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Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 22, 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.
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
  • Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1)
  • 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
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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 -
(45 traveler reviews)

Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.822222 based on 46 reviews

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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Quaint comfortable, spacious and private cottage

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 5 days at Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The cottage is very private and well appointed with all the amenities we needed. It was quite warm but the lanai usually provided a break from the heat. The location was ideal for us. Off the road but near many fine eating establishments. The cottage is aging a bit and could use a bit of upgrading. The ceiling in the loft is quite low and we bumped our heads a few times. Overall we enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha... Thank you for your overall positive feedback. Glad you enjoyed the cottage location and it's amenities. Hope you come back some day. Mahalo!
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A Bit of Heaven on Earth!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I enjoyed five nights at tihs lovely cottage loft in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu in celebration of our twentieth wedding anniversary! From the moment I set eyes on it, I knew it was exactly what I had hoped for. Exposed wood beams; a cabin-like experienc;. Rustic Beauty! It is just steps to the bay along a row of palms that seems straight out of a commercial for Hawaiian bliss! The isle that used to be called "Chinaman's Hat" is directly in the distance. We enjoyed a few moonlit evenings watching the reflection of the moon on the bay throught the palms. It was magical.

We loved the beautiful bird calls every morning (early though they were) and the resident rooster, hens and chicks were adorable. I didn't mind the rooster crowing. It wasn't often, and we kept a fan going at night which drowned out any unwanted noise. We also had a friendly and frightened gekko who popped his head out to see us each evening, but each time I got up to take a closer look, he scrambled into the rafters.

The cottage is located off the main road going through Kaneohe, but behind a tall fence and down a gravel road, so the road noise is barely heard. It is a great spot for expolration of both North and South shores. (The East Shore is lush, green and gorgeous!!!) The cottage is located behind another cottage which is closer to the bay. The two cottages are separated by a row of large tropical plants, so it feels very private and secluded. The surrounding area is beautiful with green grass, banana trees, tropical plants etc.


Beach towels

Some snorkel gear (but in disrepair). Maybe it could be used, but we just rented ours. We were concerned about water getting in our eyes, noses etc. And the fins were torn in places. I would advise buying and bringing snorkel gear if you are going more than once. Renting it can cost $20. per person per day.

Boogie Boards (but again, in disrepair). One was broken. We didn't use them.

All general kitchen supplies which was great.

Washer & Dryer

Fans to keep cool (one was broken, but there were plenty of others). No AC

Hand Soap, Dish soap, Washing Detergent, Shampoo (No conditioner)

All in all the place was amazing! I would come back in a second. Highly recommended if you are looking for rustic, romantic charm!

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for all your wonderful feedback! Thrilled that you had such a nice vacation and enjoyed your stay at our island cottage! It means a lot to us that our guests really enjoy the property and want to come back...thanks again for expressing that! Mahalo!
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Nice cottage, not the best location

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice week at this cottage. The house has an overall good vibe. The kitchen is very well equipped, there is even a garlic press! The bathroom is spacious enough that it wasn't a problem for our somewhat large party to share.

The deck is nice to sit on, although the view to the water is somewhat obstructed by the enormous palms.

We walked down to watch the sunrise by the water almost every morning, which was beautiful. Just wish the beach was cleaner and would be able to swim there or have a place to sit by the water.

The house is comfortable and there is good air circulation so that it never gets too hot inside.There is a lack of privacy upstairs due to the fact that there are no doors for the 'bedrooms', just one sheet to hang for some privacy. One bedroom is large, with a little sitting area and skylight, walk in closet, the other is much smaller with a double bed and dresser, etc.

You will definitely need a car to get to this place and to get around. The neighborhood is not the greatest, and it's kind of far from everything, but the compound itself is very nice and private. If you are looking to get away from Waikiki, or any type of city life, than this is the place. If you want to be in the middle of the action, you will need to go closer to Honolulu.

The Buddhist temple is really close and a must see! Chinaman's hat is in your view, that beach is about 5 min up the road.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Rafael, California

Heavenly Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed in this paradisiacal cottage several times over the years and each stay has been more idyllic than the previous. The location cannot be beat! The views from the house, lanai, and shore front are picture postcard perfect. The house is super-comfortable, very quiet, and it is easy to make oneself at home right away. Dian is the best! Everything was clean and functional and she explained everything clearly.

The nearest swimming beach is just a 5-minute drive. In our six days, we took scenic drives to the astonishing North Shore to watch crazed surfers on monster waves, we swam and snorkeled at the world famous beaches at Kailua, Lanikai, Ala Moana, and yes … Waikiki too, even caught this year’s Jazz Grammy winners at the Blue Note Hawaii. The house is so well situated, that all these drives were easy and it was always a pleasure to get “back to our little grass shack.” The kitchen is great and, as much as we enjoy restaurants, nothing beats dining here. We cooked all but one meal at home. We loved staying in the cottage so much that we just hung around every morning, never doing our tourist adventuring until afternoon.

We can’t wait to come back again!

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! So thrilled you had a wonderful stay and enjoyed all the amazing sites around the island! Really appreciate your nice comments-thank you! Hope you 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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