|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Tropical setting just steps away from beautiful Kailua Beach. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac beachside of Kalaheo Ave. This quiet and private accommodation is ideal for 2 couples or a small family. Aprox 900sq ft of indoor living area, complete kitchen, access to laundry facilities upon request and fenced courtyard make this accommodation comfortable and appealing. Beach access is via a private right-of-way.
We found the cottage to be exactly what we expected- private, with a nice little yard where we were able to eat, 2 comfortable bedrooms , each with a good King bed, 2 clean, functional bathrooms, and a perfectly fine small kitchen, with almost everything we needed to cook many of our meals there. A good sized living/dining room. The cottage is a ground floor brick building, nestled on the property and behind the home of our host, Herman. He is very accommodating and helpful, but certainly respected our privacy and left us alone unless we had a question or request from him.
The walk to the beach is along a little corridor created by the tall brick fences of the 2 adjacent large beach side properties that are at the end of the street. The beach is fantastic...clean, quiet, and 2 miles long. We loved the water, with excellent boogey boarding.
Staying in Kailua is a world apart form the hustle and bustle and tourist craziness of Waikiki...we loved being there, and exploring other parts of Oahu with our rental car.
I contacted the owners through VRBO and they responded to me directly to my email. After speaking with the owner I was told that I could give her my credit card number over the phone or email it to her to reserve the rental for $200. After I was almost scammed through another popular rental site I was a bit cautious about giving my credit card number to someone without a formal or authorized payment platform.
Even though I was a bit skeptical I did it anyway. Cue in nervous breathing.
Once we got to the property Eva was waiting for us with a friendly face. She showed us to the house and it was better than what we had expected. The bathrooms were renovated, the furniture was new, the beds were so comfortable and the yard had a wonderful garden with newer furniture. The pictures shown are outdated and almost everything is newer.
After viewing the house we were then lead to the entry way to the beach. She started walking towards a door that looked like it would lead to a neighbor's backyard but it was in fact a private (almost secret) alleyway to the beach for the neighborhood. It lead to a portion of Kailua beach that seemed almost private without any tourists.
This was the perfect place. There was a full kitchen, the bathrooms were stocked with fresh towels, there were beach chairs, beach towels, a boogie board, a floatie and other beach ammenities. After exploring the island all day it was a great place to come back relax and rest up for the next day's adventure (did I mention the beds were comfortable? haha).
The house is not too far from Kailua town and there are a lot of places to go eat and shop at.
Just as a random, great sidenote: kailua beach is on the side of the island the run rises on so every morning, we walked to the beach and watched the sunrise before the day started. It was amazing.
Thanks Eva for an amazing stay and I hope the next time I'm in Oahu we can stay here again!
We enjoyed 10 fabulous nights in this wonderful cottage just steps away from Kailua Beach! This beach was absolutely beautiful, uncrowded - and I don't know how anyone could ask for a more perfect beach! The cottage was super clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for a casual beach getaway. We cooked lots of meals here, both inside and with the BBQ. Herman could not have been more gracious, helpful or accommodating. The location is convenient to Kailua and to accessing other areas for sightseeing. Everything was exactly as represented. We could not have asked for anything more - and we surely hope to return! We had one of the best vacations we've ever had!!
What a perfect little beach house...we wanted something close to the beach, this house was steps from the beautiful white sands of Kailua Beach. We've stayed on the beach in Lanikai, but this beach was even better! Every morning I took my coffee and walked to the beach to watch the beautiful sunrise. The house was clean, had all the basic needs, and Herman was available yet gave us our privacy. If you're a beach lover, this is the place for you! We will return!!
Wir haben acht Tage bei Herman verbracht und haben jede Minute genossen. Das Cottage ist wunderbar hell und freundlich, sehr sauber und man findet alles was man braucht. Alles ist wohl durchdacht und die Raumaufteilung ist perfekt. Das große Schlafzimmer hat ein extra Bedezimmer, was auch mit zusätzlichen Gästen die nötige Privatsphere sichert. Für angenehmen Temperaturen sorgen viele Deckenventilatoren und bei Bedarf eine Klmaanlage, die wir aber nicht brauchten. Es ist traumhaft, nach einem ereignisreichen Tag auf Oahu im Garten zu sitzen und zu grillen oder einfach nur beim Meerrauschen ein Bier zu trinken. Der wunderbare Strand von Kailua ist nur wenige Meter entfernt, der Sonnenaufgang hier ist ein Traum!
Herman ist dazu noch ein super Gastgeber, der uns unseren Urlaub hat genießen lassen und jederzeit mit guten Tipps zur Seite stand, so konnten wir auch die wunderschönen Honus in ihrem Refugium gleich um die Ecke erleben.
Lieber Herman, Mahalo für eine wunderbare Zeit!
Für alle, die sich mit Englisch schwer tun, sei noch erwähnt, dass Herman Deutsch spricht :)
We had 8 wonderful days in Herman's cottage and enjoyed every minute. The place is well thought out, very bright and friendly. The big bedroom has a seperate bathroom which secures your privacy when you have guests. There are several ventilators which secure an excellent cilma. In addition there is an air condition which we did not use. The cottage is very tidy and you will find everything you need for your own convinience.
The garden infront of the cottage is perfect to enjoy a barbeque or just for listinging to the sound of the sea and having a cold beer after an eventful day on Oahu. The famous Kailua beach is just steps away. Seeing the sunrise here is priceless!
Herman is a perfect host who always respects your privacy. He his always there for an advise how to even improve your vacation experince. Without him we had never met the Honus which have a refuge just arroung the corner of the cottage!
Mahalo for a perfect vacation experience!
Location....Location... We loved the fact we walk right out to the beautiful beach! Thank you for your hospitality as well. When we go back to Oahu we will stay at your cottage.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$70 + Tax|
|Notes||$225/night plus tax.|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.