reviewing this place will not do it justice. I spent a few months researching nice places in oahu, and this was just perfect. It started with Andrea. She was so helpful and showed me the true aloha spirit. I probably asked her 20 questions over the course of 6 months (including quite a few while we were there) and she was very warm and prompt to respond.
We stayed in cottage 1.. The beach view near the bed is amazing!!! We fell asleep to the waves every night. The cabin was very clean. It's not very big (look at pictures of room on their web page) but its big enough to relax and watch TV and make/ eat food. There is a patio set up surrounded by flowers right in front of the cabin. The cabins are surrounded by a fence and we had no problems parking. I also read alot of reviews saying to request a/c if are heat/cold sensitive. Cabin 1 has a/c and that's the 2nd reason why I chose cabin 1
(First was beach view!) I'm incredibly heat sensitive and can't fall asleep unless its cool. Well turns out we didn't turn on a/c one night we were there! I was in shock how cool it gets next to the beach. I only needed the a/c once. It got to about 92 one afternoon (not normal there) and I had to turn it on when I was getting ready to go out for dinner. You are literally seconds from an almost empty beach (that's stunning!!), and there are 3 good restaurants of walking distance. You really feel like you are in "real hawaii". If you need to do shopping you can go to kailua.. Which is alot more quiet than waikiki. The owner, tommy, is also very friendly. But like Tommy told me, these cottages aren't for everyone.
And he is right, if you are used to the NYC, LA, and Chicago cities (and traffic), and don't like cute geckos running around.. Then stay in waikiki. For everyone else, come here.
I already miss our cottage and can't wait to come back!
- Also Known As:
- Waimanalo Beach Cottages Hotel Waimanalo
- Waimanalo Beach Cottages Hawaii - Oahu