Private Kailua Cottage-Great Deal!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Akalani Loop, Kailua, HI 96734, United States

This is a small unit behind the house with total privacy. You have your own entry, spacious lanai, washer and dryer and yard area to relax in. The extra twin bed in the study gives you the option of a second sleeping area or a great place to read.

The Space

A separate structure behind main house. Full bedroom with a double bed plus an additional room w twin bed and desk, kitchen has full refrigerator, 2 burner cook top, micro, countertop convection oven, your lanai is covered with a full size glass table and extra space to relax.

Bathroom has a shower and all don't need to pack hairdryer, or even sunscreen.You have washer and dryer (in car port area), cable TV with DVR, (email hidden) player, and highspeed internet access. No smoking inside or outside the unit.

The hillside behind the house is landscaped and provides a nice setting for extra outside relaxing space. There are two lounge chairs for your use on a grassy area, just above the covered lanai. (notice the lattice from the photos). Often there are papayas and fresh herbs in the garden available as well.

We are a 6 minute drive to Kailua beach, 6 minute drive to Waimanalo beaches. (Not walking distance) Located in a quiet residential neighborhood near Enchanted Lake. Access to beach chairs, beach towels, beach supplies and equipment.

Located just minutes from the heart of Kailua town and all it's excitement, but this area offers some fun and fabulous eating options.

We are open to short term stays and will provide a welcome basket with coffee/tea, muffins, and fresh fruit. We offer discounts for longer terms.


There is a $50 non refundable cleaning fee.

Interaction with Guests

We try to be around on arrival, but otherwise will never intrude on your privacy. If we need to contact you, we will call or email.

The Neighborhood

This is a residential neighborhood close to the Enchanted Lake area in Kailua. Lots of older homes, small steep driveway for the house, the rental unit is to the right of the garage-around back. There is a large grassy area in front of the house for renters to park their car.

Getting around

There is a bus stop within one block, but we do not recommend renting this unit without a rental car.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $490 /week
Monthly Price: $1900 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Everything about Marge's cottage was perfect. Before staying at her place, she reached out to us via email and was very thoughtful in asking for our preferences to make our stay more comfortable (i.e. coffee or tea? etc.). Not only did she have everything we need, but she went out of her way to make our stay extra special. If we get another chance to stay in Oahu, we would definitely stay at Marge's place.

    April 2014
  • Staying in Margarets house was really good choice. The room what she and her sister offer is truly great, there is everything and more for need and the bed is very comfy. All in all my six nights felt very homey and i got a ride to their house from Margaret and also got to keep my backpack with them afterwards when i was discovering another places. Mahalo !

    March 2014
  • We stayed in the cottage for 3 months. I agree with all the other reviews. We had everything we needed even for that long of a stay and highly recommend Marge as a hostess
    while you are visiting Hawaii.

    March 2014
  • We thoroughly enjoyed staying at Marge's place. It is a cute little apartment at the back of the house and she has literally thought of everything you might need while you are there, all the way down to the first aid kit with band aids. Marge herself, is a lovely person and although we didn't get to visit with her too much we enjoyed the visiting we did do. She has a book full of great ideas for local outings and great places to eat and hikes to take. We also used the Kailua map extensively. She also has a shelf full of books on Hawaii so you really don't need to take anything like guide books at all. We will definitely be going back the next time we stay in windward Oahu. Thank you Margaret.

    November 2013
  • Good clear directions to Margaret's place. All of the amenities of home and then some. Very cozy space with personal touches for Hawaii. Very clean inside and out. Lovely landscaping for any time we spent outside. It rained more than usual for November but there was never any concern for rain coming in or draining. If any concerns came up we were able to reach out to Marge and had no worries. Highly recommend this place. Will book again as often as possible. Thank you Marge!

    November 2013
  • I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this cozy, well-appointed cottage.
    Margaret contacted me to see what I might want, and provided very thoughtful items for my stay! The beds are very comfy and the nights quiet in this family neighborhood.
    Also - wonderful cross ventilation and fans to use in each room. And lots of good information on where to go and what to do.
    I will certainly consider a return visit.

    November 2013
  • Marge was wonderful, as was her cottage! She contacted us prior to our arrival to get our itinerary and was able to accommodate our early arrival. When we arrived, there was a sweet welcome basket and note. Marge has put together a notebook with maps and suggestions for activities and restaraunts that was very helpful. She even had a wonderful selection of books...I enjoyed reading "Ka'a'awa" during our stay.

    The cottage was clean, comfortable, and well stocked. We loved the location!

    Unfortunately, Michael got a chest infection and had to go to urgent care for antibiotics. When Marge learned this, she went out of her way to ensure that Michael had all the over counter meds he might need!

    Marge is a very thoughtful and generous host and we would definitely recommend her cottage to others wanting to explore the windward side of Oahu!!

    October 2013
  • This trip to Hawaii was a once in a lifetime trip for us. When we found Marge's listing, we thought it was "to good to be true". But it was all true. Marge was the perfect host. Very considerate and helpful. We loved the binder of info she left in the cottage, so very helpful for us first timers. We were very happy to have such a lovely and quiet place to rest and relax. The cottage was perfect with everything we could have needed. We literally felt like we were at home. If we ever get the chance to return to Hawaii you know we will be calling on Marge. Mahalo Marge!

    October 2013
    Response from Margaret:

    Thanks so much for the comments. You were perfect guests, and I really hope we cross paths again. Mahalo! Marge

  • I thoroughly enjoyed the two weeks that I recently spent at Marge's Private Cottage in Kailua. The accommodations were comfortable and clean, with lots of privacy. The separate entrance allowed me to come and go as I pleased and there were more amenities than I could have anticipated.

    I appreciated, and made regular use of the washer and dryer as I spent most of my time either at the beach or hiking the mountain trails which meant my clothes needed regular washing. The kitchen allowed me to prepare and store food items so I saved on meals, and covered lanai/patio made for a comfortable area to dine, read, or plan my day's activities. The "guest" parking spot, just in front of the property was always available any time of the day.

    Marge is a very thoughtful and generous host who is genuinely interested in making you feel at home. She values your privacy while making sure that you have useful information (and even coupons!) so you have a great time on Oahu…...while saving you money!
    Upon returning to the cottage after a long day out and about, I would occasionally find "island" munchies or homemade pastries that Marge would leave for me…..nice surprises!
    On one notable occasion, after enjoying a few days at the beach I ended up with mild case of "swimmers ear". When I mentioned this to Marge, she offered me some ear medication…… much aloha spirit!

    I would highly recommend staying at Marge's cottage especially to anyone who would like to get away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. You can immerse themself in the warmth and laid back pace of the island's windward side…..not to mention that you're just minutes away from Kailua and Lanikai beaches, two of the most beautiful and famous beaches on the island! I definitely plan to book my future accommodations on Oahu at Marge's Kailua Cottage.
    Mahalo Marge!

    October 2013
  • Marge had helpful information laid out on the table when we arrived. Her apartment was clean. The unit was small but comfortable for the two of us. The location was great being close to the beach and the highway, but not too close. I would recommend this place to anyone who to cook meals via stove top or microwave and isn't planning to spent too much time in the room. There is a nice lenai in the back that made for a cool place to have breakfast. She also provided beach equipment which we appreciated since we didn't have room to bring any.

    September 2013
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My sister and I live in the main house and love to travel and meet new people. We value the beauty and uniqueness of Hawaii and will do everything to make your stay the best vacation you can imagine. We love to walk the beaches here, and hiking. We can direct you to restaurants, activities and deals. This is a quiet neighborhood, and you will have maximum privacy. Enjoy island style relaxation!
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