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Walker's Lanikai Beach House

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Vacation rental house. Sleeps 14, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. No pets allowed.

Kailua, HI 96734 United States

Welcome to the world of John Walker. A Scotsman who made his way to Hawaii as a young man in the 1870's to become a contractor of choice to Queen Liliuokalani, and erect such notable buildings as the Bishop Museum and Honolulu Hale (City Hall).

Mr. Walker's inviting presence is felt in the structure of this, his favorite hideaway on Lanikai Beach. Built in 1934, this enchanting environment transports you back to an era of graceful living, where the worries of the world are lost in the luxury of sea, sand and restful surroundings. Following recent renovations, the house contains just the right combination of added comforts in its updated kitchen, guest quarters and “boat house”, with elements of charm carefully preserved from a richly felt past.

One of the first homes to take advantage of Lanikai’s heavenly reef-protected waters and natural stretch of white sand beach, John Walker’s Beach House set the standard by which the surrounding community grew…a standard which has been nurtured by his family through the years for you to enjoy. Although only with us in spirit, John Walker’s love of Lanikai is preserved by one of his most revered places in the world.

The main house features 3 bedrooms, kitchen and large "great room" with spacious guest rooms. Steps away is the white soft sands of Lanikai Beach with access to the water provided from the front lawn. With a separate entry, the 'guest cottage' located off the entry courtyard features a queen-bedded room and a small parlor with kitchenette (sleeps up to 4). Another private entry "boathouse" sits above the garage - complete with its own living room, kitchen, bathroom and lanai. The "boathoues" also has a loft area with double bed that may be suitable for young children (sleeps 2-4). This is the classic Lanikai Beach House - for those looking for a casual, relaxing getaway on the shores of one of the worlds' best beaches!

Note: from January 13 - Feb 28 each year, the "boathouse" will be occupied and unavailable to rental guests (separate unit).

This property is a professionally-managed, licensed short-term vacation rental, Non-Conforming Use Permit Number 90/TVU-0042 and is compliant with Hawaii State Legislation (HB2078) for vacation rental accommodations, Lic#TA-043-470-0288-01.

Rooms and Amenities
Property Type House, 1 story, Built in 1934
Unit Code O876WH
Beds 1 king bed, 3 queen beds, 2 full beds, 2 twin beds
Bathrooms 4 bathrooms
Rooms Sleeps 14, Main House Master: 1 King Main House Guest Room (Ocean):1 Queen Main House Guest Room (Courtyard): 2 Twins Cottage - Room 1: Queen Cottage - Room 2: Full Boat House Lanai:1 Queen Boat House Loft: Double
Floor Area 3157 square feet
Pets No pets allowed.
Standard Amenities double, king, queen, shower, toilet, tub, twin/ single, churches, cinemas, library, marina, museums, playground, reefs, restaurants, water parks, zoo, Dining, DVD Player, Satellite / Cable, Stereo, Television, Video Library, Air Conditioning, Clothes Dryer, Hair Dryer, Iron & Board, Linens Provided, Living Room, Parking, Telephone, Towels Provided, Washing Machine, Coffee Maker, Dishes & Utensils, Dishwasher, Kitchen, Microwave, Oven, Refrigerator, Stove, Toaster, beachcombing, eco tourism, horseback riding, luaus, outlet shopping, paddle boating, photography, scenic drives, sight seeing, walking, whale watching, ATM/bank, groceries, hospital, medical services, Beach View, Beachfront, Near The Ocean, Ocean View, Oceanfront, Deck / Patio, Lanai / Gazebo, Lawn / Garden, Outdoor Grill, basketball court, cycling, fishing, golf, hiking, jet skiing, pier fishing, sailing, scuba diving or snorkeling, snorkeling, surfing, swimming, tennis, water skiing, wind-surfing, children welcome, non smoking only, pets not allowed
Living Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Barbecue
Business Nearby ATM, Nearby Post Office, Nearby Internet Cafe, Nearby FedEx, Nearby Bank
Convenience Nearby Medical Services, Nearby Grocery, Outlet Shopping, Movie Theatres, Golf Course, Boutique Shops, Nearby Kailua Town , Convenience Store, Nearby Restaurants
Amenities Patio, Beach, Lanai, Lawn/Garden, Ocean Access, Sunset View, Guest House, Parking Spaces
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100 % of our reviewers would recommend this vacation rental.

