ELEGANT STUDIO-COTTAGE, TROPICAL, POOL, SPA, KAYAKS, BEACH 2 MIN/WALK

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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ELEGANT STUDIO-COTTAGE, TROPICAL, POOL, SPA, KAYAKS, BEACH 2 MIN/WALK

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pool-side studio, 1 full bathroom, sleeps 2

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 beachside home and cottage and creates a welcoming, cool and unique setting even on hot summer days. You just might have trouble pulling yourself away to get over to world famous Lanikai Beach.

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, snorkling, 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 ridgeline behind Lanikai for scenic vistas in all directions. Lanikai is also favored for its one-way loop circling through this beachside community, inviting joggers and people out for a leisurely walk.

This brand-new deluxe studio-cottage has a typical Hawaiian flair with its large sliding doors opening unto a small private fenced-off garden with a deck. You will find an outside dining table and chairs; a hammock nestled inside the banyan tree; a BBQ and private hot tub. The studio is situated next to a beach-entry pool and pool house available to cottage guests. It offers its' guests an exceptional setting and truly Hawaiian vacation experience. The cottage is tastefully decorated and newly built in 2012. The bali-inspired wooden carved plumeria panels hide a queen murphy bed with top-quality mattress; you'll find stylish living room furniture, hardwood floors, lava rock posts, a European-design style bookcase and a TV. The kitchen has granite counters (resembling sand on a beach) and a full-size refrigerator, toaster-convection oven, double hot plate, coffee maker, microwave, blender and hot water kettle. It is fully stocked with whatever kitchen utensils one might need. Hardwood floors throughout are easy on your barefoot feet. The cottage has an open floor plan, which is ideal for island-style living and delights with a casual elegance. It has a large shower stall and bathroom vanity with marble countertop. The main house is well set back towards the back of the property and mostly hidden by a magnificent banyan tree. Tall hedges ensure privacy and a ready supply of beach equipment make frequent trips to the beach easy. This mini-estate 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.

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

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. The email button can be a bit unpredictable. Chances are we didn't receive your inquiry.

Main House Guest Comments:

'What an incredible property! We could barely get to any of the 'touristy' things we had wanted to do because we just couldn't tear ourselves out of that yard! It is impossible to capture in pictures, but you really feel like you're in the Garden of Eden -- the waterfalls, the incredible swing, and the white doves fluttering down to drink from that amazing pool made it almost surreal. Ya gotta eat though, so at least make sure to get to Pinky's on Tuesday nights for balloon night, a huge hit with the kids.'

Janice, Charlotte, NC, 6.10.08

'As we were walking around the loop this morning I commented to my wife how one tends to form an image of a place one plans to visit before seeing it, and how rare it is that the reality surpasses the self created image. Your place, however, sure exceeded my expectations.

We love it. I am sure you’ve heard all the superlatives before, and indeed thought them yourselves, but it is, truly, a lovely, lovely place!

This is the sixth house we’ve rented for a summer month in Kailua, and the fourth in Lanikai. In terms of sheer loveliness, house and garden, it is honestly my favorite among the houses we’ve rented.'

Arlo, Japan, 7.10.09

'This is a little piece of paradise! What a great place to stay. It was very windy while we were there, and instead of braving the sandstorm on the beach we could just lie in the yard, in the middle of the amazing (and private) garden. Very quiet and peaceful! I will miss breakfast under the Banyan tree, listening to the birds, going to Baci's Bistro (best food in the world, seriously).

The house is clean and well equipped - it is definitely a home, not just a rental accomodation. Thank you for sharing it with us!'

Kara, Nanaimo, BC, 3.6.10

'We arrived home today after a looooong trip from Hawaii. I wanted to let you know how absolutely perfect we found your home. It is such a beautiful, peaceful, wonderful spot. You have created something very special. Our son loved the pool and yard so much we had to drag him to the beach! I am so happy that we chose to rent your house. It was perfect for us!'

Louise, Bedford, MA, 4.3.10

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Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
owner (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english

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Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

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5
based on 8 traveler reviews

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Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
average rating of 5.0 based on 8 reviews
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Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
5

Dream Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
What a perfect place to getaway from it all and enjoy Oahu! Robert and Gudrun are wonderful hosts that manage to be very helpful & responsive when you need them and very respectful of your privacy all at the same time. The property itself is meticulously maintained and looks newly renovated. The small kitchen and grill are perfect for any light cooking for 2 and is separate from the main living area and bedroom. During the day, it is hard to decide what to do with the beautiful Lanikai beach a 2-min walk away, the inviting pool with fountains outside one set of doors, and a lazy hammock and hot tub outside the other. Kayaks are available as well for a quick trip out to the Mokulua islands if you decide to get adventurous. All-in-all a fantastic place to stay while in Hawaii and in my opinion light years beyond any other hotel or commercial experience.
  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
5

Breathtakingly beautiful!!

