KokoKaiThaiPalace is a 3-story Ocean View Villa

Master Bedroom on the 3-re floor with a California King Tempur-pedic mattressThe Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi are cleaned with ozone (oxygen), not chlorineFrom the kitchen see the kids in the pool, and the ocean! New LG SteamDishwasherLiving Room on the Main Floor of the Main House has Incredible Views!MasterBedroom on the Third Floor of the MainHouse is Accessible also by ElevatorThe pool and jacuzzi are  located in a courtyard between kitchen and GuestHouseBedroom Number ThreeBedroom Number TwoBedroom Number One --- With VIEWLiving Room and Dining Table. Whiite Sofa Set  replaced by Brown Leather Sofas.View of AlohaPalace from Kekaha Place cul-de-sac, with ChryslerSeparate Entrance Studio Guest Cottage, where Bruno Mars stayed Christmas 2011World Famous Hanauma Bay is an extension of the backyard, you can hike there!View of the Pool,  kitchen on the left, Master Bedroom ahead, Cottage on right.Owners  self-contained studio storage room with steam shower, not part of rentalCarport with owners studio with windows facing the coastline, not part of rentalMezzanine Bonus Sleeping Area, the two futons placed togther make king-size bedView from the Master Bedroom Balcony, of cottage on left, pool and kitchen rightMarble Tub with View in separate Guest Cottage where Bruno Mars stayed Xmas 2011Covered Walkway leading to the separate Studio Guest CottageCherry-picker crane or perhaps helicopter view of the KokoKaiThaiPalaceOriental Fountain now with KOI Fish,  in  the downstairs entertainment areaView looking down the driveway at the oceanMaster Bedroom Jacuzzi Tub with a viewthe \"Library\", which is on the opposite side from the \"office\" area (not shoBedroom Number ThreeDownstairs-Entertainment Area, the new Bonus  Sleeping Area with two-futon-BEDMain Living Room with New Brown Leather Sofa Set, balcony is on right, sofa bedSunset from main floor balcony, January 2015Master Bedroom Jacuzzi Tub with ViewMaster Bedroom on the 3-re floor with a California King Tempur-pedic mattressTV - Room with New Ceiling Fan/Light, with ample space as a bonus sleeping areaView of Hawaii Kai from Bedrooms Number 1,2,3, with Rainbow pointing to Costco

