veronica and Sandy are responsive and behave professionally. It was a pleasure dealing with both of them. This property is in excellent condition and provides all of the comforts of home. The house is well appointed and the kitchen is fully stocked with every item a family needs. The backyard is fantastic, as it has a great pool, nice outdoor furniture, and is meticulously landscaped. The pictures are accurate. The house is on famous Kahala Drive and is close to Kahala Mall, where there is a Whole Foods. It is just minutes from The Kahala Hotel. Great location. My ONLY criticism is the downstairs bedroom and bathroom. That bedroom and bathroom are more like a beach bungalow and are not as nice as the other three bedrooms and bathrooms. It's adequate for a few small children (or teenagers) that don't care about 'nice'. (The other bedrooms and bathrooms are 'nice', as they are fully updated.) I challenge the claim that this house can sleep 10. In my opinion, that's a stretch, as the only way it can sleep 10 is if you put 2 people in every queen (or double bed). There are no twin beds. That being said, the property worked PERFECTLY for my family of 5. We had plenty of room, as every adult child had their own bedroom and bath, and my wife and I had ours. This property is a solid 5 Star property and we look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a wonderful one-week stay at the Gingerbread House. The house is unique in design and well cared for. Everything functioned well and the house was fully equipped with everything we needed. The layout of the rooms was ideal for us. And the pool and garden area were simply fantastic! Veronica and Sandy were very thoughtful and helpful with answering our enquiries. We can highly recommend this property! If anything I would suggest a freshening up of the garden cushions and furniture. We cooked at home most evenings as there aren't many restaurants within walking distance. Otherwise the house is centrally located for venturing out for sight-seeing on either side of the island and away from the hubbub of overrated Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pasadena, CA, USA
5

Great property!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at the Gingerbread House. The house was spacious, well-equipped, well-decorated and clean. The outdoor area was magical--we loved using the covered lanai, pool and especially the garden (we feasted on the mangos!). The property location was terrific. Many thanks to Veronica and Sandy for a spectacular experience from beginning to end!

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alberta, Canada
5

Fantastic Place!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an amazing experience at the Gingerbread House. It truly is spectacular, and the pictures do not do the property justice. Our family of 6 adults and 1 child, made many memories at the house, in particular the incredible backyard, which included a completely covered lanai with seating area, eating area and bbq area. Every meal was eaten outside. The spacious kitchen was fully stocked with anything we needed to prepare our meals. The swimming pool was put to lots of use, whether to swim laps, float around or horse around. It was big enough for us all. There were lots of pool toys and beach toys for us to use. The beds were very comfortable and the rooms were tastefully decorated. Sandy and Veronica were extremely welcoming. Thank you for your hospitality and welcome gifts. The location of the property is very convenient. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to anyone. You will not be disappointed. I hope to be back to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gingerbread House

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in this historic home. Sandy, the property manager was very helpful and prompt when we needed anything. The beds were very comfy, the back yard very tropical and inviting to relax and lay by the pool. Great for families or a group of couples. Great gourmet kitchen and large dining room. The only draw backs is the noise of the adjoining roads and the partying folks leaving the beach late at night. The house however is truly wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! The holidays certainly had everyone in the holiday spirit especially over New Year's with all of the firework displays. This is the first time I can recall we've ever had a private firework display at a residence just a block or so down from The Gingerbread House. The beaches have been one of the favorite spots for all locals to view the firework displays from downtown Honolulu as well. I know there were lots of onlookers! We hope to see you back again and wish you and your family best wishes for 2015! Veronica & Sandy
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Map

Nearest Airport
11.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.9 Miles
The Veranda @ The Kahala Hotel & Resort
Nearest Golf
0.72 Miles
Waialae Country Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H1 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
0.9 Miles
Hoku's, Seaside Grill, Plumeria Beach House
Nearest Beach
80 Metres
Kahala Beach
Car: recommended

Hanauma Bay only minutes away as is Waikiki Beach if you care for a beach with more tourists!! Otherwise, you'll love the secluded and more private beach we have just across the street!

Waikiki is approximately 3 1/2 miles away as is Kapiolani Park.

Less than a mile away is The Kahala Hotel & Resort, home to fine dining, cocktails, dolphin encounters and local entertainment. Formerly known as The Kahala Hilton.

Also less than a mile away and on the way to The Kahala Hotel & Resort is world famous Waialae Country Club, home of the Sony Open Golf Tournament

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Rates & Availability

Kahala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer 2016
May 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,350
$23,625
 
 
Late Summer/Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 20 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,000
$22,500
 
 
Thanksgiving/ Pre Christmas
Nov 21 2016 - Dec 18 2016
7 night minimum stay
$7,350
$23,625
 
 
Holiday 2016/2017
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 7 2017
12 night minimum stay
$1,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$1,050
$23,625
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (required) $450 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For stays of 30 days or more the tax is reduced to 4.726%.
An event fee will be added to the contract when applicable, i.e., an event involving guests other than who are registered to stay in the house.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Honolulu House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2079 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Bathroom with glass enclosed shower, bathroom with marble tile shower, bathroom with tub and overhead shower, half bath guest bathroom with toilet & lavatory
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Queen size Beds (4), Double Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Located on Kahala Avenue, with access to Kahala Beach right across the street, the historic 'Gingerbread House' is a beautiful carefully maintained French Norman Tudor cottage by J Alvin Shadinger, built in the late 1920's. On the National Register of Historic Places since 1985. The Kahala Hotel & Resort, Waialae Country Club are less than a mile away. Shopping at the Kahala Mall is about two miles away with local stores, Longs Drug store, Macy's, California Pizza Kitchen, Chile's, Jamba Juice, theaters, Radio Shack, Whole Foods..

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