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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden

Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Dec 21, 2014
1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, sleeps 1-4

Welcome to 'Cottage by the Sea'---an ideal place for rest, relaxation and romance.

Imagine a place that feels so far off the beaten path you can still feel the spirit of 'Old Hawaii' gracing the rooms of this special Waimanalo gem.

It is simple yet perfect, complete with all the details that make a place truly comfortable and homey. The cottage is decorated with many personal touches, tropical and artistic with its own unique feeling.

Walk up a beautiful stone pathway; edged with colorful plants, tall palms, and banana trees, to enter into this very private enchanted domain.

The sun dappled porch calls to you, strewn with the fushia and purple petals of the bouganvillas that frame it, a symphony of birds singing their welcome. Feel the sense of peace, of coming to your home away from home.

A two minute walk down the road will take you to one of the most beautiful beaches in Hawaii. Sunrise is spectacular.

Enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the show!

A cool and romantic bedroom features a queen size bed with ceiling fan, and beautiful island art to create a sensual and very Hawaiian type of ambiance.

Guests repeatedly tell me how at home they feel here, with the cozy atmosphere and attention to detail so evident.

The cottage is nestled in a tropical garden filled with banana and papaya trees, colorful flowers and the fragrant aroma of plumerias floating on the ocean breeze. Birdsong and the sound of the ocean surf fill the garden with its own special music.

The location is ideal, in a residential country setting and only two houses from one of the most beautiful beaches on the island (in 2001 National Geographic named it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world!).

The beach is totally undeveloped, just miles of undisturbed beauty with the stunning grandeur of the Ko'olau Mountains hugging the coastline in a spectacular embrace.

All this is only a two minute walk from the cottage!

In the back there is a private yard lush with tropical plants. The backyard has a gas barbecue grill with a dining table and a couple of lounge chairs by the little water fall, perfect for star gazing at night or lounging under the endless summer sun.

Welcome to a little piece of paradise. Restore your spirit and feel the peace within.

Let the sound of the waves caress you to sleep at night and embrace the morning with another perfect day at the beach.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2014

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Skye,

This cottage reminds us of a second home, or, more precisely, it feels like the original one: a dwelling of the heart.

This is why we return again and again.
Sep 2009
  • 1 of 34

41 Reviews

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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p316585
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
5

UNIQUE - LUCKY US TO FIND YOU!

  • 5 of 5
September 2014
Many thanks Skye--our rest in your beachside haven was fantastic and the cottage is everything you said it was and much more. We've travelled and travelled since leaving beautiful Hawaii - LA, Vancouver, Alaska, UK and India - and the only time our feet really touched the ground and felt relaxed was with you and all the locals we met on The Bus and around Waimanalo - what fun!
We'll spread the word----but not too much!

All the best & cheers,
Margaret & Malcolm
Queensland, Australia
  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p316585
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
Eugene, Oregon
5

All True!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, 25-yr old daughter and I stayed for 5 days and loved it there. I just re-read the description of the cottage and it is completely accurate. Everything I was going to say is already there. So colorful, comfortable, carefully maintained! Every little detail from the lovely (old?) photos of hula dancers in the bedroom to the interesting turquoise pottery dishes and glassware in the kitchen feels chosen with care. I feared it might be funky and was both relieved and delighted to find it spotless and lovely. As for Waimanalu itself: again, great description: "Old Hawaii". Rural, small and a community of permanent residents -- not just tourists. The beach is your tropical fantasy PLUS really safe and easy. We are water wimps and felt at ease there. We ate well at Sweet Home, Hawaii Time Cafe, Sergs and Keneke's. I can't imagine staying anywhere else on Oahu!
  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
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+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
Hornby Island, British Columbia, Canada
5

Perfect for Us

  • 5 of 5
How lucky we are to have found this sweet cottage! We needed a place to relax and regroup after a very strenuous year and all our needs were met. The cottage itself is both whimsical and peaceful - a cozy, private refuge. We found Skye to be a warm and helpful host while providing complete privacy.