Vacation Rental Reviews

  • Thanksgiving in Paradise

    Stayed 8 days ending in November, 2016

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    Rosanne C from Manhattan Beach, CA recommends this vacation rental

    This was our second visit to the Walker's Lanikai Beach House. The house has been partially renovated since our last visit. We honestly never expected that such a wonderful home and location could get better than our first visit, but it did!!

    The home itself is sitting on a relatively remote beach location that is not visited by that many tourists. Waking up to our own "private beach" to watch the sunrise between the two mini islands was one of my favorite parts of our trip.

    We also enjoyed a full Thanksgiving dinner. The only thing that was not included in the well stocked kitchen was a meat thermometer. That was pretty incredible.

    Overall if you have a large crowd/family this home provides several separate structures so that there is privacy along with the perfect home for everyone to gather.

    Looking forward to returning for another family getaway.

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  • Historic Whisper

    Stayed 5 days ending in November, 2016

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    Heather H from Amity, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Divine...
    That is how we would describe our experience at the Walker home. A celebration of 50th birthdays for childhood friends brought us to Hawaii. The Walker Home gave its own personal memories by just plain being fantastic. The house couldn't have been more magnificent. A house that has been allowed to show you a slice of Hawaii living by one of its long residents. Each room felt very "considered" and allowed to show its very own relevance. The group especially loved the art and furnishings that felt truly "chosen" to show off this beautiful home. One wife declaring she will never "stay in a cheap condo again". She says that the experience has ruined her future visits to Hawaii as it will be an experience hard to repeat.

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  • Walker's Lanikai Beach House

    Stayed 5 days ending in October, 2016

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    Dennis S from Denver, CO recommends this vacation rental

    The Beach house in Lanikai was a special conclusion to a family vacation on Hawaii. The house, yard, amenities, and immediate access to the beach was so special that each night we sat outside on the exterior patio and watched the sunset and the turtles that added to the experience for the Grand-kids. The property was immaculate and all the needs from beach chairs, beach tents to kids toys and games were provided. Hopefully, we can make arrangements to stay for a month next time.

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  • Lanikai Vacation

    Stayed 6 days ending in September, 2016

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    Frank B from San Diego, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had an epic stay...

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  • Summer Fun at Walkers Lanikai

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2016

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    louis b from costa mesa, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Great location. perfect for our 10 people.
    We fished every day from the backyard and left the rods there for the next crew.

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  • The house is way more beautiful than what the pictures show!

    Stayed 14 days ending in July, 2016

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    Luz S from GENERAL PACHECO ESTAFETA No.2, B recommends this vacation rental

    The house is so beautiful, every room is perfect and fully equipped
    The location is the perfect one, it is in the most beautiful part of the island
    It is great for big families.
    Steven the manager was always available to help us with everything regarding our stay in Oahu, so helpful!
    I would recommend the house to everybody, it is perfect!

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  • Like a movie set come to life

    Stayed 5 days ending in June, 2016

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    a guest from West Linn, OR recommends this vacation rental

    The Lanikai Walker House is quite possibly the most beautiful, comfortable, enchanting home I have ever stepped foot in. Beyond the spectacular beauty of the unobstructed view of Lanikai, Steven and Lisa and Kim, the house management team, have thought of everything to make this home comfortable and enjoyable. Beautiful art, comfortable seating, well stocked kitchen (with a Vitamix for making smoothies), my family and friends were very impressed. I kept expecting George Clooney to walk in and offer me a drink...he belongs there!

    We hope to come back in a few years when we retire, spend our first week of retirement in gracious comfort. Sounds like a lovely way to begin a new chapter in our lives.

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  • Lanikai...what's not to LOVE???

