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Speaks: english

2 Blocks to Beach, Available Sept thru December each year.

35 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Kalama Tract Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

The Kalama Kai Cottage is a cool & breezy cottage that reflects 'island' living w/authentic Hawaiian style. The total area is over 850 sq. ft. A great advantage to this cottage is the full kitchen. It has a standard stove and oven to do your own cooking to cut back on eating out if you should choose. The cottage is surrounded by tropical landscape in the private fenced yard. Take your morning coffee along on a short walk (2 blocks) to Kailua Beach, (the world's windsurfing capitol) and watch a spectacular sunrise-best way to start any perfect day! Don't let the great price make you wonder if the place is not wonderful, it is priced to be a win/win situation--sharing the Aloha. You can check out the guestbook entries, all have been rated 5/5.

There is a large covered lanai; perfect for cookouts, breakfast or just relaxing in the shade. The full sized kitchen has a large sized oven/stove. The bedroom has a bamboo ceiling & a stained glass window-above the Queen sized, (very comfortable) bed. There is also an A/C for hotter days.

A comfy Queen sized bed awaits you, and for more than 2 guests, the double futon couch(w/top quality mattress)in the living room will accomodate 2 additional guests. Enjoy the flat-screen TV, DVD player & indoor bar.The dining area seats up to 4,and there are 2 stools @ the bar.French Doors open to the lanai. Guests enjoy dining at the table on the large lanai(w/lots of built in benches to accomodate family/friends you may be visiting). There is a gas grill, tiki's and tiki torches to set the mood.

Soak up the sun, swim/surf in the ocean, or enjoy a beautiful hike to a tropical and remote waterfall in the nearby Koolau Mountain range. Waikiki, Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach & Pearl Harbor are all just minutes away while our quaint town of Kailua offers many 'local favorite' choices for dining, shopping & entertainment.

Lighten your load by packing less-there is a large washer/dryer (& iron). Soap, Shampoo, Conditioner, fresh towels,TP,hair dryers, and plenty of beach towels,chairs,boogie boards and coolers are also available for your use. Guests are welcomed with fresh fruit and flowers, and complimentary coffee and condoments.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am a professional person, who works and enjoys a healthy outdoor lifestyle. I have lived in Kailua for over 40 years, so I can be helpful with recommendations and suggestions. The cottage is only rented out certain months of the year, my family members occupy the cottage certain months of the year.

Why The Owner chose Kailua

I do my very best to create a quiet peaceful environment, and put my guests first. I am always available to you if you should have any questions at all, but otherwise do my best to stay out of your way. You will find the cottage well cared for, and very clean upon arrival.

What makes this cottage unique

Within walking distance to beautiful Kailua Beach, and not the croweded section, but a remote section about in the center of the 2 mile beach bay. Beautiful, quiet, and private beach, great for taking long walks, swims, surfing and boogie boarding, paddle boarding.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Guest Book: Comments made (written in our guestbook/journal in the cottage) by former guests: 'Perfect, just what we were looking for'

'Great job, Cottage had everything we needed'

'Quiet, Charming, Beautiful Yard'

'Clean and Comfortable, We feel lucky to have found it'

'Just Beautifull, Very nicely Decorated'

'loved the beautiful fresh flowers and tropical fruit--nice touches

'We will be back next year'
Jun 2006
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based on 35 traveler reviews

2 Blocks to Beach, Available Sept thru December each year.
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio

Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four truly enjoyed our stay. The property is well maintained and equipped with everything you could possibly need. Located in the proximity of one of the most beautiful beaches, yet in a driving distance from Honolulu.

Thank You Susan for making us feel at home during our first visit to Oahu.

We hope that we will come back soon.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
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Nashville TN

My Home Away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

I have been staying at Kalama Kai Cottage each winter since 2012 and wouldn't stay

anywhere else. I love this quiet, cozy and comfortable accommodation. Whether it's

walking to the beach, biking around town or getting into Honolulu, Kalama Kai is the

perfect location for me. Beautiful and quiet Kalama Beach is just a 12 minute walk and

downtown is a 10 minute bike ride. But, best of all for me, there is a bus stop right

around the corner where I can catch a bus for the 25 minute ride to downtown Honolulu

or anywhere else on the island for only $1.00(if you're over65)! The cottage itself is

perfect since it has a full kitchen (not just a hot plate and a microwave) and a laundry

and is remarkably comfortable and quiet. Susan, the owner, is a wonderful host and is

always so kind and helpful. I can't say enough good things about her or the cottage and

