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Exquisite 400sf Beachside Studio w/Tropical Gardens Vaulted Ceiling. wifi/ac (i)

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Delivering Aloha Since 2008!

Beautifully appointed with everything you'll need for a very comfortable stay.

- steps to the #1 Ranked Beach in the US (Dr. Beach 2015)

- ground level corner unit (no one above or below)

- private oversized bathroom with full tub and shower, grab bars

- kitchenette with everything needed to prepare meals at home

- new Mitsubishi split level air conditioner

- gated, secure private property; private lobby entrance

- private yard space in a spacious tropical garden with mature trees

- situated within an architecturally designed home built in 2008

- professionally maintained to preserve pristine condition

- centrally located on the Windward side of Oahu

- 30 minutes to Honolulu, Waikiki and the airport

- walking distance to shops and restaurants

- Kailua and Hawaii Kai each 15 minutes by car

- quiet residential street (15mph limit)

More Details

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 4, 2018

About The Owner

Life-long adventurer. I live in Waimanalo because the turquoise ocean and the incredible beauty of this island takes my breath away each and every day.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2008

Why The Owner chose Waimanalo Beach

Magnificent property, exquisite beach location, quiet street.

What makes this studio unique

Our unique 14-foot vaulted ceilings provide guests with the room necessary for comfort in the tropics. We also have split unit a/c for the ultimate in cool comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor

Very private romantic lush tropical cottage setting, far away from uber-tourista Waikiki. Peaceful and calm...just steps from the very uncrowded and beautiful Waimanalo Beach.

Our rental unit was incredibly well appointed with all the kitchen items you could ever need complete access to lots of beach equipment This includes masks, snorkels, fins, beach chairs, umbrellas, etc.

The best part is the hosts themselves...Erlinda and Wayne...the warmest, friendliest owner-innkeepers that you could ask for. Perfect for honeymoons and anniversaries. Hope to return one day. I give it 5 stars, only because that is as far as the rating scale goes!

[Original review:]
Nov 2015
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Waimanalo Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • • Registered guests only, please. • Check in: 3pm-7pm • No smoking on property
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Study Room
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • BIG private oversized bathroom with full tub & shower (grab bars). Curved rod for a roomy shower experience. Plenty of fluffy towels and complimentary body wash.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Garden Studio - 1 queen
  • Large 400 sq.ft./37m² space, located directly in lush shady mature tropical gardens. Unique 14' high vaulted ceilings provide added comfort for sleeping in the tropics.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Premium beds and bedding; super efficient (and quiet) split unit Mitsubischi AC; kitchenette has an induction cooktop, mini refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, blender, clock radio, coffee grinder, pots, dishes and utensils; over-sized bathroom has full-sized tub with shower and grab bars; each of the Garden Suites are corner units with large sliding glass doors providing cross-ventilation, open to a beautiful tropical garden. The beach is uncrowded and perfect for walking, swimming, boogie boarding, sunbathing. PEERLESS location. Please note: monthly guests are not provided housekeeping services nor. Use of laundry facility and cleaning supplies provided free of charge. Keywords: Gardens, Birds, Queen Bed, Private, Washer, Dryer, AC, a/c, air conditioning, Off the Beaten Path, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Exquisite 400sf Beachside Studio w/Tropical Gardens Vaulted Ceiling. wifi/ac (i)
average rating of 4.9375 based on 229 reviews

Very clean and quiet studio

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful value for the money. Studio was spacious and nicely equipped. Very close to the beach, overall a great property if you you are looking for peace and quiet

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephen and Jennifer. We LOVED having you as our guests, and treasure that you became a part of the family while here. Sophie sends her love (slobber, nudge, smile, lean...) Please come again soon, aloha! ∑:•P
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

I could not imagine staying in beautiful tropical Hawaii in a hotel or high rise. This wonderful B & B is set in a lovely tropical garden which is a great place to bird watch. Since it is 3 houses from the beach, you can enjoy your jet lag by greeting the sunrise on a perfect sand beach with few visitors and a great view.

The reviews before mine have said it all, great garden, wonderful spacious rooms as pictured, supplies laid in, kitchen and outdoor barbecue set up and a warm host who feels like a friend immediately. Making my own breakfast was a plus for me with my gluten free diet. I've been to many, many B & B's and this one is at the top of my list of favorites

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, welcoming, tranquil paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Need I say more?

