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**SPACIOUS, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY FRIENDLY COTTAGE ON THE MOUNTAIN SIDE**

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 850 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cottage,, Kitchen, 2 Bedrooms w/AC, King & Full bed(s), 1 Bath (Sleeps up to 6)

Highlights:

*1 King bed, 1 Full bed-1 Queen air mattress

*Infant playpen/crib available

* AC, TV, and standing fans in bedrooms

* WIFI

*Beach towels, coolers, boogie boards, snorkels

*Washer/Dryer at back of house

*Outdoor seating

*Parking pad for 1st car, street parking for 2nd

*Cottage at the top of property, must be able to walk up steep driveway & stairs

*Banana, lychee, mango, papaya, guava, and black cherry trees

*Hiking, kayaking, bay tours, ranch activities near by

*Check in 3pm/out 11am (early & late arrangements possible)

*50% deposit holds dates with remainder due 30 days from arrival

*30 day cancellation notice for full refund of deposit

*Taxes included in nightly rate

Enjoy the real Hawai'i 'local style' and discover all that the windward side of the island has to offer. With beautiful beaches, majestic waterfalls, scenic drives and an array of restaurants, farmers markets and local delicatessens, you will be glad you stayed in the country.

The Ahuimanu Cottage is 30 minutes from the airport, located in the heart of Kahalu'u with nearby waterfall hikes, beaches, shopping, restaurants, and grocery stores.

The house features a spacious open beam living room and dining area. A full kitchen with counter bar, a bathroom with tub, two large bedrooms and a washer and dryer. It is tastefully decorated with AC and, LCD TV's in each of the bedrooms and all the comforts of home.

One uncovered parking stall is located on the bottom of our driveway. A steep driveway and stairs lead up to the cottage that is tucked away from the main road. And we have two friendly dogs who will greet you at the gate and a land tortoise in the yard.

The rental is situated in a residential neighborhood. This is our home, not a party house. Please no smoking, loud noise or late night partying.

Attractions and distance from the Cottage:

Movie Theater 1 mile

Supermarket/Grocery Story 1 mile

Byodo In Temple 1 mile

Waihe'e waterfall 2 miles

Windward Mall shopping, food court, movies, farmers market 3 miles

Haleiwa Joes Restaurant and Bar 3 miles

Bayview Golf, Mini putt, zipline 5 miles

Kaneohe Marine Corps Base 6 miles

Kualoa Ranch horseback, ATV and movie tours 6 miles

Chinaman's Hat (Kualoa Beach) 6 miles

Kaaawa Beach tan, swim and snorkel at 8 miles

Crouching Lion Restaurant and Bar 10 miles

Kailua beaches, hikes, waterfalls, specialty shops 10 miles

Arizona Memorial, USS Bowfin, Pacific Aviation Museum 15 miles

Polynesian Cultural Center 18 miles

Hanauma Bay fish and snorkeling 21 miles

Northshore shrimp trucks, big wave beaches, 28 miles

Keywords: Ahuimanu, Kaneohe, Cottage, House, Country, Spacious, Home

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About The Owner

My family and I have lived on the property for over 30 years. Paoa is a retired fire captain, my husband's a manager of the Hawaii island newspapers and I manage a non-profit community center a mile from the house. Our family also includes our two young adult children, our dogs Taimane and Roxy, and Teddy our tortoise. Over the weekend you can find us bodysurfing, picking shells, fishing, and playing with our dogs at the beach. We're friendly and easy to get along with so please don't hesitate to ask questions if you want recommendations or if there's something that we can address during your stay. We're grateful for the opportunity to host you during your vacation on Oahu.

Why The Owner chose East Oahu

My grand parents built the ohana cottage when I was born to accommodate their growing family. Now that everyone has grown up and moved out we share the house with visiting family and friends like you who want to experience Hawaii like a locals instead of a tourist. Since Honolulu is one of the most expensive places to visit we offer budget and family friendly accommodation for malahini and kama'aina alike.

What makes this cottage unique

We live below the majestic Koolau mountain range. When it rains heavy here the water falls spill out and line the the entire mountain range from Kahalu'u to Likelike. The windward side is also blessed with beautiful greenery, sandy beaches, scenic drives and a much slower island pace.

Guestbook comments from the owner

TKS again for your house. Our family had a great vacation in Oahu!



