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Tropical Hide Away for Two

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

If you're looking for a quiet getaway in residential Kailua just a few blocks from the ocean, here it is. Attached to our house is a remodeled one bedroom/bath with separate living room and small kitchenette to make your vacation a dream come true. The apartment is air-conditioned with a window unit and ceiling fans in both rooms which circulates the air and keeps the rooms cool and breezy.

The bedroom has a very comfortable queen size bed and nice ocean breezes to lull you to sleep. A separate living room with a small kitchenette has all the amenities. A couch folds out into a double bed with a memory foam topper. A separate, large bathroom with shower is off the living room.

Outside, enjoy a private patio with table and chairs and small yard to have morning coffee or an afternoon BBQ. Private gated entryway to courtyard and secure parking on the street is available in front of our house.

Fluffy beach towels, chairs and beach gear are at your disposal. We have Boogie boards, snorkel gear, beach chairs and bicycles for your use. You can bike or walk to Kailua beach, just a few blocks away.

We have bus transportation 1 block away which is very reliable. You can drive to Honolulu or the airport in 20 minutes or around the island in 3 hours.

We are located in a quiet neighborhood close to Aikahi shopping center, There is a Safeway grocery store and several restaurants close by. We are here to make your visit enjoyable and hope you come visit us soon.

Keywords: House-attached apartment

More Details

Shirley Marks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Shirley Marks

Hi, my name is Shirley and I live in Kailua, Hawaii with my husband, Es. We have been residents of Kailua for 30 years. I am a teacher and so is my husband. We have two grown children and bison frizee dogs. We enjoy meeting people and so far we have had really nice visitors staying in our rental. We hope you enjoy your stay and please come back. Aloha, Shirley

Shirley Marks purchased this house in 1978

Why Shirley Marks chose Kailua

We have a great view of the mountains as well as the ocean. We like the fact that we do not have neighbors in our backyard because we are on a hillside. Apartment is attached to our house and very private.

What makes this house unique

We get a great ocean breeze through the bedroom and it stays a comfortable 75 degrees year round. We have a quiet neighborhood and great place to relax. We are close to Kailua town and Kaneohe Marine Base. Kaneohe Bay is great for sailing or Kailua Beach is great for swimming or kayaking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a pleasure to have this wonderful little cottage for a whole month. It worked out perfect for us! Your friendship, hospitality and so much more are so full of aloha! We enjoyed the fruit, cleaning and the wonderful evening at your home, meeting your neighbors.... Thanks for everything and I hope we stay in touch. Come see us in Oregon!

Mahalo and Aloha,
Jun 2012
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pinky's Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Pali Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-3 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Willow Tree Korean Restaurant
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended


Kailua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 6ft. Walk in shower, extra long vanity with single sink, large bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Bed (1) Very comfortable, Sleeper sofa (1) with memory foam topping for a double bed, (1)Blow up Single mattress is also available., (1) Portacrib for your use.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(34 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Hide Away for Two
average rating of 4.5588236 based on 59 reviews

Literally a home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The property was clean, quiet and convenient. And the owners made our stay very welcoming. I definitely recommend this pleasant place to anyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We enjoyed having you and family.
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Comfy Cozy

  • 5 of 5

this was a comfortable and pleasant place to call home, it was a far better option for our family than going with a impersonal and congested hotel experience. The owners are so very kind!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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So very clean and comfortable! Perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

First of all Shirly and Ez are so accommodating, helpful and kind! We visited Oahu to see our son stationed at Pearl Harbor. The nights he was able to stay with us he stayed on the pull out sofa. He even had a friend one night, and said the it was the most comfortable sleeper sofa he's slept on. Kailua is beautiful. We spent lots of time at the beach and snorkeling. They had beach supplies for us to use. There's a full size fridge so we we're able to shop for groceries and have breakfast items and make picnic lunches for the beach days. They even had two bikes available although we had a vehicle to run all over the island. The unit has AC, that was nice! But honestly some nights we slept with the windows open. Nice island breeze. And don't give it a second thought about no kitchen sink, it was simple to use the wash tub available, just filled it in the bathroom. I hope to return again sooner rather than later. Mahalo and Aloha!

Leonie & Bobby - Biloxi, MS

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, good space, convenient location, easy access

  • 4 of 5

Great value, good space and very convenient location. About 10 min drive to Kailua beach or Kailua town (great restaurants and shops). Very close to grocery store (Safeway), and H-3 for island sightseeing. The apt is attached to their home but has a separate entrance. It came with lots of extras, including boogie boards, snorkels and masks, linens, access to laundry, kitchen with all the supplies, bikes, movies and toiletries (soap, shampoo, conditioner). It was very clean and Es and Shirley want their guests to have a great stay and are open to feedback. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the bed was too soft for me and the bedroom didn't have an AC unit. My husband was concerned about no kitchen sink; but we didn't have any issues washing the dishes in the bathroom sink. Definitely recommend to people looking for a clean, safe place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was as described.

  • 4 of 5

Everything was good for the three of us. There were a couple of maintenance issues. The toilet was spraying at the base and the air conditioner kept cycling off and on, which at night it was very annoying. These are just maintenance items easily fix for the next guests.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the information. We fixed the toilet right away and the ac was on Econ which could easily been switched to cool. Wished you had told us sooner than later.
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Lovely home base for an enjoyable Hawai'i trip

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely trip and enjoyed staying here. We had everything we needed in this rental and especially enjoyed having some outdoor space with grass and outdoor table for eating. It was just a super short drive to many spectacular beaches like Kailua and Lani Kai. We also drove to the North Shore and Waikiki, but liked having Kailua as a home base. The owners were very kind and accomodating. This would be a lovely place for a couple, friends, or a family with children (like ours).

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for being such great guests.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.95%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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