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Skye

Member since: 2003
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Speaks English, Spanish

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

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

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Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in Waimanalo Beach - Cottage by the Sea

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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Skye (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Call Owner
Speaks English, Spanish

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
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Reviews

4.9
based on 69 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)
average rating of 4.869565 based on 103 reviews
Camino, CA, USA
5

Charming! Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters loved this place. The beautiful grounds reminded us constantly that we were in a tropical paradise. The proximity to the beach is unbeatable. The property is definitely accurately protrayed. Thanks again Skye!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was just as advertised. Private, beautiful, relaxing, 1 minute from beach access with whatever you need for a wonderful vacation. I would recommend and/or return.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful, comfortable cottage in an ideal location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying in the Cottage by the Sea. The accommodation was clean and well appointed, private and very quiet. The beach is a two minute walk from the cottage. Waimanalo is a quiet, Hawaiian town that is off the tourist track. If you are looking for an upscale Waikiki-style hotel this is not the place for you. If you want a relaxing, Hawaiian experience then come to the Cottage by the Sea.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Enjoyable Stay As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week stay at Skye's Cottage by the Sea and had an absolutely wonderful time. Skye is so helpful and friendly. The cottage is as advertised, quiet, near a beautiful uncrowded beach, in a friendly town and out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. The cottage is comfortable, clean, and well kept. Waimanalo is a small town/village but still strategically located near all the main highways so that access to larger towns and the many attractions of Oahu is easily accomplished. Thanks Skye for your hospitality and sharing your place in paradise with us.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place for a Visit

  • 3 of 5

While the place has a little bit of magic, is very quiet and peaceful, and mostly very clean, the back yard is a major let down with a unsightly laundry area and being attacked by flies whenever you wanted to lay in the sun.

The Good

- great location just 200M to the fantastic beach and 30min to Honolulu

- nice entrance way and comfy bedroom with very good overall ambience

- Lots of beach gear

The Bad

- back yard a major let down

- not providing additional toilet paper

- charging to use the washing machine and no powder - a one off wash pack (qtrs and powder) for sale would be a great idea!

- while not obtrusive you were aware that three rental stays are crammed into this one location

- a very old and rusty outdoors grill that didn’t look usable

- Kitchen not that well equipped with lack of oven trays, kettle and food serving and storage containers.

- charging 3% on top for credit cards - you have no choice but to pay by card so this fee should be included!

Would we go again - no to many things left a bad taste.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was puzzling to me. It seemed that a major complaint from this couple is that they needed to supply their own toilet paper (after the 2 rolls of start-up supplies). And that they had to pay for use of the laundry facilities. (it’s half the price of neighborhood laundry-mat). These details are outlined in the rental agreement, which was signed by these guests when finalizing their reservation. The web page and the rental agreement also inform guests that there is a 3% reservation transaction fee if paying by credit card or paypal. Guests who choose to pay by e-check, regular check or money order are not charged this fee. These guests didn’t like paying this fee, but they didn’t choose one of the other options available. I try to be very clear and specific so that prospective guests can best decide if Cottage by the Sea is the right pick for them. I don’t want my guests to experience any surprises---unless they’re happy ones! It is super important that guests thoroughly look over the web page so that there is clarity about what amenities are offered at this rental. The rental agreement provides further specifics. Another surprising comment they made is that they found the back yard to be a disappointment. The vast majority of my guests LOVE the garden! It’s filled with colorful flowers and all kinds of tropical plants. In the springtime the shower tree explodes with gorgeous flowers. And the little water feature in the corner of the garden provides a sweet touch, with the tranquil sounds of the waterfall dripping down the stones. There is a table for dining in the garden (as well as another dining table on the front porch). It’s hard for me to imagine what they didn’t like about it, although maybe they prefer a more manicured look. The style here is more rustic and jungle-like (see photos for a good idea what I’m talking about). Almost all of my guests tell me that the cottage is just as they imagined from the description on the web page and the photos----many say that it is even better than the photos were able to capture! Please take a look at the many reviews that were written just prior to this couple’s visit----and the reviews coming in just after them. I think it shows that most people find Cottage by the Sea to be an enchanting environment, and a wonderful place to make beautiful memories.
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple from N. California. The property was perfect for us. Exceeded our expectations.

At property you will see guest books full of positive reviews. There's a reason for that. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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)

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waimanalo Beach, Oahu

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Fall Season
4 Sep 2016 - 19 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
£507
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
20 Nov 2016 - 26 Nov 2016
6 night minimum stay
£1,032
for 6 nights
From
£157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
27 Nov 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£507
for 3 nights
From
£140
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
18 Dec 2016 - 4 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 7 nights
From
£198
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
5 Jan 2017 - 24 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£559
for 3 nights
From
£157
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£559
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 £154
Cleaning £76 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.97%

There is a 3% reservation transaction fee when paying by credit card or paypal. 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

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
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:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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!)***

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