Place in Paradise


Rates: $2567 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5.5
Bed types: KKKQQQQ (sleeps 14)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 193 reviews)
Place in Paradise - Kailua offers casual oceanfront accommodations on one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Kailua Beach has been voted "Best Beach in the United States" by a variety of publications. Five bedrooms and five and half baths make this an ideal home to enjoy on your next Oahu visit. Large outdoor deck spaces provide the perfect place to relax in the sun or enjoy a barbecue while taking in the breathtaking views of the Bay. Kailua Beach offers 3 miles of fine, soft white sand along a crescent shaped bay bordered by clear turquoise waters which have a consistent year round temperature of about 75 degrees F (25 C). The steady off shore trade winds, water temperature and protective reef make this bay a popular area for all sorts of water sports including Kayaking, Stand-Up Paddling, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Swimming and Kite Surfing. The home includes a fully equipped kitchen with granite counter tops and up-to-date appliances. A large living area features picture windows facing the sea in addition to a comfortable media room for entertainment.
Beach chairs, boogie boards, and beach towels, are a few of the amenities included.

The Bedroom Configurations Are As Follows:
Upstairs:
Bedroom 1 - (Primary Bedroom) King Bed, ocean front with private lanai, split a/c, Smart TV, and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 2 - King Bed, ocean front with private lanai window a/c, and ensuite bathroom.

Downstairs;
Bedroom 3 -  Two Queen Beds, window a/c, smart TV, and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 4 - Two Queen beds, split a/c, smart TV, and ensuite bathroom
Bedroom 5 - King bed with view of ocean across the courtyard, split a/c, Smart TV, and ensuite bathroom

Smart TV in media room

The main living space, dining and kitchen areas are not air conditioned but as we are on the ocean, the home enjoys tradewinds year 'round.

With periodic restrictions for maintenance, guests may also enjoy the facilities of the Hale Kai Surf and Racquet Club with a swimming pool, tennis court, paddle tennis court (also used for pickleball) and clubhouse (generally available after 12noon to rental guests), located just steps away. This is a great, casual retreat at any time of the year.

SPECIAL NOTICE TO GUESTS: This home is for quiet residential vacation accommodations only. Parties, weddings, receptions, events or gatherings of any kind are strictly prohibited. Private chefs, caterers, photographers and other commercial vendors are not permitted.

PARKING: Guests are provided a garage to accommodate 1 large or 2 small vehicles. In addition, 2 cars may be parked on the driveway surface only. No street parking is permitted in this area.

This property is professionally managed by Private Homes Hawaii, LLC and is licensed as a short term vacation rental, Non-Conforming Use Permit Number 90/TVU-0248, and is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodations,
Lic#TA-060-877-8240-01. TMK0. Registration Number: GE-060-877-8240-01, 430210250000, TA-060-877-8240-01

Place in Paradise Reviews



Kami H.
March 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had 8 women celebrating our 60th birthdays together. Even though the weather wasn't perfect, we got to enjoy the ocean because the view from the living and dining room was panoramic up and down the beach. There were so many gathering places and we connected and enjoyed each other in all of them!


John B.
February 2024
It is a wonderful house for large family gatherings located on an awesome beach.


Sabra S.
February 2024
The home was all we needed. Very nice , clean and comfortable. We would stay there again.lots of room to relax for lots of people.


RRR P.
February 2024
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our family of 10, including grandkids and grandparents, absolutely loved our week here. The layout of the house worked great for us. We enjoyed walking the beach every day. Our favorite was eating on the patio outside and hearing the ocean. Alia was fantastic to work with whenever we had a question or minor issue. Also-we had an awesome experience with a local private chef who ended up coming to the rental and making meals for us while we were there. I can't recommend him enough. So affordable and friendly. And with this house and view, why would you want to leave? Here is his website: Thank you for a wonderful stay! We hope to return someday! It was just such an incredible time!


Lynn J.
December 2023
We enjoyed a wonderful family reunion here. The home is comfortable and so accommodating. Even though we had a few glitches, the manager resolved issues very quickly and was attentive to our needs.


