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King Kamehameha the Great's Family Stays Here at Old Hawaii

21 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 30 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
30 nights


Lanikai House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 1.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

30 days or longer tenancies only, please.

King Kamehameha the Great's family has chosen 'Old Hawaii' to be their Hawaii vacation house. We are honored and delighted to be selected.

At Old Hawaii Plantation Beach House and Guest Cottage in Lanikai, we extend to all our guests the old fashioned Hawaiian Hospitality, and the famous Spirit of Aloha.

Step back in time to the romance, the charm, that is truly 'Old Hawaii.'

Lauhala mats on the floors, tropical plants and flowers (Seasonal) in the 12,000 Sq. ft. property. Plantation ceiling fans add to the aura of Old Hawaii. This treasure is available for you to enjoy.

You can relax on this heavenly tropical beach, or on the lanai overlooking the expansive grassy lawn. Listen to the soft music of the trade winds in the coconut palms. Enjoy nostalgic Lanikai, as it was since time immemorial, before the rest of the world discovered it.

This kama'aina beach hale was built by our family in 1931. It is an authentic Plantation home, located on prestigious Mokulua Drive, offering the comfort and ambience of Old Hawaii, but with all the modern conveniences, including WiFi for your Internet connection.

There are two bedrooms in the main hale and another bedroom in the detached ohana, a second Plantation cottage on the property, INCLUDED in the rental. There are two outdoor dining areas.

There is a new stove, a new refrigerator/freezer, a new microwave oven, and a new washer and dryer.

This is a family friendly, kid friendly home, with lots of beach toys.

A two-person, fully equipped kayak is waiting there for you!

You will be located across the street from beautiful Lanikai beach, named the best beach in the world by the Travel T V Channel.


30-day or longer rental only

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 10, 2016
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based on 21 traveler reviews

King Kamehameha the Great's Family Stays Here at Old Hawaii
average rating of 4.8095236 based on 21 reviews
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada

A Perfect Holiday

  • 5 of 5

One of the best kept secrets on the island is "Old Hawaii". It is truly a wonderful place to stay in Lanikai.

The Hale was as described, pictures a true likeness. The kitchen has all you need, full equipped. I especially appreciated all the extra's that everyone had left behind. Made use of some and left what I had, hoping that the next people coming in could make use of them.

WiFi was wonderful to have, making it easy to get in touch with the owners, and to connect back home with family and friends.

The bikes, although getting on in age ( like the rest of us) were put to good use. Since we did not have a car rental, we used the bikes as our transportation, along with the great bus system!! The bus stop is located just across the street, and The Bus, #70, can have you in the little town of Kailua within 10 minutes. If you are a walker, and want to walk to Kailua Beach, that will take about 20 minutes......that is.....if you should ever want to leave the gorgeous Lanika Beach area.

Our thanks to Jean and Doug for sharing their Lanika home with us. A perfect holiday! Would we return.......absolutely....YES!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spokane, WA

Paradise for Sure

  • 5 of 5

How wonderful this hale is ! We could not have had a more authentic Hawaiian experience than our stay this April in Lanikai.

The house lacks for nothing - comfy linens, fully equipped kitchen, closets and storage; 3 TVs-DVD+CDplayers+WiFi-; kayak, snorkels, toys and abundant sunshine. A 2 minute walk to the beach and several beaches to pick from ! All you need to bring is your bathing suit !

We came from the mainland to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary at this hale in Lanikai with our children, grandkids and friends. The kids played in the fenced yard; we played badminton and frisbee and flew toy airplanes on the big green lawn - it must be a third of an acre; and BBQ'd almost every evening. We did eat out at Teddy's for burgers and Cinnamon’s for breakfast a couple of times in Kailua, but really would never have had to even get in the car ! The kayak came in very handy - a quick trip to the Mokulua Islands by the hardy ones. And the hardy ones took a short hike to the top of the hill to see the WWII gun turrets . History is displayed at this hale with photos from the very early days before and during WWII.

The flora and beaches are just too beautiful - a photographer's dream. This side of Oahu is Hawaii's best kept secret.

We actually enjoyed doing laundry here ! Pack light and use the W/D !

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo, Barbara! We are so happy that you and your family enjoyed the Old Hawaii Plantation Beach House in Lanikai! And we very much appreciate your taking the time to write and let us know! It is truly a family home, and it makes us very happy to share it with families, making memories of good times that last forever. Aloha pumehana, Jean and Doug
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Magical Hale

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is a rare treasure in Lanikai. Built in the 1930s, it captures the" Old Hawaii" in one of the most beautiful parts of the island. All the comforts of home, but in paradise. My family of 4 (2 kids under 10yrs) stayed here for a month and it still didn't seem like a long enough visit!

