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Experience Real Hawaii* Private Clean Tropical* 10min to Kailua, >5 mins beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Unique 1 Bdrm, 1 Bath, W/ Full Kitchen In Private Tropical, Country Settin

Waimanalo's Tropical Retreat one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen home was newly constructed in 2012. It's perfect for 2 adults. Enjoy the sounds of nearby horses neighing, wild chickens roaming and song birds singing. When in season, feast on avocados(Sept-Dec) and mango(June-Aug) straight from the trees outside!

This spacious, separate home offers 14 foot vaulted ceilings with skylights (in kitchen and Bathroom only) and traditional windows which invite natural light and cool tropical breezes to comfort and relax you. Ceiling fans and additional standing fans with trade winds cool the cottage - there is no A/C.

The high-end kitchen has complete cooking amenities including a 3-burner cook top, wall oven, dishwasher and stackable clothes washer and dryer.

The spacious living room overlooks a quaint horse ranch and luscious back yard. Enjoy relaxing on the couch while watching nature or your 50' flat screen TV. Choose to disconnect entirely or feel free to use the free internet/WIFI.

Rest easy in the California King sized 4 poster bed with high quality linens. The custom closet offers more room than you can imagine - No need to pack light!

Tropical Retreat has a spa-like bathroom. The huge, natural stone walk in shower easily fits two and will wash away any stress that you may have brought with you. The imported vanity and shelves provide all of the storage needed. Hair dryer, beach towels and a variety of personal products provided.

Outside, the private surroundings allow for secured parking and outdoor dining and grilling(propane).

Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and beach umbrella available for use.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, My husband can assit French Speakers
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
22 October, 2017

About Marie

My husband, Jerome and I (Marie), feel very blessed and fortunate to get to call Waimanalo our home. It truly is God's Country! We enjoy the country setting with our two children and lovable dog. We live in a separate, private home on the same one acre property as the Tropical Retreat Cottage. We are a French/English bi-lingual family and are happy to assist you in making your vacation a memorable one. Mahalo!

Marie purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Marie chose Oahu

Go explore the island and come back home to our private, tropical cottage!

Just 5 mins or less drive to Dr. Beach's best beach in the USA!

Private Private Private!

Tropical Luxury

Great Honeymoon spot

Full kitchen

Clothes washer and dryer

Onsite free parking

Incredible Spa like bathroom

High end California King sized bed

Super clean

Well appointed

Close to everything, yet far enough to have peace and quiet

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy a remote country feel, while being just 10 minutes from popular Kailua Town and 5 minutes to US #1 best beach - Waimanalo Beach, rated by famous Dr. Beach! Our one acre property was designed, built and renovated with privacy in mind for all! You won't be disappointed!


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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Large bathroom with plenty of towels and wash cloths. Hair dryer. Huge spa shower. Single vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • California King bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 deck chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Experience Real Hawaii* Private Clean Tropical* 10min to Kailua, >5 mins beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Lovely and unique place...

  • 5 of 5

Very beautiful space, inside and surrounding yard area, spacious and private at the same time. Bathroom with open stone shower has lots of light, kitchen is well thought with stainless steel cookware. A nice, natural environment. Host is welcoming and communicative upon arrival. I would look forward to staying again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent choice

  • 5 of 5

Very convenient location in the middle to Waikiki and North Shore. Perfect for exploring the Island. The cottage is very quite and all necessities are included from blender to coffee maker, etc.

As perfectly described in the owner's manual you do need a car and you should only stay with a maximum of 2 in this lovely place.

One remark, but also perfectly described in the overview of the property. Expect roosters and chicken to wake you naturally in the morning, so no alarm clock needed.

All fully matching our expectations and Marie was always just a txt away with whatever help was required. Definately will return in due course.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Lars! We like to say the few chickens create a unique ambiance of local and real Hawaii! I am so happy that you and Eri enjoyed the cottage! Hope to see you again in the future!
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Best choice we made for our stay in Hawaii!

