Dolphin Studio - Kailua
Newly renovated! Studio with private bath and separate entrance, AC, close to Kailua Beach Park and Kailua town, very reasonable accommodation.
- Sleeps up to:
- 2 guests
- Minimum stay:
- 5 days
- Daily rates:
- $90 + 13.962% tax
Rating: (52 Ratings)
A comfortable and cozy place to stay with its own entrance and bath.
This Studio is furnished with a Queen bed, loveseat, table and chairs, TV, AC and ceiling fan. You have a kitchenette counter with all essential utilities - refrigerator, micro, toaster, rice cooker, drip coffee machine and hotplate. There is a kettle, tea, sugar and instant coffee to accommodate both tea and coffee drinkers. Wireless internet.
This Studio is located only 1 1/2 blocks to world famous Kailua Beach and Beach Park. A couple minute walk will bring you to a Bus Stop. Add 10 more walking minutes and you are in the center of Kailua Town with shops and restaurants.
Private parking on property. This is a non-smoking property
Newly renovated! Studio with private bath and separate entrance, AC, close to Kailua Beach Park and Kailua town, very reasonable accommodation.
Sleeps up to 2 guests
Minimum stay: 5 days
Daily rates starts at $90 + 13.962% tax
The Dolphin Studio was perfect for my stay in Kailua. 7 minute walk to Kailua Beach, got to see the 4th of July Fireworks from the park adjacent to it, minutes drive to downtown Kailua. The cozy studio had everything I needed to make my stay comfortable. And, the hosts were very helpful.
Was an incredible home with everything you need inside. The owners were a door knock away and were so kind. Even though the house is connected you can not hear the owners. The air conditioning was fantastic and quiet and would cool the room very quickly. loved it and made the trip so much more easier knowing we had a perfect place like this.
5 minute walk to Kailua Beach, next to a small park where children play, lovely quiet at night and birdsong in the mornings. Nice kitchen area, comfortable bed, clean bathroom and shower, lovely owners. I would rate it 5 stars, but my app isn't letting me select the 5th star.
Convenient to beach, Kalapawai Market (which we love!), shopping, restaurants. 2nd stay here. Hassle free. Tiny but how much time do you spend in your room? It is, frankly, a bargain & I almost hate to spread the word - LOL! Mahalo to the Finns from these former Hawaii residents who miss Kailua.
I spent Thanksgiving week visiting my son and family in Kaneohe and the Dolphin Studio worked out perfectly. It was as advertised - neat, quiet, and comfortable and in a great location just blocks from the beach. I plan to return!
The unit was smaller then I thought but it was clean and functional. Hosts were pleasant. I give it. 3 stars.
Fantastic place to stay in Kailua, 10 mins walk from the beach and 15 mins to the shops.
the studio is very confortable clean and set in quiet residential area. The hosts were super helpful in giving me ideas of where to go and what to see on the island of Oahu.
I would stay here again without any hestitation
Is very nice like pictures. The owner family very kind they give us thinghs for beach and salt oil for cooking Too
Near walking to the beach in a good neibourhood
Place to parking in front of the house
The studio is in easy walking distance of the shopping precinct and the beach. The studio we stayed in was rather compact, but had the essentials
My boyfriend and I stayed in this studio for 4 nights and loved it! The location was perfect as we were walking distance to the beach and town center. The hosts were so accommodating, when we originally booked the room there was no A/C and as a PNW girl I was nervous about being too hot at night. I voiced my concern before my stay and when we arrived there was an A/C unit installed! Also we are coffee lovers and past comments noted no coffee pot but there was also one of those in the room when we got there. We were so grateful for the supplied beach towels, coolers, and chairs. We love Kailua and can't wait to return!
I had a great stay at Dolphin Studio! It was like staying at a friend's house, but with the freedom to come and go as you please!
The room was comfortable, clean, private and very conveniently located in a house on a lovely, quiet street. There is a public park right next to the house, so the sounds of kids at soccer/football practice or families enjoying the park were pretty common during the day, but I never heard anything particularly bothersome, and never anything after dark. All necessary kitchen amenities were available and then some. Using the microwave would sometimes cause an outage, but if you unplugged it and plugged it back in, this seemed to fix it. The bathroom was compact, but more than adequate. Lots of towels were available. the shower was large, water pressure was great and hot water was plentiful. Wifi access was good.