Shawna S.
November 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We have stayed here before, and we keep coming back. Alia and her team are so thorough and thoughtful.My sister was getting married down the road, and we used the property for our family and hosting some of the smaller event. It was perfect.


Charady G.
November 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This house absolutely wonderful! We had 10 in our group and it gave us plenty of room and privacy! Everything was clean and well equipped. The views are stunning and you literally are steps from the ocean! I could not be more pleased!! Highly recommend! Absolutely worth the money!!


Carol M.
September 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Located on a private quiet street, my family and I were so very lucky to find this wonderful property. You could not ask for anything more. We were within steps of the beach. The balconies and the view from the grounds were calming and delightful. And then there was ready access to a pool and athletic courts.There was a large kitchen with an ample sized dining room, two living spaces, and bedrooms with baths to accommodate all twelve of us.The bedding and blankets were wonderful. There were more than enough towels for our use as well as for the beach. The outside was well kept and fully furnished with several different areas to sit, relax, and have a meal.Restaurants and grocery stores were just minutes away and made meal preparation very easy. The management team was attentive and provided all the information we needed well in advance of our stay. I give this property a five-star rating and intend to make a second trip happen very soon.


Steve W.
August 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Absolutely loved our stay at this home. Very comfortable, very convenient, very private. The morning sunrises were spectacular, friendly community, short drives to all the really good hiking, kayak, snorkeling, dining, etc. Lots of inside and outside space. Alia and her team were most gracious and attentive leading up to and throughout our stay. If we returned to the area, we would certainly return to this home.


Kay I.
July 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We totally enjoyed our stay! It was our second time and we have already booked it again for next year. You are minutes always from shops, restaurants, snorkeling, and golf courses, yet have the serenity of being on a private drive. All 5 bedrooms have their own bath and the floor plan is great for large groups. We had 11 of us. The beach is fantastic and just steps away. The club, just a few houses down, was great for the kids for a change of pace with a pool, basketball court and pickle ball. We did have a few minor issues with the house and Alia and her team were on it immediately and couldn’t do enough to make everything right!


Heather S.
July 2023
The house was perfectly located on the beach and just as beautiful as the listing. Communication was excellent throughout. We’d love to come back!


Abby R.
June 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We chose Place in Paradise for a family vacation to bring our children and grandchildren together from Maryland and California. The house did not disappoint! It was so spacious and we loved being right on the beach. The views were spectacular and the sunrises were gorgeous! We had a wonderful time together with meals around the dining room table as well as lots of beach time. The house is extremely well equipped. We all hated to leave at the end of the week & would definitely consider a return visit. Mahalo!


Carla W.
June 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was just what we needed as we took our adult children and their spouses. It is just steps away from the beach, and in a quieter part of Hawaii. The house has everything you would need.



June 2023
The house is large and nice, location is perfect, everything worked. There is a large outdoor space, including kind of a courtyard, great for windy times (the house shields it quite nicely). And the manager was extremely nice and helpful, they made sure every bathroom had shampoo and hair conditioner, this level of service is increasingly hard to come by nowadays.


Eileen C.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a fabulous stay at Kailua Beachfront. The home was all we could need and wish for in a family vacation.


Stanford Y.
May 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had 10 family members to celebrate a graduation on the island and could not have been more pleased with the space, privacy of the five bedrooms giving everyone their own space and vast amount of beautiful get-together spaces. Gourmet kitchen was fully stocked for amazing family dinners every night, easily saved us $300 each meal. Interior design and finishes very high end, luxury hotel quality. Staff was available 24/7 for anything but frankly nothing needed. Abundant beach towels and beach chairs and toys all the including boogie boards, surf boards, floatation toys, sunscreen bug spray, aloe-- nothing was left out for a luxurious, comfortable stay right on the shores of Kailua beach. Best memory, falling to sleep and waking to the sight and sounds of the gentle waves just a few yards away!


Denise T.
March 2023
Wonderful family trip


Karen R.
March 2023
Our family of 13 including 3 generations ranging from 6 to 70 had such a wonderful week here in Kailua. The location is perfect! The beach is just out from the backyard with easy access. The home was equipped with everything we needed for the kitchen and plenty of beach chairs, toys and snorkeling gear for fun at the beach. The home is spacious with comfortable gathering areas and generous size bedrooms. We would definitely stay again!


