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Private Tropical Country & clean**5mins to beach-10 mins to Kailua. REAL HAWAII

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A++ a Unique 1 Bdrm, 1 Bath, W/ Full Kitchen In Private Tropical, Country Settin

Waimanalo's Tropical Retreat one bedroom, one bathroom, full kitchen home was newly constructed in 2012. It's perfect for 2 adults. Enjoy the sounds of nearby horses neighing, wild chickens roaming and song birds singing. When in season, feast on avocados(Sept-Dec) and mango(June-Aug) straight from the trees outside!

This spacious, separate home offers 14 foot vaulted ceilings with skylights (in kitchen and Bathroom only) and traditional windows which invite natural light and cool tropical breezes to comfort and relax you. Ceiling fans and additional standing fans with trade winds cool the cottage - there is no A/C.

The high-end kitchen has complete cooking amenities including a 3-burner cook top, wall oven, dishwasher and stackable clothes washer and dryer.

The spacious living room overlooks a quaint horse ranch and luscious back yard. Enjoy relaxing on the couch while watching nature or your 50' flat screen TV. Choose to disconnect entirely or feel free to use the free internet/WIFI.

Rest easy in the California King sized 4 poster bed with high quality linens. The custom closet offers more room than you can imagine - No need to pack light!

Tropical Retreat has a spa-like bathroom. The huge, natural stone walk in shower easily fits two and will wash away any stress that you may have brought with you. The imported vanity and shelves provide all of the storage needed. Hair dryer, beach towels and a variety of personal products provided.

Outside, the private surroundings allow for secured parking and outdoor dining and grilling(propane).

Beach chairs, beach towels, boogie boards, and beach umbrella available for use.

More Details

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, My husband can assit French Speakers
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 27, 2017

About Marie

My husband, Jerome and I (Marie), feel very blessed and fortunate to get to call Waimanalo our home. It truly is God's Country! We enjoy the country setting with our two children and lovable dog. We live in a separate, private home on the same one acre property as the Tropical Retreat Cottage. We are a French/English bi-lingual family and are happy to assist you in making your vacation a memorable one. Mahalo!

Marie purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Marie chose East Oahu

Go explore the island and come back home to our private, tropical cottage!

Just 5 mins or less drive to Dr. Beach's best beach in the USA!

Private Private Private!

Tropical Luxury

Great Honeymoon spot

Full kitchen

Clothes washer and dryer

Onsite free parking

Incredible Spa like bathroom

High end California King sized bed

Super clean

Well appointed

Close to everything, yet far enough to have peace and quiet

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy a remote country feel, while being just 10 minutes from popular Kailua Town and 5 minutes to US #1 best beach - Waimanalo Beach, rated by famous Dr. Beach! Our one acre property was designed, built and renovated with privacy in mind for all! You won't be disappointed!


Waimanalo Beach Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with plenty of towels and wash cloths. Hair dryer. Huge spa shower. Single vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • California King bed
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Private Tropical Country & clean**5mins to beach-10 mins to Kailua. REAL HAWAII
average rating of 5.0 based on 37 reviews

Great Getaway from the Island Crowds

  • 5 of 5

We have family in Oahu so we are frequent visitors, but we try and stay in different parts of the island each trip. This was our first time staying in Waimanalo and Marie & Jerome's private cottage was wonderful! You can get away from the crowds and have a beautiful relaxing place to stay. Loved the big very comfortable bed, the HUGE shower, the kitchen with everything we needed, and the washer/dryer. The location is close to beaches, good restaurants, stores, and hiking. Really appreciated being able to walk to several trails from the cottage. Beautiful hikes with very few people. However, if you are like me and every biting insect finds you, bring good insect repellent - it really helped. Thank you Marie for recommending the Mother's Day Polo games in the North Shore - we really enjoyed doing something new. We would absolutely return to this cottage on another visit. Thank You!!!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Kim! ! enjoyed hosting you! I am so happy that you loved the cottage and surrounding area. I hope to see you again in the future! Much ALoha!
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Amazing place. Loved it, the location, and the owners were great!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time during our stay. The owners were very accommodating and flexible with our schedule. The rental was very nice and updated. Shower was fantastic. Bed was soft. We sat and watched the chickens and the geckos in the yard. Can't say enough good things!

