Lanihonua 3br/3ba Ko Olina Vacation Rental Villas

  based on 9 reviews

Check out the 3br/3ba Townhouse floorplan - Click on the little blue circles to see 360° photos of every room!

STAY ALL OR PART OF THE MONTH! HOA rules (for ALL residential Ko Olina vacation rental condos, not just ours!) restrict rentals to 1 rental per 30 days but no one can make you stay for the entire month - use the "send a message" or "contact owner" button to inquire about your dates! Usually if you're staying more than 10-14 days it makes MUCH more sense to rent from us than a hotel or one of the beach villas. Don't be nervous about renting a 'new to us' property - we have tons of great reviews on our 2br villa and this unit is just its 'big brother'! Check the reviews of our 2br and you'll see you'll have a fantastic time! 2br

You're not seeing double! We just took everything our guests loved from the most popular golf villa in Ko Olina (Lanihonua) and repeated them!

This is a NEW Ko Olina Vacation rental villa for us - a fantastic 2 story 3br/3ba townhouse with all new furnishings in 2014! 4 Seat street legal 'golf cart' to zip around Ko Olina! 2 Master bedrooms with super comfy Cal-King beds so everyone is happy. The kids/grandkids will ADORE the new bunk room. Space for 4 kids in their own amazing 'fort' bunk room while you get to relax on your own private lanai with a view of the Disney Aulani, get in a few rounds of golf at the award winning Ko Olina Golf course or starting in 2015 get a massage at the new Four Seasons Resort at Ko Olina! Fantastic restaurants within a short walk (or golf cart ride), bicycles to get around the resort, toys to entertain the kids, TVs with Netflix to entertain everyone, a BBQ for leisurely dinners on the Lanai - you won't want to leave! More reviews on our 2br/2ba Ko Olina Vacation Rental Condo.

IMPORTANT - if you want a 'golf cart' for your stay, please note that Ko Olina is voting in June on an amendment to RESTRICT golf carts throughout the Ko Olina Resort. What does this mean for you? If you're booking a property after March 2018 and it says it has a "golf cart" you may be stuck with a cart you're not allowed to drive!!! All of our Lanihonua Villas come with your own personal Street Legal HI State licensed "Neighborhood Electric Vehicles" that will continue to be allowed throughout the Ko Olina Resort. Ask other property owners if their carts are "Street Legal" and licensed - it not, don't risk it!

Hawaii Tax ID: TA-062-230-7328-01, GE-062-230-7328-01


The Lanihonua Ko Olina Vacation rental villas are beautiful and we want our guest's stays to be relaxing and carefree. In order for all guests to enjoy their stay to the fullest, we do have some rules for all guests including:


  • No 'events' can be held at the property (ie if you are coming to attend a wedding or family reunion, no events can be held at the unit other than for those guests that are on the rental agreement)


  • 3br: Max total overnight guests: 5 adults, 3 kids (the bunk room beds have a 180lb weight limit, 160 on the top bunk)
  • 2br units: Max total overnight guests 5 + baby (under 2). Best suited for 2 adults and 2-3 children.


  • The units have 1 parking spot for a rental car, no additional free overnight parking is available (anywhere in Ko Olina - this means you'll need a van that seats 8 as you can only have one vehicle). You can contact the Ko Olina Golf Club re: the potential of renting an additional spot (approx .4 mile from the villas) but we make no guarantee of availability.


  • Only 4 guests can have gym memberships (Over 18, Additional $25/pp one time fee for ID card paid onsite to the sports club)
  • Only 6 guests are allowed at the pool at any one time (only 2 pool cards and must sign in with unit #)
  • The golf cart only seats four and absolutely everyone must ride with a seatbelt, no exceptions
  • Only licensed and insured drivers over 21 may drive - insurance info must be provided to us ahead of time for approval


  • No pets of any kind, No smoking anywhere on the property (both inside and outside on either lanai/grassy area)

Note: this is a partial list of the most common questions we receive re: rules, parking, events, etc - a full list of HOA rules is available upon request prior to booking.

Please contact us with any questions or concerns. Our goal is that by notifying potential guests of the Villa rules prior to booking, we can help ensure a smooth and worry free vacation!

