HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 1-4

Welcome to 'Cottage by the Sea'---an ideal place for rest, relaxation and romance.

Imagine a place that feels so far off the beaten path you can still feel the spirit of 'Old Hawaii' gracing the rooms of this special Waimanalo gem.

It is simple yet perfect, complete with all the details that make a place truly comfortable and homey. The cottage is decorated with many personal touches, tropical and artistic with its own unique feeling.

Walk up a beautiful stone pathway; edged with colorful plants, tall palms, and banana trees, to enter into this very private enchanted domain.

The sun dappled porch calls to you, strewn with the fushia and purple petals of the bouganvillas that frame it, a symphony of birds singing their welcome. Feel the sense of peace, of coming to your home away from home.

A two minute walk down the road will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Sunrise is spectacular.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the show!

A cool and romantic bedroom features a queen size bed with ceiling fan, and beautiful island art to create a sensual and very Hawaiian type of ambiance.

Guests repeatedly tell me how at home they feel here, with the cozy atmosphere and attention to detail so evident.

The cottage is nestled in a tropical garden filled with banana and papaya trees, colorful flowers and the fragrant aroma of plumerias floating on the ocean breeze. Birdsong and the sound of the ocean surf fill the garden with its own special music.

The location is ideal, in a residential country setting and only two houses from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island (in 2015 Dr. Beach named it one of the best beaches in the U.S.----in 2003 National Geographic named it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!).

The beach is totally undeveloped, just miles of undisturbed beauty with the stunning grandeur of the Ko'olau Mountains hugging the coastline in a spectacular embrace.

All this is only a two minute walk from the cottage!

In the back there is a very private yard lush with tropical plants. The backyard has a propane barbecue grill with a dining table and a couple of lounge chairs by the little water fall, perfect for star gazing at night or lounging under the endless summer sun.

Welcome to a little piece of paradise. Restore your spirit and feel the peace within.

Let the sound of the waves caress you to sleep at night and embrace the morning with another perfect day at the beach.

More Details

Owner
Skye
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Skye,

This cottage reminds us of a second home, or, more precisely, it feels like the original one: a dwelling of the heart.

This is why we return again and again.
Sep 2009
  • 1 of 34

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Waimanalo Beach in Honolulu County

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • E-Check Payments Preferred: There is a 3% transaction fee if paying by credit card. (5% for international travelers) E-check payments are free.
  • Only Registered Guests are allowed on the property. Guests are not allowed to invite family/friends onto the property.
  • Check-in by Appointment Only. If guests do not arrive at scheduled time we may be unable to guarantee what time they will be able to get into rental.
Location Type:
  • beach
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 Large Double Bed
    Other - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Beach Chairs, Beach Mats, Sun Umbrella, Boogie Boards and Coolers Available ***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not entertain family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(79 traveller reviews)

91% Complete
3% Complete
1% Complete
1% Complete
2% Complete
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)
average rating of 4.797468 based on 113 reviews
5

Magnificent stay! Magical setting!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay in Waimanalo was everything we hoped it would be. The pictures and reviews from previous guests were spot on. Skye was absolutely delightful to work with and was a very gracious host. The beach is breath taking and extremely secluded. The neighborhood is a quiet and quaint beach community. The coast line is some of the most picturesque in all of Hawaii. We were able to get to most any point on the island in less than 60 minutes. Snorkeling nearby (15 min) in Hanauma Bay is world class. We hope to return again at some point in the future. As someone who is a veteran VRBO renter -this is a "you can't go wrong" rental option for Hawaii. Aloha! Buck

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
1

NEVER TO RETURN.

