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One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 850 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Studio with full bathroom, kitchen and deck, sleeps 4.

Only one block from the ocean and three short blocks to famous Lanikai Beach, our Lanikai Vacation Home is a large, private, studio apartment with bath/laundry room and barbecue lanai/porch surrounding a large Mango tree. Everything is provided for your comfort, including full service kitchen, television, phone, and air conditioning. Enjoy a complimentary in-season fruit bowl with locally made chocolate and organic coffee. The pillow-top queen-size bed has an overhead fan and lamp lighting, with books and magazines in the headboard for relaxed reading. The single day-bed has a pull-out trundle underneath for a fourth person. Just lay your suitcase on the dressing table, hang up your mainland clothes, and get ready to enjoy a swim at the beach or in our garden pool. Only five minutes from Kailua Town for shopping centers and restaurants. Also close to Honolulu and Waikiki. Wi-Fi access is available in the studio. Covered parking: drive up, park your car and open the door to your Lanikai Vacation Home. (HI Tax ID #W01346316-01)

Teresa Johnston
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a lovely 10 days here. Even though we were here to visit my mother and other family members, it was always great to have this studio to return every night for some quiet time and privacy. We always appreciate the fruit & snacks you put out for your guests, especially the small local bananas - ONO!

The best ~ Pam & Andy
Apr 2018
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Lanikai Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 3
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • We have a neighborhood quiet period between 10:pm - 8:am.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Bathroom includes toilet, shower, vanity, washer/dryer, hair-dryer, iron, washer and dryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , The single day bed has a pull-out single transom underneath.
  • Queen Bed: Sleeps two. Day Bed: Single bed with a single pull-out transom bed underneath.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Lanikai Vacation Home is one block from small Lanikai beach at low tide (a tidal calendar is provided for the use of our guests,) and three short blocks away from large Lanikai beach, available at low or high tide. The studio is air-conditioned, or all the jalousie windows and glass doors can be opened for a wonderful Hawaiian breeze. Large washer & dryer. Decorative Hawaiian covers and pillows. Covered parking right in front of studio door. Outside lighting. The pool is only shared by our small family and is available for the use of our guests all day. Easy to use kitchen, plus other electric appliances and utensils, glasses, cups, and dinner ware. We provide a complimentary taste of organic coffee, Hawaiian chocolate and a variety of local fruit. Outdoor dining on private porch for four under a 60+ year old Mango tree. Large desk and very comfortable beds! Total quiet privacy or get to know friendly family. Receive more for your rental investment at the Lanikai Vacation Home


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Friendly, cosy, well-located and equipped studio.

  • 5 of 5

A lovely garden setting with welcoming birds, flowers, and host Teresa. Well-located, with a five minute walk to Lanikai Beach along pleasant suburban streets with bike (and walking) path all along. The studio has fridge, stovetop, microwave, rice cooker, and most importantly - coffee maker and grinder! Lots of towels and supplies and handy washer/dryer. We were traveling with our two young teens who appreciated the fast wifi as a compliment our slow vacation pace! We were welcomed with a bowl of fresh local fruit and a bag of organic coffee beans, and felt like we were at a friendly family guest-room rather than a cookie-cutter hotel room. A nicely landscaped pool area was a short walk across the property. A private lanai under a huge tree was just outside the sliding doors at the back of the kitchen area. Finally, the location was very good - with an easy drive to any part of Oahu. We visited Lanikai Beach to swim and snorkel and take a peaceful walk, drove to the North Shore, strolled along Turtle Beach, and ate shave ice, drove the East/windward coast and hiked the botanical gardens set in Koko crater, as well as Diamond Head and the Makapu'u lighthouse trail. We visited the Byodo-in temple and the USS Arizona memorial. Each of these trips were pleasant 30-60minute drives with minimal traffic from this location. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great studio, close to beaches

  • 4 of 5

The property is older and provides the feeling of living in the REAL Hawaii. The private patio outside the door is surrounded by tropical trees and we loved waking up to the incredible bird songs. The studio is very well kept and was equipped with everything needed for personal comfort, thanks to our gracious hostess, Theresa, who went out of her way to make sure our needs were met.

This area of Oahu is perfect for older people like us or families with children as the local beaches are "gentle", but it is not a long drive to more adventurous beaches and lots of interesting hiking spots in the area.

