About This Listing
Our home is located on the beautiful windward side of Oahu surrounded by mountains and ocean and only a few steps from the beach. On the property there are two houses, rent one or both for those larger groups.
Picnic or Bar-B-Que at the beach or in the privacy of your own yard. Swimming at the beach is ideal for toddlers and children or wading and relaxing for all. Reef walking during minus tide and snorkeling when the tide is up beckon to the adventurous. Or simply walk along the sandy beach in the tanning sun or the romantic moonlight as the water laps your bare feet on the white sand.
Both houses are on the same property, which provides a total of 5 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, and two complete kitchens with range and refrigerators. They comfortably sleep 12 – 15.
Minimum of 3 night stay
2 minutes from Kualoa Ranch with ATVs, Horseback Riding, Luncheons / Dinners, and other activities
2 minutes The Crouching Lion Restaurant
10 minutes from Polynesian Cultural Center
15 minutes from shopping center (grocery store, post office, movie theater, food)
15 minutes Brigham Young University-Hawaii
15 minutes from LDS (mormon) temple
35 minutes from famous North Shore (sunset beach, pipeline, waimea)
45 minutes from HNL airport
45 minutes from Dole Plantation
nice, decent place for big group, and near the beach too.
So glad you enjoyed the property. Although our visits to the property always found it empty, we knew you were out enjoying the island. Thank you again for staying with us and for being wonderful in caring for everything. I will certainly get more pots and pans. Sorry if it inconvenienced you in any way.
Our family of 15 had a wonderful time spending our vacation at Laura's "two homes in one".
This is on the country side of Oahu, so if you are looking for the city life, you are on the wrong side of the island (but not ridiculously far from Honolulu and everything else). I LOVED the location because I live in the beach area of Los Angeles and Honolulu is too similar to my hometown. The beach is literally right across the 2-lane street. Everything on the island is around 45-minutes to get to, which is a good thing, because it's so central, you can visit everything without having to drive all the way around the island.
The houses were great, perfect for the amount of people we had (15). We had an issue with the stove in the back house, but future tenants won't because Laura is replacing it tomorrow. Laura was very sweet and I loved talking to her on the phone. We talked a lot about my vacation plans and my family's history with Hawaii. If you let her know what each house needs as far as essentials go, she will see that everything gets up to par. I would definitely stay here again if I was on Oahu!
The house is amazing. The beach is across the street, which provides an excellent view. It was a great experience and the house fits 15 people very confortable. If I come back to Hawaii in a big group again, definately I will try to stay in this house, even though it is a little bit far from Downtown Honolulu. Laura is also very kind and helped with everything we needed.
What a fantastic location and rental! Our party included 14 guests, 7 of which were under the age of 7. The beach is close to the house and very safe. Like the listing says, it is perfect for young children but provides good snorkeling and recreational swimming for more adventurous beach goers. The home is in a good spot if you want to relax or visit locations like the LDS temple or Polynesian Cultural Center.
The location of this house can't be beat! Right across the street from the beach and the crosswalk is right in front so you can easily cross the busy street. There is some road noise as the highway can get busy, but the large fans we found in the bedrooms were able to drown out most of it! There was a great area between the houses for the kids to play, and the adults can hang out and bbq. The houses themselves were comfortable and able to accommodate our family of 10. Thanks so much for a great stay, Laura!
Laura response fast to inquires. Very accommodating!!! The location is great. The window view from the living room of the front house is like a live picture. A lot of parking spaces inside the gate in an area that is hard to find parking. Lots of beds. 15 of us sleep there at one time. Kitchen has enough pots and pans, all the cooking needs that we did not need to go out to eat the whole time we were there. One downside was that we stayed over a long weekend and so there were overnight beach campers across the street that made enough nose to disturb our sleep ( in the front house ) after midnight. Other than that, we had a great time. We will definitely consider coming back.
About the Host, Laura
We live on the island of Oahu just 8 miles from the property. I am a teacher on the North Shore. I was raised in Kaaawa and love it that you can just go to the beach whenever you want. I have 3 sisters that were also raised there. Of our 11 children only 5 live on the island and all on the North Shore. The others live in the mainland. All but one are married with families and our special girl lives at home with us. Our boys played football, our daughter teaches hula and plays the piano and our hobbies are working, working, and then working.