    Stayed 8 days ending in June, 2016

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    a guest from Sykesville, MD recommends this vacation rental

    The Walker house was the perfect place for our family vacation (three different families). The house still has that old Hawaiian charm, but yet is completely updated. The property sits in the beginning of Lanikai, which was really nice and easy to get to the house. The house sits one house down from the beach access, so our family was able to walk down to the beach and take a walk on the beach or go snorkeling if they wanted to.

    The house is completely stocked with everything you could have ever imagined...shampoo, conditioner, lotion, paper products, an abundance of beach towels, boogie boards, kid toys, chairs, coolers, etc.

    Steven, the property manager was kind enough to make us bread pudding (which everyone absolutely loved!) and he was always available if I needed to get in touch with him.

    The pictures on the website just don't do the house justice. The home is pristine and was absolutely stunning inside and out and everyone that came over to visit us commented on what a fabulous house it was. Being at the Walker house made us all wind down and take time to enjoy life a little more.

    Now every time I come home and drive by the Walker house I think back to the best week we had in Lanikai!

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  • Walker House

    Stayed 10 days ending in June, 2016

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    a guest from Laguna Beach, CA recommends this vacation rental

    What an amazing property! Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lanikai at the Walker House, and plan on returning every year. The house is impeccable in detail, cleanliness and comfort. We were hesitant about renting a house without a pool, but our enjoyment more than made up for the lack of pool. There was so much to do (or not do) that we just didn't have time to fit it all in!

    I am amazed at the wonderful restoration of this lovely, historic property. The character was carefully maintained while incorporating modern conveniences. The kitchen was organized to perfection and a joy to use. Steve, thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful Apple Bread Pudding! We thoroughly enjoyed every bite!

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  • Amazing experience from people who should know

    Stayed 5 days ending in May, 2016

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    This location is going to be hard to beat. From the best location on the beach, to A+ service with the Aloha spirit, we can not say enough about the Walker House. All of our 6+ guests had enough room to spread out, and we can not wait to return. Thank you again for such an amazing experience.

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  • Me Ke Aloha Pumehana

    Stayed 7 days ending in April, 2016

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    Gabriel R from Costa Mesa, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We don't really have the words to describe how wonderful this vacation experience truly is, but we will try and provide some of the faces, places and spaces that helped make it so great.
    The Names aka "the faces":
    Whitney was our Booking Agent, Steven was our Estate manager, Jeremy is the Primary (aka the Boss and a darn good one), and Lisa Schultz is the reason we stayed here. Seriously, if you have the opportunity to work with Lisa, do whatever it takes to do it. She is an angel on earth who is nice enough to grace our plane with her warmth and aloha spirit.

    Yes the house was clean, well-stocked, and more beautiful than depicted in any picture of video we found prior to arriving (or since for that matter - Pictures do not do the property justice)

    We would absolutely recommend this place to others. In fact we already have, and have already started planning our return trip.

    The activities we enjoyed:
    Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, kite-surfing, luau, farmers market, swap meet, ATV tours, swimming with Sharks, and dinning out

    Places:
    Some of the places we enjoyed thanks to the location and easy of parking at Walker house were- Lanikai beach, Pill box hike, Ola mana hike, Whole Foods, Kailua farmer’s market, Boots and Kimo's, crepes No ka 'oi, bread and breakfast, Buzz's, and Haleiwa Joe's to name few places right in town. Plus with the easy of parking, we were able to rent cars and have access to the entire island.

    Spaces:
    The Walker house offers so much more then what a simple floor plans might depict. The Boat house loft area is a great space to relax, and melt away. After a long day at the beach or hike, it's a peaceful place where family members can clean off, relax and float away with the Hawaiian winds.
    The main house view is breathtakingly beautiful and what captured the majority of family member's attention and vacation hours while on the property

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  • Walker Lanikai Beach House

    Stayed 5 days ending in April, 2016

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    Steven M from Oakland, CA recommends this vacation rental

    The Walker Lanikai Beach House was unbelievable - our two families had a great time and loved every aspect of the house. The pictures don't even do the place justice and you will not want to leave the living room and backyard area because of the amazing views. We had four adults and five children and there was plenty of room. The place is divided between the main house, boat house, and a guest house and every room is great. There is a lot of detail throughout the house and it is well equipped with everything you will need (dishes, space, beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, etc.). Lastly, Lanikai Beach is just a few feet from the property and it is fantastic as well. We spent multiple days going from the house to the beach and back.

