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Reviews Say: Elegant~Impeccable ~Peaceful~Beautiful~Gorgeous~#1 Beach in USA

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Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Waimanalo Beach - Exquisite~Beachside~Apartment

Incomparable location, beach, suite: WiFi, off-street parking, w/d, spotless...

{Important note: the City & County of Honolulu permits one booking per 30 day period, please contact us with your desired dates so we may assist you. The Transient Accommodation Tax ID is listed below as required by the State of Hawaii.}

...Gorgeous, Fantastic, Superb, Outstanding, Meticulous..." these are but a few of the words used by reviewers to describe the ZEN Treehouse. We promise this suite is accurately represented and will be spotlessly clean for your arrival. It is located on a well-cared for gated property just steps from a world-class beach. You can get to the beach by foot, it'll take just a little over one minute. We pride ourselves in providing guests with a superlative level of guest care, and a truly warm welcome.

• Ideal for mature singles and couples

• Spacious suite (900f²)

• 14-foot vaulted ceilings

• Wifi property-wide

• Gated and secure property; assigned off-street parking

• #1 ranked beach in the US is a mere few steps away

• Quiet residential neighborhood, 15mph street

• Private entrance, spacious lobby

• Overhead fans for natural cooling and ventilation

• Sumptuous king bed with premium mattress

• Big kitchen, induction cook-top, full fridge, microwave, toaster oven

• Huge bathroom, walk-in shower, luxury rain shower head

• Walk-in closet, roomy chest of drawers and luggage racks

• Welcome basket upon arrival

• 42” flat-screen tv/cable; DVD player with film library

• iPod dock and clock radio

• Also available: hair dryer, smoothie blender, rice cooker

• Friendly manager (available 24/7); friendly dog Sophie loves tummy rubs

• Beach gear loaners: towels, chairs, mats: boogie boards, coolers

• A third guest is most welcome, 8 and older; fee applies

• Entire second level: private, no shared walls.

• Eco-friendly property: photo-voltaic

Conveniently located for easy day trips to everywhere on Oahu (Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Waikiki); nearby: convenience stores and supermarket, local farmers co-op (great for handmade Hawaiian gifts).Several good restaurants are within easy walking distance. More shopping and dining opportunities may be found in Kailua/Lanikai, 10 minutes away, Honolulu and airport: 30 minutes.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2006
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 October, 2016
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About The Owner

Life-long student of life. Travel adventurer.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Oahu

Waimanalo because the blue of the ocean and the incredible beauty of this island takes my breath away. Magnificent property, exquisite beach location, experienced and caring hosts. Excellent value.

What makes this apartment unique

Our unique 14-foot vaulted ceilings provide our guests with the added room necessary for comfort in the tropics.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor www.tripadvisor.com/hale_nalo)

I stayed at Hale Nalo 5 years ago in 2010 in the Makai Garden Suite with my wife and that was a trip we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

I got a chance to come back for a conference in Honolulu, but there was no way I would stay in Honolulu when I can rent a car and stay at Hale Nalo for less money and less hassle. So I rented a hot red mustang and soaked in the amazing drive to and from Honolulu every day.

It was incredible! I'm very picky, and Hale Nalo is such a nice place to stay I feel right and home and can relax and enjoy my time. I stayed in the ZEN Treehouse for 6 nights and enjoyed it more than words can say. I travel very often for my work and always look for places to stay other than in the "city" in a high rise hotel that tries to squeeze every penny out of you they can once you get there and before you leave.

Hale Nalo is the extreme opposite of that. Herlinda Lopez has created a sense of home in that it is very laid back and quiet, with most everything you might need during your stay already provided, even cooler, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ect. There is a nice local grocery store about a mile or so away that has everything else you might need to enjoy your stay.

It was such a treat. A hidden gem for sure. I really can't believe I found it 5 years ago and it exceeds all my expectations for the price.

