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Perfect Oasis, Steps To The Beach! 100% Solar!

Bedrooms 1
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Studio By The Pool With Full Bath & Kitchenette. Sleeps 2. Powered by the sun!

This quiet 400-square foot cottage sits by the blue-tiled pool and offers the perfect resting spot after a full day of activities or a sleepy day on the beach. It offers a full bath and kitchenette with full-sized refrigerator, microwave, and toaster oven.

The studio is detached from the owner-occupied main house and has a private side entrance and dedicated parking space. Come and go as you please. Guests have full use of the pool, pool deck, and private lanai for outdoor dining. Wireless internet and cable TV/BluRay provided.

Less than two minutes walking to the end of the street will bring you to world famous Kailua Beach, which is reached via a private gate. And a few minutes driving brings you to downtown Kailua, where you can enjoy dining, shopping, and the unique feel of one of the last true beach towns.

All of our electricity and hot water comes from the sun!

GET/TAT# 00054276-01

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Bob

We came to Hawaii in 1998 with the military and decided to stay. We love to travel and are happy to open our Kailua studio to fellow travelers from around the world.

Bob purchased this cottage in 2003

Why Bob chose Kailua

When this property came on the market in 2003, we immediately saw its potential and had to move fast. The cottage was completed in 2007 as the final step in our multi-phase renovation.

What makes this cottage unique

Relax with zero environmental impact. Our property gets 100% of its electricity and hot water from the sun!

Guestbook comments from the owner

From the time we made our reservation to our arrival and our stay, it couldn't have been more smooth and enjoyable. The cottage and property was beautiful and was a piece of paradise making our stay exactly what we were hoping. Standing in the driveway, you could see the beach entrance and the water just at the end of the street. After being out on the beach or out visiting family and Kailua, coming back to the cottage and jumping in the pool was heaven. Bob was so so nice and accommodating - true Aloha spirit. We were visiting Kailua for a family reunion and wedding so I actually had family staying at other properties in Kailua and told them all about this cottage for maybe their future visits to Kailua. I will definitely recommend being a guest of Bob's to my friends and family on the mainland.
Apr 2017
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Kailua Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Full bath with tub shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Open air studio with queen bed
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Perfect Oasis, Steps To The Beach! 100% Solar!
average rating of 4.9298244 based on 58 reviews

could not have been better

  • 5 of 5

Super clean, close to beach, just as in pictures. Owner very accommodating as TV went out and he rushed out to buy a new one. We have stayed in many VRBO properties and this by far was the most convenient to everything. Suggestions for eating and sight seeing were spot on. Thanks Bob and family for a great time.

Dan & Bernie

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dan & Bernie. Thank you for the great feedback. It was great having you with us. Always fun to meet new people and share our little oasis. Please look us up on your next trip to Hawaii! - Bob & Roni
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everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay! The convenience of Kailua Beach is great ... a couple min walk dowb the street to that amazing beach. We had morning coffee on the beach then back for breakfast and then long walks along the 2.5 mile empty beach made for a relaxing time. Bob and Roni have everything you need. Really enjoyed have some beach chairs and umbrella right on the way out to the beach.

Thanks for a great getaway.

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A cozy and relaxing retreat

  • 5 of 5

Tranquility Base is exactly that - a tranquil home base for a vacation on the windward side. The cottage is equipped with everything needed for a comfortable stay. The neighbourhood is quiet and proximity to the beach is great. Bob and Roni are great hosts, there if you need them but otherwise leave you be. It truly felt like a home away from home and we look forward to visiting again soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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slice of paradise, home far away from home

  • 5 of 5

We spent a one werk vacation in the cottage. The very friendly owners gave us a warm welcome and explayned everything. The cottage was very clean.Enough room for our luggage. Many screened windows to let the fresh air to come in.The kitchen was very well equipped.We enjoyed our breakfast on the lanai.The heated pool is great.The world best beach, Kailua Beach, is very close(2min walk).we liked the morning walks before breakfast.Thank you Bob and Roni for being your guests in your *****

cottage, a place we will highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear S&H - We love our European guests and are happy that you enjoyed the place. Thanks so much for your comments and feedback. Please let us know when your travels next bring you to Hawaii. And thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and organized! Tschüss! -Bob & Roni
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Great cottage and hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at this property. It is perfect cottage for a couple, nicely furnished with areas to sit both inside and outside. We felt that it offered a lot of privacy which is not alway the case when you stay in a place with a main house. You can't beat the proximity to the beach for long walks and beautiful Kailua beach. Rob was super welcoming and made himself available if we needed anything which we did not since everything was in great working order and they provide detailed information on the cottage and things to do on the island. Wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed having you here and are glad to join your list of favorite places to stay in Kailua. Nice to know that you keep coming back to Kailua for all the right reasons...mainly because it's so awesome! Hope to see you again in the near future. Bob & Roni
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Great location, a little low on privacy

  • 4 of 5

This is a lovely little cottage in the owner's backyard. The yard is just a bit bigger than the pool. The neighborhood is high-end with a private entrance to a stunning beach on Kailua Bay. The cottage is small but has nicely painted concrete floors, a tiny kitchen with a full-sized refrigerator, inexpensive coffee maker, and microwave but no stove (hot plate), and a beautiful full bathroom. The two French doors and lots of overhead windows let in a nice breeze. The queen bed was comfortable. There was a gas grill available for cooking. The TV was so-so but you don't go to Kailua to watch TV. One big draw was the pool, but it is not the exclusive use of the renters. The owner told me his teen daughter and her friend might use it, but they didn't. I really enjoyed my stay. It was just awkward from a privacy perspective having to walk on the side of the house past the open windows where the family was having dinner or watching movies or having conversations. I didn't look and I doubt they were looking at me but they could see me come and go to the beach or dinner. From the back patio door, I could see a family member using what appeared to be a computer and felt strange sitting in their backyard. I stayed 8 days and got used to it after a couple of days, but it wasn't as private as I would have liked. It might not bother other people though. The owner was very respectful and did not come out into the backyard during my stay. All-in-all, it's a wonderful little place, especially for one person.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Erin, thanks for the thoughtful comments. We enjoyed having you stay with us. Having folks walk past the windows to get to the back yard is something we've gotten used to over the years, and we try to make sure our guests know that it's no imposition at all. In fact, we always try to say hi. Sorry if you were at all uncomfortable. -Best, Bob & Roni
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
1.6 Miles
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Relax in the peaceful quiet of the exclusive Beachside neighborhood, while being just minutes from all the windward side of Oahu has to offer. Stroll in the quaint beach town of Kailua and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Fine restaurants, shops, and all the outdoor activities you can want are just minutes from this property.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Shorter rentals available to fill gaps in the calendar. Please feel free to inquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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