Walker's Lanikai Beach HouseKailua, HI (47) VaycayHero Booking Protection
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Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: King | Bedroom 2: Queen | Bedroom 3: 2 Twins | Cottage - Bedroom 1: Queen and Full-Size Punee Day Bed | The Boathouse - 1 Bedroom 5: Queen | Loft: Full Size Futon
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 accommodations for large gatherings.
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 sitting parlor with queen-bedded room and a small "bunk room" (sleeps up to 4). Another private entry "boathouse" sits above the garage - complete with its own living room, kitchen, bathroom and lanai (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 22 - Feb 28, 2015, 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#W-87402697-01.
Amenities include shower, toilet, tub, 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, 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, Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans, Linens, Washer & Dryer, Ironing Board, High Speed Internet, Barbecue, Patio, Beach, Lanai, Lawn/Garden, Ocean Access, Sunset View.
Bed Configuration: Bedroom 1: King | Bedroom 2: Queen | Bedroom 3: 2 Twins | Cottage - Bedroom 1: Queen and Full-Size Punee Day Bed | The Boathouse - 1 Bedroom 5: Queen | Loft: Full Size Futon.
Check In: 03:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Rating: 47 5.0/5
Member Since: 2015
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Host Rules: Age Requirement
Only allows family groups & people ages 25 and up. Rule is strictly enforced by the host.
Richard B.on 05/19/2018
Our family of 9 spent a wonderful week during May, 2018 at the Walker Lanikai Beach House for our 50th wedding anniversary. Stephen was there when we arrived to show us around and with a gift of his delicious dessert. The large open living room facing the ocean was a marvelous setting. We enjoyed breakfast and dinner meals as a family around the large dining table. The beach was just minutes away for wonderful swimming (especially for the grandchildren). Daily hike from the house up to the pillbox was also a highlight. Highly recommended - would love to return.
Jay Y.on 04/20/2018
Amazingly beautiful view! Even on a rainy, windy day we felt we were at the beach and enjoyed watching kite boarders "fly" by. This was our second visit with our children and grandchildren and the 11 of us fit easily around the table and in the house/boathouse/cottage. The kitchen is fully stocked. Upgraded historic house. Steven answered any questions quickly and baked bread pudding for our arrival. Traveling to Hawaii is easier because so much is provided - beach toys, chairs, boogie boards, towels, umbrellas, games, shampoo etc. Outdoor warm showers with lower and upper heads were great for the children and adults. Grassy yard wonderful for children's soccer games. Lounge chairs by water great for sunrise and relaxing. Easy walk to the beach where our grandson was baptized by a local pastor who also baptized another grandson on our first visit. The whole place is just fantastic and we hope to return to make even more memories for us and the children!
Phil B.on 03/24/2018
Deciding on a house for the family vacations is always a challenge
The Walker filled our needs perfectly. Plenty of room for our family of 9 and the location is perfect.
The house is a beautiful old craftsman with lots of character. It is meticulously maintained with little touches, like Astro turf where you want it most, and fully stocked.
David S.on 01/26/2018
This house is a 12 out of 10. Perfect location and a perfect historic house. Everything about our stay was perfect. Walking up to that view every morning, with a coffee...wow!!!! The perfect beach just steps away. The house is fully stocked with all the beach toys and towels.
We were 4 adults and 2 kids and the main house was perfect for us. The cottage would be a great place for two adults and child or even a nanny with the rest of the family in the main house.
Property manager was available for whatever we needed, and that bread pudding he left for us...OMG!!!!
We will definitely be back.
Elaine M.on 12/09/2017
A lovely home and incredible location. One member of our family remarked "I've never been in a house with an infinity living room!" Having three separate living quarters was perfect. We could accommodate my son and his wife and 2-year-old in the unit behind the garage, my pregnant daughter and her husband in the unit above the garage, and the 60-something partiers in the main house! Private Homes Hawaii was great to work with. We would definitely rent this home again.
Susan M.on 10/16/2017
This home couldn't have been more perfect! Oahu was a destination wedding for my son. I had some of my family and friends stay at this house. It accommodated us all easily. I can say that we didn't want to leave.
Samantha H.on 10/07/2017
We loooved our stay at Walker’s Lanakai Beach House. The home is tastefully decorated and well stocked. The property manager was attentive and responsive. The location was incredible.
Michael Z.on 08/25/2017
Incredible experience at the Walker House. The family really enjoyed the house. Location was convenient and still felt secluded even though the heavier beach traffic was close by. It met my expectations. Have nothing against modern accommodations, but when in Hawaii, love the more traditional historic feeling.
Olin B.on 06/24/2017
We had a great time and experience. We did visit the Arizona Memorial, Hanauma Bay, and Polynesian Cultural Center as first time Oahu visitors, as well as watch the sunrise and sunset, swimming, and snorkeling off the connecting beach. The house and location right on the beach were perfect for us. Working with Steve Jones was very good as well.
Diane K.on 06/10/2017
Magical location. Takes your breathe away every time you walk into the great room. Space for our eight peeps was perfect. Would love to return.
