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Comfy, Cozy, Nice, Mellow Studio1. Private entrance/bathroom

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 17 m²
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Comfy mellow Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2),free wifi,parking,bike

Welcome to Kailua, on Oahu, one of the Conde Naste Top 10 beaches in the world. We prefer to welcome mellow, laid-back people like ourselves stay at our beautiful studio suite. This is a stable family home and prefer similar minded guests. No single's parties or guests. This is nonsmoking home and property.

We are located on the windward side of Oahu, where the trade winds originate. We are in Enchanted Lake, Kailua, a 6 min.

drive from Kailua beach, 3 miles of the world's most beautiful white sand. We are just 25 minutes from Honolulu and 40 min. to Waikiki.

Another 3 minute drive from Kailua Beach will take you to Lanikai beach with a great view of the famous Mokulua Islands (Mokes for short). This is an active neighborhood for 1-2 mellow people, max.

We have free parking for 1 car, free bike use and free high speed WIFI on the property.

Coin laundry facilities available in this home.

There is kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, beachcombing at the beach. Regular kayak, kite surfing etc. rentals are on the way to the beach.

It's fun to walk, jog, or hike all around Kailua, around the lake or the Kawainui Marsh, a preservation area for birds and wildlife. This studio has its own private entrance and spacious, newly renovated bathroom.

There is a queen bed & small meal prep area with microwave, hotel refrigerator, coffee maker, rice cooker/steamer & toaster, pots and pans, utensils, dishes, glasses and flatware. Also equipped with a hair dryer & iron. Make your reservation by emailing us at kaiStudioAloha@yahoo

The famous big waves of North Shore is just 45 minutes away on a beautiful ocean drive. Hanauma Bay for snorkeling is just 20 min. scenic drive away.

Kailua has many restaurants, the Shack for sports, beer and burgers, the Food Company*, Mexican, Saeng's Thai, Assagio's Italian, Baci Bistro, Buzz's Steakhouse, McDonalds, Coldstone Creamery, California Pizza Kitchen. Shops include Macy's, Longs Drugs, Bookends (new and used books),Pier 1, Antique stores, Safeway, Boutiques and Blockbuster. Whole Foods and Down to Earth (vegetarian health food store).

Besides books, the public library even has movies and cd's you may borrow. This is a No Smoking property.

Please email your reservation, that is the best way to reach us as we are in and out a lot.

Lic.#30524748

Keywords: Studio, 5 min. drive to beach, nice amenities for your travel needs. Excellent reasonable rates. Quiet, mellow owner, prefer similar guests. This is a residential neighborhood.

More Details

Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Keolu Hills, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 17 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Renovated, private bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - Queen bed in the studio unit.
  • Queen size Beds (1), & small fold out futon mattress avail. For the floor, for a child.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Old, but functional bikes available for use, free charge. Performance bikes can be rented at the Rusty Chain, or the Bike Shop, $40-$85/day. Nice neighborhood to walk and stroll. Kawainui Marsh, a bird preserve has a nice path. Public olympic size pool, & 8 tennis courts, near Kailua town. Farmers Market, Thurs 9-10am at Kailua Middle School, Thurs 5-7pm at Longs/CVS parking lot. There is a small meal prep area for light cooking, small 4 cu.ft. refrigerator, microwave, toaster, rice cooker/steamer, coffee maker, hotplate.Dishes, glasses, utensils, pots and pans avail. Great shops and restaurants, Island Snow, where Pres. Obama treated customers to shaved ice. There is a kayak rental shop on the way to the beach, by Island Snow.

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Comfy, Cozy, Nice, Mellow Studio1. Private entrance/bathroom
average rating of 4.5333333 based on 30 reviews
Albany, NY
5

Absolutely loved staying at this home

  • 5 of 5

The location was perfect distance from everywhere I went. It had everything I needed and if I had any questions I received quick responses. It gave me the feeling as if it was my own home.

  • Submitted: 7-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much! We work hard to have it with everything we would use if we're on vacation! We appreciate having friendly, mellow guests. Aloha !
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3

Basic no frills unit offset by great location

  • 3 of 5

The property has around 3-4 units that the owner rents out. I stayed in the one furthest in the back. It’s basically one room (which has a bed, a small table, and a semi-walk in closet), with a separate bathroom. From the ad and photos, I thought it had a small kitchenette, but this is not the case. There’s a small fridge, a cabinet, and small shelving unit (with cups and bowls) but no stove or kitchen sink. The cabinet has a portable stove-like thing that you could pull out and cook on, but it would be really messy, and inconvenient, given the small space. Personally I wouldn’t do any cooking in this unit. If you don’t intend to cook then you should be fine. I just had breakfast there (cereal, yogurt, fruits).

Also, because there are many insects in Hawaii, cooking in the space would increase the chance of bugs coming into the unit. I had left a box of cereal on the counter in the walk in closet, and one morning found it covered with these small ants. So I brushed off the ants, and put the cereal in the fridge.