 We were happy just relaxing in the cottage but also appreciated having the most beautiful beach we have ever seen a very short walk away and we  swam at least twice every day. Also, within walking distance, were Serge's Mexican Restaurant and Sweet Home Waimanalo which were very convenient places to have a delicious and inexpensive meal. Kailua is an easy 20 minute drive away for shopping and entertainment and we did pick up some groceries there but there is a small supermarket in Waimanalo as well. 

We found our whole experience to be exactly what we were looking for!
  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p316585
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
Chapel Hill, NC
5

Small but lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I and our two teenage sons stayed at Skye's Cottage by the Sea in mid July and were very happy with it. It was very clean, comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay. It's in a residential neighborhood and was nice and quiet even though there are lots of houses close by.

There was a small grocery nearby as well as some restaurants that were within walking distance. The beach was a short walk down the street and was absolutely beautiful. We spent a lot of time there.

Although we didn't cook much while we were there, the kitchen appeared to be well stocked with pots and pans and utensils. Skye supplied coolers, chairs, boogie boards, and even has a gas grill in the private backyard.

Only downside was that it was pretty hot while we were there (unusually so, I think) and the little air conditioner had a hard time keeping up. We only ran it at night so it would be pretty hot in the cottage when we would come in in the afternoon. It would eventually cool things down but if you're really hot natured you might want to avoid July.

Overall, a nice stay.
  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p316585
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
5

Exceeded expectations!!!

  • 5 of 5
Skye- Thank you for entrusting your home to us. This was our first official family vacation as a family of four- Owen 1 and Joshua 2, and it was perfect! The gorgeous beach, friendly people, quiet neighborhood, and home away from home was the right fit. We can't wait to return. The boys also LOVED dancing in the rain in the backyard:) Perfect location. We were hesitant at first booking a vacation rental online, but it was well worth it.
  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
http://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p316585
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
St Louis, MO USA
5

Great location for relaxation

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed here twice and look forward to our third stay next year. Watch a sunrise on a beautiful beach to start your day. Enjoy the many things to do within an easy drive and return to the beach to watch the moonrise and stars which are outstanding to finish the day. As you fall asleep you can hear the waves softly lulling you to sleep. The cottage is very private and has everything you'll need to cook your meals which helps keep your costs down. We loved using the grill in our own private back yard. I've stayed at many locations on Oahu and have found the Cottage by the Sea to be the best. Can't wait to return.
  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Activity and Interests

In the Waimanalo Area:

Great hiking available in the area with diversity of scenery and skill level.

Fabulous beach, with many water sports; kayaking, wind surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, etc.

Well known area for hang gliding and parasailing.

3 beautiful Golf Courses within a 15 minute drive of the cottage.

Local Art Gallery and Local Style Restaurants right in Waimanalo.

Hike to the famous Waimanalo Lighthouse where on a clear day you can see the outer Islands.

In the winter whales pass right along the coast, easily seen from the Lighthouse.

Hike through tropical rainforest to cascading waterfall and pool.

Horseback riding and Polo Fields

Hanauma Bay (famous for great snorkeling) is 5 minutes away

Sea Life Park is 5 minutes from cottage.

Rodeo and many equestrian sports.

25 minutes to the Honolulu Airport

30 minutes to Waikiki/Honolulu

10 minutes to Kailua (fine dining and shopping)

Availability

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Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 22 2014 - Apr 20 2015
5 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 21 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
$169
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $99
  • Refundable damage deposit $100
  • Tax Rate 14.0%

$169/nt.-$179/nt. for two people
$20/nt. for each additional person
14% hotel tax
$99 cleaning fee
$100 refundable security deposit
We accept credit card payments through PayPal and personal checks. We do not accept bank wire transfers.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking On Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Beach

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
  • Other - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Futon

Outside

  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Beach Chairs, Beach Mats, Sun Umbrella, Boogie Boards and Coolers Available ***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not entertain family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***
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