Herlinda offers a corner of paradise with her studios. This was our second trip to stay and both times we enjoyed the tranquil backyard, efficiency kitchen and the o-so-close beach! The studio bed is very comfortable, the backyard is nice for picnic breakfast, lunch or dinner. Herlinda offers so many thoughtful amenities for your day at the beach, bamboo mats, umbrellas, coolers, boogie board, snorkels, towels. We will return. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It always gives us a special thrill to welcome back return guests, who we refer to as "Ohana" (Hawaiian for "family"). So easy to have, found happiness in everything. Yes, we do our best to provide excellent accommodation, thank you for saying so. Your happiness gives a great deal of satisfaction. Hope to see you again soon. Aloha HN
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Great for business trips

  • 5 of 5

I stayed for two weeks for a business trip. The room was very clean and well stocked with everything I could possibly need. Wayne was a great host and the setting couldn't have been better for relaxing after work. The location can't be beat with the short 1 minute walk to a beautiful beach and a short drive to Hawaii Kai for shopping.

I will definitely consider staying here again on my next trip to Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hopefully Jennifer, next time there will be more of the relaxing-after-work time! Thank you for your review, we look forward to your next trip too! Aloha, HN
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Charming, private suite

  • 5 of 5

What a find this was; reasonably priced, well equipped, well run and a great location. We really had fun using this private suite as our home base to explore Oahu. Waimanalo beach is steps away and beautiful. Wayne had everything one would need to fully enjoy it; beach towels, umbrellas, chairs and snorkeling equipment (which we used at Hanauma Bay--gorgeous). The suite was spacious and had outdoor access to a peaceful, lovely private yard. The well stocked kitchen area was the perfect size and so handy. We didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We didn't want you two to leave either! Thank you for this wonderful review, Jim! Aloha, until next time! HN
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Peaceful and serene Hawaiian bungalow

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I took our first trip to Oahu together, and scored this awesome gem in Waimanalo! We rented the garden studio and it is perfect for a party of two! Plenty of space, your own private (ground) balcony, a nice updated kitchen with all of the amenities you need. In addition, they provided all kinds of gear for the ocean from snorkel masks, umbrellas, chairs and more. The house is nicely tucked away, literally a minute walk to the beautiful beach of Waimanalo, and is really quiet. Parking is free, easy and nicely secured in a gated driveway. Wayne was awesome to work with, such a pleasure to communicate easily and quickly, we had everything we needed with our late arrival and early departure. We'd definitely stay here again and highly recommend this place to any couple looking to enjoy the east side of Oahu. It's nice to get away from the madness of tourists down in Waikiki, and an easy drive to all the great local spots and other beautiful beaches. Mahalo, Wayne for making our stay memorable and a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You’re welcome A.W. Thank you for your terrific review! We appreciate it when past guests take the time to help future guests decide if Hale ‘Nalo is right for them. It was great hosting your visit, we’re glad we helped make it memorable for you. Please come again, anytime! HN
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Waimanalo Town Center
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Olomana Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.1 Miles
Kalanianaole Hwy.
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Beautiful location just steps from Waimanalo Beach (aka Angel's Bay), named the #1 TOP Best Beach in the USA (2015); ISLANDS magazine called it 'The World's BEST Summer Beach' (June 2010). Perfect for quiet getaways or fun explorations of Oahu. Easy day trips to anywhere on the island.

Minutes from Makapu'u Point (photo), known for its breathtaking views, picturesque lighthouse, walking trails, and whale watching (winters). A few minutes further is Hanauma Bay - a nature preserve where you can enjoy incredible snorkeling. Enjoy hiking, sailing, or a relaxing day on the beach. Easy drive to Waikiki, Honolulu, Northshore,...anywhere on Oahu really.

Other Activities: swimming with dolphins in the wild... reading a book on the beach with a big cold drink...kayaking, shelling, hiking, bird watching...

Golf: There are seven golf courses in our local area! Pali, Koolau, Olomana, Hawaii Kai, Turtle Bay, Waialae.... this is a golfer's paradise.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.96%

• State of Hawaii Tax ID No#: W01499664-01
• dba Hale Nalo Beach Rentals since 2008;

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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