At last you have arrived at your Hawaiian getaway. You’ve been looking forward to this very moment for some time now.
You pull through the gated entry and the first thing you notice is the lovely tropical landscaping…citrus fruit trees, banana trees,
a plumeria tree bursting with fragrant yellow blooms, a striking fuchsia-colored bougainvillea, tree ferns, orchids and bird of paradise.
You hurry to the front door of the house. As soon as you step over the threshold you see and hear the surf. It’s breathtaking;
even more beautiful than you imagined. With all the jalousie windows and wall-to-wall sliders open, the sea breeze quietly rushes
in and whispers a bashful “hello” as it envelopes you and begins luring you to the backyard. You take your shoes off so you
can feel the soft green lawn under your toes; step-by-step you are beckoned to the seawall. The trade winds now serenade you,
acting as a maestro in this well rehearsed event, playfully welcoming your arrival as the cluster of coconut palms begin to dance
and sway as if they were merely puppets on a string. A few local birds hover above navigating the winds, while a few others
hop around the lawn whistling their songs and a crab cautiously peeks over the seawall. You step from the lawn to the soft,
velvety sand and each of your toes sink into the sun kissed warmth. At last you rest yourself on the seawall and you are greeted
by the restless and waving sea. Crashing wave-after-crashing wave, the sea is teasing and taunting, like a child imploring you
to play…you feel the sea water mist your face as you anticipate the next big wave rolling toward you… You are in awe by the
beauty that surrounds you in this moment. Few things will rivet one, like the beauty of moving water. It is truly and
unequivocally mesmerizing. You feel like you’ve been taken back to a different time and place…the old Hawaii, from times gone
by. You find yourself gazing at the sea, smiling at the dancing palms and deeply inhaling the healing sea air. In the
back of your mind, you wonder, ‘If I gaze long enough, will I be able to memorize and forever etch this beautiful dream into my memory?’
You break free from the magical trance and wander back to the house to see what you passed by on your way out to say “Aloha” to the
As you enter the lanai you feel the cool tile under your feet. It’s refreshing. This cozy room features
two separate seating areas and a volcanic rock fireplace. You decide that this is the perfect place to read that novel that
you brought along. As you enter the living room through the vintage glass doors, you are impressed by the spacious feeling that
the open floor plan provides. The living room is also a peaceful place to sit back and relax. As you stand there, taking
it all in, you notice how the soft colors of the cottage-like walls make you feel…you begin to unwind, stretch a little, smile a little.
As you stretch, reaching upwards, you notice the vaulted ceiling and then admire the lovely bamboo media center with the widescreen
television …you think to yourself, ‘I’ll catch up on some of those movies I’ve been meaning to watch.’ From the living room,
you walk toward the kitchen, passing by the little rattan desk and the dining table for four. As lovely as the dining table
is, you’ve already planned on having breakfast, lunch and dinner out at the dining table near the seawall, tucked under the cluster
of coconut trees…you stop to look out at that little table for four and begin to daydream about a breakfast served up of sliced tropical
fruits: bananas, pineapple, mango, papaya, coconut and perhaps some Kona coffee and local Portuguese sweet bread...mmmmm, can’t wait…you
get excited about visiting the local farmers market for the best produce. You know that one of the highlights of your getaway
will be the spectacular sunrises each morning, off to the East over Honolulu, Waikiki and Diamond Head. What a beautiful way
to start each day. And then, there’s lunch and dinner…more delicious meals to enjoy. Most of Hawaii’s foods are influenced
by the cultures of the Pacific Islands and several parts of Asia…let’s see, there is Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino, Samoan,
Thai, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Puerto Rican… You know what your favorites are and that you’ll broaden your horizons by trying some
new cuisine while on the island. One thing is for sure, the dining table out at the seawall is the best table in the house and
you have it every night of the week! You daydream a little more…’a romantic seaside luau for two…tiki torches lit, perhaps a
local Hawaiian wine from the big island, perfectly paired to the evenings cuisine and the sunset at Barbers Point, just off to the
West’… The coolness of the tile under your bare feet brings you back to where you left off…You wander down the hall and scope
out the three bedrooms. Each one is cozy, inviting and perfectly coordinated with island décor. The master bedroom, however,
has one thing that the other two rooms do not…an expansive view of the great blue Pacific. It’s then that you realize…there
is an ocean view from nearly every room in the house; the lanai, living room, dining room, kitchen and master bedroom. The neutral
palette of this tastefully decorated getaway is just what you’d hoped for, as you ease, ever further, into a relaxed mode. The
light and airy atmosphere is inviting, charming and delightful. Rattan furnishings with tropical prints and Asian accents throughout,
gently and gracefully remind you, room-by-room that you are indeed, in a tropical paradise. Welcome friends, you have arrived
at your home-away-from-home, Hawaii-style.
