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Sweetest Deal for this Suite...Unbelievable Price!! Lots of Amenities

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

ARRIVE as our GUEST, Leave as our OHANA!

Savor the true spirit of ALOHA at our beautiful beach home. Experience old-Hawaiian charm with a modern twist! Enter your oasis that is beautifully landscaped and tastefully decorated with flavors of the Island. Enjoy all the comforts of home while feeling like it's your own private resort. Your room, the 'Pineapple Suite' has all the comforts of home and features a luxury queen sized bed with 600 count sateen sheets.

DISCOUNTED GLIDER FLIGHT: See the North Shore from the Air! Owner/Glider Pilot Rick will take you on a 30 minute once in a lifetime flight! Weather and availability permitting.

OTHER FEATURES: Warm Outdoor Shower, Guest Laundry Area, Lovable Pets to Greet You Each Day


Beach Chairs, Sun Umbrella, Coolers, Beach Towels, Kayaks, Surfboards, Boogie boards, and Snorkeling Gear all come with the rental.

- MARRIAGE IN THE MAKING? Owner/Reverend Rick will help with the preparations and provide an intimate ceremony that will create memories to last a lifetime!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING BIGGER? See our other rental, 263629 or rent both

Keywords: Rental, Vacation Rental, Seaside Retreat, Studio, Ocean Retreat, Beachside Rental, Bed and Breakfast, Bungalow, Suite, Guest, Glider flight,

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Tamy or Rick
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Tamy or Rick

We absolutely love Hawaii and our special home in Waimanalo. We appreciate how blessed we are to be here and we want to share the gift of this beautiful community with others. We dreamed of one day returning to make Waimanalo Beach our permanent home after serving over 20 years in the Armed Forces. This dream became a reality because of our Hanai ('adopted') Grandparents (both Pearl Harbor survivors) and their family - it is through their love, support and generosity we are living our dream today. Our Grandparents had deep family roots in Hawaii stretching back to the 1880s and we look forward to sharing their story as a living legacy of the love and Ohana that anchors the true spirit of this place we call home

Tamy or Rick purchased this studio in 2004

Why Tamy or Rick chose East Oahu

While dating, we stayed in a rental just down the road and it was our dream to come back and open our own rental. After a lot of sweat, tears, hard work and determination we were able to make our dream into a reality!

What makes this studio unique

Our rental is located 150 yards from one of the most pristine five mile stretches of beach on the island. Rarely crowded, it will feel like your own private beach.

Recently remodeled, our rental was designed by a 'Green' certified architect. The layout and design of our home captures both the sun rays and ocean breezes for the best natural lighting and cooling effects. Ceiling fans help to provide extra air flow so there is not a need for air conditioning. Soft colors add a warm and inviting feel to each room. The yard is a garden oasis. You will enjoy a variety of local trees, flowers and greenery. When blooming, the scent of Jasmine will fill your room.

Each suite provides all the comforts of home with a private hotel style bath. An attached den (common area) offers a place for quiet leisure activities.

Two extremely friendly outside dogs (Koa and George) will be happy to welcome you when you arrive and visit you everyday during your stay.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please Refer to Reviews listed on our Other VRBO site at
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Waimanalo Beach Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • 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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom with Shower/Tub combo.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Private entrance Suite with Queen sized Bed with Beautiful Custom Teak Headboard, High Quality Mattress and 500 count Satin Sheets
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This vacation rental was built with Quality and 'Green' in mind and has beautiful bamboo floors, granite counter-tops, along with premium ceiling fans and several windows to capture the ocean trade winds. Air conditioning is available to help cool the room for comfortable sleeping.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Sweetest Deal for this Suite...Unbelievable Price!! Lots of Amenities
average rating of 4.8875 based on 81 reviews

A hidden Gem!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time with Rick and Tamy!!!! The room was very clean and they had all the little extras that we needed to make our stay more enjoyable. The whole property is beautiful, but we spent most of our evenings in the front yard barbecueing and enjoying the fish pond.

My wife and I will definitely be staying here again in the future!

Thank you for a memorable stay!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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What a treat!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at Rick & Tamy's Pineapple Suite on Oahu. Not much to add to the great reviews before us. Just to mention a few highlights though: upon arriving we were invited to the ongoing friends & neighbours BBQ on the beach, we made use of the wonderful outdoor WARM shower, loved sitting on the lanai and taking in the garden's sights and sounds around us, the private parking is definitely a plus this close to the beach, and and and. Rick and Tamy are great hosts and make you feel right at home!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Everything you need....

