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King Kamehameha the Great's Family Stays Here at Old Hawaii

Lanikai, Kailua, HI, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths1
  • Mininum Stay30 nights

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

30 days or longer tenancies only, please. King Kamehameha the Great's family has chosen 'Old Hawaii' to be their Hawaii vacation house. We are honored and delighted to be selected. At Old Hawaii Plantation Beach House and Guest Cottage in Lanikai, we extend to all our guests the old fashioned Hawaiian Hospitality, and the famous Spirit of Aloha. Step back in time to the romance, the charm, that is truly 'Old Hawaii.' Lauhala mats on the floors, tropical plants and flowers (Seasonal) in the 12,000 Sq. ft. property. Plantation ceiling fans add to the aura of Old Hawaii. This treasure is available for you to enjoy. You can relax on this heavenly tropical beach, or on the lanai overlooking the expansive grassy lawn. Listen to the soft music of the trade winds in the coconut palms. Enjoy nostalgic Lanikai, as it was since time immemorial, before the rest of the world discovered it. This kama'aina beach hale was built by our family in 1931. It is an authentic Plantation home, located on prestigious Mokulua Drive, offering the comfort and ambience of Old Hawaii, but with all the modern conveniences, including WiFi for your Internet connection. There are two bedrooms in the main hale and another bedroom in the detached ohana, a second Plantation cottage on the property, INCLUDED in the rental. There are two outdoor dining areas. There is a new stove, a new refrigerator/freezer, a new microwave oven, and a new washer and dryer. This is a family friendly, kid friendly home, with lots of beach toys. A two-person, fully equipped kayak is waiting there for you! You will be located across the street from beautiful Lanikai beach, named the best beach in the world by the Travel T V Channel. Keywords: BEACH HOUSE and GUEST COTTAGE, 30-day or longer rental only


  • Member Since 2006
  • Response rate: 80%
  • Response time: within two days
  • Speaks: english


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king, California King
      • Bedroom 2
        2 twin/ single, 1 baby crib
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, In the Detached Guest Cottage
      • California King (1),Queen size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2) Plus Twin Aero Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib and linens


      • 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bath
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower, New (2014) Vanity and Basin
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, Elvis' WC; plus wash basin
      • Bathroom 3
        outdoor shower, Hot & Cold Water; Privacy

        Location Type

          • Beach


              • Budget
              • Family
              • Historic


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Local Maps
                      • Activities Guide
                      • Ceiling Fans
                      • Clothes Dryer
                        Near new dryer; Guests exclusive use
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Internet
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                        Bath towels, plus beach towels, Tatami beach mats, beach chairs & umbrellas, boogy boards, kid's bike, various blow up beach toys, and other beach toys
                      • Local Activities Guide
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Local Restaurant Guide
                      • Parking
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                        (4) Free Local Calls' bring your cel phone for off-island outgoing long distance calls.
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Washing Machine
                        Near new washer; Guests exclusive use
                      • Wireless Internet


                          • Grill
                          • Blender
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Freezer
                          • Coffee Grinder
                          • Kitchen
                            Fully equipped kitchen; near new stove, new refrigerator/freezer & new microwave oven
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                            (2) w/ Freezer
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Three sets of dishes
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 6 people


                                  • Radio
                                  • Books
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Games
                                  • Music Library
                                    (9) Hawaiian
                                  • Piano
                                  • CD Player
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Television
                                  • Toys
                                  • VCR


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        Large front lawn; corquet
                                      • Barbecue
                                      • Beach Towels
                                      • Bicycles
                                      • Boat with Paddles
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        Outdoor H&C Shower
                                      • Kayak / Canoe
                                        Two-person fully equipped kayak
                                      • Lanai / Gazebo
                                        The front lanai is pleasant ay time of the day or evening.
                                      • Beach Chairs
                                      • Outdoor Grill
                                      • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                      • Patio
                                      • Porch / Veranda
                                      • Small Cooler
                                      • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                      • Walkway to Water


                                          • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                              • cinemas
                                              • museums
                                              • restaurants
                                              • ruins

                                                Leisure Activities

                                                  • antiquing
                                                  • boating
                                                  • horseback riding
                                                  • outlet shopping
                                                  • shopping
                                                  • sight seeing
                                                  • walking

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • sailing
                                                      • cycling
                                                      • golf
                                                      • hiking
                                                      • kayaking
                                                      • paragliding
                                                      • parasailing
                                                      • fishing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling/diving
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming
                                                      • wind-surfing


                                                          • IN THE DETACHED SECOND PLANTATION COTTAGE: A Queen bed , A/C, Cable TV, WiFi, small refrigerator w/ ice, electric coffee maker, dishes & utensils, 1/2 bath w/ Elvis' loo; outdoor H&C shower; Gas BBQ Grill, washer & dryer. All included with the front house. Near new exclusive use washer and dryer.

                                                            21 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Magical Hale

                                                            This cottage is a rare treasure in Lanikai. Built in the 1930s, it captures the" Old Hawaii" in one of the most beautiful parts of the island. All the comforts of home, but in paradise. My family of 4 (2 kids under 10yrs) stayed here for a month and it still didn't seem like a long enough visit! All the previous reviews describe the hale perfectly; fully equipped kitchen, large yard for the children to run around, outdoor areas to relax. But, it is impossible to describe the overall feeling of tranquility this cottage exudes. Thank you Doug and Jean for sharing this special home with us! We hope to be back next year.
                                                            Aug 01, 2016
                                                            Jul 2016

                                                            Lost in the Tides of Time

                                                            In the 1930's, Honolulu businessmen would purchase cottages for their families on the windward coast where trade winds and showers create a cool, verdant paradise. You may rent this very cottage. It has everything you need--internet, appliances, TV--but remains vintage 1930. Happily, the price has not been updated either. You may stay for a month instead of a week. The location is ideal, near the small town of Kailua with great restaurants and a beach recognized as one of the finest in the world. In thirty minutes you can be shopping in Honolulu or exploring remote beaches. We love the mornings and evenings, dining on the lanai, looking across a vast expanse of lawn where your neighbors stroll beneath the coconut palms, where plovers and cardinals hunt for seeds in the grass. This is a home, not a rental. Neither is it a resort experience. It is a beautiful place lost in time where the residents seem to have walked away decades ago, their ukuleles and photos still on the walls. My family has returned five times.
                                                            Jun 29, 2015
                                                            Mar 2015

                                                            Old Hawaii.

                                                            Thank you Jean and Doug. We enjoyed our 35 day stay at this fine example of Old Hawaii.Only a 10 minute walk from the main beach at Lanikai ( voted #1 beach in Hawaii by Travel TV).Great location, very peaceful and wonderful owners to work with. Thank you again for making your home available. We hope to return to Lanikai in the future and would not hesitate to stay here again. Greg and Joyce
                                                            Dec 11, 2014
                                                            Oct 2014

                                                            Doesn't get much better!!!

                                                            Thank you once again,Jean and Doug, for letting us rest and enjoy your piece of paradise. Everything, was as last year...maybe better. Sure felt like home to us. We will be back, for sure! If you are looking for a place to stay in Lanikai, this is it. As I say that, I wonder if I should be telling everyone about how great it is. The site suggests a car rental, but for the second year, we did without one. If you are able to walk, or bike, forget the car. The Bus comes right across the road, and hop on, and you are in Kailua in minutes....or go onward to Honolulu...in less than an hour. Buzz's restaurant is at Kailua Beach, and if you take the 7:20 pm bus (last bus), in for dinner, you will have to walk home. No bus service in Lanikai after that. A wonderful walk, 25 min., in the warm evening breeze. How great is that! Don't worry about not being able to see where you are going, as the street lights, lite your way home .....to Old Hawaii.
                                                            Mar 06, 2014
                                                            Jan 2014
                                                            Owner's Response:Little did we realize, in 2006, when we decided to list our old family beach house on VRBO, that we would meet so many interesting people from all over the world! And that they would become friends whom we admire and respect. Most of our guests are well seasoned travelers, and many are former residents of Hawaii, who want to recapture their happy times of the past in the "Paradise of the Pacific." Many are our neighbors in Lanikai who need a place for visiting family to stay. We are grateful to our guests for writing their reviews, and we look forward to welcoming them back at anytime in the future. "E KOMO MAI" "WELCOME HOME"

                                                            82 year old plantation home in need of updating

                                                            My wife and I stayed at the mini-plantation house (approx. 834 sq. feet main house, approx. 400 sq. feet cottage) from 10/1/13 to 10/21/13. We were scheduled to stay until 11/1/13, but the home became much too uncomfortable to stay for our entire paid vacation. Let me state the pros and cons of this home: Pros: 1) Great location. Across the street lies the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Lanikai's sandy beach is not directly across from the home. You will need to walk about 1/4 mile north to access the sandy beach portion. You can access the ocean through a walkway access path about 100 yards from the home, good for launching the kayak, but there is no sandy beach to enjoy. 2) Large yard, good for families with children. 3) Nice covered patio out front to enjoy outdoor weather. There are 2 tables with 8 chairs and a rocker. 4) Extra Cottage in back of home, sleeps 2 people on a twin bed. Approximately 400 square feet. Comes with toilet, no shower inside of cottage, but there is an outdoor shower if your adventurous. 5) Plenty of towels, pots, pans, dishes, cups, silverware. Mini microwave oven, hand can opener, newer appliances (about 2 years old), washer/dryer outdoors in back. 6) Plenty of older beach chairs, snorkeling equipment, boogie boards, 3 older bicycles, and a heavy kayak with detachable wheels to roll it to the beach access path. Cons:1) Home is very old and outdated. That would be okay, if the furnishings were newer and comfortable, but the couches were extremely old and not fun to sit on. The sitting chairs were also tortuous to use for any amount of time. The television was very small and hard to watch in its cabinet. 2) The queen bed in the master bedroom was horrible and unsleepable. It caved into the middle immediately upon laying down on it. We switched to the twin bed in the cottage, just about as bad. Very hard to sleep on mattress' that are well beyond their useful life expectancy. 3) Pillows were unsanitary. I bought a new one. Owner reimbursed me for that. 4) Overall cleanliness was poor. Surfaces not clean, gunk in silverware draws, around garbage can, mildew on shower curtain, leaking faucet in bathroom and kitchen faucet hard to turn off. Shower drain backed up with every use. 5) Bug problem in the home. This was the final straw. When we encountered one too many cockroaches, we left early. We did not ask for a partial refund, and none was offered. If the problems were fixed, a decent play to stay.
                                                            Oct 31, 2013
                                                            Oct 2013
                                                            Owner's Response:We very much regret that you did not tell us about this in a timely manner, especially with our managers right next door, so that things could have been put right, and you could have enjoyed the rest of your time in Lanikai. Everything in the house now has been returned to very good order once again.

                                                            Wonderful home

                                                            My family spent five weeks in this vacation home. This is a wonderful home for a family vacation near the beach. Plenty of space to spread out and the ohana out back is handy. It is very rare to have this much land around a house in Lanikai. The view at the beach is stunning. There is a beach/water access almost across the street from the property. The "sand" beach (much more crowded) is about 1/8th of a mile from the property. During low tide you can practically walk to it in the water across the street. The bikes were fun to ride and the kayak-perfect! The owner is fantastic to deal with and very responsive. Also, the manager lives next door and she was great and her family is lovely. We used to live in Hawaii and we really enjoyed this Hawaiian home near the beach. Mahalo Jean and Doug!!
                                                            Jul 27, 2013
                                                            Jun 2013


                                                            Lanikai, Kailua, HI, USA

                                                            Other Activities: Kayaking, Bicycling, Shopping

                                                            21 Reviews

                                                            Wonderful 4.8/5

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