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Tamy or Rick

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

No Added or Hidden Fees! Sweetest Deal for this Suite. 150 Yards from Beach

75 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Waimanalo Beach Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

ARRIVE as our GUEST, Leave as our OHANA!

Savor the true spirit of ALOHA at our beautiful beach home. Experience old-Hawaiian charm with a modern twist! Enter your oasis that is beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated with flavors of the Island. Enjoy all the comforts of home while feeling like it's your own private resort. Your room, the 'Pineapple Suite' has all the comforts of home and features a luxury queen sized bed with 600 count sateen sheets.

DISCOUNTED GLIDER FLIGHT: See the North Shore from the Air! Owner/Glider Pilot Rick will take you on a 30 minute once in a lifetime flight! Weather and availability permitting.

OTHER FEATURES: Warm Outdoor Shower, Guest Laundry Area, Lovable Pets to Greet You Each Day

- BEACH GEAR and WATER TOYS GALOR:

Beach Chairs, Sun Umbrella, Coolers, Beach Towels, Kayaks, Surfboards, Boogie boards, and Snorkeling Gear all come with the rental.

- MARRIAGE IN THE MAKING? Owner/Reverend Rick will help with the preparations and provide an intimate ceremony that will create memories to last a lifetime!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIGGER? See our other rental, 263629 or rent both

Keywords: Rental, Vacation Rental, Seaside Retreat, Studio, Ocean Retreat, Beachside Rental, Bed and Breakfast, Bungalow, Suite, Guest, Glider flight,

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Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Tamy or Rick (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Tamy or Rick

We absolutely love Hawaii and our special home in Waimanalo. We appreciate how blessed we are to be here and we want to share the gift of this beautiful community with others. We dreamed of one day returning to make Waimanalo Beach our permanent home after serving over 20 years in the Armed Forces. This dream became a reality because of our Hanai ('adopted') Grandparents (both Pearl Harbor survivors) and their family - it is through their love, support and generosity we are living our dream today. Our Grandparents had deep family roots in Hawaii stretching back to the 1880s and we look forward to sharing their story as a living legacy of the love and Ohana that anchors the true spirit of this place we call home

Tamy or Rick purchased this studio in 2004

Why Tamy or Rick chose Oahu

While dating, we stayed in a rental just down the road and it was our dream to come back and open our own rental. After a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and determination we were able to make our dream into a reality!

What makes this studio unique

Our rental is located 150 yards from one of the most pristine five mile stretches of beach on the island. Rarely crowded, it will feel like your own private beach.

Recently remodeled, our rental was designed by a 'Green' certified architect. The layout and design of our home captures both the sun rays and ocean breezes for the best natural lighting and cooling effects. Ceiling fans help to provide extra air flow so there is not a need for air conditioning. Soft colors add a warm and inviting feel to each room. The yard is a garden oasis. You will enjoy a variety of local trees, flowers and greenery. When blooming, the scent of Jasmine will fill your room.

Each suite provides all the comforts of home with a private hotel style bath. An attached den (common area) offers a place for quiet leisure activities.

Two extremely friendly outside dogs (Koa and George) will be happy to welcome you when you arrive and visit you everyday during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please Refer to Reviews listed on our Other VRBO site at http://www.vrbo.com/263629
Jan 2011
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Reviews

4.9
based on 75 traveler reviews

No Added or Hidden Fees! Sweetest Deal for this Suite. 150 Yards from Beach
average rating of 4.88 based on 76 reviews
5

Peaceful Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Here's the short version: stay in one of Rick and Tammy's suites if you want a peaceful stay in paradise; if you like beautiful grounds and lovely hosts; if you want to be right by a picturesque and secluded, sandy beach; and if you want convenient access by car to Oahu and its sights.

My boyfriend and I wanted to experience Oahu, but we weren't wild about staying in Waikiki with tens of thousands of other visitors in an experience designed around tourism. We wanted the real thing--ocean breezes, sand between our toes, books and beverages in hand and the whole ocean seemingly to ourselves. At the same time, we hoped for a good launch pad to keep the whole island within reach so we could discover its treasures.

The Pineapple Suite delivered this in spades. Not only is the Suite pretty, private, secure and stocked with basic toiletries and a minifridge, but the grounds are meticulously kept and beautiful. Rick and Tammy (plus George and Koa the dogs and Tigger the cat) are warm and somehow manage to be available whenever you want company while allowing plenty of space when you don't.

Situated in Waimanalo, Rick and Tammy's place is everything we could have hoped for. The neighborhood is peaceful, and the beach is just across the street. Waimanalo Beach itself is gorgeous and still something of a secret unknown to visitors. During the working hours of the week the odds are that you'll see up to three people total along the entire expanse of the beach.