I didn't rent a car and found that I was fine, as everything was within walking distance. The supermarkets, drugstore (the Thursday night market takes place in the drugstore parking lot), post office and great restaurants were all 10-15 minutes on foot. Even the Enchanted Lake was maybe a 20 minute walk away (more restaurants!). Kailua and Lanikai beach were both a very easy walk. Most days, I stopped at Kalapawai Market on my way to the beach and picked up snacks, so that I could spend ALL DAY at the beach with a good book (picked up from the used book store in town). Plenty of beach towels and even beach chairs, umbrella, beach bags, and a small cooler were provided by the host. The public bus stop is at the end of the street, so it was easy to take public transit to other beaches and destinations (I went to Haleiwa, Sunset Beach, Waimea Bay, Waimanolo beach and a couple of others).
When I returned to Waikiki, I experienced a bit of "culture shock" as I was reminded of how crowded and boisterous the Waikiki beaches are compared to the peaceful, laid-back beauty of the windward side beaches.
I would highly recommend Dolphin Studio. It was perfect for me, a solo traveler on a budget who just wanted to RELAX!
I would like to give you my heart-felt thanks for making my holliday so comfortable and so pleasant. I and my mom had a great time thanks to your kind care. It was a very fantastic and refreshing holiday.
Clean, bright, little studio. You find everything you need. Owners are very nice and helpful. 10 minutes walk to the beach, 15 minutes walk to the city center. Quiet area. No possibility to sit outside - for us there was no need.
My husband & I stayed at the Dolphin Studio for 9 days in November. We had not expected it to be quite so small. If I was sitting at end of the table near the bathroom, I had to move when my husband came out of the bathroom. However, we did not spend very much time in our room. The beach, grocery store, etc. we're within walking distance. The Dolphin Studio was immaculately clean, well furnished with island decor. There were no ice cube trays but ice & trays were immediately provided when we asked. Although we did not let management know, every time we used the microwave, it blew a fuse. It was easily remedied by resetting it. We very much appreciated not having to pay a damage deposit or cleaning which we have found to be the exception. Some reviews complained about noise at the park but we did not find it to be a problem. We did very much enjoy at Dolphin Studio $ would recommend it to others!
This was my second stay in this studio, super clean, private entry. Hosts accommodating. Close to shopping, good eats, and to Kailua Beach.
We really enjoyed this place, quiet, calm.
that was perfect for us! thank you!
You'll love this cute and clean studio located close to a wonderful beach and to all the facilities you might ne ed. Very kind and helpful owner. Best privacy. Don't miss!
The Dolphin Studio was a perfect little gem !
The location was incredible, close to town and beach.
The updated studio was clean, and very comfortable.
It fit my needs in every way. I'll for sure return
to this property.
Well equipped, nice, but small studio. We would have liked some curtains. The rod is in place. Also, being coffee lovers, a coffeemaker would be nice.
Sitting and eating outside not really possible.
Close to beach and quiet location.
I had a wonderful time in the cabin. It had everything that I needed and is very quiet. The bed is super comfy. Well worth the money. Plus it's so closer everything.
Perfect location! Great accommodations! I will stay there again!
I really enjoyed my stay here at the dolphin studio. It was a last minute book in and we were able to get the place. The price was very reasonable as well. Thank you for a nice stay there.
From April 15th to 21st we stayed at the Dolphin Studio. Let's make it clear: you will not be at the Marriott because, remember, you have probably gone through Affordable-Paradise.com to make the reservation. But quite honestly...GREAT is the first word that comes to my mind. All you want and need is right there in that big enough for two room. You can easily manage to prepare your breakfast and lunch but what is more appreciated is that the hosts provide beach chairs, mats and umbrella, cooler, beach towels...and informations on what to do or not to do. They (Gabrielle and Lee) are simply the nicest people one can get as hosts. So if you want to be about 7 min walking from Kailua Beach, have a comfortable stay and the greatest kindliest hosts you can get: THIS is the place! Thanks Gabrielle and Lee and also Barbara Wilson at Affordable-Paradise for an easy reservation process too.
What a lovely experience! The accommodations were clean, well kept and comfortable for myself, husband and one year old daughter. We were even allowed a very late checkout.
If you are going to stay in Kailua, I would highly recommend this location.
My husband and I stayed at Dolphin Studio for 3 nights and everything was just fine except for the very annoying swing in the park right next to this house. It's a public park that stayed quite busy during the day and even the night. The play ground is about 50 yards from the studio but the creaking noise from the swing going back and forth back and forth was so annoying when we were trying to sleep or nap. We had to have the windows open because there isn't AC (which was managable) but with the windows open you can hear EVERYTHING going on in the park. We were woken up 2 nights by loud teenagers in the park probably doing things they weren't supposed to be doing. It rained one night so that kept them away at least. If someone would go grease the swings then the constant noise from that wouldn't have annoyed us so bad.
