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Honu Cottage: Quiet, Beachfront & Comfortable + EPIC VIEWS!

Waimanalo Beach, HI, USA
  • Cottage710 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights

Cottage: 1 Bedroom loft + Fold Out Bed (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2+)


E Komo Mai (Welcome) to Paradise!

Honu Hale is a charming island-style cottage that sleeps 2-4 guests. A cozy loft bedroom has a comfortable king size bed and ocean views, as well as, a pull out sofa in the downstairs living area. A fully equipped kitchen with granite counters and a dining area with ocean views complete this inviting cottage.

We take pride in making you feel at home. Although we do not live on location, we are available 24/7. Our homes are fully furnished with everything you need for an ideal Hawaiian vacation...your home away from home.

YES! Hawaii 5-0 filmed at our property for Season 6: Episode 1 & the infamous Magnum PI house are less than a 1/2 mile away!

This home is safe and peaceful. The cottage is equiped with state of the art Fujitsu A/C units… We are a gated property with operational security cameras.

As you view the sunrise from your lanai (porch), or our semi-private pier, ocean breezes welcome and entice you to the spectacular vista of tropic islands off the coast. To the rightl is Mañana aka Rabbit Island, Kaohikaipu aka Black Rock Island, and Molokaʻi. To your left is Mokuula and Moku Manu Island…! The Hawaiian sunrise welcome you every single day of the year from our semi-private pier… Plan your days at the beach snorkeling, sea shell hunting or just lounging & sunbathing then enjoy a rinse off in your outdoor hot water shower after you're done.

Designated parking available for 2 vehicles & more parking is available upon request…

The lush yard of tropical delights including swaying coconut trees & tropical flowers, like the native-Hawaiian “half-flower” Naupaka & red ginger, kid- & adult-friendly swings, sitting benches & hammocks are for your pleasure! We welcome you to check out our tree house’s spectacular view :)

We invite you to sleep comfortably on our quality mattresses & high thread count cotton sheets.

A charcoal BBQ pit with a complimentary bag of self-starting charcoal is provided for all your outdoor cooking needs.

Our Beachfront Villas are breathtaking & you will not want to leave… A common refrain from our guests is “it’s better than the pictures!!!” Come experience our little slice of “Heaven on Earth…”

NEED SOMETHING LARGER OR NEED ADDITIONAL SPACE? ASK US ABOUT OUR OTHER PROPERTIES IN THE AREA! We can sleep up to 20 guests at our Beachfront Villas location & up to 12 guests at our Alaihi Street location. CALL TODAY TO FIND OUT MORE!! WE CAN'T WAIT TO INTRODUCE YOU TO OUR HOMES :)


Beachfront, House, Air-Conditioned, Open-Air, Upstairs, King-Sized Bed, Foldout Bed, Washer, Drier, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Parking, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai / Porch, Island Style, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, Hammock, Hot Tub…

*Holiday rates may apply

*Nightly rates may vary depending on time of stay, time of booking, occupancy, and any applied discounts

*Strict 'No Pets' policy enforced

TAT Tax ID: W66794751-01

Property Manager

Kalia Kalama

Member Since 2006
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 12, 2018
About Kalia Kalama

I grew up in Waimanalo and raised my 3 children there as well. Our family enjoys Surfing, Kayaking, Boogie Boarding, Sailing, Fishing and long walks on the beach, we love and respect the ocean and we hope you and your family will enjoy this beautiful home as much as we do! Mahalo nui loa for visiting Waimanalo, Hawai'i :)

Kalia Kalama purchased this Cottage in 1972

Why Kalia Kalama chose Waimanalo Beach

My family and I cherish Waimanalo and the ability to get away from the city and enjoy the peacefulness of the countryside, unwind on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and still be minutes away from great restaurants, shopping, the cinema and all major Hawaii attractions. We feel blessed to be able to share the ALOHA and open our home to guests from all over the world!