All the previous reviews describe the hale perfectly; fully equipped kitchen, large yard for the children to run around, outdoor areas to relax. But, it is impossible to describe the overall feeling of tranquility this cottage exudes.

Thank you Doug and Jean for sharing this special home with us! We hope to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spearfish Canyon, SD, USA

Lost in the Tides of Time

  • 5 of 5

In the 1930's, Honolulu businessmen would purchase cottages for their families on the windward coast where trade winds and showers create a cool, verdant paradise. You may rent this very cottage. It has everything you need--internet, appliances, TV--but remains vintage 1930. Happily, the price has not been updated either. You may stay for a month instead of a week. The location is ideal, near the small town of Kailua with great restaurants and a beach recognized as one of the finest in the world. In thirty minutes you can be shopping in Honolulu or exploring remote beaches.

We love the mornings and evenings, dining on the lanai, looking across a vast expanse of lawn where your neighbors stroll beneath the coconut palms, where plovers and cardinals hunt for seeds in the grass. This is a home, not a rental. Neither is it a resort experience. It is a beautiful place lost in time where the residents seem to have walked away decades ago, their ukuleles and photos still on the walls. My family has returned five times.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Canada, ON, Collingwood

Old Hawaii.

  • 4 of 5

Thank you Jean and Doug. We enjoyed our 35 day stay at this fine example of Old Hawaii.Only a 10 minute walk from the main beach at Lanikai ( voted #1 beach in Hawaii by Travel TV).Great location, very peaceful and wonderful owners to work with. Thank you again for making your home available. We hope to return to Lanikai in the future and would not hesitate to stay here again. Greg and Joyce

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nanaimo, B.C. Canada

Doesn't get much better!!!

  • 5 of 5

Thank you once again,Jean and Doug, for letting us rest and enjoy your piece of paradise. Everything, was as last year...maybe better. Sure felt like home to us. We will be back, for sure!

If you are looking for a place to stay in Lanikai, this is it. As I say that, I wonder if I should be telling everyone about how great it is. The site suggests a car rental, but for the second year, we did without one. If you are able to walk, or bike, forget the car. The Bus comes right across the road, and hop on, and you are in Kailua in minutes....or go onward to less than an hour. Buzz's restaurant is at Kailua Beach, and if you take the 7:20 pm bus (last bus), in for dinner, you will have to walk home. No bus service in Lanikai after that. A wonderful walk, 25 min., in the warm evening breeze. How great is that! Don't worry about not being able to see where you are going, as the street lights, lite your way home Old Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Little did we realize, in 2006, when we decided to list our old family beach house on VRBO, that we would meet so many interesting people from all over the world! And that they would become friends whom we admire and respect. Most of our guests are well seasoned travelers, and many are former residents of Hawaii, who want to recapture their happy times of the past in the "Paradise of the Pacific." Many are our neighbors in Lanikai who need a place for visiting family to stay. We are grateful to our guests for writing their reviews, and we look forward to welcoming them back at anytime in the future. "E KOMO MAI" "WELCOME HOME"
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Nearest Airport
16 Miles
Honolulu HNL
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Across the street, about 100 yds right;1/4 mi left
Car: recommended

Other Activities: Kayaking, Bicycling, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Lanikai House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Jan 1 2017 - Jan 31 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Departure Cleaning Fee $300
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.95%

Housekeeping is available at renters expense
Main hale sleeps 4; Ohana Cottage sleeps 2 more
Refundable Security Deposit of $200 is required.
Hawaii Tax Number: W01909188-01

20% deposit secures reservation.
Balance due 60 days before arrival.

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Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New (2014) Vanity and Basin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Elvis' WC; plus wash basin
    Bathroom 3 - outdoor shower , Hot & Cold Water; Privacy
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , California King
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , In the Detached Guest Cottage
  • California King (1),Queen size Bed (1), Twin Beds (2) Plus Twin Aero Bed, Baby Cribs (1) Port-a-Crib and linens
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
IN THE DETACHED SECOND PLANTATION COTTAGE: A Queen bed , A/C, Cable TV, WiFi, small refrigerator w/ ice, electric coffee maker, dishes & utensils, 1/2 bath w/ Elvis' loo; outdoor H&C shower; Gas BBQ Grill, washer & dryer. All included with the front house. Near new exclusive use washer and dryer.

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