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Lanikai, 2 min walk to Beach, AC, WiFi, Pool, Hot tub, Kayaks

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 30 nights


About the property

House, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (Sleeps 5 to 6)

TAT # 124-185-8048-01

Please note: Booking is limited to comply with applicable by-laws. This property requires a signed rental contract to confirm reservations.

Walk through the entry gate, and find yourself in the middle of your own private personal resort. A lush tropical yard greets you as you walk past swaying palm trees to the front door of this unique Lanikai beach side home. The professionally landscaped property creates a welcoming, cool and private setting even on hot summer days. There is a tree house tucked inside the roots of the tree for the younger folks (and those young at heart). You just might have trouble pulling yourself (and the kids) away to get over to world famous Lanikai Beach with its powder-soft sand. But when you do, we'll make it easy for you with a ready supply of beach towels, beach equipment and a wide assortment of sand toys for the kids. This combined with this property's beach-side location, makes enjoying frequent trips to the beach a highlight. When you do come back to "your home away from home", take a dip in the beach-entry pool, or relax in your own private hot tub.

We are looking forward to sharing our "little piece of paradise" with you!

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 a quick two-minute walk away. Take in the incredible scenery as you enter the beach, spend endless hours relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, 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 ridge line behind Lanikai for scenic vistas in all directions. Lanikai is also favored for its one-way loop circling through this beach side community, inviting joggers, mom's with their strollers, and people out for a walk.

The home is one of the last few Hawaiian style beach cottages offering its guests an exceptional setting and truly Hawaiian vacation experience. It is tastefully decorated. There are two master bedroom suites and all of the bedrooms have air-conditioning and a TV. The kitchen has marble counters and modern appliances. Hardwood floors throughout are easy on your barefoot feet. The house has an open floor-plan which is ideal for island-style living and delights with a casual elegance. It even boasts a rare fireplace (for Hawaii!!).

We welcome families with children. The yard is a child's paradise! However, we do not cater to guests expecting to entertain visitors (local or visiting friends and family staying at other accommodations). This property is suitable for a quiet vacation accommodation for registered guests. The home 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. Paradise awaits!!

More Details

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
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Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About owner

We are a local family happy to share our little piece of paradise with you!

owner purchased this house in 1998

Why owner chose Lanikai

Our home is modern, yet is a little piece of Hawaii of "yesteryear" era and charm rare to find these days. And, Lanikai beach with its powdery soft sand is unbeatably beautiful!

What makes this house unique

...a hop and a skip away from the beach without any hills or busy roads to manage :) makes trips to the beach a highlight. This property is a 'Shangri-La'! Come back from the beach and walk into a cool yard and house, tucked away, private and serene.


Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed ...
  • We treasure our property as a "retreat". This property is therefore only suitable for a quiet vacation accommodation for registered guests.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Travel crib (1) available. The 3rd bedroom is most suitable for two children or one adult.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air-conditioning in the bedrooms only; no central air. Our pool has a beach-entry design and is heated by solar panels. We cater to families and while our max. occupancy is 6, we generally do not accept more than 5 adults (with the remainder needing to be children). For guest convenience, we have an onsite caretaker available who resides in a detached cottage on the opposite end of this over 1/3 acre property. House and cottage do not share any amenities (except for the garage), have a separate entrance and are separated by a fence.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful, tranquil and private. This is a piece of heaven.

  • 5 of 5

The frist morning waking up in this beautiful home was a dream come true for my husband and I. Frist thought I had was I have stepped right into the pictures I have been looking at for months. No false news here! Lol!

Robert and Gudrun are wonderful and considerate host family. It truly was our home among friends for 2 blessed weeks.

The hot tub was absolutely perfect after long days of soaking in all Oahu has to offer. Lanikai and Kialua are both beautiful beaches and areas to call home base, so cozy and inviting. The Aloha way is lived out here. Beach is just mins walking. We did rent a car for all day trips elsewhere. Bike rentals are available. This was our first Home Away experience and it will be hard to beat and will always hold a special spot in our hearts!❤🌴󝀼󞬺

Mahalo Robert and Gudrun!!

