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Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Escape to our exclusive Bayside Country Retreat, located just north of Kaneohe in an area known as Waikane 'Water of the Gods', on the Windward side of Oahu. Experience true 'Hawaiian style' living, in our spacious custom guest Cottage surrounded by beautiful tropical vegetation and gorgeous sunrise views over Kaneohe Bay and Chinaman's Hat Island.

This private country hideaway is comfortably furnished with Hawaiiana rattan and Indonesian furniture. The unique interior consists of a spacious living room with open beamed ceilings, dining area with counter bar, full kitchen, upstairs two bedroom open loft area with walk-in closet with curtains for privacy, full bathroom on first floor, and wrap around lanai/deck with lovely mountain and water views. Only a short walk (approx. 300 feet) to the lovely palm lined shoreline. Best swimming beach only 3 miles north at the Kualoa Beach Park. Located 25 minutes from Honolulu and 40 minutes from the North Shore. Convenient shopping only ten minutes south in Kaneohe.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: Guest House

More Details

Dian Weeks
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2017

About Dian Weeks

For many years I have worked as an artist/sculptor...designing elements for the home. And I have managed property rentals for over 25 years. We spend a few weeks each year enjoying our island retreat and getting recharged.

Dian Weeks purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Dian Weeks chose Oahu

We looked for a special location for over 4 years until 1987... when we finally found our perfect island retreat. We built a custom pole house(s) and appointed it with Indonesian/Asian furnishings from our travels and extensive tropical landscaping from local farmers. For years we have shared the guest house with travellers from all over the world...with many rave reviews.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very unique, exclusive area...located about 10 minutes north of Kaneohe, in an area called Waikane which means 'Water of the Gods'. It's private; has a serene country feel embellished with gorgeous tropical vegetation & fruit trees. Being embraced by the Koolau Mountains and enchanting views of Kaneohe Bay...this property is like no other. Great location...10 minutes to Kaneohe town; 20 minutes to Honolulu & Kailua; 40 minutes to the NorthShore. And close to beautiful beaches all along the coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome!! Hope you have a fabulous stay at our beautiful island home! Please leave us a comment about your experience here in Kaneohe...we appreciate your thoughts and kind consideration of our bayside retreat.

Aloha & mahalo!

:) Dian
Oct 2004
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Kaneohe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with overhead shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Open Sleeping loft -Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1) Sleeping areas are partitioned by a walk-in closet; curtain for privacy
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
High speed Internet Access; nearby beaches & Kualoa Ranch (tourist activities), hiking trails, fruit stands & orchid farm.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(49 traveler reviews)

Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.8163266 based on 50 reviews

Peaceful retreat close to all the action!

  • 5 of 5

This property is beyond beautiful! Sunrises and sunsets from the deck are amazing to watch. The cottage was very comfortable. Easy to find too. Right off the main highway but tucked back enough where you can't hear traffic noise. Lots of chickens running around and even a few geckos! I'd highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Amy, Great to hear that you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings...thanks so much! Hope you return in the future. Mahalo, Dian
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The best place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

This place was incredible! The grounds and views were breathtaking!! The house was perfect for four people and had everything you needed! Clean and comfortable and I can't say enough! Not one complaint or wish!! Highly recommend it!!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Open air cottage with beautiful vistas

  • 5 of 5

Just spent our spring break in the Kaneohe cottage and absolutely loved our stay. Open air cottage with lush foliage, breathtaking sunrises over Chinaman's Hat, and stunning mountain vistas. True Hawaiian getaway in private compound off the beaten path and away from the crowded north and south shores. Towns of Kaneohe and Kailua are close by (15-25 min) and offer all the conveniences of the mainland, and you are located on the lush side of Oahu midway between north and south shores (40-55 min, depending on traffic).

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark, Thank you for your fine glad to hear that you had a nice stay and enjoyed the surrounding beauty. Look forward to you coming back! Mahalo, Dian
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Beautiful quiet country retreat

  • 4 of 5

Dian's place is exactly as described. We had everything we needed for a great vacation. The driveway does need some repair, there are big ruts that our rental car bottomed out on. We also only located one beach towel in the closet. One big downside is the main highway is under construction and alternately shut down one lane at a time from 9AM to 2PM. It made traveling to sight see very long. It was our first time to Oahu and we wanted to explore, it took usually 45 minutes or longer to get to the Likelike highway which then connects you to other highways. If you are looking to relax and unwind, this is a beautiful place, if you want to sight see then maybe stay closer to Honolulu. Also, our 2 children didn't like that they couldn't swim in the water at the front of the property.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your feedback. Glad you had everything you needed and were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful setting. And sorry about the driveway ruts, the recent rains have washed away some of the gravel...which we are having filled. And the highway construction should be done soon, sorry for any inconvenience. And the shoreline is beautiful to see the sunrise and walk along the shore, but as mentioned...not good for swimming for shallow & silty. The property info provided mentioned that there's a beautiful sandy beach & swimming just 3 miles north at the Kualoa Beach Park. Thanks again for choosing our property! Mahalo!
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Exceeded and met all expectations

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at the cottage multiple times throughout the years. We have recommended to our Friends who have also stayed here. We visit Hawaii every year and always rent a place we have discovered that this by far is the best place for the value bar none. though I have never met the owners Dian seems like an old friend because when we return it it's always like we are coming home. I wish I could describe how nice this place is it is beyond the scope of words that I can think of. Thank you for a wonderful one month stay Lisa also is great and should be commended she represents your property and you very well. I have never written a review before to be honest I was reluctant because I did not want other people to know of this great value and location but you deserve it thank you very much Mark and Cindy

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Mark & Cindy, Such a nice review...thank you sooo much! It really means a lot to us. And that this was your 4th return says a lot, too. And yes, Lisa is wonderful! She cares for the property like it's her own. Glad you got to meet her. And look forward to your return trip...maybe we'll meet someday. Mahalo!
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Perfect place to feel real Hawaii - ocean view, lovely garden and spacious house

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at this lovely cottage in September 2016. The location is great - in the peaceful and non touristy countryside of Oahu - but quite convenient at the same time. It takes about 30 min to Honolulu and a bit less to Kailua. 45 min to Hanauma Bay. Nice to have the ocean so close to the house even if you cannot swim there. Beautiful garden and spacious house - very well equipped kitchen and nicely decorated. We also used the snorkel gear and boogie boards, which was fine. It was the type of property we hoped it would be and perfect for a peaceful and nature-friendly holiday in Hawaii :) We would go back to this cottage if we have a chance to go back to Oahu :)

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments about your stay at the cottage...thrilled that you liked it, the location, garden and amenities. Hope you're able to come back again someday. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Haliewa Joe's
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
H3 + LikeLike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Haliewa Joe's
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kualoa Beach Park
Car: recommended

This private retreat is located on the north end of Kaneohe Bay, about 7 miles north of Kaneohe, in an exclusive area known as Waikane-'Water of the Gods' ...on the Windward side of Oahu. Watch the sun rise over the Bay and Chinaman's Hat, a small island off the shore. Just a few miles north is the beautiful Kualoa Beach Park for swimming and hiking, and Kualoa Ranch where there's horseback riding and special events. Kailua Beach and Lanikai are approx. 25 minutes south; NorthShore and Waimea Bay are approx. 40 minutes north; Honolulu is about 20 minutes southwest.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Kaneohe Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas-New Years
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are for up to 4 persons; $25 fee per night for add'l person over 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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