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Julie

Member since: 2005
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Beautiful HAWAIIAN STYLE Home w/ A/C - 3 MIN/ Walk to Beach, Pool, Hot Tub

91 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Kalama Tract holiday house

Three bedrooms, Two full bathrooms, Sleeps 7

DESIGNED FOR FAMILIES, this lovely HAWAIIAN STYLE Air Conditioned Kailua Beach House will create memories that will last a life time. House with lovely yard and gardens, pool, nice hot tub, and multi-purpose game room for children, including 9 foot Billiard table! JUST a 3 MINUTE walk to the beautiful white sandy beach of Kailua Bay! ENJOY a 2 man kayak, boogie board, & snorkeling equipment for FREE! PLAY billiards, throw darts, and take a break from the sun while relaxing in the game room. KEEP COOL with our quiet air conditioning throughout the house. SLEEP on luxurious Swedish Tempur-Pedic mattresses (King and Twins). The twins can be converted to a king size bed. The third bedroom has a queen sized mattress. This home sleeps 6 very comfortably and can accommodate up to 7. LOUNGE on comfortable leather furniture. LUSH & COLORFUL HAWAIIAN GARDENS beautifully light up at night and can be seen from every room. ADD a large full kitchen, outside grill, fully supplied laundry room with large capacity washer & dryer, ECO friendly solar water heating and energy saving system, and this Kailua home offers extraordinary value.

Home Comes Alive In A Special Way With Children: We love children and babies and welcome them in our home. We have a large and small pack-and-play for sleeping, high chair, booster chair, children's books, and beach toys for the little ones. You can infant proof the home with electrical outlet protectors and we are happy to put away any items displayed in the house that may not be safe for children. So pack less, travel lighter, and spend more time having fun with your kids:)

Comfort and Accessibility for Active Older Adults: This wheelchair accessible home has a single level design with ramps to the main house, game room and pool deck. It has wide doorways with special door handles and an accessible shower that measures 40' x 90'.

Eco friendly home allows you to leave a small carbon footprint! Solar water heating, solar powered electricity, high capacity washer and dryer, efficient detergents, energy efficient kitchen appliances, and recycling. We make it easy to help take care of the environment.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Julie (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks english

About Julie

I've lived in Hawaii since 1976. I have always lived on the Diamond Head side of the island.

In 2007, I was invited to dinner at my friend Ken's home in Kailua.

I looked forward to a leisurely drive through the Koolau mountain range, towering some 3150 feet in some areas above the valley floor, to Kailua....in 'the country.' No matter how many times I make this drive, I am struck by the diversity of the island and the breathtaking view when you emerge from the tunnels in the mountains and see the view of the ocean and northeast side of the island. I drove through the little town of Kailua and turned down a long driveway framed by lush Hawaiian plantings. I immediately felt the privacy of the property.

My first impression as I walked into the large entry room was the relaxing feeling of this lovely, open Hawaiian home. As I was shown around the home and property I remember remarking to Ken the house had a calming and peaceful presence.

The first night I spent in the home, with the ceiling fans slowly turning and the windows open, the sound of the ocean lulled me to sleep. I awoke to the tropical birds singing and was struck by the quietness of this side of the island and the neighborhood.

Julie purchased this house in 2011

Why Julie chose Kailua

Three years later, in April of 2011, I had the opportunity to buy the home. I love that the home has so many private areas, where people can spend time alone but be together on one property...out by the pool or in the spa, sitting in the garden area, relaxing in a bedroom with the windows open and the fan slowly turning or with the air conditioning cooling the room, relaxing in the large entry room while reading on the day bed, cooking in the large kitchen, or relaxing in the beautiful living room on the Hawaiian Punee (day bed) enjoying the beautiful Hawaiian gardens through the large windows. It is the perfect Hawaiian open air style home for multi generational families who are meeting to enjoy a vacation in 'paradise.' Imagine all this plus a beautiful white sandy beach with azure colored water only a 3-5 minute walk away! I enjoy sharing my home with my guests who are visiting the beautiful Hawaiian Islands!

