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Romantic Bungalow close to the Beach~Fall Asleep to Sounds of the Surf

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Charming Studio Apartment: very close to the Beach!

Welcome to the Beachside Bungalow~~~an ideal place for relaxation, rejuvenation and romance.

This very comfortable, artsy studio apartment is super clean and whimsically creative in a laid-back island style, with many little touches that will make you feel right at home.

It is located on a beautiful, gated property, on the ground floor of our large extended home. The studio has its own separate entrance and is very private from the rest of the house.

There is a front entrance lanai leading you into the studio, and a very private backyard lanai, a great spot for romantic evenings sitting outside listening to the sounds of the surf, or sipping your coffee while the sun rises in the morning.

A comfortable loveseat and papasan face the charming garden pond, complete with our resident fish. The waterfall makes a soothing sound, combining with the musical wind chimes and the sound of the surf.

A perfect interlude from life’s hectic pace.

The studio has a very comfortable queen size bed, with high quality sheets and a beautiful Hawaiian quilt. There is a tropical style ceiling fan and also a stand up fan. The apartment faces towards the ocean, and gets wonderful trade winds passing through, keeping the space cool and comfortable.

There is a small bathroom with a seashell decorated toilet and a handcrafted talavera sink. A separate room houses the extra large shower.

The kitchenette has a full size refrigerator, microwave, blender, toaster, rice cooker, coffee maker and electric griddle, as well as dishes and kitchen utensils.

We also offer WiFi.

At the front of the property there's a beautiful outdoor beach shower , adorned with amazing turquoise flowers. They're so beautiful and unusual guests can't believe they're real!!

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

(In 2001 National Geographic named it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!)

To make your days at the beach even better, we offer the complimentary use of beach chairs & mats, towels, boogie boards, coolers and a sun umbrella.

The location is ideal, a residential country setting nestled between the turquoise ocean on one side and the spectacular Ko'olau mountains on the other.

Go to sleep at night to the sound of the waves and the sweet waterfall right outside your bedroom window. Wake in the morning to the songs of the many birds who call this home.


**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!)***

More Details

Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday studio in Waimanalo Beach in O'ahu

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Not suitable for children
  • 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:
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small, very cute bathroom with seashell toliet and artistic talavera sink. Extra large shower in separate room.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Studio apartment with very comfortable queen bed & ceiling fan
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
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
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveller reviews)

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Romantic Bungalow close to the Beach~Fall Asleep to Sounds of the Surf
average rating of 4.6904764 based on 42 reviews

Another Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just got back from our 2nd trip to Skye's property in the past year. Like last time, we were welcomed with the warmest aloha spirit and enjoyed a perfect stay. The bungalow has everything we needed including a cooler, beach umbrella and beach chairs. Having those items made our long beach days so much more enjoyable. We also love having access to the washer/dryer on the property. (Make sure to take quarters with you for the dryer.) The proximity to the beach is what makes this property so ideal. Waimanalo is great for those looking to get away from the hustle of Wakiki. Even during a holiday weekend, we almost had the beach to ourselves.

We loved walking down to Hawaiian Island Cafe for breakfast and lunch in Waimanalo.

My husband and I are already plotting our next trip to Skye's bungalow next year!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kansas City

Great Place on Amazing Beach!

  • 5 of 5

This is located on what we believe to be the best beach on Oahu. There are several quality places to eat that are local, and fancier restaurants are located about 15 minutes North. Skye is a phenomenal host and goes about and beyond to make your experience successful. This is a great place to stay for a couple visiting the island. We highly recommend staying at this property!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome bungalow and close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

First of all I never do reviews but this property is amazing. Skye is a super host and now consider her a friend. The place is decorated very nice and has a beach feel to it. Only a few hundred yards to the most beautiful beach on Oahu. Beach chairs, umbrella, boogie boards and a cooler are there for your use. Lots of local food and shops close by. We are already planning our next visit here. Do yourself a favor and book it now. You wont regret it.

Russ & Mary February 12 2018

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a nice stay, Skye was very helpful, and accommodating. The beach is beautiful.

