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.
An open air, fresh, joyful little place to stay! We had a lovely time- sitting out on the deck, grilling out in the yard, sleeping in with lovely sunlight and island air spilling into the room.
Maybe it was the company, maybe it was the place- but oh my, it was dreamy. Our only mistake was not booking the place for more than one night.
Just returned home after 2 weeks at the Mountain View Beach cottage. Gerardo and Heather were great hosts. The location is fantastic. We could walk to everything and loved walking the entire shoreline of our most beautiful beach just one block walk away. Loved the open feeling of the studio and the breezes that kept us cool. The view of the mountains from the patio is wonderful. The studio does show some wear and tear and could use a little TLC but we still found it cozy and comfortable. Overall, it was the perfect spot for our laid back beach vacation.
We loved our stay at Heather and Gerardo's Mountain View Beach Cottage… true to the pictures, the cottage was clean, spacious, and had a wonderful view from the porch. When we arrived, Heather greeted us warmly and we felt at peace immediately. We enjoyed the many beach accessories and even used the surfboard every day. The location of the cottage is perfect and we often took off early in the morning for a run up to the Pill Box Hike in Lanikai with a cool down swim at the beach. What a wonderful treat it was to stay in this lovely place and town! Thank you Heather and Gerardo!
We loved our stay at Heather and Gerardo's Beach Cottage, the view is stunning and it's so close to beautiful Kailua beach and to shops and restaurants in the town. Lots of care and attention has been put into setting up the apartment and we really appreciated how comfortable and welcoming it was. The beach towels, mats and beach equipment were very handy! Kailua and Lanikai both close by are the most beautiful beaches we saw on our trip, this is the perfect location for a great time in Hawaii!
We stayed here for a couple of days while visiting friends in Kailua. We loved the convenience of this place - a nice neighborhood and just a couple of blocks from the beautiful beach, and an easy 10-15 min walk to the village with restaurants, groceries (Whole Foods), etc. Heather was super friendly and very available since she and Gerardo live in the house below the studio (which is part of the house, around the back and up some stairs). The place was airy and light, with high ceilings, and nicely furnished. The view from the little deck was great - wonderful place to hang out for breakfast. Certain aspects of the place could use a little repair or sprucing up (path was awkward for wheeled luggage, deck boards are getting saggy). Also - bring earplugs - it's near an intersection with a lot of traffic noise (particularly on weekends), and a neighbor's dog has a tendency to bark at night.
It was pleasant stay in there! We didn't rent a car but even just walking around town it was perfect! 4min walk to amazing beach, 10min walk to whole foods to get whatever you want to have, Also good cafes and restaurant in Kailua town. I loved a mountain view on morning from lanai that was amazing, Lovely well decorated studio flat 100% recommended.
We absolutely loved our stay at Heather and Gerardo's cottage! The space is bright and airy, comfortably furnished, and located a short walk to the beach (which was excellent!) and a short drive to most every provision we needed. Gerardo greeted us shortly after we settled in, and was a most gracious and helpful host. We spent a great deal of time exploring Oahu during our stay, and were grateful to have such a remarkable spot to come back to. Worth every penny. We just hope it's available for our next visit!
Great location, so close to the beach and walking distance to shopping and the deck is great but even within the price range the property could do with a good spring clean, some curtains or blinds for privacy and light control and an access path that allows you to wheel heavy suitcases.
Great studio, nice private porch, plenty of water equipment available for use. 4 stars instead of 5 only because we had ants and a few other bugs - but we do understand that these are hard to control. Overall we would recommend and would happily stay there again.