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Exquisite 400sf Beachside Studio w/Tropical Gardens Vaulted Ceiling. wifi/ac (a)

Bedrooms Studio
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Peerless Location, Easy Beach Access. Delivering Aloha since 2008

We promise this suite is accurately represented and will be spotlessly clean for your arrival. It is located on a well-cared for gated property just steps from a world-class beach. You can get to the beach by foot, it'll take just a little over one minute. We pride ourselves in providing guests with a superlative level of guest care, and a truly warm welcome. Please see our reviews.

• Ideal for mature travelers

• Spacious suite (400f²)

• 14-foot vaulted ceilings

• Wifi property-wide

• Gated and secure property; assigned off-street parking

• #1 ranked beach in the US is a mere few steps away

• Quiet residential neighborhood, 15mph street

• Private entrance, spacious lobby

• Overhead fans for natural cooling and ventilation

• Comfy queen bed with premium mattress and linens

• Big kitchenette, induction cook-top, mini fridge, microwave, toaster oven, etc.

• Oversized bathroom, tub and shower

• Roomy closet, places to unpack your things

• 32” flat-screen tv/cable

• Beach gear loaners: towels, chairs, mats: boogie boards, coolers

Conveniently located for easy day trips to everywhere on Oahu (Pearl Harbor, North Shore, Waikiki); nearby: convenience stores and supermarket, local farmers co-operative. Several good restaurants are within easy walking distance. More shopping and dining opportunities may be found in Kailua/Lanikai, 10 minutes away, Honolulu and airport: 30 minutes.

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2018

About The Owner

Life-long student of life. Travel adventurer.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2008

Why The Owner chose Waimanalo Beach

Waimanalo because the blue of the ocean and the incredible beauty of this island takes my breath away. Magnificent property, exquisite beach location, experienced and caring hosts. Excellent value.

What makes this apartment unique

Our unique 14-foot vaulted ceilings provide our guests with the added room necessary for comfort in the tropics.

Guestbook comments from the owner

(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor

I stayed at Hale Nalo 5 years ago in 2010 in the Makai Garden Suite with my wife and that was a trip we will cherish for the rest of our lives.

I got a chance to come back for a conference in Honolulu, but there was no way I would stay in Honolulu when I can rent a car and stay at Hale Nalo for less money and less hassle. So I rented a hot red mustang and soaked in the amazing drive to and from Honolulu every day.

It was incredible! I'm very picky, and Hale Nalo is such a nice place to stay I feel right and home and can relax and enjoy my time. I stayed in the ZEN Treehouse for 6 nights and enjoyed it more than words can say. I travel very often for my work and always look for places to stay other than in the "city" in a high rise hotel that tries to squeeze every penny out of you they can once you get there and before you leave.

Hale Nalo is the extreme opposite of that. Herlinda Lopez has created a sense of home in that it is very laid back and quiet, with most everything you might need during your stay already provided, even cooler, beach chairs, snorkel gear, boogie boards, ect. There is a nice local grocery store about a mile or so away that has everything else you might need to enjoy your stay.

It was such a treat. A hidden gem for sure. I really can't believe I found it 5 years ago and it exceeds all my expectations for the price.

Keep up the great work Herlinda and team! You represent some of Hawaii's best hosts and have managed to capture the environment of what a relaxing trip to Hawaii "should" be. Those resorts in the bustling tourist city of Honolulu don't even come close to matching the experience you will get at Hale Nalo.

[Original review:]
Oct 2015
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Waimanalo Beach Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Only registered guests are permitted on property. Thank you.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Huge luxurious bathroom. Custom stone floors and walk-in shower, with an unbelievably awesome rain shower head that you must experience to believe.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • King retreat - 1 king , 1 double , 900 sq.ft. studio apartment with king bed; double sofa bed
  • King size bed plus a new very comfortable double sleeper sofa
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Huge walk-in travertine shower, granite countertops, two lanai's (balconies), one with a mountain view, one on the ocean side, 14' high open-beamed ceilings, open gables for fresh air to circulate through the studio, keeping it lovely and cool. Keywords: Waikiki, Stairway to Heaven, Honolulu, the North Shore, Haleiwa, PCC, Polynesian Cultural Center, Aloha Tower, Dole Plantation, Gardens, Birds, Queen Bed, Private, Washer, Dryer, Off the Beaten Path, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai, Porch, Island Style, Angels Bay, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, SUP, surfing, Chief's Luau, Sea Life Park, Magnum, Baywatch, Lost, Five-0, Five-O, Pearl, Ala Moana, Koko