  • Parking
    Parking Included, 1 Parking spot only! Only 1 rental car allowed
  • Spa & Gym
    Shared Fitness-Room, Unheated Outdoor swimming pool (Shared)
  • Outside
    Gas BBQ, Golf cart, Shared Tennis court
Children welcome, Pets not allowed, Smoking not allowed,Credit cards accepted, Accessible 24/7
Check in:
4:00 PM
Check out:
11:00 AM
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based on 9 reviews
Tani H

All Reviews Available at HomeAway: We just returned from a glorious month stay at this beautiful Ko Olina rental. We have stayed in many vacation rentals over the years, and this one ranks among the best. The owners were delightful to work with, easy to contact, and very accommodating. We loved the beautifully landscaped grounds and the lush tropical setting surrounding the swimming pool. The home is fully equipped with high end appliances and top of the line kitchen utensils. The garage has everything you would want to enjoy the outdoors including bikes, beach toys, snorkeling gear, and so much more. The real gem is the "GEM"! The electric car made getting around so easy and convenient. The Ko Olina lagoons are perfect for families with young children, and we loved snorkeling at Paradise Cove beach with sea turtles and many varieties of tropical fish. We truly did not want to leave this tropical paradise. I would highly recommend this rental to anyone considering staying in the Ko Olina area.

Not specified  |  Rental Type  |  stayed in 1/2016

Stephen S.

Our family holiday to Ko Olina was superb! The property, layout, location, condition, were ideal. Betsy and Jason were consummate hosts and were always available by phone or text for any help or advice. The golf cart was not only a fun way to get around but a very practical and convenient mode of transportation. As mentioned in other reviews, you could always get parking at the lagoons where cars were turned away. Our hosts provided all that was required and beyond for a seamless holiday rental. This included spices and condiments for cooking (my wife was very pleased), Netflix, internet, bikes, beach toys, snorkel equipment,stroller, crib, games....all that you could ever think that you'd need. I must also mention the Keurig coffee machine and supply of coffee! This shows the thoughtfulness of Betsy and John. Thank you! You cannot go wrong by staying at LaniHonua!

Not specified  |  stayed in 10/2015

Darren S.
Heaven in Hawaii

First off let me start by saying that Betsy and her hubby are rock stars! you hope when you rent a property that you get a good deal, a nice place and fingers crossed an understanding owner. When you end up getting a great deal, a beautiful place and amazing owners, you really have to try hard to find any reason not to have a blast. Our family had a long rocky path with regard to getting to Hawaii due to employment issues and some child health issues. We did not know if we would be able to go and we kinda backed out and kinda backed in again a few times and each time betsy was more than understanding. I hope this doesn't sound aged, but she has a very maternal nature and shared in our tough times and understood if we couldn't make it, if we could, if we didn't know etc. so...onto the place. You can't beat it. it's far enough away from the beach that you have the great winds around Ko'olina in the evening to just enjoy but close enough that with the super amazing electric light orchestra vehicle you were at the beach in 2 minutes with everything you could ever need and more stored in the back. There are bikes, paddle boards, sand buckets, snorkel equipment, tennis sets, wind breakers, sand mats etc etc etc...don't bring anything because they have it all here and more. Beautiful house, loads of room, loads of towels, loads of Netflix, loads of beds in the kids rooms, just loads of everything you can think of needing. Betsy just has a few rules and they make life easy for everybody - the most important is to clean up after yourself. nothing like shampoo the carpet type clean up but just be neat and tidy. if you are worried about a security deposit for cleaning purposes, don't - if you are in anyway tidy you'll be fine as betsy provides a suite of the latest cleaning products to make it easy! I am emphasizing this because i know there was a review ages ago on one of betsys other properties that mentioned they thought the cleanliness rule was extreme or that they were complaining about having to clean or something along those lines - let me put it this way, if you dress yourself in the morning and brush your teeth before leaving you will be fine :) its easy! :) the house was spotless when we arrived and just gorgeous. if you are wondering should you go - GO! If you are trying to decide between this place and some others - my wife and I are seasoned international travelers with kids. this should be your choice - it's near perfect.

Not specified  |  stayed in 9/2015

Tom W.
5 stars!

This is by far the best VRBO rental we have stayed in. The villa is part of a gated community, not too far from the Ko Olina lagoons, but remote enough from the hotel crowds of the Marriott and Disney hotels. Having the golf cart makes it so easy to hit the beaches without having to unpack the beach gear every time AND actually find a parking spot at the beach (we loved the golf cart parking lots). The interior of the house is perfectly maintained. There are so many kitchen utensils to choose from (the usual weak spot of the average VRBO rental) - it's a cook's heaven. Finding a fully provisioned Keurig coffee maker was just wonderful. If there is a tiny weak spot, it is the surface of the garage - it becomes very slippery when wet, watch your kids ! There is no doubt this property deserves all 5 stars ! Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers

Not specified  |  stayed in 8/2015

Amazing amazing amazing!

