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Garden of Dreams - swimming pool on property

Studio in Kailua, Oahu

  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 People
  • 320ft² Surface

5-STARS-GUEST REVIEWS ★★★★★ for this Air conditioned Studio with private entrance & bath , not suitable for children


  • 24 Hour Check-in
  • Air Conditioning
  • Antique
  • Art Deco
  • Atypical
  • Baby bath
  • Baby crib
  • Babysitter recommendation
  • Balcony
  • Baroque
  • BBQ
  • Beach
  • Bike
  • Bird watching
  • Blender
  • Boating
  • Books Kids
  • Bottled Water
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Cleaning products
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Contactless check-in and check-out
  • Contemporary
  • Cycling
  • Dishwasher
  • Diving
  • Downtown
  • Ecological
  • Eco tourism
  • Empire
  • Energy-efficient devices
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Filtered Water
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Free Cleaning
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Full Equipped Kitchen
  • Games For All Ages
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Gated property
  • Gloves available
  • Golf
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hangers
  • Heated Pool
  • Highchair
  • Hiking
  • Historical
  • Hi-tech
  • Hoover
  • Horseback riding
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaking
  • Kettle
  • Kids Friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Linen Towels
  • Long Term Rentals Available
  • Masks available
  • Microwave
  • Minimalist
  • Mountain
  • Near ocean
  • No single-use plastic
  • No single-use toiletries
  • Organic food & beverages
  • Oven
  • Parking Included
  • Patio
  • Pool Private
  • Pool Shared
  • Private Car Park
  • Private entrance
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Paperless / recycled paper
  • Renewable energy system
  • Romantic
  • Safety Card
  • Sailing
  • Satellite Or Cable
  • Security System
  • Self Check-in
  • Shared Car Park
  • Shopping
  • Smoke Detector
  • Smoking Forbidden
  • Snorkelling
  • Social distancing
  • Staff wear protective equipment
  • Street parking
  • Surfing
  • Information about property sustainability
  • Swimming
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels changed upon request
  • Toys
  • Tv
  • Ventilator
  • Victorian
  • Vineyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Waste Sorting
  • Water park
  • Whale watching
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine glasses
  • Wood
  • Work Desk



82 Reviews
4 Countries
4.8 / 5
  1. Nice and quiet!

    We had a great stay here! Tucked away in Kailua away from the business of Waikiki. If you are looking for somewhere quiet, this is it! Free parking, snorkel equipment free to use, just minutes away from a nearby beach. The owners are a nice bunch. Their property is beautiful and safe. We had a great time and if we ever come back to Oahu, we will definitely be coming back again!

    5/5 September 2021

  2. Wonderful Stay

    10/10 would recommend! Sweet, small, cozy, plenty of outdoor space, wonderful pool, privacy, wonderful hosts, great location!

    5/5 June 2021

  3. Mahalo Kiki & Joe

    Wow what an amazing experience we had staying at Kiki & Joe’s place! Although my husband was only able to stay for the first five days (I stayed on to visit family) we really enjoyed our time together. We enjoyed our daily quiet breakfast on the patio as well as the private swimming pool! The best part of it was staying in my old neighborhood where I grew up and being so close to my family members who reside in Kailua and not being in crowded Waikiki! This is a well thought out comfortable place to stay. No crowds, lots of free on street parking and walking distance to everything. Very private!! Kiki provided me with beach towels, chairs, beach bags and more! The Murphy bed was very comfortable!! The Kona coffee was an unexpected treat! I highly recommend this to anyone and I cannot wait to come back! Mahalo Nui Loa!

    5/5 May 2021

  4. Wonderful, peaceful stay

    My stay at this property was amazing! I absolutely cannot say enough good things about homeowner, Kiki. She contacted me prior to my stay to inquire about my arrival time. She was outside, ready to greet me upon my arrival. She showed me all the amenities offered and made suggestions for shopping and dining. She was happy to answer any questions or be of assistance, yet also respected my privacy. She is truly a wonderful soul. The property is quaint and cute. It is filled with all that you may need from scissors, can opener, paper towels, shampoo, body wash, etc. She also has all sorts of beach gear to use at your leisure. I had an amazing stay and highly recommend!

    5/5 April 2021

  5. Best part of our trip!

    Kiki and Joe were so accommodating and such excellent hosts! They made sure we had everything we could possibly need and were so sweet. The cottage was located in a great neighborhood too. My boyfriend and I were sad to leave and we can’t wait to come back!

    5/5 March 2021

  6. Nice safe place

    Nice little place. Felt very safe even slept with the doors open. Very nice hosts

    4/5 March 2020

  7. Adorable Cottage

    I had everything I needed for a lovely stay. Kiki was wonderful. If I ever get back to Oahu I will definitely stay there!

