About the property
- Cottage800 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay5 - 7 nights
Large Studio, A/C, outside terrace, BBQ and sleeps 4.
Right on the beach , this is a truly unique place to stay in Hawaii for a couple. Next door to Magnum PI shooting location with gated entrance and your own private parking this studio looks like a first-class Apartment Suite with air conditioning, two queen size beds and a roomy dining area. Check out the photos to appreciate it. Outside you have a tropical garden perfectly manicured and access to a magnificent beach, protected and secluded.
This location is not only historical from the numerous movies shot on-site like Hawaii Five O and Magnum PI cross over episodes but is also an Hawaiian Landmark with a turtle pond "Pahonu"' built by the Ancient Hawaiians and safe for the children to swim in. The beach next to the property is pristine, safe and ideal for snorkeling. Waimanalo is known for its long white sandy beach, the longest stretch of sand on the island. Close by we have a small grocery store type 7-11 and several local restaurants, one mexican ' Sergio ' and the other serve all the favorite local dishes ' ONO Steaks '. The closest towns are Hawaii Kai and Kailua, located 15 minutes away by car and Waikiki at 35 minutes.
Included amenities are snorkeling gear, lounge chairs for the beach , beach towels, umbrellas, BBQ grill and more.
Angela De Francesco
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one day
- english, french, italian
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Old Hawaii away from man
A place to reflect. It has all you need. The studio is a open plan design so be prepared. There is roosters but that’s apart of being in Hawaii. The beach is perfect for little kids and great for the tween/teen who likes snorkeling and ocean swimming. No waves for surf though. Neighbors are lovely, who have a dog and are very responsible with pick up. Property has two rentals and the owners Home along with a jucuzzi hut that has a outdoor shower behind it situated on the grass closest to the beach. This rental property rental is closest to the road. They have a privacy gate which is truly nice since the road is busy. You will get highway noise. Do you’re research on the history behind Waimanalo and their homeless residences there, so you know what to expect from the area. The studio has the essentials along with blow drier, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, towels for both bath and beach, access to washer and dryer if needed, snorkeling gear, boogie boards, two kayaks and floating devices. No dishwasher. You are isolated but the local grocery shop “Shima” is very good. Very close to sea life, the lighthouse hike and Hanauma bay preserve which you need to arrive very early for. Gille you’re host is extremely accommodating and attentive to you’re needs without being intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our time here.
Beautiful property clean and well equipped studio!!
This property has a beautiful beach with a clean and well equipped studio apartment. We stayed for two weeks and with the exception of two days, we had the property to ourselves. If the other two houses had been occupied, that might have detracted from our privacy but they were not. Our unit was very clean and consisted of two Murphy beds (we only used one of them), an outdoor patio and a kitchen area where we ate dinner most nights with take out from Ono Steak and Shrimp Shack, just down the road. The kitchen had everything we needed as well. The unit also had a clothes washer and dryer which we used twice. If we had to do it over again, we would have planned to have dinner more on the premises by using the barbecue equipment provided. Most of the high-end restaurants were in Waikiki or Honolulu which in retrospect, are not worth the trip when you are staying on such a nice property as this. The entrance is a little tricky to find at night but that was literally the only challenge that we faced here. The beach got a little busier on Saturdays but it was so beautiful that we were oblivious to any other people around us. If the beach got too breezy, we simply moved up to the lawn area right above the beach. Good snorkeling right in front of the beach and we took advantage of the privacy to use the outdoor shower after coming in from a day in the water. The property is loaded with every piece of water equipment that you can think of including snorkeling gear, tubes, floaters and even two kayaks. Costco and another supermarket were about 20 minutes away. Although the trip was marked by some less than perfect weather for more than half of our time there, we would highly recommend this property. Great job by Gilles in attending to any questions that we had!!
Gilles was excellent. Responsive.
Private Gated Entrance on the Beach!
