Tired of the hustle and bustle of Waikiki? Forget all your worries and troubles in this quiet cottage just a short walk to the beach which also offers stunning views of the majestic Koolau mountain range. You are just a short walk to Kalapawai Market for some of the best Kona coffee around and you can enjoy it for a walk on the beach for sunrise where you might be lucky enough to see the whale spouts in the distance or the turtles closer to shore, or bring it back to the front garden to watch the sun light up the Koolaus.
Spend the day sightseeing or enjoying one of the many water sports available at Kailua Beach, but savor the peace and quiet of a residential neighborhood in the evening and wake up refreshed for another day in paradise.
You are just a short bike ride away to the start of the Lanikai Ridge Trail- something that is easy even for beginners, but offers unforgettable views of Kailua Bay and Lanikai Beach all the way to the Makapu'u Lighthouse. After stretching your legs on the hike you can go into town for breakfast at Cinnamon's and their delicious daily specials or to Boots and Kimo's for their famous macadamia nut pancakes. Spend the day window shopping through Kailua Town and the night offers many great restaurants, such as Buzz's Steakhouse which is just a short walk from the studio, and finish the night up with a drink or two at the Kailua Town Pub, Boardriders or one of the other bars in the area.
Come to the Aloha Cottage for the vacation of a lifetime.
Mahalo! Thank you!
We moved out of the big city of Tokyo a few years back and after a lengthy search found this home which we could rebuild to make our own. We love the quiet (no barking dogs!) neighborhood and the close proximity to Kailua and Lanikai Beaches.
The Owner purchased this cottage in 2009
We chose Kailua because it offers the best of everything in Hawaii- the pristine beaches, beautiful nature, wonderful people without the hectic pace of Waikiki or Honolulu. It also is one of the safest places we have ever lived and is welcoming to families and singles alike.
We have all the ocean activities you could want and many of the tools for enjoying it. You can also stop at Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks and rent a kayak to go out to the Mokuluas or try your hand at windsurfing or kite surfing. You can just enjoy the hedonistic pleasure of laying on the beach, too. Whichever path you take, Kailua has everything you want, and our Aloha Garden is just around the corner from it all.
Thanks so much for your gracious hospitality and great sightseeing and restaurant tips. We had a wonderful, comfortable, relaxing stay and hate to move on! Good luck with all the work you are doing on the place. Your cottage and Kailua are perfect.
Thx Scott you're a wonderful host! Our family had a great time here. The location is very convenience - beautiful beach nearby with a few great places to eat! Your beach house is clean, big enough to fit our family of 3. Would recommend your place for sure. Hope to come back soon!!
Single mom with 2 kids. We felt very safe in the area. A wonderful neighborhood and the people are so nice! The cottage was cute and spacious for us. Scott is the sweetest person and very helpful. If you are looking for a quiet area, close to the beach, and places to eat... this is your place! You can rent kayaks down the street and that is a must do while you are there, as you get to see turtles on your way to the flat island. We rented a car to visit other parts of the island and it was easy to get to all our locations. Thank you Scott! We will be back!
My boyfriend and I stayed at Scott's wonderful cottage. Perfect location for walking to the beach, Buzz's Steakhouse, Island Snow, and even the strip with Whole Foods and restaurants, though biking or driving is best for the latter.
The cottage was perfect place after a long day of exploring.
Very convenient and Scott was very helpful!
My wife and two young children stayed here for almost two weeks in February of 2014. This cottage worked out great for us. We wanted to be within walking distance of the beach and Kalapawai market, our favorite spot for early morning coffee. The cottage was large enough for us and all of our stuff and all we needed to do was open up the fold up couch and we had comfortable sleeping for four. We loved the outside shower for post beach clean up and the back yard/patio area is big, lush, and private for pupu's and/or bbq's.
Scott was an excellent host, making sure we always had everything including many many dry towels from all of our beach excursions. He also has great recomendations on things to do while in Kailua. All in all we had a fantastic stay and will not hesitate to return to the Aloha Cottage for any future trips.
We had an amazing time here at this wonderful cottage! Kailua is such a beautiful small town.. a perfect place to stay to get out of the craziness of a big city! We are so glad we didn't stay in Honolulu! We came to Oahu to get married on the north shore and stayed in this cottage for 9 days and we loved it! It is an under 5 minute walk to the beach! Very close to some wonderful places to eat as well. Scott is so knowledgeable about the area and can give you great tips about anything in the area: places to eat, hiking, the best beaches, kayaking, where to see sea turtles, etc. He has bicycles you can borrow to ride into town. He is so accommodating and very hospitable! We are already discussing our next trip to Oahu and we definitely plan on staying here! You won't regret it!! :-)
We had a lovely time at the cottage. It is really nicely made up; super clean, modern, comfortable and private. The photos here don't do it justice. I would absolutely recommend this place to my friends.
Kite surfing, Scuba diving, the most amazing star watching you may ever experience made even better over a nightcap. Ideal location to view the moonrise- a rare view of the moon rising out of the ocean larger than life illuminating the night sky.