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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!
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Charming Cottage in beautiful Lanikai that has been totally renovated in 2021. Everything in the Cottage is new including the furnishings! Short walk to the beach. Enjoy the comforts of home with an efficient kitchen and own washer and dryer. Large lanai to extend the living space and room to BBQ and dine. One split AC unit adequate to quickly provide comfort. Enjoy the outdoor shower after the beach and refresh in the small pool with gentle waterfall to cool off and relax in the heat of the day. Beautiful tropical garden setting. Privacy and quiet will provide you with the ultimate relaxing setting to enjoy your time in Lanikai. Licensed vacation rental. Ideal for a maximum of 2 adults but we will accept 3 if there are no children in the group or 2 adults and 2 children. There is a small 6ft deep, 10x20 kidney shaped pool with a waterfall perfect for relaxing or small children. This vacation home has been registered as a Transient Accommodation with the State of Hawaii - HAWAII TAX TA-006-174-7200-01 This property is a licensed short term vacation rental, Non-Conforming Use Permit Number NUC# 90/TVU-0325 and is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation for vacation rental accommodations.
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If you're planning on visiting Kailua for an extended stay - 90 days or longer - you will fall in love with our gorgeous apartment overlooking Kailua Beach. Simply the prettiest apartment, in the most beautiful quiet neighborhood in amazing laid-back Kailua. Our minimum stay: 90 days (We are compliant with local laws so, sorry, at this time we cannot accommodate stays of fewer than 90 days.) The rate shown is our discounted 90+ day. rate.
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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.
How do I get around Lanikai?
Getting to Lanikai Beach is easy, depending on where you happen to be staying, as nowhere on the island is more than a few hours’ drive from any given location. About 45 minutes away from the beach is the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL), located right outside Oahu’s largest city, Honolulu. While the island does have a modest public transit system, the easiest way to get around is with a rental vehicle, available at the airport.
Most of Oahu’s towns outside of Honolulu are small and compact, making walking around the central areas easy and enjoyable. But again, getting between areas is difficult if relying solely upon public transit, taxis, and ride-hailing services. A personal vehicle is the best and easiest way to enjoy Lanikai Beach, its surrounding areas, and the rest of Oahu.
When is 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.
What are the top things to do in Lanikai?
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.
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.
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.