My wife and I stay in a HomeAway property five or six times a year. We left the kids home this time and opted for this studio. We were impressed with the cleanliness because pictures don’t always show everything. Both queen size beds are Murphy beds but were quite comfortable! The kitchen also had everything we needed for the most part. Gilles, the property manager, was quite accommodating and was able to get us a blender and a few other small items upon request. The beach is only about a 30 sec walk from the condo but don’t expect a grandiose view from the second floor balcony, pretty much just a sliver of water, which was fine by us. Air-conditioner worked amazingly, we found ourselves having to shut it off every night because we were cold :-) The actual grounds were well-maintained, and the beach was easy to access. At high tide don’t expect to sunbathe on the actual beach though because it is pretty much nonexistent with the water up high, however, there are a lot of comfortable lounge chairs just a few feet away on the grass that allow you to enjoy the view & breeze. We would like to note that there are two other structures on this property. The main house, which is closest to the beach and the largest, second is a medium size structure with one bedroom and laundry facility, and then this condo which is at the entrance of the property, still very private because it is a gated entrance with just these three structures within. We felt really lucky because no one was staying in the other two structures during our stay here so we had the entire property to ourselves. It wouldn’t be horrible if someone else had been there, but of course would not offer as much privacy. The next-door neighbors were awesome and had a friendly dog that welcomed us a few times while we were at the beach. We highly recommend Pearl Harbor, the Polynesian Cultural Center, Makapu (hike to a lighthouse, spend an extra 10 minutes to take the trail to the very top and see abandoned military artillery pillboxes), if you enjoy driving you have to check out North Shore & make it up to Kanae Point, there’s an additional 2 1/2 mile hike from the parking lot to the point. We enjoyed eating at a small inexpensive local dive called Ono Steaks & Shrimp just three minutes from the condo. There’s also a 7-Eleven across from there if you need to make any emergency ice cream runs or the like :-) If you are considering this condo, you get our blessing, Aloha.
A Little Place in Paradise
This was our first time visiting Hawaii and it was also our 25th anniversary trip so we wanted it to be extra special. We're not the type of people to stay at a hotel with 5000 other tourists so we looked for a quiet place not too far from the main city. Although, on Oahu, everything is close by. :) We found this place in Waimanalo not long after we started searching the internet and the pictures just don't do it justice. When we first arrived it was already dark but we drove right to it with the aid of our GPS. (We downloaded the Oahu map from google maps so we didn't use any data the whole trip). The driveway is a little narrow but we got used to that quickly and our Dodge Charger rental car fit nicely. The studio was very clean! I was amazed by how clean it actually was. It was also laid out nicely. Both murphy beds were down but we packed one away as it was just the two of us. Lots of room with or without both beds. Kitchen is stocked full of dishes, utensils, etc. Everything you need to make a meal. No food, spices, coffee whatsoever so be prepared to make a run to Costco your first day. The first couple of nights we were alone on the property, then someone rented the middle house for 3 nights and then we were alone again. Quiet and peaceful most of the time except for ongoing upkeep of the grounds and dwellings. They usually came late morning and left late afternoon, so most of the time we were out exploring the island anyways. The beach, what can I say about the beach? It was deserted during the week, a few tourists and locals during the weekend. It was amazing, so beautiful! We used the snorkeling gear which were all quality items. We would have used the kayaks as well but there was a bit too much wind for us beginners. Maybe next time. :) When you walk down to the beach there is a rubber mat of some sort as you walk down from the yard and it's a little hard on the bare feet, just throw some sand on it to fill each little pocket. You'll see what I mean when you get there. Oh, and also keep all food in the fridge as you don't want to attract the little ants to come inside. There's an extra fridge outside as the one inside is just a bar fridge but it served it's purpose. We loved the place, the property, the island and were very happy to have stayed there. you won't be disappointed if you decide to stay there as well. Mahalo, Aloha and all that good Hawaiian stuff. :D A hiki i kekahi manawa (Till next time).
Incredible property and the perfect location!
Had an amazing stay at this beach studio. The studio itself is tastefully designed, well appointed and comfortable. Communication was fantastic by Gilles and check in/out was as easy as can be. The property is very well maintained and the location was perfect - easy access to the beach and water with all of the beach and lounging accoutrements provided. Also close to Kialua for groceries and dining, and close to the many incredible hiking spots. I can't say enough about how fantastic my stay was and my GF, who initially wanted to stay at a hotel so she could be served drinks poolside, kept telling me over and over, "you were right about this spot. It's so much better than a hotel." Never got tired of hearing it haha!
Hike the Light house trail overseeing Maui and Molokai while Whale watching.