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LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - Just A Short Walk To Kailua Beach

Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, with high ceilings close to Kailua Beach

Tax ID W14102399-01

Relax and unwind local style in our comfortable Island Breeze cottage. Just a short 5 minute walk and you can swim with the turtles in the crystal waters off kailua or Lanikai beaches.

950 square foot cottage featuring 20 foot ceilings and solid maple flooring.

The open floor plan provides plenty of space and cool trade wind breezes. There is a koa wood bar for 2 person seating and a separate dining area for two.

Separate bedroom has a natural slate shower and a new Serta queen size bed. Outdoor deck seating for your morning coffee and evening cocktails.

Currently entire cottage has been freshly painted (it looks fabulous) and the hardwood floors are sanded and redone. This cottage is suitable for 2 adults and a young child 6 yrs or older.

Please feel free to email with any questions.

Off street on property, designated parking

Non-smokers only please

No shoes in the house please

Owner lives on-property in seperate home.


More Details

Terry Zelko
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Terry Zelko

My husband, 14 year old son and I live on property. My husband is a woodworker and I am an RN. We have lived on Oahu for over 30 years. We are all into surfing, hiking, boating, paddling, mountain biking, and dirt biking. We would love to point you in the direction of what ever fun activities you wish to enjoy during your stay here on the island.

Terry Zelko purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Terry Zelko chose Kuulei Tract

My husband lived all over the island before deciding to settle in Kailua. He told me that every time he drove over the Pali toward the windward side, when he came out of the tunnels and rounded the hair pin turn, there was always this sunny patch with the most gorgeous turquoise ocean. That patch was Kailua and Lanikai Beach. Eventually our dream of living here came true.

We love our community and laid back style of living. 'Work hard, play harder'. Our property is located just 1 1/2 blocks off the beach. It is just down from Kailua Beach Center which has Kailua Sailboards offering bicycle, kite surfing, windsurfing, kayak, and SUP rentals that can be walked right down to the beach launching area. Easy returns on your way back to your cottage.

Shave Ice, convenience stores, deli, and fine dining are all available in walking distance.

There is a city bus stop on the street fronting the house in case you would like to go into Waikiki or even the N. Shore.

We think you will find everything you need here to have a fabulous and memorable vacation.

What makes this cottage unique

Island Breeze Cottage is set back off the street, and is located on the ocean side of our house. The free - standing cottage was specifically built to allow for tradewind breezes with open air uppers and lots of lower louvered windows. Just a 5 minute walk to beautiful Kailua Beach. Easy access in and out of Kailua from your own on property parking space.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cottage rental in Kuulei Tract, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 2:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please do NOT place hot items on Koa bar. Koa is a sacred natural wood indigenous to Hawaii. Coasters are provided :) Mahalo
  • Hawaiian Style: No shoes in the house please.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Small bath is stocked with lots of towels and some amenities. Shower is made of natural slate rock. There is also a hot and cold, outdoor shower for rinsing off after the beach. Shampoo, creme rinse, and bath soap are provided.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The private bedroom has a cozy top of the line Serta queen size bed (we purchased the same beds they have at Turtle Bay Resort because they are super comfy). Soft cozy sheets covered with a cozy comforter and extra pillows and blankets if needed. Custom made closet organizer for keeping your things just where you want them for easy access. There is a small discreet closet with a lock and key for valuables.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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LAST MINUTE SPECIALS - Just A Short Walk To Kailua Beach
average rating of 4.9423075 based on 52 reviews

What a great place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We loved Terry’s place! It’s comfortable, clean and came equipped with everything we needed. It’s in a quiet neighborhood with an easy walk (or drive) to Whole Foods, Safeway, restaurants, etc. And it’s a five-minute walk to the beach - which was our top priority. Terry is a great host, aided ably by Murphy, her very cute dog. It’s clear she really cares about her place. We absolutely would love to come back!

