Hale Pohaku Beachfront Home Waimanalo


Rates: $1240 / night (avg.)
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Bed types: KQQFF (sleeps 8)
Reviews: 5.00 (from 48 reviews)
"Hale Pohaku" - Waimanalo is a beautiful beachfront home on one of Oahu's most spectacular beaches; Waimanalo. Listed on the Register of Hawaii's Historic Homes this classic restored beach house was built of lava rock during the reign of King Kalakaua. Guests enjoy the white sand beach that fronts the home as well as the clear blue waters for swimming, snorkeling and boogie boarding. Called "Hale Pohaku" or "House of Stone", this home sleeps 8 and is a wonderful getaway throughout the year. Guests enjoy the spacious living room with classic vaulted ceiling and large picture window overlooking the blue Pacific. Enjoy the 5 miles of sugary-white sand beach fronting the home as it extends for several miles along the shoreline.

There is a separate caretaker cottage with private entry also located at the front of this property (not intrusive to rental guests)!

This property is a licensed short-term vacation rental Non-Conforming Use Permit #90/TVU-0235. It is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodations, License # TA-059-395-6864-01. TMK 410040420000.

Note: Please beware of internet scam/fraud. This property may be reserved by designated agent only; Private Homes Hawaii, or by authorized marketing partners (including VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnb, FlipKey). Do not respond to other schemes asking for deposits. Registration Number: TA-059-395-6864-01, 410040420000, GE-059-395-6864-01

Hale Pohaku Beachfront Home Waimanalo Reviews



Kimberly C.
January 2024
Great place, old historic home! The pictures do not show the age so if you are looking for ‘new’ you may be dissatisfied. Awesome location on the beach!!


Susan C.
December 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 large family group. This home Accommodatedus beautifully. Superb location. The beautiful beach was just steps from the backyard. Backyard was a nice private retreat to enjoy the water and the beach. Inside the house had large windows looking out to the ocean. This property is lively, charming and a great place to just get away from it all!The property management company was wonderful to work with. Kind and extremely efficient. Great communication throughout the entire process.I would highly recommend this property and the management company.


joshua r.
October 2023
This house is amazing and so close to the beach. I will certainly come again and rent this property in the future.


Jelena K.
May 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: My family of 8 (3 generations) really enjoyed our stay in beautiful Hale Pohaku. Beach is wonderful, not crowded and like on the post cards. House was amazing, on the beach, very well equipped with everything you could posssibly need. Jeremy was great, organizing early and easy check in and responding to all our questions immediately. Amazing stay with our family. Only (minor) suggestion would be to get better blinds in master bedroom as the rising sun hits the windows directly at 6am in the morning. Other than that I would recommend this house to everyone and will be back soon.


nikolas p.
November 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: We've stayed here twice. We love the location and the beach access.


Sheila W.
December 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: Awesome house right on the beach! The house was large, well appointed and decorated with appropriate period furniture. BIG picture window for enjoying the ocean view. Loved falling asleep to the sound of waves on the beach. The gated entry made it feel extra safe and private. The management personnel and caretaker were professional and very helpful.We hope to be able to stay again in the future.


kari g.
March 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 cannot say enough about our stay, we absolutely loved this home, the location and every detail of our trip. This house provided everything we were hoping for on our family vacation. It’s location on the beach is perfect and stunning...literally steps to the sand. Plenty of room for our big family and amenities for our infant and toddler grandchildren. The living room window provides the most magnificent view of the beach, ocean and spectacular sunrise. The owner and property manager was very responsive. We will definitely be back at this home.


Mona C.
February 2021
The house is well situated on one of the best beaches on Oahu. The water is turquoise and sand is fine. The neighborhood feels authentically local and the historic house is very comfortable. Great place.


Adam D.
January 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: I traveled for a year with my family and wrote a book (How to Run Away from Home and Bring Your Family with you) about the experience. I have stayed in probably 100+ Airbnbs and I own a hotel. I am an experienced traveler and am in the hospitality industry.We loved this place. It was right on the water. Waves were good enough for kids but not too rough. The yard and outside area were amazing. I can't wait to come back.



March 2020
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: Family of 5, Mother, 2 sons, daughter-in-law, and 3 yr old grand-daughter. Room for 2-3 more people. Very comfortable and relaxing setting. Bathrooms could use a little up-grading. Beautiful view from house. Nice beach, nearby park. Would stay here again.


javier z.
January 2020
When i told my family, we are going to stay at the house most of the time needless to say they were not happy. But once we got to the house it was a different story, we had everything that the island offers in that little house. Awesome beach, awesome sunrise, awesome surroundings, awesome kitchen to cook in, Just perfect!! Thank you for everything, we had a great time!!! The Zamoras


Norma M.
December 2019
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: Historic home with a BEAUTIFUL Beach as part of it's front yard. Large grounds and very private.The home is old,so it took us a bit to get over some cosmetic issues like hairline sink cracks,doors with ocean moisture related issues, some rust etc-BUT after that first impression,the home was like being in a movie set.( Wonderful charm,awesome views and a great sandy beach steps away.) We were ages 2 to 72 and the home was spacious, well equipped for our week stay. This yard and home would be perfect for a wedding.


