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Escape to Paradise - AC, Kayak, Snorkel Gear, Ocean across the street

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
Fridge, microwave, oven, stovetop

Overview of Escape to Paradise - AC, Kayak, Snorkel Gear, Ocean across the street

Escape to Paradise - AC, Kayak, Snorkel Gear, Ocean across the street

5.0/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Barbecue grill
HI, Ka'a'awa

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSwanzy Beach Park5 min walk
  • Popular LocationKa'a'awa Beach Park2 min drive
  • Popular LocationAhupua'a O Kahana State Park3 min drive
  • AirportHonolulu, HI (HNL-Daniel K. Inouye Intl.)43 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10
223 sq m
Bedroom 1
    1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
    2 double beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 2
    Bathtub/shower combo
Bathroom 3
    Bathtub/shower combo

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About this area


Located in Ka'a'awa, this vacation home is in the mountains and near the beach. Heʻeia Kea Harbor and Bay View Golf Course are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Kaneohe Bay and Sacred Falls State Park. Traveling with kids? Consider Hoʻomaluhia Botanical Garden and Friendship Garden. Discover the area's water adventures with kayaking and scuba diving nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with hiking and horse riding.

What's nearby

  • Swanzy Beach Park - 5 min walk
  • Ka'a'awa Beach Park - 2 min drive
  • Kalae'o'io Beach Park - 3 min drive
  • Ahupua'a O Kahana State Park - 3 min drive
  • Crouching Lion - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel K. Inouye Intl. Airport (HNL) - 43 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Escape to Paradise - AC, Kayak, Snorkel Gear, Ocean across the street

Family-friendly vacation home in Ka'a'awa
Come, Escape to Paradise! This beautiful secluded home is in the perfect spot along the Windward shore of Oahu. This 2500 sqft Ka'a'awa, air-conditioned home can sleep 8-10 people in 3 bedrooms and an open den. Planning on working from home? Why not do so in this Hawaiian paradise! We've increased our wifi internet speed (200 mbps contracted), added smart TVs, charging stations and improved telecommunications. Beautiful, lush, and tropical foliage adorn the grounds. One lot from the water's edge and just a two-minute walk to the local beach park, it is Hawaii as you imagined it.

You'll have kayaks, boogie boards, 2 bikes and snorkel gear at your disposal. Go kayaking or snorkeling right in front of the house.

When it comes to relaxing and unwinding, you will have plenty of room inside and out with the beautiful, professionally landscaped yard. Stunning vistas and tropical plants surround you from every angle and window. Unlike many other local ocean front properties, the double pane windows and the foliage surrounding the home ensure that no road noise bothers you. Open the upstairs windows and listen to surf break on the reef. Stretch out on the 400 sqft. covered lanai and let the ocean sounds lull you to sleep.

Located in the quiet and quaint village of Kaaawa on the Windward Coast, midway between Kaneohe and Laie (the start of the North Shore). You will be just 2 minutes from Kaaawa Beach Park or Kahana Bay State Park, 5 minutes from Kualoa Ranch and Chinaman's Hat Island and 15 minutes from the world famous Polynesian Cultural Center. You can also go hiking in the mountains behind Kaaawa, Crouching Lion and in Kahana Bay State Park. Experience Hawaiian living and customs at Kahana. See their Cultural Gardens and learn how Hawaiians survived and thrived from the Mountains to the Ocean Reef. Easy calm kayaking in Kahana Stream, one mile away, or in shallow ocean just across the street. No traffic...seriously...this can be a big issue along the North Shore.

If you are looking to have an authentic Hawaiian experience surrounded by ocean, mountains, jungle and beaches, Escape to Paradise is the place for you!

*Once a Month. Escape to Paradise is our home which we occasionally rent out once in 30 day period while we are away. For our guests paying a daily rate, we require a 10 or preferably a 14 day minimum stay in that 30 day rental time window. With so many now working from home, come bring your work to your new office here in Paradise!

