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Reviewed November 19, 2008

We have just returned home after staying 10 nights in Oahu. This was our first trip to Hawaii, there were 5 people in our group. We spent 3 nights in Waikiki and had a great time there but were footworn and tired when we arrived at Lanikai Hale Mahina for 5 nights. We arrived to find a charming, comfortable and absolutely spotless home that contained everything we could need for our vacation. Clean, fluffy white towels, beach towels, beach matts, floaty toys, cooler for packing your lunch, a full sized fridge, spacious table for eating or playing games, screens on all the windows that can be left open day and night to allow the trade winds to blow - none of that relentless blowing of an air conditioner but plenty of fans to cool the rooms. Lanikai is a very short drive to Kailua town with all the shopping you need, try Don Quixote for groceries, Safeway, the Thursday evening market has plenty of veggies, fruit, flowers and plate dinners. Day trips to Honolulu and Waikiki are also an easy drive. I would absolutely recommend this accommodation to my family and friends. We also got a peek at the garden studio that is part of this same property, it has a private garden, beautifully decorated, again spotless, and is perfect for 2. Rick and his family were very welcoming, but not obtrusive. This accommodation is a licensed bed and breakfast and is a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints when I checked before booking. Lanikai beach is beautiful day or night with the moon shining across the water, swimming is warm and safe. Do the hike up Lanikai ridge for the spectacular views. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled with family
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12  Thank Butterflystomper
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Reviewed May 10, 2008

My family of 4 stayed here, and we felt very much at home. The breezes are incredible.
Nini & Rick are great! Very warm and welcoming. Grizzly the dog was a wonderful stand in for my dogs.
They even gave me a lovely lei for Mothers Day.
We'll be Back!! :o)

  • Stayed: May 2008, traveled with family
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13  Thank Daisey31
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Reviewed July 14, 2007

My husband and I looked for a nice romantic place for our honeymoon and decided we wanted to stay in Kailua, because we had read such wonderful things about the beach.

So after much searching we decided to stay at Lanikai B&B and when we got there we were disappointed right away.

I had told the owner we were on our honeymoon and that it was my first time to Hawaii, so I was hoping maybe for a little 'something' to show congrats on getting married or something - but nothing.

The ants were GROSS in this place, we were told this was common on the island, but it's not fun to open up your suitcase in the morning and find ants in your clothes.

The beach access that this B&B is near is more like water access, because there is no sand at the access. You have to walk 10 minutes to get to the 'beach' part.

I would definetly stay in Kailua again, but NOT at this B&B.

  • Stayed: September 2006, traveled as a couple
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20  Thank WillowTree456
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HowBoutThat, Owner at Lanikai Beach Rentals LLC, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2008

I am sorry that your expectations vs. your experience in our garden studio prompted you to post such a degrading review. We have hosted guests since the mid 80’s and many are repeat customers from years past. We are always more than accommodating to a guests special request, although it helpful when they, the guest makes their requests known.

The beach across the street is only available at “low tide”, ocean at all other tide periods. The beach access north of us is a five (5) minute walk, not ten (10). If you did in fact stay with us, you were forewarned of this by my self and within our rental agreement which details our beach status. If you truly did stay in our studio, you know exactly what I am referring to.

Ants? Yes, occasionally we have ants and so does everyone else in the islands. At times they are more abundant due to the weather. My apologies for this inconvenience. We do have regular, professional pest control treatment and will continue to do so.

The process of posting potentially fraudulent reviews of a property without stating who the author is leaves much room for abuse. We have worked very hard for many years to establish ourselves with our business and with the relationships of our many guests who return year after year.

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Reviewed March 27, 2005

My husband and I were looking for a quiet little place to celebrate our 2nd anniversary and I stumbled across Lanikai Bed & Breakfast on the internet. The room was very clean, the garden out back was extremely relaxing. We're looking forward to going back again. For $125 a night, we felt that we got an excellent deal and were able to see Hawaii for what it really is.

  • Stayed: January 2005
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42  Thank hookbrook
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Reviewed October 26, 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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