The kids say HI to Roxy and Tie and Teddy of course ;-)))



The THERIAULT family
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Ahuimanu Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 full bathtub, toilet and vanity
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • King Bed (1), Full Bed (1), Inflatable Full Bed (1), Playpen/bassinet (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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average rating of 4.467742 based on 63 reviews
5

Nice Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5

The house was well stocked with things you would need to be comfortable! There were even extras like a pack and play, books, movies, shampoo, reusable grocery bags, a rolling cooler, beach supplies, and cleaning supplies. Both bedrooms had ac units that worked really well and there were floor fans as well. The wifi was fast. When there was an issue Val was quick to respond and fix the problem. Val and her husband even helped us jump our car when it died! The only thing I would want to give a heads up about is the drive way is very steep and the road is narrow so the parking spot is a little tricky to get in and out of. Over all we loved staying here and Val and her husband were really nice and helpful!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kim!
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4

Great location, spacious, great service from owner

  • 4 of 5

The location of this cottage is perfect to visit Oahu. The Kaneohe area is beautiful, green and the mountains, beaches, north coast and Honolulu are close, while there's all the shops and restaurants around that we like. 

The cottage is spacious, plenty of room for 4 adults. It's in the back yard of the owner, about 30ft away. Handy if you need something, not very private though. There was no outdoor grill when we arrived, but the owner took care and got a brand new one when we asked about it. Thanks Val, we enjoyed it!  

The cottage was well stocked, also with a lot of beach stuff, although some basic items where missing, like knifes and a lighter. We asked and got them. Pans were crooked, it was a bit of challenge to cook our bacon. But we didn't want to keep asking ;) 

 

The cottage looks pretty old but is well kept, however the kitchen could use some updating and fixing compared to the other 3 houses we stayed at in Hawaii.  

  

There's wifi, but when we were there, it was instable, disconnecting many times and at relatively low speed. It was great to have airconditioning in both bedrooms, the one in the second bedroom is pretty noisy. 

Great to have laundry facilities, but the washing machine only could be used cold. We're from Europe and are used to washing towels and stuff at higher temperatures.  

 

Compared to the other 3 houses this cottage was way more expensive so less value for money, but that goes for everything on Oahu is our experience ;) 

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quiet place

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Ahuimanu Cottage. The kitchen was supplied with all the basic things, and when I asked for some extra pots Val provided them right away.

The owners are very friendly and accommodating. Beach towels, boogie boards and coolers were very useful.

Both Roxy and Tai are very friendly dogs and Teddy, the tortoise, was great to have around.

Val was very kind to allow us a late departure to catch a 10:00 pm flight.

Overall we had a great stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Most tranquil

  • 5 of 5

We (3 adults, 2 kids) had a very enjoyable stay here, plenty of room and we appreciated the kitchen/laundry facilities. Val is a very friendly and accommodating host, and a huge shout out to Roxy and Tai, the friendliest doggies on O'ahu! The kids loved playing with them and were very sad to have to leave them behind...

The property itself is pretty basic but you don't come to Hawai'i to hang out at home, and it was perfectly situated in terms of access to beaches, Kailua, Honolulu/Waikiki, and only a pretty short drive to the North Shore.

I saw some earlier reviewers mention snorkel gear, we couldn't find any, and also there was no outside grill - however, these are minor details. The parking spot is a bit precarious too, especially if you're driving a big old minivan as we were, but we managed to get by without any mishaps.

Overall highly recommended!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful Ahuimanu Cottage

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my week at Ahuimanu Cottage! It was the perfect location, nestled in the gorgeous foothills of the Ko'olau Range on the windward side of Oahu, from which to travel to all parts of the island. The cottage was an enchanting "home away from home" for me; I just fell in love with the plantation style and décor. It was spacious with large rooms and utterly charming. Valzey Freitas is the perfect hostess, so friendly and helpful with ideas to make your visit a memorable one. Her two pups are friendly, adorable, and sweet and welcomed me each time I returned from my forays around the island. I will certainly look forward to staying at Ahuimanu Cottage the next time I have the privilege of visiting my home island of Oahu. Thank you, Val, for everything!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, clean, simple cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This is a cute little cottage behind the main house. The owner, Val, is very friendly and helpful. In addition to standard amenities, the rental includes a bunch of stuff for enjoying the beach: beach towels, a couple coolers, boogie boards, and mask/snorkels. So nice to have a house and be able to cook for yourself, do laundry when needed, etc.

The only issue we ran into during our stay was minor and was fixed promptly: the on-demand hot water heater ran out of gas -- we contacted Val and she'd replaced the propane cylinder within an hour.

We look forward to staying here again next time we're in Oahu!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Point of Interest
Temple Valley Shopping Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Haleiwa Joes Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Windward Mall
Nearest Point of Interest
He'eia Pier Boat Tours, General Store and Deli
Nearest Point of Interest
Stone Pond and Hike to Waterfall
Nearest Point of Interest
Senator Fongs Plantation and Gardens Tour
Nearest Point of Interest
Waiahole Poi Factory
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikane General Store and Fruit Stand
Nearest Point of Interest
Kualoa Beach Park and Chinamans Hat
Nearest Point of Interest
Kualoa Ranch

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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