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Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

3 Full baths

Description from owner

Come experience the beauty of Kailua. Stay in our charming 'Hale Nalu Palekaiko ' Surf Paradise Home. See why people call Kailua 'Papalani' Heaven on earth!

Relax in our charming and comfortable 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom hale. We also have a ohana/cottage that can be rented with the main hale. The master bedroom is on one side of the house and is private. There is a family/lanai area off of the living room that leads out to the pool. There are 1 King, 1 Queen and 2 sets of bunks.

There is a Queen sleeper in the lanai area. The house sleeps 8 and the studio 2. Our hale has a wonderful Hawaiiana feel to it and all the amenities to make your vacation relaxing.Our home reflects local Hawaiian art with local artists work displayed in our home and available for sale. On your arrival we will provide some local treats for your family to enjoy.

Our ohana/cottage has a queen size bed, full bathroom, small fridge, microwave, coffee maker, AC unit and TV. The ohana unit is located by the pool

The location is great! Take a early morning walk down to famous Kailua Beach Park to watch the sunrise over Kailua Bay and the Mokulua Islands. Stop for coffee at our famous Kalapawai Market.

Enjoy a day at the beach kayaking out to Flat Island or the Mokulua Islands, snorkeling the Lanikai reef, boogie board, swim, bodysurf, windsurf, parasail, kitesurf, walk the beach. Or do the Pill Box hike up Ka'iwa Ridge for a breathtaking view of Kailua, Lanikai and the Koolua Mountains. If you love to surf we can recommend some spots in Kailua and other parts of the Island. We also have four great golfing courses nearby. The Koolau Golf Club has one of the toughest courses in the nation.

After a great day at the beach come home and jump in the pool and relax in our lovely backyard. BBQ, entertain with ohana and friends. There's nothing like those tropical nights in Hawaii.

We are within minutes to downtown Kailua. There are many conveniences including grocery stores, movies, great shopping, great restaurants, Popular Buzz's Steak House is down the road. There are great surf shops in town and unique local shops.

Many areas of interest are close by: Haunama Bay, Sea Life Park, Diamond Head Crater, Waikiki, Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, Waikiki Zoo and Aquarium, Museums and the awesome North Shore.

Beds: 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Beds, 4 Twin Beds, 1 Sofa Bed, 1 Crib

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TripAdvisor Property ID: 4918883

Getting around

We suggest renting a car during your visit. Most guests rent a a car at the Honolulu International Airport. We have some guests order shuttles to drive them to the property in Kailua for their group. They have then walked to the beach, the twin of Kailua and hikes. Some have then rented a car in Kailua for part of their stay to explore our amazing island. There are also extended bike rentals with all types of bikes available. We have cans, buses, Lyft, Uber and private shuttle companies. We can provide referrals for all of the above if needed.

Getting here

We suggest renting a car at the airport during your stay. There’re many places to explore and a car makes it easier. That being said we have had guests take shuttles over to Kailua and rent a car locally in Kailua for part of their trip. Those are guests that like to walk or rent bikes to get around. We do have Uber and Lyft now as well.

Interaction with guest

Aloha, We are always available to answer any questions, drop off more items, suggestions etc 24/7. We will welcome you and check in to make sure you’re settled in and happy with the property. You will revive email reminders regarding garbage and recycling days. We prefer not to bother our guests and want them to have a relaxing trip. We find many guests like to text if they have a quick question as well as call or email...

Owner profile

Surf P.

Tourist License

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: $1,500.00
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3: 2 Bunk Beds
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Private garden
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Private outdoor pool (unheated)
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • High chair
  • Freezer
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Stereo system
  • Kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Video player
  • Washing machine


  • Boat available
  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding


  • 3 Full baths


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Owner Supplied Testimonials

Can't wait to come back!
This was our fifth trip to Oahu and our first time staying at this vacation home. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else now! We visited with two other families (total of 10 people) and the layout of this home and it's cottage could not have been more perfect for us. There was space for everyone! The owner is fantastic, so kind and helpful, quick to respond when we needed her. The beach is about a 10 minute walk away with some cute stores, shave ice and Kalapawai Market on the way. It's perfect! We are already talking about our 2017 trip to Hawaii and the one thing that's certain is that we will stay here again - Thank you for being such a wonderful hostess, we love this place!

