450 square feet, ground floor with separate bedroom

Unique Apartment in excellent location * close to Kailua beach & town

Apartment in Kailua, Oahu

  • 2-3 People
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 500ft²

Delightful Apartment with separate bedroom- private bathroom - kitchenette- in unit washer/ dryer - SMART TV - free parking on property - strong internet- can be rented for 30 days or longer

450 square feet, ground floor with separate bedroom
450 square feet, ground floor with separate bedroom
TV, WiFi
5 minute walking distance to Kailua Beach and beach park

The Space

Accommodates: 2-3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Property Type: Apartment
Check-in: 15:00
Check-out: 10:00


  • Blender
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Contemporary
  • Energy-efficient devices
  • Essentials
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Free Cleaning
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Linen Towels
  • Long Term Rentals Available
  • Microwave
  • No single-use plastic
  • No single-use toiletries
  • Parking Included
  • Private Car Park
  • Private entrance
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Shared Car Park
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoking Forbidden
  • Social distancing
  • Toaster
  • Tv
  • Ventilator
  • Washing Machine
  • Work Desk

Reviews 4.9/5 4.9 (30)

  1. Amazing stay !

    We had an amazing stay at the Turtle Cottage. The place was adorable, very homey feel, a lot of useful amenities (washer/dryer, stove top, toaster, fridge, on site parking, beach chairs, roomy closet, etc). It’s in the perfect location to give you the local feel. Walking distance from Kailua beach, short drive to Lanakai beach, walking distance to the shops/ restaurants in town. Overall it’s a central location for Oahu because you can easily drive down to Honolulu or up to the north shore for a variety of hikes and beaches. The street was quaint, and had a beautiful mountain view, and a little park. I would 10/10 come stay here again or recommend anyone else to stay here. Absolutely loved my time at the Turtle cottage and never wanted to leave.

    August 2022

  2. The Perfect Stay !

    Had a perfect stay. Don’t think twice if this apartment is available! Great location in the list beautiful part of Oahu. Great communication from Barbara throughout the trip.

    May 2022

  3. Noisy but nice

    LOCATION: Turtle Cottage is located close to Kailua Beach as well as walking distance to shops and restaurants, so we'd give it 4 stars for location. The neighborhood is safe and the unit has great air flow. We were there all of January 2022 and did not need air conditioning. Hawaii is expensive, but this unit is priced appropriately. ENVIRONMENT: If you are looking for peace and quiet, this place gets 2 stars. We stayed for 30 days and it should be noted that Turtle cottage shares a wall with the main house where there are permanent renters who have 2 small active children. The walls are thin, and the open windows means you hear everything. There is really no outside space that is private. AMENITIES: There is a shared internet connection (slow) and a shared solar hot water heater. The TV has basic cable and no streaming capability. The kitchenette is fine for making breakfast and lunch, but any other cooking is challenging. The bed is comfy, but the linens and pillows should be replaced. The unit has a washer/dryer stack unit. Couch is ok but not super comfy. OVERALL: We give this unit a FAIR/3 star rating because of the location and the fact that it provided a basic place to sleep. We were lucky enough to have friends nearby, so we spent a lot of time at their place cooking and relaxing.

    February 2022

  4. Great Extended Stay!

    My fiance and I stayed at Turtle Cottage for about 4 months. It was the perfect location in Kailua, equidistant to the public beach access and Kailua Town (~10 minutes of walking). Overall a very walkable location and accessible to other parts of the island by car, or even the nearby bus stops. Barbara and James were extremely accommodating and communicative our entire stay, checking in on us multiple times to make sure we were all set. The space itself was the perfect size with generous storage in the bedroom closet (with drawers), linen closet and kitchen cabinets. All cookware and dinnerware was provided for us and although it is not a full kitchen with an oven, the counter-top stove was great for cooking any and all meals. In addition to regular linens being provided, beach towels and chairs were also provided and we did not have to worry about purchasing Hawaii beach essentials! The shower was also very spacious and updated. I highly recommend this stay. Thank you Barbara and James!

    August 2021

  5. VP of medical affairs

    This place was PERFECT for me. Close to town within walking distance, and very safe. The cottage had everything I needed and was neat and clean. I miss my time there already. The owners are fabulous, prompt and helpful. I can’t wait to return and stay again and again!

    April 2021

  6. Turtle Cottage

    Short walk to the most spectacular beach which we shared with swimmers, sunbathers, wind and kitesurfers. There were beach towels, beach chairs and a water toy or two available for our use. The cottage itself was fresh and attractive, clean and comfortable. Cooking options were modest but covered basic needs. Would have appreciated a few basic toiletries (shampoo etc) and kitchen supplies (salt, pepper, cooking oil). Would definitely recommend a stay at Turtle Cottage in Kailua.

    January 2021

  7. Beth

    clean, efficient, friendly, and easy!

    January 2021

  8. Fabulous!

    Superb "home base" for all your island adventures!

