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Ocean Front - Lanikai Beach - Restored Historic Home - direct beach access!

Sleeps14
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,157 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 14 nights

Overview

VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

5 Bedrooms, 4 Baths, Sleeps 14

Welcome to the world of John Walker. A Scotsman who made his way to Hawaii as a young man in the 1870's to become a contractor of choice to Queen Liliuokalani, and erect such notable buildings as the Bishop Museum and Honolulu Hale (City Hall).

Mr. Walker's inviting presence is felt in the structure of this, his favorite hideaway on Lanikai Beach. Built in 1934, this enchanting environment transports you back to an era of graceful living, where the worries of the world are lost in the luxury of sea, sand and restful surroundings. Following recent renovations, the house contains just the right combination of added comforts in its updated kitchen, guest quarters and “boat house”, with elements of charm carefully preserved from a richly felt past.

One of the first homes to take advantage of Lanikai’s heavenly reef-protected waters and natural stretch of white sand beach, John Walker’s Beach House set the standard by which the surrounding community grew…a standard which has been nurtured by his family through the years for you to enjoy. Although only with us in spirit, John Walker’s love of Lanikai is preserved by one of his most revered places in the world.

The main house features 3 bedrooms, kitchen and large "great room" with spacious guest rooms. Steps away is the white soft sands of Lanikai Beach with access to the water provided from the front lawn. With a separate entry, the 'guest cottage' located off the entry courtyard features a queen-bedded room and a small parlor with kitchenette (sleeps up to 4). Another private entry "boathouse" sits above the garage - complete with its own living room, kitchen, bathroom and lanai. The "boathoues" also has a loft area with double bed that may be suitable for young children (sleeps 2-4). This is the classic Lanikai Beach House - for those looking for a casual, relaxing getaway on the shores of one of the worlds' best beaches!

Note: from January 28 - Feb 28 each year, the "boathouse" will be occupied and unavailable to rental guests (separate unit).

This property is a professionally-managed by Private Homes Hawaii, LLC and is licensed as a short term vacation rental. Non-Conforming Use Permit Number 90/TVU-0042 and is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodations, Lic#TA-043-470-0288-01.

More Details

Property Manager
info@privatehomeshawaii.com
Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

Good morning Rick:

we had a great time at the Walker house. It was everything you said it would be and more.



The weather was beautiful and we were in the water every day almost all day.



We are looking forward to our next visit.



Aloha,

Richard
Oct 2012
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Amenities

Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 3157 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • 1 King bed, 3 Queen beds, 2 Twin beds, 2 Full beds
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Another beautiful day on Lanikai Beach

VRBO Bear stayed here

May 13, 2009

When my Bear family and friends chose to stay in “John Walker’s Beach House” located on Lanikai Beach, we couldn’t have picked a better place to spend the week. We were welcomed by our host with a basket of fresh fruit and beautiful flowers. This house was built in the 1930’s, but had all of the modern conveniences you want when you are on vacation. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed in order to prepare our meals. The main house included 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The bedrooms were good-sized and the beds were wonderful to sleep in after our long days spent on Lanikai Beach. Have a group larger than 6 guests? In addition to the main house, you can also rent a guesthouse and boat house on the property. Every morning we woke up early to view the beautiful sunrises and walk along the beach. The water was very calm due to the offshore reef, making it the perfect beach for families with children. During low tide, we enjoyed snorkeling as well as beachcombing for beach glass and shells. Plus, we had a great time going kayaking in the bay and even paddled out to the nearby Mokulua Islands. Kailua Town was a 5 minute drive from Lanikai which made it convenient for grocery, clothes and souvenir shopping. If you don’t feel like cooking, Kailua offered a variety of restaurants including Mexican food, Chinese food, pizza, burgers and more. If you’re seeking even more shopping, eating and sightseeing opportunities, Honolulu is only a 30 minute drive. However, it’s hard to tear yourself away from beautiful Lanikai Beach! If you are looking for a great beach getaway, this Bear says to look no further. “John Walker’s Beach House” is the perfect place to stay! The VRBO Bear

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Ocean Front - Lanikai Beach - Restored Historic Home - direct beach access!
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 53 reviews
Richland, WA
5

Browns-- JUN 2017

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

We had a great time and experience. We did visit the Arizona Memorial, Hanauma Bay, and Polynesian Cultural Center as first time Oahu visitors, as well as watch the sunrise and sunset, swimming, and snorkeling off the connecting beach. The house and location right on the beach were perfect for us. Working with Steve Jones was very good as well.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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San Rafael, California
5

Wonderful family vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Magical location. Takes your breathe away every time you walk into the great room. Space for our eight peeps was perfect. Would love to return.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Austin, TX
5

Incredible home. Incredible vacation. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

This home is what dreams are made of. Seriously. We questioned whether it was possible for this house to live up to the images we saw online and when we arrived and walked into the main house, we took a collective breath in, in awe of the view before us. It is truly stunning. But then again, the entire property is stunning. This house has everything you could possible need or want plus more. We often showered in 1 of the 8 outdoor showers on the property and slept every night with the ocean breezes sweeping through the house - the windows stayed open at all times! We stayed for 10 days and never felt the need to leave. We didn't want to! You can snorkel in your backyard, just walk down the staircase and you're at the beach! You can boogie board. You can kayak. You can relax! Whatever your hearts desire, you can do it at the Walker House! It was a truly magical time and I cannot wait to go back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed - we appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts. The owners recently added those outdoor showers and will be delighted that they are being enjoyed! Hope to see you back again soon.
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Marrickville, NSW
5

Our Second Stay

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Fabulous house in a perfect position. Everything you could require is provided. The house is spotless and well maintained and the management and staff are friendly and very helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your comments - we'd love to have you back!
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5

Walker's Beach House

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was adequately helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Perfect location. During the lead up there was confusion over which agent I had to deal with, and confusion over my stated purpose in renting the house (to celebrate a birthday. The house definitely does not sleep 14.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sorry to hear of the confusion with your rental. We have discussed with your agent and believe we have the systems in place to prevent a recurrence in the future. Appreciate the feedback.
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5

Historic Whisper

  • 5 of 5

Rating Details:

The property manager was very helpful.

The vacation rental was spotless.

I was very happy with the location.

I was very satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Divine... That is how we would describe our experience at the Walker home. A celebration of 50th birthdays for childhood friends brought us to Hawaii. The Walker Home gave its own personal memories by just plain being fantastic. The house couldn't have been more magnificent. A house that has been allowed to show you a slice of Hawaii living by one of its long residents. Each room felt very "considered" and allowed to show its very own relevance. The group especially loved the art and furnishings that felt truly "chosen" to show off this beautiful home. One wife declaring she will never "stay in a cheap condo again". She says that the experience has ruined her future visits to Hawaii as it will be an experience hard to repeat.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Notes

  • Rates shown above do not include taxes and fees
  • From $900/nt.
  • US Dollars
  • $900 - $1500/night for up to 12 guests, seasonally.
  • Departure cleaning fee of $1200 + vacation damage protection policy of $59.00
  • Rates are subject to current tax, @ 13.962%.
  • 2 nights room + tax to confirm w/remaining balance due 60 days prior to arrival
  • * Minimum Stay Seven (7) Nights w/limited exceptions.
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