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Lanikai Ocean View - 180 degree ocean views

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 1 bath, sleeps 6 - king bed, queen bed, queen futon and full futon

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. The master bedroom has a new split system A/C which is operative 8PM - 9 AM.

At the bottom of the street, Lanikai park has a playground, a basketball court, an open field, and a workout station. 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.

After the beach, rinse off in the outdoor hot water shower with great view of the Mokes!

I live on the one acre property in a separate house so I am always available if you need anything.

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Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Full refund minus costs if before 60 days or 90 days for Xmas time.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , skylight over shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , queen futon
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , full futon
  • The master bedroom is extremely large with a queen futon. The second bedroom is average size with a queen bed. The full futon is outside the second bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • bay/sound
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
pack n play available free of charge outdoor hot shower


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Lanikai Ocean View - 180 degree ocean views
average rating of 4.9661016 based on 60 reviews

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phenomenal place great location awesome views.

  • 5 of 5

Lois is very nice and very accommodating. House is very spacious and clean. Views are remarkable. Lanikai is a great place. Thanks Lois!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is everything as advertised and more. May never have a better view!!

  • 5 of 5

This property is perfect for honeymoon or a family. 5 minute walk to the beach and very short drive to restaurants, shops and beach rentals. Lois the owner is super nice and there really wasn't anything that we didn't have in the home. One bathroom really wasn't an issue and we all loved the hot water outdoor shower coming off the beach. We followed advice from previous renters and rented a 4 wheel drive as you can't get the killer view without a steep driveway. We definitely plan to make this VRBO our destination on all our Oahu trips in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so glad you were comfortable in the house and enjoyed our "killer view". By the way, all cars can navigate the driveway, but when it's wet and dark, it's reassuring to have an all-wheel drive. 4-wheel drive not necessary. Thank you for the review, and home to see you again when you visit family.
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  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed in Lois’s beautiful home several times and it never disappoints. The views are incredible and the house is equipped with everything you need. The living room is comfortable and inviting. A great place to watch a movie after playing on the island all day. We spent a lot of time on the lanai taking in the gorgeous sunrises. We also hiked the pillbox trail and walked the loop everyday. Lanikai is a special place. We loved the new AC in the master bedroom for the warmer nights during our stay. Slept like a baby! Lois is accommodating and always there if you need anything. Thanks, again, Lois for sharing your home with us. We cannot imagine staying anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

PROS: The views are amazing! We ate every meal on the patio. We stayed 5 nights with our 6 and 2 year old. The kids loved the house, mostly the stairs, wrap around porch, and seashells on the coffee table. The driveway is STEEP if you're not a good driver but I wouldn't say it is a con, after all those views have to come at a price. We went to the Kailua Famers Market on Thursday night and had a blast. The outdoor shower was great after the beach, the beach toys were perfect. Overall we are already daydreaming about this house!!! In the middle of July, it was beautiful. Nights were warm but we slept with ALL the windows open and fans on & were very comfortable.

CONS: The ice maker wasn't working, would've been nice to plan for that! Blu-ray DVD player didn't work, and with 2 small children it would've been nice to sit them down for a minute but it wasn't that big of a deal. FYI: it is a blu-ray player and the movies in the closet are regular DVD so they don't play, we rented at redox. The jacuzzi was great but with the environment, there were cockroaches outside in the evening which I was not a fan of.

Thank you Louis so much for a great stay overall. Our remaining days were spent at Aulani where we had major crowd anxiety after our amazing stay in your beautiful home!!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad your family enjoyed your stay at my home. I enjoyed having you as well. I'm sorry you didn't get the DVD player to work, but I went down the next day to check it out and had no problem playing a dvd. I have now written the directions in the book in case anyone else has a problem. I apologize for your frustration. Regarding the ice maker, I leave ice in the freezer as well as ice cube trays. I realize it's not high tech, but it works. I'm glad overall you loved your time here even after comparing it to your stay at 5-star Aulani.
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This property has great views, a great locale, and was a great fit for our family of 5!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being on the Windward side of Oahu! The 2 porches were great to hang out on and we loved being close to the best beach areas and hiking the Pillbox. It is definitely more relaxing than Honolulu, but easily accessible (we did Pearl Harbor).

We were also able to cook and do laundry, very accommodating!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you took advantage of the pillbox hike being so close that you could hike it many times and also enjoyed Lanikai Beach. Yes, we are far enough from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but close enough to be able to visit easily.
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What makes this house unique

It gets the trade winds, is away from the traffic and noise, and it has drop dead views. The house is airy and comfortable and has A/C in the master bedroom.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2011
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Lanikai Beach
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $175
Tax Rate 14.96%

Rate depends on how many nights one stays. Stays over 14 days may get a discount.
I only allow up to 6 people. Babies are included in count.
Please read agreement before booking.

TA/GE- 025-582-1824-01

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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