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Beach Front, Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Fish. 30+ day rental specials!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

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Kaaawa Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, perfect for 6, people.

Wow! great beach house! Relax, recharge, and enjoy this private, gated property on the ocean. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and swaying palms, and wake up to an early morning swim. Spend the day snorkeling, kayaking, fishing or swimming right from this property or explore the many beautiful beaches that dot the coastline. Unwind at dinner on the large patio overlooking the ocean or walk across the street to 'Uncle BoBo's' barbeque restaurant and pick up dinner at a friendly local style take out, they also serve a great breakfast at a cheap price! There is lots to see on this side of the island. Take a drive to some of the most famous surfing beaches in the world, (Bansai Pipeline, Sharks Cove) and enjoy the winding coastline with its incredible views. Visit the Polynesian Cultural Center just a quick 10 min. drive from the house and enjoy the best luau and show on the island. A 5 min. drive to Kualoa Ranch or the macadamia nut farm near by will give you a great day of fun and adventure. Enjoy the country side of the island and avoid the crowds and traffic of Waikiki. Stop at one of the famous Shrimp trucks and enjoy some of the best tasting shrimp specialties ever! Public bus transportation is available right across the street, and can take you around the entire island. Renting a car is best if you want the ease of coming and going as you please.

This house is the picture postcard version of true, Hawaiian-style living with lots of privacy. Here you will find all you need to have a memorable, enjoyable, truly relaxing vacation. The house is clean, tastefully decorated and includes modern kitchen, air conditioning, and lots of special features. People love comming back to this special hideaway. Great vacation spot for an intimate honeymoon, a yoga retreat, or just for those who want a truely relaxing place to enjoy time with the family and the majestic beauty of the mountains and soothing sounds of the ocean. This large, gated property provides lots of privacy in a lush tropical setting. Enjoy the 3 patio areas all looking out over the ocean. Plan your day trips and look forward to returning to a relaxing comfortable home base. 5 night min. stay. Rate quoted is for up to 6 guests. Additional charge of 25.00 per night, per guest for any amount over 6

Keywords: Single Family House, private gated property.

Large yard, tropical flowering landscape. Steps to beach, outdoor dining.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Karin (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

About Karin

Family owned and operated since 2003. Special care is taken to provide a clean, comfortable place to enjoy your vacation.

Karin purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Karin chose North Shore Oahu

lush, beautiful setting, great location, lots of privacy.

What makes this cottage unique

Time to relax and enjoy friends and family.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)
Beach Front, Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Fish. 30+ day rental specials!
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews

Amazing beachfront stay!

  • 5 of 5

This home was exactly as advertised. Literally waking up to the waves lapping at the beach, and the sunrise each morning! Ate dinner on the covered lanai almost every night, and even had a "Honu" visit out in the water one evening! The home is very clean, well-maintained, with privacy and lots of amenities. It was truly a "home away from home" for our vacation. Having a kitchen with ample plates, pans, utensils, etc., as well as a full washer and dryer was so great! The gated entry helped you feel more secluded, but the park next door does fill up with campers during the weekends...something to keep in mind. We were in and out, touring the island, but felt right at home once we were there. Spent a lot of time outside reading, looking out at and listening to the ocean, and relaxing. A great place to get away from the hustle of Waikiki and Honolulu, but still able to travel to all the key tourist spots on the island. Rained quite a bit during our trip, but a quick drive to another areas on the island and we were in sun. Almost constant temperatures (82 by day 75 by night), and Karin was quick to respond to questions, provide info, and the rental, check-in and stay were all smooth. Highly recommend this home for your vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Its so nice to have guest that take such good care of our beach house. Happy we can share this special spot. Thank You!
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Great Stay for 3 Generations

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this house with 3 generations. The house was just as advertised with the added bonus of a lovely, large, shaded patio in the back. This overlooked the back yard and the ocean. There were two reclining chairs as well as a table and chairs that easily accommodate the 6 of us. This was a wonderful place to start and end the day.

It was cozy and comfortable and the location was WONDERFUL. We were out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and half way to the North Shore. Most of the places that we wanted to visit weren't much more than an hour away. (The speed limit in most areas is 35-45 MPH so it takes a bit longer to get places but it just gave us more time to enjoy the view!)

