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Beautiful Beach House- Walk to Kailua Beach!!

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 14 nights

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Minimum Stay
6 - 14 nights

About the property

Charming Beach Rental / 1 BR, 1BA, Sleeps 2 Max

Fully furnished Custom Built Lanikai Beach Cottage, awaiting your vacation in paradise. An easy walk to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai Beach, two of Hawaii's most beautiful beaches.

Voted #1 Beach, Great for swimming, sunbathing and relaxing.

For a romantic escape or a getaway, come to the Island of Oahu, you'll enjoy plenty of space, yet privacy in gorgeous, tropical surroundings. The vacation home features: 1 bedroom with a King size bed & 1 full bathroom, living room with cable Smart TV and high speed internet access. Air conditioning, full kitchen, washer/dryer plus private lanai.

Shower has shower head, hand held and 3 body sprays. Bamboo floors, Barn door slider in bedroom. Beautifully furnished in Hawaiian beach style.

Full gourmet kitchen, convection oven, range, microwave, pot filler, dishwasher, farm sink. Refrigerator with icemaker.

Side and Back patio surrounds you with tropical flowers and plants-ginger, orchids and palms. Outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach.

Come visit our Island Paradise, and be swept by the ocean breezes, stunning sunrises and Hawaii's Aloha Spirit.

Activities: Swimming, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing, hiking.

30 min to Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, Ala Moana Shopping Center.

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Property Manager
Marjorie Okey
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 30, 2016

Why Marjorie Okey chose East Oahu

It is close to the most beautiful stretch of white sandy beach in the world. Located in the charming beach community of Kailua.

What makes this cottage unique

For a small town, there are plenty of restaurants, shopping and services.

Guestbook comments from the manager

The Sunshine Cottage was absolutely perfect. I spent a lot of time researching rentals and I couldn't be happier with our choice. I look forward to many more visits. Location - Kailua is the perfect beach town. Wonderful food, gorgeous beaches, friendly locals and amazing golf. The cottage location in Kailua is perfect, walking distance to the beach and the beach park. Convenient parking, walking distance to Kalapawai market, bike & running trails. Accommodations - the cottage is wonderful, everything feels brand new and upgraded. The fully stocked kitchen made cooking at the cottage so easy. The open living space with wifi was so convenient to get a little work done (yes, even on vacation). Washer, dryer, dishwasher, everything you need for an easy, relaxing vacation. Thank you for the wonderful stay!
Sep 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful Beach House- Walk to Kailua Beach!!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 26 reviews

A Gem! 5 Stars!!

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to Oahu as we traditionally stay on Maui each year and found this island to be breathe taking with beauty and the Sunshine Cottage sits next to one of the top 10 beaches in the world at Kailua Beach...Heaven!!We LOVED our stay and we were blessed to discover the white sand beach with turquoise water just across the street from the Sunshine Cottage. We really liked that the owners of this property have paid attention to all the details that make for a relaxing stay. The kitchen was filled with great appliances, pots, dishes of all sorts and I was never wanting for a missing tool in the kitchen because it was all there! The cottage is large, quiet and peaceful, private and beautiful birds and butterflies came to visit. The ocean was so close by and we walked on the beach and swam each day. Kite surfers were fascinating and my husband took lessons on the beach each day learning the new sport. Thank you Marg and Jim for sharing this piece of paradise you have created. We look forward to returning to this beautiful property as it is our new Hawaii favorite!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage we rented was fantastic. First, the owners and the property manager answered all our questions about the cottage and had many helpful tips about our location, where to shop, eat and recreate. Secondly, the cottage is very roomy, comfortable and clean. A plus also, is that the cottage is located across from a park and that park a fronts the Kailua beach. The Kailua beach is the calmest of all Hawaiian beaches, you won't be disappointed.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix, Arizona

Wonderful week!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful week in this island home. The house is really a lovely home and everything we needed was there. It was great to get up each morning and head across the street to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! I enjoyed the decor of the home and the furniture was so interesting and beautiful! The small town atmosphere of Kailua made this our best trip to Hawaii. We thank you for sharing your home with us and would love to return someday.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Property, Awesome Location!

  • 5 of 5

If you're going to Oahu and don't need more than one bedroom, this is probably the perfect place for you to stay. Kailua Beach and Park are just idyllic. The beach is long. The sand is soft white powder. The water is pure clean and aquamarine in color. The shady park is a perfect place to hang out after you've had enough sun and surf. There's a village feel to it all - far from the touristy chaos of Waikiki and Honolulu. There are groceries and restaurants close by. This property is right across the street from the beach and park. Together, they make up a slice of heaven that was very difficult to leave.

The home itself is just wonderful - the photos don't lie. If I was at a point in life when I could get by with down-sizing from a big old family home, this would be my choice. (I've made notes so I can duplicate it someday.) The interior is so spacious and well appointed... truly, this place qualifies as a jewel box. The kitchen is outfitted with everything you could need. The bed is c o m f o r t a b l e ! The linens were top quality. The home was wonderfully clean. I keep asking my spouse "Are you sure we can't just retire and try to buy the place?"