Helen Castro L.
January 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This classic home has such a well thought-out floor plan. Each of the five well-furnished bedrooms has an ensuite bathroom. The guest bedroom on the second floor was a personal favorite: opening the balcony door and the windows brought in the fresh sea breeze. The well-provisioned kitchen has a layout that made food preparation efficient. The home is conveniently located and is a few minutes' drive to restaurants, Foodland, Whole Foods, and Safeway for any items that might have been missed. There are many places within the property that guests may choose to be in a group or be by themselves. The home truly provides a wonderful way to experience Kailua.


Diana M.
January 2023
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: My family and I had such an amazing time together at this beautiful beach home. From checking in the first day to checking out everything was great. Management was very professional, helpful and nice. We felt so welcomed when first arriving with a very sweet welcome basket with amazing snacks and yummy local fruit! The layout of the home and rooms worked perfectly for our family where everyone had their own private and bathroom. The home was very clean when we arrived. One of the great perks of this home is that each room has an air conditioner which is very rare in a beach home! The home is literally steps from the beach where we would take long walks often to throughout the day! The dining table was perfect which allowed us as a large family to spend many meals together eating, laughing and just enjoying each others company. The home is is also very kid friendly and since we went around the holidays we were pleasantly surprised with a gorgeous Christmas tree in the living room which made the home even more homier and festive! We highly recommend this home and will definitely look forward to hopefully come back!


Cynthia C.
December 2022
Perfect house for multigenerational vacation! Grandma and grandpa, and three sons with their own children. Just steps from the beach. Plenty of boogie boards, a couple of surfboards and beach toys for the little ones. We will return.



December 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Wonderful experience over the Thanksgiving holiday. The house, setting and ambiance of Kailua created the foundation for a memorable family experience. Mahalo


Judith J.
November 2022
The photos of the property are great, The actual property is super fantastic. Enough room for families of all age groups and sizes to spread out and relax. Well appointed in every aspect. Beach toys, beach equipment and beach towels all provided! I cannot say enough. We came to bring my fathers ashes back to Hawaii and to revisit where our children were born and we lived for almost 15 years. It was wonderful seeing my children frolick in the surf with their children. The little ones enjoyed the sand and shoreline as well. I was totally pleased with our stay. Mahalo Nui Loa


Krystal A.
November 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was clean. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had 11 family members for a week at this lovely home. The beach access is second to none. The house is stocked with everything you could need; plenty of towels and linens. ALL kitchen and bar utensils... lots of games and puzzles. It was wonderful.


Wendy W.
October 2022
We had an absolute fantastic stay here on the property. The beach was close, the property manager was super responsive, friendly and really went out of his way to make sure our stay was ideal. We would absolutely recommend this place for future guests and would come back!!!!


Kimberly H.
September 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: A truly dreamy stay on what very well may be the most beautiful beach anywhere. We were walking out the door and taking sunrise dips and moonrise swims. The house is so spacious and accommodates a large family so easily. The kitchen is well equipped and there’s lots of fun beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and toys galore. We had the best time.


phi n.
September 2022
This is the best place to stay. We loved everything about it. Steps to a virtually private beach. Accommodations were comfortable and roomy.


Ann N.
August 2022
Well suited for a large group looking to relax and enjoy all the beach has to offer. Killer sunrises on a clean, wide beach with very few beach goers on the weekday, and minimal on the weekends. Easy drive to Honolulu, but found Kailua and Kaneohe had everything we needed for convenience and dining out. One bedroom’s wall AC wasn’t cooling, so property manager had a in-room R2D2 style AC placed, which was a little loud and cooled less well, but a was good substitute in a pinch. Also, be aware of loose high riding tiles on the patio, and a sneaky low lying root/stump on path to the beach… tripped us up a couple of times, could be hazardous for elderly or imbibers. Would definitely rent again. A winner.