Jaime B.on 05/31/2017
This home is what dreams are made of. Seriously. We questioned whether it was possible for this house to live up to the images we saw online and when we arrived and walked into the main house, we took a collective breath in, in awe of the view before us. It is truly stunning. But then again, the entire property is stunning. This house has everything you could possible need or want plus more. We often showered in 1 of the 8 outdoor showers on the property and slept every night with the ocean breezes sweeping through the house - the windows stayed open at all times! We stayed for 10 days and never felt the need to leave. We didn't want to! You can snorkel in your backyard, just walk down the staircase and you're at the beach! You can boogie board. You can kayak. You can relax! Whatever your hearts desire, you can do it at the Walker House! It was a truly magical time and I cannot wait to go back again.
Warwick T.on 05/05/2017
Fabulous house in a perfect position. Everything you could require is provided. The house is spotless and well maintained and the management and staff are friendly and very helpful.
Rosanne C.on 11/19/2016
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.
Heather H.on 11/13/2016
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.
Dennis S.on 10/10/2016
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.
Frank B.on 09/20/2016
We had an epic stay...
Jacklene M.on 08/13/2016
We had a nice visit. Only suggestion I have would be to wash the linens in an unscented, allergy free soap (like ALL Clear and Free). The strong smell of the soap and laundry softener was very unpleasant to someone with sensitivities.
louis b.on 08/06/2016
Great location. perfect for our 10 people.
We fished every day from the backyard and left the rods there for the next crew.
Luz S.on 07/14/2016
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!
Gabriel R.on 04/05/2016
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
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.
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
Steven M.on 03/31/2016
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.
Paula S.on 02/20/2016
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!
Sarah R.on 01/24/2016
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!
John H.on 12/08/2015
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.
Catherine C.on 11/12/2015
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!
Nancy K.on 11/01/2015
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!
Claire A.on 10/03/2015
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!
Alan T.on 09/10/2015
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.
Mitzi D.on 08/01/2015
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.
Jane W.on 06/23/2015
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!
Jay Y.on 04/17/2015
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!
Jasmine F.on 03/19/2015
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.
Sherry W.on 02/12/2015
Amazing house in fantastic location. We'd love to return.
Griffith D.on 01/17/2015
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.
Nancy K.on 11/09/2014
It was absolutely wonderful.
Gorgeous spacious vacation home!!! Actually it is a compound, with a three bedroom, two bath main house and a boat house and an additional cottage!! Perfectly suited for a large family vacation! The main house has a stunning view of the ocean!! It's like you are in the ocean!!! The outdoor patio has a 360 degree view of the ocean and beach! The beach is so calm! Probably one of the best beaches in Oahu! Perfectly suited for little kids and also snorkeling!! We had the time of our life at the Walker house!!! Highly recommend!!
We visited Oahu as a family for the first time in 10 years, recalling memories of our parents and making new memories with the next generation! The Multiple living spaces both inside and our were delightful, and the yard a bonus for energetic grandchildren. We loved the views and ocean breezes, and the kitchen was great for family cooking. The lack of a fence on the ocean side made us a bit nervous for the two year old, bur we had no close calls.
We had the pleasure of staying at the Walker house for 7 days in January, 9 members of an extended family. Pre-arrival, all our questions were answered and plenty of information was passed along to us to get us ready. Steven and Mitchell were very accommodating, working with us arriving a little early. The house was immaculate on arrival, we were very pleased with the furniture, all the ambiance, the linens and all the little extras. There was plenty of room with the great yard, main house and boat house for everyone to spread out. A small problem he had with a shower was taken care of quickly and with no inconvenience to us. Nothing beats the view from this wonderful house, it is a destination unto itself. We will have memories for a lifetime from staying at this wonderful property.
Walker's Beach House was incredible. The photos are real, the beach is really right there! So often the real property doesn't live up to the hype, not in this case.
The set up of the house is conducive to a multifamily vacation. We visited for my father's 70th birthday in September 2017 and would return again in a heartbeat.
The main room really takes your breath away. So hawaii! The main house has three good bedrooms and decent bathrooms. The kitchen is separate from the main living area which is rare these days but a blessing having meal prep away from the main relaxation area. The sofa and super comfy for afternoon naps and the kids loved loved loved the outdoor tap and beach toys.
The boat house is a perfect little get away with beautiful afternoon light streaming through the plantation shutters.
The cottage is a little hideaway and makes for a great escape if you have multiple guests.
The beds, the linen, the towels and toiletries were luscious and the property concierge prompt and easy to deal with. We were fortunate to receive a bread pudding on our first day, such a treat!
Overall Walker's really hit the nail on the head. Its old school vacation how it should be.
From the moment we were greeted by the friendly staff we had a week of a lifetime. The house has amazing charm and is the perfect setting for friends and family to enjoy the water, beaches and relaxing Lanikai neighborhood. The trade winds and waves provide the perfect opportunity to have a mindful and recharging experience like no other. It's healing. It's local. It's amazing service in the perfect location in paradise.
Perfect location. During the lead up there was confusion over which agent I had to deal with, and confusion over my stated purpose in renting the house (to celebrate a birthday. The house definitely does not sleep 14.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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