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Tropical Beach Hale, 1 bedroom, A/C, across street from beach access

Sleeps3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, full kitchen, A/C, 2 bikes & kayak, sleeps 3

Aloha, come and relax at our tropical Kailua home located in one of Kailua's finest neighborhoods. Kailua Beach hale is located across the street from the beach access (150 feet to the access and about 700 feet to the waters edge) to a quiet sandy section of Kailua beach. It is a great spot for boogie boarding and snorkeling. Use the kayak, boogie boards and snorkel gear to cruise Kailua bay. Towels and beach chairs provided. We also have two bikes for you to explore the area, just a mile to Kailua town. The hale has an open air design, with high ceilings and plenty of windows. The wall dividing the living room and the bedroom does not reach the ceiling as it is a high domed ceiling. It has a modern kitchen with dishwasher and a washer/dryer in the bathroom. Enjoy your coffee in a tropical garden area with comfortable chairs and patio table. We have just built a beautiful rock waterfall and pond that is wonderful to listen to while relaxing. The living room has a flat screen TV and DVD player with Cable TV, and free WiFi internet available. The living room also has a single size bench seat that can be used as a bed for 1 smaller person. A playpen is available for little ones. No sofabed. The unit has a common wall with the main house but against a storage area so you have complete privacy without feeling like you have a neighbor. You entrance and yard are on a separate street from the main house giving the cottage a feel of being on its own. Kailua is great for snorkeling, kayaking, biking, swimming, diving, windsurfing, boogie boarding, surfing, paragliding or enjoying a good book. The property is very private, fully gated and has 1 parking space and a private entrance. Being close to a popular beach you can hear some car noises during the day, although the beach is sparsley populated compared to Waikiki.

Kailua beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. It has something for everyone. Kailua town has great restaurants, lots of shopping and is away from the Waikiki crowds. There are plenty of supermarkets close by for groceries. Our Kailua hale is conveniently located to enjoy all that Kailua has to offer.

More Details

Owner
Brett & Lisa
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

Amenities

Kalama Tract Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washing machine and dryer
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 child bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 2 bicycles
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • forests
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

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Tropical Beach Hale, 1 bedroom, A/C, across street from beach access
average rating of 4.785714 based on 28 reviews
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we chose this round house to stay in. We were only on Oahu 5 days, and we still found ourselves calling it "home." The house itself is cute, clean, and comfortable. It felt roomy with just the two of us. And it's location is perfect--just a half block from a very quiet (but beautiful!) beach and a short bike or car ride from downtown Kailua. We found it had everything we needed--beach towels, a fully outfitted kitchen, a washer/dryer, snorkling gear (we didn't have to rent our own!), bikes, guidebooks to Oahu, etc. And we LOVED the garden! It felt so private. Think lots of tropical plants, a water feature (with fish!), and a private gate. We chose to stay in for several meals just so we could eat on our patio table and enjoy the space.

Lisa and Brett are lovely and generous hosts, too. They were so warm and welcoming, and Brett had great advice the first night when we were jet lagged and had questions about how best to spend our time on the island. At the same time, they were not intrusive at all, and we totally had our own space.

We did learn the hard way that when we were gone all day, we should leave the windows open to catch the breeze. But the AC was efficient for cooling us down. Plus, there were tons of fans and the garden was a great alternative hang out spot while the AC was doing its work.

We didn't want to leave. If we're ever back in Oahu, we'd rent this spot again in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Sally, we were very happy to meet you and would love to have you back. I'm so glad you loved the cottage and the garden. Hope to see you again in the future. Mahalo, Brett & Lisa
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5

Excellent! Highly Recommend! Would Stay Again!

  • 5 of 5

Gracious host and beautiful property. Thanks!

The Mitchells

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Awesome Location.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Small and nice

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation was very clean and we felt very comfortable. It was very well equipped and it had everything you need.

The beach is directly across the street and in the garden there is a lot of equipment for the beach.

We can only recommend this property and would spend our holidays there again.

Kitsana and Christian

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Noisy, old and poorly prepared

  • 2 of 5

This place is close to the beach across the road and down a few blocks to a beach park, but the cottage itself is dumpy old delapitated and in need of proper cleaning and modernising.

An aircon that has seen better days and that rattles away under a small table barely keeps the place cool enough to sleep. And you need to not notice the mould growing around the shower enclosure or the dirt encrusted blind shielding a window above the stove top.

All in all we were somewhat disgusted with the condition of the place considering the price, it sells for the price of a five star hotel room and yet is barely 2 stars. The owners were kind enough to refund three nights after they resold those nights when we cancelled our booking mid way through after we found better accommodation for which we were thankful.However it doesn't really detract from the disappointment of the condition of the property, just cleaning the place properly and giving it a paint job would improve it, the mould in the shower, the dirt encrusted window and blind above the cooktop, the BBQ that I found thick with the grease of prior cooking are all easy things to have clean and presentable. The rotting wood around the front door and other little signs of lack of care could all be made more presentable by a more diligent owner.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha prospective guests. This review is based on the fact that Malcolm had a place to stay for free and wanted to cancel before he ever even entered the cottage. Malcolm stated upon meeting me in the driveway that his friends offered him a place to stay for free and that they were actually going to go to the big island soon and wanted to cancel his stay. I told him that it was not possible to get a refund with no notice. He NEVER mentioned that they did not like the property in any way. He only said they really wanted to join their friends on the big island. We did renrent some of their stay and refunded those dates. We have 29 five star reviews and this one 2 star review which is purely out of anger on Malcolm's part for not getting his way. I do admit the cottage could use some touching up as we are close to the beach and we need to paint frequently. We last painted 14 months ago and will evaluate painting again in the next few months. We are sorry We could not make this guest happy as we always strive to give guests the best vacation retreat possible.
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5

Complete rest and relaxation. Steps to the water. All comforts of home. We will stay again for sure.

  • 5 of 5

This place was awesome. Lisa and Brett were perfect hosts. We had everything we needed for perfect vacation. Kitchen is well stocked: everything family might need and more. Full true kitchen with normal size frig and even a dishwasher, oven, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, etc.

Queen size bed and a small bed and a couch for small children., lovely, private backyard with a great fountain with goldfish.

Place has washer and dryer inside the bathroom, greatest asset when need to do a quick wash of towels or clothes.

Centrally located on the island, so everything is within short drive, we were able to explore the whole island from our Hale.

Privacy makes it possible to relax completely. Our type of a vacation, no crowds , no problems with parking.

Our type of vacation. We rediscovered Oahu. Great for a couple or a small family.

Thank you Lisa and Brett.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Buzz's
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mid Pacific
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Interstate H3
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Buzz's

House is located across the street from big, beautiful sandy beach on Kailua Bay. The access is about 150 feet and the waters edge is about 700 feet. There is not an ocean view from the property.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

TAX # GE-003-242-3936-02
Cancellation is 60 days in advance for full refund. No refunds after that time period unless we can rebook your dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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