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Beach-side/2min walk, Upscale Studio-Cottage, Pool, Hottub, Kayak, W/D, WiFi, AC

Bedrooms Studio
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Beach-side studio cottage, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2, private and upscale

TAT # W 03641910-01

Limited booking availability applies and is compliant with all applicable zoning by-laws.

EMAIL FOR SPECIALS! This property requires a signed rental contract to confirm reservations.

As you open the gate, you enter your own personal private retreat, lush lawns, swaying palm trees, the soothing sound of water falls. This beautiful Lanikai beachside property has a truly welcoming and unique setting and you, as our treasured guest, have the opportunity to share this exceptional property with us, the owners.

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, and 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 to one side and the adjoining common pool area to the other side. You will find an outside dining table and chairs; a hammock nestled inside a tree; a BBQ and private hot tub just for you to enjoy. The cottage is tastefully decorated. 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 kitchenette has granite counters (resembling sand on a beach) and a full-size refrigerator. 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 countertops. The cottage is not visible from the main house and feels like its very own 'little house'. Tall hedges ensure privacy and a ready supply of beach equipment make frequent trips to the beach easy. The use of two kayaks is available to guests. We treasure our property as a 'retreat' and trust that you will too! The cottage is best suited for guests looking for quiet upscale vacation accommodation. We do not cater to guests expecting to entertain visitors (local or visiting friends and family staying at other accommodations). 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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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. We are already planing our next month-long getaway".

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 cottage we’ve rented for a summer month in Kailua, and the fourth in Lanikai. In terms of sheer loveliness, cottage and garden, it is honestly my favorite among the cottages 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 cottage is clean and well equipped - it is definitely a home, not just a rental accommodation, and perfect for a monthly stay. 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 cottage. It is such a beautiful, peaceful, wonderful spot. You have created something very special. I am so happy that we chose to rent your cottage for our summer month stay in Kailua. It was perfect for us!'

Louise, Bedford, MA, 4.3.10

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

This property is a 'Shangri-La'! Come back from the beach and walk into a cool yard and house, tucked away, private and serene.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

Beach-side/2min walk, Upscale Studio-Cottage, Pool, Hottub, Kayak, W/D, WiFi, AC
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

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: Oct 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: Apr 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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Banyan Hideaway Cottage Oasis

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our one week stay at Banyan Hideaway Cottage In April 2017. The property is located in a very peaceful and tranquil setting

with both privacy and access to a private lanai and lagoon. The studio cottage is designed with a polynesian flair and well equipped for our stay, including kayaks, beach chairs, boogie boards, etc. We enjoyed the close proximity (walking distance) to the beautiful Lanikai Beach. Gudrun and Robert are incredible hosts, accommodating our special needs as well as providing us guidance for things to do during our vacation. Banyan Hideaway Cottage is a hidden gem and one that we play to visit again. Thank You for a wonderful time! Sandy and Dave

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Washington DC

Banyan Tree Beauty

  • 5 of 5

We highly recommend this rental cottage. It is ideally suited for a couple or individual seeking quiet and privacy. The cottage is tastefully decorated in local Hawaiian style; it includes a well appointed kitchen and brand new w/d. The property has lovely grounds with a tropical swimming pool. The rental includes a private back yard, gas bbq, hot tub, hammock, covered settee, hot tub , great reading library and a magnificent banyan tree. The superb location is a block from the beach ( the owners have a full array of beach equipment including kayaks). The owners are available to assist yet are very respectable of the renters privacy. Kailua is accessible to Waikiki for those seeking the nightlife. We were happy with the local restaurants,, proximity to golf courses, manageable bike riding and running routes. We will return.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just love, love, love!!

  • 5 of 5

We were first-timers in Oahu and really wanted to have accommodations that were not all commercialized yet on or near the beach. This is a perfect little hide-away we called our "Love Shack". Obviously, so much more than a shack. Perfect upkeep, cozy, private, and a hot tub we definitely used after much sight-seeing! Private deck and beautifully landscaped surroundings. Our landlords were the best, concerned for our needs and comfort. If we ever find our way back, this is where I'd want to stay again! Thanks for a wonderful stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Car: recommended

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


Rates & Availability

Lanikai Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2017
Sep 10 2016 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Hawaii utility surchange $29 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
cleaning $115 + Tax
property fee $32 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Reservation deposit 25% due at booking with remainder due 60 days prior to check in
13.962% Hawaii state tax TAT # W 03641910-01 due on rental amount
$115 cleaning fee plus GE Tax of 4.712% due on all other fees
$200 fully refundable security deposit
Property complies with City and County of Honolulu regulations.

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Lanikai Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Building Type:
  • cottage
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 queen , murphy bed
  • high quality mattress
  • Books
  • Television
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor 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
Smoking allowed outdoors only.

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