About the property
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay30 nights
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.
Keywords: BEACH HOUSE and GUEST COTTAGE,
30-day or longer rental only
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 7, 2018
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A Perfect Holiday
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!
Paradise for Sure
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 !
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.
Jean and Doug
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.
Lost in the Tides of Time
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.
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
Doesn't get much better!!!
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 Honolulu...in 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 .....to Old Hawaii.
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"
Other Activities: Kayaking, Bicycling, Shopping
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
MINIMUM STAY OF 30 DAYS IS REQUIRED 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: Transient TA-087-253-4016-01 General Excise Tax: GE-087-253-4016-01