**Please note In order to remain compliant with city and county zoning regulations this property is rented in 30 day increments to one group with a preferred minimum of 10 days occupancy during that time. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

(Hawaii Tax IDs: TA 158-833-4592-01, and GE 158-833-4592-01)

Property Highlights
Large, beautiful, designer furnishings
Quiet, air conditioned home (2500Sf and 400Sf Lanai)
Across the street from the Ocean, Steps from the water
2-minute walk to Swanzy Beach Park, 1 mile to Beautiful Kahana Bay State Park (Northward) or 1 mile to beautiful Kaaawa Beach Park (Southward)
Beautiful Tropical vistas from every window
Kayaks and snorkel gear provided for kayaking and snorkeling in front of house
High end beds and accommodations
Large professionally landscaped yard with trees, tropical plants, flowers, ginger, plumeria trees and bananas. Coconuts next door.
Very Private location
In the quaint, quiet (no traffic!) famous beach town of Kaaawa

Sleeping Arrangements:
Bedroom 1 - Queen Bed
Bedroom 2 - 2 Full size Beds
Bedroom 3 - Queen Bed
Open Den - New Queen Aero Bed with memory foam topper. (TV/family room by day, sleeping area by night)
Others: 2 double sized sleeping futons available

Location - Flag Lot, Driveway opens to the Ocean
Beach Proximity – Across the street from ocean, and less than 5-minute walk to Swanzy Beach Park, 1 mile from Kahana Bay Beach (to the North) and Kaaawa Beach Park (to the South)
Nearest Restaurant - 1/4 mile to Crouching Lion Inn and Bar, 1/4 Mile to Uncle Bobo's Kiawe wood grill
Nearest Supermarket – 10-minute drive to Tamura's supermarket and 15-minute drive to Foodland, less than 5-minute walk to 7-eleven
Distance to Airport – 40-minute drive to Honolulu International Airport, along the ocean and through the mountains. Beautiful drive.

Nearby Attractions
Kahana Bay State Park - 1 mile away - Beautiful sandy beach, sandy bottom (no rocks)
Kaaawa Beach Park (local favorite) beautiful sunrises
Kualoa Ranch Adventures and Tours– 5–minute drive
Kualoa Regional Park and Moili'i Island (Chinaman's Hat) - 5-minute drive
Polynesian Cultural Center – 15-minute drive
Laie Point State Wayside - about 15-minute drive
Zip Line - 20 minutes
Golfing - Links Style Ocean View Golf, at Kahuku Public Course 12 miles away,(inexpensive)
Turtle Bay Courses -15 miles (30 minutes) (PGA Tour stop, 36 holes)

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We loved being welcomed with all the goodies: the fresh pineapple, the chocolates, and bottled water. We are a family of six adults and there was so much room for us to spread out and relax. We were so appreciative of all the supplies available., You thought of our every need, We used it all! - the Kayaks, snorkel gear, beach equipment and more made our trip; so easy and enjoyable,. We are thankful it was so well-labeled and well though out so we didn't have any trouble locating or using it. We also truly enjoyed relaxing on the lanai. It was quiet and serene - taking in all the lush surroundings. The wild chickens were perfect entertainment! We felt we had an awesome experience because of your great tips about where to go for the beach, food and local points of interest. Thanks again for making our vacation a memorable, pleasurable and adventurous experience.
The McCrackens, - June 2016.

Thank you for such a lovely stay during an important time in our lives - The Wedding of the Century! Your home is lovely and the location is perfect,. If you are ever in Michigan or New Zealand certainly be in touch! Thank you for being part of making this experience so incredible and memorable for us. You have such a lovely and welcoming home. Many hugs and blessings.
The Hemlich Family, Michigan and New Zealand - June 2016

Thanks for sharing your home with us! This was a great place to get together with three generations of our family from the U.S. and Korea. The house is so calm and relaxing. Thanks also for providing the snorkeling gear - both kids and adults had lots of fun with them. We loved staying on this quieter side of the island and enjoyed the beaches and mountains. We really appreciate your hospitality and hope to come back., Best wishes.
Younjoo and Family, US and Seoul Korea - June 2016

Your Home is Beautiful! We knew right away this was going to be the perfect vacation home. As we walked up and saw the warm colorful lanai we looked at each other and thought, "Wow!" A big thank you for opening up your home to us, as we have memories to treasure for the rest of our lives, Robert and Hilary were gracious and welcoming, They were both so helpful. We had so much fun on Oahu, especially snorkeling in Turtle Bay, Hanauma Bay and Sharks Cove. Thank you for providing the snorkeling gear! After spending a day in Honolulu as "tourists" it was sooo nice to "come home" to Paradise and relax. Hopefully we'll be able to return soon, With love and Mahalo, Don, Yuki, Denise, Dean, Marie and Darren. PS we admire all your accolades and we thank you for your many years of Service.
Don, Yuki, Denise, Dean, Marie and Darren, May 2016

Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us! We have had a wonderful time visiting with our friends and doing a lot of sightseeing and enjoying great food. We have been planning and anticipating this for several months and we weren't disappointed in any way. Robert was very gracious and he welcomed us and felt right at home immediately. Time has bone by so quickly but we will remember our time in your beautiful home for many years to come.
Cindy, George, Mikel, Detta, Keith and Joy. May 2016

Aloha Y'all! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home with our family,. I think our favorite part was the lanai! We used it many nights to get together with our family from the other house. We did lots of sightseeing and enjoyed being out of the city.
Mahalo, The Barbers, from Georgia. April, 2016

Mahalo for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. We have enjoyed every minute of our stay here in Hawaii, and your hospitality has been an important part of that! Our mother served a LDS mission with our father, who has now passed on, at the Laie Temple more than 20 years ago. This was her first time to return since then, and her memories of that wonderful time in their lives have been fulfilled many times over. All 8 of us have truly enjoyed this past week and we are very appreciative of all you have done for us in making your Paradise available to us. We know that it has been an inconvenience for you. We thank you for making this week comfortable and memorable!
The Hammonds, Sheltons, Fousts and Nobles. March 2016

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. We enjoyed the spirit here and felt very comfortable. We would recommend your home to our family and friends and look forward to coming back.
The Wardells and Relliners, Billings, Montana - Feb 2016

The minute we walked into your wonderful home we felt welcome. We so appreciate your ability to surround each of us in a warm, caring and loving environment. We visit Hawaii often and hope to have the opportunity to stay here again. We will certainly share with our friends and family what a treasure you have here. God has smiled upon you and your family. Thanks again and Best Wishes.
The Blythe Family, Sacramento and Napa Valley, California - January 2016

This is our first visit to Hawaii and your lovely home was the perfect place to stay! You have outdone yourselves in anticipating our every need and desire. Thanks for your thoughtfulness. Many blessings to you as you continue to share your lovely home with impressed and thankful visitors.
Jenny and Doug, Black Mtn, North Carolina.

Aloha. Enjoyed the stay!! Thanks so much for sharing your home on such short notice! Kayaks were great...sunrises were beautiful!! Was a wonderful stay in Kaaawa...Loved it!
Mary, Ralph and Jordan,. (and much mahalo for having a basketball here!) January 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay in Hawaii! The house was perfect for our large group and the lanai was a great spot to reconnect with our old friends during our quick reunion and ringing in the New Year. Many Thanks, Stephanie and Sam, etc.
NYC, Dallas, Indiana, Denver and Nashville - January 2016

Aloha! During these four amazing, majestic trip of Hawaii at your gorgeous house it was a blessing. Thank you for this amazing journey. The house is beautiful next to the beach. Hawaii is so beautiful because of this organized house. It was the perfect location with a beautiful scenery of a beach, and a horse ranch. We went to many locations that have many enjoyable shows. Thank you. Bless you. Merry Christmas.
Jonathon Song Family, Seoul, Korea - December 2015

Thanks for making the generous sacrifice of our extra time in your home! It was so comfortable and we especially enjoyed meeting you. Please remember we would love for you to visit us on the Oregon coast!
The Brooks, Oregon, Oct 2015

What a wonderful place to stay at. It was very comfortable, spacious and relaxing. Thanks for all the little amenities and the assortment of books on Oahu and Hawaii. This place made our stay very enjoyable. Had a wonderful time at the house - feels like a home. Magical views. Loved it.
Thanks and Blessings,The Oteros - Oct 2015

Short but great stay. Weather up and down and we caught a great storm down near the Valley of the Temples. Spent most of our time up on the North Shore - great beaches and roadside food options. Kids loved jumping off the rock at Waimea, though yesterday we had to leave the water for a confirmed shark sighting. Sharks Cove was great for sheltered snorkeling. Made one trip south. The scenery was great down to Kaneohe then we cut across to Lanakai. The Chinese Temple at Valley of the Temples was very peaceful. The house was great - like staying with family. So glad we didn't end up in a hotel. Hope to be back here one day.
The Curls, Beaconsfield, UK. Aug 20-15

We loved the spirit of your home! Thank you for sharing with us. Everyone felt totally relaxed, refreshed and enjoyed all the outdoor activities in the area. Kayaking and snorkeling were just great.
Mahalo, the Kayals - Aug 2015

