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One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!

One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!


Property Details

Updated: Apr 26, 2015
Studio with full bathroom, kitchen and deck, sleeps 4.

Only one block from the ocean and three short blocks to famous Lanikai Beach, our Lanikai Vacation Home is a large, private, studio apartment with bath/laundry room and barbecue lanai/porch surrounding a large Mango tree. Everything is provided for your comfort, including full service kitchen, television, phone, and air conditioning. The new (6/15/2013) pillow-top queen-size bed has an overhead fan and lamp lighting. The punee (single) bed has a pull-out trundle for a fourth person. Just lay your suitcase on the dressing table, hang up your mainland clothes, and get ready to enjoy a swim at the beach or in our garden pool. Only five minutes from Kailua Town for shopping centers and restaurants. Also close to Honolulu and Waikiki. Cable internet access available in the studio at no extra charge. Just bring your laptop computer. Covered parking: Drive up, park your car and open the door to the Lanikai Vacation Home.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 0 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Teresa,

We had such a lovely stay in your cozy hidden gem. Thank you very much for the great fruit bowl! We enjoyed every second in Lanikai! We can't thank you enough for your kindness! Cannot wait to come back. Good blessings to you always.


Susan, John, Megan & Naomi
Apr 2015
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One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

Lanikai Retreat

  • 5 of 5
This was a perfect retreat for our family. We are a young family of 5, the fifth being a 9 month old baby boy. The cottage was very clean, comfortable and welcoming. Our favorite amenities were the large washer and dryer units located in the large bathroom, which was perfect for coming home from the beach or the swap meet. One of the best beaches in the world was a short walk, less than 10 minutes, from the cottage. Totally doable for a family with young kids.
The property was very well maintained. The private patio was lovely and the pool was beautifully landscaped.
For people who are in need of using a cell phone (we have Verizon), Lanikai has poor cell reception. With the location of the cottage being next to a hill, I was rarely able to take a call and barely able to send a text. There is a land line available in the room.
I don't know if the WiFi can be improved or not. There were 3 occasions where the WiFi signal dropped out and disappeared.
Beyond that, there was nothing to complain about. The customer service was great, the amenities were perfect and the location couldn't be better for the price.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having Scott and his young family to stay with us. They were great guests!
Lanikai is enclosed by hills on one side and ocean on the other so we include a land line for our guests to use in the studio in case cell service fades out. We have just upgraded to a faster internet service so WiFi connection has improved.
We welcome small families with kids! Lanikai Beach is perfect for young guests since the bay is protected by a reef located a half mile out, which blocks the big waves from rolling in to the beach. It is also good for snorkeling. Come stay with us, explore and play!
Much Aloha,
One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

what a great location !

  • 5 of 5
after one week in crowded and busy honolulu, we really enjoyed the calm and relaxing atmosphere of lanikai and kailua.

the studio is located very close to the beach and well equiped for our family of 4 people.
we enjoyed the evening rest in the lanai, and the kids had fun on the swimming pool after spending the day at the beach.
Lanikai and Kailua beaches are beautiful : ideal for kids (no waves) and we enjoyed snorkeling in the crystal-clear water (turtles showed everyday)

Teresa is a great owner and we appeciated her kindness

mahalo !
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

Quiet, Comfortable and Quaint

  • 5 of 5
We stayed for a little over a month and found the studio to be quiet, clean, comfortable and quaint. It was just as described and it had all of the necessities we needed to make our visit enjoyable. The kitchen had a nice assortment of appliances and utensils so that if we chose to eat in rather than out, it was easy and relaxing. Most days we chose to pack a lunch in the cooler that was on hand, and were able to take advantage of the local farmer's markets to get fresh fruits and veggies to take with us.
Being so close to Lanikai beach was a pleasure as we could get up at dawn and take a short stroll down to the beach to watch the sunrise or spend the day at the beach without having to worry about finding parking along the street.
I grew up in Kailua and being in the close-knit Lanikai community was a pleasure as the residents are quiet, friendly, helpful and outgoing. Teresa was an excellent host, both friendly and gracious,and went out of her way to make sure that everything was okay and that we had everything we needed.
We were able to enjoy the Lanikai Ridge Pillbox trail, the Moanalua Valley Trail, and a nice hike around Kaena Point as well as watching several surfing competions and some less crowded and sleepier (but gorgeous) beaches like Laie and Waimanalo. We went back to several of our favorite restaurants like, Buzz's Steakhouse, Kalapawai Deli and Kua Aina Burger, but found several new ones as well; The Pig and the Lady, Sweet Home Waimanalo, The Honolulu Burger Company and Cactus. For fun we ate at the Thursday night Farmers Market in Kailua Town one evening.
All in all, it was a great visit and we would definately return. The unit was clean, comfortable, quiet, secure, had onsite parking and was located in a beautiful enviornment. Our host was friendly, gracious and considerate.
Mahalo Teresa!
Chris & Ron
  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

