"Had a relaxing week in Lanikai. Beautiful view of the Na Mokulua or mokes from the cottage. It is on a hill so the location may be challenging for anyone with walking issues. Otherwise it is an easy distance to get to either Lanikai or Kailua beaches. We liked Kailua beach better. The house is well stocked with beach equipment. This is not the place for anyone who wants to do a lot of cooking, but perfectly suitable for basic needs. And the beds are all so comfortable. Privacy may be an issue for two couples, but fine for friends or a family. No air conditioning, but the breeze and ceiling fans kept everything more than comfortable. It was great to have a washer and dryer as we were in Hawaii for two weeks. There's some nice outdoor space for reading, writing postcards or having a cocktail while admiring the view. Saw some spectacular sunrises. Noni, the owner, is so welcoming and available for questions or advice. She was also very responsive to questions leading up to our arrival. We felt like friends by the end of the week. There are a few businesses that are in walking distance - Buzz's is great for lunch or dinner. There's also a little market for incidentals, prepared foods and gifts. We had shaved ice at Island Snow - delish. There are also some beach wear shops, a pizza place, a barbecue place, an urgent care and a place to rent bikes or sign up for activities. Kayaking is available near Buzz's. The cottage is a great location for seeing the rest of the island - in between the northern beaches, southeastern beaches, Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. Nothing was more than an hour away depending on traffic. Things we enjoyed in Kailua were the Thursday evening and Saturday morning markets, breakfast at Cinnamon's, masalades at Agnes' Portuguese Bakery and general shopping."
Guest: Betsy S.
Date of Stay: January 2017
Review Submitted: February 10, 2017