Nice Quiet area, pool, near beaches

House - Private room · Kanapuu Dr, Kailua, HI 96734, United States

The Space

Breathtaking mountain view in upscale quiet neighborhood on the Windward side of the island of O'ahu. Avoid the night-long noise of bustling Waikiki for some rest in between daytime adventures in our contemporary style home. About 3 miles to beautiful Kailua and Lanikai beaches, often rated in the top 10 in the world. Kayaks, surfboards and other water-sport can be rented by Kailua beach.
2 miles to charming downtown Kailua Town with plenty of local boutique shops and many restaurants of all different cuisines. We also have a nice $6 movie theater (4-screens) and a small shopping center (market, restaurants, Starbucks) a half mile (1 km) from the house. Close to many popular hiking trails. Municipal buses go everywhere on the island and there are stops at either end of our street. But, we are at the top of a steep hill, so you might prefer renting a car at the airport. Only a 30 min drive to Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay. Also convenient for a beautiful coastal drive up to the famous North Shore.

Your end of the upstairs hallway has the Private room with QUEEN size platform bed and full closet and a full bath with tub & shower. I have a friend as a long term renter in an adjacent room, with whom you would share the bathroom. She is very nice, over 50, and stays mostly at her boyfriend’s place. Your host's master bedroom is at the other end of the hall, separated by a home office. Backyard has a large pool and oversize spa off the lanai (patio) and an enclosed outdoor shower & dressing room on the side yard. BBQ and / or eat outside (island style) at the table and chairs on the lanai. Wireless internet works throughout the property.

We share the common areas - family room with 50" 3-D TV with cable, Wii, etc. Large living room (with a TV) and formal dining room with a cathedral ceiling, breakfast room with a view of the mountains, the lanai, 1/2 bath downstairs, and a full kitchen including dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster oven, large refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker and a new washer/dryer in the garage. Completely fenced yard for privacy includes an outdoor clothesline. All rooms have ceiling fans and extra fans are available. There is some AC in the house, but hardly ever needed. Your host is a busy professional and has 3 friendly indoor cats. Tradewind breezes keep plenty of fresh air flowing in and cat dander out. We try to be very accommodating.

We are not extremely active, but will be happy to give you pointers and info to help you enjoy your stay. We keep beach mats and a couple of boogie boards for use by guests. We'll also teach you how to pronounce Hawaiian street names and a few words you'll be hearing to get you by.

Please book at least a few days in advance of your arrival due to delays in communicating across time zones. (6 hours earlier here than Eastern Standard time, 10 hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time.)

Guest Access

You'll have a key to the house. We'll share the common areas. I occasionally have weekend parties, at which you are welcome.

Interaction with Guests

This is your vacation, so up to you whether you want minimum interaction or a nightly chat to help plan your activities. I leave early for work and often come home late, but you'll have my cell phone number if needed.

The Neighborhood

This is an upscale neighborhood, with well maintained properties. Not your typical Oahu neighborhood. Mainlanders will feel comfortable staying here. Very nice, friendly neighbors.

Getting around

There's good bus service on the island. But, my house is at the top of a hill and the bus stops are at either end. The good news is we're safe from tsunamis up here on the hill. ;^)

Other Things to Note

I've added a damage deposit, due to one guest changing the combination on the lockbox so it is no longer useable or removable.
The house is not childproof, so no young children.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $800 /week
Monthly Price: $3300 /month
Security Deposit: $95
Cleaning Fee: $40
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • We had a great stay with Mark! The pool area and view are absolutely stunning, and we really enjoyed using the spa every night after our daily excursions. Mark was a kind and generous host, interesting to talk to, and always considerate of our privacy. He went above and beyond (we felt) to help ensure we felt 'at home' in the house and had a terrific holiday. We were able to borrow things for the beach, which we appreciated a lot as well. All in all, I would (and will) recommend this airbnb. :)

    *great, helpful, friendly host
    *quiet, comfortable place to sleep
    *privacy
    *lovely town and beaches close by
    *made to feel right at home and enjoy the space

    Thanks Mark! All the best!

    March 2014
  • Great experience! Mark is a wonderful host and makes you feel welcome from the first minute. He is very helpful, relaxed and nice to have a chat with. His house is beautiful and very clean. I very much appreciated being allowed to use all kitchen facilities and especially enjoyed the stunning terrace and pool. The house is located in a quiet, safe and nice residential area just a couple of minutes away from the town center or the beautiful beaches. The room is cozy and offers everything you need. I did not miss anything during my stay. Highly recommended! I would certainly come back.

