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Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)

Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)


Property Details

Updated: Feb 27, 2015
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Perfect for a quiet retreat or active vacation, this studio is a fully-independent self-catering corner unit @ 400 square foot (37m²). Private, well-equipped kitchenette and really big bathroom. Lovely tropical garden setting, shaded by the canopy of old growth guava and banana trees. Two identical Garden Suites, both corner units.

• ideal for mature travelers

• easy beach access just a few steps away

• no waiting: book online @

• premium queen bed, 100% pure cotton linens

• complimentary EO products for skin and hair

• private entrance; secure off-street parking

• gated property; manager on-site

• nestled on a quiet side street (15 mph)

• spotless kitchenette: induction cooktop, microwave, mini-fridge (everything)

• complimentary coffee beans, teas, olive oil & spices

• reliable high speed wifi (internet), property-wide

• flat-screen tv with remote and cable

• beach towels, beach chairs, boogie boards, nice coolers

• new LG washer/dryer; detergent provided

• eco-friendly, we: are fully solar powered (PV)

• friendly pooch available for tummy rubs

• MacBook available for guest use

Conveniently located just south of tourist-mecca Kailua, 30 minutes: Waikiki, Honolulu, airport. Close to hiking, snorkling, kayaking, shopping. Hanauma Bay (snorkeling and diving) and Chief's Luau nearby. Easy day trips to anywhere on Oahu.

For more space and privacy, consider an upgrade to the ZEN Treehouse, VRBO Listing 243206, the very suite requested by The Condé Nast Traveler.

Hawaii Tax ID No#: W01499664-01

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Took a few years off to sail across the Pacific Ocean on a 29' sailboat. Saw gorgeous beaches all along the way: from San Diego south to Cabo San Lucas (Mexico), to the Marquesas and westward to the Great Barrier Reef. So many beautiful beaches, but I choose to settle in Waimanalo because, well, honestly, the blue of the ocean and the incredible beauty of this island takes my breath away each and every day.

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(5-Star Review as posted on TripAdvisor

We really enjoyed our stay at Hale 'Nalo. My husband and I went to Oahu in November to get married on the beach near this rental location and we were very happy with our decision to stay there. The room was nice and spacious. I'm so happy that we stayed here instead of in the touristy Waikiki area. The location was nice and quiet and it was incredibly close to a beautiful beach. The house had equipment available including snorkels, goggles and water shoes (which saved us from having to pay to rent these things). The caretaker, Wayne, was so friendly and helpful. He was there when you needed him, but didn't hang around an unwanted amount. We definitely recommend it and if we're ever back in that area, we would stay there again.
Nov 2014
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Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5
I could not imagine staying in beautiful tropical Hawaii in a hotel or high rise. This wonderful B & B is set in a lovely tropical garden which is a great place to bird watch. Since it is 3 houses from the beach, you can enjoy your jet lag by greeting the sunrise on a perfect sand beach with few visitors and a great view.

The reviews before mine have said it all, great garden, wonderful spacious rooms as pictured, supplies laid in, kitchen and outdoor barbecue set up and a warm host who feels like a friend immediately. Making my own breakfast was a plus for me with my gluten free diet. I've been to many, many B & B's and this one is at the top of my list of favorites
  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu
Lethbridge, Alberta,Canada


  • 5 of 5
This neat and tidy studio is the perfect place to relax, after a wounderful day on the nicest,and quietest beach in all of Oahu. Herlinda and her friendly dog helped to make our anniversary a week of happiness in paradise. Wakeing to the sound of the surf and birds singing in the AM is awesome,enjoying a cool drink in the beautiful back yard at sunset, life doesn't get any better then that. All the things you need for a great vacation are at your disposal, the pictures don't lie. We would not hesitate to come back to Hale Nalo paradise found. Marty & Millie.
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu

Simple and fun!

  • 5 of 5
Beautiful garden, birds singing, simple Hawaii living. Just a short walk to one of the world's most beautiful beaches. Great spot to relax. Property has a small library and beach chairs and equipment which we enjoyed.
  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha RC, Thank you for your kind review!

We try and provide things we’d like available when we go traveling, so we are glad you were able to make use of our beach gear, hiking books and relax on our fabulous beach!

Please come again soon, you room is ready!
Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu
Vancouver, BC Canada

Location was wonderful,

  • 5 of 5
We had a great time staying in hale 'nalo. The location was fantastic, just steps from the beach and a great base camp to explore the rest of the island. The accomadation was spotless and well stocked for our stay. Our host was wonderful and informative. If we return to Oahu we'll be back.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha J & A,
Thank you for the kind words, we sure enjoyed hosting you and we are glad you had a good time. Please do come back again, your room will be ready!
Aloha, HN
Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu
Corralitos, CA

Great location

  • 5 of 5
I had a great time staying in the studio. Very quiet. The amenities were great. I could walk to the beach or explore Waimanalo. Any time I had a question our host was very helpful. If I come back to Oahu I'll be back.
  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Deb, you two are welcome back anytime- you are what we look for with guests- plenty of rest, relaxation, and quality beach time!
Aloha, HN
Spacious Tropical Garden Studio. Quiet Adult Retreat, Steps to Best Beach (From $159)
+1 -808 744-8405
Waimanalo Oahu

Absolutely Perfect!...

