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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.

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.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

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.

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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Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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
  • 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
  • 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 ...
  • 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
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • 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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(46 traveler reviews)

Lanikai Ocean View - 180 degree ocean views
average rating of 4.978261 based on 47 reviews

Unbelievable view!

  • 5 of 5

Super place to stay for a family. We have three kids so the two bedrooms plus the futon worked well. The kitchen is spacious and we cooked quite a bit to save money - plus the view was one we didn't want to leave! We will certainly consider a return trip here.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Long Beach

Lovely house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

This is a very spacious, functional house with spectacular views of Lanikai! Sharing the single large bathroom with four adults was not an issue. We cooked several times during our stay and the kitchen was stocked with what we needed. We enjoyed each morning's sunrise and the double rainbows we saw on the day we left. Lois is a very responsive host. The only tip is that the views do come with a cost, which is a very steep and somewhat intimidating drive way. That should be factored in planning, if you have anyone in your party with mobility issues. In any case, we would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Ottawa, Canada

What a view!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 stayed here for 4 days. This was on the second leg of our 2 week vacation in Oahu and we were so happy with our choice.

The house is near the base of the Lanikai Pillbox trail and the stay here was really cool as we can see hikers behind us on the trail and the lovely Mokes islands in front of us while we relaxed on the massive wraparound lanai.

We are big fans of Lanikai and Kailua, having vacationed here many times before, so the house's proximity to the beaches, shops and amenities was much appreciated. The owner, Lois was fantastic to deal with and was very kind in allowing us to stay a little ltr than usual so we can squeeze the last morsel of Lanikai fun out before we boarded our plane in the afternoon.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful house.

Things to note: the driveway to the house is very steep, so make sure your car can cope with it!

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beyond fantastic view, great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time. Great place, and Lois was a fantastic owner to work with, super friendly, very accommodating. The location for us was perfect, it is a quick walk to the beach, but completely separated from the hustle & bustle near the beach with the parking and traffic... I've always hated that. If you are an active person, this is your place! We enjoyed the quick hike to the "pillbox" with the entrance just a block or two away, and I found some AMAZING mountain biking just past the other side of the city.

We really enjoyed our stay, and plan to return for a longer trip post retirement. Thanks Lois!

  • Submitted: Nov 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The picture doesn't do the view justice!!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Lanikai House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rate depends on how many nights one stays. Longer stays get discounts.
I only allow up to 6 people. Babies are included in count.

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.
NOTE: HomeAway and VRBO are now assessing a service fee This is not my fee. Please email me separately if you'd like to pay me directly.

TA license # W00081546-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.


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