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Reviewed June 20, 2013

The reviews under Lanikai Bed & Breakfast cover a variety of properties listed on its website. We stayed at the Kailua Garden Oasis, for which Rick is property rental agent. The owner and host extraordinaire is Sue Bixler. The Kailua Garden Oasis provided the perfect setting for our 40th wedding anniversary celebration. It is only a minute or two walk to the beach and Sue generously provided beach towels and chairs and let us use whatever other beach equipment she had in the yard. Although Kailua is supposed to have excellent breakfast restaurants, we couldn't bring ourselves to try them, because breakfast on the patio provided such a relaxing start to each day. We also used the table and chairs in the yard for evening snacks. Sue was easygoing, friendly and informative without being intrusive. She added a lot to our stay. Even though we would not consider ourselves to be pet people, her three dogs were friendly and we enjoyed spending time with them on the patio. For those who feel intimidated by the thought of three dogs, only one of them really pays much attention to the guests. We found Kailua to be easily accessible to the sights in Honolulu, but in a much more relaxed setting. Kailua also was a good base to see other parts of Oahu. The room itself is small, but well appointed. The only disadvantage is that there is only a kitchen sink, which also serves as the bathroom sink. But, that proved to be of very minor consequence, far outweighed by the many advantages of the place. The fan kept the temperature perfect and we felt no need for air conditioning. There are two levels of shutters on the windows, so you can close the bottom level for privacy and get plenty of circulation by opening the top level. I could go on, but you get the idea--it's a perfect place to stay on Oahu.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank Suze87
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

My husband and I just got back from spending a week at the Lanikai Garden Studio. We had an amazing time. Rick and Nini are wonderful and meeting them certainly added to making our vacation a very memorable one. I would not hesitate to rent any one of their properties, the little added touches they provide their guests certainly enhance the experience and make you feel right at home in an Hawaiian environment. Best of all we were steps from Lanikai beach, our all time favorite beach! Nothing beats being able to go to this amazing beach whenever you want, from first thing in the morning to later in the day without the hassle of finding a parking spot. Then, being able to walk home for a shower, some time to relax or to cook a meal and head off to explore the rest of the island.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Janet S
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Rick of Lanikai Beach Rentals emphasized that there were 50 something steps up to the Penthouse, but I counted them. That is the the only negative. Being on top affords you the best view of course and there is no patter of little feet. We had a washer/dryer to use and a full kitchen with a "lanai" or balcony replete with a Weber grill. It is just a fabulous property to chill and enjoy the sound of the doves and quiet trades rustling through the palm trees.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Kurt G
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

We rented the Tree House for 5 nights. We loved the spaciousness, the privacy, the access to the beach, and the fact that nearly everything was provided by the owners, Rick and Nini Maxey. The bed linnens, the towels were excellent quality, The king size bed was very comfortable. Best of all we were able to prepare our own food and so happy that there was a Whole Foods Market in town for organic veggies and fruits. We enjoyed the private patio and the warm breezes and listening to the ocean nearby. We felt very much at home and hope to come back to this lovely place many times in the future.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank turtle2327
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

We stayed at the Lanikai Tree house and we really enjoyed our stay. The house was well equipped and spacious. The owner was really helpful sharing tips on where to go, eat and so on.
During the first days we had problem with the water pressure in the shower, reported it and after perhaps 30 minutes a man arrived fixing the shower. That is service.

It is roughly a one minute walk to the water and if you want some beach as well it is a five minute walk. The walk to the restaurant, opposite the Kailua beach park, is about 20 minutes and their drinks are lovely.

Do not forget the walk up the hills to the old WW2 pillbox(es). In the morning when the sun is rising the scenery is lovely.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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8  Thank Swede-Johansen
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