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Alissa

Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

Winter special - 4bd 3 bath home w/ pool

21 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Lanikai House Rental Photos and Description

4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms with lanai and pool

In world-renowned Lanikai with it's sparkling white beaches!

Elegant triangular turquoise pool with infinity edge, walk to beach

Use reservation manager echeck or credit card for secure payments.

Secluded, tastefully furnished, windward home 1.5 blocks from beach with 4 separate bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, as well as separate study, laundry room and garage. Beautiful dark blue infinity edge pool and completely enclosed and private, carefully landscaped and lush garden. Indoor/outdoor living with sliding doors that open fully to covered lanai & pool, creating a very spacious living/dining area. Perfect for family reunion or multifamily vacations. All the amenities including: modern, fully equipped kitchen with top Kenmore Elite gas range, Bosch dishwasher, french door full refrigerator and separate back up full size freezer in laundry, roku TV, high end washer/dryer. Kitchen island extends into den/family room which opens onto lanai adjacent to pool with built in hot tub. Expansive multi-level decks near the pool reach into yard and provide separate BBQ and sitting areas. Master with sliding doors to deck and private bathroom, three other bedrooms with two adjacent full bathrooms (one with shower open to outside on the top). Beautiful, quiet and private, elegant.

Fully stocked and appointed home for your relaxation and luxuriating! BBQ with back up propane supply. Lots of beach/pool towels and beach totes provided as well. Two boogie boards and a sit on top kayak for paddling to the Mokes!

Contact me if you are interested and I will direct you to my home-made website.

$2000 fully refundable deposit required at time of booking. A cleaning/maintenance charge of $500 per stay is required as well.

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Alissa (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english

About Alissa

I bought and lived in this wonderful house from 2007 to 2010, and during that time went through the house carefully - updating and upgrading all aspects. I had the pool put in and did a major landscaping, and I selected all the furniture personally, by exploring import boutiques and carefully selecting various pieces over time.

Unfortunately, I had to move to the mainland for work, so I have been renting the home to a family for the last three years. Now they are moving on, and I am looking for new tenants.

Currently, I live and work in Ashland Oregon, where I am an administer at the local university.

I love the home and think it is a very special place, someday (6 years?), I hope to return and live there again!

Here is a (work) picture of me.....

Alissa purchased this house in 2007

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Alissa's house was an absolute perfect gem. My family of 9 stayed at her beautiful home in Lanikai. It is as pictured but better. The deck outside is large and surrounded by lush green jungle, perfect for entertaining. There are a couple koi/fish ponds around the property as well and a pretty water feature on the deck. The wood floors are stunning, the location is literally like a 3 min walk from the beach. There is even a shower in one of the bathrooms that's an enclosed outdoor area so it feels as if you are bathing in the jungle. I loved it! Listening to the crickets at night with the windows open for some fresh Hawaiian air was amazing. It's very quiet and peaceful. The pool also has a hot tub that spills into it. There was lots of towels and she provided some beach toys too such as a kayak and paddle board among a few other things, perfect things for use in Lanikai. Kailua town is a short ten min drive where you can find whole foods, wine shops and anything else you need. Communication was very easy with Alissa and she responded very quickly to everything and left a detail print out of instructions. The design of the house leaves for privacy for everyone with bedrooms situated in the corners of the home. It was clean and comfortable. Plenty of beds and extra bedding. My family and I would most definitely stay here again in a heartbeat. Thank you Alissa for helping make our trip so memorable.”
Mar 2016
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Reviews

4.6
based on 21 traveler reviews

Winter special - 4bd 3 bath home w/ pool
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 24 reviews
5

Blissful island sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

Our party of 9 consisted of three generations, ages 17 to 75. All of us agree that the house was comfortable and large enough to not feel crowded. The location allows for privacy while being located within walking distance to one of the best beaches in the world. The property was very clean and well maintained and was a great base from where to explore Oahu. Our favorite spot was the patio where we spent most of our time during our 11 day stay. Supermarkets and restaurants are a short drive from the house. Overall, we had a fantastic time in Hawaii and the house contributed greatly. I would definitely recommend staying at this property. The property manager was very helpful and also suggested some things to do that are not on the radar of most tourists.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beutiful house and location

  • 4 of 5

The house was very nice and Alisa was very attentive to our requests. The outdoor rooms of the house were also beautiful. We were comfortable and felt very good about our stay. The only change I would request is in the availability of TV. This was a little cumbersome. Overall, a really great experience with a great host!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words and so glad you enjoyed your stay. I am not sure what you mean by the TV comment. The TV is hooked up to Roku where you can get all your normal Netflix and other channels by logging in.....can you elaborate please?
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Melbourne, Australia
5

A wonderful place, and a wonderful time had by all!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed at Alissa's house in July. There were 8 of us staying in the house, and it was very spacious and quite comfortable. The back garden was spectacular, with a wonderful pool and beautiful gardens. Except for a few odds and ends, everything we needed was there for our stay. Alissa was also a great communicator and always answered any queries that we had very quickly. If we are ever in Kailua again, we would definitely stay here. :)

Thanks again Alissa, for making our family holiday a very enjoyable one!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dallas, Texas
3

Great location but the house needs attention!

  • 3 of 5

Being close to Lanikai and Kailua is wonderful. Short drive to lots of activities, beaches, and shopping. But the house itself is in need of repairs and a serious cleaning.

