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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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

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.


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
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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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(63 traveler reviews)

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Freshly Renovated Beachy Studio!
average rating of 4.301587 based on 63 reviews

Perfect for a place near the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our cute rental! It was very clean and super close to the beach! It was perfect for our getaway!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed your stay!! Come again any time!
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Great location! Comfortable for 4 adults. Nice owners, easy to contact. Didn’t like the roaches.

  • 4 of 5

This rental was very convenient and comfortable. It was perfect for our family. I read a similar review in May and the person mentioned roaches. I assumed they would have been taken care of but they weren’t. This is the third place we had stayed on Oahu and the only one with a roach problem. Jenne was very nice easy to get in contact with. Hopefully they can eradicate the bugs however.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orem, UT

Budget beach house

  • 5 of 5

Super convenient location, just across from a HUGE and amazing beach. We never even needed shoes. laie is quit and safe. We also didn’t need a rental car, the grocery store and restaurants are walking distance. Owner is very responsive and very helpful. We stayed two weeks, washing machine was provided. Nothing fancy, but the affordable price more than made up for it. My three kids and I were more than satisfied.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice and very comfortable. Although TV not working. No radio and no phone (landline).

  • 3 of 5

Thank you for the comfortable accomodation. Enjoyed my stay and had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Studio, convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this Studio! Tastefully decorated and very comfortable. Everything seemed new and/or well maintained. It was across the street from Hukilau beach, very close to Polonesian Cultural Center, LDS temple, and BYU-H. It was the perfect location for us-- 20 minutes one direction to get to Shark's Cove (fun place for tidepool snorkeling), 20 minutes the other direction to Chinaman's Hat (kayak at high tide or boogie board at low tide out to the island and hike up). There was some street noise, since it is right on Kamehameha Hwy, but it didn't bother us at all. The studio has 2 ceiling fans and several plug-in fans, and with the windows open and the ocean breeze, it was quite pleasant. The hosts provided a bin of boogie boards and other beach toys which was awesome! We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Natalie! So glad you enjoyed your stay, come again any time!
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Good renovation, but a few problems

  • 3 of 5

Overall it was nice. Loved the renovation, good flooring, cute decor, pretty clean. Bunk bed mattresses are really not comfy, but maybe they'd be fine for little kids. Did have some cockroaches which was pretty gross. Maybe some pest control would be worth the investment. Laundry room was pretty disgusting. Also, we wanted to leave the ceiling fans on all the time because there is no AC, but in order to turn the lights off but leave fan on, you had to pull the chain which was too high to reach. So every time we wanted to turn the lights on or off we had to get a chair to stand on. That was a pain.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Tricia, thanks for your review and sorry your experience was less than stellar! We have a pest control subscription and he comes to treat the house regularly. Have cleaned out the laundry room and we will lengthen the pulls on the ceiling fans. Thanks so much for your feedback!
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Hukilau Cafe
Nearest Beach
0.01 Miles
Hukilau Beach Park
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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