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Freshly Renovated Beachy Studio!

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Studio, sleeps 4, kitchen, footsteps to the beach! Great place to come home to.

Time goes fast! Slow it down island-style in this studio apartment by the beach. With a queen bed, two single beds, a bathroom and a small full kitchen, this is the perfect home base for a family vacation, or getaway for two. Beach is 2 minutes (or less) walk from the front door, literally just across the street. All linens and towels provided, free wi-fi and tv. Some beach toys and boogie boards available to borrow. This place has everything you need and will leave plenty of budget for island exploration!

Freshly renovated October 2017. New paint, new flooring, new bathroom vanity breathe some new life into this sweet little pad.

Laie is a great neighborhood to live or vacation in. The spirit of Aloha is alive and well here and you will feel more like a local than a tourist in this small town.

Attractions in or near Laie include:


A variety of hiking trails of all difficulty levels lead you into the lush tropical forest, some winding along stream beds, and others climbing all the way to the ridge of the Ko'olau mountain range. Many trails end at breathtaking, secluded waterfalls that will make you feel like you're the only person on earth.


Spend a day (or two) exploring and learning about the many different cultures of Polynesia. The center is made up of seven different authentic "villages," each representing a different island culture. The dancing, music, cultural presentations and activities will keep you (and your kids) entertained for hours. They also put on fantastic and delicious nightly luaus. Their evening show is spectacular, not something to miss out on.


The beaches in Laie are dreamy and crowdless. The sandy Hukilau Beach is literally footsteps from your front door, and you could easily spend an entire vacation swimming in the cool blue water, lazing on the sand, and walking/jogging miles along the coast. East-facing for fantastic sunrises over the water. It’s a great beach for kids as well, with provided beach toys and boogie boards to help keep them busy.

Within 15 minutes drive, you will encounter world-famous surfing beaches including Pipeline and Sunset, and impressive snorkeling at the Shark’s Cove marine preserve, with an endless variety of other beaches in between. All shoreline in Hawaii is public property and there are public access points all along the coast.


Gunstock Ranch, about half a mile away, has horseback riding tours that will take your breath away and show you the country side of this small town.


At the recently-opened Keana Farms Zipline Adventure, see the tropical rainforest from an entirely different perspective.


A surprising array of restaurants are located in Laie. Everything from your average chain places (Subway, Taco Bell, etc) to truly unique food experiences like Hukilau Cafe, Seven Brothers Backyard Burgers, Pounders at the Hukilau Marketplace, and Papa Ole’s Kitchen. Something for everyone.

This apartment is part of our home that serves as housing for students of the nearby BYU-Hawaii most of the year. It has its own separate entrance from the rest of the house, and there are no shared common areas. The only time you might cross paths with another tenant will be in the laundry room, located at the back of the house.

Also please note, to keep our prices rock bottom we do not provide A/C. There are ceiling fans and stand fans in the studio to help keep you cool.

More Details

Jenne Paddock
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 11, 2017

About Jenne Paddock

Originally from opposite coasts of the US, my husband and I met, fell in love and had our three babies in the idyllic island town of Laie. We love the outdoor lifestyle and are passionate about traveling. One of the best things about going on a trip is knowing we will come home to our own little slice of paradise!

Jenne Paddock purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Jenne Paddock chose Laie

We bought this home in 2007 at the very start of our marriage. It was old, tiny and full of potential. A lot of blood, sweat and tears went into making it what it is today. We did much of the work ourselves, making memories and putting our love into it.


Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hukilau Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Hukilau Beach Park
Car: recommended


Laie Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • One queen bed and two singles. Fold-out futon cushion for extra guest.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


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(46 traveler reviews)

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Freshly Renovated Beachy Studio!
average rating of 4.369565 based on 46 reviews

Great for the Price

  • 4 of 5

It definitely isn't the fanciest place to stay but for the price it was totally adequate. The location was amazing. Less than 3 minutes to walk to the beach. Close to good restaurants and the PCC.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic & Exciting!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

This location was perfect for me and my kids. We were in walking distance to the Hukilau Beach, Laie grave yard, Hukilau Café and Family members. The unit me and my kids stayed in was more than adequate for our one week stay here in Laie, HI. It had all the amenities that were needed to enjoy our stay. Other renters at this location are very friendly and easy going. I love this small town of Laie and I am looking to coming back again in the future. Mahalos for making this possible for us.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review, William! So glad you had a great stay, and that the studio was to your liking! Come again any time!
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Exactly as described, this is a PERFECT little get away.

  • 5 of 5

This studio is exactly as decribed!! So close to everything, grocery store is about a 1/4 mile. Laundry on site. Highly recommend!!

There is no air conditioning. I thought it would be hard to bare coming from a much colder climate. There are always natural breezes blowing through the huge windows and fans in the unit made it extremely comfortable.

I love that the rest of the house is rented to students that room together and walk or bike to the University. The girls living in the rest of the house were very nice and super quiet. Thank you for helping provide an affordable place for our youth to get a better education, and for allowing us to enjoy exactly what I embodied as a true Hawaiian vacation. I will be back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Terry!! So glad you enjoyed your stay, come back any time!
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Budget by the beach

  • 5 of 5

The property is very simple. However, it was perfect for what we needed. It was clean and well stocked with towels, beach equipment, kitchen supplies and linens. It was centrally located for our adventures on the North Shore.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a good experience

  • 5 of 5

Great location. Clean and well maintained, comfortable for our 2 day stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Avoid if possible

  • 2 of 5

I understand " budget by the beach" but must there be an overpowering moldy odor right through ?

Rickety almost unsafe top bed bunk.

Towels were disgusting stained and moldy odor.

All beach toys are broken and unusable.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you did not enjoy your stay. Some people are just hard to please, I guess. Having walked though the apartment prior to your check in I can vouch that the place was in good order and clean, no mold. I will check on the beach toys. Like it says in the description this is a basic, no-frills place. If you want something fancy (and expensive) check out the Marriott down the road.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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