About the property
- Guest House4000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum StayNone
Two Hales in Lg Home, Ocean Views, Near the Beach, A/C Accommodates 12 Guests
SPECTACULAR TWO ACRE PROPERTY - Ko olau Country Gardens is a magical hillside property, perfect for Family Reunions. Accommodates 12 Guests maximum. A quick 5 minute walk to pristine, quiet, sandy beaches for swimming, snorkeling and surfing on the famous North Shore of Oahu.
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ACCOMODATIONS: Perfect for family reunions. Five Bedrms and two bathrooms plus private outdoor shower w/hot and cold water!. The Ocean Lanai on the Estate's main lawn is perfect spot for family gatherings.
HAU'ULA's A SMALL VILLAGE With EVERYTHING!:
Located in Hauula, Hawaii, a small, ancient, fishing and taro-growing village on Oahu's North Shore. Hauula has: grocery stores, post office, Restaurants and CVS Drug store (Longs Drugs). Hauula is also blessed with beautiful, sandy beaches, and no crowds!! Great family spot with protected pool for young children.
NORTH SHORE LOCATION - Hauula is on the North Shore of Oahu, where magical, evergreen, Ko olau Mountains reach up to the clouds and flow down into the sparkling, blue Pacific. The small, remote Hauula community (4,000 people) of single family homes, small shops (Chings Store- gift store is a great local treasure!), and local-style restaurants (Papa Ole's, Korean BBQ, North Shore Taco's), is very different from the high rise, busy retail tourism center of Waikiki. Hauula truly offers a glimpse of old Hawaii, slower paced , peaceful, with friendly people... with one of the largest Hawaiian/Polynesian communities on the island.
HAWAIIAN-STYLE GUEST HOUSE & GARDENS - We are confident that you will enjoy our Hawaiian-style Guest House, gardens, koi pond and remote, peaceful, country location.
Ko olau Country Gardens has all the amenities at no extra cost, including spectacular ocean and mountain views, spacious private lanais with out-door dining areas, gas barbeque grills.
OFF STREET PARKING RESERVED - Reserved parking for 2 cars per unit (no charge)
HOME GROWN FRUIT - Tropical fruit trees such as papaya, mango, star fruit, and many more are grown on the property. You may want to enjoy the ripe fruit when in season, just ask!
BEACH STUFF - We also provide beach towels, beach seats, sand toys and some snorkeling gear (snorkel gear is available upon request)!
FAMILY FRIENDLY - We provide a high chair, pack n play and small swing set.
MAKAI LANAI - We created a new gathering area we call the "Makai (Ocean) Lanai" on the lower lawn. It's a lovely spot for family gatherings. The Makai Lanai is furnished with table and chairs under a large gazebo. Please let us know if you want to reserve the Makai Lanai for your private gathering. There is no extra charge. The Makai Lanai is restricted for registered guests only.
PEACEFUL GETAWAY - The private, peaceful location of our Ko'olau Country Garden guest house offers a sanctuary, hidden away from other homes and traffic noises. At Ko'olau Country Gardens you can experience the ocean breezes and hear the whisper of the waves coaxing you to relax and enjoy the magic of this unique, tropical paradise we call Hawaii.
OWNERS LIVE ONSITE - At Ko'olau Country Gardens the owners live onsite. We are family-friendly and love sharing our knowledge of plants, our gardens, local sites and attractions.
OUR GOAL - Our primary goal is to ensure that your visit to our home and gardens is filled with Aloha...the real magic of Hawaii.
We believe your stay at Ko'olau Country Gardens will be an unforgettable experience because of the beauty, peace and closeness to nature...a truly unique Hawaiian experience.
POPULAR ATTRACTIONS NEARBY:
HAUULA LOOP TRAIL - great hiking trail, 2 hour hike, medium rating for difficulty. Takes you from the town to the tree tops along the mountain ridges. Best trail ever!
KOKOLOLIA BEACH PARK (sunning and snorkeling) and "Alligator Pond"(protected swimming pond for young children/keiki on south end of the park).
KAHANA VALLEY (state park, hiking trails) and many other wonderful North Shore attractions!
TURTLE BAY RESORT - Sunsets at the Point Bar, public beach, surfing, snorkeling and restaurants, golf courses, Surfer Bar with evening entertainment nightly.
LEILEI'S BAR AND GRILL (great seafood) at the golf course is our favorite spot! Always great food!
