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Re-Opened Newly Built - Steps to Beach!!! Private Breezy Cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Private charming upstairs Cottage!

We have been welcoming guests for over 15 years and after closing for one year to renovate, we now have a brand new charming cottage located at tree level with peek a boo views to Kailua Bay. Located down a private BEACH SIDE lane (this means you don't have to cross any streets to get to the beach!) , we are only 2 houses from Kailua Beach; you can fall asleep to the sound of the nearby waves. Our lane has a private gated access to the beach for residents and their guests only.

We welcome back our returning guests and new guests! Our private and secure 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage is a gem!!! Ocean breezes flow freely in our tree level rental. A cozy covered outdoor sitting deck (with ocean view!), living room, bedroom, washer/dryer, and kitchen all make for a most comfortable stay. A full-sized refrigerator, Keurig coffee maker, French Press, large built in microwave, toaster, electric kettle, 2 burner induction cooktop and Calphalon cookware make eating-in easy. The quality queen bed is the most comfortable bed at our home (!) with high thread count quality Egyptian cotton sheets with a temperature control memory foam topper makes for a good night's sleep. Washer & Dryer in cottage (detergent provided).

There is a 60” HD TV with DIRECT TV in the living area, and a WiFi speaker (for your iPod, iPad, smart phone, etc) for you to enjoy.

Come spend your vacation here. Easy access to major attractions. Whether you spend the day sightseeing or just relaxing at the beach, our comfortable private cottage welcomes you home each day. The cottage was designed to capture the tropical breezes from all directions plus there are quiet yet strong ceiling fans. Being at tree level nothing blocks the breezes.

Provided for your use: A welcome basket with fresh island fruit and various treats, coffee, tea, sugar, half & half, bath soap, dish soap, laundry soap, shampoo, blow dryer, beach towels, beach umbrella, beach chairs, beach mats, boogie boards, shopping bags (Oahu is 'plastic free'), iron & ironing board & cooler.

If coming to surf, leave your boards at home and save on extra baggage fees. Use SURF BRUDDAHS who deliver (& pick up) boards of the line boards.

From beginners to serious surfing, these boards are awesome.

More Details

Kailua Beach Retreat
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About Kailua Beach Retreat

I was raised in Kailua and my family goes back numerous generations on the island. After college and graduate school on the mainland we knew we wanted to raise our family in my hometown of Kailua. We made this our family home where we enjoyed raising our children. Our (now grown) children (and grandchild) as well as their friends have all enjoyed the laid back lifestyle and all the activities the beach has to offer.

Why Kailua Beach Retreat chose Kalama Tract

Location, location, location! I grew up a mile down the road and my siblings and their families all settled back in the same area after college & grad schools on the mainland. Great being close to family!

What makes this apartment unique

Our beach-side lane's private beach access for 'lane residents only' is definitely a plus. No street to cross to get to the beach! So come and enjoy SHOREBREAK.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just what we needed to start our visit to Hawaii! Even the Tsunami Warning and evacuation has a piece in our beautiful picture of Kailua. The cottage was perfect, the beach amazing and your hospitality so comfortable and welcoming. If we ever have an opportunity to return we would welcome it with joy. Mahalo!
Oct 2012
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Kalama Tract Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • After booking Guests must provide Names of Guests Address Cell Phone Flight info Sign Rental Agreement must be signed after receiving it.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Walk-in shower (no tub)
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Re-Opened Newly Built - Steps to Beach!!! Private Breezy Cottage
average rating of 4.923077 based on 51 reviews

Breezy cottage with great hosts

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is as beautiful as pictured. Very clean and up to date furnishings and comfy bed. The kitchen is well equipped for small meals and includes all of the essentials (and a thoughtful stash of coffee, creamer and sweetener). Having a washer and dryer is a real advantage for longer beach stays! The location and access to the private beach lane is amazing (literally about a minute walk)! The beach is beautiful and not over crowded. Additionally, the cottage is a short drive to Kailua town, with groceries, restaurants and cute shops. The access to the cottage is private, as is the cottage (which is attached but separate feeling and very private).

