“Hands Down - The Best Accommodation in Kailua” Reviewed December 20, 2011 We have been visiting the various Hawaiian islands for over 20 years. Approximately 15 years ago we discovered Lanikai Beach B&B on the windward coast of Oahu and it became our Hawaiian "home". Rick and Nini Maxey are the nicest people you could ever meet. We've watched their 2 college aged daughters grow up into lovely young women and now are enjoying seeing their 7 year old daughter in action. A lovely family always willing and anxious to help make your vacation extra special.
We have stayed in both the Garden Studio and the Tree House. Each has it's own personality and the descriptions and photos on the web site are accurate. In the last couple of years, we find ourselves partial to the Tree House mainly because it's roomier and suits our life style. We love all the windows which allow the tradewinds to blow through. Rick and Nini continually update and refurbish both units. This year, there are beautiful bamboo hardwood floors in the living room, kitchen, and dining area. Also new is a large flat screen TV on a beautiful table. Everything provided for your days on the beach and your days and nights in. It is very well appointed with high quality items. It is spotless. A welcome basket of local coffee, muffins and fruits is waiting for you along with juice and creamers in the refrigerator. You couldn't find a better location - the residential neighborhood of Lanikai and one of the most beautiful beaches just a few minutes walk from your door. Kailua town is a 5 minute car ride and offers all the shopping and restaurants to keep you occupied when not on the beach. We're counting the months until we return the our Hawaiian home next November!
Room Tip: The Garden Studio is very large and has a full kitchen. It also has a private patio and yard area. The Tree House is a second floor apartment with a kitchenette. With an abundance of windows, it is a bright, cheerful, breezy place. See more room tips Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
John & Gail Sherman - El Sobrante, CA (04/14 - 04/28/2011)
& Devin Gregg - Anchorage, AK (02/25 - 03/08/2011)
Batchular - Vancouver, BE (01/30 - 02/05/2011)
& Nini, Ditto all of the above! and, you should know it's totally
unfair you get to live here 365 days / year!! GRRR!
Sue & Roger Roy - San Rafael, Ca (01/25 - 01/30/2011)
Rick and Nini, We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Treehouse.
Our whole trip is Roger's 70th birthday present, perfect!
We love how you've furnished the unit and all the art. And love also the practical book you've compiled - a lovely retreat in paradise!
Karen, Ray & Joan - Lake Cowichan, BC Canada (12/28 - 01/18/2011)
Rod, Karen, Ran & Joan --- Lake Cowichan, BC Canada
2010 --- Rick, Nini and Family,
& Robert Losa - Alhambra, Ca
October 2010 --- To Rick and Family,
loved our time in the treehouse. It was so nice to have umbrellas,
beach mats, beach chairs, beach towels, and coolers to use while we
were here. All the comforts of home! And the pineapple, banana macadamia
nut cake, coffee, etc... was such as nice welcoming treat.
Take care, Carol Mertz Nanashima --- La Canada, CA
August 2010 --- Dear Rick & Nini & Family,
had fun discovering the island and its culture. The beautiful beachs,
snorkling and daily floatin in the Pacific was our highlight.
Mahalo, Bevery & Jean-Francois Vouaux --- Seattle, Wa / Paris, France
August 2010 --- Dear Rick & Nini,
Thank you for another wonderful stay at the Lanikai Tree House! We truly appreciate how beautiful you make it here, and love Lanikai and all the fun things ther are to do here. This is our 4th year and we'll be back next year - this is my favorite place to relax!
Mahalo, Suzy, Ken, Carolyn and Kenny Akers --- Portola Valley, Ca
June 2010 --- Dear Rick and Nini and Family,
you so much for allowing us to stay at your Lanikai Tree House. Lanikai
is such a wonderful place and we hope to come back many times in the
years to come. Thank you for your hospitality, this place was truly
breathtaking. I will never forget the amazing time we had here and
all the great new things we have tried.
