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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 a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

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


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(68 traveler reviews)

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Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.
average rating of 4.720588 based on 68 reviews


  • 5 of 5

It was perfect, the hosts were warm and thoughtful, even brought us homemade cookies 🌺👍❤️

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect restorative bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came to Kailua for a quick 3 day getaway from the chaos of the mainland. Carol and John's place was the perfect place to stay for what we needed. The apartment is literally a 30-second walk across the street to the water and a 2-5 min walk to both Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Pillbox Hike is a 7min walk to the base. 20min hike up and you have gorgeous sunrise views overlooking Lanikai. Buzz's Steakhouse is a 10min walk and a walk into town will take you about 30-min. Carol and John also provide bikes if you prefer getting around on them (many do around the area). In addition to the awesome location, Carol and John are incredibly welcoming, easy to communicate with and made both our arrival and departure super easy. If you don't feel like hiking up Pillbox or doing the 5min walk to Lanikai Beach for sunrise, then you can catch it through the trees from your private lanai (magic). You really can't beat this price or location for a relaxing and restorative stay in the Kailua/Lanikai area.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful Hosts, Water View, Walk to Beaches

  • 4 of 5

Our week in Kailua at John and Carol's studio apt. was very nice. As on-site owners, they were mostly invisible, but very friendly when we happened to cross paths, and thoughtful to anticipate and deliver "extras" to make our stay comfortable. They keep the property clean and well maintained. Off-street parking was provided. A dedicated entrance in the back opens to a stairway to the top level of their house that makes up the private apartment for two, complete with large ocean-facing deck. The view is partial, with neighboring houses situated between the apartment and the water, but it is always a treat to look out over water! The property is walking distance to two beautiful beaches, a nice steak & seafood restaurant, Buzz's, and a fun neighborhood market/deli/wine store, Kalapawai Market. With the warm tropical air, we left the screened windows open, and mostly learned to ignore the traffic noise from the fairly busy neighborhood street. All-in-all, we found the nice hosts, location and amenities a winning combination for our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing home with amazing hosts

  • 5 of 5

This was the best spot that we could have wanted by a long shot! Amazing hosts, amazing home. There were delicious cookies left for us one day and they have the most friendly kitty that came to sit on the lanai with us! Six out of five stars!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey guys; Thanks for the great review. Us and Ollie look forward to seeing you again. Have an amazing year. Love and Aloha, John & Carol
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Great location, hosts and views

  • 3 of 5

Carol's and John's studio is in a great location. It is about a 5 minutes' walk to Lanikai beach. Parking in the driveway is a real advantage - during the holidays it is quite difficult to find a spot close to the beach. The studio has its own private entrance and a large terrace. The sea view is great. The road next to the house is busy (even at night) and the windows or terrace doors do not close properly hence do not keep any of the noise out. It was sometimes difficult for us to sleep. The place overall was quite clean, light and airy. However our main issue were the cockroaches around the house after dark - in the driveway and on the path to the studio. We have only seen them outside (not in the studio!). It seems it hasn't happened before, so maybe it was just our bad luck to encounter them :) Carol and John are wonderful hosts. Very nice and friendly people! They were very understanding about our concern and accommodated us as they could.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

Hospitable hosts, comfortable and relaxing!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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.




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Property Damage Protection $59
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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