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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 1-4

Welcome to 'Cottage by the Sea'---an ideal place for rest, relaxation and romance.

Imagine a place that feels so far off the beaten path you can still feel the spirit of 'Old Hawaii' gracing the rooms of this special Waimanalo gem.

It is simple yet perfect, complete with all the details that make a place truly comfortable and homey. The cottage is decorated with many personal touches, tropical and artistic with its own unique feeling.

Walk up a beautiful stone pathway; edged with colorful plants, tall palms, and banana trees, to enter into this very private enchanted domain.

The sun dappled porch calls to you, strewn with the fushia and purple petals of the bouganvillas that frame it, a symphony of birds singing their welcome. Feel the sense of peace, of coming to your home away from home.

A two minute walk down the road will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Sunrise is spectacular.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the show!

A cool and romantic bedroom features a queen size bed with ceiling fan, and beautiful island art to create a sensual and very Hawaiian type of ambiance.

Guests repeatedly tell me how at home they feel here, with the cozy atmosphere and attention to detail so evident.

The cottage is nestled in a tropical garden filled with banana and papaya trees, colorful flowers and the fragrant aroma of plumerias floating on the ocean breeze. Birdsong and the sound of the ocean surf fill the garden with its own special music.

The location is ideal, in a residential country setting and only two houses from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island (in 2015 Dr. Beach named it one of the best beaches in the U.S.----in 2003 National Geographic named it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!).

The beach is totally undeveloped, just miles of undisturbed beauty with the stunning grandeur of the Ko'olau Mountains hugging the coastline in a spectacular embrace.

All this is only a two minute walk from the cottage!

In the back there is a very private yard lush with tropical plants. The backyard has a propane barbecue grill with a dining table and a couple of lounge chairs by the little water fall, perfect for star gazing at night or lounging under the endless summer sun.

Welcome to a little piece of paradise. Restore your spirit and feel the peace within.

Let the sound of the waves caress you to sleep at night and embrace the morning with another perfect day at the beach.

More Details

Owner
Skye
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Skye,

This cottage reminds us of a second home, or, more precisely, it feels like the original one: a dwelling of the heart.

This is why we return again and again.
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Waimanalo Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Chairs, Beach Mats, Sun Umbrella, Boogie Boards and Coolers Available ***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not entertain family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(77 traveler reviews)

Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)
average rating of 4.844156 based on 111 reviews
5

Magnificent stay! Magical setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Waimanalo was everything we hoped it would be. The pictures and reviews from previous guests were spot on. Skye was absolutely delightful to work with and was a very gracious host. The beach is breath taking and extremely secluded. The neighborhood is a quiet and quaint beach community. The coast line is some of the most picturesque in all of Hawaii. We were able to get to most any point on the island in less than 60 minutes. Snorkeling nearby (15 min) in Hanauma Bay is world class. We hope to return again at some point in the future. As someone who is a veteran VRBO renter -this is a "you can't go wrong" rental option for Hawaii. Aloha! Buck

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful place near Waimanalo Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Skye's beautiful cottage. It is very well kept, and the amenities are just what you need if you're looking to get off the beaten tourist path and experience a quiet Hawaiian town as well as a beach experience like no other.

As I mentioned in my review last year, if you're looking for a quiet place where you can unpack, cook your own meals, do your own laundry, this is it. Skye is an amazing host and a wonderful person as well.

You are on your own there, and it is amazingly peaceful. The walk to the beach is less than 2 minutes. It is awesome no matter the time of day. This year I caught an amazing sunrise on my birthday.

I am already looking forward to getting back! Mahalo nui loa

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paranoid landlord!

  • 2 of 5

The "Romantic" cottage by the sea ... was far from it. I have heard of 'shabby chic' but this place was just shabby! It was okay but certainly not what I expected... Skye was a bit over the top with the no visitor rules.... my grandson got stung by a 'Man of War' and the cottage was the closest place to take care of him and she went balastic on my daughter-in-law... for being there. I had left my phone at the beach and failed to get a message to her before they were 'found out' it was in the MIDDLE of the DAY!

I think some new sheets and towels might be in order dear!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the secluded shack. It was beautiful outside and inside. Very quaint and equipped with everything we needed. Beach is a one minute walk and beautiful. Outside of the busy city life and close to good food and beaches and beautiful mountains. Central more remote location for everything we wanted to see on the North shore and the windward side of the island but close enough for a trip to the city or Pearl harbor. Enjoyed it!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Port Coquitlam, BC
5

Lovely private cottage close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This cute cottage feels like home, but yet it is close to the best beach in Hawaii, central to most major attractions, just a short drive away. It is the second time we have stayed here. Skye has always treated us so well. she was always available by text message but never hanging around being intrusive. She has great tips on what to see and do. she really cares about her visitors. The cottage has everything you need, the kitchen is full of dishes, pots and pans etc. Just a trip to the grocery store and you are set. The bedroom has a large very comfortable bed with lovely linens, there is a second bed in the living area. Plenty of storage space for your clothes and suitcases. A nice private back yard to sun in, a BBQ to cook your seafood, steaks or veggies on. It has the cutest tiny geckos scooting around the trees. I would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis, TN
5

darling island beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

wanted the island feel and close to beach...and we found it! cottage is full of personality, cozy and so secluded, yet 2 minutes to beach ( beautiful water and beach ). the garden area in back is very tropical with an authentic vibe. lots of windows providing wonderful sea breezes and great sleeping! high winds and rain kept us off the beach our entire 3 day stay, disappointing.

Skye was great to work with. very responsive and accessible.

Thanks again Skye! Hope to be back some day...with sunny weather!

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

In the Waimanalo Area:

Great hiking available in the area with diversity of scenery and skill level.

Fabulous beach, with many water sports; kayaking, wind surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, etc.

Well known area for hang gliding and parasailing.

3 beautiful Golf Courses within a 15 minute drive of the cottage.

Local Art Gallery and Local Style Restaurants right in Waimanalo.

Hike to the famous Waimanalo Lighthouse where on a clear day you can see the outer Islands.

In the winter whales pass right along the coast, easily seen from the Lighthouse.

Hike through tropical rainforest to cascading waterfall and pool.

Horseback riding and Polo Fields

Hanauma Bay (famous for great snorkeling) is 5 minutes away

Sea Life Park is 5 minutes from cottage.

Rodeo and many equestrian sports.

25 minutes to the Honolulu Airport

30 minutes to Waikiki/Honolulu

10 minutes to Kailua (fine dining and shopping)

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Rates & Availability

Waimanalo Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 2 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
6 night minimum stay
$199
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 19 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $99 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.97%

There is a 3% reservation transaction fee when paying by credit card or paypal. (5% if coming from outside the U.S.)
E-check payments are free.

We do not accept bank wire transfers.

***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not invite family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***

Hawaii Tax ID #TA-209-293-1072-01
Hawaii Tax ID #GE-209-293-1072-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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