    5/5 December 2019

  8. Garden of Dreams

    Great location; less than a mile walk to Kailua Beach, a nice variety of restaurants and Safeway within a few blocks. Very easy access to H-3. Kailua and Kaneohe town are a ten-minute drive. The airport is 1/2 an hour and a world away. The unit is just the right size for one person or a couple, plenty quiet and plenty clean. The Murphy bed is very comfortable. The gardens are nice, the flowers are plentiful. Air Conditioning is available when the trade winds are not. Kiki is a great host, very interesting to talk with. Recommended, I'll be back.

    4/5 November 2019



    5/5 July 2019

  10. Perfection

    A clean and tidy spacious room with ample kitchen facilities. Lol I and her husband ensured we were looked after but left us to ourselves. Kiki prpvided us with towels beach equipment and cooler boxes which saved on our luggage. Ee bought a carton of 30 waters and ice and kept them in our rental car. The gardens and pool are beautiful. Located in a quiet neighbourhood was home from home for us. We don't like the craziness and noise when we are on vacation so this ticked all the boxes. A good supermarket in a small complex of shops 5 minuteswalk away. A lovely township 5 minutes drive away. Amazing beach a short drive.perfection at its best.

    5/5 June 2019

  11. Lovely.

    It was our second stay at Garden of Dreams, and everything was exactly as lovely as we remembered from the first time. Everything went smoothly with the arrival, and the stay itself was fantastic again too. If you are looking for a place in a local area away from Honolulu, and want something cosy and snuggly, this is the right place for you. Kiki and Joe are wonderful people who do their absolute best to ensure everything is as described in the accommodation details and are always there if you have any questions or problems, or are just looking for a few tips on what to do and where to eat. We truly hope we'll be able to come back again one day. Mahalo for another wonderful stay in Kailua!

    5/5 April 2019

  12. Home away from home

    Truly a paradise. You can’t beat the location! Everything you need is already there for you, walking distance to shopping and eating, a short drive to the beach and right off the freeway to explore the rest of the island. I’ll be back again next year!

    5/5 March 2019

  13. A Peaceful Location close to Kailua Beach

    Kiki and Joe have a peaceful and relaxing little hideaway in Kailua away from the hubbub of Waikiki. Everything is provided for you to self cater with a good Safeway and Shopping Centre a short walk away. We did not have a car but were able to use The Bus (local buses) to get everywhere we wanted to go. Good value for money with lots of extras provided like beach towels and equipment, kitchen and bathroom basics. A lovely garden and outdoor area to relax in.

    4/5 January 2019

  14. Cozy quite & relaxing studio

    This small studio had adiquet space, closet space & comfortable bed & setting. Good walking location to the beach & grocery store & some restaurants. Parking on the street. This place provides beach umbrellas, towels, chairs & snorkeling The bathroom is very small though, however they have a bigger private out door shower by the pool area. We enjoyed our stay there.

    3/5 October 2018

  15. Small unit in a very quiet location.

    My only bad comment was that the swimming pool could not be used, as they had a problem with the pump. This was one on the major adverts for this property, and was missed badly as the weather was very hot.

    4/5 September 2018

  16. Opinion

    The bed was a smaller Dbl size.- A tight fit. The bathroom is small,and has tiny, short shower. If you are taller than 5 ft and/or a bit wide, you will have a problem showering. However, there is a shower outside. The AC does not work very well. The sofa is broken down and uncomfortable. U have a small, hotel size fridge, microwave, electric skillet and rice cooker. No stove. It is spacious and very light. Lots of windows with shades. Very nice owners who give you your privacy. Pool is large and goes to 8 ft.- are NOT allowed to have ANY company whatsoever. That was a real bummer, because we have family there.

    3/5 July 2018

  17. Beautiful Stay in Beautiful Kailua

    My husband and I spent our honeymoon exploring the island of Oahu, and used this adorable garden guest house as our home base. It was absolutely perfect for us! Kiki and Joe (the owners) were very sweet and helpful. They provided us with everything we possibly could have needed, including towels, beach items, cooking tools (there's a griddle, rice cooker, microwave etc. (which worked out perfectly for us), good wifi, and MUCH more. The apartment was spotless when we arrived, and also came equipped with guidebooks and brochures to help you plan your days on the island. Furthermore, when we arrived, we were surprised with a gift, including fresh fruit and macadamia nuts! It was very kind and thoughtful. They truly go above and beyond to make their guests feel at home here, and we will be recommending this place to everyone who visits Oahu. Thank you Kiki and Joe for making our honeymoon so special! We will see you again next time we are on the island.

    5/5 May 2018

  18. Highly Recommend

    Friendly, beautiful, clean place with everything you need!

