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Large Beautiful One Bedroom Loft Apartment Across Street from Beach, A/C.

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Minimum Stay 7 - 10 nights

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Lanikai Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Apartment, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed, 1 Bath, Sleeps 3, partial ocean view

Lanikai Loft is located steps away from the most scenic beach in the US and feels like living in the trees with a wonderful view of the mountains, yard and partial ocean view. Access to swimming and kayaking by beach or beach easement . Enjoy your own private entrance. The loft design is a complete one bedroom apt and is very open with lots of windows along with an A/C unit. There is a view from almost any window, beautiful bamboo flooring and amazing ocean breezes. There are three sliding doors onto the lanais. We have two lanais to take advantage of for lounging and eating. Full kitchen along with Flat screen tv, cable and free WIFI. The bathroom is large and has a soaking bathtub. The bedroom is also large with king bed and private from the rest of the unit. The laundry area is downstairs. We have a small carbon footprint, as we have a solar system.

The Mokulua Islands are just a short paddle (20 minutes) away. We have kayaks for rent on site and free bicycles. We also have a guide onsite who can give you a tour of the islands. The ridge hike (also 20 minutes) gives you a great view of the entire area from Lanikai to Kailua.

Most of the beach necessities - umbrella, chairs, coolers beach towels etc. are available.

This is a non smoking residence.

Off street parking There is a walking, bike path which circles the community of Lanikai (about 2 miles).

The (Kailua) town is about 2 miles away and is a very comfortable town for walking and shopping where you will find lots of restaurants, grocery stores and shops.

Keywords: One bedroom apartment., views, beautiful garden, near world class beach, One bath with large tub and shower and full kitchen. A/C

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 23, 2016
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About Lynn

I raised my children in the house located on the property and have lived in Lanikai since 1977. I love hosting guests as it is a very enriching experience and made several friends as a result.

What makes this apartment unique

Kailua is a fun town to spend time in. There are lots of good restaurants, antique shops and many interesting mom-and-pop businesses. The ocean sports are world class. Especially fun is exploring the three islands that are off-shore. The ridge hike gives guests an instant feeling of place since it has a view in any direction. The Lanikai loop is about 2-1/2 miles and there is a dedicated walking biking path so it is very convenient and safe to walk, bike, or run.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for our wonderful stay at your charming rental this past week. My sister and I had a very relaxing time together with lots of talking, laughing, reading and just enjoying beautiful Lanikai. Your yard is lovely - what a treat to be able to sit and relax in such a beautiful setting. We really appreciate the friendliness of you and your family. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, including your dog and cat. We loved our stay and weren't ready to leave but we will definitely be back
Sep 2011
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Large Beautiful One Bedroom Loft Apartment Across Street from Beach, A/C.
average rating of 4.631579 based on 20 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful unit. It was clean and spacious with views from all sides + two decks, big kitchen, etc., etc. Most importantly, the Owner who lives downstairs was wonderful! She helped with anything we needed and has bikes and gear for borrowing or rental. It is a great package and best experience we have had. A great place at a great value!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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just as advertised

  • 5 of 5

This is a fine place for 1-3 people to relax, in one of Oahu's most pleasant areas. The owner's description hasn't exaggerated anything, and the photos suggest the generous space and open floor plan that the loft has. It's a second-floor addition on top of a one-floor house where the owner, Lynn, and her family live. It has its own entrance. The king-size bed is extraordinarily comfortable. You'll get every breeze that the nearby ocean generates, and the windows on all sides of the loft give you views of the Lanikai hills, or the lush garden in the back, or the palm trees on various sides. Lynn and her family are most friendly and helpful, but not intrusive. You can be out the door and in the ocean within a minute or two, or walk a little longer down to the famous Lanikai beach. The nearby town of Kailua has a number of good grocery stores and places to eat. Honolulu is half an hour away over the mountains. The drive along the windward side of the island is breathtakingly beautiful. I've been coming to Oahu for a dozen years since retiring and during that time have checked out a number of possible places to stay -- to my mind this is as good a combination of location and price as anything on the island.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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seldovia, ak

lovely stay

  • 5 of 5

Lynn's loft apartment was more beautiful than the pictures. It was spacious for three adults. We made most of our meals in the more than adequate kitchen. Kailua town was close by but far enough for the area to feel like a neighborhood. Because the weather was fairly warm, I loved the breezy outside appeal of the bedroom. All the amenities were provided and the 2 lanais really added to the enjoyment. It was a plus that the beach access was a short walk away, with an outside hot water shower after a day at the beach. Lynn was a warm hostess with unforgettable aloha! I would recommend this place to my friends. The overall relaxed feel of the place made it one of the best vacations to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lynn for your wonderful review. Lynn Lundquist
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Nice property, location not so much

