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Bedrooms 5
Space 2,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 10 - 14 nights


About the property

Sleeps 10 adults in 5 bedrooms & an upstairs studio with foldout bed for kids

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

RENTAL SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGED APRIL 2018: Full House now for rent (includes downstairs unit), minimum stay length increased.

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 has a main entry-level floor with two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom and laundry room. The uppermost level has the Master Bedroom and full bath and also has an adjacent studio area with office/TV viewing area and pull-out couch.

There is also an entry from the main level to a lower level apartment. This level hosts Bedroom #5 and #6 and two more full bathrooms. It also has a full second kitchen, dining and living/TV area, and a second laundry room. This lower level has a separate second entry from the street if the upper and lower unit groups would like a bit of separation. The lower area has an ocean view lanai that runs the length of the unit.

There is off-street parking for two medium size vehicles adjacent to the main level entry. Renters of this unit are limited to two vehicles in total. On street parking in front of this unit is not permitted for renters or guests.

Property not appropriate for parties, reunions, large family gatherings, receptions, wedding gatherings, etc. due to limited parking (2 spots) and noise concerns. Property not appropriate for having more than a few local guests or family visit due to parking concerns.Property has strict 10 person guest limit, generally 10 adults in 5 beds is the comfortable maximum with 1-2 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 14.91% (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.

We encourage longer term rentals. Rentals 2-3 months or longer please inquire for custom pricing.

Christmas rentals require a 14 day minimum stay.

More Details

Property Manager
Terri Watson
Member since: 2009
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
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 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: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • 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 ...
  • Elevator
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 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
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level full bathroom part of Bedroom #6
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Lower Level Full bath off lower living area
  • 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. The lower level suite area with full kitchen and laundry has two full bathroom. The ensuite bathroom has a tub/shower. The other off the living area has a full bath and shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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 king , This bedroom adjacent to hall bathroom
    Main floor oceanside - 1 king , Main floor bedroom with Patio door to large main floor deck
    Lower unit Bedroom 5 - 1 king , Lower level bedroom with patio door to lower ocean view deck
    Lower Unit Bedroom 6 - 1 king , Lower level bedroom with ensuite bath and patio door todeck
  • 2 BR with King Beds on main/first floor Master Bedroom Upstairs King Bed An upstairs 2nd floor open study/TV room with fold out double sofa-bed best for kids. A lower level living area accessible by interior stairs from main floor has an additional two bedrooms with king beds.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • 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.


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(23 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.5652175 based on 23 reviews

Gorgeous view!

  • 5 of 5

The 3-story house perched on a hill , 1 block from Lanikai beach and 1 block below the Pill box trail (although the trail will be closed for the next 2 months for repair; the alternate route @ Po'o Po'o lane is harder but equally beautiful). We love the home - its location and view. Air conditioning & wifi is excellent. Terri and Kim are very gracious and helpful. We will definitely rent this home again...hopefully longer next time. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this well appointed home for a week. It was located close to the sights we wanted to see. and was only a 5 min walk to the beach ( if even that) . We utilized the Deck a lot because of the fabulous lanai This is where we had Coffee every morning for of the view and to watch the sun rise.There were 6 of us and the house was big enough for us all. There were beach chairs,cooler,boogie boards and many other items for us to use. Thank you Kim and Terri We will be back !!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view from the house was great as was the beach access.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time and would stay there again

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Kathy - enjoyed having you and hope that you had a great trip home!
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Amazing view and great location

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at this house for our family reunion. We truly loved the view, as everyone else has said. We also appreciated the sense of space. With 5 adults and 1 child, we felt the space was roomy while allowing for lots of casual and leisurely family interaction.

The location was just superb. Its proximity to the ocean made it easy for everyone to enjoy the beach in ways that suits them without having to coordinate with the whole group. For example, it got windy and cloudy on a few days during our stay, so some of us just went for a 30-minute walk on the beach, or a 20-minute swim in the ocean, or some combination thereof, and then returned to the house to enjoy the view, when the brave ones stayed in the water for the whole afternoon. We felt we got a little bit of the beach everyday, even if we had other sightseeing activities or when the weather wasn't perfect.

The house itself is clean and well-maintained. All the beds are firm and comfortable and we all slept well. It is an older house, so there are things that are not in spiffy conditions, e.g., some of the blinds aren't working well, the dining room ceiling lights are a bit finicky, etc. But if we noticed these things, they didn't bother us.

Terri, the manager, was just a pleasure to work with -- super friendly, clear, organized, and accommodating. When we noticed minor things, e.g., the kitchen was out of salt and cooking oil, she addressed our concerns immediately. She also offered very useful suggestions for grocery and dining.

We had a great time! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Miriam - It was a treat having you and your family visit! Glad you had a relaxing time! Terri
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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
Owner's Response: Carol- It was a delight getting to know you all and spend some time! Really glad our paths crossed. Terri and Kimi
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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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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. Kayak rentals and also kite-surfing lessons available.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $425 + Tax

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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