I will always stay here when I'm on Oahu.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle, Washington

Still Happy from Seattle

  • 5 of 5

We have spent the last 4 winters at Kalama Cottage and hope to continue to stay there in the future. it is a beautiful getaway. It is quiet and cozy with a lovely garden and lanai to enjoy even on rainy days. It has become our "home away from home." Our host, Susan, is always ready to help with anything we might need, from supplies for the cottage to a great place to sightsee or eat. It is close to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and a short walk into Kailua Town. Thank you Susan for treating us like part of your family!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Susan's place is a little treasure. Lovingly decorated with island style reminders (tiki statues, hula skirt lampshades, and breadfruit patterned tablecloths), thoughtfully supplied with useful utensils and necessary items in the kitchen (including a real stove and oven), and all the gear necessary for beach fun (beach toys, chairs, towels, biggie boards, and surfboards).

This summer will be our families 4th long term stay. Kalama Kai has become our summer sanctuary where we get away from all the hustle and bustle and responsibilities of daily life in Texas. A good day for me begins with a cup of Kona coffee while relaxing on the patio and taking in the beauty of Susan's garden. So many other great moments to look forward to.

This Cottage is perfectly located in Kailua. Close enough to the beach that one can walk, a few minutes drive to Kailua's main street (where the grocery stores, restaurants, and retail stores are located), and has easy access to the main roads out of town for sight seeing.

Susan is a kind and helpful person. We enjoy seeing her on occasion and appreciate the privacy she likes to maintain.

I can't say enough good things about this special place.


  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, wonderful host

  • 5 of 5

Kalama Kai is a lovely, quiet tropical getaway for a couple or a family. We've been at Kalama Kai cottage since March, and hate to leave at the end of August after our six-month stay. We will definitely want to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Another perfect month in paradise

  • 5 of 5

This was my second February at Kalama Kai and I am hoping to spend many more winters here.

The cottage is clean, comfortable and cozy. It is wonderfully quiet and just the perfect location for accessing beautiful Kalama Beach and downtown Kailua Town. Susan is a wonderful host and is always available to answer any questions or help with any problems that you may have. I can't say enough good things about staying here.

Mahalo Susan for another wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Pinkys or The Grove
Nearest Motorway
1.8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Pinkys, Grove, Mexico Lindo, Assagios, CPK
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kailua Beach- Uncrowded Ainoni Public Access

Pipeline, Waimea Bay, Golf Courses, Hiking, Canoe Paddling, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Diamond Head Crater, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Hawaii Adventures Waterpark, Sea Life Park, Mokapu Lighthouse, Hanauma Bay and much more


Rates & Availability

Kalama Tract Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $90
Tax Rate 13.95%

The refundable deposit is the 500.00 figure listed above. This 500.00 will reserve the cottage for your 30 or more day stay, and will be refunded 100% assuming no deliberate or careless damage. The full amount is due upon arrival, or if you prefer to pay on line with credit card please knpw all connected fees will need to be covered by payee. I am fine with a personal check mailed in for the deposit, and paying with cash or travelers checks once you arrive. This will save you the online credit card booking fee. Further instructions on where to mail deposits will be given after an agreement has been made. I do like to have a short phone conversation with guests first just to make sure the cottage will fit their needs, and to get to know my incoming guests a bit more personally. Rates are subject to change until dates are reserved with a deposit. Those staying more than 6 months also will receive a special discounted rate. Military moving to or from Hawaii are exempt from the "transient (hotel) tax".

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kalama Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 825 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower, sink and vanity, toilet. Hair dryer, soaps and shampoo/paper goods provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Cottage futon folds down into a double bed/good mattress
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Comfortable Mattress, everyone happy with it.
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1) A Queen sized futon couch in TV room folds down to a double bed, with a top quality futon mattress.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Flat Screen TV, Cable, Stereo/CD Player, Coffee Maker, (coffee, cream, sugar and assortment of teas supplied), toaster, blender, and full size stove/oven, Linens, towels, shampoo/conditioner/soap and hair dryers are also provided, Dryer(detergent, softener supplied), Sewing Kit, Gas Grill W/utensils(BBQ), Beach Towels and Chairs, Coolers (large & small), Boogie Boards, Umbrella, Direct and Wireless Internet Service, Private Parking, Fresh Floral Arragements and Fruit

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