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Rick and Tamys. We came to Waimanalo to renew our vows (it's where we were originally married)....the accommodations were incredibly clean, quiet, the grounds beautiful and the beach is literally a 30 second walk away. Rick was our officiant for our renewal/wedding and he did a wonderful job. Our room, the pineapple room, was small. Not much extra room besides the bed, but there is a sizable lanai where we spent most of our time. There is also a community room...where books and a couch and coffee makers etc were. That also

opened to a gorgeous wrap around porch! There are beach chairs and mats and kayaks and paddle boards...umbrellas and beach towels for your use. Plus private parking off the street. There are two puppies, Koa and George who will come

visit and say hello. Very sweet puppies. Rick was awesome, and we never met Tamy as we were gone a lot of the time. Waimanalo is a very uncrowded and beautiful beach! The town is very small with limited's such a departure from the yuck of Waikiki. The beach can get windy, but it is on the windward side ;-) Overall, we'd recommend this place, and we'll be back. We travel to Oahu three times a year and use VRBO every time, and this is by far our new gontonwhen it's just the two of us!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great room close to beach!

  • 5 of 5

Extremely well appointed room in quiet neighborhood. Private porch and attached indoor sitting area for morning coffee and relaxing at the end of the day was a plus. On site owners were very friendly and helpful and made us feel right at home. Beach access directly across the street. Restaurants, grocery stores, etc. a short drive away. Overall we would highly recommend this room and would stay here again if our travels bring us back to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Fantastic Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rick and Tamy's lovely place far exceeded our expectations. The room we had was small but quite well appointed, very clean and very comfortable. There is a "common room" in which you can relax, read, play games, watch tv, have tea and coffee. Outside each suite is a lovely porch. We had our breakfast there each day. There is an outdoor shower (nice after the beach), beach chairs and umbrellas, boogie boards, surf boards, snorkels and flippers and just about any water "toy" you can think of. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and private...and the beach was one of the most beautiful and uncrowded beaches we saw on Oahu..and just across the street! Being in Waimanalo was convenient for touring by car all parts of the island and yet was away from the traffic and congestion (and the overinflated prices) of Honolulu and Waikiki. Our hostess, Carleen, a good friend of Rick and Tamy's (they were away at the time), was lovely and a most delightful and helpful guide to the area. Unbeknownst to us, there was a first class snorkeling area quite close to our Waimanalo "home" called Hamauna Bay and we took advantage of some really wonderful snorkeling without having to travel far. Our stay at Rick and Tamy's was the most relaxing part of our 17 day stay in the four islands we visited, and we most definitely would stay there again if the opportunity to return to Hawaii presents itself in the future.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Getaway in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Here's the short version: stay in one of Rick and Tammy's suites if you want a peaceful stay in paradise; if you like beautiful grounds and lovely hosts; if you want to be right by a picturesque and secluded, sandy beach; and if you want convenient access by car to Oahu and its sights.

My boyfriend and I wanted to experience Oahu, but we weren't wild about staying in Waikiki with tens of thousands of other visitors in an experience designed around tourism. We wanted the real thing--ocean breezes, sand between our toes, books and beverages in hand and the whole ocean seemingly to ourselves. At the same time, we hoped for a good launch pad to keep the whole island within reach so we could discover its treasures.

The Pineapple Suite delivered this in spades. Not only is the Suite pretty, private, secure and stocked with basic toiletries and a minifridge, but the grounds are meticulously kept and beautiful. Rick and Tammy (plus George and Koa the dogs and Tigger the cat) are warm and somehow manage to be available whenever you want company while allowing plenty of space when you don't.

Situated in Waimanalo, Rick and Tammy's place is everything we could have hoped for. The neighborhood is peaceful, and the beach is just across the street. Waimanalo Beach itself is gorgeous and still something of a secret unknown to visitors. During the working hours of the week the odds are that you'll see up to three people total along the entire expanse of the beach.

The town itself is quaint and relaxed. We felt safe walking along the streets day and night. We ate at three of the four main restaurants and recommend all of them: Ono Steaks and Shrimp Shack (truly ono--delicious; don't forget for dessert the sugary donuts called malasadas), 'Ai Love Nalo (fantastic vegan cuisine) and Serg's Mexican Kitchen (get the chorizo tacos). Kailua is a larger town to the north that has a number of great restaurants and small shops.

Waimanalo is just thirty minutes by car from the Honolulu Airport. Halona Blowhole is an impressive sight only ten minutes southeast, and the legendary snorkeling of Hanauma Bay is only ten minutes beyond that. The north shore surf and mythical Banzai Pipeline are an hour north through central Oahu or three hours north along the shore. Adventure awaits all along the way: kayak to an offshore island, see the stunning Laie Point, eat at the shrimp trucks of Kahuku or taste island life at the Polynesian Cultural Center.

An easy five stars.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Big Country Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olamana Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
250 Metres
Kalanianaole Hwy
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Waimanalo Beach
Car: recommended

Looking to Get Married....Owner can perform a beautiful personalized ceremony for you and your future life partner. See more at

As an experienced sailor and avid glider pilot, owners can offer a relaxed sailing adventure with lunch or even a breath-taking glider flight on the North Shore! Ask for more details with your inquiry


Rates & Availability

Waimanalo Beach Studio Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.96%

Will accept less than 4 nights booked with Cleaning Fee. All rates are subject to change without notice.
Tax ID 58429289-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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