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Exquisite 400sf Beachside Studio w/Tropical Gardens Vaulted Ceiling. wifi/ac (a)
average rating of 5.0 based on 89 reviews

quiet & secluded paradise

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the tree house while visiting Oahu. We had visited the island on other occasions and wanted to be away from the madness in the city. The location in Waimanalo was perfect! The unit was clean, quiet and had all the amenities needed to compliment out stay. The beach is an easy walk and not packed with tourists. Perfect place for couples who like peace and quiet.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacances mémorables

  • 5 of 5

Nos 17 jours au Tree House de Hale Nalo furent des plus agréable. La proximité et la beauté de la plage de Waimanalo furent le "coup de cœur" de notre séjour. Nous avons trouvé le studio spacieux, chic et bien décoré. Tout est impeccable! L'emplacement est idéal, permettant de découvrir toute la beauté d'Oahu. Merci Herlinda et Wayne pour votre hospitalité.


Marc et Michel

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay in Oahu!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in the treehouse unit while in Hawaii for a family wedding. We found the unit very comfortable and it was tastefully decorated. The grounds were immaculate. Quiet neighborhood and only half a block from the beach. If we were going back to Oahu, we'd stay again.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Martha for taking the time to write your review! We appreciate it, as do our fellow travelers. We're gald you enjoyed our little slice of paradise, and yes, we'd love a return visit from you as well!
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Beautiful, clean and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in the Zen Treehouse. The space is bright, airy, comfortable, clean, and beautifully furnished. Fresh flowers, cool drinks, chocolates, and a wonderful fruit basket greeted us upon our arrival. Wayne was helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The bed was very comfortable and everything in the room (fixtures, dishes, towels, soap, coffee, etc.) was top-notch. We took advantage of the beach mat, chairs, cooler, and snorkel gear provided. The beach is literally two minutes away and virtually empty during the weekdays. We also used the two decks - the front for eating breakfast while watching the sunrise, and the back for enjoying the mountain views. It was a much-needed, restful retreat and we hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susie for your compliments and taking the time to write your review, we really appreciate it! We’re glad you were able to take advantage of all Hale ‘Nalo and our Zen Treehouse has to offer. The amenities are great, and the restful retreat, well that is the experience we really hope our guests can enjoy. We too look forward to your return! HN
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Twenty Fifth Anniversary Getaway

  • 5 of 5

After days of searching through many VRBO listings, we came across this amazing looking place called appropriately "the zen treehouse". This is exactly what we were looking for and when we arrived it didn't disappoint. We loved everything from the huge shower to the comfortable bed. The outside decks were nice as we dined there almost every evening after cooking ourselves a great meal of fresh local ingredients in a well appointed kitchen. Wayne was great and responded to our every request (which were few as everything was provided).

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha to the Cullen’s! Thank you for taking a moment to write your review. We were honored to be your choice for your 25th anniversary celebration. It is always a pleasure when we can be a part of our guests special occasions and your energy was simply contagious! Plenty of fun and relaxation on “Dr. Beach’s best beach in the USA 2015” (plug, plug). Thank you again for choosing Hale ‘Nalo, but please, don’t wait 25 years to return! HN
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Der perfekte Ort

  • 5 of 5

Im April 2015 durften wir vier Nächte in diesem Paradies verbringen. Wayne ist der perfekte Gastgeber. Er ist da, wenn man Fragen hat, ist aber absolut nicht aufdringlich. Das Zen Treehouse ist eine wundervoll eingerichtete Wohnung, in welcher nichts fehlt. Trotzdem das das Haus in einem Wohnquartier liegt, ist es ruhig. Morgens kann man aus dem Bett den Sonnenaufgang bewundern und den Vögel beim zwitschern zu hören. Der naheliegende Strand mit seinem weissen Strand ist ein Traum.

Besten Dank Wayne, für die wunderbaren Tage die wir in Deinem Paradies verbringen durften. Wir kommen sicherlich wieder.

Yvonne & Ralph

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Yvonne & Ralph, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review! Our past guests, especially from far away places, help show new guests what awaits them in this island oasis. Thank you again, and when you return you will be "Ohana" or, "family" HN
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Honolulu Int'l Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Waimanalo Town Center
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olomana, Hawaii Kai
Nearest Motorway
400 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Sweet Home Waimanalo
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

We are centrally located in a quiet residential neighborhood, convenient to anywhere on Oahu. Nearby: 6 golf courses, the North Shore (Haleiwa), Honolulu, Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, the Dole Plantation, the International Market Place.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
One-time cleaning fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Please review our Rental Agreement before booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.