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Herlinda Lopez

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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#1 Rated Vacation Rental o the #1 Rated beach in Hawaii. Don't miss out BOOK NOW

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2014 RATE SUMMARY

Weekly @ $159/night

Standard @ $175, 4 night minimum OR 3 night gaps/abuts.

3-Nighters: Gaps are bookable online; 'Abuts' (this is when one reservation dovetails another) send request with your with dates.

Holidays (12/20/14-1/10/15): $1995/week ($285/night, 1 week minimum, arrival day: Saturdays). The Holiday rate is enabled on www.halenalo.com where we offer HomeAway Payments (Visa/MC). Don't miss out, book early!

Perfect for a quiet retreat or fun getaway, this studio is a fully-independent self-catering corner unit @ 400sf. It has its own well-equipped kitchenette and really big private bathroom. Located in a lovely tropical garden shaded by the canopy of old growth guava and ulu trees.

Conveniently located one bay south of famous Kailua Lanikai (Whole Foods Market, boutiques & fabulous eateries), 30 minutes: Waikiki, Honolulu, airport. Close to hiking, snorkling, kayaking, shopping. Easy day trips to anywhere on Oahu.

• ideal for baby boomer (i.e. 'mature' travelers)

• easy public beach access just a few steps away

• online calendar & reservations

• premium queen bed, 600TC 100% cotton linens

• private entrance, off-street parking, gated property

• situated on a quiet side street (15 mph)

• spotless kitchenette: induction cooktop, microwave, mini-fridge

• complimentary coffee beans, teas, olive oil & spices

• reliable high speed wifi, in your suite and property-wide

• flat-screen tv with remote and cable

• beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers

• washer/dryer (LG front loading); complimentary detergent

• eco-friendly: property full solar-powered!

• complimentary shampoo and conditioner available

• friendly on-site caretaker, available if needed

See what guests are saying about us on TripAdvisor

www.tripadvisor.com/hale_nalo

For more space and privacy, consider an upgrade to the ZEN Treehouse, VRBO Listing 243206, the very suite requested by The Condé Nast Traveler.

Hawaii Tax ID No#: W01499664-01

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Long-term Renters Welcome

Herlinda Lopez

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Took a few years off to sail across the Pacific Ocean on a 29' sailboat. Saw gorgeous beaches all along the way: from San Diego south to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), to the Marquesas and westward to the Great Barrier Reef. So many beautiful beaches, but I choose to settle in Waimanalo because, well, honestly, the blue of the ocean and the incredible beauty of this island takes my breath away each and every day.

Herlinda Lopez purchased this studio in 2008

Authentic small-town Hawaii. The most gorgeous beach in the world, but you'll have it to yourself most of the time. Experience Hawaii like a local! One guest said 'We arrived as 'guests', but when we left we felt like family'. My wish for all who come :)

Hale 'Nalo is new (completed in 2008) and the location peerless for an intimate, comfortable, Zen-like garden and beach retreat located in a beautiful tropical setting. Simplicity, quiet, solitude, ocean, birdsong. Aloha and Namasté

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Property Reviews

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Beachside Garden Studio. Boomer Retreat! Book Online Now with V/MC/D #1 Trip Adv
average rating of 4.953125 based on 195 reviews
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Beachside Garden Studio. Boomer Retreat! Book Online Now with V/MC/D #1 Trip Adv
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+1 808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu
Philadelphia
5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
I could not imagine staying in beautiful tropical Hawaii in a hotel or high rise. This wonderful B & B is set in a lovely tropical garden which is a great place to bird watch. Since it is 3 houses from the beach, you can enjoy your jet lag by greeting the sunrise on a perfect sand beach with few visitors and a great view.

