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Little Yellow Cottage: Steps to Lanikai Beach

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,000 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 5 - 10 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (sleeps a maximum of four persons)

Nestled in the beachside residential community of Lanikai in Kailua, this home is well appointed with all the creature comforts of a home away from home. It is a separate and distinct 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath cottage. Upstairs is a full kitchen and a living/dining area as well as a convenient half bath. Downstairs are two bedrooms: the master with a queen-sized bed and the second one with two twins. Both share a jack and jill full bathroom. The home is fully furnished, including a TV, books, games, toys as well as beach towels, linens, and an initial supply of paper products and soaps.

The front porch opens out to a very large monkey pod tree, spanning two properties and home to songbirds (manu mele) - our morning serenade!!

It is only a five to seven minute walk to the world famous Lanikai beach, the best swimming beach in all of Hawai’i. The town of Kailua is a seven minute drive, making us close to shopping, some great restaurants and the Kailua Beach Center that rents kayaks and other ocean toys. The property is managed by a long-term resident of Hawaii.

For security reasons, tax numbers are available upon request.


Keywords: separate single family home

More Details

Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2018

About Nancy

I arrived on Oahu in 1990 to teach at the University of Hawaii in the Department of Art and Art History. Twenty-seven years later, I'm still here enjoying the Hawaiian way of life.

Nancy purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Nancy chose Lanikai

I'm living in a welcoming beach community only a few minutes from one of the world's most beautiful beaches.

What makes this cottage unique

Hawaii weather, beach, tropical rain forests, great owners, life enthusiasts!!!!


Lanikai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The little yellow cottage is in a quiet residential neighborhood, and the Guests are expected to conduct themselves in a quiet and respectful manner.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The main bathroom is used by both bedrooms. It has a bathtub/shower arrangement which works well for both adults and little ones.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen-sized Bed (1) The queen bed is in the comfortable master suite. Twin or Single Beds (2) We have two twin beds in the 2nd bedroom. Baby Pack n'Play (1).
  • Books
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • 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
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Please check out the pictures. The little yellow cottage has a beautiful 'rain forest' setting, within a short walking distance to one of the world's best beach.


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Little Yellow Cottage: Steps to Lanikai Beach
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Lovely place to stay! Quiet, and just a short walk to the most beautiful beach! Hope to return next year

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location in Lanikai

  • 5 of 5

My family loved our stay in the cottage. It had plenty of room for me and my wife and our two boys, 10 and 7. We loved the peacefulness of the property and waking up to the sound of birds. Everything you need to enjoy your trips to the beach is provided. We spent long days exploring the island but loved the easy short walk to Lanikai Beach and the short drive to stores and restaurants in Kailua. Nancy was a great host. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very welcoming and well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

The yellow cottage is like a tiny home and has everything you need to enjoy your stay! Nancy is a great hostess and kindly made suggestions about events in the area based on our interests. The beach chairs, boogie boards and towels were enjoyed by all! While there, be sure to rise early and walk down to the beach for the sunrise as the views are stunning. Mahalo, Nancy!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place quiet neighborhood, clean inside and out. Comfortable bedding, well furnished

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyable spot a couple blocks from the beach in a quiet neighborhood.

Low key and comfortable.

We enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was in a great location and was clean and quiet. Nancy is a wonderful host and is so helpful. I would highly recommend this lovely place to anyone looking to stay near Lanikai.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice clean yellow cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nancy was helpful. Check in time was early and offered for us to stay later.

Really nice lady. Yellow cottage sits in back of the property very peaceful.

Was exceptionally clean . Had everything you would need as kitchen and bath ,

Walk to beach was not to long. Nice suburb area to walk through. If driving parking was not to bad.

Lanai Kai is a beautiful beach. Great snorkeling. calm waters

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Car: recommended

Our most unique activity is just swimming in the calm, reef-protected Pacific Ocean at Lanikai beach, only a 5-7 minute walk from the little yellow. Down the road at the beach center, more fun can be had by renting kayaks, stand-up paddle boards as well as a bicycle or two!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $270

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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