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Magnificent, Quiet Serene Tropical Hideaway, steps from #1 Best Beach in the USA

This restful sanctuary is known as the ZEN Treehouse
5.0 of 5 bubbles
34 reviews
This restful sanctuary is known as the ZEN Treehouse
Very spacious studio, high ceilings. Warm air rises and passes up and through the open gables...
Air, breezes, light, and the luxury of space...
Enjoy a big walk in closet with solid wood chest of drawers, luggage and hat racks...
'The best bed I've slept on in my life' (many guests have said this!)
Plenty of windows surround the bed, inviting lots of cooling breezes...
Relaxing and beautiful art hangs on the walls...
The stone bathroom is as spacious as some bedrooms. Rain shower head, open architecture, big enough for two, windows...
We provide the EO product line of soaps for hands and body and hair. It is sumptuous.
More EO...because there is simply nothing too good for our guests.
Air, breezes, light, and the luxury of space...
Huge granite countertop, plenty of room to relax...
View from inside the kitchenette...with everything you'll need to prepare simple meals.
Big bright new kitchenette, clean and spacious
Many guests tell us these photos do not do this space 'justice'...
Let the frog set the mood....
Enjoy locally-grown organic fruit, (when available) often from our own trees, and Hawaii-made chocolates. Buy local!
The view from the Mountain Deck...wow... the gorgeous Koolau Mountains.
Fragrant plumeria from our gardens...
One of the many spectacular sunrises, just steps from our front door...
This welcoming guest lobby is where you pass through to your upstairs suite.
The door to the ZEN Treehouse is open and there on the left...
Everywhere you turn there are beautiful things...
Waimanalo: Ranked the #1 BEST SUMMER BEACH IN THE WORLD. Yes, it's true (don't tell anyone!)
Complimentary: a Macbook in the lobby for you to use; and an iPhone is available to borrow (for int'l guests)
Outside the lobby you'll find loaner beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers... all for your use and enjoyment.
Hawaii's official state flower: the radiant hibiscus
This little bird puts out the most beautiful melodies... usually around dinner time...
Fragrant frangipani floats on the breezes all around the property...
These cute birds are Java sparrows. They hop around the garden and are very friendly...
This is our parking area, the big sliding doors lead into the lobby...so convenient!
Our welcoming front gate.
The Makapu'u Lighthouse is just up the road, a 4 minute drive. Spectacular coastline walk, fantastic whale watching...
This is a Hawaiian sea turtle, or 'honu'. We cherish their presence in our bay...
The view north from Makapu'u Lighthouse. Spectacular!
From December to April, migrating humpack whales frequent the waters around Hawaii. A wonderful experience to watch.
Another beautiful sunrise, guest photo, taken on Waimanalo Beach.
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Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Waimanalo, Oahu, Hawaii
The luxurious ZEN Treehouse (900f²) is exquisitely located inside a beautiful private gated property. Guests enjoy simple yet elegant accommodations, thoughtful amenities, tasteful decor, comfortable furnishings, and exemplary guest care. Ideal for those seeking a quality vacation or extended stay. Perfect for mature singles and couples.

Property business name: Hale Nalo Beach Rentals, Waimanalo, HI

(The City & County of Honolulu permits one booking per 30 day period, we have a 5 night minimum.)

(The City & County of Honolulu permits one booking per 30 day period, we have a 5-night minimum stay requirement.)
About the Owner, Herlinda Lopez W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 95 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 8 days ago
Listed since : Apr 2010
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 47 reviews and 2 properties
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Debra B
Denver, Colorado
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Our stay at Hale 'Nalo was a truly stress-free experience. So close to one of the best beaches on Oahu, nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood, easy access to all the island has to offer - Hale 'Nalo is the perfect home base for adventure. Friendly hosts offer just the right amount of hospitality. Our suite was clean and well appointed with all the necessities. We only wish our stay could have been longer.

