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Secluded garden cottage a half block from Waimanalo Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 760 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lovely cottage in old Hawaii, away from the crowds

Nalo Cottage is a one bedroom garden cottage, a half block from one of the best beaches in Hawaii. The comfortable, spacious cottage has ten foot ceilings and approximately 760 square feet of living space. It is detached from the main house and furnished with a new, firm king bed, a pull-out sofa queen sleeper, cotton linens, and vintage koa wood furniture. The cottage is located in a quiet, family neighborhood still evocative of old Hawaii. We are within walking distance of good local cafes. Waimanalo Beach is a spectacular five mile white sand beach, a two or three minute walk from Nalo Cottage.

The front house is our home and we are happy to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have slightly more than a quarter acre. We have a lovely yard that our younger guests have enjoyed very much. The cottage is equipped with wifi, basic cable tv, coffee, tea, linens, bath towels, beach towels, beach chairs, umbrellas and toys, ,boogie boards, and snorkeling equipment. The kitchen is fully outfitted with a cooktop, microwave, coffeemaker and coffee grinder, electric teakettle and toaster. You have access to a Weber bar-b-que and washer and dryer.

We spend six years looking throughout the Hawaiian Islands for a place to call home and found our perfect place in Waimanalo. It is not a tourist area and retains the character of a Hawaiian town. Our neighbors are friendly, and we respect them. The spectacular white sand beach is uncrowded. Waimanalo is semi-rural. There are many farms and nurseries across the highway from us on the mountain side. Waimanalo's produce and eggs are justly famous. But we still wanted to be able to attend concerts and cultural events, explore the Honolulu culinary scene, snorkel in Hanauma Bay, hike to the lighthouse, walk in the botanical gardens at the University of Hawaii, go shopping occasionally, and have access to great medical care. All these are easy to do from our home. If, during your quiet stay in Waimanalo, you'd like a night or two out on the town, Honolulu and Waikiki are 30 minutes away, and Kailua is only 15 minutes away. It takes 25 to 30 minutes to get from or to the airport.

There are several things you should know about Nalo Cottage before booking. There is plenty of free parking in the driveway. We cannot accommodate smoking anywhere on the property. Being in the tropics, we have a lot of geckos, which are harmless little green lizards. You may see them in the cottage, they seem to like hanging out on the window screens. We are occasionally visited by feral cats, chickens and roosters. Unlike the geckos, they are easily shooed away. In Hawaii, it is customary not to wear shoes in the house.

Since this is a new listing, you can see our reviews at A I R B n B [see listing for "nalocottage", number: 16996832]

More Details

Hal & Terri Arnold
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

About Hal & Terri Arnold

We are Hawaiians at heart. For more than 15 years, we have been visiting all the islands, looking for the perfect spot to call home. We have fallen in love with Waimanalo Beach. It is off the beaten path, yet it is close to Honolulu, Kailua and Waikiki. We love the nurseries, farm fresh produce and eggs, our neighbors, and of course our spectacular beach. Terri is a gardener and writer, and Hal loves airplanes, woodworking and guitars.

Hal & Terri Arnold purchased this cottage in 2016

Why Hal & Terri Arnold chose Waimanalo Beach

The most beautiful, uncrowded beach is a two minute walk away. Waimanalo residents were annoyed when this happened, but in 2015 Dr. Beach rated our beach Number One.


Waimanalo Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 760 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please wash off any sand with a garden hose before entering the cottage. Thanks!
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , The shower is a walk-in shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • The bedroom is light, large and airy.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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Secluded garden cottage a half block from Waimanalo Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

Absolutely amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just what we needed!! It is maybe 6 houses away from the beach which is a perfect distance! Terri, Hal and Peter are great hosts and very welcoming!! My husband and I booked this for our honeymoon and we loved it!!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are wonderful guests. We are so happy you enjoyed the cottage. A perfect start to a happy and enduring marriage. Keep in touch. Aloha and congratulations.
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Waimanalo winner!

  • 5 of 5

Convenient parking, close to the beach, beautifully landscaped, courteous hosts

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pefect setup for my family

  • 5 of 5

This VRBO was fantastic. book it if you want a great location away from the crowds, parking, and chaos. The cottage had everything you could possibly want, high chair for my toddler, a sleeping crib, toys for the beach, snorkel gear, laundry facilities, full kitchen, BBQ, off street parking. It was ready to go as soon as we showed up. It was very clean and felt like a home away from home. Access to the beach was very easy, which is a great beach btw.

Depending on your desires, this is place is great for those looking for beach access, want to cook your own meals, and maybe puts kids down for naps.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
AI Love Nalo, Ono's
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Waimanalo is a rural area. There is a local market, Shima's. We are 15 minutes from Kailua, a bustling beach town with a Whole Food Market, Safeway, Target, etc. Costco is 20 minutes away in Hawaii Kai. We are very close to Sea World and Hanauma Bay. Waikiki is 30 minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
Property Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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