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Happy Kailua Beachside Home 1/2 Block from Kalama Beach Park

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

The Happy Kailua Beach House is located 1/2 block down from Kalama Beach Park a small, clean local beach park which has showers, restrooms, and a nice grassy area with picnic benches. The waves at the beach are as gentle as the soothing tradewinds, and the white sand is as soft as flour. You'll have no excuse not to make the three minute walk to the beach each day! We have chairs, mats, boogie boards, snorkeling equipment, buckets, shovels, and a large wheeled cooler to equip your visits to this wonderful beach area.

Ours is a newer home on a quiet street off Kalaheo Ave. It offers you a clean place to relax and unwind, barbeque on the lanai with family and friends, or just nap the day away... We have a portable crib and high chair for your little ones. As well, wireless internet access is provided for your laptop. Our home has hardwood floors throughout, a spacious main room and kitchen area, a master bedroom with private renovated full bathroom, two guest bedrooms with another full bathroom, and a lanai and yard out back. Downtown Kailua with its coffee houses, great restaurants, and shops is near enough to go by foot (fifteen minutes)or beach cruiser (three minutes). The hot malasadas at Agnes' Portugese Bakery are rather insane.

Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy your stay in Paradise!

Keywords: Kailua, vacation, rental, beach, house, Oahu, Hawaii, family, home

More Details

Owner
Bill Holt (owner)
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017

About Bill Holt (owner)

My wife and I fell in love with Kailua Beach and decided to make it our home away from home and our antidote for the stresses of living in the SF Bay Area. We love bringing all our friends and showing them the Real Hawaii. Such a wonderful getaway!

Bill Holt (owner) purchased this house in 2005

Why Bill Holt (owner) chose Kailua

Visiting Kailua is unlike any other vacation to Hawaii you may have taken. There are no tall buildings, no throngs of people, no booze cruises. There is just a long, wonderful, white sand beach with no rocks, riptides, or reefs. At the Kalama Park, here at the center of the beach, the waves come in high enough to ride but break far enough out for little ones to play in the sand. There is a calm breeze from the northeast that keeps things from getting too hot, and showers and restrooms at the beach park to keep you from having to go home too soon. But, hey, if you need our house it's just a half a block away.

Our Happy House is a great place to use as a base of operations, whether it be a day trip to the north shore to watch world class surfing, a trip into Honolulu for great shopping, or a series of three-minute walks back and forth to the beach via Kalama Park. Nothing is too far away, and yet you're nicely removed. At the end of the day you'll be staying in a welcoming, diverse Hawaiian community that just feels GOOD. Waking up to the sunrise over the Mokes is a truly special experience.

The town of Kailua is big enough to offer many of the things you want while on vacation without being so busy and crowded to keep you from seeking them out. There are many great restaurants, shops, and coffee houses to enjoy by car, beach-cruiser, or foot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Perfect home close to the perfect Hawiian beach. Very clean and equipped with everything you need in the house and on the beach. Very nice sized rooms. Much nicer than the pictures on the internet show. We loved it and will highly recommend it to others.
Jun 2006
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Amenities

Kalama Tract House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Guest bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lanai Bathroom - toilet , sink, mirror, toilet
    Master Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , private
  • 2.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Private full bath
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Thinking of lugging your guitar? Think again because we have both an acoustic six-string guitar and a four string tenor ukelele for our guests to jam with. Enjoy!

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Happy Kailua Beachside Home 1/2 Block from Kalama Beach Park
average rating of 4.8727274 based on 57 reviews
5

Loved this Beach house!!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly our stay at this property!! Fit our family great with the three bedrooms, two bathrooms, living area and great backyard. Very quiet neighborhood and nice to spend time away from tourist areas. Great place to rest, start and end our days! Best part was being a very short walk to the beach and a great supply of beach items for us to use..all with a wagon to get it there and back. We would recommend this property and if our travels bring us back we would definitely try to book here again!! Thank you for sharing this great property!!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect House

  • 5 of 5

This house was exactly what we wanted for our vacation in Oahu. We were five adults and found this attractive house to be very comfortable and with plenty of space for all of us . The house was well stocked with everything needed plus more! We appreciated all the beach items, particularly the chairs, towels, boogie boards, and a cart to take them all in to the beach. There were even a guitar and a ukelele to be played by two in the family (and enjoyed by the others)!

