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Jay

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL $120 p/nt Relax in Luxury & Privacy Kailua on a Gated Property

34 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Maunawili Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom with Queen Bed & 1 Queen Pullout Sofa

Come stay at Hale `Awapuhi the house of red ginger. A luxurious, semi detached, large one bedroom apartment on the Windward side of Kailua. New for 2015, we just finished construction on a beautiful white fence and gate system surrounding the perimeter of the property for added privacy for our guests!

This rental apartment is the best of both worlds close to the beach and the mountains. Located just a 5 minute ride to the world famous Kailua and Lanikai beaches, and set in a lush, private tropical paradise with hundreds of walking and hiking trails. You can even walk to the golf course and community park featuring 6 tennis courts, a basketball court, and playground.

This apartment is located in a private and quiet section of Kailua something not usually found in our small beachtown. It is a tropical paradise, once home to the ancient Hawaiians. Discover the many archeological artifacts and ruins in the area on one your many hikes. Try the Maunawili trail hike to the water and swimming hole. Locate the Queens Bath, frequented by Hawaiian royalty in the 1800’s, or marvel at the ancient heiau and petroglyphs located along the banks of the four streams which feed into Kailua Bay – all within walking distance from your apartment.

Situated on a corner lot, with a separate entrance, you can relax on the lanai (patio) side your unit and listen to the sounds of the birds while you enjoy your morning coffee.

Inside the newly renovated, double wall construction apartment you will find hand scraped bamboo floors with a comfortable, spacious seating area and large windows . A sofa with a pull out bed beckons you to put your feet up after a long day at the beach, hiking, or shopping in Kailua town. Enjoy the flat screen TV or curl up with a good book.

Prepare meals in the new kitchen complete with solid quartz countertops; it has everything you need, going well beyond the kitchenette provided in most Kailua units including:

1. full size sink

2. full size refrigerator

3. coffee maker with self grinder

4. toaster

5. convection and microwave oven

6. induction cooktop

7. large nonstick plug in skillet

The bathroom contains a large, tiled walk in shower with a rainhead and ample storage. Perfect for washing off the sand or getting ready to go to some of the islands best restaurants in Kailua town.

The bedroom is furnished with teak furniture, and contains a top of the line, queen size foam mattress and Egyptian cotton linens.

The apartment is cool and breezy, but also comes equipped with ceiling fans in every room and air conditioning for the warmer, summer months.

Everything is provided for a comfortable and relaxing stay including free cable and wireless internet (WiFi), IPod dock, DVD player, DVDs, linens, towels, all the bathroom and kitchen basics and beach including chairs, a cooler, and toys for the little ones. Ideal for a couple or a family of four, come enjoy the Windward side of the island at Hale `Awapuhi.

*** Please note this property is not suited to accommodate large parties or events such as weddings or receptions. Mahalo!***

In accordance with the State of Hawaii City and County laws this property is only rented one time every 30 days.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jay (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jay

We are a small family of three, We have called Hawai'i home for past decade. We are avid hikers, and we love the beach - many of the photos you see we took on one of our family hikes. Our hobby is renovating properties with beautiful finishings and details . This is the 2nd property we purchased and renovated from the ground up.

Jay purchased this apartment in 2010

Why Jay chose Oahu

Once you come and stay you'll understand why we chose this property, the location is convenient and the beauty of the area unparalleled. Come experience old Hawai'i at Hale 'Awapuhi.

What makes this apartment unique

Close to the beach, the mountains, hiking, biking and shopping.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha A&J

We are so glad your unit was available for party of our stay in Oahu. It was perfect in every way.We brought our mountain bikes with us from Canada and rode them every day. On our last day we were able to ride up the road to access the Old Pali Hwy and returned home after visiting the Maunawili Falls via the road in front of the house-amazing!

Your unit was wonderful -well done! It has everything and is very comfortable. I love the way you have decorated it. It is so fresh clean and when the curtains are open the Hawaiian plants are better than pictures.

