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- Entire guesthouse
Welcome to our simple, beautiful Hawaiian inspired home. We are a surfing, vegetarian, family. We would like you to feel welcomed at our home for your stay here in Hawaii. We hope you have a healthy, fun, and peaceful stay here. Make this place a one stop shop! We have a car rental available for you listed on Turo. Click the link to match up your dates! Check out my car on Turo! https://turo.com/us/en/car-rental/united-states/kailua-hi/mazda/3/938218
- Private room
Our relaxing private room is perfect for those looking to visit our Hawaii on a budget. It accommodates 1-2 occupants and is complete with a queen size bed, central air conditioning, a mini refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, and dishes for light cooking. This unit is centrally located in Kailua with a short 5 min walk to the famous Kailua beach and a 10 min walk into Kailua town.
- Private room
Aloha & Welcome to Manu Mele Bed and Breakfast Manu Mele literally means Bird Song in Hawaiian. Each morning, Manu Mele Bed & Breakfast is visited by many different types of birds. These birds come and share the comforts of Manu Mele. Share this experience with us and wake up to the songs of birds. We are located just a 5 minute walk from beautiful Kailua beach. Beach equipment available per request.
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Your guide to Kailua
Welcome to Kailua
With stretches of powdery white sand beaches, two reef-protected lagoons, and temperatures kept on the comfortable side of cool by ever-present trade winds, it’s no surprise Kailua is no longer the secret destination guarded by seasoned island vacationers that it once was. Located on the windward side of Oahu on a peninsula overlooking the crescent-shaped Kailua Bay and the Koolau Mountain range, Kailua is beloved for its small beach town vibe — a mellow yin to Honolulu’s metropolitan yang, with only a 25-minute drive separating the destinations.
There’s also an increasing possibility of rubbing well-tanned shoulders with vacationing celebrities drawn to the same soft sand beaches and tranquil aquamarine waters delivering on the promise of paradise. In Kailua you can revel in a variety of water sports. Hikers have a range of challenging trails to choose from, some leading to breathtaking mountaintop views, others to such secluded mountain-fed pools as Maunawili Falls, along with a network of leisurely footpaths awaiting within the 830 acres of Kawainui Marsh.
How do I get around Kailua?
Kailua is less than 30 minutes’ drive from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu, the primary airport on the island of Oahu. You’ll likely want to rent a car here, and car rental desks are located on the ground floor of the terminal across from baggage claim. Rideshare services are on the second level (departures) at the airport, with signs directing visitors to three pickup locations. A bus service departs from the Main Terminal Diamond Head every 30 minutes, and takes a little over an hour to drop visitors near the entry point of Kailua’s city center.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Kailua?
With an average temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit, there’s really no bad time to stay in one of Kailua’s vacation rentals. Months spanning from spring through fall generally offer the best balance between agreeable (dry) days, with sparser crowds that spike after Thanksgiving. Kailua’s windward location on the island means sweltering heat will rarely be a concern here, and the weather is almost always pleasant. Mornings can be a little muggy, though, before the trade winds flush out the humidity, perpetually moving clouds overhead to reveal the shockingly blue skies. If you plan to travel from November through early spring, come prepared for rainfall, including footwear outfitted for muddy conditions.
What are the top things to do in Kailua?
Lanikai Beach is often described as one of the world’s greatest beaches, and it’s easy to see why, with its breathtaking stretches of sand and ocean overlooking two nearby islets, the Na Mokulua. The waters here are typically calm, with a protected coastline buffered from windpowered waves thanks to a sizable reef offshore, making it one of the more swimmable spots on Oahu. These placid coastal waters are hard to beat — especially for kayaking and paddleboarding — tempting the more adventurous to paddle around those two offshore islands colloquially referred to as the Mokes.
Binoculars and a camera are a must while visiting Kawainui Marsh, the state’s largest protected wetlands, a sanctuary where many of Oʻahu’s endemic, endangered, and migratory birds, fish, and other aquatic life can be observed in their natural habitat. Travel by foot or by bike along a paved three-mile round path in a watershed that fed ancient Hawaiians with its abundance.
If you identify as a bibliophile and/or a lover of Hawaiian history, you might lose yourself once entering the door of this small neighborhood bookstore. BookEnds is filled with an extensive collection of Hawaiiana reflecting the islands’ history through photography, arts and crafts, architecture, and music.