Ocean Front Lanikai Beach House: Dec 17-24 '13 Still Avail; Honu Hale Lanikai
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- Minimum stay:7-14 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lanikai house description
Honu Hale Lanikai (Honu means turtle, Hale means house) is a simple and comfortable two bedroom oceanfront vacation home in beautiful Lanikai on the island of Oahu. It has one bedroom/one bath in the main house and a large private bedroom and bath upstairs, which we call the Dolphin Suite. It can accommodate up to 6 people--2 each in the bedrooms and 2 on the queen futon bed in the living room.
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Honu Hale Lanikai is located exactly in front of the Mokulua Islands, providing endless hours of outstanding views from both bedrooms as well as the living room, dining room, backyard, side deck and even the upstairs bathroom. Easy access (a short stairway down to the ocean) means you can swim, snorkel, kayak, fish, etc. right from your yard. Your days are filled with the sounds of waves, trade winds blowing through the coconut trees and picturesque sailboats, kayakers and outrigger canoes going by. Lanikai provides a fun and healthy lifestyle in a friendly beach community. It's perfect for families as well as couples wanting a relaxed Hawaiian style home environment away from the busy and crowded resort areas.
Mahalo, Mahalo, Mahalo!
We came to this place for the wedding of our daughter, sister, and friend. It was perfect that we were all able to stay together in this beautiful house on the water. This excellent setting with the view of the 2 little islands, with the outriggers, kayakers, boaters and swimmers brought back the memories of the beautiful place that brought us all together, Palau, and that made us all family. ... We so enjoyed our early morning swims with the gorgeous sunrises. The colors from the sunsets were amazing. The stargazing incredible. All the neighbors were so kind and friendly. Most of all we enjoyed our daughter's, sisters's and friend's wedding that was a dream come true for us all. We made so may more beautiful memories here to share with one another and friends when we meet again.
Barbara & Chuck H. & Friends
Thank you so very much for the wonderful stay in your beautiful home. We had such a relaxing vacation here. The view is incredible and we loved the privacy! Our kids will never forget this experience, nor will we! Everything was just perfect--couldn't ask for a more accommodating home away from home.
Mahalo -- Nipp, Tracie, Perry, & Chloe, Peachtree City, GA
Each day a coconut floats in from 'unknown' islands. Watching crabs (from a safe spot) walk along. Watching many bird or geckos, that's what I did.
Kevin Ross, age 10
Thanks for hosting our vacation! We loved the sunrises, Air Chair (we bought one for back home), hammock and the Internet for researching Luau times, etc. We really liked the upstairs. We loved taking pictures of the 2 islands and playing soccer in the backyard with a beach ball. The geckos were great and swaying palm trees were perfect in our pictures.
We hope to come back soon! The Ross/Wingavaer families
- Vacation Rental
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Parking Off Street
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio:
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Biking
- Horseback Riding
- Fitness Center
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Heaven on Earth!l ook no further!
Heaven on Earth!l ook no further!