Features: Oceanfront, 1-level, 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, 1550 sq. ft., gated property.
View & Location: Oceanfront,
Honolulu, Waikiki, Diamond Head, tide pools
Maximum Occupancy: 6 people, including children
Beds: King (Master),
Queen (2nd & 3rd rooms), Linens Provided
Kitchen: Full kitchen, full-size refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher,
coffee maker, blender, toaster, rice cooker, crock pot, bread maker, mixer, dinnerware, glasses, silverware, pots & pans, baking
pans, cooking utensils, dish soap, kitchen towels and starter paper products. Indoor washer & dryer.
Cable, widescreen television, DVD, VCR, CD player, tape player, DVD & VHS movies, games and books
long distance to USA, WiFi (bring your laptop)
Outdoors: Patio with table, umbrella & chairs, teak dining table &
chairs at the sea wall, teak loungers with pads, gas BBQ
Parking: 2 Car Carport and Additional Off Street Parking
No pets allowed. No smoking allowed.
Nearby Activities in a nutshell: Fishing, surfing, swimming, kayaking, shelling,
parasailing, snorkeling, diving, windsurfing, water park, golf courses, shopping, outlet shopping, movie theaters, skate park, hiking,
wildlife viewing, seasonal sea turtle & whale watching.
There is so much fun to be had on Oahu! From pure relaxation
to extreme sports, there is something to suit everyone’s agenda.
In your backyard: Sunbathing, tide pools, fishing
and seasonal sea turtle & whale watching.
Transportation: Oahu has a great transit system. It’s been said…the
bus system is the best, most cost effective way to tour the island.
Beaches: There are over 130 beaches on Oahu, all with
their own special attributes. You’ll want to visit several different beaches and chances are, you’ll find 1 or 2 that become
your most favorite. Some are best for surfing, some have calm waters for snorkeling and others have just the right size waves
for body surfing and boogie boarding. Some are crowded and others are quiet and tucked away.
Whether you are a beginner or expert, there is an aquatic interest to suit everyone. Watch the professional surfers navigate
the colossal winter waves on the North Shore, take a surfing lesson, learn to body surf or boogie board, ocean kayaking is a blast,
try parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing, swimming, boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, seasonal sea turtle &
whale watching or submarine dive and you’ll love the water park that’s about a 10 minute drive from here.
Golf: There are
nearly three dozen golf courses on Oahu, spanning from public and municipal courses to semi-private and private. Many of the
courses are easily accessible to visitors. Golfers will be dazzled by the stunning views of the glistening sea and majestic
mountains. You are approximately a 5-10 minute drive to 6 courses.
Shopping: At the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet you’ll
find good deals on souvenirs, Waikele Outlet features popular stores such as Anne Klein, Ralph Lauren, Big Dog, Vans, Saks Fifth Avenue
and more or make your way to Honolulu for upscale & boutique shopping.
Dining: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Filipino,
Samoan, Thai, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Puerto Rican, French, Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, Vegan. You will also find Starbucks
just around the corner and fast food restaurants within a couple of minutes from here.
Tourist Attractions & Entertainment:
Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, Waikiki Beach, Macadamia Nut Farm, Dole Plantation, Polynesian Cultural Center, Waimea Falls, Hawaiian Railway,
Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Hoomaluhia Botanical Gardens, several museums, take in one of the local Luau’s or catch a movie at
Kapolei 12-Plex Theatre.