Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical Pool Spa Private Yard Kayaks, Beach 2 Min/Walk
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- Minimum stay:5 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lanikai studio description
As you open the gate, you enter your own personal retreat, lush lawns, swaying palm trees, the soothing sound of water falls. Wade into the beach-entry swimming pool framed by real lava rocks, relax in the Bali-style pool cabana, or work on your tan resting in a lounge chair pool-side while enjoying a cool drink. A rare majestic Banyan tree frames this beautiful Lanikai beachside home and cottage and creates a welcoming, cool and unique setting even on hot summer days. You just might have trouble pulling yourself away to get over to world famous Lanikai Beach.
Lanikai beach with its' powdery soft sand and gentle protected water is known as one of the best swimming beaches in the world. The Mokulua Islands off shore from Lanikai have been included in numerous advertisements and movies. The turquoise waters of Lanikai are less than a half block, only a hop and a skip, approximately a 2 minute walk away. Take in the incredible scenery as you enter the beach, spend endless hours relaxing, swimming, snorkling, or go for a stroll feeling the water at your feet, kayak out to the islands, see a turtle or two, and hike up the ridgeline behind Lanikai for scenic vistas in all directions. Lanikai is also favored for its one-way loop circling through this beachside community, inviting joggers and people out for a leisurely walk.
This brand-new deluxe studio-cottage has a typical Hawaiian flair with its large sliding doors opening unto a small private fenced-off garden with a deck. You will find an outside dining table and chairs; a hammock nestled inside the banyan tree; a BBQ and private hot tub. The studio is situated next to a beach-entry pool and pool house available to cottage guests. It offers its' guests an exceptional setting and truly Hawaiian vacation experience. The cottage is tastefully decorated and newly built in 2012. The bali-inspired wooden carved plumeria panels hide a queen murphy bed with top-quality mattress; you'll find stylish living room furniture, hardwood floors, lava rock posts, a European-design style bookcase and a TV. The kitchen has granite counters (resembling sand on a beach) and a full-size refrigerator, toaster-convection oven, double hot plate, coffee maker, microwave, blender and hot water kettle. It is fully stocked with whatever kitchen utensils one might need. Hardwood floors throughout are easy on your barefoot feet. The cottage has an open floor plan, which is ideal for island-style living and delights with a casual elegance. It has a large shower stall and bathroom vanity with marble countertop. The main house is well set back towards the back of the property and mostly hidden by a magnificent banyan tree. Tall hedges ensure privacy and a ready supply of beach equipment make frequent trips to the beach easy. This mini-estate is part of the upscale community of Lanikai, a sub division of the town of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, and stands out even in Lanikai for its' quaint features and unique setting.
We are looking forward to sharing our little piece of paradise with you!
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Main House Guest Comments:
'What an incredible property! We could barely get to any of the 'touristy' things we had wanted to do because we just couldn't tear ourselves out of that yard! It is impossible to capture in pictures, but you really feel like you're in the Garden of Eden -- the waterfalls, the incredible swing, and the white doves fluttering down to drink from that amazing pool made it almost surreal. Ya gotta eat though, so at least make sure to get to Pinky's on Tuesday nights for balloon night, a huge hit with the kids.'
Janice, Charlotte, NC, 6.10.08
'As we were walking around the loop this morning I commented to my wife how one tends to form an image of a place one plans to visit before seeing it, and how rare it is that the reality surpasses the self created image. Your place, however, sure exceeded my expectations.
We love it. I am sure you’ve heard all the superlatives before, and indeed thought them yourselves, but it is, truly, a lovely, lovely place!
This is the sixth house we’ve rented for a summer month in Kailua, and the fourth in Lanikai. In terms of sheer loveliness, house and garden, it is honestly my favorite among the houses we’ve rented.'
Arlo, Japan, 7.10.09
'This is a little piece of paradise! What a great place to stay. It was very windy while we were there, and instead of braving the sandstorm on the beach we could just lie in the yard, in the middle of the amazing (and private) garden. Very quiet and peaceful! I will miss breakfast under the Banyan tree, listening to the birds, going to Baci's Bistro (best food in the world, seriously).
The house is clean and well equipped - it is definitely a home, not just a rental accomodation. Thank you for sharing it with us!'
Kara, Nanaimo, BC, 3.6.10
'We arrived home today after a looooong trip from Hawaii. I wanted to let you know how absolutely perfect we found your home. It is such a beautiful, peaceful, wonderful spot. You have created something very special. Our son loved the pool and yard so much we had to drag him to the beach! I am so happy that we chose to rent your house. It was perfect for us!'
Louise, Bedford, MA, 4.3.10
- 400 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- Smoking allowed outdoors only.