Most importantly Susu and Greg are amazing hosts who are so warm and welcoming that we can't imagine staying with anyone else. They've clearly put a lot of thought and care into making the cottage and their guests' stay accessible and perfect.

Thanks for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay here and fie the nice review! We are happy that you had nice visits to the N. Shore, enjoyed Kailua Beach and D. got in some golf. Thank you for being so understanding with the TV glitch and glad it all worked out in the end. Safe travels home. Hope to see you again!
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Great location and very nice owners.

  • 5 of 5

2nd floor location with no one below you.

About 300 ft walk down alley to the beach.

Everything you need for a day out was provided, beach chairs, towels, cooler. Laundry was great used at least twice. Provided list of recommended things to do and go made planning easy. Owners Susu and Greg were super nice. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo J and A for spending part of your honeymoon here. Hope the lightening didnt keep you up on your last night here. We are happy that you explored the island and ate at some yummy places. Safe travels on the 2nd part of your wonderful honeymoon!
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Perfectly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this perfect property for eight beautiful days! The location is a 1-2 minute walk from one of the best beaches in Hawaii. We still can't believe how upscale yet homey the accommodations are. There is an ocean-view lanai where we spent a lot of time reading and drinking coffee. The kitchen and bathroom are elegantly and thoughtfully fitted. It seems that Susu and Greg thought of everything we would need and more. We are so thankful that we stayed here and can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have you back for the 7th? time and happy you liked our renovation!!!! Love getting caught up with you 2 each year and sharing children and.grandchildren updates.
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The Perfect Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Shorebreak deserves nothing less than a perfect 5! My college-aged daughter spent two months this past summer working as an intern for a local start-up in Kailua and had the good fortune of renting this apartment from Susu and Greg. This unit had just been renovated and was absolutely charming. Everything about the space was beautiful and so well designed. It was bright, spacious and welcoming with comfortable furnishings, brand new appliances, and extremely clean. The unit was well stocked with laundry detergent, dish washing soap, coffee, etc. My daughter appreciated all the beach items and frequently used the beach chairs, boogie boards and beach towels – along with the outdoor shower!

Shorebreak is light and airy with windows all around and a fabulous deck with incredible views to the ocean. The ocean breezes kept it cool every night. The residential neighbor is quiet, private and very safe with the beach only a few short steps away (with private access). The location is one of the best in Kailua.

I can’t say enough good things about SuSu and Greg. They are the best. Susu is always super prompt and responsive. She is extremely friendly and went above and beyond the call of duty in making my daughter feel safe and welcome. Many thanks to them for sharing their beautiful apartment with her. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We just loved having C here and glad she enjoyed her internship as well as exploring the island! We also loved meeting you as well :) We now have new friends and we look forward to seeing again! Thank you for the positive review and here's to a great year in college for C.
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Shorebreak Kailua

  • 4 of 5

Great little suite right down the lane from the beach. Very clean, modern, and convenient!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying here and for the kind review. It was very nice meeting you both! Mahalo :)
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Great Honeymoon Location

  • 5 of 5

The website is exactly as described. We had a great time, the welcome basket was a nice touch, the breezes are epic - had to close windows on some nights due to sound of ocean and the wind in the trees. My wife sleeps best in 100% quiet so as much as I loved the sound of the waves at night, on the 3rd night I got her ear plugs and we both slept well.

Thanks for the sweet accommodations! Hope to celebrate our 1st Anniversary back there.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying here on your honeymoon. We enjoyed our visit with you down at the beach. Glad the earplugs worked! We look forward to having you back for your 1st Anniersary. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
13 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $140
Damage Deposit $250

After payment is made Guests are REQUIRED to sign a rental agreement and return to owner BEFORE arrival. Guests must respond with the following information:
Names of Guests
Cell Phone #
Flight info (we allow for early check in and late check out when we do not have a back to back booking)

Stays of one month or more: Damage Deposit $1000


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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