    March 2020

  9. Beautiful Place

    Love the place. Its super clean and barb was super helpful. Walkable to everything including beach and town. I would highly recommend it and stay there again

    December 2019

  10. Fantastic guest house in a great region

    We loved our stay at the Hula Girl Cottage. It was the best vacation home we've had during our stay in Hawaii.

    November 2019

  11. The best place I've ever stayed.

    This lovely rental was well stocked with every thing a person would need. From beach activities right down to the linens. If I could I would live there. Barbara and James are outstanding hosts, I felt very fortunate to have been their guest. The entire place it's spotless inside and out, I really miss being there. I hope to have the pleasure of staying with then again, absolutely wonderful. Thanks again for having me.💙💙🌺

    October 2019

  12. Lovely "hula girl cottage"

    Sehr freundliche Gastgeberin, sehr schöne gut ausgestattete Wohnung , nahe Kailua und Lanikai beach

    September 2019

  13. Excellent experience.

    My wife and I loved the stay. Everything was true to the description of the rental property. Very clean, bed was super comfy, TV had many channels to choose from, nice kitchen. The washer and dryer came in handy. Beautiful beaches close by, in walking distance. We traveled most of the island and Kailua and Lanikai was our favorite areas. The rental is very close to shopping and restaurants. The owners were super nice, they made you feel at home. Can’t say enough nice things about our experience staying at The Hula Girl, we definitely want to come back very soon! We miss it already!

    September 2019

  14. Nice location and beautiful, clean for the place

    It was a very good and comfortable stay for a week with friends. We thank to Barbara and her family, such an honest hospitality. Surrounded by a quiet atmosphere, near the park and 10 mins walk to the Kailua beach. We often go to see the sun rising there in the early morning . Kitchen, bathroom, living room and a private room are very clean and well maintained! I indeed recommend this Hula Girl Cottage for staying in Kailua!

    August 2019

  15. Amazing little cottage!

    We hit the jackpot with The Hula Girl Cottage! We had never been to Kailua before and this was the perfect place to stay for our little family. Awesome cottage, within walking distance to the beach and restaurants. My husband and I slept in the bedroom and our two kids had the pullout couch. We loved all of the extras they had: 4 boogie boards, 2 beach chairs and a couple of snorkels with fins. We loved sitting out on the little patio and having coffee in the morning or dinner in the evening and enjoying the beautiful weather. We also commented on how big and nice the shower was for a small cottage. We had an amazing week and will definitely be back to do it all over again!

    July 2019

  16. Perfect Island Retreat

    We loved our week-long stay at Barbara and James’ tucked-away guest quarters. It is 10 min walk from Kailua Beach Park and a 10 min walk to downtown Kailua. Perfect! The neighborhood is quiet, the quarters are clean and bright, and the side yard outside has lovely plantings. We made good use of the provided beach towels, chairs, snorkel gear, and boogie boards. The kitchenette is nicely supplied, too, and the washer/dryer was much appreciated as we packed light. The portable drying rack was perfect for beach towels and swim gear. We will definitely be back at this property! Mahalo!

    June 2019

  17. Great Place, Great Location

    What a beautiful, cozy place for our week in Oahu. It was the perfect launching pad for our daily excursions. Ten minute walk to Kailua Beach--which is beautiful. Ten minute walk to downtown Kailua with some great restaurants. And the accommodations were bright, clean, cheerful and homey. Loved it all.

    March 2019

  18. Hula Girl Cottage!

    Just Do It! You won’t regret the hospitality and tranquility of this cottage! I can’t wait to return and do it all over again! Enjoy!

    March 2019

  19. Hula Girl Cottage

    We so enjoyed our stay in the Hula Girl Cottage. Barbara has made the cottage very comfortable, with everything you need away from home. The location was perfect too, close to shopping, restaurants, and most importantly, the beach! Thank you!

    February 2019

  20. Perfect accomodation

    We have been travelling to the Hawaiian Islands for many years but this is the best we have ever seen. Barbara is such a charming person and she put so much emphasis on details and colors. The cleanliness and the decors are incredible. We highly recommend this cottage. Next time we stay longer.

    November 2018

  21. Great place! Lacked basic information and instructions.

    The cottage is clean, tastefully decorated, and exactly as described and pictured. The location is a short walk to the beach. However, unless you plan on doing nothing but the beach, as the description states, a car is strongly recommended. Barbara was responsive to messages prior to our arrival and during our stay. However, she was returning from being out of the country when we checked in and the young man that was there didn't know much about the rental. We were not notified that this would be the case nor were we ever provided with check-in instructions. Even when Barbara retuned she made no effort to come by and see if we had any questions. She lives on the property, yet we never met her during our 5 night stay. If we hadn't read in other people's reviews about the beach gear available and then searched for it, we would not have known it was there. Other self check-in places we have stayed at provide a binder with instructions about available amenities, local tours, and recommended places to eat, etc. This place has nothing. Lastly, prior to making our reservation back in May, I inquired to see if the cottage had A/C. Barbara responded that they planned to have A/C in the cottage by the time we arrived in September. No mention of any additional charge and no follow-up prior to us arriving that it was in fact available. We inquired about the A/C with the young man that was there when we arrived but he knew nothing about it. When I messaged Barbara the next day she said they had a portable unit they would bring over for $25/day. It was very hot and humid our entire stay. So I paid an additional $100 for 4 days of A/C that only cooled one room. Again the cottage is very nice and the description now states that the A/C is extra. But we were very disappointed with the lack of hospitality.

