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5 minute walk to Beach, A/C, WiFi, BEST VALUE! Sunny studio in a great location

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2.5)

*Calendar is managed off-site. Please inquire about availability, last minute specials or our reasonable monthly rates*

Located in a lovely beachside town, Kailua By The Sea is a second floor detached studio with a private entrance and lanai (balcony). The room is designed for relaxing and getting into an aloha state of mind.

A five-minute stroll around the corner (200 yards or 0.1 mile) takes you to our secluded beach access on Kailua Beach; the center of Kailua town is less than a mile away (0.7 miles).

Newly constructed in 2013, the 485 sq. ft. room takes advantage of the trade winds but has a split system A/C and a ceiling fan to keep you cool when the trade winds stop blowing. Insulated walls and double-glazed windows keep the room quiet. No one lives beneath the studio and there are no other rental units on the property.

Rinse off the sand in the spacious shower which uses a heat pump water heater. Dimmable LED lights set the mood for a relaxing evening.

Sleep comes easy on the comfortable king size bed which has a top quality memory foam mattress. Just like in the best resorts, everything that touches your skin, including the duvet cover, is freshly laundered when guests depart.

Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining on the lanai. Prepare simple meals in the kitchenette equipped with a microwave, toaster oven and electric skillet. A private bbq grill is also provided for guest use. A 40-inch TV, in-room WIFI (high speed) and designated off-street parking are also included.

The room will be stocked with a few complimentary items for your first morning's breakfast.

We have two bikes for rent. There is no washer/dryer for guest use but there are self-service laundromats and dry cleaners located nearby.

We live on-site but we value your privacy. Knock on our door if you need anything or if you want to 'talk story.' We love chatting with our guests and sharing our knowledge of our beautiful island home.

TAT#: W01598316-01

More Details

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We are long-time Kailua residents. We are an ocean-loving family that enjoys traveling, photography, stargazing, kayaking, bowling and frisbee (dog*).

Why Owner/Manager chose Kailua

We wanted a home by the sea in Kailua. We love that we can walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in under five minutes. The beach at night is also magical - with sand crabs scuttling about and moonlight reflecting on the water. We built the studio primarily for family and friends who visit, but we also enjoy sharing it with people from all over the world. Several of our guests have left a penny behind with a wish to return. We hope you will stay with us and enjoy our beautiful corner of the world.

What makes this studio unique

If you like the aloha spirit, sandy feet and the simple beach life, you will enjoy our studio, Kailua by the Sea!

We are professional photographers, so if you would like some beautiful beach portraits to share with friends and family, inquire about our awesome guest rates.


Kuulei Tract Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • private bathroom
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , portable baby crib OR twin air mattress upon request
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
In-room WIFI, beach towels, beach chairs, small cooler, bodyboards and snorkeling equipment available at no additional cost. While linens, towels and a starter supply of toilet paper are provided, daily housekeeping is not included. Two bicycles are available for rent.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

5 minute walk to Beach, A/C, WiFi, BEST VALUE! Sunny studio in a great location
average rating of 4.967213 based on 61 reviews

Wonderful, modern and clean studio in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Kailua by the Sea! We traveled with our infant and the accommodations were perfect. The studio is up on the second floor of the garage which is nice because it sits up in the breeze, palm trees and views. You can't quite see the ocean, but you can hear it at night and it's a quick walk to a lovely and empty stretch of beach. There is a bit of traffic noise since it sits on main roads, but coming from NYC, this was not an issue at all. It subsides in the evening. The studio had an excellent ceiling fan and the windows allowed for a great cross-breeze so we never needed the A/C, though there was one. The bed was king-size and very comfortable, as were the pillows and sheets. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Modern, clean, great area

  • 5 of 5

We only had a chance to stay a few nights but the place was perfect. Pretty much a brand new suite, very private and in a great location. The beach close by was beautiful. The owners were very friendly. Walking distance to the main shopping area and Kailua and Lanakai beaches.

We would love to stay here again sometime!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay! We've been here twice now!

  • 5 of 5

We like this place and the owner so much that my wife and I have stayed here twice now. Super clean and cozy, close to the beach and walking distance to restaurants and the grocery store. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

(Sorry, late review). This place was great! It had everything we needed for such a limited space. The location was just perfect for me and my wife. It's a good 15 minute walk to Kalapawai Market for some coffee, which is right next to Kailua Beach. 15 minutes the other way is Kalama Beach. I would definitely come back here.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The moment we pulled in the drive way we were greeted with a smile and Warm hospitality. A Nice Bday greeting for my wife welcomed us as we entered the studio. The views were perfect an room was exactly what anyone would want when on a vacation. Extremely clean an had every amenity that u could want or need, even aloe vera gel for our sun burns. Lol. All in all the Room and Vacation was PERFECT. An hope we can one day return to this perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

It was absolute paradise. It was a place I actually wanted to spend more time at but was out enjoying all the fabulous sites. It was truly super close to a great beach. They provided extra touches that really made a difference. Really appreciates the speedy response to any questions as well! Perfection!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Lanikai Pillbox Trail
Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen
Oahu's Windward Coast
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
Maunawili Falls
Kalapawai Market
Cinnamon's Restaurant
Kalama Beach Park
Mokulua Islands
Mount Olomana
Valley of the Temples
Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
Lanikai Juice
Haleiwa Joe's
Island Snow
Kawainui Marsh
Tokoname Restaurant
Champa Thai of Kailua
Formaggio Grill
Buzz's Original Steak House
Whole Foods Market
Jewel or Juice Kailua
"Best priced and best tasting Acai bowls and smoothies in Kailua. A little difficult to find ..."
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Kailua Public Library
"The Friends of Kailua Public Library operate a small store at the entrance to Kailua Library..."
Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks
"Rent a kayak or join a kayak tour to Flat Island or the Mokes. This place also rents bicycles."
AinaKai Photography
"Top quality and best value on-location family portraits, wedding and vow renewal photography..."
Baci Bistro
Kailua Town Pub & Grill
Dole Plantation
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
Kualoa Ranch
Diamond Head Crater Hike
Kalapawai Cafe & Deli
Buona Sera
Z Pizza Kailua
Big City Diner
The Food Company
Morning Brew
Ciscos Cantina
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pali Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Champa Thai
Nearest Beach
0.17 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Take your morning coffee to the beach and watch the sunrise. Spend the day frolicking at the beach! Bodyboard, kayak, windsurf, kiteboard or stand-up paddle on Kailua Bay. If you are lucky, a turtle might swim up to you! When you need a break from ocean activities, visit Kawainui Marsh, the largest wetland in Hawaii. Several endangered waterfowl live in the marsh. (Birds are most active early morning or a little before sunset.) There are also several hikes in the Kailua-Lanikai area. Browse the beach-chic boutiques and try the restaurants in Kailua town. Take a long walk on the beach at sunset and say hello to the locals. When you are ready for the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, take a 30-minute drive over the mountain. All other major tourist attractions on the island are no more than an hour's drive from beautiful, laid back Kailua.


Rates & Availability

Kuulei Tract Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.97%

Maximum occupancy is two adults and one baby/child. $12/night for third person (baby/child). A twin air-mattress or a portable crib/pack-n-play is provided upon request. Please note that the studio and lanai are not child-proofed.

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cancellation policy: Deposit refunded minus $50 fee if cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival. No deposit refund if cancelled within 30 days of check in date.

Inquire about our discounted monthly rates and last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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