Great House, Perfect Location!
After two years of planning a long overdue family vacation, we decided that renting a house rather than staying at a hotel, was the best choice. After several searches online we came upon the Coral House. With 7 adults and 4 kids (tweens & teens), the size and location seemed perfect and we immediately contacted Anna to make a reservation. She was very friendly and quick to respond. She kept in touch with us until our arrival. When we arrived in Kailua, at the Coral House, it didn't disappoint! Everyone was able to pick a room that was perfect for them, the kitchen became the gathering place for meals and making plans for our daily adventures. We were also able to use the grill and have a nice dinner at the table and chairs outside. Anna, who is the owner, lives at the other end of the house, but was never intrusive. She was even kind enough to wash the beach towels that had been used as well! So many places were within walking distance, including the beach, the Kalapawaii Market, Island Snow, Bob’s Pizza, Buzz’s Steakhouse, and many others. Perfect for those days when you didn't feel like driving anywhere. We absolutely loved our stay at the Coral House and recommend it to anyone who wants to vacation with a large group. We hope to come back again ourselves!Shawna J.
Visited on "June - 2017
Wonderful Vacation Home on World Class Beach
Our family group consisting of my 4 children, their spouses and children as well as me (Grandmother) spent delightful week in this house, just a half block walk to one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever been to.
We rented the entire house, and it worked out so well for our group, as each family or couple had their own space (with full bath, television, and some even had little kitchen units). We also had a living room and generous kitchen to gather in, as well as the yard, which is surrounded by a wall for privacy, and it also keeps small children contained. The house has comfortable beds,is very well stocked with linens, including beach towels, and had an ample supply of beach gear. Across the lane (which leads to the beach, three houses down) is a grand little market/deli, where you can get last minute items, and great Hawaiian coffee). The beach is beautiful....deep, tree lined for shade with fine white sand which is so easy to walk or jog on (over four miles of it) and at the end of the public beach nearest the house is an area where wind surfers, kite surfers, etc. practice.....fun to watch. Kayaks can be rented near-by as well. There is a very good restaurant in walking distance along the beach, and the town of Kailua is large enough to have stores and eateries for all necessities and tastes....even a big Target! Kailua is a short drive from Honolulu, and if you take the coastal route there, you'll pass many areas of interest. Since it is on the windward side of the island, Kailua always has a breeze, and we never even used the air conditioning units in our rooms (the ceiling fans were enough). I could go on and on (can you tell?) about our stay there; we come to Hawaii often, and this is among the favorite places we've stayed. Of great importance to me was the friendliness and helpfulness of Ania, our hostess (not to mention her good humored tolerating of some of the mischief the children got up to.) Ania and her husband live in the other half of this huge house, and are always there to solve any problem or answer questions, recommend points of interest, etc. They went out of their way to accommodate us, yet were never intrusive. Ania gathered and washed the bath towels regularly, so there was never a shortage, and this was a herculean feat, considering the size of our group! I hope we can repeat this special trip in a couple of years and hope Ania will have us back. This is truly a special place, and I highly recommend it!
Visited on "June - 2016
Great house, amazing location
We stayed here three nights with a large family group - 2 families of four, plus three grandparents. We used all five bedrooms, and had plenty of space. The AC in each room was so amazing during the August heat - kept us cool and the rooms were quiet - everyone slept well. All beds were very comfortable, rooms were clean. We used the kitchen for breakfast each day. It was so hot in the evening that we really didn't want to cook in the kitchen, but were happy to sit at the large table and eat food we had picked up.
The location is great. It's a very quick walk to the beach. Do not even try to park at the beach, even if you find a spot, you will walk farther than from the house! The store right next to the house has great food - we ate dinner and lunch there. They have salads, burgers, wraps, pizza, etc. They also serve coffee and breakfast.
Anna provides beach chairs, mats, boogie boards, and snorkel gear. There was a styrofoam cooler in the kitchen, which we took to the beach. The coded gate made us feel very secure. It was an easy drive to Pearl Harbor from the house, so don't think you are "too far" by staying in Kailua. Several grocery stores nearby allow you to pick up anything you need!
Visited on "August - 2016
My husband and I stayed in the Jungle Studio for 3 nights. It was perfect! Very clean, good bed and large bathroom. The location is the best! We walked to the beach in just a few minutes and were happy to have chairs to take to the beach with us. Our daughter lives about a mile away so it was easy to stay in touch with them as well. We really didn't use the kitchenette, but it is very nice to have. Love the Kailua area (great to get away from the busy Honolulu area. Highly recommend this location and property! We did use the air conditioning so we didn't hear the road....worked great!Karen Z.
Visited on "February - 2016