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Spacious, Upscale Kailua Garden Studio, Ideal Location, Best Value

Bedrooms 1
Space 600 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 - 30 nights


About the property

Sleeps Up To 3

This thoughtfully crafted tropical oasis, is perfectly located between beach and town, providing easy walking access to all Kailua has to offer. Intended for owner occupation, this large, airy studio, has been carefully designed for privacy and relaxation. One queen bed, one twin sized day bed, separated by partition. High ceilings, separate sleeping and sitting areas, large kitchen and bathroom, private garden with outdoor seating, indoor and outdoor showers. Onsite, off road parking, laundry facilities, beach chairs, boogie boards provided. Free wi-fi. Tax License # W04926876-01

Sarah Shanahan Tax License #TA-120-680-0384-01, GE-120-680-0384-01
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, Some French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Sarah Shanahan Tax License #TA-120-680-0384-01, GE-120-680-0384-01

Lifetime Kailua resident. International flight attendant 41 years. Adventurous world traveler, avid hiker & gardner, enjoys good food, strong supporter of the local arts community.

Sarah Shanahan Tax License #TA-120-680-0384-01, GE-120-680-0384-01 purchased this studio in 1976

Why Sarah Shanahan Tax License #TA-120-680-0384-01, GE-120-680-0384-01 chose Kailua

Great location: 7 minute walk to nearest shopping in one direction, or gorgous Kailua Beach in the other. Spacious property in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Kailua, with large fruit trees, lush, tropical gardens.

What makes this studio unique

It's a beautiful, tropically themed, spacious, airy retreat, so close to everything you'd want to experience in Kailua, you can do a lot just on foot or with a bicycle. There is nothing like a hot shower under the stars and flowers.


Kailua Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Village ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , outdoor shower
  • Single bathroom. One indoor, one outdoor shower. Indoor shower is adjacent to large, walk-in closet. Outdoor shower is a short walk through the garden.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Queen bed separated from sitting area by a partition. Day bed in sitting area is twin bed with new mattress. We have a sleep-in playpen for babies and toddlers.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Toys ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spacious, Upscale Kailua Garden Studio, Ideal Location, Best Value
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Windward Coast Can Be Warm in May

  • 4 of 5

The accommodations were very satisfactory but the weather was warmer than we expected. The unit did not have A/C, to which my wife was accustomed, so she was uncomfortable. The three fans did a good job of keeping the air moving, which made it tolerable. We were very close to restaurants, shopping and the beach, which was a plus. Our host, Sarah, was very gracious and accommodating. We were able do some sightseeing around the island, and enjoyed the mangos that Sarah grew on her trees.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kailua at Its Best

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at this studio on Kailua Road. Our hostess, Sarah, made this stay so perfect. She handled the paperwork easily and promptly, she sent us directions to her studio from the airport, and waiting for us upon our arrival was a warm welcome and a bottle of chilled white wine, snacks, all the condiments we could possibly need, and a pristine unit. This unit has tons of storage space, access to a lovely backyard, the sound of birds to wake us up, and even flowers on the grass as we left for the day. The walk to the beach was an easy 10 minutes away and to the business center (grocery, restaurants, pubs, shopping) was the same distance the other way. Sarah is a near-native and knows so much about Oahu, where to go and how to get there. Our time with her was very special. She exemplifies the Aloha Spirit. If you are going to Oahu, consider this your possible home base. Aloha!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Visit~

  • 5 of 5

We had a delightful visit at Tutu's studio. The location is ideal, the unit is clean and very functional.

Sarah is a wonderful host; she goes above and beyond the call of duty to make your stay enjoyable.

We wish we could have stayed longer! We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories of Kailua

  • 5 of 5

We lived in Kailua 1975-77 and were married there. When we decided to travel back for our 40th wedding anniversary, my husband found this lovely place in Kailua that made us feel like we were home again.

We had everything we needed there, as well as a beautiful private courtyard to enjoy in the evenings. Also not far from Kailua Beach...a lovely beach away from all the Waikiki tourists and another place we spent a lot of time back then.

Plenty of space to unpack and organize our things for our week stay, all of the utensils we would need in the kitchen if we chose to cook there, supplies to take to the beach, a cozy living area to relax. My husband found two books that gave a lot of history for the island and town, so he really enjoyed that. Materials with ideas for restaurants and attractions on the desk and in the book shelves.

It felt like we had found our own place to live and it was so comfortable...I would love to stay there again if the opportunity ever came about.

Thanks so much for a wonderful Hawaiian experience for us to celebrate!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, great yard and large kitchen

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I have stayed at 6 different places on all the islands but this one was our favorite. We loved the charming space and the large yard where we would have breakfast every morning. The kitchen was well equipped with everything. The only thing we missed a bit was a TV. Sarah was out of town so Robin greeted us, she was very helpful and kind. I would highly recommend this studio!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely apartment. Very close to the beach which is also a beautiful location and view. Only down side is no air conditioning.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Formaggio or Buzz's
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Mid Pacific Golf Club/Olomana
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: not necessary

In addition to the obvious attractions of bike, kayak, windsurfing, and/or snorkeling rentals, the host is a lifelong resident, who can guide you to interesting cultural venues and current cultural events.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200

Damage deposit returned within 1 week of your departure. Cleaning fees included in nightly/weekly/monthly rate, for thorough cleaning 1x per week. Charge of $15 plus tax per night for 3rd person. For families with children, first child is gratis, second child $15 per night plus tax.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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