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Waimanalo Country Side Beach House

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Waimanalo Beach House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Our Waimanalo Beach Home has beach access to a beautiful six mile long white sand beach, the longest stretch of sandy shoreline on O`ahu, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is free of rocks and coral and this makes it a perfect spot for surfing, boogie boarding, swimming and snorkeling! There are beautiful views of the pali cliffs where you can see hang gliders enjoying the Waimanalo breezes. Magnificent views of several off shore islands including Molokai and Lanai. Waimanalo Beach offers the most amazing sunrises with an inspiring start to each day.

Oahu's best keep secret is the town of Waimanalo. It is one of the only places on Oahu where you can get away from the tourist mania, yet still be so close to so many great activities. Waimanalo Beach is located on the East side of Oahu, and is just 25 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head and minutes from attractions such as Sea Life Park and Hanauma Bay. Kailua, Lanikai and Hawaii Kai are just 10 minutes away, with fine dining, shopping, cinema and more.

This is your own piece of paradise, and whether it is a honeymoon, adventure, or family holiday, it has it all. Facilities include a fully equipped kitchen, TV, DVD Player, VCR, a lanai with a gas grill, a large beautifully landscaped tropical yard with an outdoor cedar sauna and jacuzzi to relax in at the end of the day, there is also a jungle gym and swing set if you have kids! The house has an outdoor hot and cold shower for an easy return to the house from the beach.

If you are looking to experience 'true Hawaii' then our place is for you. We are located in an area which the Hawaiians refer to as 'God's Country'

Keywords: Access to Beautiful White Sand Beach, Country Side House with Large Tropical Yard, Outdoor Sauna and Hot Tub, Amazing Views!

PLUS - We now accept major credit cards - VISA, MASTERCARD, & DISCOVER!!!

Hawaii Tax GET ID# GE-207-013-4784-02

Hawaii Transient Tax ID# TA-207-013-4784-01

Yes - we are legitimate and pay our taxes!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Chris Laird
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 25, 2016

About Chris Laird

I grew up in Wamanalo and raised my 3 children there as well. Our family enjoys Surfing, Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Sailing, Fishing and long walks on the beach, we love and respect the ocean and we hope you and your family will enjoy this beautiful home as much as we do!

Chris Laird purchased this house in 1998

Why Chris Laird chose Oahu

I grew up in Waimanalo and my family and I love the community and the ability to get away from the city and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, unwind on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still be minutes away from great restaurants, shopping, the cinema and all major Hawaii attractions.

What makes this house unique

The house is steps away from one of the most pristine beaches in the world, being on the East side of the island, you can see the most amazing sunrises! The house is set on a large property in a tropical setting. It has a hot tub and cedar sauna outside, a large covered lanai with a gas grill, swings and jungle gym in the yard and outdoor showers to use after the beach! It is the perfect spot for taking long walks on miles of white sand beach, surfing, kayaking, paddling, snorkeling, boogie boarding, etc., the Ocean is free of coral and rock with crystal clear swimming. It is a very kid-friendly house, yard, neighborhood and beach.


based on 35 traveler reviews

Waimanalo Country Side Beach House
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 35 reviews

Happy holidays in beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying in Chris house. Everything was as described and better, very private since huge plants surround most of the property. Though its an older property, the house is in good condition, very clean and we had a ton of fluffy towels! Lots of beach toys too, and a wagon to truck it all to the beach. The yard was perfect for our 2 kids (baby and kid) and the older (6 adults) ones enjoyed the quite neighborhood and the short walk to the beach. We toured the island and saw many beaches, but kept coming back to 'our' beach here. The kids were actually slightly bored when we went to Waikiki once. Only downside was it was windy and there were some nasty jellyfish blown towards the beach. There was concern that there was AC only in one of the rooms, but we did not use it at all, just opened all the windows and enjoyed the breeze. We also loved the big lanai, that was in fact the best part (though the outdoor shower was pretty cool too)! We were out there from early morning, to late at night. Chris came by a couple of days into our stay and made sure we had everything and explained all the fruit trees and other useful shrubs in the yard. All in all perfect stay for our needs. However, if you are not used to the Oahu chickens, beware, they will wake you starting 4.30 am! We went twice to Ono Steaks and Shrimp, which was ok, and went for poke at the local supermarket (Shimas ) as well as to Kailua for shopping (15min drive).

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home to hang loose in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Since my parents live on Oahu they had the opportunity to check out all of the properties we short-listed via internet. After my parents met Chris at his house we didn’t have to think twice and booked it. And it turned out to be the perfect choice for our vacation and family reunion. The house and the garden were more than big enough for the 8 of us staying there. My parents visited us every day and we spend some great time together especially in the evenings on the lanai. The property is very family-friendly. Our two kids loved the huge garden and the outdoor toy devices. The property is all fenced, so we could let the kids run around. House and garden are maintained very well. The house is furnished very lovingly and it was very clean. The WiFi works perfectly. So does the bluetooth stereo which we used a lot to listen to Hawaiian music for example from Ledward Kaapana (tip: he performs at Honey’s). The sport channels on the TV gave us the chance to watch the matches of the German soccer team at the European Championship. The property sits in a very quiet residential area. Like most of the residents in this area also the neighbors to the right and to the left are locals. So we felt that this area is authentic Hawaiian. Nearby there is everything necessary: supermarkets, restaurants, post office, gas station, health centre and several little nice souvenir shops for our wives (they bought jewelry while we were watching football). When you step out of the property onto the street, to the right you have a great view at the mountains. To the left you take the real short walk to the beach. And what a beach this is: fine and white sand, turquoise-blue and warm water, nice waves which were big enough to play in but not too strong for the kids, shady trees, great scenery with the green mountains in the back and – the best thing – not crowded at all. Most of the times we had a beach section for ourselves. When we went to the beach to watch the sunrise, there was a handful of people at the entire beach. During our sightseeing tours all around the island we stopped at a lot of beaches (Sandy, Waikiki, Yokohama, Waimea, Bellows, Kailua, …) and we all agreed on, that Waimanalo beach is the best. To sum up, it was the perfect property to stay at for the vacation we dreamed of: hanging loose in paradise. Chris, mahalo again for letting us stay at your beautiful place. And mahalo nui loa from Thomas for helping him getting back his wallet that he forgot at your house.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well cared for home with spacious living areas

