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Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, Iggpay Atinlay
Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights
Advertiser since: 2006
Speaks: english, Iggpay Atinlay
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Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


Waimanalo Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Since 2008. Ranked #1 on TripAdvisor. Secure/immediate bookings

Rates/Night (USD); 4 night minimum; except gaps and abuts:

2-3 night Gaps: book online; 2-3 night Abuts: please inquire.

Occupancy 1-2. (A 3rd guest, 15 and older, add $75/night.)

Perfect for a quiet adult getaway, this very spacious studio apartment (900f²/84m²) includes a very roomy bathroom, spacious kitchen with huge granite slab countertop, plus two big decks. The unique 14 foot high vaulted ceilings with makes this space even more spacious and airy. Enjoy the luxury of copious room to breathe.

Our hotel-grade king bed is dressed in luxurious bedding and exquisitely soft linens. Plentiful double glass doors and banks of large windows give the feeling of being in nature (in a tree, some say, hence the nickname of treehouse).

Our property is located just a one minute stroll to the ocean, close enough to hear the sound of gentle ocean waves. Enjoy complimentary high-speed wireless internet in your suite and free reserved off-street parking.

• ideal for mature adults

• easy beach access just a few steps away

• the ZEN Treehouse occupies the entire upper level

• no waiting: book online @

• very spacious at 900 square feet (84m²)

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

• premium king bed, sumptuously dressed in fine linens

• roomy kitchenette with induction cooktop, full fridge, microwave and toaster oven

• 100% organic coffee beans, gourmet teas, olive oil & condiments

• beautiful stone bathroom, double walk-in shower, 8 inch rain shower head

• spacious walk-in closet with large wooden chest of drawers and luggage racks

• welcome basket of fresh local fruits and macadamia nut chocolates

• complimentary Starbucks coffee beans, teas, olive oil and spices

• indoor toys: dvd player and hand-picked film collection; iPod dock

• private entrance; secure off-street parking

• gated property; manager on-site

• situated on a quiet side street (15 mph)

• 42 inch flat-screen tv/cable with remote

• beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers

• use of LG front loading washer/dryer; detergent provided

• eco-friendly: property is completely solar-powered (PV)

• friendly pooch available for tummy rubs

• MacBook available for guest use

You may book NOW, we offer Homeaway reservations on our website (Visa/MC/Disc/JCB).

Occupancy: this spacious suite has one king bed and a very comfortable double sofa bed, making it possible to add one additional guest, 15 and older; add $75/nt.

Ten minute drive: tourist-mecca Kailua; 5 minute walk to Bellows; 30 minutes drive: Waikiki, Honolulu, airport. Minutes to hiking, snorkling, kayaking, surfing, golfing. Easy day trips to anywhere on Oahu!

Hawaii Tax ID#: W01499664-01

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Advertiser since: 2006
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Speaks: english, Iggpay Atinlay

About The Owner

I've always liked to travel and explore. As a kid, if I wasn't hiking to, and camping in, places I should not have been, I was riding my bike to places too far from home for a girl on her own. As an adult, I've continued this proud tradition by taking off to far away places as often as I can (photo: Ring of Brogar, Scotland).

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Waimanalo

Sailed across the entire Pacific Ocean on a 29' sailboat. This took a few years. I saw gorgeous beaches all along the way. Started in San Diego (US), south to Cabo (Mexico), across Polynesia (Marquesas, French Polynesia, Tonga, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand); ended this particular trip by sailing the entire length of the Great Barrier Reef. Of the many beautiful beaches I’ve seen, I choose to live at Waimanalo because the color of the water and the incredible mountain views take my breath away each and every day. Plus I get to live in Hawaii, a place with the beach and easy availability of Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia. Can't beat that.

What makes this apartment unique

Hale 'Nalo is an intimate getaway located in a gorgeous unspoiled tropical beachside setting. Simplicity, quiet, solitude, ocean, birdsong for baby boomers looking for a relaxing retreat and rejuvination of body and spirit. Namasté.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(4-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor

We stayed in the Treetop suite at Hale Nalo in June 2014 and had a wonderful visit.