  • 5 of 5
This trip was one of the best memories I will have for the rest of my life. The property is beautiful beyond words and I couldn't have been more happy in booking with the owners, Gudrun and Robert! They were amazing in every way and made us feel so welcome and right at home. They provided kayaks, chairs, and umbrella's for us to use making our stay so enjoyable. The cottage is immaculate and so conveniently close to grocery stores, great restaurants, and of course the beautiful beach---everything you need! My husband and I didn't even want to leave to go out to dinner because we wanted to stay in the backyard…it is so enchanting with the huge banyan tree and the lights around the tiki hut. The pool is so relaxing especially when you are tired of the beach and I would fall asleep in the hammock almost every night in the backyard feeling the perfect Lani Kai breeze. I would HIGHLY recommend this property to anyone and can't wait to go back to visit again! There isn't any other place else I would want to stay on the island. Thank you so much to the amazing owners for sharing this piece of paradise, it's truly incredible!
  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
Sydney, Australia
5

AMAZING!

  • 5 of 5
Our second visit to this gem of a place! Cannot sing its praises highly enough! The owners welcomed us back so warmly and it was just as beautiful as we remembered it! We completely relaxed in the beautiful environment. You will not be disappointed!

Cannot wait to return to this slice of paradise!
  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
5

Elegant cottage--even better than the description!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary and can't recommend this property enough! This elegant cottage feels like your own tropical oasis, just a block and a half from beach access (not too far to trolley the sea kayaks provided). The space has soaring ceilings and a well-thought out design and a flowing floor plan. never felt cramped. Murphy bed is comfortable, ceiling fans and trade winds keep things cool; we loved the large open bath area and very well stocked kitchen made it live like a cottage despite its studio dimensions. The cottage also has its own fenced-in private deck and hot tub area, making it feel even more like a stand alone property. Hosts are friendly and great resources for things to do, but very respectful of privacy. Lovely pool (even though it is "salt water" the salt concentration is so low it feels like fresh water), with great rock features and comfy pool house for hanging out poolside. Don't miss the weekly farmers market in Kailua!
  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
5

Top notch!

  • 5 of 5
Do not hesitate on choosing this cottage for your Oahu accommodations!! Perfectly located, perfectly decorated, immaculately clean and modern and everything you need is right there. If you are thinking about staying in Waikiki, DONT. This place is just a short drive from the city for fine dining or other touristy attractions but thankfully in a quiet town with a perfect beach (not overly crowded) just a short walk away and lots of hiking trails near by. The cottage has nice snorkel sets with fins and best of all they have 2 awesome kayaks that we were able to use to explore Mokulua island (twice :-)!). The owners are very polite, they are there but not in your face or space. You will love it!!

Restaurant Suggestions
Cinnamons - the guava pancakes and omelette with pork...AMAZING
Crepes No Ka 'Oi - sweet and breakfast crepes so yummy
Roy's (the original restaurant-Kai) - Everything is to die for here, we went twice!
Kim Chee - Great food and service, my husband and I got the Kim Chee special for 2 and it was delicious. Comes with soup and a "vegetable bar", so good!
Chief's Luau - we had never been to a luau, it was fun, entertaining, the food was good and the energy of the performers made it a great experience.
There is a Whole Foods a few miles away and we cooked at the cottage a few nights and made sandwiches for days of hiking and touring. The kitchen has everything you need!

Tours
We did a lot of hiking and some of the normal touristy stuff. We did 2 "guided" type tours, both were great. Double hull canoe tour was awesome (Nobi at Hawaiian Surf Adventures), the guy who gave this tour came from 13 generations of "native" Hawaiians, he built the canoe and had a plethora of history on how the island was formed, how the people of the island came to be there and on and on...very interesting....must try! The second was a stand up paddle board tour with Steve at Sea and Board Sports, on the North Shore, he made it really fun and his instructions were spot on and we were having a great time within minutes.

Hikes
Pillbox-very close to the cottage
Diamond Head
Monoa Falls
Makapu‘u Point Lighthouse Trail
Koko Head-Advanced, tiring
Mount Olomana- Advanced can be dangerous
  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
Elegant Studio-Cottage, Tropical, Pool, Spa, Kayaks, Beach 2 min/walk
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p3011034
Kailua Oahu
Sydney, Australia
5

WOW!!

  • 5 of 5
This place was amazing! Perfect location and just so well equipped with all you need for a magical vacation! The cottage is just gorgeous-private and serene- and the gardens are just so beautiful.The owners were lovely and welcoming- we could not have wished for a more perfect time.
We have just booked a return visit and cannot wait!
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

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Car: recommended

Lanikai ridge line is a favorite with hikers, offering a stunning view.

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Availability & Rates

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Kailua Studio Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $400
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes weekly rate $1295 plus:
13.962% Hawaii state tax; (tax ID # W 03641910-01)
$100 cleaning fee;
$400 fully refundable security deposit

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kailua Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Water Cooler
  • Filtered Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry Soap
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Grill
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Blender
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Oven ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom - 1 queen , murphy bed
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Gazebo ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • not suitable for children
  • smoking allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • zoo
  • reefs
  • bay/sound
  • library
  • rain forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Smoking allowed outdoors only.
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