From $569 / night

118 Kekaha Place, Honolulu, HI 96825

Overview

Overview

Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Sleeps: 17
Type: Villa
Per night: $569 - $1,199
Per month: $12,900 - $21,990
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Honolulu vacation villa rental
Koko Kai Thai Palace (AlohaPalace). Right now there is in effect an Early Bird Reservation Special Discount Off the prices advertised on our main advertising portal, please contact owner for the information how to find the portal on the web and you willl instantly have all the correct and up to date informaiton The Palace is rented out until the end of June 2015. Homes in residential areas of Honolulu by law can only be rented just once in any 30-day period, so usually it is not possible to rent this home for less than the minimum rental term of at least 14 nights, because of the many expenses and costs of ownership and maintenance in top condition of a home such as KokoKaiThaiPalace which simply cannot be covered by a rental for a shorter period, particularly considering that by law there can only be just one rental in any 30 day period and these 30-day minimum rental periods cannot overlap at all, and therefore there are at best only a maximum of just twelve rentals possible in a year!. Therefore there are minimum rental periods which are at a minimum 14 night, with longer stays always preferred, and the check-in date as well as the check-out date havef to be entirely within the same calendar month unless you wish to rent for a periof longer than 30 days, in which case you will be happy to know that on rentals lasting longer than six months there is only one tax which is just 4.712%, while on so called "Vacation Rentals" there is an additional "Transient Accommodations Tax" which is 9.25% so the tax rate is altogether 13.962%. . The longer you stay, the less you pay for the additional nights beyond the first 14 nights. Please contact owner for exact price quotes and a proposed rental agreement. The absolute best way to be sure that the owner will be aware of your interest in renting the Palace is to simply pick-up the phone and call the ower Milan Vacek at his cell-phone number, and if he is near his land-line he will immediately call you back from the landline on which he has a "plan" enabling the unlimited calling of any number cellphone or land-line in USA and Canada, or using various services which we all know using his compuer and inernet which will appear as his cell-phone number enabling calling at no charge almost any phone number in the world including Europe and Australia etc., so do not waste time writing e-mails and first contact the owner by phone and he will let you know how to get the most up to date information so you will know when the Palace is available for rent and how much it costs, and you can ask him all your questions regarding the rates and whatever other information you need, much quicker than writing e-mials back and forth especially if you are trying to rent the Palace for just a couple of nights when you can read that twi weejs (14 nights) is the absolute minimum and that reservation requests for rentals longer than the minimum 14 nights and longer are strongly preferred. Of course the owner can rent the Palace even for just one night if you insist on it but you would still have the legally required 30-day minimum rental period during which the owner cannot rent the Palace to anyone else specified on your rental agreement and you would still have to pay at least the rental rate for the minimum stay of 14 nights, so why not just rent the palace for the 14 nights or better yet fo an entire calendar month or what is optimal for the owner is a rental with your physical presence at the Palace lasting about 28 nights which every calendar month has, allowing time for cleaning the house between rentals, and you will see when you pro-rate the effective nightly cost of such a month-long rental that your overall cost will only be about as much as a quality hotel room nightly rental rate, but instead of a family of 4 you can comfortably accommodate in this Palace a large extended family and/or friends of up to 17 persons, or an absolute maximum of around 20 persons if they include well-behaved kids. . KokoKaiThaiPalace is a custom home (actually two homes, a very large three-story home with an elevator, and also a separate guest cottage located across the swimming pool from the main home) nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in the Triangle/Portlock exclusive residential area of Koko Kai in South-East Honolulu in Oahu). This magnificent villa built by Zen Buddhists, to be more precise by a Swiss professor and his Thai-born wife who are both Zen Buddhists, in the style of a Palace in Thailand, with many exotic hard woods and marble imported from Thailand, and features altogether 5 bedrooms and 4 baths and 2 half-baths, with additional sleeping quarters furnished with comfortable Italian designer convertible futon-sofas to sleep a total of 15 adult guests. The Separate-Entry Housekeepers/Storage Room located next to the Carport is not subject of this rental agreement, that is where the owner Milan Vacek stays in a self-contained owners` studio which has a totally separate entrance directly from the driveway and has windows only looking at the (magnificent) view of the entire Hawaii Kai coastline, and will be able to be of assistance to you during your stay, explain how everythingn works and have repaired or replaced whatever might not be working. . This magnificent villa is located high up above the other villas on the side of the extinct crater on the other side of which is the world-famous Hanauma Bay nature preserve which has a pristine sandy beach and very protected live coral snorkling and diving. Yes, incredible as it sounds, Hanauma Bay is located just over the crater's edge from the backyard of the villa. The home offers beautiful wrap-around views from every room and amazing views of the sunset over Diamond Head crater on Waikiki Beach, ocean and surf views by day and City lights by night, and bonus views of the mountains and marina as well! Custom finishes include exotic imported hard woods, granite & marbles throughout. This property has a great floor plan for a large family, and includes the owners/housekeeper`s studio in the separate-entrance Guest Cottage, separate office area, swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Indoor and Outdoor entertainment space, extra family/TV room with the latest model Large 3D Flat TV's with all the premium cable TV Entertainment channels with the Premium Channel Cable Tuner at every TV location. There is a complimentary land line with unlimited calling in Hawaii as well as in all of the USA, and Canada both cell-phone and land-line numbers, with extension cables newly installed into all bedrooms including the Guest Cottage and the Master Bedroom so you do not have to be a slave to your cell-phone to stay in touch, and a dedicated 100Mb/sec. high-speed