KAILUA COTTAGE - 250 STEPS TO PARADISE

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Advertiser since 2005
Speaks english
Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

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KAILUA COTTAGE - 250 STEPS TO PARADISE

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Overview

Kailua Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

E komo mai to The Cottage at Hale Makai - our piece of island paradise in Kailua. Lying alongside a fabulous three-mile stretch of protected beach, Kailua is a small town on the windward side of Oahu. With no hotels in town, only local residents and visitors who rent vacation homes get to enjoy our island lifestyle. Kailua Beach was one the emerging 'hot spots' for 2007 and is routinely voted one of the best beaches in the world by Dr. Beach. Your family will love this kama'aina (local) way to enjoy Hawaii.

You couldn't ask for a more perfect location! Set up for couples or small families, our one-bedroom, one-bath detached cottage is just 250 steps from Kailua Beach. Pick up your cappuccino at the Kalapawai Market on your walk to the beach every morning and your shave ice (snow cone) at Island Snow every afternoon on your walk home. Your family will love this Kama'aina (local) way to enjoy Hawaii.

Kailua town, with its restaurants, shopping, and entertainment is just a mile away. And, in just a short car ride, you can swim with the dolphins at Sea Life Park, snorkel in Hanauma Bay, hike the stunning Ko'olau mountains, swim/surf the North Shore, browse the 'Swap Meet' at the Aloha Stadium, sample Honolulu's nightlife, walk Waikiki Beach, or get to the airport.

Kick back. Our cottage has been furnished in island style to make your stay relaxing and enjoyable. You will feel right at home while you barbecue dinner on the lanai, wander to and from the beach, watch movies or cable TV, play games with the family or drift off to sleep in the comfortable new bed. We also have wireless internet access if you have to stay connected!

The detached one-bedroom, one-bath cottage has a queen-size bed in a separate bedroom and queen-size sofa bed in the living room (sleeps two to three comfortably, sleeps 4 if the children are small), kitchen/eating area, and covered patio with a Weber gas grill and outdoor furniture. Includes access to all the beach toys - boogie boards, sand toys, beach chairs/mats/towels and cooler.

Located on a large lot with a separate, three-bedroom, two-bath detached house, the cottage is available to rent separately or together with the house for larger groups.

NOTE ABOUT AVAILABILITY: You can check availability of the cottage alone by clicking on the calendar on this listing. For availability for the house, see the calendar link on vrbo listing #55006. For availability for both, see vrbo listing #101378.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Advertiser since 2005
Speaks english

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a blast in Kailua especially staying at the cottage! Thank you soo very much for everything! The cottage had everything that we needed. It's a home away from home! We'll probably return there sometime soon hopefully. We'll always keep your place in mind!
Oct 2008
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Reviews

4.9
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
average rating of 4.851852 based on 32 reviews
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55009vb
Kailua Oahu
5

Great location

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic vacation, and this was the perfect location. We rented the house and cottage together, because our entire family was there for a wedding. Great place. We used the Webber grill outside, and it was really nice to have our own washer and dryer at the cottage. Steps from the little Market (where we actually ate quite a few of our meals-awesome food), and very short walk to the beach. Lots of beach toys with the cottage as well. We were impressed.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
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Kailua Oahu
Switzerland
5

Great place

  • 5 of 5
We spent 6 days in the cottage and had a wonderful time.
We were having a big family gathering (28 in all) in Kailua, and my wife and I wanted to be close to everyone, but have a place where we could get off to ourselves as well. The cottage was great for that. Other members of the party were either in the house next door or in two other houses about 200 meters away. So the cottages was perfect for our purposes.
We spent a day getting ready to hole up for Hurricane Iselle, but -- fortunately for us and at least for Oahu -- it turned out to be more bark than bite.
I appreciate having the cleaning included in the rental agreement. The extra cost is worth the comfort.
(Note: At another house where our two girls and their families were staying -- the houses a couple hundred meters away -- it was the responsibility of the renters to clean. And the previous renters - and managers of the place - obviously didn't have the same standards of cleanliness as we do ... Which meant cleaning on arrival AND before departure)
  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
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Kailua Oahu
El Dorado Hills, CA
4

Great location!

  • 4 of 5
My wife and I recently stayed for a week.

Pros - there are many - location is super close to the beach, town, etc. Both the owner and property manager were super responsive and a pleasure to deal with. The unit itself is perfect for a couple; super clean, great bed, roomy enough, light and airy. Beach towels, beach toys, safe, outdoor shower, TV, dvd player, all wonderful.