    March 2014
  • First of all, thank you Mark for your welcome. Everything was perfect. We arrived a little bit late as we wanted to enjoy as much as we can the first day and Mark was still there to welcome us. The House is very nice in a charming and quiet residential area. His home and his warm welcome make you feel immediately at home. There is everything you need and mark had everything you think you don't need but will help you to spend good days. The location is great , about 10 min drive to the two best beaches in the world :-) Lanikai and Kailua beaches. They are both awesome and between mark house and the paradise there is everything you need to grab additionnal fresh drink and something to eat at the beach. Also it's about 25 mn to Waikiki. We spent all our night there and it was convenient to come back at Mark's house and then go hike and have good time at beach in the morning. Anyway, we had a great experience for our first time using Airbnb and mark is a great host. I will repeat if i have the opportunity. Many thanks Mark and i'm looking forward to see you again.

    March 2014
  • Absolutely GREAT! We had the run of a beautiful home (white wall-to-wall carpeting, so no shoes allowed) and a pool. Mark was a wonderful host, and the 3 cats were no problems at all. I had never used this approach before, but will certainly do so again if our hosts would be half as nice as Mark. The drive to wonderful Kailua Beach is short (2 Miles?),and access to both the North and South coasts is easy. Truly a SIX star stay. Thank you Air B & B. And thanks to you Mark for making our week an enjoyable one.

    February 2014
  • Really enjoyed our stay!
    Cheerful room with birds singing in the am.
    Nice pool and lots of dry towels to use.
    They had Chili and corn bread for us when we arrived.
    Lots of cool modern kitchen gadgets to use. Krig coffee maker.
    Very well behaved cats !
    Only 25 min. drive to Hanauma Bay .

    February 2014
  • We spent 8 peaceful and relaxing days at Mark´s nice house with splendid lanai and pool area. Kailua is a great place with mostly locals or American tourists. Mark´s house gives easy access to beaches, restaurants and shopping as well as for touring the island. It has a nice mountain view and is in a quiet neighorhood.

    Mark is a perfect host - nice, charming and caring about his guests questions and needs. Also he - and his tenant Valerie - are very decent and private people, who provide their guests with lots of privacy, even living in a house together.
    The sleepingroom is not huge but charming and offered room enough for our big luggage to store away. The bed is made for good sleep which we had. The house is spaceous and everything is very well kept and clean. We appreciated the full use of kitchen, as we are late breakfast lovers and were not depending on going out all the time for dinner.. We even operated the fancy (for us Europeans) grill and had a nice barbeque by the pool on Sunday afternoon with our friends and Mark and Val.
    We had a perfect begin of our Hawaiian vacation and would always come back to Marks home. We can highly recommend this b&b.
    Peter and Renate, Hamburg Germany Dec. 2013

    December 2013
  • We had a great time at Kailua and really loved the swimmingpool en jacuzzi. Mark en Patt are really nice and helpfull people.

    August 2012
  • Great place, Hawaiian/American, thick carpets, quiet neighborhood, nice mountain views. Mark is a helpful host. Would certainly come back.

    December 2013
  • Marks accommodations were very comfortable and pleasant. Mark made me feel very much at home- my home away from my N.J. home. Was very tempted to stay another 6 months! Enjoyed the lovely pool for a morning dip and having my breakfast on the lanai.

    October 2013
  • Mark是個很棒的主人,很親切,即使英文不太好,仍很有耐心的提供意見!!而且替房客準備了很多去海灘,或野餐時用得到的東西,so nice
    住宿的地點生活品質很好,房間舒適,環境安靜
    早上還可以在美麗的游泳池游泳

    September 2013
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Professional from O'ahu, Hawai'i, working in IT as a Project Manager. I'm originally from Boston and Providence, and have been lucky to have lived in Hawaii for the past 8 years. I love animals, movies, good food, travel, good conversation, and meeting people from around the world. Last year's vacation in Vietnam and Cambodia was amazing, Some guests like a lot of interaction and some prefer minimal contact during their stay. This is all up to YOU. My goal is for you to enjoy the vacation the way YOU want to.
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