Private custom designed micro-house in the heart of Kailua town. We designed and built this little Coconut ourselves specifically to catch the cool trade winds and offer the best tropical experience for those looking to enjoy our little Kailua town.
Please note : Check-in time is between 2-6pm - please make sure your flight arrives with plenty of time to get through traffic and arrive before 6pm BEFORE you book
• 8' x 10' foot-print with a full-size bed, toilet, copper sink & counter
• Organic Talay 7" Latex mattress - full size! Very comfortable!
• Cedar, oak and redwood throughout
• Architectural details
• Private entrance
• Private Parking
• Beautiful outdoor shower (hot water! yes!)
• Private 50 sf deck with mango and citrus trees
• Towels & linens provided (including beach towels)
• Dr. Bronner's eco-friendly soaps provided
• Mini Fridge
• Free guest Wifi
• Coded entry so you don't have to worry about a key!
• Walk-Score of 80! Walk to coffee shops, Whole Food's, Bike shops, beach, boutiques, and award winning restaurants:
• Less than 2 blocks to the best restaurants in Kailua!
• Less than half a mile to Whole Food's!
• Less than a mile to the top rated beaches on Oahu (Kailua and Lanikai)
• Less than a quarter mile to the bus stop
• No cooking allowed due to size restrictions and safety.
• We do NOT have a coffee maker or microwave. If you love, love, love your coffee, we highly recommend you check out our guidebook for tips on some of the best coffee shops on the island - less than a 5 minute walk from the front door!
The Kailua Coconut is located in our back yard with its own private entrance. We work from home and can usually be found in our offices doing animation, illustration, making ipad/iphone apps or tiki mugs and tiles! We live on a cul-de-sac amongst a neighborhood of working families with children and pets in single family homes. Become a part of the real Hawaii and live like the locals do.
We have 1 dog that is not allowed in the Kailua Coconut or the back yard when guests are present. We respect your privacy and ask that you respect our neighbors as well.
••As of May 1st, 2013 - we will only accept reservations from Airbnb Verified Accounts. This is a safety concern for us and our neighbors.
-- Please note that check-in time is between 2-6 pm! Please check your flight arrival times before booking. We can recommend places to stay closer to the airport for later arrivals.--
Non-smokers only as we do not allow smoking anywhere on the property. No children under 18.
We are here to make your stay comfortable and unique! We can direct you to neat hikes, runs, bike rides or secret spots that we enjoy! Runners, bikers, hikers, triathletes, and Geocachers - we are here for you!
••NOTE: In order to insure that we as hosts can abide by the rules regulating Airbnb and your reservation, we CAN NOT accept reservations further than 3 months out. We apologize for this, but this is not our full time job and we do not want to make any promises we can't keep. Mahalo!
You will have your own parking spot in our driveway, not shared with any other cars. You will also have access to 2 different decks with chairs, tables and an umbrella.
Interaction with Guests
We live and work out of our home so we are usually home all day. We are available to help with anything you may need or suggestions for hiking and eating. We will be here to greet you upon check-in and show you around. Sometimes we might never see our guests again, other times we go to lunch and dinner and hikes together - it's all up to you!
Kailua is a great town for walking and biking. It offers the beach, cafes, hiking, shopping, and restaurants that vary from cheap and quick to extragavant and expensive. Traffic can be a pain so save some money and walk or bike!
Save money and skip the rental car! We are in walking distance to everything! We offer airport pick up and drop off for $20 each way! Just let us know! If you want to explore the north shore or Waikiki for a day, we rent our car on Relay Rides for a day rate - easy and quick! No need to get charged for extra days you don't need! Let us know if you are interested in renting our car and we will send you the link. Other than that, Kailua is best enjoyed by bike or walking. The Bus is our main form of public transportation and we do have bus schedules for you!
Other Things to Note
This is a residential area with homes very close together. People sleep with their windows open and sounds carry. If you are looking for a place to hang out and party at night - this is NOT the place. Please stay in a hotel in Waikiki. If you are looking for peace and quiet and enjoy being awaken by birds, please join us as we would love to have you!
