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Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,250 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, A/C (Sleeps 2-4)

Escape to our exclusive Bayside Country Retreat, located just north of Kaneohe in an area known as Waikane 'Water of the Gods', on the Windward side of Oahu. Experience true 'Hawaiian style' living, in our spacious custom guest Cottage surrounded by beautiful tropical vegetation and gorgeous sunrise views over Kaneohe Bay and Chinaman's Hat Island.

This private country hideaway is comfortably furnished with Hawaiiana rattan and Indonesian furniture. The unique interior with air conditioning, consists of a spacious living room with open beamed ceilings, dining area with counter bar, full kitchen, upstairs two bedroom open loft area with walk-in closet with curtains for privacy, full bathroom on first floor, and wrap around lanai/deck with lovely mountain and water views. Only a short walk (approx. 300 feet) to the lovely palm lined shoreline. Best swimming beach only 3 miles north at the Kualoa Beach Park. Located 25 minutes from Honolulu and 40 minutes from the North Shore. Convenient shopping only ten minutes south in Kaneohe.

No Smoking, Please.

Keywords: Cottage, Guest House, water front, bay front, air conditioning

More Details

Dian Weeks
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Dian Weeks

For many years I have worked as an artist/sculptor...designing decorative elements for the home. And I have managed property rentals for over 25 years. We spend a few weeks each year enjoying our island retreat and getting recharged.

Dian Weeks purchased this cottage in 1987

Why Dian Weeks chose Waikane

We looked for a special location for over 4 years until 1987... when we finally found our perfect island retreat. We built a custom pole house(s) and appointed it with Indonesian/Asian furnishings from our travels and planted extensive tropical landscaping from local farmers. For years we have shared the guest house with travelers from all over the world...with many rave reviews.

What makes this cottage unique

This is a very unique, exclusive area...located about 10 minutes north of Kaneohe, in an area called Waikane which means 'Water of the Gods'. It's private; has a serene country feel embellished with gorgeous tropical vegetation & fruit trees. Being embraced by the Koolau Mountains and enchanting views of Kaneohe Bay...this property is like no other. Great location...10 minutes to Kaneohe town; 20 minutes to Honolulu & Kailua; 40 minutes to the NorthShore. And close to beautiful beaches all along the coast.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Welcome!! Hope you have a fabulous stay at our beautiful island home! Please leave us a comment about your experience here in Kaneohe...we appreciate your thoughts and kind consideration of our bayside retreat.

Aloha & mahalo!

:) Dian
Oct 2004
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Waikane Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1250 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Tub with overhead shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Open Sleeping loft -Queen size Bed (1), Double Bed (1) Sleeping areas are partitioned by a walk-in closet; curtain for privacy
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Beach Towels
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
High speed Internet Access; A/C; nearby beaches & Kualoa Ranch (tourist activities), hiking trails, fruit stands & orchid farm.


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(70 traveler reviews)

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Kaneohe Bayside Country Cottage Retreat
average rating of 4.7285714 based on 71 reviews

Great place to stay if you prefer quiet to high rise hustle and don't mind driving a bit

  • 4 of 5

The property is off the main road and about a minute walk from the shore - this part of the shore is not recommended for swimming. The upstairs sleeping loft has two separate areas that are adequate for their purpose but be aware the back and side walls are only about 5' high and it is an open beam construction so it's pretty easy to bang your head on the beams. Also, the only bathroom is downstairs so it can be a little inconvenient. The rest of the downstairs is all one room with a nice little kitchen,with a breakfast bar, an adjoining dining area and a seating area with a couch, three chairs and an adequate entertainment center. The deck faces towards the ocean and is a decent size, but you can't really see much ocean due to the palm tree barrier that provides privacy from the property that is closest to the shore. The property is very lush and reasonably well maintained. I knocked it down t o a 4 star due to the lack of ceiling height in the sleeping loft and the impaired view.

The place does have a small washer/drier, a charcoal grill and some swimming gear available for use with a decent swimming beach at a well maintained park about 2 miles up the road.

I highly recommend this place if you came to Hawaii to not only see some attractions but also to relax and just enjoy some Hawaii time.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What More Could You Want??

  • 5 of 5

This was easily one of the best places we have ever rented on VRBO and we have rented several times. The home is in an idyllic setting close to everything you want. It is well furnished, private, quiet (except for one somewhat vocal rooster), clean and very comfortable. The pictures you see on VRBO are an excellent and accurate representation of what you can expect. We would rent this lovely property again in a heartbeat; you can too with complete confidence.

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled you enjoyed your stay at the cottage...finding it comfortable, clean, private, and close to everything. And, apologize for the vocal rooster (Napoleon) who roams that side of the island...he can be territorial and likes to crow about it. Look forward to having you come again! Mahalo!
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A great place to just hang out, relax and/or ride out a hurricane

  • 5 of 5

Though it turned out not to be the island-thrashing maelstrom that it could have been, Hurricane Lane made it's way past us while we stayed at this lovely little beach house. It changed our vacation in that - with the island locked down for a few days - there was no where to go much less the desire to leave the house with the constant threat of heavy weather. We hunkered down and found this place an idyllic little stronghold. Fresh fruit like bananas, mangoes, avocados and coconuts grow right outside; a lovely deck provides a perfect spot to greet the morning's majestic ocean sunrise. The layout of the loft design was perfect for our family of 3, and the tasteful island decor zipped up the whole package as a lovely hawaiian retreat. Dian and Lisa were readily available when we needed them and were a great support during the storm. We'll stay here again for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you all weathered the storm so well and you enjoyed the overall property! This area is a bit more protected at the end of Kaneohe Bay... by coral reef and majestic Kooloa Mtns. Thank you for your kind care of our island retreat. Look forward to your return!
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a very peaceful place in paradise

  • 5 of 5

It is a wonderful place, a very nice house with enough space for everyone and a wonderful garden. The kitchen was well equipped. The bathroom is ok - but could need a "renewal".... We enjoyed the peace and beauty and we would like to come again.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Thank you for your feedback...glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and would like to come back someday. Appreciate your kind care of our island retreat. Mahalo!
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Great location and grounds.

  • 4 of 5

Property needs some interior repairs but overall it was good.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Little Slice of Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We loved the house. It fit all 5 of us comfortably. The kitchen was great, the view was amazing and waking up to this beautiful view each morning was extremely relaxing. They were even filming Magnum PI on one of the neighbors lawns during our stay.

The only thing that we had to get used to was the Chickens and Roosters. If you turn on the fans it helps with the noise. My 3-year-old loved chasing them and my other daughters had the chicken walk down by the end of our trip.

We went to Aulani after staying at this home and said that they preferred the home to the resort! We would love to come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Haliewa Joe's
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
H3 + LikeLike
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Haliewa Joe's
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Kualoa Beach Park
Car: recommended

This private retreat is located on the north end of Kaneohe Bay, about 7 miles north of Kaneohe, in an exclusive area known as Waikane-'Water of the Gods' ...on the Windward side of Oahu. Watch the sun rise over the Bay and Chinaman's Hat, a small island off the shore. Just a few miles north is the beautiful Kualoa Beach Park for swimming and hiking, and Kualoa Ranch where there's horseback riding and special events. Kailua Beach and Lanikai are approx. 25 minutes south; NorthShore and Waimea Bay are approx. 40 minutes north; Honolulu is about 20 minutes southwest.

Other Activities: kayaking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200

Rates are for up to 4 persons; $25 fee per night for add'l person over 4 guests.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.