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Vacation rentals in Lanikai

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Home in Kailua
Kailua Beach Park - 1 BR Cottage
Kailua Beach was once again been rated as the best beach in the USA for 2019, by Dr. Beach." The cottage is directly across the street from Kailua Beach Park and less than a 2-minute walk to step into the ocean. It is a legal vacation rental, license number 1990/NUC-1758. The property is tucked away one house back from the road into Lanikai, and described by guests as "a little oasis of quiet and calm." The bathroom has been remodeled with a new showers, sinks and plumbing fixtures April 2022!
$276 per night
Guesthouse in Kailua
Karibu Cottage in Beautiful Lanikai
Immaculate, private, fully furnished, above garage studio, with veranda, small yard and gas BBQ grill. Short walk to sandy cove & minutes to stunning Lanikai Beach. Full size fridge/freezer, apartment size dishwasher, microwave, double induction cooktop and counter convection/toaster oven. Washer & dryer. Full bathroom, walk-in shower, walk-in closet, desk & queen bed. QLED TV & high speed WiFi. Landline phone. Reserved parking. Welcome breakfast items. Sorry no pets. Minimum stay 30 days
$109 per night
Guest suite in Kailua
🌺Adorable 1 bedroom place, walk to the beach
This unique place has a style all its own. Enjoy high speed internet as you work from home in paradise. The beach is just a short 10/15 minute walk away. Soak in the sunrise over the peek a boo view of the ocean, and wind down watching sunset over the Ko’olau mountains from your backyard. Try your hand at local cuisine from your chefs kitchen or enjoy the patio near fruit bearing avocado and lemon trees. Kids live in adjoining house and can be heard at times. Please use AC sparingly🙏.
$155 per night

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Kailua Palm Studio. Walk to Beach! PERMITTED
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Your guide to Lanikai

All About Lanikai

The eastern windward shores of Oahu are home to some of the most stunning white-sand beaches and clear tropical waters on the Hawaiian Islands. Among these, Lanikai Beach is a secluded stretch of beach adorned with shady palms and aquamarine waters that provide a picturesque backdrop to the swimmers, kayakers, and kite surfers that dot the landscape.

Facing the sea, you will be greeted with an expansive vista, with the Mokulua Islands springing up from the waters. Turning inland, the towering Ko’olau Range dominates the scenery with its jagged peaks and dense tropical vegetation. The metropolitan area of Honolulu, with all of its big-city cultural offerings, lies about 30 minutes away.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Lanikai

The Hawaiian Islands’ tropical climate maintains pristine weather conditions for most of the year, so there’s no bad time to stay in a Lanikai vacation rental. Brilliant sunny days, deep blue skies, and trade wind breezes drifting through palm canopies characterize the average weather of Oahu. Minor seasonal variations do exist between the summer and winter months, however. The winters, for example, tend to bring heavier rains and slightly cooler temperatures, while the summers are the hottest and driest times of the year.

The Hawaiian islands’ unique ecologies feature a surprising array of microclimates and locality-based variations in weather. Some regions will experience regular heavy rainfall, while a community just a few miles away could be experiencing dryness.

Top things to do in Lanikai

Mokulua Islands

Lying just about a mile offshore of Lanikai Beach, the Mokulua Islands are a protected seabird sanctuary. Kayaking and paddleboarding are the most common ways to reach the pair of islands, and on calm days the trip is relatively quick and easy. Sea turtles and crabs frequent the surrounding waters, along with migratory birds and whales in the winter. Once you’ve arrived, you can hike the islands or find a secluded beach for swimming and lounging.

Pillbox Hike

This moderate two-mile out-and-back hiking trail begins just up the road from the Lanikai Beach parking area and traces the Kaiwa Ridgeline. The path culminates at a lookout over the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean, with the two Mokulua Islands in the foreground. Sitting atop the hill’s apex is a World War II-era pillbox overlooking the tropical landscape below. If you’re an early riser, this is an especially great hike to do at sunrise.

Downtown Kailua

Kailua is a seaside town on Kailua Bay, a short five-minute drive from Lanikai Beach. It has a vibrant downtown area running along the coast, with trendy cafes, creative eateries, and cozy bookstores, making this small town a wonderful spot for afternoon explorations before dipping in the ocean.

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