    5/5 April 2018

  19. Great Stay!

    My friend and I really enjoyed our stay here. It had an open and airy feel, all the comforts of home and the owner's dogs even came to visit us a few times! We were missing our own dogs so that was a treat for us. We especially enjoyed sitting outside in the private garden. It was in a quiet neighborhood close to the beach and other services were minutes away. Couldn't ask for more. I would love to go back and stay there again.

    5/5 October 2017

  20. Nice Cabana

    Everything was quite suitable for the 2 of us. No breakfasts, but a nice basket of fruit and extras in the cupboard was supplied.Movies,books,ample television, comfortable bed that stores out of the way was good.The lanai and the garden surrounding us was great. Quiet neighborhood was good for walking and one could walk to the plaza for meals or groceries. The walk to the beach was a bit further away but one could park in the plaza and then make it shorter. Thanks Kiki and Joe !

    4/5 October 2017

  21. A wonderful stay

    It is a wonderful accommodation in the garden, Joe and Kiki are wonderful hosts We can this House warmly recommend

    5/5 October 2017

  22. First time to Hawaii and couldn't have stayed at a better place

    We absolutely loved staying here. It really was perfect for the two of us. We walked to the beach a lot, which was beautiful; Lanikai Beach wasn't far away. Joe and Kiki were so sweet and amazing. I would definitely try and stay here again the next time I come visit. I much prefer the small town feel of Kailua than the busy hussle and bussle of Waikiki.

    5/5 October 2017

  23. What a great place!

    I loved this place...everything we needed, and a great private lanai. The owners are great, the area is quiet, and not far out of Honolulu. There was everything we needed in the apartment; very well furnished, and attractive. The owners are friendly and helpful; there were maps and tour guides in the room. I'm recommending this to everyone I know.

    5/5 October 2017

  24. Lovely

    This was by far one if the best places my mate and I have stayed in awhile. We are backpackers traveling around the world and we felt at home with Kiki and her husband. The room had everything we needed and just a 8 minute walk to one of the most beautiful beaches. We came to Hawaii to camp but found out there was no camping on oahu on weds or Thursdays so last minute we were able to book accommodation at garden of dreams. Kiki was a wonderful host with the most lush garden surrounding our room and the warmest swimming pool. We would recommend this property to young backpackers, families, old couples or anyone for that matter. If we return to Kailua we will most definitely be going back to see Kiki. We would have paid double the price because of how lovely Kiki was. This is a must stay for Kailua and it really did make our time in Hawaii perfect

    5/5 October 2017

  25. Great location for 1

    I stayed at Garden of Dreams for 6 nights and I really enjoyed it. Everything is clean and proper and there is everything you might need for your stay. There is air condition, TV, DVD player and a lot of movies to watch and books to read. Even beach equipment is there for use. The apartment is separated from the main house so you will always have your privacy inside and outside in the small but beautiful garden. Kiki and her husband are a very nice and caring couple. There is a supermarket not too far to walk to to get groceries etc. I did not rent a car because my relatives stayed not too far away and picked me up all the time but if you want to get around more a car is needed, even a walk to the beach would be a little far. The bed is a small double bed and I would say big enough for 1 person but for two it could be a bit small. But that is the one and only tiny negative point. Thank you, it was a great stay

    5/5 October 2017

  26. Great location, Outstanding B & B Owners & Cozy/Clean Place!

    I had a great time at the garden of dreams. The B & B owners were super sweet and made me feel welcome and safe. If I needed anything they were there for me. A very cozy,clean and super peaceful place to stay. For the price it was a 5 star stay. Kailua beach is not far away and you have a whole foods very close by. I would definetly stay there again and recommend it for couples and single travelers... aloha jen

    5/5 October 2017

  27. Wish we could've stayed longer!

    We loved our stay here! The place had more than enough room for the two of us, and it was very private. There were towels, dishes, kitchen appliances, movies, etc. in the room for us to use. Also, we loved the location - a very short trip to the beach, and the price was unbeatable. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks Kiki and Joe :)

    5/5 October 2017

  28. Beautiful Garden Retreat

    What a great place for my wife and I. Joe and Kiki were very nice and helpful, the cottage was nice and quiet, and they had beach chairs, ice chests and everything you needed for the beach. We could walk to Kailua beach and the location was very convenient to see the rest of the island. We were also close to Kailua Town, which is a fun, low-key beach town. Kiki has created a wonderful garden to relax in after a long day at the beach. It was a wonderful place to spend my 50th birthday. Definitely recommended for a couple or individual. Thanks again Joe and Kiki.

    4/5 October 2017

  29. Just as described!

    Kiki is a lovely host; the garden she and her husband carefully tend is a wonderful retreat and the room has a bay window that views the garden, but is also quite private. Highly recommended.

    5/5 October 2017

  30. Nice B&B in Kailua

    We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights with Kiki in her tidy little cottage. Nice people; nice location; nice experience. The cottage is perfectly situated for a total Oahu Island experience. We recommend it thoroughly.