Many thanks from the Vondrak Family from California and the Czech Republic. I think it is fair to say we have never seen such a beautiful and tastefully decorated vacation home. This place is truly magical.To future visitors: I really recommend to visit the State Park in Kahana Bay. There's a Hawaiian guy there who will show you around and offer you some fresh fruits from the tree. He's quite a character - you will see him there. Also big thanks to the neighbor up the drive who saved us from a flat tire with his air pump. It's really a lovely neighborhood around here.
Best Wishes, the Vondraks, California and Prague, Czech Rep. Aug 2015

Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your wonderful home! My family and I had the best time and it could not have been in a better place. Again, thank you and Go Navy, beat Army.
Sincerely, Michelle, Baijon and Dax - Aug 2015

Thank you so much for sharing your lovely home. We absolutely loved staying here and having such a welcoming home-base for orderly explorations, Oahu is such a beautiful island and your home is in a stunning locale.
Mahalo from The Irving-Neros & The Spearin-Laings July 2015

The Willoughby Family from NSW, Australia have enjoyed your home immensely. "Escape to Paradise" was warm and welcoming from the moment we entered it. We have had some unforgettable memories here that we will cherish and take back to Australia. We met Kahala from Kahana as you suggested and he generously showed us his garden. We climbed up the mountain and enjoyed the view. The Kaaawa area is very beautiful and so are its people. We have soaked up the beautiful Hawaiian atmosphere, soaked up the sun and dipped in it's waters. But the most wonderful memories will be swimming with the Sea Turtles ... wonderful lovely memories.
Sue, Mark, Ellie, Jock, Penny and Hugh - July 5th to 10th, 2015
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Rental Advisor

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • WiFi available

Family friendly

  • Children's toys
  • Highchair


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Toaster
  • Spices
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 3 bathrooms
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV

Outdoor areas

  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • Near the sea
  • In the mountains

Things to do

  • Water sports equipment
  • Bicycling on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Golf nearby
  • Whale watching nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Sleeps 10
  • Unit size: 2400 sq ft (223 sq m)

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation
Property Registration Number TA-158-833-4592-01,+GE-158-833-4592-01

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5/5 Excellent

5 Star Place!!!!
This place was amazing! It was way better than we thought and we had high expectations. Everything about it was outstanding and we all had a great time. Their place is very clean, well appointed, and absolutely beautiful! We will definitely be coming back.

5/5 Excellent

Hawaii vacation and wedding
The property was perfect and met all our needs. The location was beautiful and ideal for us, both for exploring the north shore of the island, and for its proximity to a family wedding held nearby at Kualoa Ranch. The kitchen was well stocked with the needed accessories and we greatly appreciated the extra amenities - the snorkel equipment got used a couple times. We also appreciated the prompt attention Rob and Hilary provided whenever we had questions. All of this provided for a fantastic vacation and family time together. Mahalo!!

5/5 Excellent

A perfect house
I've avoided Oahu because I thought it's all about resorts, Waikiki and Honolulu. Boy, was I wrong. If you want piece and island life, this house is perfect. It was the cleanest and best-equipped house my family has ever stayed in, and we do travel quite a bit. Kayaks, bikes, snorkeling gear, water shoes, everything clean and organized. We did use the kayaks because the ocean is right there at the end of the driveway. And the lanai, ah, the lanai, spacious and clean, perfect for chilling or eating the food you grab from nearby Uncle Bobo's (seared tuna to die for) or one of the shrimp shacks (we preferred Aloha shrimp which is open all days to the other yellow one which was featured on some cooking shows) or poke from the Tamura's Market.

5/5 Excellent

Much needed Hawaii get away!
Great location, not far from many tourist sites. Fantastic hikes within walking distance. The house was very clean and organized. There were many games and puzzles for indoor fun while it poured outside and many outdoor gear for beach fun. We really enjoyed drinking coffee in the morning on the large porch, listening to the wild chickens. Awesome views from all of the windows, even from the stair well window. I really enjoyed the large tub and shower in the Master bedroom. Nice place to relax. Overall, will recommend and maybe come back!

5/5 Excellent

Multi-generation trip
House was great for all three generations of our family to relax and enjoy the comforts of home in beautiful Hawaii. This made for an easy spot to see all the north shore/eastern sights. My kids loved the toys, water gear, etc that made each day an adventure. We loved celebrating my mom’s birthday in such a unique and special place. Mahalo!