There was a full kitchen and an outside grill. I would suggest getting your food for the week at Foodland which is just a bit North of the house. With small children along ( ages 5 and 3) we ended up eating breakfast at the house and we ate out at noon. We came back at the house for simple dinners so we weren't trying to get tired children to cooperate in a restaurant later in the day.

We used the book "Oahu Revealed" as our guidebook and were very happy. We were also happy that we took the suggestion of getting bamboo mats ($2 at WalMart) for everyone for the beach. These were MUCH easier to deal with than towels full of sand. We were able to go to several beaches where we used the mats and a beach umbrella that we purchased. The umbrella is another "must" if you are going to the beach as not all of them have shaded areas for those of us with fair skin. We left the beach umbrella that we bought at the house so we hope others get some good out of it. (Be sure to bring along something to serve as a weight to keep the umbrella from blowing away. We anchored it with bag filled with bottled water) We also looked for beaches with "facilities" including bathrooms and showers to wash off the sand before we got back into the car. Not all beaches have them so scout them out before you decide whether you are going to stay.

The property was clean and very well maintained. Karin was just a phone call away if we had questions.

If you are looking for a place to relax and to enjoy the beauty of Oahu without all of the craziness and busy traffic in the city, this is the place for you. I would recommend this house for anyone and everyone!


  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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If you are looking for a great place to stay...

  • 5 of 5

My sister and brother-in-law and my husband and I stayed here for 9 days and had a great time. The house is very private enclosed on both sides by walls/bushes. Right on the beach. We got up at 5 am and watched the sun rise every morning. This house is on the side of the island where the locals live so it's quiet. The tourist area is on the other side with all the traffic and noise. The master bedroom has 2 sets of french doors that open right up onto the covered patio where there is a table with 6 chairs and a couple of reclining chairs. We spent most of our time on the patio watching and listening to the waves and basking in the continuous breezes. Walk off the patio and across a small grassy yard and you are on the beach. Calm enough for snorkelling--some little fish to watch! I would recommend you bring water shoes because there are a lot of rocks. The house/yard is very well maintained and clean. Nice well-equipped kitchen and full-size washer/dryer. It is an older house, but it has everything you need for a great vacation. If you want to be in the middle of all the tourist noise and confusion, you do not want this house. But if you are looking for a quiet place to relax and enjoy the surroundings, you have found what you are looking for. There is a small BBQ restaurant and a 7/11 across the street. Karin, the owner, was very helpful and available whenever we had a question. We highly recommend this rental.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Welcoming and Comfortable

  • 5 of 5

This home is older with all of the character an older home offers. The living space is comfortable, both indoors and out. Karin, the owner, was readily available to answer questions as we were settling in. Our party consisted of us, our daughter and son-in-law and three grandchildren, ages 10, 12 and 13 and we all enjoyed our time spent there. If you opt to rent this property, you won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This property far exceeded our expectations. The photos do not do it justice, must see in person. The home was clean, spacious and all the amenities needed were there. Our family of 6 had more then enough room and the yard was a great size for our children to run and play, of course when they weren't enjoying the beach right out the front door! We will definitely stay here again. The location was also perfect. Not too far away, not too close to the resorts, and had a local flair.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thansgiving vacation retreat

  • 5 of 5

We were a family of five staying for a week in Hawaii. The location was exactly what we wanted. ON the beach, a 10 - 15 minute drive to grocery, etc., 25 minute drive to see Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Chinatown, Flea Market, etc. Some folks took the bus - very easy. Wonderful large covered outdoor area. We spent hours walking the beaches, enjoying the crazy waves, watching sea turtles, fishermen and just relaxing. Used the charcoal grill several times. Kitchen had plenty of dishes, silverware, etc. Although it was a bit rainy when we were there, it certainly didn't cause any problems.

Highly recommend Karin's rental.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Located on the country side of the island you are away from all the crowds of Waikiki. Kualoa Ranch is about a 5 min. drive east . The ranch has lots of activities for all ages, restaurants, tours and horseback riding.


Rates & Availability

Kaaawa Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Dec 15 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
processing $100
cleaning fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

check out cleaning 250.00
The base rate of 350.00 is for up to 6 people. 25.00 per person per night extra for any amount of gusts over 6 .

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Kaaawa Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Airconditioning, No Smoking inside, Concierge service available.

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