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Perfect Kailua location! 2 blocks to beach! Kitchen, W/D, A/C

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
People
4
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
7 nights

About the property

Beautiful! Huge 1-bedroom! Full kitchen,W/D, A/C, parking

Welcome to our Kailua Beach House!

Our gorgeous unit was a long-term rental for 2 years, but is now available again for vacations. We have updated it, repainted it, and it looks beautiful.

Large 1-bedroom stand-alone “cottage”: This 600 sq ft unit has its own separate entrance (we live in a house behind the rental). There are no shared walls, and there is a fence between the rental and our house – you will have more privacy here that in other “attached” rentals. The bedroom is large (160 sq ft), and the living room, kitchen, & eating areas are super roomy. The roomy trade-off is that the bathroom is small (no tub – shower only).

Excellent Location! We are located less than 2 blocks down the road from Kailua Beach, and also just a few blocks to the main ‘Kailua Town’ with restaurants, shops, & stores – there is no need to drive to the beach, or to dinner. For those of you who know about Kailua and want to rent here, you will love our location! For those of you who have not stayed in Kailua before: Kailua is a small town (40,000 population) right across the island from Honolulu. The beach here is amazing – Google it! – it is about 2.5 miles long, with year-round gentle, warm, clear waters, and soft white sandy beaches. This is the town and beach where the President and his family stay over Christmas. It is an awesome tourist town for people who prefer to have a more relaxing, quieter Hawaiian vacation. But, if you want to hit the shopping and nightlife of Waikiki, it is only a 20-30 minute drive over to Honolulu.

Full kitchen! We have a full kitchen, including a dishwasher, Keurig coffee maker, microwave, place settings for 8, and all the usual kitchen utensils and tools. There is also a nice stainless steel propane BBQ outside for burgers, grilled fish, kabobs, or whatever you’d like. Most 1-bedroom rentals have only a hot plate and a sink, so this is a nice addition.

Parking: The unit has 1 off-street parking spot in front of the rental, so your car will not have to be on the side of the road.

Sleeping for 2-4: Very comfortable, new, pillow-top King Serta Perfect-Sleeper bed in the bedroom, with additional sleeping for 2 on the 2 fold-up portable twin mattresses (which are more appropriate for school-aged children than adults).

Bathroom with shower only (no bathtub), but freshly painted & updated. Includes hairdryer, and comfy plush towels.

Beach Stuff! We have 3 boogie boards, folding beach chairs, a small cooler, & several beach towels for our renters to use. If you want to try paddle boarding or kayaking (a must for Kailua vacationers!), then the best beachside rental place in town is right nearby.

WiFi and Cable TV: Yep, we have both at the unit.

Ambiance & General Info: Our rental is in a neighborhood, and we live on the property as well. THIS IS A NO-SMOKING PROPERTY. The nights are quiet, and since this is a residential neighborhood, it is not a place for loud gatherings or late parties.

Welcome to our beach house! We would love to have you come stay with us!

ASK ABOUT MONTHLY RATES - We offer a great discount for 1-3 month renters!

State of Hawaii GE# GE-202-975-6416-01

TA# TA-202-975-6416-01

More Details

Owner
Bonny or Rob Hinz
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Bonny or Rob Hinz

We moved from Oregon to Hawaii in 2013, and are loving the Hawaii lifestyle!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Kuulei Tract in Oahu

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Small bathroom, but updated! Shower only - no tub. Includes all the normal bathroom things - towels (beach towels too!), hair dryer, etc.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Child Bed , 2 twin-sized fold-up mattresses available
  • 160 sq ft bedroom: King size bed, with 2 additional twin-sized fold-up mattresses - perfect for kids!
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Kayaking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(25 traveller reviews)

Perfect Kailua location! 2 blocks to beach! Kitchen, W/D, A/C
average rating of 4.72 based on 25 reviews
5

Clean and close to the beach!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our 20 month old son enjoyed our stay. The house is well equipped with all that you need to cook your own meals and play at the beach. The location is convenient to the beach and downtown. While other guests have complained about the road noise, we found that it was quiet at night, and only during the day that traffic is noisy. So if you plan to be at the beach or exploring the rest of Oahu during the day this will not be a problem. The walk to the beach is about 8 minutes and is easy enough to do with all of the beach gear you need for the day.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We started out as a week rental, but ended up staying 20 days. We found the rental to be exactly what we expected, nicely decorated, great size for a one bedroom and excellent location! The kitchen is well-equipped, many other rentals I looked at only had a small fridge/kitchenette situation. This was great for us, we cooked quite a few meals there. The kids (5yo & 3yo) slept on the fold-out mats for the 20 days and they worked just fine. Like most homes & non-hotel rentals in Hawaii, there is only AC in the bedroom. There are a couple hours in the afternoon when the living room gets hot, but with the fan and all the windows open, it's doable. Of course, we're from FL so we're used to worse humidity, lol. Outside of that 2-4pm time period, the living area is very comfortable, with breezes flowing almost continuously through the louvered windows on all sides. The AC in the bedroom worked fine for kid naptimes & bedtime, very comfortable. From the house, you can walk an easy 7 minutes to the beach, passing a few shops along the way, including Kalapawai market. Bob's Pizzeria is great, their "slice" is 1/4 of an extra-large pizza and the kids loved shooting the restaurant-furnished water guns at the birds on the patio. You then have to stop at Island Snow for some Shave Ice! You can even walk to Kailua Town (we didn't because we had a 3yo & no stroller) but it was a 2 minute car ride.