    5/5 October 2017

  31. Amazing place to stay!

    My daughter and I stayed here. Our hosts Kiki and Joe were wonderful. Joe greeted us when we arrived and showed us around their beautiful home and gardens. The studio was perfect. Just the right size for 2 people. We were not there too terribly much as we were always out and about, but everything you could want/need was there. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality, we are already thinking about returning to your Garden of Dreams!

    5/5 October 2017

  32. garden of dreams

    very neat, clean room...easy access to anywhere...owner is very particular on things...quiet, private setting...double bed...

    4/5 October 2017

  33. Garden of Dreams

    We loved the quiet location which was also close to the beach and the public transportation as well as supermarkets. We really enjoyed the facilities, e.g. the pool and the well equiped kitchen. Kiki and her husband were very welcoming and helped us whenever we had questions. Thanks for offering this accomodation. Sandra Deichsel

    5/5 October 2017

  34. Great Room, Wonderful Location, Nice Owners!!

    I stayed at D&D Bed and Breakfast for 5 days. It's located in Kailua, an extraordinary town east of Honolulu. I enjoyed every moment of my stay. The beautiful beaches of Kailua (turquoise color of paradise) are just a few minutes walk from the house, and Kailua town is also very close. D&D, the owners are very nice, they will make sure that you feel comfortable. The room is clean, private and specious. I will recommend this room to anyone that wants to experience the real feel of local small town in Hawaii.

    5/5 October 2017

  35. Lovely studio

    Only a short walk from the beach. DVDs of movies made in Hawaii was a really nice touch.

    4/5 October 2017

  36. Garden of Dreams

    My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. Kiki and her husband provided a very nice economical room with amenities and a flowery garden area. They were also great to talk to and gave us details of things to do in the area.

    5/5 October 2017

  37. At Home in Paradise

    Truth is not a case of many words: We felt at home from the very first hour after our arrival till saying with a heavy heart - good by. Friendliness does not fully express the character of our host- it was their warmth, their humor and attentiveness which made us feel at home in a very tidy and cosy cottage. We sure will come back to Oahu - and it'll be no question that we will come back zu Garden of Dreams.

    4/5 October 2017

  38. Amazing Stay!

    We really enjoyed our stay with Kiki and Joe. Kiki was very welcoming and hospitable and Joe was very helpful and knowledgeable. We had a great time staying with them and the room was very nice and comfortable. It was private enough to feel like we were on our own yet conveniently located to the places we wanted to be. We enjoyed being away from the chaos of the Honolulu side and yet close enough to drive there within a short time. We will be recommending to anyone that they should stay here. In fact we already have. Thanks again Kiki and Joe.

    5/5 October 2017

  39. Our stay at Kiki and Joe's Garden of Dreams.

    Kiki&Joe were a delight to stay with. We hit it off right from the moment go. Were we ever to visit Oahu again, that is exactly where we would like to stay. Very pleasantly furnished room, well equipped kitchen, excellent location, far away from the hustle+bustle of Waikiki, but still pleasantly close to Downtown for those shopping+sightseeing trips. Not a criticism, but a statement of fact: From home we are used to a 7ft wide bed...Talked to Kiki about it, but there is not much that can be done about that. We did not allow that, to spoil our fun! Lovely tended & beautiful garden, thanks Kiki and a great pool - thanks Joe! A sincere thank you to both our hosts for all the advice given! Mahalo and Aloha - P+P

    5/5 October 2017

  40. Excellent Accommodation

    We stayed at the Garden of Dreams for the entire month of July. Very glad we did! Our hoats, Kiki & husband Joe, have between them created a high quality & delightful accommodation for both themselves & their guests. Kiki is a superb gardner & the title "Garden of Dreams" is a very apt discription. We particularly liked: - Pool with open air shower cabin having hot & cold running water, so you can just clean up there & not muss-up the bathroom. - Clean & airy bungalow nicely decorated & Murphy bed that folds up to allow more room. - Very quiet. So quiet that we could hear the little geckos jumping on the garden wall. We took most all of our meals on the patio amid the flowers. - Kiki & husband Joe. They're very open & helpful. Shes originally from Belgium & a native French speaker, so you can practice your French while there. He's a retired Marne & skilled DIY'er. In sum, I don't think there is anywhere else we would like to stay when we return.

    5/5 October 2017

  41. Absolutely wonderful!

    What a beautiful place! We stayed in Kailua for one week and hat the most wonderful time at Garden of Dreams. The place is very nice, clean, and you see and feel the care and heart Kiki and Joe put into it. Garden of dreams has everything you need for a stay, from a coffee maker to beach accessories, it is close to the center of Kailua and the beach and it is always nice to chat with the hosts. If we ever should come back to Oahu, we will definitely come back here! Mahalo for this perfect week!

