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Tropical Hide Away for Two

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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 for two adults or two children. 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 a Boogie board, surf board, snorkel gear, and bicycles available and now an ocean kayak for your use. You can bike or walk to Kailua beach in 10 minutes or continue to bike to Lanikai Beach, approximately 20 minutes 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

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Shirley Marks
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 23, 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 Oahu

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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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Tropical Hide Away for Two
average rating of 4.48 based on 50 reviews

Space for three was tight but good value.

  • 3 of 5

It was clean and quiet. The owners were friendly and gave us plenty of attraction tips.We missed not having a sink to wash dishes in.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kitchen tubs are adequate for washing dishes which I advertise on my website. The bathroom sink and counter is very large and does accommodate any dish washing. Sorry you were inconvenienced.
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Great place to stay.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this place! The house was easy to find and the beds were super comfortable. They had snorkeling gear, a boogie board and two bikes, so that was definitely a plus. Overall we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice place!

  • 5 of 5

We loved the place - it was so wonderful to be away from the city and surrounded by nature. The hosts were excellent and provided everything we needed with meticulous detail. Beautiful beaches nearby and a charming place overall. Would definitely visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing and great value!

  • 5 of 5

We were very satisfied with our stay at Shirley's rental. It was relaxing, quiet and perfectly located to easily access the entire east coast of Oahu. Hawaii is super expensive in general and we were pleased with the quality and value provided by Shirley.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great hosts, great location, very nice house!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here with our 3 young children for a week. Our 3 and 1.5 year old loved it. We as parents enjoyed it a lot. The hosts are not only very helpful but easy to reach. They let us borrow body board, toys, beach toys, beach umbrellas and even their laundry. They had a pack n play for our 2 month old as well and gave us an air mattress for one of our children. The view is also very nice, especially at sun rise! Free to park right near their house and easy access to everything by car. The only thing I wish they had was a sink but we did the dishes in the bathroom and it worked great. I would absolutely stay there again and would recommend it! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute, cozy and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

Nearly two months have slipped by since our heavenly month in Kailua, but we're still savoring the sights, sounds, fragrances and tastes of that beautiful island! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very comfortable apartment. The location is great--just a five-minute drive to one of the worlds' most beautiful beaches or into the center of town with an excellent assortment of restaurants and shops. It was a wonderful "home base" from which to explore all that the island has to offer. Our hosts, Shirley and Ez, were warm, welcoming, generous and helpful. Binky the cat did a fine job of guarding the gate! We really hope to be able to return next year. Mahalo, Shirley and Ez!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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


Rates & Availability

Kailua House Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

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.
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Kailua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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