Great Vacation Spot
This is our third visit to this vacation home. It is a perfect location with a wonderful home on a great property. Some resent renovations have made great improvements to the home. The home owner is excellent and very flexible and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend this property and its location.

Super Fantastic Family Vacation!
This house couldn't have been more perfect for our family vacation. The separate Ohana unit was great and the grandparents loved it. There are basically two separate 'wings' of the house that each have their own bedroom(s) and bathrooms, so the set up is ideal for multiple families. Having a laundry machine was awesome and our kids very much enjoyed the pool, as well as the beach that is only 10 minutes away. We also enjoyed the beachfront running trails with beautiful scenery - what a way to wake up in the morning!

The kitchen and dining room areas were big and it was great to have enough space for everyone. We had many family members that enjoyed the smaller markets, as well as the large market out at the Stadium. And we would definitely recommend Island Snow for shaved ice!

Family Vacation in Paradise
The house was exactly as the description and pictures show. My multigenerational family of 11 had an amazing time at this rental property and in Kailua. The house was beautiful and comfortable. It was nice knowing there was a washer and dryer in the house for lighter packing. Also there is a clothes line to dry your bathing suit which came in handy. The pool and outdoor seating were perfect and a great way to come home and relax after a day sightseeing or at the beach. The walk to the beach is less than 10 minutes. On the way back we loved stopping at Island Snow for shave ice. We really enjoyed the atmosphere of Kailua town. Easy to get to groceries and a cute little downtown area. We tried poke at Hibachi (a short walk from the house) and they even had tofu poke for my vegan boyfriend. I also recommend Agnes' Portuguese Bakery for the malasadas, you can call ahead and pick them up hot.

Owner was helpful and available from the time I called with questions up to the day we left. There was nobody coming in the day we left and she let my family use the house late to accommodate their late flight.

We went to many beaches on Oahu and Maui during our trip and none compared to Kailua, definitely our favorite!

Not only would I recommend this house to friends or relatives, I can't wait to come back with friends or relatives!

Thank you again for sharing your home with my family. The house really made the vacation awesome!

Love this home!
Wonderful home and owner! This house is perfect for a family vacation. The location of the home did not disappoint, we were 1.5 blocks from the beach and less than 1/4 mile to town. We enjoyed walking to both and if you don't care to walk, the drive is just as easy. The house is extremely comfortable and well stocked. We enjoyed our family meals prepared in the large kitchen that had every appliance you could think of and a table that seated all 10 of us. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Hawaii, we would definitely rent this home again.
Thanks, we appreciate you making our vacation so enjoyable.

Beautiful Hawaii vacation home. Everything was as advertised and Kittie was quick on responding to any questions we had. Owner was very accommodating to our requests. House is a great size and layout for large families and the kids loved the pool and close proximity to an excellent picturesque beach. House was extremely well stocked from the kitchen to the beach toys and was clean upon arrival. We would definitely rebook if we return to the island.

Perfect Christmas Family Vacation!
Our family of 11 got together for Christmas for the first time in several years and this property was absolutely perfect for our wonderful vacation. Kittie was only a phone call away...always responded quickly even if we had to leave a message. Thank you for that Kittie!
The home was so well equipped and had some very lovely renovations to the kitchen and bathrooms. There was so much space for all the family members to enjoy some privacy as well as get togethers. Our 2 youngest granddaughters took over some space in the family room for their play area and we were still left with lots of room for everyone else! The yard and pool was a real blessing for the times when we just wanted to kick back, relax and not walk to the beach (which, by the way, was only a 5 minute walk). The shed in the back yard had everything we needed for beach & pool...even a red wagon to pull supplies to the beach! (check out the neat coffee shop right before the beach) We also appreciated the short walk (10 min.) to the commercial area of Kailua where we found everything we needed, including some nice restaurants. (some of us also enjoyed the nearby Starbucks).
Kailua is such a lovely community, away from the big cities and yet only a 30 minute drive to Waikiki. Be sure to take a drive along the beautiful shorelines too! Highly recommend the Pearl Harbour tours....its well worth the cost and was a highlight for the grandchildren too! Also recommend "The Chief" Luau,, it's rated as one of the best in Hawaii, and isn't far from Kailua.
We have such wonderful memories of our stay at Hale Nalu Palekaiko and would love to return someday. We highly recommend it !