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Located just 20 minutes from Honolulu, Kaneohe is the gateway to the windward side of the island. Like most of Hawaii, the outdoors reign supreme here in Kaneohe and the lush landscape makes Kaneohe a serious candidate when deciding on where to stay in Hawaii. This area is mostly residential, but there are also some beautiful luxury vacation rental properties in Kaneohe worth exploring.

Things to Do

There are more than 40 golf courses on Oahu making this the island of choice for a golf vacation in Hawaii. Guests staying at a Kaneohe vacation rental property are in close proximity to three of the islands best courses. The Ko’olau Golf Club as well as the Pali and Bayview courses are both nearby. Take a guided tour through He’eia State Park with an experienced local. Using a guide will ensure your hike includes the park’s best scenery and some of the hard to find waterfalls. You can also take a kayak tour with an area company and paddle past Coconut Island where the popular television series Gilligan’s Island was filmed. The Ko’olau Mountains are another popular hiking destination for outdoor lovers, as is the amazingly lush and serene Valley of the Temples. Located at the base of the Ko’olau Mountains, Oahu’s Valley of the Temples Memorial Park is filled with tropical flora and fauna, and complete with swans, Koi and other exotic wildlife. The valley is home to memorials of all faiths and you’ll find statues of the Virgin Mary, Christ, and the Buddha; as well as the well known Byodo-In Temple. Families with children or teens will enjoy a visit to Bayview Mini-Putt and Zipline to enjoy 18 holes of mini golf and an aerial trek adventure. If you enjoy snorkeling, Hanauma Bay is a short drive away. Part of the Marine Life Conservation district, the reefs here are home to many of Hawaii’s spectacular marine life, including our state fish the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, and our amazing green sea turtles.


The best beaches near our Kaneohe luxury vacation rental properties are located a few minutes down the coast in Kailua. Kailua Beach Park offers a half-mile of powder-soft white sand, calm waters and is a popular spot for windsurfing, swimming and parasailing. This is the perfect place for a picnic with tables throughout the park and full facilities. Lanikai Beach is located right next to Kailua with the same beautiful sand and calm waters. Lanikai is the least congested of the two and a better choice if trying to avoid crowds.

Restaurants and Nightlife

There are some great dining options near our Kaneohe vacation rental homes and guests will enjoy everything from Chinese to Mexican faire. The Kaneohe Pancake House is a popular breakfast spot but can get busy so arrive early. If you’re looking for vibrant nightlife, head in to Honolulu which is home to Oahu’s hottest nightlife. Chinatown is known as the place to be with several bars and nightclubs to choose from. The Honolulu Museum of Art hosts the ARTafterDark party one each month which invites guests to explore the exhibits with a cocktail in hand as one of the island’s best DJ’s spins in the background.


There is plenty of shopping to be found near Kaneohe’s luxury vacation rental homes, with the Windward Mall and K’ne’ohe Shopping Center being the two closest. There are even more shopping options in Honolulu. The resort area around Waikiki is lined with shops and the Ala Moana Center has something for everyone. With more than 300 stores, this is the largest outdoor shopping center in the world. Complete with stores like Macy’s, Sears, and luxury retailers like Balenciaga and Tory Burch, this is Oahu’s most popular shopping destination. The Waikele Premium Outlets are also nearby.

Weather and Ocean Conditions

Located on Oahu’s east shore, the weather around our luxury vacation rentals in Kaneohe is beautiful throughout the year, but can receive slightly more rain than the south shore. The temperature can range from a low of 69 F to 79 F in January, and 74 – 83 F high of 88 F in July. Hawaii’s gentle trade winds keep the climate comfortable year-round. Ocean swells are influenced by weather, and the ocean conditions can change from day to day. It’s important to take precautions and read the safety signs posted on our beaches as these are there for your protection.

Getting Around

We recommend a rental car for your stay as our luxury vacation rental properties in Kaneohe are located in a residential community. A rental car will allow you to easily access all of the area’s attractions and explore all that Oahu has to offer its visitors.

Vacation Info

Booking a luxury vacation rental in Kaneohe means you’ll spend your Hawaii vacation just steps away from Oahu’s best beaches with Waikiki’s amenities just a 30 minute drive away. We provide our guests with high-end luxury accommodations in Kaneohe and surrounding communities. Contact us today to inquire about our Hawaii vacation rental properties and find out how we can help plan your dream vacation!

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