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South Seas Cottage, Close to Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Our 'South Seas Cottage' is located approximately one block from world famous Kailua Beach. Our new tastefully decorated 'Island Style' cottage is surrounded by mature tropical landscaping. Step through the French doors and walk on bamboo style floors and fine Asian slate. Island furnishings from the South Pacific and Asia will comfort you during your stay.

Kailua Beach was ranked #1 in the United States by Steven Leatherman, a.k.a. Dr. Beach, in 1998. Our three mile stretch of fine white sand beach is unsurpassed. Kailua Beach is the perfect setting for relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and just doing nothing.

Our cottage is just a short walk to the beach, restaurants, shopping, theaters and much more. Our gated island cottage is a one bedroom with a queen size bed. The bedroom can be opened up for more spacious living (as shown in the picture) or closed off from the living area by louvre doors. Our luxurious bathroom includes a large corner tub with shower surrounded by Asian slate floors. French doors open to tropical gardens and a 'palapa style' porch setting, perfect for a BBQ.

We look forward to sharing our island home with you and hope that your stay is filled with the 'aloha spirit', hospitality and friendship.


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More Details

Gina Meinhardt
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Mahalo!! Charming little place in paradise. Perfect cottage for two. Inside and out you feel Hawaiian. All the palms, coconut trees and décor are awesome. We fulfilled a life dream at this piece of Heaven. Mahalo!!
Nov 2016
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Kailua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Fresh fruit, iron and ironing board, beach chairs, coolers, boogie boards


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

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South Seas Cottage, Close to Beach
average rating of 4.769231 based on 15 reviews

Book it Before It's Gone!

  • 5 of 5

South Seas Cottage was the perfect place to set the relaxed mode for our vacation. It was well stocked, clean, private, well decorated, and located centrally for all of our sightseeing activities.

The cottage had everything we needed. Each morning we enjoyed the use of the well stocked kitchen (hot plates, coffee maker, toaster, plastic wrap, ice, salt, pepper, etc.). Although I did not intend to use the laundry machines, they came in handy for fresh beach towels each day. We also enjoyed the use of the private outdoor space and Barbecue in the evening for steak and burgers.

The pictures are exactly what you get. All of the Hawaiian decor was placed to perfection and clean. Cleanliness is key to enjoying our stay on vacation.

The location of the South Seas Cottage was very private while having great hosts who would go the extra mile to help you out in anyway or give you some advice to enjoying the island. My husband and I are busy people who like to explore. Therefore, Kailua was the perfect central location to many of our adventures (Ko'Olina Beach Lagoons, Wakiki shopping and food, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay snorkelling, Koko Head Trail, Manoa Falls, Dole Plantation, Banzai Pipeline, Puaena Point surfing and shops, Polynesian Culture Center, etc). While in Oahu we also stayed in Wakiki and both of us much preferred Kailua. The beach was quiet, the traffic was slower, the stores were more local, and the PillBox Hike was our favourite of the hikes we completed.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute Place!

  • 5 of 5

This is the cutest little place! It's a short walk to Kailua beach, and only a quarter mile to the grocery store and The Willow Tree Restaurant-- a Korean restaurant. Our only regret was that we did not stay here longer.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2014
  • Stayed: January 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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New York

Gem at Kailua

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at Gina & Karl's cottage mid-April. It was spiffy clean, nicely decorated and well stocked (shampoo/soap; dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent plus some fruit) - which was great! Gina warmly welcomed us upon arrival. Location was easy to look for and the owners are easy to talk to. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone visiting the Kailua area. Thanks Gina!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2013
  • Stayed: April 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland Oregon

Your Private Kailua Beach Escape

  • 5 of 5

Don't tell too many people, but this is the best kept secret on Oahu! Gina and Karl provide you with your own private beach cottage to explore the island. There if you need them, but giving you total privacy at the same time.

The pictures are spot on. What you see is exactly what you will get. Very comfortable and private. It does sit in a residential neighborhood, and there is street noise, but that just added to the realistic "at home" feel. If you close the louvered windows in the bedroom, run the fans, or at last resort, use the A/C unit, you will sleep great! A little tidbit, I happen to enjoy a firm mattress, so I was fine, but my wife found it just a bit too hard for here liking. She slept OK but could have been a little softer for her liking. Then again we were there to enjoy as much of the island as possible, so sleeping in wasn't a big deal.

Beautiful beach is 5 minutes walking, at the max! Hop in the car and drive down to Lanakai beach, 7 minutes straight down the road. Great snorkeling! As good as Hanama Bay! Right down the road, but now crowds! What could be better?

Close to everything! Downtown Kaillua has lots to offer. Shop at Whole Foods or the other shops at the mall. Safeway is within walking distance of the cottage.

Dining you say? Have breakfast at Cinnamon's! Get malasadas for Agnes Portuguese Bakery!

Have dinner at Buzz's! High end food and service while you are in shorts and flip flops (slippers). ! A must do!... And, the best kept dining secret off all. Go to the Willow Tree Korean BBQ, next to Safeway within walking distance. Davin and his family are the best! The food is awesome at very reasonable prices. There will be a line and an wait, but, come on! This is where to locals eat!

Not because it's good, but GREAT!...

Do yourself a favor get a hold of Gina and stay at the South Seas cottage! You will come back.

We will!..

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2012
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice vacations and cozy bungalow near beautiful beaches

  • 5 of 5

This bungalow was perfect to relax in Hawaii and was just 20 minutes drive from Honolulu & Waikiki. It was very clean and well furnished. The bathroom has a spa feel and the living room & dining area are comfortable and perfect for two. The property is only 4 minutes walk from a beautiful beach and there are boogie boards, masks, snorkels, etc for guests :). Also, the road is not particularly noisy at night ( no need to bring your earplugs ). The bed could use a softer mattress but, ultimately, we had a great stay. Also, the owners are nice and their property offers great value.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2012
  • Stayed: August 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sonoma County California

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The South Seas Cottage is the perfect alternative to the huge cookie cutter resorts Hawaii offers. The beach is a very short walk away. Kailua is a hidden gem. The owners covered every detail when they furnished the cottage. It offers a serene, and very special private getaway! We highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants the feel of living in Hawaii as opposed to renting a hotel or condo. Thank you Gina, we'll be back.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2012
  • Stayed: May 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Non-refundable cleaning $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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