While there, a few things happened. The TV (and remote) didn’t work, which I told the owner about, so he bought a new TV and brought it by the next day. The shower system was busted too; water sprayed out the various pieces, which made taking a shower difficult. I told the owner about this, and so he bought a new shower system and installed it the next day. It worked fine. Lastly, one day the power in the bathroom didn’t work, and the owner promptly had this repaired too. So the owner, as you can see, is very responsive (all this was done via texting).

One strong recommendation for the owner would be to have clearer instructions about how to use the lockbox. I’d never used one before, so was at a loss as to how to get the key for the unit. The owner happened to be there when I arrived, and he showed me where the lockbox was located (a very small box on the wall next to the door), and how to operate it. He asked if I’d ever used one before, and I said no. It seemed as if he expected everyone to know how to use a lockbox, and that they are very straightforward to use. This is not the case.

Overall, I’d rate this place 5 stars (out of 10). It’s an average unit, basic, no frills. However, the location is a plus; it takes about 5 minutes to drive to the center of town, and about 8 minutes to get to the beach. Also, I wouldn’t recommend this for couples. It’s a very small unit, and two people would be very tight.

  • Submitted: 27-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Just Right

  • 5 of 5

Perfect home base for an Oahu stay! You can do a quiet hideaway in Kailua with shops, restaurants, and beach all a five minute drive away, or if you're feeling adventurous can go see and do all the island sights and activities.

  • Submitted: 23-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good for what we needed

  • 4 of 5

Small and cozy, but if you are just looking for a room in a nice town it works. We didn't spend much time there because we enjoyed the island. Don't plan on cooking anything too complicated, but eggs and cereal for breakfast, pack sandwiches for lunch, and eat easy dinners or eat out and enjoy leftovers.

We loved this place because it worked for what we needed. The only annoying thing was the barking dog next door. But again, don't spend more time than you need at this place and everything is worth it. I would strongly recommend this place and if we make it back to Oahu it will be on the list of places to stay.

  • Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place. Convenient location near chanted lake shopping center . Nice to have bikes to use

  • 5 of 5

Equipped with everything I needed . nice to have the small refrigerator. Nicely renovated the interior . Residential neighborhood . Just a couple blocks for McDonald's in nice restaurants and Safeway supermarket . Very friendly and knowledgeable manager. He is not around very often but readily available and responsive to my text . Thanks very much James

  • Submitted: 1-Jun-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cortlandt Manor NY
5

Everything was great!

  • 5 of 5

The unit looks exactly as it is pictured. It's all that we needed! It was clean, the AC worked great, and it's in a nice town. Everything was great no complaints at all.

  • Submitted: 19-May-2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Owner

James Brown
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 10, 2018

About James Brown

This is our family home. We decided it would be fun to rent to nice people through vacation rentals. There are many fun things on Oahu. I love the mountains and biking. I can give you helpful information to keep you safe. I am in Kailua , on East Oahu, a Condé Nast tops 10 beach in the world. We have the best rates to help people have an affordable vacation!

James Brown purchased this studio in 1976

Why James Brown chose Keolu Hills

We have such a nice convenient location. It is only a 6 min. drive to the beach and a couple blocks to shops and restaurants. The famous Food Company and Kim Chee restaurants are just 3 blocks away, also McDonald's and Safeway.

What makes this studio unique

This is a wonderful great studio, and the budget price is unbeatable. This is a nice home to use as your staging ground to relax and have fun in Beautiful Kailua, Hawaii. We have extensive knowledge of Hawaii and will be happy to share with you. Also, we have lots of travel knowledge of various worldwide locations, ie., China, Thailand, etc. and a lot of general knowledge. Trivial pursuit!

Location

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Hnl Internatl
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
the Shack, and hamburgers
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Olomana Golf
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Shack, Food Company, McD, Korean, L&L, Chinese
Nearest Beach
1.3 Miles
Kailua Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kailua Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Kalapawai Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Thurs. 9-10am Farmers Market
Nearest Point of Interest
Public pool and tennis court
Nearest Point of Interest
Korean Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
McDonald's
Nearest Point of Interest
Safeway supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Company
Nearest Point of Interest
Saigon Noodle House
Car: recommended

Olomana & Royal Hawaiian (like Jurassic Park)Golf courses nearby.

Safeway, the Shack-sports bar, McD, Thai, Japanese, Chinese, Korean restaurants, The Food Company-pac rim .3 mi at Enchanted Lake shopping center. Cinema.

Public Olympic size pool, tennis courts, gym, library, shops, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, fast and fine dining restaurants in Kailua town.

Hanauma Bay-snorkeling, Zoo, aquarium, water park, Sea Life Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor, Punchbowl, Diamond Head hike, Honolulu Academy of Arts, Shangri-la (Doris Duke's mansion), jet-skiing at Maunalua Bay

All on island.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Keolu Hills, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
C$90
C$616
C$2,382
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$125.68
Refundable Damage Deposit C$125.68
Tax Rate 14.96%

Rates are subject to change until payment is made. Peak season: $50 more per week, $10 more per day at peak seasons. Max is 2 persons.
Due to our intimate size, there are no refunds within 55 days of check in. We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance, in case of any emergencies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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