Mahalo Nui Loa, Kumrija and Adna Karic ---Lexington, Kentucky
April 2010 - Thank you so much - we really enjoyed our week in Lanikai We came from Santa Barbara outrigger canoe club to paddle in our sport's ancestral waters. The ocean is so beautiful here, we can't wait to come back here!
Mahalo, Patrick Michelle, Tom --- Santa Barbara, Ca
March 2010 --- Rick & Nini,
you for sharing your "corner of paradise" with us. We so
enjoyed our relaxing time here. You are truly the most gracious hosts
from the "welcome basket goodies" to the use of the beach
gear, to the extra efforts to make sure our stay was perfect!!
Mahalo, Gary & Nancy --- W. Sacrament, Ca
October 2009 --- Dear Rick and Nini,
we leave for home. We will miss our Tree House. Thank you for being
such gracious hosts. Our stay has been very relaxing and enjoyable.
Thank you for providing our wonderful welcome basket and all the other
little thoughtful amenities.
Mahalo and A hui hou, Diane & Bob McDermott --- Orland, FL
October 2009 --- Dear Rick & Family,
you for letting us stay in the cool, balmy tree house. It was great
to sleep with the windows open. In Phoenix we survive with air conditioning
when its 115 degrees outside.
Bev & Jim Farrer --- Phoenix, AZ
September 2009 --- Dear Rick,
a great time in your tree house. Lanikai was just what I needed after
the busy life in OC that we live!
Mahalo & Aloha, Shari Owen-Curtis, Garden Grove, Ca
August 2009 --- Rick & Nini,
a great spot on earth you have here. Lanikai has to be the most beautiful
beach we have ever seen. Our entire stay here was wonderful and we
couldn't have asked for much more.
Amelie, Tyler and Jade - Longmont, CO
August 2009 --- Mahalo to the ever gracious Rick and the lovely Nini,
enjoyed our stay in your charming Tree House. The comfort of your
rental made this week our most relaxing vacation. Your perfect basket,
the great towels and the comfortable beds reminded of the luxury of
a Ritz in a treehouse surrounded by mangos and plumeria.
Aloha, nui loa, Sherry Lonbardi and Paul Boisvert "Summerlin" - Las Vegas, Nevada
2009 --- Rick, Nini & Family,
Mahalo, Glenn, Arlene & Preston Mitsui - Seattle, Wa
2009 --- Rick & Family,
Until we meet again, Aloha and Mahalo -- Chuck and Elizabeth Adams - Canton, MI "35Th Wedding Anniversary Trip"
2009 --- Dear Rick & Nini,
Mahalo and thank you, The Sawvelle's - Tucson, AZ "We LOVE O'ahu!"
June 2009 --- Thank you, Rick & Nini, for making the Lanikai Tree House so nice for us. We had another wonderful time. Hope your enjoyed your Alaska vocation- see you next year!
Thank you & Mahalo, Ken, Suzy, Carolyn & Kenny Akers - Portola Valley, Ca
May 2009 --- Thanks again Rick & Nini,
This was our second stay and we can't rule out a third. Hawai'i is beautiful, but Lanikai is truly the most precious gem. Thanks for being such wonderful hosts and the gateway to so ma great memories.
David & Jennifer - Vancouver, BC
May 2009 --- Dear Rick & Family,
had a pleasant and most enjoyable stay at the Lanikai Tree House!
Thank you for your hospitality and for the wonderful tips you gave
April 2009 --- The five nights just flew by and tomorrow we leave for another adventure up north...we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - so relaxing and intimate - so different from the big hotel experience!
Lanikai Beach is indeed the quintessential idea of tropical paradise - especially the incredible color the the water and the fine, white sand...
We learned our way around the pretty quickly and enjoyed our daily excursions around O'ahu. My parents met on O'ahu during the war so I feel like I owe this island for my very existence...
Thank you for providing us a beautiful and memorable time....
Mahalo, Diane Naylo - Annapolis, Ca