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Private, Hot Tub, Waterfall, Tropical Gardens, AC in Bedrooms, Plantation House

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Plush, quiet, garden home minutes from Lanikai Beach and the Pillbox trail

Make this beautiful 3 bedroom plus office/den, 2 bath home your home away from home. This incredible property is available to you during off months when we are not living in our home. Experience the quality of a real Lanikai residence that doesn't experience the wear and tear of a short-term vacation rental.

Beautifully decorated with dark, hand carved, mahogany plantation furniture and island decor, this home also features a large kitchen that overlooks the living room, dining room, indoor/outdoor cocktail bar, outdoor lanais, Jacuzzi brand outdoor spa, lawn areas, tropical gardens all surrounded by rock walls and 10 foot hedges that provide complete privacy.

Only a 2 minute walk to sandy bottom ocean access for swimming and kayaking. Only 3 minutes more to next beach walk provides access to famous Lanikai beach. Beach chairs, towels, umbrella, cooler and beach toys are available to spend a morning or afternoon enjoying the white sand and gentle waves of Lanikai beach. A tandem and a single person kayak as wells as boogie boards are provided for your enjoyment. This is an incredible property in one of the best neighborhoods on the island.

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Discounted rates for stays longer than the 14 night minimum.

The following taxes are added to each booking -

Transient Accomodation Tax (TAT) - 9.25% (TA-050-946-0480-01)

General Excise Tax (GET) - 4.712% (GE-050-946-0480-01)

One booking per 30 days is accepted per local law.

More Details

Maile (Michelle)
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About Maile (Michelle)

Currently residing in Massachusetts while transitioning to retirement in Hawaii.

Maile (Michelle) purchased this house in 2014

Why Maile (Michelle) chose Oahu

With family in Kailua, we have been visiting every 2-3 years, always looking forward to the wonderful weather and the Hawaiian attitude and lifestyle.

What makes this house unique

Fell in love with the tropical, private feel of this house and its proximity to the ocean. Inside of the house is so open yet has a warm, cozy atmosphere with lots of quiet areas to enjoy.


Lanikai House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , combination tub/shower , Double sink
    Hall - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 king , Dresser, cedar lined closet, slider opens onto front porch
    Twin - 2 twin/ single , Cedar lined closet, slider opens onto lanai, desk
    Queen - 1 queen , Cedar lined closet, slider opens onto lanai
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 3 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • bay/sound
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Exceptional in every way

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay immensely. The house is comfortable, well-located, exceptionally well-equipped, and large. The garden is beautifully tropical and completely private. Michelle, the owner, has thought of everything you might need or want in the house and provides a guide to what to do and where to go in Kailua. We will stay here again

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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a wonderful home to relax in and enjoy!

  • 5 of 5

Property was just perfect! A great outdoor space that is completely private and has a Hawaiian cozy feel. Inside was just as charming. My family felt at home on vacation. Looking forward to staying here again

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Lanikai Home away from Home

  • 5 of 5

We hit the jackpot with this rental. From the moment we opened the front gates we felt welcome and safe at our luxurious oasis. There were fresh cut flowers on the table, a welcome guide with restaurant and tourist attractions, and even a binder with manuals to everything in the house. The home is full of character with wood built-ins, architectural detail, plants and island decor. The kitchen was well equipped with all of our cooking needs (including spices) as we cooked in a couple of nights during our week's stay. Our group had 5 adults and 1 toddler and there was more than adequate space. We loved the outdoor living as there are 3 outdoor dining/relaxing areas, Weber Grill, a Jacuzzi, waterfall, a sun deck and even and even an outdoor shower. The house had lots of sunlight thanks to the abundance of windows and sliding doors which lead to a beautifully landscaped yard which was private. The owners provided a pack in play, umbrella stroller, 2 bikes, kayaks, beach blankets, 4 beach chairs, 2 beach umbrellas, 2 Boogie boards, and even board games for indoor fun. We saved lots of space in our suitcase because this house came with everything including a washer and dryer. The beds were comfy, the layout of the house was perfect, and all of the details from labels throughout to bathroom hooks were well situated. We are not readers, but there was quite the collection of books and local guides on the bookshelves. The location is PRIME as Lanikai beach and pillbox hike and lookout are only a couple minutes on foot and shops, restaurants, and grocery stores are accessible via bikes or about a 5 minute drive away. Our local favorites were Buzz's steak house (best ribs we've ever had) Island snow Hawaiian shaved ice and Maui Taco. Unfortunately we had to access the Emergency Room at a local hospital and it was just over 2 miles away. The location of this home could not be better. We were able to drive into Honolulu to visit Waikiki, Pearl Harbor, spent a trip on the North Shore, visited Diamond Head and all were just over 30 minutes away. So glad we opted to stay outside of the city for our stay. There is no comparison to the natural landscape and culture in Kailua. The owners were great to work with and prompt on emails for the months leading up to our travels to Kailua. Real genuine folks who want you to enjoy their home as much as they do. You can tell that this house is loved and is a rental that we plan to return to time after time.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great House, steps from Iconic Lanikai Beach

  • 5 of 5

Our Family took a 4 month Sabbatical with our Kids - 4 Boys 13,11,7 and 1. We wanted a family adventure and choose this house because of it's location and layout for doing homeschool. We had a fantastic experience with the house, location and the owners. I highly recommend the place. Now to the details.