    5/5 October 2017

  42. Garden of dreams suite review

    Room was nice, clean, supplies provided were nice, nice to have a pool. Found the shower very small shower head VERY low, especially for my 6"2 boyfriend. Also not a lot of hot water, didn't last long enough for us both to shower one after the other. The mattress on the bed was extremely firm, might be ok for some but I found it far to firm and actually had trouble sleeping because of it. Not a bad value for the cost thou, great to be so close to the beach, and Kiki and Joe were very friendly and helpful Thanks very much Erin

    3/5 October 2017

  43. Wonderful place/wonderful host

    We had a great time staying at the Garden of Dreams in Kailua on Oahu. Our host Kiki and JOe where very friendly and helpful during our stay with them. The room was very nice, private, and quiet. Very different from Waikiki. They provided us with everythhing we needed for the beach and added a bowl of fruit for us to enjoy. I would give our stay there 10 out of 10 for an overall rating.

    5/5 October 2017

  44. A cozy, private and relaxing stay

    A great accomodation in kailua. It was a clean and quiet place with a private lanai. The studio had everything I needed for my vacation. It was lovely and homely furnished and the garden flowery and well-kept. The wireless internet access was working fine. Kiki and Joe were wonderful hosts - friendly,helpful and caring. I had an unforgettable time in Kailua and would definitely stay in garden of dreams again and can warmly recommend this place. Mahalo Kiki&Joe

    5/5 October 2017

  45. We absolutely loved our stay!

    Kiki and Joe are wonderful hosts. The place was clean, well stocked and you had access to the pool and patio area. We felt right at home from the first minute we walked in. We would definitely stay here again.

    5/5 October 2017

  46. Very nice, as usual

    This was my second time with Kiki and Joe and it was as nice as I expected it to be after my first stay. The unit is very comfortable with a lot of little luxuries like the beach chairs and umbrella or a kickass cable tv. Kiki and Joe are lovely and very helpful. I absolutely love Kailua and would definitely like to stay there again.

    4/5 October 2017

  47. Loved it!

    Kiki and Joe were just wonderful! They are lovely people. The studio apartment was just what we wanted. It had everything we needed. Even though the pool was out of order, we were sightseeing so much we did not even miss it! It is so important to have rentals at a reasonable price for people like us who cannot afford the fancy hotels and eat out all the time. This suited us beautifully. Mahala to all! We had a lovely trip.

    5/5 October 2017

  48. Our Hawaiian home away from home

    I can't say enough good things about Kiki's impressive space. First thing I have to comment on is Kiki's gardens. They are IMPECCABLE (she would argue this). Kiki works tirelessly to keep them pristine. The fragrance of gardenia and other tropical flowers gently flowing into the sweet, small, clean space of the rental is heavenly. And the accommodations are just what we needed. The tiny kitchen provided enough convenience and refrigerator space to meet our needs on those days/nights when we didn't want to go out (or the rain kept us in!). The little private patio in back is such a lovely place to have a meal or just sit in the morning with a papaya listening to the birds sing and watching the palm trees swaying. One of the highlights for us is the FULL SIZE and BEAUTIFUL swimming pool. We swim laps every day and it was just heavenly. Every building and fence is painted crisp clean white which shows off the lush foliage and ever blooming flowers so perfectly. The neighborhood is very nice, the grocery store is walking distance, and you are 5 minutes drive to downtown Kailua. There are multiple options to stop and walk along the beach, and Honolulu is not much more than a half hour drive across the Pali. Also recommended: Sand Beach. One of THE most beautiful locations on the planet. Kaneohe is a convenient drive as well. I wouldn't miss a trip to Haleiwa Joe's! Yummy cocktails, tasty pu'u pu'us in the most remarkable rain forest setting! And all of this is less than 45 minutes from the airport. And it is one of the most beautiful drives on the island. Within 5 minutes of getting on the H1, you're driving on the H3 through canyons resembling Jurassic Park. And Kiki and Joe are so welcoming, relaxed, helpful and friendly. Much aloha here. Having dear friends in Kailua from my mom living on O'ahu for half my life, we plan to visit this "Garden of Dreams" again and again. This is truly our Hawaiian home away from home.

