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Large Beautiful Kailua Cottage

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio


About the property

Studio, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Welcome to Kailua, one of the most beautiful places on Earth!

We are located in the quaint beach town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. We are a 25 minute drive from Honolulu and the airport. Kailua beach, is a breathtaking 2 1/2 mile stretch of white sand and turquoise water. From our place you can walk to the beach in 15 minutes(less than 1 mile). At the beach, you have the option to rent surfboards, kayaks, wind surf boards, and stand up paddle boards.

You can also walk into Kailua town in 15 minutes where you can grab a bite to eat, enjoy a cup of coffee, or check out the local shops. For the early risers, watching the sunrise over the Mokulua Islands is a must, completed with the sun setting behind the majestic Koolau mountains. Kailua is the perfect place for those who enjoy activity, and those who love to lounge on the beach and bask in the sun.

Our large studio has its own private entrance. There is street parking out front that is always available. The entrance to the cottage is a wood chip lined path that is a bit narrow. If you are elderly or use an assistive device for walking, this may not be suitable for you. Although the trade winds provide a nice gentle breeze, there is also a ceiling fan and AC to ensure a comfortable temperature. There is a fully stocked kitchenette with a refrigerator, microwave, toaster, hot plate, and coffee pot. We have a newly remodeled bathroom with granite counter top and a larger tiled shower. For those of you who prefer to stay in and cook, there is an outdoor dining area where you can enjoy the warm air and trade wind breeze.

We also provide masks, snorkels, and beach chairs. For your travel convenience we have shampoo, conditioner, sunscreen, and lotion available. The studio is very spacious, has a king size bed, cable TV, wireless internet, a gas BBQ, iron and it's own washer/dryer. A basket of local coffee and chocolates will be waiting for you upon your arrival. It is a perfect place for those visiting Oahu!

NO SMOKERS please. We reserve the right to ask you to leave if you are smoking anywhere on the property.

**As a courtesy, we do want to let you know that we have 2 children ages 3 and 6. Our 6 year old goes to school everyday and our 3 year old is either home or with the nanny. While, they are good kids, and we try to keep noise down mostly in the early morning, they are kids and therefore tend to make kid noises. If you are not fond of children, this may not be the place for you.

Keywords: large studio, Kailua, private

More Details

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2017

About Lisa

My husband and I have lived in Hawaii for 15 years now. We love the Hawaiian culture, the tropical weather, and the outdoor life style. We enjoy meeting new people from all over the world. We have 2 children ages 3 and 6. Our 6 year old goes to school everyday and our 3 year old is in and out a lot during the week. While they are good kids, and we try to keep noise down mostly in the early morning, they are kids, and therefore tend to make kid noises. If you are not fond of children, this may not be the place for you.

Lisa purchased this studio in 2008

Why Lisa chose Kailua

We have always grown up vacationing to Hawaii and are happy to have finally made Kailua our place of residence. We have the vacation rental available for our parents when they come to visit and rent it out when they aren't here. Kailua is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world and I hope that one day everybody has a chance to experience Kailua.

What makes this studio unique

The cottage's proximity to Kailua town, the beach, restaurants, and shops. The cool breeze of the trade winds, the topical weather, and the comfortable feeling you get while staying in the cottage.


Enchanted Lake Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (1), Child Beds (1) Futon available upon request, Baby Cribs (1) Pack n Play available upon request
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Large Beautiful Kailua Cottage
average rating of 4.6410255 based on 39 reviews

beautiful Apartment for a beautiful vacation

  • 5 of 5

We booked Lisa´s Kailua Cottage in March 2017 to visit our daughter, who lives on Oahu and of

course to discover the beautiful Island. From the moment we stepped in, we felt home in the

apartment, which is comfortable and furnished in a lovely way. Everything was exactly as written in the

description, the kitchen had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The closet provided more than

enough space for all our clothes and the washer and dryer were very helpful considering the three

weeks we spent there. Even laundry detergent among other little things to make us feel at home were

provided. Having access to beach towels, Snorkeling Sets and Beach Chairs just made it perfect.

Another very positive point to us were the fly screens on all windows. We also were very happy about

the location of the apartment, as Kailua is a charming town were you can do great shopping, discover

restaurants or the local farmers market and also which also has a variety on different grocery stores. We

got to know Lisa and her family as a very nice young family and if we would come back to the island

one day, we sure would want to stay at this wonderful place again. We couldnt have asked for more.

