Canoes Kona 2


Jean R.

Stars 5/5

Lovely away from it all place to have a great time with family and friends
Nice large property to have a relaxing time away from a busy 4th July in Oahu. It was exceptionally hot and humid when we visited so we had to spend more time in the pool to cool off then we expected. The rain also brought the bugs out!
07/10/2019 at 7:57 PM


Dena J

Stars 5/5 Perfect spot
We had a wonderful stay. It’s was paradise. Beach was perfect for our little ones. Only thing the house does get very warm. Could use more fans.
07/21/2019 at 2:51 PM


Todd T.

Stars 5/5 First Class
Absolutely first class house. Perfect location to escape the sometimes chaotic downtown. Provided a home base for daily excursions and resort like accommodations upon returning. Unwinding with some pool time and drinks on the patio after dinner was the perfect way to end the day. Would highly recommend to all!
06/30/2019 at 12:42 AM
You responded on 07/02/2019 at 7:14 PM
Thank you, Todd! This home is definitely a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy Hawaii living at its finest. We appreciate your positive feedback and hope you think of us the next time you plan a trip to the islands. With Much Aloha, Lise


Damien R.

STARS 5/5 Fabulous place, perfect for a large family.
Our family, parents 2 daughter and there husbands and our just turned 1 year grand daughter had a wonderful time, loved the pool, the privacy of the 3 bedrooms and bathrooms, although the main bathroom was used by all, was awesome, had a few problems with the A/c unit but was sorted as quickly as possible. Living space was great having 2 kitchens areas was awesome as my daughter had a separate area for all the need of her daughter. Over all had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this home.
07/13/2019 at 8:57 AM
You responded on 07/16/2019 at 4:03 AM
Thank you, Damien! We truly appreciate the positive feedback. It was such a pleasure meeting your lovely family. I hope you keep us in mind the next time you plan a trip to the islands. Aloha for now! Lise

Ronna S.

Stars 5/5 We absolutely loved this property. The pictures in the listing were exactly what the home was!
We had our family of 9 stay here. The home was perfect. We loved the kitchen for stay in meals. The backyard and pool were fabulous. We will definitely be coming back! Lise, the property manager was wonderful! She gave us excellent recommendations for activities, dining and adventures. We give this home 5 stars! You won’t be disappointed if you book this home!
07/03/2019 at 1:39 PM
You responded on 07/03/2019 at 11:53 PM
Mahalo, Ronna! We love reading reviews like yours and truly appreciate the kind words. I enjoy helping our guests create memorable Hawaii vacations. You were a pleasure to work with from start to finish. Do come visit us again! Me Ke Aloha, Lise


Ron B.

Stars 5/5 Secluded
This home is secluded, nearest neighbor about a quarter mile away. Wild pigs and peacocks make daily rounds through the property. A slice of Hawaiian country at its best. The nearest town is Haleiwa about 15-20 minutes away. The drive from the main road to the house is about a mile, all dirt and at times leaves you wondering if you should have rented a Jeep but our Rav4 did just fine. We had five adults, three children and one infant a the house which worked out very well. The large combined kitchen/dining/living room area provided ample space for everyone to gather and stare at their cell phones. If you are looking to relax in seclusion, enjoy remote beaches and the small towns of the North Shore I recommend this house. If you are looking to sightsee, especially around Honolulu / Pearl Harbor just know you are an hour away. Although we did do quite a bit of driving I would definitely stay here again.
06/30/2019 at 6:08 PM


Stacey M.

