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Experience "Real" Hawaii! Private cleanTropical >5 min to beach10 mins to Kailua

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

A Bright & Airy-1 bd/1 bath,full kitchen, washer dryer, private yard & large dec

Waimanalo's Zen Retreat one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen home was completely renovated in 2014. It's perfect for 2 adults. Enjoy the sounds of nearby horses neighing, wild chickens roaming and song birds singing and incredible(partial) Mount Olomana views from your private fenced in yard.

This spacious, separate home offers an open floor plan and plenty of traditional windows which invite natural light and cool tropical breezes to comfort and relax you. The cottage is equipped with ceiling fans and stand alone fans. There is no A/C.

The high-end kitchen has complete cooking amenities including a dishwasher, full size refrigerator with filtered water and ice maker, high end range(stove & oven)and full size clothes washer and dryer. Quartz counter tops and large windows make cooking a breeze.

The spacious living room overlooks your private tropical backyard, a quiet palm tree nursery and gorgeous Mount Olomana. Enjoy relaxing on the couch while watching nature or your 42' flat screen TV. Choose to disconnect entirely or feel free to use the free internet/WIFI.

Rest easy in the California King sized bed with high quality linens. The 5 curtained windows will allow you to sleep in and also for the trade winds to flow. A large custom ceiling fan will cool you down.

The Zen 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 custom monkey pod double vanity and shelves provide all of the storage needed.

Outside, the private surroundings allow for secured private parking and outdoor dining and grilling, and lounger to soak up the sun. A large deck is perfect for enjoying morning coffee or pau hana cocktails!

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

More Details

Owner
Marie
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, My husband can assit French Speakers
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
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 Zen Retreat. We are a French/English bi-lingual family and are happy to assist you in making your vacation a memorable one.

Marie purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Marie chose Oahu

One acre on Oahu is almost unheard of! Our gracious friend sold us his family property 7 years ago and with lots of sweat equity we have not only made it a home that we love and cherish, but a vacation home for couples to enjoy 'real' Hawaii!

What makes this cottage unique

Our property was designed, built and renovated with privacy in mind for all. You won't be disappointed!

Location

Car: necessary

The Zen Retreat Cottage is surrounded by a private, tropical, country setting, complete with wild chickens, neighing horses and tropical birds.

The Zen Retreat private cottage 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.

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • near the sea ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • 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 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Over sized natural stone shower, custom monkey pod double vanity, toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Large master suite with California king size bed, 5 windows to let in light and breeze, curtains, dresser and large closet. Decorated with local art
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Experience "Real" Hawaii! Private cleanTropical >5 min to beach10 mins to Kailua
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews
Montreal, Canada
5

Great place - good location on the island!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the cottage. Very well decorated, we felt at home. Perfect kitchen for cooking, all the rooms are large and well ventilated. Well located on the island, its was easy to go on each shores of the island and to avoid Honolulu's traffic. Marie is very welcoming and available if necessary.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Merci Chantal! I hope to see you all in the future! Aloha!
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4

Very private - delightful place

  • 4 of 5

The Zen Retreat was lovely. Quite private. There were two houses close by that you could sometimes hear the families at night, you could not see them. Mostly, you heard the birds. The house itself was very pleasant, roomy, and light. I was there for work, and it was a good place to unwind after the work day. For those who want beach time, it was close to both Kailua and Waimanalo beaches (10 min drive at most), as well as to Whole Foods. Drive to Pearl Harbor was less than 30 mins. The only negative is that it can get pretty warm if the trandewinds aren't blowing. I was there during a particularly warm week and it could get a bit warm in the house. I had to use the provided fan after exercising to cool off. I would definitely stay there again if it is available when I am in town again. I live in the country now, and I prefer the relaxed and open spaces away from the city, and this is definitely my kind of place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christopher for your review! Yes, we are quite fortunate to have the space we have on our property, and just one neighbor is a luxury in Hawaii! Sorry the trade winds weren't blowing while you were here....even with ceiling fans and two additional fans, if mother nature decides to quit, it does get warm, especially during summer time. Ahhhh, the price of paradise!
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5

Perfect place for quiet stay

  • 5 of 5

Stay 6/17-6/30/17 was very nice. Cottage perfect for 2 people. Lovely private yard. Great accommodations. Nice bedroom, Fantastic bathroom with walk in stone shower. Washer and dryer(inside!) very handy. Nice to go home with CLEAN clothes. Cottage very close to all beaches. Perfect. Can't wait to go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Valarie!
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5

We had the time of our lives on Oahu...

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Cottage is amazing, the pictures don't do it any justice. Beautiful & peaceful. It's a hidden gem! Marie is a delight!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Truly a secluded, peaceful paradise!

  • 5 of 5

The Zen Cottage was exactly what we had hoped for--a quiet, secluded, beautiful setting away from the city. It felt like we were set it the rainforest, but a quick drive from many beautiful locations. Amazing beaches, hikes, shops were at our fingertips, but we also enjoyed just hanging out at the cottage. Marie was very welcoming and easily available. Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Holly! It was a pleasure to host you and hope to see you again in the near future!
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5

Sublime tropical cottage recently remodeled with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

The accommodations were fantastic. Very comfortable King size bed with soft sheets. Spacious bath with walk-in shower and double basins. Beautiful kitchen with all the appliances and cooking supplies. Two large decks with chaise lounges for sunning and a table and two chairs for eating. There is a grill, but we didn't use it.

The windward side is bucolic and peaceful. After two nights in Waikiki, we were ready for out ten days in Waimanalo. Great beaches for sunning and bouncing in the surf are literally just minutes away. From Waimanalo Beach to the south, then Sherwood and Bellows Beaches as you travel north, on to the spectacular beaches at Lanikai and Kailua.

Although we do like to 'relax' and sunbathe on the beach during the day, we then go out to dinner by early evening. There are many places to eat in Kailua and Kaneohe. While on our visit we visited the arboretums, museums and war memorials. Plus we went horseback riding, zip-lining and hiking. And all of these activities are within 30 to 45 minutes.

Thank you so much Marie and Jerome. You are great hosts!

  • Review Submitted: May 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was wonderful host you Robb and Jon! I'm so happy you loved the cottage and the area! Come back soon!
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Waimanalo, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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3 night minimum stay
£459
for 3 nights
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £94.78
Refundable Damage Deposit £151.64

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.

$200 US check will be sent to owner to hold reservation. This check is your security deposit. Payment is made in full by Booking online with credit card or send check for total nights stay and cleaning fee upon booking.

Check-in and Check-out times flexible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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