This beach-side cabana was newly constructed in 2001 and remains in immaculate condition. Equipped with many amenities, it is located just 100 steps along a private beach access path to the shore of world-famous Kailua Beach. Enjoy the caressing trade winds on your private lanai - surrounded by swaying coconut palm trees and tropical foliage. Wash your cares away in the exotic and private hot/cold outdoor shower. Dry off with fluffy over-sized towels and slip between the Egyptian cotton bedding of your queen-size bed. Awaken to enjoy the all cotton spa robes and your complimentary gourmet coffee.
The cabana is very private, located in a residential neighborhood on a dead-end, beach-side lane. It is a separate cottage, sharing a tropical landscaped yard with the owner-occupied, plantation-style home. The owners are available to provide you with as much, or as little, advice and help as you wish.
The owner is licensed in the state of Hawaii to perform marriage ceremonies.
Amenities: Private Parking and Entrance, Phone, Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Cable TV, DVD, CD Player with assorted jazz/ Hawaiian CDs, Hair Dryer, Ceiling Fan, Microwave, Coffee Pot with Gourmet Coffee, Toaster, Stoneware, Glasses and Cutlery. Refrigerator, Iron and Full-sized Ironing Board, Linens, Bathrobes, Beach Towels, Beach Chairs, Boogie Boards,& Cooler provided. This is a Non-Smoking Property. The owner is licensed in the state of Hawaii to perform marriage ceremonies and will do so upon request. Mahalo, Julie
We wanted to thank you for providing a cozy, comfortable, and truly amazing place on earth to spend our time on Oahu. Our stay was, unfortunately, too short, but we honestly loved every minute of it! The cabana was more than what we expected - thank you for the basket of goodies, and all the amenities that make it so special and comfortable. Your decorating was inspirational to me! Sorry we never had the chance to visit with you after the first evening, but we seemed to be on the go all the time. We did rent a kayak near the canal and paddled out to the island on Sunday when it was calm and beautiful; also had a nice dinner at Buzz's that evening. We spent most of Monday at Pearl Harbor, which we are so glad we did as it was a very moving experience. We had intended to snorkel at Hanauma Bay that day also, but ran short of time, so we just drove there and "observed." We'll catch that next time! Tuesday was spent driving north which was amazing scenery! It was quite relaxing to stop along the way at the beaches, grabbing some yummy shrimp scampi, shopping, etc. Thank you for all your helpful recommendations! We would love to visit again some day...your cabana will forever stay in our minds!
Dan & Peggy, Minnesota
Iam so sorry it took so long to do this!! My husband and I spent 12 wonderful days in the cabana. We were greated with a friendly welcome from Gerry and gift basket from Julie. We arrived late that first night, after a long day of sight seeing, and were so blessed to come in to the cozy and comfortable cabana. Julie and Gerry had prepared a helpful binder with places to go, eat, maps, etc. Everything a nubie tourist could need. Gerry even helped us with some driving tips and a language lesson. What a blessing it was to not to have to pack beach supplies (leaves much more suitcase room for all our purchases). The beach was lovely and only a few hundred metres away! Kailua was an excellent place to come back to as it is so much more quiet that all the touristy places out there. If you needed to purchase something, it was no more than 10 min away. I have to admit, I thought all the talk about the outdoor shower was .... weird. Infact, it was the big joke with us and our friends before we left (and actually the first thing we were asked about when we got off the plane). The first time out was a bit nerve wracking (checking to make sure no one could see me in my birthday suit!) But it was, indeed,exillerating. Great way to start your day, but even better way to end it. You have to experience it to believe it. Every couple of days, we would come back to find the cabana had magically been cleaned. We didn't really get much of a chance to talk to Julie and Gerry (we were gone alot!), but the times we did, we found them to be extremely pleasant and very helpful. True Hawaiian spirit. If you're looking for a romantic get away or a place to stay out of the hubub of tourists, I would highly recomend you stay here. Being able to escape back here, at the end of a crazy, hot day, was a true blessing. Don't hesitate to stay here.
