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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:
June 21, 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 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.


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:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
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 -
(48 traveler reviews)

Beautiful Ocean View Studio. Private Entrance.
average rating of 4.75 based on 48 reviews
Corona, CA


  • 5 of 5

The studio met all of our needs: ocean view, close to beach and hiking, and comfy accommodations. We'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your nice comments. Look forward to seeing you again. Much Aloha, John and Carol
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Carmichael, CA

Lovely view of ocean!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time on Oahu tremendously! we used the studio as our "base" and took 2 day trips on the island. The other days we spent on beautiful beaches. the bikes were especially nice and useful. A great way to travel into town. We will go back!

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed your stay and hope we will see you again before too long. Glad to hear also you made good use of the bikes. Thanks for the nice review. Take care. Aloha, John and Carol
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug: Thanks for the nice review. It was nice having you here and we hope to see you back. Hope you got what you were looking for in the little shops in Kailua. Aloha, John & Carol
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Special little gem!

  • 5 of 5

Carol and John are very welcoming to their beautiful home. Location is superb with a great deck overlooking the bay with best view ever. Very clean and cozy.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Helen and Jonathan: Thanks so much for your nice review. Hope you had a good trip home and we would love to see you here again. Aloha, John and Carol
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Relaxing ocean view

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. John and Carol were very nice hosts and thought of everything. From a cooler and snorkel gear for the beach along with welcome goodies and fresh flowers to the farewell cookies, this is an amazing place to stay. We walked to both Lanikai and Kailua beaches and explored downtown Kailua and the farmers market. It was very easy to hop back across the island to Honolulu and Waikiki for other excursions as well. Thank you very much for making our anniversary trip more memorable!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Crystal for your nice review. We were so happy to meet the two of you and glad you decided to celebrate your anniversary here. We hope to see you again one day. Aloha, John and Carol
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Great view, amenities need attention

  • 3 of 5

This property is in an excellent location at the top end of a one-way loop running the length of Lanikai Beach. Kailua Beach Park is an easy walk away. Public transit is outside your door to Town or to Honolulu. Carol and John are warm, welcoming hosts.

I was disappointed by the amenities of the property and drew up a list for Carol and John prior to leaving. Items on that list are normal maintenance issues, all of which deserve careful attention.

The issues that my hosts are unable to do anything to solve were a noisy youngster next door, who cried during the night, and concrete delivery trucks at 12:45 a.m. on Friday/Saturday, working at a residential construction site down the street. Consequently, there was little peace at night.

Overall, I would recommend this property to a casual solo traveler for its location. It is less suitable for a honeymoon couple or discerning guests.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Laurie: We attended to the issues you mentioned to us. The lady next door does have a new infant. We apologize for the baby. We live in a residential neighborhood and these things sometime happen. Sorry about this; some people are more sensitive to noise and this is not an on-going problem. Also, we are really sorry about the truck noise which is also not an on-going problem. There is new construction and this should be over soon. They are not supposed to start work until 7:00 a.m. so we don't know what was happening at 12:45 a.m. We never heard it and again, we are sorry you had to experience that. Hope you and the girls had a wonderful cruise. Stay well. 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

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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