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Beautiful Kailua - Spacious secluded getaway a short walk from the beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

An easy walk to the beach -- newly remodeled big one-bedroom with a private yard

Unlike other listings at a similar price, this newly remodeled addition to our house is private, peaceful, and spacious. The perfect place for a couple or a small family looking to get away from it all! With an all-new kitchen and living area and its own private yard, this beautiful "ohana" residence is the perfect getaway. Please check out our reviews to see how much our guests have enjoyed this home away from home.

The large upstairs bedroom is cool and breezy, with two king beds; enjoy a relaxing evening or a morning coffee on the balcony, and take in the view of the Ko'olau Mountains.

The downstairs was fully remodeled in 2012. The new new kitchen and living room open onto a private fenced yard with an outdoor breakfast table nestled in the shade of the plumeria tree.

This rental is an easy walk to the beach: it is 5 minutes or less to both Kailua and Lanikai beaches, the jewels of the Windward side of Oahu.

The house is in a quiet neighborhood, away from the vehicle and foot traffic in other parts of the Kailua area. Just down the street, walking distance from the house, is Buzz's Grill - the neighborhood watering hole and an excellent place for dinner. Kalapawai Market is just a little way further down the street - a local hangout, where you can get a cup of coffee and the newspaper, or have breakfast or lunch. Bob's Pizza and Island Snow (your go-to spot for shave ice) are right there, too.

In Kailua Town proper you'll find a new (and quite vibrant) Whole Foods, as well as many different restaurants, including Japanese, Mexican, and Italian food. There's also a great farmers' market every Thursday evening, where local farmers sell fresh produce and a series of food stands provides the best Oahu has to offer.

This rental provides you with peace and privacy, and great access to a world-class beach. Residents and visitors alike love the easy-going spirit of this area.

You can enjoy nearby golfing, snorkeling, kite-surfing, sailing, and boogie-boarding, or just hang out on the beach. And of course just a short drive away you will find world-class surfing and diving; now might be the time to take that surfing lesson! The Ko'olau Mountains offer beautiful hikes through lush forests.

Our family loves living here, and you will love it here too. We look forward to answering any questions you might have, and to meeting you someday, too.

More Details

Jonathan and Jenny
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Jonathan and Jenny

We moved to Oahu from the mainland six years ago, and we quickly fell in love with Kailua. The small-town feel of the place, the welcome we received from those we met here, and the lovely beaches all just made us feel so at home.

Jonathan and Jenny purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Jonathan and Jenny chose Kailua

We chose this property because it was beautiful, convenient, and private. The neighborhood is safe, and we liked how green it is - the landscape really stands out here.

What makes this apartment unique

The house is a classic Hawaiian home - mid-century modern with a lovely yard. The rental unit is an 'Ohana' apartment - a place for friends and family to stay and visit. It was built more recently and has a great feel, too. The previous owners of this house used to live on the Ohana side - they loved the upper veranda, and would sit out there every night watching the sun set over the Ko'olaus.


Kailua Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (2) There are two king size beds., Baby Cribs (1) We have pack and plays and high chairs available., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1).
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Although our maximum occupancy is five, the unit is really not set up well for parties that include five adults. The place is ideal for families (for instance, two adults and up to three children). It is a quiet neighborhood.


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Beautiful Kailua - Spacious secluded getaway a short walk from the beach
average rating of 4.7 based on 30 reviews

Great location, lovely home

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days and this property and location worked perfectly for our family including our two young boys. It's a nice, short stroll to the beach. The neighborhood is very quiet and clean. We would return to Kailua in a heart-beat, it was a perfect home base away from the traffic we experienced in other areas of the island. The beds were super comfy and the kitchen / living area although small had everything we needed. My husband and I enjoyed evenings on the lanai listening to the birds and looking out at the mountain view. We used the beach gear that was provided including snorkels, boogie boards, and a SUP board. Loved it and miss Hawaii already!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place walking distance to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay here. The suite is clean, and had everything we needed. It’s just a short walk to the beach. We were happy to be able to use beach toys, chairs, coolers, etc. The hosts are helpful and quick to respond to questions. This was a good place for our vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our small family

  • 5 of 5

it had everything we were looking for: two king beds, kitchen, bathroom, washer dryer, small outdoor space, easy access to everything we wanted to do, and boogie boards and snorkel equipment to boot.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This place was wonderful!

My husband and I took our 6 month old to Hawaii and stayed in Kailua. It was less than a 5min walk to Kailua beach.

It was very spacious with everything you might need. Two king size beds upstairs in a very open floor plan. The owner also provided a pack n play for my baby and had it all set up when we arrived! Downstairs there's a kitchen and bathroom. There's a private fenced yard which is perfect if you're traveling with kiddos. They have a stand up paddle board and other beach equipment you can use. We will definitely be staying there when we return to Oahu.

The only cons about the space was that it was a bit bright in the bedroom which was only a problem because I had a baby there and he needs to sleep with blackout curtains.

This place is located near lanikai beach and tons of stores. Perfect location

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was very clean and equipped with all necessities. You only have to buy food if you cook.

  • 5 of 5

Affordable, clean and equipped with all your basic needed

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My adult daughter and I stayed at this property and it was great. Quiet area but able to walk to beach (5 - 10 mins) and the wonderful Kalapawai Market etc within 15 minutes. Very large bedroom upstairs with two huge beds in it. Lovely lanai off the bedroom with views to the mountains. Also a private garden downstairs.

Very peaceful, well appointed property.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Buzz's Lanikai
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Kailua or Lanikai
Car: recommended

You are SO CLOSE to the beach. Walk to Kailua or Lanikai, the most beautiful beaches on Oahu. Take a stroll on the beach in the morning before breakfast (you can just duck out the door while the coffee is brewing). This is also Kailua, Oahu's secluded community, with great restaurants and a laid-back vibe. The rest of the island awaits you, but here you can get away from the high-rise hotels, the traffic and the crowds of Waikiki.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Tax Rate 14.75%

Our house is in a quiet, residential neighborhood. It is a great place for a relaxing getaway! Late night partying and large groups really don't work well for us. Reserving this property means you understand and accept this. For which we are very grateful to you! Aloha.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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