    September 2018

  22. Great week with daughter

    We liked the Hula Girl very much--clean, roomy, convenient to town (with no car for first few days) and well-supplied cottage. (Cute lamp) Our privacy respected, so had long dinners and talk with our daughter who has lived on the islands for over 10 years, so we had the "quality time" we rarely get in phone calls. Wife left necklace behind but staff found it--thanks. Only concern, no A/C. On humid, 90 degree days would have been appreciated.

    August 2018

  23. New favorite spot

    The unit was close(10 min walk) to one of the best beaches on Oahu and stores. We felt at home and enjoyed our vacation even more being at this location. There are a nearby park and many markets and restaurants. The ceiling fan was great so that we can enjoy the natural breeze even in the afternoon. Owners were very thoughtful and we didn't mind the attached unit.

    July 2018

  24. Perfect spot!

    We had a great stay at the hula girl cottage! Everything was just as pictured. The place very clean and well equipped with kitchen and beach supplies. The neighbourhood was quiet and within walking distance to the beach and shops. I’d absolutely recommend to anyone!

    May 2018

  25. Hübsches Zuhause auf Zeit, gute Lage zwischen Stadt und Strand. Uns fehlte an nichts.

    Wir hatten einen wunderbaren Aufenthalt im schön möblierten und gut ausgestatteten Hula Girl Cottage in Kailua. Die Nachbarschaft ist ruhig und die Lage des Apartments hervorragend. In Gehdistanz zur Stadt wie auch zum bekannten Kailua- und Lanikai Strand. Ausserdem stehen auch Fahrräder und ein Parkplatz vor der Türe zur Verfügung. Die Gastgeber sind sehr nett und ermöglichten uns einen rundum gelungenen Aufenthalt. Herzlichen Dank, wir würden jederzeit wieder kommen und können The Hula Girl Cottage empfehlen.

    May 2018

  26. Wonderful stay at the Hula girl cottage

    Thank you for Barbara for a wonderful stay, the accommodation location was perfect, the cottage was perfectly clean and cozy. Barbara thought of everything a vacationer could want during our stay. We enjoyed the bikes, the snorkeling gear, beach towels and all the other little thoughtful items in the home. We walked everywhere including a 5 mile beach walk every morning, it was a beautiful beach and sweet little town. Thank you for everything. Sincerely, Scott and Carina

    April 2018

  27. The Hula Girl Cottage

    The Hula Girl Cottage is fantastic! Excellent location and a beautiful, clean space. Barbara was an attentive host as well.

    April 2018

  28. Perfect family getaway!!

    The Hula Girl Cottage was absolutely perfect for our family of four. A great homebase to all our sightseeing. We had two small children and the house was well equipped with all our needs. Barbara even allowed us to move a glass table out of the living area into storage to accommodate our kids. The beach was a 10 min walk. Gorgeous! Make sure you snorkel at Lanakai. It was awesome!!!! Snorkeling gear is provided at the cottage! Can’t wait to return!

    March 2018

  29. Hula Girl Cottage, Kailua best Place

    The Cottage was clean and good Looking, near to everything you need to have nice vacation. The owners are very friendly and helped us with every questions we had... we will stand there every Time again. Aloha from Germany

    March 2018

  30. Cute, clean, great location and fun beach town

    I loved staying here. It’s cute and clean, like the photos show, and feels like it’s been recently remodeled. Nice kitchen and bath. Plenty of closet space, including two tall dressers in the bedroom closet. This cottage has all the beach amenities I wanted plus, thoughtfully, some other household items I have at home but which are rarely kept in rentals. (Thank you!) Great location. Close to the beach and town. It was fun riding the bikes around, and there are plenty of safe bike lanes. Kailua turned out to be a great location—fun things to do in town (including lounging at either of two amazing beaches, Kailua and Lanikai), close to the Pillbox Hike, plus ½ hour or less to the Makapuu Point lighthouse trail and the snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Only about ½ hour into Honolulu but far away from the crowds. This is a great beach town to stay in without feeling overly touristic. And the price is so affordable I stayed for a week. It was one of those places where the longer I stayed, the longer I wanted to stay. Barbara, James and Eddie (their dog) are all friendly, while respecting my privacy. I can’t wait to come back.

    February 2018


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