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

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
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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:
January 20, 2017

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 East Oahu

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.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(41 traveler reviews)

Kahalu'u Cottage - Brand New Home - Luxury on a Budget
average rating of 4.780488 based on 41 reviews

Great, cozy place in beautiful Kahaluu

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a place to stay outside of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu, then this is your place. You will get beautiful views of the Koolau Mountains on your way there. There was nothing extra we needed, as Hillary and her husband Shad accomodated for everything. Calm, relaxing, and a perfect place to wind down in after a day hiking, or at the beach. Would love to stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The very best!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed here multiple times. It is clean, well appointed, convenient, and safe! We love the location- about 30 minutes to all our favorite spots on the North Shore. The owners are very kind and attentive to all of our questions and and are just so good to work with. We would recommend this place to all of our friends. It is quite affordable as well. We hope to return each year!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, but dirty.

  • 3 of 5

My daughter went to grab something that fell under the couch and a bundle of hair mixed with dust and nastiness came out from under the couch. I felt that this place was dirty and needed more attention.

Hillary is great though. Very accomodating. She lives above with her family, so you'll hear them from time to time.

Overall, meh.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great place!

  • 5 of 5

Maison très bien équipée, lit principal super confortable, stationnement directement à la porte. Belle grande cour et accès à l'eau. Tout le nécessaire pour la plage à la disposition des locataires. Un très beau et bon choix!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Dallas, Texas

35 Minutes from Everything

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with two young kids. The host was very helpful and even gave us some extras for the baby to use. It can get a little loud with the highway so close and the walking upstairs, but easily tolerated. Parking was not a problem. Good food nearby. The only other issue we had was that we paid a cleaning fee, but there was a list of chores to complete as well for checkout.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Santa Fe, Texas


  • 5 of 5

Best place on Oahu

2nd time here. Hope to make it a 3rd time

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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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

Waikāne Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

kayak & snorkel rental $0
Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $89 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.97%

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!

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Waikāne 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.
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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
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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