Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Private Beachfront Rental

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

This is a Hawaiian Style apartment located on Kailua Beach, one of Hawaii's most beautiful of white sand beaches. Kailua Beach has been rated tops among USA's best beaches.

The apartment is located in the back portion of a beachfront home with its own private entrance and has convenient parking on driveway just outside the rental unit. The bedroom has a king-size bed and ceiling fan. The sitting room includes a futon couch-bed and futon lounge chair with leg rest, room accordian sliding divider door, and second ceiling fan. There are floor to ceiling louver windows for cool breeze flow an ventilation. The unit also has a large study desk/ table, TV with cable an DVD player, radio, and unit is computer “WIFI” wireless ready. The kitchenette is fully equipped with a microwave, large sink, Kreuig coffeemaker, refrigerator with great ice maker, hot plate, toaster, saute pans, dishes, and utensils. There is a connecting private bathroom and shower supplied with bath towels sets an beach towels.

Rental has direct access to front lawn sitting area and beach just steps away with a spectacular panoramic view of Kailua Bay and Mokulua Twin Islands. Beach & lounge chairs and boogie boards are included for use at rental premise only. There are out side showers, hose, an faucets for rinsing after going to beach and swimming. There is a convenient clothes line just outside door of unit for drying suits, towels, an clothes.

Rates are based on 1-2 people. There is a maximum occupancy of 3 persons, with an extra charge for a third person. We accept children of at least 15 yrs old.

During Christmas & New Year holiday periods, we have a 6 day minimum booking, including the holiday. Any vacancies within 1 month of a holiday period, we then begin to book at our 2 day minimum.

All reservations are booked on a “first come basis”.

We kindly ask our tenants to keep their guests and visiting to a “minimal", and out side on front lawn, or the beach. Younger children need to be in accompaniment of an adult guest. The rental facility is strictly for our tenants use only.

There is 'NO Smoking' permitted in rental premise.

This is a licensed rental unit. Hawaii Tax ID# GE-168-049-0496-01 TA same


Keywords: Apartment

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Herb for sharing your piece of "paradise" with us. It was great to relax after the the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Loved our beach walks. Keep up the good work. All the best. You are a great host Herb everything we asked for you obliged. Aloha
Sep 2007
  • 1 of 6


Kalama Tract Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Beach towels, bath/hand towels, and wash cloths provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1), 'Double Bed' size fold out Futon/Couch (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Computer Wireless Network, Cooking Utensils/plate wear, Bed Linens, Beach Towels included, beach chairs. Tenants provide their own personal bath soaps/toiletries. We kindly ask our tenants to keep their visiting guests “minimal". NO parties or entertaining on rental premise. Rental unit is strictly for tenants use only.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(26 traveler reviews)

Private Beachfront Rental
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 32 reviews
Lawrenceville Ga

Stunningly gorgeous setting! Great place to stay - has everything you need and friendly owners too!

  • 5 of 5

Owners are so warm and generous with tips to local hikes, restaurants, maps etc. The place is perfect studio apartment for a couple -- ours was a 50th birthday celebration trip for just husband and wife. The kitchen was great -- especially the icemaker for filling our little cooler and we used the washer and dryer several times. Thanks to owners for having beach chairs and beach towels and extra bath towels for our use. The little book they made up of maps and local kayak companies numbers etc was a sweet touch. Loved catching sunrise every morning from the beach that is just outside the door. We chose this location for proximity to Lanikai beach and found the even closer Kailua Beach Park just as lovely -- same impossibly blue water. We enjoyed driving over to Hanauma Bay one day and driving up to the Pali lookout as well. And the little hike to the pillboxes over Lanikai beach is steep STEEP! but soo worth it. Bring your camera for amazing panoramic views. For dinner, we loved the Thai place and the Crepe place was really delicious (esp the Healthy Alternative crepe with strawberries, bananas, granola, yogurt and honey. Yummo!) We had a great time. This was the perfect place to stay -- has everything you need with the ocean right there and generous hosts who were available when we needed them but we had plenty of privacy as well. Thanks for everything. We will definitely stay with you when we come again. Warmest wishes, Karen and Blair

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
15 0
North Shore Kauai

Relaxing Stay

  • 5 of 5

Perfect Hideaway at the best location on Kailua beach . We enjoyed our morning walks on the beach . Shari and Herb were great hosts being long time local residents. This is so much better than staying in the hustle and bustle of town or Waikiki ! Great spot if you are into Windsurfing or Kitesurfing . We are looking forward to our next get away ! Aloha

  • Submitted: May 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to have you an your wife stay with us Joe! Happy you soaked in the Kailua peace & relaxation an had good winds for some fun kite surfing! Hope to see you both again in your travels! *:D
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Lake Cowichan, BC, Canada


  • 5 of 5

This was by far the best rental out there. Beautiful waterfront without all the crowds of other nearby beaches. The apartment was perfect for my mom and I with all the little extras that you could think of. We couldn't have been more comfortable. Very close to Kailua town for everything else you may need. The owners have thought of everything in this apartment. The ice maker in the fridge was an added bonus. Enjoyed our conversations with the owner Sherri and she was very helpful giving us information about the area. Would highly recommend this rental! Thanks again Sherri!!

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed yourselves Dianna an great to get to know you an your dear mom! Thank you for your kind words and hope to see you again on your next trip an perhaps cross paths up in Vancouver :)
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Better than advertised!

