Private room
3 Guests
1 Bedroom
2 Beds
1 adult
0 children
Ages 2 - 12
0 infants
Under 2
3 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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About this listing

Sunshine, tropical scented breezes, & serenity await you in our Sunroom. Minimal noise & traffic, maximal safety. Windows grace 2 sides of this large room. One queen bed & a single or 3 single beds - up to you. Outdoor dining. The Pool awaits you. 5 minutes from white sand beaches.


The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room
Self check-in: Smartlock
Amenities
Prices
Extra people: $15 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $75
Security Deposit: $150
Weekly Discount: 5%
Cancellation: Strict
Description

The space

“This feels more like a hidden resort!" one guest exclaimed. Kayak to offshore islands, hike to Maunawili Waterfalls, visit the serene Byodo-In Temple. Climb the Lanikai hills to see the sun rise over the Mokolua (twin) Islands. Do yoga in the yard, lanai, or living room – we have all the mats or accessories you need. Or just relax in the hammocks in under the he'e tree.
Feel the aloha in this very large Sunny Bedroom in a large house. Situated on a dead end street, there is ample street parking and no through traffic. At night you hear the breeze and smell the plumerias and crown flowers. No horns, no revving motors, no motorbikes.
Kailua is small enough for quiet, yet only 25 minutes to all the nightlife you could ask for in Waikiki. On the Windward side, Kailua is very green and cooler than the hotter Honolulu side. Kailua hosts the most beautiful white sand beaches of all the islands: Lanikai Beach is featured in many articles on the top 10 beaches of the world, Kailua beach is very long with white sand, and Waimanalo Beach is very long and even less crowded. There are several hiking trails very near: Maunawili Falls, Olomana Mountain, 'Pali' trail, Lanikai Pillbox.
The room has a brand new Queen Size bed that most couples sleep in, and a second Single Bed for mates or family who travel together. It has sliding French doors, shelves, desk, vanity w mirror, ceiling fans, and nightlite. Plenty of plugs for charging your electronics. WIFI high-speed internet. Windows on 2 sides of the room open onto the pool and lanai so you can feel the windward breeze as you sleep.
An important note - the bathroom is not directly attached to the room. It is on the other side of the living room; exclusively yours. Cool off in the 13,000 gallon swimming pool. Dolphins in the tile are very social. Relax in the hammocks in the Garden in back. Solar heated water for your showers. One-half a full sized refrigerator for storing your groceries. Limited use of washer/dryer (see house rules). You can eat on the garden lanai (porch) or in the dining room. The magic word is Mahalo.
You have access to bicycles in good shape (lock em up plz), 2 ocean kayaks (one 2-person, one solo), rental rates are described in 'Guest Access' section. So you can bike to get coffee, shop, or go to the beach. But you might want to put the kayaks on top of your car and paddle to the nearby Flat Island off Kailua Beach or the twin Mokulua Islands off Lanikai Beach, both minutes nearby. You are very likely to see sea turtles as you paddle; take your camera. Be sure to stop at the famous Kalapawai Market for coffee and snacks.
Green conscious hosts, please recycle. No Smoking. No cats or dogs (bird, fish, rhinos okay). Street parking right in front of house. Cable and WIFI high-speed internet.
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Guests have access to the lanais (porches), swimming pool, garden/hammock area, large kitchen stocked w the latest appliances and a gas range. You also get use of half of a large refrigerator, coffee maker, coffee, teas, yoga mats, blocks & bolsters. Laundry facilities on premises - once per 3 days max. I will provide bath towels, beach towels, daypack, and beach mats. Upon request you can rent bicycles (3 mt, one cruiser), kayaks, surfboard, body boards. There is only one surfboard, a 9'3", and it rents for $15/day. Kayaks are $15/day (have a one person and a two person, same rate), Bikes are $10/day pp for 1 day, $8/day pp for 2 days, $6/day pp for 3-7 days. 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.

When I am home and not traveling, I tend to be around in the mornings, but I will be busy taking care of business on computer, taking care of the house, and doing yoga. In afternoons I am working in Kailua. In the evenings, I get home around 8 PM.

I love the crystal silence. Because it is a dead end road there is little traffic. I love the view of the Lanikai mountain and the plumeria flowers in the neighborhood.