Julie's Cabana is a treasure! My friend and I had such a wonderful relaxing time. The beach was fabulous and so close. The Cabana itself was a little oasis; so clean, relaxing, calming! Just perfect for what we needed. Small and quaint but enough space to not be on top of each other. The kitchen worked well for breakfast, lunch, and snacks. Julie had lots of great ideas for places to visit. The outdoor shower was a treat - truly refreshing after time at the beach. We had family on the island and the location was perfect for us to gather for a couple of hours, go to the beach, have fun in Kailua. I would absolutely recommend it. Maybe you'll get a visit from Cosmo too!
The cabana is amazing! Spacious and very clean. Is even nicer than it looks in the gallery! With lots of nice touches, local fruit and snacks, snorkelling gear and beach towels etc. The beach is very close down a private access path. The windward location is blissfully balmy! The owners are really lovely and helpful with local info or will leave you to your own devices if you prefer. We would definitely stay again when back in Oahu.
It was the most perfect place to stay during our vacation. Anything one could possibly want is located here -- beach chairs, coolers, snorkel, suntan lotion, boogie boards, movies, music, wine glasses, etc. And it is immaculate -- this was actually the first place I've ever stayed in outside of my own home where I trusted that everything was clean. I really appreciated the no-pets policy as I'm allergic to cats. We had such a wonderful and comfortable stay.
Location was great. Just a few steps from beautiful Kailua beach and five minutes away from Kailua town where one can find restaurants, drug stores and supermarkets. I especially liked Uahi Island Grill for casual fare. Lanikai Juice (also located in Kailua) was great for acai bowls, juices, smoothies and my dose of wheatgrass shots. Don't miss Agnes Portuguese Bakery for the best malasadas -- I thought it was even better than the famous Leonard's. Also a 15 minute drive from He'eia Pier General Store and Deli for gourmet plate lunches headed by the former sous chef of Mavro. Kailua is also less than a half an hour from Honolulu if you're up for some action. And if you want to experience the most beautiful beach in Oahu, Lanikai Beach is only a 5 minute drive away.
Julie and Gerry are incredibly sweet and helpful and embody the aloha spirit. I actually ran into President Obama on the Lanikai Pillbox hike that was recommended by Julie!
I will forever remember my experience there and hope to be back soon.
The best decision we made concerning our trip to Hawaii was to stay in Julie's cabana. So quiet and peaceful! From waking up to the birds singing, to watching the sunset on Kailua beach, this was the perfect setting for our anniversary trip. The cabana was tastefully decorated, the welcome basket was delicious, and the outdoor shower was.....oh yeah! All in all, our stay here was everything we could have hoped for. Thanks, Julie (and Cosmo and Lucy!) for your wonderful hospitality.
I apoligize for taking so long to write this review. My husband and I stayed in this lovey cabana for a week in August 2010. It was the perfect place for us and we have rented larger homes in the past and found them to be a waste of money. This place is cute, clean and the shower is amazing ! I had no trouble adapting to showering outdoors (we miss it so much) ! The beach was not overly populated which was really nice since we got married while staying. Gerry and Julie are the perfect hosts, very helpful and kind and allow you the privacy you enjoy. I would recommend this to anyone looking to stay in Kailua near the beach ! Thank you Gerry and Julie you're etched in our memories forever ! We hope to see you both again someday. Kim & Jeff
World-class Kite surfing and Windsurfing, Beach Walking on the Three-mile White Sands of Kailua Beach, Hiking the Koolau Mountains, Swimming in Kailua Bay, Kayaking with Sea Turtles, Golf at the World's Most Difficult Koolau Golf Course, Tennis, Surfing, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Sightseeing, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Boutique Shopping, and Excellent Nearby Restaurants.
Other Activities: Wind and kite surfing, Kayaking, Beach walking, Boogie boarding