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo!! So happy you enjoyed the cottage and surroundings! We hope to see you again in the future! Aloha!
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Beautiful vacation property!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent 8 days at this wonderful cottage. It is located about 30 minutes from Honolulu, just far enough for peace and quiet. The local beaches were fantastic as were Pill Box, Makapu Lighthouse and Diamonf Head. We were 90 minutes from the Polynisian Cultural Centre, 70 minutes from the Dole Pineapple excursion and 30 minutes from Pearl Harbour. At the end of the day this cottage had all the necessities for good home cooking and the BBCue was fantastic! The owners live next door and they were exceptional especial Marie's hospitality. We certainly recommend this to anybody seeking a great vacation combined with all the possible comforts one would need.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hawaiian Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week-long stay at the cottage. It was exactly as pictured and equipped with all the comforts of home (minus the air conditioning haha- but with the tradewinds and fans we were comfortable). It was convenient to beaches, hikes, and attractions, yet private and quiet. 1 week was not long enough, but we are so happy that we chose to stay at this vacation rental.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spacious cottage in lush setting

  • 5 of 5

Our visit began with Marie greeting us with leis. During our stay she quickly responded to messages left. The cottage is private, beautiful, and comfortable. We loved watching and listening to the birds in the trees and lawn area in the morning, but be aware there are MANY chickens here and they do crow at all hours. This didn't bother us, but could others. All it all, we got exactly what we needed in this cottage - clean, quiet, private, convenient to attractions, restaurants and shopping. A real winner.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Celeste! It was a pleasure hosting you and your husband. Yes! Spring has sprung in Waimanalo and the chickens do seem to multiply quickly. They fade into the background and create a country ambiance for us and most of our guests. So happy you found them pleasant! Aloha and come back soon!
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Sasebo Japan

Private, quiet and absolutely lovely

  • 5 of 5

A warm welcome and then all the privacy you could desire. Five days was too short, but alas all we had in Marie and Jerome's little cottage. We are hikers and there were some great ones close by. Nearby is an awesome smoothie, juice and salad joint. The kombucha smoothie selection were tasty as was the big kale salad with sesame dressing. We stocked up at foodland and Whole foods so we could enjoy a breakfast at ease, pack some food for our hikes. This property really is a relaxing spot to forget the world for a bit. Thanks for sharing your space guys!

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Big Country Bar and Grill
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Olomana Golf Links
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Huge Variety of Restaurants
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Bellows and Sherwood Beach
Car: necessary

Waimanalo's Tropical Retreat is surrounded by a luscious, country setting, complete with wild chickens, neighing horses and an occasional surprise visit from majestic peacocks.

The Tropical Retreat Unit is located just minutes to popular Kailua town and gorgeous East side beaches, activities and sights. A short 3-5 minute drive to takes you to Bellows and Sherwood Beaches. These beaches offer 5 miles of sandy coast line for walking and a perfect shore break for boogie boarding and body surfing. Continue on 7 more minutes to Makapu'u beach, Makapu'u lighthouse hike (where you can whale watch in the winter) and/or Sea Life Park. A quick 12-15 minute drive lands you at world famous Lanikai/Kailua Beach, where you can stroll, sunbath or even rent kayaks to explore the nearby Mokulua Islands.

The sweeping Ko'olau mountains grace Waimanalo with a wide variety of hiking trails, just steps away from the rental unit. Bring your road bike and explore the back country roads of Waimanalo on two wheels!

With Kailua being just a short drive from Waimanalo, guests can enjoy the conveniences of restaurants, bars, shopping, spa treatments and sports rentals while having the advantage of returning to a relaxed, private, rural setting.


Rates & Availability

Waimanalo Beach Cottage Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $125

Damage Deposit of $200 in the form of a check will be sent to owner to hold reservation. Damage deposit can be used for damage to property, it's contents or the need for extra cleaning time. If no damage or extra cleaning is needed the check will be destroyed.
Cancellation Policy: If your reservation is cancelled 45 days from your check-in date, then your full security deposit will be refunded to you. If your reservation is cancelled LESS than 45 days from check-in date, then your security deposit will NOT be refunded.

My guests pay US Dollars CASH for total nights and cleaning at check in. I do not accept credit cards or out of state checks. All taxes are built into the nightly rate.

Check-in: (flexible)
Check-out 10am(flexible when no same day check in)

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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