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Lofty Studio with Stunning Panoramic Mountain Views Near Beach

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 530 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

1 bedroom + sofa bed/futon, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Soaring above the palm trees this beautiful private suite invites you to relax being soothed by the gentle tradewinids. Enjoy paradise having a panoramic view of the expansive Ko'olau Mountain Range. Watch the sunrise over the country club near Lanikai beach, and see the sunset behind Mount Olomana, the 'Matterhorn of Hawaii'.

The studio is private and quiet, it has a separate entrance, is situated over the garage,with private parking. It does not share any walls with the main house. In the air conditioned studio is a queen size bed, futon, tile bathroom walk in shower, jacuzzi tub, galley kitchen,and walk in closet. There is a small private outdoor deck to relax and take in the views. We provide beach gear including snorkels , masks, fins, boogie boards, beach towels, and cooler.

Two of Hawaii's most famous beaches are just a 5 minute walk or 1 minute drive. Kailua beach is 2 miles long, and features Flat Island which is a bird sanctuary that you can visit. Lanikai beach is rated one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, yet uncrowded and has a 'local feel.'

Swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, kite surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, boogie boarding and surfing are popular activities at Kailua and Lanikai beaches.

A relatively easy hike is close by, with magnificent 360 degree views of the ocean and mountains.

We're just a five minute drive to Kailua where you can enjoy family and fine dining, and shopping Hawaiian relaxed style in the many contemporary shops.

Waikiki and Honolulu are 30 minutes away, for cultural events, museums, night life, endless restaurants and entertainment. Waikiki is a great place to learn to surf, and take ocean tours.

The North shore a beautiful one hour drive through mountains and pineapple farmland, is famous for world class surfing, botanical gardens, and ancient Hawaiian sites.

The Polynesian cultural center is just 45 minutes away for a day of experiencing a variety of island cultures from hula to fire dancing.

Whatever your interests, you can plan day trips and easily return to your private, quiet and romantic 'bird nest' hide-away.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2017

About The Owner

I am an occupational therapist, yoga instructor and body worker. If you are interested, I offer private sessions to enhance your relaxation while vacationing here in Hawaii.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2003

Why The Owner chose Kailua

It is a quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes walk or bikeride to the 2 mile long Kailua beach, and close to Kailua town and schools, and not very crowded with tourists. It is within easy 30 minute driving distance to the airport, and just 1/2 hour to Waikiki and Honolulu.

What makes this studio unique

Very quiet, no thru traffic, nice neighborhood, close to best beaches, easy access to Honolulu.

Amenities

Kailua Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is tile, has a jacuzzi tub, a separate walk in shower, double vanities and a sky light.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A/C, ceiling fan, pedestal fan
  • Wake up while still laying in bed to the 180 degree mountain views~ you may feel like you are on the tree tops looking out over the country club and surrounding trees.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(73 traveler reviews)

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Lofty Studio with Stunning Panoramic Mountain Views Near Beach
average rating of 4.589041 based on 73 reviews
5

Best view in Kailua. Great value

  • 5 of 5

The owners were really helpful and great people. Wonderful little place with a view that never gets old. .5 mile from the beaches and tons of restaurants. Short drive to Honolulu. Thanks so much for the courtesy of staying at your place.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Santa Rosa CA
5

Comfortable, fabulous view, great location

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were gracious and helpful, we woke up each morning to a spectacular view of the mountains, and the location was great: easy access to all major roads, wonderful beaches just blocks away, lots of good restaurants in Kailua and a warm small town feel, even though we could find everything we needed in town. The sunrises and sunsets won't be forgotten.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Richland, WA
5

Wonderful quiet neighborhood with easy pleasant walking to beaches, and dining.

  • 5 of 5

The owners are super helpful and kind. We got great advice on hiking and enjoyed the beaches and beach town feel (after noisy Honolulu). Clean apartment, beautiful views, plenty of space and lots of thoughtful little extras. Would come again and send friends!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was unbelievably great! The space is clean and well appointed with a fantastic view of the golf course and mountains. In a very nice quiet neighborhood with easy access to town and the beach. The owners were fantastic in every way. We can't wait to stay here again! Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Gorgeous view! Clean, beautifully decorated, attention to detail, very nice hosts!!!

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful place to stay in the Kailua/Lanikai area! The view is unmatched and cool cross breezes make you feel as if you are on top of a mountain! There are three large windows that stretch across the entire back of the studio giving you an unobstructed view of the mountains and valleys, with just the slightest glimpse of golf course which is sided with beautiful huge trees. It's truly a million dollar view!

The slat windows are on three sides of the studio, a style very common on the islands, and this offers great ventilation and air flow, along with a very sturdy ceiling fan over the bed. There is a small window unit type air conditioner which we did not even need to use! These open windows mean you may occasionally hear outdoor sounds, but none of those sounds were terribly intrusive.

The glorious birdsong in the morning starts early, but we loved it!! Any lawnmowing that occurs doesn't last more than 15 minutes and is in fact not even as loud as the birds!!! Do not let it deter you from loving this place.

The unit is beautifully decorated, with nice touches and attention to detail, nice linens and the bed was very comfortable. It is an older property, so no new fixtures, but believe us when we say it doesn't matter!! Everything works great: The hosts are as nice as can be and you will feel like you are truly on top of the world. Aloha!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

Wonderful location

  • 3 of 5

We loved the neighborhood we were in which felt very safe and was an easy walk down to Kailua Beach. Unfortunately, we had some issues with the place including cleanliness when we arrived, a leak in the closet and some issues with the toilet the first night. However, the property owner was easy to work with considering​ he was out of town when we were there and has said he will compensate us for our inconveniences. Besides location, the highlights of the studio included the beautiful mountain view, a very comfortable bed and the nice jacuzzi tub.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We felt very disturbed by the incident which occurred upon the arrival of our guest. I, the owner and manager, had just taken a trip to California for medical care. I received the phone call about the broken toilet during the night California time and as soon as possible arranged for a plumber to fix it next day. he rainstorm caused leakage, also now repaired. The temporary cleaning person has also been replaced. I assure future guests these problems have been solved and we are back up to speed.
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu - driving time 30 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
2 minutes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 61 is 3 minutes from here
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2 minutess
Car: recommended

Only 2 mins to Kailua and Lanikai beaches, 30mins to airport., 3 mins to historic market, lots of fun restaurants in Kailua town 5 mins from here.

Rent stand up paddle rental boards, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, Segways close by. Bird sanctuary island just a swim from Kailua beach. HIking nearby mountain ranges, or to waterfalls. Waikiki just 30 mins from here for surfing, festivals, Hawaiian cultural events, hula,, music, night life, dining. Honolulu just 30 mins from here for museums, theatre, endless numbers of restaurants and entertainment. The North Shore is a beautiful one hour drive from here for seeing world class surfing, and touring botanical gardens and ancient Hawaiian sites. Honauma bay is 30 mins from here for a day of snorkeling. The Polynesian Cultural center is 45 mins from here for experiencing 'hands on' many Polynesian cultures including fire dancing and hula.

Enjoy the island all of its sites, while also experiencing a more 'neighborhood' feel in this quiet setting.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature golf, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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