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

Bedrooms 1
Space 710 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

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 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. 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 is 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 to 22 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

More Details

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.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 20, 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!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our return visit here was beyond worth it! Your cottages, pier, beach, canoe/catamaran... Were a blessing. We hope to come back with our kiddos. :)

We love learning about Hawaii & look forward to coming back here. It is one of my favorite things to snorkel here. Sitting on the pier, drinking coffee, meeting neighbors, watching 4 or 5 turtles at a time & fish are definite joys of staying here. Thank you again so much for sharing your beachfront property with us.
Feb 2014
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Waimanalo Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 710 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 WALKIN shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • (1) Cal. King-Sized Bed + (1) Convertible Queen-Sized Fold Away Bed: Sleeps (2-4) Guests. Multiple Couches & Seating Available.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • 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…


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average rating of 4.671875 based on 80 reviews

Beautiful view and great peaceful location

  • 5 of 5

This rustic, cute and romantic beach house is right on the beach. We made great use of the semi private pier for champagne sunsets and coffee sunrises! Close to Kailua and far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Perfect for people like us-on their honeymoon who wanted seclusion and privacy!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for choosing to stay with us! We hope you will return to celebrate anniversaries with us as well! Congratulations and much Aloha!
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  • 5 of 5

We rented the small Honu Cottage for 5 days, 2 Adults one 12 year old and it was perfect for us. Everything is new and clean as it has been remodeled. The view from the cottage, yard, and pier are spectacular. We enjoyed the views, outdoor shower, swings, swimming, snorkeling, hanging out on the pier, and on the small beach. We were fortunate to take a ride on the catamaran with the owner and his dog which was a highlight of our trip. The Owner and Property Manager are both responsive and laid back. The rides into town for shops and restaurants to Kailua or Waikiki are simple and quick 25 - 35 minutes and about 15 minutes to Hawaii Kai. One of our favorite beaches on the island, Waimanalo Beach Park, is a few minutes drive away for larger waves, boogie boarding, swimming and soaking up the sun. We actually didn't even go this time, just stopped for a few minutes after checking out, because we loved hanging at the cottage grounds. This property is perfect for parties of 3, possibly 4. It is relaxing and gorgeous. Thank you for allowing us a little slice of aloha! Definitely recommend; I LOVED the constant beauty! Thank you Mike & Kalia for your aloha spirit and making our trip so memorable!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was such a great pleasure to host Antoinette and her family. It was a special homecoming for her father. They were fun, happy go lucky, and truly enjoyed all the beauty and amenities available for their use. It would be terrific to welcome them back again. Until their next trip, be well, happy and enjoy life! Blessings to you and yours! Kalia
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Small tidy cottage, great location

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cottage along side the larger house for additional space for our large family reunion. It was a great addition, gave the kids another place to hang out away from the adults.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrea and family were always a joy to to see enjoying the sand, sea, pier, and beach gear. Whether relaxing in a chair or on a beach towel on the sand. The children truly loved the hot tub. They are always welcome to vacation here at Beachfront Villas Hawaii. Until their next time, be well, be happy, enjoy life and those around you. Aloha.....Kalia!
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Would stay again!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful setting, very clean cottage! Quiet and close to our families also staying nearby.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Away from crowds.

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate both in and out. It's a classic beach cottage with nice gardens and all you need to BBQ. A/C works great and with the windows open, it's breezy and comfortable. Kalia was friendly and helpful.

Check for when the tide is out to walk along the shore. There are fish to view with a snorkel just a short walk out from the beach (wear reef shoes). The water is crystal clear at low tide. The pier is not useable due to structural issues.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to host the Vaughns. They truly enjoyed being away from the hustle and bustle of the city and took great advantage of our piece of Paradise. Happy, funny and great spirits. It would be a treat to have them visit Beachfront Villas Hawaii again. Aloha and Mahalo for being terrific guests!
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Relaxing, great for adventures or going for a swim

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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 is like a box of chocolates....enjoy it!
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honululu International Airport ~ 30 minutes away
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Kona Brewing in Hawaii Kai & Kalapawai in Kailua
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Hawaii Kai Golf Course / Olomana Golf Links
Nearest Motorway
Kalanianaole Hwy: 2 lanes take you all around Oahu
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
LOCAL restaurants in Waimanalo Kailua & Hawaii Kai
Nearest Beach
You front yard!
Car: recommended

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! :)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250

We may be open to less than 3 nights stay if our calendar allows - Please ask :-)


Rates Are Subject to Change

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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