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Paradise is Beachfront on the Northeast Shore Ka'a'awa!

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)

Paradise is BEACHFRONT on the Northeast Shore/Ka‘a’awa

This is Hawaii as you dreamed… this spectacular oceanfront Polynesian cottage must be seen to be believed. Located between Turtle Bay Resort and Kaneohe Bay on the northeast shore of Oahu this stretch of pristine white sand beach is enfolded in the arms of the Koolau Mountain range, and stretches 300 feet before you reach another home.

This home was completely rebuilt, a beautifully appointed one bedroom, one bath plantation style home features a sliding, stacking door system that opens the front of the home to the dining deck that is inches from the sea. The tropical living area is enhanced by an attractive woven bamboo ceiling and ceiling fans. Take a moonlight swim and shower in comfort in our outdoor hot water shower, under the stars.

There is one double pune'e (Hawaiian style sofa/sleeping daybed) and a single pune'e in the living area, and a king in the bedroom complete with feather bed for maximum comfort.

All linens for the kitchen, bedroom, bath and beach are supplied as well as a nice compliment of amenities. There is a separate laundry room with a washer/dryer on the property for your use.

The fully equipped kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, nice appliances, and is fully stocked with cooking, serving and kitchen aids as well as spices and general use refrigerator items.

The view from the deck is a sight to behold through the coconut trees to one of Oahu’s most identifiable historic landmarks, Chinaman’s Hat Island. This site is where the great Polynesian Voyaging canoe, Hokule'a, was first launched in 1976, proving that the Polynesians did indeed navigate by the stars from the South Pacific, first reaching the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii) from over 2400 miles around 400 AD.

It is customary for Hawaiian Warriors to dip their oars when passing their Ali'i (kings) buried high above in the magnificent K'o'olau Mountains.

The beach stretches the length of a football field in one direction and in the other you can walk several miles through Kualoa State Park to the site of a huge ancient Hawaiian fishpond. Watch spectacular sunrises from the deck, sunbathe on the beach or watch the divers and fishermen and perhaps try your hand at “catching dinner local style”. You can see turtles, rays and the occasional surfer from the deck or snorkel in our coral preserve.

Right in front of the house is a lovely 'menehune' fish pond which is a delight to everyone, especially to the little ones at low tide.

The atmosphere is country, but you are close to restaurants and conveniences, and 30 minutes from Honolulu. Located minutes away from world famous North Shore attractions such as the Hauula hiking trails, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Turtle Bay Resort and Golf Course, Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay and some of the last unspoiled Hawaiian style towns on Oahu. A little inside information for you golfers … the nearby Kuhuku Golf Course where half the holes on this municipal course have an ocean view starts at $20 for green fees and it goes down from there!

Directly across the street is the 4,000 acre, magnificent Kualoa horse ranch offering ziplining, horseback trail rides, jungle tours ,movie set tours, catamaran rides and Paniolo (Hawaiian) BBQ’s, or just visit the beautiful horses at your back door. The ranch has been the site of many movies including 'Jurrasic Park' and 'King Kong' and Lost.

As with many oceanfront homes, the road that circles the island is located behind the house and may provide some traffic noise at different times of the day. We apologize but PARADISE IS PARADISE and lives in the hearts and minds of all of you who have a dream...

Please note: while we try to schedule the gardener between guests, we are often booked solid and unable to do so; please excuse the gardener if he has to do the yard while you are there. He will aim to work while you are out for the day. Mahalo for your understanding.

E KOMO MAI (You're welcome) We look forward to seeing you soon...



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Hana Thompson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Hana Thompson

I am a Keiki O Ka Aina, translated as a child of this land as my ancestories migrated here from the South Pacific centries ago and became the first native people. I have a history with this unimaginably beautiful site as my Grandfather and Great grandfather before him fished here.

The feeling of PARADISE is ohana(family)beauty, music and warmth. You will almost be able to hear the sounds of my Hawaiian trio, KUALOA (the name for this area) as we play music by the sea. You will relax, be refreshed and feel you belong here and never want to leave. Coming back will feel like coming home... E Komo Mai (Welcome)

Hana Thompson purchased this house in 2005

Why Hana Thompson chose Kaaawa

I was driving around the island with visitors and we spotted a 'For Sale' sign on the beach. ...ONE STEP on the sand and we were awestruck by the incredible beauty of KUALOA!

The sacred legend of these mountains... Hawaiian warriors always tip their paddles as they go by KUALOA as this is where their great chiefs (Ali'i) are buried.


What makes this house unique

PARADISE is located almost exactly in the center of the island, and although you are close to stores, restaurants, Kaneohe town and all the creature comforts, you are across the street from Kualoa Ranch, a 4,000 acre working cattle and excursion ranch.

K'a'a'awa is 'being in the country' for 'locals' because it has that special relaxed Hawaiian feeling. You can easily reach almost anywhere on the island from PARADISE as it is about halfway between the North Shore and Waikiki. Guests say that they have to force themselves to get out and see the sights because nothing compares to their experience in PARADISE!