The town itself is quaint and relaxed. We felt safe walking along the streets day and night. We ate at three of the four main restaurants and recommend all of them: Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack (truly ono--delicious; don't forget for dessert the sugary donuts called malasadas), 'Ai Love Nalo (fantastic vegan cuisine) and Serg's Mexican Kitchen (get the chorizo tacos). Kailua is a larger town to the north that has a number of great restaurants and small shops.

Waimanalo is just thirty minutes by car from the Honolulu Airport. Halona Blowhole is an impressive sight only ten minutes southeast, and the legendary snorkeling of Hanauma Bay is only ten minutes beyond that. The north shore surf and mythical Banzai Pipeline are an hour north through central Oahu or three hours north along the shore. Adventure awaits all along the way: kayak to an offshore island, see the stunning Laie Point, eat at the shrimp trucks of Kahuku or taste island life at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

An easy five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy but hot

  • 3 of 5

I and my husband spent nearly 2 months in Waikii Hawaii. Last 11 nights we stayed with Rick and Tamy in their 'Pineapple Rm'. They were very nice. Tamy was very considerate, there were bandages and a mini sewing pack kept in the toilet.

The room was cozy and tidy and cute with some pineapples theme but a bit small. There's no writing desk, we requested a small foldable table put right next to one side of the bed. It worked perfectly!

It was convenient to go to the Waimanalo beach but it was windy for the whole period. Thus there were cross waves along the beach. It's great for surfing but not for us as we just want to swim around.

The lanai was great and we had our meals there. The disadvantage was that I got bitten by mos all the time. I needed to spray repellent before sitting there.

The room was hot as it sat in the Westside and behind the house. We had to leave the doors open in the common room and our room in order to get the breeze which led to no privacy. But we need to close the doors when sleeping which was hot though there's a ceiling fan. It's uncomfortable as the wind blew on your face when lying down.

I think the other bigger room is more comfortable than the Pineapple one.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I don't usually take the time to respond to our reviews, but felt it was important to thank you for your feedback and let you know we are in the process of getting air-conditioning installed to help provide a cooler environment especially for sleeping at night. It is unfortunate your stay wasn't everything that you expected. We enjoyed having you as our guests and hope you have a wonderful time on your adventures around the world.
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5

Great tropical oasis right across the street from one of the best beaches I have ever experienced.

  • 5 of 5

THe place is perfect for an active couple or small active family. Beach access could only be better if literally on the beach itself. Beautiful grounds around the property. Rick and Tamy are extremely welcoming as are there dogs! Had a private parking spot off the street and very secure. Had a great time while in the area for a wedding. Was simply perfect for my needs.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Property Awesome Beach

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Tammy are great hosts and they have an awesome piece of property. We reserved both suites for four adults before going on a cruise around the islands. We didn't want to leave. The most beautiful beach you will see in all of Hawaii is right across the street! No crowds, turquoise waters, blue sky are all right here and you're not in Waikiki. It's a great location for touring the island too. The rooms are clean and well maintained. The gardens are gorgeous with several water features throughout. All the amenities you need are right there! You won't want to leave the front porch. We usually skipped Oahu but no more. We will be back. Thank you Rick and Tammy for sharing your piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

wonderful stay in waimanalo

  • 5 of 5

thanks for a great warm and inviting place to stay on stunning waimanalo beach

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay with Rick and Tamy. We love their hospitality, and the location. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and all the extras make it a worth while stay! The free coffee, use of kayaks, and boogie boards, beach towels, etc is awesome. There are cute little venues for eating out in Waimanalo which gets you away from the crowds of Waikiki. Close enough to Kailua to keep busy if you have a rain day and good access to all other amenities. Would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Country Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olamana Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Looking to Get Married....Owner can perform a beautiful personalized ceremony for you and your future life partner. See more at aboveandbeyondhawaii.net

As an experienced sailor and avid glider pilot, owners can offer a relaxed sailing adventure with lunch or even a breath-taking glider flight on the North Shore! Ask for more details with your inquiry

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Rates & Availability

Waimanalo Beach Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.0%

Will accept less than 4 nights booked with Cleaning Fee. All rates are subject to change without notice.
Tax ID 58429289-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Waimanalo Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
General:
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Beautiful Custom Teak Headboard with High Quality Mattress.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This B & B was built with Quality and 'Green' in mind and has beautiful bamboo floors, granite counter-tops, along with premium ceiling fans and several windows to capture the ocean trade winds.

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