Stars 5/5 If you are even thinking about staying here you have to!
We had such a wonderful time on our vacation! The house is PERFECT and the pool is amazing! We had multiple generations - 12 years to 74 years and everyone loved using the pool. The island has so much to offer and the property manager is so sweet and helpful - great restaurant and other recommendations and so easy to get a hold of. Great location and very spacious for 10 of us to not feel on top of each other. Definitely recommend and would love to come back!!
06/18/2019 at 4:48 AM
You responded on 06/18/2019 at 4:48 PM
Thank you so very much for this thoughtful review, Stacey! We pride ourselves in helping our guests create wonderful Hawaii vacations and we are so happy that our home was a part of yours! Here's to making this trip an annual tradition- we would love the opportunity to host you again! Mahalo & Aloha, Lise


Aderzei J

Stars 5/5 Good times
We had a great stay. When we were there the games closet was full of stuff, I wish we kept the tennis racquets at home. The kitchen was well equipped too. The pool was in excellent shape. Google has no clue on how to navigate to and from the house but that was true for a lot of places we visited on the island. It would be good to do some research or get good directions before visiting (maybe signs?). Each room did have a good fan which helped pull in the outside air. Lots of different fruit trees and a great private place for star gazing.
06/07/2019 at 3:26 PM


Ellen M.

Stars 4/5 Perfect location for a vacation with family and young children.
House was a perfect size for 2 small families with kids. The pool kept everyone busy along with the kayak and paddle board. Beds were comfy!! The property has remodeled areas, spacious. We loved that we can cook and barbecue.
05/26/2019 at 7:12 AM
You responded on 05/28/2019 at 4:43 PM
Mahalo, Ellen! I am happy to hear that Kuapa Villa delivered everything you needed for your time here on Oahu. I hope you keep us in mind the next time you plan a Hawaii getaway! Me Ke Aloha! Lise


Lance R

Stars 5/5 Terrific!
Beautiful home. Well appointed. Quiet. Great value. The property manager Lise was superb. She checked in often and gave fabulous recommendations for activities and eating options. We hated to leave.
05/14/2019 at 1:48 AM
You responded on 05/14/2019 at 8:37 PM
Thank you, Lance! Working with travelers like you makes my job so much fun. I am thrilled you enjoyed this beautiful home and I enjoyed hearing about all of your amazing Oahu adventures. Looking forward to your return visits! Aloha and A Hui Hou! Lise


Kiva H 

Stars 5/5 Amazing house in a great location
We truly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful home. Very spacious and clean. The kitchen is large and has everything you would need during your stay. The home has an amazing pool that was enjoyed by everyone. The backyard is also an extra bonus. The house is located in a great location. Close to Waikiki, diamond head, shops and restaurants. We drove to other parts of the island and the drives were not too far. Our host was very attentive and if anything came up, they were quick to respond. They also provided great recommendations on activities to do while we were there. I would definitely recommend this home if you’re looking for something special while you’re in Oahu.
05/10/2019 at 3:22 AM
You responded on 05/10/2019 at 12:14 PM
Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to give us such positive and thoughtful feedback. It sounds like you had an amazing trip and we are so happy that this special home could be a part of it! We look forward to the opportunity to host you again. With Much Aloha, Lise


Saoris S. 

Stars 5/5 Amazing time at amazing house
We stayed at this for our special family trip. We were very glad we decided to stay this house. The house was beautiful, the view from outside was outstanding, and there were everything that we needed, and we wanted to stay more. Just like some people reviewed, there were some unclean spots, but as soon as I told caretaker, he took care of it, so it didn’t bother us at all. We would like to go back to this house again, and I highly recommend it for everyone.
05/15/2019 at 4:27 AM


Bonnie Q.

Stars 5/5 Perfect family house
Everything we needed for our family of 6. Plenty of space to spread out! Can’t beat the view and beach access. We were a little warm without A/C at times but there are plenty of fans in the house and a great cross-breeze. We were here over Easter and had beautiful weather.
04/27/2019 at 6:21 PM
You responded on 04/29/2019 at 4:11 PM
A big MAHALO from our ohana to yours for this wonderful review. We love hearing how much our guests enjoy their own little private beach and the breathtaking views- our favorite features of the home too! We hope you created special memories on the north shore of Oahu and we look forward to your return visit! Aloha for now! Lise


Michelle B.

