My wife and I enjoyed our stay at the Kailua Cottage at the end of May 2013. The cottage has an excellent location in a tropical, beautiful, Kailua neighborhood that is both close to Kailua Beach (0.5 miles) and to the shops and restaurants of Kailua Town (0.7 miles). We were able to safely walk to both the beach and town. Occasionally, we used the provided bicycles to ride into town, as one of the bicycles had a basket for carrying a few items.
We found the cottage to be very nicely decorated and well equipped. Everything seemed good quality and recently upgraded. On our short trip, we mostly dined out so we did not get much use of the kitchen (except for the refrigerator), but we did enjoy having the full size washer and dryer to refresh our wardrobe. With all that is provided and its size, the cottage would make a great destination for a much longer stay (perhaps a month if one could be so lucky). Though the cottage is on the same property as the owners house, surprisingly, we did not see the owners during our stay. However, we did very much enjoy the welcome basket that was provided with a nice selection of Hawaiian snacks / treats. Also provided were some toiletries, including a tube of sun screen that came in handy. The only thing we found missing was a journal / log that guests could leave a note for future travelers and the owner about their stay. That said, I guess I am doing that now… We recommend this cottage for anyone wanting a quiet, relaxing vacation in Kailua.
The owners were very responsive to questions before our stay and quickly refunded our security deposit within a few hours after we checked out.
You may also want to try some of these nearby Kailua activities:
Run / walk the Lanikai Loop
Hike to Lanikai Pillboxes
Paddle to Moku Nui Island (we rented from Twogood Kayaks in Kailua, very friendly)
Smoothies from Lanikai Juice
Shave Ice from nearby Island Snow (frequented by President Obama)
Take out from Uahi Grill
Thank you again for a wonderful stay!
Tourists without a Car,
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