Kailua Beach was once again been rated as the best beach in the USA for 2019, by "Dr. Beach." The cottage is directly across the street from Kailua Beach Park and less than two minutes walk to step into the ocean at the beach. A full time vacation rental for more than 30 years, it is now listed with VRBO. It is a fully legal vacation rental, license TA-073-910-5280-01. The property is tucked away one house back from the road into Lanikai, and described by guests as "a little oasis of quiet and calm."
The cottage accommodates up to five guests. The master bedroom has a queen size bed and the second bedroom has two single beds. The living room has a Hawaiian style "punee" day bed with a comfortable spring mattress, that can be left as a sofa or made up as a single bed. There is also a Pack-and-Play portable crib for infants. The bathroom has a full tub with shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with a good sized frig, oven and stove, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and blender. The hosts have stayed as vacation rental guests across Europe, Asia and the US, and know what features are most important to vacation travelers, with cleanliness being the number one priority. The cottage has just been renovated and is very well maintained.
The rental area is an entire part of a house, very private and with a reserved parking space just by the private entrance. It has its own charcoal BBQ grill and there is shared, large capacity and easy to use wash machine and electric dryer on site.
For security and guest convenience, the unit has self check-in with a "smart" keypad entry system that assigns each group of guests their own unique PIN that expires after check-out.
The area at the Lanikai end of Kailua Beach Park is a quiet local neighborhood comprised mostly of owner occupied homes, some long term rental units and a scattering of vacation rentals - our 1BR Kailua Beach Park Cottage is one of the very few licensed, legal vacation rentals in the area.
We send a lot of Kailua and Oahu information and recommendations to guests a few days before their arrival. We are easy to reach by phone or email, and live only five minutes away, and are always happy to answer additional questions guests might have about the unit, Kailua town, and Oahu in general.
There are two end-to-end parking spaces on the property, and one of them is reserved exclusively for this unit. They are easy to get into and out of, if you know how to parallel park. If you do not know how to parallel park, it is recommended that you do not rent a van or large SUV, but consider a smaller vehicle with good all around visibility.
At the Lanikai end of Kailua Beach Park, between Buzz’s Steak House and the hilltop pillar marking the entrance into Lanikai, there is only one other legal, licensed vacation rental. All of the rest are unlicensed and illegal, and subject to shut down by the Department of Planning and Permitting, with subsequent cancellations of guests’ reservations.