This is a licensed vacation rental guest room which is a part of our home located on canal in exclusive Kainalu Park just several lots from where President Obama vacations. It is the "interior" room of two second story guest bedrooms. The room has air conditioning, a queen size bed and cable TV. WiFi Internet is provided at no charge and reception for it is best from downstairs common areas. The room has a private bathroom that is located outside the room down the hallway. There is an exterior access to the room that is apart from our regular access to the house. There is a shared kitchenette and laundry area. Downstairs common areas include large lanai with ping pong table (see if U can beat us in doubles!). Over 250' of great canal frontage provides idyllic viewing of kayakers and turtles. Private gated beach access is a short walk around the block.
Two person per room limit. Sorry, young children not allowed due to our unique staircase which has widely spaced vertical support poles.
We do not provide meals nor snacks, but do provide complimentary canned juices, coffee and tea. There is no daily maid service but requests are honored for changing of linens/towels.
See our other Airbnb listings for "balcony" room and both rooms rented together.
Rate includes 9.25% "room tax" and 4.7% "sales tax" that we are required to pay to state.
Please note higher holiday rates Dec 15 - Jan 5.
Note: When President Obama is "in residence" in the neighborhood, traffic fronting the property is occasionally put into lockdown for motorcade movements.
There is a very good public bus system for the entire island. Nearest bus stop is a 10 minute walk from property.
This neighborhood is very exclusive so guests are asked to conduct themselves accordingly. No ping-pong or other significant noise after 10 pm, especially on lanai.
Visitors of guests are not allowed on property without our specific permission.
Mahalo Doug and Bird, I had a really great stay at your lovely home.
The room was so nice and comfortable and clean, and with an awesome view of the canal. I immediately felt at home. Having my own little kitchen with all stuff I could think of was so convenient. Thank you for 'upgrading' ;-)Thank you for the drinks and coffee.. and thank you very much for lending me your bike, I really appreciated that.
Upon my arrival Doug gave me a map of the neighborhood and recommendations for restaurants and shops, that was great.
You could not think of a better (email hidden)ere is a beautiful beach just a really short walk away, and you can also walk to a Shopping Center with a supermarket and restaurants. Even the Kailua town Center is near by.
Doug and Bird are so kind and helpful, and gave me my privacy which I needed. I felt very well at Doug&Bird and I highly recommend them.
I hope I'll come back real soon and we see each other again. :-) Thank you!
Doug and his wife Bird were amazing hosts! They gave us a free upgrade of our interior room to a very nice room with balcony and canal view. The house they have is beautiful. Everything is super clean and comfy. There is a huge amount of water toys(kayaks, surf and paddel boards...). They have a private beach access to the beautiful beach of Kailua. It is a very nice bay and was never crowded. Perfect to watch the sunset or swim a couple rounds before starting your day. Also, Doug and Bird left us Hawaiin chocolate in the room and there was an endless supply of juice in the cooler. The kitchenette had everything we needed for making breakfast. Doug gave us a bunch of tips for the area(which is btw soo much nicer than Waikiki). Also, we got snacks and coffee on our last day! We will defenitly be back and wish you two all the best!
Doug and Bird were very kind and friendly.
The room and houseware were kept clean and they provided enough towels. They were very nice hosts.
Their house was pretty good location. It was in front of the canal in which sometimes we could see many wild sea turtles. And the house was near the beach so we could go to swim whenever we wanted.
We were able to have a good time even though we weren't good at speaking English due to their kindness. We want to go back sometime.
Doug and Bird are the most wonderful hosts! Had a great time here - perfect place with everything you need, it's right on the canal and close to the beach. Cannot recommend more highly!
Doug & Bird were super fantastic! They have the coolest, funkiest house in the neighborhood, complete with awesome turtles and a kitty! Being on the canal was amazing, sitting there with the sun going down was the ideal Hawaiian setting! They were incredibly welcoming and super friendly! Hope to be back again!
Doug was the perfect host. He made sure we were well taken care of, had tons of recommendations for local spots, and even allowed us to use his kayaks.
We had an amazing time at Doug & Bird. They welcomed us with open arms and provided us with good advise on what to see and do in Kailua and Hawaii in general! We loved their place :) such a nice area! We got to use their ping pong table, borrow snorkel equipment, kayak and more. We really enjoyed it a lot and would love to come back. We had good talks with them and their friends at night, which made the experience even better :) Me and Filip also got engaged, so we will always remember this place!
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I am a lifetime Kailua resident. Live with wife, Bird, where we own and manage our vacation rental as part of our home. Retired from police department, I stay busy maintaining this and other rental properties in Kailua, doing most upkeep on my own. I stay active with slow-pitch softball, tennis, kayaking and ping-pong.