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.
- Studio400 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay3 nights
Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
John and Carol
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Nov 14, 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.
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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.
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
Best vacation location
John and Carol's place is phenomenal. Waking up to the sunrise over the ocean every morning, without even leaving your bed, what could be more awesome. That's only the start. You are a 5 minute walk to Lanikai beach, with beautiful white sugar sand and 10 minutes to Kailua Beach, with all its amenities. The town of Kailua has kayaks, surf boards, etc to rent, and some great restaurants. Its a 30 minute walk, or you can catch the bus 2 minutes from your place. We were also loaned bicycles, which are great for local travel, beach chairs, beach towels. If I were to return to Oahu, I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
Thanks so much for the nice review Amy. We so enjoyed meeting you and Clint and hearing about your adventures and work. Ollie cat misses you. He keeps going to your back door looking for you. Take care. We really hope you'll make it back one day. Aloha, John and Carol
Comfortable and clean. Nice deck with ocean view. Hosts extremely hospitable. Convenient location.
Beautiful Lanikai Beach is just a short 5 min stroll away. Kailua town is just a 10 min drive. The studio has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a few dishes, and cups. I recommend using paper plates/disposables unless you don't mind washing dishes in the bathroom. There is a dishpan/drying rack under the sink. We enjoyed sitting on the top deck in the early morning. There is local traffic noise, but it does quiet down in the evening. I have stayed in Kailua several times and this by far the best! If you love the beach this is your spot. If you are not able to maneuver stairs this may not be the place for you as the studio is located above the owners. The hosts John and Carol greeted us upon arrival, but we did not see or hear them the entire time we were there. The day before departure we were surprised with a lovely note and home made cookies left on our door latch. Wonderful pretty much sums up our stay. I don't want to rave too much about this location as I plan on returning!
It was really nice to meet the two of you and we hope to see you again. Mahalo for the nice review. We are enjoying that beautiful bottle of wine and thanks again. Hope you had a nice trip home. Aloha, John & Carol Afterthought: Thanks also Jessica for mentioning paper plates. I went out today and bought some extra thick paper microwavable bowls and plates.
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.
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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.