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Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

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.

John and Carol
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

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 Lanikai

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.


Lanikai Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • We live in a residential neighborhood so it's important to keep noise levels down in the late evening.
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.
average rating of 4.779661 based on 59 reviews

Awesome location for a Windward stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time in Lanikai. The studio was as described and a the hosts were lovely. We saw them when we arrived but then not again after, the studio is very private, although we knew they were available for any questions. Lots of nice little extras were provided, we even had fresh baked cookies on our door one day when we arrived back - they were amazing. Great location and beautiful view, we'll stay again if we return to Lanikai!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Traci for your nice review. We are so happy you enjoyed our studio and look forward to seeing you again. Aloha, John and Carol
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It was amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Carol and John were wonderful hosts. I loved being in their great and bright apartment with the fantastic view to the ocean very much. Thank you, Carol and John, for everything! Susan

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to have met you Susan. Wish we had had more time to chat. Hope you enjoy the other islands. Aloha, John and Carol
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amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed waking up to the sun rising over the ocean through the puffy white clouds and sitting on the patio to eat breakfast or any meal for that matter. The place is very nicely done and John and Carol are very nice. Enjoyed using the bikes to ride in to town and being able to walk to a beach that has green turtles. Great location. Really had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your nice review. We were happy to hear you had a wonderful time and look forward to seeing you again. Aloha, John and Carol
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Little Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Cute, airy studio with lots of windows and light. My husband and I spent every evening out on the deck enjoying the beautiful ocean view. The owners, John and Carol, always made themselves available to answer questions while being mindful of our privacy. They also left lots of sweet, personal touches to make us feel welcome, such as a goody basket, a bottle of wine and a card congratulating us on our anniversary, and a little bag of homemade cookies that we found hanging on our door when we returned form a day of exploring. We were already having a wonderful time, and these kind gestures only made it better.

Thanks again for having us in your lovely home, John and Carol! We hope to return someday soon.

Irene & Kevin.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Irene and Kevin for your kind review. It was so fun meeting the two of you and we look forward to your return. We are anticipating those authentic enchiladas. Wishing you the best. Love and Aloha, John & Carol
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Very nice stay

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay at this studio and our hosts were helpful in every way. Be aware, though, that the house is on the main road around Lanikai – meaning that there is always commuter traffic noise in the early morning and again late afternoon. Also, during our stay there was some construction noise from next door. However, luckily they were not working every day. But Lanikai in general always has quite a bit of construction going on, so any place there is going to be a bit hit and miss as far as noise goes.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded Expectations

  • 5 of 5

Very nice studio with very nice hosts. Pleasant view of ocean with great deck. Short walk to beaches. Perfect for a couple. Path to unit and interior stairs require ability to walk and climb with luggage. Great to have parking on driveway with limited street parking. Would visit again.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks James. It was very nice meeting the two of you and hearing about your younger days in Lanikai. So glad you were able to come back for your high school reunion. We hope to see you again. Aloha, John and 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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