Master Bedroom, queen size bed, with full closet, mirrors, large dresser,  ocean and mountain views, Cieling fans, and a cool trade wind breez.Leather sleeper couch, very comfortable
Peaceful Beach Home in Paradise
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
8 guests
2 bedrooms
4 beds
1 bath
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This spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath is nestled between lush vertical cliffs and the aqua blue waters, 2 minute walk to the Pacific Ocean. Its perfect for large groups & has stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, full kitchen, large lanai, and more

The space

This is upscale beach home is a 2 bedroom 1 bath open floor layout. with 1000 square feet of living space, and a large outdoor deck, perfect for barbecues and cocktails. The home has vaulted ceilings, very modern kitchen plan, hardwood floors, and granite countertops, and an open floor plan with a very modern kitchen. Appliances, such as the dishwasher, refrigerator, and oven are stainless steel. Recessed lighting as well as skylights provide a very bright feel.
Travertine tile dominate the bathrooms. This home is a family friendly and located in a very safe in wonderful beach community of Kaaawa. This is a family neighborhood and minutes to Kualoa Ranch and Chinaman's hat beach park, but it is a non tourist destination, where you will get a taste of the real Hawaii. The home is surrounded with incredible natural beauty of turquoise oceans to massive foliage covered lava cliffs. This is the 'windward' side, so expect warm and tropical but very comfortable climate. Trade winds blow 70% of the days, keeping the temperature pleasant. Just a few miles north, you will find world class Thai food, Hawaiian food, fish tacos, as well as fruit stands teaming with papaya, avacado, mango, banana, and more. For more selection of cuisine, Kaneohe is 10 miles south, with world class Asian food restaurants abound. North of here lie the world famous beaches of the monumental and majestic North Shore. Jurassic park was filmed just 2 miles down the road, so expect a tropical environment and aqua blue ocean, where the water is crystal clear and great for swimming and other water sports.
All guests will have Queen sized bed and one full/twin bunk, with 3 sleeping mats also. The restrooms are located in the living area and one in the master bedroom. Black leather queen sleeper sofa in the living room and a flat screen TV provides for maximum entertainment, with DVD's and Netflix available. Wi Fi and Cable are available. Nearby restaurants include Uncle Bobo's BBQ, Keneke's Grill, and Crouching Lion Restaurant. Nearby convenience store is 7-11, which is also a 2 block walk from here. Surfboards, and snorkel equipment are provided free of charge. Kaaawa is an outdoor lovers paradise, a surfing, stand up paddle, hiking and kitesurfing mecca as well as the paragliding mecca. It is also just 18 miles to the mecca of surfing, the North Shore of Oahu. It is a beautiful breathtaking and relaxing location.

Everything you might need is included:
• Towels, linens, inside laundry All new appliances
• Full Kitchen with everything you need to prepare meals
• Oven/Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Blender
• DVD and Cable TV
• Free Wireless WiFi Internet
• Books, movies
• Boogie Boards Surf boards & Snorkeling Gear
• Outdoor activities include sun bathing, snorkeling, kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing, swimming, spear fishing, free diving, scuba, stand up paddling, strolling on the beach & hiking
• Convenience store is a 1 minute walk away
Surf Lessons, Stand up Paddle Lessons, Hiking tours,
Surf History tours all available, call host!

