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One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 850 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 6 - 7 nights


About the property

Complimentary Local Fruit Bowl, Chocolate & Organic Coffee!

Only one block from the ocean and three short blocks to famous Lanikai Beach, our Lanikai Vacation Home is a large, private, studio apartment with bath/laundry room and barbecue lanai/porch surrounding a large Mango tree. Everything is provided for your comfort, including full service kitchen, television, phone, and air conditioning. Enjoy a complimentary in-season fruit bowl with locally made chocolate and organic coffee. The pillow-top queen-size bed has an overhead fan and lamp lighting, with books and magazines in the headboard for relaxed reading. The single day-bed has a pull-out trundle underneath for a fourth person. Just lay your suitcase on the dressing table, hang up your mainland clothes, and get ready to enjoy a swim at the beach or in our garden pool. Only five minutes from Kailua Town for shopping centers and restaurants. Also close to Honolulu and Waikiki. Wi-Fi access is available in the studio. Covered parking: drive up, park your car and open the door to your Lanikai Vacation Home. (HI Tax ID #W01346316-01)

Teresa Johnston
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of paradise with us! This is a wonderful get away that truly feels like Hawai'i should.


Erica & Laurence from Olympia, WA
Aug 2018
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Lanikai Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have a neighborhood quiet period between 10:pm - 8:am.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes toilet, shower, vanity, washer/dryer, hair-dryer, iron, washer and dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The single day bed has a pull-out single transom underneath.
  • Queen Bed: Sleeps two. Day Bed: Single bed with a single pull-out transom bed underneath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lanikai Vacation Home is one block from small Lanikai beach at low tide (a tidal calendar is provided for the use of our guests,) and three short blocks away from large Lanikai beach, available at low or high tide. The studio is air-conditioned, or all the jalousie windows and glass doors can be opened for a wonderful Hawaiian breeze. Large washer & dryer. Decorative quilts and pillows. Covered parking right in front of studio door. Outside lighting. The pool is only shared by our small family and is available for the use of our guests all day. Easy to use kitchen, plus other electric appliances and utensils, glasses, cups, and dinner ware. We provide a complimentary taste of organic coffee, Hawaiian chocolate and a variety of local fruit. Outdoor dining on private porch for four under a 60+ year old Mango tree. Large desk and very comfortable beds! Total quiet privacy or get to know friendly family. Receive more for your rental investment at the Lanikai Vacation Home


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Wonderful week in Lanikai

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our week stay in Lanikai. The property was perfect for the three of us. It was extremely clean and included a fully stocked kitchen. The use of the washer and dryer was a great bonus. We made heavy use of the pool during our trip. The property has a great location. It is about a 5 minute walk to the beautiful Lanikai beach. It is about a 15 minute walk to Kailua Beach...or a quick 3 minute drive. Teresa could not have been more pleasant! She made sure we had all the comforts of home, including a lovely welcome basket. She made sure we were fully informed of any activity on the property (lawn guys and what not). This was a relaxing and memorable vacation. I cannot wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Gina, Scott & Sam to stay with us. And we are very grateful for their appreciation of the studio and pool garden. I find families with young kids enjoy the pool the most. Mahalo Gina, for your kindness!
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Cozy, quiet, and just right

  • 5 of 5

The reviews about Teresa’s kindness are right on. Very willing to be as helpful as you’d like or leave you to your own directions. Her place was easy to find and very clean. The parking was fine for the 4-door Jeep. It’s covered too, which was great during the couple of afternoon rains that occurred. I did need a 3-pt turn to get out of once or twice. No biggie whatsoever. Beats on paying resort parking costs or searching for somewhere on a road to park.

Two ceiling fans help move the air and the window ac unit near the bed cools the afternoon heat just fine. Plenty of nice utensils and cooking items, though I didn’t bother cooking (too many good places to eat near by). The pool was quite nice to come back too after a day on the beach.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place For Our Mother/Daughter Retreat