Kathleen H.
November 2019
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was spotless. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: This is an old, historic, quaint, and unique house and property. I have seen an advertisement for it in Hawaii magazine for years and decided to try it out for our first trip to Hawaii. Overall this is a gorgeous property!! Many features, although old are perfect for this historic home, like some bathroom fixtures, lava rock porch, huge picture windows. It was very clean overall. Hawaiian quilts were beautiful. Furniture was nice for this historic home. Outside was wonderful including lava rock porch, patio and of course the Ocean!! Kitchen was very nice. Air conditioning in bedrooms. Small fan for main rooms for those like me requiring it for comfort. The property manager, owner and caretaker were great!! Thanks!! The only disappointment was quality of some of mattresses. Would strongly suggest replacement of very old mattresses with new ones. The larger mattress in room off porch was not up to pare for this house (old, human stained not bug stained, with old foam topper) so I had our guest sleep on newer smaller one in that room. This is a wonderful property but would be even better with replacement of the very old mattresses. Some of mattresses were new and very comfortable (No stains no bugs) We hope to return soon!! Wonderful Stay!! Thank you for sharing!!


Patti W.
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: We had a great time at the Hale Pohaku! This beautiful home has quite the history, and pictures of this first home in Waimanalo are on the walls. The house itself has 1930s architecture - loved the glass cabinets in the kitchen, beautiful picture window in the living room and small lanai to listen and watch the waves. The location was perfect; lots of small local eateries and a grocery store with everything you need. The property owner was very responsive - we found a few things that needed repair and he was at the house and fixing the items right away and bringing us beach chairs. He also replaced the air conditioning in two of the bedrooms, which made a huge difference in sleeping comfort. But the best was the beach - unbelievably quiet, clean, white sands, like a private beach. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Mahalo!


Paul M.
March 2014
Everything about this vacation rental is excellent. It's secure, roomy, well appointed, in a great location, quiet and the beach is tremendous. Listening to the waves and feeling the breeze on Waimanalo shore in the morning as you wake up and then all day long provides the perfect Hawaiian experience. Owner is a wonderful guy and will do anything to make your trip perfect. Costco and safeway in Hawaii Kai provides everything you need in the way of food and restaurants and the 15 minute drive there is down one of the most amazing shoreline roads in the world. Hiking up Makapuu lighthouse is only 5 minutes away. Don't miss the open market in Kailua on Thursday nights. And - don't be thrown off by the looks of Keneke's just down the street from the home. They have the best bacon cheeseburg burger for only 4 bucks. Can't wait to come back!! Also if you want your kids (or yourself) to take surfing lessons, check out Hawaiian Surf in Hawaii Kai. They are affordable and have great people working for them.



January 2014
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was very 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: it is beautiful location and great house with backyard beach access to the pristine Waimanola beach. We experienced an appliance failure during our rental but the management staff was helpful, communicative, and did right by us.


Stephanie M.
January 2014
This home is perfect! Stunning view and great location. We had a large group, including kids. Right on beach with grassy areas for kids to play. Clean and spacious. We had rental car and were able to get around all within 30 -45 min. Definitely would come back! Highly recommended!!



December 2013
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: AMAZING!!!



May 2013
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: If your looking for a charming house away from the big crowds but yet close enough to easily access them, this is a great house. It's a nice house on a beautiful beach. Another cool thing is that it's been featured in Hawaii Five-0 and we actually watched the show that featured the house while we were staying in the house.



April 2013
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: Appealing ocean front view. Great privacy and secure setting. Well landscaped. Very well appointed (with exception of DVD player - suggest that this would be helpful for future guests).



December 2012
Rating Details: The property manager was very helpful. The vacation rental was somewhat dirty. I was very happy with the location. I was satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental. Overall, I recommend this vacation rental. Reviewer Comments: The location was wonderful, perfect for a wedding. The house had a lot of charm and character. The house has everything you would need to have a pleasant vacation, however, the house could have used a little more cleaning. All in all, great times and memories.



December 2012
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 two couples and two toddlers at this property and had plenty of room. What a beautiful place. We didnt want to leave! Even when inside the house you feel as though you are right on the beach because there is so much light and all the windows on the east side. Having the sounds of the ocean and the ocean breezes lull us to sleep every night was amazing! The sand at the beach is the finest I have ever experienced-perfect for sand castles. And the heated outdoor shower station for cleaning up before coming back inside was fantastic. We absolutely loved our stay here!!!



May 2011
Loved the house... Definitely hope to visit and stay at Hale Pohaku again in the future. Much better than staying in the hustle and bustle of Waikiki if you want a true Hawaiian experience. We especially loved waking up every morning and hearing the waves on the beach. A nice quiet location...perfect for relaxing and losing the stress of normal life.



November 2010
We have visited the House of Stone for the past 20 years. Every time we return, it is even better than the last. The view from the house is breathtaking no matter what room you are in, and dinner parties there are great fun. Seeing the moon on the water will take your breath away. The beach is a short walk from the house and just sitting on the sand and watching the ocean is always enjoyable. No matter where you go, it is always pleasant to return to Waimanalo Beach and the House of Stone. We would highly recommend this lovely home to anyone.



November 2010
Hale Pohaku provided the perfect setting for a wedding on the beach, as well as a vacation respite for the entire family of the bride. Wonderful !



November 2010
We arrived in Honolulu on June 11, 2010 and everyone had a great time and my great grandchildren from the ages on 8 to 12 so enjoyed the ocean swimming and boarding on the waves and digging for crabs in the sand. We had agreat kitchen and cosco not far away. A great side of the island for young childrens entertainment. We left our beautiful vacation on July 7, 2010 a happy family. I would recommend this property for my friends and family.

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

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