3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Amazing Beach house!
Beautiful home, perfect family vacation house. Amazing views, great kayaking, easy biking to terrific restaurants and amazing coffee shops. Gina is amazing, organized bike, kayak and snorkel rentals, she also got us a personal shopper. Great vacation!
A perfect island hideaway
The house is in a gated community at the very end of the road in Lanikai, about a ten minute drive from Kailua where you'll find a farmer's market two days a week, as well as Target, Long's, Whole Foods, Foodland and lots of other stores.
You can kayak directly from the house to Mokulua, and the house is conveniently located for the pillbox hiking trail.
The house is as close to the beach as you can possibly get. It's a beautiful sandy beach, shared with a few other houses but usually unoccupied. We saw a turtle there a couple of times. The beach is good for general frolicking and boogie boarding, and if you go way out then there's some snorkeling. As with all the islands, keep an eye out for jellyfish.
There are two units. The main house upstairs has 2 bedrooms, a bathroom with spa bath and mountainside shower, a generous sized living room with an awesome view and a dining corner, and a well appointed kitchen. The main lanai has a gas grill and copious seating, and there's an awning that you can deploy to protect you from the elements.
Downstairs there's a studio unit with shower, basic kitchen and a dining area.
Keep the kitchen clean to deter the ants. We saw a couple of harmless cute geckos in the house. We also saw a centipede, which was neither harmless nor cute (but is now dead).
Gina was a pleasure to deal with and responded quickly.
We stayed only a week but I'd happily have stayed much longer. Next time I'm on Oahu I will try to book this place again.
Every time you gaze upon the pair of Mokulua islands just beyond the private beach you will pinch yourself and acknowledge, "It doesn't get any better than this". The steady sound of waves lapping at the shoreline is the best antidote to an otherwise busy life.
Gina, the homeowner, is attentive. The home is well-appointed but not overly done.
This is our third visit and I highly recommend this rental for families who want to spend quality time together.
This house checked all the boxes for us: clean, comfortable indoor and outdoor spaces; beachfront views and privacy; short drive to restaurants and stores; and a functional, well-stocked kitchen. First of all, the layout provided us (two couples) with plenty of privacy when we wanted it as well as several indoor and outdoor spaces to comfortably hang out together. The kitchen had almost everything we needed and was very easy to work in. For other things we wanted, grocery stores and restaurants were a short drive away. We didn’t really appreciate that private beach until we got there and saw how crowded Lanikai Beach can be. But there we were on our own private stretch of beautiful beach! And then there’s the view. The photos don’t fully capture that gorgeous blue panorama or the unforgettable sunrises we watched from the deck. When you add the background sound of waves gently lapping on the beach, I mean, that’s pure bliss. Gina was incredibly easy to work with, always responding within a few minutes. She made our stay effortless. Oh, it was so sad to leave! We’ll be back. For sure!
We loved our stay at Hale Kainalu! It was the perfect size for our family of 6, and in the most amazing location. The views are spectacular, and it is only steps from the house to the water. Having the sandy beach in front of the house was fantastic. I loved the relaxed style of the house and the furnishings were casual and thoughtfully set out. Gina was so helpful and a pleasure to deal with. I cannot recommend this house highly enough, and have been encouraging all my friends to stay there! You will not be disappointed.
Magnificent Hale Kainalu
This will have been our 4th or 5th trip staying at this beautiful property. Gina is the most gracious and hospitable owner. This is one of the main reasons we continue to return. When Hurricane Lane interrupted our travel that was to start in Maui, Gina was so kind and offered us to come and stay sooner than planned. Amazing about this is that we had another VRBO owner in Maui giving us a very hard time and advising us to "read the contract" and that "inclement weather was non-refundable!" This was a Category 4-5 hurricane! Who could have predicted that months prior? But, Gina's "aloha spirit" turned this bad start into something wonderful. We will always be grateful.
Hale Kainalu --- As beautiful as the photos are online, the actual experience far exceeds. Lanikai is the best beach in Hawaii and Hale Kainalu allows you sit right on the most perfect spot. The property is always in exceptional condition and amenities from furnishings, household amenities, beach toys, etc., are provided over and beyond what you normally see in well-appointed VRBO properties.
Over and beyond is the best way to describe this experience from property owner, physical property, amenities, beach and location. I cannot say more. We are trying to book our next trip back here! I would recommend this to family and friends without hesitation.
Stand up Paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing, Kite Surfing and beach walking.