HAWAIIAN HOLIDAY

Holiday Rentals You are planning your yearly winter vacation and you want to spend the holidays somewhere truly different. Why not escape the winter weather with a trip to a fabulous tropical island? Don’t bother breaking out your passports, the Hawaiian island of Oahu is the perfect place to spend the holidays and Ola Properties can find you the ideal vacation home in which to stay. Our Homes We offer many rental options, including condos, houses and even homes that are located on the golf course. Inside you will find

‘BLOWING THE PU:’ TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN CULTURE

In the modern day, the conch is a commercial symbol of Hawaii and is featured in various pop culture scenes, such as the children’s show “Spongebob SquarePants.” However, this whimsical shell holds both historical and religious significance to Native Hawaiians and continues to represent a vital aspect of the continuation of their traditions.  The history of the pu dates back to prehistoric times and was shrouded in supernatural glory. It is believed that a group of biologically small native Hawaiians known as the Menehune of Waolani in the beautiful Nu’uanu

OFF THE BEATEN PATH KAPOLEI ATTRACTIONS ONLY LOCALS KNOW ABOUT

When you’re visiting one of the most popular spots in the world, you’re going to expect to find crowds of people, long lines at your favorite restaurants, and the sensation of never being alone. Kapolei on Oahu has long been known as paradise to travelers from all over the world, but your vacation here doesn’t have to be an assault on the senses. We’ve provided this guide to the off the beaten path Kapolei attractions only locals know about to give our Ola Properties guests the serene and tranquil tropical

WHAT DOES YOUR CELL PHONE COVER SAY ABOUT US?

Today almost all of us carry a cellular phone with us where ever we go. In fact, many of us use our cellular (or mobile) phones to function our daily lives. Cellular phones help us with navigation, helping to choose the best route to work or home. They help us to remember when we are supposed to meet someone or when to wish that someone a happy birthday. But does our choice of cell phone covers say something about our personalities, or who we are inside? Thumb through our gallery

OLA PROPERTIES, OUR HEROES AND HEROINES

Many of us like the idea of being larger than life, either helping a cause or winning over evil. If we had a minute to pay tribute to a particular hero, who would you choose? We asked our Ola ohana and had fun with some of the responses! Click through the gallery and see who we chose. Who is your hero?

EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: LARRY OLDFIELD

The hub describes the center of the wheel where all spokes meet. A hub describes a centralized city where all flights of a particular airline come together, where passengers can get off one plane to transfer to another to get to their destination. What ever you describe, the hubis the most important segment of a product or business. This describes Larry Oldfield, the hub of Ola Properties’ rental operations. Locally owned and operated since 2002 by Arlene Kelly and Larry Oldfield, Ola Properties, Inc started as a real estate office. Owners that purchased property through the “KO

EMPLOYEE HIGHLIGHT: ARLENE KELLY

Meet Our Ola Team I’d like to take a moment to highlight my wife, Arlene Kelly, who may need no introduction if you are already a privileged client of hers. As the Broker-In-Charge for Ola Properties (Ola), Arlene helped grow the company into one of the best full service Real Estate and Property Management Brokerages on the beautiful island of Oahu. She takes pride in her profession and loves her work with clients like you! At Home at Ko Olina Resort West Oahu is Arlene’s market specialty, but since Ko Olina Resort

WAIANAE FARMERS MARKET

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in West Oahu, (like most of them are) and it’s time to get out and go for a drive.  A great trip for such a Saturday is the drive up the Leeward Coast to the Waianae Farmer’s Market.  It’s a beautiful drive of less than 12 miles from Kapolei, with the ocean on your left and the Waianae Mountains on your right, that only takes 20 minutes or so. The Farmer’s Market is an open-air affair that is held every Saturday from 8:00 AM to

TOP 3 BEST DINNER CRUISES ON OAHU

Enjoy a night out on Oahu — out on the open ocean that is! A dinner cruise is the perfect way to explore the island’s wonder and beauty while wining, dining, and dancing the night away. It’s easy for first time visitors to be overwhelmed by the wide array of cruises offered. We’ve compiled a list of the Top 3 Best Dinner Cruises on Oahu to make island living a bit simpler. 1.) Honolulu Lights Sunset Dinner Cruise This is the cruise you’ll want to put on a postcard and

SURF’S UP AT WAIANAE’S 3 BEST BEACHES

When to Go Hawaii may seem like the land of eternal sunshine, white sand beaches, and gently waving palms, but there are a few factors to consider when planning your paradise getaway. Temperature itself isn’t a primary concern. Most beaches, including Waianae, stay warm throughout the year, with cooler temperatures hitting their low from November through January. If you’re hoping to avoid the rainy season, stick to late spring and summer. The surf is also highest during the winter, which may be a plus or a minus depending on how adventurous you’re