About the property
- Cottage850 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cottage,, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms w/AC, King & Full bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)
*1 King bed, 1 Full bed-1 Queen air mattress
*Infant playpen/crib available
* AC, TV, and standing fans in bedrooms
*Beach towels, coolers, boogie boards, snorkels
*Washer/Dryer at back of house
*Parking pad for 1st car, street parking for 2nd
*Cottage at the top of property, must be able to walk up steep driveway & stairs
*Banana, lychee, mango, papaya, guava, and black cherry trees
*Hiking, kayaking, bay tours, ranch activities near by
*Check in 3pm/out 11am (early & late arrangements possible)
*50% deposit holds dates with remainder due 30 days from arrival
*30 day cancellation notice for full refund of deposit
*Taxes included in nightly rate
Enjoy the real Hawai'i 'local style' and discover all that the windward side of the island has to offer. With beautiful beaches, majestic waterfalls, scenic drives and an array of restaurants, farmers markets and local delicatessens, you will be glad you stayed in the country.
The Ahuimanu Cottage is 30 minutes from the airport, located in the heart of Kahalu'u with nearby waterfall hikes, beaches, shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores.
The house features a spacious open beam living room and dining area. A full kitchen with counter bar, a bathroom with tub, two large bedrooms and a washer and dryer. It is tastefully decorated with AC and, LCD TV's in each of the bedrooms and all the comforts of home.
One uncovered parking stall is located on the bottom of our driveway. A steep driveway and stairs lead up to the cottage that is tucked away from the main road. And we have two friendly dogs who will greet you at the gate and a land tortoise in the yard.
The rental is situated in a residential neighborhood. This is our home, not a party house. Please no smoking, loud noise or late night partying.
Attractions and distance from the Cottage:
Movie Theater 1 mile
Supermarket/Grocery Story 1 mile
Byodo In Temple 1 mile
Waihe'e waterfall 2 miles
Windward Mall shopping, food court, movies, farmers market 3 miles
Haleiwa Joes Restaurant and Bar 3 miles
Bayview Golf, Mini putt, zipline 5 miles
Kaneohe Marine Corps Base 6 miles
Kualoa Ranch horseback, ATV and movie tours 6 miles
Chinaman's Hat (Kualoa Beach) 6 miles
Kaaawa Beach tan, swim and snorkel at 8 miles
Crouching Lion Restaurant and Bar 10 miles
Kailua beaches, hikes, waterfalls, specialty shops 10 miles
Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, Pacific Aviation Museum 15 miles
Polynesian Cultural Center 18 miles
Hanauma Bay fish and snorkeling 21 miles
Northshore shrimp trucks, big wave beaches, 28 miles
Keywords: Ahuimanu, Kaneohe, Cottage, House, Country, Spacious, Home
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
My family and I have lived on the property for over 30 years. Paoa is a retired fire captain, my husband's a manager of the Hawaii island newspapers and I manage a non-profit community center a mile from the house. Our family also includes our two young adult children, our dogs Taimane and Roxy, and Teddy our tortoise. Over the weekend you can find us bodysurfing, picking shells, fishing, and playing with our dogs at the beach. We're friendly and easy to get along with so please don't hesitate to ask questions if you want recommendations or if there's something that we can address during your stay. We're grateful for the opportunity to host you during your vacation on Oahu.
Why Owner chose Ahuimanu
My grand parents built the ohana cottage when I was born to accommodate their growing family. Now that everyone has grown up and moved out we share the house with visiting family and friends like you who want to experience Hawaii like a locals instead of a tourist. Since Honolulu is one of the most expensive places to visit we offer budget and family friendly accommodation for malahini and kama'aina alike.
What makes this Cottage unique
We live below the majestic Koolau mountain range. When it rains heavy here the water falls spill out and line the the entire mountain range from Kahalu'u to Likelike. The windward side is also blessed with beautiful greenery, sandy beaches, scenic drives and a much slower island pace.
