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Skye

Member since: 2003
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Speaks: english, spanish

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

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

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Overview

Oahu Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Skye (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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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4.9
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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)
average rating of 4.887097 based on 96 reviews
Las Vegas, Nevada
5

Peaceful Paradise

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage by the sea was perfect for my vacation. It was quiet, peaceful, and most of all very clean. I so enjoyed the very short walk to the beach and all the ammenties the cottage had to offer. It was a luxury to have a wash machine in the back yard for my use not to mention the A/C to turn on when needed. The back yard and front porch are lush and private for my morning coffee. I am from Hawaii and visit every year and have stayed at many other rentals but this was by far the best. Skye was very helpful and welcoming. I highly recommend it . I have found my home away form home. Thank you, Skye.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and wonderful hostess.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at Skye's cottage in July and had an amazing visit.

The cottage was clean and well furnished. We appreciated the beach chairs, cooler and boogie boards and used them several times during the week. The beach was a beautiful 5 minute walk and not as crowded as several others we visited. Skye was a very attentive hostess with helpful pointers and suggestions. She was quick to answer when we called once with a question about parking.

The location was close enough to many of the activities we were interested in so we were able to enjoy our time fully. We made day trips around the island and most places were just a short drive. Hanauma Bay was only about 20 minutes away and Waikiki about 35. The North Shore took about an hour. Of course the scenery is spectacular and there are countless places to stop and enjoy the food, crafts and locals. Overall we had an amazing trip and truly enjoyed the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Camino, CA, USA
5

Charming! Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters loved this place. The beautiful grounds reminded us constantly that we were in a tropical paradise. The proximity to the beach is unbeatable. The property is definitely accurately protrayed. Thanks again Skye!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise renamed

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for giving us the feeling of being at home, when we first walked into your lovely Cottage it felt Like it was our home away from home.. It has made our vacation so much more enjoyable having such a comfortable place to live and enjoy.. You have provided all the amenities a person could ask for while on vacation.. The location being so close to the beach was perfect for walking there early in the morning .. We hope to return to Oahu in the future and be able to stay at your lovely Cottage once again..

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

I could not imagine a more beautiful place to get away

  • 5 of 5

I stayed there for 3 nights May 26-29. Amazing views, ocean beaches, local food, and an amazing owner. You won't spend much time in the unit because there is much exploring to do. Enjoy it for the simplicity. Look at the pictures and see the local art. Go outside and look around at where you are. Look at the vegetation growing around.

When you do want to go to the beach she has plenty of chairs and coolers. This beach is one that you do not want to miss. If you are looking for a 5 star resort where you get pampered, this is not your place. This is off the beaten path, and you will appreciate what it takes to stay there.

To all my friends I made along the way of my adventure....

Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Simply amazing.

  • 5 of 5

I cannot even begin to explain how wonderful this property is in every single way. If you are staying in Oahu, this is the place to be. It truly is home away from home, but better because there is a beach! Skye made our trip to Oahu better than we thought it could be. You will find that this property is everything that is described and more. If your question is "should we stay here on our trip to Oahu?" The answer is YES. My only question is "how soon can I get back there?"

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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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 Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
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

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

There is a 3% transaction fee when paying by credit card or paypal. 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 #W00740556

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Amenities

Oahu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!)***

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