RESORT-LIKE, SPA, POOL, TROPICAL YARD, 2 MIN. WALK TO WORLD-FAMOUS LANIKAI BEACH

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Christiane Gudrun Carstairs

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
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Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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RESORT-LIKE, SPA, POOL, TROPICAL YARD, 2 MIN. WALK TO WORLD-FAMOUS LANIKAI BEACH

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House, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (Sleeps 6)

As you open the gate, you enter your own personal retreat, lush lawns, swaying palm trees, the soothing sound of water falls. Wade into the beach-entry swimming pool framed by real lava rocks, relax in the Bali-style pool cabana, or work on your tan resting in a lounge chair pool-side while enjoying a cool drink. A rare majestic Banyan tree frames this beautiful Lanikai beach side home and creates a welcoming, cool and unique setting even on hot summer days. The tree house tucked inside the roots of the banyan tree and the kid-friendly pool will provide endless hours of entertainment for the kids. You just might have trouble pulling yourself (and the kids) away to get over to world famous Lanikai Beach.

We are looking forward to sharing our little piece of paradise with you!

Lanikai beach with its' powdery soft sand and gentle protected water is known as one of the best swimming beaches in the world. The Mokulua Islands off shore from Lanikai have been included in numerous advertisements and movies. The turquoise waters of Lanikai are less than a half block, only a hop and a skip, approximately a 2 minute walk away. Take in the incredible scenery as you enter the beach, spend endless hours relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, or go for a stroll feeling the water at your feet, kayak out to the islands, see a turtle or two, and hike up the ridge line behind Lanikai for scenic vistas in all directions. Lanikai is also favored for its one-way loop circling through this beach side community, inviting joggers, mom's with their strollers, and people out for a walk.

The home is one of the last few Hawaiian style beach cottages offering its' guests an exceptional setting and truly Hawaiian vacation experience. It is tastefully decorated. There are two master bedroom suites and all of the bedrooms have air-conditioning and a TV. The kitchen has marble counters and modern appliances. Hardwood floors throughout are easy on your barefoot feet. The house has an open floor-plan which is ideal for island-style living and delights with a casual elegance. It even boasts a rare fireplace (for Hawaii!!) and an outdoor hot tub.

A caretaker is on-site for guest convenience. The fenced-off caretaker's cottage is located at the opposite end of this over 1/3 acre beach-side property. Guests needs are quickly tended to. Tall hedges ensure privacy for guests. A ready supply of beach equipment combined with its beach-side location, make enjoying frequent trips to the beach easy. This home is part of the upscale community of Lanikai, a sub division of the town of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, and stands out even in Lanikai for its' quaint features and unique setting.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Christiane Gudrun Carstairs

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2007
Speaks english, german
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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

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Property Reviews

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Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
average rating of 4.75 based on 14 reviews
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Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266779
+1 808 218-5009
Kailua Oahu
Laguna Beach, CA
5

Excellent family vacation

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We are a family of four, including two small children. It was a perfect place for us. The outside areas are wonderful with a very nice pool, comfortable pool cabana, separate hot tub, gorgeous landscaping, lots of grass area for the kids to run around, gas grill and dining area under the huge banyan tree. The house itself consists of three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have attached bathrooms. All three bathrooms are very nice, clean and well designed. All of the bedrooms have air-conditioning units. The house does not have central air-conditioning, but does have tons of ventilation via sliding doors and screens that open everything up.

The house is a half-block to the beach road and another half-block to the Lanikai beach access. Lanikai Beach is truly magnificent and is the reason for staying here. Be sure to get up early and watch the sunrise over the Mokulua Islands. Kailua is the nearby town and has plenty of places to eat and shop, while still retaining a relatively small town feel. The Thursday night farmer's market (which is mainly a place to get pre-made meals, not as much produce) is a blast.

One thing that people should consider is noise restrictions. This house is in the middle of a residential area. Almost all of the people in the neighborhood are residents (as opposed to vacation rentals) and the owners of this property have restrictions that fit with that. In particular, that means that you will be asked to be quiet early in the morning and late at night. We are not loud people or late night partiers, so this was a non-factor for us, but if we were travelling with a large group and/or had different priorities re partying, I'd probably look at other properties. That said, if I were going to rent out my own home to vacationers, there isn't a single rule I would disagree with.

