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Come and Experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams' Kailua Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type apartment


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

HAWAII TAX ID # W01993578-01

Hale O KuhiKuhi HiHi' O -- 'Ha Lay O Coo Hee Coo Hee Hee Hee O'

Aloha and Welcome to the 'House of Sweet Dreams.' If you were able to pronounce the name of our vacation rental let us Congratulate you on your first Hawaiian language lesson.

Our quaint and cozy, large, one bedroom, Apartment unit is located half a block from world famous Kailua Beach. Kailua meaning 'two seas' is located on the southeastern shore on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Come and take a tour with us:

Imagine starting your day with a complimentary cup of fresh brewed Kona Coffee and a sunrise walk on the three mile stretch of pristine white sand beach. With its gentle trade winds and constant water temperatures ranging from 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (20-25 degrees Celsius), Kailua Beach is a perfect setting for year round water-sports. Some of the activities you may partake in include: swimming, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, snorkeling, body surfing, boogie boarding, kayaking, etc.

There are other water activities nearby including: scuba diving, deep sea fishing, glass bottom boat rides, jet skiing, para-sailing, submarine voyage, etc.

Our 'Hawaiiana' decor gives you the true island feeling of 'home away from home.' Palm trees, antique rattan furniture, 'ukulele' paper towel holder, and kitchen 'ukulele' dish towel rack are some of the unique accents of our unit that are found in no other part of the world. Along with the Bamboo towel bars in the bathroom this unit gives you a tropical feeling of truly being in the Pacific.

After a full day of water activities come back, crank up that Air Conditioning unit to prepare your surroundings for some much needed 'snooze' time. Embellish in a hot shower with complimentary 'local' island fragranced shower gels and lotions. It's time to take some 'R&R' (rest and relaxation). ** BAMM ** REVITALIZATION HAS OCCURRED!!!

By this time you have worked up quite an appetite. Kailua town offers quite a variety of restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. Some of our favorites include: Los Garcias Mexican, Assagio's Italian, Buzz's Steakhouse, Champa Thai, Noboru Japanese, Big City Diner, Cinnamon's family, etc. There are also the regular fast food restaurants available including: McDonald's, Taco Bell, Jack-in-the Box, Papa John's Pizza, etc.

Another alternative might be to put your favorite foods on the Barbecue Gas Grill and dine on the Patio Lanai. However, and yet still another alternative might be to enjoy a full blown 'night on the town.' The Famous 'Waikiki' is a mere 30 minute drive into Honolulu. A more extensive list of restaurants is available and after dinner you may find a wide variety of music for your listening pleasure or visit some of the local nightclubs and enjoy dancing the night away until 4 AM.

You might not be a water enthusiast - there are various other activities to enjoy - including: golf, hiking, art or historic museums, sight seeing, Pearl Harbor Memorial, shopping, bicycling, Sea Life Park, Waikiki Aquarium, live theater, movies, sky diving, glider rides, etc.

Mahalo and 'Thank You' for coming on our tour we hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we enjoyed taking you on your tropical vacation memory that will last a lifetime. Bring your imagination to reality. You deserve to experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams.'

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Kathy Souza
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Kathy and Val,

Thank You for your warm hospitality last week during our 2 night stay at your rental. I have already highly recommended it to one of my teacher friends who wants to visit Hawaii someday. You sure do a great job of thinking of all the extras for making our stay most pleasant -- the orientation tour of the area, the beach supplies, the picnic table umbrella, the 'how to' folder -- everything was so perfect. Next time we'd like to stay longer.

Blessings to you both,

Julie and Bill

(now back in Michigan; when we left 2 weeks ago it was winter with 1 1/2 foot of snow but now the snow is mostly melted!)
Apr 2014
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Kalama Tract Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Queen size Beds (1) Comfort at its best with a 2' Memory Foam Topper, Double Beds (1) Comfortable Double or Single Floor Futon Mattress available for an extra person or children., Baby Cribs (1) Available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Coffee Maker, Blender, Kona Coffee, Dishes, Travel Coffee Mugs, Kleenex, Q-Tips, Ice Cooler, Island Fragranced Shower Gels and Lotions, Beach Umbrella, Beach Chairs, Travel Back Gammon, Travel Checkers, Playing Cards.


