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Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

Gorgeous Beach Studio w/Garden (Multiple units available, pls email date range.)

77 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Waimanalo Beach Studio Rental Photos and Description

Incl: in-room wifi, parking, all utilities, a/c, #1 Best Beach USA

Absolutely perfect home-away-from-home, this roomy studio is situated on the ground level (no stairs) and is a corner unit so abundant light and air will delight your senses. Our studios are in pristine condition, having been built in 2008 and lovingly maintained ever since. This studio has a well-equipped kitchenette, a big bathroom (full-sized tub, shower and wall-mounted hand rails), a comfortably open sleeping area that, at 400 square feet, is nearly twice the size of most standard hotel rooms. In addition to your suite, you are expected to enjoy the lobby area as well as our extensive tropical gardens. Outside seating is available. The gardens being a perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee or a good book.

PEERLESS LOCATION: mere steps to the “Best Beach in the US” (Dr. Beach, May 2015). Our property is so close that you can stroll there in about one minute, and at night, you’ll hear the gentle sound of the ocean. If you love the beach, you will be thrilled by this beach and our location.

We promise: a spotlessly clean, beautiful, comfortable suite that is accurately represented by current photos, situated safely on a well-cared for property just steps from a world-class beach, thoughtful amenities, privacy, peaceful surroundings, friendly professional guest services, and a truly warm welcome.

Worth a mention: the 14-foot high vaulted ceilings make our suites an exceptional value, given they provide copious *additional* space, enjoy the abundance of breath, light, and comfort.

• Ideal for mature singles and couples

• Quiet residential property; neighborhood owner-occupied

• Spacious at 400 square feet (37m²), high ceilings

• Air conditioned, Mitusbishi split-level (quiet and cold)

• Waimanalo Beach: ranked #1 in the US (2015) a few steps away

• In-room high-speed internet wifi access (included)

• Secure, gated property and off-street parking (included)

• Access to beautiful new LG front loading washer/dryer (included)

• Flat-screen tv with basic cable (included)

• Overhead and solar fans for natural cooling and ventilation

• Smoke-free property, smoke-free beach

• Property maintenance; yard/garden care (*)

• Queen bed; sumptuous firm/plush mattress; 2 sets: linens + towels

• Kitchenette: induction cooktop, mini fridge, microwave, toaster oven

• Oversized bathroom, full tub and shower, wall-mounted safety grip

• Large closet with storage and luggage racks

• Friendly manager (available 24/7) and sidekick: Sophie the Mutt

• Beach gear loaners: towels, chairs, mats: boogie boards, coolers

• Eco-friendly property: we are reliant on solar (photovoltaic)

We provide everything so you can pack light. All you’ll need is a toothbrush, your laptop (if you need it), some groceries, and a carry-on with your favorite warm-weather clothes to move in.

Convenient location: what is available walking distance, and nearby: Waimanalo is an authentic Hawaiian residential community, famous for its beach and sleepy no-rush vibe, horse stables, tropical plant nurseries, and support of non-GMO organic food production. A good local supermarket is nearby, and four good locally-owned restaurants (Hawaiian-style plate lunches/dinners, a popular Mexican restaurant, a terrific breakfast and coffee cafe, and an exemplary Vegan restaurant, all of these are within easy walking distance). Also nearby is our Waimanalo Co-op which specializes in locally-grown: organic produce, clothing and gifts. More shopping and dining opportunities may be found at nearby tourist-mecca Kailua/Lanikai (10 minutes), and Waikiki, Honolulu and airport are only 30 minutes away. Waimanalo is centrally located but off-the-beaten-path, make easy day trips to everywhere on Oahu.

Due to zoning regulations, we are required to rent our suites for 30 or more days. If you wish a shorter stay, please contact us, we will do our best to assist you.