Keep up the great work Herlinda and team! You represent some of Hawaii's best hosts and have managed to capture the environment of what a relaxing trip to Hawaii "should" be. Those resorts in the bustling tourist city of Honolulu don't even come close to matching the experience you will get at Hale Nalo.

[Original review: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60662-d1486310-Reviews-or10-Hale_Nalo_Beach_Rentals-Waimanalo_Oahu_Hawaii.html#REVIEWS]
Oct 2015
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Reviews Say: Elegant~Impeccable ~Peaceful~Beautiful~Gorgeous~#1 Beach in USA
average rating of 5.0 based on 88 reviews

Vacances mémorables

  • 5 of 5

Nos 17 jours au Tree House de Hale Nalo furent des plus agréable. La proximité et la beauté de la plage de Waimanalo furent le "coup de cœur" de notre séjour. Nous avons trouvé le studio spacieux, chic et bien décoré. Tout est impeccable! L'emplacement est idéal, permettant de découvrir toute la beauté d'Oahu. Merci Herlinda et Wayne pour votre hospitalité.


Marc et Michel

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Oahu!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the treehouse unit while in Hawaii for a family wedding. We found the unit very comfortable and it was tastefully decorated. The grounds were immaculate. Quiet neighborhood and only half a block from the beach. If we were going back to Oahu, we'd stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martha for taking the time to write your review! We appreciate it, as do our fellow travelers. We're gald you enjoyed our little slice of paradise, and yes, we'd love a return visit from you as well!
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Beautiful, clean and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the Zen Treehouse. The space is bright, airy, comfortable, clean, and beautifully furnished. Fresh flowers, cool drinks, chocolates, and a wonderful fruit basket greeted us upon our arrival. Wayne was helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The bed was very comfortable and everything in the room (fixtures, dishes, towels, soap, coffee, etc.) was top-notch. We took advantage of the beach mat, chairs, cooler, and snorkel gear provided. The beach is literally two minutes away and virtually empty during the weekdays. We also used the two decks - the front for eating breakfast while watching the sunrise, and the back for enjoying the mountain views. It was a much-needed, restful retreat and we hope to return soon!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susie for your compliments and taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it! We’re glad you were able to take advantage of all Hale ‘Nalo and our Zen Treehouse has to offer. The amenities are great, and the restful retreat, well that is the experience we really hope our guests can enjoy. We too look forward to your return! HN
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Kelowna BC Canada

Twenty Fifth Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After days of searching through many VRBO listings, we came across this amazing looking place called appropriately "the zen treehouse". This is exactly what we were looking for and when we arrived it didn't disappoint. We loved everything from the huge shower to the comfortable bed. The outside decks were nice as we dined there almost every evening after cooking ourselves a great meal of fresh local ingredients in a well appointed kitchen. Wayne was great and responded to our every request (which were few as everything was provided).

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha to the Cullen’s! Thank you for taking a moment to write your review. We were honored to be your choice for your 25th anniversary celebration. It is always a pleasure when we can be a part of our guests special occasions and your energy was simply contagious! Plenty of fun and relaxation on “Dr. Beach’s best beach in the USA 2015” (plug, plug). Thank you again for choosing Hale ‘Nalo, but please, don’t wait 25 years to return! HN
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Der perfekte Ort

  • 5 of 5

Im April 2015 durften wir vier Nächte in diesem Paradies verbringen. Wayne ist der perfekte Gastgeber. Er ist da, wenn man Fragen hat, ist aber absolut nicht aufdringlich. Das Zen Treehouse ist eine wundervoll eingerichtete Wohnung, in welcher nichts fehlt. Trotzdem das das Haus in einem Wohnquartier liegt, ist es ruhig. Morgens kann man aus dem Bett den Sonnenaufgang bewundern und den Vögel beim zwitschern zu hören. Der naheliegende Strand mit seinem weissen Strand ist ein Traum.

Besten Dank Wayne, für die wunderbaren Tage die wir in Deinem Paradies verbringen durften. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder.