  • 5 of 5

My daughter flew into Honolulu from NZ and I, from Oregon, for a mother/daughter week. Lanikai is just outside Kahlua Town. We had no car, but the bus system is fantastic and took us everywhere ($2.75 all day pass, $2.00 senior all day pass), with the bus stop being only 1/2 block from our rental. Downtown Kailua is about 2.5 miles from the rental and has many shops/grocery stores/restaurants plus the Kailua Town beach which is hugely popular and especially busy on weekends. Arrive in Lanikai and you drive through a lovely neighborhood with beautiful homes and beach. The beach is accessed through many coves along the main road. As beach parking is more limited in the Lanikai neighborhood, the beach is busy, but less crowded. Our studio rental was part of a family home, and totally private. Teresa was a wonderful host, explaining the bus, giving restaurant recommendations, tide information. The queen bed was very comfortable, and my daughter said the daybed (with trundle) was comfortable, as well. The kitchen was well equipped. We chose to bring some prepared food back from Whole Foods so as to get on with our day, instead of cooking. The bathroom was generous in size, shower had good water pressure, and there was also a washer/dryer. Internet reception was very good, and television had many channels from which to choose. The studio had deck off the kitchen where I had my morning coffee and listened to the birds. Beach chairs were there for us, on the deck, and beach towels were also provided. The home had a lap pool (which is the feature photo of the home) surrounded by Teresa's carefully tended garden. Would we stay here again? Absolutely! We loved walking through the neighborhood and into town. My daughter was able to snorkel on the Lanikai beach. I loved waking early, walking down through the many coves, and taking photos of the sunrise. We were in paradise,, and we can't thank Teresa enough for sharing her property with us! Karen Hayes

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Home Away From Home - Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

This rental is the perfect place to hang your hat for a stay on the island of Oahu. The best beaches on the island (Kailua and Lanikai) are a short walk or quick drive away. It is also very close to Kailua which has shopping and great restaurants. The apartment was big enough for my family of 4 with two big teenage sons! The queen bed I slept on was super comfortable. If you need something, check all of the cupboards. Teresa probably has what you need in one of them. If you go shopping, you will not be given plastic bags. Bring them from home or borrow a reusable bag from the cupboard by the door! Don't forget to check out the pool. It was a perfect little oasis to relax in. The pictures you see of the property are very accurate, and the property was clean and well maintained. Teresa was such a gracious host during our stay. We had problems with our flight and arrived very late, but Teresa still greeted us and let us know that she would catch up with us another time so we could get settled and get to sleep. The airlines made us check our carry ons and lost them, so myself and my son had no clothes. Teresa even left me some clothes to wear in case I wanted to wash the clothing I was wearing until our situation was resolved. Having the washer and dryer was awesome! Teresa checked in on us to see if there was anything else she could do and if our situation was resolved. She also gave us great recommendations for places to eat and see. I would definitely recommend this rental and stay here again if I return to Oahu. The only tip I would add is to be careful how big of a car you rent. We had a Chevy Equinox and had enough room to maneuver in and out of the parking area. We were offered a much bigger luxury SUV at our car rental because of our flight issues and I'm glad I declined it. Getting that car in and out may have been impossible. Make sure you do the Makapu'u Lighthouse Trail and then take the scenic drive down that highway and stop at all the look outs. Such beauty. Manoa Falls in Honolulu and snorkeling in Hanama Bay was also fun. Go early to these places! Eat at least once at Cinnamon's. Mahalo, Teresa.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tonya, Mahalo for your lovely comments. You were such great guests! I'm glad you and your family enjoyed staying with us, despite the airlines misplacing your luggage. It is best to rent a small to midsize car in Hawaii. Since we live on an island, real estate comes at a premium and parking spaces are usually smaller. The covered parking spot for our guests usually takes a three to four point turn to back out of in order to exit the driveway. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us! Aloha, Teresa
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Perfect home away from home in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Quaint, charming, affordable and has everything you need! Teresa and her family were so inviting and pleasant, this studio offers everything you could possibly want in paradise! A close walk to the beach, your own lap pool surrounding by an amazing garden and bike ride in Kailua.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Jose, California

Cozy studio with every thing you need!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and our two kids (ages 7 and 5) stayed at the studio for 8 nights. While it was slightly on the smaller size for that many people it had everything we could need! Theresa has provided not only a comfortable place to say but a place that is well stocked both in the bathroom and in the kitchen. the bathroom is huge and has a washer/dryer which is ideal. Plenty of fans and AC too. The kids slept on the daybed/trundle and loved it. The location to the beach can't be beat. We rode bikes there daily. There was plenty of nature for them to see around the property so they had fun exploring. The pool was lovely. The temperature was perfect. Really refreshing and the kids liked taking beach breaks and going to the pool. We've stayed in Lanikai three times now and I'd say Theresa's lodging was the best overall of the three. I would definitely stay here again! Also Theresa was a very attentive and available host. We had PLENTY of privacy but she was on hand if you needed anything! :) Thanks for the lovely vacation Theresa!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lanikai Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Just one block from our driveway to the nearest Lanikai Beach right-of-way & three small blocks to the large Lanikai Beach; kayaking, boating, parasailing, biking, health/beauty spa; Lanikai Park with basketball court & swings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160

$2400/month available for a 1-year lease or longer.
Tax ID #W01346316-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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