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Open Air Loft, Steps from beach

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Very spacious and breezy appartment, a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the beautiful island.

It is on a second story above the main house, has a comfortable, welcoming and sunny Lanai.

The rental is just a minute walk to the beach.

Fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, hot plate, toaster oven, water kettle and french press coffee maker.

The bedroom has a king size bed with a Tempurpedic memory foam mattress.

All rooms have fans and air condition.

Outdoor shower and free use of bicycles to explore Kailua town. We also own a 2 person kayak and stand up paddle boards for guests to use.

Quiet neighborhood - you can hear the birds and nature sounds. You can walk or bike to local restaurants. There are so many things to do close by for any type of vacation you want: sports, golf, beach, hiking, fishing, shopping.

It comes with bikes, boogie boards, , beach towels, beach chairs, wifi, TV, hair dryer, Iron Board and Iron. We also have an outdoor shower to wash off after the beach.



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Simone Ermel-Spies
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Simone Ermel-Spies

I'm a mother of 2 girls, born and raised in Germany and on Hawaii since 2001.

I love to be outdoors, hiking or enjoying the ocean. I love good food and like to experience new restaurants and cooking.

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Simone Ermel-Spies purchased this apartment in 2008

Why Simone Ermel-Spies chose Kailua

I fell in love with this neighborhood, very good friends live on this street and I was always eyeing this particular house. So when it went on sale 2008 we were very excited and purchased it.

What makes this apartment unique

I enjoy the closeness to the beach, the friendly atmosphere in the neighborhood and walking distance to one of my favorite hikes the pillboxes in Lanikai :)


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Kailua in O'ahu

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has a big bathtub and an extra shower. There are 2 sinks in the bathroom.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Spacious bedroom with a king size bed and Tempurpedic mattress. Possibility to bring in extra twin size mattress for 1 child.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • limited accessibility ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • Miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(11 traveller reviews)

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Open Air Loft, Steps from beach
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews


  • 5 of 5

I couldn't have been more pleased with the loft. Simone was a wonderfully warm host.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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location and warmth

  • 4 of 5

Lots of places say they are around the corner from the beach – – Simone's place really IS about a block and a half, around the corner, and across the street. Awesome location! The place is as pictured on the website, open floor plan, with a separate bedroom. Bed and mattress are incredibly comfortable, and have an air conditioner option as well as ceiling fan. The best part of the apartment is the deck off of the living area which overlooks the backyard and has some mountain views. Pros far outweigh the negative, but it could've been quieter ( several times while napping, sounds and loud voices and music from the downstairs apartment woke us up), and a few things in the apartment are unwieldy ( as mentioned in previous reviews, the outside hibachi is completely unusable)... and other minor details we will mention to Simone privately but not worth highlighting negatively in this review. Things could be upgraded a little bit and added to somewhat to make a nice place an amazing place, but we had a wonderful stay.

The positives include: the use of two bicycles, an optional outdoor shower, the bright and cheerful environment, and best of all--the location close to Kailua beach and a short bike ride down to Lanikai beach, which was our favorite.

Kitchen is fully equipped, although be warned that there is a two burner hotplate and a toaster oven en lieu of other cooking appliances. Owner Simone is warm, friendly and gracious. This is a fantastic location in the lovely non-commercial area of Kailua.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I'm so sorry the little barbecue didn't work out, I thought it's working well, previous guests used it and found it working well. I will definitely take care of that; I wish you would have let me known during your stay, I would have purchased a new one. I also want to apologize for the daytime noise, since we live in the downstairs part and I have 2 daughters and their happy friends visiting during the day sometimes. We have a quiet time for evenings and early mornings, during daytime we unfortunately don't. Thank you for staying with us
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Loved the loft!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time in Kailua. We were so happy that we chose the Open Air Loft as our residence for the week. It really was just up the street from the beach! The loft was very clean and bright. Simone was friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants to travel to this amazing beach town. Sharon and Brett

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great space and totally beach assessible

  • 4 of 5

Lots of positives:

Great space

Kitchen- good

Bed- very comfortable

Warmly welcomed by host

Close to great beach

Amazing closets and drawers for clothing

Great outside shower

Need to work on:

Better beach chairs

No bbq, more like a hibachi

More towels for showers and the beach, only 2 towels for beach and 3 for showers for whole week and charges 5.00 for laundry to wash those towels

Lights went out in living room and reported this to owner

Was asked to leave early at 11:00 when time to check out was stated as noon, told owner we needed time to organize and exit at 12:00, she asked us to gather laundry to speed up the cleaning process for the next renter and then knocked on our door at 10:30 am the next morning and asked for the sheets, towels and rugs- not my responsibility when being charged 100 dollars to clean the rental upon our exit

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, I will definitely put more towels in the rental, I'm glad you mentioned it. I'm sorry you felt rushed out of the house, didn't want to give you that impression. Thank you for taking off the sheets and put the laundry in the laundry basket for me to get it earlier before check-out. Thank you for staying with us.
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Beautiful, conveniently located and roomy.

  • 5 of 5

Simone was very kind and helpful. Whenever we had any questions about the area she was always happy to help. The loft is clean and open which was very nice. She had beach toys like boogie boards and kayaks that were very convenient. Loved the lani. We had little kids and she accommodated our sleeping needs and really made our stay possible. This is a beautiful place to stay and the walk to the beach is so close. Our kids had so much fun staying here. We can't say enough about how amazing our Hawaii trip was and it all started with Simone and her rental.

Thank you so much Simone!

Paul, Mandi and kids

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best vacation in the cozy space and perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We are very happy with all of the stay.

The room is spacious, clean and calm so we were able to feel like home. So much windows that capture the scenery and the light of outside are very photogenic. Facilities and equipment are in sufficient type and amount, well-maintained. The bedroom faces the road, but the street in front of the house is a dead end. So it was very quiet in the night.

The location of this property, just a short walk to Kailua Beach Park, brought us a wonderful experience. After leaving one day trip visitors, the "particles of air" in Kailua and Lanikai transform totaly. The beach walk in the morning and evening had become in daily routine. Previously, we stayed in the Yosemite Park. We found that only in the early morning and evening after leaving tourists bus, there is different type of serenity. Here we had the same experience.

We enjoyed the full menu of outdoor life.

After 5 km Lanikai area run, went to Maunawiri stream and enjoyed green smoothies of Lanicai Juice on the way home. Lanikai Pillboxes Trail is very popular but we select little longer course going down on the opposite side of the Kalwa Ridge. Sea kayak touring to Popoia Island and Moku Nui Island is small adventure. After that, we were fascinated going to the Lanicai Beach at my own kayak before the way back to Kailua Beach

In Yokohama, we continue to enjoy the memory of the stay.

Simone, thank you very much for your hospitality.

  • Review Submitted: 26-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Kailua, Hawaii

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £74.43

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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