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Nice Place to Stay
The house was well stocked with things you would need to be comfortable! There were even extras like a pack and play, books, movies, shampoo, reusable grocery bags, a rolling cooler, beach supplies, and cleaning supplies. Both bedrooms had ac units that worked really well and there were floor fans as well. The wifi was fast. When there was an issue Val was quick to respond and fix the problem. Val and her husband even helped us jump our car when it died! The only thing I would want to give a heads up about is the drive way is very steep and the road is narrow so the parking spot is a little tricky to get in and out of. Over all we loved staying here and Val and her husband were really nice and helpful!
Thank you Kim!
Would love to recommed this place but can't
When we pulled up we relized that you have to walk up a very steep drive way and up stairs. Has we known this we would not have rented here because we had a disabled person traveling with us. Then when we went to open the door, the doo knob was on backwards. The hole to out the key in was on the inside and the knob to lock the the door was on the outside so we could not secure our belongings. It was fixed on our last day there. We were there three nights and had no hot water. To be fair Velzey did respond and tried to fix the hot water issue. When she couldn't she left us a nice gift bag and refunded us one nights stay. As I said, I would love to recommend this place but I think it is only fair that you know what you are getting into.
Thank you, guest reviews are important to us and they do give prospective and future guests a point of view or reference from someone who experienced the cottage.
This unit is "On a mountain side" as stated in the title of property and is also written in the overview of the property "One uncovered parking stall is located on the bottom of our driveway. A steep driveway and stairs lead up to the cottage that is tucked away from the main road." I apologize if you missed this disclosure or if it was not clear when you booked the rental.
I am so embarrassed about the door knob and would have fixed it ASAP if it was brought it to my attention. Our handyman did discover the door knob on the second day while going into the house to address the water heater and fixed it immediately. This is our fault and it was an honest yet careless mistake on his part. As he took the door off the hinges to repaint it a day prior to your arrival and hastily put the knob on backwards. The house is private, not viewable or accessible to the public from the road but I urge you and future guest to speak up in a situation like this so it can be addressed. Especially if you question the safety of your belongings.
As for the water heater, I truly did have the appliance repair guy who installed the water heater come to troubleshoot it along with our handyman. I felt it run hot, however we did not let it run for 10 minutes to learn the way our guest did that it didn't stay hot. By the time we got the part for the heater to work properly, it was the end of the your 3 day stay.
I felt so bad that I bought gifts or makana for you to take back home with you and credited one night for the inconveneience of not having hot water. You responded "Mahalo. That is very nice of you. We really appreciate it!" and we continued to communicate up until your departure from the house. I apologize again for the events that took place, and encourage future guests to bring issues to my attention in real time while they can be addressed.
Great value! Private area all to yourself!
Comfortable, homey, clean and best bang for the buck on the windward side..so many amenities....beach gear, towels, kitchen facilities and TV. The owners are so welcoming and responsive. The air conditioner was not working in one of the rooms and they immediately replaced it with a new one. We would definitely stay here again. Thank you Val!
Clean. Perfect. Peaceful.
The house was perfect. It had EVERYTHING we needed and the owner was quick to respond to all our questions. We would stay again!
Comfortable and well located house
We had a wonderful time staying at this house. I have rented many holiday homes before and found this one to be very well equipped. There was plenty of nice cookware and utensils in the kitchen, along with a microwave, toaster oven and electric oven. There was no shortage of towels for 3 adults. The beds are very comfortable and the shower head in the bathroom had great pressure. Each of the two bedrooms had a tv, as well as one in the living room. Teddy the Tortoise is a beautiful creature and we loved Roxy the dog. She came to greet us every day and ran in excited circles when we went to pet her. The house is centrally located on the east coast so it was a short ride (1/2 hr) up to the Banzai Pipeline and North Coast. It is less than a 1/2 hr to the gorgeous Kailua Beach Park, a sandy bottom beach with facilities and a tremendous view. Valzey and her husband were gracious hosts. The photos in their posting are accurate and show what you can expect. Highly recommended!
Valzey was very nice and made us feel at home with lots of aloha!
would stay here again.