  • 5 of 5

The six of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Chris' house. The accommodations were true to the description and pictures provided on the website. The house, front and back yards are secured by a gate and the lush landscaping provides privacy. The house is located in a quiet neighborhood and we had many pleasant walks to the beach which was stunningly beautiful. My wife's mother said she wished she could have stayed longer which I think was how we all felt. The owner Chris, a local born family guy came by to say hello at the beginning of our stay and made us feel like we were staying at a friend’s family home.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review. I am happy to hear you had such a great time. I agree with you on everything. Let me know when you are coming back - you and your family are always welcome. Aloha
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It was very good for our family of 8.

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 including our two grandkids had fun staying there. They have a huge yard with tether ball and slide, swing to play in. My son enjoyed the hottub that the owner was nice enough to prepare for us. So all we had to do was jump in. With a family of 8, having an outside hot shower was really a convenient thing to have. The house has one airconditioned room in the main bedroom that I gave to my son's family because my grandkid can't sleep if too hot. But the other rooms have ceiling fans that was really nice at night. The living room and dining room also had ceiling fans. There is also 2 single beds in the living room to use. We loved staying in one house and sharing food together, cook together and playing games together. The house had lots of games to play of which uno was my grandson's favorite. There were also lots of books the kids enjoyed reading and being read to. There's also a pingpong table outside in the yard that we didn't have time to use. We had too many other things we wanted to do. Also there was a container filled with snorkeling fins and masks. It was a little run down so we just rented some. If you are serious about snorkeling, its better to get your own. There's also lots of sand toys for the kids to play with at the beach and two beach mattress we took to the beach and used.

The best feature of the house is that the most beautiful beach is about one minute away. We were begged by the kids every morning and afternoon to go to the beach to play. My grandson is almost 6 and granddaughter 4 and they loved playing with waves. They had so much fun at that beach. It's quiet because it's in the residential area and has silky white sand and beautiful scenery. Actually its much better sand than waikiki. They also have several grocery stores to run to and fast food stores around the neighborhood. We really enjoyed the place and would love to go back sometimes. The owners were very attentive and answered our request and questions promptly. The only negative thing was that when you book the place, there is no refund when you change your mind. I had to put in insurance just in case we couldn't make it. It's too much money to lose if you dont make it and with 8 people to coordinate with, anything can go wrong especially if the kids are young like ours, they can get a cold and not make it. Also there was a rooster that cried all night and day that bothered us until we got used to it. The owner says its a wild one.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Waimanalo Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family, of 8, had the most wonderful vacation here July 2016. We could not have picked a better location, better home, better owner. We have two girls (5 and 2 yo), and having the yard all fenced in was such a luxury. They could run around while we enjoyed our morning coffee or afternoon naps! There was a playground, games (indoor and outdoor), tons of beach toys/goggles, chair, and wagon to bring it all one block to the beach. The beach was quiet and we called it "Our Beach" because it was such a private location. My daughter loved body surfing with the boogie boards in the waves all day. The rooms have plenty of storage and comfort. Seating areas all around the house and yard allow you and your family to stay connected without being connected to a device. The front porch dining area is where we had breakfast everyday. A wonderful setting. There is Wifi, but it was not a top priority with everything else we could do! The hot tub also provided much needed relaxation after taking on the day, hiking Makapu'u, or just enjoying a glass of wine! Chris was very accommodating and even checked in on us when string weather was headed our way. Normally we return from a family vacation needing another vacation, but this one was one for the charts. Thank you Chris for providing a wonderful home, with all the details, for our vacation. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful response - I appreciate it a lot. Yes - you guys were definitely in the swing of things and fit right in. You guys are welcome back anytime - just let me know. Aloha Always!
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Awesome and lots of fun! Great location - very short walk to a great beach.

  • 5 of 5

Chris was very helpful and the property is ideally located very close to a nice beach. The house is casual and comfortable, we loved the outdoor shower after coming home from the beach and the kitchen is well stocked. Boogie boards, towels, snorkels, etc. are also at the property and enjoyed by our family. We also loved having the ping pong table. Chris made sure we were comfortable and walked us through the house and how to work everything. We would definitely come back!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Guys< You guys were awesome and I am very happy you enjoyed yourselves so much. You are my favorite guests - Multi-generational family having fun and making memories together. Please come back anytime. Aloha, Chris
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A lot of people love to take their kids to Sea Life Park - which is only about 5 minutes or less away by car. Also, the Makapu'u Trail hike is only about 5 minutes away by car as well - it is a great hike up a new paved road that offers scenic views and during the season - excellent whale watching!


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4 night minimum stay

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Cleaning Fee $325
Tax Rate 15.0%

We now accept Credit Cards - VISA, MASTERCARD, & DISCOVER!!!

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Waimanalo Beach House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , CAL King Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , CAL King Bed
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 twin/ single , Living Room has two (twin) day or Punei beds.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , CAL King Bed
  • King size beds (3) and Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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