Hale Kaiko'o at Diamond Head
Hale Kaiko'o is positioned perfectly for the traveler who wants to be close to all the action of Waikiki and Honolulu, yet remain completely outside of its urban sprawl. This stunning 2,200 square foot home with pool and spacious back yard sits atop a hill less than a block from the majestic Pacific Ocean in an area known as Kaiko'o by the ancient Hawaiians. This small neighborhood is one of the most sought after residential communities on the entire island, and for good reason. Residents and visitors alike fall in love with this neighborhood for its safe and quiet streets, its pristine white sand beaches nearby like Kahala, Cromwell's, and Diamond Head, and its close proximity to Oahu's urban core. The rippled slopes of iconic Diamond Head just to the west act as a perfect shield between the concrete jungle of nearby Waikiki/Honolulu and this quiet residential neighborhood oasis.
Completely remodeled in 2014, Hale Kaiko'o - which translates as "Kaiko'o house" or "house at Kaiko'o" in the Hawaiian language - is elegantly appointed so you can spend the downtime on your vacation relaxing in comfort and style. The house is air conditioned so you can chill out to your heart's content on even the warmest of afternoons, although most days you won't need it, as the trade winds gently flow through the home assisted by ceiling fans throughout. The living and dining rooms are graced with vaulted ceilings above and authentic Tibetan floor rugs below. Cook up a storm in the large custom kitchen with 2 full sized stainless steel refrigerators, 2 sinks, tons of granite countertop space, and even a wine fridge to keep your favorite vintage at the absolute perfect temperature. Spend a little time in the master bedroom's island resort-style outside shower and watch all your stresses wash away as they slip down the drain.
A quick 2 block stroll down quiet neighborhood streets brings you to the shores of Cromwell's Beach, a favorite among locals who live in the area for its pristine white sands, protected nearshore swimming areas, and lack of crowds. Especially popular is the open salt water pool at the base of the Shangri La estate, former home of Doris Duke. This stunning estate is now owned by the Honolulu Museum of Art, which offers private tours of the estate grounds and its outstanding art collection.
Explore a little farther by peddle power with one of the 4 bicycles the owner has graciously included for renter use. Diamond Head and Waikiki are now easily within reach without any of the usual hassles and expenses of parking! Save even more money on rentals and purchases by using the numerous boogie boards, 4 soft top surfboards, and other beach gear also provided. When you get home, rinse off the salt with the warm fresh water of your own private outdoor heated shower room in the back yard.
When you head out on an adventure by car, you will be thrilled by this home's central location. Less than 30 minutes on the road in normal traffic will get you to most parts of the island.... Take the scenic drive over the Ko'olau Mountain Range to the north and you'll find the sprawling white sand beaches of Kailua and Lanikai, including the Mokulua Islands just a short kayak paddle off shore with plenty of nearby kayak rentals to choose from so you can explore this iconic island treasure. Be sure to stop at the Pali Lookout at the top of the Ko'olau Mountains on the way there for breathtaking panoramic views of the windward side.... Head 15 minutes east to Hawai'i Kai to stock up at Costco or enjoy water sports adventures galore at Maunalua Bay, including jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, and the exhilarating "Jetpack" thrill ride! Or, take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the world famous Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve for some of the best snorkeling on the planet. Drive east for another 10 minutes to soak in the picturesque coastline views of Koko Head, Sandy Beach, and Makapu'u.... And just 5-10 minutes away to the immediate west is world famous Waikiki, with its myriad of shopping, restaurant, food, bar, and night club options, as well as ocean sports activities galore like surfing lessons, canoe surfing rides, and catamaran cruises. Keep heading west and you'll soon find yourself at Ala Moana Shopping Center, downtown Honolulu, Honolulu harbor and Pearl Harbor.
On days when you're not feeling quite as adventurous, just relax at home and take a dip in your own private backyard oasis instead. Kick back and soak up a few warm rays while you gaze at the stunning Ko'olau Mountains during the day. Once the sun sets behind nearby Diamond Head, soak in the sights of the famous Honolulu City Lights twinkling in the distance.
Out of respect for the serenity of this quiet residential neighborhood, events, parties, or loud music are not permitted.
Come stay at Hale Kaiko'o and enjoy warm sunny days, cool nights, and a great time with family and friends!
Transient Accommodation Tax ID#: TA-162-528-4608-01
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