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Kailua Beach Vacation Cottage

22 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Kuulei Tract Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Sunroom, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Our large private garden cottage is located just 50 steps away from Kailua Beach. The lush garden setting offers a large air conditioned bedroom that sleeps 4 (queen size bed and 2 twin beds), with a screened in lanai (sunroom) that sleeps two more.

Exquisitely furnished with antiques and aloha, our cottage offers you the Hawaii that few will see. This 1000 sq.foot cottage embodies the type of living that Hawai'i is known for. From the screened in lanai (patio), to an open garden area just right to bar-b-que, our cottage offers island living at it's best. Famlies with children enjoy a large yard and the closeness of the beach.

Beach amenities available at no extra charge: Boogie boards, sand toys, beach towels, and sand chairs. Kailua Beach Vacation Cottage provides a little bit more so you can bring less!

Keywords: Cottage

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Owner
Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english

About The Owner

Aloha! My name is Kelly La'a and I, along with my husband, Patrick would like to welcome you to Kailua Beach Vacation Cottage. We've welcomed visitors and returning Kailua residents to our cottage since 2003. We have grown up in Kailua and know how to help you find the best in what Kailua has to offer.

The Owner purchased this cottage in 1990

Why The Owner chose Kailua

As lifelong residents of Kailua, we were fortunate to have a property large enough to have our parents living with us. Once they decided to go to the mainland, we started having many family and friends visit and they wanted their friends and family to visit as well... our cottage became the everyone's 'home away from home'...and the traditions and the aloha continue...

What makes this cottage unique

- Located on a private road, you have a private access to Kailua Beach...

- Only three homes from the beach

- Only three homes from Kalapawai Market and the entrance to Kailua Beach State Park

- Close to Segway of Hawaii, Bob's Pizza, K&K Bar-B-Que, Lanikai General Store, Island Snow &

Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Review Submitted January 24, 2012 Date of Stay January 4, 2012

Aloha, The beach house was awesome. It was so nice to stay in a place with true hawaiin spirit. From the moment we arrived, I felt at home. After meeting kelly, patrick and the girls, it was like they were part of the family. They were so welcoming, helpful, and completely in tune with all we needed. I loved walking over the dune each morning, to find our beautiful beach. Watching the kite surfers, wind surfers, paddle boards and the doggies was so much fun. The only downfall was the traffic noises when sleeping, I live in an extremely quiet neighborhood though. I would definately come back to stay, and recommend it to all.
Jan 2012
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

Kailua Beach Vacation Cottage
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 23 reviews
Albuquerque and Kahalu'u
5

Genuine Hawaiian Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I loved this beautiful cottage. Reminded me of the true Hawaii that I grew up in; comfortable and welcoming. Cottage location is perfect just a few steps from beach, all the beach toys and supplies you need. Pat and Kelly are the most generous, kind and welcoming hosts I have met. I loved the thoughtful small touches like the tropical flowers as well as having everything I needed right there, including a huge gorgeous Hayden mango tree loaded with fruit (gotta go during mango season! ). Screened lanai best place to hang out. Cottage was clean, well equipped and would be great for families. It truly is a place of real Aloha. Skip Waikiki and come here for the real deal. You will arrive as a guest and leave as a friends. Cannot wait to go home again.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always love having you, Ku'ulei... A hui hou!
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Great location and great lanai

  • 4 of 5

The description was mostly accurate. Renters have to be aware of traffic noise starting at 6am. The place was clean but is certainly in need of a renovation (kitchen & bathroom have seen a lot of years and use) however the lanai is fabulous. We pretty much spent all of our time in that room. The location of the house is great, in two minutes you are at a beautiful beach. Also shops and restaurants are within five minutes drive time. The owners are just lovely and very helpful of any need you may have. It's great to have plenty of beach stuff available as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Considering a yearly return

  • 5 of 5

This property is magical. If you are like us and not up for the plastic experience of Wakiki, you've found your spot to call home. You will not have a manicured, pristine, resort experience here. Instead, you'll experience Kailua in its native beauty. Peaceful, otherworldly, transportive. We loved it.

The house is really technically 1 enclosed bedroom with 2 bathrooms, one of which has a shower (no tub). The outdoor shower is not enclosed, but really wonderful for getting little kids sand free. One of the toilets is in the mud room, with the washer and dryer (so handy!!). The main room has an a/c which you'll need at night. That main room has 2 twins and one full/queen (?) beds. The entire house opens up and the breeze is divine.

