The dream vacation rental!
We were so lucky to have been one of the first families to stay in this amazing home and we have nothing but great things to say about Genette and the property. The moment we entered we felt like the home had been custom designed just for us! Sweeping views of Kailua, great natural breezes (hardly used the aircon) and so so so much space! We loved finding all the "little things" had been thought of before we even realised we needed them and our large group of 9 aged from 18-68 happily agreed this was our favourite destination on our trip. We loved sharing family meals at the huge dining table after stocking up at wholefoods (less than 5 minute drive) and enjoyed swimming right up til dusk as we were just a minute walk from the beautiful beach front. Having spent months searching vacation rentals in this area and seeing two other 4+ bedroom rental properties (we had a large group stay in the area after a family wedding) this property truly is best in class. There have been no "cutting corners" here from appliances down to fluffy towels and bamboo sheets on the beds, we really felt it was worth every cent. Location wise it can't be beat - yes a 5 minute walk over the hill to Lanikai but being that little bit closer to the town was great. Your also no more than 30 seconds across the road to Kailua beach front. Thankyou again to Genette for accommodating us and making us feel so welcome! We loved meeting you and hope we can make it back again soon!Read more ..
Better than you can even imagine
Genette and friends put so much love and care into building these properties, and it's evident from the moment you walk in the door. They designed the homes as though they, themselves, would live here. This means no expense was spared, right down to the knobs on the cabinets in the Ohana unit. Even the driveway is beautiful! You can tell no corners were cut with this property. The home is bright, airy, and thoughtfully laid out. Each floor has only two bedrooms, which lends itself to privacy, but a huge and open living space that's perfect for times together. Our entire group of 15 was able to congregate in the living space of the main house, with some folks on the sectional and some at the huge dining table, and we felt like we were all together. The ample windows and sliders (with ocean views!) and generous porches really make you feel like you're bringing the outside in. The main living area is outfitted with tons of ceiling fans to keep the area cool, while each bedroom has an air conditioner for comfortable sleeping. Each bathroom has an amazing shower with river rock floor, plenty of towels and toilet paper, and huge bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. The drive way can hold three cars and there's plenty of parking right across the street. Because of the location of the house (right next to Kailua Beach State Park), our group was able to break off and do its own thing without much effort. Two people could take the bicycles and head along the bike path to town to get a shave ice. Four people could take the kayaks (provided with the house) down to the ocean and kayak out to the island. People could take a short walk to get to the Pillbox hiking trail. People could lounge around on the front porch with a good book. The sunburned among us could gather around on the huge sectional sofa and watch the movie-theater-screen-sized television. Genette and her friend Louise made our stay easy and comfortable. The house was immaculate when we got there. Our arrival and departure times were completely flexible and everything felt well-run, but comfortable and laid back. Our security deposit was refunded promptly. We looked at a lot of rental properties before finding this one, and we feel so lucky we booked here selectRead more ..
Fantastic experience - beautifully designed home
This house is fantastic, and Genette, the owner, couldn't have been more accommodating and considerate in helping us enjoy our time here. Both the main house and the detached Ohana unit are gorgeous - new construction, elegant finishes throughout, high-end electronics and appliances, and thoughtful details everywhere across both properties. We really couldn't have asked for more - the location is perfect, with views of Kailua beach and the ocean (Lanikai beach is a short walk away); the living areas and the bedrooms are extremely clean and well-appointed with island-themed art and decor; the kitchen is fully stocked with everything a group could need to enjoy its stay. Parking for our four cars was never a problem. I was part of a group of 16 people who were visiting the island for a friend's wedding. We rented both the main house and the detached Ohana unit and couldn't have asked for a better set-up for our group. Between the bedrooms and the pull out couches, there was more than enough room for all of us across the two properties. The house is truly steps to the beach, and a great location for day trips to Waikiki and the North Shore. Finally, Genette was extremely gracious and responsive throughout our stay. She proactively reached out to coordinate our arrival, made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy the home, and was available during our stay to answer questions and coordinate departure logistics. Our group has rented a number of other houses in other areas for similar events, and we all agreed that this was our favorite.Read more ..
Hard to imagine a better house or location!
We just finished our week long stay at Kailua beach. 3 families with 5 kids and everyone had a great time. We were taking a chance since we didn't know much about Kailua but had previously stayed at Waikiki but felt it too crowded for kids. We were absolutely thrilled with what we got. The house is right on the edge of the Kailua beach park, the first house from the beach- so we could walk barefoot and in our swimsuits over to the beach- with just a road to cross. The beach is beautiful with soft sand, blue water, clean and gentle waves. Since it is also right next to the parking- there are always people around and you feel safe- early morning, late evening whenever you want to go to the beach. You can swim, kayak and thee is also kitesurfing and jetskiing nearby. Shops (Safeway/Target) and lots of good restaurants and chains are within a 5 min drive. Most places on Oahu are within 30 min drive of Kailua- SeaLife Park, Airport, Waikiki, Hanauma bay, North Shore (1hr). There is also the Lanikai beach 2 min drive- right next to Kailua. Location wise Kailua is hard to beat. The house is fantastic, modern and new with top of the line furnishings and very comfortable beds and couches. The kitchen had everything you can ask for and we cooked quite a bit. The 2 stories have almost duplicate floor layout on the ground and 2nd floor. Each floor has a huge master bedroom and attached master bath and smaller bedroom with the bathroom right next to it. Each floor has a kitchen. People with kids took the bigger bedrooms. All the bedrooms are air-conditioned with split A/Cs and work quiet and great (Hawaii can get hot in Aug and would be hard to live without a A/C). The living room is open and spacious and gets great ocean breeze and has plenty of fans that we didn't miss the A/C there- you would want to get some ocean breeze living next to ocean right! There were free kayaks, lifejackets and scuba gear we used. Huge TVs everywhere and we watched movies every night. Genette was awesome, responsive and even shipped a left behind camera. We would highly recommend this place.Read more ..
Amazing! I cannot recommend Genette and her team enough. What stands out to me was the speed with which they would respond to my MANY questions. And there were a lot. No matter how big or small they answered them all so very quickly. This may seem insignificant, but when organizing a big group it really was a massive help. Everything was immaculate and top of the line. The beds are SOOOOO wonderful. The kayaks and beach gear were used daily and are such a lovely addition. You will not regret staying at this beautiful home... I will be back.Read more ..
Top Notch- home away from home!
Excellent location, super clean, recently updated with all new everything! Best beach in Oahu is steps away. Quiet neighborhood. Close to everything needed! Well equipped with beach gear. Great guidance from Dave for finding local sights, restaurants, and he was always available if needed for anything... But we had all we needed!! Highly recommend. Hope to go back and would definitely stay here again. Thanks for everything!! Chuck and MaryRead more ..
Perfect Vacation Rental
We stayed for a week at this home in Kailua - it was perfect. Very thoughtfully built and stocked with everything you'll need. This was located across the street from Kailua Beach and was in an very convenient location. I stayed with a group of 16 (including the back unit) and there was plenty of space for everyone to gather for family meals and hang out. AC is provided in each bedroom (no central AC), but the breeze was nice enough not to need it most of the time. The couple living on the first floor of the back unit (they built this place!) was extremely helpful and welcoming and the owner Genetter was very responsive to all of my questions. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and will definitely be renting this property on our next visit!Read more ..
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