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Footsteps to Hawaii's Best Beach

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Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 31 nights

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Minimum Stay
31 nights

About the property

Large Studio/One Bedroom Apt. adjacent to our home with private entrance & A/C.

State of Hawaii Transient Accommodation Registration: W40799764-01

Ideally located, close to some of Hawaii's best beaches, highly recommended hiking nearby, a plethora of ocean sports, farmers markets and shopping in Kailua town, you can access so many activities without the use of a car. Fully furnished, bathtub, walk-in closet, A/C, W/D, granite counter tops, king size bed, sofa sleeper, lovely lanai and On-Site parking. Our Cottage has balmy trade winds and sunrises, birds chirping to greet you daily with some mountain views to welcome your every morning while sipping some island coffee

rick mcmahon
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, a little japanese
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2017

About rick mcmahon

We are Hawaii residents for the past 47 years. Grew up in Europe, Asia and Manhattan Beach California and settled in Kailua for the love of the islands. We operate a Segway activity business minutes from our brand new home and can offer much Aloha about what to do, where to go and how to make the most of your stay.

rick mcmahon purchased this cottage in 1985

Why rick mcmahon chose Kailua

Location, location, location and the brand new fully furnished apartment make this a great choice to enjoy all of what Kailua can offer.

What makes this cottage unique

We have a very comfortable air conditioned accommodation with great amenities, and walking access to local farmer's markets, restaurants, shopping, beach activities, hiking. You will wake up to balmy breezes and birds chirping to remind you of sunrise outside your lanai and A/C to cool you off from a hot day at the beach or a comfortable nights sleep.


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(30 traveler reviews)

Footsteps to Hawaii's Best Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 30 reviews
Parker, CO

Warm, inviting and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This property is wonderful. The cottage has all the amenities of home and is just as comfortable. It's close to the beach and shopping if you want to get out. Or you can sit on the front porch and relax. Some family members stayed somewhere else and said when they come back to Kailua, they want to stay here.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute place with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Very nice owners. Clean and safe property. Walking distance to a gorgeous beach. They provided bikes and beach essentials. One thing A couple things I would like to see improved are the cruising bikes (air in the tires were very low), and the washing machine cleaned (smelled like mold). These things can be fixed easily. Great price, great place, and cute town!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Rafael

Cottage was clean, modern, well decorated and comfortable. Very high-end!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at Rick and Nancy's place. We were close to the each and downtown Kailua. Rick was very helpful with suggestions of where to eat or places to visit, so we got the "insiders" view of Kailua and the surrounding area.

We would definitely stay here again, and we've recommended this property to all our friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Mark, Nancy and I truly appreciate the honest feedback and are thrilled you enjoyed it so much. Rick
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Maryville, TN

The cottage was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

My son, daughter-in-law & I just spent 5 nights in this cute bungalow. There owners have gone to the trouble of adding some extra touches. Decorated nicely, newer kitchen appliances, very nice bathroom with great towels, hook up for music with speakers in ceiling. flat screen TV, access to washer/dryer & most of all a thick duvet type mattress cover to go on the pull out sofa that really makes a difference. There were beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach mats & a cooler. The owners were so nice and helpful with restaurant choices & even let us borrow some snorkel equipment since we one one short. Very convenient to beach and town. Not too much of a walk to the beach, but there is a public park there with parking if you choose to drive. Also, very interesting downspouts on cottage . I am a Realtor so that was a treat for me to see something very unusual in my part of the country. I would definitely stay her again and I love Kailua.

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Debbie, That was very thoughtful for you to comment so completely about many things that you enjoyed on your stay. We are truly grateful to you for choosing to stay with us and leaving such nice comments regarding your time here. We too hope to see you again in the near future. Mahalo, Rick and Nancy
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Very comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was exactly as described. Very comfortable bed. Easy walking or riding rusty bikes to beach, as well as walking into town to eat out.

We shopped at Whole Foods and cooked at home. Nancy and Rick were helpful yet unobtrusive hosts. As long as the price remains reasonable, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a vacation spot. The only downside is that the property is on a busy street. It's perfectly fine when you are inside and you don't hear a thing, but we really didn't want to sit outside in the evening to have dinner. The music set up in the bungalow was awesome. Rick recommended a hike and a restaurant, both of which we really enjoyed. If I returned to Kailua, I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Marlene, Thank you for your kind remarks. Kailua road can get busy; I've dubbed it the "yellow brick road" because it is the main artery to the very popular Kailua beach. It's kind of like having a house on the strand in Balboa, Newport beach or watching the pedestrian and bicycle traffic in Manhattan beach, California. It's busy but seldom in the evening. Sorry you missed the enjoyment of eating outside. Nancy and I truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us and it was a pleasure meeting you. Mahalo, Rick
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  • 5 of 5

We were so blessed to find this wonderful cottage. From the moment we drove up, Rick was so inviting and helpful! The pictures do not do it justice down to the coziness, cleanliness, and over all serenity of this property. Also, he and his wife provided so many things down to the bikes to laundry detergent that they generously provided. It also has easy access to all the highways such as the H3. Restaurants, drug stores, and grocery stores are literally within walking distance. The best thing of all is the gorgeous beach just a short walk away! We were taken back by the friendliness of the Hawaiian people....We can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
pali highway
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
kaillua and lanikai beach
Car: not necessary

Prime location for walking distance to beach, shopping, hiking activities. Never have to leave Kailua for activities and things to do. From Segway tours to Kayaking, from hiking to farmers markets, from shopping to strolling the lovely beaches; it is all here.


Rates & Availability

Kuulei Tract Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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31 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225
Property Damage Protection $59

on site parking provided. located on kailua road; gateway for everyone walking, biking, or riding to kailua beach.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kuulei Tract Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • bathtub and shower with granite counter tops for vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • a california king size bed plus a queen sofa sleeper for two
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
easy and short walking distance to beaches, hiking, shopping, restaurants and grocers

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