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Lisa

Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

Large Kailua Cottage, less than a mile to beautiful Kailua Beach!

33 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Enchanted Lake Studio Rental Photos and Description

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 a long napper. 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
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Lisa (Owner)
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english

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 a long napper. 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.

Reviews

4.6
based on 33 traveler reviews

Large Kailua Cottage, less than a mile to beautiful Kailua Beach!
average rating of 4.5757575 based on 33 reviews
5

Excellent vacation property.

  • 5 of 5

Lisa thought of everything a visitor may need. The cottage was clean, roomy and in a great location. Just like hotels, there was a list of attractions, shopping and restaurants. The beach, shopping and eateries were so close and convenient. Great location and very inviting. Owners live on site and were very accommodating and helpful. We would recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! It was great meeting you and your family. Hope to see you back again soon.
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Rental property

  • 4 of 5

Lisa was great to deal with while booking the rental. The property was clean and had access to beach towels and chairs which was nice. We were aware of previous reviews left on this rental property and wanted to chance it ourselves. We found the road noise extremely loud and began at about 5:30am every morning. With the room being feet from the road, we found it extremely hard to fall back to sleep because of this. The air conditioner was very noisy but needed to be on due to the road noise being worse if the window was left open. The property was smaller then we expected and we found privacy very limited as we were literally fenced off in an area of their back yard. Getting our luggage into the property was very snug (we were informed of this prior to booking). It was handy having a washer and dryer. If you are just planning on sleeping here and not spending a lot of time here, it is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Miranda, Thanks for the the review, I am sorry you were not fully satisfied with your stay with us, I hope it did not affect your enjoyment of our beautiful island. We strive to make each guest's stay as comfortable and relaxing as we can. I have posted pictures and descriptions of our cottage that are as accurate as possible regarding space (studio is approx 400 sq ft), outdoor living, and what to expect. We are aware that our place is about 30 feet from the road and the noise has been our only significant complaint. We have provided a noise maker, fan and AC that help to ease the sound a bit which many tenants have found adequate. I appreciate you letting us know about the noise of the AC , we will get a new one shortly! Thanks for the feedback!
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  • 2 of 5

Lisa was great to deal with while booking the rental. The property was clean and had access to beach towels and chairs which was nice. We were aware of previous reviews left on this rental property and wanted to chance it ourselves. We found the road noise extremely loud and began at about 5:30am every morning. With the room being feet from the road, we found it extremely hard to fall back to sleep because of this. The air conditioner was very noisy but needed to be on due to the road noise being worse if the window was left open. The property was smaller then we expected and we found privacy very limited as we were literally fenced off in an area of their back yard. Getting out luggage into the property was very snug (we were informed of this prior to booking). It was handy having a washer and dryer. If you are just planning on sleeping here and not spending a lot of time here, it is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please note that this review is the VERBATIM review as the one above from the same tenant. She meant to put 4 stars instead of 2, which she admitted was an honest MISTAKE. Unfortunately, she was unable to delete her initial review of two stars which causes our overall ranking to decrease somewhat. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding our rental. Aloha, Lisa
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4

Great Little Place

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay here in this studio recently, using it as a home base for our first visit to Oahu. It is convenient to Honolulu and Waikiki (under 30 mins drive), and if you don't have a car, there are buses that will take you from Kailua. The best part is that Kailua itself is a wonderful small town, and has lots of places to eat and shop, and many miles of beautiful beaches close by.

The unit was nice and clean, and well-stocked with dishes, towels, etc. It is small, with just one room, though with a nice large comfy bed, and a small kitchenette area and bath. Lisa and her husband were very friendly and helpful with all our questions, and they solved the few problems that arose very quickly. A few things to note - the walkway/path to the door of this unit IS very narrow, and it is difficult to negotiate with luggage of any size. If you can only roll your luggage, and not lift and maneuver it, then you may have problems. Even walking without luggage through it, over the grass, stones and lava rock can be tricky. The path leads from the street, which is where you must park your car. Finding a space was never a problem for us, although we did have to park across the street once. This unit is attached to the owners house, there are thin walls between the two, and your front door faces their kitchen window, so you WILL hear family noises from them, and they, most likely, will hear you. The noise we heard (from the kids mostly) was minimal, and didn't bother us really, but we DID hear some every morning. All of this is explained in the owners' description, but we just wanted to reinforce it for future users. One thing that is NOT mentioned in the description however, and the only reason e gave our stay 4 stars instead of 5, is that the unit borders the street, and it is a quite heavily traveled street, meaning that there is LOUD traffic noise, all day and most of the night (from about 5:30 am to nearly midnight.) If you are bothered by noise, you'll definitely want to bring a good set of earplugs. With these caveats, we think you will enjoy your stay here in beautiful Kailua.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob! Thanks for the review, we really appreciate getting them as we are always looking to improve our place and make it as comfortable as possible for our guests. Unfortunately, the street noise has been the only negative comment we have ever received and it's the one thing we can't do much about. We recommend closing the windows on the street side when sleeping, and we recently bought a nice noise machine as well. Kailua is a nice little town, much smaller and quieter than Honolulu and Waikiki, but we do live on one of the busier roads in Kailua (2 lane road) and with that you will get some road noise. Thanks for staying with us, it was great meeting you and your wife. Enjoy the rest of your Hawaii vacation on the Big Island! Aloha, Lisa
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Vermont
5

Great rental

  • 5 of 5

We loved the location, the layout, and the cleanliness and facilities. Large bedroom with sitting area, nice kitchen and bathroom. Washer and dryer came in handy. Lisa was a great host, we made a last minute reservation. Easy access to the beach and downtown Kialua. On the windward side of Oahu, so a nice break from the busier Honolulu side of the island. Beautiful Kialua beach just our speed with less glitz (read no glitz) than Waikiki. We had a rental car, easy parking right in front of the rental property. We live in the country, so were not used to listening to traffic on street.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sahuarita, Arizona, USA
5

Perfect for us!

  • 5 of 5

We were first timers to Oahu and were celebrating our anniversary. Of all the places we visited on the island, Kailua was our favorite. The studio was in the perfect location, close to the beach and town. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable. We never had problems with parking. The chocolates were delicious! Lisa made sure we had everything we needed. At first we were a little worried about privacy, but it turned out not to be an issue at all. We hardly ever heard anything from the kids and what we did hear just made us smile! We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

Enchanted Lake Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$135
$900
$2,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning fee $75
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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Amenities

Enchanted Lake Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

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