Yvonne & Ralph

  • Review Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Yvonne & Ralph, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! Our past guests, especially from far away places, help show new guests what awaits them in this island oasis. Thank you again, and when you return you will be "Ohana" or, "family" HN
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Tennessee, USA

Oahu's best kept secret...

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the Zen Treehouse for 6 nights in May (originally booked five nights but thankfully were able to add a night because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave).

The "Treehouse" is very clean, quiet, comfortable and well-maintained; thoughtfully appointed, nicely decorated and has everything you need including lots of storage, a big refrigerator/freezer, ice packs for the cooler (also provided), great-smelling soaps, a comfy bed and good linens, plenty of tissue, towels and toilet paper, plenty of fans for ventilation, a nice washer/dryer on the property, beach gear to use; the owners are responsive, helpful and friendly.

But the BEST thing about this place is its location. It is ideally situated for taking short or long day trips around the island, and is equally suited to just walking down the street for some easy food and strolling to the beach to simply hang out and enjoy the glorious ocean breeze. Did I mention the beach? Apparently it's one of the best in the world. Gorgeous white sand and that blue-green water; it's really quiet, out-the-back-door close by, uncrowded...wonderful. But let's keep that to ourselves, please :)

So here's the deal. If your style is low key hanging out, driving around randomly, and going where the locals go, this place works beautifully. My husband and I went to the local grocery a few times (Shimas) and picked up supplies. We also went to the Marina shopping area about 15 minutes south a few times, too, for a bigger selection of stuff. We ate simply, taking advantage of the outdoor decks every day (no pesky mosquitoes like they have here in TN); we used the grill, drank cocktails, and relaxed. One of the best vacations we have ever had.

Some tips: Try the poke from Shimas grocery store; Long's drug store for the best wine prices; go to some botanical gardens; see Honolulu for a day trip; don't waste your time on anything but Pearl Harbor; check out some of the local galleries; try Ono's Shrimp Shack down the street from HaleNalo but ask for just one scoop of rice with your eggs to keep portions from skyrocketing out of control; hire a sailing charter if you have the money. Drive around, stop and look, adjust to the pace because it is probably slower than you're used to.

My regret? That my husband and I also spent a few days at a (albeit extremely nice) hotel on the Diamond Head end of Waikiki beach. If we had to do it over again, we'd spend the entire time in Hale Nalo and Waimenalo.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "One of the best vacations we have ever had" is music to our ears! We equally loved having you here. It is always a joy to host visitors who know "how" to relax, as you did. And yes, although we were just named "The #1 Best Beach in the US", it will not change. Please come again real soon. HN
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Honolulu Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waimanalo Town Center
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olomana, Hawaii Kai
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

We are centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood, convenient to anywhere on Oahu. Nearby: 6 golf courses, the North Shore (Haleiwa), Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, the International Market Place.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Waimanalo Beach, Oahu

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
15 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £93 per night, per additional guest
Winter 2017
9 Jan 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £93 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Property Damage Protection £81
One-time cleaning fee £135 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

• State of Hawaii Tax ID No#: W01499664-01
• Monthly rentals are for 28 days.
• One additional guest (8 and older) may be added to your ZEN reservation; an additional guest fee will apply.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Waimanalo Beach in Hawaii

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Huge luxurious bathroom. Custom stone floors and walk-in shower, with an unbelievably awesome rain shower head that you must experience to believe.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size bed plus a new very comfortable double sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Huge walk-in travertine shower, granite countertops, two lanai's (balconies), one with a mountain view, one on the ocean side, 14' high open-beamed ceilings, open gables for fresh air to circulate through the studio, keeping it lovely and cool. Keywords: Waikiki, Stairway to Heaven, Honolulu, the North Shore, Haleiwa, PCC, Polynesian Cultural Center, Aloha Tower, Dole Plantation, Gardens, Birds, Queen Bed, Private, Washer, Dryer, Off the Beaten Path, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai, Porch, Island Style, Angels Bay, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, SUP, surfing, Chief's Luau, Sea Life Park

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