    5/5 October 2017

  49. Fantastic Vacation Rental

    This was our first time visiting Oahu and this vacation rental was perfect. The suite was separate from the main house and there was a beautiful garden surrounding three sides of the suite. We felt the neighborhood was safe and the houses were well taken care of on the block. The suite was clean and the bed was comfy. The bed was a Murphy bed that pulled down from the wall and it was easy to get up/down. Even when the bed was down the suite was still roomy. The kitchen was well equipped and clean. There were lots of options for seating/relaxing in the suite; a little table and chairs in the kitchen, a couch, a chair in the house, or the table and chairs outside in the garden. The suite felt very homey because of all of the little touches. We liked the décor and enjoyed listening to some of the cd’s provided. The hosts also provided DVD’s, books (novels and travel books), pamphlets for attractions on the island, bus schedules, beach towels, and snorkel gear. We didn’t get a chance to use the pool while we were there but it looked well maintained. The hosts Kiki and Joe were fantastic! We really enjoyed chatting with them in the yard and they had plenty of good advice for activities to do in the area and on the rest of the island. The location was great and there were some good restaurants within walking distance to the suite. There was also a grocery store within walking distance which was great. The Kailua Beach Park was close to the suite and a great place to do some swimming in the ocean and relaxing on the white sand beach. We would definitely stay here again if we came to Oahu!

    5/5 October 2017

  50. Affortable Paradise at it's best!

    My husband and I came to the Garden of Dreams in Kailua for a long weekend after a business trip in Waikiki. What a pleasant surprise to find such a charming, totally equipped cottage without any hidden costs. No amenities fee, no parking fee no outrageous tax like our hotel in the city. The best part was all the little extras that the hosts put into their place. Beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, maps and travel books, fresh fruit, gorgeous flower garden... my only regret is that we couldn't stay longer. We immediately felt like family with Joe and Kiki and most definitely will be back.

    5/5 October 2017

  51. Kailua is The Best Side on Oahu (quiet/beautiful)

    I was raised in Oahu, so going back for a vacation was a real treat. I knew Kailua was a very pretty side on the island. Lush mountain views, and a small cute town full of nice people. My boyfriend and I stayed at Kiki's home. Actually, they had a separate house for us. It was a perfect little place that felt very cosy. It had everything you need. The garden on the property is beyond beautiful! Not to mention that restaurants are literally down the road. They even have Boston's Pizza! (Used to eat it as a kid in Aiea). Our hosts were very nice and welcoming, but we're also unseen. We had our privacy, and any encounter we had with the hosts were always pleasant. I would definitely stay here again! I've already recommended it to a friend that have plans to go to Oahu soon.

    5/5 October 2017

  52. tres beau sejour

    Lieu agreable, calme, pas trop eloigne du village ,les proprio sont tres sympatiques,belle plage a 5 minutes tres bon rapport qualite/prix a conseiller

    5/5 October 2017

  53. Exactly what we wanted!

    Garden of Dreams was the perfect location on Oahu from which to do a week of exploring. Eating breakfast in the garden outside our door was just the beginning. Privacy. Well-equipped kitchenette. Cooler and other items provided for day use. It provided just the Hawaiian experience we were wanting. And our hosts were delightful. So glad I found Affordable Paradise online.

    5/5 October 2017

  54. A Quiet Little Getaway

    My partner and I stayed at Garden of Dreams for a week at the end of January. The cottage is well equipped and Kiki is a charming and generous hostess. HBO was an unexpected perk. We really appreciated the use of beach chairs and snorkeling equipment The beautiful Kailua Beach is a 15 minute walk away so it was great to just be able to load the equipment in the car and leave it there for the week. We really enjoyed our morning coffee and breakfast in our private little garden oasis. We would certainly consider staying in the Garden of Dreams on a future visit to Oahu.

    5/5 October 2017

  55. Beautiful garden studio

    We found the lovely studio equipped with everything we needed. Every morning we enjoyed our breakfast in our private little garden. The outdoor shower and swimming pool were great! Beach items (snorkeling equipment, beach chairs, sunshade,...)were also provided. The garden was so beautiful with tropical flowers all over the property. Kiki and Joe were amazing hosts. They made us feel very welcome. We were greeted with a really nice welcome gift and a fruit basket! We can highly recommend this lovely place! Mahalo!

    5/5 October 2017

  56. Really Lovely Accommodation - So Homely.

    We stayed at Garden of Dreams for 3 nights near the end of our 3 week holiday. Could not fault the accommodation. Very clean & homely with a most beautiful garden. The owners Kiki & Joe were very nice & made us feel very welcome, even with a little welcoming gift, fruit & nice coffee. There is a supermarket & restaurants within walking distance. The little studio isn't really set up to cook a major meal but there is an electric frypan & a microwave if you want to cook some thing simple. We would definately stay there again.

    5/5 October 2017

  57. Quiet and relaxing

    Wanting to stay away from the noise and congestion of Honolulu. We stayed with Kailua at the Garden Of Dreams. The room was very clean and Kiki and Joes is quiet and their flowers are beautiful. Did not spend much of the day here, but it was what we were looking for when we made the reservation. Kiki was helpful in giving us information on the local restraints and beaches. Would not hesitate to stay here again. The only draw back is the shower is small and the shower head positio is low, nothing you can't work around.

