|Minimum Stay||5 - 7 nights|
Hale Kainalu is a sweet getaway at the end of Lanikai with exclusive secluded beach used by only 5 houses within a gated drive. This beautiful cottage is literally right on the beach & overlooks the crystal clear, blue and green hued water. Wake up each morning to a glorious sunrise to start your day. The sound of the ocean fills the whole house which gets a gentle breeze most of the year. Newly remodeled, this cottage has a modern kitchen & bathrooms. It's bright interior is furnished beautifully and there is plenty of room to stretch out on the decks & beach. There is a full kitchen upstairs and another kitchenette in the studio that has an under-counter refrigerator, 2 burner hot plate and coffee pot. This is the perfect place for ocean sports, or just sitting back with a good book & a glass of wine. Don't be surprised if you see giant sea turtles swim up to say hello. You can let the rest of the world melt away in this little piece of heaven.
Lanikai is a highly sought after subdivision of Kailua. Famous for it's calm, tranquil water, Lanikai beach is great for playing in the ocean and not having to worry about waves or rough water. Right below the house is a perfect little white sand beach accessed only by the 5 homes on the property and by boat. Popular ocean activities are windsurfing, kite boarding, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling. Just a short drive away in Kailua there are many shops, boutiques, day spas, and art galleries, along with plenty of great restaurants.
This home is family owned and managed. To view other homes on the property please visit:
and one on the North Shore at Sunset Beach vrbo 436336
Also available from our family owned company: Rental vehicles, Harley-Davidsons, and Exotic Car Driving Experiences. Competitive rates and preferred pricing to vacation renters of the property. Easy airport pick up to accommodate the entire family.
Make your Hawaiian holiday even more perfect when you take advantage of the many on call services available to you. Treat yourself to an on site massage - try something new such as a traditional Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Healing Massage or an Interactive Thai-Yoga massage. Relax your senses with private yoga classes in a gorgeous tropical setting. Take advantage of grocery service and arrive to a fully stocked kitchen. Don't feel like cooking during your stay? Have a private cook come in to prepare you breakfast and lunch, made to order and cleaned up too! The kids can get creative with private art lessons right on the beach. A private yacht tour or deeps sea fishing charter are great ways to experience the ocean. What better souvenir than to have a professional photographer capture your memories with family photos? It's your vacation, make it count, just let us know what services we can provide to enhance your stay.
SORRY NO WEDDINGS OR EVENTS.
After a 2 year interval, we were able to return to the Lanikai Cottage we had stayed at for a family vacation (grown daughters/boyfriend and granddaughter ). This time, to their cdisappointment, our family stayed home while we traveled with another couple who are great friends. It still had all of the charm and atmosphere that we had enjoyed before. Our friends quickly started calling it their place as well, and are all ready making their own plans to return.
This remains one of the best locations to enjoy the vacation we always dream of. The views and sounds of the ocean, the Mokes, and the ocean breeze combine to relax the mind and spirit. For the second time our stay was outstanding. If we needed anything Gina was readily available and ensured everything was taken care of.
My family that lives on Kailua Beach enjoys when we visit and stay here, even though they have an outstanding place of their own. The family dinners and times spent enjoying the deck or beach are memories never to be forgotten.
After a hectic year, both professionally and personally, the time spent here has really made a difference in getting the spirit and body healthy and strong. For the physical and mental conditioning, whether in the water, hiking, walking/running, or just reading a book, this is the perfect spot to stay!
We will be back, thank you Gina!
We kayaked, SUPed and boogie boarded from the private beach, rode bikes around town, hiked the Pillbox, and bodysurfed at Bellows. Our family and friends enjoyed dining on the deck with the sounds of the surf below and a view of the Mokulua islands beyond. The home is nicely appointed and we found it to be perfect for our active family. Gina is a gem to work with. I highly recommend Hale Kainalu in Lanikai.