broad-band unlimited internet connection newly from Oceanic TimeWarner both via ethernet local network cable as well as via WIFI, all at no extra charge. There is 3+ car private parking with gated entry. You can comfortably walk from this home to world famous Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in 5 – 10 minutes so you don't need a car to go swimming and snorkeling and diving in the world-famous Hanauma Bay Nature Park where every creature including the very friendly and docile tropical fish, the large green turtles and even the live coral are protected and the general public and tourists get to watch a short 10 min. movie (sufficient to see once per year, they keep records) about the ecology and conservation efforts to appreciate the natural wonders of this bay which until 1950 was reserved for the exclusive use of the Hawaiian Royal family, before they can go swimming or snorkeling or diving in it. I recommend that you drive in your rental car to Hanauma Bay in only about two minutes and the parking all day costs only $1.00, and you will have more time to spend swimming, snorkeling and just soaking up the sun on the beautiful white sandy beach! There is an entry fee to keep down the number of visitors and help defray all the additional services and lifeguards present for your comfort and protection but if you arrive during the first hour of operation there is no fee charged (quite frankly, the personnel of the Park who collect the entrance fee and allow free entrance to Hawaii residents, military, kids 12 and under etc. do not arrive until one hour after the park opens, and you still get to watch the free 9-minute video but you get to go in without paying any entrance fee and you can stay all day, this is a little known open secret which enables everyone to enter for free if they are willing to arrive at the park during the first hour of operation, when the sun is shining into the bay and the snorkeling and scuba-diving are best, but you can also enter for free during the last hour of operation by which time the people in the box office have already gone home, and again you still get to watch the video if you have not yet seen it in the last 365 days so you can see that that the emphasis is on education and making sure that you do not ruin the ecology nor scare the fish and turtles rather than just a profit motive. This villa is also within walking distance to 3 shopping centers and fine dining and casual restaurants, gym and theater, and just a five minute drive including free parking everywhere to teh everpopular Costco Warehouse, Ross, adn many other stores and restaurands in the even larger shopping center located about two miles away! The popular Sandyz Beach with wild body-surfind and surfing is just a five minute drive, as is a golf-course and many beautiful shorline attractions, including the Sea Life Park featured in the movie Fifty First Dates. Public transportation is also conveniently close-by at the entrance to the Hanauma Bay parking lot, so you can go all around the island of Oahu by bus if you wish for just a few dollars! A rental car is however strongly recommended so that you will be able to go see all the wonderful sights of the island of Oahu and go shopping or visit one of the many fine beaches with lots of free parking which are close-by anytime you wish and not have to wait for a taxi. By getting a rental car or better yet a 7-passenger van right at the airport as you arrive you will also eliminate the cost of the airport taxi ride. For detailed information about the Palace and which months it is still available and the rental rates please have a look at AlohaPalace or KokoKaiThaiPalace where you will see a link to a detailed up-to-date reservations calendar and a rental rates section and many more photos and information of my home and phone contact information. The owner Milan Vacek is currently living in the completely separate entry Housekeeper`s quarters right next to the carport and is available to show you the house practically anytime if you or your friends are in Honolulu and wish to see the Palace provided of course that there are no renters staying in the house in which case of course the renters` privacy is the most important and you will be asked to come back to see the house when there are no renters at the house, unless exceptionally the renters specifically agree to such a showing of the house. By living at the house in the owners unit teh owner is finally enjoying living in Hawaii and can help you fully enjoy all the amenities which the Palace offers during your rental by explaining where everything is and how everything works and taking care of any maintenance issues immediately. Newly there have been installed at the Palace a total of more than a dozen high-quality DC-Motor extremely quiet and energy efficient ceiling fans with ceiling lights with wireless remote controls for your increased comfort in the global-warming environment which I am sure that you will greatly appreciate, and window tinting has been added to the large view windows to moderate the late afternoon sun, and in the Master Bedroom on the third floor there are newly installed high quality window shades with little pin-holes in them so if you need to sleep to catch up on jet-lag you will be able to do so and yet still always see the magnificent view. Koi fish are now happily swimming in the beautiful fountain in the foyer of the entrance of the main house for your enjoymen and you are allowed to feed them, in fact you have to feed them because the owner does not go inside the house unless you specifically invite him in to help you with something that you cannot figure out how it works. Newly there are two identical high quality futon-sofa-beds set up as facing sofas in the ground floor entertainment area which when placed together and when covered with the thick memory gel-foam mattress topper make a magnificent bed larger than a California King size bed to create yet another bonus sleeping area with incredibly beautiful views, your own bathroom, wet bar and refrigerator/freezer, and of course those amazing views, same as in the main living area which is one floor above. Some renters have even brought along a professional yoga instructor and conducted yoga sessions in the downstairs entertainment are where there are marble-floor and floor-to-ceiling view windows and I was invited to participate in their joga sessions which was an absolutely mind-opening beautiful experience! There are now also a cople of infant sleeping cribs (cots) on premises so you do not have to borrow or buy them for your vacation, because those innocent children are after all our future! Mahalo (thank you) for reading this long description of my property and ALOHA, hope you will visit Honolulu and stay in my Palace soon, looking forward to meeting you :-)
Area Information