Stars 4/5 Great house for families
Fabulous location and lovely, clean and comfortable home with all the essentials for a relaxing family holiday!
05/02/2019 at 5:59 PM

Satinder K.

This was our first experience renting a house instead of staying at hotels as we have done in the past. The experience was wonderful, we have no complaints, right from booking to checking out, it was a seamless and trouble free. The house is gorgeous, breathtaking backyard with a fantastic pool and fire pit. We loved our time there and were sad to when we had to leave.
04/27/2019 at 7:42 PM
You responded on 04/29/2019 at 6:37 AM
I am so happy to hear about your positive experience at our home! I know you were here on the island celebrating a very special time for your family and I am thrilled that this beautiful property could be a part of it! Mahalo & Aloha, Lise


Darlene T.

Stars 5/5 Beautiful Northsore Oceanfront Location
We couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for both site seeing and relaxing. With access to an almost private beach area, swim areas, tide pools to explore, turtles that visited every day, whales that performed off shore every evening and amazing sunsets....perfect! Oh, did I mention the wonderful fishing right out your back door, our grandsons were thrilled! The size of the house was perfect for our family with enough bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay..... the house was a perfect match for our family. Lise was extremely nice and a pleasure to deal with. She seemed genuinely concerned with making our experience a great one.
04/07/2019 at 1:27 AM
You responded on 04/07/2019 at 11:57 PM
Thank you, Darlene for taking the time to write us such a wonderful review. We love hearing how much our guests enjoy this magical oceanfront location. I am so happy that the honu (turtles) visited you every day, a Hawaiian blessing for sure! We look forward to the opportunity to host you again. Mahalo & Aloha! Lise


Adriana Lima

Stars 5/5 Beautiful home and amazing location!!!
My family of 4 just had wonderful stay at this property. Beautiful house, fully equipped, and well located. Quiet and peaceful neighborhood close to a shopping mall with a Whole Foods. Also walking distance to Cromwell’s Beach. Mahalo Lise!!!
04/01/2019 at 2:16 AM
You responded on 04/01/2019 at 10:33 PM
Thank you, Adriana! I hope your travels home were smooth and that you took home some very special Hawaiian memories. You are welcome back any time! Warm Aloha, Lise


Adam S.

Stars 5/5 Fantastic North Shore Beach House
Our family met in Hawaii for a vacation. There was a large group of us and the house, with its bedroom setup, was perfect! Plenty of space and bathrooms. The common areas were great and provided fantastic space for eating and playing games. Location is nice and close to beaches for snorkeling and surfing. The house managers and team we interacted with during booking and the stay were very professional and kind to us. Lise and Nancy specifically went above and beyond to make it a great week for our family. We can’t wait to come back!
03/24/2019 at 2:29 AM
You responded on 03/31/2019 at 10:57 PM
We truly appreciate these kind words and are so happy to hear that your family enjoyed the home and the stunning north shore of Oahu. Please let us know when you start to plan your next island adventure :) Warmest Aloha, Lise


Cindy B.

Stars 5/5 Way Beyond Our Expectations
This house is stunning. I worried that there were not many reviews on this house. I don’t know why because this house deserves full recognition! The owners have thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Everything in the kitchen was fully equipped, organized and neat. Every plate and utensil had its place. The master bedroom was beautiful with plenty of room to spread out. The bathroom in the 2nd bedroom is a little different, though our son and future daughter-in-law were not complaining. When they showered, everything in the bathroom would get wet, including the toilet paper. Many nights my husband and I would sit on the wrap around deck, listening to the waves and marveling at our good fortune. Yes I would love to come back to this house. It is a splurge but we are at an age where we take SKI vacations (spending kids inheritance)! Thank You.
03/20/2019 at 10:45 PM
You responded on 03/21/2019 at 4:38 PM
Cindy and her family were great guests. Communication was smooth and easy. They respected all house rules and left the house in great condition. We’re happy that your family was able to enjoy your SKI vacation. Look forward to hosting you again. Aloha Tatum


Brad B.

