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Come and Experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams' Kailua Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

HAWAII TAX ID # W01993578-01

Hale O KuhiKuhi HiHi' O -- 'Ha Lay O Coo Hee Coo Hee Hee Hee O'

Aloha and Welcome to the 'House of Sweet Dreams.' If you were able to pronounce the name of our vacation rental let us Congratulate you on your first Hawaiian language lesson.

Our quaint and cozy, large, one bedroom, Apartment unit is located half a block from world famous Kailua Beach. Kailua meaning 'two seas' is located on the southeastern shore on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Come and take a tour with us:

Imagine starting your day with a complimentary cup of fresh brewed Kona Coffee and a sunrise walk on the three mile stretch of pristine white sand beach. With its gentle trade winds and constant water temperatures ranging from 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius), Kailua Beach is a perfect setting for year round water-sports. Some of the activities you may partake in include: swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling, body surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, etc.

There are other water activities nearby including: scuba diving, deep sea fishing, glass bottom boat rides, jet skiing, para-sailing, submarine voyage, etc.

Our 'Hawaiiana' decor gives you the true island feeling of 'home away from home.' Palm trees, antique rattan furniture, 'ukulele' paper towel holder, and kitchen 'ukulele' dish towel rack are some of the unique accents of our unit that are found in no other part of the world. Along with the Bamboo towel bars in the bathroom this unit gives you a tropical feeling of truly being in the Pacific.

After a full day of water activities come back, crank up that Air Conditioning unit to prepare your surroundings for some much needed 'snooze' time. Embellish in a hot shower with complimentary 'local' island fragranced shower gels and lotions. It's time to take some 'R&R' (rest and relaxation). ** BAMM ** REVITALIZATION HAS OCCURRED!!!

By this time you have worked up quite an appetite. Kailua town offers quite a variety of restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. Some of our favorites include: Los Garcias Mexican, Assagio's Italian, Buzz's Steakhouse, Champa Thai, Noboru Japanese, Big City Diner, Cinnamon's family, etc. There are also the regular fast food restaurants available including: McDonald's, Taco Bell, Jack-in-the Box, Papa John's Pizza, etc.

Another alternative might be to put your favorite foods on the Barbecue Gas Grill and dine on the Patio Lanai. However, and yet still another alternative might be to enjoy a full blown 'night on the town.' The Famous 'Waikiki' is a mere 30 minute drive into Honolulu. A more extensive list of restaurants is available and after dinner you may find a wide variety of music for your listening pleasure or visit some of the local nightclubs and enjoy dancing the night away until 4 AM.

You might not be a water enthusiast - there are various other activities to enjoy - including: golf, hiking, art or historic museums, sight seeing, Pearl Harbor Memorial, shopping, bicycling, Sea Life Park, Waikiki Aquarium, live theater, movies, sky diving, glider rides, etc.

Mahalo and 'Thank You' for coming on our tour we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed taking you on your tropical vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Bring your imagination to reality. You deserve to experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams.'

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Kathy Souza
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
August 20, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kathy and Val,

Thank You for your warm hospitality last week during our 2 night stay at your rental. I have already highly recommended it to one of my teacher friends who wants to visit Hawaii someday. You sure do a great job of thinking of all the extras for making our stay most pleasant -- the orientation tour of the area, the beach supplies, the picnic table umbrella, the 'how to' folder -- everything was so perfect. Next time we'd like to stay longer.

Blessings to you both,

Julie and Bill

(now back in Michigan; when we left 2 weeks ago it was winter with 1 1/2 foot of snow but now the snow is mostly melted!)
Apr 2014
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Kalama Tract Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfort at its best with a 2' Memory Foam Topper, Double Beds (1) Comfortable Double or Single Floor Futon Mattress available for an extra person or children., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Coffee Maker, Blender, Kona Coffee, Dishes, Travel Coffee Mugs, Kleenex, Q-Tips, Ice Cooler, Island Fragranced Shower Gels and Lotions, Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Travel Back Gammon, Travel Checkers, Playing Cards.


