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From $1,500 / night

12 Poipu Place, Portlock, HI 96825



Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 4.5
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $1,500 - $3,500
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Portlock vacation home rental
The headline may seem pretentious but this is what so many visitors to the home say as well as being called 'their favorite home' by most movie/TV show location scouts. Now for the first time ever our unique private home will be shared to Travelers from around the world. This is undisputed island living at it's finest. This Hawaiian style oceanfront home is perched 65 feet above sea level, giving you the best perspective of the ocean. It's also located in the breeziest and sunniest locales on the island of Oahu and faces due West. For those seeking privacy and serenity, look no further.

Convenient yet as far out into the ocean as possible and simply a stunning place to be. Along one side of the property is a large private tropical jungle ravine with banana, coconut, papaya trees with a country-like feel. Access to ocean is down a private meandering grass path to where there is a rarely visited cove with olivine sand next to it. Absorb the incredible views of mountains, deep blue and crystal clear ocean, sunsets behind Diamond Head, whales and dolphins frolicking with the rhythm of the ocean (in season).

Perched on the cliffs in prestigious Koko Kai, in the Portlock area, this home has the most amazing views of any rental in the area due to it's incredible position on the cliffs. This home also directly fronts a very rare spitting cave/ocean blow hole (not THE well known Spitting Cave). On the ocean side of the home is a infinity swimming pool/spa with deep-ocean blue tile surrounded by cut lava stone pool deck. Next to it and elevated is a large BBQ lanai for outdoor entertaining. From there you can see the lawn, pool, mountains and ocean. You have ocean views from 3 dining areas; the outdoor BBQ lanai, dining area and the living room.

The Master Suite, private lanai and bath are direct ocean frontage. Every one of the 4 bedrooms has its own private bath. The large office is located next to the powder room.
Sleeps 8 in rooms. Nap, read or just soak in the sounds of waves, wind and birds on the oceanfront lanai on a Queen size Hawaiian daybed known as a pune'e. There is also a daybed in the office to relax and keep your loved ones company while they do their work. One of the rooms is a Guest Suite with kitchenette and separate entrance which can be separated from the rest of the house if needed.

Ocean activity opportunities abound such as scuba diving, boat rides, swimming and surfing. Golf, hiking, tennis, hiking and great walking around the neighborhood.

This property has been used in numerous TV shows, movies, national and international advertising. Obviously a special slice of paradise to be chosen.

About the owner

Owner Profile

Rob Burns

Rob Burns

  • School:

    Kailua High School
  • Work:

    Realtor on Oahu, Top 100 Producer
  • About:

    The owners of this beautiful home were both raised in Hawaii. Rob is a native Hawaiian and 6th generation descendant of Englishman Robert Holt who sailed to Hawaii in 1820. Annie was born in Bermuda but moved to Hawaii as a young child. After raising their children they decided to share their home...
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Availability Calendar



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Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 16 2015 Feb 28 2016 $3,500 - - - 1 Night
Mar 01 2016 Apr 30 2016 $2,000 - - - 1 Night
Jun 01 2016 Aug 31 2016 $2,000 - - - 1 Night
Sep 01 2016 Nov 14 2016 $1,500 - - - 1 Night
Nov 15 2016 Dec 15 2016 $2,500 - - - 1 Night
Check In: 11 a.m. Check Out: 2 p.m.
Lodging tax: 13.96%
Tax I.D.: W03427278-01
Deposits: Property Damage Protection Insurance Fee - $99
Refundable Damage Deposit - $1,000 .
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Cleaning Fee - $1,000 + Tax



  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 1 Crib
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • High Speed Internet
  • Oceanfront
  • Private Pool
  • Balcony
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Shower
  • View (City Lights)
  • Beach Chairs
  • Kayak
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • Porch
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Appliances

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

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Pool
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (1 mile)
  • Golf
    (3 miles)
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
    (1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (3 miles)
  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (9 miles)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)
  • Hunting
    (9 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (9 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (9 miles)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (20 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Lake
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
COSTCO is about 1.5 miles away, with a multitude of stores in the center including one of the 2 Starbucks in the area. Right next to this Center is another which hosts Safeway, Longs Drugs, McDonalds and much more. Some of these amenities may change over the years so IF it is important to choosing the place you stay, please call to discuss current availability.

Reviews (1)

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Portlock, Oahu, Hawaii

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“ Excellent ”
1 review
Joni Phillips

Joni Phillips

Morris, IL USA

Perfect Island Home! Fantastic views!

January 5, 2015

First thing we fell in love with was the open floor plan, then Rob and Annie showed us the patio and the view... This is where we spent 90% of our time. We watched every sunset and even saw some whales splashing around in the ocean two days in a row. The sunsets were phenomenal. We dropped everything we were doing to be sure to watch them every night and it was quite a show. Then there is the blowhole, a cove in the shale near the shore line. The waves crash against the shore and shoot up in the air creating a thundering sound and beautiful sight. We took the pathway down to the shoreline to watch up close and found ourselves just staring for an hour. It's pretty cool. About the house as a rental. We try to rent a home whenever we travel. This is one of the best homes we ever stayed in. The home was very well kept and, besides food and drink, had everything you could possibly need. The home is private and quiet but close to a mall, Costco and restaurants. If we did need to run out for anything it was a short 10 minute drive and done. No wasting your vacation time driving for an hour and battling with crowds.Rob was more than willing to help us with any questions we had and gave us a lot of suggestions for things to do in the area. We will stay here again for sure. No question. Honestly, out of all the homes we've stayed in, I wish we could live in this home forever.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Doug Russell - retired business consultant
This is one of THE best properties in the world, bar none.

Mark Gosselin - Owner and CEO of Property West Residential
This home is one my favorite things to have experienced in Hawaii.

Chuck Horning - Owner of Telluride Ski Resort
If I had to have one home, this would be it, seriously.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What are fun things to do in the area?
A: Great activities in the ocean. Many stores to rent the equipment you'll need and are only a mile away. The hiking on the Makapuu paved trail is one of the most outstanding views on the island. There many trails that are not too tough and all within 2 miles. Some people say the home is like a private mini-resort so relaxing on-site is great too.
Q: What makes my home special?
A: Most people say our home is "the nicest home they've ever seen" and we think, if they only knew how great it "lived".
Looks are one thing but the way a place feels while living there is totally something else. Quiet, private, low key are words I would add to the beauty description.
Q: What's THE coolest nearby activity that I just have to do?
A: CALL ME, you tell me what you're interested in and I'll educate you about all I know about Hawaii. We're conveniently located so everything is within a half our unless you go the the North Shore one day. I'm 6th generation on the Western side from England. Also being native Hawaiian helps to understand the complexities of Hawaii. Personally I love ocean sports and like to surf, so just call before, or during your visit and we can discuss the activities you desire and I'll point you in the right direction.

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Owner Profile

Rob Burns

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More about the owner
  • School:

    Kailua High School
  • Work:

    Realtor on Oahu, Top 100 Producer
  • About:

    The owners of this beautiful home were both raised in Hawaii. Rob is a native Hawaiian and 6th generation descendant of Englishman Robert Holt who sailed to Hawaii in 1820. Annie was born in Bermuda but moved to Hawaii as a young child. After raising their children they decided to share their home...
  • View full profile