Rates are for lodging only; the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) for the State of Hawaii is 9.25%, combined with the Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) of 4.16% and a Honolulu County Surcharge Tax (CST) of 0.552%, the total tax to be added to your room bill is 13.962%

Questions are good! If you have any, please email or call us, we’re waiting and happy to help. Aloha.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About The Owner

Took a few years off to sail across the Pacific Ocean on a 29' sailboat. Saw gorgeous beaches all along the way: from San Diego south to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), to the Marquesas and westward to the Great Barrier Reef. So many beautiful beaches, but I choose to settle in Waimanalo because, well, honestly, the blue of the 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 Oahu

Authentic small-town Hawaii. The most gorgeous beach in the world, but you'll have it to yourself most of the time. Experience Hawaii like a local! One guest said 'We arrived as 'guests', but when we left we felt like family'. Our wish for all who come :)

What makes this studio unique

Hale 'Nalo is an intimate beachside retreat located in a beautiful tropical setting. Three self-catering independent studio units, newly constructed in 2008. Simplicity, quiet, solitude, ocean, birdsong. Aloha, Namasté, and Welcome!

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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Gorgeous Beach Studio w/Garden (Multiple units available, pls email date range.)
average rating of 4.935065 based on 226 reviews

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: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This neat and tidy studio is the perfect place to relax, after a wounderful day on the nicest,and quietest beach in all of Oahu. Herlinda and her friendly dog helped to make our anniversary a week of happiness in paradise. Wakeing to the sound of the surf and birds singing in the AM is awesome,enjoying a cool drink in the beautiful back yard at sunset, life doesn't get any better then that. All the things you need for a great vacation are at your disposal, the pictures don't lie. We would not hesitate to come back to Hale Nalo paradise found. Marty & Millie.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: Apr 2016
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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: Oct 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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Relaxation in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent time at Hale Nalo celebrating our 25th + 2 wedding anniversary. This was our first time in Hawaii and we could not have picked a better place. Wayne was an incredible host and the location was fantastic just a few steps from beautiful Waimanalo beach. Several great eateries in Waimanalo Beach and nearby Lanikai, Kailua and Kaneohe. The accomodations were great and we will definitely be back as quickly as we can.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Hans, thank you so much for the compliments and taking the time to write this review for us! We truly enjoyed hosting you and your wife's first visit to Oahu. Add in the special occasion of an anniversary too! We feel blessed to be able to provide guests this space, a place you found so enjoyable. Yes please, come back soon! A hui hou! (until we meet again) HN
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Good find

  • 4 of 5

My husband and I spent 8 days at Hale Nalo in one of the garden studios. We had originally reserved a hotel room near Waikiki but then learned about VRBO and changed our plans. We were glad we did. The property is located in a neighborhood and away from the noise and traffic in Waikiki; it was incredibly clean and offered all the amenities you would need. It is located very close to the beach and has beach chairs and coolers to use. If you like Poke, which is basically Hawaiian seasoned sashimi, then you have to try it from the local grocery store called Shima's.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We too are glad you changed your plans KN. We do offer a wonderful alternative to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki (although stopping in at Duke’s for a Mai Tai just once...) and yes! Shima’s is the new best-place-for-poke! When we go whale watching (November - May) we get read-to-eat poke bowls from Paina Cafe and watch from close-by Lanai Lookout! If Oahu is on your itinerary, please come and stay, we’d love to see you again!
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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 by FORBES Magazine to be the #5 Best Beach in the USA (2013) and ISLANDS magazine '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

Waimanalo Beach Studio Rental Rates

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Holidays, Peak Winter
Dec 18 2016 - Mar 18 2017
Changeover Day: Sunday
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

One-time cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.96%

• Taxes @ 13.962% and a $100 one-time cleaning fee is in addition to the room rate.
• One small (≤25 lbs) well-behaved cat or dog will be considered, pet fee applies. Please ask for details.
• Feel free to email us for immediate assistance:
• Kindly be aware: the rate at the time of booking is firm and final.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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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.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freezer
  • 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. Rare 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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • 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. 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, Lanai, Porch, Island Style, Angels Bay, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, SUP, surfing

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