I spent hours on this site researching the perfect holiday destination on Oahu.This was our first time using VRBO properties and we certainly hit the Jack Pot finding Honu Hale! This was the most relaxing holiday ever in a homely character beach cottage located in the most private and stunning location. Every vista on the property inside and out looks across to the Mokalua Islands,surrounded by crystal tourquoise seas! The sound of the waves lapping up on the sea wall combined with great weather and the balmy sea breeze puts you into relax mode as soon as you arrive here. The home feels well loved and is very comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked,the ice maker was an added bonus as is all the neat crockery,linen,games,reading materials(which gives you an excellent insight of where to visit,except once you arrive here you don't want to go very far at all!) ,BBQ,hammock,loungers,lanai area,you are spoilt for choice or you can simply sit on the sea wall and watch the turtles swim by.We were all so excited to get the opportunity to feed and swim with these amazing creatures and all on our front doorstep! Four of us shared the house and we loved being together as well as having our own space which is easy to have at Honu Hale.The Dolphin Suite is a self contained large studio and the pictures don't do justice to how it really looks and feels with a huge comfortable bed, soft carpeting,your own TV and music system if you require it!and lots of space,divine views!We slept with the blinds open to be greeted by the sun rise every morning before going down for our morning swim! Our highlights were kayaking across to the islands and along the coastline,walking down to the Kalapawai cafe for our morning coffee,eating in as the Whole Food supermarket in Kaluia is excellent for organic produce.Eating out strongly recommend Buzz's just down the road as well as at the Grove restaurant/cafe in Kaluia. John the owner was very accomodating and easy going as he kindly gave us a later departure time which we appreciated as we had a night flight back to NZ.,Thank you John and Roz for a truely wonderful holiday property and sharing this special place with us.It goes without saying we want to return.Aloha, Mahalo and give my love to the gorgeous Honu Hale turtles!!
- Guest Tricia (Christchurch,Canterbury,New Zealand.)
- Date of stay 09/19/13
- Review Submitted 10/14/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
This is by far the best house in Lanikai if you want to wake up to a daily gorgeous sunrise directly in front of the Mokes, walk to Lanikai (and Kailua) beaches, have a great 3 mile walk around the neighborhood loop and just generally relax. The house is stocked with everything you need in the kitchen, there are plenty of places to relax both outside and inside, the neighbors are sweet and the owners are very responsive and nice. The back yard is perfect for relaxing or for dining outside. The outside shower is great for rinsing off after spending hours in the ocean; which we did every single day. There are several friendly sea turtles who come by daily, which we swam with and affectionately named Sophie (the smaller one) and Henri (French pronunciation) The neighborhood is generally quiet and we spent hours at night in the back yard or on walks, staring at the clouds and stars. Whole Foods and other stores are just a 5 minute drive away, and Buzz's Steakhouse is the best place to walk or drive to for lunch. Sit at the bar and order the fish sandwich and a Mai Tai...the best! We will definitely stay there again and look forward to it.
- Guest Rebecca S.
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/12/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, pet owners, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Paradise Out Your Back Door
Paradise Out Your Back Door
We loved our week at the Hono Hale Lanikai house! Wake up to beautiful sunrises over the Mokulua Islands and swim with sea turtles right in front of the house. Lanikai is a wonderful place to stay on Oahu and Hono Hale Lanikai makes it hard to leave. We rented paddle boards and kayaks from a local shop, had them delivered to the house and began and ended each day paddling or swimming to "The Mokes", going to Lanikai beach or over to Kailua beach park and up to Buzz's restaurant. We hiked to Pill Box twice to watch the sunrise. The house has everything you need and we spent most nights barbequing and enjoying the windward breezes and warm evenings. Consider making a stop at the Costco in Hawaii Kai on the drive in from the airport for your provisions for the stay. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need to cook all your meals if you like. The house is comfortable,spacious, and clean. The back yard is spacious and we enjoyed relaxing in the hammock and looking at the ocean and the outrigger canoes racing by in the mornings and evenings each day. Lanikai is a great location on the island because it is quiet and peaceful but close enough to Kailua where you can go for restaurants and shopping (we went to the Farmers market on Thursday evening - it was fun). You can also jump on the freeway and go to the North Shore or south to Honolulu easily. The Hono Hale House has Paradise Out Your Back Door. We hope to go back again in the near future, Mahalo!
- Guest Lanikai Wannabes (San Francisco, Calfornia )
- Date of stay 08/12/13
- Review Submitted 09/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
Best Vacation House Ever!!!
Best Vacation House Ever!!!