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Come and Experience the 'House of Sweet Dreams' Kailua Beach
average rating of 4.96875 based on 105 reviews

Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Val visited our property last summer. We manage vacation rental property on the Central Oregon Coast. So, when we planned to visit Oahu, we naturally looked at their property. After much looking and shopping,we decided deliberately to stay with Kathy and Val. And, we were not disappointed! In fact, we were overtaken with the hospitality of these lovely people! Tammy celebrated here birthday while we were visiting. On the morning of, Val shows up with a traditional birthday lei!

We both loved the MASSIVE shower!! Fresh towels daily, limitless Kona coffee, well-stocked cupboards with essentials galore, and a private entrance. We cannot say enough about how well Kathy and Val are prepared. We brought beach towels and snorkel gear. Kathy and Val had that along with boogie boards, coolers, beach tote bags, and a wagon to carry it all to the beach! WOW!!

The unit is clean as a pin, carefully decorated, cozy (fit the two of us perfectly) and a fantastic “headquarters” for Oahu. One can easily cook (we did breakfast daily) with the kitchen’s pots, pans, microwave, two burner hot plate, and dishware - don’t forget the gas grill! However, we ate out quite a bit as our activities kept us going from early to late.

Kailua Beach was marvelous! Plenty of room, not crowded, surfers, windsurfers, families, and an overall friendly atmosphere. We both enjoyed Kailua Beach beyond words!

Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa!

Keith and Tammy

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the House of Sweet Dreams is much more than sweet dreams, although the bed is very comfortable. If you are looking for a place to stay that is close to an absolutely beautiful uncrowded beach, shopping and good restaurants all of which you can walk to, then this is the place for you. Plus as a bonus the owners are super. They are very hospitable, knowledgeable and go out of their way to enhance your visit to their island. This was our third time staying at the House of Sweet Dreams and we are looking forward to our next visit.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay! Kathy and Val were super accommodating. Our flight was really really delayed, but Kathy gave us great instructions for getting into the unit. The space is cozy, clean and well-equipped - the pictures are very accurate. The access to the beach is just a few minutes walk away - the location really couldn't be better! Kathy and Val provide a bunch of beach accessories and towels; the patio area is also really nice for washing out beach gear and letting things dry out. We stayed for 4 nights and we wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Aloha Experience

  • 5 of 5

Our little apartment contained not only all the essentials, but so many thoughtful and delightful extras.We loved the proximity of the beautiful beach as we are beach lovers. Above all, the best part was our wonderful owners, Kathy and Val! Their thoughtfulness and generosity was the true embodiment of the Aloha spirit! We happily recommend the "house of dreams"!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Kathy and Val were great! We needed a place for a few days until we found more permanent housing. It worked out perfectly. The bed is very comfortable and the patio a plus. Very clean and well stocked. Kailua is a great little beach town. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, cozy spot close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to stumble across this gem when looking for somewhere to stay for a few days while on island to visit family and friends. We loved that the apartment is located in a quiet, residential area and that Val and Kathy made us feel like family and checked on us frequently. We enjoyed having the patio to use to eat our breakfast and dinner outside and relax. Our toddler loved the wagon they provided to ride to the beach (and Val even provided a futon mattress for him on the floor) and we were happy not having to worry about beach towels and all those other things you always forget but need after all. We'll be happy to send our family and friends your way and hope to be back some time soon. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Julia, Thank You so much for taking the time to submit such an OUTSTANDING review. We are so happy that you felt comfortable at our vacation rental. It was such a pleasure hosting you folks during your stay here in Kailua. Hoping that the job offer for your husband was a good fit for all of you. Thank You for spreading the word about our vacation rental for those that might be heading our way. With Fondest Aloha, Kathy & Val
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'With 'NO' rocks in the water the BEST Boogie Boarding is a 1/2 block away.

We also have lots of toys for the beach:

Umbrella, Sun Shade for babies, Frisbees, Paddle Ball, Shovels and Buckets for the kids, Red Wagon for transportation of toys to the beach.'


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Published Rates are for single or double occupany. For a 3rd person it will be an additional $20.00 per night ($120.00 per week). 2 children under age 12 will count the same as a 3rd person and will be charged an additional $20.00 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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