Aloha, til next time!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unique, Tropical

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Everything was as described on the site. Owner was really nice, place was beautiful and the beach was a short walk away.

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tropical Oasis

  • 5 of 5

Amazing stay, you go through the gates and feel as though you are in another world. Beautiful gardens and cottage, all your needs are met. We were thrilled to be guests.

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Most Wonderful Studio Ever

  • 5 of 5

We visited Oahu and enjoyed so much our accommodations. The Studio was perfect for a vacation for a couple... not set up for more than that in our opinion. The owners, Robert and Gudrun couldn't have been more wonderful toward us; so warm, friendly and desirous that we have a perfect stay with them. The bathroom and kitchen had everything we needed to prepare a meal, as we are the kind of folks that like to have breakfast and/or lunch in rather than to spend time waiting in line for restaurants early in the day. There are too many things we wanted to se. We enjoyed eating out on the private deck most mornings. The queen-sized Murphy bed was very comfortable as was the couch. Did not require the air conditioning as the weather was kind of cool while we were there. Good television watching options and the internet connection was good as well. We enjoyed the hot tub. It was a great for relaxation after such a long flight and after long days sightseeing in beautiful Hawaii! The heated pool we could share with the owners was beautiful and the cabana and yard was very inviting. The beach access was just a short walk from the house and the beach there was very nice! The neighborhood was beautiful as were the views. A great plus is that there was also a washer and dryer on the property and we were able to park our vehicle in the garage. We were exceptionally pleased with our stay and would recommend that anyone check out this property for their vacation!If we ever return to Oahu we'll be here if it's available!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cologne, Germany

Paradise away from Cologne, Germany

  • 5 of 5

This cottage delivers everything that has been promised in the ad. Everything looked exactly like the pictures, all amenities were provided, clean and working properly. The landlords are lovely, welcoming and were on the premises at all times so we could ask for favors and any question which they answered always immediately and with patience. If you want a good rest, enjoy pure nature and love the fact that you have to walk to the beach just one block: this is the perfect spot to stay. My husband and I enjoyed every single minute and have planned to come back next spring already. At first I thought there would be no need for a hottub but after snorkeling at Lanikai beach - where you are able to see an amazing variety of fishes!! - on a little cooler afternoon it is the right thing to warm up again. The kitchen is small but offers every device you need, even a two flame cooker - although most of the times we used the Weber-BBQ in the secluded part of the backyard that belongs exclusively to the cottage. In addition we were welcomed to use the beautiful pool and the little pretty gazebo in the main stunning garden in the evenings to unwind. Thanks to Christiane and her husband for having us as guests - we will be back soon!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Week in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

If your going to visit Oahu and want to avoid the big city (Honolulu) then this is the "sweet spot". The surrounding landscaping of the cottage is outstanding - a very tropical setting. The cottage itself is perfect for a couple. It has a very functional floor plan with lots of character and is very clean. One has their own little private backyard with a deck, table, hammock and a very nice hot tub. One also has free excess to the saltwater pool and the large Tiki-like structure. The owners were very friendly and gave one plenty of space and privacy, yet when asked for information were very helpful. The beach gear (snorkels, umbrellas, towels, kayaks) was a value added bonus as one was only short walk to beautiful Lanikai Beach!

  • Submitted: May 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Lanikai ridge line with its pill boxes is a favorite with hikers, offering a stunning view.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

property fee $175 + Tax
cleaning $450 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 14.96%

Email for extended stay rate info; 50% Reservation Deposit at time of booking; Full payment 90 days before check in;
$450 Cleaning Fee (plus 4.71% GE tax), Extended stay requires a mid-stay cleaning. A 14.962% Hawaii State TAT # W 03641910-01 is in addition to nightly rates quoted.
Please note: This property complies with all City and County of Honolulu regulations.
We treasure our property as a "retreat". This property is therefore only suitable for a quiet vacation accommodation for registered guests. There is a resident cat on the property.

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.

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