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Christine Wilkinson

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

Back To Eden Hawaii!

34 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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3 bedroom, 3 bath house on a secluded 2 and 1/2 acre estate.

Experience the seclusion and serenity of a rain forest in the back of Waiahole Valley with the cool stream waters, half acre koi pond, and private golf course ambiance providing the ultimate old Hawaii experience. The two story home comes with a fully equipped kitchen, dining room , bathroom, and living room with a large, flat screen TV. Upstairs are the master bedroom and bath with a stream view and king bed, along with two more bedrooms and a bath. The wrap-around deck upstairs gives stunning water and valley views. The large downstairs deck with lounge chairs is perfect for barbequing and relaxing.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Christine Wilkinson (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english

About Christine Wilkinson

I work for the Department of Education providing physical therapy for special needs children. My late husband was one of the leading landscape contractors in Hawaii and built the 9 hole golf course on our property to showcase his talents.

Christine Wilkinson purchased this estate in 1979

Why Christine Wilkinson chose Oahu

The property was a trout farm in the 1950's. Children from all over Oahu came to fish. We bought the property because it was perfect for my husband's landscape and nursery. He soon set his sights turning the many assets of the property into his private golf course.

What makes this estate unique

Along with the cool waters of the Waiahole Stream, the half acre pond, the many specimen trees (including one of the most majestic monkey pod trees in Hawaii), and the close proximity to the ocean, it is the magnificent views of Waiahole Valley that provide such a great Oahu living experience.


based on 34 traveler reviews

Back To Eden Hawaii!
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews

Back to Eden

  • 5 of 5

I don't know what else to say other than AWESOME! The house and property are beautiful. I was a little worried that it is somewhat out of the way but it was no problem at all and I am so glad we chose to stay there. Chris and Buddy were so helpful with any questions we had. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Hawaii and I would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A True Eden in Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 6 stayed at "Back to Eden" in December. We thoroughly enjoyed the property and we were pleased with our decision to rent this home. Christine was very responsive to our inquiries and Buddy was extremely accommodating on-site, though we had minimal need for additional assistance due to the property being clean and in good repair. The children enjoyed the fish pond and exploring the large yard. We appreciated the "little extras" that were provided - a generous welcome basket, games, reading material, water toys, and even insect repellant. The kitchen was well stocked, making it convenient to make the several meals we prepared on our own. I recommend this property, particularly for those preferring a quiet, quaint, garden environment accommodation.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Magical tropical paradise

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely loved this property. We went back and forth whether or not to stay in Waikiki, on the beach, or near the mountains. There are pros and cons for wherever we would have chosen but we were all so glad that we stayed here. For the price, space, privacy, and scenery this place could not be beat. We woke up and fell asleep to the soothing sounds of nature everyday. It was a very short drive to the beach where there were breathtaking views of the sunrise. We were mildly concerned about the mosquitos but I can honestly say that we didn't even bother with the bug sprays that Christine provided us. I don't think I saw a single one (but there were plenty of frogs and geckos). For a few of our family members, this was their first trip to Hawaii and it was amazing being able to get them away from the commercialized city and show them a side of Hawaii that most tourists don't get to see anymore.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful, lovely property on the windward coast

  • 5 of 5

Christine and Buddy, thank you for having us! The koi pond, the lush greenery, the flaming ginger flowers surrounding us, and the ever present sounds of the creek and birdsong. Your home was paradise! Exactly what we were seeking. Aloha, and mahalo nui loa!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prince of Wales Island, Alaska

Relaxing and serene - old Hawaiian style

  • 5 of 5

We loved this one of a kind property up in a beautiful jungle valley away from the all the Oahu city buzz. We liked the centralized location--Nothing was more than an hour away. Close to world-famous Lanikai and Kailua beaches (softest sand on the island!) and easy access to north shore activities. A beautiful, clear mountain stream crosses the property, the sound of which soothed us to sleep each night. the Koi pond and golf green were hit with the kids. Chris was wonderfully helpful!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Serenity on Oahu

  • 5 of 5

We cannot express how much we enjoyed the stay...not only the home and surrounding grounds, but the hospitality of the owners. We felt right at home immediately. It was an excellent visit.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Haleiwa Joe's
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Turtle Bay Resort
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Kamehameha Highway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Waiahole Poi Factory
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kualoa State Park

Located in the very back of beautiful Waiahole Valley and bordered on two sides by the cool, clean waters of the Waiahole stream, the property is close to the many attractions of Windward Oahu, including Kualoa Beach Park, Kualoa Ranch, Polynesian Cultural Center, Valley of the Temples, and Heeia Boat Harbor. Once a golf course, the property still has two holes, including the island green on the the majestic, flowing pond filled with colorful koi fish. Avid golfers will enjoy the Turtle Bay, Pali, and Koolau courses all close by. The famous North Shore surfing beaches are only a half hour away. Historically, home for the Hawaiians was not on the beach. They lived in the valleys where the weather was appealing and water was plentiful. This secluded, private property takes you back to old Hawaii and a true Garden of Eden.


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning Fee $175

Tax license # W02949066-02.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Oahu Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master bath and another bath upstairs. The other bath is downstairs.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Flat screen TV
  • Master bedroom upstairs with king bed, flat screen TV, and stream views. Two more bedrooms, one with a queen bed, and the other with two twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Tropical and serene.

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