We did have a comfortable stay beside the annoyance of the park next door. The bed was very comfortable and we found the studio to have everything we needed for our short stay. We cooked 2 nights just to save some money and the hot plate and electric skillet sufficed. The shower was nice and big and refreshing after a day on the beach.
The studio is in a nice neighborhood so walking to the beach or to town was easy. It was more like 5 blocks to the beach, maybe 10 min walk, but it's not a bad walk if you don't have much stuff to take. There is a kayak rental place, shaved ice, pizza place and a small convienence store on the way to the beach as well. We liked that the studio had beach mats, an umbrella and a boogie board to use. The beach is very nice although a storm stirred up the water and made it pretty dirty while we were there. Walking along the beach was very nice and we enjoyed watching the kite surfers out in the water.
The studio is also about a 1/2-3/4 a mile to town where there is plenty of shopping and places to eat. We walked there several times for breakfast at the coffee shop (next to the bookstore) and also grabbed some dessert to go from Fresh Market. There's a grocery store too where we were able to find what we needed. It's a nice option when you don't want to spend all day at the beach.
Overall we enjoyed our stay in Kailua at the Dolphin Studio. If it wasn't for that loud swing and the loud teenagers at night it would have been a perfect stay.
Our stay was fantastic. We were travelling to Hawaii for the first time, as foreigners and the process was relatively smooth and once we arrived at the Dolphin Studio, no problems whatsoever.
I found the communications prior to our arrival to be quite confusing. Firstly we waited a few days to even receive a reply regarding the Dolphin Studio so we were very close to choosing other accommodation. Secondly I tried to ring the phone number on the Affordable Paradise website a few times and finally received a call back from Maria who was very pleasant to deal with but was difficult to understand at times. There also seemed to be a problem with our arrival time that I had mentioned to begin with in my initial enquiry.
I would suggest a smoother communication process at your office for better customer service, however I can't fault the accommodation at all. It was wonderful and great value for money.
It was Clean and homey. Nicely located in Kailua. I reccomend Heneke's for plate lunch.
great place, room was very clean. owners are great. 2 1/2 blocks to the beach, small market and Bob's pizza. We did walk to buzz's steak house. great food as well. owners have beach towels. Shouwer was woderfull and large
Everything was clean and tiny, found everything I needed, the lady was helpful but not intrusive. I would definitely stay here again! Thanks a lot!
We were over from the Big Island for a wedding. Dolphin Studio was very conveniently located, cute & clean. Small but totally suited our needs. There were beach mats & chairs & Gabrielle loaned us a small cooler. Kalapawai market & Lanikai & Kailua Beaches very near. Would happily stay there again.
My mom stayed in the Dolphin Studio for her first visit to Hawaii, and it was pretty much perfect. The room is cute and comfortable, with a newly renovated bath and a very serviceable kitchen (even a hotplate!). She slept very well in the quiet neighborhood and walked to the beach on her own with no difficulties (5-10 minutes, depending on how she wandered). The only way I can imagine it being any better is if a magic fairy showed up every morning with hot coffee and papaya so you didn't even have to get out of bed...! Next time my spouse and I go, we're going to try to stay at the Finns' house (in the Dolphin Studio if it's available) because they are thoughtful and helpful hosts. Truly aloha spirit.
Wow, wow and more wow!!! A very nice, quite, peaceful, serene stay. The studio FEELS like a 5 star. There Is everything you may need and more. It seems newly remodeled and the shower is one of my dream showers. The hosts are available and yet very respectful of space and privacy. The energy there is family oriented and welcoming. The location is close walking distance to everything you might need. The beach is too a short walk.
I actually have returned to live in Hawaii and am renting another of their rentals on the same property, very nice quality and feels very homey. The hosts are 5 star quality themselves ALL of them. I could go on and on with this review and would choose this as my home and family. I will be staying as long as they will have me.
Good value for the price. Nice neighborhood.
The Dolphin Studio suited me perfectly! I was taking a spur of the moment trip ... solo. The Studio is very clean, tastefully decorated and in a great location ... easily accessible to everything. It is quiet. And, if one wants to cook, there is everything available that you might need.
The studio has everything you need, well stocked kitchenette (no range but you do have a MW and hot plate) good shower, beach towels and even a boogie board. It was peaceful with a wonderful breeze keeping you comfortable at night. We walked to dinner every night and the beach is even closer. Loved this place.