Stars 5/5 Absolutely beautiful
This property is serenely located on the base of a small mountain overlooking the ocean. You could not ask for anything more beautiful.
03/13/2019 at 5:40 PM


Julie N.

Stars 5/5 Centrally located and well-appointed home!
I rented this lovely updated Kahala home together with my sister-in-law for a girls' trip with our daughters. The house is beautifully updated with plenty of bathrooms (a necessity when traveling with teens) and kitchen space. The piano and game closet supplied lots of fun activities on the rainy day of our trip, while the surfboards and pool floats helped maximize sunshine and beach-time! Lise supplied extra-mile service with regular communication and a check-in midweek. We would gladly return the next time we come to Oahu!
02/28/2019 at 12:20 AM
You responded on 03/01/2019 at 5:10 AM
Thank you, Julie! We love reading reviews like yours! Rain or shine, It sounds like you certainly made the most of your week on Oahu-- and we are so pleased that our home was such a special part of it! We look forward to hosting you again soon. You were wonderful guests! A Hui Hou! Lise


Wayne O.

Stars 5/5 Great location.
Great location, great amenities, kayak, paddle board, pool, spacious. Family had a wonderful time.
02/23/2019 at 5:33 AM
You responded on 02/25/2019 at 8:24 PM
Aloha Wayne! We truly appreciate the kind words and hope to host you again soon in beautiful Hawaii Kai. Mahalo Nui Loa, Lise


Robyn W.

 5/5Beautiful marina front property
I loved staying here. The place was spacious, clean and modern. Pool and bbq facilities were great too. A+++
02/25/2019 at 12:07 PM
You responded on 02/25/2019 at 8:26 PM
Thank you, Robyn for the five star review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed this wonderful home and its great outdoor spaces! We hope you think of us the next time you plan an Oahu adventure :) Mahalo & Aloha, Lise


An A.

Stars 5/5 Beautiful.
Loved everything about our rental. It was fantastic.
02/17/2019 at 5:29 AM
You responded on 02/20/2019 at 4:52 PM
We’re happy that you were able to enjoy this beautiful home in Hawaii. It was a pleasure having you and we look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Aloha Tatum


Aileen G.

Stars 5/5 Spacious home with marina access.
My husband and family loved the marina access. The house came with a double kayak and a stand up paddle board. My husband took the kids out for rides all through the day. The house is very spacious and airy. Left the screen doors closed, not the glass doors, for wonderful cross ventilation. Nice size kitchen with extra refrigerator in garage. Great gas grill and ample indoor as well as outdoor dining options. Quiet neighborhood with Shopping close by.
02/20/2019 at 6:22 PM
You responded on 02/20/2019 at 10:27 PM
Thank you for being terrific guests and for this kind and thoughtful review! We always love hearing how our guests take advantage of the marina access and water toys- what better way to enjoy Hawaii :) We hope you took home special family memories of your time on Oahu and at our Hawaii Kai home. Aloha for now! Lise


Steven J.

Stars 5/5 Comfortable, Nicely Located Home.
The house is very comfortable and nicely appointed. It's in a quiet neighborhood, a short walk to the beach. The pool and outdoor area in the rear were very nice and there's a covered lanai if you don't want to get too much sun. The outdoor shower in the master bathroom might not be for everyone, but it's unique.
02/10/2019 at 7:45 PM
You responded on 02/11/2019 at 1:39 AM
Aloha, Steve! We really appreciate the kind words and thoughtful review. It was a pleasure hosting you in our special corner of paradise. It was also so nice meeting you and hearing about all of your island adventures! Please come visit us again soon! Mahalo Nui Loa, Lise


Susan C.