- Away From It All
- Botanical Garden
- Rain Forests
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Sight Seeing
- Bird Watching
- Whale Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
local services and businesses
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Water View:
sports and adventure activities
- Deepsea Fishing
- Equestrian Events
- Basketball Court
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Jet Skiing
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
forms of payment
- Accept Credit Card
- Thermos Bottle
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- Washing Machine:
- Mobile Phone:
- Parking Off Street:
- Towels Provided
- Linens Provided
- Water Cooler
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Local Maps
- Filtered Water
- Basic Soaps
- Iron & Board
- Clothes Dryer
- Laundry Soap
- Housekeeper Optional
- Pantry Items
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
- Small Cooler
- Beach Chairs
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Water Sports Gear:
- Beach Towels
ReviewsWrite a review
Do not hesitate on choosing this cottage for your Oahu accommodations!! Perfectly located, perfectly decorated, immaculately clean and modern and everything you need is right there. If you are thinking about staying in Waikiki, DONT. This place is just a short drive from the city for fine dining or other touristy attractions but thankfully in a quiet town with a perfect beach (not overly crowded) just a short walk away and lots of hiking trails near by. The cottage has nice snorkel sets with fins and best of all they have 2 awesome kayaks that we were able to use to explore Mokulua island (twice :-)!). The owners are very polite, they are there but not in your face or space. You will love it!! Restaurant Suggestions Cinnamons - the guava pancakes and omelette with pork...AMAZING Crepes No Ka 'Oi - sweet and breakfast crepes so yummy Roy's (the original restaurant-Kai) - Everything is to die for here, we went twice! Kim Chee - Great food and service, my husband and I got the Kim Chee special for 2 and it was delicious. Comes with soup and a "vegetable bar", so good! Chief's Luau - we had never been to a luau, it was fun, entertaining, the food was good and the energy of the performers made it a great experience. There is a Whole Foods a few miles away and we cooked at the cottage a few nights and made sandwiches for days of hiking and touring. The kitchen has everything you need! Tours We did a lot of hiking and some of the normal touristy stuff. We did 2 "guided" type tours, both were great. Double hull canoe tour was awesome (Nobi at Hawaiian Surf Adventures), the guy who gave this tour came from 13 generations of "native" Hawaiians, he built the canoe and had a plethora of history on how the island was formed, how the people of the island came to be there and on and on...very interesting....must try! The second was a stand up paddle board tour with Steve at Sea and Board Sports, on the North Shore, he made it really fun and his instructions were spot on and we were having a great time within minutes. Hikes Pillbox-very close to the cottage Diamond Head Monoa Falls Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail Koko Head-Advanced, tiring Mount Olomana- Advanced can be dangerous
- Guest Elizabeth B.
- Date of stay 11/19/13
- Review Submitted 12/07/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, age 55+, adventure seekers.
This place was amazing! Perfect location and just so well equipped with all you need for a magical vacation! The cottage is just gorgeous-private and serene- and the gardens are just so beautiful.The owners were lovely and welcoming- we could not have wished for a more perfect time. We have just booked a return visit and cannot wait!
- Guest Sarah, Josh and Ellie (Sydney, Australia)
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Can there be an oasis in paradise?
Can there be an oasis in paradise?
The answer is yes! From the initiation of our stay to the very good-bye our experience was elegant, warm, and forever memorable! The cottage decorated so lovely, current, yet warm and inviting. Fully complemented with appliances; functioning, clean and current. Oh! The bathroom...spacious, lovely! Clean to the smallest detail. You never wanted to leave, it's an oasis in paradise! Relaxing in the salt water pool that is so natural in design, to retiring to the sauna after a long day of sight seeing. The grounds are picture perfect, so much so we took some wedding photos there. Our hosts cherish their privacy, yet opened their home, genuinely friendly and thoughtful. Top notch customer service! A short stroll to a most amazing beach! Snorkeling, kayaking, swimming or just a stroll....and the sunrises! Wow! This is a special place for us, we hope to return year after year. Aloha!
- Guest Rebecca L.
- Date of stay 09/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/10/13
Our stay in this Elegant Studio Cottage in Lanikai
Our stay in this Elegant Studio Cottage in Lanikai
We loved our cottage. Everything was the way the listing said and more. The location was perfect. So close to the beach. They had chairs, umbrella's, boogie boards, fins, masks for snorkeling and beach towels. The cottage was immaculate. It had everything you would need in the kitchen and the murphy bed was very comfortable. There was plenty of storage space and very well maintained,. We had the use of the pool on their most beautiful grounds. It was like being in a gorgeous oasis. The owners were wonderful and very gracious to us. They even gave us a tour of their house, which they also, rent out. Very, very nice. We would definitely recommend this property to our family, friends or anyone that is looking for a vacation rental. We hope to go back and stay again one day. We would like to recommend a few restaurants like, Cinnamons (for prime rib, eggs and their red velvet pancakes with white choc. syrup) or Boots and Kemo's (for their macadamia pancakes with the macadamia nut syrup) for breakfast,Teddy's Hamburgers for lunch and Buzz's for dinner. They were all excellent. This property and location will NOT disappoint you. We loved it. Karl and Bev from California
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 05/20/13
- Review Submitted 06/07/13
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5 night min stay
Discounts: 14 nights or more: $185 Nightly; 21 nights or more: $180 Nightly
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weekly rate $1295 plus:
13.962% Hawaii state tax; (tax ID # W 03641910-01)
$100 cleaning fee;
$400 fully refundable security deposit
- Taxes Not included
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Bali-inspired pool house for use by guests.
Stylish modern living room with lava rock pillars and chandelier.
Large sliding doors opening towards the pool.
Murphy bed allows for unobstructed day use of the living area.
Full-size refrigerator with ice maker.
Large shower stall with marble accents.
Teak bathroom cabinet
Hammock nestled inside the banyan tree.
Beach-entry pool surrounded by real lava rocks and fountains for use by guests.
Lanikai beach is only a 2 minute walk away.
Go for a hike along Lanikai mountain ridge line.
Pool-side studio cottage with private yard and deck
Living room with comfortable couch
Wooden carved bali-inspired panels hide a murphy-bed.
Modern kitchen with up-to-date appliances
Wooden floors are comfortable for barefoot feet.
Beautiful bathroom with travertine shower stall and travertine floors.
Marble counter top.
Private outside deck, table and chairs, BBQ and hot tub.
Outside dining table perfect for a romantic private dinner.
Lanikai beach is a short 2 minute walk away. Kick off your shoes and relax!
Swim in the turquoise waters of Lanikai and see a turtle or two.
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