The reviews before mine have said it all, great garden, wonderful spacious rooms as pictured, supplies laid in, kitchen and outdoor barbecue set up and a warm host who feels like a friend immediately. Making my own breakfast was a plus for me with my gluten free diet. I've been to many, many B & B's and this one is at the top of my list of favorites
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
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+1 808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu
Lethbridge, Alberta,Canada
5

PARADISE FOUND RIGHT HERE AT HALE NALO

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
This neat and tidy studio is the perfect place to relax, after a wounderful day on the nicest,and quietest beach in all of Oahu. Herlinda and her friendly dog helped to make our anniversary a week of happiness in paradise. Wakeing to the sound of the surf and birds singing in the AM is awesome,enjoying a cool drink in the beautiful back yard at sunset, life doesn't get any better then that. All the things you need for a great vacation are at your disposal, the pictures don't lie. We would not hesitate to come back to Hale Nalo paradise found. Marty & Millie.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 10/10
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Three visits - gets better and better

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com/hale_nalo)

First visit in summer 2012 - wonderful hospitality, accommodating, interested in us. Business travel. Mauka Garden Room

Second visit summer 2013 - ditto above but even more personalized attention. Makai Garden Room

Third visit January 2014 - Shared Hale Nale with my sister and niece while visiting again for business. Zen Tree House.

Needless to say I am a repeat customer. Why?
- Herlinda is a wonderful, caring, attentive Innkeeper
- Location - not in Honolulu!
- Great beach
- All kinds of local restaurants nearby
- Hike the lighthouse - a must!

Room tip:
Mauka and Makai - perfect rooms with kitchenette for a couple or single traveler; Treehouse - for longer stays with more apartment like amenities.
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Lovely stay at Hale 'Nalo

Lovely stay at Hale 'Nalo
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com/hale_nalo)
My husband and I spent 11 nights at Hale Nalo while visiting relatives who live in Kailua. Herlinda was a wonderful host. The review provided by Market-Maven-J provides a detailed description that matches our experience. We greatly appreciated the peaceful atmosphere. Herlinda was very accommodating to all of our needs including our arrival flight time that brought us to Hale Nalo after 9 PM on our first night. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
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Nice, but could be better.

  • 3 of 5
  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
My husband & I recently stayed here. Herlinda was a very nice host, & very welcoming. Hale Nalo was a great location;close to the beaches and not far from restuarants/shops. It was located in a quiet neighborhood, and very serene.

While we loved the location, there are a few things that could be improved. These suggestions are based on our personal preferences & think it would be helpful for future guests.

We felt the bed was very hard & uncomfortable. I have a bad back & my pain greatly increased the next day after sleeping on the bed. We knew we wouldn't be able to enjoy our trip if the bed issue wasn't addressed, so we bought a foam bed topper while there. After it was added it was a Huge Improvement. When we left we gave it to our friends we were visiting but suggest adding something as simple as a foam bed topper(Target ($150) where we purchased it).It would greatly improve the bed. It made a huge difference for us and I'm sure it would be much more comfortable for those staying there.

There is no a/c and we felt it was very hot at night. Leaving the windows and doors open wasn't much reprieve. It was often sticky in the room from the humidity.I can't imagine staying here during summers when it's really hot out. People may be really uncomfortable sleeping if they can't get cool at night. We suggest adding an a/c, it probably would only be run at night & appliances have come a long way in being more efficient & cost effective. It would be nice for people to have an option if the heat is difficult for them.

The bathroom got really steamy & would spill into the room once the door was open, making it more sticky and muggy. A simple solution is to add an exhaust fan to the bathroom. The bathroom took forever to air out & the mirror to defog; an exhaust fan would help w/moisture & keep mold problems at bay. It would also be nice to not smell the toilet business in the bedroom.

The t.v. was small, & it wasn't until the last day there we figured out what channel had a list of all the shows. Having a list readily available for guests would be helpful.We had some ant problems even with keeping our food sealed tightly. Ant traps would be a good idea. Adding a little rug on each side of the bed to wipe your feet on would help in keeping sand out of the bed. As hard as you try to not drag it in, it still happens.