The lanai is the best part. The brick floor is charmingly uneven. There is lots of seating for lounging. Our friends stayed in this room as their bedroom, which suited them well. I wouldn't have slept well in it, but if you are the kind of person who sleeps well when camping in a tent or fresh air, you'll love it. The sprinklers do come on and are a bit loud, but won't get you wet. There is a mango tree that drops mangos loudly on the tin roof occasionally, but only if the wind kicks up, which can be often, since Kailua is the windward side. Truthfully, these oddities are exactly the non hotel experience we wanted.

The kitchen has no traditional oven, but there is a portable one for use. We just used the BBQ Patrick and Kelly provided and the stove inside has two burners. It's a quirky and well loved kitchen and house, but clean and comfortable.

Whole Foods is super close as well as a quaint local market only 1 block away. We walked there almost daily for quick deli lunches and cheap wine!

Kelly was amazing to work with in the weeks leading up, super flexible and available. She greeted us with a tour and a hug!

The beach is soooo close! It's gorgeous and all the beach gear you'd need is provided. Tons of sand toys for kids and chairs and umbrella and towels. Everything we needed and more. This house and property is ideal for small children. It's almost a block of fenced space for running about. We had a 2 and 3 yr old and there were water toys and indoor toys available.

I am private, and was worried about sharing property w/ owners. But I never saw them aside from the friendly greeting and felt totally great about it!

We want to make this property part of our family!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Candace for your kindness and well written review... Your ohana (family) was awesome and great travelers.. We look forward to your next vacation and watching your keiki(children) grow up! A hui hou! (Until we meet again)... Pat and Kelly La'a
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5

Perfect location, great cottage

  • 5 of 5

We loved Kelly & Pat's beautiful, spacious and well-appointed cottage, just a short stroll to one of the top beaches in the world. They thought of everything- lots of beach equipment, plentiful towels, washer/dryer, kitchen, and a super comfortable space with a big screen porch for sleeping, lounging, watching movies or eating. They are perfect hosts- friendly, welcoming and responsive, but also leave you alone to enjoy your vacation. We will definitely be back- what a great experience. (and the price is really reasonable for the amount of space and amenities).

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

amazing location, lots of room, clean, feel the aloha

  • 5 of 5

I apologize for submitting this review so late. Just searching through old emails to look for VRBO number to inquire about another stay here. My husband, 2 children (8yo and then 9 1/2yo), and I had such a wonderful time. Cottage was spacious, clean, and gave the island feel. We used to live in Kailua many years ago. This place was perfect for our family. The beach is just a few yards away, Green Store walking distance for morning coffee, shops also walking distance. We often barbecued and had family over. We never once felt cramped. It was helpful having beach chairs, towels, and beach toys. The kids still speak about our time there, including the delicious mangos from the tree on the property. "Auntie" Kelly and "Uncle" Pat were wonderful and we felt like family. We hope to stay for a month!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family cottage. Perfect location. Perfect hosts. Picked the best on the island!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha! My family of 5 spent a week at the Kailua Beach Vacation Cottage and had the best time ever! I highly recommend staying here...especially if you have a family and want a relaxing, peaceful time in Kailua. The cottage is plenty big for five people and it feels open and bright. The amenities and supplies (including boogie boards, sand toys, etc.) were plentiful and we only had to supply our food and a few paper products. Kelly really has thought of everything. The cottage felt like home away from home. The location of the cottage is very ideal. My children could walk through a gate, pass three homes, and be safely on the path to the beach. We did not have to cross any dangerous roads to get to the beach. This was a common problem when we looked at other properties on the island. The cottage is close to a small shopping strip and convenience store. Safeway is 5 minutes away. We ate 95% of our meals at the cottage, but there is some nice dining in Kailua. I have been to several beaches in my lifetime, but the Kailua beach is probably the best one I have ever spent time on. Powdery white sand, clean along the entire beach, and warm, blue water to swim in! Kailua is a quaint little town with a wonderful island feel. Kelly and Pat are excellent hosts and make you feel like you are part of the family. We felt entirely comfortable staying here and know where we will stay the next time we visit Kailua! Mahalo and Aloha!~

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo (Thank-you) for the wonderful review! Your family was wonderful to host? We enjoyed meeting your entire group and hope to have back to Kailua, soon. A hui hou, (until we meet again)!
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Car: recommended

Segway of Kailua, Island Snow (Shave Ice) and Kailua Kayak and Sailboarding are just steps around the corner for this cottage...

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Rates & Availability

Kuulei Tract Cottage Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200
Tax Rate 13.96%

This property is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for transient accommodations. TAT is W05625930-01

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Amenities

Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) Day bed, or known as pune'e, in Hawaiian, is in the screened in lanai. Linens available to make up as bed, or simply enjoyed as a reading and snuggle area!, Twin or Single Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Wireless Internet, VCR/DVD/CD Player, Cooking utensils, pots/pans/china provided

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