About this listing
This is a small unit behind the house with total privacy. Private entry, spacious lanai, washer and dryer and yard area to relax in. Only a double bed will fit in main BR, so there is a twin in the extra room. Don't recommend not having a car.
A separate structure behind main house. Main bedroom will only fit a double bed but there is additional room w twin bed and desk, kitchen has full refrigerator, single 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 supplies....you don't need to pack hairdryer, or even sunscreen.You have washer and dryer (in car port area), cable TV with DVR, DVD/CD player, and wireless 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).
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.
MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 2 ADULTS.
NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ON PREMISES
There is a $50 non refundable cleaning fee.
To access the unit...walk to the right of the carport, the cottage entrance is in the back of the house. There is a dedicated washer and dryer (with supplies) for your use only, in the car port.
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.
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. Do not recommend renting without a car!
There is a bus stop within one block, but we DO NOT RECOMMEND RENTING THIS UNIT WITHOUT A RENTAL CAR.
Other Things to Note
Important: Please note that your total charge includes tax of 13.75%, comprised of 4.5% GE (general excise) tax and 9.25% TAT (transient accommodations) tax, as required by Hawaii state law for short-term vacation rentals.
ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING. This is meant to be a personal retreat and we want to respect your privacy, as well as adjacent neighbors. Please - no loud music or entertaining. MAXIMUM TWO (2) adults.
Margaret is a very nice and attentive host, she makes sure to provide anything you need. The cottage is furnished with every possible tool; bathroom is tiny but has a large shower. The area is very quiet, except birds obviously singing a lot early morning; garden in the back is very well mantained, you have a relaxing green view from lanai. It is not close enough to go to the beach by walk, best option of course is renting a car, bicycle would be fine too and bus takes about 10 minutes plus 10 minutes walk. Overall I enjoyed staying in Kailua town, very peaceful compared to Honolulu or Waikiki. Mahalo Marge
i am so happy to have met you. You were such a wonderful guest. As you know I did not encourage you to stay her without renting a car, but you were so flexible and able to get around I am happy your had a good time. I hope you get to come back some day Mahalo! Marge
La maison est idealement situee pour visiter l ile d oahu. il y a tout ce qu il faut pour se sentir comme a la maison. Margaret est une hote remarquable qui sait etre discrete mais aussi presente quand il faut. La maison est au calme dans un quartier residentiel tranquille. Vous pouvez y aller les yeux fermés!
Margaret is the absolute best. Really, she is. Asked what we would like in the unit when we arrived and everything was there plus lots of extra goodies. The place is immaculate and beautifully decorated. Tons of linens, fully stocked kitchen. Beautifully redecorated home. My wife and I will be back every time we come to Oahu. Neighborhood is very nice, quiet residential area and easy to find. Kailua is a gem. Great experience!
We had a great time! We had a lot of very positive experiences with Airbnb already, but this one topped them all. If you want to visit Kailua book with Marge. You get a small condo with everything you can think about...
We had a very nice stay. The rental was thoughtfully stocked with all the basics and more. Everything was clean and neat. Marge was most gracious and welcoming. It was perfect for our needs and I would be happy to stay there again.
We were made very welcome by Marge and very much appreciated the basket of goodies on the first day as well as the equipment provided for the beach which saved us from having to purchase or rent it.
A home away from home! It is stocked with everything, only need your clothes and personals. Marge is an excellent host, very friendly
and attentive. Located a short drive to grocery, coffee, food and beaches (Kailua; Lanikai). The pictured lanai (patio) is a charming, covered, sitting & eating area. Two separate bedrooms with closets & storage space. The kitchen/family room is very cozy & inviting. Exactly the place to stay. The cottage atmosphere is perfect.
About the Host, Margaret
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!