ROY'S BEACH HOUSE Restaurant ( 5 stars) is now open on the beach at Turtle Bay. It's elegant but casual style is unsurpassed and the food is amazing!
WAIMEA VALLEY (botanical gardens, waterfalls with swimming!, gift shop, snackbar. Don't miss the special tours providing authentic Hawaiian Hales and many other treasures of flora and fauna you can view firsthand...Waimea Valley is truly a Hawaiian treasure!
MACADAMIA NUT OUTLET at Kualoa Farms: gift shops, cultural shows, ancient fishpond and fruit tree/garden tours...learn about all the local foods and even get a taste of some in season.
SUNSET BEACH (big wave surfing) and Pipeline...are always hosting competitions in the winter months...stop and watch the best surfers in the world!
HALEIWA TOWN (shopping and dining): A fun 'old town" atmosphere that was recently improved for safety and variety of shops and restuarants...best location on the island for finding some very special keepsakes of your trip to Hawaii.
KUALOA RANCH (horseback riding and movie tours, gift shop, restaurant)...this is a special property with so much history, in ancient times and more recent. A real working farm, with with history and movie sets for at least 50 famous films...don't miss the Ranch!
HONOLULU AIRPORT 45 MINUTES - We are located approximately 45 minutes from Honolulu International Airport and Pearl Harbor and 60 minutes from Waikiki
KEY WORDS: Ocean Views, Mountain Views, Private, Romantic, Family-Friendly, Country, Tropical Fruits, Gardens, Quiet, Magnificent Beaches in view, Snorkeling and Hiking Trails!
State Tax ID: TA-016-779-0592-01 (Required by State law to be displayed on all advertisements.)
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Dotty Kelly
We are retired and have lived in Hauula 25 years. We purchased this unique and beautiful property with two homes and slowly made repairs and improvements to the homes and the property. In fact, this renovation process never seems to end! We live in one home full-time and rent the Ko'olau Guest House. The guest house is a Hawaiian, local style home that we have made improvements to provide privacy and lush tropical gardens that surround each hale. Our goal is to provide hales that are quiet and peaceful havens that fulfill the promise of beauty and aloha of Hawaii for our guests to enjoy. We love greeting our guests and making sure they are happy and comfortable during their stay. We try to offer our knowledge of our place that makes your visit here a wonderful, magical experience. We make a lot of new friends along the way and host people from all over the world.
Dotty Kelly purchased this Guest House in 1993
Why Dotty Kelly chose Hauula
Hau'ula is a village with 'real people' ... a truly authentic Hawaiian place, on the ocean, with the most beautiful, peaceful beaches in Hawaii. Hau'ula is home to many Native Hawaiians and other Polynesians. Ko'olau Country Gardens Guest House is located high on the hillside of the Ko'olau Mountains overlooking the small town of Hau'ula with spectacular views of the Pacific. There's not a better location on earth...we love it! We chose to live in Hau'ula because of it's people, weather, natural beauty and location...far away from the crowds of Waikiki and Honolulu. The pace is slower, life is more informal and people are good friends and neighbors.
What makes this Guest House unique
The property is agricultural with many tropical fruit trees on rockwall terraces. We have papaya, apple banana, breadfruit, coconut, star fruit, grapefruit, fig, logan, lichee, mango, orange, lemon, lime, chico, avocado and mountain apple. This is a great place to learn about tropical agriculture and plants.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:30 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Relax in paradise
Dotty was AMAZING! She really helped with all our needs and was very welcoming. It was a wonderful and relaxing staycation. We will be back!
Cosy beach house
The house was very clean and cosy. All you needs are equipped. House owner was very helpful and responsible. Whenever I emailed them, they replied immediately.
We had great time at this property.
Hawaiian style living
Hibiscus Hale was a welcoming retreat that made you feel right at home. Beds were comfortable, with lots of pillows. Home was stocked with everything that we needed. Dotty was personable and very sweet.
