We just added a beautiful garden room to this stunning bungalow with a 6' by 4' window overlooking your private garden...
This little oasis is in the most awesome location - situated right at the entry of Kailua Beach Park - walk out the back gate and you are on Kailua Beach where you will find the softest white sand on Oahu on our 2.5-mile beach - - often rated in the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world. Beach walk, swim, kayak, wind-surf, kite board, body surf, snorkel, hike, jog the Lanikai loop (4 miles around door-to-door) - there is an abundance of fun activities here...or, completely relax and chill out - it's very easy in this quiet & secluded bungalow. Famous local hang out - Kalapawai Market, is outside the long driveway - wonderful for those morning lattes. Buzz's Restaurant is a short stroll down the beach and, Kailua Town Center is an easy 15-20 minute walk; packed with a delightful array of restaurants and cool shops.
We have just completed renovating this old-style Hawaiian home so that it will have the charm of old Hawaii with modern conveniences. The bungalow is on the ground level of a 2-story home. The property is double gated (street side and beach side) and has:
- Off-street parking
- Private entry
- Private outdoor garden with a barbeque
- Wireless Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Flat screen TV w/ HD cable including free HBO & Showtime
- Kitchen includes: Mid-size fridge, microwave, counter oven, induction cook top (solo), blender, coffee maker, tea hot pot
The bungalow is designed to be our guest suite when friends and family come and so, the plates, silverware, wine glasses, bedding, towels, etc. are all top quality. Queen sized bed (brand new & high-end)
Beach chairs, beach towels and coolers - an iron and ironing board - blow dryers, , etc... it's got it all.
Great retreat for a maximum of 2 easy-going, nonsmoking (since we request no smoking anywhere on the property) adults (18 years and older only). We accept reservations that begin and end on Thursday, Friday & Saturday
Also, if you'd like the same feel but, would prefer a larger space (1000 sq. ft) with a full kitchen - check out the bungalow's big brother "Enchanted Kailua Beach Retreat"
You will NOT be disappointed! As others have said, everything in the pictures is exactly as is, the only difference is that it is actually a bit more spacious. My husband and I were on a romantic getaway and the bungalow was a perfect experience and Cheri and Scott were perfect hosts! We are usually a bit shy and don't interact with our hosts much, but in this case we regretted not having the opportunity to spend more time getting to know them. You will love the location and the gorgeous backyard, the town is great, the beach is amazing, if you have the chance STAY HERE!!!
Absolutely loved our stay in Kailua - and Cheri's place is a big part of it! She really thought of everything we would need during our getaway - beach chairs, a cooler, a beach bag, even books to read on the beach if we didn't have any!
Even though it rained a few days while we were there, it was great to sit in the garden room and read. The views of their "jungle oasis" as I called it were beautiful.
I'd definitely recommend staying in Kailua as opposed to Waikiki - there are no hotels so it's mostly local folks. Plus the beach is the main attraction, not the city. Lots of great local food that Cheri recommended as well. She was a great host and I definitely recommend her place if you are planning to visit Hawaii. Mahalo!
Cheri and Scott really have created a perfect little paradise, everything was exactly as advertised & reviewed. During our two week stay we really felt at the end of the day like we were coming home. Leading up to the trip, their communication was excellent, and meeting them upon our arrival found them to be genuine and lovely people. They provided us with a custom, detailed guide of sights & shops to check out all over the island which was wonderful, and they have guidebooks, hiking trail books and plenty of maps so no need to bring your own. The bed was very comfortable, and had such great sleeps on the pillows that we're looking into buying the same ones!
It was very clear that Cheri & Scott take a lot of pride in their home as no attention to detail was spared and they have great respect for the enjoyment and privacy of their guests. This was our first Airbnb experience, yet we feel they are a gem among gems.
Kailua itself is a beautiful little beach town, well apportioned with a variety of shops, restaurants and services. We found the locals to all be very friendly and very easy to strike up conversation with. It was perfectly positioned to travel around the island from, and such a pleasure to come home to. Being there, you will definitely experience the Aloha Spirit.
What a slice of paradise!
Cheri and Scott were amazing hosts, and we cannot wait to go back. The bungalow is beyond charming. Unlike a hotel, you find yourself wanting to hang in the bungalow and beautiful garden. We cooked most of our meals in the bungalow, which was such a blast.
I have been to Oahu over 10 times, but never to Kailua Town. What a cool spot! There are fabulous bike and walking baths, nearby hikes and the beach sand has got to be the softest on the island.
Thank you Cheri and Scott!
We loved staying at Cheri & Michel's. The bungalow is a fabulous property with everything you need + a garden to die for right across the road from the beach and town just a short walk away. Loved it!
Cheri and Michel are incredible hosts, friendly and helpful. Their guide to Oahu is great, their recommendations for restaurants are spot on. They have a guide book in the bungalow that we highly recommend using. The bungalow is beautiful, and the distance to the beach cannot be beat. My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay in the bungalow!!
First of all, the place is amazing. Perfect location just feet from Kailua beach (one of the nicest in Oahu) as well as a local store for shopping and coffee. In addition to the private outdoor garden and the cute bungalow, Sheri surprised us and told us they'd just installed a brand new sun room/couch area to the property since the last guest had left - which was perfect for reading and drinking coffee during our first rainy few days there. Overall their bungalow was a perfect home base for us to explore the island as well as relax in our own backyard.
Sheri and Scott were amazing hosts - so nice and friendly and considerate. We only saw them a few times during the week, but they were always happy to give us advice on places to eat, get whatever we needed, or just chat about life.
Thanks again, we can't wait to come back!
There are no words to describe this paradise! It felt like home from the first second on. Cheri and Scott made us feel very welcome, we even got fresh fruits of their own plants in the garden. They provide a guide with suggestions what you can do, where you can have dinner etc.
The bungalow is beautiful, well-equipped, clean and many details tell of Cheri and Scott's love that they've put into it. Even though it is in the same house, you'll have an entrance for youself as well as a little garden area and a barbecue. So it is really private.
The beach park is literally starting at the backyard and so it takes less than a minute to be on one of the most beautiful beaches we've ever seen.
A little market & deli is just nextdoor if you couldn't be bothered to go shopping yet again ;-). They also have good and priceworthy coffee. A rental place for kayaks, sup, snorkeling etc is right across the street.
The way into Honululu takes about 20-30minutes, but can get quite busy with traffic. So you want to avoid rush hours.
In summary this was the paradise we were hoping for after seeing the pictures. Cheri and Scott are always within reach if you might have any questions or should need their advice on what to do.
It is more than worth the money it costs and will make your Oahu-experience unforgettable!
The overall quality of this accommodation cannot be overstated. Everything that we expect in a high-quality hotel room, and more, is delivered here. There is a great amount of care and attention to detail, the space is impeccably clean, and the location is, for us, perfect -- literally one minute to the beach. It's quiet, and the grounds are beautiful. There is a convenient little market next door. The hosts are attentive & friendly. When we return to Kailua, we are headed back to this place, and we might just decide to move in permanently.
Cheri's bungalow is a terrific location for a couple to enjoy the quieter side of Oahu. The condo is cozy, with enough space for a couple to relax, and a small, but nice kitchen.
The garden is incredible, and the papayas are yummy.
It's a 1 minute walk to the beach, and once you get more than a hundred yards from the beach entrance, you have plenty of room all to yourself; no crowds!
Scott and Cheri are great hosts, and I hope that the rest of my airbnb experiences go as well.