What makes this Cottage unique

See our REVIEWS! This home is a rare gem because of the location, amazing amenities, quiet & comfort, history, VIEWS & pleasant home-away-from-home comforts :) COME VISIT TODAY!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3
        • (1) Cal. King-Sized Bed + (1) Convertible Queen-Sized Fold Away Bed
          Sleeps (2-4) Guests. Multiple Couches & Seating Available.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • 1 WALKIN shower

          Location Type

            • Beach View
              Look out your window & see the beach, step out onto your lanai / porch & see the beach, walk out your front door & BE on the beach!
            • Beachfront
              Voted #1 beach in the USA in 2015; the unforgettably pristine Waimanalo Beach is literally IN your front yard! We are BEACHFRONT; the beach access ramp is literally in your yard :)
            • Mountain View
              The majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range is nearly in your back yard! Enjoy the breathtaking Waimanalo back drop as you celebrate paradise!
            • Near The Ocean
              We are blessed to be able to share oceanfront home with our guests...
            • Ocean View
              Yes! We have OCEAN VIEWS! Check out our pictures :)
            • Oceanfront
              Yes We are OCEANFRONT! Check out our pictures :)
            • Rural
              We are fortunate to be able to enjoy the best of both worlds: country living in a quiet residential neighborhood, but not too far from the shopping & entertainment of the city!
            • Water View
              Yes! We are on the water! We are oceanfront, waterfront & beachfront :)
            • Waterfront
              Yes! We are on the water! We are oceanfront, waterfront & beachfront :)!


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Spa
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          YES! We have a large FUJITSU A/C!
                        • Covered Parking
                        • Garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Towels Provided
                          Bath towels, hand towels & face clothes plus beach towels provided :)
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wireless Internet


                            • Coffee Maker
                              MR. COFFEE
                            • Cooking Utensils
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  SMALL indoor dining table & EXTRA SMALL outdoor dining table available...
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 3 people


                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      Smart TV
                                    • Toys


                                        • Boat
                                          ASK OUR OWNER ABOUT HIS CUSTOM CATAMARAN SAILS BY DONATION :)
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                        • Kayak / Canoe
                                          AVAILABLE UPON DELIVERY WITH SEEKSPOT CONCIERGE
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          BBQ Charcoal Grill
                                        • Water Sports Gear
                                          AVAILABLE UPON DELIVERY WITH SEEKSPOT CONCIERGE


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • smoking allowed
                                              SMOKING ALLOWED OUTSIDE ONLY!

                                              Onsite Services

                                                • Concierge


                                                    • marina
                                                    • arboretum
                                                    • churches
                                                    • cinemas
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • library
                                                    • botanical garden
                                                    • museums
                                                    • playground
                                                    • recreation center
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • theme parks
                                                    • water parks
                                                    • zoo

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • paddle boating
                                                        • beachcombing
                                                        • boating
                                                        • eco tourism
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • horseshoes
                                                        • luaus
                                                        • miniature golf
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shelling
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • whale watching
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • Babysitter
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • paragliding
                                                                • basketball court
                                                                • deepsea fishing
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • golf privileges optional
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • hunting
                                                                • ice skating
                                                                • jet skiing
                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • parasailing
                                                                • pier fishing
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • roller blading
                                                                • sailing
                                                                • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling
                                                                • snorkeling/diving
                                                                • sound/bay fishing
                                                                • surf fishing
                                                                • surfing
                                                                • swimming
                                                                • tennis
                                                                • water skiing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • wind-surfing


                                                                    • Keywords: Beachfront, House, Air-Conditioned, Open-Air, Upstairs, King-Sized Bed, Foldout Bed, Private, Washer, Drier, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Parking, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai / Porch, Island Style, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, Hammock, Hot Tub…

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      60 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Relaxing, great for adventures or going for a swim

                                                                      Andrea B.

