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Last Minute Discount! 2b/2b Home on a Hill! Close to town's center & beaches

Arlene Seymour

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Last Minute Discount! 2b/2b Home on a Hill! Close to town's center & beaches

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

Lanikai House Rental Photos and Description

Views & Tradewinds at Cozy Cottage on a Hill, Minutes to World's 'Best Beaches'

The panoramic views of Kailua town and Enchanted Lake are amazing every time you step outside onto the wraparound lanai or look out its large windows. The cottage is clean, bright and airy, lit by skylights, and cooled from trade winds. Relax and enjoy your vacation in our quiet neighborhood away from all the hustle and bustle of Waikiki for a much better value driven price!

Built in 2002, this is a standard 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage has approximately 1300 sq. ft. of cozy living space and is furnished with elegant elephant bamboo furniture (a renewable resource), and energy efficient appliances, e.g. refrigerator, dishwasher, washer and dryer. You can use the electric stove in the kitchen, or use the stainless steel grill on the lanai for cooking.

***Please note*** The cottage is accessible only by stairs. The stairs start with 5 steps that lead to a 30 ft. landing, 4 steps that lead to a 10 ft. landing, then 12 steps that lead to the house.

Master bedroom has a king bed and en suite bathroom with jetted tub, television, ceiling fans, a/c, and a sky light.

Guest bedroom has a king bed and 2 twin beds; flat screen t.v., ceiling fans and a/c.

The dining table seats 6 comfortably with 2 seats at the breakfast bar.

The large lanai has two high dining table that seats 8 to relax and enjoy the views, and a stainless steel gas grill for you to enjoy outdoor meals.

We are strict about the 6 person maximum capacity of the house. This number includes toddlers and young children. If you have 7-8 people in your party, we recommend you rent the Studio as a 3rd bedroom option.

There is a large blue tiled turtle pool with a slide for the adventurous.

There are lots linens, bath and beach towels available.

The cottage is completely separated from the owner-occupied main house, located on the same property. The owners have two friendly black-lab mix dogs who are 8 years old that reside poolside by the main house. The dogs are gated in the pool patio area and are not allowed to access the guest house grounds.

Since we have our own 7 year old, we are family friendly with infants, toddlers, and children; we try to stock the cottage with amenities to make your stay safe, comfortable and fun.

The property is located about 2-3 miles from Conde Nast's rated three 'Best Beaches' in the world, Kailua, Lanikai, and Waimanalo Beaches. Kailua is famous for its water sports and can recommend places to purchase or rent the toys to help you stay in the water, like surfboards, kayaks, windsurfers, masks and snorkels,and kitesurfing gear available. Let us know how we can make your vacation the best ever!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Arlene Seymour (Owner)
Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Josh/Arlene:



Thanks for everything. Place was great. Everyone had a good time.



Thanks again. Mahalo.
Jun 2011
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Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
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Minimum Stay 5 nights
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Reviews

4.5
based on 27 traveler reviews

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Last Minute Discount! 2b/2b Home on a Hill! Close to town's center & beaches
average rating of 4.5185184 based on 41 reviews
San Diego, CA
5

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

For those looking to spend some time in Hawaii and not feel as much like a tourist this place is great! The hosts were helpful answering questions before we arrived. The place was clean and had nice views. Sheets, towels, bedding felt new. Although we did have a centipede one night and I would suggest modifying the front screen door to fully cover the doorway to prevent bugs from entering the apartment. Otherwise the place was perfect for the price. We look forward to staying here again.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Thanks for hospitality

  • 5 of 5

Review from December 31, 2014 says it all!

Good quality for reasonable price!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Christmas in hawaii with family!

  • of 5

Quiet and peaceful location away from busy Waikiki, but close enough that we drove there for dinners.

Many beautiful beaches nearby and enjoyed a day of hiking the pillbox!! Overall a great place to stay for family who enjoys a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Enjoyed Our Stay

  • of 5

We have just returned after a 10 day stay at this home. We rented the home as well as the studio suite. It was a perfect set-up for our family scenario. The location is great! View is fantastic! The stairs are not much of an issue, (Not steep) and they are well lit with motion lights. Close to groceries, cafe's and shopping. (We especially enjoyed the great meat selection at Whole Foods). Kailua Beach Park is just minutes away by car, and is one of the most beautiful beaches we've seen. The home was clean. Though I had to wipe out the cupboards and on top of the fridge. The oven also requires cleaning. The cleaning crew should add those 'out of sight' areas to the check list of things to clean regularly. There are plenty of linens, and beach towels to use. Though some kitchen towels and cloths could be useful. (I brought my own, so it wasn't a big deal for us). We hardly saw the owners, they really do give you your privacy, but when we needed something they provided it quickly. The home does need a cheese grater and new baking pans (they are looking pretty rough). I'd also recommend they switch to an unscented laundry detergent for their linens. It was very strong. If you have a fragrance allergy...be aware or bring your own linens.