This has to be the most beautiful, peaceful spot on Oahu. This was my 3rd time staying in Kailua/Lanikai, but my first time staying at this property. Six of us just returned from a 10-day stay at this breezy cottage with the amazing view of the Mokulua Islands. I cannot imagine a better view anywhere on the island and the gated property felt very private. Hale Kainalu is just as it appears in the photos, if not better. I love the plantation style of this house. It is cozy, clean, bright and airy. There is a constant ocean breeze in all of the rooms and I loved the soothing sound of the waves at night - they are literally in your backyard! On the days when we decided to venture out to other parts of the island, which usually involved some traffic, it was so nice to come back to such a serene, relaxing spot. The small, private beach is shared with only a few other houses and we had it all to ourselves at times. The town of Kailua has everything that you could ever need and it's only a short drive away. Gina was fantastic! She was always only a text away and she ensured that we had everything that we needed. Thank you Gina, Brad, and of course, Daisy :).
There isn't a better view out there! The water and strand of private beach is simply perfection. The house had everything we needed and the lava rock shower was a surprise treat! Gina was super helpful and only a text/call away. Can't wait to go back!
It is hard to imagine a lovelier house or one better situated. Hale Kainalu is perched right above the beach, but because the little stretch of sand is accessible only to a few houses in a secluded family compound behind a gate, it is completely private and safe. The expansive views of the clear, turquoise sea and the little Mokulua islands are panoramic and amazing. The water is calm enough to swim in, unlike so many places in Hawaii. The location is absolutely extraordinary, unlike any other you will find.
The house has a unique layout: the downstairs bedroom (really like a separate guest cottage with small kitchen, dining nook, and shower bathroom) is just feet above the beach. You feel as if you are hanging over the surf, and the sound of gentle waves is ever-present—we’ve never sleep better. To reach the main part of the house (living room, dining area, kitchen, two smaller bedrooms, and full bath), you go outside, across the road, and up the outdoor stone stairs. It’s not like crossing a real street, just the little drive that winds through the compound, closed to traffic. The arrangement adds an extra layer of privacy by completely separating upstairs and downstairs.
Charming, comfortable, quirky, authentic—it is a house with true character and a vintage, “old Hawaii” feel, but it has been updated stylishly and sensitively so everything functions perfectly. The kitchen is so thoughtfully outfitted, it has things I didn’t even know I would need during our stay. There is both indoor and outdoor dining—the latter either on a large deck off the living room with a grill, or on an adorable stone terrace above the beach below the downstairs bedroom.
The area of Lanikai and Kailua is only about a half hour from Honolulu, and the drive is a beautiful one through lush hills. Once ensconced in this peaceful enclave, you feel a million miles from the downtown crowds, but you are close enough that it is an easy trip for sights or dinners. If you look at the satellite image of the neighborhood, you will notice that Bellows Air Force base is just around the coast, but there is no access and no noise, so it is a non-issue.
Gina was very helpful and patient with all my questions while we were deciding where to stay, and I am thrilled that we decided on this house. It was the antidote to the modern uniformity that pervades much of coastal Hawaii, and I recommend it without reservation. Don’t change a thing—we want it to be just the same when we return!
Our family of 5 had such a wonderful time here. We have been on many family vacations but this one has definitely topped the list. We definitely would have stayed longer if our kids didn't have to go back to school. Where to begin. Our host Gina was so wonderful. She was only a text/phone call away for any questions you may have. The house is located in the best part of Lanikai. Very quiet, private, and serene setting at the end of the street. Everyone enjoyed having the windows open and listening to the ocean at night. The decor fit the island/cottage theme perfectly. Even driving to any of our excursions seemed like a sightseeing tour. With all of the lush mountains and bright blue ocean below. There are many restaurants and shops just a few minutes away as well. It truly was a dream vacation. We hope to be back someday.
Stand up Paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, surfing, Kite Surfing and beach walking.
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
Holiday Rates apply for all major holidays. Please refer to the rental agreement for cancelation policy.
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* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.