“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

January 30 - February 05, 2011 --- Dear Rick & Nini and 2 cute dogs,

Your treehouse is gorgeous. Not only have you supplied it with lovely furnishings and art, but it's super comfy! Lovely peaceful sleeps and great breezes through all the windows looking out at the trees and sky. We did look around but it only confirmed that this is the best beach right across the street.
The hike up to the bunkers was a great tip and the Thursday farmer's market is fantastic! We loved the banana apple fruit you left us. What a wonderful, relaxing time we've had!
Nora Batchular - Vancouver, BC

Everything was spectacular, including the weather, your kind hospitality, the scenery, the weather, the peace and quiet, the friendly locals, the weather...Mahalo! Mahalo! Russ Macay - Vancouver, BC

Rick & Nini, Ditto all of the above! and, you should know it's totally unfair you get to live here 365 days / year!! GRRR!
Jill Bauer Thank-You! - Vancouver, BC

January 25 - 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!

Sue & Roger Roy - San Rafael, Ca

December 28 --- January 18, 2011- Rick, Nini & Family,

What a fabulous place to stay! You and your entire family made our time here so special. We leave with a lot of great memories.
Can't wait to come back next year.
The fishing trips were a lot of fun.
Good bye to Tom & Barney. We are going to miss you all!

Mahalo, Rod, Karen, Ran & Joan --- Lake Cowichan, BC Canada
15 Visits and counting!

December 2010 --- Rick, Nini and Family,

We thank you for being a major part of our stay on Oahu, Lanikai is breath taking! W have memories that will last forever.

Elaine & Robert Losa - Alhambra, Ca
PS This is defiantly our choice for future stays in Hawai'i!

October 2010 --- To Rick and Family,

We 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.
The kids loved being so close to the beach.
We hope to come again and stay on a future trip to Oahu.

Take care, Carol Mertz Nanashima --- La Canada, CA

August 2010 --- Dear Rick & Nini & Family,

We had fun discovering the island and its culture. The beautiful beachs, snorkling and daily floatin in the Pacific was our highlight.
Our Tree House accommodations was so comfotable...
Thank you so kindly for all you kindness, concern and knowledge. With this said, it was a perfect relaxing Get-A-Way!

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,

Thank 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.
The poke is just so amazing! I'm so glad to have had the chance to go kitesurfing and Kayaking - we sincerely regret not being able to spend more time here and not being able to do something with you guys.

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,

Thank 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!!
We will definitely be back to share this incredibly beautiful, tranquil and blessed place called "Lanikai Tree House Paradise in Lanikai!"

Mahalo, Gary & Nancy --- W. Sacrament, Ca

October 2009 --- Dear Rick and Nini,

Today 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.
Hopefully, we will be able to return to beautiful Lanikai.

Mahalo and A hui hou, Diane & Bob McDermott --- Orland, FL

October 2009 --- Dear Rick & Family,

Thank 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.
Your beach is most beautiful and we hate to say good bye to the sand, sun and waves. We hope to come back again.

Bev & Jim Farrer --- Phoenix, AZ

September 2009 --- Dear Rick,

Had a great time in your tree house. Lanikai was just what I needed after the busy life in OC that we live!
Can't wait to come back...

Mahalo & Aloha, Shari Owen-Curtis, Garden Grove, Ca

August 2009 --- Rick & Nini,

What 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.
Sharks cove was great and the Haleiwa Joe's restaurant was awesome! Thank you for being such friendly and thoughtful hosts!

Jason, Amelie, Tyler and Jade - Longmont, CO

August 2009 --- Mahalo to the ever gracious Rick and the lovely Nini,

We 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.
Paul now knows why I have described Lanikai as the best beach in the world. He insists we return to this glorious spot to stay with you next year!

Aloha, nui loa, Sherry Lonbardi and Paul Boisvert "Summerlin" - Las Vegas, Nevada

July 2009 --- Rick, Nini & Family,

We LOVED staying at the Lanikai Tree House!! Thank kyou so much for your hospitality - especially for the fresh mangos from your tree! We've never tasted mangos so sweet & fresh. You have a beautiful place - we felt completely at home here. It was nice meeting Tom. Thank you for letting us greet and hang with Tom. We're so sorry about Grizzly - he was an excellent dog and we will continue to pray for peace and rest for Grizz.
Thank you also for letting us use your boogie boards and chairs, they sure cam handy! Preston loved boogie boarding at Kalama Beach.

This is our secont time here and we'll definately call you if we come back to Lanikai. This is our favorite spot by far.
We had an amaxing two weeks here! Thank kyou for all you to do make our stay so relaxing and enjoyable!

Mahalo, Glenn, Arlene & Preston Mitsui - Seattle, Wa

July 2009 --- Rick & Family,

Mahalo very much for being such excellent and helpful hosts! Especially concerning our car problem rescues. We especially enjoyed the upper level apartment, being surrounded by our favorite flowers - Plumeria!
Your advice about dining was excellent. We were able to visit all our past favorite places again - often twice. Enjoyed the climb to the pill boxes (twice). This entire area is just wonderful. We will be anxious to return to this beautiful place soon.

Until we meet again, Aloha and Mahalo -- Chuck and Elizabeth Adams - Canton, MI "35Th Wedding Anniversary Trip"

June 2009 --- Dear Rick & Nini,

We didn't have the pleasure of meeting you this trip, but the couple you had stay here were very kind and helpful! We all had such a wonderful time in your Tree House, we only regret not being able to take some of your mango's back to Arizona. You have a lovely home and our sty in it has been very pleasurable. We have grow to love your island of O'ahu and will miss it very much. We hope to come back here to Lanikai Beach someday and experience all of these wonderful memories again.

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,

We had a pleasant and most enjoyable stay at the Lanikai Tree House! Thank you for your hospitality and for the wonderful tips you gave us.
Hope to back in one of the years to come!
Juma & Kurt Miccor, MN

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