About this listing
Relax at Ka Malu Niu - "Under the Palms" - our 1930's plantation-style beach house with the beach as your backyard. This spacious, 2-story beachfront property offers gorgeous ocean views, a large, enclosed front yard for BBQs, and miles of secluded beach outside your backdoor. Enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every room in the house; dine al fresco on our open-air, upstairs lanai; spend every day relaxing under the shade of our beautiful coconut palms.
NO WEDDINGS, RECEPTIONS OR EVENTS
A spacious beachfront estate awaits you on beautiful Waimanalo beach. Get away from the noise and the crowds and enjoy a relaxing vacation at Ka Malu Niu, which is Hawaiian for "under the shade of the coconut trees." This 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath estate is located within a coconut grove between the mountains and the ocean. Enjoy unbeatable ocean views from the picture windows that line the living room, dining room, and upstairs bedroom, while a fully equipped kitchen looks out on the lush Ko'olau Mountain Range to one side, and the ocean to the other. Plentiful windows and island breezes keep the house cool and well ventilated year-round, without need for air conditioning.
All bedrooms offer gorgeous ocean views as well. Take in the world-famous Waimanalo sunrise without leaving the comfort of your bed. Fall asleep to the gentle sound of the waves and the wind rustling through the coconut trees from any room in the house. Enjoy stargazing on the beach, or stay in and enjoy the reflection of the moonlight on the water from your bed.
The property includes a coconut grove in the spacious front yard, a paved BBQ area, and direct access to the beach. Savor ocean views and the island breeze from your private second-story lanai, accessible directly from the living room. Waimanalo beach is also perfect for boogie boarding, a favorite pastime of local children, and you'll find plenty of boogie boards in the garage for your enjoyment.
Regarding WEDDINGS: We receive many requests to use our estate as a wedding venue. We do not have a permit to conduct weddings at our estate. We are also located within a quiet residential neighborhood where this would be a significant disturbance to our neighbors, even if we had a permit. We do not allow weddings of any size under any circumstances.
1 California King bed
1 King bed
2 Queen beds
2 Twin window beds
Downstairs Bedroom #1 (Master):
1 King Bed
Ensuite Full Bath with jacuzzi bathtub
Downstairs Bedroom #2:
1 Queen Bed
1 Twin Window Bed
Ensuite Full Bath with tub
Downstairs Bedroom #3:
1 Queen Bed
1 Twin Window Bed
Ensuite Full Bath with standing shower
1 California King Bed
Ensuite Half Bath
PLEASE NOTE: This bedroom is a converted common space and therefore does not have a door, however there is a curtain between the entrance and the dining room for privacy. This bedroom has a half bath; full bath for this bedroom is located in the living room.
Living Room (upstairs):
One full bath per bedroom
Free Wifi/Wireless Internet
HDTV's in each bedroom and in the living room
DVD players in each bedroom and in the living room
Roku Media Player
Linens (towels and sheets, beach towels)
Port-A-Crib/Pack 'n Play (2)
Booster Seat (Ingenuity Baby Base 2-in-1 )
Beach Gear Provided:
Boogie Boards (7)
Fully Equipped Kitchen:
Flat top stove
Microwave Convection Oven (note: no traditional oven)
Dinnerware, silverware, glassware, etc.
Pots and pans
Upstairs open-air lanai
Front porch with patio furniture
Outdoor showers (with hot water)
Large enclosed yard
Refrigerator in garage (additional)
Enjoy a private getaway - the entire property is yours for the duration of your stay. The house is equipped with a keyless entry system which will allow you the luxury of entering anytime after your check-in time. Take the scenic drive to the property and enjoy as many stops as you wish along the way! There is no designated time at which you need to arrive as you may check-in whenever you wish. The house includes a private driveway with a two-car garage. Additional cars may be parked along the driveway. Guests will have access to the house through the main entrance as well as the garage. Beach entry gates are located on both sides of the house. Exit the property and walk right out to the beach!
Please note that the grassy area behind the house is actually an extension of the beach, and is therefore public property. This is true for all the properties along the beach, although some owners have placed personal items in the public space. Feel free to use the area for ball play, lounging, or anything else you would do in a public park.
Interaction with guests
We like to get to know our guests before finalizing any bookings. Please CONTACT US BEFORE SUBMITTING A BOOKING REQUEST. Use the "Contact Host" button on this page, and share with us a bit about your family or group with whom you are traveling and the purpose for your visit to the island. This will help us ensure that the property is appropriate for your needs so that you can enjoy a relaxing vacation.
