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Fantastic mountain, lake and bay views

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio


About the property

Studio Apartment with wonderful views

Ocean and mountain views from your own lanai across Kailua Bay and the Koolau Mountains. Our studio apartment sits on a hillside in Kailua with no houses behind so it is very private and quiet. The accommodation totals 700sq ft including the 400sq ft studio and the 300 sq ft lanai. Facilities include, Air Conditioning, fridge, microwave, kitchenette with hot plate, toaster, coffee maker, crockery, cutlery and glassware. There is a Queen size bed, cable TV, wireless internet and dedicated off road parking. We do recommend hiring a car as it is a one mile drive to Kailua Town and two miles to Kailua beach. The studio is a separate building just across from our main house and has its own private entrance.

More Details

Karen & Ralph Shelbourne
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 12, 2017


Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Our property is on the hill top in Kailua in a very quiet residential neighborhood. Quiet time from 10pm!


Keolu Hills Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Fantastic mountain, lake and bay views
average rating of 4.8 based on 35 reviews

Very nice property, amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

We were only here two nights, but it was great. Nice studio, comfortable bed, amazing view. If you need anything, the owners are happy to accommodate. We would stay again. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jane and Steve for staying with us. So happy you enjoyed your short visit. Yes, please come again!
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Beautiful Property and Kind Hosts

  • 5 of 5

An excellent stay at a spot with a spectacular view.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful studio. Great host.

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late, but lights were on & door unlocked for us. Ralph had left us coffee, juice & fresh pineapples & bananas. The view is priceless & studio comfortable & well equipped. We hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We went to Oahu for our 25th wedding anniversary, so we wanted to stay someplace where we could have some privacy and relax. We are so glad we found Bayview Cottage. Waking up every morning to watch night turn to day bringing the mountains into view while lying in bed was fabulous! We loved that we could have breakfast in the studio and then head out at our leisure! Ralph greeted us upon arrival, and we had a wonderful chat with him. The studio was immaculately cleaned and fully equipped with everything we needed and more. It's a lovely space with incredible views. Karen and Ralph went above and beyond to make sure our needs were met while still respecting our privacy. When they tell you the water can take a while to heat up because it's a solar heat, believe them. We didn't find it a problem, but it important to note when planning to get your day started. Eating breakfast on the lanai felt like the perfect start to the day. Even though we were on vacation, I even ended up feeling so inspired I wrote a few poems sitting on the lanai and looking out over the mountains and the bay. The studio is a short drive from Kailua Beach, which is a wonderful place to take a walk on the beach! Also, close by is a Whole Foods and a great grocery store called Down to Earth Natural & Organic! I will definitely check to see if Bayview Cottage is available if we decide to go to Oahu again!!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy that your special Anniversary was enhanced by your stay at Bayview Cottage. Thank you for this great review and we would gladly welcome your return visit sometime soon!
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Beautiful place with breath taking views around every corner

  • 5 of 5

I absolutely enjoyed my stay here. The house is located on a hill. The room has the most amazing views. Karen was so nice and accommodating. She gave us advice and was there if we needed anything or had any questions. The room had a small television and a small kitchen area great for preparing small meals in the morning. The pool was beautiful and a nice get away from the beach. Be sure to bring treats for their lab Arthur! I reccommmend this place 100% and would stay again in a heart beat!

I truly enjoyed my stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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This Bay View Cottage has it all

  • 5 of 5

As others have said, Bay View cottage has great views of the surrounding mountain peaks and out to the ocean. Owners are warm, welcoming and hospitable. We had everything we needed. The cottage was clean, has a comfy bed and we enjoyed dinner on the balcony looking over the valley. We would definitely return to this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65

Cancellation fee: 100% refund if cancelled more than 30 days before arrival date. Balance preferably paid by cash or US bank check on arrival.

Monthly rentals preferred but shorter stays considered.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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