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  • Just Like Home-Only Better!

    Stayed 5 days ending in February, 2016

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    Paula S from Oklahoma City, OK recommends this vacation rental

    The Lanikai Walker House was such a great experience. We enjoyed a wonderful stay; the house was very clean with extremely well stocked kitchen and bathrooms, comfortable bedrooms, and huge dining/living area. Absolutely gorgeous view of the ocean! There was ample parking and not far from restaurants and shopping. Steven with Private Homes Hawaii helped with information and advice before and during our stay. I would stay there again!

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  • Amazing stay at the Walker House

    Stayed 7 days ending in January, 2016

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    Sarah R recommends this vacation rental

    We rented this incredible house for my MIL's 70th birthday and it could not have been more perfect. The view from the house blew our minds, the beach was perfect for small children, and the convenience of being in Kailua was paramount in that we felt like we were a million miles away, but could easily make a target or whole foods run. Kim and Steven were wonderful to work with and we could not have been happier with the rental. We cannot wait to return!

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  • Excellent Place for Meetings

    Stayed 6 days ending in December, 2015

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    John H from Berkeley, CA recommends this vacation rental

    We had our yearly business meetings at this house. Plenty of room and privacy with the two cottages, close to Kailua for food and shopping.Lots of space for casual conversation as well as formal meetings with six folks. Overall a good choice, swimming during breaks and the view is incredible. Very nice place to unwind and plan for the new year. Well equipped kitchen, prepared a meal for 12 people with ease. Had a bit of a duh moment but Steven was able to provide an answer even though it was a late call. Good service, highly recommend this property.

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  • Stunning Views and Beautiful Home

    Stayed 5 days ending in November, 2015

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    Catherine C from Corte Madera, CA recommends this vacation rental

    My college girlfriends and I stayed at the Historic Walker House in mid November for five nights and were thrilled with the home. Many times properties on-line do not look the same in person and we can attest that the pictures do this property justice. It was immaculately clean and there were plenty of rooms between the main home, the boathouse and the cottage to accommodate a large party. The three homes provided both collective meeting/hanging space and one's own private space when wanted. The location is incredible, directly on the water with beach access. The property's amenities and furniture/artwork is beautifully appointed and between the fully stocked cook's kitchen, the stocked beach gear/towels and extra bedding, there was nothing left wanted. The wi-fi and high-end electronics provided the convenience in connection and entertainment we have in our own homes and were so appreciated when settling in for movies each night or checking in with our work/offices via our computers.Steven, the property manager was wonderful and met us at the house for a thorough orientation. We would highly recommend this property and only wish we had the time to have spent a few more days there, as it is truly paradise!

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  • Return to paradise

    Stayed 10 days ending in November, 2015

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    Nancy K recommends this vacation rental

    Absolutely perfect! This was our second visit to Walkers Lanikai Beach House and we were kind of wondering if it could possible be a good as it was in our minds eye... oh yea! It may have even been better the second time around. Thank you Steven for all your kindness and for keeping the home in impeccable order!

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  • Beautiful house, great location

    Stayed 7 days ending in October, 2015

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    Claire A recommends this vacation rental

    A lovely home away from home. Steven gave us a very warm welcome and explained where to find everything. A small problem was fixed immediately and without any imposition on our vacation despite it being Sunday. Many thanks Steven - we will be recommending and hopefully returning!