Pathama P.
August 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Aloha,Place of Paradise at 824 N Kalaheo Ave in nothing short of a real Paradise. We were there for a week and its has to be one of the best place on earth we have ever lay our eyes on, the house was perfect with majestic view of Oneawa beach, Kailua Bay in every room, the beach are stone throw away from the house, which has the crystal clear water and perfect wave for short board and surfing which the house provide all the necessity for a day of fun on the beach. Even tho the house is far from downtown Wikiki but the house provide one of the most equip kitchen I have ever seen from a grain of salt right down to a rice cooker! With a bonus bartending area with fully equip cocktails equipment to an ice maker machine, with all said and done it is a must visit and stay place in Honolulu, Hawaii. Would definitely recommend any one that will come and stay at Place in Paradise from all the pieces of my heart, you will have the best time of your life ever! Mahalo!!!Sent from my iPhone


Michael W.
August 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our family of 7 adults and 7 children spent a week at this home in July 2022. It was pretty close to perfect for our group. If is about 100 yards from a lovely and uncrowded white sand beach. At least at this time of year, the water is warm and the waves are gentle, which was perfect for the children in our group. The house is well-equipped with beach gear, and the views (especially from the upstairs bedrooms) are remarkable. We liked that location. It's close to Honolulu, Pearl Harbor, etc. And drive up to Laie (less than an hour) and go the Polynesian Cultural Center, which was a real highlight. That's enough. We had a marvelous time. We hope to come back again some day.


Jerry H.
August 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our family stay at Place in Paradise, in Kailua. The house is beautiful. Well equipped with comfortable furnishing, great kitchen with plenty of dishes and cooking utensiles, nice outdoor grill and furniture. A good variety of equipment for playing on the beach and in the water. We did not used the tennis court or pool, but they looked nice. The beach is about 75 steps from the back fence. The property manager was great in communicating and responding to our needs. Room garage for two cars, and well as parking for two cars in driveway. I highly recommend this property for a great stay on Oahu!


Kay I.
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Absolutely incredible location on the beach in a spacious, well designed (inside and out) and super well stocked house. Our family of 11 (ages 86-9) fit perfectly and were super comfortable. The pool and pickle ball court a few houses down at the private club came in handy when the jelly fish were invading the beach. Also great pick up and eating out places close by. One of our favorites was Tamuras for poke on furikaka shrimp chips!


Amy F.
July 2022
The lovely house is right on the beach and a 4th of July fireworks was an unexpected bonus! We have 14 in our family and the large house was perfect for us. Thank you for maintaining such a lovely place.


Gisele P.
July 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our multigeneration family of 11 experienced the vacation of a lifetime at this perfect beach front rental. The house accommodated our large group wonderfully, with everyone having a private space and plenty of bathrooms. We could have a family meal at the same table and all sit together while enjoying the most beautiful view of the beach. Sun rises were stunning! We stepped out the door to the spectacular beach that was never crowded. Our grandkids enjoyed using the boogie boards provided and the adults also took advantage of the snorkeling equipment. The beach was safe for even the youngest in the family and we enjoyed it each and every day. You can't beat the location, as it was quiet, yet convenient to get to almost anywhere on the island. Steven was very responsive to any question or need that we had, from the time we booked the house, to the time we left. Great family memories were made at this special Place in Paradise!


Stephen P.
May 2022
A lovely home in an amazing location - perfect spaces for a big group to have time together and space apart


A guest from Lakewood, CO
April 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed our first stay at this beautiful house. The 11 of us (our children and grandchildren) loved the location allowing us to go back and forth to the beach easily. Everything for the beach is provided as stated in other reviews. We ate all our meals at the house with everyone around the big table for wonderful conversations.Any issues were promptly taken care of by Steven and Patty. The layout of the home allowed each family to have their space and other areas to gather together. We truly loved our stay at Place in Paradise and would love to return again.