ACTIVITIES & ATTRACTIONS:
Below is a partial list of nearby sights and activities.
** Call or email me if you are interested in a list of suggested itineraries covering the entire island of Oahu! **
(All distances are accurate but estimated)
• Subway Sandwich Shop (5 min)
• Shrimp Shack (5 min drive)
• World class Thai and Chinese food restaurants (10 min)
• Windward Shopping Mall (12 min)
• Keneke's Bar & Grill (3 min)
• Kim Taylor Reece Gallery (5 min)
• Pounders Beach (10 min) (Body Boarding & Boogie Boarding)
• Fishing (1 min walk) - Arguably the best surf fishing on Oahu!
• Polynesian Cultural Center (10 min)
• Major Movie Theater (10 min)
• Crouching Lion Restaurant & Inn (10 min walk)
• Hiking (2 min walk) -World class views, some hikes end at a waterfalls, pools, there is a tremendous variety of hikes within 10 minute drive. Ask host for directions
• Tropical Farms (2 min)
• Kualoa Ranch (2 min)
• Kahuku Sugar Mill (15 min)
• Kahuku Golf Course (15 min)
• Malaekahana Beach (12 min)
• James Campbell Nature Wildlife Refuge (115 min)
• Surfing (2 min walk to local spot, or 20 minutes to North Shore, Pipeline, Ehukai, Keiki beaches) - The world's best!
• Camping (2 min walk) ask host..
• Ho`omaluhia Botanical Garden (12 min)
• Waimea Bay & Audubon Center (25 min) - Breathtaking!
• Waimea Falls Park (25 min)
• Turtle Bay Resort (20 min)
• Arnold Palmer Golf Course (20 min) - World class!
• Fazio Golf Course (20 min)
• Luana Hills, where Barack Obama plays..(15 min)
• Seven Golf courses in Kaneohe (15 min)
• Downtown Honolulu (45 min)
• Shrimp Shack (5 min)
• Sunset Beach (25 min)
• Banzai Pipeline (25 min)
• Shark's Cove & Three Tables (25 min) - Best Oahu snorkeling & in Top 12 scuba diving spots in the world!
• Byodoin Temple - Valley of the Temples (12 min) - Real Japanese temple nestled in the hills. Breaktaking & peaceful.
• World Famous North Shore Beaches (25 min)
Polynesian Culture Center: (12 minutes)
Kahana Valley Nature Preserve (2 min)
Best Stand up Paddle site on Oahu: (2 min)
MASSAGE THERAPY and TOUR GUIDE services onsite.
Licensed Therapist, highly renowned and professional.

There is more. Ask hosts regarding any questions!
cancellation policy: Strict. Be sure of your booking!

Guest access

Laundry (washer and dryer) are shared with downstairs tenants and accessible from the back of the home. Laundry days: Monday Wednesday Saturday. Two load limit on these days. Keys to laundry room will be hanging on key holder just at the top of interior staircase. Detergent is sometimes provided and must be Hi Efficiency type. You will have access to body boards & snorkel gear for free. Surfboards and Stand Up Paddle boards are available for rent.

Interaction with guests

As the owner of the property, I am available by cell phone and am also a tour guide and surf instructor. I am more than happy to take guests on surfing lessons, Stand Up Paddle excursions, hiking expositions into the rainforest, and private VIP tours, including the history of the Hawaiian islands, to the best beaches, to ancient Hawaiian ruins, water falls, Japanese Buddhist temple, Botanical gardens, and secret swimming spots..even cliff jumping can be added to the itinerary.

Other things to note

You will not get bored here in Oahu. I can think of 20 things to do at any given time, and that is why I really encourage guests to contact me about their plans and other concerns..I know this island so very intimately that it is in your best interest to get my insight before venturing out into the unknown. That said, I will give you utmost privacy if that is what you seek.


Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed, 1 single bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities
Free parking on premises
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Extra people $35 SGD / night after 4 guests
Cleaning Fee $208 SGD
Security Deposit $347 SGD
Weekend Price $290 SGD / night
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 10AM

No Smoking inside the house and no pets. If you are having overnight guests, please notify me. There is a $25 charge per overnight guest. There is no problem with this as long as I am notified. 10pm is usually the quite time in this neighborhood. Please use parking directly in front of home. Two to three cars is the maximum we can accommodate.

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Cat(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

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Leon User Profile
June 2017
This is an amazing little gem, if you like old Hawaii. Birds singing, sounds of the ocean in the distant, it's country in a small neighborhood, don't be surprised by a roster crowing, or a mosquito biting. Doug ( the host) is very down to earth and accommodating. Will definitely do one this again

Kurt User Profile
May 2017
Quiet place. Desirable area. Friendly neighborhood. We had 2nd floor. The master bedroom has queen bed which was occupied by parents they were happy with it. My family of 4 took the 2nd bedroom which has bunk bed. No ladder which made it hard to climb up and down. Matress wasn't too comfy, but did the job for us. The suite was spacious with appliances. We selected this area as we wanted to be close to mountain and away from city, we also wanted to be close to north shore and beaches with big waves about 20 mins away. All in all our stay at Doug's place was good.

