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Tropical Vacation Home: Steps To Number 1 Beach!

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House of 5 Bedrms, 3 baths; private corner lot, 3 minute walk to beach

Enjoy this clean, quiet, private Hawaiian style single story home consisting of 5 Bedrooms on a large corner lot in exclusive Lanikai just two houses away from the nearest beach access. Wake up to the sounds of the ocean and birds. Large mature trees provide lots of shade to keep this property cool all day long. The property has a large yard, a hammock, a gas barbecue, lots of trees and is very private. The house has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and sleeps up to 10 people. The price for the entire house ranges from $595 depending on the length of stay and time of year. (7 night minimum). Holiday rates are different.

The house consists of three separate sections: a 3 bedroom/1 bathroom unit that sleeps up to six, and two studios each with 1 bathroom - all under one roof and one rental. There is an outdoor dining gazebo with LED lighting that seats 6 comfortably and a large covered lounging lanai with a sectional sofa, dining table, and kitchenette.

This home is rented to One party at One time. From 2-10 People.

The 3-bedroom section Includes a fully equipped kitchen with a full size refrigerator, large stainless steel sink, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster oven, electric burner, coffee maker, rice cooker, and a blender. Each bedroom has a queen bed, night stands, a wardrobe closet, and a dresser. The bathroom has two separate showers.

One of the studio unit has a separate entry, kitchenette, bathroom, and a queen size bed. This studio includes a large attached furnished enclosed lanai with a large microfiber couch, CD player, and a kitchen with stainless steel sink, microwave oven, blender, refrigerator/freezer, and stove/oven, and a dining table with chairs.

The other studio unit has its a separate entry, bathroom, kitchenette dining table with chairs and a queen size bed and a sofa bed. This studio has use of a washer & dryer; iron with ironing board; hair dryer The kitchenette has a stainless steel sink, microwave oven, toaster oven, blender, full size refrigerator/freezer.

More Details

Mackenzie Doka
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Mackenzie Doka

As a child growing up in Orange County, I was fortunate that my parents took us to Hawaii every summer. We visited Lanikai Beach regularly. What a hidden gem Lanikai was at the time. I made it a goal to buy a home there one day. After living in several rentals in Lanikai, I finally found an empty lot in 1995. I sold my company in 1996 (the largest food business in Orange County owned by a woman at the time) and moved to Hawaii and built my dream home a year later.

Mackenzie Doka purchased this house in 2008

Why Mackenzie Doka chose Lanikai

During the 80's, I was saddened to learn that many of the original Lanikai residents were selling their homes for financial reasons, and their old houses were being replaced with brand new buildings. I've always thought that some of these homes were so charming that Lanikai was losing a little bit of its Hawaiian character with the razing of each home. When this property came up for sale, I knew that it would be ideal as a rental just the way it was. It was only 3 houses away from our home, so keeping an eye on the property would be no problem. I love its corner lot location, abundant trees, and the entire property reminds me of old Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

Although the house has been remodeled, much of the charming original elements remain including the sliding wood and glass patio doors and the cabinetry. It is located at the far end of Lanikai and therefore has less traffic and noise... very quiet and private. The grounds are ideal for large family gatherings.

It is also just a 3 minute walk to our favorite beach cove and about 12 minutes to the world famous Lanikai Beach.

The new covered outdoor lanai is a hit with all our guests. With a large microfiber modular couch, kitchenette, dining table, ceiling fans, and a bamboo wall screen, it is a great place to hang out and relax listening to the birds and the ocean.


Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 bedroom portion of the house has one bathroom. The two studio units each have a bathroom for a total of 5 bathrooms in the house.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Queen size Beds (5), Baby Cribs (2), Sofa Bed (1) in Unit 3... also 2 futons available
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Ceiling fans in each room, newly added large enclosed furnished lanai, 3 separate dining areas. Use of double kayak, surfboard, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, beach chairs/equipment, beach towels, bath towels, coffee on arrival, maps Can hear the sounds of the ocean.


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Tropical Vacation Home: Steps To Number 1 Beach!
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews

Best place to stay if you love the beaches at Lanikai!