  • 2 of 5

The place was nice, very welcoming and looked exactly like the online description. There are 3 major issues though:

- The nearby road is extremely noisy and has non stop traffic through the night. You will have to choose between heat and humidity if you close the windows, or noise from the road through out the night

- The crowd on Lanikai beach is not friendly. There are a lot of people bringing their dogs through out the day, and it smells a lot like dog pee. There are also a lot of military guy on the beach listening to loud music. I had to go to Kailua beach every day (2 miles drive) to get some quiet time

- The only road is very crowded, with a lot of people driving slowly and looking for parking, creating a non stop traffic jam. Getting to Kailua can take quite a bit of time (One day, it took me over 10 minutes to drive one mile)

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When choosing to be a guest in a community such as Lanikai, certain considerations have to be made. This is a neighborhood of working people, children going to school, people walking dogs, residents running the loop and going to the beach. Our beach is not exclusive. We welcome everyone to use the beach. All the beaches in Hawaii are public. If you are expecting privacy and exclusivity, perhaps a vacation with Club Med would be more appropriate. When choosing to be a guest Lanikai, one chooses to share the everyday living of our community. The loop is a 2-1/2 mile road and traffic rarely moves faster than 20 mph. It is a quiet neighborhood. Lanikai is a very beautiful place to experience, but remember you are sharing it with a community who also love it.
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Very nice place, definitely worth staying at

  • 4 of 5

This was a very nice place. Lynne was very hospitable, and the room (apartment, really) was very comfortable. I stayed a for a week, and slept well each night. It is worth noting that the bed is a Tempurpedic which is a nice change from the typical hotel bed). The location is beatiful, and the beach is a short walk away. There is a nice bicycle/walking lane on the road which I used for long walks and jogging. The location is also nice if you are commuting into Pearl Harbor. Takes about 35 minutes in traffic, and there was actually not that much traffic (unlike the commute from Waikiki).

Although the room did not have A/C, it had plenty of airflow and with the ceiling and desk fan it was cool enough to sleep at night and comfortable during the day. It is a bit noisy for a light sleeper (wind in the treas, birds, cars driving by, etc.), which I am. However, I just used earplugs and slept fine. If you like your room really dark, then you might want to bring eye covers. The noise and the light are no worse than what you would get in a good hotel room (actually, more pleasant as I like the natural sounds), the only reason I mention it is that I would want to be reminded to bring earplugs as well.

The main part of the apartment (kitchen, dining and living rooms) was very pleasant, and it was all well decorated.

I will definitely try to stay here if I ever need to go out to HI again.

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christopher, Thank you for the very thoughtful review. I enjoyed having you stay as it was a pleasure having you here. Please let your friends know about my rental and I hope you return some day soon. Lynn
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Amazing breezes peaceful great views tropical garden

  • 5 of 5

This place was amazing the pictures do not do it justice ! Breeze felt on both decks and throughout the apartment. Views of beautiful garden and back drop of mountainside are just what we imagined Hawaii to be. Best night sleep! This bed was incredible! Everything we could have needed... Bikes kayaks & close to town we didn't even need a car! Private & quiet! We booked for next year! Thanks Lynn

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: recommended

Lanikai is a favorite beach of many people. The water sports are never-ending. The list would include swimming, snorkeling, boating (kayak, one-man, outrigger), stand-up boarding and surfing. Nearby on the beachside are the beautiful Mokulua Islands. It is an easy 20 minute paddle and once there, you can walk around to the backside. It feels otherworldly. Also down the street is the pathway to the Pillbox hike. From the top, there is a 360 degree view of the windward side.


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Lanikai Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Dec 12 2016 - Jan 10 2017
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.91%

My Hawaii Tax ID Number is WO1233838-01.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Lanikai Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • (1) Cal King with Memory Foam Mattress, Queen size Futon in living room
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Outside Shower, Kayak, Bicycles, Beach Mats and Towels, Beach Chairs and Umbrellas, Boogie Board Lanikai Loft is located across the street from the most scenic beach in the US and is like living in the trees with a wonderful view of the mountains, yard and partial ocean view. Access to swimming and kayaking is just across the street. The Mokulua Islands are just a short paddle (20 minutes) away. We have kayaks for rent on site and free bicycles. We also have a guide onsite who can give you a tour of the islands. The ridge hike (also 20 minutes) gives you a great view of the entire area from Lanikai to Kailua.

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