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.
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
John and Carol
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
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.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
The space is clean, airy and open, amazing view of the turquoise water, sunrise, sunset colors, rainbows. Fall asleep to the sound of trade winds in the palms. Something beautiful out every window. The deck is huge, view from it DELIGHTFUL! Great place to read or just soak up the beauty of Lanikai.
Large walk-in closet also contains books to read, umbrellas, coolers, iron/board, beach towels, household staples, bandaids, etc...
lovely large bathroom, with special fragrant locally made soaps.
I loved eating or working on my computer with the fresh breezes and gorgeous views from the desk-counter area.
Fresh flowers, Kona Coffee, and some freshly baked cookies.. added lovely touches of hospitality. I felt I was in a totally private space but felt comforted that John and Carol were just in the house below if I needed something.
Wonderful hosts, their love for their home in Paradise and their knowledge of the area made them a great resource.
I was able to use a beach chair and sun umbrella for my moments in heaven at Lanikai Beach. I have traveled to many awesome tropical locations but Lanikai is definitely one of the most perfectly beautiful beaches on the planet. Ahhh now I’m yearning to be back these again.
Thanks John and Carol for sharing your slice of Island Nirvana!
Thank you Carol for your very special review. It meant a lot to us and we look forward to seeing you again. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Love and Aloha, John and Carol
Relaxing holiday home in ideal location
Easy, clean, comfortable and fun. We could walk or bike to the beaches. Everything we needed or wanted at the house. John and Carol were to right amount of helpful while giving us our own space. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
We really appreciate the nice review. Happy you enjoyed your time here and we would love to have you back. Aloha, John and Carol
This was a perfect place to stay, the apartment and the town. It was minutes to the beach, walking distance to a very popular restaurant and easy access to everything. The lanai was a perfect place to enjoy the view of the ocean. The beaches in the area are fantastic! John and Carol were awesome, making us feel at home and ensuring we had everything we needed. When we asked for something, which was only once since everything was already there, they had it to you within minutes and the fresh baked cookies were an added bonus. Wonderful people to chat with, like talking to old friends! The only downside was the noise of the traffic during the day but we were out most of the day so it wasn't an issue. Traffic was minimal in the evening so we had some quiet time on the lanai enjoying the stars, the moon and the sound of the ocean. We would definitely go back!
Dear Joanne: Thank you for all your kind words. We were so glad we got a chance to get to know you and Wayne and we would love for you to come back. Hope to see you on your birthdays next year. Sorry about the day time traffic. Its the price you pay to live in Lanikai as this is a beach access road and anyone living here experiences this. Take care. Hope you have a mild winter. Love and Aloha, John and Carol
Great view, cozy studio
This place was absolutely perfect: the view was amazing & it was a short walk to the beach in the morning. John & Carol were excellent hosts, and the studio had everything I needed for a trip to the beach. The coffee, and bag of fresh cookies were a great bonus. It doesn’t have a full kitchen, but does have microwave, mini-fridge & coffee pot, and a few other appliances, which was all I needed.
Thanks Iris for your nice review. We hope to see you here again. Aloha, John and Carol
Comfortable, convenient second floor studio with fabulous ocean views
Just a stroll away from two beautiful beaches, this studio getaway is perfect for ocean views, cool trade winds and thoughtful owners. Even homemade cookies, coffee and local Hawaiian soap. This is a good value with plenty of cafes, a Target store and Whole Foods a few blocks away in Kailua
Town. It is an upstairs space with a private entrance. Large sliding doors onto the large deck provides more living space. The deck is great for a glass of wine at sunset!
Hi Susan: Thanks so much for the nice review. Hope you and Mike have a wonderful time with your friends on Maui and hope we will see you again one day. Aloha, John and Carol
Just as good as advertised!
The location is perfectly lovely and safe. We left our sliding doors open, and fell asleep to the sound of palms swishing, woke to the sunrise over the ocean. The roomy studio was island-charming and pristine, well supplied with extras: cooler, sunscreen, blender, beach bags & towels. The separate entrance to this upper floor rental provided us privacy, yet our hosts were extremely responsive and helpful when we needed anything (i.e. a chiropractor :)
Bonuses: a parking space (priceless in tourist-full Lanikai), and freshly-baked cookies!
Recommended restaurants: Buzz's Steakhouse (walkable), and Uahi Island Grill.
Aloha Cathy: Thank you so much for the nice review. It was great meeting you and Wendy and we pray that Wendy has recovered and doing well. We walked to Buzz's often thru the park for dinner also. It's all part of the experience. Hope to see you again one day. Aloha, John and Carol
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
Additional information about rental rates
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.