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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Lofty Studio with Stunning Panoramic Mountain Views Near Beach

49 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

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1 bedroom + sofa bed/futon, 1 bathroom, sleeps 2

Soaring above the palm trees this beautiful private suite invites you to relax being soothed by the gentle tradewinids. Enjoy paradise having a panoramic view of the expansive Ko'olau Mountain Range. Watch the sunrise over the country club near Lanikai beach, and see the sunset behind Mount Olomana, the 'Matterhorn of Hawaii'.

The studio is private and quiet, it has a separate entrance, is situated over the garage,with private parking. It does not share any walls with the main house. In the air conditioned studio is a queen size bed, futon, tile bathroom walk in shower, jacuzzi tub, galley kitchen,and walk in closet. There is a small private outdoor deck to relax and take in the views. We provide beach gear including snorkels , masks, fins, boogie boards, beach towels, and cooler.

Two of Hawaii's most famous beaches are just a 5 minute walk or 1 minute drive. Kailua beach is 2 miles long, and features Flat Island which is a bird sanctuary that you can visit. Lanikai beach is rated one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world, yet uncrowded and has a 'local feel.'

Swimming, kayaking, stand-up paddling, kite surfing, snorkeling, windsurfing, boogie boarding and surfing are popular activities at Kailua and Lanikai beaches.

A relatively easy hike is close by, with magnificent 360 degree views of the ocean and mountains.

We're just a five minute drive to Kailua where you can enjoy family and fine dining, and shopping Hawaiian relaxed style in the many contemporary shops.

Waikiki and Honolulu are 30 minutes away, for cultural events, museums, night life, endless restaurants and entertainment. Waikiki is a great place to learn to surf, and take ocean tours.

The North shore a beautiful one hour drive through mountains and pineapple farmland, is famous for world class surfing, botanical gardens, and ancient Hawaiian sites.

The Polynesian cultural center is just 45 minutes away for a day of experiencing a variety of island cultures from hula to fire dancing.

Whatever your interests, you can plan day trips and easily return to your private, quiet and romantic 'bird nest' hide-away.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About The Owner

I am an occupational therapist, yoga instructor and body worker. If you are interested, I offer private sessions to enhance your relaxation while vacationing here in Hawaii.

The Owner purchased this studio in 2003

Why The Owner chose Oahu

It is a quiet neighborhood, 5 minutes walk or bikeride to the 2 mile long Kailua beach, and close to Kailua town and schools, and not very crowded with tourists. It is within easy 30 minute driving distance to the airport, and just 1/2 hour to Waikiki and Honolulu.

What makes this studio unique

Very quiet, no thru traffic, nice neighborhood, close to best beaches, easy access to Honolulu.

Reviews

4.6
based on 49 traveler reviews

Lofty Studio with Stunning Panoramic Mountain Views Near Beach
average rating of 4.632653 based on 49 reviews
5

Beautiful Quiet Retreat in Kailua

  • 5 of 5

We had an excellent stay at this lovely apartment in Kailua. It was in a very scenic and quiet location with beautiful views of the mountains from the apartment lanai. The apartment was a comfortable, spacious studio with everything we needed during the two weeks we were there. The hosts were attentive but not obtrusive and provided maps, restaurant information, and cultural information books and brochures in the apartment. We would love to return in the future! T and J

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property! Dan and Diane were exceptional hosts and we wish we could have stayed longer! The mountain views are stunning and easy access to the beach made this such an amazing trip. We will be back!

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View, Great Kailua/Lanikai Location

  • 4 of 5

Thank you, Daniel and Diane, for your hospitality while we stayed in your studio during our stay earlier this month. We chose this VRBO listing to stay in while we spent the week getting to know our daughter's new in-laws to-be that live in Kailua. This studio matched the description on VRBO.

While not a new unit, we found everything to be in good working order. I liked the authentic Hawaiian decor. The bed was very comfy and my husband (an avid golfer) loved watching golfers tee off from the green that was part of the gorgeous view from the studio deck. Very few accommodations would have a view as beautiful with the golf course, Pillbox hike to the south, and the Koolau mountain range to the west.

I appreciated the small galley kitchen, and the big bathroom with plenty of room to set my toiletries out on the sink/vanity. It was nice that the shower was tall enough for my 6' 5" husband. We also enjoyed the large chair/futon to relax in next to the bed. The ventilation was pleasant and we didn't need the AC, although it was there if we'd wanted it. This property is located near the south end of Kailua Beach and very close, as well, to Lanikai Beach. While some might choose to walk to Kailua Beach, with our gear we chose to drive then park. Thanks to our hosts for providing boogie boards, beach chairs, and beach towels! We had a few meals at Buzz's, a touristy, yet yummy restaurant across from Kailua Beach, and traveled in to Kailua Town (a quick 5 min. drive) for other meals.

All in all, we can definitely recommend this loft studio and would book it again if we wanted to visit Kailua again. I'd even consider it if we wanted a good halfway location between Honolulu and the North Shore.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views and Loved Lanikai Beach

  • 3 of 5

We enjoyed the views from the property onto the golf course. However, everyday the trucks were mowing the lawn. The property owners were very accommodating even doing our laundry once as my son had eye allergies!

The location is ideal for two people and close to Hanauma Bay (30 minute), Kailua and Lanikai beaches, and all the eateries in the small town. It was restful and serene to be in the oceanside!

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

This was a nice studio

  • 5 of 5

This is a nice studio that gives you a feel of living like a local. I would recommend this studio.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Gem

  • 5 of 5

This studio (over Garage) is the best VRBO that we have stayed in near Lanikai. The views were great, the host perfectly helpful, but not intrusive, distance to beach as expected.

Everything was clean and did i mention the almost 360 degree view of golf course and valley.

Will try to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu - driving time 30 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
2 minutes
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
3 minutes
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 61 is 3 minutes from here
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
2 minutess
Car: recommended

Only 2 mins to Kailua and Lanikai beaches, 30mins to airport., 3 mins to historic market, lots of fun restaurants in Kailua town 5 mins from here.

Rent stand up paddle rental boards, kayaks, surfboards, bicycles, Segways close by. Bird sanctuary island just a swim from Kailua beach. HIking nearby mountain ranges, or to waterfalls. Waikiki just 30 mins from here for surfing, festivals, Hawaiian cultural events, hula,, music, night life, dining. Honolulu just 30 mins from here for museums, theatre, endless numbers of restaurants and entertainment. The North Shore is a beautiful one hour drive from here for seeing world class surfing, and touring botanical gardens and ancient Hawaiian sites. Honauma bay is 30 mins from here for a day of snorkeling. The Polynesian Cultural center is 45 mins from here for experiencing 'hands on' many Polynesian cultures including fire dancing and hula.

Enjoy the island all of its sites, while also experiencing a more 'neighborhood' feel in this quiet setting.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Parasailing, Boating, Miniature golf, Wildlife Viewing

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Rates & Availability

Kailua Studio Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$165
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $80 + Tax
Tax Rate 4.71%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Oahu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 530 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • The bathroom is tile, has a jacuzzi tub, a separate walk in shower, double vanities and a sky light.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , A/C, ceiling fan, pedestal fan
  • Wake up while still laying in bed to the 180 degree mountain views~ you may feel like you are on the tree tops looking out over the country club and surrounding trees.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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