This was our first time using VRBO and the whole experience went smoothly. Bill replied quickly to all questions and provided some very helpful information. We loved being in Kailua, with it's choice of restaurants, easy drives to other parts of the island, and of course, being so close to Kalama and Kailua beaches! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home, Bill!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Happy House

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. The house is lovely.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

sweet beach house

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay here! We were two families with young children traveling together, and the house accommodated us perfectly. The little backyard was great for crawling around with the babies, the kitchen was well-stocked, and the supply of beach toys and gear was more than we ever could have wanted. Wonderful for us that there was both a bank-n-play and a high chair. The best part if the location! Even on days when we were feeling unambitious about outings or cooking, the beach was right there half a block away, and the selection of restaurants in town was so convenient. Perfect for our needs!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent first-time VRBO experience:)

  • 5 of 5

This was our first rental/VRBO experience and we couldn't have been happier with our stay!:)

The owner was super prompt and courteous with email responses and answering all of our questions. (wish we could have met you in person!:))

The house was perfect for all 6 of us and the bedroom a/c's were nice to have. The house is on the older side, but the owners did a fantastic job at making it a vacation rental. On this note, it is VERY important that you take any type of food trash out to the outside bins. We made a mistake of leaving a take-out box in the trash can under the sink for one night and we had some "HUGE creepy visitors" around that part of the kitchen. It is to be expected in a tropical setting and it was our bad for leaving the take-out container-anyway just a bit of friendly advice;)

The house was awesomely supplied with everything you may need for your stay-from soap, shampoo, etc etc to laundry detergent-it was awesome to be able to do our laundry when we needed it!:)

There were plenty of beach toys and towels for use at that beautiful beach just down the street. We caught the sunrise a couple of times. It was sooo awesome to be able to just walk down the street and not have to worry about parking to take in the gorgeous sunrise.:) Location of the home was perfect to be able to still go to all the touristy areas(about 20-30 min away) and yet have the peace and quiet of being away from the hustle bustle of downtown Honolulu. Kailua is the perfect place to stay for their beautiful beaches and being away from the touristy congestion of Waikiki.

This Happy Kailua Beachside Home definitely lived up to its name:) We really can't thank Bill enough for allowing us to stay at his place in paradise.:)

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful home for five nights. When we first came in we were very pleased to see the house was exactly as shown in the add. It was clean, bright and welcoming. The property manager kindly left some lights on for us as we were coming in around midnight. The house was absolutely perfect for our family of five. The bedroom air conditioners were perfect for keeping us cool at night. The beds were comfy and the bedding was soft. There was way more than enough good quality beach towels and bathroom towels for our stay. We were a three minute walk from Kailua beach and were able to fit in prebreakfast swims on a few occasions. Kailua beach is absolutely perfect. Soft sand, and waves for light boogie boarding. Stunning views! We especially appreciated the wagon to take our gear to and from the beach. The owner was very easy to work with. Very friendly and responsive to messages. We would 100% book this property again! Thanks to the owners for sharing their beautiful home with us and making our first VRBO experience an excellent one! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Visiting Kailua is unlike any other vacation to Hawaii you may have taken. There are no tall buildings, no throngs of people, no booze cruises. There is just a long, wonderful, white sand beach with no rocks, riptides, or reefs. At the Kalama Park, here at the center of the beach, the waves come in high enough to ride but break far enough out for little ones to play in the sand. There is a calm breeze from the northeast that keeps things from getting too hot, and showers and restrooms to keep you from having to go home too soon. But, hey, if you need to our house is just a half a block away.

Our Happy House is a great place to use as a base of operations, whether it be a day trip to the north shore to watch world class surfing, a trip into Honolulu for great shopping, or a series of three-minutes walks back and forth to the beach via Kalama Park. Nothing is too far away, and yet you're nicely removed. At the end of the day you'll be staying in a welcoming, diverse Hawaiian community that just feels GOOD. Waking up to the sunrise over the Mokes is a truly special experience.

The town of Kailua is big enough to offer many of the things you want while on vacation without being so busy and crowed to keep you from seeking them out. There are many great restaurants, shops, and coffee houses to enjoy by car, beach-cruiser, or foot.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $500

Aloha! It is very hard for us to re-rent our home 60 days prior to check-in, so our property has a 90 day cancellation policy as stated in the rental agreement. Homeaway's website does not allow for this to be stated so please take the time to read and understand our policy prior to making this booking.

Also, we will issue a 3% refund along on the total rental cost upon returning our refundable deposit for clients paying by personal or bank check. A $25/night discount is given on any rental of 10 days or more, excluding summer and holiday periods. I am very flexible on payment terms and methods, so please just ask if you need any consideration.

Thanks!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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