Overall, this was a great place to stay. We are absolutely enjoyed our stay and will definitely plan to return.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266779
+1 808 218-5009
Kailua Oahu
5

Great!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
This house and its location are perfect. I highly recommend renting this home. It is very peaceful, relaxing, well maintained. My family and I had a fantastic time. Close to the beach. The pool was wonderful. I fear all other vacations will be compared to this and found lacking.
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
business
Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266779
+1 808 218-5009
Kailua Oahu
Pennsylvania
5

Sweet Serenity

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
When we opened the door to enter the property, an immediate wow overcame our whole family. We were a family of five: 2 adults and three older teenagers. The first thing our children did was climb the ever present Banyan tree to reach the treehouse. The birds were singing, the large tropical vegetation enraptured us with the island breeze and the small chameleons were darting to hide from our curious children. It was so easy to become one with the true Hawaiian experience. After spending a few days on the leeward side at a beautiful resort, this home offered us the experience we were looking for in Hawaii. It took us about 20 minutes to enter the house because we couldn't get past the magic of the pool and landscaping. After our initial entry to the home, we were greeted by the caretaker Ben. He took the time to show us around the house and answer any questions that we had. Honestly, before we arrived we were not too sure about having a caretaker, but at no time did we feel like our privacy was being invaded. It was actually a comfort to know that there was an active interest in the property.
This Lanakai beach house was perfect for our family. Our three teenagers are highly active, but also enjoy relaxing on their electronic devices after long days at the beach and touring the island. Internet access was solid when all 5 of us were gathered in the living room. The bungalow feel of the house had this calming effect over all of us. We loved the unique open air structure of the home. It never felt stuffy or muggy. Window air condition units were available for each bedroom. Several meals were prepared in the well stocked kitchen. Appliances, kitchen gadgets and supplies were provided to get us started for the week. It was easy to pick up items at the local Safeway or Whole Foods to replenish for the next renter and feed our family.

Kayaking and hiking were our favorite adventures while in Lanakai. A short 1 block walk to the beach made it easy to go for a quick dip after touring or to carry the kayaks that we rented in Kailua for a day. Kayaking to the Mokes was a nice work out, but easy for the novice. We were able to see various fish among the coral and several sea turtles floating on the surface. Swimming in the ocean was refreshing as you dip in the crystal clear waters and snorkel in the near by reefs. The entrance to the Lanakai Pillboxes is right up the street. The panoramic views of Lanakai and Kailua were breathtaking and wor
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/2
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Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266779
+1 808 218-5009
Kailua Oahu
Alberta / Canada
5

A Great Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
Thanks for letting us stay at your house. It was perfect! The kids loved the pool and yard. My wife found everything she needed in the kitchen to make our meals. And the house was well set up for our family and in a great location - quick/easy walk to the beach and a short drive to restaurants and shops. Your on-sight caretaker was very personable and gave us a helpful tour of the house when we arrived.

We've been to Hawaii 3 of the last 4 years (always a hotel on Waikiki) and our kids never want to go back there - they want to be at "the hotel house" (what they called your place). I'm sure we'll be contacting you again at some point to arrange another visit.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Resort-Like, Spa, Pool, Tropical yard, 2 Min. Walk to World-Famous Lanikai Beach
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p266779
+1 808 218-5009
Kailua Oahu
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Beyond our expectations

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
We have rented eleven houses in the Kailua area and this property is definitely the best by far! Looking at pictures it is often difficult to imagine a place. Well, this time, the reality way surpassed our imagination. The yard and house are absolutely what anyone could want when renting a property in Hawaii. The property is just a few steps down the road from the beach entrance; very close yet tucked away. The house itself is the perfect vacation home. Things are well maintained and clean; everything one might need. The house even comes with a manager and caretaker, which was a nice change from having to figure things out ourselves. Gary and Karen were very friendly and helpful, gave us lots of good tips for restaurants and sightseeing. Outstanding service! In terms of affordability, beauty and comfort, this house and its yard are definitely our favorite of all the houses we have stayed at! We'll be back!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating. Lanikai ridge line is a favorite with hikers, offering a stunning view.

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Availability & Rates

Kailua House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Minimum Stay
 
x-mas/new year
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 10 2015
$595
7 nights
 
 
My Standard Rate
$495
$525
Fri,Sat,Sun
$3,675
$13,500
1 night
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $450.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $900.00
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes $3150 to $3675 weekly rate (x-mas/new year $4165) based on no. of adults in party. Please first inquire via email. You should receive a reply within 24 hrs. If you do not hear from us within 24 hours please call. Chances are we didn't receive your inquiry. Email for other rate info 30% Reservation Deposit, $450 Cleaning Fee (plus 4.71% tax), $900 Security Deposit, 13.962% Hawaii State Tax (TAT IE
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Amenities

Kailua House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Water View ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Printer
  • Water Cooler
  • Firewood
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Wireless Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Telephone ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking On Street
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Freezer
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Travel crib (1) available
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Barbecue
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • forests
  • zoo
  • restaurants
  • reefs
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • playground
  • marina
  • bay/sound
  • festivals
  • library
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • antiquing
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • whale watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • jet skiing
  • pier fishing
  • surf fishing
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • wind-surfing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
Notes:
Air Conditioning: air-conditioning in the bedrooms only; no central air; ceiling fans in the living area. Linens Provided: one-time linen and towel set up. Private Pool: solar-heated
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