About this listing
Very clean two bedroom beach house one block from Kailua's 31/2 miles of white sand with small fenced yard and covered lanai. The bungalow accommodates six. It has a large bedroom with a full size bed and twin bunk beds. The small bedroom has a queen size bed. The bungalow house has one bathroom with a tub/shower and is stocked with bath and beach towels. The kitchen is fully equipped with frig, cooktop and stove, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, pots, etc. The comfortable living room offers seating and eating areas, Direct TV with movie channels and the NFL football package - watch your favorite team on vacation! - and wireless internet access. The living room has airconditioning and all the rooms have ceiling fans.
The covered lania gives you the opportunity to enjoy Hawaii's outdoor living. There is comfortable patio seating, a garden area with a smoothing water fountain and tropical plants. The lania also has surf board racks. Feel free to bring your board or wind surfing gear and store it on the porch!
Just outside the small fenced yard is an outdoor beach shower. The shower is located behind the house; perfect to wash off the Kailua sand. There is also a washer/dryer available for guest use in this common area. The washer/dryer is coin operated. ($1/each)
The property is located in a family freindly neighborhood next door to our main house. It's about a 2-5 minute walk to the closest beach access - just one block away from Kailua beach, one of the world's most beautiful beaches; come see for yourself! We are also within walking distance of Kailua town's shops, and restaurants. Parking is available off street in front of the unit.
We'd love to share a piece of our paraidse.
Other Things to Note
*Daily rate includes all taxes
9.5% - Transient Accommodation Tax
4.5% - Hawaii/Honolulu General Excise Tax
14% Total is already calculated into the daily rate quoted.
No smoking in the house; smoking outside is acceptable.
Be respectful of the house and neighbors.
Make yourself at home and enjoy yourself.
At check out, return the house to the state it was found. Be sure to wash all dishes and place all trash in outside trash cans before leaving.
Hosts Beth and John very helpful. The beach house was comfortable and just a short walk to a lovely beach.
Beth was a wonderful host. She greeted us warmly, showed us around the house, and had a pack and play set up for our 2 year old. On two occasions she delivered fresh muffins to our lanai. Pros: beach access, quiet location, clean rooms, beach chairs and equipment.
Disappointments: home was advertised as having a tub/shower. (We were counting on this for the baby.) Non functioning dishwasher. Living room air conditioner was fine in the main room but the bedrooms were uncomfortable. (We realize it was unusually hot.)
Beth was a wonderful host, greeting us at the home, and checking on us. She is a wonderful baker, who makes the most delicious muffins. Our privacy was respected, but at the same time there was a balance of attention from Beth, as well.
The size of the apartment was perfect for us, and being able to walk to the beach whenever we wanted was wonderful. A great location in Kailua.
Beth was an excellent host - showed us around the property as soon as we arrived and welcomed us to Kailua. Very clean 2 bedroom house with a private lanai and fenced in yard - such a short walk to the beach! Loved the location. We were able to use beach mats, chairs, boogie boards and sand toys that Beth had available for guests. Would love to stay here again the next time we visit Kailua!
Die Begrüssung war in Ordnung. Nicht sehr warmherzig, aber auch nicht völlig kalt. Die Wegbeschreibung war gut, wir hatten keine Probleme beim Finden der Location. Da wir mit zwei Autos gereist sind, haben die Nachbarn gedroht die Polizei zu holen. Anscheinend waren sie mit unserem improvisierten Parkplatz nicht einverstanden, obwohl unser Vermieter uns geraten hat, so zu parken.
I can confidently say this vacation was the worst vacation I have had to date. The issues I had with this property were:
1. Extremely uncomfortable beds
The mattresses at this rental, which may appear in the photos quiet grand, are thin and absolutely impossible to sleep on. We stayed at this rental for 6 nights and for 6 nights my entire family and I got no sleep. During those 6 sleepless nights, my family and I were to exhausted to explore the island or even less enjoy each others company.
On each bed was one extremely thin coarse brownish-white sheet. To accompany with this, a flat over used pillow.
3. Washer Dryer
These were run by the landlords all night the first 2 nights we stayed there. Making it impossible for my mother to sleep at the property.
In addition, these washer/dryers are very very old and outdated. They must be at least 15-20 year old.
4. Landlords on sight
Id like to first say that Beth is incredible. She is extremely hospitable and went beyond Airbnb to make me feel at home.
Personally though, If I had known that the landlords were going to be just 5 feet from my front door I would not have booked this place. I did not read the fine print closely enough.
During our stay we had an issue with the neighbors that caused a huge fight in my family. The neighbors were upset that we had parked our car across the street from our rental and were threatening to have it towed. This moment alone caused a huge amount of stress on me. This caused so much tension for us with the neighbors, the landlords and absolutely created a tremendous amount of stress in my family. It almost completely ruined the trip.
5. 2nd Rental behind our rental
When you book this place, there is an adjacent property right behind that the landlords are also renting out. This makes the flow of people coming in and out of this property tremendous. It kind of takes away from the 'relaxing beach house vibe'.
6. Dust, Poor airflow
I stayed in the master bedroom. My personal experience was that the dust and lack of airflow (even with windows open) made it extremely hard to breath.
Great location in Kailua
Really it comes down to what you are going to Hawaii for. If its for a simplistic beach experience without any pampering then this is your place. I give 1 star for the location, 1 star for Beth (host)
After leaving the house a complete mess, paying for three guests and arriving with four and three cars, disturbing my neighbors and creating a parking issue, Lara knew I would give her a poor review. Most guests find the house better then satisfactory and the beds comfortable. The house has multiple pillows to choose from because different guests like different kinds of pillows. although we try, you just can't please everyone.
Beth was very polite and flexible for check-in time. The property was as expected and in good condition. There were some communal beach items to borrow too. Beth even stopped by one morning and dropped off some freshly baked blueberry muffins.
Would stay there again, no hesitation. Compared to other substantially more expensive options in the area this one is definitely priced for value. Be aware there's one bathroom!
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About the Host, Beth
I am one of the luckiest women around. I live in a beautiful spacious home in Kailua, Hawaii, one block from the beach, with my awesome husband John and our two very friendly and spoiled dogs. We are recent empty nesters with two exceptional kids!John and I love to "talk story" (the Hawaiian slang term for chatting) with interesting people, spending time together at the beach and watching basketball and football - we're University of Arizona and Arizona Cardinals fans! I spend my free time in my garden, reading great books, hiking or walking the beach with my dogs, and baking/cooking yummy things.
Kailua is a lovely town. I'd love to share our piece of paradise with you!