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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden

Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden


Property Details

Updated: Apr 27, 2015
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
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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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
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45 Reviews

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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
Burbank, CA

Thank you so very much for your wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5
I think it is safe to say we all had a fabulous time on the island, due in large part to our accommodations. Our girls loved it here so much, they have already asked if we can stay here the next time we visit.

Skye was a pleasure to work with and we really felt right at home. While this was our first family vacation I can't really imagine that it could have been any better.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu

A secluded haven :)

  • 5 of 5
We had an amazing time staying at this lovely Cottage by the Sea! The beach was fabulously close by and we felt like we were in our own little world, private and secluded. The cottage had everything we needed and suited us perfectly; Skye was incredibly helpful and hospitable! The area is a refuge from over-developed Waikiki and Honolulu and we loved returning from our exploring each afternoon. We highly recommend a visit!
  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu


  • 5 of 5
This place is like waking up in a jungle. The birds, waves and soft wind chimes are very relaxing to wake up to. Skye the owner was very helpful and caring. She took the time to show us around and answered all of our questions. This property is a hop skip and a jump to a beautiful white sandy beach. Beds were very comfortable. The place was clean and I felt safe staying there. Long story short... Just stay here!!
  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu

Wonderful, relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a great time at Cottage by the Sea. Skye was an awesome host and had many great tips on places to go on the island. The cottage is clean and comfortable. I have to say the beds were more comfortable than my own at home. It was so relaxing to hear the ocean going to bed and waking up in the morning. The beach that is just a minutes walk away was very beautiful. My husband and I were usually the only ones on the beach. I felt very safe there. It was nice to have the kitchen and to be able to buy our own food and cook most of our meals. I'm so glad we decided to stay here. Such a nice town with such nice people. The locals we met around there also had great advice and tips. The only bad thing was having to leave. I have to say it was the most relaxing and most beautiful place I've been to.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu


  • 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
Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden
+1 -8082216649
Waimanalo Oahu
Eugene, Oregon

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


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)


From $169 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 21 2015 - May 31 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Fall Season
Sep 4 2015 - Nov 21 2015
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

$169/nt.-$184/nt. for two people
$20/nt. for each additional person
14% hotel tax
$99 cleaning fee
$100 refundable security deposit
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years weeks have higher holiday rates.

There is a fee for guests paying through paypal or homeaways "book it now" credit card option.
transaction fee is 3% U.S. domestic, 4% international

We do not accept bank wire transfers.

Hawaii Tax ID #W00740556

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Apr 27, 2015


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Romantic


  • 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


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


  • Dining Area


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


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

Location Type

  • Beach


  • 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


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


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


  • 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


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • 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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