Kuapa Villa is a quaint 2,000 square foot marina-front home with pool, large back deck, and amazing marina views. You will love the location of this home, as it is very close to tons of amazing sights, great shopping and restaurant options, and loads of other fun activities and attractions. It also offers direct access to the calm waters of the Hawai'i Kai Marina via its very own private dock and a pair of ocean kayaks for you to enjoy during your stay!
Located on a quiet residential peninsula, Kuapa Villa is perched right on the water in an area known by the ancient Hawaiians as Kuapa Pond. The area was once one of the largest fish ponds in the Hawaiian islands, but was dredged and filled in the 1960's and 70's to create the large private waterway now known as the Hawai'i Kai Marina. These marina-front homes have become some of the most sought after residential properties on the entire island, and for very good reason. Residents and visitors alike fall in love with the safe, quiet streets on land and the similarly safe, quiet waterways of this completely private marina. It's one of the only places in the entire state where you can take a boat or paddle a kayak to dine at one of the many nearby marina-front restaurants!
One of the best features of this neighborhood is its extremely close proximity to a myriad of exciting - and useful - destinations. A quick 5 minute drive will bring you to most everything you will need to enjoy your vacation to the fullest....
For some serious underwater fun, you will find world famous Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve just over the hill, with its pristine white sand beach and some of the best snorkeling on the entire planet. You'll also find Maunalua Bay, one of the premiere water sports adventure locations in the entire state, with several different companies offering water sports galore, including jet skiing, parasailing, surfing, stand-up paddling, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, wake boarding, and the exhilarating "Jetpack" thrill ride!
If land-based activity is more your thing, there are several great hikes close by, including the immensely popular Koko Crater Railway Trail which offers a great work-out on the ascent and rewards your efforts with spectacular ocean and mountain views from the summit. If you're lucky enough to have your stay coincide with a full moon, take this hike in the late afternoon and watch an unforgettable full moon rise over the Pacific!
If shopping is more your thing, you will delight to find 3 different shopping centers within 2 miles of the house! Choose from tons of great boutique shops and restaurants, as well as multiple grocery stores (including Costco!), drug stores/pharmacies, and even a multi-plex movie theatre.
Should you feel the urge to drive farther than 5 minutes, you will be thrilled to find out that you can get to most parts of the island in under 30 minutes, including Waikiki and Honolulu!
Take the scenic drive around the east side and within the first 10 minutes, you'll be soaking in the picturesque coastline views of Koko Head, Sandy Beach, and Makapu'u. Make a pit stop at the Halona Blow Hole to watch this natural water spout shoot ocean spray dozens of feet into the air. If you stop here during the winter months, the keen eyed visitor will almost certainly be able to spot Humpback whales frolicking in the deep waters just offshore!
Round the corner and continue driving past the sprawling pristine white sands of Waimanalo Bay and you'll soon reach the world famous beaches of Kailua and Lanikai. Just a short kayak paddle off shore of Lanikai Beach are the picturesque Mokulua Islands. With plenty of nearby kayak rentals to choose from, I highly recommend you spend a day to fully explore this iconic island treasure!
Head the other direction (west) and you'll soon find yourself in 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, submarine tours & catamaran cruises. Keep heading west and you'll soon find yourself at Ala Moana Center, the largest outdoor shopping center in the world, with more than 300 shops & restaurants.
Another 5-10 minutes will bring you to the historic sites of downtown Honolulu, including 'I'olani Palace (the only royal palace in the United States) & the historic Chinatown district. There's also Honolulu Harbor where you can dine and drink right on the waterfront, or board one of the many ships for a sunset dinner cruise or even a late night "booze cruise" for some real fun!
Venture a few miles farther west & you'll find yourself at historic Pearl Harbor where the U.S.S. Arizona still sits in the waters where it was sunk 75 years ago on December 7, 1941 which indeed turned out to be a "day that will live in infamy".
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 views of Koko Head across the marina. Soak in some warm rays on the back deck, then take a dip to cool down in your own backyard oasis.
Although the house is close to Waikiki and Honolulu, rest assured it is completely removed from the considerable urban sprawl of the big city, allowing you to relax in peace and quiet during the downtime of your vacation.
Out of respect for the serenity of this quiet residential neighborhood, events, parties, or loud music are not permitted.
A couple things worth noting.... This is a brand new rental property, which is why we have so few public reviews at this time.
Come enjoy warm sunny days, cool nights, and a great time with family and friends at the Kuapa Villa!
Daily rate: $650 plus tax and cleaning.
Peak holiday rate: $850 plus tax and cleaning.
Great waterfront property with pool!
Stayed May 2022
We stayed here for a week with our son & daughter-in-law. The view is spectacular! The pool was wonderful! The breeze was perfect with the open windows & we used the air conditioner in the bedroom. We enjoyed kayaking in the double kayak! Our son used the paddle board! The beds were very comfortable & there were large beach towels provided. We did a few excursions & hikes. This house was in a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. We had everything we needed & enjoyed our stay!
Wish we could stay longer!
