Simone was a great hostess making herself very available and accommodating to all of our needs including our young kids. we stayed here in 2017 late fall and did have to chase the sun a bit, but overall had a wonderful time and would recommend it if looking for a relatively affordable place in quiet kailua. it is a 2-3 minute walk to kailua beach where you can watch kite-surfers do their thing in one of the best beaches in the world for that kind of thing. i would have liked being a little bit closer to the beach but for the price I think it was reasonable.
the 1 bedroom type setup was really nice and seemed very updated.
really enjoyed our time there,
This review is from Cecelia and Ronald Tribble's enjoyable family vacation at the Open Air Loft!!
The location is great, near the beach and within walking distance, our favorite place, we loved getting up and walking to the beach. Different shops and restaurants are not very far away. A very relaxing vacation in this well appointed, open air loft. Simone is very professional , yet friendly and accommodating. This was a family friendly, enjoyable vacation at the Open Air Loft and I would highly recommend it. I am already making recommendations to my family and friends. Thanks Simone, you were wonderful!!
Bright Cheery! Close to everything!! And the beach!! My commute to work was awesome and traffic free! Cant wait to go back!!
We spent 11 nights here and could have stayed much longer. With 2 beautiful beaches at the end of the road, fabulous snorkeling and incredible scenery all around, what more could you ask for? Simone was a great host too - she didn't bother us with anything but we knew she was there if we needed anything at all. Definitely a holiday in paradise!
If relaxing in calm tropical Hawaiian atmosphere is what you want, look no further.
Clean, spacious, nice view, full of cool breeze, kindest owner, and...a few minutes walk from world-famous Kailua Beach. What else do you want!?
It was fourth visit to Hawaii for my wife and me. We've stayed various accommodations from luxurious hotels to spacious Aston condos before. But this accommodation was the best in Hawaii without a doubt.
The owner, Simone, was amazingly kind and enthusiastic. She didn't hesitate to do everything to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.
The living room was so spacious and full of windows that allow cool breeze coming in almost all day, so we seldom turned on AC. The room was complete with a shower booth and a Hollywood style jacuzzi which massaged our whole body with rich streams of jet bubbles. There was a outdoor hot water shower in front of the entrance, so you can wash out sands and salts before entering the room.
In the meantime, there is a gas BBQ grill on the spacious lanai, so you can enjoy BBQ in the Hawaiian atmosphere which is a must do. Speaking of cooking, Whole Foods, Safeway, and several other supermarkets are within ten minutes drive.
My wife and I usually woke up early in the morning, walked to Lanikai Beach which was about 15 minutes away on foot, enjoyed snorkeling there, then came back to Kailua Beach for relaxing on the white sand. Then we could go back to the accommodation in less than five minutes. And in the evening, we took a walk on Kailua Beach for another refreshing before going to bed. That was like a dream came true.
Kailua Beach gets quite congested during daytime, especially in weekends, however, the accommodation is separated just enough distance so you won't be bothered by the crowd.
When we visit Oahu again in near future, we'll definitely stay Simone's house again.