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Kahalu'u Cottage - Brand New Home - Luxury on a Budget

Bedrooms Studio
Space 700 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

700 Sq ft Studio with Private Ocean Access and Big Yard

Welcome to our new studio in Kahalu'u. This is brand new construction completed January of 2014 with many high-end finishes including: Full kitchen with granite countertops, ice-maker fridge, tall 9' ceilings, bullnose corners, beautiful mahogany trim, luxurious stained concrete floors, travertine tile bathroom with walk-in travertine and granite shower. This Studio has partial ocean views and access to the ocean for crabbing or kayaking and snorkeling in the bay. Up the road is better for hanging out on the beach. Another highlight of this Studio is the two big patio doors look out over a 50' by 100' lawn great for kids to play on.

Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, korean
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Hillary

We are a young family doing our best to create a paradise here in Hawaii. I work for a local bank and my wife is a personal chef and a mom. We feel very lucky to live at this home in Kahalu'u in Hawaii.

Hillary purchased this studio in 2013

Why Hillary chose Waikane

The tropical climate takes it's toll on homes in Hawaii. Even a home that is a few years old can appear much older here. This home is brand new and doesn't have any of the issues associated with older homes. This home also has the advantage of having a contemporary floor plan, recessed lighting, tall ceilings, and other modern home features.

What makes this studio unique

Proximity to the ocean, the north shore, Kailua, Kualoa Ranch, the Polynesian Cultural Center are all great benefits. The large yard and new construction with contemporary feel are also big benefits.


Waikane Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , You'll love the shower head
  • Travertine and granite walk in shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • This is a studio - There are no separate bedrooms. It looks and feels much like a very large hotel room. There is a California King size bed, a Queen size bed, and a Queen size pull-out bed in the couch. All are very comfortable. A full size blow up mattress and a pack-n-play are available upon request.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Private Chef
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
This vacation rental is special because you have access to a very popular chef, Chef Hill. Please ask to see a menu with dishes from Korea, Greece, Thailand, Italy, India and many other countries. You can even book a private sushi party! Please allow Chef Hill plenty of time to prepare by giving her at least five days notice for all orders. Feel free to request a menu to be emailed to you.


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Kahalu'u Cottage - Brand New Home - Luxury on a Budget
average rating of 4.693548 based on 62 reviews

Lovely and spotless

  • 5 of 5

We spent a couple of nights here for a wedding at Kualoa Ranch and this was ideally located. The cottage is clean, with an open floor plan, perfect for families. It's a lower floor unit, situated under a home. The first night we were there, someone was up all night long, walking and perhaps moving furniture. The second night was silent except for road noise. I assume the first night was an unfortunate aberration. If you find yourself in need of a place to stay outside of Waikiki, this is a good and reasonably priced option.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice, clean and friendly

  • 5 of 5

Hilary was helpful and easy going.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place away from it all, but close enough to get to it all.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hosts who accommodated a last minute booking. Very comfortable with lots of room.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great property with awesome managers. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!

  • 5 of 5

The vacation rental is in a great location on the island. The unit was clean and well cared for. Hillary was very nice and was quick to address our questions and concerns. Hillary and her husband were very friendly and we enjoyed getting to know them. She is also a very good cook and I hope you get a chance to try her coconut rolls. The king size bed was very comfortable and their are plenty of items in the kitchen for some light cooking. This a a great cottage and I hope I get a chance to stay their again.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great Location & Nice

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. It was perfect. Our hosts were so nice and helpful. The location was amazing. We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation rental. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not worth it

  • 2 of 5

The location of the cottage is convenient for us as we planned to visit the Kualoa Ranch and Polynesian Cultural Centre. The space was spacious but we did not feel as comfortable during our 2 nights stay as it was not as clean as it seems. Things like the utensils and crockeries has stains and were still greasy. There was also a roach in the drawers. Cupboards/drawers were all dusty. I felt that it's a pity because the owners seem like really nice people when we met them but they should put in more effort to keep the place clean and maintain it. Feedback was given at the end of the stay but owners did not reply or address it. You can also hear the footsteps which the owners has mentioned at the start of the stay so it's not recommended for light sleepers. For the amount that you're paying, including all the cleaning fees and the long list of instructions given to you before you leave, it is definitely not worth your money.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
16.7 Miles
Honolulu Int. Airport
Nearest Golf
10.1 Miles
Honolulu Country Club - Nuuanu
Nearest Motorway
Kamehameha Hwy - right out the front door
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Waiahole Poi Factory
Nearest Beach
Kaneohe Bay - right out the back door
Car: not necessary

Kahalu'u is quiet, beautiful and convenient to Honolulu and the North Shore. It is especially close to: Chinaman's Hat (our favorite island to kayak to), Kualoa Ranch (very popular tourist attraction) and endless great beaches. Our favorite kid-friendly beach park is Kahana Bay. It is about eight miles away toward the North Shore. Our favorite bon fire area is in Ka'a'Awa about seven miles away. Ka'a'Awa is also a great area for snorkeling. Driving the other direction, SouthEast to Kaneohe and Kailua, will give you more options for restaurants. Hale'iwa Joe's in Kaneohe is our favorite restaurant. Driving past Kaneohe to Kailua you are rewarded with very beautiful, very popular beaches. Kailua is about 12 miles away.

The nearest grocery store is three miles away. Next to the grocery store are a few small restaurants and a large movie theater. Across the street is Valley of the Temples. Not only is it free, but it's one of the most beautiful places on Oahu. There is a very picturesque Buddhist Temple there with an impressive koi pond complete with small turtles and stunning black geese.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $89 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
kayak & snorkel rental $0

We charge an additional $15 per person per night for more than four guests. This charge is to absorb some of the additional cleaning & bedding expense. Children under the age of eight are free.

Because this is a brand new rental, we are offering rates well below the market for this beautiful studio. Our weekly rate is only ~$121 per night. Book now before rates increase!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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