Living space: With 4 boys we found the house surprisingly livable. Two boys were in the back bedroom, one in the 2nd bedroom and a portable crib was setup in the master bedroom. AC in the bedrooms was very nice. Part of the reason we picked the house was because of all the table spaces and separate outdoor spaces. Our kids had lots of room to spread out for school. We particularly loved the bar where we ate morning breakfasts together with the cool indoor / outdoor seats. Everyone enjoyed outdoor showers, we loved the patio to talk and play guitar and everyone we had over commented on the quaint old Hawaii feel and decor.

Beaches / Area: Lanikai Beach is just awesome. The sand is incredible, the color of the water is so blue and it's just a great place for walks, paddling, swimming and snorkling. We SUP'd and Kayak to the Mokes regularly. I enjoyed mornings on the beach and busy scene of afternoon rowing clubs. We walked for hour every morning to coffee and felt the property was secure enough to leave the 3 older kids. After a month our kids started to want more waves and action then Lanikai provided - so we would drive to Kalama beach or Bellows on the weekend. Those beaches are good for boogy boarding of all ages. I got super into surfing and unfortunately in the late spring and summer I was driving a lot to South shore for good waves. Fall and Winter are better for surfing off the Mokes, Kalamas or Castles.

Hosts: I have nothing but positive commends about Michelle and her husband. They were so helpful throughout our stay and we're super responsive. The blender and toaster broke during our stay and they worked with us to get quick replacements. On several occasions we had to work through maintenance issues with broken sprinklers and a cracked sink (oops). They were gracious and worked with us and the whole experience was super smooth. The host also had purchased a few things for us which was super nice. We notice new games, the towels seemed new, and they had just acquired a double kayak which I mentioned on one occasion prior to our visit. Bottomline - you'll be well served by the hosts.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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This home has it all!

  • 5 of 5

This property is clean, private, close to the beach, and has everything you need. We stayed at the house with our 2 children (ages 16 and 10.5), and everyone had plenty of space to spread out. There are several outdoor seating areas, as well as a den and living room indoors. We did a lot of cooking at the house, and found the kitchen to be nice and big, and really well stocked with pots/pans/dishes and utensils. The grill was quite nice too.

The front of the home is fully gated and has large shrubs so that the street noise is minimized, and passers-by cannot see in. The back of the property is also very private since the house is built right on the hill/mountain. During the day with the windows and doors open, the house temperature was very comfortable. However, we did run the AC at night, which was a real treat since many homes in the area do not have AC.

The beautiful beach is a quick walk down the street. There are reef filled with fish and turtles, so be sure and bring your snorkeling equipment. The house has towels and chairs for renters to use. There is also a nice (but challenging) hike up the mountain from the house to the pill boxes. We did this a few times, and I highly recommend it. The views of the beach are amazing.

The owner was very helpful and responsive whenever we had questions. She recommended a few places to eat and shop, which were all very good and close by. We loved staying at this vacation home, and can't wait to return again soon. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone considering visiting Lanikai. It really is a must see.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Enjoy swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing and more. Lie on the powder white sand of the famous Lanikai Beach. Swim in the calm waters protected by Hawaii’s only barrier reef. Kayak out to the famous Mokulua Islands and enjoy a picnic on their white sand beaches. Drive 5 minutes to Kailua Beach park and test your skill at sail boarding or windsurfing.

Visit Kailua Town, just beyond Kailua Beach Park and experience the small town charm of one of Oahu’s best kept secrets. Enjoy shopping or stop to dine while strolling along the shaded streets. Stop in at Starbucks or Cold Stone Creamery for an afternoon refreshment. On your way back to Lanikai, make a stop at Buzz’s Wharf for a world famous Mai Tai. Kailua (and the neighborhood of Lanikai) are conveniently located only 30 minutes from Honolulu International Airport, Waikiki and Honolulu.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $900

14 night minimum stay. Note that all contracts will be written for 30 days or more. The house will remain unoccupied for any days within the contract period when a guest is not in residence. We require a fully refundable $900 damage deposit.

50% deposit of rent and tax collected to hold dates. Final payment due 60 days prior to rental (final 50%, tax, security deposit). Initial deposit is 50% refundable 60 days before rental. Final payment is not refundable.

HI Tax IDs - TA-050-946-0480-01, GE-050-946-0480-01


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund