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Beautiful Oasis...100 Yards from Shoreline. Offers AC and Secured Parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Suite, 1 Bedroom + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

ARRIVE as our GUEST, Leave as our OHANA!

Savor the true spirit of ALOHA at our beautiful beach home. Experience old-Hawaii charm with a modern twist! Enter your oasis that is beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated with flavors of the Island. Enjoy all the comforts of home while feeling like it's your own private resort. Your room, the 'Orchid Suite' has all the comforts of home and features a luxury king sized bed with 600 count sateen sheets.

DISCOUNTED GLIDER FLIGHT: See the North Shore from the Air! Owner/Glider Pilot Rick will take you on a 30 minute once in a lifetime flight! Weather and availability permitting.

OTHER FEATURES: Warm Outdoor Shower, Guest Laundry Area, Lovable Pets to Greet You Each Day


Beach Chairs, Sun Umbrella, Coolers, Beach Towels, Kayaks, Surfboards, Boogie boards, and Snorkeling Gear all come with the rental.

- MARRIAGE IN THE MAKING? Owner/Reverend Rick will help with the preparations and provide an intimate ceremony that will create memories to last a lifetime!

ON A BUDGET? Smaller Space Same Luxury: VBRO #342240.

Keywords: Rental, Vacation Rental, Seaside Retreat, Studio, Ocean Retreat, Beachside Rental, Bed and Breakfast, Bungalow, Suite, Guest, Glider flight,

More Details

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Rick

We absolutely love Hawaii and our special home in Waimanalo. We appreciate how blessed we are to be here and we want to share the gift of this beautiful community with others. We dreamed of one day returning to make Waimanalo Beach our permanent home after serving over 20 years in the Armed Forces. This dream became a reality because of our Hanai ('adopted') Grandparents (both Pearl Harbor survivors) and their family - it is through their love, support and generosity we are living our dream today. Our Grandparents had deep family roots in Hawaii stretching back to the 1880s and we look forward to sharing their story as a living legacy of the love and Ohana that anchors the true spirit of this place we call home

Rick purchased this studio in 2004

Why Rick chose Waimanalo Beach

While dating, we stayed in a rental just down the road and it was our dream to come back and open our own rental. After a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and determination we were able to make our dream into a reality!

What makes this studio unique

Our rental is located 100 yards from one of the most pristine five mile stretches of beach on the island. Rarely crowded, it will feel like your own private beach.

Recently remodeled, our rental was designed by a 'Green' certified architect. The layout and design of our home captures both the sun rays and ocean breezes for the best natural lighting and cooling effects. Ceiling fans help to provide extra air flow so there is not a need for air conditioning. Soft colors add a warm and inviting feel to each room. The yard is a garden oasis. You will enjoy a variety of local trees, flowers and greenery. When blooming, the scent of Jasmine will fill your room.

Each suite provides all the comforts of home with a private hotel style bath. An attached den (common area) offers a place for quiet leisure activities.

Two extremely friendly outside dogs (Koa and George) and a Kitty named Billy will be happy to welcome you when you arrive and may visit you everyday during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for Sharing you lovely home with us. For us, it was the perfect location-away form the crowds and traffic, across the street from a beautiful beach and within a short scenic drive to everything we wanted to see and do. We loved it here and would highly recommend it to anyone who wishes to have a peaceful, relaxing, vacation in Oahu's southeast corner.
Feb 2012
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Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
"Good Place for beginning to advanced snorkelers. If you are up on the North Shore, make sur..."
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail
"Nice Hike with Beautiful Scenery! Go early or later in the day. Can get very warm and parki..."
Sweet Home Waimanalo
"Great BBQ with local twist...all fresh ingredients. "
Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Country Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olamana Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
300 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Looking to Get Married....Owner can perform a beautiful personalized ceremony for you and your future life partner. See more at

As an experienced sailor and avid glider pilot, owners can offer a breath-taking glider flight on the North Shore! Ask for more details with your inquiry


Waimanalo Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Private entrance to Suite that has king size bed with beautiful custom teak headboard with highest quality mattress and 500 count quality sateen sheets.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This vacation rental was built with Quality and 'Green' in mind and has beautiful bamboo floors, granite counter-tops, along with premium ceiling fans and several windows to capture the ocean trade winds. Air conditioning available to help cool for comfortable sleeping.


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Beautiful Oasis...100 Yards from Shoreline. Offers AC and Secured Parking
average rating of 4.898876 based on 92 reviews

Beautiful, clean, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here and can't wait to go back. The room was quite, clean and comfy bed. The beach was perfect and just steps away. Can't wait to go back

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful stay & great hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We had our wedding in the beach right across the street from the room. Ricky married us and assisted with the reception which was held in their gorgeous backyard. Tamy and Ricky were outstanding and so helpful during our entire stay. At night you can hear the ocean so clear. Such a stunning vacation location.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, Ohio

Rick and Tamy's in Waimanalo Beach.

  • 5 of 5

This is such a unique property. You have the privacy that you might desire, beautiful gardens and grounds and a short walk to a beautiful beach. You are away from the hustle of Honolulu but close enough to see what you might want there. I would recommend Pearl Harbor especially if you had a father serve in World War II. The accomodations are large enough to be very comfortable and they make sure to provide the comforts you might desire. Dinner or just sitting on the Lanai is wonderful. You feel like you have the property to yourself. We stayed in the Orchid suite so I would recommend it first but I am confident that the other suite would be very comfortable as well. Sunrise on the beach should not be missed as well as just long walks.


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  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Very clean, comfy room, beautiful house and grounds at great location.

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Rick and Tammy's beautiful property. This time we stayed at the roomier Orchid suite. The bed and pillows are oh so comfortable and the A/C was great to have on hot summer nights. We feel so relaxed when we stay here. We enjoy the beach right across the street morning, noon and night. The owners provide lots of beach toys such as boogie boards, kayaks, snorkels, life vests as well as beach chairs, beach umbrella, beach towels and small cooler. Pretty much anything you may need for a day at the beach.

Although Waimanalo has limited choices of places to eat, there are a couple of really good joints. Our favorites are Ai love Nalo and Hawaiian Island Cafe. Shima's grocery store also has good Poke.

Than you Rick and Tammy for your generous hospitality. We will be back!

Gladys and Carlos

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best place on the island with the most character and charm too! Best beach right across the street!

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING! I would have to say this is the BEST place to stay on the island. The house is beautiful and has charm all throughout. Tami was there to help with anything we needed and welcomed us as family. The beach is right across the street and honestly it is the Best beach on the island. We eat dinner on our porch every night and listened to the waves crash. The town is very easy to get to and has fun local places to eat at with a larger shopping area within 10 mins.

You want to stay here!! Thanks again Tami for a great experience! We WILL de you soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Waimanalo paradise getaway June 12th-21st

  • 4 of 5

We came to Oahu to make plans for our wedding and found this wonderful place to stay. The place is beautiful, the dogs are amusing and quiet and Rick and Tami are wonderful people. The bed was fantastic, there was lots of good coffee and a really comfortable private lanai to sit and have meals and just stare into the palms. We never used the air conditioner so we heard the ocean all the time. We wanted to stay 10 more days at least! We absolutely loved it and have found our place to stay while on Oahu! Mahalo Rick and Tami!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.96%

Additional Guests $35.00/night. Cleaning fee for less than 4 nights booked. Rates are subject to change until booking is complete.
Tax ID# 58429289-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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