                                                                      When we first got to the place it was very easy to just sit back, relax and make ourselves at home. We had plenty of space and resources to have the best time and enjoy our spring break to the fullest. The view of the ocean was breathtaking and the beach was incredible for swimming, snorkeling, and “chilling”! We loved the sense of friendliness with our neighbors and we got to know them and talk with them. Towards the end of the trip we got to go on an incredible sailing trip on the owners sail boat and that was fantastic! Overall this was a great stay and we couldn’t imagine our trip staying anywhere else and we would love to come here again!

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      As alway, great guest make for a great time enjoyed by all parties. They were incredible guests and we look forward to their next journey back. Keep the "Aloha Spirit" going where ever you are.....life is like a box of chocolates....enjoy it!

                                                                      Nice views outside your front door. Cozy and private.

                                                                      Scott P.

                                                                      We enjoyed the location with the ocean just 40’ away. Cozy and very clean. Very relaxing. 6 mile drive to East Honolulu for shopping.

                                                                      A bait and switch disappointment.

                                                                      Todd R.

                                                                      On the website I saw a beautiful two bedroom, two bath cottage on the beach with a hot tub and first class amenities. I applied to rent this for five nights and was accepted. When we arrived the driveway passcode worked but the front door passcode did not work. We called the name on the instructions and was given the passcode to get in. It was everything I had expected. We went to town for a few hours and returned to find someone else moved in saying they had rented it also. We got the owner out to the property and it turns out we had rented a much smaller inferior 3/4 bath with a loft space. I got out my paperwork and found in the small print, I had rented a one bedroom, one bath. I was too late to make other arraignments and we made do. I was very disappointed in this rental. It is more of a caretakers quarters with a fiberglass shower stall with loose faucet handles. Everything tight and crummy and not well kept. The location is beautiful and if we had been in the space that was represented on the website I'm sure we would have been very pleased. When this situation was explained to the owner he listened, said he understood how it happened and how we were disappointed. He made no effort to accommodate us or give us some sort of compensation.

                                                                      Owner's Response:

                                                                      This was not a bait and switch. The simple fact is the guest booked the wrong cottage. In his haste upon arrival, he went to the wrong cottage and tried to enter the code given for the collage he booked. Guests had already checked to the cottage that he thought he booked. Management arrived to diffuse the situation and discovered the confusion of the couple who booked the Honey Moon Cottage. Upon discovering, it was not a 2 bedroom cottage, but a loft that he booked, he was disappointed. And in light of his disappointment, we was searching for something to complain about. Apparently the guest was expecting compensation of sort for his mistake and oversight.

                                                                      Absolutely One of a Kind Place!

                                                                      Jill C.

                                                                      We absolutely loved our stay at this cottage! Beautiful views, lots of privacy. Quiet beach and the pier of course. Everything was spot on, though it’s the middle house between two others (rented by the same managers) the porch area was totally private. The most we saw neighbors was if they walked by or on the beach. Parking was great, the house was clean and cute, laundry easy and the place was secure. Can’t beat the price for this stay, stores and other beaches are nearby. We loved it so much we are considering one of the other two houses in years to come just to mix it up a little. Very family friendly area!

                                                                      Beach is not what it appears to be but still a beautiful property. Safe and secluded with a great c

                                                                      Keith B.Newberry SC

                                                                      I would stay here again. Mike was super friendly and the property manager was very helpful as well

                                                                      Owner's Response:


                                                                      It was great to have you spend time with us at "Honu Hale". I am glad to have been of assistance. Hope your return flight went smoothly and that you are still basking in the warm of Hawaii's sun.

                                                                      May your New Year be Safe, Healthy and Happy!



                                                                      Beachfront Villas

                                                                      Beautiful setting steps from beach but place needs some updating for the $395 pricetag

                                                                      Michael R.

