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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Sleeps From 6-8 in three bedrooms and an upstairs studio with fold-out couch

Mermaid's Hideaway: Come and getaway where the ever-elusive Mermaids love to stay.

Casual cottage/beach bungalow style with Hawaiian and oceanic decorative touches throughout. Sitting well above the rest, this home offers panoramic views from nearly every room. Relax on the expansive 700 sq ft deck as the tradewinds roll off of the ocean to keep you cool outside.

World famous Lanikai Beach is about a 300 meter/5 minute walk, just over a city block away with easy public access.

Come hideaway in a quiet & cozy neighborhood that boasts jogging, biking, hiking and fun in the sun....private feeling, conveniently close to the beach, but just a bit set back to give quiet and privacy on days when it is busier on the beachfront.

Caretaker lives nearby for responsive service. Neighborhood is quiet and residential, so a premium is placed on mellow, respectful and neighborly guests. House is a main floor and upper level -- separate downstairs 2 BR/2 BA apartment unit is empty, but may be available to add to this reservation for additional cost. Would sleep 4 additional. Inquire.

Property not appropriate for parties, reunions, large family gatherings, receptions, wedding gatherings, etc. due to limited parking (2 spots) and noise concerns. Property has strict 8 person guest limit, generally 6 adults is the comfortable maximum with youngsters on the fold out sofabed.

Calendar is kept private in the interest of security and tenant privacy - please inquire about dates. Pricing is seasonal. Use web quoting for pricing.

Rates subject to additional Hawaii Taxes (GET & TAT) of 14.92% (Honolulu County) and VRBO's service fee. Please use pricing tool to get an accurate sense of booking costs. Due to zoning laws, only one rental each 30 days is allowed in this exclusive neighborhood.

Christmas rentals require a 13 day minimum stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Terri Watson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2nd Floor master bathroom - Full bath, tub-shower, toilet in separate room
    Main floor shared bathroom - Full bathroom with shower for first floor use
  • The upstairs bathroom is an ensuite full bath with separate toilet area. This serves the single master bedroom on the second floor. On the first floor, a hall bath serves the 2 downstairs bedrooms and the common area. It is a shower (no tub) bathroom, but has about a 12" "curb" to step over and into the shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main floor oceanside - 1 king
    2nd Floor Master bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open study/TV room with Full size sofa bed best for kids
    Main floor rear bedroom - 1 queen , This bedroom adjacent to hall bathroom
  • 2 BR with King Beds on main/first floor Master Bedroom Upstairs King Bed 1 2d floor open study/TV room with fold out double sofa-bed best for kids.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
One Block away from Beautiful Lanikai Beach -- all the beauty and access with the added benefit of being one block away, elevated on the hillside with stunning views, and extra quiet.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5789475 based on 19 reviews
Bayfield, Ontario, Canada

Lanikai stay at Mermaid’s cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely location. Beautiful set up on the deck to enjoy the vista. Comfortable accommodations with lots of windows and amazing view. Two weeks went far too quickly, but we enjoyed every minute. Kimi was amazing, looking after our needs and requests. Thank you Mermaids cottage, Kailua town and Hawai’i... no ka oi

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location close to beach.

  • 4 of 5

Great location close to beach, so nice to walk and not need to find parking. Beautiful view,