Amy G.
April 2022
Stunning! This property is incredible… it went beyond our expectations, was spacious inside and out and is very well kept. The view and location are without peer and Kailua Beach is the best beach on the Island. Access to the beach was mere steps away, but the architecture & landscape still afforded privacy without blocking views or giving the feeling of being enclosed within a compound. The neighborhood is quiet and the neighbors were very friendly. The list of accessories and quantities provided are too numerous to list (beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, umbrellas, kitchen utensils, ice maker, two refrigerators, 2 sets of washers & dryers, etc., etc…). If it wasn’t available, we didn’t need it. The property management team (Steven, Kim, Patty) were great to work with and were quick with responses to our questions. The team is very attentive to every detail… We were even greeted with a basket of food & wine upon our arrival. Our family of 9 stayed for 10 days and we are already plotting our return. This is a Place in Paradise.


Andrea D.
March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved Place in Paradise! We will go back!


Teresa O.
March 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had nine adults and three children and would highly recommend this house. Here is why we loved it:- Pool and tennis courts were a quick two min walk from the house; kids loved it- House was well stocked with towels, kitchen supplies, and games/children’s books by (spices were a little limited but kitchen had everything else you’d need)- Second fridge in the garage, Vitamix and industrial ice maker made for fun tropical drinks - Two sets of washer/dryers- House was right on a perfect beach for sand castles, walking, swimming, surfing, boogie boarding- We saw whales from the beach- Garage came FULLY stocked with beach chairs, some snorkeling equipment, two fishing poles, tons of kids beach toys, tennis rackets, coolers, life jackets, beach umbrellas- We enjoyed making dinner on the grill and eating on the patio- The street the house was on, was for residents only; this allowed our kiddos to bike and walk safely- House was super close to cute Kailua town (Whole Foods, target, Safeway, and lots of local restaurants)- Bike path to beaches was just a block up from the house- Beds were super comfy; good quality pillows and sheets- Proximity to hiking, Waikiki, lainkai, waimnolo was easyAll said, we’d definitely stay here again. It was incredible and the thoughtfulness of the house and hosts (Ie we arrived to tropical music in the house and a gorgeous welcome basket full of local treats) far exceeded expectations.


Keri R.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location of this home can't be beat! The house is beautiful and well-maintained. The management company was always quick to respond and very helpful during our stay and even beforehand when we were planning our trip.


Mary L.
February 2022
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed in early February with an extended family group of 7 adults and 2 small children. This house is truly wonderful, as the other reviews state. The beach is literally your backyard, but there is still privacy and so many places to relax and enjoy the scenery. Kailua beach is not as crowded as other great beaches on Oahu especially on weekdays, and we spent a great deal of time there. The house comes with an amazing array of items that contribute to a wonderful vacation. There is an extra refrigerator in the garage, we used it for drinks, and in the dining room there is a bar with an ice-maker (much appreciated). The kitchen is extraordinarily well-equipped. Due to COVID we cooked most of our meals there and even did some baking--everything we needed was there. And the glasses, dishes and silverware were sufficient for all of us including a separate set that was plastic for outdoors. The only item we lacked was reusable shopping bags--that would be a nice addition. There are so many beach toys for children and adults, all much appreciated. We rented a collapsable canvas wagon and that was very helpful to haul things back and forth to the beach. There was a PaknPlay for our toddler (we rented one so it would have been nice to know it was there). The outdoor table that seats 14 was perfect for COVID spacing, we ate most of our meals there. The beds were all very comfortable. Some of the BR AC units were a little noisy, but we hardly used them, and didn't need them for sleeping with the cool nights in February. Finally, the Private Homes Hawaii people were all great--responsive and attentive. All in all a wonderful vacation, we will definitely be back.


Angela P.
February 2022
This property was beautiful! The home had more than enough space for our extended family of 14. The beach was stunning and quiet-quite a difference from the craziness of Waikiki! The kids had a blast with the beach toys and boogie boards. This rental also has all the beach amenities needed (towels, toys, chairs, umbrella). We were also greeted with a wonderful welcome basket. Our stay was amzaing!


Michelle G.
January 2022
The house was even more amazing than described! Our group of ten had plenty of room to relax and the beach was just steps away. Highly, highly recommended!