  • 5 of 5
Larry & Ofelia – September 2014
Denver, CO

Absolutely Perfect!...

What a wonderful place to stay! The accommodations were very charming and had all the conveniences of home to include a very comfortable bed, great bathroom facilities and an added plus (and unlike some major hotels) the entire place was exceptionally well maintained and clean. In addition, there were amenities that I didn’t expect to be provided for a great beach outing such as big fluffy beach towels, coolers, boogie boards, snorkel gear etc.

Most importantly, Herlinda, our hostess who is the owner of Hale Nalo, along with the caretaker, Wayne were the best of hostesses we’ve ever had and greeted us with a warm and friendly “Aloha” upon our arrival. With this being our first visit to Hawaii, Herlinda was very generous and shared with us some of the native fruit, which we had never tasted, in order to insure we had and authentic Hawaiian experience. It was delicious! This is a great place to stay and we will definitely be back!

Thank you for the great accommodations, friendly service and for making our vacation one of the most memorable we have ever had!
  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and thank you so much for your very kind words. We pinch ourselves daily to be in a business that allows us to meet wonderful folks (like you). Making your acquaintance was truly our pleasure so please come again. Delightful first time guests, we hope you will return soon like family.


From the Owner

Authentic small-town Hawaii. The most gorgeous beach in the world, but you'll have it to yourself most of the time. Experience Hawaii like a local! One guest said 'We arrived as 'guests', but when we left we felt like family'. My wish for all who come :)

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Honolulu Int'l Airport at 20 Miles Nearest Barpub : Waimanalo Town Center at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Olomana Golf Course at 0.5 Miles Nearest Motorway : Kalanianaole Hwy. at 0.1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Sweet Home Waimanalo at 0.2 Miles Nearest Beach : Waimanalo Beach at 0.1 Miles Car: recommended

Beautiful location just steps from Waimanalo Beach (aka Angel's Bay), named by FORBES Magazine to be the #5 Best Beach in the USA (2013) and ISLANDS magazine 'The World's BEST Summer Beach' (June 2010). Perfect for quiet getaways or fun explorations of Oahu. Easy day trips to anywhere on the island.

Minutes from Makapu'u Point (photo), known for its breathtaking views, picturesque lighthouse, walking trails, and whale watching (winters). A few minutes further is Hanauma Bay - a nature preserve where you can enjoy incredible snorkeling. Enjoy hiking, sailing, or a relaxing day on the beach. Easy drive to Waikiki, Honolulu, Northshore,...anywhere on Oahu really.

Other Activities: swimming with dolphins in the wild... reading a book on the beach with a big cold drink...kayaking, shelling, hiking, bird watching...

Golf: There are seven golf courses in our local area! Pali, Koolau, Olomana, Hawaii Kai, Turtle Bay, Waialae.... this is a golfer's paradise.


From $189 Per night

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  • One-time cleaning fee $75 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.96%

• Taxes @ 14% and a $75 one-time cleaning fee is in addition to the room rate.
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From the Owner

Hale 'Nalo is an intimate beachside retreat located in a beautiful tropical setting. Three self-catering independent studio units, newly constructed in 2008. Simplicity, quiet, solitude, ocean, birdsong. Aloha, Namasté, and Welcome!

Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Solar Hot Water
  • Study Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Massage
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Village


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 400 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • BIG private oversized bathroom with full tub & shower (grab bars). Curved rod for a roomy shower experience. Plenty of fluffy towels and complimentary body wash.


  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Garden Studio - 1 queen
  • Large 400 sq.ft./37m² space, located directly in lush shady mature tropical gardens. Rare 14' high vaulted ceilings provide added comfort for sleeping in the tropics.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Sailboat
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Premium beds and bedding; kitchenette has an induction cooktop, mini refrigerator/freezer, microwave, toaster, electric kettle, blender, clock radio, coffee grinder, pots, dishes and utensils; over-sized bathroom has full-sized tub with shower and grab bars; each of the Garden Suites are corner units with large sliding glass doors providing cross-ventilation, open to a beautiful tropical garden. The beach is uncrowded and perfect for walking, swimming, boogie boarding, sunbathing. PEERLESS location. Keywords: Gardens, Birds, Queen Bed, Private, Washer, Dryer, Off the Beaten Path, Serenity, Home Away from Home, Waimanalo, Lanikai, Kailua, Hawaii Kai, Hanauma Bay, Mountains, Ocean, Beaches, Golf Courses, BBQ, Dining Area, Lanai, Porch, Island Style, Angels Bay, Pristine, Country, Close to Town, Beautiful, Unforgettable, Honeymoon, SUP, surfing

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