“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, 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 the 3rd traveller or 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.
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. Room in a shared 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.
You have access to 2 bicycles in good shape (lock em up plz), 2 ocean kayaks (one 2-person, one solo). 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 less than 10 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, Kona 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 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.
We are a non smoking household - just my 10 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 is best.
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$575 /week|
|Check In:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Check Out:||2:00 PM|
We recently stayed in the sunroom for six days and had such a lovely time! We absolutely loved the room-it was spacious, cozy, and all the windows allowed for all the great, warm Hawaii air to come in, but stayed cool enough to be comfortable all night. We loved the outdoor space by the pool where we enjoyed many al fresco breakfasts and dinners! This is a real treat for us Seattleites that don't get to see the sun very often! Thomas left us great suggestions on things to do on the island, and places to eat nearby. He even told us that we could borrow his kayak and bikes! We were sad that we didn't get to meet Thomas as he was abroad most of the time we were there, but we really appreciated his hospitality and flexibility during our stay. We will hopefully be back on the island soon and when we do, we hope to be staying in the sunroom again! Thank you Thomas for a wonderful vacation!
The room we rented was spacious, clean and comfortable. Lots of light, a nice cool breeze at night if you leave the windows open. It's pretty quiet and other guests are respectful of the quiet hours.
Host provides ample fridge space to store your food and delicious Kona coffee! He have us a quick tour and went over house rules. Gracious host and easy to communicate with prior to arrival.
The bathroom is private - you just have to walk across the living room to get to it. I did catch one of the other guests using the bathroom while we we're there (they have their own private bathroom) - that was annoying, but the other guests were chill.
This is a great place to have a homebase for all our island adventures. Only 2 miles from Kailua beach- a big plus and super convenient to get to supermarket, restaurants, and cute Kailua town.
We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend for others who want to enjoy Kailua and the windward side.
Mahalo for the hospitality!!!
Es war sehr schön bei Thomas. Wir haben die Zeit bei ihm sehr genossen. Er war sehr großzügig, freundlich, warmherzig und zuverlässig. Wir waren ohne Auto da, sodass es toll war, seine Räder benutzen zu können. Am letzten Tag hat er zum Abschied einen "bluebarrypie" gebacken.
We had a great time with Thomas. He was a woderful host.
Thomas was the perfect host, giving great recommendations of things to do in the area. The room was perfect for us, with two separate, comfortable beds and a private bathroom out in the hallway. Thomas provided us with beach towels and beach mats, which was much appreciated. The location is great, short drive to the beach and to Kailua center where you'll find the best crepes in O'ahu, at No Ka Oi. Enjoy!
Thomas and Lili were wonderful hosts! Between the live ukulele show, a wonderful hula performance and the most local ice cream one could ask for this air bnb was the right one for us.
The place is very user friendly -there is well placed instructions and labels on all of the cubbies. We were grateful for the use of the bicycles as the beach is about a 10-15 min bike ride way. The home has many welcoming touches and the backyard was nice to lounge in.
I got to share this experience with my mom and brother. They loved it, and I'd recommend this place to anyone!
The guest room is perfect for three people, bright and sunny as described and the large common living room/kitchen provides an open atmosphere for nice chat and breakfast.
This house was a great home base. Thomas was out of town, so we had a different experience than others, but the other housemates were great. The swimming pool was perfect for a morning and afternoon bath for my girls.
We loved Kaihula beaches and hiking in the area.
Thomas was a great host although we didn't really see him much. He's open and flexible. Even though I checked in pretty late, and my family who flew were jetlaged he was cool with that. We were a bit surprised that many people shared the house and the bathroom we were using but on the other hand it proves the trust and openness of Thomas and his housemates. The house is located in Kailua, which we consider the best town in Oahu by far and apart from the beautiful Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach, visit at Whole Foods and the Thursday market are also a must. We're so glad to have stayed in Kailua for the first few days of our stay in Oahu.
Thomas, thank you so much for being a great host and hope to see you again soon!
It was a pleasure to see the island from a side which is not that touristic like Waikiki. The neighborhood is so quiet and calm, you forget that you are here during a very common time. The room is as bright and sunny as described. We got super recommendations of Thomas and his neighbor for a nice temple and one of the best beaches ever. All was supported... Beach towels, a backpack, coffee and tea and and and. Thanks to Thomas and lili. We had a great time in your house and hope to see you again.
Thomas and Lili were excellent hosts. The room is very comfortable and even on the days that it rained buckets we had a wonderful time in Kailua. There are a couple of other tenants in the house, but all were very respectful and shared the public spaces in the house very nicely. We shared a bathroom with one other gentleman living in the house, whom we hardly ever saw, and shared space in the refrigerator with him as well. Thomas recommended our favorite restaurant of the trip and shared some lovely local music and food with us. Thank you so much for a great experience, can't wait to do it again!
We had a wonderful stay at Thomas. The guest room is perfect for three people and the large common living room/kitchen provides an open atmosphere for nice chats. One of our travel highlights was the ukulele concert of Thomas together with his daughter Lili.
All rooms are very clean and well maintained. The pool is perfect for a quick swim before breakfast. Kailua beach was the best beach we found on Hawaii. Thomas was very helpful in giving good advice on what to visit on Hawaii. As he has been travelling all around the world he even has good tips for other travel destinations.
We would love to come back as soon as possible. Thank you Thomas!