About this listing
Nice master BR in large house, private BA ensuite, cross breeze w 2 walls of windows. Swimming pool, porch, hammocks, gardens, Large kitchen w many appliances. Yoga Mats, Bicycles, kayaks, body boards for rent. Possible to add additional guests upon request, in separate adjacent BR w 2 single beds. But they would share bathroom in your room. Families have used this option as have friends. Price is negotiable depending on length of stay. Cleaning fee add-on + $40.
The house is in a very quiet and safe neighborhood - we have not locked our doors in 12 years. The Olomana Room (named after a mountain nearby) is a private room with a brand new Queen bed, 100% pima cotton sheets. The bathroom is right in the room (like in a hotel), it is yours and only yours, shower, sink, shelves, and commode. A swimming pool, large lanais (porches) await you. Lots of large windows throughout the house. The place hosts a large well equipped kitchen, wifi, high ceilings, and more. For the adventurous or those who like to kick back and lounge around the pool. Many guests have started with hikes to waterfalls, stand up paddling, kayaking, and then settled into lounging around the pool.
Guests have parking right in front of the house. Guests have access to large kitchen, dining, and living rooms, laundry facilities (max once/4 days, Hawaii has most expensive electricity in the US, and high water bills); large lanais outside, swimming pool. In your room is a flat screen TV w plenty of DVDs (most guests know how to use the TV but if you de-program it then I sometimes cannot reconfigure it). There is a large kitchen, you will have half a large fridge for you.
We have 4 bicycles for rent (very affordable) by day or week. Access to BBQ grill. The guests also have access swimming pool and lanai by the pool, the hammocks in the Buddha Garden in the back, and the laundry in the main house (use once per 4 days stay please, conserve water and electricity, 3rd most expensive in the world, highest in US). You have free use of yoga mats, blocks & bolsters. I will provide bath towels, beach towels, daypack, cooler w blu ice packs, and beach mats. Upon request you can rent bicycles (3 mt, two cruisers), Bikes are $10/day pp for 1 day, $8/day pp for 2-3 days, $6/day pp for 4 days, $30/week. Also can rent kayaks, surfboard, body boards. There is only one surfboard, a 9'3", and it rents for $20/day. Kayaks are $15/day (have a one person and a two person, same rate), also have straps and padding for car to carry them. Body boards are $4/day or 2 for $7/day. Always willing to work out a package deal if you want bikes and kayaks, or any combo - the more items and more days, the better the deal.
Interaction with guests
In the house there is only myself and my 12 year old daughter, Lili, lives with me half-time. I used to rent out the 2 rooms, but I have had such a good time w Airbnb guests, I am interested in renting these rooms out to Airbnb only. However, I work a lot when in town, and travel at least one week per month. So when I am in the house you will see me in mornings, and a bit on weekends when I am not out bicycling, hiking, or doing yoga. Lili and I will play ukulele or mbira for you if you wish. On one night you stay, we have a tradition of making homemade ice cream, healthy style w coconut milk, or decadent w cream, and fruit of your choice. I have loads of guide books, maps, and brochures on things to do: everything from the Mokulua Islands, Byodo-In Temple, to Polynesian Cultural Center, to snorkeling, hiking, kayaking, and more...
I love the quiet - so crystal quiet at night. It is on a dead end street so only residents use the street. It is extremely safe, we have not locked the doors in the 12 years I have lived here.
I love the proximity to the best beaches in Hawaii- white sands that stretch on forever (Kailua, Lanikai, Waimanalo) and the small town peaceful feel of Kailua (far from the maddening crowds of Waikiki). Yet, in 25 minutes one can be in Waikiki for shopping or people watching, and can come home to the soothing silence, ahhh….
We offer a shuttle pick up at the airport for $45, if available, and advance notice is given. Otherwise I can recommend 2-3 shuttle services whose prices range from $55-90. The Bus won a national award a few years back. It comes to the end of the street at Keolu, which is about a 3 minute walk. It can handle bicycles too. We offer bicycles for our guests, for rent, mountain bikes/ or cruiser type (see rates in Guest Access section).
Other things to note
We also rent "The Sunroom" on Airbnb, and seem to host a lot of Europeans. They will have their own bathroom, so you will have yours. So on occasion you might share the pool with those guests. The large second refrigerator is shared half/half with the other guests when they are present.
1. Park in front of this house, on this side of street, between my mailbox and the neighbors driveway, leave enough room for another car.
2. No smoking please.
3. Quiet Hours 10 PM - 9 AM.
4. Close and latch the gate when not using gate. TO OPEN GATE reach through the moon cutout, feel above and slide latch to left to open. I do not lock the main house (have not for 14 years) so come and go as you please, but do latch gate. As you enter/leave, Please be quiet as it is a quiet neighborhood and everyone has their windows open to take in the fresh air and the scent of flowers. So sound outside comes inside with the floral scents.
5. No candles or open flame of any kind.
6. PLEASE do your own dishes, AND PUT THEM AWAY REGULARLY so the rest of us have room to put ours in drying rack. There are plenty of clean dish towels in the lowest cupboard to the right of the sink. Use them at will.
Clean the stove with Simple Green, provided on counter at left of stove.
7. Put all food away in airtight containers - bug control is critical in the tropics. There are plenty for guest use in a labeled cupboard.
8. LEAVE THE BEACH AT THE BEACH. Please shake out towels and mats at the beach, do not bring home the sand, we have enough already. Use the hose on the SW corner of the house to rinse off feet (to right of front door).
9. The washer and dryer are for your use, but within reason: once (2 loads) per 4 days max. Hawaii has the highest electricity rates in the US and the 3rd highest in the world. Our electric bill is $350/mo without using air-conditioning . Please try to conserve. Water is also very expensive, conservation is appreciated.
AMENITIES: Shared use (half) a large refrigerator and the kitchen. You have a designated cupboard for your dishes (which are light green ceramic) on the left, above the coffee counter. Below on the left you have your own drawer with silverware that is unique to distinguish it from others. The other cupboards that are labeled contain the pots/pans/cooking utensils for your use. We have plenty of cooking oil, spices, and condiments for you ready.
We provide bath towels, beach towels, beach mats, daypack, wifi, umbrellas, maps, and guidebooks gratis. We RENT 4 bicycles w locks, 2 kayaks, 2 bodyboards and a surfboard. If you do rent the bicycles, do not ride them in the ocean, nor on the beach. Lock them up with the locks provided - you are responsible for their safety as well as your own. Do not ride on sandy beach. We do have a few helmets available. PLEASE clean the bikes after use (use simple green in garage). The KAYAKS AND ALL GEAR should be RINSED THOROUGHLY on the lawn to the south of the garage, before putting away. Use the hose on the SW corner of the house just outside your room's bay window.
I am from Kailua Hawaii, I live in the house in which there is/are rooms available at various times. It is a large house with lanais (porches) on the side, with a swimming pool in back, nicely landscaped. I am 50+ years old, I have a 9 y/o daughter who sometimes stays with me, she is very fun, easygoing, and friendly. I am a psychologist with my own Wellness Center in Kailua - check my website at for more information on me. The house has solar hot water, 4 bathrooms, and no pets. I am healthy, do not smoke, and do not drink alcohol. I cannot accept intoxicated renters - a little tipsy is fine but not inebriated. Neither smoking nor candles are allowed in the house or on the property.