I messaged Alissa about the issues in the house (outdoor lights not working, lanai water feature drained of water and non functioning, trash cans overflowing, ice maker not working, refridgerator in the laundry room not working) mainly so we would get our security deposit back. The trash issue was handled but nothing was fixed during our stay. The pool hot tub breaker goes off every time we used the spa but thankfully my husband got instructions from the pool man about how to reset the breaker. The Ac units in the bedroom were functioning but very dirty (so dusty I actually cleaned them when we arrived as best I could since my kids would be breathing that air all night).

The pool itself is lovely and we enjoyed the outside area. The kitchen and living room were very hot by the afternoon and with no AC in the main living area so cooking was a sweaty endeavor, but the kitchen was fully equipped with everything we needed to cook any meal. I'm sure ac isn't needed in the cooler months but it was hot in July so my 70 year old parents found it uncomfortable. The outdoor grill was a big success.

The living room does not have a sofa. The one pictured isn't there, just the day bed that is shown in front of the window. Strange that there wasn't a sofa but since it was hot inside we stayed outside as often as we could.

The garage was full of beach equipment which was great. 4 boogie boards, cooler, beach chairs and umbrellas were much appreciated. We loved watching the birds come and go from the feeder and the fish ponds.

The house is for sale as another reviewer mentioned but that did not impact our stay.

Alissa did refund the security deposit promptly.

I am sympathetic to anyone with a beach house rental, and I inderstand that things get broken, but I do think this house needs some TLC before it is worth the rental price.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Collette, yes - a few things needing repair were not reported to me, I am so sorry for your inconvenience! All items have been attended to and the house is back to it's usual shine. Please come again, Alissa
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Very, very impressed!!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at Alissa's house just last week. There were 8 of us staying in the house, and it was very spacious and quite comfortable. The back garden was spectacular, with a wonderful pool and beautiful gardens. Except for a few odds and ends, everything we needed was there for our stay. Alissa was also a great communicator and always answered any queries that we had. If we are ever in Kailua again, we would definitely stay here. :)

Thanks again Alissa, for making our family holiday a very enjoyable one!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately we can't adjust her review, but she meant 5 stars..... Hi Alissa, I just finished my review on our stay, and I meant to give you 5 stars, but it appears that I only highlighted 4. I tried to go back to amend, but it would not allow me. :( Do you know how I can adjust this? from: Denise Holloway <denise.holloway@yahoo.com> date: Tue, Jul 12, 2016 at 5:14 PM subject: Re: Please review your vacation for reservation HA-Z5SGDH
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Seattle
1

Dirty, Dated and On The Market!

  • 1 of 5

Dated, Dirty and On the Market!!

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

We were really disappointed! This property was dirty, in need of repairs and updates, and has just been put up for sale. I would not rent it again!! The owner moved out years ago and has let it go. We travel internationally and often, using VRBO, Homeaway and other sites, and have NEVER complained before. The reviews (except from Carmen) are from three years ago. Read below if you have or plan on booking this place!!!

We arrived to find dirty dishes in the cabinets, towels and bedding still in the dryer, the pool and hot tub electrical breakers blowing constantly, molding outdoor cushions, a broken towel rack, ancient beach towels and a horrible sectional in the living room that is not the one photographed.

Her house manager, Kaleo ( who is a friend, helping out) quickly went to the store and replaced pans, cushions and towels but not glasses or dish ware as we suggested. THEN, I found out that she was putting it on the market in three days, and I had just spent the day, basically staging it for her.

The TVS in the bedroom do not work and we are VERY technologically savvy. There is one Roku box that she suggests moving from room to room, if you have an account to sign in to. The pool guy, Scott, came and showed us how to flip the breaker and changed the hot tub temp control from the set 90 degrees to 102.

We offered to leave so that she could fix all the problems and receive a refund for the remaining nights. She declined. We offered to let people in for a discount. She declined.

I am writing my first bad review ever. Do not rent this property! It is super sad because it has tons of potential but the owner is disillusioned as to what is really happening in her place. She doesn't believe in bed skirts, so she leaves the box spring visible per her design tastes. It is not worth that much money a night, even in Lanikai!

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was a very difficult situation. I responded to every one of her numerous emails, sent the pool person and my property manager (who is a professional not a friend) over twice - and almost immediately - to meet her every whim - including shopping for her to suit her needs. I have a strong suspicion this person books places and complains endlessly hoping for a discount by threatening a bad review. Frankly I do not believe her claims that this is her first bad review. This is my first ever bad review and the proof of that is on Homeaway! Yes, I took the home off vacation rental for awhile, and spent lots of time and money fixing it up. Her claims are just not true - including that I do not have recent positive reviews as you can see.
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Car: recommended

The home is in Lanikai, just to the left of Kailua Beach Park. It's near the end of the Lanikai loop a block and half up the street.

Located on the windward side of Oahu, Lanikai is world renowned for its white sand beaches, water sports (kayaking, sail boarding, surfing), and cultural activities so as the Polynesian Cultural Village. Next to Kailua town - a cute and easily accessible village with lovely restaurants, shops, grocery stores, banks etc. Everything you need for a wonderful and easy holiday!

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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
 
Holiday rate
Oct 23 2016 - Jan 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$650
$4,250
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$800
$5,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $2,000
cleaning and maintenance $500

cleaning and maintenance charge of $500 per visit

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , shower open to outdoors at top
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , twin beds
    living room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , in living room
  • all bedrooms have air conditioners
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This is a high quality, beautifully appointed home with exquisite details and amenities. The home stands apart form other beach rentals because of the stylish and beautifully decorated interior and exterior spaces, as well as the private and lush surroundings of the home. You will not be disappointed!

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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