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5 minute walk to Beach, A/C, WiFi, BEST VALUE! Last minute Discounts - Inquire!

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bath (Sleeps 2.5)

*Calendar is managed off-site. Please inquire about availability, last minute specials or our very reasonable monthly rates*

Located in a lovely beachside town, Kailua By The Sea is a second floor detached studio with a private entrance and lanai (balcony). The room is designed for relaxing and getting into an aloha state of mind.

A five-minute stroll around the corner (200 yards or 0.1 mile!) takes you to our secluded beach access on Kailua Beach; the center of Kailua town is less than a mile away (0.7 miles).

Newly constructed in 2013, the 485 sq. ft. room takes advantage of the trade winds but has a split system A/C and a ceiling fan to keep you cool when the trade winds stop blowing. Insulated walls and double-glazed windows keep the room very quiet. No one lives beneath the studio and there are no other rental units on the property.

Rinse off the sand in the spacious shower which uses a heat pump water heater. Dimmable LED lights set the mood for a relaxing evening.

Sleep comes easy on the comfortable king size bed which has a top quality memory foam mattress. Just like in the best resorts, everything that touches your skin, including the duvet cover, is freshly laundered when guests depart.

Enjoy indoor or outdoor dining on the lanai. Prepare simple meals in the kitchenette equipped with a microwave, toaster oven and electric skillet. A private bbq grill is also provided for guest use. A 40-inch TV, in-room WIFI (high speed) and designated off-street parking are also included.

The room will be stocked with a few complimentary items for your first morning's breakfast.

We have two bikes for rent. There is no washer/dryer for guest use but there are self-service laundromats and dry cleaners located nearby.

We live on-site but we value your privacy. Knock on our door if you need anything or if you want to 'talk story.' We love chatting with our guests and sharing our knowledge of our beautiful island home.

TAT#: W01598316-01

More Details

Owner
Owner/Manager
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Owner/Manager

We are long-time Kailua residents. We are an ocean-loving family that enjoys making new friends, traveling, photography, snorkeling and stargazing,. We love our beach town and we do what we can to take care of the 'aina (land).

Why Owner/Manager chose Kailua

We wanted a home by the sea in Kailua. We love that we can walk to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in under five minutes. The beach at night is also magical - with sand crabs scuttling about and moonlight reflecting on the water. We built the studio primarily for family and friends who visit, but we also enjoy sharing it with people from all over the world. Several of our guests have left a penny behind with a wish to return. We hope you will stay with us and enjoy our beautiful corner of the world.

What makes this studio unique

If you like the aloha spirit, sandy feet and the simple beach life, you will enjoy our studio, Kailua by the Sea!

We are professional photographers, so if you would like some beautiful portraits on the beach to share with friends and family, inquire about our awesome guest rates. We are offering a special for Christmas card photos - inquire!

Amenities

Kuulei Tract Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • private bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , portable baby crib OR twin air mattress upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
In-room WIFI, beach towels, beach chairs, small cooler, bodyboards and snorkeling equipment available at no additional cost. While linens, towels and a starter supply of toilet paper are provided, daily housekeeping is not included. Two bicycles are available for rent.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
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average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

This was probably one of the best home away from home we've stayed at. The accommodations were great and Richard and Shiyana were great hosts! Highly recomended if you're staying in Kailua! We hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

The studio is spotless and extremely comfortable with many helpful items (we had a blast on the boogie boards!) included. There is a lovely breeze that blows through or AC if you need it. We enjoyed coffee and fruit on the deck each morning. The owners are very welcoming and responsive. All in all, I would definitely recommend this rental if you are looking for fantastic beach access away from the crowds.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location! Friendly hosts! Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in Kailua!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, amazing unit!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay, we were in town for a wedding and needed a place close to family and the wedding location. The apartment and hosts were above and beyond. We arrived to a clean unit with delicious coffee and fresh fruit. Walking distance to the beaches and restaurants only add to an already wonderful experience. While the breeze was nice- and we kept the windows opened during the day- it was nice to be able to close the windows and sleep with an air conditioner. Not many places in HI had that option when we were looking. It helped for a good nights rest. We would definitely stay again when we return to HI.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Comfy place to stay for 2 in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely one room apartment with a deck overlooking the garden. The bed was big and the most comfortable I have slept in besides mine at home.