Just like coming home!

  • 5 of 5
I grew up in Kailua. To say it was just like being home is an understatement! Theresa was the perfect hostess for our family. Our 9 year old couldn't have been more thrilled to share the pool, the beach and the fantastic back door BBQ. I couldn't have been any more comfortable. Every need more than met and I would recommend to anyone! In fact, I'm coming back sooner than I thought because of this and I hope it will be available. Just like home and perfect for 3.
  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

The place was so beautifully decorated and clean.

  • 5 of 5
The place was perfect for a couple. It had all that you need to start living life ie. the kitchen had all supplies; the owner even left a basket of fruit and organic coffee. The laundry in-unit was clean and laundry soap was supplied - unbelievable considerate. The studio came with private parking and the private pool was so perfect. And if the beach is what you want, very nice beaches in walking distance or a short car ride. And don't forget to visit Buzz's, really great service and very good food.
  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
One Block to Ocean, 3 Small Blocks to Lanikai Beach. Private Swimming Pool!
Lanikai Oahu

Keep this place a secret!

  • 5 of 5
This place is incredible. My mother, my daughters, and myself stayed there for 10 days and it was a 5 min walk to Lanakai Beach. The snorkeling there was incredible. If Hanauma is a 10 to you, then this would be an 8. The suite was clean, smelled great, was nice and naturally or artificially breezy if you chose, was in a beautiful location, and was more than we expected. I’ll admit, we were nervous sending the payment as a Money Order through the mail for the discount, but Teresa’s as honest and kind as humans come. We were 200% satisfied with this place, and the girls absolutely loved it too! Nice and safe area where you could let the kids go out and explore without worry. Day two back from vacation, and I’ve already got three other friends looking into it ?. Mahalo Teresa!
  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Honolulu International Airport at 17 Miles Nearest Barpub : Buzz's at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Buzz's at 3 Miles Nearest Beach : Lanikai Beach at 1 Miles Car: recommended

Other Activities: Just one block from our driveway to the nearest Lanikai Beach right-of-way & three small blocks to the large Lanikai Beach; kayaking, boating, parasailing, biking, health/beauty spa; Lanikai Park with basketball court & swings.


From $145 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Special
Apr 1 2015 - Jun 30 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Tax Rate 13.75%

The Cleaning Fee and the Hawaii State Taxes are included in a reservation of 30 days or more.
$2530/month available for a 6-month lease or longer.
Tax ID #W01346316-01

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Updated: Apr 26, 2015


Property Type

  • studio


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean


  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 850 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom includes toilet, shower, vanity, washer/dryer, hair-dryer, iron and board, washer and dryer.


  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Queen Bed: Sleeps two. Day Bed: Single bed with a single pull-out transom bed underneath.


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Lanikai Vacation Home is one block from small Lanikai beach at low tide (a tidal calendar is provided for the use of our guests,) and three short blocks away from large Lanikai beach, available at low or high tide. The studio is air-conditioned, or all the jalousie windows and glass doors can be opened for a wonderful Hawaiian breeze. Large washer & dryer. Decorative Hawaiian covers and pillows. Covered parking right in front of studio door. Outside lighting. The pool is only shared by our small family and is available for the use of our guests all day. Easy to use kitchen, plus other electric appliances and utensils, glasses, cups, and dinner ware. We provide a complimentary taste of organic coffee, Hawaiian chocolate and a variety of local fruit. Outdoor dining on private porch for four under a 60+ year old Mango tree. Large desk and very comfortable beds! Total quiet privacy or get to know friendly family. Receive more for your rental investment at the Lanikai Vacation Home

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