Perfect for a small wedding Party
This review is long overdue and I'm sorry for that! We rented both the top and bottom units. We had planned a small wedding with family and friends and needed a place to stay as well as a place for a small reception after the beach wedding. Dotty was so incredibly helpful with all of the planning. She had plenty of suggestions based on what was available at the location, what we could do with chairs, etc. She and her husband were very accommodating! When we got there, her husband asked what he could do to help, what our plan was, etc. We walked him through it and he said we would need a tent (which we hadn't rented because they were so expensive) and he asked our plans for decor, which we were planning to buy some local flowers for the tables. He was able to provide us with a couple tents from the community center I think, flowers and other foliage from the property to decorate with, and additional lighting! He was incredible! He was out there cleaning up the yard, mowing and everything to clean it up for the wedding! He helped set up the decorations! Dotty and her husband went way above and beyond what we ever expected and saved our day! (AND it totally rained, but we had the tents!) Everything that fell through worked out because of them, which was a lifesaver for a stressed out Bride!
In addition to everything they did, the housing was perfect. We loved the outdoor shower, the pond, the gorgeous view from the lower unit. The location was perfect and secluded and you feel like you are in the jungle, but close to the beach that you could walk down and dip your toes in or watch the sunrise. We fell in LOVE with this place. We've used VRBO for Hawaii several times and all throughout our honeymoon after, but this was our favorite place! Thank you so much for everything! You saved the day and made our most memorable day even more memorable with your kindness. I wish I could post pictures to show how well everything turned out!
Privacy & with Quiet Time
The Hibiscus Hale was exactly what we needed after a week of the bustle in Waikiki. Quiet and secluded, we found this fit our needs perfectly and Dottie was an excellent hostess.
We spent much of our time exploring the North Shore as this was my husband's first trip and my 11th trip to Oahu. The waves were astounding as they reached 40'-50' and made for great photo ops. We visited all the sites along the way including Waimea Bay and the falls, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, Haleiwa and Sunset Beach.
There is a nearby grocery store with local foods and other staples where we bought our groceries and the kitchen was well stocked so we had no problem with cooking.
When we return to Hawaii in the next year or two we will check on availability for this hale first.
Dottie was very helpful. Before finding Dottie's home, I was dealing with another homeowner closer to the town area but he was not very inviting and to me it just seemed like he needed people to occupy his home. Dottie was the total opposite from that. From the beginning she was so nice and friendly. She would explain the whole rental agreement process and payments. She did send me a list of places around the area to eat, shop, swim, etc. We stayed at the Koi Hale. Perfect size for our party of 5 adults, 2 kids and 2 toddlers. If we had any questions, she was only a phone call away. She lives on the property so it was easy for her to help us if we needed it. The only problem we had was finding the home. It is off the beaten path but Dottie was able to guide us as we were on the phone with her. It is about 5-10 mins away from Polynesian Culture Center, so if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect getaway. It's a good 50 mins to 1 hour from town. Thank you, Dottie for your beautiful home.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Koolau Country Gardens: House Rules 1. Guest check-in is from 4 PM-6 PM * and check out no later than 10:30 AM 2. The unit you rent should be in the same condition upon departure as at check-in. 3. Footwear (outdoor footwear) is not permitted in the house. 4. Quiet hours are from 9:00 PM to 8:00 AM. 5. Owners or their agents may enter the property at reasonable times to make repairs or other such services. 6. Guests may cook only in areas specifically designated for cooking activities. 7. Guests must immediately notify owner of any fire or any other damage to the property. 8. Guests shall not have any additional persons on the property without owner's permission. 9. Guests may not have large gatherings or parties of any kind on the property, unless prior arrangements were approved by the property owner. 10. Guests may not assign or sublet this property/unit. 11. Guests shall not smoke inside the house. 12. Guests also understand that there are certain inherent factors to the tropical environment of Hawaii that are unique, including tropical pests, humidity, and related factors. 13.Guests are not allowed to move furniture in the unit or take furnishings out of the unit. 14. All cars must park in designated areas. No more than 2 cars per unit. 15.BEACH SAND: Please hose/shower off outside your unit when you return from the beach. This helps to keep sand outside. There is an exterior hose or shower outside of both units. There will be extra cleaning charge for sand inside the unit. 16.Please shake sand out well and hang beach towels outside. 17.Clean lint out of dryer after every use. Hibiscus lint trap is on back wall of dryer. 18.Energy & Water: Please help keep energy and water costs down. Do not leave fans, A/C or lights on when you are away for the day. IT IS THE RENTOR’S RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT ALL GUESTS IN THE GROUP KNOW AND ABIDE BY THESE RULES. Hawaii Tax ID # W00602628-01 (Info listed as required by Hawaii