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Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 6 - 13 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.

More Details

Property Manager
Terri Watson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 23, 2017


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.


Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • 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
    Main floor rear bedroom - 1 king
    2nd Floor Study - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Open study/TV room with Qeen sofa bed for 2
  • 2 BR with King Beds Master Bedroom Upstairs King Bed 1 2d floor study/TV room with fold out double sofa-bed
  • 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! 4.5/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5333333 based on 15 reviews

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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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I has lived in Kailua for many years so it was a dream to be able to come back and spend 10 days on a perch overlooking the Mokes and the turquoise blue waters of Lanikai.

Mermaid Hideaway is a perfect spot, less than a 5 minute walk to the beach but a world away from the hussle and bustle of the loop.

Our hosts Harry and Barbara were extremely accommodating and caretaker Terri was phenomenal, bending over backwards to make our stay as amazing as the view!

The place has everything you need to feel at home. We absolutely loved everything about our stay. This is a MUST!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sharon - and as is always the case, a great guest makes for a great stay. We're so glad it worked out for you, and thanks for great communication and follow up! - Terri
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Edmonton, Canada

Lovely Compromise - Beauty and the Beach

  • 4 of 5

Lanikai is a lovely beach in general, but specifically for snorkeling. We were three 65 year old, quite active couples.The owners had this property for sale at the time, but held off any showings for the week we were there. Kim was very helpful with some of the problems we encountered such as needing lounge chairs and replacing cracked boogey boards. The property was clean and, as others have said, we found ourselves spending much of our time on the huge deck. If it were still on the market we would come back.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks John - We are so glad you enjoyed your stay, and appreciate your review! You might be interested to learn that the property has been removed from sale and is back full time on the rental market! (Come again!) Terri
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Great home away from home. THE VIEWS FROM THIS PLACE ARE INCREDIBLE!!!

  • 4 of 5

Caretakers were great to work with. Very easy to communicate with and answered any questions we had promptly. Thanks for everything Kimi and Terri. Mahola!! Gave us perfect instructions so we found the place no problem at 1:30am!! Woke up to an absolutely amazing view!! There were seven of us here, and there was plenty of room. Ran into each other a bit in the kitchen but that happens at home too! We loved sitting out on the large deck, my husband and I had our morning coffee out on the upper deck off the bedroom every morning and just stared out at the view. Actually any time we were at home we were sitting up on "our" deck. Beach towels were provided, boogie boards and beach chairs were there for our use. Only a short walk to Lankai beach. We were very sad to leave. House was very comfortable. Our first time in Hawaii and it was truly an amazing and unforgettable vacation. Will definitely be coming back to this area.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for such a great review - and greater thanks for being such incredibly wonderful guests. We really enjoyed your stay here. Kimi and Terri
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We loved this place

  • 5 of 5

Not sure where the 1-star review about this place came from. Someone had a bad day? This place is really great. The home is a comfortable beach-chic bungalow feel with nice bedrooms, some cool retro tiling in the bathrooms, and a cozy kitchen and common area hangout. But the lanai is best and where we wanted to spend all our time --- well, when not at the absolutely AMAZING beach! It's a short one block walk away, and nice to be a little away from the crowds with our private and majestic views. The information pre-trip, the greeting and briefing, and the responsiveness during our stay by the caretaker was great. (We needed some more paper products) Definitely coming back next year, bringing friends.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Loved having you, and look forward to next year!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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