  • 4 of 5

Recently spent 5 nights and 6 days in this vacation home early in December to celebrate two 30th birthdays with some friends. The home itself is quite large, with two smaller studios attached to the main house. The outside lounge space is perfect for groups to hang out at after a long day out adventuring around Oahu. However, because it's an open space, there are a bunch of tiny mosquitoes, so be sure to bring bug spray or a citronella candle if you plan on spending a lot of time in that area. Lots of different areas in the house to host a large family or group of friends. However, this is in a quiet neighborhood, so night gatherings are best held inside the main portion of the house. The best part about the home is the location! You are about a 10 minute walk from one of the best beaches on the island! My friends and I took this trek everyday and enjoyed the beauty of Lanikai for hours. Warning! My friend and I both got stung by bees on the beach, so be careful where you step! Seems like the bees were all over the beach in the sand, so beware. Overall a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Lanikai Palms to celebrate my parents' 40th wedding anniversary and on top of that it was my parents' first time ever visiting Hawaii. The house is in a quiet neighborhood right near Lanikai Beach and was roomy enough for my large family (9 adults and 3 small children). We had such an amazing time there and made some wonderful memories. Lori is such a wonderful host and was super helpful with recommendations for the area.

The only con was that the weather was so hot while we were there and only one room had AC. Other than that we loved staying here and would love to stay again in the future! Thank you Lori for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and a beautiful beach

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I made a last minute trip to Oahu and got lucky that Lanikai Palms was available. We really enjoy being close to Lanikai and Kailua. The house is stocked with everything you need from the new BBQ grill to beach chairs. We hit some rainy weather but still had a great time exploring the area and coming back to a comfy place. Lori has lots of good information about Lanikai and the surrounding area.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Perfect spot for a Family holiday vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and I (3 kids) stayed in the single story private house steps away from the beach for Thanksgiving! It slept us all comfortably, an ample amount of beach toys, kayaks and space outside to enjoy the weather. Very nice patio or lanai in hawaiian is comfortable and we grilled and had quality time as a family. Lori was helpful with any further accommodations we needed. I will definitely stay here in the future. It was amazing for the kids, my husband and I had quality time, and the beauty of Lanikai doesn't get any better!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san diego, california

What A Great Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family get away in october, there were 7 adults and 3 kids and the home was perfect! there was a lot of space and the home was supplied with everything you would need! The outdoor bbq gathering area was great, we really enjoyed all being together in this home, it was hard to leave! The location was perfect in Lanikai. The beach there is breath taking and the small town just a few minutes away (kailua) is a really cool town with lots of shops and restaurants. We got out to sight see everyday, but found lanikai to be our favorite spot! This property is highly recommended for families of all ages, it really is a great place to vacation together with a lot of space.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Room for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

We had a diverse group of several families staying together for first time. It worked very well as Lanikai Palms has a lot of different places for groups and individuals to find their own space. The kitchen and outdoor BBQ got lots of use and worked perfectly for the group. Multiple microwaves and coffeemakers in different places helped too. Great chill location in Laniai, yet close to Kailua for everything you could need. We toured Oahu extensively and never hit traffic -- one hour to Waimea either way you go. A real treat to stay in such a traditional Hawaiian home with bamboo and breezes to keep us cool and beautiful plantings providing privacy from the road. Bob and Lori responded well whenever we needed anything.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Pali Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Pali Highway
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Lanikai (small) beach
Car: recommended

Within walking distance to Lanikai beach and hiking trail. Lanikai access road provides safe and private walking / jogging lane. Kailua gym provides many activities including competitive badminton.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $425
Damage Deposit $500

-Rates ..From $195/night (for studio unit) to $595/night (for 5 bedroom/3 bath house)
-Can rent 1 to 5 Bedrooms, and 1 to 3 bathrooms; call owner for details.
-Minimum Stay 5 Nights
-Additional 13.95% Tax Charge on Rent
-Additional Cleaning Fees: $425 for 5 bedrooms / 3 baths; call for other configurations
-Rates Subject To Change

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.