|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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If you are looking for Paradise, this is IT. The location of this Little Cottage is 30 feet out the front door to the most beautiful sandy beach. The snorkeling and fishing are exciting. There is a pool on the property, exercise room, Bar-B-Q area and parking. This cottage is completely furnished with all you will need. There are local restaurants nearby and Super Markets, plus a theater. You will never forget the Sunset and Sunrise as you sit in the comfort of this House by the Sea. Perfect for small weddings on the beach (through owner only) This cottage is perfect if you are looking for a serene, calm, quiet vacation. There is everything you will need included with this rental. Boogie boards, snorkel equipment beach mats, beach chairs and umbrella, and many more items to make it comfortable. The Bar-B-Q and pool are nearby for the perfect chef.
I have lived in Hawaii all my life and finally got a place near the ocean to enjoy in my Senior years. I spend days here and have a difficult time going back to my city house. I love fishing and swimming and can watch my fishing pole from the living room, however, now I can also enjoy the sound of the waves, the beautiful mornings and lovely sunsets from my little Hale.
I have rented house all the way down the shore of Punaluu, Hauula, and Laie. This area was always my favorite because of the excellent beach that is never crowded. To be able to stay in my swim suit all day going into the water, out to cook, into the water, out for a drink and back into the water is the true Hawaiian Lifestyle.
This little cottage actually is enjoyed by all my family and friends. It is just the right size to entertain or just be an intimate hideaway. The right music at sunset will make for a wonderful memory.
We were looking for something on the beach and away from the go go go of Honolulu. This was a great place to stay. Terrie made us feel right at home. This is not in the big condo complex, it is one of the only bungalow's that has a lanai that faces the water. It was so laid back and relaxing we would definitely stay again. The Polynesian Cultural Center is just 10 min away. Great loction and a great host.
Terrie, your cottage is amazing! We enjoyed our week there so much - steps to the beach and the sound of the waves at night - I was so sad to leave. The cottage has everything you could want, fully stocked with kitchen equipment, nice furnishings, super fast wifi for those of us techy geeks. We barbecued, snorkeled, sat in the sun, walked on the beach, cooked Mother's Day brunch. We enjoyed the lanai from sunup to sundown every day - my favorite new outdoor living space rain or shine. I've visited Oahu many many times and finally found the cottage that I want to visit again and again. Thanks so much for your hospitality. We'll be back again very soon.
We can't thank you enough for allowing us into your beautiful cottage. Everything was absolutely just perfect & we had the greatest time. From the moment we stepped foot inside the door, we knew we found exactly what we had been hoping for. It was spotlessly clean, very well maintained and fully equipped with all the essential necessities. We were even so appreciative to be able to utilize the outdoor beach goodies & snorkel gear. We also thank you for the fishing guidance. How fun to be able to do your own fishing without having to drive anywhere. When we weren't enjoying our time on the beach or exploring the island, we took advantage of quiet dinner evenings on the lanai relaxing and listening to the ocean. (For those that are looking for a loud, party/nightlife atmosphere, this is not the place for you. This location is truly serene, quiet, peaceful and very easy to get lost in relaxation) Not only was this affordable, it was every bit of paradise we could have hoped for. Again, thank you so much for our wonderful stay. We are already preparing for our next stay with you on our vacation next summer.
All our best,
Chris & Jaime Brade
P.S. Chris says to try the Aloha Shrimp truck across the street. It was delicious!!
Thank you so much for letting us rent your cottage, it is a really nice place and at a perfect location. So peaceful compared to most of the Island. The sunrises every morning were beautiful, we walked the empty beach with coffee every morning just before sunrise.
I wish we would have booked for a longer vacation, we didn't want to leave. We got to do a lot on the Island, more than I thought we could. We kayaked to the flat Island bird sanctuary and stopped at most of the beaches from Waikiki to Waimea bay, going by way of the windward side and up around north shore. We did some hiking, got half way up "crouching lion", and walked thru Waimea Valley to the waterfall. Did some snorkeling (for a first time ever) at your area, and down near Halewea and even had a turtle come up to us. The waves at North Shore were awesome on Sunday, I got some good videos there. And before we left on Monday, we went to Pali lookout, Wow!
Again, thank you so much, that is truely "Paradise"
Rick and LizAnne
Ps.. Sorry about the miss communication for the keys and parking.
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We were looking for a place that was quiet and away from the crowds. Her place meet our expectations for this. It is right on the ocean close to hear the waves "crashing" which made it easy to sit and sleep. The beach right outside your door is sandy and convenient. If you are looking for local flavor it has it with food trucks and small local places to eat near by. If you are looking for a place to unwind this is your spot.
We loved the Aloha Shrimp Truck just down the road.
First, the good. This is a small, well kept, well stocked cottage between Punaalu'u and Haullau'a. It has a nice walled lanai and a large slider to access the lanai. There are generous amounts of boogie boards and snorkel gear for playing in the waves, which are moderate to small right there due to a reef. The cottage was clean and fairly well maintained, and had generous supplies of beach towels and cooking tools and supplies. Water, internet and fridge were pretty new and worked well. There is a washer / dryer combo next to the front door that is free to use and works well. You can ease yourself to sleep every night to the sound of the waves, as the beach is about 15 steps from the lanai. There is very active security at the apartment complex that helps with minor day to day issues and makes sure everyone follows the rules. For us this was a positive as there was little noise from others, and the property was kept up well.
Potential downsides to this rental are that you are sharing the beach and pool with the residents of a five story apartment complex immediately behind the cottage. There is no air conditioning or dehimidifier, so if the place has not been aired out it can be musty. Those with mold allergies should be aware. Punaalu'u, like most of the Windward shore is a bit off the beaten path, so if you are looking for good dining or resort type services, be prepared to either drive or modify your expectations. You will need a vehicle as very little retail or services are within walking distance. This complex, while being well maintained is showing it's age, so expect some wear and tear on facilities.
This cottage is best for those wanting to get away from it all and just enjoy the waves and the sand .
If you would like to see or experience what old Hawaii was like then this is the place for you. There are no high-rises to obstruct any views and local people are very friendly. Everything else not mentioned above is only 40 miles away by car.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Oct 1 2016 - Feb 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning||$100 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
Rates are subject to change unless reservations is confirmed. Add $10 per person after 2. children r $10 additional per. Any other events held on property are priced according to event. Tax 13.25%
$100 cleaning,( however if cleaning is in access there will be an additional $50 charge,) and $200 refundable security deposit for 3 days and $200 for 5-7 days +
Winter rates are $160.00 per day. November 1 - February 28, 2013
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.