The home is ideally located high up the side of the extinct crater way above all the surrounding homes offering spectacular unobstructed views of the coastline, and enjoying natural easy breazes from the ocean which flow through the many louvered and screened windows to offer perfectly comfortable fresh air at all times without any need for airconditioning or heating year-round, at one with nature, just as the builders, who are Zen-Buddhists (Swiss professor and his Thai wife) had intended it to be, a perfect place for contemplation, meditation, relaxation and regaining new energy. I hope that you will enjoy staying in my home as much as I do. It is called the KokoKaiThaiPalace because it is on the seeward ('Kai') side of the extinct Koko Crater, and it was built like a Thai Palace, and the street that it is on, Kekaha Place, well isn`t it a coincidence, that 'Kekaha' in Hawaiian means 'The Place' ! This is my place in paradise! I looked up the word Kekaha on the web and the story goes that some locals were driving or perhaps walking around the Island of Kauai and one of them suddenly exclaimed to the others 'KEKAHA !' - there it is - "That`s The Place" pointing out a bay where something exciting happened in his life, perhaps he caught a big fish, and since that time that bay in Kauai is called Kekaha Bay, and in fact all the street names in this part of Hawaii Kai are named after various geographical features and tourist attractions on the island of Kauai, like Poipu Drive right at the corner!
The first available open term for you to rent the KokoKaiThaiPalace (aka AlohaPalace) is is for the premium summer-vacation months of July and August 2015, when the owner is optimally looking for a two week rental at the very beginning of July and another two week rental at the very end of August 2015 which will create an "unrentable gap" of about 4 weeks allowing his wife and kids to fly in to Honolulu from Prague in the Czech Republic in Europe and enjoy at least this once-a-year vacation with him, just the airfare from Prague for the family costs around $ 10,000.00 USD so it is important to rent such a two week or at least ten nights or so rental at teh beginning of July and the end of August to raise the rental revenue to continue to pay all the many expenses of the house and yet create this precious time for the owner to spend with his family so these are basically non-negotiable conditions of a July or August 2015 rental, unless of course you are interested in renting the entire month of July and/or August 2015 in which case the owner and his family would use this time to travel to visit the owner`s properties in Australia or perhaps visit some other vacation destination where the kids have never been, life is change and change can be good so this is definitely a possibility and if you are interested in helping make this happen by renting the Palace for an entire month long or two-month-long period in July and August please let the owner know immediately so he and his family can start planning and purchase airline tickets for the lowest possible prices. As far as the minimum rental period for all the OTHER calendar months of the year, the owenr is looking for the best offer on rentals for at least 14 nights, preferably longer such as for 3 or 4 weeks or any number or nights longer than the absolute minimum stay of two weeks (14 nigfhts) or so, right up to a full calendar month. Actually, Ithe owner really does not care how short a time you actually physically occupy the Palace so long as you are willing to pay the same amount for the privilege as if you were staying for the minimum 14 nights, but you will certainly enjoy your stay more if you stay long enough to see all the sights and have time to unwind and relax and enjoy the outdoor sports and the fine tropical weather. Just remember that when you leave to fly back to your home town the owner can at least move temporarily back into the third-floor master bedroom and enjoy living in his Palace, unfortunately only until the next renters arrive. The dates that you request must be entirely within any one calendar month in order for the rental to comply with the local 30-day minimum rental ordinance which is very strictly enforced, thus the check-in dates and check-out dates must be both within any given calendar month, unless you are interested in renting for a term longer than one month, ideally longer than six months, then the Hawaii taxes that you pay on the rental are much lower (only 4.712%).instead of 13.962%. The AlohaPalace may be available not just for vacation rentals but also for long term rentals preferably for the entire school year, and is also available for location filming and TV-shows etc., but such rentals are considered same as a vacation rental and thus the minimum rental must be approximately equal to the rental for the minimum of 14 nights otherwise it would not be feasible to rent the Palace for such activity. The location scouts for the popular TV series "Hawaii Five-O" have already visited the Palace recently and took photos so you might soon see the Palace featured in some upcoming episode as soon as they find the ideal screen-play ideally suited for filming in this particular very unusual villa. And yes, the popular Hawaiian-born singer Bruno Marks (as a child he was an Elvis impersonator) did rent the Palace for two weeks ending on Christmas Eve 2011, so the Palace is definitely not your ordinary house. You are very welcome to inquire with the owner, Milan Vacek, about any possible utilization of the Palace in your plans. Hurry and book your vacation now! The Palace is almost always booked out at least six months in advance but it is always best to call the owner and find out immediately in case there may have been some last minute cancellation etc. The owner does not update this particular portal regularly, but when you look at the owners own presentation whose working link is directly below this paragraph you will be able to click the link that you will find there to the "Reservations Calendar" which will instantly take you to the worlds most visited accommodations portal on which the owner has a premium presentation listing which he keeps always up to date which is then automatically cloned to that portal`s many other portals including many international portals so you will then instantly have up to date information to help you decide and book your ideal vacation in Honolulu. Just please remember that this magnificent villa is located in a strictly residential very quiet neighborhood so no loud parties nor any amplified music are allowed particularly after 10PM when the strict noise curfew is very strictly enforced and the neighbors know their rights to peace and quiet, which most renters so much appreciate knowing that they can always get uninterrupted peaceful sleep. So if you are into wild drunken parties and like to make lots of noise this is not the house for you because the neighbors would call the police in which case you would end up having to move into some hotel rooms in Waikiki in the middle of the night at your expense and the money you paid would not be refunded.
AlohaPalace