Misty V.
December 2021
This is a fabulous beachfront home for the whole family. We stayed with a group of 12 ranging in ages from 8-71 years. It is on a quiet beachfront area that is frequented mostly by locals, so it was very family friendly and good area of the beach for playing in the waves, boogie boarding, paddle boarding and learning to surf. The home is clean, nicely kept and kitchen is well stocked. A lovely stocked gift basket was there at our arrival. Beds were comfortable and linens were nice quality. We got lots of enjoyment from the body boards and beach chairs that are provided. For a group our size the 2 sets of washer/dryers were very helpful. The management company was very responsive and good about notifying us about things. The home had WIFI, but it was not good. We all ended up turning off WIFI and using data. There were plenty of restaurant and shopping options within a 10 min drive and it was only 30 mins to Honolulu, the airport, and 45 mins - hour from North Shore, Polynesian Cultural Center and Haleiwa. This home is on the windward side and can often be pretty breezy, but this side of the island is also more green and lush. The only major drawback was that we visited during a very rainy spell and the home's location is in the bay area, which traps in the run off from the city making the water very brown, polluted and unsuitable for use, which affected use for days. We could still enjoy walking/playing on the beach, but couldn't get in the water. Overall, we would definitely stay at this "place in paradise" again and are so thankful for the memories it gave us.


Tara F.
November 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had an excellent stay. Great home in an exceptional location.


Grace B.
September 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our house was an absolute dream!! The views from anywhere in the house were amazing! Being steps from the beach was amazing!!! The furniture and beds were welcoming and comfortable! This is truly a luxury home! The home was very well maintained and clean! Having a well stocked home with plastic wrap, foil, seasonings, laundry detergent, a welcome book full of suggestions, and beach equipment was much appreciated! We will be back to this house and Kailua!!!


Angela R.
September 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Place in Paradise! It was the perfect layout for our group and best location on the island! We could have stayed forever!


Sally H.
August 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a wonderful stay in this amazing home on the ocean in Kailua! The house met all our needs and had plenty of space for our group of 8. Each bedroom was very comfortable, the kitchen well stocked and the beach absolutely perfect! The property management was great to work with- sent emails in advance of our stay with all the information we needed and communicated with us while we were there too. We couldn't have had a better time!


Michael Z.
August 2021
The house was beautiful —- just like the pictures. Right on the beach and walking distance to Nico’s, a great little restaurant and bar. Kailua is a beautiful beach without crowds of tourists. We will return.


Ron T.
August 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was beautiful, the area is fantastic. We spend many mornings on the beach and body surfing. The house is well equipped for just about everything you could need. The 2 sets of washer/dryers were a pleasant surprise.


Sherri and Mark N.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Awesome house with all the amenities and in the perfect location. Very quiet neighborhood with NO traffic. Plenty of toys, chairs, etc for the ocean, you do not need to bring anything except for yourself/family. The layout of the house is perfect with the two master suites on the second floor. Within minutes of everything you need.


Maryann B.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Great house, great location, don't hesitate to stay here. Steven, the manager, is attentive and responsive and the house was clean, well stocked and large enough to fit three families without feeling cramped at all. And just steps to the beach!


Cassi T.
July 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our family had the best vacation at place in paradise. We will definitely be back again. The home was more than we imagined and loved the location!


Rowena N.
June 2021
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very clean. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We all loved our stay at this wonderful beach house in Kailua. Location was outstanding- right on the beach. We watched the sun come up every morning from our bed. Everything we needed was here for the beach- boogie boards, beach chairs, fishing poles, plenty of beach towels, sand toys. Also lots of places to hang out outside and eat. Kitchen was well equipped, lots of cooking gear and serving platters, oils and good spices, 2 ovens, rice cooker and waffle maker. We even made a prime rib dinner while we were there, cooked breakfast almost every day. We had an issue with the air conditioner in the smaller master and they came in the next day and installed a new one while we were out. Amazing customer service. Another perk was that there were 2 washer snd dryers and lots of laundry detergent and dryer sheets as well as good bath products. We would stay here in a heartbeat if the place is available. We always stay in Kailua when we come to Oahu and have stayed at many places and this was by far one of the nicest. Great attention to details! Wonderful place.


