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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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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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average rating of 4.935484 based on 56 reviews

Fantastic Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. The suite was perfect! It was very clean, newly remodeled with beautiful finishes and decor, and the area and access to the beach couldn't be beat! Susu and Greg were the best hosts, they had everything we could have needed for the beach and in the apartment, a really nice folder with all of their top recommendations for the area, they were extremely nice to work with, and so accessible if we needed anything (which we really didn’t, because everything was perfect!) We would definitely come back to Shorebreak and highly recommend it! Mahalo Susu and Greg for sharing your wonderful space with us!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay at our upstairs cottage for your 10th anniversary celebration! Wishing you many more years of love and happiness :) We look forward to seeing you here again!
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to stay for me and my husband. This house has all the amenities you need with wonderful hosts. We had a great stay while celebrating the birth of our first grandchild.

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you A & B for staying here! I am happy that you were able to spend as much time as you did with your beautiful granddaughter. Such JOY! Safe travels back home and give your family our contact info in case they need any thing.
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Best place we've found in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have learned to rent on the beach side of Kalaheo. This property is the best we have found so far. It's very clean and cheerful, well-equipped for food preparation, with a nice view to see the sun rise as we prepare breakfast. Susu is an excellent host, not intrusive, but responsive.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo B & R for the thoughtful review as well as the lovely write up in our guest book. Glad you had a nice return trip to the islands! We have never hiked at Kaena Pt. but may do so now that you enjoyed it.
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Very comfortable, recently renovated, steps from a fantastic beach

  • 5 of 5

Really great place to stay. Private, very nicely and recently renovated guest suite half a block from a really nice beach for swimming and strolling. Kailua itself is also a really pleasant place to stay -- be sure to try the coffee and chocolate in town. All in all, perfect place for a relaxing trip to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay here! We enjoyed meeting you both and admire your great career choices :) We hope you will be back!
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Perfect little beach apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation in a perfect location! The little one bedroom unit was ideal for a couple! Very clean. Very tastefully decorated. Susu was so sweet and hospitable and left us all sorts of yummy tropical treats upon our arrival. We were very happy we chose this place and would come back again. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha J & C, Thank you for choosing to stay at our rental and thank you for your thoughtful review. It was so nice meeting you and I hope you have a wonderful time on Kauai as well :) We hope to see you again! Wishing you all the best for 2018.
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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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Chinese Garden Restaurant
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Anuenue Exquisite Tea
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Tea House
Baci Bistro
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Uahi Island Grill
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Steak Rave
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Los Garcia's Authentic Mexican Food
Mexican Restaurant
Over Easy
New American Restaurant
L & L Hawaiian BBQ
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Makai Bowls
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Mexico Lindo
Mexican Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Mexican Restaurant
Vietnamese Restaurant
Aloha Salads
Salad Shop
Morning Brew
Coffee Shop
Miyoshi Ramen
Chinese Restaurant
Ohana Bar-B-Q
Barbecue Restaurant
Grylt Kailua
India Cafe Indian Restaurant & Catering
Indian Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen at Kailua Town Center
Pizza Restaurant
Jamba Juice Kailua Village Shops
Juice Shop
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Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Saeng's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Big City Diner
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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