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Picture This! cottage w/ Ocean View...sensibly priced... minute from beach..A/C

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Picture This! Cottage w ocean view...sensibly priced... a minute from beach

Waimanalo is known for its lush green tropical trees, white sand beach and the Ko'olau Mountains as the backdrop. For this reason many film makers use this neighborhood, and so this property also was featured in the TV series Hawaii Five-O season 5.

We know you will appreciate the value - what you get for the money - when staying in our cottage. You have beautiful surroundings, all the amenities of home and a short minute walk to the beach!

The cottage is a traditional Hawaiian beach cottage which is ideal for 2 adults, however can accommodate up to 4. The bedroom is spacious with a queen bed. For additional guests, the sofa converts to a European designed bed that is not a spring mattress but fold out to a firm foundation for restful sleep.

The cottage is also equipped with washer/dryer, full kitchen with amenities for any meal preparation, and a BBQ grill on patio area.

You also have a designated parking space on a private driveway and plenty of grass yard to enjoy! And when you arrive, you'll find our free Aloha gift awaiting you. Tell us a few things about your food and beverage likes and dislikes, and we'll prepare something with you in mind!

Contact us for any questions you have and we'll tell you more about this beautiful place. Check out the latest on

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Owner/Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, finnish, ASL
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017


Waimanalo Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Sleeper Sofa in the living room
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Beautiful well equipped cottage. Steps way from the most gorgeous beach.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage. It is very well equipped and nicely furnished and located on a quiet residential street. We enjoyed the closeness to the beach and the outdoor areas of the cottage with lawn chairs and BBQ. Great extras: boogie boards, beach chairs, beach umbrella, etc. The beach is one of the best ones on the island and never feels crowded. Great for long beach walks, swimming, boogie boarding. A big thank you to Petra and John for being fantastic hosts. We can't wait to be back. Angelika and Michael, San Francisco

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful beach house in Waimanalo

  • 5 of 5

John and Petra were wonderful. The cottage is newly remodeled beautifully. Everything was updated, clean and neat. Boogie boards, beach accessories, towels were all provided. The kitchen was fully stocked so we enjoyed cooking meals for our children who live in Waimanalo. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Close to beach, charming home with friendly and helpful hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the cottage in Waimanalo. Both John and Petra were super friendly and helpful during our entire stay. The cottage was in a perfect location and the beach was right across a neighborhood street. The cottage itself was lovely and had all the essentials and plenty nonessential items to use. We were greeted with a welcome package and were allowed to check in a little early. We will definitely stay at the Picture This! cottage again and recommend staying here if you are looking for a quiet get-away, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki Beach. Thank you John & Petra for an amazing and unforgettable honeymoon :) .

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quaint and quiet little cottage

  • 4 of 5

John and Petra are wonderful and accommodating hosts, it's not immediately clear from the pictures, but this VRBO is actually adjacent to their own home in Waimanalo and shares their driveway. We didn't mind this, they are very mindful of their guest's privacy, and have set up the cottage to be very easy to just walk into and start your vacation, from towels to bedding, furniture and a fully prepped kitchen with dishes, cutlery and appliances.

There is a running tradition of prior guests leaving behind things that future guests will enjoy or may have forgotten, like aloe or shampoo, ketchup in the fridge, etc.

You can't beat the beach here, the Waimanalo Beach is enormous, and really only locals come hang out there, as there are no hotels nearby. It's a very quiet neighborhood, and everyone is friendly. My partner and I spend a number of nights hanging out on the beach with nobody around, which is a hard thing to find on any inhabited tropical island.

I gave the review 4 stars only because of the general area: if you are looking for the "tourist" things to do, you'll find that you are going to be spending about 45 minutes or more driving to get there. Also, there isn't much in the way of local cuisine in Waimanalo, and nearby Kailua isn't much better. If you're a decent cook however, the cottage is close to a few grocery stores and the place is setup to cook in or BBQ at home.

Next time we plan a trip to Oahu, Waimanalo is where we plan on staying, and specifically at this cute little cottage. Thanks again to John and Petra!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place is fantastic! Excellent location and the perfect home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a getaway away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki or even the north shore, this is your place! Located on a quiet back street and over the road from the beach the location couldn't be any better. Coming from Australia we are spoiled by some of the best beaches in the world, but Waimanalo is definitely up there with some of the best we've seen and really only seems to be frequented by locals. There are not really shops or restaurants around but Kailua is only a short drive away and we mostly cooked dinner at the house and grabbed lunch out if we out exploring or we took something down to the beach. The cottage is the perfect size for a couple and has everything you need to make a home away from home. It's bright and airy and with the windows open you get a lovely sea breeze. The kitchen is compact but has everything that you need and the bed is one of the most comfortable we've ever slept in. Really the only thing that we could slightly fault with this place was that there were only sheer curtains on the windows and no blinds, privacy wasn't an issue but sleeping in (which we love to do on holidays when we are recharging the batteries) was difficult with the sun streaming in from 6am. Other than that this place really is pretty perfect. The addition of a beach umbrella to use on the beach would be the icing on the cake. Neither of these things would deter us from coming back though. Thank you John and Petra for having us, we are sorry we didn't get to see you, but we had the most fabulous time and we would not hesitate in recommending your place, we absolutely didn't want to leave! And we would definitely consider coming back again. This really is one of Oahu's best kept secrets!!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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As beautiful as the pictures suggest

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, clean, well stocked with necessaries as well as other niceties like beach chairs and body boards. The owners were great. Very nice, respectful and responsive. Lovely overall experience. *Most comfortable foldout bed ever!

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4.6 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.46 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Waimanalo Beach Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 2 2017 - Aug 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Aug 2 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 15 2018
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning and Insurance $225 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

CANCELLATIONS: a forty five (45) day notice is required for cancellations with a cancellation fee of $50.00.
Cancellations or changes that result in a shortened stay made within 45 days of the arrival date, forfeit the full advance payment and/or reservation deposit. Early departure does not warrant any refund of rent or deposit.

Hawaii State Transient Accommodation # TA-173-151-6416-01 - Hawaii State General Excise Tax # GE-173-151-6416-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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