A 2 minute walk brings you to the end of Iana St, where 'The Bus' stop is. The Bus has won awards for its convenience, modern buses (hybrids), and routes. It is quite easy to use; you can even put a bike on the front of the bus.

We are a non smoking household, my 12 year old daughter (half-time) and myself. The magic word is Mahalo. If you are a smoker, kindly smoke out front on the far side of the garage - depending on the wind of course, downwind.

Guest access

We provide bath towels, beach towels, beach mats, daypack, wifi, umbrellas, maps, and guidebooks gratis. Guests have access to the lanais (porches), swimming pool, garden & hammock areas, large kitchen stocked w the latest appliances and a gas range. Sunroom guests use Right Half of the full sized refrigerator in the pantry/laundry room. You have a designated cupboard for your dishes (which are dark green ceramic) on the right, above the coffee counter. Below on the right 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 guest use. You also get use of the coffee maker, coffee, teas, yoga mats, blocks & bolsters. Laundry facilities on premises - once per 4 days max. I will provide bath towels, beach towels, daypack, and beach mats(URL HIDDEN)Upon request you can RENT bicycles (3 mt, one cruiser), kayaks (a 2-person & a 1-person), surfboard, body boards. We have locks, some helmets, some bikes have basket. 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. We do have a few helmets available. PLEASE clean bikes before you go home (if needed, use Simple Green Cleaner 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(URL HIDDEN)Bikes are $10/day pp for 1 day, $8/day pp for 2-3 days, $6/day pp for 4 days, $30/week (>4 d).(URL HIDDEN)Kayaks (we have a double & a single, same rate) are $20/day for 1 kayak $30/day for 2 kayaks; $15/day for 2-3 days per 1 kayak or $25/day per 2 kayaks; $13/day per 4-5 days for 1 kayak or $21/day per 2 kayaks; $55/week (>5 d).
Body boards are $5/day for 2 body-boards for 1-3 days, $4/day for 2 for 4-5 days, $22/week (>4 d) for 2 body-boards. There is only one surfboard, a 9'3", and it rents for $20/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

I live in the back part of the house (it is a large house). When I am home and not traveling, I tend to be around in the mornings, but I will be busy taking care of business on computer, taking care of the house, and doing yoga. In afternoons I am working in Kailua. In the evenings, I get home around 8 PM. I have printed up many pages describing activities, sights, restaurants, and other points of interest for you to plan your trip. I have also printed up the house house rules and helpful info. Please read them before or when you arrive.

The neighborhood

I love the crystal silence. Because it is a dead end road there is little traffic. I love the view of the Lanikai mountain and the plumeria flowers in the neighborhood.

Getting around

We offer a SHUTTLE service to/from airport for $45 each way, or $80 round-trip. Please inquire with advance notice. Otherwise I can recommend 2-3 shuttle services whose prices range from $55-60. A 3 minute walk brings you to the end of iana St, where 'The Bus' stop is. The Bus has won awards for its convenience, modern buses (hybrids), and routes. It is quite easy to use; you can even put a bike on the front of the bus.

Other things to note

We are a non smoking household - my 12 year old daughter (half-time) and myself. If you are a smoker, kindly smoke out front on the far side of the garage - depending on the wind of course, DOWNWIND PLEASE. Nonsmokers' sense of smell is better than yours.

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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check-in is after 3PM

1. Park in front of this house, on this side of street, leave enough room for another car.
2. No smoking please.
3. Quiet Hours 10 PM - 9 AM. I do not lock the main house (have not for 13 years) so come and go as you please. 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 outside-sound comes inside with the floral scents.
4. No candles or open flame of any kind.
5. 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.
6. Clean the stove with Simple Green, provided on counter at right of stove.
7. Put all food away in airtight containers - bug control is critical in the tropics.
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 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.
You have access to: Shared use (half) of refrigerator in pantry. You have a designated cupboard for your dishes (which are dark green ceramic) on the right, above the coffee counter. Below on the right 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 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. We do have a few helmets available. PLEASE clean bikes after use if needed (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. The second magic word is Thank-you. Use the hose on the SW corner of the house just outside your room's bay window.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Availability
6 nights minimum stay

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Thomas

Kailua, Hawaii, United States · Joined in January 2013

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 (URL HIDDEN) 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.

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