About the owner

Owner Profile

Milan Vacek

Milan Vacek

  • School:

    UCLA BA degree in Motion Pictures / Television, USC - LAW
  • Work:

    Self Employed Attorney in California and Hawaii, R.E. Broker in California, Food Store in Prague
  • About:

    Aloha, in January 2011 I purchased the home of my dreams in the exclusive Triangle/Portlock residential area of Honolulu in Hawaii Kai, and I invested not only lifetime savings but had to sell the villa in my native city of Prague that was in our family for 80 years in order to be able to buy it, ...
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Rates

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May 01 2015 May 31 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Jun 01 2015 Jun 30 2016 $690 $690 - $14,900 2 Weeks
Jul 01 2015 Jul 15 2015 $990 $990 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Aug 17 2015 Aug 31 2015 $990 $990 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Sep 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Oct 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Nov 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Nov 01 2015 Nov 30 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Dec 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 $1,199 $1,199 - $19,900 3 Weeks
Jan 01 2016 Jan 31 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Feb 01 2016 Feb 29 2016 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Mar 01 2016 Mar 31 2016 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Apr 01 2016 Apr 30 2016 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
May 01 2016 May 31 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 $690 $690 - $14,900 2 Weeks
Jul 01 2016 Jul 31 2016 $1,199 $1,199 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Aug 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 $1,199 $1,199 - $19,900 2 Months
Sep 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Oct 01 2016 Oct 31 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Nov 01 2016 Nov 30 2016 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Dec 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 $1,199 $1,199 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Jan 01 2017 Jan 31 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Feb 01 2017 Feb 28 2017 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Mar 01 2017 Mar 31 2017 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Apr 01 2017 Apr 30 2017 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
May 01 2017 May 31 2017 $569 $569 - $12,900 2 Weeks
Jun 01 2017 Jun 30 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Jul 01 2017 Jul 31 2017 $1,169 $1,169 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Aug 01 2017 Aug 31 2017 $1,169 $1,169 - $19,900 2 Weeks
Sep 01 2017 Sep 30 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Oct 01 2017 Oct 31 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Nov 01 2017 Nov 30 2017 $599 $599 - $13,900 2 Weeks
Dec 01 2017 Dec 31 2017 $1,199 $1,199 - $21,900 2 Weeks
Jan 01 2018 Jan 31 2018 $699 $699 - $14,900 3 Weeks
Feb 01 2018 Feb 28 2018 $599 $599 - $13,900 3 Weeks
Mar 01 2018 Mar 31 2018 $599 $599 - $13,900 3 Weeks
Apr 01 2018 Apr 30 2018 $599 $599 - $14,900 3 Weeks
May 01 2018 May 31 2018 $669 $669 - $14,900 3 Weeks
Jun 01 2018 Jun 30 2018 $769 $769 - $15,990 3 Weeks
Jul 01 2018 Jul 31 2018 $1,199 $1,199 - $21,990 3 Weeks
Aug 01 2018 Aug 31 2018 $1,199 $1,199 - $21,990 3 Weeks
Sep 01 2018 Sep 30 2018 $699 $699 - $14,990 3 Weeks
Oct 01 2018 Oct 31 2018 $699 $699 - $14,990 3 Weeks
Nov 01 2018 Nov 30 2018 $699 $699 - $14,900 3 Weeks
Dec 01 2018 Dec 31 2018 $1,199 $1,199 - $21,900 3 Weeks
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Check In: 4 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.962%
Tax I.D.: W25873967
Deposits: 50% of total rental cost is required as a deposit at time of booking, payment may be made at this time only by bank transfer or by e-check to my account at the Bank of Hawaii as specified the page 10 (the last page) of the proposed rental agreement which I will be happy to e-mail you. If the only way you can pay is by credit card (VISA / MasterCharge) please let us know and perhaps we can make an exception, just as there is no reason why you could not pay by e-check.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: Property Damage Protection Insurance by CSA Travel Insurance, covers up to $5,000.00 USD damage to the rented property, for the low premium of only- $89.00.(this is only available to US Residents). Alternatively the Security Deposit required to be deposited at least 90 days prior to the check-in date is $1,000.00 by bank transfer, may be included in the payment of the balance of the total rental cost which is also due 90 days prior to the check-in date. Cleaning Fee (Includes tax) $733.00 USD

