KokokaiThaiPalace is a 3-story Ocean View Villa

The Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi are cleaned with ozone (oxygen), not chlorineFrom tghe comfortable kitchen you can see the kids in the pool, and the ocean!Living Room on the Main Floor of the Main House has Incredible Views!MasterBedroom on the Third Floor of the MainHouse is Accessible also by Elevator
118 Kekaha Place, Honolulu, HI 96825


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Sleeps: 17
Type: Villa
Per week: $7,000 - $9,900
Per month: $11,000 - $19,000
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Honolulu vacation villa rental
Koko Kai Thai Palace (AlohaPalace). Right now there is in effect a Special Last Minute Discount on a Jan.2015 and March 2015 rental and Early Bird Reservations Specials as well on rentals beginning on July 1, 2015 until as far ahead as 2018 if paid by bank transfer or e-check so please inquire. 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 a mere 1 week 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 just one week per month. Therefore there are minimum rental periods which exceed the 7-nights ('One Week') price quote. The longer you stay, the less you pay for the additional nights beyond the first week (7 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 to reduce the likelihood of gettin some brain tumor from talking on the cell-phone too long or too often, 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 one week is the absolute minimum and that 10 night or two weeks and longer is strongly preferred. Of course you could rent the Palace for just night if you insist on it but you would pay at least the rental rate for a whole week, so why not just rent the palace for an entire calendar month and the nightly rate will be no more than a quality hotel room nightly rental rate. 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 in the style of a Palace in Thailand, with many exotic hard woods and marble imported from Thailand, 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. 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 a 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, 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. Optical Fiber high-speed broad-band unlimited internet connection 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 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 Preserve where every creature including the very friendly and docile tropical fish, the plentiful 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! This villa is also within walking distance to 3 shopping centers and fine dining and casual restaurants, gym and theater! 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 to one of the many fine beaches which are close-by anytime you wish and not have to wait for a taxi. By getting a rental car or van right at the airport as you arrive you will also eliminate the cost of the airport taxi ride. For detailed information about my house 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, and can help you enjoy the palace during your rental by explaining where everything is and how everything works and taking care of any maintenance issues immediately. Newly in October 2015 there have been installed at the Palace a total of 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 enjoyment. If need be an inflatable bed or quality futon-sofa-beds can be placed in the ground floor to create yet another bonus sleeping area with incredibly beautiful views. Some renters have even brought along a professional yoga instructor and conducted yoga sessions in the downstairs marble-floor and floor-to-ceiling view windows level which are an absolutely mind-opening beautiful experience!
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 January and March 2015, and I am looking for the best offer on rentals for at least a week but preferably 10+ nights or 2, 3 or 4 weeks or any number or nights longer than the absolute minimum stay of one week right up to a full calendar. 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%). . The AlohaPalace may be available not just for vacation rentals but also for long term rentals preferably for the entire school year, so you are welcome to inquire with the owner, Milan Vacek, milan@vacek.cz Hurry and book now!

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Jan 01 2015 Jan 31 2015 - - $7,000 $11,000 9 Nights
Mar 02 2015 Mar 31 2015 - - $7,000 $11,000 9 Nights
Jul 01 2015 Jul 31 2015 - - $9,700 $16,000 9 Nights
Aug 01 2015 Aug 31 2015 - - $9,700 $16,000 9 Nights
Sep 01 2015 Sep 30 2015 - - $7,000 $12,000 2 Weeks
Oct 01 2015 Oct 31 2015 - - $7,000 $11,000 2 Weeks
Nov 01 2015 Nov 30 2015 - - $7,000 $11,000 2 Weeks
Dec 01 2015 Dec 31 2015 - - $9,700 $19,000 2 Weeks
Jan 01 2016 Jan 31 2016 - - $7,000 $11,000 9 Nights
Feb 01 2016 Apr 30 2016 - - $7,000 $11,000 9 Nights
May 01 2016 May 31 2016 - - $7,000 $12,000 2 Weeks
Jun 01 2016 Jun 30 2016 - - $8,000 $13,000 2 Weeks
Jul 01 2016 Jul 31 2016 - - $9,700 $16,000 9 Nights
Aug 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 - - $9,700 $16,000 9 Nights
Sep 01 2016 Sep 30 2016 - - $7,000 $12,000 2 Weeks
Oct 01 2016 Nov 30 2016 - - $7,000 $11,000 2 Weeks
Dec 01 2016 Dec 31 2016 - - $9,900 $19,000 2 Weeks
Jan 01 2017 May 31 2017 - - $7,000 $11,000 2 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 in 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.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: Property Damage Protection - $89.00. CleaningFee Includes Tax - $733.00.


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 7 Sofa Beds
  • 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
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (2 miles)
  • Pool
  • 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 $ 1.00 and have the most wonderful experience in face-to-face encounters with all kinds of beautiful tropical fish and green turtles, highly recommended.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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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Milan Vacek

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  • 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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