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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cottage, 1 Bedroom + Loft + Den, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)

Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale - 'Happy Home' is situated in the wonderful town of Kailua on the windward side of Oahu. We are the owners living on the property, next to the attached cottage. We are available at your request to answer your questions and share what we know about the islands. Our goal is to provide you with a home-like atmosphere. Your comfort is our top priority. Our concierge is Nicky the cat. He greets all guests but is happy to stay away if not welcome.

This is the ideal home for a family with 2 – 3 children, or couples celebrating a special event. It is three blocks to the center of town, and two blocks to glorious Kailua Beach. The property is very private; like a park on almost one half an acre. Feed the birds in the morning. Laze in the hammock; sit on one of two lanais - one off the bedroom in the garden, the other overlooking the pool and Jacuzzi. The back yard has other spots for relaxation - the gazebo and lawn chairs clustered under the lush vegetation .

Access to the cottage is through 3 exterior entrances – the sitting area, the bedroom and the bathroom. The inside is bright and very comfortable with 18 foot ceilings, skylights and ceiling fans. Sleeping arrangements are the queen bed in the master bedroom, a double bed in the loft which overlooks the bedroom, and two twin beds in the sitting area.

Fresh flowers, fruit, juice, muffins, cereal and coffee are all part of the welcome package. The refrigerator and cupboards have condiments often needed for home cooking; spices, vinegar/oil, peanut butter, etc. The amenities include everything needed for cooking – full size refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, electric skillet, toaster, coffee maker, etc. The outdoor burner on the grill is often used.

Most Sundays, a few family and friends gather for what we call 'Bubbly Sunday' - potluck, some prosecco, and sometimes the Jacuzzi. Cottage guests are always welcome.

If you are looking for local adventure we recommend hikes, kayaking or, consider paragliding. Come! Join us in paradise.

More Details

Susan Phillips
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Susan Phillips

We are kama`aina family living in the islands for nearly 30 years.


Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Rural ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Shower One bathroom with outdoor exit. Outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Master bedroom - Queen Size Bed Loft - Double bed. Sitting room - two twin beds. One is a trundle. Baby Crib
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
There are three cats who love guests who give them treats. Or, guest preference, a spray bottle to shoo them away. If you are allergic, please let me know so the cottage can be sanitized. Two dogs - a Boston Terrier and a big mutt visit often. The terrier is a ball player.


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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

Very Enjoyable!

  • 5 of 5

Susan was very nice and welcoming. The place was very relaxing. The loft was very nicely built. Also, dogs which she owns came over were very well behaved and friendly.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Placerville, CA

What a great choice this was!

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location. Everything we needed for a short stay on Oahu. Our hosts were fabulous. We highly recommend the Blue Ginger cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property and gracious hosts.

  • 5 of 5

This property is just a little different than most of the HomeAway or VRBO places we have encountered. The owners live in the other half of the home. It is a beautiful property with wonderful yard space and access to the hot tub and swimming pool. The kitchen was useful for making breakfast. While it does not have a stove, it has hotplates and a electric skillet available, along with other small appliances.

The home is a short walk away from a great beach so take advantage of the boogie boards and beach gear that is available. There are lots of kite surfers along this stretch of beach and they are fun to watch. The downtown area is also a short walk away and Kailua has a nice farmers market, shops and restaurants to check out.

Susan and Claude are very gracious hosts and answer any questions you may have about the area. If they invite you to one of their 'Ohana meals, take them up on it and enjoy yourself. It was a wonderful experience all around.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Perfect

  • 5 of 5

My parents, husband and I stayed at the Blue Ginger Cottage for a little getaway and it was wonderful. Susan and Claude are the perfect hosts! They had great suggestions for places to eat and all the beach equipment you could possibly need for a perfect day at the beach. The cottage was pristine and was decorated so beautifully. They had a fully stocked kitchen, as well as all of the "basics" for cooking. Susan even provided snacks, juice and milk for breakfast. What attention to detail! Staying here, we really felt like we were able to experience what it would be like to live in Oahu. We wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you so much, Susan and Claude, for making our first time in the Hawaiian Islands one we will always remember!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this place highly enough. You are literally a 5 minute walk to Kailua beach and 10 minutes to the center of town. The pool in the backyard is incredible and has a hot tub attached. Susan and Claude are fantastic hosts, and give you as much privacy as possible, but they are always accessible if you have questions. Susan went out of her way to also accommodate our 11 month old son. We are so glad we stayed here!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Republic of Texas near Dallas

A True Hawaiian Ohana Experience

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful way to end our trip! Susan and Claude are such wonderful people and their cottage was a perfect way to relax and experience "old school" Hawaiian Aloha. Our daughters loved playing in the pool while my wife and I enjoyed the relaxation of a few days of just sipping wine and wandering about town.

Susan and Claude truly made us feel we were Ohana and in turn we felt blessed by their warm and caring nature. This was so especially helpful since my wife was a little over wrought from some of our air travel and my autistic daughter was having some difficulties. We can't thank you enough Claude and Susan for your wonderful home and care!

We certainly will be making every effort to return next year.

Karen, Mike, Sarah and Taylor.

Good: Wonderful living accommodations. Cute Loft are for a little privacy for our daughter. Use of the pool and spa. Simple kitchen with all the necessities. A Hammock!!! Close enough to walk to anything in town.

Bad: We actually had to leave. Sooooo disappointing.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Mike and Karen. Thanks for taking the time to write. Hope you come back and can stay longer. Aloha, Susan and Claude
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
50 + small restaurnats in Kailua town/walking dis
Nearest Beach
0.25 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Oahu has so many activities - particularly in the out of doors. Besides the obvious ocean fare, there are aerial activities. Dillingham airfield has parachuting and glider flying. our son is part of a paragliding group here. Given the right wind conditions they fly off the Mokapuu Lighthouse site, Kahana Bay, Nanakuli and even Diamond Head. check out their website:


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

25% due at booking. Balance 15 days before arrival. Discounts available for 8 nights or more.
Refunds guaranteed if cancellation is necessary. Please contact me if that is necessary so the calendar can be cleared.
Tax Information available on request. Call 808-262-9626

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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