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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wireless Internet
  • Private Pool
  • Hot Tub


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale - 'Happy Home' is situated in the wonderful town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. We are the owners living on the property, next to the attached cottage. We are available at your request to answer your questions and share what we know about the islands. Our goal is to provide you with a home-like atmosphere. Your comfort is our top priority. Our concierge is Nicky the cat. He greets all guests but is happy to stay away if not welcome.

This is the ideal home for a family with 2 – 3 children, or couples celebrating a special event. It is three blocks to the center of town, and two blocks to glorious Kailua Beach. The property is very private; like a park on almost one half an acre. Feed the birds in the morning. Laze in the hammock; sit on one of two lanais - one off the bedroom in the garden, the other overlooking the pool and Jacuzzi. The back yard has other spots for relaxation - the gazebo and lawn chairs clustered under the lush vegetation .

Access to the cottage is through 3 exterior entrances – the sitting area, the bedroom and the bathroom. The inside is bright and very comfortable with 18 foot ceilings, skylights and ceiling fans. Sleeping arrangements are the queen bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the loft which overlooks the bedroom, and two twin beds in the sitting area.

Fresh flowers, fruit, juice, muffins, cereal and coffee are all part of the welcome package. The refrigerator and cupboards have condiments often needed for home cooking; spices, vinegar/oil, peanut butter, etc. The amenities include everything needed for cooking – full size refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, electric skillet, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The outdoor burner on the grill is often used.

Most Sundays, a few family and friends gather for what we call 'Bubbly Sunday' - potluck, some prosecco, and sometimes the Jacuzzi. Cottage guests are always welcome.

If you are looking for local adventure we recommend hikes, kayaking or, consider paragliding. Come! Join us in paradise.

More Details

Susan Phillips
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

About Susan Phillips

We are kama`aina family living in the islands for nearly 30 years.


Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower One bathroom with outdoor exit. Outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - Queen Size Bed Loft - Double bed. Sitting room - two twin beds. One is a trundle. Baby Crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are three cats who love guests who give them treats. Or, guest preference, a spray bottle to shoo them away. If you are allergic, please let me know so the cottage can be sanitized. Two dogs - a Boston Terrier and a big mutt visit often. The terrier is a ball player.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. You are literally a 5 minute walk to Kailua beach and 10 minutes to the center of town. The pool in the backyard is incredible and has a hot tub attached. Susan and Claude are fantastic hosts, and give you as much privacy as possible, but they are always accessible if you have questions. Susan went out of her way to also accommodate our 11 month old son. We are so glad we stayed here!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Hawaiian Ohana Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to end our trip! Susan and Claude are such wonderful people and their cottage was a perfect way to relax and experience "old school" Hawaiian Aloha. Our daughters loved playing in the pool while my wife and I enjoyed the relaxation of a few days of just sipping wine and wandering about town.

Susan and Claude truly made us feel we were Ohana and in turn we felt blessed by their warm and caring nature. This was so especially helpful since my wife was a little over wrought from some of our air travel and my autistic daughter was having some difficulties. We can't thank you enough Claude and Susan for your wonderful home and care!

We certainly will be making every effort to return next year.

Karen, Mike, Sarah and Taylor.

Good: Wonderful living accommodations. Cute Loft are for a little privacy for our daughter. Use of the pool and spa. Simple kitchen with all the necessities. A Hammock!!! Close enough to walk to anything in town.

Bad: We actually had to leave. Sooooo disappointing.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike and Karen. Thanks for taking the time to write. Hope you come back and can stay longer. Aloha, Susan and Claude
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Great time!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time on the island of Oahu. We stayed with Susan and couldn't of asked for a better host. We had our privacy, but Susan was always ready to answer any questions and treated us like family. The unit was clean and very comfortable. I plan on returning to Oahu soon and will look to stay here again. Thank you Susan!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Vacation Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Blue Ginger Cottage and it was amazing! Susan and Claude were so helpful with information about the area and welcomed us with a bowl of fresh cut pineapple. Our highlight of the trip was sharing a meal with their friends and family on "Bubbly Sunday". They were wonderful hosts! The cottage itself was immaculate and beautifully decorated. The yard and pool were spacious and lovely and the beach was just a few minutes walk from the home. It was especially nice to have towels, snorkels, sand toys, and other beach gear available for our use. We loved the gorgeous, quiet location and the beautiful beaches of Kailua. We wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time in Kailua at the Ginger Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at the ginger cottage. Everything you could ever need what is there - towels, boogie boards, sand toys and even some breakfast food to welcome us. The kids loved playing in the pool every morning when they woke up and every day after either an adventure or a day at the beach. The beach was only two blocks away and the main town was only two blocks away. There were plenty of choices for food, whether it was coffee, dinner out or Whole Foods to purchase some food to cook or make at home. We were able to visit Pearl Harbor, the North Shore, hike KoKo crater manoa falls and the lighthouse all an easy drive from blue Ginger cottage. We were also lucky enough to be there on a Sunday and were invited to join Susan and Claude for a bubbly Sunday which was a special memory for all of us. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed our time, the cottage as well as the Phillips!

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cottage Wonderful Hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is awesome, the pictures do not do it justice. Susan and Claude are two great hosts who went above and beyond to make sure our stay was a good one. Our stay was over Christmas and they extended an invite to their Christmas party. You are less than 3 blocks (walking) from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. You can also walk to many shops and restaurants and majors stores (Target, Wholefoods). I highly recommend the Blue Ginger/Mele Hale!

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
50 + small restaurnats in Kailua town/walking dis
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Oahu has so many activities - particularly in the out of doors. Besides the obvious ocean fare, there are aerial activities. Dillingham airfield has parachuting and glider flying. our son is part of a paragliding group here. Given the right wind conditions they fly off the Mokapuu Lighthouse site, Kahana Bay, Nanakuli and even Diamond Head. check out their website:


Rates & Availability

Kuulei Tract Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.95%

25% due at booking. Balance 15 days before arrival. Discounts available for 8 nights or more.
Refunds guaranteed if cancellation is necessary. Please contact me if that is necessary so the calendar can be cleared.
Tax Information available on request. Call 808-262-9626

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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