Mahalo :)
Jan 2013
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Reviews

4.7
based on 34 traveler reviews

SEPTEMBER SPECIAL $120 p/nt Relax in Luxury & Privacy Kailua on a Gated Property
average rating of 4.7352943 based on 36 reviews
5

Great Spot and Minutes Away from the Best Beach on Oahu

  • 5 of 5

Lived in Waikiki, Diamond Head, and the Kahala side years ago. So this was the 1st time I stayed on the Windward Side (except for an overcast experience years ago in Kaneohe Bay). My family had a wonderful experience!!! My 2 younger children (7 & 2) crashed out on the pull out couch and enjoyed sharing a place to sleep. The rest of the place was great! The bathroom was spacious and could be easily cleaned upon returning with remnants of sand on our bodies. The owners were very accommodating...and as previously mentioned...will wash/dry your towels/linens when they get too soiled. In case you have to do a full blown laundry, the laundromat is not far away. The owners were so quiet, that I often wondered if my loud child (especially my crying son) was inconveniencing them. When we headed out to the beach, we often found ourselves enjoying our favorite beach of all Hawaiian shores...Lanikai Beach. Overall...I would recommend this place to anyone. Didn't realize how key their location was to heading anywhere on the island. Finally, easy trip to and from airport.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not Bad, Not Great

  • 3 of 5

Overall, location is great, property & house is nice, living areas was clean. Only problem was the walk-in shower that had a lot of mold/mildew & in need of regrouting and calking, wear & tear from the spray from the shower head that would hit the opposite drywall wall ( only 2 walls were tiled) and the weird shower curtain setup that had 8-10" of the curtain bottom laying on the shower floor. The rest of the bathroom was fine. Guess we're not used to that kind of setup. It looked like it was set up for a handicap situation before. Perhaps a dividing wall between the toilet and shower area would solve this problem. Unless the shower situation is remedied, I don't plan on staying here again. That's too bad because everything else was fine.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha We are sorry to hear the shower set up didn’t meet your needs. The shower is a large 6-foot walk-in shower with dark colored grouting and longer shower curtain to accommodate the size and width of the shower and prevent water from getting on to the bathroom floor, the color of the grout is NOT the result of mold and mildew. Additionally, the unit is professionally cleaned each time someone comes in and out. We regularly use bleach scouring products to prevent this very issue. And, yes, the shower is also ADA compliant which many of our older guests and families with children appreciate, since there is something to hold on-to while you’re in the shower to prevent accidents. We encourage guests to look at our other 5 star reviews and e-mail us if they would like pictures of the shower set-up if they have concerns.
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5

Beautiful, private, safe modern rental in quiet neighborhood

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here when we moved our daughter to her first year of college at Hawai'i Pacific University. This rental was very close to the HPU Loa campus. We enjoyed looking out upon lush mountains every morning, sometimes covered in fog, sometimes clear. Tropical vegetation and ginger just outside the window are icing on the cake! Local chickens and roosters were chatty in a charming way.

Kawainui Regional Park and Maunawili Falls Trail are very close by. In general, it is easiest if you have a car in this neighborhood. Whole Foods and FoodLand were a quick 5 minute drive. Yummy coffee shop just inside FoodLand. We found everything our daughter needed for her dorms at the Target and Walgreens in Kailua. We highly recommend dining at Tokoname Restaurant and Champa Thai. Kalapawai Deli is a fun place for breakfast or lunch. Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach are also nearby. We watched the sun rise at dawn at Kailua Beach and shortly thereafter were pleasantly surprised to find a local youth group practicing Hula right there on the beach. I also indulged in a lomilomi massage at Lomilomi Hana Lima Day Spa. Totally worth it.

Honolulu is a very short 20-min drive from the rental during non-commute hours. We had no problems getting to any place on the island from the property. I bashed my foot on some coral at Waikiki Beach (which, in addition to the painful coral, was way too touristy for us...we definitely preferred the windward side of the island where the rental is located!) and I needed to use Braun Urgent Care in Kailua and they were able to see me quickly.

