Gorgeous renovated 4 bedroom 2 bath house situated in a peaceful cul de sac neighborhood up in Keolu Hills overlooking beautiful Kailua Bay. A quick 5 minute drive takes you to downtown Kailua and the world famous Kailua and Lanikai Beaches.
3 generations of native Hawaiians call this place home. Thanks to our Tutu (Grandma), there's tons of Aloha (love) shared here with our friends and `Ohana (family) of which we wish to share with you. Feel free to enjoy a cool, and tranquil environment with a spacious open air living room, kitchen and dining area.
When you're not outside enjoying the lush green mountains or sun drenched beaches of the windward side, feel free to relax reading a book on local history; stream a movie flick; or make yourself a good meal & cocktail while you take in the view from our home.
Interaction with guests
We want to respect your privacy and will keep contact to a minimum. Nonetheless, after check-in if you need assistance, our property manager (Vai) will be a phone call away.
Other things to note
Our hale (house) is fully furnished with 3 queen size beds and 1 full size bed.
We love to cook and so our kitchen has all major appliances and basic cooking essentials that you're welcome to use.
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License or registration numberGE-044-955-2384-01 TA-044-955-2384-01
Learn about this field
This is our grandparents house and we ask that you respect this place as if
it was your grandparent's place.
You can park up to 3 cars in the driveway. If you need more
space, please park your cars along the front of the picket fence. It's ok to
park up close to the fence on the grass if needed to allow the neighbors'
cars to pass.
PLEASE NOTE: Please do NOT park anywhere on the property across the street. The easement is their only parking and so we do wish to encroach.
Shoes, Dirty Feet and Island Style:
When you're visiting the island, island culture is to take off your shoes, flip flops, and sandals and leave them at the door before entering.
Make sure to wash off the beach sand, dirt or mud outside before coming
into the house.
There is a water spigot at the driveway just next to the front gate. There's also a spigot and waterhose to rinse off you and your gear in the front yard. Dry off any wet gear e.g. snorkel and fins or body/surfboards by leaving them in the sun to dry in the backyard, carport or dry them with your beach towel if you absolutely need to bring them into the house.
We offer a variety of beach toys to keep your stay fun.
Grandma has supplied bodyboards, snorkel sets, beach mats, and small coolers located outside of the kitchen back door for you to use. Please make sure to rinse and dry them outside before returning them to their place.
Windows, Screens and Rain:
Our home is blessed with cool trade winds blowing from the east/northeast. Occasionally we can get rains from this direction as well so while away from the house, please close the north and east facing windows e.g. living room, auntie's, great-grandma's rooms and the back laundry door window. If you’ve opened the back door window (by the laundry room), make sure to close that as well.
Use the blinds to deflect the strong sun rays and help cool down the house on the south and west facing sides of the home in the afternoon.
Being on a tropical island, you're bound to run into a few of them. The good news is they are mostly harmless, and in the case of most spiders and the chirping geckos, helpful in keeping the flying insects in check. In the islands, ants in the house are almost inevitable and thus can be a problem so please make sure to keep the sinks debris or food free, clean up food crumbs on the countertops and store food items in provided storage containers or the refrigerator.
Please help yourself to the spices in the pantry (the right of the fridge). Grocery bags are kept on the bottom shelf of the pantry. Place mats and/orange table cloth can also be found in the pantry cupboard for the dining table. Salt and pepper are stored in white ceramic bins to the right of the stove. Dishwasher soap, rinse aid, and dishwashing soap is below the kitchen sink.
With new copper lines the water gets hot pretty quickly so please be careful when using it. The spots closest to the water heater (grandma's bathroom, the kitchen sinks) will get hot water quickly.
The water to the house is micron filtered and so all the water to the house is purified.
We have basic local television and our TV allows you to log into your Netflix account. If you have an iTunes account, you are welcome to use our Apple TV unit. It will require your Apple ID. Once you're logged in, you can then access tools to rent movies or stream video such as iTunes, HBO Go or HBO Now, Netflix, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: Please make sure to log-out of ALL accounts you've signed into before you check-out.
Guidebook & Magazines:
We’ve provided you a series of books to help you with planning your daily activities around our island. Please find a copy of the Oahu Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Honolulu, Waikiki & Beyond with tips on everything to see and do on the island. You’ll also find copies of Honolulu and Hana Hou Magazines to share more current information on culture, food, and local events each month.
There is a gas grill located in the carport which you are welcome to use during your stay. BBQ Fork and Tongs are located inside the kitchen near the stove. Grill scrubber should be there inside the grill under the covers. Please make sure that the BBQ is at least 3 feet from the side of the house before you use it. Avoid grease flames from setting our house on fire. Turn on the gas via the propane tank under the grill. The electric starter will make it easy to light. Make sure to turn off the propane at the tank when finished and scrape the grill plates clean before covering it back up.
Supplies are under the laundry room sink if you should need them. Please follow the instructions on the laundry washer machine and dryer if you choose to do laundry. Directions are in the drawer next to the machines.
If you need to wipe down anything other than yourself, please do NOT use our kitchen or bath towels to do so. There are rags located in the cabinets above the laundry sink you can use for things such as cleaning your rental car, or wiping down the BBQ.
Yard Maintenance & Outgoing Trash:
On Mondays (Gray) & Thursdays (Blue or Green) one of our family members comes at roughly 5pm to take the trash out and to water the yard. They will keep to themselves but will be there for roughly an hour and a half.
If you have a full trash can and/or recyclables during your stay, please make sure to take it outside to the bins. There are trash liners in the lower cabinet to the right of the trash can in the kitchen. Please see below which garbage goes in which colored bins:
Black - Trash
Blue - Recycling, glass (no lids) most plastic bottles, aluminum and steel cans, newspaper and scrap paper and cardboard. Help us to help you, please try to breakdown your cardboard from beverage containers or cases. This will give you more space for your recyclables.
Green - Yard waste e.g. cuttings, trims, and branches.
Absolutely no smoking in our home.
If you must smoke you can do so outside but please be respectful of our land (malama ka 'āina) and place your extinguished cigarette butts in the trash (black bins). Don't just throw them in our yard.
This is a peaceful cul du sac where families respect each others space. We ask you please do the same and keep the noise to a respectable level in the daytime. Quiet time starts at 9:30pm
Born and raised on O'ahu Hawai'i and spend much time between home and San Francisco, California.
Ho'okipa (hospitality) has been a part of my family and culture since the beginning. I pride myself on sharing my ike (knowledge) of my islands whether it's our culture, history, the land or the ocean.
About the home
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