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Cottage by the Bay - Calm and Tranquility Awaits You

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2 adults and 2 children comfortably)

The Cottage by the Bay is located in Hawaii Kai in the ocean side Portlock neighborhood. It is attached to the main house with its own private entrance. You will step out to a quiet path leading to the Portlock seaside, beautiful views and a small beach where enjoy the sea and beautiful sunsets.

The cottage sleeps 2~4 people with plenty of room to call home for a few days. It is a large studio cottage furnished with a queen size bed, and a convertible futon couch into a double bed, a kitchenette equipped with a microwave, Mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, toaster, blender, hot water pot and necessary utensils and dishes. We stay at your disposal should you need anything else, we’ll be glad to help.

Children under 12; no additional room fee, Adults and older children will be assessed a $ 20/per night fee.

The in-room private bathroom has a shower stall. Hair dryer, linens and towels will be provided along with beach towels.

For your comfort, the cottage is also air conditioned, with a 37' Flat screen TV, cable, HBO and Showtime and free WI-Fi access. An Ironing board and iron are also at your disposal.

Smoking is not permitted in the cottage or on the lanai.

Hawaii Transient Accommodation Tax ID #: W00527790-01

Keywords: Honolulu, Cottage, Hawaii Kai, Beach Setting, Private, Quiet Area, Portlock Road, East Honolulu, Kitchenette, Accommodates 4, Maunalua Bay

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Ron Steiner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

Why Ron Steiner chose South Oahu

Location, Location, Location!! Town, Beaches, Convenience!

What makes this cottage unique

Location close to town but in a quiet neighborhood and on Maunalua Bay which hosts a variety of water sports and calm waters.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

Cottage by the Bay - Calm and Tranquility Awaits You
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 27 reviews
Anchorage, AK

Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

This little Cottage By The Bay is perfect if you want to be surrounded by quiet and lush Hawaiian greenery with a quiet beach just steps away. It was very clean with all the amenities to make my stay very comfortable and I loved the walk-in closet. I enjoyed being away from Waikiki which can be frantic and noisy yet everything I needed was convenient and close-by - from Costco to Safeway and many little places to eat. Thank you, Ron, for being such a great host.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good location for the South Shore and Hawaii Kai / Koko head Marina.

  • 3 of 5

A little Awkward with the Bath Room next to the owners patio. First night could hear people talking on the patio. Felt like we were staying at our Parents House and had to keep it down. Did not feel that relaxed. Towels felt like sand paper. Other than that it was very clean and friendly when we met the owners at the end.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for your feedback and sorry you felt that the towels, felt like sandpaper. I wish you had communicated this to me the 1st day of your stay with a quick text or call as this could have been corrected immediately; a quick spin in the dryer would have softened them up for you. In Hawaii, being energy conscious, I've always line dried my clothes as we have our sun and trade winds to quickly dry our items without using a dryer. By all means I apologize for the people talking on the lanai, and your feeling that your were at your parents house, I again wish you had texted me with your being uncomfortable and we would have gone inside. The house, being old and kamaaina style, is well, quite open to take advantage of the climate and not as sealed off as you might be accustomed to. Again, I appreciate your feedback and please note that as guests, I rated you with 5 stars. In hindsight and after reading this feedback, I would have rated you 3 stars for communication as you waited until after your stay to inform me of your concerns. For your future use of VRBO or other home rentals please don't hold back on issues you have with your accommodations until its too late to correct them. We, are all here to provide you with the best service and attention we can. Aloha Ron
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Just right!

  • 5 of 5

I had the privilege of staying at Ron's home during late March with my 2 older teenage children. It was just right. Clean, quiet, comfortable. Ron is a delightful and accommodating host. His place has everything one needs for a restful stay and is located near to a bus line, food shopping, hiking and the ocean! If I am ever able to return to the Honolulu area, this will be my resting spot! Thank you, Ron.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: md...thank you for your kind words and glad I could make your stay in Honolulu comfortable for you all!...It was a pleasure meeting you and the family, all the best and with much Aloha.... Ron
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Wonderful Stay at Cottage By the Bay !

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Ron's lovely cottage / grounds on the beautiful Portlock Road area of Hawaii Kai. We've traveled several times to Hawaii in past but this was our first time staying in Hawaii Kai. What a good decision ! If you want to experience Hawaii Kai, be situated in a stunning area of town, be close to all shopping, restuarants and local beaches - Cottage by the Bay is for you. Would highly recommend you inquire with Ron on line, however be aware this nice residential area is quite a night, the cottage is perfect (our opinion) for 2 adults & perhaps a third too. We had everything we needed in the unit to be comfortable and then some. The unit was spotless, and as world travelers (we've been to over 50 countries and counting) we really can appreciate that this unit was well cared for and the owner takes pride and special care to ensure you are comfortable and have what you need. Ron couldn't have been more kind and helpful with our planning & stay. My wife had recently had hip surgery and was using crutches and a wheelchair, however we decided to go on vacation as we were celebrating her 50th birthday. This decision (for us) provded not to be a problem even to push her down to the beach access right behind the cottage. (it's flat/straight shot). We're still smiling after a super week getting to know the Hawaii/Kai - Portlock and surrounding areas. Take a day in on Sandy Beach if you like sun, sand and watching huge waves/surfers, the drive is gorgeous and about 10-15 mins away tops. Starbucks coffee, yes about 2 mins across the street. Kona Brewery, on the water, near Starbucks... you see what I mean ! Perfect area & perfect property to stay in :)

Ron thanks for your kindness during our week in town with you - we'd HIGHLY recommend to our friends and Home Away/VRBO clientele alike. Mahalo to you !:)

Jeff & Linda (March 1-5, 2016)

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jeff and Linda, I am humbled by your kind review and comments and happy that I could make your vacation comfortable and rejuvenating. I wish you both good thoughts and Linda, for a speedy recovery....With much Aloha, Ron
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Great location - close to all of our friends and the beach.

  • 5 of 5

Property was very clean and well appointed. Had all the requirements needed for a one-week stay. Most of our meals were with our friends or at restaurants so did not utilize the microwave/kitchen area very much. Loved the proximity to the beach and within walking distance of local shops.

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jere, Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review, I'm glad everything met your expectations and your stay back in Honolulu was a good break for you and Bill. ...And Happy B-Day, Bill! Mahalo for the bottle:) Take care and again your comments are much appreciated! Aloha, Ron
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Perfect for. Two

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was cozy and well located. Close to shopping and restaurants.

We enjoyed our stay and even got in some fishing. The owner was great and

very occomodating. We would definitely come back.


Sheri and Donny

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sheri, Don, thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind review, it is much appreciated! And I'm glad the trip when well and the cottage met your expectations! Aloha, ron
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Kona Brewery; OutBack, Roy's, The Shack
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Hawaii Kai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Kal HWY to H-1 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Koko Marina Shopping Center
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Hanauma Bay
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Hawaii Kai Cottage Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

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cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

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Hawaii Kai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, Sink and Shower Stall
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • One Queen size Bed, one couch which folds out into a double futon bed and one crib
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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