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Sandy Feet Retreat One house back from the beach!

Bedrooms 1
Space 416 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

There is also a Hawaii State GETax of 4.712% and a TATax of 9.25% that is included in the cost.

Lots of privacy, 50 yards or 46 meters is sand between your toes. Grab a few beach toys and beach chairs or stroll down with wine glass- or - morning stroll with cup of coffee.

Beautifully landscaped yard on gated property with pool and hot tub. You are welcome to use our yard, pool deck, and pool. You may use our ocean toys i.e. boogy boards and stand-up paddle board. Please use the beach chairs and umbrellas. You are welcome to take the bean bag chairs to the beach.

This is where we live and are happy to share most things, just ask.We love meeting guests from all over the world and we love hosting. If you prefer us to be invisible, happy to oblige. This is our home so I am at home working most of the time. 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 to our home.

No smoking on our property. Our Cottage is comfortable. 416 square feet. I treat this as if it were my personal space. I like nice, casual and comfortable.

The kitchen is full of appliances and a mid size fridge.

coffee maker or french press

toaster oven


hot water pot

cuisinart griddler

large electric frying pan

2 burner induction hot plate

pots and pans


iron and ironing board


Mr Slim Mitsubishi 12000BTU airconditioner in living room and can cool down entire cottage when windows closed


rice cooker

cuisinart slo cooker

blu ray dvd player and access to our dvds in bedroom

bedroom tv has netflix and HBO

living room has tv and dvd player

beach chairs and towels

all sizes of coolers

gas bbq

2 bikes with locks

Free wi-fi

If you need anything else, just ask.

Little bathroom but adequate. Shower in our outside shower which is pictured.

We have been hosting guests since 2003 in the cottage. We added the Sandroom in 2012 when we remodeled our house. There is a private yard for the cottage with table and chairs if you prefer more privacy. We have lots of umbrellas that we can hoist up.

More Details

Susan Bixler
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time
Within a day
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2018

About Susan Bixler

Aloha. I am grateful for living in Kailua since 1966. 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.

Two (allergy free) small dogs will wander into your cottage or sandroom if your door is left open. They are too friendly; in fact I have had to confiscate them from guest’s luggage frequently. Our dogs do bark, as dogs are known to do.

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 dogs.

Paulo loves all ocean sports, grilling, cooking, fiddling around with different musical instruments, learning, driving his truck, eating, traveling, nature, hiking, concerts, cultural events, jiu jitsu and aspires to be a pilot. 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.

Susan Bixler purchased this cottage in 1990

What makes this cottage unique

My home is one house back from the beach. I feel part of the world when at the beach. When the winds are up there is kitesurfing and windsurfing. There is a wicked shore-break for surfing. Kailua Beach is truly lovely.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Kalama Tract, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 416 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , outdoor shower
  • Shower, toilet and sink in small bathroom but adequate. Guests can take outdoor shower with hot and cold water.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • King size bed with television and dvd player. Awaken to the birds' songs.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(3 traveller reviews)

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Sandy Feet Retreat One house back from the beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A little Slice of Home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we walked in through the secured gait, we were warmly greeted by Susan and her son Paulo. Our cottage was nicely appointed and the kitchen was quite workable with every amenity you could need and that a hotel could not offer. It is just as pictured in the photos.

The bed was comfortable and rooms were spacious. The outdoor surroundings were as inviting or as private as you would desire them to be. We appreciated being a short walk (around the corner) from the beach. The luxury of having a pool and spa made for a nice "welcome back" for us weary day trippers. Supermarkets and shopping were a short car ride away. One can reach the other side of the island within 1.5 hrs to engage in other outdoor activities. We feel very fortunate that Ken and I found this cottage to spend our wedding and honeymoon in such a remarkable place. Highly recommended and hope to return back soon!!

  • Review Submitted: 10/10/2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paridise in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in the cottage at Sandy Feet. It was perfect. It is a very well appointed, quiet and comfortable space. Susan's entire home and complex is gorgeous. We were thrilled with the access to the beach, and the access to the beautiful amenities of Susan's home. She was a wonderful host. We would highly recommend this property and would love to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: 15/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Steve for such a lovely review.... I hope you both return soon Oceans of aloha
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Paridise at Sandy Feet

  • 5 of 5

Sue was amazing. The accomadations surpassed our expectations. The surroundings were beautiful. We were steps from the beach. You could not ask for a better location. We cannot wait to come back!

  • Review Submitted: 14/04/2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
19 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Kalama Tract, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee AU$164.34
Property Damage Protection AU$77.57
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$262.94

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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