  • 5 of 5

Very well-cared for. Really clean and new. Nice amenities. Truly friendly owner.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This place is fantastic! I was hoping to find a place to stay away from the congested touristy areas of Oahu, and this was it. The only sounds to hear from the house are from nature. The house itself is beautifully appointed. The bed is comfortable, the shower is large and luxurious, the kitchen is modern and sleek. Marie was also great with communication. I could go on and on. I would highly recommend staying here and I hope to visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elliot! Hope to host you again in the future! I am so happy that you enjoyed the cottage.
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A piece of paradise in paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our new number one stay! The photos don't capture the amazing ambiance of this completely modern cottage. Marie is so nice and welcoming. We arrive late at night, missed a turn (our fault) and Marie came out to the roadway to direct us in by flashlight. The perfect retreat after a day sightseeing, beach play, and hiking. Much mahalo.....

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Heidi! It was a pleasure to meet you and your husband and I was happy to guide you in! I am so happy you enjoyed the cottage and thank you so much for treating it with such respect. I Hope we will meet again soon! Aloha!
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Great Getaway from the Island Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We have family in Oahu so we are frequent visitors, but we try and stay in different parts of the island each trip. This was our first time staying in Waimanalo and Marie & Jerome's private cottage was wonderful! You can get away from the crowds and have a beautiful relaxing place to stay. Loved the big very comfortable bed, the HUGE shower, the kitchen with everything we needed, and the washer/dryer. The location is close to beaches, good restaurants, stores, and hiking. Really appreciated being able to walk to several trails from the cottage. Beautiful hikes with very few people. However, if you are like me and every biting insect finds you, bring good insect repellent - it really helped. Thank you Marie for recommending the Mother's Day Polo games in the North Shore - we really enjoyed doing something new. We would absolutely return to this cottage on another visit. Thank You!!!

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim! ! enjoyed hosting you! I am so happy that you loved the cottage and surrounding area. I hope to see you again in the future! Much ALoha!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Big Country Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Olomana Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Huge Variety of Restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bellows and Sherwood Beach
Car: necessary

Waimanalo's Tropical Retreat is surrounded by a luscious, country setting, complete with wild chickens, neighing horses and an occasional surprise visit from majestic peacocks.

The Tropical Retreat Unit is located just minutes to popular Kailua town and gorgeous East side beaches, activities and sights. A short 3-5 minute drive to takes you to Bellows and Sherwood Beaches. These beaches offer 5 miles of sandy coast line for walking and a perfect shore break for boogie boarding and body surfing. Continue on 7 more minutes to Makapu'u beach, Makapu'u lighthouse hike (where you can whale watch in the winter) and/or Sea Life Park. A quick 12-15 minute drive lands you at world famous Lanikai/Kailua Beach, where you can stroll, sunbath or even rent kayaks to explore the nearby Mokulua Islands.

The sweeping Ko'olau mountains grace Waimanalo with a wide variety of hiking trails, just steps away from the rental unit. Bring your road bike and explore the back country roads of Waimanalo on two wheels!

With Kailua being just a short drive from Waimanalo, guests can enjoy the conveniences of restaurants, bars, shopping, spa treatments and sports rentals while having the advantage of returning to a relaxed, private, rural setting.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waimanalo, Hawaii

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5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64
Cleaning Fee £94.78

Damage Deposit of $200 in the form of a check will be sent to owner to hold reservation. Damage deposit can be used for damage to property, it's contents or the need for extra cleaning time. If no damage or extra cleaning is needed the check will be destroyed.
Cancellation Policy: If your reservation is cancelled 45 days from your check-in date, then your full security deposit will be refunded to you. If your reservation is cancelled LESS than 45 days from check-in date, then your security deposit will NOT be refunded.

Book online with credit card or send check for total nights stay and cleaning fee upon booking.

Check-in: (flexible)
Check-out 10am(flexible when no same day check in)

ask owner for early/late check-in/check-out times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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