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Open-Plan Lush Garden Home Near Kailua & Lanikai Beaches

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


Minimum Stay
5 nights


Kailua House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + futon, 2 Baths, (Sleeps max 6 adults, 2 children)8)

Lush tropical gardens make this private home into a quiet, comfortable retreat. Large enough for six adults, plus a couple of keiki (children), this home was designed by the late Vladimir Ossipoff, award-winning Hawaii architect. Mr. Ossipoff's trademark includes open-plans blessed by the trade winds. Views of the dramatic Koolau mountains surround this lovely family home.

Peaceful and safe for families, this house is in a quiet residential upscale neighborhood ideal for a getaway, a place to come together again with family and friends, or a celebration of the generations.

Kick back, lie on a comfortable chaise lounge, choose your lanai (there are two), inside or out, the tropical foliage and flowers surround you.

This home is just a seven-minute drive to world-renowned Lanikai and Kailua Beaches and friendly Kailua Town where you can rent a kayak, learn to windsurf or dine on local delights.

Features include beamed ceilings, teak and tropical wood furniture, a tile-floored dining/family room, ceiling fans throughout, a fully-equipped kitchen, modern-style bathrooms.

Living Space: A full living room with TV/DVD player, extra sitting area, large dining/family room with large dining table that extends for groups and a full kitchen.

Bed Set-up: 2 queens, 1 full, 1 double futon

Bedrooms: The master bedroom has a private bath with windows opening to an enclosed garden, a queen-size four-poster bed, mirrored closet doors and air conditioning. Bedroom 2 has a full bed and a big closet. Bedroom 3 is the Gecko room. It has a queen bed, has A/C and looks out on the garden.

Exterior: A covered lanai with table and chairs, lounges, and another covered lanai with chairs and barbeque are available. Tropical plants surround the home. The yard is completely fenced in.

The house has wi-fi access.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

If you want a quiet spot away from the bustle of Honolulu and within a 15 minute drive to the beach, this house is for you. Located in Kailua you are near some of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu, according to our daughter who has lived in Hawaii for six years. Situated on a hill in a quiet neighborhood, it is a short walk to the grocery store and about a 35 min. scenic drive over the mountains to Honolulu and points of interest. Carol's home is beautiful and spacious with lots of room for families to spread out and play or relax. Our grandson especially enjoyed watching the geckoes romp in the backyard. The photos are just like what greets you when you arrive. Even though the owners live on the property and share the garage, you have complete privacy. Carol was very helpful. The microwave died the day before we arrived and she delivered a new one our first day there. Thank you Carol for providing a quiet and restful place for our vacation on Oahu.
Aug 2012
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Open-Plan Lush Garden Home Near Kailua & Lanikai Beaches
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  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a wonderful stay at Mala Pua Hale in Kailua, HI. The property is exactly as represented in the photos and description and we would stay there again.

The property manager was very helpful and the owners promptly refunded our deposit after our stay.

We would recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2005
  • Stayed: Apr 2005
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect vacation rental in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

This is a perfect place to enjoy a wonderful vacation, the house had everything we needed. It is nice to stay in kailua, in such a nice area. I would highly recomend this to any family or group. It is a great alternative to overpriced hotells!

Thanks Carol!!! we cant wait to come back:)

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR

Comfortable home in neighborhood, easy walk to beach

  • 4 of 5

Our family of four (two adults, two young adult sons) spent a week here after Christmas. This is the first VRBO in Hawaii we have rented that wasn't in a resort. It was convenient to drive over to Kailua Town or to get to the freeway to Honolulu or elsewhere. The neighborhood was convenient to shopping (Safeway and shops) and an easy walk to Kailua Beach. We saw the Presidential motorcade several times (the Obamas stay down the road.) The house was spacious and comfortable. The bedrooms and living areas were nicely appointed. The house does not have central AC, but we never missed it. The bedrooms have ceiling fans and that was all we needed. The kitchen was a bit tired, but we don't go to Hawaii to spend all of our time in the kitchen! It had all the equipment we needed and there was a new gas grill on the lanai. The one thing I really appreciated was that the kitchen cupboards and refrigerator were stocked with basic supplies that Carol urged us to use - coffee, rice, cooking oil, spices, condiments, marinades. We used some and left other supplies for the next guests. It really made us feel like we were at home and it was nice not to have to purchase something that you would only use a bit of. Also, there is a washer and dryer in the garage and detergent provided. Nice. The house is on the same lot as the owner's apartment plus another apartment. I was concerned that it would be noisy or we'd feel like we were under a microscope. No worries! We only saw the owners twice and never saw the tenants of the other apartment. Despite having walls of windows and sliders, the house was very private.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hofheim, Germany

Great home to stay

  • 5 of 5

Having relatives in Kailua, we come to Hawaii as often as possible. Our family of five (three adult sons) enjoyed this spacious, clean, comfortable and well equiped house. We found everything we needed for a great vacation. Carol is a wonderful host. We can warmly recommend this house and hope to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of eight had a memorable 7 days in Kailua. Carol's home provided the needed comfort of a home away from home for us. The home is clean and spacious and is situated in a nice, clean, and quiet neighborhood. I recommend this beautiful home highly. Thanks, Carol, for the memory. Looking forward to coming back.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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North Idaho

Yes, we would stay there again!

  • 4 of 5

We had family coming from Australia and the mainland US and met at this house and had a wondeful stay for a week. This house felt like home. Great open floor plan with "private" space for everyone. The beach is a 10 minute walk, the store (Safeway) a 5 minute walk. The beach is fabulous with easy access. Carol has beach towels and beach items for even more fun. There is easy access to the hiways IF you want to explore the rest of the Island. The only comment is as our Australian family said the kitchen is a bit "tired" but all we needed to prepare several meals was provided. Much Aloha in this home. We would stay here again. Thank you Carol!

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Kailua House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Early Fall
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
5 night minimum stay
Late Fall/Winter
Nov 16 2016 - Dec 20 2016
5 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan - Feb
Jan 5 2017 - Feb 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
March - June
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
July - August
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $400
Refundable damage deposit $300
Departure cleaning $165

25% of rental and cleaning fee required to hold reservation. Another 25% is due 60 days from arrival. The balance is due 2 weeks from arrival. The damage deposit to be paid separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Kailua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bath has tub/shower combo. Main bath has shower stall.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Two Queen size Beds, One Double Bed, Baby Pack n Play. Please ask for it ahead of time. Futon in living room.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Boogie boards and beach toys provided. Sometimes there are beach chairs and snorkeling equipment available too.

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