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great house! I love the folding doors so much I sleep in the living room - the better to see and smell the ocean. I had my best snorkeling out front- beautiful corrals, colorful fish and very impressive turtles. Peter

You have an excellent library...I enjoyed reading the nevel "Ka'a'awa"l
Jul 2005
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Kaaawa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY... please pay by eCheck to avoid credit card processing fees.
  • We allow a TOTAL of EIGHT people, including the booking party, on the premises, to avoid disturbing our neighbors or damaging the property.
  • Please have guests park parallel to the house, street side. No tents or fires on the beach. No parking on the lawns.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Additional outside shower under the stars has HOT and cold water thus givng you another showering location.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Additional outside shower with hot and cold water. Lots of guest parking in front of house in addition to inside parking for 2 cars on property. The beach is continuous in front of and on both sides of the house; one side is 100 yards to the nearest neighbor.


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Paradise is Beachfront on the Northeast Shore Ka'a'awa!
average rating of 4.78125 based on 91 reviews

You’ll never sleep closer to the ocean than this

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The sights and sounds are so sensational at this place. The sunrise in your open living space with the wide porch door open is an unbelievable experience. We will plan way ahead next time and rent this place for more than 2 days. Note, you will have to live with the sounds of King Kamehameha’s highway, but the magic of this place makes it really easy.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: YES, YES , YES SO wonderful to hear from our guests that PARADISE IS PARADISE! You will experience the warmth of generations of Hawaiian heritage in all we do. HELE MAI Come and see for yourselves! PARADISE is just a step away, but will remain in your heart...!
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Excellent get away!

  • 5 of 5

Great hidden location! Nice small house with lots of charm. One master bedroom perfect for two adults and a small bed/couch in living area for 2 children if needed. No AC but the fans make up for it. Could be quite hot in July but perfect for winter months. Traffic close by slows down at night - the loudest noises were the waves crashing outside at night which were excellent. Literally right on the beach. Excellent coral for snorkeling if you can swim 100 yds out. No undercurrent. Very clean and very comfortable. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Grande prairie ab

It's very comfortable and relaxing .

  • 4 of 5

How do you put into works the fact that you fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean and wake up to a majestic sun rise and the sounds of the ocean . It was the perfect spot for my son and I to just enjoy everything

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as pictured!

  • 5 of 5

My husband :) and I were just at this paradise cottage for 7 nights on our honeymoon! It is everything we hoped for and more! It is EXACTLY as pictured and described. It was a great country location in between the North Shore and Waikiki. We were able to tour most of the island from this central spot. Kualoa Ranch is literally across the street which provided amazing views and easy access which was amazing! I recommend visiting the Ranch it was a top highlight of our trip ( ATV tour)!! All the feedback provided about the highway and geico's is true .....but you are in the country of Hawaii and the highway travels the entire ocean. If you want Oceanfront, your getting the highway. Neither of that bothered us! The geico's kept the bugs out and didn't bother us (except yelled at us a few times which was funny). During the day we relaxed on the loungers with lots of sand to the ocean as the tides were low. I would recommend water shoes for this time is there is a lot of coral. We would usually tour the island in the afternoon and come back to watch the sea turtles off the lanai at dusk. Everything about this country cottage is perfect!!! We will be back!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Henderson, NV

Private beach location is amazing

  • 5 of 5

Very happy with everything. Polite owners with excellent communication. Slept very soundly with the crashing waves and full moon reflecting on the water. Literally across the street from Kualoa Ranch!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Two Week Stay in Oahu

  • 4 of 5

We arrived on the evening of January 4th and left on January the 18th. It was our 40th anniversary on the 7th and we absolutely enjoyed our stay in the little cottage. Everything was as advertised including the awesome views. The cottage was just the right size for my wife and I as we spend about half of our time sight seeing and the other half at the cottage. The only three negatives that I would mention is that the weather was great the first few days, but it did warm up for a few days. There is no air conditioning in the cottage, but there was a good breeze. The breeze however didn't cool it down as much as we would have liked during the late afternoons and evenings. It's a must to sleep with the windows open in order to get the breeze through the house. Also, there's a security system in the house, but it wasn't activated. Because the cottage is so close to the beach, literally 20', there are plenty of people walking/fishing up and down the beach. While we were away, it would have been very easy for anyone to get into the house without the alarm going off. Lastly, none of the windows really have any shades that prevent someone from looking into the cottage, especially at night. Good privacy shades would be very nice to have in the cottage.

Thank you for a great stay in your cottage. We would definitely come again in the future. The Northshore has so much less traffic than Honolulu or Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Favorite: Haleiwa Joe's in Kaneohe
Car: recommended

Kualoa area is locationed almost in the center of the island of Oahu and is a perfect start to seeing the rest of our beautiful island.

Beautiful Kualoa Ranch is located on 4,000 acres directly

across from the cottage. There are a myriad of activities to include horseback riding, ATV tours, bus movie set tours, restaurant and much more!

Journey to the Valley of the Temples and see the Buddhist temple and environs.

Drive 2 miles to Kualoa Park and walk to the ancient

Hawaiian Fish Pond and discover Secret Beach.

Two world class golf courses are available nearby at Turtle Bay Resort.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 15.0%

The standard rate of $275 per night is upgraded $25 for additional person beyond the party of two adults.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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