    5/5 October 2017

  58. Beautiful garden with a little European style

    After a few days in an other location in Kailua we changed to Kiki and Joe. We enjoyed again the very friendly hospitality of our hosts and the professional work of the agency 'affordable paradise'. It was still quite there and everything was there. We felt like in our own home. The private cottage was very well equipped with DVD's, local books and many private things to make it for our stay warm and comfortable. One of the top things was the very good equipped outside Lanai for a perfect day on Oahu's nice beaches. We found there Beach umbrellas, an ice box, boogie boards an snorkelling equipment. We will come next time again. Thank you so much, best regards

    5/5 October 2017

  59. Idyllic Spot

    Absolutely loved 'Garden of Dreams'. This was exactly what we hoped it would be after reading the previous reviews. Kiki has thought of everything that is needed & then some especially the beach chairs which came in very handy. The garden is beautiful and it was lovely to come home from a day at the beach & sit outside & soak up the atmosphere. The pool is perfect for a cool down & kept very clean also very private. Kailua is a great area & a really nice neighbourhood which made us feel very at home. Kiki & Joe are superb hosts & we loved chatting with them as they are genuine beautiful souls. Mahalo until next time. xx

    5/5 October 2017

  60. Loved our Stay!

    We loved our stay with Kiki in her special little hide-a-way cottage surrounding by plant paradise! The only problem - we couldn't stay longer. Coffee on the patio each morning in the special privacy of the beautiful flower garden was such a special way to start our day. Kiki has thought of everything - inside the cottage as well as fully equipping you for a day at the beach. You don't want to miss it!

    5/5 October 2017

  61. Mahalo

    It was my 2nd visit in the Farden of Dreams. It's a silent place to settle down and relax and there are very nice, friendly and helpful owners. Mahalo for everything.

    5/5 October 2017

  62. Absolute joy!

    This place was perfect for us! We wanted to stay a little bit off the beaten path. We aren't huge crowd people. This place provided a great "home" for us to go back to on a very short and busy trip. Kiki and Joe were amazing hosts. They made us feel welcome and were willing to help us with anything we needed. We will definitely be staying again in the future!

    5/5 October 2017

  63. prefect stay

    We stayed just one week and Kiki and her husband provided us everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. They are great hosts and it was a pleasure for us. The location is perfect as well. We can definitely recommend this apartment! Many thanks

    5/5 October 2017

  64. A Perfect Stay

    Garden of Dreams was wonderful - a real home away from home. The suite was well equipped, the garden enchanting, and the pool cool and inviting. Our hosts were very friendly, informative, and generous. I highly recommend Garden of Dreams for a short or long stay in beautiful Kailua.

    5/5 October 2017

  65. Garden of Dreams

    My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Garden of Dreams - it truely was like a dream come true! The beauty of the plants and garden that surrounded the home was like a Garden of Eden! The refreshing pool that we swam in every morning was exceptional! Having the little mall so close by was very handy for groceries and anything that we might need….but Kiki and Joe made sure that we had everything…so that made our stay very comfortable! The beaches and the walks and trails were all very beautiful as well….and so close and easy to walk or drive to. They are both loving hosts who shared about the community that they live in and it was great to learn about the Hawaiin people and traditions and life through visiting with them! We hope to return someday!! Thanks again Joe and Kiki!! :)

    5/5 October 2017

  66. Excellent place to stay

    This lovely unit is a great place to stay with top class facilities and lovely hosts. It is well located on the outskirts of Kailua.

    5/5 October 2017

  67. Lovely getaway

    Lovely self contained unit, included everything we needed. It was valuable having a rental car as this property is located a few miles from Kailua township - a little more than walking distance. Would definitely recommend this as a nice quiet spot to stay.

    4/5 October 2017

  68. Kiki & Joe

    We had a wonderful 5 nights stay at Garden of Dreams. Kiki and Joe were considerate hosts and extremely helpful. They have everything that you would need for your stay on Oahu. The Garden of Dreams is very well located, close to the beaches, straight across the mountain to Honolulu, quiet neighbourhood, lovely garden etc. You would probably need to hire a car to get around tho. We have no hesitation in recommending Garden of Dreams to any traveller.

    5/5 October 2017


    We have been at Garden of Dream like at home. Kiki and Joe are very nice. Our stay in their home was awesome. They were all time telling us places to visit in Oahu, and helping us for everything. Of course, if we go back to Oahu in the future, we'll stay with they!!

    5/5 October 2017

  70. Garden of Dreams, Kailua, Oahu

    Kiora. We really enjoyed our stay at Kiki and Joes place. What a lovely little paradise away from home. We received a warm welcome from Joe on arrival and Kiki made as feel like part of the family. Kiki has thought of everything that you require when on holiday in Hawaii, from snorkelling gears to sunscreen. This private little "get away" is perfect and private and you can come and go as you please. We loved it. Thank you so much Kiki and Joe for making our holiday and stay over a wonderful experience.