We were moving to Kailua from the mainland and Bonny was a PLETHORA of information!! She was so helpful with so many ins & outs of moving, suggestions for areas to live, all kinds of information. She emailed me several times before our trip with information about moving. She is great as a rental owner too, attentive & responsive. My husband started work during our stay so we had 2 rental cars for a week. She was quick to move one of their cars to make room for both our cars to park at the property.

I would suggest this rental for travelers that are looking to experience Kailua and Hawaii as a local. This place is EXTREMELY affordable for what you are getting in Hawaii. If you want constant A/C and chocolates on your pillow, you will need to spend A LOT more to stay in a hotel. But then you won't be in Kailua because there are none. If we hadn't moved here, I would plan on staying here again next visit!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Good location but needs some tlc

  • 3 of 5

We stayed for 8 nights at KBH and thought the location was good. Easy travel into town, beach and into Waikiki.

The unit does have everything that is described but it is an older place and the cleanliness was not up to our standards. It needs a good scrub! Interior doors/baseboards and cupboard doors were very dirty, and outside windows showed dirt. Easy fixes especially if the unit is being cleaned after each renter. We bought sanitizing wipes to clean around door handles; to wipe black marks off doors etc. I had to clean the air conditioning unit filter as it was caked with dirt/dust). There are also some repairs needed ( broken window levers, the couch is not very comfortable to sit on - seems like frame is broken, and the bathroom fan is old and didn't work well,. Very noisy while running).

The unit is located on a very busy street so the traffic was loud especially during the weekday mornings.

There is only air conditioning in the bedroom so we found it to be too humid some days even with the windows open, and my husband found it too too loud to keep running at night. The small bathroom especially has poor air circulation so the bath towels started to smell funny after 2 days.

Overall it was "fine" for our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so sorry to hear your feedback! We take much pride in our rental being very clean and having everything in perfect working condition. You are correct - the bathroom fan malfunctioned and a front portion of the couch frame developed a crack and started to sag during your stay. Both are now repaired/ replaced. I wish you had notified us of these things as soon as you noticed them – we are always available for these types of urgent concerns (& non-urgent questions!), and would have fixed them promptly during your visit! For future renters reading this – please contact us immediately if anything like this happens, and we’ll get things fixed quickly! We also gave the cleaning feedback to our cleaner, and had an “extra” level of cleaning done after your stay. The humidity is out of our control, unfortunately – that’s the nature of the windward side of the Island: it’s warm and very humid. Towels and wet clothes will start getting musty within a day or 2 – thus the A/C, washer/ dryer, drying rack, and large stack of towels. :) The Waikiki / Kapolei side of the Island (where the resorts are located - there are no hotels in Kailua) is much drier, so folks desiring less humidity might prefer that area over Kailua! Mahalo for your feedback – it helps us keep our rental in good shape!
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Leslie H

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely perfect location! Short and easy walk to beach, restaurants and stores. Everything you need to relax and enjoy Kailua..we loved grilling out and dining al fresco. We stayed here while transitioning to Hawaii with our 2 toddlers. Plenty of space and everything we needed for a family of four including washer and dryer. Rob and Bonnie have made this a great spot for a romantic getaway or an adventure with your family. We will definitely recommend to family and friends who come to visit!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Nice location, easy walking distance to beach and town.

  • 4 of 5

Well kept cottage house was separated by a fence from the main house, never saw the owners throughout the week but very friendly and easy to communicate with through email. Fully stocked kitchen and nice bedroom/bathroom. Internet was slow but otherwise a great rental.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Exactly as described!

  • 4 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed here for the month of August, and the first thing to say is that the property was exactly the way it is described on this website. It's two blocks from the beach and 3/4-ish blocks from the center of town, which makes everything super accessible (even without a car) and was really nice since we only had one car and my boyfriend needed it most days for work. The actual house is also pretty great, a nice size for a couple. We don't have any children and didn't have any overnight guests, so I'm not sure if it would be great for more than two adults, but it was definitely right for us! The washer/dryer was also a Huge plus, if only because we didn't have to deal with wet beach clothes/towels for long.

Bonny and Rob are also super nice: they made the whole renting process extremely easy, from my first inquiry in April all the way through the end of our stay, and they promptly processed my refund for the security deposit! I really liked their willingness to be helpful: my boyfriend is stationed on the island, so we've done a lot of the interesting tourist things before, but Bonny and Rob made it very clear from day 1 that they were around and/or available by phone to give suggestions about things to do and answer any questions we had!

The only downside was that the lack of A/C outside of the bedroom made it a bit difficult to use the kitchen. For the most part, the trade winds kept the house comfortably cool and the A/C window unit in the bedroom made it easy to sleep, but given the layout of the kitchen, the whole place heats up as soon as you turn on the stove. I chose the place because I'm a big cooker and it was one of the few houses I could find in the area with a full kitchen, but I ultimately didn't get as much use out of it as I would've liked (I made up for it by grilling a ton). The internet can also get a little spotty outside of the kitchen sometimes (not sure where the router is located), but it's really only a problem if you want to stream Netflix or something.

Other people have complained about noise from the road— that wasn't a problem for us at all. I barely noticed it, and I spent way more time at the house working than I imagine most people on vacation do. I also can't stress enough how perfect the location is (walking distance from Everything), and how accurate the description is. Read it, and you'll absolutely know what you're getting! I'd stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kailua Beach

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Kuulei Tract, Oahu

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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7 night minimum stay
£1,078
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Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £322
Cleaning £72 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Cancellation Policy:
100% refund (deposit and first 50% of payment) if cancelled 60 days or more before arrival.
If cancelling between 30 - 60 days before arrival, then we will refund the damage protection deposit, but not the 50% first payment.
If cancelling within 30 days of arrival, no refunds will be processed.

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