                                                                      View 5 out of 5 ,setting 5 out of 5 ,host Kalia 5 out of 5 , accommodations and amenities 3 out of 5 place needs an update shower stall stained and taps felt like they were gonna fall off in my hands. Shower curtain dirty and shower stall small epic struggle to get clean and not get dirty at the same time. Kitchen was fine and I realize most people don't eat in on holidays but the pots and pans looked like they had been salvaged from the uss arizona. Small things but at a $395 a night price point I expected a little more. That being said you are here for the view and the beach and they are stunning. Oh also for a 200 dollar cleaning fee the job done was sub standard sand all over the couch dishes left for me to put away vacuum left for me to put away BBQ dirty two pairs of I don't know who's shoes for me to deal with. Would I stay again only for the view. Also area is a little sketchy lots of homeless people wandering around none on property but just outside the gate they are everywhere also road noise a bit more than I would care for but the waves crashing do a good job of limiting it. All in all 3 out 5 at the price. Hope this helps!


                                                                      Waimanalo Beach, HI, USA

                                                                      Our homes offer the best of both worlds: old Hawaiian style cottage living with all the modern amenities needed (plus more!). We provide authentic island style accommodations right on the beach, away from the hustle & bustle of Waikiki. We are in the small country town of Waimanalo, but are still just 15 minutes to Kailua Beach & Lanikai Beach, 25 minutes to Honolulu Town & Diamond Head, 45 minutes to Pearl Harbor & a 1 hour drive to the infamous North Shore. Waimanalo is home to one of the World’s most beautiful beaches as well as a few locally owned & operated restaurants & shops. When you look out your window or step out onto your lanai (porch); you’ll see a heavenly view of Rabbit Island & the infamous Waimanalo ocean blues plus the majestic Ko’olau Mountain Range! Stroll down to your front yard & hunt for sea glass & seashells because you are ON the beach… Enjoy your morning coffee (we recommend Hawai’i-grown Kona) & sunrise on our private pier, on one of our hand-made benches or even on your lanai (porch). Be sure to be on the lookout for our Hawaiian sea turtle ohana! The endangered “Honu” aka Hawaiian Sea Turtles love playing in the crashing waves of the Pacific… During winter months (December to March) keep your eyes open for Humpback Whales! Waimanalo Beach offers some of the SAFEST swimming & MOST SUPERB snorkeling in the Hawaiian Islands! The natural reef & plentiful native corals & fish provide protection to our coastlines & a plethora of color under the sea, sure to captivate you & your family… Some favorite guests seen from our pier include: the State Fish; Humuhumunukunukuapua’a & State Mammal; the endangered Hawaiian Monk Seal. We provide snorkels, fins & masks plus fishing gear upon request. Waimanalo Bay Beach & Makapu’u Beach, both world-renowned for body surfing & are two of Oahu’s top boogie boarding beaches for beginners, are less than 2 miles from our Beachfront Villas PLUS we provide boogie boards for your use so you’re all good to go! Ask us or our SeekSpot Ohana about: Hiking, Beach-Combing, Meditation, Outdoor or Indoor Yoga, Scuba Diving, Mountain Climbing, Horse-Back Riding, Sailing, Whale Watching, Bird Watching, Scenic Drives, Surfing, Paddling, Stand-Up Paddle Boarding, Golf or Minature Golf, Waterfalls, Sauna & Spa, Botanical Gardens, Restaurants, Shopping, Site-Seeing, Luaus, Historical Museums & MORE! You’re in the perfect location to explore these activities & so much more without compromising authentic Hawaiian paradise & serenity! Whether this is your 1st or 50th stay here in Hawai’i, we guarantee you’ll be impressed & won’t want to wait to book your next stay! Our guests all state… THE PICTURES DON’T DO OUR HOMES JUSTICE! :)


                                                                      Additional information about rental rates

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                                                                      We may be open to less than 3 nights stay if our calendar allows - Please ask :-) BY PROCESSING YOUR PAYMENT WITH VRBO/HOMEAWAY YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR BEACHFRONT VILLAS TERMS & CONDITIONS LISTED ON OUR CONTRACT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. Rates Are Subject to Change TAT#66794751-01

                                                                      60 Reviews
                                                                      Excellent 4.7/5
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