Stars 5/5 We had a great time. I would highly recommend this house to others.
It was perfect, it had everything it stated in the ad. We had 8 people, and was very comfortable. Lots of room, and close to many attractions. Great views of Koko head and access to water right out side the door. Fantastic pool
01/21/2019 at 6:32 PM
You responded on 02/08/2019 at 9:16 PM
Thank you so much for this positive review! We also want to thank you for taking such good care of our special home and treating it like your own. I agree, the gorgeous pool and water access are such a bonus... and truly what island-living is all about. We hope to host you and your ohana again soon! Warmest Aloha, Lise


Stanley P.

Stars 5/5 Home Comments.
We spent a week in this two bedroom home with another couple. The house was spotless and well furnished. It has a fantastic view. Is adjacent to two beautiful beaches. Getting in and out of the driveway is pretty tricky. That was the only negative about the home. It was conveniently located near good restaurants, stores and shopping. I would highly recommend this place for a stay on Oahu.
01/26/2019 at 2:30 AM
You responded on 01/27/2019 at 3:30 AM
Stanley and his family were great guests. We enjoyed having them at our beautiful property. They were very respectful and communication was great. We would love to host them again. Aloha Tatum


Tamara T.

Stars 5/5 Beautiful, spacious and comfy!
Our whole family relaxed and enjoyed our week together. The home is conveniently located to the beach, shopping, restaurants, and in a gorgeous neighborhood - great for taking scenic walks / runs to Diamond Head. Our son and daughter-in-law stayed upstairs in the beautiful master with a balcony and had their son stay across the hall in the Pack and Play provided by the house. Our daughter and her fiancé had bedrooms, one overlooking the pool, on the main floor and shared a bathroom. We stayed in the basement master which was set up like an ohana, complete with sink, refrigerator and coffee maker. Our balcony opened up to the pool. The basement had a second full bath. We loved playing with our grandson downstairs with the pool table, huge blackboard and kids-safe darts. There was a separate tv room in the basement as well. The first floor kitchen had a huge butcher block counter where we enjoyed eating breakfast together. The refrigerator and freezer are huge! We enjoyed lounging on the two couches playing games at night in the first floor family room. The dining room off the kitchen was beautiful as well. There was even a baby gate available, which was quite useful to keep our grandson from wanting to go downstairs all the time - he loved the basement! We enjoyed many afternoons lounging by the pool and swimming laps. There were many pool toys and beach towels. We loved having a full-size washer and dryer, drying rack and ironing board. Lise was a wonderful host. She was available by email to answer questions before we arrived and texted us when we arrived and offered great local tips for sites and fun things to do. We would love to live in this house forever, and would definitely stay here again.
01/31/2019 at 2:13 PM
You responded on 02/01/2019 at 2:26 AM
A big mahalo from our "ohana" to yours for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and thorough review! We are so happy to hear that the home's layout and beautiful pool area were enjoyed by children and adults alike! We do hope you think of us the next time you plan a trip out to the islands. You were wonderful guests and it was a pleasure meeting you :) Warmest Aloha, Lise


Jana B.

Stars 5/5 Beautiful house , great location , would definitely stay here again.
Was the perfect setting for our small group of friends visiting from across the world. Very clean and well taken care of.
01/25/2019 at 1:00 AM
You responded on 01/26/2019 at 6:14 AM
Thank you for the kind words, Janna! We are so happy to hear that our home served as your 'home away from home' during this very special trip to the islands. We would love the opportunity to host you again, so please let us know when you plan your next Oahu adventure! Mahalo & Aloha! Lise


Alicia S.

 Stars 5/5 Wonderful place.
We had a wonderful time. The house was just perfect, clean and very private. Not too far from Waikiki and other tourist attractions. We will definitely keep it in mind for future vacations.
01/29/2019 at 3:58 PM
You responded on 02/08/2019 at 9:44 PM
A huge mahalo from our ohana to yours for this positive review! It was such a pleasure working with you from start to finish. We would love the opportunity to host you again on the beautiful north shore of Oahu! Me Ke Aloha, Lise


Dustin W.