  • 1 of 5

We had a very rough time with this property/owner. The property was in a very rickety state. Everything was run down and frail, paint chipping, uncomfortable mattresses, lumpy pillows. The kids weren't allowed to touch e.g. the blinds or the cords to operate the ceiling fans. The bathroom door didn't shut properly. The light bulbs in the ceiling fans didn't work. We weren't allowed to use parts of the yard that were pictured in the listing. When my six-year-old attempted to climb a 6 ft tall sturdy rock wall the owner lost it and exclaimed that she knew we were trouble the minute she saw us and that we would be kicked out if anything "like this" would happen again. The entire stay was very uncomfortable. I have never been met with such hostility, especially at a property that I found WAY overpriced (as in double what it seemed worth) for what it presented itself to be compared to what it actually offered.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Unbelievable!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from our honeymoon in Oahu, and we had a fantastic time staying at the Cottage By the Sea! It was the perfect place for us to stay during our trip, and Skye was the perfect host. We really enjoyed the quiet town of Waimanalo, the beautiful and almost private beach, and our little cottage home. We were looking for a place to stay that didn't have the busy and tourist-y vibe of Waikiki, but was still close enough to be able to see the island, and we absolutely found it staying with Skye. We really enjoyed traveling all around Oahu, but coming home at night to a nice quiet cottage really made our trip wonderful.

If you don't mind a little scenic driving to Waikiki, the North Shore, or anywhere else on the island, and are looking for a local quiet place to stay, look no further!

Thanks again Skye for being a gracious host, and for allowing us to stay with you! Mahalo!

Jed and Kristina Leach

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

A wonderful place near Waimanalo Beach!!

  • 5 of 5

This was my second stay at Skye's beautiful cottage. It is very well kept, and the amenities are just what you need if you're looking to get off the beaten tourist path and experience a quiet Hawaiian town as well as a beach experience like no other.

As I mentioned in my review last year, if you're looking for a quiet place where you can unpack, cook your own meals, do your own laundry, this is it. Skye is an amazing host and a wonderful person as well.

You are on your own there, and it is amazingly peaceful. The walk to the beach is less than 2 minutes. It is awesome no matter the time of day. This year I caught an amazing sunrise on my birthday.

I am already looking forward to getting back! Mahalo nui loa

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
2

Paranoid landlord!

  • 2 of 5

The "Romantic" cottage by the sea ... was far from it. I have heard of 'shabby chic' but this place was just shabby! It was okay but certainly not what I expected... Skye was a bit over the top with the no visitor rules.... my grandson got stung by a 'Man of War' and the cottage was the closest place to take care of him and she went balastic on my daughter-in-law... for being there. I had left my phone at the beach and failed to get a message to her before they were 'found out' it was in the MIDDLE of the DAY!

I think some new sheets and towels might be in order dear!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the secluded shack. It was beautiful outside and inside. Very quaint and equipped with everything we needed. Beach is a one minute walk and beautiful. Outside of the busy city life and close to good food and beaches and beautiful mountains. Central more remote location for everything we wanted to see on the North shore and the windward side of the island but close enough for a trip to the city or Pearl harbor. Enjoyed it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

In the Waimanalo Area:

Great hiking available in the area with diversity of scenery and skill level.

Fabulous beach, with many water sports; kayaking, wind surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, etc.

Well known area for hang gliding and parasailing.

3 beautiful Golf Courses within a 15 minute drive of the cottage.

Local Art Gallery and Local Style Restaurants right in Waimanalo.

Hike to the famous Waimanalo Lighthouse where on a clear day you can see the outer Islands.

In the winter whales pass right along the coast, easily seen from the Lighthouse.

Hike through tropical rainforest to cascading waterfall and pool.

Horseback riding and Polo Fields

Hanauma Bay (famous for great snorkeling) is 5 minutes away

Sea Life Park is 5 minutes from cottage.

Rodeo and many equestrian sports.

25 minutes to the Honolulu Airport

30 minutes to Waikiki/Honolulu

10 minutes to Kailua (fine dining and shopping)

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waimanalo Beach, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£558
for 3 nights
From
£157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
2 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£505
for 3 nights
From
£139
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
6 night minimum stay
£1,134
for 6 nights
From
£174
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
19 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,468
for 7 nights
From
£197
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£558
for 3 nights
From
£157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £153.88
Cleaning £76.17 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.97%

There is a 3% reservation transaction fee when paying by credit card or paypal. (5% if coming from outside the U.S.)
E-check payments are free.

We do not accept bank wire transfers.

***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not invite family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***

Hawaii Tax ID #TA-209-293-1072-01
Hawaii Tax ID #GE-209-293-1072-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enquire Now
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals