Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance 888-640-7927

Cottage by the Bay - Calm and Tranquility Awaits You

Bedrooms 1
Space 325 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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

NOTE: As of January 2018 construction of a new house is underway ocean side of the property and could possibly be disruptive to your visit with construction noise. Contractors will only work between the hours of 8am to 3pm weekdays. As the work site is fairly removed from the cottage, I believe the noise will be minimal, but I want to make all interested parties aware of this issue. Please contact me for more information if you have concerns before booking as this is all new to me too!

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

More Details

Ron Steiner
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

Why Ron Steiner chose Hawaii Kai

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.


Hawaii Kai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Toilet, Sink and Shower Stall, storage cabinet and shelving for personal items.
  • 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 ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

83% Complete
12% Complete
3% Complete
0% Complete
0% Complete
Cottage by the Bay - Calm and Tranquility Awaits You
average rating of 4.806452 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had the nicest time staying here. Rob was a perfect host and the cottage was beautifully furnished and so clean with all the amenities you can think of. Close enough to anywhere you wanted to go in Honolulu but so peaceful. We looked forward to coming back every night after our busy days.

The pathway to the beach is something we did every day. What a wonderful find!!!

We hope to back again soon

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rosalie, It was a pleasure hosting you during your time in Honolulu and thank you for your kind comments. I was glad to be able to provide a welcoming retreat after long days...Come back anytime! Aloha, Ron
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0

Peaceful retreat, conveniently located

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is ideal for a get away to Oahu. The beach is a 2 minute walk away and was very calm and inviting for a swim or wading. There were very few people at the beach. Hawaii-Kai has all the amenities (Restaurants, rentals, gas, Coscto, Safeway) you will need and you can stay away from downtown Honolulu. The house is also very near to many scenic attractions like Hanauma Bay and Sandy Beach. The cottage is humble, clean and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful Cottage by the Bay delivers as advertised!

  • 5 of 5

We were fortunate enough to stay at Ron's cottage on our recent trip to Oahu. The cottage is attached to the main house with views of the garden and large windows that open to enjoy the trade winds. The bay is just steps away and we enjoyed several sunsets while watching the boats and evening kayakers on the bay. The location is far enough away from Honolulu to not have a traffic issue and is close to snorkeling, hiking and a wide assortment of restaurants. Ron is a great host and the cottage is stocked with everything you could need including beach chairs, towels and a cooler. If we come back to Oahu, this is the only place we would stay. Mahalo Ron!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Greg, thanks for the kind words and glad I could host you both in comfortable accommodations...enjoyed your company and thanks for taking care of the cottage! Aloha, Ron
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0

Awesome !

  • 5 of 5

It is amazing , great views , a beach 100 yards away, beautiful sunsets .nice peaceful place away from the hustle an bustle Honolulu &Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Patrick, thanks for staying with me at the Cottage and glad I was able to provide a quiet "sanctuary" away from Waikiki. Close but not too close! All the best!, Aloha, Ron
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
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: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

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: April 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
Did you find this review helpful?
1 1


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.96%

If you wish to avoid a 10% service fee tacked on by VRBO when using their on line booking service, you may book direct and pay deposit and balance by check or thru my PayPal me for further information

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

You might like these similar properties