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Resort-like, Beachside (2 min walk), AC, WiFi, Pool, Hot tub, Kayaks

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Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Lanikai House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths (Sleeps 6)

TAT # 124-185-8048-01

Please note: Booking is limited to comply with all applicable zoning by-laws. This property requires a signed rental contract to confirm reservations.

Walk through the entry gate, and find yourself in the middle of your own private personal resort. A lush tropical yard greets you as you walk past swaying palm trees to the front door of this unique Lanikai beach side home. The professionally landscaped property creates a welcoming, cool and private setting even on hot summer days. There is a tree house tucked inside the roots of the tree for the younger folks (and those young at heart). You just might have trouble pulling yourself (and the kids) away to get over to world famous Lanikai Beach with its powder-soft sand. But when you do, we'll make it easy for you with a ready supply of beach towels, beach equipment and a wide assortment of sand toys for the kids. This combined with this property's beach-side location, makes enjoying frequent trips to the beach a highlight. When you do come back to 'your home away from home', take a dip in the pool or while away the evening hours in your own private hot tub.

This 'little piece of paradise' is one of two separate fenced-off properties located on an over 1/3 acre beach-side parcel of land. The owners (or in their absence a caretaker) live on the adjacent property, therefore guests needs are quickly tended to. We are looking forward to sharing our 'little piece of paradise' with you!

Lanikai beach with its' powdery soft sand and gentle protected water is known as one of the best swimming beaches in the world. The Mokulua Islands off shore from Lanikai have been included in numerous advertisements and movies. The turquoise waters of Lanikai are a quick two-minute walk away. Take in the incredible scenery as you enter the beach, spend endless hours relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, or go for a stroll feeling the water at your feet, kayak out to the islands, see a turtle or two, and hike up the ridge line behind Lanikai for scenic vistas in all directions. Lanikai is also favored for its one-way loop circling through this beach side community, inviting joggers, mom's with their strollers, and people out for a walk.

The home is one of the last few Hawaiian style beach cottages offering its' guests an exceptional setting and truly Hawaiian vacation experience. It is tastefully decorated. There are two master bedroom suites and all of the bedrooms have air-conditioning and a TV. The kitchen has marble counters and modern appliances. Hardwood floors throughout are easy on your barefoot feet. The house has an open floor-plan which is ideal for island-style living and delights with a casual elegance. It even boasts a rare fireplace (for Hawaii!!), an outdoor hot tub and a pool.

We welcome families with children. The yard is a child's paradise! However, we do not cater to guests expecting to entertain visitors (local or visiting friends and family staying at other accommodations). This property is suitable for a quiet vacation accommodation for registered guests. The home is part of the upscale community of Lanikai, a sub division of the town of Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, and stands out even in Lanikai for its' quaint features and unique setting. Paradise awaits!!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016

About owner

We are a local family happy to share our little piece of paradise with you!

owner purchased this house in 1998

Why owner chose Oahu

Our home is modern, yet is a little piece of Hawaii of 'yesteryear' era and charm rare to find these days. And, Lanikai beach with its powdery soft sand is unbeatably beautiful!

What makes this house unique

...a hop and a skip away from the beach without any hills or busy roads to manage :) makes trips to the beach a highlight.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have rented eleven houses in the Kailua area and this property is definitely the best by far! Looking at pictures it is often difficult to imagine a place. Well, this time, the reality way surpassed our imagination. The yard and house are absolutely what anyone could want when renting a property in Hawaii. The property is just a few steps down the road from the beach entrance; very close yet tucked away. The house itself is the perfect vacation home. Things are well maintained and clean; everything one might need. The house even comes with a manager and caretaker, which was a nice change from having to figure things out ourselves. Gary and Karen were very friendly and helpful, gave us lots of good tips for restaurants and sightseeing. Outstanding service! In terms of affordability, beauty and comfort, this house and its yard are definitely our favorite of all the houses we have stayed at! We'll be back!
Dec 2012
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based on 20 traveler reviews

Resort-like, Beachside (2 min walk), AC, WiFi, Pool, Hot tub, Kayaks
average rating of 4.8 based on 22 reviews

Property was immaculate

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at your beautiful property. Ed and Janice made us feel welcome and gave us a tour upon arrival. The best attribute was by far the wonderful pool for kids to swim. Our daughter had a blast. The kitchen was perfect for cooking. Cold AC and comfortable beds made it easy for everyone to get a good night's sleep. I enjoyed the short hike to the top of the mountain. Our family also loved hanging at Lanikai Beach. We would definitely recommend your property to our friends and will be back. Mahalo!!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Privacy in Lanikai