Reviews

4.9
based on 91 traveller reviews

Beautiful HAWAIIAN STYLE Home w/ A/C - 3 MIN/ Walk to Beach, Pool, Hot Tub
average rating of 4.923077 based on 91 reviews
5

Perfect Location, Perfect Home & Base for Our Fami

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo to Julie for being a welcoming, responsive host and renting us her clean, comfortable, & well-appointed home for our recent family trip to Oahu. Everything our family of 7 (5 adults, 2 grandchildren) needed was available from enough boogie boards and beach equipment for everyone to towels and seating. The well equipped kitchen had everything you might want except food which was available from grocery stores just a short drive away. We also used both the pool and hot tub each day to relax after a busy day. The game room had more things to do than we had time to enjoy.

With sandy bottomed Kailua Beach being a short walk away, we were able to enjoy the beach in the morning or evening and still have time to visit the normal tourist sites we scheduled each day. Kailua Town is on the windward side of the mountain range and is about an easy 30 minute drive from Honolulu & its attractions. Speed limits range from 25 to 35 for most of the roads on Oahu except for the interstates which are 45-55 so while the time is higher, the distances aren't so far. From Kailua to Turtle Bay on the North Shore for golf was about 31 miles but took an hour to get there. Pick up a guide book from the car rental agency which has maps of each area of Oahu (we used Hertz's). From Kailua you can go north to the North Shore (garlic shrimp places on the way - messy but great), south past several beaches like Hanauma Bay to eventually Waikiki (scenic drive) or over the mountain (3 Highways - try them all - Nu'uanu Pali Lookout is a must) to the Honolulu area.

In summary, we thoroughly enjoyed staying at Julie's home in Kailua and would recommend it to anyone looking for a relaxing, quiet location easily accessible to the major areas of Oahu. If you want the noise & chaos of Waikiki, this isn't the place for you. If, like us, you merely want to see Waikiki, then stay at Julie's in Kailua and take a drive there - just don't do so on the weekend as parking is virtually impossible to find.

Aloha,

The Peterson Family

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent Holiday home for the whole family

  • 5 of 5

Excellent Holiday home for the whole family. Exactly as specified. A spacious home with a large family room and kitchen. The house is nicely furnished and decorated in a traditional Hawaiian style. The well maintained tropical gardens with lights that come on in the evening also add to the experience. Try the outdoor jacuzzi in the evening and enjoy the garden views and the stars.

Julie, the owner is very welcoming and assures you have a pleasant stay. The home is certainly kids friendly. We were traveling with a 1 year old and a 3 year old and had no issues at all. They loved the outdoor pool and the large variety of beach and pool toys.

The local beach is only a stone throw away. This local beach is great for swimming (also for the young ones). It is only a 3 minute walk with a nice sand path through local vegetation. There is plenty of snorkeling gear as well as body boards and other beach gear/toys in the house to accommodate for the whole family. There is a pool table and darts board in the play room. A kayak is also available.

Access to the house is via a long driveway with access from a quiet street. Plenty of room for multiple cars and the property is nicely hidden from the road.

There are various shopping centers and a multitude of restaurants in the area. Or get some freshly baked pizzas from the Market Store which is also nearby.

Honolulu/Waikiki is a 30 minute drive by car.

Make sure to also take a drive to the surf beaches on the North Shore for a completely different experience.

We thoroughly enjoyed staying in this beautiful holiday home and would certainly recommend to others. We would consider coming back in the future.

Thank you very much Julie for looking after us and letting us stay at your beautiful holiday home!

Mark, Nat and family

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house in a lovely neighbourhood in Kailua. Julie was nothing but helpful and welcoming from start to finish and a pleasure to deal with. Our kids loved the pool and spa, and the home itself is great to stay in. So well set up - from the kitchen to the beach equipment.

We stayed with our 3 children and my husbands mother for 7 nights then went to Waikiki for 2 nights - should have stayed in Kailua longer!!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Kailua Oahu Hawaiian Paradise Home.

  • 5 of 5

The moment my husband and I walked through the living room doors we were so pleased. Beautiful open living room nicely decorated with track lighting and a gorgeous wood dining table. The kitchen is large and has every appliance you will need and nicely stocked. Master bedroom bed extremely comfortable. Both master bath and bedroom are large. Other 2 bedrooms and bath are average size. The rec room has a day bed and could be used for another bedroom but the beautiful living room also has a day bed .