On one side you have the beach, which is just 200 yards down the street (easily walkable even when carrying a chair and boogie boards) and the other side you have the mountains.

You have 2 porches so you can sit and enjoy either or both.

The beach has plenty of sand, small waves and is not crowded at all.

The location is ideal for accessing Sandy Beach, Hanauma Bay or Kailua. It was only 30 minutes to Honolulu too and we didn't have to fight the crowds there.

Our host was very welcoming with lots of good suggestions for hikes,shopping and restaurants. Be sure to try Sweet Home Waiamanalo for delicious salads and sandwiches. It's within walking distance.

The home has boogie boards, beach chairs, ice chests and towels you can borrow when you want to head to the beach.

A few things to note.

1. There is no oven or stove in the suite, so keep that in mind when planning meals in. There is a hot plate and an outdoor grill though.

2. The suite will accommodate 3, but is really set up for 2 as there are only 2 chairs at the outdoor dining table and 2 stools at the bar.

3. Don't let the first house on the street throw you. It's not an accurate representation of the neighborhood. We found it extremely quiet and safe.

4. The apartment does not have air conditioning, but even in June, we didn't need it. Lots of cool breezes coming off the water.

5. It rained almost every evening, but by morning it would be clear and sunny.

6. There were guests below us in both apartments, but we didn't hear a peep from either. Noise wasn't a factor.

Overall it was a very pleasant stay and we would gladly stay here again.
Jun 2014
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based on 17 traveler reviews

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Spacious 900sf Casual Luxury Apt, Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $275)
average rating of 5.0 based on 73 reviews
London, England

Zen Tree House

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing 8 night stay. The apartment looked exactly like the photographs, and the beach was a 3 minute walk. There was a perfect balance between being looked after by the owners, without it ever feeling intrusive. We chose it for peace, sunshine & rest, which is exactly what we got. Can't wait to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, J & C: Thank you for your kind review! Guests like you bring their "good time" with them, we are just glad we're able to give you a wonderful place to relax and call home for a while. Please come back any time! HN

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a very nice and relaxing stay at Hale Nalo. We stayed in the Zen Treehouse and it was absolutely beautiful. It's very convenient to a great beach and a few local restaurants. When we needed some groceries to make breakfast, we drove 15 minutes away to the Whole Foods. Wayne was very informative, welcoming, and helpful. We would love nothing more than to come stay again!!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Lisa G. & J! Thank you for the nice review. We enjoyed having you and your good spirits around (however briefly)- yes! Please do come stay again- and stay for awhile! HN

Relaxing in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Hale Nalo was the most relaxing vacation experience we could have asked for. We stayed in the Zen Tree House, which is a spacious, fully equipped and beautifully designed studio apartment situated one half block from the beach. We enjoyed the early morning on our private deck watching the dawn light illuminate the green volcanic peaks of the Pali, sipping robust Kona coffee and eating delicious local papaya and other local delicacies provided by our gracious resident host, Herlinda. We would then walk a few steps to Waimananlo Beach, which is certainly one of the most beautiful stretches of white sand and turquoise water in the Hawaiian Islands. We would spend the day sunning, swimming, reading, and just relaxing into the quiet beauty of this place. At some point we would rouse ourselves to walk a few steps to one of the nearby take-out ktichens offering a wide variety of simply-prepared, but tasty food, ranging from barbecue to seafood to vegetarian dishes. We fell asleep each night listening to the sounds of the ocean. Hale Nalo is a refuge for adults who are looking to get away from the noise and chaos of modern life and to spend a few days in a natural paradise. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind sentiments! We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again real soon. Aloha, HN
Santa Clara

Zen guestroom and Hale nalo made us fall in love with Oahu

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to Oahu in the second week of May 2014. We had been to other Hawaii islands before but this was our first trip to the island of Oahu. Before the trip, we had heard all sorts of things about Oahu such as how commercialized the place is and that it is not worth the cost if you had visited other islands. But we wanted to visit all Hawaiian islands at least once before we made up our mind and our stay at Hale Nalo rental certainly made our trip worth.