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Come and Experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams' Kailua Beach
average rating of 4.964286 based on 105 reviews

Perfect vacation in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over a week and absolutely loved it. The place was clean and cozy, with all the amenities we needed and then some. It was comfortable, relaxing, and in the perfect location. Kathy and Val are so friendly and thoughtful and made an already a great stay even better. We felt so lucky to have found this listing and we fully intent to book it again next year. Thank you so much to Kathy and Val for being perfect hosts and we can't wait till next summer!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Amanda & Karen, WOW -- Mahalo Plenty for such a FANTASTIC review. We truly enjoyed having you galz here for your time in Kailua. And what a BONUS for us that we did a good job with our rental and you want to book for next year. WE LOVE when our guests return. Its like old friends coming home. Enjoy the rest of your summer. With Much Aloha, Kathy & Val XO
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Everything you need in this studio apartment

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Val are the bests hosts a traveler could ask for. Besides the stacks of books and pamphlets on local attractions, places to eat, the were a wealth of knowledge. A ten minute walk to the beach, walk to end of street, cross a street and a quick right turn through a beautiful little neighborhood, follow the fence and an amazing secluded beach awaits. Perfect. They provide a wagon, beach chairs, umbrella, boogie board, ice chest........what more could you ask for!! The kitchen allows you to make meals at home, and based on the hot 89 degree weather the air-conditioning was welcomed. Outdoor seating area with lounge chairs and umbrella, picnic table with umbrella and electric barbecue. Parking out front of the main house, plenty of bus service to take you anywhere on the island if you wish.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Plenty U 2, It was such a pleasure hosting you both during your 2 week stay here in Kailua. We SO appreciate the time you took to write this AWESOME review. Feel like we just got an A+ rating. Hoping to see you folks in the near future. With Much Aloha, Kathy & Val XO
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Perfect place for our first time in Oahu!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Val were wonderful and very friendly! Their place was cozy and had everything we needed for our week there. They been babe beach toys for us which was a bonus! Location was great! Walking distance to the beach! Would definitely stay again!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Giang, Thank You SO MUCH for this raving review. It was such a pleasure hosting you and your sister for your stay here in Kailua. We are thrilled that you both were comfortable in the rental and enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you folks again in the near future. Aloha, Kathy & Val
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Sue and Ross

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying with Kathy and Val for the month of Feb. Kathy and Val are the most thoughtful, welcoming and amazing hosts we have ever stayed with at VRBO. The house is spotless with everything you could want. Kailua beach is safe,long and the best beach we encountered in Oahu. It is only minutes from the house. Kailua is a clean, safe town with lots of great stores, restaurants and markets. We can't wait to go back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect, highly recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 3 month old stayed at the House of Sweet Dreams for a week, and wish it could have been forever! Kathy and Val were beyond kind...amazing hostesses that exude the spirit of Aloha. Both are very easy to reach if you need anything or have a question, and are just so sweet and happy. The set up of the rental was very cozy, and came with all the amenities we needed, plus more. We especially enjoyed all of the beach gear(towels/chair/cooler, etc), along with the wagon to go down to the beach with. It is an easy few minute walk to get to Kailua Beach from the house. They had plenty of fresh towels, bathroom additions like a blow dryer, mousse, body wash/lotion. The kitchen was well supplied...we liked using the champagne glasses for mimosas, and they keep delicious coffee in the fridge. The bed is comfortable, the tv nice...and the breeze with open windows is so refreshing. They even set up a pack-n-play for our little guy. We used the A/C at night, and it cooled the room down very quickly. Kathy and Val are more than happy to give tips on places to visit/eat in the area. We spent most of our time exploring the town of Kailua, with our most favorite places to shop and eat being within 2 miles of the house (Target, Foodland, HIC, Fromaggio's, Steak Rave, Over Easy...the list goes on..).

Thank you again Kathy and Val for your's hoping we can hang out again this year, in a more permanent fashion :)

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to stay for a fun and relaxing vacation at a great beach

  • 5 of 5

All of the reviews touting this nice, clean, comfortable vacation rental are spot on. Everything needed for a home away from home is provided. The hosts are great, as well, and it all added up to a wonderful vacation for our 25th anniversary. If you're looking for a beach vacation a little ways away from the busy touristy areas we highly recommend the House of Sweet Dreams at Kailua Beach. It's about a block from fantastic Kailua Beach and a bit longer walk to Kailua's business district, which has convenient shopping and restaurants but gets really quiet after 8 or 9pm. You can't see the ocean from the rental but, with the widows open, we loved hearing the waves on the beach. We appreciated the beach chairs and had fun in the waves with the boogie boards. We didn't get to snorkel but maybe next time -- we hope to visit again!

-Don and Andrea

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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'With 'NO' rocks in the water the BEST Boogie Boarding is a 1/2 block away.

We also have lots of toys for the beach:

Umbrella, Sun Shade for babies, Frisbees, Paddle Ball, Shovels and Buckets for the kids, Red Wagon for transportation of toys to the beach.'


Rates & Availability

Kalama Tract Apartment Rental Rates

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1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Additional Guest Fee $20 per person per night

Published Rates are for single or double occupany. For a 3rd person it will be an additional $20.00 per night ($120.00 per week). 2 children under age 12 will count the same as a 3rd person and will be charged an additional $20.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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