managers were very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a fabulous time staying in the property. We came with our four adult children. House was very clean and welcoming. The view from the lanai is spectacular and we spent many mornings and evenings taking it all in. Beach access is very close. We highly recommend this home for any family like ours.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyable stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a great time staying here. The house has a nice beach cottage feel with incredible views and a killer deck. We loved hiking Pill Box trail, walking to the beach (thanks for the beach chairs!), surfing and stand up paddle boarding at Kailua (there’s a place to rent bikes and boards not far from the house). Fave restaurants in town were Kono’s, Uahi, Buzz’s, and Hibachi - epic poke. Heads up that the living area is on the top floor, so if the lanai is wet from rain the kitchen and dining rooms become the common area. Thanks for a great stay!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a wonderful and relaxing property!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I completely enjoyed this property. It is so peaceful and relaxing. Also, you cannot beat the oceanview from the deck! I wanted to sleep in on vacation, but I woke myself up to watch the sunrise from that deck - just because it's that beautiful. Also, we enjoyed using the gas grill and having bbqs on the deck. We all loved the fact that we could walk 5 minutes down the hill to Lanikai beach. It seemed like a hassle to find street parking near that beautiful beach. The house itself had every amenity that we needed for one week. If you leave the windows open, the breeze feels so nice throughout the house. Also, it was so nice to have beach chairs, umbrellas, beach towels, rafts, and boogie boards at the house. It was also convienent to have an outdoor shower head to rinse sand off before coming inside the house. Terri, the house manager, was so nice and accommodating. She really made sure that we were all comfortable during the week. I will definitely stay at this property again! Worth every penny!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We've learned that great guests create great experiences --- we truly loved having your wonderful and gracious family visiting, you really brought the Aloha!, We truly look forward to a time you might return --- make it soon! Terri.
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Wonderful retreat with fabulous view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and comfortable home in great location. Loved the view! Also appreciated how responsive Terri was in answering our questions.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Nina - It sure was great to have your group at this property. It's always fun to meet folks that are both nice and super great visitors. Thanks for the care you took of the home! Terri
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Lanikai Beach
Maui Mike's Fire-Roasted Chicken
Chicken Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Yamas Mediterranean Cuisine
Mediterranean Restaurant
Kim Chee Restaurant
Korean Restaurant
Round Table Pizza
Pizza Restaurant
Saigon Noodle House
Vietnamese Restaurant
Waipuna Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
The Food Company
American Restaurant
Yen Yen Chinese Cuisine
Chinese Restaurant
Kalapawai Market
Bob's Pizzeria
Bob's Pizzeria
Pizza Restaurant
Hi Fit Nutrition
India Bazaar Madras Curry
Indian Restaurant
K and K Bar B-Que Inn
Barbecue Restaurant
Bellows Air Force Station
Ninja Sushi
Saeng's Thai Cuisine
Thai Restaurant
Noboru Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Bella Bistro
India Cafe Indian Restaurant & Catering
Indian Restaurant
Maui Tacos
Mexican Restaurant
Pieology Pizzeria, Kailua
Pizza Restaurant
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Hamburger Restaurant
Boots & Kimo's
Hawaiian Restaurant
Jamba Juice Kailua Village Shops
Juice Shop
Grylt Kailua
부� 앤키모스
Morning Brew
Coffee Shop
Mahaloha Burger
Hawaiian Restaurant
Crepes No Ka 'Oi
The Curb Kailua
Coffee Shop
Mexico Lindo
Mexican Restaurant
Bowles Burritos
Mexican Restaurant
California Pizza Kitchen at Kailua Town Center
Pizza Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nalu Health Bar & Cafe
Health Food Restaurant
Aloha Salads
Salad Shop
Hale Kealoha Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Bee & Tea
Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
Vietnamese Restaurant
Champa Thai of Kailua
Thai Restaurant
Hawaiian Restaurant
Miyoshi Ramen
Chinese Restaurant
Buona Sera
Italian Restaurant
Times Coffee Shop
Coffee Shop
Mexican Restaurant
Anuenue Exquisite Tea
Beto's Taco Truck
Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Mid Pacific Country Club
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Car: recommended

Farmers markets Thursday morning, Sundays in nearby Kailua proper. Horseback riding available in Waimanalo just 20 minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $375 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.91%

Rates not final until reservation confirmed.
Cancellation policy spelled out in full in rental agreement, in summary - 60 day notice of cancellation required for full refund. 30-60 days 50% refunded. Inside of 30 days - refund only if replacement renter found. If you are booking inside of the 60-day notice window and have concerns about the cancellation policy, please contact us to discuss your situation.
Hawaii State Tax ID # GE-157-258-9568-01

Manager'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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