I have been back on the main land for a week now and my heart aches when I look at the pictures of our beautiful Honu Hale Lanikai house. From the moment you arrive you know you will not want to leave this place. Rent your kayak on the way to the house, pick up some food and beverage and you are set for your stay. Gorgeous white sand beaches, crystal clear water, sea turtles swimming right by your house, snorkeling for hours, kayaking to the islands, PIll box hike right in your neighborhood, Ocean breezes at night. The house had EVERYTHING we needed bath towels, beach towels, washer/dryer, ironing board, wifi, dishes, pots,pans, outdoor shower, grill, boogie boards,hammock, beach chairs, icemaker in fridge...the list goes on and on. The lanai was our living space. We ate, relaxed and hung out there. The actual livingroom is really just a 3rd bedroom (futon) no one wanted to stay indoors. I would highly recommend this house if you are visiting Oahu.
- Guest Pepper (Maryland)
- Date of stay 05/08/13
- Review Submitted 05/24/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing.
Honu Hale Paradise
Honu Hale Paradise
We just returned from a wonderful week at Honu Hale. This property is a fabulous place for a family or 2 couple getaway. My husband and I stayed in the main house bedroom and our friends stayed in the separate upstairs Dolphin Suite. This gave both couples privacy while sharing the living room, kitchen and outdoor spaces. The O'hana room and yard with the seawall is worth the rental price alone. We cooked on the grill every night and ate outside. The photos and website for this home do not do it justice in our opinion. It looks ok in the pics, but is truly magical in person. It is like having the gentle turquoise waters of Lanikai (with the Mokes front and center) in your living room. The house is so well-stocked. We have rented many other VRBO properties, and this one was the best: plenty of toilet paper, paper towels, coffee filters, basic spices, laundry detergent/dryer sheets, beach towels, an abundance of bed linens, even soap and shampoo. You just need to pick up a few groceries,and you're set for a week in paradise. When we visited, there were 2 boogie boards for floating along the shore, a snorkel set, and some children's beach toy items. We also found sunscreen and after-sun care Aloe, candles, and basic cleaning supplies. The property was super-clean and well maintained for what it is: a simple home on the sea. It's not an upscale, luxurious house, so if you're looking for that vibe, look elsewhere. But if you want a homey, relaxing sea cottage with everything you need to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, book it today! John could not have been easier to work with, and the price is certainly reasonable for the neighborhood. Something to consider: if you have alot of pre-booked tours booked or are planning on being on the go constantly, this may not be your rental. It is almost impossible to leave the home/yard. However, with Kailua Beach Park right down the road, with Kailua's charming atmosphere, you can just wander a few blocks and that might be enough. We hope to return to Honu Hale for a longer stay soon. Mahalo, John!
- Guest wahine wannabe (Van Buren, AR)
- Date of stay 04/20/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers.
There are not words for how much we love this place
There are not words for how much we love this place
We had so many things to do on the island while we were there, but we swore we we would not leave the house for too long. We have looked at vacations in Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, and it would cost us double to go and get the same. BASIC experience that we got in this house. We took our whole family and loved every minute of staying in this house. The next time we come, we will not leave to sightsee, or explore,because there is too much to do right there. It was breathtakingly wonderful. Amazing islands and terrific stars at night. Kayak out there too. It's great.
- Guest Matt (Denver)
- Date of stay 08/16/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with young children, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
A Laid Back Paradise
A Laid Back Paradise
Our family of 5 had a WONDERFUL week at Honu Hale Lanikai. The View hits you first - Unbelievably gorgeous - exactly like the photos! I spent weeks reviewing places and this offered a great value, given the view, location and amenities. You can relax and enjoy the view from the hammock, the swing chair, and lounge chairs while sipping cool drinks and mesmerized by the view and the colors of the sky and ocean. The place - is furnished with all the comforts and amenities(gas grill, kitchen appliances, utensils, towels, boogie boards, broadband wi-fi, etc, etc) you would need. place has many small touches/motifs that make you smile and relax. Beds are comfortable and the ocean breezes and waves put you to sleep at night. The water is right at the foot of the property and at low tide has a small sandy beach, accessible via vertical steps from the property, My family went in every day and met up with a sea turtle while snorkeling! Lanikai's most beautiful beach with more shoreline is just down the road. Left with beautiful memories and desire to come back soon. Thank you John for having such a wonderful place!
