About the property
- House1150 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
A perfect peaceful getaway on the best beach on the island
Our beautiful Aloha Beach Cottage is located on a beachfront lot tucked in behind the beachfront house. Each house has a private yard and they only share the driveway. The beautiful and secluded white sand beach stretches about 2 ½ miles in either direction. Gentle waves make it perfect for all to enjoy the wonderful, clear, warm water. The beach is a minute or two away. Our yard and garden are full of tropical trees and plants - bananas, mangoes, papaya, and coconut which you are free to pick and enjoy (when in season).
Our 1150 square foot home has two bedrooms and one bath, a kitchen and dining/living area, and is located on a beach front property! It is fully furnished, and also includes amenities such as air conditioning, TV, wireless internet access, washer/dryer, grill, hammock, beach toys, and more.
Sea Life Park, Sandy Beach, and Hanauma Bay are right down the road and two larger cities, Kailua and Hawaii Kai, are only about 10 minutes away with many restaurants and shopping possibilities. Only 25 minutes from Waikiki and Honolulu.
If you are looking to experience the real Hawaii then our house is for you. We are located in an area which the Hawaiians refer to as 'God's Country'!
*********************************August 2016 Update******************************
We have already updated the interior furnishings in the bedrooms and living area. We have installed quiet split A/C systems in all of the rooms and updated the bathroom with a new shower. The outside patio has a new teak table and chairs and hammock. We installed a pergola with mood lighting over the patio area for soft outdoor evenings. We also added digital cable with over 300 channels for those who can't miss the big game or their favorite TV show. We expanded the garden towards the back of the house and are constantly adding new trees and plants to beautify the property. We really do want to create a living space that makes your stay relaxing and memorable. We want our guests' experience to be 5 STAR!
Keywords: Hawaii, Cottage, beachfront lot, beach, Waimanalo Beach, Bellows Beach, Kailua, Lanikai, North Shore, Ocean, Ocean View, Mountain view, Hammock.
Hawaii Tax ID#W20285342-01
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- Response time:
- within one day
- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Eric Bennet
I was born and raised in Hawaii and live here with my wife, son, and baby daughter. I have owned other businesses in the past (Subway Sandwiches, tour company, classic car restoration), but rarely have I had such satisfaction as when people stay at our property and have a wonderful vacation. Knowing that a family has enjoyed their stay in Hawaii and our house reminds me of the joy I had as a both a child and father in Waimanalo and this property.
Eric Bennet purchased this House in 1980
Why Eric Bennet chose Waimanalo Beach
Our family has owned this property for over 30 years and we cherish it because of beauty of the area and the tranquility of the house and beach. It is in a quiet area with the best views on the island. I have great memories of our beach house as a kid with my family as well as with my son growing up on the beach. I hope that others can also have a great experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. It is the opposite of Waikiki. No crowds. The water is clean and doesn't smell of sunscreen. Some days you can look down the beach and not see another soul for 100 yards. The protective outer reefs keep most of the swell from the soft sandy bottom beach. It is great for children and and much safer than the North Shore. Because it is located in a residential neighborhood, there are few tourists. Waimanalo is the least crowded and simply the most beautiful beach on the island.
What makes this House unique
The view from the beach is incredible. The ocean is blue and the majestic mountains green. Rabbit Island, Kāohikaipu Island State Seabird Sanctuary, the Mokulua Islands, and the Makapuu Lighthouse (a popular hike) are all visible from the beach in front of the house. Get away from the crowds and relax. Isn't that what a vacation is all about?
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location is excellent - quiet and close to the beach.
Very easy going place, good for self cooking, close shopping for grocery, beautiful beach, few people. The appartment itself would need some renovation (i.e.windows). Unfortunately it was not very clean when we arrived, but the owner helped out. Great beach for kitesurfing is the wind is strong enough and if you are an experienced kitesurfer.
The property owner made sure that we got in ok and all was perfect. The cottage was beautiful and clean. It was perfect. We had the best time and loved not only the cottage but the area, and of course the amazing beach. Super quiet and safe!!! We got married on the beach in front of the property. ( it was just the two of us, the minister and photographer). It was so romantic and private. It could not have been any better. Thank you so much!!!
Quiet, comfortable, and private. Truly amazing!
Away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, this quaint cottage offers all the comforts of home while only minutes from the city. Just a few steps from the water, it's like having your own private beach. The owner provided beach chairs, boogie boards and even beach towels. Ceiling fans throughout and sliding windows offer the tropical breeze to keep you cool but still have the option of turning on the A/C. Amenities include an adequately supplied kitchen plus a washer and dryer, tv and wifi. Gated driveway, tropical plants, patio table and chairs are a nice option for private, outdoor dining. Our family won't hesitate to stay here again!!! Mahalo Eric for providing us with a memorable stay!!!
Great property, really enjoyed the cottage. It was just right for our stay. Clean and well maintained, just a short walk to the beach.
Cottage was dirty and in disrepair - would have left if it was a hotel
30 second walk to the beach
TV worked well
Worn and needs work
The cottage was very close to the beach (basically on the beach), the TV worked great and the air conditioning was amazing. The kitchen was dirty, floors were dirty, big clumps of hair in the bathroom and showered with ants every morning.
BBQ was rusted out, refrigerator exterior and top is rusty, large toaster oven was disgusting. Specifically asked if the hammock was in good shape and useable - which it was not due to the mold. We had to cover the couch with a sheet because it was dirty. There is a window in the kitchen we had to tape a towel over it because there was no curtain. Walls and baseboards are in terrible shape.
The outside looks quaint - the inside is in desperate need of work.
2 extra pillows in the closet were covered in mold.
If I were at a hotel - I'd have asked for a different room or a refund.
The cottage is literally a 30 second walk to the beach. It was too windy all week to use the beach - that is no ones fault. It was great to be able to walk to the restaurants in the neighborhood.
For the $ paid - I expected a cleaner experience in much better condition. Maybe my expectations were too high. I took photos of the inside of the cottage - but HomeAway doesn't give me a place to post them.
Owner was great during the booking process - very responsive. Never heard from anyone during my entire stay. I would have probably said something about the condition and cleanliness. Definitely won't be coming back.
Perfect location.....and we will be back!
We planned a week of backpacking and hiking and the beach cottage was a perfect location for us to use as a base. We would definitely stay again when we visit Oahu. The beach is only one short walk away and it's absolutely perfect - it's like having your own private beach (even on a weekend). The safe is large enough for four laptops and the security system is comforting when gone. There is one bed that is very comfy, the other bed we had to alternate staying on since it's just a firm mattress no boxspring and very uncomfortable (good thing we did little sleeping) and the futon bed was adequate. The kitchen was great but just remember there is no oven however the toaster oven is large. The beach chairs and boogie boards were great. It would have been nice to have a cooler to use for the week. We did purchase a collapsable one but it would have been great to have one to use and leave behind. Eric was awesome. There was a low battery in the security system and he came over while we were gone and fixed it the same day. I would definitely recommend the cottage.
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***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not invite family and friends on the property. Weddings, receptions, parties, family reunions, commercial use, and the like are not permitted (but the beautiful beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!). ***