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Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
30 nights minimum 
Footsteps to Hawaii's best beach and a short walk to town, shopping, restaurants, farmers markets and community center for tennis, pool and gym. Ideally located for many ocean sports, hiking and cycling to just about anywhere in this pedestrian and bike friendly beach town. The cottage is fully furnished, with complete kitchen, separate bathroom with large walk-in shower, smart TV and separate stereo input for your own music via smartphone, on-site parking, A/C,W/D, and covered lanai for sunrise mornings. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 021-903-7696-02
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
1 Super King
1 Full bath

Meet the host
rick m
Hosting since May 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 85%
Response Time: Within a few hours

Reviews (9)
Mercy S
Mercy S
Dallas, TX1 contribution
Best Decision Ever.
My best friend and I stayed at Nancy’s Kailua Cottage for a month and it was the best decision ever! We were in the best location! Just a short bike ride or walk to everything Kailua town has to offer and the beach is even closer(bikes/car offered for lease). The cottage itself was so lovely and we had everything we needed to make it feel like home. Such a peaceful lanai and beautiful yard to enjoy when you’re not out and about. There is a cute market right before you get to the beach on Kailua road for any last minute necessities (coffee, sandwiches, sunscreen, etc.) Also, you are so close to Lanikai beach and there is a lovely short hike called Lanikai Pillbox that has gorgeous views of the Mokes (two little islands). Don’t miss out on the Thursday night Farmers Market either! There is so much more I could say but it won’t do this little piece of paradise justice. Nancy and Rick are amazing hosts and if I could gate-keep this amazing find I would!
Visited June 2023
Written August 11, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

American Fork, UT1 contribution
convenient and perfect!
Wow! This was the perfect spot for us as we could walk or ride bikes to Kailua beach. The space was clean and adorable with great owners willing to help with anything. Close to so many great restaurants we found and even went to a church service down the street. It was a treat!
Visited March 2016
Written March 14, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

San Diego, CA2 contributions
Home on vacation!
There we were on vacation in paradise, and I got a sinus infection :-( ugg However....we still had an amazing stay!!!! largely due to the comfortable, relaxing, convenient to all necessities (stores, clinic, beach, restaurants etc) AND the hospitality of the owners of Nancy's Cottage!!!! The pictures don't do the cottage justice...it's soooo much more beautiful in person! And they spared no expense when it comes to details of kitchen utensils, bathroom necessities, comfort, décor etc. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING to make your stay fun, and to feel sooooo comfortable that you would think your "at home" on the most wonderful vacation! Thank you Rick and Nancy...
Visited January 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written March 11, 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
rick m
rick m
Wow, what a lovely review of your time with us. We truly appreciate your kind remarks and aloha to us. It was a real pleasure having you as our guests and thank you again for your thoughtfulness. Mahalo Nui Loa. Rick and Nancy
Written March 12, 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Grand Rapids, MI68 contributions
Perfect Little Cottage
We really loved staying at Nancy's Kailua Cottage. Nancy and Rick are very gracious hosts, and they are very concerned with the satisfaction of their guests. Cleanliness was 10 on a scale of 10 ---the cottage was impeccable . Distance to the beach was about 1 km. Distance to downtown Kailua was maybe 2 - 3 km. We loved the beach, went swimming every day. Kailua had plenty of great dining options. We can totally recommend a stay at Nancy's Kailua Cottage.
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written November 5, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christopher V
Christopher V
Birtinya, Australia2 contributions
Avoid the crowds, relax and be near one of the best beaches
This was exactly what we wanted: a comfortable place with enough room to move around for a week, a full kitchen (it really does have everything you need if you don't want to eat out all the time) and proximity to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. We found the local beach not too crowded and you can even find shade so you can stay there all day and not burn yourself to a crisp. My wife and I have been to the Cook Islands and Fiji and we would easily rank the nearby beach either as good or better than the beaches at these other destinations. The owners supply extras to make you stay well catered for such as beach chairs and beach towels. They are especially friendly and clearly have a lot of local knowledge which they are happy to share. If you want a busy hotel with resort facilities then this is not for you. However, if you truly want some space and comfort but do not want to give up proximity to food shops and restaurants, then this is a fantastic place to stay. We would gladly return, especially since we did not really want to leave.
Visited October 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written October 22, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Huntingdon, TN1 contribution
The cottage was very clean, and cozy. Perfect location for bicycling to the beach, which is 5 minutes away. We loved Kailua and will definitely stay here again.
Visited September 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written September 20, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

