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Mountain Views, Fully Stocked, Family-Friendly, Comfortable Country Living!

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Bright, Cozy 2 Bedroom With Mountain Views, Full Kitchen & Amenities Galore!

Our sweet 2 bedroom cottage is nestled in a beautiful country setting against the mountains just 5 minutes from Waimanalo beach & 15 minutes to famed Lanikai Beach. One room boasts a memory foam queen-size bed. The second room is a cozy king that can be converted to two twins upon request. A portable crib is available, as well a little feeding chair. Ceiling fans, lots of windows and cool breezes throughout. The kitchen has everything you could possible need, including organic olive & coconut oils, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, coffee, cooking spray, large & small appliances, and more. The bathroom is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, body wash, a small first aid kit and plenty of fresh towels. We provide adult & child size snorkels, boogie boards, kayak, plush beach towels, chairs, umbrella & small cooler. Don't miss the mountain views from your comfortable outdoor seating while you grill up your meal or sip on some coffee. Friendly dogs, roosters & chickens really bring home the country vibe. Feel free to set up a time with us to come explore the aquaponics & garden, and maybe have a peek at the sheep! Cozy furniture, tv, cable & high-speed interenet. We've also installed a land line for your convenience as cell phone reception is spotty. Parking is right outside your gate, off of the street, with your own private entrance from the long term renters next door (who are great people :)).

Property Manager
Leah Distad
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2018

About Leah Distad

Aloha Travelers!

We are a fun family who enjoy meeting new people and traveling ourselves! The farm life suits us and we are stoked we get to do it with the beach so close as we enjoy surfing and beach fun too.

As a yoga teacher & tattoo artist, we love contributing to our community and enriching peoples lives.

We were born and raised in the Seattle and Southern California areas and have lived on the island for nearly 15 years. Both our daughters were born here.

It's our mission now to provide an epic experience for your vacation!

Hope to meet you in the future.


Leah and family

Leah Distad purchased this chateau / country house in 2010


Waimanalo Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shampoo, conditioner, body wash & toilet paper provided.
  • This bathroom is stocked with plentry of fresh towels, as well as shampoo, conditioner, body wash and toilet paper. There is a small first aid kit under the sink, and usually some bug spray & sunblock you can use. Hair dryer in drawer.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King bed can be converted to two twins. Portable crib.
  • Queen bedroom has a very comfortable memory foam mattress with high quality linens & bedding. There are side tables, and individual lamps, as well as the overhead light. Enjoy the fresh island air through your two windows & sneak a peak of Mt Olomana from your bed! There is a ceiling fan and a standing fan. Bedroom 2 is set as a comfortable king size bed, but upon request can be two separate twin beds. There is also a portable crib & infant feeding chair in the closet. Iron & small ironing board also in closet. Ceiling fan & standing fan in this room too.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
This is the 'getaway' that makes you feel away without being far away from anything! Beautiful, quiet Waimanalo beach is just 5 minutes away and bustling Kailua Town just 10, but you feel like you are in the country as soon as you drive down our road. The mountains and tropical plants will entrance & awe you. The roosters & chickens give it that extra country feel, and the dogs are friendly and charming. Hiking trails are right at the end of our street. The Country Cottage has everything you need so you can pack light and really get away!


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Very Nice Place to stay!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ich habe es sehr genossen, in der wunderbaren, üppigen Landschaft Ferien zu machen. Die Wohnung ist sehr gut eingerichtet, es hat alles was man braucht. Fehlt etwas, ist Leah oder ihr Mann sofort zur Stelle und es wird geliefert.

Die Lage in Waimanalo ist toll, die Strände sind nicht weit weg und wunderbar.

Wer die Natur liebt, ist bei Leah genau am richtigen Ort.

Vielen Dank!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and amazing views. The Country Cottage had everything that we needed for this trip and Leah was amazing! The neighbors very friendly and helpful. There was a binder with several great restaurant options, grocery stores, and maps to the area. The beds were super comfy and the rooms had enough space for luggage with room to move around. Overall this place was mostly perfect (I knew it lacked a bath tub, but most folks wouldn't need one anyways, and definitely not a deal breaker). I would stay there again in a heartbeat. Just amazing!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We truly enjoyed our stay....

  • 5 of 5

The property was just perfect, just 5 minutes to our destination. The cottage was cool and enjoyable, the scenery was beautiful.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place for a reasonable price

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the cottage for about a week and everything was good. Leah was great and easy to get in touch with offering us both a late checkout and offering to meet the sheep that they have on the property. The cottage is well worth the money and close to a shopping center which was nice because we were able to go grocery shopping nearby. Parking was a little tight as there are many cars in the drive way area and it did get muggy without AC, however it is Hawaii and that is the case with many of the houses. Leah's responsiveness, kindness, and hospitality along with the price of the stay and the view makes this place well worth staying at.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy experience with my family in this Waimanalo cottage!

  • 5 of 5

I inquired on this cottage for our family trip in April. Our family of 4 adults and 1 infant. Leah was great and responded to my inquiry right away. The cottage was available and I booked it. Once it was confirmed, I received a very detailed email (which I appreciate) about the check-in procedures!

The day we arrived, all was pretty much what we expected. The cottage is nestled in the neighborhood of Waimanalo and the location to Waimanalo Beach Park was only a few miles away. We checked in a little late and was pretty tired from walking around Waikiki that day, so we called it a day.

When we arrived, Leah had set out some chocolates and a nice welcome note for us! :) The condo was clean and comfortable. That was EXACTLY what we were looking for. Clean and comfortable. The following morning, it rained, which we loved and thought it made the place cozier! We saw all the chickens around the property and just felt so comfortable.

The kitchen area was really clean which I like a lot. There's a little dining table and a couple of the rubber ends on the legs would come off, but really not a big deal.

My husband and I stayed in the room closest to the bathroom and our room was pretty roomy. It fit both of our duffels and what we packed. I would say that the bed that we stayed on was a little on the softer side, but bear in mind, I prefer a firmer mattress.

My mom and sister stayed in the other room with the queen sized bed and they had plenty of space around them which was good for their rolling luggage.

We used the washer and dryer at the side of the cottage. It wasn't easy to get to because they were having something worked on in the backyard, which is temporary so I don't see it being an issue for future stays.

We didn't use any of the beach equipment so I can't comment on that. But they were available for use.

A few days after our stay, I asked about my deposit and Leah responded right away! I would definitely recommend a stay in this cottage and will likely stay here again if I am coming back to Oahu! Leah was a pleasure to communicate with! :)

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great local place away from all the people!

  • 5 of 5

Place was wonderful, chickens/roosters were loud but we got used to them. Very comfortable place with a great view with our morning coffee.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Olomana Golf Links
Nearest Beach
5.7 Miles
Bellows Beach
Car: recommended

The Country Cottage has a prime location tucked near the mountains, just enough to make you feel like you're in the country without being far away from anything! The beach is a 5 minute drive and is stunning, hiking is accessible just at the end of the street, Kailua & Lanikai beaches are 10-15 minute drive. Sea Life Park & Makapu'u Lighthouse are a 10-15 minute drive the opposite direction. Great local, healthy food fare at Sweet Home Waimanalo, wonderful Mexican food at Serg's, and amazing homemade ice cream at Dave's. All located within 5-10 minutes along the highway in Waimanalo, and easily accessed via the backroads from the cottage.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $100

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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