5 Bedrms, 2.5 Baths, private outside shower, pool, Kailua Beach100 yds
About Carolyn Hiatt
Past president of the Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunrise, Carolyn is active in a variety of community service activities. She is a retired technology teacher for K-5 students at an (pk -12) Independent International Baccalaureate-certified World school right here in Kailua. In her spare time, Carolyn enjoys walking on the beach, traveling, and spending time with family.
Carolyn Hiatt purchased this House in 1971
Why Carolyn Hiatt chose Kailua
This has been our family home since 1971, but I started the vacation rental in 1987 as the children grew up and and moved away to start college. It became a perfect opportunity to keep and maintain my home while meeting interesting people from around the world.
What makes this House unique
This is a quiet residential lane with wonderful, friendly neighbors. This is why we specialize in families. There are just 7 homes, and the lane ends at the locked beach gate. This adds additional safety for your children, and of course we give you a key.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This was our first VRBO experience. We were celebrating my husband’s retirement and wanted to vacation together with our kids and grandkids. We were not disappointed! Carolyn’s place was even better than we expected. Great location. Plenty of room. Well stocked kitchen. Towels galore. A private entrance to the beach. And it’s Hawai’i!! We highly recommend Hiatt Hale and hope to return one day.
Jana and Dan
Wonderful place for a family vacation!
We really enjoyed staying in this beautiful house with all of our family. This house was perfect for us, and Carolyn was wonderful to work with. The pool was so nice for the kids to play in and the beach was so much fun! We would love to come back someday.
This delightful kama`aina (long time local ) family returned to Hawaii for a family reunion. It turned out that the grandfather had been a UH marine biologist along with my father-in-law, and their son still lives on Oahu. They were appreciative, busy seeing all of their old haunts and friends, and so easy to work with.
The perfect rental property where you feel like you're home
During our 6 week stay at Hiatt Hale, the property exceeded our expectations in all ways. Right from our initial greeting with Carolyn when she insisted that we treat her home 'like it was our home', ...she was always on hand to promptly manage any needs yet maintained a distance respecting our privacy. Each room was fully equipped with the latest amenities from the fully stocked kitchen to the premium bath products. Each bedroom had new TV's installed. The house was perfectly suited for the variety of guests that we invited, from our children and grandchildren to relatives and close friends. We always had a full house but never felt crammed for space. The recently renovated pool was a hit after spending the day at the beach. The beach was like your own private beach, merely steps away from the house.
Kailua supplies all your shopping needs from food stores, coffee shops, restaurants (we loved the daily catch at Nico's just down from the house) medical facilities and curio shops. Hiatt Hale is surrounded by multi million dollar homes being built along the beach. The area is very safe.... you can stroll any evening without concern or watch the sun rise in the early morning. Honolulu and Waikiki is a short 25 minute ride on 3 super highways. The scenery was stunning with lush vegetation covering the mountains and the beautiful turquoise and blue water surrounding Oahu. We highly recommend this luxurious executive home where you can feel like you're in your own home from the moment you step through the door.
Thanks, Ray. I am so happy that your family enjoyed their time here and that you found the quality bath and kitchen supplies plentiful. I found your suggestion of more TV's thoughtful and was happy to fulfill your request. On top of it all, the home was left spotless. Wow. I hope that you will plan another trip.
House was amazing the weather was amazing I couldn’t ask for a better family vacation.
House was amazing the weather was amazing I couldn’t ask for a better family vacation. Carolyn is a wonderful host!
This multi-generational family was respectful of the house and neighborhood. As every home on our lane has owners in residence, I truly appreciated their efforts to follow our house rules and fit in so seamlessly.
The best Hawaiian family vacation home
A beautiful home that is spacious and comfortable. Steps to the beach made it so nice with our toddlers. Carolyn made our experience so easy and was always available for anything we needed. Absolutely recommend this home for family vacations!!
This delightful and respectful family enjoyed our beautiful winter (clear and cool 69-73ºF) weather with long beach days and family pool time. They fit right into our quiet neighborhood and I am looking forward to a return trip.
Thanksgiving by the sea!
A lovely home which was enjoyed by all the members of our family. The pool was very popular with the grandchildren as was the beach which was a short stroll from the house.
Thank you, Walt. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay, but I am sorry that I was traveling and missed meeting you and your family.
Canoes, stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing are nearby.
Terminology clarification as you evaluate properties:
1. 'Beach side' does not mean 'Beach front.' 'Beach side' *should* mean that the home is on the beach side of Kalaheo Avenue and there will be no streets to cross to get to the beach. Please ask the property owner if there are any streets to cross to get to the beach.
2. A 'Beach Front' home is actually on the beach.
3. 'Ocean Front' in Kailua means there are only rocks in the front of the property and there is no beach. You will need to drive to get to the beach.
4. 'Ocean View' means that you will have a view of the ocean, but the home is likely up on a hillside.
Questions to ask other property owners:
1. Do I have to cross any streets to get to the beach?
2. Is there a private beach right-of-way for my use? If not, how far is the public right-of-way?
3. Will we be the only renters on the property?