About This Listing
Charming studio unit within walking distance of famous Kailua beach. Bright and open private unit with vaulted ceilings and windows all around to catch the cool Windward (website hidden) available but rarely used! Full kitchen with everything you need to make a delicious meal, with foreman grill to cook the fish you catch! Queen bed with bedside table and lamp, futon that opens to accommodate another person or couple. Private bath with storage, private lanai with umbrella table and chairs and lounger to rock away your troubles while watching the palms sway against the backdrop of the Koolau Mountains. Parking on premises, wifi, cable and internet included. A short 20 mins to Honolulu on the majestic Pali makes this beach cottage getaway the perfect location for both town and beach. Walk a few blocks to charming Kailua Town with shops, great restaurants, a beautiful new Whole Foods, and outdoor cafes. Walk 6 houses to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world - Kailua Beach, with it's white sand like powdered sugar and calm aqua water. Spend the day on the beach watching the kite surfers or rent a kayak and paddle to flat island and see the shoreline from the great Pacific. Stroll over the bridge and sit outside at Buzz's and watch the kayakers in their brightly colored long boats and sip the island's famous Mai Tai, the best anywhere are at Buzz's! Take a leisurely drive to Waimanalo along the coast and see the great blow-hole and stop along the way to enjoy an organic lunch at charming Sweet Home Waimanalo. There is so much to do and yet the beach is always beckoning one to come and do nothing. We look forward to welcoming you to our little piece of Paradise.
This is a quiet residential area where most people are up early and outside to enjoy the day and the beach. We request no excessive noise after 10 pm as the sound travels through the quiet of the night and most locals have already retired for the evening by then.
We had SUCH a good time staying at the beach cottage! It felt like a little tiny piece of beach bungalow paradise for us with amazing views of the mountains. The location was amazing; it's about a three-minute walk to Kailua beach, which is one of the most beautiful places on the island. Just a little further away is Lanikai beach, where there's great swimming, paddling and snorkling. Tons of places to walk to (beaches, restaurants, shops, bars) in Kailua town. The cottage was in a really safe location; I don't think we locked the door once while we were there. Tons of windows all around the place, so you fall asleep with the trade winds as a blanket and wake up with the sun and the birds - perfect for us! The kitchen was well-stocked with anything we needed to cook or prepare food, and the bathroom was modest but perfect for a beach cottage and had everything we needed. Heather and Gerardo were great hosts; super accommodating and helpful, but not intrusive in any way. There when we needed them, plenty of privacy when we didn't! All in all, it was magical and we would absolutely stay there again!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Heather and Gerardo's in Kailua. It's a charming town, walking distance to a local beach and a little further to Kailua Beach Park and Lanikai but it's all accessible, as are many food and retail shops. The studio is well-maintained, comfortable and suited our needs very well. And the view is gorgeous! Heather and Gerardo were extremely friendly and hospitable and ensured we had everything we needed. Kailua was definitely a highlight of our Hawaii trip!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Mountain View Beach Cottage with Heather and Gerardo. Even when we got back home, we were pining for the studio! The apartment was very comfortable. It felt like home (but much warmer!) The location was perfect: close to the beach and center of town. And we loved waking up to that majestic view of the mountain! Because we were on the go most of the days, we didn't have too many chances at interacting with Heather or Gerardo. But the few times we did, they both were gracious and helpful. We highly recommend the place and would definitely make it our stay, should we make it back to Kailua again.
Heather and Gerardo are awesome! I got in late but was able to meet them the next day. They made me feel very welcome and were not intrusive in anyway, just available ... perfect!
The listing is accurate. Very comfortable and amazingly close to the nicest beach in the area! It had everything I needed.
I highly recommend this place. Relaxing and comfortable.
It was so nice to open the windows and hear the rain and wind!
Heather and Gerardo are very receptive hosts, friendly and available.
We stayed in the upstairs unit, which feels like a tree house and with lots of natural light and nice cross breezes. The location is very good, a short walk to beach, and less than a ten minute walk to center of town. The house is on a main street, so you do hear the traffic at busy times of day.
We enjoyed our stay, and would recommend the unit.
Heather and Gerardo made my mother and I feel welcome. The studio is as advertised, and has the feel of a hidden away tropical nest in the trees. It is light and airy, and the private, quite large lanai provided for outdoor dining on several occasions. Bird watchers should know that there are an amazing variety of birds, many of which would fly or perch nearby, making for some interesting viewing.
My mother and I were particularly taken by our hosts amazing little dog, Stella, who would pop by regularly for brief visits. She is just so cute!
The neighborhood is quiet, which I loved. More importantly its about a 3 minute walk from the most beautiful beach I have ever seen. Turquoise water, white sand, not too choppy. Perfect for swimming and sun bathing. I got exercise, got a tan, and just enjoyed a reprieve from the cold Canadian winter.
Once you're tanned and rested, you can head into the centre of town in about 10 minutes walking (2 min driving). The shops and restaurants of central Kailua are about a 10 minute walk away. You'll find a Whole Foods, which is expensive, but perfect when you just want something special and yummy and don't care about the cost. There's also a few other grocery stores, including a Safeway, all in a 2 block radius of the Whole Foods. We tried several good restaurants, shopped for Hawaiian garb, and drank some crazy-strong mai-tais at Buzz's.
Needless to say, we had a great time and would definitely Heather and Gerardo's place again. Thank you Heather and Gerardo!
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About the Host, Heather And Gerardo
We recently moved from New York to Hawaii for better health and quality of life; and boy, did we find it! We love it here and since we are only 6 houses from the beach we go everyday for a swim in the beautiful clear waters of the Pacific. The high mineral content of the water is wonderful for what ails you! We especially like the weather, consistently warm without humidity and trade winds that keep the air sweet and clean. We're social people, (my husband is in the entertainment industry) and really like meeting all the different people that come to stay in our cute rental to enjoy the wonderful beach community of Kailua.