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

54 Reviews
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.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 28, 2016
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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.


based on 54 traveler reviews

Beach Front, Swim, Snorkel, Kayak, Fish. 30+ day rental specials!
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews

Relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfect for a relaxing getaway and to have privacy. Was so easy for my dad of 89 years young to get around. It has a perfect location on the island, sites and shopping close enough. Super quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home

  • 5 of 5

I will be back I promise! The home is incredible! Everything was so convenient to get to! We had so much fun we stayed a extra day and Karin the owner was so accommodating! Going to schedule for next year. I promise you will not regret booking this home!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review this property. You are much appreciated!
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San Diego, CA

Look no further - absolutely stunning views - lovely beach house right on the ocean!!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed in many rental homes around the world and this was one of the hardest to leave! Our family of four (two teenagers) stayed in this wonderful beach house for a week in late August (8/17-23/16). The location is fantastic!! While the driveway entrance is just off the small but busy Kamehameha Hwy (one lane each direction), the home is set back far enough that you don't hear much of the traffic at all. Just walk out the back, through the lovely, well maintained backyard and down three stone steps and voila! Your toes hit sand, your eyes feast on the gorgeous view and everything else just melts away.

There is a good BBQ place across the street but we took advantage of the well equipped kitchen and cooked almost all of our meals. The master bedroom and bathroom can get pretty warm as the AC doesn't reach that far but we found that keeping the bathroom and french doors closed and leaving the fans on worked very well. The owner has obviously worked very hard to renovate and lovingly decorate the beach house. It felt like home to us and the pictures provided do not do it justice!

The kids made good use of the 7/11 across the street and we were able to buy a few items there without having to go back to the grocery store. The house is located on the North end of the Windward (East) side of Oahu which is nice as the North Shore is very popular among tourists and locals alike and can get very congested in the Summer. But why leave the beach house anyway when you can enjoy your own piece of paradise just beyond the backyard?! Note: Fishermen like to climb down from the park next door to the little beach out back so just put our your beach chairs, towels, etc. early to stake your area... seems to do the trick. As mentioned in a previous review, you can snorkel right out back but water shoes are highly recommended and if you want to snorkel elsewhere, head out early so you can get a parking spot.

We're still pining to be back at this lovely beach house and we live in San Diego, just minutes from the beach. You will not be disappointed with this rental!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are lucky to be able to share this place with such awesome guests! Hope some day you will choose to return. : )
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Bothell, WA

Amazing family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house and enjoyed our week in Hawaii! Well stocked with everything you will need. They have a variety of spices for cooking, all the housewares you will need to enjoy your stay. Boogie boards, snorkels and beach towels along with chairs to sit at beach. Air conditioning in main living area and fans in bedrooms to keep you cool. We loved the covered outpost porch and barbecues a couple times. Loved our private beach area and enjoyed sitting out on beach looking at sunrise. Owner was readily available to answer any questions!

A couple tips: Bring reusable bags as all grocery stores charge for them. No closets in bedroom but one in main hallway. Coffee supplied but if you want real creamer, need to go to local area grocery store. There are a lot at little BBQ places around to eat ;).

This house was built in 1942 but is really well laid out. All the comforts of home. There are snorkeling items, boogie boards and beach towels. Everything you will need to enjoy the private beach. We loved our stay here and would book it again!!

Thanks Karin for a wonderful experience!!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
cleaning fee $250
processing cc $100
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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