About the property
- Cottage900 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
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.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Susan Phillips
We are kama`aina family living in the islands for nearly 30 years.
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100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A home away from home
We loved our stay with Susan and Claude, who welcomed our family of 5 like one of their own. Blue Ginger Cottage is impeccably appointed, the Phillips are wonderful hosts, and the location is so close to beautiful beaches and a short stroll to town. While the rain and wind dampened our experience, there was plenty of warmth and sunshine at Blue Ginger Cottage. Thank you for looking after us.
Great place to unwind and get away from the busy-ness of downtown, excellent beaches and shops nearby, Susan and Claude made us feel very comfortable and provide tasteful goodies to start with. Our family talk about our visit to Oahu often and most likely returning.
HI Marcus and Heidi. Thanks so much for the kind words. Hope to see you back some time. Aloha, Susan and Claude
Our second time and we will be back!
This VRBO is an ideal set up for our family of 5. Our kids love the swimming pool, hot tub, large front and back yards, and the pets that live on and visit the property (two cats and Noodles the athletic Boston Terrier). Our older teenager especially loves the privacy of his own loft bedroom. Susan and Claude, the hosts who live in the attached main house, take a caring interest in their guests. They are friendly and extremely accommodating and helpful. For example, we wanted to play tennis at the beautiful courts, which are walking distance away, and they provided us with rackets. They are easy going and flexible about the shared use of their washer/dryer and outdoor space. The refrigerator is always stocked with cans of Hawaiian Sun juice, a highlight for the kids.
Thanks for another great vacation!
Alisa and Family - it was great seeing everyone again. You are great guests, so relaxed. Look forward to seeing you again. Susan
Lovely place to stay
We had a lovely time at this cottage. From the moment we inquired about the cottage to the end of our time there Susan was warm, welcoming and generous. The cottage was well presented, with comfortable beds and a beautiful outdoor area and garden. Susan had stocked the cottage with initial food items, which was very welcoming. Our boys loved the pool and spa, and the beach was only a short walk away. We also enjoyed our conversations with Susan and her husband and would not hesitate to stay there again should the opportunity arise.
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.
What a great choice this was!
Excellent location. Everything we needed for a short stay on Oahu. Our hosts were fabulous. We highly recommend the Blue Ginger cottage.
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
Additional information about rental rates
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