Amenities

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 8 Sofa Beds
  • 2 Cribs
  • Features

  • Balcony
  • Game Room
  • Lanai
  • Sauna
  • Beach Chairs
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Towels
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (Mountains)
  • Bikes
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Deck
  • Hot Tub
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Pool
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Hiking
    (onsite)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
    (onsite)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (5 miles)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Amusement Park
    (6 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (6 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (10 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Theme Park
    (15 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)



Other Vacation Rental Amenities
In the nearest shopping center you can sign up the kids for several fun water activities.
You can go hiking directly from the backyard of the Palace up the steep mountain wall of the extinct volcano from which was formed the world-famous Hanauma Bay to the very top ridge of the volcano from which you will have magnificent views not just of spectacular Hanauma Bay but also of the entire Hawaii Kai area and Diamond Head, and then you can walk along the paved access road and go down a path all the way to the entrance of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, but that would take you some time and you would need very good shoes and be in good physical condition so I recommend driving there, you will be there in two minutes by car, park all day for $1.- and have the most wonderful experience in face-to-face encounters with all kinds of beautiful tropical fish and green turtles, highly recommended. If you arrive during the first hour of the operation of Hanauma Bay Nature park even non-Hawaii Residents get to go in for free and can then stay all day, same is true if you arrive during the last hour of operation.

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Jan 6, 2014
Fantastic Panoramic Views, Exceeded Expectations!
118 Kekaha Pl, Honolulu, HI, 96825, United States (939401)

Date of Stay
July 6, 2013
Fantastic location, incredibly beautiful panoramic views. The spirit of Hawaii and Thailand are evident everywhere, an absolutely amazing house! It`s the highest home up the side of the extinct volcano right behind which is Hanauma Bay, where the fish and turtles were incredibly friendly. It`s possible to hike over the hill from the backyard but going to Hanauma Bay by car is really a lot quicker, we could be snorkeling in just a few minutes. The solar-heated pool and jacuzzi at the house are totally private and no one could look at us as we were swimming, yet we had the amazing view of the ocean. The master bedroom up on the third floor is incredibly beautiful and has a great balcony. From the fully-equipped kitchen we could see the pool and jacuzzi and at the same time look out at the coastline all the way to Diamond Head and beyond at downtown Honolulu, and the sunsets were amazing. In the kitchen there was a really good water filter so we didn`t have to go out and buy bottled water, that was very convenient. The owners left a lot of healthy food and even delicious condiments and every kind of kitchen utensil for us to use. The owner is very health-conscious and ecologically minded, and so all the light bulbs and TV`s were the latest LED and it was great to know that the electricity and even the hot water we used came mostly from the sun! In the garden we could pick the fruit from the papaya trees and lime and other tropical trees. The owner was always ready to give helpful advice and explain how everything works. There were lots of beach chairs and umbrellas and towels and snorkeling gear for us to use. There was no city noise, in fact no noise at all, and the nights were incredibly tranquil, what a difference from noisy and hectic Waikiki! The terrific Studio Guest House where I stayed also has fantastic views of the coastline and I was amazed to learn that this Guest House was where a really famous Hawaiian-born singer stayed during his Christmas 2011 rental of this house, wow! And it was so close to lots of beautiful beaches and shopping, sometimes we just walked to the nearby shopping center. The Koko Kai Thai Palace even exceeded my expectations and I had the time of my life!