The Dolphin studio was an excellent place to stay while on Vacation in Oahu over the holidays. It was very private and came complete with everything we needed for our stay. This included a great little kitchenette, plenty of towels for both the beach and bathroom and a nice comfortable bed. Last but not least, its was just a few minutes walk down to one of the nicer beaches I have ever visited! A great spot for couples of all ages or even the single traveler in a lovely little town.
This was the best decision I ever made....to get away from Waikiki and stay in a private home.
The accommodation was perfect for my needs and Gabrielle & Lee were the perfect hosts.
I was close to shopping and the beach and Kailua is a great launching point for all of the points of interest and attractions you want to visit. If I return to Oahu, I will definitely try to get this same location for my stay.
The only thing that I might like to see is some additional ways to prep food. The hot plate and electric frying pan are ok but it does really limit what types of cooking you can do. However, if you are happy with simple meals like I was, it's perfect.
a beautiful apartment near the beach with a great bathroom, and above all very, very nice hosts
I loved this little studio only a 5 minute walk from Kailua Beach Park. You pass Obama's favorite shave ice place, Island Snow, on the way. The Finns were gracious hosts and the rental was clean and surprisingly cool, thanks to the big ceiling fan. The hosts provided beach towels (2, so one can dry while you use the other one!) and a bag to carry them in. Finding the place was a breeze, parking was outlined perfectly. Overall an excellent value for the money, would do it again!
We had a great time in the Dolphin Studio. Everything that we needed was there. The Wilson's are great people!! Very helpfull, they even brought us to a shop the first day so we could do some shopping. We rented bikes (very Dutch :) so within 5 minutes we got to beach and shops without having a parking problem! The thing why we don't rate it with an "excellent" was because it wasn't too clean. A lot of dust on the fan and in the cabinets (I am allergic) and the cutlery tray wasn't clean. There was also a certain smell in the studio we didn't like. Hopefully the next time that we come it will be clean and without the smell. Because we love to come back!!
In this summer I stayed here by myself about 3 weeks, but I have never felt loneliness. Each of the family members often paid softly attention to whether I enjoyed my vacation. I sometimes enjoyed chatting with them,particularly Grandpa and Grandma made me really relaxed. Their attitudes are very reasonable and they respected my free time and private. Also,the owner is very smart and flexible,so she/he dealt with my request quickly. Thanks to them, I was very comfortable to stay here as if I had been at home. Thank you so much!
I am thinking to go back here as soon as possible!(maybe February to March)
Had a great time. Hardly spent any time in the studio cause we were out every day but was a great, inexpensive place to stay. Nice bathroom. The bed was extremely comfy. Had all the amenities. I wish we could have stayed a lot longer.
A very nice, clean studio, a little bit small, equipped with everything you need, located nearby the beach.
Nice and clean place, had a nice chat with the owner (ideas what to do). WiFi pretty good. Easy parking.
The only suggestion we might have: washing machine.
We had a nice 3 day stay, thank you.
angenehmer ruhiger Aufenthalt in sauberer Atmosphäre. Internet funktioniert hervorragend im Gegensatz zu vielen Hotels!!
Gute sichere Lage, mitten zwischen Stadt und Strand. Beides gut zu erreichen. Nette Nachbarn.
Die Einrichtung ist in die Jahre gekommen, aber alles zweckmässig u. funktionstüchtig.
Vielen Dank für die schönen Tage.
enjoyed our stay. hosts friendly, position great. accommodation a bit cramped.
The room is clean, well-equipped and comfortable. I stayed there alone while visiting family, and it was perfect for one. Two could stay there comfortably, too. The location is great! The beach is a five-minute walk away, and Kailua Town is a 15 minute walk. The Finn family are welcoming. I will definitely stay there again.
A very nice place to stay if you want a very clean and comfortable place at rock bottom prices for a great stay. I highly recommend this place for a good accommodation on Oahu. I stayed in the single room - the Park Studio. The new renovations really were nice. The owners were very gracious and friendly. A great find!
The Park studio was perfect for a short stay in Kailua. It was clean, fully equipped and just a short walk to Kailua Beach Park. Thank you to the host family for all their hospitality and little extras during the holiday season which were greatly appreciated... We had a memorable stay and I hope to return back again very soon!
What a great find. Close to the beach, a workable food prep area, comfortable bed and a great shower. The only minor fault was limited area to sit and place luggage and eat, but all of the benefits definitely outweigh those minor issues; after all, it Is a studio. We would definitely go back.