The home gets some nice trade winds. We did not use the air conditioner very often. When we did it was super quiet. You could not really hear it. Also, no road noise. The whole property is quiet and private. The rec room has a fun small pool table, TV, toys, lots of boogie boards and every size of snorkel and fins to fit all sizes. Our grandkids would take the boards and walk to the beach, just mins away, and ride the waves until dark. Enjoyed the backyard pool. In it everyday and evening. Nice out door hot and cold running shower. Did not use the hot tub or the kayak. Golf was an easy 10 min. drive away. Waikiki 25 mins. North shore 25 mins. We felt at home and would have really liked to have stayed longer. Thank you Julie for taking such great care of your rental home.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy your family enjoyed my home and it's amenities Jackie! I now have a 9 foot slate pool table for guests to enjoy! A Hui Ho!
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5

Vacation like a local!

  • 5 of 5

Literally, our home away from home! Such a relaxing feeling from the moment you step into the house. A complete feeling of ALOHA! The open floor plan of the living area to the beautiful landscaped backyard and pool , our family of seven enjoyed every minute of our stay. I appreciate the cleanliness of house too! It is so convenient to be walking distance to Kalamas beach and Kailua town. We will be back again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beach vacation perfection!

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place to spend a tropical vacation! Between the proximity to the beach, the backyard pool and hot tub, the clean and spacious living space, and the wonderfully themed decor, this house far exceeded my expectations. Our traveling party of 6 (2 children, 2 parents, 2 grandparents) found this place to be total perfection for our trip.

I want to underscore how nice it was to be so close to Kalama Beach Park -- just a few minutes from the door to the shore, even with small children. To be able to run back to the house to grab a snack or towel without getting into a car, and to be able to spend a little while at the beach without committing a whole day gave us a ton of flexibility.

But back to the house! Julie was a wonderful host, who was easily reachable and who had lots of information readily available for travelers. The house was fully stocked with anything you might need in a home away from home, including toys and games for the kids, plenty of towels, and a well-equipped kitchen. The backyard space was lush and inviting and we used the pool almost every day. The indoor space had Hawaiian or seaside details everywhere and an open-concept living/dining area, where we comfortably hosted a family dinner party for more than 20 people. (All our guests commented on how lovely the home was!) And if you're like me, you'll appreciate the bedroom air conditioning. It was hot and humid during our stay, and the AC kept us east-coasters sane and happy. :)

I don't know when we'll be back to Hawaii, but when we do return, we will definitely be staying here again!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H-1
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cinnamon's Family Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kailua Beach, Oahu
Car: recommended

CONVENIENT LOCATION puts you within 30 minute drive of almost anywhere on the island.

DRIVE TIMES

-Kalama Beach Park, Kailua Beach in the middle of Kailua Bay 1/2 min-

-Kailua Town 3 min-

-Golf 3 courses including the most challenging course in the U.S., and 1 executive course 10 min-

-Waikiki 30 min.-

-Honolulu 20 min.-

-Oahu's North Shore 45 min-

-Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial 25 min-

-Honolulu International Airport 25 min.-

-Diamond Head 30 min.-

-Pro Bowl 25 min.-

-Honolulu Symphony and Honolulu Pops 20 min.-

-Live Theater at Hawaii Theater Center 20 min.-

-Bishop Museum, Maritime Museum, Honolulu Academy of Arts 20 to 30 min.-

-H-3 Freeway entrance 3 minutes-

-Churches: Catholic, Episcopalian, Hope Chapel, Methodist, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Mormon, UCC, Jewish and Buddhist 1 to 20 min.-

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kalama Tract, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Last Min SPECIAL!
3 Jan 2017 - 17 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
A$577
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
A$711
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee A$470 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed

Transient ID Tax #: W01476708-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kalama Tract, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2008 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • soap
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , Wheel chair accessible
  • Shower bench available on request.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed
  • Twin beds can convert to a very comfortable King sized Bed. Swedish Tempur-Pedic beds in King and Twin bedrooms for an extremely comfortable night's sleep. Day Bed in the Living Room and the Game Room.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • books - fiction/non-fiction
  • books - kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • games - kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • video player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • deck chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Small Cooler
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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