Thanks, Marjorie and Zak, for making our visit to Oahu so special. From Kailua, we could get to all the sights and activities quickly. The best part was the property, the house, and the park and beach across the street. Maholo!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bozeman, Montana

Really Nice Stay at Sunshine Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time at Sunshine Cottage a couple of weeks ago! The house is very well appointed, comfortable and stocked with most necessities. The owners have lots of helpful info in their house notebook, and the old Hawaiian things around the house are really cool! The bed was super comfy (although I might recommend a very light comforter with a duvet cover as it seemed we were struggling over the covers a lot), the bedroom nice and dark, and the bathroom/shower are awesome--my dream bathroom, really! Loads of kitchen equipment, and since my husband is a chef, we had two or three nice dinners at home. The beach toys were super handy, and, as most mentioned, the location terrific! Though we spent most of our days at Makapu'u, it was really nice to be close to a beach for morning walks and afternoon/evening swims. The hike nearby (something like top hat, overlooking Lanikai beach???) is great and you can walk out the door and off you go---you can walk for miles on the trail! Definitely hit the farmers markets, and there is info in the house book about those! We had a power-outage one evening, and the property manager and owners were both very big deal, the power was back on in hours, but good to know they are responsible and helpful. Hopefully, we will be back to Sunshine Cottage for a longer stay in the future!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Well Appointed Quaint Seaside Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

No need to continue researching safe accommodations for your visit to the island of Oahu. My research led me to the seaside town of Kailua. Up a private lane through a gated fence, directly to the dutch-door of a quaint cozy cottage! It was the perfect home away from home. Equipped with a full open kitchen suited for any type of cook...or perhaps you are like me, just desiring a beautiful place to pour a nice glass of Merlot while enjoying my beautiful flowers we picked up at the grocery store down the road. After an awesome venture to the North Shore's 2015 Billabong Surfing Masters competition and a visit to beautiful Waimea Valley, it was time to close our first day. The hot shower felt so good. I loved how "I" controlled the water pressure. Ladies, the lighting in the bathroom is perfect. There is even a retractable, magnifying mirror for a closer look at our beauty! I am a solid "morning person", however the king-sized bed is so comfy, I even questioned getting out of it. Then I remembered, I was only steps away from two of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Focused, I brewed our coffee and grabbed a beach chair. It was going to be another wonderful 83 degree day in December. We visited many places. The Macadamia Nut Farm Tour is not to be missed. You'll love it! Try some shrimp at a shrimp farm or stay closer to home and enjoy Buzz's Steakhouse. You won't be disappointed! Eat the fresh fruits of the island. Explore, unwind and enjoy. Don't overpack, use the washer and dryer at the cottage!

Jim and Marjorie, We loved our visit. Your home felt like our home! Please convey our gratitude with Zak. We appreciated his kindness and professionalism. He was very helpful upon our arrival. It was a pleasure meeting Paul and his lovely wife. The evening prior to our departure, we elected to share our perishables with the neighbors next door. What a lovely visit we had! Thank you for the many added touches. The music/cd player, the well equipped kitchen to the table coasters. The detailed Artwork! I am curious regarding the story behind the signed surfboard displayed in the kitchen. Your eye for detail has not gone unnoticed! The many kinds of bed pillows to suit all types of sleepers is brilliant! We were so pleased and felt as though we were visiting family and you know... Family always returns😊 Mahalo for a wonderful "home away" experience!

P.S. We hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine we left for you. It was made in our region.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our home. We call the Cottage home when we are in Hawaii, and we miss it every day we are away. The Cottage is almost 8 years old now, my sons and brother-in-law helped me build it, my wife and I did the design and furnishing plans. It is built to resemble the old plantation style homes of the 1940's. The artwork is from both local and French artists. Our favorite piece is the painting by Susie Anderson that is hanging over the TV. Most of the 'artifacty' stuff came from Island Treasures in Kailua, our good friend Gayle is the owner and she lives on Lanai'i now - she still commutes and works in the store most days. The surfboard in the kitchen with all the signatures on it was a surprise 60th birthday card/present from my wife Marj and my son Chris.. Kailua will always be 'home' to us. Mahalo for selecting our home to spend your vacation in. A Hui Hou Jim and Marj
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Car: recommended

Ocean swimming, Kite Sailing, Boogie Boarding, surfing, canoe paddlling, Stand Up Paddling all within walking distance


Rates & Availability

Kailua Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Christmas/New Years
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 10 2018
14 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.97%

$275.00 a night 2 people Maximum. No exceptions.
Non-smoking, no pets allowed. There has never been any smoking in cottage since it was built in 2008.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, there is a one night cancellation fee. If you cancel within 30 days of check-in we do not provide refunds unless we are able to re-rent the property. If we are able to re-rent the property, we will refund the amount we are able to re-rent it for.

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Kailua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - outdoor shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , bidet
  • Additional Outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 beach chairs
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Housekeeper
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • 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
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
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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