Most are simple fixes that go a long way in keeping guests happy. Hopefully future guests will have it better off than we did.
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you, we appreciate your feedback. We are sorry to learn of the discomforts you endured. Concerning the bed; it is indeed difficult to find a comfortable bed when you have a "bad back". You found it too hard; a few months ago another guest (also with a bad back) found the bed too soft. We do our best by providing a premium hotel-grade mattress: firm with a plush top. Most guests love it! We're sorry it did not suit you, and applaud that you found a solution that worked. Re: A/C: when we built 6 years ago, we opted to install photovoltaic solar panels and be a fully solar-run property, and to cool the rooms naturally, by design rather than by resorting to a/c. The result has been that the vast majority of guests, although admittedly warm at times, find comfort by taking a dip or "chilling out" in the shade with a cool drink. We recommend to folks who are very heat sensitive to consider a rental with a/c. Re: ants: because our Garden Suites are situated right in lush tropical gardens, the presence of ants is unavoidable. Although we have routine pest control, sometimes a few are able to sneak in and we apologize. Exhaust fan and tv guide: Good suggestions! We'll look into them. Aloha! HN
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu Int'l Airport
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Kalanianaole Hwy.
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Waimanalo Beach
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Waimanalo Town Center
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Olomana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Car: recommended

Beautiful location just steps from Waimanalo Beach, named by FORBES Magazine to be the #5 Best Beach in the USA (2013) and ISLANDS magazine 'The World's BEST Summer Beach' (June 2010). Perfect for quiet getaways or fun explorations of Oahu. Easy day trips to anywhere on the island.

Minutes from Makapu'u Point (photo), known for its breathtaking views, picturesque lighthouse, walking trails, and whale watching (winters). A few minutes further is Hanauma Bay - a nature preserve where you can enjoy incredible snorkeling. Enjoy hiking, sailing, or a relaxing day on the beach. Easy drive to Waikiki, Honolulu, Northshore,...anywhere on Oahu really.

Other Activities: swimming with dolphins in the wild... reading a book on the beach with a big cold drink...kayaking, shelling, hiking, bird watching...

Golf: There are seven golf courses in our local area! Pali, Koolau, Olomana, Hawaii Kai, Turtle Bay, Waialae.... this is a golfer's paradise.

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Availability & Rates

Waimanalo Studio Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $75.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes • Taxes @ 14% and cleaning is in addition to the room rate. We hire professional cleaners for your comfort and safety. Cleaning: $75 Garden Suite (400sf), $125 ZEN (900sf) + 4.7% tax; a $50 adjustment is added to ZEN Treehouse.
• Please read the "Terms and Conditions" before submitting your reservation.
• Room rates vary and are subject to change at our discretion. Rate at time of booking is firm.

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Waimanalo Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Village ...
  • Beach View ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Away From It All
  • Adventure
General:
  • Paper Towels
  • Secure Parking
  • Laundry Soap
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Toilet Paper
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Study Room
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Freezer
  • Toaster
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Grill
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • BIG private oversized bathroom with full tub & shower (grab bars). Curved rod for a roomy shower experience. Plenty of fluffy towels and complimentary body wash.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • MAUKA Garden Suite - 1 queen
    MAKAI Garden Suite - 1 queen
    ZEN Treehouse - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Large 400 sqft space, located directly in lush shady mature tropical gardens. Spectacular 14' high vaulted ceilings provide superb comfort for sleeping in the tropics.
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Radio
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Books for Adults
Outside:
  • Small Cooler
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Gated Community
  • Beach Towels
  • Patio
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Sailboat
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for children
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • arboretum
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • luaus
  • antiquing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
  • boating
  • horseshoes
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf privileges optional
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • mountain climbing
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • pier fishing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • deepsea fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • equestrian events
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Premium beds and bedding; kitchenette has an induction cooktop, mini refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, blender, clock radio, coffee grinder, pots, dishes and utensils; over-sized bathroom has full-sized tub with shower and grab bars; each of the Garden Suites are corner units with large sliding glass doors providing cross-ventilation, open to a beautiful tropical garden. The beach is uncrowded and perfect for walking, swimming, boogie boarding, sunbathing. PEERLESS location. A portion of your rental helps us to meet our monthly commitment to Habitat for Humanity (affordable housing) and Kiva (microloans for enterpreneurs in developing countries).
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