Stars 5/5 Perfect relaxing time.
Our stay in Hawaii Kai was outstanding. The house is well kept and had everything we needed. The property was clean and ample size rooms. The house is bigger than in the pictures. Outside the patio was perfect for coffee watching the sunrise and drinks in the sun by the pool. The pool was great temperature and very pretty blue tiles. Waikiki wasn’t a far drive away so you can easily get to the hustle and bustle but then return to this great property to relax. Very quiet nights and evenings. Not a party area in the slightest. Close by were plenty of shops, sites to see and stores for food. Perfect location. Really enjoyed our time and would stay here again.
01/21/2019 at 5:21 PM
You responded on 01/23/2019 at 9:42 PM
Mahalo nui loa for such a wonderful and detailed review! We are so happy to hear that Kuapa Villa felt like your own Hawaiian "home away from home," a place where you could return to relax and unwind after a day of Oahu adventures. We would love the opportunity to host you again! Warmest Aloha, Lise


Lori C.

Stars 5/5 LOVED this Home Away from Home.
Fabulous peaceful, gorgeous setting with pool on calm marina; close to grocery and Longs Drugs (the local CVS), Costco and restaurants and convenient to all we wanted to do; fun amenities like pool with a view; 2 person kayak and paddle board; great house layout with all we needed. The owner is wonderful to work with; so personable; an instant friend. It truly was for us, the perfect home away from home. I gave a 5 star rating for all of the above, but I know some readers would then be disappointed it wasn't like the Ritz. So I did want to share some details on the property to help with expectations. This is Hawaii on the water. So metal fixtures will naturally corrode; no big deal. While A/C is listed as an amenity, realize these are room air conditioners in the bedrooms only, but ceiling fans throughout and some floor fans. Like many of the homes in Hawaii, this house makes good use of cross-ventilation. So when home, open all sliders, solid front door (there's also a screened front door), interior doors and louvers, and the tradewinds will cool the house beautifully. when not home, keep interior doors and louvers open. On the occasion when the trades aren't flowing, jump in the pool to cool off, turn on the celing and floor fans and you should be comfortable. The photos on the listing is accurate, though what I couldn't tell from the photos is that when you enter the house, you enter the big living area in sort of a 7 shape, with the 2 seating areas, one with the TV and the other with the work table in different parts of the same room. We spent most of our time in the kitchen/dining room but mostly on the lanai. With these details in mind, we hope you enjoy your stay there as much as we did.
01/13/2019 at 5:43 PM
You responded on 02/08/2019 at 9:22 PM
Thanks so much, Laurie for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and detailed review- we really appreciate all of your feedback! Yes, the peaceful neighborhood and waterfront setting of this home make it an ideal place to relax and enjoy everything Hawaii. I know this was a special return "home" trip for you. We hope you can get another on the books soon and that when you do, you will consider one of our island homes. Mahalo Nui Loa! Lise


Joey L.

Stars 5/5 We absolutely loved our stay at the Ranch!!!
Our stay at the Ranch was amazing!! We stayed for two weeks visiting our son that moved to Oahu last year. The location is perfect if you want to be away from it all! We already have done all the tourist things before and it was nice to be away from all the people on Waikiki! The walk to the road from the house is a good mile and even further to the beach. We recommend driving down the road towards the Dillingham airfield. You can pull right up to the beach


Tracy B.

Stars 5/5 Beyond my expectations!
This property exceeded all my expectations. I have visited Hawaii four times, and this by far was my favorite play to stay. Simply fantastic! The location, the salt water pool, lovely environment for the family, I can not say enough how I enjoyed my stay here.
05/01/2018 at 3:43 PM
You responded on 05/04/2018 at 7:07 PM
Thank you for staying with us and for the review. We want all our visitors to enjoy the property and Hawaii. We hope you will come back soon.


Susan G.