The place is less than 100 steps away from the beautiful Waimanalo beach. The beaches on the eastern Oahu (windward side) are all beautiful but the Kailua bay area and the stretch of beach until Waimanlo are just majestic. Hale Nalo location is not too far from Hanauma bay (one of the best free snorkeling spots) and Waikiki. It is also 5 minutes drive to Kailua downtown, home to some great eating options and a must-not-miss Thursday farmers market.

We had rented the Zen suite which is on the second level and it has got a great open layout with a decent size kitchen, living and a large master suite with a beautiful master bath. The master suite has a very comfortable king bed. Living room has got a small tv + dvd. Herlinda (our host) maintains a great collections of evergreen movie DVDs and books.

Kitchen is equipped with all basic things such as coffee maker, portable hot-plate, toaster, refrigerator and plenty of pots/pans and plates. The unit does *not* have a dishwasher.

The unit has 2 patios on either side of kitchen+living room. One of the patio has a decent size gas grill and we even helped ourselves with a BBQ day.

Downstairs are 2 other guest rooms and common living room and a common laundry area with washer/dryer. There is parking space for only 3 cars (1 per guestroom) but you could park outside the house. There are plenty of free-to-use beach chairs, coolers, body-boards and snorkel gear available.

Herlinda and Sophie (her lovely pet) were great hosts. Herlinda would meet us every morning and answer all our touristy questions, recommend places to eat and made a great eatery suggestion of "Sweet home Waimanalo" (we highly recommend that place). She even brought us freshly picked cherry tomatoes from her garden.

All in all, it was a great stay and we would definitely come back here next time we vacation in Oahu.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We're so pleased that you decided to visit our island! Yes, some folks feel Oahu is all "built up" which sadly indicates they did not manage to venture beyond Honolulu. Oahu is a big beautiful magical enchanting unique Hawaiian island, the majority of which remains undeveloped, but it also happens to house Honolulu with its world-class museums, theatre, fine dining, shopping, within an easy 30 minute reach should you so desire. If not, stay here at our quiet unspoiled beach, listening to the birds, napping by the ocean, watching the palms grow. A world away, and the choice is completely yours. We're so delighted that you found the ZEN Treehouse to your liking and comfort, and we'd love to see you again, anytime.

Last and best stop of our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Treehouse is unreal, it's even bigger than the photos make it look. The kitchen is huge, the bathroom is huge and beautiful, the shower is AMAZING! We were so happy we decided to splurge on this for the last week of our honeymoon. Waimanalo beach is the best beach in Oahu as far as I'm concerned. It's quiet, calm and you can walk for hours along it!

The tree house is only cooled by fans but there are extra's in the closet. Heat sensitive seniors may want to beware, but we were fine with the fans.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so honored to have been the "last and best stop" of your honeymoon! From what we could see, you're headed for a very happy life together. Please come and see us again, perhaps for an anniversary! Aloha, HN
Santa Cruz, CA

Great space for relaxing time

  • 5 of 5

This is a wonderful space to come to for a relaxing and quiet time in Hawaii. The unit is spacious, clean, well-equipped, and, most of all, enjoyable. Just a five-minute walk from the beach. In a quiet neighborhood. Herlinda is very respectful of your privacy, but also right nearby ready and willing to deal with any questions or concerns that come up.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kindness. It is so satisfying to see guests totally relax as you did. Please come for longer next time, remember, we're just a puddle jump away. Warm aloha! HN


Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Honolulu Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waimanalo Town Center
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olomana, Hawaii Kai
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

We are located in a quiet residential neighborhood, convenient to anywhere on Oahu.


Rates & Availability

From $325 Per night

Waimanalo Apartment Rental Rates

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One-time cleaning fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%
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Waimanalo Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Huge bathroom; custom stone walk-in shower, rain shower head. Awesome.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed plus a new IKEA Double Sleeper Sofa
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Huge walk-in travertine shower, granite countertops, two lanai's (balconies), one with a mountain view, one on the ocean side, 14' high open-beamed ceilings, open gables for fresh air to circulate through the studio, keeping it lovely and cool. Keywords: Gardens, Birds, Queen Bed, Private, Washer, Dryer, Off the Beaten Path, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai, Porch, Island Style, Angels Bay, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, SUP, surfing

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