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Footsteps to Hawaii's Best Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 480 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 30 nights


About the property

large studio, W/private entrance with A/C, perfect for 2 Adults.

State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Registration: W40799764-01.

Your fully furnished cottage, equipped with A/C, W/D, and On-Site parking is just a short walk to beautiful Kailua Beach, a two mile stretch of sparkling white sand and turquoises waters. Adjoining Lanikai beach is just a couple more minutes walk away. Both

have been rated among the best beaches in the USA.

Some of Oahu's best hiking trails are also in close proximity to our location.

Swim with the green sea turtles. Kayak or sail to one of the secluded offshore islands to enjoy the best Hawaii has to offer.

Located only a few houses from beautiful Kailua Beach Park. This tastefully decorated studio with it's full kitchen, and queen sized bed, provides the perfect vacation spot in paradise.

With more than 20 years of Kailua residency, your hosts will gladly suggest sights and adventures to help you have the very best vacation possible.

Keywords: Cottage - Attached

More Details

rick mcmahon
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, a little japanese
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About rick mcmahon

Grew up in Europe, Asia and Manhattan beach, California. Traveled extensively and chose Kailua, Hawaii to live the past 47 years. We can offer great suggestions on where to go, what to do, and how and when to enjoy the myriad of activities and sights.

rick mcmahon purchased this cottage in 1985

Why rick mcmahon chose Kuulei Tract

It is Brand New with everything a cute and comfortable cottage should have. Onsite parking, A/C and a lovely lanai with mountain views. It is in a PERFECT location to enjoy so much that Kailua has to offer.

What makes this cottage unique

Our cottage has a huge lanai, with a front yard all your own capturing the balmy trade winds, sunrises and sounds of birds to awake your senses. It is bright and tastefully decorated to make you feel at home. After a hot day at the beach, you can come home to air conditioning to cool off and more importantly get a good nights sleep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nancy & Rick

Thanks so much for the use of the cottage, it was truly a home away from home. We had a great time exploring this beautiful island & we look forward to coming bach.
Jun 2007
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Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large walk-in Shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • plumeria room - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , children over the age of five only for futon
  • Queen size Beds (1). Room is ideally for two adults only.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 2 bicycles
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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Footsteps to Hawaii's Best Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 49 reviews

Very good

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Nancy have established a very nice rental unit and did not compromise on quality as this would be a reflection of their own high standards. The only thing was when you click on VBRO for directions it say 150 meters from the beach and as it turns out that distance is not correct. This may not be an issue as it puts you an equal balance from town center and the beach but just to be aware. Rick and Nancy are very quick to fix any issues. Would book again to complete more hikes and exploring.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and Friendly Cottages in Kailua, Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Nancy provide a wonderful experience at their Kailua vacation cottages - the location is beautiful (just a short walk to either the beach or downtown Kailua), the cottages are tastefully furnished (with a full kitchen!) for both the short or long visit, and the hosts themselves are friendly and helpful. Everything you could want for a quiet beach getaway is available at Rick and Nancy's cottages - I could not have found a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing room, great location, and friendly owners!

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Rick went above and beyond making our stay fantastic. The studio was very comfortable, and the full kitchen helped. There were buggy boards available for us to use, plus chairs. The walk to the beach is 2 minutes, which made life easier not having to find parking at the beach. Would highly recommend this studio for its location and the friendliness of the owners, Rick, and Nancy.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home and location

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, son and I recently stayed at Rick and Nancy's home last week and we had a great time! Rick was extremely welcoming and helpful during our stay. We really enjoyed our time and definitely would recommend all of our family and friends to stay here too.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Easy place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Nancy and Rick's place was very clean and well-stocked. The appliances are clean and new - including the shared high end washer-dryer. It was even more private than we anticipated - during our week there we barely noticed that other people were in the vicinity. The place is an easy walk (maybe equal to 3 east coast beach blocks) to the beach or to food and grocery in town. If you use their bikes, it is even easier. We made a few trips into Honolulu and around the island for hiking and we thought that this apartment was perfectly located for exploring. We used their beach chairs every day - Kailua beach is the best beach we've ever visited. We are city people and didn't really notice the traffic on Kailua Road - it is a slow speed road and is lightly traveled outside of beach times. I would recommend Nancy and Rick's place - and their advice about Oahu - to anyone without reservation. Thanks for offering such a comfortable and easy place to stay. I sure hope we see you again next year!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Caroline, What a nice review regarding your stay with us. It is a positive reflection of who you are and the appreciation you have for what Kailua and our location have to offer. It was a real pleasure having you as our guest and we wish you happy trails in your future adventures. Mahalo, Rick and Nancy
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Excellent stay on Oahu

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Nancy were gracious and accommodating hosts for my wife, my 9yo daughter and myself. The place exceeded all of our expectations. The fit and finish of the residence were superior to what the pictures might suggest. Yes, a seperate bedroom might have been nice, but I still feel that we were fortunate to have chosen this place. The location was a pleasant 8 minute walk to the most amazing beach. I don't recommend places easily but for this place I simply must.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2016
  • Stayed: January 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hawaiian Restaurant
Nalu Health Bar & Cafe
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Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
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Miyoshi Ramen
Chinese Restaurant
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Beto's Taco Truck
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Italian Restaurant
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Chocolate Shop
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Big City Diner
Los Garcia's Authentic Mexican Food
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Zippy’s Kailua
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L & L Hawaiian BBQ
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
midpacific country club
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
pali highway
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
kailua and lanikai beaches
Car: not necessary

Beaches, shopping, hiking, golfing and marine sport activities all within short walking distance of our location.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225
Property Damage Protection $59

An additional $100.00 cleaning fee is added to each reservation stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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