  • 5 of 5

The house is a block and a half away from the beach. Skye provided chairs, umbrella and boogie boards.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Relaxing stay close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay there for a couple days before returning home from our long vacation. Very close to the beach and we appreciated having chairs and coolers provided to use as well.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Slapped together, unsafe, fire trap

  • 1 of 5

After several flight delays we arrived in Honolulu after the designated 10pm check in time. The owner was unrelenting on making any accommodations to this even though she lives on the property. We had to pay an inflated price to get a hotel in Honolulu at the last minute on New Yers Eve. She was again unaccommodating to allow us access to the unit the following day until after the designated 4pm check in time. Upon arrival she was confrontational, aggressive and rude because of the “inconvenience we had caused her”. After some time of letting her “vent” she did offer some tips of places to visit around the island.

The unit can only be described as “rustic” made out of a car port with 20” wide doors which I’m sure does not meet and US building code.

The were cats running around the property and we did everything we could to spend as little time there as possible.

The occupants upstairs of the unit were noisy with what sounded like furniture being moved and heavy “stomping” at all hours of the night (this occurred for some time around 3am on our last night there).

We were certainly relieved to leave and are now happily enjoying a wonderful clean unit in Maui.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: My interaction with these guests was very difficult and uncomfortable. On my web page and rental agreement and also in my follow-up e-mail, I advertise that my check-in schedule is between 4:00-10:00 p.m., by appointment only. I request guests to contact me asap if there is a problem with a delayed flight. I don't offer late night check-in, as it would disturb the other guests staying on my property, as well as my next door neighbors. These guests were due to arrive on New Years Eve weekend, the 30th, at 4:00. I had a family BBQ, which I left early so that I could be home to welcome them at the time they'd scheduled. They never showed up or contacted me. I repeatedly called & sent texts but didn't hear back from them. I was left waiting for more than six hours. I received a text from these guests at 10:30, telling me they'd just arrived at the airport and were waiting to get their luggage and car, then planned to go grocery shopping. Which would have put them at my place about 12:30-1:00 a.m. There was no apology for the fact that I had already been waiting for them for so many hours and no acknowledgement that I had been calling & texting them all that time. There was just a demand that I be available to check them in after they picked up their groceries. I suggested they get a hotel near the airport and I would check them in the next day. They were furious about this. When I did meet with them they actually yelled at me and were extremely hostile. I explained my property rules to them again, and showed them where on the rental agreement, e-mails and web site all this information had already been posted. There was still no acknowledgment on their part that they hadn't followed the clear-cut guidelines for a situation of this type, or any apology for ruining my holiday weekend. These people were so disgruntled, they were just looking for something to complain about. My studio is permitted (with three exit doors, which exceeds fire regulations). There is also a fire extinguisher and smoke alarm in the rental. The vast majority of guests who stay here absolutely love the charming decor, beach style, rustic Hawaiiana and mermaid theme. Many guests return yearly. I hope anyone reading the above review takes the time to look at the wonderful things so many people have written about their experience at The Beachside Bungalow.
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Pali Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Nearest Beach
Waimanalo Beach

Lots of great hiking around here, ranging from beginner level to advanced.

Check out the views from the Makapu'u Lighthouse~~~in the winter you can usually see whales playing~~~on a clear day you can see the outer Hawaiian islands.

Hike through a rain forest to the waterfalls at Maunwilla.

Some of the best snorkeling on the island can be found at Hanauma Bay, which is just a six minute drive down the road from us. It's a gorgeous reef full of abundant life!

Sea Life Park is just across the street from Hanauma Bay.

There are also good horseback riding options, and pony rides for the little ones. Many equestrian events take place at the Polo Fields, less than a mile down the road.

There are all kind of ocean sports, from fishing to paddling, kayaking, kite surfing, paddle boarding and surfing.

Or try out something a little different, like paragliding and sky diving!


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £66.83
Damage Deposit £148.52

***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!)***

If you are processing your reservation through a U.S. bank, E-Check Payments are Free.
There is a 3% reservation transaction fee when paying by credit card (from the U.S.)
For guests coming from out of the country there is a 5% reservation transaction fee.

We do not accept bank wire transfers.

Hawaii Tax ID #TA-209-293-1072-01
Hawaii Tax ID #GE-209-292-1072-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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