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  • Great family vacation at Walker"s Lanikai Beach House

    Stayed 10 days ending in September, 2015

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    Alan T from Kirribilli, NSW recommends this vacation rental

    Walkers Lanikai Beach House was the perfect beach house for a family vacation. Accommodated 9 adults plus 2 children very comfortably. Easy access to the beach, parking for 4 cars, interior very attractive and comfortable along with gorgeous views, sunsets & early morning sunrise. 10 minute drive into Kailau township with some great little restaurants and supermarkets. All in all a wonderful holiday with access to lots of interesting places & golf courses not too far away. Would definately return.

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  • Dillman Hawaii Summer Vacation 2015

    Stayed 7 days ending in August, 2015

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    Mitzi D from Amarillo, TX recommends this vacation rental

    Our family of 13 absolutely loved our time at this home. It is the perfect location for anyone wanting to spend time on beautiful Lanikai Beach. We had access to beach chairs, umbrellas, and so much more for our beach time fun. The layout of all the sleeping quarters worked extremely well for our 5 families. Steven had our kitchen stocked upon arrival so all we had to do was starting enjoying our vacation. We will stay here again in the future.

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  • Revisiting an Old Favorite

    Stayed 10 days ending in July, 2015

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    a guest recommends this vacation rental

    Having lived in Lanikai for several years as a young girl, this was one of our family's favorite places to stay when we returned to visit. The upgrades they have done are beautiful - updated yet still maintaining the charm and simplicity of the beautiful historic home.

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  • perfect as always

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    Jane W recommends this vacation rental

    We have been visiting the John Walker house for over 30 years and it is always magical. This time we were gifted with amazing white chocolate bread pudding. We love this place and all of the new improvements. Thank you John Walker!

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  • Beautiful!!

    Stayed 7 days ending in June, 2015

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    a guest from Brentwood, CA recommends this vacation rental

    All I can say is when can we come back? Everything is like the pictures but better!! You have the sound the real feeling once your there! Woke up and swam with turtles almost every morning and the water color is just as magical! Can not wait to go back!

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  • Fantastic

    Stayed 12 days ending in April, 2015

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    Jay Y recommends this vacation rental

    Wonderful house for our family. The great room overlooking the water is fantastic. Many seating areas and great tables for dining inside or out. Art work and furnishings are very nice. The separate sleeping areas worked great for our children and grandchildren. The kitchen was exceptionally well stocked and there were lots of beach toys, chairs and towels. Even children's books to read at night. We were disappointed at first that the beach was not right in front of the house but the access is one house away so very convenient plus we didn't have people in front of the house all the time. Steve was great whenever we had a question. Fantastic family vacation spot!

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  • Working Holiday

    Stayed 7 days ending in March, 2015

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    Jasmine F from Lake Oswego, OR recommends this vacation rental

    Words can't describe how great this property was. Extremely pleased with the layout of the property, quality and location. Steven the estate manager was excellent and a huge help the entire week we were there. Steven, as a service, purchased our entire grocery list - and had the house totally stocked before we arrived. LOVED this. We also rented paddle boards and kayaks for the week and had them delivered before we arrived - and then picked up after we left. Having the boards/kayaks was great for our teens. The house has a boat launch along the side of the property - which made it very easy to get the boards/boats in/out of the water and was also a good place to store them. This is a beautiful area - and the layout of this property with the boathouse and cottage made it wonderful for our group. If I could - I'd give this place - and the management - 10 stars. I'd rent this place again in a heartbeat.

    • Manager Responded on 4/15/2015

      Thank you so much for your comments and business. We'd love to have you back!

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  • Gorgeous!

    Stayed 5 days ending in February, 2015

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    Sherry W from Los Angeles, CA recommends this vacation rental

    Amazing house in fantastic location. We'd love to return.

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  • Walker's Lanikai Beach House

    Stayed 5 days ending in January, 2015

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    Griffith D from South Holland, IL recommends this vacation rental

    House, guest cottage and boat house was very accommodating for family of 14 and beach front for wedding with 30 guests.
    Very nice location away from busy Waikiki area.

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  • Paradise

    Stayed 10 days ending in November, 2014

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    Nancy K recommends this vacation rental

    It was absolutely wonderful.

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