Thanks to our hosts we were able to spent a great time in Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A true gem!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this delightful cottage for 2 weeks in December for our daughter's wedding. The bed is very comfortable, the air conditioner was perfect during the hot days and the kitchen was spacious. The full size refrigerator had plenty of room and the freezer had plenty of ice! Though it sits on a busy street we never heard cars at night. The location was great for Kailua. We had privacy and never heard much from the owner's family even though we stayed through the Christmas holiday. I would definitely stay here again!!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, comfortable and a perfect place to call my home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage was more than I could have hoped for! It was large, clean, beautifully decorated and very comfortable! The location was great, close to Kailua town and the beach (which I went to daily :). The owners were so sweet and welcoming!! I will certainly stay here again when I come back to Kailua! Thank you for a welcoming and memorable stay :)

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful studio in a great location!!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this studio for a month in Kailua for my first trip to Oahu. My mother stayed with me the first two weeks and we felt very much at home here. It's an adorable studio with plenty of room inside, a large comfy bed, little kitchen with all the essentials, a nice bathroom, lots of privacy, TV, washer and dryer and other amenities. It's located close to plenty of shops and little restaurants for anything you need. The beach is about a 15 minute walk form the studio and it's a beautiful walk in the morning to see the sunrise. My overall experience here was wonderful!!! Not only was the studio great but the family was very helpful and kind. I was having some health problems while on vacation and they went above and beyond to help me. I am grateful to have been able to stay here! I would highly recommend this studio to any of my friends or family. I felt the price was great for such a nice, clean, private, studio. Leaving me with money to spend on exploring the island.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location+room+price

  • 5 of 5

The house is very easy to find as it is located on a main street and had parking right out front. Like the other reviews mention, the side door entrance has a tight walkway due to the washer + dryer and some plumbing, but realistically, it will only be an inconvenience on arrival and departure when squeezing all suitcases through. I was grateful to be able to do laundry and come back home with no pile of dirty laundry to worry about!!! There is a spacious closet filled with hangers, an iron, beach towels, and other things for the beach. The kitchenette had everything we needed to prepare breakfast before heading out for the day. There is a wall AC, fan tower, and ceiling fan that cooled the room down within minutes. Since the house does face a somewhat busy street, we closed all the windows that faced that way on the first day and between that and the AC+ fans, the noise never bothered us. We noticed that you can also hear the children that live in the house through the studio’s bathroom window. We only heard them while getting ready in the bathroom and could not hear them through the rest of the studio. I didn’t mind it at all and thought the kid’s conversations were funny/cute. Overall, this room had MORE than what was necessary for our stay and was conveniently located on my favorite side of the island with only a 5 min drive to my favorite beach.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent rental!

  • 5 of 5

I am late at writing this review from over a year ago, but it's the right thing to do considering the great experience we had at this rental. First of all, I went to college in the immediate area, so know the town very well and the prices of most rentals. Considering the price AND the great, clean amenities, this was an ideal place to save money and spend it elsewhere, as they were running a special rate at the time (the regular rate is still affordable considering hotel costs). The kitchen had enough for morning coffee and any other food prep you desire (however, considering I was in Kailua, I vowed not to cook in this food paradise--there is so much good food nearby). The location was very clean and the bathroom looked newly remodeled. Parking was on the street, but always available. Lisa was kind enough to loan me her jogging stroller as I brought our 2 year old (once I heard that there were children making noises occasionally, I knew this was a great place where I didn't worry about disturbing a family either with our own noises). Regarding what others have reported as "negatives": yes, it's on a busy street, we found the window AC unit drowned out the street noise (you can also prepare with earplugs). However, if you have ever stayed in Waikiki or any other urban resort area, this is much more peaceful as the trash trucks alone will make you jump out of bed. The walkway is narrow, but have you ever walked through a parking garage, through a hotel lobby, up the elevator only to have the last room down the hall? I can guarantee you this is much easier. And, you are navigating a walkway with a washer/dryer that you will be thankful for towards the end of your trip. Finally, she is honest about having small children. We rarely heard them and didn't find it to be distracting at all. If you are home all day listening to her children, you need to get out more anyway, you are in Hawaii and if the sun is shining you should be under it! Aloha and thanks for a great stay, would return in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Erin for such an unsolicited honest review! We really enjoyed having you and your family here and hope you guys can make it back soon. You guys were great tenants and a it was a pleasure to have you here. Aloha, Lisa
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Enchanted Lake Studio Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $100
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

Payments accepted through vrbo, cash, or checks.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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