The rental owners are friendly and welcoming. We'd had some airline delays and had to arrive a day later than expected. We kept in communication with the owners and they were very accommodating. Even though this property is connected to their main house, you really have complete privacy. They had many beach items for us to borrow, including towels, sunscreen, boogie boards and goggles. The kitchen was well-appointed and we were able to make several meals in the rental. Our daughter slept on the pull-out couch until she moved into her dorms and was very comfortable. We felt like we were coming "home" every night when we returned to the rental.

We are definitely looking forward to staying here for our next trip. It's been one of our favorite VRBO rentals to date!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hillsborough, California
5

Excellent Rental in Quiet Neighborhood - Convenient Location

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful rental if you like quiet neighborhoods and gracious hosts. I was born and raised in Honolulu and my dad worked at a restaurant in Kailua for many years, so I knew the area where this rental is located. I've been back home so often since moving to California in 1973, and it's always special to find a great place that isn't a cramped hotel room, isn't in Waikiki, and with people that help to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. This is one of those places.

The pictures on VRBO of the rental are accurate to the extent that photos can capture things visually. Location-wise, the unit is close to all metro sites in Honolulu and freeways to Pearl Harbor and Aiea and is just minutes to Kailua town and Kaneohe. It is in a quiet residential area that is tucked away near the slopes of Olomana. Walking around the neighborhood at nights, you can feel the peacefulness that surrounds the area. The owners live in the large portion of the house and are accommodating, friendly, and helpful and generally allow you your privacy unless you need something.

We caught up with old friends and visited with my daughter who's attending UH Manoa while we were here, among other things, but this listing can be a base camp for anyone wanting a taste of Hawaii as residents see it. Rent a car, drive over the Pali, and you're here from the airport in 20 minutes. Roosters crow in the morning and sleepy poi dogs look at you walk by from behind gates and fences. Great place - you won't be disappointed unless you insist on room service, traffic, and all-night bars.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kailua in the Jungle

  • 5 of 5

Our hosts provided us with a clean well equipped two room apartment. Everything worked properly and the place was immaculate. Plenty of hot water for the walk in shower and the air conditioners and fans kept the place cool. Everything needed for a day at the beach was on hand and our hosts, though new parents, were knowledgeable and helpful. Kailua is full of great restaurants and easy shopping with accessibility to the rest of the island. Nothing is really that far away. Highly recommend a visit. The hiking trails were fabulous with great views around many of the corners

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Deerfield Beach, FL
5

R.S.

  • 5 of 5

Great rental.Excellent location and easy access to main highways. Depending on traffic, most attractions and beaches including Lanikai and Waimanalo Beach,Waikiki,Pearl Harbor,Diamond Head,Pali Lookout,Byodo-In Temple,Hanauma Bay,etc are within 10-30 minute drive. This unit is conveniently located to grocery stores,restaurants, and a Target. Cozy and clean rental...had everything my husband and I and 4 yr old needed.We had an awesome time in Oahu. I would definitely recommend the rental to family and friends. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Maunawili Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$145
$1,015
$3,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

We accept credit cards (3% fee) and e-checks via Paypal. You can also mail us a personal check. An invoice will be sent to you via Paypal once you are ready to book. Please note, as of 2/16/16, VRBO/Home Away charges the guest what we believe is an unfair and large fee for online booking. As such, we prefer to use Paypal as the preferred method of payment to secure you stay, and we will deduct the service fee portion included in the quote generated by the instant, online booking quote feature in our Paypal invoice to you.
Sixty day (60) cancellation policy.
In accordance with the State of Hawaii City and County laws this property is only rented one time every 30 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Maunawili Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 590 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (2) Queen bed in main bedroom - top quality sleep foam mattress; Queen pull out sofa with foam topper for added comfort, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sleeper sofa with foam topper
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Tennis courts and golf within walking distance Rainhead walk in shower Laundromat within 5 minutes Beach- (2.5 miles) - 5 minutes Whole Foods and downtown shopping - (2 miles) - 4 minutes Honolulu - 12 miles (20 minutes)

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