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LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - Just A Short Walk To Kailua Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, with high ceilings close to Kailua Beach

Tax ID W14102399-01

Relax and unwind local style in our comfortable Island Breeze cottage. Just a short 5 minute walk and you can swim with the turtles in the crystal waters off kailua or Lanikai beaches.

950 square foot cottage featuring 20 foot ceilings and solid maple flooring.

The open floor plan provides plenty of space and cool trade wind breezes. There is a koa wood bar for 2 person seating and a separate dining area for two.

Separate bedroom has a natural slate shower and a new Serta queen size bed. Outdoor deck seating for your morning coffee and evening cocktails.

Currently entire cottage has been freshly painted (it looks fabulous) and the hardwood floors are sanded and redone. This cottage is suitable for 2 adults and a young child 6 yrs or older.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Off street on property, designated parking

Non-smokers only please

No shoes in the house please

Owner lives on-property in seperate home.


More Details

Terry Zelko
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 19, 2017

About Terry Zelko

My husband, 14 year old son and I live on property. My husband is a woodworker and I am an RN. We have lived on Oahu for over 30 years. We are all into surfing, hiking, boating, paddling, mountain biking, and dirt biking. We would love to point you in the direction of what ever fun activities you wish to enjoy during your stay here on the island.

Terry Zelko purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Terry Zelko chose Kuulei Tract

My husband lived all over the island before deciding to settle in Kailua. He told me that every time he drove over the Pali toward the windward side, when he came out of the tunnels and rounded the hair pin turn, there was always this sunny patch with the most gorgeous turquoise ocean. That patch was Kailua and Lanikai Beach. Eventually our dream of living here came true.

We love our community and laid back style of living. 'Work hard, play harder'. Our property is located just 1 1/2 blocks off the beach. It is just down from Kailua Beach Center which has Kailua Sailboards offering bicycle, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayak, and SUP rentals that can be walked right down to the beach launching area. Easy returns on your way back to your cottage.

Shave Ice, convenience stores, deli, and fine dining are all available in walking distance.

There is a city bus stop on the street fronting the house in case you would like to go into Waikiki or even the N. Shore.

We think you will find everything you need here to have a fabulous and memorable vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Island Breeze Cottage is set back off the street, and is located on the ocean side of our house. The free - standing cottage was specifically built to allow for tradewind breezes with open air uppers and lots of lower louvered windows. Just a 5 minute walk to beautiful Kailua Beach. Easy access in and out of Kailua from your own on property parking space.


Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do NOT place hot items on Koa bar. Koa is a sacred natural wood indigenous to Hawaii. Coasters are provided :) Mahalo
  • Hawaiian Style: No shoes in the house please.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bath is stocked with lots of cushy towels and some amenities. Shower is made of natural slate rock. There is also a hot and cold, outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. Shampoo, creme rinse, and bath soap are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The private bedroom has a cozy top of the line Serta queen size bed (we purchased the same beds they have at Turtle Bay Resort because they are super comfy). Soft cozy sheets covered with a cozy comforter and extra pillows and blankets if needed. Custom made closet organizer for keeping your things just where you want them for easy access. There is a small discreet closet with a lock and key for valuables.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - Just A Short Walk To Kailua Beach
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 46 reviews
Leiden, Netherlands

Charm, comfort, efficiency and great location all in one Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Island Breeze is crisply stylish, charming, comfortable, remarkably well laid out and super well appointed with niceties of beach toys, big towels, and other extras. The combination of easy access to the beach, the grassy front yard, outdoor shower, lots of light, windows, breezes and privacy are unbeatable. This was our second visit and we plan on making this welcoming and super workable cottage our home away from home when we're in town visiting family.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Even though this little house has no air conditioning, I was never hot here. The ceiling fans and open windows keep a lovely breeze moving through.

The location is perfect -- walking distance to Kailua Beach and Kailua Town, surrounded by greenery and doves.

I don't ever want to stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Henderson, NV

The best location with a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and home! Our only wish was that it had air conditioning. Thank you, Terry for lovely memories

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely Stay in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

This vacation home is comfortable and very clean. The location is a 10-minute walk to Kailua beach. The home is just as it is shown in the photos and the neighborhood is quiet. Terry, the owner responds quickly to messages and gave us tips for restaurants. Don't miss the Kailua farmers market on Thursday night behind Longs. The food truck, The Pig and the Lady has great pho bowls.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quincy, Massachusetts

We thought the place was in a great location and had plenty of room lacked some updates

  • 4 of 5

Could use some updates like dishwasher and bigger bathroom

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at night so we didn't really get to see what a great yard it was or just how close to the beach we were. We opened the door and was meet with a welcoming and homey feeling! What you see in the pictures pretty much shows you what to expect but seeing first hand was great! The place was large for just two people and we really enjoyed the space!

We had everything we needed for our stay and enjoyed being able to cook for ourselves...even barbeque! We enjoyed sitting on the deck and having drinks and food in the quietness of the neighborhood! It was so peaceful and relaxing!

The short walk (about 5 minutes ) to the beach with the supplied beach chairs, cooler, etc. was wonderful! Kailua Beach is one of the best beaches I've been to! So glad we didn't have to drive there. You can swing by the market places to buy snack and drinks as you walk to beach, you pass them anyways. Or you can do a kayak/paddle board rental also!

Terry was wonderful to deal with! We barely knew she was around but always seemed to be there if we needed her!

We highly recommend this place and would definitely want to stay here again if (and when) we go back to Honolulu!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Buzz's Original Steak House
Tokoname Restaurant
Whole Foods Market
Lei Lei's Bar & Grill
Nobu Waikiki
Roy's Hawaii Kai
Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buzzs Steak House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Olomana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Buzzs Steak House
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Come and enjoy the laid back feel of island style living. Enjoy our favorite morning coffee shop and local hang out which features great coffee, fine wines and a deli. Kite-surfing, kayak, SUP, and bicycle rentals at Kailua Beach Rentals, Bobs Pizza, Island Snow Shave Ice, Urgent Care, and convienence store ( all locally owned) are all within walking distance. Walk for lunch, dinner, and cocktails to Buzzs Steakhouse.

A quick trip into Kailua town offers Whole Foods, restaurants, and a great Farmers Market of local fare. Shopping at Island Treasures and Sand People are favorites for local art. Not to mention a 2 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beaches minutes from your cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Clean $160 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Cottage is available for 30 day rentals at a discounted rate of $ 4,000.00/mo. Please inquire to owner. I encourage guests to take out Travelers Insurance due to the NO REFUND Policy. There are no special functions allowed on property. Pets and number of people, are non-negotiable. Owner lives on property. NO smoking allowed on property. Hawaiian Style...No shoes in the house please :)

1. Rates and fees are subject to change. Minimum stay requirements may apply, please discuss with owner.
2. Online bookings are subject to manager or owner approval.
3. City and County of Honolulu regulations require a minimum 30 day rental agreement. Please discuss this requirement with me.
4.This vacation home has been registered as a Transient Accommodation with the State of Hawaii Tax ID W14102399-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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