Management response:

"Stress-free, nestled, perfect, the right amount of hospitality, clean, well appointed." These are wonderful words for us to see Debra B,, and I remember it was hard to see you go! We look forward to your return one day! Aloha! HN


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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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My husband and I stayed in the Zen Treehouse for 6 nights in May (originally booked five nights but thankfully were able to add a night because we couldn't bring ourselves to leave). Let me just say that I am a picky traveler and I do a lot of research on places to stay when we vacation. It's a time-consuming task, but well worth it when the result is a chance to stay in lodging...

Management response:

Aloha NAF100- Thank you so much for your well thought out and articulate review! Reviews like this one really help other travelers decide what is right for them. We are are so happy this was right for you. Please do return before (or after) your next adventure! Mahalo, HN


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Rodney B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

As if staying only steps away from the best beach in America isn't enough, your host provides an amazing local fruit basket and all the beach supplies needed for a wonderful tropical vacation. From snorkling gear and boogie boards to beach chairs and coolers you truly have everything you need. Plus excellent suggestions on great places to dine or shop, and if your lucky you may get to bond with Sophie the dog! If you're...

Management response:

Aloha Rodney B! Thank you for your kind words, nothing is more pleasurable than happy guests! We provide what we like when we travel and hope that it's what our guests want when they travel as well. Please come back anytime! HN


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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2015 for a stay in March 2015

Everything you could need without the "big hotel" atmosphere. A very relaxing vacation!! The loft is decorated just like you never left home and has nice breezes at night. Quiet and peaceful!!

Management response:

Thank you for your review M201! We appreciate it when guests take the time to write a review and let other folks know what’s important to them when they travel. We try and provide things we like when traveling so we’re glad you had a wonderful stay with us. Come and see us again! HN


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Mark M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Our stay at Hale Nalo was the most relaxing vacation experience we could have asked for. We stayed in the Zen Tree House, which is a spacious, fully equipped and beautifully designed studio apartment situated one half block from the beach. We enjoyed the early morning on our private deck watching the dawn light illuminate the green volcanic peaks of the Pali, sipping robust Kona coffee and eating delicious local papaya and other local delicacies...

Management response:

Thank you for the kind words! That your stay in the ZEN Treehouse was the most relaxing vacation you could ever ask for is music to our ears. Please come again soon!


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Housekeeping Optional
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (3)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Yard
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Staffed Property
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
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  • Cleaning fee: $165 / stay - Fee
Additional Rate and Availability Information
• A third guest may be added; 12 and older; add $95/nt
• Taxes at 13.96% are not included and due upon arrival. Hawaii TAT Tax ID#: W0149966-01
• Property name: Hale Nalo Beach Rentals
• Questions? Please feel free to ask. We love to help!
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About the neighborhood
This is a quiet local neighborhood, historic in that it is the birthplace of Gabby Pahinui and the style of music called "slack key". There is an enormous amount of cultural pride here, you will see that everywhere.
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How to get there
Airport: Honolulu Int'l Airport: 19.9 mi
Directions to Hale ‘Nalo: 41-019 Kaulu St, Waimanalo, HI 96795
1. When leaving the airport, get on H-1 WESTBOUND, follow the sign to “Waianae”
2. In a few miles, take exit 13B: Aiea/Pearl City. Stay left: H-3 KANEOHE
3. 11 miles later, take exit #11, turn right and continue for about a mile.
5. At the T, turn left onto Hwy 61: to Kailua/Waimanalo, get in the right lane
6. At the 3rd light turn right to Waimanalo (this is Kalanianaole Hwy)
7. In about 5 miles, pass through our Town Center (pick up a few items at 7-11?) a few miles more, pass a sign for “Bellows Air Force Base".
8. Turn left at McDonalds then make a right onto Laumilo Street, 4 blocks to Kaulu Street, then make a right, we are 41-019. Welcome!
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.1 mi.
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