As for the ants...despite thoroughly wiping the counters and keeping food put away, they are still an issue...until it poured rain...then they seemed to disappear for the rest of our stay.

Overall our stay was good. It's always an adjustment to sleeping and cooking in any place that is not your own, so we made the best of what we had and didnt have and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Thank you for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
2

So much potential - won't be back

  • 2 of 5

I have taken pictures but unfortunately VRBO doesn't have an option to add photos with my review

Negatives:

- house is dirty and in need of a really good deep clean, and general maintenance. I actually found a child’s “lost tooth” under one of the living room chairs

- lack of general cleaning supplies - no broom or mop.

- frying pans need to be replaced

- old food left over from previous guests needs to be thrown out

- deck photo not accurate

- coolers and beach supplies are just a pile of left overs on the deck from previous guests. Most are broken, ripped, or just gross - there is no way I’m using someone else’s left over water shoes or snorkel. Coolers and beach umbrella are broken, beach bags are moldy

- bed sheets have stains and rips

- mattress cover was stained with numerous yellow spots - urine? sweat?

- blinds have been changed since listing pictures were taken. They are not privacy blinds. Change in the dark or the bathroom if you don’t want the neighbors to see you.

- Large bedroom with the 3 beds faces east - the blinds don’t block light therefore room is very bright in the morning. Sunrises at 6:45 - and so did my kids

- living room room furniture is super uncomfortable. The backs are straight up and every time you move the cushions slide out from under you.

- The pool itself is well maintained but the pool deck needs work and tidying. There is a pile of used dirty planter boxes in the corner

Positives:

- nice quiet location

- nice sized rental, we didn't feel cramped

- large deck

- ant problem has been fixed

- kitchen is well equipped

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We regret that your wife did not immediately tell us about the state of the Cottage so that we could have ordered an immediate re-cleaning of the unit for you. It is the cleaning crew’s job to do their duties, including cleaning out the fridge after every renter, washing the linens properly or reporting rips/stains if they need replacing. We rely on the cleaning crew to report on any items in the house that need repair or replacement. We have shared this review with them for a better result in the future. We also state in our handbook that we welcome our visitors to let us know as soon as possible if you need assistance with the unit, for although we live on the same property, we rarely enter the Cottage. Per your recommendations, we have put in new 1) frying pans, 2) broom and mop, and 3) curtains to block out the light and for privacy (please note that your family was on a 4 hour time difference, and that might have partly contributed to why the kids woke up at their usual time of 6:45 am, which is 10:45 am CST), 4) will install different couches on 12/16/14, 5) order maintenance to put away the unused planters, and 6) power wash the pool area. In the amenities section of this unit’s vrbo website, it states, “coolers, beach chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear, bodyboards (due to renter's usage, condition not guaranteed).” However, we will remove these items from the website as being available and instead recommend places to purchase new equipment. We will also update all photos on the website to reflect the changes to the Cottage. We strive to make the place a better one for future renters.
Pearland, Texas, USA
4

Texas Marine Family

  • 4 of 5

Good location....good hosts....wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu Internation Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
many available
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
many available
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Kailua Beach, Lanikai Beach, Waimanalo Beach
Car: necessary

Kitesurfing, Bodyboarding, Skimboarding

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Rates & Availability

From $209 Per night

Lanikai House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring Break
Mar 13 2015 - Apr 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
Memorial Day Weekend
May 21 2015 - May 25 2015
5 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Summer Season/ Labor Day
May 29 2015 - Sep 7 2015
5 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
Discovers' Day Weekend
Oct 8 2015 - Oct 12 2015
5 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Thanksgiving Weekend
Nov 25 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
$249
 
 
Christmas to New Year's
Dec 18 2015 - Jan 3 2016
5 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
Martin Luther King Weekend
Jan 14 2016 - Jan 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$209
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Clean Out Fee $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%
Notes Additional Studio please add $89/night when booking in conjunction with the Cottage.
All taxes and fees apply to Studio.
See Rental Agreement & House Rules.

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Amenities

Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • new vanity and toilet installed in Jan. 2015
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 14' gel/memory foam mattress, en suite full bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , all beds have 3' memory foam toppers
  • both rooms have tv with cable; ac; fans; baby crib/portable playpen available; please bring your own bedding
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
mountain apples from yard if in season/available

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