  • 5 of 5

What a delight to find a VRBO rental that exceeds expectations. Things were better than expected from the description and the photos, except that the view when seated on the grass is restricted by the vegetation. The answer is to simply walk the few extra feet to the absolutely beautiful beach that is quite empty during the week. The rental comes with everything one could possibly need (other than a washer/dryer) and a very helpful owner. Wi-Fi was very good when we were there. It was very quiet day and night except for one night where a neighbor was blaring his TV so much during sleep time that the owner had to call the police. While that would normally rate a four star rating, the location and price for value made up for it.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
Kwajalein, Marshall Islands

Living the dream!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed many places in Hawaii, visiting several times a year, since 2001. Some places more opulent than others, some places with more amenities than others, but THIS place is our hands-down favorite. We love the ambiance, the "ohana" and of course, the beach. You can delude yourself while on vacation there, that you are beach front owners, nipping on and off the beach at will.

This was the best possible recovery from unexpected knee surgery and a delightful Christmas all around.

Thank you Herb and Shari for making us feel like family coming home - we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lauren & Billy! Thank you so much for your lovely thoughts! We were so happy to have you stay an get to know you and more about the interesting lives you lead in Kwajalene! So glad you enjoyed yourselves here on Kailua Bay and the weather broke through to your liking! We look foreword to your return and to spend more quality time with you both! Aloha nui loa Shari & Herb *:D
Did you find this review helpful?
3 0
East Boston, MA

DO NOT LOOK ANYWHERE ELSE! Talk about right on a private beach! Your own piece of Heaven.

  • 5 of 5

I mean directly on the world's ranked No. 1 beach, with fine soft white sand, turquoise water, gentle breeze, amazing sun rise and panoramic view.

This is the best place on the Island, why would you want to go anywhere else.

I did a lot of research and places say at the beach, steps from the beach, yards from the beach but they wasn’t directly ON the beach. We came to Oahu for our tenth Anniversary plus it was on my bucket list!

*The outside is an amazing place. There is a direct access to the lawn sitting area in front of the beach, basically used only by the renters. We had our morning coffee, while watching the sun rise from the lawn.

There is no parking fees and right in front of your own private entrance!

*The apartment has a living room area to watch TV with a room divider door in case someone is still sleeping, a long large desk that we used to eat lunch or look up our plans for the day on our laptop.

There is a comfortable King size bed, plenty of pillows and extra blankets in the closet.

The ceiling fans and the trade winds keep the apartment very cool in the summer.

How about the closet space, way more than enough room for the 4 suitcases I brought….lol

There is a great kitchenette which includes a washer/dryer, how great is that! Outside they have a clothes line to hang your bathing suits up if you don’t like to put them in the dryer and an outside shower to wash off sand.

You could just stay in the apartment your entire stay but you must see the sites.

I recommend the Polynesian Culture Center with luau and show. It was awesome!

*The owners Shari and her father Herb are warm and friendly and are there only when you need them.

They have their own yard and entrance. It is very quiet and you don’t even know they are there.

They have beach chairs, snorkeling masks, cooler and Boogie boards for your use.

We stayed here for 4 nights and then the Outrigger Waikiki Shore on the Beach for 6 nights.

The Outrigger was ok but not the privacy, not the sand, not the relaxation, overcrowded and loud.

Not the price and parking was 35. a night.

When I arrived in Waikiki I just kept thinking about Kailua Beach and how much I missed it.

You could still stay in Kailua and travel to Waikiki for the sites. Pilipu Place is only 20-25 minutes away.

So, I suggest you pick this place as you will not be disappointed. Book soon as it will book up fast!

Thanks Shari and Herb for a great vacation! Miss you

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "Many Mahalo’s” for your gracious words Joan! So happy you both enjoyed your stay with us!! Wish you could have stayed longer too ... Next time you visit, i will cook you dinner! (over the Outrigger..) :D Have a great summer an we hope to see you again, “sooner" then later! Aloha ~ Shari *;D
Did you find this review helpful?
5 0


Car: recommended

Ideal Swimming, bodysurfing Snorkeling/Diving, Kiteboarding, Sightseeing and Beachwalking all year round, Explore local offshore Mokulua Islands, Excellent shopping, boutiques, cinemas and grocery stores in Kailua 5 minutes away


Rates & Availability

Kalama Tract Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee: 1-6 nights $100
Tax Rate 14.0%

Rates: Based on 1-2 people
1 extra person = $65/nt + tax .. ** Bookings for 1 extra person - 3 nights only.
2 nights = $200/night
Extra bed set up = $40 (charged with 2 people staying requesting separate beds)

Accept children 15 yrs and older.

- Within 12 wks notice of arrival, deposit, or 2 night stay balances, are refunded IF we can re-book (-$50 fee).
- Within 4 wks notice of arrival, balance is refunded for nights we can re-book (-$50 fee).
- No refund if we can not re-book reservations made within 12 weeks of arrival date.
- Automatic $50 fee for canceling reservation (deducted at any reimbursement).

$70 manditory mid-stay/weekly cleaning fee, for stays 12 days, or longer.
Departure Cleaning Fees:
1-6 day stay: 2 people - $100 .. 3 people - $150
7-11 day stay: 2 people - $130

$500 deposit is due 3-5 days of inquiry to secure reservation.
Remaining balance is due 4 weeks prior to arrival.
For 2 night stays, 'FULL' balance is due within 3-5 days of inquiry to secure reservation.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing

Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties