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Beautiful Ocean View Studio/Private Entrance/BBQ Grill,Beach Toys & 2 Bikes Incl

Bedrooms Studio
Space 400 sq ft
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Wake up to a gorgeous ocean view. Just a few minutes walk to Lanikai beach. The unit is an upstairs studio. Completely private with it's own entrance. Large airy bathroom, two sinks and jucuzzi tub. A great place to relax and enjoy a stunning ocean view upon awaking each morning. Barbecue, bikes and beach toys available. Ideal for a couple. This is within walking distance to Buzz's and downtown Kailua. Not only are you steps away from beautiful Lanikai beach but it is also within a short walk to Kailua beach, great for kayaking and windsurfing. It's a two and a quarter walk around the Lanikai Loop, great for jogging or late night walk, a very safe neighborhood. This is one of the most beautiful and desirable places to stay on the Island.

John and Carol
Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2018

About John and Carol

We met on the beach in Santa Monica, California a little while ago. Living in warm tropics was a dream when we were young. We came Oahu to work for a few months, Carlo would waitress and John would drive a Pedicab in Honolulu. Five years later we moved back to the mainland. We soon realized that Hawaii was where we wanted to live life, and were able to make it happen. It doesn't take long for Hawaii. to get under your skin. You never forget it, you may leave, but , it's always in your heart and mind. Especially when it's 30 degrees outside.

Why John and Carol chose Lanikai

We had friends that rented a house here in Lanikai. After visiting, it became our dream to live here, 'another one of those dreams'. As time went on we were able to make it happen. We've been over 35 years here now and loved every day of it. Have no plans to leave it in this lifetime.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation studio rental in Lanikai, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • We live in a residential neighborhood so it's important to keep noise levels down in the late evening.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 king
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(71 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.732394 based on 71 reviews

Comfortable and clean. Nice deck with ocean view. Hosts extremely hospitable. Convenient location.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful Lanikai Beach is just a short 5 min stroll away. Kailua town is just a 10 min drive. The studio has a small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and a few dishes, and cups. I recommend using paper plates/disposables unless you don't mind washing dishes in the bathroom. There is a dishpan/drying rack under the sink. We enjoyed sitting on the top deck in the early morning. There is local traffic noise, but it does quiet down in the evening. I have stayed in Kailua several times and this by far the best! If you love the beach this is your spot. If you are not able to maneuver stairs this may not be the place for you as the studio is located above the owners. The hosts John and Carol greeted us upon arrival, but we did not see or hear them the entire time we were there. The day before departure we were surprised with a lovely note and home made cookies left on our door latch. Wonderful pretty much sums up our stay. I don't want to rave too much about this location as I plan on returning!

  • Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful private entrance suite with beautiful lanai and ocean view.

  • 5 of 5

John and Carol were super nice and accommodating. They made me feel like this was my second home, but were not overbearing in any way. Very safe area and a very short walk to the beach and the spectacular “pill box” hike (which I did twice). I was there on business and commuted to Honolulu each day with ease. The trip was a quick 30-40 minute drive over the Pali.

Thanks John and Carol!

  • Submitted: 20-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words Darren. We love sharing our home and are happy when people enjoy it as much as we do. We've been here for 30 years and wouldn't trade it for any other place in the world. Our guests' privacy is important to us and we make sure they know we are here for any needs they may have. We look forward to seeing you again. Aloha, John and Carol
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Seattle, WA

Lovely view.

  • 5 of 5

Cute studio apartment with a large lanai and great view. The trade winds cool you at night... just lovely. Thank you..we will be back

  • Submitted: 12-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rita for the nice review. We enjoyed meeting you and your sister and look forward to having you back. Aloha, John and Carol
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  • 5 of 5

It was perfect, the hosts were warm and thoughtful, even brought us homemade cookies 🌺👍❤️

  • Submitted: 11-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great meeting the two of you and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Aloha, John and Carol
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San Francisco

Perfect restorative bungalow!

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I came to Kailua for a quick 3 day getaway from the chaos of the mainland. Carol and John's place was the perfect place to stay for what we needed. The apartment is literally a 30-second walk across the street to the water and a 2-5 min walk to both Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach. Pillbox Hike is a 7min walk to the base. 20min hike up and you have gorgeous sunrise views overlooking Lanikai. Buzz's Steakhouse is a 10min walk and a walk into town will take you about 30-min. Carol and John also provide bikes if you prefer getting around on them (many do around the area). In addition to the awesome location, Carol and John are incredibly welcoming, easy to communicate with and made both our arrival and departure super easy. If you don't feel like hiking up Pillbox or doing the 5min walk to Lanikai Beach for sunrise, then you can catch it through the trees from your private lanai (magic). You really can't beat this price or location for a relaxing and restorative stay in the Kailua/Lanikai area.

  • Submitted: 8-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ashley for the nice review. We are so glad the two of you enjoyed your stay and got some well needed rest. We love it here and are always so glad when other people enjoy it as well. Take care. Aloha, John and Carol
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Thoughtful Hosts, Water View, Walk to Beaches

  • 4 of 5

Our week in Kailua at John and Carol's studio apt. was very nice. As on-site owners, they were mostly invisible, but very friendly when we happened to cross paths, and thoughtful to anticipate and deliver "extras" to make our stay comfortable. They keep the property clean and well maintained. Off-street parking was provided. A dedicated entrance in the back opens to a stairway to the top level of their house that makes up the private apartment for two, complete with large ocean-facing deck. The view is partial, with neighboring houses situated between the apartment and the water, but it is always a treat to look out over water! The property is walking distance to two beautiful beaches, a nice steak & seafood restaurant, Buzz's, and a fun neighborhood market/deli/wine store, Kalapawai Market. With the warm tropical air, we left the screened windows open, and mostly learned to ignore the traffic noise from the fairly busy neighborhood street. All-in-all, we found the nice hosts, location and amenities a winning combination for our stay!

  • Submitted: 6-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Mid Pacific Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Buzz's Steakhouse
Nearest Beach
Lanikai Beach, Kailua Beach
Car: recommended

These two little islands of the shore of lanikai 'the Mokaluas' are still the most stunning and beautiful sight to see in all the world, sunrise to sunset, still, after 30 years.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation studio rental in Lanikai, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$113.13

We live in a quiet area of Kailua known as Lanikai. The neighborhood is residential and gets quiet as it gets later in the evening. This is usually never a problem, just something to keep in mind. Cars: guests please park in our driveway on the left side. No street parking allowed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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