Would definitely recommend this spot to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Little Studio

  • 5 of 5

This lovely little studio was everything we had hoped for, for a quiet, relaxing stay on O’ahu. Each morning we enjoyed breakfast and coffee on the peaceful deck surrounded by so much greenery and singing birds. The studio had plenty of room for my husband and I along with our adult daugher who slept on the day bed. Just a short walk to Lanikai Beach or a hike up to the Pillbox for a wonderful view. Teresa is so hospitable and had great information on things to do nearby. We drove to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling, Waikiki, Maunawili Falls for hike, west and north side of Oahu for big waves and it was always wonderful to come back to our peaceful little rental! Thank you Teresa!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot close to Lanikai!

  • 5 of 5

The studio had everything we needed for our stay plus other amenities we were not expecting! The location is great, as it is very close to the beach but slightly removed from the busier stretch. It was a very short walk to Lanikai Beach, even with a young child. From the welcome basket with fruit and chocolate to the wonderful communication from booking until departure, Teresa was a wonderful hostess. We would definitely recommend this location to others!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

What a perfect location! Every morning we walked a short 5 minute walk to a different beach access to watch the sunrise over the mokaluas. Teresa was very friendly and hospitable. It really was a home away from home. We cooked breakfast and some dinners in the unit. Washer and dryer was VERY handy! We brought our 6 month old and Teresa recommended Paradise Baby Co who brought a crib, swing and playmat. They had it all set up waiting for us. The baby loved it and felt right at home. We had some cool weather, so we weren't able to swim in the ocean much. One of the reasons we chose this property was because of the gorgeous garden pool. Unfortunately the pool was not heated, so we were unable to swim. We were really looking forward to that. Teresa had good recommendations for local dining. Even after we left, we lost a prized baby toy and she looked for it for us. Very accommodating! We would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Amber, John & Charles were lovely guests. They were here during our winter when cold fronts sometimes flow down from the North. Since most of the year Hawaii has daytime highs in the 70s - 80s, we don't heat our pool. Taking a dip after a hot day in the sun is very refreshing during most of the year, but it can be a bit nippy in the winter. On a beautiful clear sunny day our tropical pool garden is still a nice place to sit, listen to the waterfall and refresh one's spirit. Much Aloha, Teresa
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A Lanikai / Kailua Studio Oasis

  • 5 of 5

This location is a lil hidden gem. After a couple of visits to Oahu within the last year we just fell in love with the town of Kailua and Lanikai. On this particular trip we were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary. We knew we wanted our stay to be as close to living like a local in Hawaii as possible. This fully equipped studio in the quiet end of Lanikai is just perfect and fits that description for us. Teresa is a bonus to this location. She is caring, generous and very receptive to any of our needs. She welcomed us as we arrived and showed us around the property. She generously gave island fruits and supplied us with much needed morning coffee for my husband. The amenities were more than enough. The studio provides everything you would need to have a stress-free visit. One of our favorite things in the studio was the full washer and dryer in the unit. It was so convenient and useful, allowing us to return home to the mainland with no laundry to do. We did not use the outside patio as we chose to enjoy the outside at a beach or hiking. The bed was very comfortable and the studio had more than enough space for our personal belongings. The location of the studio is amazing as well, super quiet but close to what was important to us. We found a small private beach down the street that was simply breathtaking and very quiet. At most, we shared the beach with was about 3 other people. The fun and exciting hike up the Pillbox Trailhead is only a 5-10 walk to the beginning. Once you make it to the top, the views are amazing. Since you are so close, we did that hike more than 3 times. This studio is ideal for a small family or just a couple. We definitely will be returning within the year and hope to stay at this Studio Oasis again.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mexican Restaurant
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Grylt Kailua
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Mahaloha Burger
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Hale Kealoha Restaurant
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Aloha Salads
Salad Shop
Bowles Burritos
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Ba-Le Sandwich Shop
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Buona Sera
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Beto's Taco Truck
Anuenue Exquisite Tea
Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Lanikai Beach
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Just one block from our driveway to the nearest Lanikai Beach right-of-way & three small blocks to the large Lanikai Beach; kayaking, boating, parasailing, biking, health/beauty spa; Lanikai Park with basketball court & swings.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $160
Tax Rate 14.95%

$2400/month available for a 1-year lease or longer.
Tax ID #W01346316-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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