  • 4 of 5

We have vacationed in Kauai for several years and always stay at the Grand Hyatt. It's a huge, beautiful resort and spa that sits right on Shipwreck Beach. This year, we wanted a different experience. We wanted more privacy and family time. This property was the perfect solution. It's like a tiny resort tucked into a lovely, quiet neighborhood that is located on one of the most beautiful beaches I've ever seen. If you want to live like a local and really relax, I highly recommend this property. The owners are very gracious and provide everything you need. The week before our trip they sent us a thorough email with all the specific details about the property and how to get there from the airport. Once we arrived we were welcomed by caretakers staying in the small studio guest house (the owners were in Europe). This couple made sure we were all set and had no questions. The studio guest house is near the pool, but the landscaping provides privacy and they were careful to make sure they did not intrude in any way.

I would say the only negative is that the great room was pretty warm...but all the bedrooms have AC window units and cool down completely. And honestly, if you're sitting in the house all day...why are you in Hawaii? The beach is literally across the street and pool and garden are so the fact that the main room was warm didn't really impact our stay. And, there is a great hike up the mountain that surrounds the neighborhood.

We can't wait to come back to this lovely home next summer.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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This property was so tropically beautiful, elegant, welcoming> we were living in Paradise.

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful location to spend our family vacation. The house itself makes you feel you are on your own island. The pool is so natural, the grounds are magnificent, the beach is the most beautiful I have ever seen. We loved our stay here. It was perfect.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Rental Experience Ever

  • 5 of 5

The gorgeous pool and house were sublime. It doesn't get any better than this. Like others said in their reviews, you won't ever want to leave the house it's so perfect. We stayed with our two small children and the pool was heaven - shallow for ages so they could wade. You are super close to the beach which is stunning and a short drive into town for groceries etc. We absolutely loved our stay and hope to return again one day. Many places in Oahu are 80's tacky - what a dream to find a beautiful designed property that is in the perfect location. Amazing and absolutely no complaints.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House and Pool-Exactly as Advertised

  • 5 of 5

Everything about the home was as advertised. Close walk to the beach, beautiful and spacious yard and gardens, lovely pool. The house was equipped with everything needed. We especially enjoyed the snorkeling equipment and all the beach equipment. Very convenient. Stocked kitchen and the bbq was very convenient. Also a quick drive to town and many stores and restaurants. The care taker on the property (in a separate house) was there if we needed her - but was not intrusive in any way. I can't think of anything that would have made the stay any better.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A week in paradise

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the property and it's impressive garden. The pool was well kept and always inviting. The house had all amenities one can think of and the kitchen was perfectly equipped. This was the first time that we truly not had to purchase any additional items such as spices, oil, dish washing fluid etc. when staying in a rental property. There was also a 'care taker' on the property (staying in a separate neat house) just in case we would need anything. We didn't. The beach is a mere 150m from the house and you can easily get there (without shoes even). The quarter is peaceful and the sandy beach a dream. Given the neighbourhood it is suitable for a family vacation but less so if you are looking to party. Also in walking distance (40 min to the peak) there is a little nice summit with stunning views. There are no shops or restaurants in walking distance so a car is a must (which we knew in advance). We would go back anytime and heartily recommend this lovely vacation home although it comes at a price.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
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Car: recommended

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating. Lanikai ridge line is a favorite with hikers, offering a stunning view.


Rates & Availability

Lanikai House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $900
Hawaii utility surcharge $75 + Tax
Property fee $84 + Tax
Cleaning $450 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Email for extended stay rate info; 30% Reservation Deposit at time of booking; Full payment 60 days before check in;
$450 Cleaning Fee (plus 4.71% GE tax), $900 Security Deposit,
13.962% Hawaii State TAT # W 03641910-01
Please note: This property complies with all City and County of Honolulu regulations.
We treasure our property as a ‘retreat’. This property is therefore only suitable for a quiet vacation accommodation for registered guests. We do not cater to guests entertaining visitors (local friends and family or visiting friends and family and their children staying at other accommodations).

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Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Travel crib (1) available
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Air Conditioning: air-conditioning in the bedrooms only; no central air; ceiling fans in the living area. Linens Provided: one-time linen and towel set up.

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