The owners make it very pleasant by providing many details like coffee and all necessities to start a first morning as well as toilet and kitchen paper, soap and detergent and so on. The wifi is strong and stable. There are beach chairs and boards and fins etc. It feels like you can start your holiday right away.

Access to the beach is just around the corner. Awesome sunrises, perfekt to run at low tide!

There are 2 things to consider. If you like to cook big time, this is not the right place for you. There is only a micro wave, a small oven and a small fridge (no dishwasher). For us it was perfect, because there are so many places in Kailua to grab a healthy snack (like Kalapawi market next door) for lunch and great places to have dinner.

The other thing is the street in front of the house. Make sure you close the windows towards the street and keep the ones open towards the garden (only for Europeans, the rest closes everything and puts the air condition on ;-)). If you are really noise sensitive, maybe you want to look for another option.

The infos shared in a booklet in the apartment were very helpful to find nice places (to eat, to snorkel...). All in all we were very happy with this apartment. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful, modern and clean studio in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at Kailua by the Sea! We traveled with our infant and the accommodations were perfect. The studio is up on the second floor of the garage which is nice because it sits up in the breeze, palm trees and views. You can't quite see the ocean, but you can hear it at night and it's a quick walk to a lovely and empty stretch of beach. There is a bit of traffic noise since it sits on main roads, but coming from NYC, this was not an issue at all. It subsides in the evening. The studio had an excellent ceiling fan and the windows allowed for a great cross-breeze so we never needed the A/C, though there was one. The bed was king-size and very comfortable, as were the pillows and sheets. We highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Lanikai Beach
Kailua Beach Park
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Lanikai Pillbox Trail
Boots & Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen
Oahu's Windward Coast
Ho'omaluhia Botanical Garden
Maunawili Falls
Kalapawai Market
Cinnamon's Restaurant
Kalama Beach Park
Mokulua Islands
Mount Olomana
Valley of the Temples
Kaneohe Bay Sandbar
Kailua Village Farmer's Market
Lanikai Juice
Haleiwa Joe's
Island Snow
Kawainui Marsh
Tokoname Restaurant
Champa Thai of Kailua
Formaggio Grill
Buzz's Original Steak House
Whole Foods Market
Jewel or Juice Kailua
"Best priced and best tasting Acai bowls and smoothies in Kailua. A little difficult to find ..."
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Assaggio
Kailua Public Library
"The Friends of Kailua Public Library operate a small store at the entrance to Kailua Library..."
Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks
"Rent a kayak or join a kayak tour to Flat Island or the Mokes. This place also rents bicycles."
AinaKai Photography
"Top quality and best value on-location family portraits, wedding and vow renewal photography..."
Baci Bistro
Kailua Town Pub & Grill
Prima
Cactus
Dole Plantation
The Pearl Harbor Visitor Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
Polynesian Cultural Center
Kualoa Ranch
Diamond Head Crater Hike
Kailua
Kalapawai Cafe & Deli
Buona Sera
Z Pizza Kailua -- CLOSED
ChadLou's
Big City Diner
The Food Company
Morning Brew
Ciscos Cantina
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Pali Highway
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Champa Thai
Nearest Beach
0.17 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Take your morning coffee to the beach and watch the sunrise. Spend the day frolicking at the beach! Bodyboard, kayak, windsurf, kiteboard or stand-up paddle on Kailua Bay. If you are lucky, a turtle might swim up to you! When you need a break from ocean activities, visit Kawainui Marsh, the largest wetland in Hawaii. Several endangered waterfowl live in the marsh. (Birds are most active early morning or a little before sunset.) There are also several hikes in the Kailua-Lanikai area. Browse the beach-chic boutiques and try the restaurants in Kailua town. Take a long walk on the beach at sunset and say hello to the locals. When you are ready for the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, take a 30-minute drive over the mountain. All other major tourist attractions on the island are no more than an hour's drive from beautiful, laid back Kailua.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Additional Guest Fee $12 per person per night
Damage Deposit $200

Maximum occupancy is two adults and one baby/child. $12/night for third person (baby/child). A twin air-mattress or a portable crib/pack-n-play is provided upon request. Please note that the studio and lanai are not child-proofed.

Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed. Cancellation policy: Deposit refunded minus $50 fee if cancelled at least 30 days prior to arrival. No deposit refund if cancelled within 30 days of check in date.

Inquire about our discounted monthly rates and last minute bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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