Michael S.
November 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our entire family loved this home. The location and beach access were truly amazing. Being able to literally walk out your door right onto the sand and onto your mostly private beach is truly what a vacation should be.The home itself was spotless clean and any possible need was provided for from kitchen and cooking supplies to beach and water games and necessities. Out family of 12 never felt cramped or "too close" at any time. There are multiple areas to either congregate or separate into groups at your choosing.Our family looks forward to a return trip one day.


April M.
October 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This vacation rental is amazing ! Our family loves to stay here ! We can’t wait to come back. They have thought of every item you will need for the trip and it is at the house !


Cindy B.
October 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Place in Paradise was perfect for us. The ocean views are spectaular and the beach is practically at your door. It was nice not to load the car with beach gear and drive somewhere. There was an abundance of beach toys and equipment. The house is very well appointed with upscale furniture and accessories and linens. The Kitchen is fully equipped with everything needed for cooking and serving.


Mark B.
September 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The house was great and the beach (as always) was great



August 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We stayed at Place in Paradise over July 4th Week for a Family reunion. Could not have picked a better location !. Have stayed at many VRBOs in Kailua and this is one of the best. The house was large enough so that 12 people were very comfortable. Could walk right out the door to Kailua Beach . There is a community pool with tennis courts just a short stroll from the house, but who needs a pool when you have Kailua Beach at your doorstep. The house was well equipped with boogie boards, beach toys for kids, beach chairs. Located on a quite cut de sac so never was crowded. The kitchen had 2 rice cookers (definitely a plus for my family). Could not have picked a better location. My 16 year old son caught several fish right next to the house, 2 Oio (bonefish) and 2 papio (juvenile jack) . Walking distance to "Nicks" with some great poke...grocery store less than a mile Away. Amazing stay can't wait to come back


Anne-Marie S.
July 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We selected Place in Paradise for our family of ten adults. We gathered in Hawaii from across the country to reconnect and spend quality time together. We were looking for a beachfront home with multiple gathering spaces, a large kitchen and dining room, and en-suite bathrooms for each bedroom. Place in Paradise was perfect for us! We appreciated the responsive team at Private Homes Hawaii from the time we booked a year in advance, to the communication and information provided before and during our stay. Steven and Mitchell met us at the house for check in and familiarized us with the features and details of the home. They also presented us with the most delicious dessert to share - a specialty not to be missed! The house is beautifully appointed and filled with light. It provided plenty of storage for all of our luggage and groceries, and had thoughtful touches throughout. We appreciated the large selection of beach equipment, including umbrellas, beach mats, boogie boards and sand toys, as well as the outdoor shower. The kitchen was well outfitted for anything you might wish to cook. The ice machine and Vitamix were essential for so many delicious tropical smoothies, acai bowls, and frozen drinks. We cooked most of our meals together, and appreciated the close proximity to Foodland and Whole Foods. Some of the best shave ice on the island is also nearby at Island Snow in Kailua Town. We also stocked up on local produce at the farmer's market! The beds were so comfortable with super-soft linens and lots of down pillows. Each bedroom has A/C, which we used at night. During the day, the tradewinds kept the house comfortable as we opened the windows and doors to the absolutely breathtaking views of Kailua Beach and the hypnotic sound of the surf. The beach is literally steps away from the back door and we spent a lot of time there. From sunrise walks, to boogie boarding marathon sessions, to dinner as the sun set, we soaked it in! We loved it!


Jerry V.
June 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary with family and found the house to be exactly as pictured on the website. Great location with direct beach access and plenty of room for nine people. Kitchen cabinets could use a refresh, but didn't distract from overall condition and functionality of the house. Staff was available and responsive throughout the rental process. If you need space for multiple guests and enjoy being a few steps from a great beach, this is the house for you.


Allison P.
April 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was adequately helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: a bit isolated - no places for local even dining beyond family burger type fare. House terrific for two families.


Lauren G.
April 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: WE had an incredible vacation and the house on the beach was perfect for four families (13 in total). Kailua is rated one of the best walking beaches in Hawaii.