Stars 5/5 Great stay. We would return!
We had a great time! The house is comfortable, was convenient for shopping, restaurants etc. Having the pool made it fun for our grandchildren who live nearby. The house was well appointed with appliances, linens etc. We had only one problem . The AC in the master bedroom did not seem to work for us. Response was quick regarding that. We would rent the house again!
04/15/2018 at 8:21 PM
You responded on 12/15/2018 at 2:31 AM
Aloha Susan, It sounds like you & your family had a wonderful getaway at Kuapa Villa. Thank you for the kind words for our special little piece of the Marina. We love it also. It was a pleasure hosting your family & please consider yourselves welcome to stay with us again. We hope to see you next time! Mahalo Nui Loa


Lydia M.

Stars 5/5 Our favorite place to stay on Oahu.
We travel annually to Oahu, and this is our favorite place to stay on the island! The house is beautifully laid out and tastefully decorated, with all the amenities that will make your stay a pleasure. The lanais on all levels overlook the lovely backyard, and the salt-water pool is spacious and refreshing. The home is located in a quiet neighborhood within 15 minutes of Waikiki (check out our favorite restaurant, House Without a Key at the Halekulani Hotel), and is only five minutes from Interstate 1, making it very easy to get to all of the attractions on Oahu. The hosts are thoughtful and responsive, and it is always a joy to deal with them. We highly recommend this property for an amazing Hawaiian vacation!
04/07/2018 at 7:08 PM
You responded on 04/28/2018 at 2:30 AM
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We strive to make this home a wonderful place for visitors to stay. We hope you'll return soon and have a safe trip home. Mahalo and aloha


Jeffrey Fuji

Stars 5/5 Great house and accommodations and view, great location close to food, restaurants, and Hanauma Bay.
House was modern and new condition with good view of Hawaii Kai and back towards Waikiki. Room to spread out for four couples and four children (2-10 yr old). Private pool was a treat for the kids. There are good restaurants and takeout sources within five minutes, as well as a supermarket and Costco. We attended events in town and while traffic was heavy at peak times it always seemed to keep moving. Hanauma Bay is less than five minutes away and Sea Life Park, Waimanalo and Kailua were just beyond. There was room to easily park three vehicles on the property. Expect a steep driveway that is slippery when wet and covered with leaves. Street parking is available. Would try to stay here again on next visit to Honolulu.
03/31/2018 at 8:14 PM
You responded on 12/15/2018 at 1:59 AM
Aloha Jeffrey, It sounds like you & your family got exactly what you were hoping for on your vacation with Hale Maunalua.... and even more! It was a pleasure hosting your family & please consider yourselves welcome to stay with us again. We love to reward returning guests with a return renter discount, so I'll be hoping to have the opportunity of returning the favor soon. Here's to hoping your family will make this an annual tradition! Aloha, Tatum


Paula E.

Stars 5/5 Splendid setting, beautiful views, and very close to beach.
Very modern home with everything one might need. Good for adults, not children. The deck offers magnificent views. Both Lanikai and Kailua beaches are a five minute walk away. Yes, driveway is very difficult to get in and out of. One needs a spotter and then it works. Great walks, easy trip to downtown, local market is great.
02/19/2018 at 9:20 PM


Lorene N.

Stars 5/5 Beautiful property. Location is fabulous and the views!! Sunrise, super moon over the water.
This is a lovely house, very clean and well maintained. Our only comments. We could never get the dishwasher to work. The pilot light on the hot water tank kept going out. But we got a call back right away on New Year’s Eve telling us how to fix it. And one small tv in the whole house.
01/16/2018 at 5:40 AM


Adreline A.