That being said, our neighbors have pets and kids. Expect to hear the sounds of kids during the day, people watching TV, people playing music (our neighbors a few houses away have a semi-decent Reggae band!). Dogs will bark, cats will meow, birds will chirp, geckos will chirp too! After 9 or 10pm though, it's VERY quiet! (Or I could't live here, trust me.)
No smoking on property - no exceptions - non-smoking guests only!
No drugs allowed
Quiet hours: 9pm - 7am please
Entry code is for registered guests only - do not share the code with anyone else
Please remove your shoes before entering the Coconut
Please respect our neighbors
No visitors allowed on property
Parking of 1 car is available and will be in a private driveway. Please do NOT park on the street
Need extra towels, linens, blankets? Let us know!
We are here to help! If anything comes up please feel free to text, call, email, or knock on our door!
Denise and Henrik gave us a warm, smiling welcome as soon as we arrive. They had left a note with nice suggestions about what to visit in the area. They achieved a tremendous work in building the coconut house. The house is small but cute: a nice, different experience. Just a cold at night but extra blankets would have done the job. We especially appreciated the way Henrik and Denise made sure for us to have our own intimacy. The outside shower is perfect and very hot ;-) Thumbs up.
Denise was extremely helpful with information on the area. We felt very welcomed and knew they were available to answer any questions. Even though the micro house was right in the backyard, it felt very private and quaint. Like over reviews, the location to the beach and restaurants is excellent. My husband and I had a wonderful weekend.
Denise & Henrik are wonderful people - welcoming, helpful, and very knowledgeable! I couldn't believe that they built the Kailua Coconut by themselves, and it is exactly as wonderful as described.
The neighborhood was great - easy walking distance to some delicious restaurants - and quiet at night.
We had a great time visiting, and would wholeheartedly recommend the Kailua Coconut and Denise & Henrik.
My experience at the mini Coconut house was great. All was exactly as described in the itinerary. I was welcomed by Henrik who showed me around. The Coconut house was clean and well kept. New sheets and towels were provided as well as replenished half way through my stay. Detailed notes, cards and a travel book were provided in the Coconut House to aid in my stay. I enjoyed my stay would love to return to the Coconut house again!
We loved "The Coconut"! As others have mentioned it is a small, compact cabin but it has everything you need. The owners, who built the house themselves, obviously put a lot of thought into the design and usage for compact living. There is no heat/AC but the window/vent design allows for good air flow. The front doors open up fully and there are screen doors so you can have a breeze on the hotter nights and no bug concerns. There is an indoor sink and a small, private toilet room. The private outdoor shower is enclosed on the side of the house and has hot water. It is rather nice to shower under the stars! You have full use of the front deck with table and chairs and the adjacent deck with table, chairs with umbrella. Despite being very close to the main house, there is complete privacy. In 5 days we hardly ever ran into Denise and Henrik, yet they are easily accessible if needed for questions or local advice. There is a mini fridge, but no cooking is allowed inside. However there are plenty of restaurants, cafés, convenience/grocery stores, etc all within a 5-10 minute walk. Keep in mind that you are in a residential area and the neighbors are close by, so this is not a place for late night activity and the neighborhood is quite after 9pm. The beach is about a 15 minute walk or a 2 minute drive to the free beachside parking lot. Kudos, Denise and Henrik for creating such a great little unique beach getaway!
The Cocunut is the perfect place to stay in Kailua for singles or couples! Very clean, cozy, and stays cool all the time. And the outdoor shower is amazing. Henrik and Denise were great hosts. Very responsive to any questions but other than that let you enjoy their great backyard to yourself. What a treat.
Business owners, Tiki Mug Maker, runner, triathlete and travel lovers! Our goal is to travel now, not when we retire. If we are not working, we're training and if we're not training, we are working so I can afford to train.
We like the quiet and wouldn't turn down the opportunity to hang in a hammock for an afternoon.
We feel it's important to have a place to stay that is within walking distance to what's "hot," a safe & clean place to keep our stuff, and a quiet place to sleep. As a business owner I find it important to have free access to wi-fi as well. Plus, it's great to access online resources while traveling!