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Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach

Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach


Property Details

Updated: Apr 17, 2015
Bedroom with salt pool, rec room, and sitting area a short walk to Lanikai Beach

This bedroom has a private entrance at the bottom floor of our house with parking. 200 sq feet bedroom unit with Queen size bed and ample bathroom. A/C in bedroom. Use of recreation room/converted garage, ping pong table, eating/cooking area, and private patio with views of the Mokulua Islands. Laundry and sink separate nearby. Use of salt water POOL (shared only with owner and guests) and short walk to beach. Please note that this property is ideally suited for two adults due to the quiet, peaceful nature of the place; therefore, pets and children under 16 are not accepted.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Words cannot describe how wonderful Lois' place is, especially for the value, but I'll try. First, the location is easily the best spot in Lanikai, let alone Oahu altogether. The view is stunning, and the accessibility to Lanikai beach, Kailua and surrounding attractions makes this spot ideal for your desire to explore the island. BUT, we didn't because you simply cannot find a better "perch" on the island. In fact, most people we met around town and on the beach made this destination spot for a day, and left wondering "why don't we just stay here the whole time"? Enter our 7 day stay. First, Lois is a wonderful person and great host. Reminder, this is her home and permanent residence, thus it is (I believe) equally important to be mindful and respectful as guests (this probably holds true in most aspects of life). That being said, most of the time you felt like you had much of the property to yourself (includes the pool, your room, and a separate studio-like area with lots of extras). The bed is comfortable, the bathroom is clean and roomy, and even thought the sunrise and sunset are bar-none the best thing to do, Lois does provide wireless internet and cable t.v. Access to the beach is 3 blocks away, albeit I am lazy, so I chose to use are rental car. Lois provides you use of the washer and dryer, and the rec room is equipped with microwave, refrigerator, toaster oven, hot plate, coffee maker...and even gives you fresh eggs from her chickens and filtered drinking water as needed. I loved not having to pack beach towels, snorkeling gear, coolers, and other beach items because they are all provided. Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better accommodation and location for the price, not to re-mention what a great host Lois was. We also had our own parking spot, which is RARE in Lanikai. Again, words cannot describe the views, especially as your toes are dancing in the beautiful pool. I took a video from the patio where we watched the sunrise every morning. You can find it on youtube searching under Panoramic view of Lanikai Bay. This is what you'll see if you are fortunate enough to break away for vacation, and Lois' rental is available. Rani and I thank you again for a spectacular time "doing nothing". It was the best!!!!!
Mar 2014
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16 Reviews

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Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu

A gorgeous place to hang and relax

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I enjoyed a week stay at Lois' beautiful home overlooking Lanikai Beach. Having lived in Lanikai for two years, it was great to get back there and our accommodations were wonderful. The bed was very comfy and the room very clean. The attached garage and lani was perfect for morning coffee and making breakfast. Lois had beach towels, beach chairs, and coolers available for us to take to the beach. We also had access to the washer and dryer. I sat most mornings by her pool drinking my coffee and watching the glorious sunrise over the Moks. I would highly recommend this place as it is a quick walk to Lanikai Beach and beautiful walk to Kailua Beach and Park. We also walked to Buzz's for dinner one night which is a must if you are staying at Lois' home. Lois is very sweet and we enjoyed her home and we will surely go back to stay.
  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu
San Diego

Breathtaking view from this gorgeous location!

  • 5 of 5
Unbelievably beautiful views, quaint, comfortable and relaxing studio and bonus room, as well as beautiful and private pool. Everything needed for a lovely vacation, along with all the amenities for home and beach. Lois, the owner, is very nice and accommodating, and we enjoyed chatting with her too. Situated perfectly close to the beach, a nice walk for the fitness folks, and a two minute easy drive for those of us who prefer to drive. So nice to have an opportunity to vacation in such a lovely home and location.
  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I love sharing my home with people who appreciate what it has to offer.
Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu

Terrific stay in Lanikai!

  • 5 of 5
Just spent 2 great weeks at Lois’s in Lanikai. Breathtaking views, lovely salt water pool, and cozy accommodations. Did I mention the best beach in Oahu is just a short walk down the hill. Lois is a very nice homeowner/host. All beach toys and anything you will need are there. Loved having a full size fridge with freezer. (Made less stops to the grocery store that way.)
Enjoyed the privacy on the lanai.
Very interesting hike to pillboxes, which is the view from straight up the hill behind the house. Nice bedroom, with big bathroom. Comfy bed. Great to have a washer and dryer to use. Buzz’s Restaurant is 5 minutes away, (went there numerous times, but you should make reservations it is super busy every night). Would definitely stay here again, when we go back to Lanikai!
  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu

Yes, Yes, Yes

  • 5 of 5
Great views, perfect location, everything we could ask for was there. Felt very much at home at all times.
  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu

local getaway with amazing views

  • 5 of 5
Lois's place was the perfect place to end our two week long honeymoon. Her place is in a quiet residential neighborhood, with amazing ocean views, sunrises and if you are lucky like us, a supermoon. Lois was very welcoming, and we really enjoyed socializing with her. The room was very clean and spacious. We only slept in the room, and spent most of our time in the spacious garage converted kitchen area. There was a really long counter-top for all your cooking and the window overlooking the ocean was a nice touch, especially if you like cooking like I do. Off to the side of the kitchenette, double doors opened to your patio space with the spectacular views that you see in the photos. We literally spent all of our time on that patio when we where at the house. The pool was also really nice and refreshing. The beach is walking distance, and yes, the driveway is steep but a little exercise is good for you! I would definitely recommend this place for a couple looking to relax and have a more local experience while enjoying spectacular views and nature.
  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I am so happy that you enjoyed your time here relaxing and enjoying the views. It was my pleasure having you both staying here.
Lanikai Ocean View Retreat-stunning ocean views, walk to Lanikai beach
Lanikai Oahu

Amazing view & stay

Amazing view & stay
  • 5 of 5
We loved our stay here. The room and property are exactly as described with no surprises. As other reviewers have noted, the driveway is a steep walk... to a heartbreakingly beautiful view! Only issue we ran into was that the wifi router needed to be reset (same thing happens at home) and we did not realize it was in the room so asked Lois to do it. Lois not only reset it for us, she moved it out of the room in case it needed to happen again. The rec room is super fun and there are lots of beach accessories around. Lois is a lovely host & it is a lovely rental. We hope to be back soon. :)
  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway


Activity and Interests

Nearest Beach : Car: recommended

We are located in Lanikai, a private residential neighborhood. Lanikai Beach is a short walk, and there is a playground and park at the bottom of the street. Lanikai loop is a two mile one-way road, which has a 'bike lane' for walking, biking, rollerblading...


From $140 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 4 2015 - Jun 18 2015
4 night minimum stay
Jun 19 2015 - Sep 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Cleaning $50
  • Refundable damage deposit $200
  • Tax Rate 13.75%

The driveway is steep. We have onsite parking.
Cancellation fee of $50. Will refund all payments except cancellation fee and 2.5% (for online booking) if I can rebook the dates you booked.

Cancellation Policy

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Updated: Apr 17, 2015


From the Owner

This property has one of the best views in Lanikai! Short walk to Lanikai beach, quiet, and naturally cool most of the time.

Property Type

  • studio


  • Away From It All
  • Budget


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool ...


  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Water View


  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 200 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has queen bed and sitting area.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 beach chairs


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • This unit is part of a home and so there will be comings and goings and service people of pool and garden... Also, I, the owner, may choose to have guests visit occasionally. I respect privacy and will do my best to ensure you are not disturbed.

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