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Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Lanikai Studio Rental Photos and Description

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Wake up to a gorgeous ocean view. Just a few minutes walk to Lanikai beach. The unit is an upstairs studio. Completely private with it's own entrance. Large airy bathroom, two sinks and jucuzzi tub. A great place to relax and enjoy a stunning ocean view upon awaking each morning. Barbecue, bikes and beach toys available. Ideal for a couple. This is within walking distance to Buzz's and downtown Kailua. Not only are you steps away from beautiful Lanikai beach but it is also within a short walk to Kailua beach, great for kayaking and windsurfing. It's a two and a quarter walk around the Lanikai Loop, great for jogging or late night walk, a very safe neighborhood. This is one of the most beautiful and desirable places to stay on the Island.

  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

John and Carol
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016

About John and Carol

We met on the beach in Santa Monica, California a little while ago. Living in warm tropics was a dream when we were young. We came Oahu to work for a few months, Carlo would waitress and John would drive a Pedicab in Honolulu. Five years later we moved back to the mainland. We soon realized that Hawaii was where we wanted to live life, and were able to make it happen. It doesn't take long for Hawaii. to get under your skin. You never forget it, you may leave, but , it's always in your heart and mind. Especially when it's 30 degrees outside.

Why John and Carol chose East Oahu

We had friends that rented a house here in Lanikai. After visiting, it became our dream to live here, 'another one of those dreams'. As time went on we were able to make it happen. We've been over 35 years here now and loved every day of it. Have no plans to leave it in this lifetime.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.
average rating of 4.8125 based on 32 reviews

A View to Remember

  • 4 of 5

Location, location, location! You enter beautiful Lanikai beach area but have access easily to Kailua beach as well. Both are walking distance and have nice beach access. John and Carol are gracious hosts to welcome you at arrival. You enter privately to your rental and at the top of the stairs you enter the ocean view studio with trade winds to complement your stay. There's space for your computer or arranging food. The his and hers bathroom gives a couple adequate room as well. We enjoyed the views and sounds of the beach and the trades winds from our balcony lanai and hope to return next year. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Pam and Jay: So happy to hear you enjoyed your stay here. John told me Ollie must have snuck by me and made his way upstairs so you got to meet him also. He loves it up there and would welcome the chance of staying with any guests. Thank you so much for the beautiful cards; they are lovely and it was so sweet of you. Hope to see you again soon. Thanks for the nice review. Aloha, John and Carol
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Ann Arbor, MI

Wonderful property, fantastic hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Loved this studio!! Everything was clean and well-kept, the balcony has a great view of the ocean. Lanikai beach, which was one our favorites, is just a short walk away. John and Carol were wonderful hosts, they let us arrive early and the cookies were delicious. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sydney. We so enjoyed meeting the two of you and glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again one day. Aloha, John & Carol
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Nelson Bay

A home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. It really did feel like a home away from home. We had everything that we needed to enjoy local Kailua life and John and Carol were lovely hosts! Waking up to that view every morning was idyllic and being only a short walk to the beach meant we could go back and forth as much as we pleased. Thanks very much for a lovely stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a good time here. We loved meeting you both and hope we'll see you again in the future with your little one. Congratulations. Aloha, John and Carol
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Great location, beautiful view, comfortable and homey.

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay while in the Kailua area. Easy beach access, close to Kailua town and a beautiful lanai to spend evenings sitting watching the stars. The hosts make you feel comfortable and welcome.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. Hope to see you again. Aloha, John & Carol
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Great location and view!

  • 5 of 5

Great Lanikai rental close to the Kailua beach. The studio was very clean snd well maintained. John and Carol are wonderful hosts. We would definitely recommend it to a single travelers or couples.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Lanikai Ocean Vista. We hope to see you again. Aloha,John & Carol
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I would love to stay here again when I come back!

  • 5 of 5

John and Carol are very nice . I had a cordial welcome during my stay.

This studio is perfect for couples or solo travelers like me ! There was everything I needed, and the studio is cleaned well.

The most thing I liked about this studuio is the location. It's just a few minutes away from beautiful Lanikai Beach on foot.

I enjoyed comfy sounds from nature through the big balnocy.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Asami: We so enjoyed meeting you and happy to know you enjoyed our place. We look forward to hopefully seeing you again and wish you the best. Thanks for writing. Aloha, John & Carol
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Mid Pacific Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
Lanikai Beach, Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

These two little islands of the shore of lanikai 'the Mokaluas' are still the most stunning and beautiful sight to see in all the world, sunrise to sunset, still, after 30 years.


Rates & Availability

Lanikai Studio Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

We live in a quiet area of Kailua known as Lanikai. The neighborhood is residential and gets quiet as it gets later in the evening. This is usually never a problem, just something to keep in mind. Cars: guests please park in our driveway on the left side. No street parking allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Lanikai Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • 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
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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