Sheri User Profile
April 2017
The host canceled this reservation 116 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Kateri User Profile
September 2016
This is a nice location for a non-city, island experience. Nice breezes and neighborhood roosters to wake you up. mattresses are not the most comfortable but the kitchen was great - everything you need to actually cook including spices, oil, sugar, and some other staples. A warning to parents: this is a second floor unit. The main door opens directly to stairs that are not closed off at the top. They are wide open to the main living area. There are also stairs on one end of the porch that opens off of the kitchen and om the other end is an open, unrailed area of rooftop deck. We had a 1 and 3 year old so we moved furniture to block the indoor stairs and just avoided the deck for the most part. We had the misfortune of being there while there were guests downstairs and in a second master bedroom that was rented out on our floor. Doug assured us that this is not supposed to happen and hopefully it doesn't in the future because the door to the extra master only locks on from the inside - i.e. They opened it (accidentally) into our space (luckily) while we were there.
Douglas User Profile
Response from Douglas:
Hi Kateri! I am glad you enjoyed yourself. Depending on your family and your budget, I have many options available. When booking, just tell me what you need and expect, and i will match you with the listing that best suits you. I as a host am extremely responsive. If you have a concern, I will address it. Just call me. Thanks for coming and Aloha!
September 2016

Jeffery User Profile
September 2016
The host canceled this reservation 46 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Kyle & Marissa User Profile
September 2016
While very close to the beach, we ended up driving other places for day time activities. The location was more isolated than we'd typically prefer but we chose it to be close to the venue where we attended a wedding during our stay. There isn't much in the immediate area save for a 7-11, so people looking for restaurants or bars within walking distance probably wouldn't be happy in this location. That being said, there appeared to be some sort of backyard club/event space just a few houses down which was quite loud until around 11 pm, making it hard to keep the windows open to sleep.
Douglas User Profile
Response from Douglas:
Just a quick note on food nearby; Oahu has a food truck culture, with some of the best Thai food in the United States, just 4 minutes drive north of this listing (go to the orange thai truck in Punaluu) which also has amazing Laotian, Vietnamese, seafood, garlic shrimp, fruit smoothies, and Hawaiian food. Also try Waihole Poi Factory just 4 minutes south for the best authentic Hawaiian food on island, for a fraction of the price youd pay at a Luau! There is award winning food at BOBOS grill just one minute walk from the house. There is also the crouching lion bar and grill set to re open within the year. I recommend asking your host about local options as its very easy to miss the best parts of the island. The most scenic part of Oahu is right here in Kaaawa, with the top rated hike on the island, Puu Manamana, within walking distance of the home. Most people assume they know where to go when they actually miss whats right in the backyard. World class canyoneering to a waterfall is just 300 meters walk from my listing, as is the Pill Box hike. All of these options require a quick consult with a local and that iss what i am here for! Thanks for coming, I enjoyed hosting you! As far as location and noise, this is the quietest place you can find. There is no event space or club nearby. This is simply Hawaiians enjoying themselves in a residential neighborhood. As for value, consider that a very mediocre hotel is $275 and up, and does not include any first rate large fully equipped kitchen, or free amenities such as snorkel, surf gear, beach chairs, sports equipment, bycicles, and more. Plus your getting about 7x the space you would get for half the price of a hotel. Its a bargain! Aloha
September 2016

Donelle User Profile
May 2016
Doug lives on site and was very responsive to the requests we had. He even let us check in early. The pictures are exactly how the home looks when you arrive and it was very nice. Items to mention: -Roosters in the neighborhood starting crowing at 4am every day. -Locals told us it is not uncommon for drugs to be sold in the neighborhood....although we did not witness any transactions. -Our house was entered in on a couple of occasions when we were not there. -There were tapping noises outside the house every night. -There is no air conditioning in the home but the trade winds allow for fresh air in the bedrooms at night -Pretty much all beach equipment was provided except beach towels -Be sure to confirm prices of activities with Doug before booking. -Lots of kids to play with in the neighborhood made it fun for our kids
Douglas User Profile
Response from Douglas:
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay her in Kaaawa, East Oahu. Your kids seemed to love the family friendly environment here. As for entering the house, I confirmed with you guys regarding accessing the electrical panel in the upstairs bedroom; I had to enter the home several times due to a problem that required me to re set the circuit breakers. I apologize if you felt uncomfortable, and this is only done in case of emergency. As for the safety of the neighborhood, this is as safe as it gets. I am unsure what locals said but ive lived in Kaaawa for 15 years and have never seen any criminal activity. Also, I provide a total of 12 towels for each group, which should be enough for home and beach towels. Thank you so much for joining me on a SUP excursion. The prices havent changed, still $99 pp for Surf lessons, SUP tours, and $65 per person for hiking tours into the jungle. Im not sure about any tapping noises, but i will certainly look into it. Thanks again! Aloha
May 2016

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