|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
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Enjoy the gentle breezes of outdoor living on the windward side of the island of Oahu. This two bedroom, 2,000+ sq. foot private Lanikai hillside home is on a quiet street just a 5 minute walk to the widest section of Lanikai Beach. From our veranda you have unobstructed ocean views of all of Kailua Bay and the Mokulua Islands (the Mokes). The sunrises are spectacular, and when the full moon rises over the water with the Mokes as a backdrop it is breathtaking. In winter watch the breaching Humpback whales play just offshore.
The house is fully equipped with everything you need for your vacation, including all linens, towels and paper products. Just bring yourselves!
Our 6-person, fully automated, solar-heated natural salt hot tub was built-to-spec by Natural Salt Pools.
The house opens to a 900 sq. foot wrap-around veranda with extra large sliding glass doors to allow flow-through breezes throughout the house and 180 degree views of Lanikai Bay and the mountain behind the house.
Lanikai park, which has a new playground, a basketball court, an open field, and a workout station, is nearby. If you enjoy an early morning jog or a late afternoon walk, our 2.2 mile Lanikai loop is just the place. There is also the famous "pillbox trail" hike, which allows for even more spectacular views of Lanikai Bay and the Mokulua Islands.
I live on the one acre property in a separate house so I am always available if you need anything.
It gets the trade winds, is away from the traffic and noise, and it has drop dead views. The house is airy and comfortable.
Thank you Lois for opening up your wonderful Lanikai home to us. Everything was perfect! The view was amazing, the home was clean, the beds were extremely comfortable, the kitchen was easy to get around in (with the great view), and the hot tub was an added bonus! Waking up to that beautiful sun rising is a memory that will be with me forever. Lois, you were the perfect hostess. I appreciate your hospitality.
We really enjoyed our stay and wished to stay longer. Amazing views from every corner of the house made us feel like we were in paradise. It was awesome experience to wake up and see beautiful sunrise from the bed. After swimming, snorkeling, and napping at the beach, jumping into Jacuzzi was quite relaxing. House is much bigger and nicer than pictures. Our host, Lois, was so kind and very flexible. The three ring binder Lois made is very informative and helpful. It was a special occasion for our family and each one had different departure time including red eye flight but Lois allowed us a late check-out. Lois has provided items such as many towels & beach towels, additional pillows, blankets, beach chairs, boogie boards, beach parasol, etc..... generously. We did grocery shopping at Whole Foods and cooked almost every meal at this well equipped spacious kitchen. The ocean view from kitchen sink window can easily distract us while cleaning veggies or washing pots. Add one more thing, Lois already returned security deposit within two days. WOW! Yes, we will definitely come back to this property soon. MAHALO!
Spent the week with my wive and two daughters and couldn't have been happier. Did most of our meals in the home because there really isn't a restaurant with a better view. Lanikai and Kailua are great towns and we never ran out of things to do. Lois was very helpful and made sure we had everything we needed.
This property really is all about the view. It is breathtaking. The large lanai was great for hanging out and relaxing. The kitchen was well appointed for meals and the large counter was great for serving our 3 kids breakfasts, lunch and snacks. We mostly ate dinner out. While there was only bathroom, it was really large and so it worked fine for all 5 of us. Great closet space to unpack and feel at home. There were fans but no a/c and that was fine for the most part, though we were there a week that got really sticky due to no trade winds. There were all sorts of sand chairs, umbrellas, and kids sand toys were great, and beautiful Lanikai beach was just minutes away. The driveway was super steep and a bit intense, but I suppose thats how you get such great views! The only real bummer was that the lovely hot tub on the deck was not working during our stay. We communicated with the owner (who was off island at the time) and it was resolved, but I think that whole situation could have been handled with a bit more of the aloha spirit by her. That being said, the shadow cast from that aspect of our stay was minor compared to how lovely our overall experience was.
We truly enjoyed our stay. Lois was very prompt in answering all our questions and concerns. The views are amazing photos don't do it justice. Waking up every morning to that view was my favorite part. The kitchen is well equipped and and the house is very roomy and clean. Definitely will stay here again.
Lois is as kind and wonderful as in the previous reviews. She met us at the bottom of the driveway to help guide us through the steep driveway parking routine. We rented a Jeep which worked well for parking and reversing on the driveway. The house is larger in person than the pictures may suggest. I was tempted to write a poor review so I could ensure more availability for a future stay, but Lois is just too nice!
This location makes you feel like a local Hawaiian: Walking or driving to the village market for food, walking to the beach and coming home to an outdoor shower, hearing the birds every morning, leaving your "slippahs" outside Hawaiian-style. The house has several little touches to make your stay special, such as sand toys and boogie boards for the kids, extra chairs for the deck, remote controlled fans, and a large closet for your garments.
If you're looking for the quiet side of O'hau away from the crowds, this will suit your style.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Everything was as described, photos were accurate,
the kitchen generously appointed, the short walk to the beach enjoyable. The beach itself was
beautiful, lively but not crowded on the weekend, almost empty during the week, very gentle turquoise water.
Lanikai and Kailua are places to change gears and take things into a slower, gentler mode and I liked
that very much.
We are a 5 minute walk from Lanikai beach and a 10 minute walk to Kailua beach.
The bay is perfect for swimming every day and kite surfing, windsurfing and boogie boarding on windy days and stand up paddling and kayaking when it's calmer. The water is clean, clear and warm with white sand. Lanikai has a 2.2 mile bike/jogging path. Kailua town is 5 minutes by car for shopping and restaurants. Waimanalo beach, another gorgeous beach, is 15 minutes away by car.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Rate depends on how many nights one stays. Longer stays get discounts. Call to discuss.
I only allow up to 6 people.
The driveway is steep and there is a drop off from the deck so you must watch your children.
Please see cancellation fees on rental policy online.
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TA license # W00081546-01