London, United Kingdom53 contributions
Everything you need and more!
This was our first stay in Hawaii. We wanted to be close to Kailua and Lanikai beaches and have easy access to food and shops. Nancy and Rick's cottage was perfect, 5 minutes easy stroll to the beach and some local shops, or a quick bicycle (2 provided!!) ride to the bigger shops - mostly the Wholefood store and Farmers Market... The cottage was clean and well furnished and had everything you might need including the aforementioned bicycles, beach chairs, beach towels, washer/drier facilities, kitchen, huge fridge, aircon, TV, audio system, bbq. etc, etc.. Oh and when we first arrived Rick greeted us with cold beers and helpful advice. Of note - Kailua is the sort place you need a car to get the most out of - but that is probably true of Oahu in general anyway, we cycled and used buses which was OK but sometimes took longer than you would generally want. I would definitely recommend Nancy's cottage and Kailua.
Visited March 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written April 8, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Boulder, CO2 contributions
A very amazing place to stay!
I highly recomend staying at one of Nancy's cottages in Kailua. The cottage I stayed in was immaculate and had every amenity you could wish for. The owners have created a true sanctuary and take great pride in their places. They are so helpful in guiding you to wonderful places to visit for swimming, surfing, hiking, culture what ever you are looking to create for your vacation. Including a wonderful hike up to pillbox on Lanakai. I was so grateful! Nancy's cottage is a 4 minute walk to the wonderful Kalapawai market to get fresh kono coffee lattes and then right next to it you hop right onto the beach for an hour long walk. Swimming was wonderful there too. It is the quiet side of the island and where you can really feel or be amongst the locals. 10 minutes in the opposite direction you have restaurants and shopping. It is a short drive from one the best snorkeling hanauma bay on the south side of the island, with specatucular views and beaches, and not too far from the north side with the huge pounding waves. It is the perfect location. It truly was an extraordinary experince and I highly recommend staying here.
Visited November 2014 Travelled solo
Written November 24, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sydney, Australia16 contributions
Practically Perfect in every way!
Nancy's Cottage was recommended to us by friends - it was fabulous! My husband, 19yr old daughter and I went to visit our daughter and boyfriend's family. They only lived about 5 minutes from the Cottage. The location was perfect ... you can walk to shops, beaches, restaurants, kayak/bike hire etc. The cottage was really well equipped with everything you could possibly need for a beach holiday and super clean. Everything was of a very high standard and quality. The shower was amazing and the bed was like sleeping on a cloud!! Beach towels, beach chairs and beach equipment like boogie boards were also supplied. Rick and Nancy were very friendly too. Would highly recommend Nancy's Kailua Cottage to anyone wanting to stay in Kailua .... it's Paradise!
Visited October 2014
Written October 19, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Property features
  • Ceiling Fans
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
  • Countryside area
  • Parking available
Scenic views
  • Mountain views
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard


February 2024


March 2024


About the neighbourhood
Kailua is a beach town and community, thirty minutes over the mountains from Honolulu or the airport. Our cottage is a short walking distance to Kailua beach, Kailua community pool, gym and tennis courts, Farmers Markets, water sports, hiking and Kailua town. We provide onsite parking for your rental car, however, the city bus is cheap and bus stops nearby.
Car not needed

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai

Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai has one bedroom available. See all property details.

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UPDATED 2024 - Nancy's Kailua Cottage Makai - Holiday Rental in Kailua - Tripadvisor