entrance to the Sandroom
Kailua Beach footsteps away
Kailua Beach footsteps away
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
Studio
1 bed
1 bath
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Location, location!
Our Sandroom is exactly one house back from the beach. The beauty is simply all around you. Take your cup of coffee or wine glass to the beach and go for a stroll.

The space

We call our studio the sandroom. The sandroom will accommodate 2 people. It is 256 square feet. The bathroom is small and there is no sink in the bathroom. You have to use the kitchen sink. The bed is queen size.
We also have a one bedroom cottage across the pool deck that we have been greeting guests since 2003. The sandroom has lots of small appliances:
rice cooker
microwave
toaster oven
coffee maker or French press or Nespresso
slow cooker
blender
pots and pans
one burner induction hot plate
all things for cooking
dishes and cutlery
if you cannot find it in the sandroom, please ask us for it.
Guests may use our washer/dryer
we supply all linens and beach towels
blowdryer
tv has netflix and amazon streaming
tv has basic cable,hbo and blu-ray dvd player. you are welcome to our dvd library.
wireless internet

Guest access

You are welcome to use our yard, pool deck, and pool/hottub.
Please use the beach chairs.
This is where we live and are happy to share most things, just ask.

Interaction with guests

We love meeting guests from all over the world and we love hosting. If you prefer us to be invisible, happy to oblige. We also welcome conversations and inquiries about Hawaii. We ask that you be considerate of our privacy.
Please provide your arrival and departure times when booking. We like to be here upon your arrival.
No smoking on our property.

Other things to note

Please, please let me know if there is anything you need or anyway that I can make your visit more comfortable.
I try to accommodate late check outs but there are no guarantees.
If your departure time must be after noon I suggest that you extend your rental time to 7 pm, for a supplement of only 20% of the per night rate, provided that the sandroom is not rented that day. Should this apply to you, please contact me and I will try and satisfy your request. GET and TA (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)

License or registration number

169-785-3440-01
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Amenities
Free parking on premises
Internet
Kitchen
Wireless Internet

Prices
Cleaning Fee $111 NZD
Security Deposit $148 NZD
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 10AM

Please ask if you would like to have friends or relatives over. Please be considerate of other guests on the property and of course, us guys, the owners. NON SMOKING including e-cigarettes! Quiet after 10pm around the pool deck.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) live in the house

Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

Availability
4 nights minimum stay

75 Reviews

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Aleisha User Profile
October 2017
We stayed at Susan's for 6 nights in the Sandroom and absolutely loved it. Right from the start Susan and her son Paulo were welcoming and friendly and made us feel comfortable. The room was great and all that we needed. The pristine beach is only a minutes walk away and Susan has deck chairs and umbrellas for use. We walked into Kailua each night for dinner which took about 20 minutes but is an easy walk. Susan also has bikes but we didnt end up using them. There are plenty of options in terms of restaurants, and Susan will recommend her favorites. We were able to wash a load of clothes in Susan's machine which was a great help. The pool/spa are great but to be honest we didnt make use of them too much as we preferred body surfing in the ocean! Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a beachside location without the crowds!

Elise User Profile
September 2017
Susan was a wonderful hostess and her home and grounds were beautiful and luxurious. The best of outdoor aloha lifestyle with a short hop to Kailua Beach! Will definitely stay with Susan again!

Cassandra User Profile
September 2017
This place is so beautiful & relaxing .. only steps away from the beach where you can enjoy a non-tourist beach area and watch gorgeous sun rises. Awesome outdoor space to hang out poolside during the day or chill out in the evening with a drink in the hot tub. I can't say enough good things about Susan, she is so lovely & welcoming. She really takes care of her guests and will give you any tips and tricks you'll want for your stay there. I definately hope to go back one day, cheers! The Farhats xo

