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Swim with the Turtles - Cottage close to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai

Bedrooms 1
Space 480 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Studio/Cottage, 1 Bath, for 3 adults or 2 adults & one child

The Palm Cottage is located on a secluded road, only a few short blocks from Kailua beach and minutes from Lanikai Beach. Nestled among tropical gardens, we have taken care to create a refuge of comfort that is designed to meet all your needs. A short walk and you are in the middle of Kailua Town with beautiful shops and fine restaurants.

The cottage is a second floor unit approximately 480 sq ft, with a full kitchen, private bath, internet connection and TV/BluRay DVD entertainment center. It is located on the back of our property, away from the street and it has a great view of the Koolau mountains and is very quiet. The current configuration consists of a queen size bed which is partitioned by folding screens from the living room with a queen size pull out couch. There is a counter in the kitchen that serves as a eating area and is directly assessable from the stove and sink. The kitchen comes with a Apartment size stove and refrigerator, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, cooking utensils and rice cooker.

The bathroom has a corner shower and all linens and towels are provided. Close to a Bus Stop. Private parking on property allows added convenience.

More Details

Property Manager
Barbara Wilson
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 27, 2017

About Barbara Wilson

We have lived in Kailua for over 40 years and love to share this beautiful island with our guests.

Why Barbara Wilson chose Kuulei Tract

We love to meet with people all over the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Vacation Rental in a great location for a very reasonable price.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This place is a hidden treasure! Norm and Millie are gracious hosts and the unit is well-stocked with food and a full kitchen. It is on the second floor so will not work for physically challenged people but it has great cross-ventilation and is always comfortable. We like that it is within walking distance of town and the Kailua Beach Park.
Feb 2015
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Car: recommended


Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 480 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom has a corner shower and all linens and towels are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1), all linens are provided. Pull out couch (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(11 traveler reviews)

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Swim with the Turtles - Cottage close to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews


  • 4 of 5

Spent 7 nights at Palm Cottage. Norm and Millie were terrific hosts, making us feel welcome from the get go. Great location with the beach and town only a 10 minute walk. Kailua beach fabulous - a much better option than Waikiki with lots of shade available. Kailua town has good restaurants and excellent supermarkets. With a fully equipped kitchen in the cottage we enjoyed preparing meals and eating them on the verandah as the sun set.

Cottage was spotlessly clean and nicely laid out so that bedroom and living areas were subtly separated with a screen.

We would give the place 4 and a half stars. The only reason we did not give 5 stars was the lack of Air Conditioning. We struggled with the heat - even at night time with the trade winds only partly cooling things down. We would recommend that for at least the hottest months of the year, an AC unit be provided.

Other then that we woud recommebnd Palm Cottage whole heartedly.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect size and it had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed that you had your own deck space and that it was private but if you needed anything Norm and Millie were more than willing to help in any way they could! I really appreciated that after a long flight in they had food there and even had stuff for breakfast the next morning so we didnt have to starve until a supermarket opened.They really went the extra mile for us. The location as well was great not to far to drive anywhere and a 10 min walk to the beach was perfect

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was a very comfortable accommodation for us and worked out just GREAT! The extra sleeper works for a younger person, a week was A OK. The hosts were so kind and generous. VERY clean here. We had our privacy, location, comforts, beaches and restaurants! The breezes through the room were lovely. I did not get much home cooking, is time, but there is a well set-up kitchen. Thank you Norm and Millie!!

Hope to be back in the Spring! We recommend; Cinnamons, Kalapawai Cafe & Deli, Crepes No Ka Oi, and Teddy's Burgers.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Vacation Escape

  • 5 of 5

I keep going back to Palm Cottage as a reliable and comfortable vacation retreat. The hosts are very accommodating, the cottage provides a great base for beach and restaurant sojourns and the location is perfect. Since it's close to The Bus line, I never rent a car.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loving Kailua

  • 5 of 5

Norm and Millie are wonderful hosts. (Thank you for stocking the basic food and sundries!) Palm Cottage is private, clean, bright and airy--perfect for two people. The location is fantastic with a short walk to the beach, the beach-rental facility and shave ice. Kailua is a lovely town with more than enough shopping. Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach are two of the best anywhere. Plenty of hikes nearby too! We would return here and recommend Palm Cottage without hesitation!

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is very clean and well stocked with everything you need. Millie and Norm kindly stocked some foods to get us started which were very appreciated. It is in a nice, quiet neighborhood that is an easy walk to town or the beach (even for a 60+ year old). Since we unfortunately booked our trip during hurricane season, the humidity levels were higher than usual and I was very worried that we would roast. However, since the studio is on the 2nd floor it gets the most wonderful breeze from the ocean. I can't remember the last time I slept so well and I didn't miss the fact that there is no air conditioner. Millie and Norm are kind, thoughtful hosts and I would highly recommend a stay in their lovely cottage.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 14.96%

Cancellation after confirmation of booking results in forfeiture of the deposit.
CANCELLATION after the balance is paid ( 30 days prior to arrival ) results in forfeiture of any collected money, except the guest`s security deposit and cleaning fee (if applicable). Collected money is non-refundable unless the home becomes unfit for habitation and no equivalent substitute can be obtained or the property and the entire length of stay reserved is re-booked at the same rate. If a portion of the rental time is re-booked at the same rate, a pro-rata refund will be made. All refunds of rental services payments, whether complete or pro-rata, will be subject to a deduction equal to as much as 20% of deposit(s) paid. To protect against cancellations caused by certain unforeseen events, such as illness, we recommend that guests purchase travel insurance to assure refund of deposits paid.
Any CHANGES made to a booking after a confirmation has been issued will be assessed a $50.00 service fee. Acceptance of any change is subject to approval by Affordable Paradise and the homeowner.
This rental agreement is being entered into and shall be performed in the state of Hawaii, which shall be the proper venue for any legal proceedings concerning this agreement.
Affordable Paradise strongly recommends the purchase of travel insurance, as this will be the only way to recover deposits made and other expenses incurred should a cancellation become necessary.

GE # W01193058-01

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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