Stars 5/5 Better than the pictures.
The house and views were beautiful. Everything was clean and my whole family of 8 was comfortable. The location was great because it’s away from the crowds and noise of downtown but still quick and easy to get to. We had no issues with the house and would love to stay here again on our next visit!
11/15/2017 at 6:04 PM
You responded on 12/15/2018 at 1:59 AM
Aloha Adreline, It sounds like you & your family got exactly what you were hoping for on your vacation with Hale Maunalua.... and even more! It was a pleasure hosting your family & please consider yourselves welcome to stay with us again. We love to reward returning guests with a return renter discount, so I'll be hoping to have the opportunity of returning the favor soon. Here's to hoping your family will make this an annual tradition! Aloha, Tatum


Eric M.
Stars 5/5 Beautiful Sunset.
Something not to miss is the sunset while visiting Hawaii, this house has great view of that, very warm pool that's naturally heated, I had to ask Craig if the heater was on, it has everything you need while visiting. Only 7 minutes to Hanauma bay, 20 minutes to Waikiki, there's a Costco nearby. Great neighborhood, with a view of Diamond Head in the back ground, imagine the Sunset with Diamond Head, few clouds, unreal. The waterfall back there is nice, but is on a timer and only got to see it once. Not a big deal, We really lived the life of the rich but not famous for 5 nights, I will return one day. Thanks to Laycie who took care of all the reservation side, Craig who made sure we were taken care of during our stay. Thank you very much, it was a vacation experience of a lifetime. By the way, the parties that we brought to Hawaii are spoiled for life now that we've stayed here, it was there first time in Hawaii.
09/01/2017 at 1:30 AM


Marc A.

Stars 5/5 Amazing vacation at an amazing property!
The house is everything that it is advertised to be. Views are spectacular from every room and the pictures on the site do justice to reality. Both beaches are an easy 5 minute walk and are lovely without the crazy crowds of Waikiki. As referenced in a few reviews backing out from driveway is a little difficult because of a blind turn but easily mitigated by deploying a spotter to help who can then jump in when you are on the road. I highly, highly recommend this property. Great value for the location and quality of the home!
08/17/2017 at 3:08 PM


Eric V.

5/5Amazing property with one of the best views on the island!
We were here in July 2017 and had an incredible time! We love the property, the pool, and the view. The local Hawaii Kai area is great and it's a perfect place for excursions around the island. We would definitely rent this property again
07/29/2017 at 9:53 PM
You responded on 12/15/2018 at 2:00 AM
Eric and family were great guests. They were very respectful of our home and communication was timely. Everything went smoothly and we would enjoy to host them again. Mahalo & Aloha, Tatum


Sheri R.

Stars 5/5 Absolute paradise!!
This is a beautiful home with a spectacular view. It is in a great location for the beach. The house and furnishing are very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. All of the amenities you need for a family stay are available. The view from the master bath tub cannot be beat. Laycie and Craig were very helpful in making our stay an enjoyable one. We can't wait to return in the future.
07/14/2017 at 2:58 AM


Art N.

Stars 5/5 All that was advertised.
We were very pleased with this house. View was terrific and house was all that was advertised. Got a little hot inside in the afternoon when the sun was beating in. There were no shades to put down to block the suns rays. Would have thought the owner would want to save AC costs. Great sun sets which we thoroughly enjoyed. The house was well laid out. Just watch the last step going down the stairs from the kitchen level to the mid-level living room. My wife took a spill and two of us almost fell by missing the last step. It blends in perfectly with the floor and the railing runs out on the previous step which gives you the impression that you have reached the floor before actually reaching it. However, these are small things and overall a great house. FYI driveway is very steep, but that is what gives you the views. Grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the pool as well. Location is great too. Costco very close and Safeway. Hanuama Bay is only 5 minutes away and fabulous. Get there before 7am! Diamond Head not too far away either, ditto Waikiki. We are happy we chose this house. We were able to reach Craig whenever we needed to ask him a question.
07/09/2017 at 5:13 PM
You responded on 12/15/2018 at 2:00 AM
Art and family were great guests. They were very respectful of our home and communication was timely. Everything went smoothly and we would enjoy to host them again. Mahalo & Aloha, Craig