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Oceanfront - Licensed Lanikai Beach Restored Historic Home!

Sleeps100
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Space 3,157 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 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 Walker's Lanikai Beach House. John Walker, was 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 mid January - 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
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
20%
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 100
  • Min. age of primary renter: 0
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • 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 100
  • 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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Oceanfront - Licensed Lanikai Beach Restored Historic Home!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 58 reviews
Los Gatos, CA
5

Paradise!

  • 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 couldn't have been more perfect! Oahu was a destination wedding for my son. I had some of my family and friends stay at this house. It accommodated us all easily. I can say that we didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review and congratulations on your son's marriage.
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San Diego, CA
5

A Perfect Stay in Paradise

  • 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 loooved our stay at Walker’s Lanakai Beach House. The home is tastefully decorated and well stocked. The property manager was attentive and responsive. The location was incredible.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you again for being with us and for your kind review!
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Redfern, NSW
5

Walker's Lanaki Beach House - A Dream Come True!

  • 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:

Walker's Beach House was incredible. The photos are real, the beach is really right there! So often the real property doesn't live up to the hype, not in this case. The set up of the house is conducive to a multifamily vacation. We visited for my father's 70th birthday in September 2017 and would return again in a heartbeat. The main room really takes your breath away. So hawaii! The main house has three good bedrooms and decent bathrooms. The kitchen is separate from the main living area which is rare these days but a blessing having meal prep away from the main relaxation area. The sofa and super comfy for afternoon naps and the kids loved loved loved the outdoor tap and beach toys. The boat house is a perfect little get away with beautiful afternoon light streaming through the plantation shutters. The cottage is a little hideaway and makes for a great escape if you have multiple guests. The beds, the linen, the towels and toiletries were luscious and the property concierge prompt and easy to deal with. We were fortunate to receive a bread pudding on our first day, such a treat! Overall Walker's really hit the nail on the head. Its old school vacation how it should be.

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your thorough review. We will share with the owners and the team that does all they can to make the home comfortable for our guests. Glad you enjoyed. Please visit again!
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Los Altos, CA
5

Lanikai History

  • 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 more than satisfied with the condition of the vacation rental.

Overall, I recommend this vacation rental.

Reviewer Comments:

Incredible experience at the Walker House. The family really enjoyed the house. Location was convenient and still felt secluded even though the heavier beach traffic was close by. It met my expectations. Have nothing against modern accommodations, but when in Hawaii, love the more traditional historic feeling.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting with us at the Walker House on Lanikai Beach. Not sure you were aware, but the home was recently approved for placement on the Register of Historic Hawaiian Homes - so, glad to hear you enjoyed the feeling of old Hawaii!
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Aurora, CO
5

Perfection!

  • 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:

From the moment we were greeted by the friendly staff we had a week of a lifetime. The house has amazing charm and is the perfect setting for friends and family to enjoy the water, beaches and relaxing Lanikai neighborhood. The trade winds and waves provide the perfect opportunity to have a mindful and recharging experience like no other. It's healing. It's local. It's amazing service in the perfect location in paradise.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and great to hear of your positive experience in Lanikai. We enjoyed having you and would be happy to help again in the future!
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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: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed Lanikai and the island of Oahu. Look forward to your next visit!
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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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