We spent 11 nights here and could have stayed much longer. With 2 beautiful beaches at the end of the road, fabulous snorkeling and incredible scenery all around, what more could you ask for? Simone was a great host too - she didn't bother us with anything but we knew she was there if we needed anything at all. Definitely a holiday in paradise!
If relaxing in calm tropical Hawaiian atmosphere is what you want, look no further.
Clean, spacious, nice view, full of cool breeze, kindest owner, and...a few minutes walk from world-famous Kailua Beach. What else do you want!?
It was fourth visit to Hawaii for my wife and me. We've stayed various accommodations from luxurious hotels to spacious Aston condos before. But this accommodation was the best in Hawaii without a doubt.
The owner, Simone, was amazingly kind and enthusiastic. She didn't hesitate to do everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.
The living room was so spacious and full of windows that allow cool breeze coming in almost all day, so we seldom turned on AC. The room was complete with a shower booth and a Hollywood style jacuzzi which massaged our whole body with rich streams of jet bubbles. There was a outdoor hot water shower in front of the entrance, so you can wash out sands and salts before entering the room.
In the meantime, there is a gas BBQ grill on the spacious lanai, so you can enjoy BBQ in the Hawaiian atmosphere which is a must do. Speaking of cooking, Whole Foods, Safeway, and several other supermarkets are within ten minutes drive.
My wife and I usually woke up early in the morning, walked to Lanikai Beach which was about 15 minutes away on foot, enjoyed snorkeling there, then came back to Kailua Beach for relaxing on the white sand. Then we could go back to the accommodation in less than five minutes. And in the evening, we took a walk on Kailua Beach for another refreshing before going to bed. That was like a dream came true.
Kailua Beach gets quite congested during daytime, especially in weekends, however, the accommodation is separated just enough distance so you won't be bothered by the crowd.
When we visit Oahu again in near future, we'll definitely stay Simone's house again.
This 1 bedroom loft and its ideal location in Kailua is simply wonderful! It is the perfect place for a week- a month-- and longer! Extremely comfortable and private-the perfect home away from home! Even though it has air conditioning, you don't need it because it has ceiling fans and great windows that allow the breeze to flow! Relax on the deck or sleep like a baby in the comfy King size bed. The full bathroom is generously laid out. It truly is walking distance to beautiful Kailua Beach. Simone was a wonderful hostess. The entire stay was perfect and I can't wait to return.
Simone (the host) was great, and so was the place. Spacious, clean location (just like the photos), steps from pristine beach -- what more can you ask for? In addition we could use the bikes for the 2 adults, and Simone even went out of her way to help us get settled in with 2 kids with their sleeping arrangements and such.
Overall a great experience, would like to repea it one day:)
The location was fantastic with a very short walk to the beautiful Kailua Beach Park. Our unit was roomy, light, well appointed and the bathroom was spacious. We enjoyed using the bicycles that were provided, but did not have a chance to try out the SUP or kayak. Maybe next time. A great place to vacation.
We had a wonderful time at Simone's place. The apartment is very spacious and clean, the ocean really is just a couple of steps away. Simone and her kids are great hosts and were so friendly and supporting. Driving to "downtown" Kailua with it's shops, restaurants etc. just takes a couple of minutes. We can highly recommend the place and we will certainly be back soon.
We are in our 70's... but active... and found Simone and her family and the rental to be perfect for us. It's a 5 minute or less walk to the beach and within walking distance from a cute market and popular restaurant.
The apartment is open and airy as described. The bedroom and bath are roomy and the living area is full of windows that all open for wonderful breezes. The small kitchenette was all we needed for breakfast and lunch and an occasional dinner in. Simone has lots of ideas about restaurants and things to do in the area. She also has lots of ocean "toys" that are easily carried to the beach.
We had such a good time that we rented for a few weeks next winter before we left for home!