We allow guests to enjoy their privacy, as if this were your own home. We are, however, available via phone, email, or text throughout your stay to answer any questions you may have. We are happy to provide restaurant recommendations, suggestions for family-friendly activities in the area, and to help in event of emergencies. Please know that we live and work full-time in downtown Honolulu, and therefore may not be able to respond immediately. We will, however, do our best to be available to you. In general, our guests find that the property has everything they need to enjoy their stay.
Waimanalo is where the cars move slow and the island breezes blow - truly the place to get away from it all. Enjoy a sleepy, beachside community of local residents with very few tourists. You'll find small convenience stores and restaurants only a few blocks away, including a 7-11, a McDonald's, and a few local favorites: Serg's Mexican Kitchen, Keneke's BBQ (which also serves up local style - read "large" - shave ice!), Ono Steaks & Shrimp Shack, Hawaiian Island Cafe, 'Ai Love Nalo vegan restaurant and Waimanalo Market Co-op. Although Waimanalo is secluded, it's only a 10 minute drive from Kailua town, with its multitude of restaurants, boutiques, and other conveniences, including a Whole Foods and Target. It is also only 15 minutes from the Costco in Hawaii Kai, and the additional restaurants and shops in that area.
Families and snorkelers alike will be happy to know that Waimanalo is also home to world-famous Hanauma Bay, where thousands of brightly colored tropical fish swim around our corals to the delight of generations of children and adults.
For an up-close marine life experience, drive 10 minutes up the highway to Sea Life Park. Swim with dolphins, sea lions, sting rays, or even sharks! See the world's only wholphin, enjoy a top-rated Hawaiian luau, enjoy dolphin and sea lion shows, touch sea urchins, learn about penguins, and feed sea turtles all in one day!
The Honolulu Polo Club plays on Sunday afternoons at 3 pm during the summer and fall months (May through October) at the polo fields which are located within walking distance of the house. Entrance is $5/adult, and free for military and kids 12 and under! If you've never seen a polo game before, you are in for a good time, and there are even free brochures about how to watch the game. The polo club also offers lessons for riders of all ages and ability levels.
Rental car is the best way to get around Oahu generally, and certainly to Waimanalo, as it is a 30 minute drive from Honolulu International Airport. The public bus also stops on the main road.
Other things to note
WE HAVE MADE SOME UPDATES THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PHOTOS. We will update with new photos as soon as we have an opening between guests to take new photos. We have:
1) installed a front gate to increase security and privacy
2) replaced all furniture in the living room with a new sofa set, coffee table and 60" HDTV
3) removed the upper cabinets in the kitchen to grant the kitchen a sweeping ocean view as well.
4) installed flat screen TV's in all bedrooms. All TV's are HDTV's except in the Master bedroom, which now has the flat screen TV that was in the living room. All TV's are equipped with cable, Netflix and DVD players.
Price includes all taxes; AirBnB guest fees are additional and will display upon checkout. Taxes include Hawaii State General Excise Tax (4.712%) and Transient Accommodation Tax (9.25%).
Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability and must be pre-approved. For example, if we do not have another guest checking in the same day you are checking out, we may honor a late check-out request. Please contact us in advance to inquire about these options.
Also, please note that if you are requesting to check-in on a date when we have another guest checking out, you will be required to check-in late (at or after 6 pm). Similarly, you will be required to check-out early (at or before 9 am) if we have another guest checking in the day you are checking out. This is due to the fact that our house is quite large and takes a significant amount of time to clean between guests. We appreciate your understanding of this policy as it allows us to adequately prepare our home for you or for the next guest.
Hawaii Certificate No. TA-093-431-8080-01
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Waimanalo is a quiet, residential community. Please respect our neighbors and our home by observing the following house rules:
NO WEDDINGS of any size
Maximum of 10 guests (children and adults)
Maximum 2 additional infants under 2
No smoking on the property
No parties or events
Quiet hours 8 pm - 8 am
Please brush or rinse off sand before entering the house
Please be courteous to our neighbors
We receive many requests to use our estate as a wedding venue. We do not have a permit to conduct weddings at our estate. We are also located within a quiet residential neighborhood where this would be a significant disturbance to our neighbors, even if we had a permit. We do not allow weddings at the house under any circumstances, no matter how small.
Please note that we require all guests to sign and return a Rental Agreement stating that they will abide by our house rules.
Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.
We love hosting families at our beach house, in which we have enjoyed many years worth of wonderful memories on the beach. We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!
Hosting in Hawaii is all about aloha - sharing love and hospitality with those around you. We love to share about our favorite restaurants and delicious island treats, as well as fun things to do in the area. Please don't hesitate to contact us for recommendations; welcoming guests in this way is just what we do.
We love getting to know our guests before booking; please contact us if you are interested in staying at our beautiful beachfront estate.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Chloe, on behalf of our Ka Malu Niu Family