    5/5 October 2017

  71. Peaceful paradise.

    We spent a great 8 days in this private little hideaway. The suite had everything we required with some extras we hadnt expected. The bed was smaller than what we are used to but we managed. The pool was great and the garden lovely. We were glad we had a car as most of the restaurants were not in walking distance and the best part of Kailua Beach was not within our walking distance. Kailua was a refreshing change from Waikiki and Kiki and Joe made us feel most welcome to her lovely garden. This was our first visit to Hawaii and we thought the Garden of Dreams was good value and an excellent base from which to explore Oahu.

    5/5 October 2017

  72. Perfect place for a gardener

    Kiki's suite and garden were a dream for a gardener who wanted some alone time at the beach. She is a delight to visit with and very helpful. Everything you might need is there. Great location with stores, restaurants and the best beach all close.

    5/5 October 2017

  73. Great !

    Kiki and Joe are the best hosts you can have ! The place was beautiful and perfect to visit Oahu. Mahalo again for everything and the good fruits as we arrived !

    5/5 October 2017

  74. Lovely Place and Lovely Hosts!

    Kiki and Joe have a perfect rental surrounded by stunning gardens. We stayed in their studio for 7 nights. It was equipped with absolutely everything we needed and Kiki and Joe were lovely hosts! We only rented a car for two days of our 7 day stay, otherwise we got around by bus and by bike. We purposely chose a rental that was a little further away from Kailua town. That way we could ride our bikes to and from town for exercise and more adventure. Tip: there is a bike-friendly street (Kainalu Dr) one block inland from Kalaheo Ave (main road into town). We bussed (the #56) into town on the first morning of our stay and rented our cruiser bikes from Kailua Beach Adventures. When we wanted to rent a car for the day, we bussed into town and rented from Enterprise. It all worked out really well and we found that we didn't need a car for the whole duration of our stay. There is public beach access just over the canal that runs parallel to Kiki and Joe's street. This section of Kailua Beach is called Castles and it is absolutely beautiful (and quiet!!). We were the only people on the beach most of the time. Thank you Kiki and Joe for being such wonderful hosts. We would absolutely encourage anyone to stay at Garden of Dreams. It is totally dreamy :-)!

    5/5 October 2017

  75. Excellent accomodation

    It is always nice to stay in "Garden of Dreams". Kiki and Joe are very nice hosts.The apartment is comfortable and very clean. It is located in a beautiful and quiet neighborhood of Kailua. I can highly recommend it.

    5/5 October 2017

  76. My AMAZING STAY with Miss Kiki

    My booking with Affordable Paradise was the best decision I ever made for the next 11 days of my vacation in Hawaii. My Host was an amazing Woman! She welcomed me the "ALOHA way" the first time I saw her property, I was really amazed on how Clean and Organized everything is. She showed me around and that was it, she gave me privacy. I only seen her twice during my stay which is during check in and check out. She made me feel at home. I love her property and amenities. if you are going to Oahu, Hawaii. Stay here at The Garden of Dreams. It's very quiet and peaceful. I can't wait to book my next vacation next year. Mahalo and Aloha Jessica

    5/5 October 2017

  77. A place to feel good

    We had a wonderful stay at this cozy cottage. It's located in a nice quiet neighborhood. Our room was lovingly decorated and a basket of fruits was already waiting for us. Kiki and Joe were great hosts. We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely come back to Garden of Dreams.

    5/5 October 2017

  78. Good stay

    Location is convenient to Kailua Beach but you have to drive or longish walk. The bed is a Murphy bed. The kitchen has a electric griddle but no stove. There is a mini-fridge. Kiki is very nice and there is decent privacy between the houses. The garden is very nice and there is a table to sit outside. There is a nearby grocery store.

    4/5 October 2017

  79. Great Vacation

    We had a very quiet and nice stay in Kailua. Family appartment with everthink you need. Very kind renter.

    5/5 October 2017

  80. Cozy place to stay

    The apartment is very cozy and comfortable for a stay of a couple ideally. A kitchenette is well equipped, only a stove for small cooing is missing. The house is situated in a quiet location, close to a very nice beach (up to 5 minutes by a car) but there are also some stores, a supermarket and restaurants. Irene (Kiki), the owner, she is very friendly and helpful. Can only recommend!

    5/5 October 2017


    This was a great place to stay,the owners are great,the room was clean and privet.I will stay there again.

    5/5 October 2017

  82. Completly satisfied

    The apartment offers a lot of space and everything you need to feel like you are at home. Modern kitchen equipment, a nice garden and not to forget the pool. Both hosts are lovely and help you with everything. Overall it was a perfect place to stay!

    5/5 October 2017

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