|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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!
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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
My husband and I had the opportunity to stay in this amazing cottage. When we opened the gate it was like we has stepped into a luxury resort. The house was beautifully decorated and the gardens were breath taking. We enjoyed our mornings and evenings on the deck and the beach was just a few short minutes away. I would highly recommend Robert and Gundrun's cottage.
We enjoyed staying at this lovely cottage. It was clean, comfortable and the amenities provided are outstanding. Robert and Gudrun are the perfect hosts! They give you privacy but also make themselves available should you need anything. We enjoyed using the bbq and a hot tub after a relaxing day at the beach. Everything you could possibly need was provided, beach chairs, coolers, kayaks. We cannot wait to come back to this truly relaxing retreat!
What an amazing place to stay! The cottage is so beautiful and very clean. You can see and feel all the love the wonderful owners, Gudrun and Robert, put in it. The garden is very well maintained and the pool and the hot tub are so inviting after a "hard" day at the incredible beach, which is only a 2 minute walk away. The owners provide beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkel gear and body boards, coolers and even 2 kayaks, etc. You'll find everything you need in and around the cottage! We really had the time of our lives! Mahalo Gudrun and Robert
What an amazing place to stay! The cottage is so beautiful and very clean. You can see and feel all the love the wonderful owners, Gudrun and Robert, put in it. The garden is very well maintained and the pool and the hot tub are so inviting after a "hard" day at the incredible beach, which is only about a 2 minute walk away. The owners provide beach chairs and umbrellas, snorkel gear and body boards, coolers and even 2 kayaks, etc. You'll find everything you need in and around the cottage! We really had the time of our lives! Mahalo Gudrun and Robert
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.
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!
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$400|
weekly rate $1365 plus:
13.962% Hawaii state tax; (tax ID # W 03641910-01)
$115 cleaning fee;
$400 fully refundable security deposit
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.