Gayle User Profile
September 2017
We just finished staying in the Sandroom for 4 nights of our Babymoon, and we had a great stay! The Room was exactly as pictured, very clean and well stocked. It's a small space but worked perfectly for us as a couple. Though the bathroom is tiny, the shower worked great, and it was very nice to see she provided shampoo, soap, and plenty of towels. The room is also very well designed with great updated furnishings, linens and decor. I loved the little chairs she had in there so much, I'm even thinking of putting them in my nursery! You can tell that Susan really put a lot of thought into efficient design and making sure her guests are comfortable. The AC was also such a relief during the hot September days, and it cooled the room very quickly and worked perfectly. The little kitchenette is also very well stocked. We used the tabletop induction cooktop to cook breakfast a few days, mini fridge was larger than expected and was very useful. The room is right by the laundry room which can be used by guests. I also liked that the doors are all opened by keypad so you don't have to worry about keys, but there is also an additional lock on the inside for added security if you are concerned. You enter through the back area of the home near the pool area. She has another larger rental "cottage" on the other side of the pool/hot tub. We barely saw the other guests and it felt very private. There are also plenty of beach chairs, umbrellas and beach towels provided, these all came very handy when we explored other beaches. Parking is super easy. Location is EXCELLENT. Home is a few seconds walk to Kailua beach. The private path is safe and very short. No need to walk across any streets while lugging beach stuff. Also if you forget something in the house, it's so convenient to be able to just quickly walk back. We would walk out every morning and see the sunrise. The beach is huge and is about 2-3 mile across so it never feels crowded or touristy at all. Kailua Beach had some mild waves/surf during sept, but Lanikai beach (which is more flat and has some off shore snorkeling, but is more crowded) is right next door if you prefer. You are also a short drive to a big plaza area w Whole Foods, shops, tons of great restaurants (check out Over Easy and Baci), its also the site of a weekly farmers market. Kailua is an excellent place to base yourself bc it's centrally located and is an easy drive to other parts of Oahu and is much more relaxing and laid back compared to Waikiki. Finally, it was genuinely a pleasure to have stayed with Susan. She is so personable and easy to talk to, but at the same time, gives you a lot of privacy if you like. Our...
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
Mahalo for the most comprehensive review. I hope you return someday with your precious baby boy. oceans of aloha
September 2017

Sam User Profile
September 2017
This place is an absolute gem and Susan is a great host. Quiet, clean, good amenities, and a very short walk to a spectacular beach.

Cecilia User Profile
August 2017
My boyfriend and I stayed in the Sandyfeet retreat room for 8 nights. Susan and and her son Paulo are excellent hosts! The room is the perfect size for two people. It has all the amenities you could wish for. The bed and pillows are a dream, very comfortable! The kitchen is very well equipped. The outdoor space is welcoming and the garden is perfectly manicured. Susan has put together a wonderful resource book for her guests listing all the best restaurants in Kailua. The list is very comprehensive. We dined at several of them, and were never disappointed. Lili, her darling dog, is a sweetheart and we loved having her around. The location is perfect: a 30 minute drive from the airport, a 1-2 minute walk to Kailua beach, and a 5 minute drive into the center of town where shopping and restaurants are located. It was so nice to be able to come back after a long day of activities and relax in the hot tub. We feel very lucky to have stayed here. Susan and Paulo are truly gracious hosts. We hope to stay here again in the future. Don’t hesitate to book a stay here!
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.
Response from Susan:
I do hope you return someday. Mahalo for the glowing review.
August 2017

Pamela User Profile
August 2017
Our stay in the Sandy Feet Room at Susan's was wonderful. The settting is just lovely with a beautiful pool in which to cool off and the beach just a short walk away. The room was well equipped for cooking and we enjoyed breakfast on the patio every morning. Susan was very warm and accommodating and made sure we had everything that we needed for a memorable stay.

Kailua, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Susan User ProfileSusan is a superhost.

Aloha. I am grateful for living in Kailua since 1966 and now with my son, Paulo, since 1989. We love to share our piece of paradise, steps to one of the most beautiful beaches on Oahu or Hawaii for that matter. Our home is an historic home (by Hawaii standards) built in 1937. We have been hosting in our cottage since 2002 and recently remodeled adding our “sandroom” in December 2012. Both the cottage and sandroom are attached to our home that we live in. Though our home is quite open we have created privacy on our side of the house as we have a large beachside yard separate from the pool area.

We take our hosting very seriously. We enjoy meeting and greeting guests from all over the world. We are available if you need us or just want to chat. We love to be invisible too and will respect your privacy and please respect our privacy.

I have one sweet silky terrier (6yo) who will wander into your place if you leave the door open. She is a hypo allergenic dog

I love to cook, read, watch movies, learn, go to the beach, travel, make a good cup of coffee, listen to music, entertain, appreciate art, walk, nature, listen to NPR, take in the hot tub, dip in the pool, drink wine and laugh (big doses). I love my family, friends and my dog.

Paulo loves all ocean sports, grilling, cooking, fiddling around with different musical instruments, learning, driving his truck, eating, traveling, nature, hiking, concerts, cultural events, and jiu jitsu. I just want to add that he has amazing dancing skills of which I am so jealous. I think he should do a stand-up comedy act. When not working, he is available to teach surfing and stand-up paddleboard.


Paulo speaks Spanish, Portuguese, little Italian and Pidgin. English spoken by Susan. I would love to speak French one day.

Languages: Español, Italiano, Português
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours

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