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Q: The best snorkeling and diving beach on Oahu even for beginners?
A: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, located just over the rim of the extinct volcano from the home!
Q: Where and what is the?
A: It is a a beautiful low rocky cliff formation easily accessible at the very end of Hanapepe Road cul-de-sac (you can park your car anywhere but this very short cul-de-sac, for free of course) where there are processions of VIP-photo-tour limousines and minibuses as well as local residents watching the beautiful sunset and the dare-devil surfers who ride the incredibly fast side-deflecting waves as they bounce off the sheer rocky cliffs and unfortunately some surfers and dare-devil swimmers do not make it back ashore alive every year, but to watch this as a spectator is a mind-opening experience and you will want to keep coming back to it, perhaps with a picnic dinner to eat and sip a glass of wine or coconut water as you watch the sunset. You can drive here from the Palace in just 2 - 3 minutes including parking on any of the side-streets, or you can walk there in 5 - 10 minutes depending on how fast you walk, admiring the beautiful homes in this strictly residential neighborhood along the way. Bring a flashlight in case you get so fascinated by this place that you might stay way past sunset and need to see your way up the short but little bit tricky rocky path back to the Hanapepe street cul-de-sac. Yes you could go fishing there as well, there are always fishermen present off in the distance to the left, but please do not try to go fishing directly fromt he Hanapepe cul-de-sac entrance because you might snag one of the dare-devil surfers or swimmers and as the freak waves sweep them in seconds hundreds of feet to the right, and their getting entangled in your fishing line could cause them grave injury or even death. This is definitely not a safe swimming beach or swimming hole, only the experienced locals who know exactly how to quickly climb up the extremely slippery sheer rocky wall before the next big wave hits the cliff have a fighting chance to get back on dry land alive! If you think that this is an nexciting place you will want to lookk up in your guide-book the "Spitting Cliffs" which is a much higher-above-the-sea-level located spectacular cliff coastline just a couple of blocks
to the left and up the residential streets at the Lumahai Street cul-de-sac where you can also park free but please be sure not to block the driveways nor park at the very end - turn-around - of the cul-de-sac and you will find a welcoming sign at the public access pathway leading to it. Be absolutely sure to sear good hiking or at least running shoes and grab hold of
any of the available hand-holds along the way such as the chain link fence and chain and tree-branches so you do not slip and fall down the short but very steep trail down from Lumahai Street to the cliffs, and do not try to walk to the left to the fishermen`s peninsula because that is the very steep and treacherous part of the cliff directly above the largest "Spitting Cave" from which point the local residents and unfortunately some tourists who do not value their lives and health jump from a very considerable heigth down into the entrance of the cave into which at any moment some large wave can come along out of nowhere and swoosh them into the cave never to be seen alive again, no kidding, I have seen two such crazy divers jump within minutes of each other and fortunately these two dare-devils survived, but many do not, and the fire department paramedics trucks speed to this location and of course to the China Wall several times each day to rescue someone or call the coroner`s office to come pick up a dare-devil who did not make it. Please do not become a statistic, your life is meaningful, beautiful, and worth living! Look up the poem DESIDERATA and you will be inspired!
Q: What is and where is the Spitting Cave?
A: See above, tacked on to the China Wall answer ...

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    UCLA BA degree in Motion Pictures / Television, USC - LAW
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    Self Employed Attorney in California and Hawaii, R.E. Broker in California, Food Store in Prague
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    Aloha, in January 2011 I purchased the home of my dreams in the exclusive Triangle/Portlock residential area of Honolulu in Hawaii Kai, and I invested not only lifetime savings but had to sell the villa in my native city of Prague that was in our family for 80 years in order to be able to buy it, ...
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