Stayed Apr 2022
This house is in a quiet neighborhood east of Waikiki Beach in a marina. Great restaurants and a Safeway grocery store nearby. What really makes this house exceptional is the pool, lanai and dock on a canal that leads out to the ocean. Honestly the view is wonderful. Kitchen and bathrooms are great. Met a couple of the neighbors and they were wonderful. Lise, the property manager, is a dream to work with. This house has a kayak, stand up paddle board, pool floats and fishing poles. Only complaint is there needs to be a couple more lounge chairs by the pool. Truly hated to leave.
So glad we stayed here
Stayed Jan 2022
The pool and location on the canal were the best. The neighborhood was super quiet and people were nice. The location in East Honolulu is great for access to the island and for proximity to the city. Really glad we stayed here.
Stayed Dec 2021
We love the Hawaii Kai area. We appreciate how relaxing the neighborhood is but nearby to stores and restaurants. The house was equipped and stocked with everything we needed and so cozy and comfy to come back to after days out exploring. From booking to stay we had a great experience!
Stayed Dec 2021
We had a wonderful stay. The property is in the perfect location where you’re close enough to everything but still far away enough to feel like you’re on holiday. It is an older house but it was clean and comfortable. Pool and dock were the highlights. Lise was always super helpful and responsive. We enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning!
Soothing home to help you rest.
Stayed Oct 2021
This house has everything you need to be able to enjoy the island. They have beach towels, goggles, flippers, sunscreen, beach chairs, kayak, stand up paddle board, which can be used in the little marina around. The manager Lise was wonderful and reminded me to take garbage out and brought us new life jackets to use for the kayak. You are in as great location where you can drive 39 minutes to Waikiki or go the other was and be to target and Ulta in 25 minutes.
Stayed Oct 2021
The location was beautiful and the neighborhood was quiet, and conveniently close to Safeway, Costco, restaurants, fast food, gas, movie theaters and more. The home was lovely and exactly what we needed. It ended up being just 4 of us instead of 6 and we had a ton of space to relax in. The master is huge and the extra bedrooms were a good size. We had family meals at both the indoor dining table and the outdoor table on the patio and loved both areas. We used the paddle board every day as well as the pool, and even just sat on the dock with coffee every morning, just enjoying the view. My daughter had to work from home from 6am-2pm for 3 of the 6 days we were there, and had several video meetings, and the internet worked well for her with no problems at all. Check in and check out was simple and easy, and Lise was wonderful, quick to respond, and a pleasure to work with. Mahalo and a hui hou Lise! We look forward to next time!
Great property on the water
Stayed Sep 2021
We needed a private house with pool doe a safer distanced vacation with our young kids and this place delivered.
Only issue happened when the landscaping guys did their job, unfortunately aerosolizing pollen off the flowers at the front of the house and into one of the bedrooms. We had no warning to close the windows for that time to prevent the subsequent allergies.
But otherwise, great stay!
Stayed Aug 2021
It was fantastic. Lise was wonderful to work with and the property was beautiful and in a wonderful location.
Comfortable home in a wonderful location
Stayed Jul 2021
Linda V.Palo Alto, CA
We had a wonderful stay at Kuapa Villa. The home is situated on a cul-de-sac, was comfortable and spacious. The pool was refreshing and the view of Koko Head and the peaceful marina was a really special backdrop - a nice way to start and end each day. Great location, close to shopping and activities and easy to navigate to other parts of the island. Lise was warm, responsive and gracious throughout our stay. We had a lovely stay and wished we were still there.
Stayed Jul 2021
Nice property that met our needs. It could be made really awesome, with some fresh paint and new carpet. Also the wood laminate floor kept me constantly worried with the pool just outside. I recommend replacing with a waterproof flooring like LVP. The deck outside is really slippery- we slipped. a few times so be careful! The outside patio area ambiance could really be elevated with some soft lighting or twinkle lights. Overall it was a nice house and it met our needs. Great location and close to everything. The property manager Lise was outstanding and a pleasure to deal with. She returned any communication with us promptly!
Relaxing Family Getaway
Stayed Jun 2021
From my initial correspondence with Lise to our final checkout, everything about this property & stay was fantastic!
Great response to any questions along with wonderful insight about the area beaches & tips.
The pool was amazing and the home had more space than you think from looking at the photos.
Very quiet & safe neighborhood & easy to get to grocery & shopping.
We had 6 total people & all had a great time! I cannot wait to return!
Paradise on the marina
Stayed Jun 2021
From beginning to end the process to rent this property was flawless. It was so nice to have our own home and private pool. The best feature of the house is the indoor outdoor living space., the whole back wall is floor to ceiling windows, with large glass doors that open to the outside. These are screen to keep closed so the bugs stay out. The island breeze and birds chirping could be heard through out the house. It was lovely! Each bedroom had air conditioning, which we used and the kitchen was well appointed. Bring your own shampoo and conditioner. Location is fantastic. Costco, Safeway, restaurants and even urgent care is with 10 minute drive. You will love your own private dock on the marina. Every day we took the paddle board and kayak out. We are a family of 6, 4 kids, ages 11-19. Everyone had a place to hang out and yet we were able to spread loads of quality time together. Thank you Liza for quick responses and the aloha welcome and well wishes. We will not hesitate to return and highly recommend this amazing home.
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