Cons - you'll have to read the description more carefully than I did to see there is no dishwasher. Surprise. We managed, but doing dishes on vacation . . . ew. Also, this unit is quite close to the bigger main house. The party of 6 staying there (2 kids, 2 parents, 2 grandparents), were . . . loud, and apparently oblivious to our proximity. With open windows in both units we could hear all their conversations, phone calls, kids yelling for their parents (which they seemed to do a lot), etc. Fortunately we were gone a lot, and they were unusually loud, but still something to consider. Neither are deal breakers, just good to know. We'd probably stay there again . . .
  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thoughtful review. I can certainly understand not wanting to wash dishes on vacation. If I had my druthers, there'd be a dishwasher, but there's just no room. As for the noise issue, if it happens again, please let Debra know so that she can address it. Most people try to respect tenant privacy and would at least make an attempt to quiet down. I do have a picture of the relationship of the house to the cottage if future tenants are concerned about the privacy issue and want to see the physical set up of the property. But as you said, you would come back so we'd like to welcome you again to Kailua.
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
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Kailua Oahu
Berkeley, CA
5

Wonderful Location!

  • 5 of 5
The "Kailua Cottage" was perfect for our family of three. It was clean, comfortable and nicely furnished. The kitchen worked out well for many meals and the full size refrigerator allowed us to store plenty of cold drinks and leftovers. The warm outside shower, the Weber BBQ, ceiling fans, and the washer & dryer were all nice touches that made our stay more enjoyable.

It was a little awkward at first having another family stay in the house - the feel of walking through someone else's backyard to get to the cottage. But after we met them (we didn't really interact with them but they were very friendly), the awkwardness quickly faded away. The only concern we had was the neighbor's gardener was pretty noisy one morning.

There's not much more that can be said about the location... the incredible Kailua Beach is around the corner, the deli/market is on the corner, and shave ice is just down the street along with kayak rentals, Hawaiian BBQ and pizza. Even with the conveniences so close and a main street out front, the area still feels like a neighborhood. Kailua town is close by and getting back to the highway to explore the island is a breeze.

Booking was easy - the owner was very responsive and the property manager was great. We look forward to staying there again... soon!
  • Submitted: May 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
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Kailua Oahu
5

Great spot for a family getaway

  • 5 of 5
Our family of 3 (including a 2-year old) stayed here in late November right before Thanksgiving. The cottage was exactly as advertised: it's right around the corner from the Kalapawai Market, which in turn is at the entrance to Kailua Beach Park. We settled into a relaxing daily rhythm that included coffee from the market, a walk in to town for breakfast, then beach time. We did have a car and used it occasionally but would have done just fine without one. It's about a mile from downtown Kailua where you have your choice of good eats as well as a well-stocked Whole Foods.

The cottage was nicely appointed with amenities that made us feel at home, including a gas stove and a nicely maintained propane grill so that we were able to cook at home a few times. The bedroom was big enough to set up our 2-year old in a pack-n-play and the manicured yard was a great place for him to stretch his legs. Lisa was a gracious and responsive host; we definitely recommend and would stay here again!
  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
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Kailua Cottage - 250 Steps to Paradise
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p55009vb
Kailua Oahu
5

Wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at the Kailua Cottage. It's a 1 minute walk to coffee, 1 short block to the great Kailua Beach park, and walking distance to a small strip mall, and 2 - 3 minutes drive to downtown. Buzz's Grill is walking distance.

The cottage is very comfortable. Lisa asked for feedback regarding any possible improvements and I can't think of any. There is a beautiful soft lawn to lie, stretch, exercise etc on, and the rooms are great. The barbeque worked perfectly. The towels are ginormous.

The guests in the main house were fantastic and I suspect Lisa selects all her guests very carefully. There is good barrier privacy between the cottage and house, but we found the other guests to be pleasant to talk with, without being at all intrusive.
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Kailua Cottage Rental Rates

Notes

  • $180/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Cottage 1BR/1BA .. $180/night, 5 night min, 2-3 guests
  • Security Deposit required; $100 Cleaning Fee; 13.75% Hawaii Taxes additional.
  • Checks, wire transfer or PayPal accepted
  • Calendar on this page is for rental of cottage only.
  • See VRBO listing #55006 for info and availability of house.
  • See VRBO listing #101378 for info and availability of entire property.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kailua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Sofa bed in living room converts to queen
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Toys including boogie boards, rolling cooler, beach chairs and a warm outdoor shower for washing off beach sand

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