We returned for another vacation at the Lanikai Garden Studio. It is a perfect studio apartment. Spacious and well equipped. It is clean, comfortable, and attractively decorated. It stayed cool the whole time we were there because there is a nice cross breeze thru the louvered windows as well as ceiling fans. The garden lanai (small enclosed yard) with umbrella table is perfect for enjoying time to ourselves when we didn't feel like the beach. The entire apartment and yard is surrounded by landscaping and is completely private.
The beach is right across the street. At low tide there is a narrow strip of sand that we had all to ourselves. The beach here is calm with a perfect view of mokulua islands. At high tide, a short 5 minute walk down the road leads to a wider beach that is a little more used but equally enjoyable. Rick provided a useful notebook of local information including a tide chart that helped us plan our day. Everything we needed for the beach- backpack chairs, towels, sun umbrella and then some- was provided.
We didn't cook much, but if we wanted to the kitchen had everything we could ever need, including unlikely find items like coffee grinder, hand blender, and rice cooker. Our routine was to have breakfast and coffee on the lanai and take dinner at one of the very fine restaurants in Kailua, such as Kalapawai café or Baci Bistro.
Rick and Nini were perfect hosts. There if you need them, but otherwise inconspicuous.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our Lanikai Garden Studio has had a complete make-over! New flooring, kitchen, stainless appliances, paint, double pane windows, window treatments and a 24,000 btu Mitsubishi "whisper quiet" air conditioning system. This home within a room is a place where you will be able to relax and feel totally at ease. With ample space and an abundance of windows and tropical flora views. All of this is accessed through the studio's private gated garden entry, and is just 100 yds. to Lanikai Beach. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Lanikai Hotel Kailua
- Lanikai Bed And Breakfast
- Lanikai Beach Rentals LLC Kailua, Hawaii - Oahu