  • Submitted: 26-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We totally enjoyed our stay with you ! e hope to return soon! Thanks so much for your hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We hope to return soon Steve and Jan Lipman

  • Submitted: 6-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Great vacation at the beach

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this property with my husband and 7-month old baby. Terry was a very responsive and thoughtful host. Check-in was quick and easy, even though we arrived a bit earlier than the check-in time. Terry had a pack-n-play set up for us upon our arrival, which was much appreciated. The property was very clean and true to the pictures. It is very tastefully decorated. Terry had an information book with lots of great tips and recommendations. We also appreciated having the washer/dryer and detergent, as well as items for the beach (e.g., snorkel mask, beach towels, beach mat, umbrella). Although the road out front was pretty busy, the property is set back far enough from the road that noise was not an issue. We loved opening the sliding front door and listening to the birds- we even saw a pair of macaws in the neighbor's tree one day. The property does not have air conditioning and it was humid some days (we traveled in February so there was a bit of rain), but the open windows and doors kept us very cool. We really enjoyed the area and Kailua Beach and Lanikia Beach were beautiful! It was also very easy to take day trips to the North Shore, Pearl Habor, etc. We would highly recommend staying here. Thank you, Terry!

  • Submitted: 21-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Diego, CA

Warm and inviting home furnished with love and care!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful hostess who took great care to provide a well furnished and appointed home. Everything we could need was there for us - fully stocked kitchen with all the tools you could use - from bottle opener to coffee maker! Large and inviting living - kitchen area. Cottage sits at the rear of the property with owners home in the front. Expansive and private yard with lovely front porch to sit and enjoy the peacefulness. There is no air conditioning, which was not an issue in January. Might be a concern in summer. There is also no dishwasher, but for us it was not a problem. Watch out for the birds in the tree above the parking spot - they destroyed my car several times with their droppings. My only criticism is the bathroom is really, really tiny. Would have loved something a little larger - but this wonderfully located and appointed gem offset any bathroom concerns. Owner was so helpful, friendly and accomodating. We will definitely return - thank you for sharing your lovely property with us!!!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very comfortable, the open space was easy to spend time in, we never felt cramped. Also very private

  • 4 of 5

The owner is a great host, provided many additional items that were not expected. The space and location is as described in the listing. We would definitely stay there again and are recommending it to our friends.

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ohio New Jersey Colorado

Quiet Peaceful Escape

  • 5 of 5

Light and airy home in quiet neighborhood. Short walk to beach.

  • Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Buzzs Steak House
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Olomana Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Buzzs Steak House
Nearest Beach
0.15 Miles
Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

Come and enjoy the laid back feel of island style living. Enjoy our favorite morning coffee shop and local hang out which features great coffee, fine wines and a deli. Kite-surfing, kayak, SUP, and bicycle rentals at Kailua Beach Rentals, Bobs Pizza, Island Snow Shave Ice, Urgent Care, and convienence store ( all locally owned) are all within walking distance. Walk for lunch, dinner, and cocktails to Buzzs Steakhouse.

A quick trip into Kailua town offers Whole Foods, restaurants, and a great Farmers Market of local fare. Shopping at Island Treasures and Sand People are favorites for local art. Not to mention a 2 mile stretch of beautiful sandy beaches minutes from your cottage.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cottage rental in Kuulei Tract, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 16 2018 - Nov 25 2018
7 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year
Dec 14 2018 - Jan 6 2019
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$210.94

Cottage is available for 30 day rentals at a discounted rate of $ 4,000.00/mo. Please inquire to owner. I encourage guests to take out Travelers Insurance due to the NO REFUND Policy. There are no special functions allowed on property. Pets and number of people, are non-negotiable. Owner lives on property. NO smoking allowed on property. Hawaiian Style...No shoes in the house please :)

1. Rates and fees are subject to change. Minimum stay requirements may apply, please discuss with owner.
2. Online bookings are subject to manager or owner approval.
3. City and County of Honolulu regulations require a minimum 30 day rental agreement. Please discuss this requirement with me.
4.This vacation home has been registered as a Transient Accommodation with the State of Hawaii Tax ID W14102399-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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