|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
Aloha! Welcome to Kailua Beach and Kekailoa Cottage.
The cottage is just 100 yards from the Kailua Beach accessed by our private beach path. The lot is the first lot from ocean front. You can smell the salt air and hear the awesome sounds of ocean surf. Enjoy swimming, bodyboarding, walking or just plain relaxing in an area of the beach less traveled by most. All these features offers a unique 'get-away' from the urban bustle.
The cottage has hardwood floors, new bedframe and headboard, two sitting chairs with ottomans and a sofa chair covertible to a futon. Other amenities include dressers, lamps, and an energy efficient ceiling fan. The roof has been coated with white acrylic covering reflecting 90% of the suns heat energy. This new covering has performed wonderfully, keeping the cottage inside cool.
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This fully furnished beach studio exceeds all expectations from our visitors. Enjoy beautiful sunny days or tranquil nights on a courtyard lanai surrounded by tropical vegetation. Courtyard has table, umbrella, four chairs and two lounging chairs.
The cottage is close to interstate freeway and roads leading to Honolulu, the airport, and Kaneohe.
The cottage is a detached studio having a separate entrance to the second floor accommodation. 500 square feet of living space sits on a large 13,300 square foot, secure, fenced lot. There is a large opene yard for private sunbathing or just relaxing. A queen-size bed is perfect for a couple. Private bathroom with shower on same level (picture of bath is coming soon). Air conditioning and ceiling fan cools the entire cottage both day and night. Kitchenette has full size refrigerator, many appliances and bar-top counter with bar stools. For those that need connectivity to the outside world, broadband internet access is provided via high speed wireless access at no additional charge. Dedicated washer/dryer for your exclusive use is located outside of the cottage. Plenty of secure, offstreet parking for one or more vehicles large or small.
Come relax and enjoy Kekailoa Cottage and this unique setting on Kailua Beach.
Keywords: cottage, Studio, Beachside, Kailua Beach
For background, I was looking for a rental for me, my husband and son (3 yrs old). I wanted it to be located in Kailua (where the locals live and away from crazy touristy Waikiki), walking distance to beach, stand-alone unit, and included amenities such as kitchen, beach equipment, and AC. This rental included all of the above and more....the highlights for me were the following:
1) The unit is above a car port, which is separate from the main house, which was perfect. Giving us more privacy than a unit attached to the main house. But we had access to all the amenities included in a main house such as our own laundry, dedicated parking spot, the whole lot was gated (perfect b/c we have a kid), outdoor shower with hot water (this is so key) so we could wash off after the beach, and more! While there isn't a stove-- the hot plate worked perfectly so we could at least cook breakfast every morning and there was a microwave as well if we wanted to heat up leftovers or food. There are all the basic appliances and things you need in a kitchen for a good vacation stay. One thing I noticed is many rentals don't have AC, but this one does and it actually works! My husband is super sensitive to the heat so the chance to be able to use AC to cool us down after a hot day/activity is a huge plus in making the unit so comfortable to stay in. One more thing, water pressure of the shower was strong + hot.
2) The location was better than I expected (it exceeded expectations). Not only was it literally a 2 min walk from the private beach, the house was less than a mile away from Kailua town center--- which is super cute to walk around to get coffee/breakfast in the morning, grab essentials (there's a Target, Whole Foods, AND a regular supermarket), or dinner etc. There are also cute shops if you're in the mood for shopping as well, which was a great plus. The house was also about 1 mile walk the other direction to Lanikai beach, pillbox hikes, etc one of the most scenic parts of oahu. Kailua was also a fast drive (depending on traffic) to the North Shore (<1 hr) or down to Waikiki (15-30 min) so great for dinner or site seeing.
3) While this location is on a semi busy street so you will hear cars..but we didn't really hear much of anything else. The neighbors and owners were all very low key and quiet which was a huge plus. We would have the AC on at night, which helped as white noise and blocked out the street noise.
We enjoyed staying in Kailua. It was just what we wanted in our first trip to Hawaii. Close to a quiet beach! Beautiful weather, nice town, and we felt totally safe!
what a wonderful place to stay! We loved Rick and Tam. They were so helpful and the place was just unbelievable. We want to go back now!
Great hosts and attention to details. The second story cottage has great views and is very comfortable thanks to lots of windows to let in the ocean breezes. Beautiful yard and a short walk to the world's most beautiful beach.
The beach access was awesome a 2-3 minute walk. The "cottage" is really a one bedroom efficiency. We were disappointed as it is very old and dated.
My wife and I stayed in the "cottage" for three nights in early February. The accommodation is a bright, breezy and well equipped studio apartment over Ricks garage ...does not sound so great but it was ! The host was very accommodating... allowed us to stay until late afternoon of our departure day so we could have another day on the beach. There is a lovely patio with furniture provided for renters of the unit. But I save the best for last.....proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world...Kailua Beach ! It was just a short walk down a private path and wow! I am not even a big beach fan...my wife is...but it is spectacular . The sunrise! Would go back again to this place if I was ever so fortunate to spend more time on Oahu. Bob Miller St. Catharines , Ontario , Canada.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 17 2017 - Apr 26 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Credt card processing||$40 + Tax|
Full refund minus $50.00 is reservation is cancelled by renter and rebooking of entire stay is completed. Prorated refund for partial rebooking with $50.00 cancellation fee. Refund can not be given if none of the days are rebooked.