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Blue Ginger Cottage/Mele Hale

(23 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:5
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

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.
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Member since: 2003

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 5
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Bed & Breakfast


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

  • Bedroom 1


  • Loft + Den


  • Master bedroom - Queen Size Bed Loft - Double bed. Sitting room - two twin beds. One is a trundle. Baby Crib...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1


  • Shower One bathroom with outdoor exit. Outdoor shower for rinsing after the beach...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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....moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player:

    DVD Player in sitting room T.V....moreless

  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo:

    Blue Tooth speaker for PDA's...moreless

  • Television:

    Three cable televisions: Master Bedroom Loft Sitting Room...moreless

  • Toys
  • VCR


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Near The Ocean:

    Five minute walk to the beach...moreless

  • Rural:

    Property is 1/2 acre with tropical gardens...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Paragliding
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Three dining areas: Front Lanai Back Lanai Dining table inside...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Pool and Beach accessories: tubes Noodles miscellaneous Floaties...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Parking off street on landscaped pavers...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath Towels Beach Towels...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Available for use any time between 9:00 am and 9:00 PM...moreless

  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils:

    Coffee maker Electric fry pan Hot plate Rice Cooker Electric Teapots...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Full kitchen supplies China and beverage servers for 6 Asian eating and cooking appliances ...moreless

  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Kitchenette - full refrigerator with ice maker, sink, microwave, toaster oven, blender, hot plate Outside Bar-B-Que with cooktop...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Standard Microwave...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Each guest receives amenities for breakfast - Juice, Coffee, Cereal, Milk, Fruit, Muffins Refrigerator stocked with fresh condiments - catsup, salad dressings, jam, etc....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster:

    Pop Up Toaster Toaster Oven...moreless


  • Gazebo:

    Back yard has a lounging gazebo. Suitable for just relaxing or watercolor painting with the owner....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Hot Tub and pool are connected. Seats 4 comfortably....moreless

  • Private Pool:

    The Blue Ginger pool is exclusive for our guests available daily from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM. It is 40 feet long, 10 feet wide and 4 feet deep. Just for lounging, not for diving....moreless



from 23 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$1,575 $4,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13.95%


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 for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/26/2017
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14 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 + small restaurnats in Kailua town/walking dis
0.25 Miles
Nearest Beach
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:


Owner info

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

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/26/2017

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  • The hammock in the front yard

    The hammock in the front yard

  • Front lanai and bedroom entry

    Front lanai and bedroom entry

  • The master bedroom

    The master bedroom

  • The loft sleeping area

    The loft sleeping area

  • Dining table is a drop leaf.  Opens to seat 6 comfortably

    Dining table is a drop leaf. Opens to seat 6 comfortably

  • Kitchenette looking towards the master bedroom

    Kitchenette looking towards the master bedroom

  • Under the umbrella by the pool

    Under the umbrella by the pool

  • Back yard and gazebo in the distance

    Back yard and gazebo in the distance

  • Night time in the back yard

    Night time in the back yard

  • Hike in one of our jungles

    Hike in one of our jungles

  • Sunrise on Kailua Bay

    Sunrise on Kailua Bay

  • The front yard - late afternoon

    The front yard - late afternoon

  • The Loft

    The Loft

  • Master bedroom writing desk

    Master bedroom writing desk

  • View from the loft

    View from the loft

  • Kitchenette with skylight reflection

    Kitchenette with skylight reflection

  • Bathroom with door to outdoor shower

    Bathroom with door to outdoor shower

  • Sitting room
The trundle bed below

    Sitting room The trundle bed below

  • Back yard lounge beyond the pond

    Back yard lounge beyond the pond

  • Feed the birds

    Feed the birds

  • Take in the magnificent scenery

    Take in the magnificent scenery

VRBO #31997

This listing was first published here in 2003.

Date last modified - Friday, May 26, 2017

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