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Romantic Cottage by the Sea, Nestled in Lush Tropical Garden (from $159)

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Aug 31, 2016
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 2015 Dr. Beach named it one of the best beaches in the U.S.----in 2003 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 very private yard lush with tropical plants. The backyard has a propane 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

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Speaks: english, spanish

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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65 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)
Camino, CA, USA
5

Charming! Delightful!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I and our two teenage daughters loved this place. The beautiful grounds reminded us constantly that we were in a tropical paradise. The proximity to the beach is unbeatable. The property is definitely accurately protrayed. Thanks again Skye!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyable Stay As Advertised

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our week stay at Skye's Cottage by the Sea and had an absolutely wonderful time. Skye is so helpful and friendly. The cottage is as advertised, quiet, near a beautiful uncrowded beach, in a friendly town and out of the hustle and bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki Beach. The cottage is comfortable, clean, and well kept. Waimanalo is a small town/village but still strategically located near all the main highways so that access to larger towns and the many attractions of Oahu is easily accomplished. Thanks Skye for your hospitality and sharing your place in paradise with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Place for a Visit

  • 3 of 5

While the place has a little bit of magic, is very quiet and peaceful, and mostly very clean, the back yard is a major let down with a unsightly laundry area and being attacked by flies whenever you wanted to lay in the sun.

The Good

- great location just 200M to the fantastic beach and 30min to Honolulu

- nice entrance way and comfy bedroom with very good overall ambience

- Lots of beach gear

The Bad

- back yard a major let down

- not providing additional toilet paper

- charging to use the washing machine and no powder - a one off wash pack (qtrs and powder) for sale would be a great idea!

- while not obtrusive you were aware that three rental stays are crammed into this one location

- a very old and rusty outdoors grill that didn’t look usable

- Kitchen not that well equipped with lack of oven trays, kettle and food serving and storage containers.

- charging 3% on top for credit cards - you have no choice but to pay by card so this fee should be included!

Would we go again - no to many things left a bad taste.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This review was puzzling to me. It seemed that a major complaint from this couple is that they needed to supply their own toilet paper (after the 2 rolls of start-up supplies). And that they had to pay for use of the laundry facilities. (it’s half the price of neighborhood laundry-mat). These details are outlined in the rental agreement, which was signed by these guests when finalizing their reservation. The web page and the rental agreement also inform guests that there is a 3% reservation transaction fee if paying by credit card or paypal. Guests who choose to pay by e-check, regular check or money order are not charged this fee. These guests didn’t like paying this fee, but they didn’t choose one of the other options available. I try to be very clear and specific so that prospective guests can best decide if Cottage by the Sea is the right pick for them. I don’t want my guests to experience any surprises---unless they’re happy ones! It is super important that guests thoroughly look over the web page so that there is clarity about what amenities are offered at this rental. The rental agreement provides further specifics. Another surprising comment they made is that they found the back yard to be a disappointment. The vast majority of my guests LOVE the garden! It’s filled with colorful flowers and all kinds of tropical plants. In the springtime the shower tree explodes with gorgeous flowers. And the little water feature in the corner of the garden provides a sweet touch, with the tranquil sounds of the waterfall dripping down the stones. There is a table for dining in the garden (as well as another dining table on the front porch). It’s hard for me to imagine what they didn’t like about it, although maybe they prefer a more manicured look. The style here is more rustic and jungle-like (see photos for a good idea what I’m talking about). Almost all of my guests tell me that the cottage is just as they imagined from the description on the web page and the photos----many say that it is even better than the photos were able to capture! Please take a look at the many reviews that were written just prior to this couple’s visit----and the reviews coming in just after them. I think it shows that most people find Cottage by the Sea to be an enchanting environment, and a wonderful place to make beautiful memories.
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5

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple from N. California. The property was perfect for us. Exceeded our expectations.

At property you will see guest books full of positive reviews. There's a reason for that. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful location and wonderful hostess.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed a week at Skye's cottage in July and had an amazing visit.

The cottage was clean and well furnished. We appreciated the beach chairs, cooler and boogie boards and used them several times during the week. The beach was a beautiful 5 minute walk and not as crowded as several others we visited. Skye was a very attentive hostess with helpful pointers and suggestions. She was quick to answer when we called once with a question about parking.

The location was close enough to many of the activities we were interested in so we were able to enjoy our time fully. We made day trips around the island and most places were just a short drive. Hanauma Bay was only about 20 minutes away and Waikiki about 35. The North Shore took about an hour. Of course the scenery is spectacular and there are countless places to stop and enjoy the food, crafts and locals. Overall we had an amazing trip and truly enjoyed the cottage.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Paradise renamed

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for giving us the feeling of being at home, when we first walked into your lovely Cottage it felt Like it was our home away from home.. It has made our vacation so much more enjoyable having such a comfortable place to live and enjoy.. You have provided all the amenities a person could ask for while on vacation.. The location being so close to the beach was perfect for walking there early in the morning .. We hope to return to Oahu in the future and be able to stay at your lovely Cottage once again..

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 3 2016
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Sep 4 2016 - Nov 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
6 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Jan 5 2017 - Apr 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 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 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.97%

There is a 3% transaction fee when paying by credit card or paypal. E-check payments are free.

We do not accept bank wire transfers.

***Please note that only registered guests are allowed on this property. Due to parking and noise constraints, guests may not invite family and friends on the property (but the gorgeous beach here is a wonderful place to gather with friends for a picnic!)***

Hawaii Tax ID #W00740556

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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

  • 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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