- Guest Eli A. and Family (Germantown, Maryland)
- Date of stay 05/25/12
- Review Submitted 06/03/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, sightseeing.
The Honu Hale is fabulous because of the location location location. Home provided all utensils and housewares you may need. Great view of the Mokulua islands and the neighbors are absolutely fantastic. This is a beach house and this house definitely takes a beating from the weather. Just spending 10days there we realized how much and yet the home is in good shape. Love the separate bungalow above the driveway and the ohana room. The bungalow allowed us to have privacy. We spent most of our time either on the lawn (air chair), wall or in the ohana room. Perfect place to block out the wind on those windy nights (which is every night on the windward side). I was worried about the weather since it said scattered showers, but it was funny how it definitely rained just not on our house, maybe a few houses down and only for 10mins. Yes, having the fisher men out everyday right in front on your home was a little annoying but they really do not bother you. They are there only for the fishes and they leave during the midday and return for a couple hours at night, but you will find someone there at 5:30am every morning. Hey me and my family fishes too so it was fine with us. Good way for us to figure out where the fishes were. Just followed the pros! Would I book this location again? Absolutely!!! I was able to visit w/family and friends w/o leaving the property! That is my kind of Vacation! Mahalo nui for allowing us the pleasure of experiencing everything Honu hale and Lanikai has to offer! Remember ppl Location Location Location! Perfect!!!
- Guest Kris (Oakland, CA )
- Date of stay 08/26/11
- Review Submitted 10/04/11
Recommended for: Girls getaway, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Having formerly lived in Lanikai in the 1990s, this was our first trip back since then. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. The house has great ammenities (towels, sheets, all the kitchen implements you could ask for, comfortable, clean, private), not to mention that it is situated in the perfect location (amazing beach that hasn't remained the secret it was 20 years ago). John (owner) was extremely helpful, thoughtful and honest in all aspects of the process of the rental. We are looking forward to returning to Honu Hale Lanikai each year.
- Guest W & J (Vermont)
- Date of stay 02/17/11
- Review Submitted 04/06/11
Guest comment entered by owner
From our Guest Book: This was our second time to visit the Honu Hale Lanikai. The vacations here continue to be enjoyable and peaceful. The sunrises, the sunsets, the sound of the sea and especially the sea breeze fresh air. All wonderful! Thanks!
- Guest Jon, Elizabeth & Jan
- Date of stay 08/29/10
- Review Submitted 01/26/11
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Dec 18 - Jan 4
14 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
7 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cheapest ocean front rate in Lanikai!
One rental per 30 day period.
- Cleaning Fee: $250
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $500
- Tax Rate 13.95%
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Sunrise View from Yard
View from Yard
View of Honu Hale Lanikai from a Sea Turtle's Perspective
The Ohana Room with yard and mokes in the background. Ocean front relaxation!
Living Room View
Kitchen from Dining Room
Downstairs Bedroom View
Upstairs King Bed
The 'Lizard Lounge': Lanai on Side of House
Steps leading down to ocean at low tide.
View from beach in front of house at low tide.
Packet beach in front of the Paul Mitchell Estate next door.
Ahh! The Hammock.
View of Yard in the Morning
Front entrance and lanai with Ohana room in background. Steps upstairs to left.
Paddlers Going By. Living Room View. Happens all day long.
View from Dining Room
Upstairs Bedroom View
View from Upstairs Bathroom
View from top of steps looking North toward Mokapu Peninsula at low tide.
View from bottom of steps looks South (toward Waimanalo) at low tide.
Low tide. Steps and beach looking North. Mokapu peninsula in the background.
Hiking to the Lanikai 'Pillbox'
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