Beatrice H.
February 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is our third stay at 'A Place In Paradise' and we are planning our return. What a terrific location, wonderful beach house, great place to gather friends and family. House is equipped with everything you'll need to enjoy sand, water and sun!


phillip i.
February 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We rented this home sight unseen, and upon arriving the staff who greeted us was terrific, the home was super clean and a very good layout for staying with friends or another family, the beach is really amazing even by Hawaii standards, the commute is convenient to all points on the island, Nicest house we could have rented. Enjoy, we are from the Boston area.


amy c.
February 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We loved "place in paradise" so much that we have already booked another trip for October. We travel quite a bit and have stayed in many rentals but this by far was the best! Kim and Steven were great to work with from the beginning and we really appreciated it. Steven baked us a homemade bread pudding that was the best I've ever had which was really sweet! The layout of the house was perfect because we all had our own space but plenty of space to gather for meals etc. We had small children so it's perfect to be able to go right out the back fence to the beAch and not have to pack up and drive. The house has absolutely everything...even a vitamix! I was so happy because we use ours everyday at home and we were able to stick to our routine. Can't wait to return in October!



February 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Our family of 13 just stayed in the Place in Paradise home in Feb/2016 and we understand why is called just that. It truly is paradise! This beachfront home allowed for wonderful views of the beach from most rooms and the lush outdoor patio provided our large family a spacious shaded area to relax. The floor to ceiling windows in the living room and breakfast nook spoiled us with morning sunrise views and swaying palm trees and crashing waves. The beach access allowed us a quick walk to the beach with all the beach toys that were provided by the house. My family enjoyed the cozy atmosphere along with the beachfront perks. This was the trip of a lifetime for our family, one we hope to repeat someday. Place in Paradise exceeded our expectations. We will never forget the exceptional hospitality provided by Stephen and everyone we came in contact with during our stay. Thank you for making our trip a huge success, Gary and Natalie and family


Christine D.
January 2016
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This gorgeous house is one of those few rentals that lives up to its photos. It is in a perfect location and extremely well maintained. All the rooms are large, each bedroom has it's own bath. The furnishings are beautiful and tastefully selected. Lovely, open living spaces, enormous floor to ceiling windows, with perhaps the best view of the sunrise on the planet. Steven is a pleasure to work with and his professional attention to detail may leave you speechless. Fresh flowers in every room, a delicious home-made dessert waiting for you, lovely furnishings, beautiful linens, down pillows, everything spotlessly clean, Even the flatware in the kitchen drawers were lined up like soldiers on review. All the nice things people have written in other reviews is true. I happily reccomend this place to anyone who wants to be spoiled for a week on the loveliest beach I know.


Krista T.
November 2015
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was more than happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: Everything was wonderful. The house is well kept and Steven, the property manager, ensures you are taken care of and comfortable. Steps to the beach! We would recommend to anyone looking for a great family vacation rental.


Valerie T.
November 2015
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We had a family reunion at Kialua and had a fabulous time. The house was perfect for our needs--spacious, clean and well appointed. The beach was only a minute away yet had a feeling of privacy. The location is great and very quiet. We would book a stay at this property again in a heartbeat.


Lauren S.
October 2015
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: We rented the Place in Paradise for the week of our wedding in October with some family and close friends. There were 12 adults, 6 couples, and the house was perfect for all of our needs. All the bedrooms were spacious, comfortable and with elegant style. Having private bathrooms for each bedroom was also a great plus. Steven greeted us and was a very gracious, helpful host. The house is very well-kept and very modern design. Kitchen is well-stocked and well-organized. The back and side yard landscaping was lush, immaculate and had great lighting outdoors. Our entire experience from check-in to check-out was professional, friendly and efficient. I have no complaints about this location (except that we all miss it so much and can't wait to go back there!). Truly a pleasure and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful, comfortable beach front property in Kailua.

Note: Vacancy calendar is approximate. Visit the owner/manager's reservation site to verify your dates.

Travel Tip - Car Rentals
Discount Hawaii Car Rental often has the lowest car rental rates in Hawaii. There's no deposit, no booking fees, and you can cancel at anytime.