I've been renting vrbo homes for over 16 years. This place is my favorite. It's like the owner took every missing part I've had renting other places & put it all into one! You have beach towels, chairs, boogie boards, snorkeling gear, bikes & scooters, high quality knives & dinnerware, a keurig with start up coffee, comfy beds (I've rented places where they were so cheap & couldn't sleep) a grill right outside, every utensil I ever needed, big screen tv with Netflix, spices for cooking, trash bags & cleaning supplies. The EZ golf cart was icing on the cake. We have always loved the Ko Olina area & this place felt like our home. Owners are terrific! So helpful, kind & go all out keeping in contact with you should a problem arise. You will not be disappointed!!!!

Not specified  |  stayed in 6/2015

Absolutely Perfect!

This vacation is exactly as described and fully stocked with anything you could need or want, such as the bikes and scooters, snorkel equipment, beach chairs and towels. The kitchen is fully stocked as well and even has spices and condiments. The unit is very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Ko’Olina Kai is a very quiet area and we loved having the beautiful pool and hot tub to use in the evenings. Ko’Olina is a gorgeous area to stay in and staying in this rental enhanced our whole vacation! We absolutely loved having the golf cart to get around in whether we were going to the lagoons, restaurants or needed to pick something up from the market, the golf cart made it so convenient! We also loved having both of the lanais and the BBQ was very handy. We can’t wait to go to Oahu again and would love to stay at this vacation rental again! Thank you for an unforgettable holiday!

Not specified  |  stayed in 5/2015

Joyce W.
Amazing Experience!

This is the best vacation rental we have ever stayed in. Betsy was amazingly responsive and available throughout the booking process and during our stay at her condo. The condo was clean with new high end appliances and equipped with everything you could ever want and more. It felt like home immediately (and in some ways even more luxurious with extras like the Keurig coffee machine). We loved the GEM car. It was so convenient to go to the beach with all our gear (all provided with the unit-beach chairs, boogie boards, snorkel gear, sand toys, etc). Even when the parking lot was full and a line of cars waiting for a parking spot, there was always a "golf cart" space available. There were several bikes, even an 16 inch bike with training wheels for my daughter, to get around the area. We also utilized the BOB stroller for easy walks to the beach and around the neighborhood. I especially enjoyed the gym membership (extra money) and took classes 1-2 times a day. The gym was a quick

Not specified  |  stayed in 3/2015

Nicholas S.
Excellent stay

I booked this 3 br/3 ba villa in the Ko Olina area for 2 weeks in February (great time to escape winter). Communication and set up was easy and prompt. Betsy was easy to reach via text for any concern. Rental contract was electronic and fast. I paid by credit card for a nominal fee but much more convenient for me. The condo was exactly as described, clean, spacious, and very well stocked with every amenity (smart TVs in every room, all condiments and much appreciated K-cup coffee maker, beach toys/boogie boards/snorkel gear for 6, bikes, scooters, and much more). The golf cart parked in the one car garage was very fun to drive. Very easy to operate and much nicer than the ones you will see around the complex. I actually had people come up to me to check it out and even had cars honk at me in approval. It came in handy to park at the lagoons in special spots as parking fills up quickly. The most spots were at lagoon 4 but make sure to ask where they are. We visited Disney's Aulani a few times and got ice cream at the Ko Olina marketplace. We cooked almost everyday as the kitchen was well stocked. Costco, Target, and Safeway are only 10 minutes away in Kapiolani. Many Hawaiian restaurants there as well as a nice park for kids. We also visited the zoo, aquarium, Dole plantation, and children's museum in Honolulu (highly recommend for toddlers). The drive can take about an hour in traffic though. Overall I would highly recommend this condo and the beach lagoons in Ko Olina can't be beat. We enjoyed it so much I even changed our flights and extended our stay by another week. Again, easy and prompt reply by Betsy to arrange. When we are back in Hawaii we would definitely stay again!

Not specified  |  stayed in 2/2015

Perfection in Ko Olina!

All Reviews Available at HomeAway: Wow Wow Wow! - Newly furnished & outfitted unit and it shows! All new everything! Looks like a Pottery Barn catalog. The unit is beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean, and so so comfortable! Better than the pictures - they don't show all the 'little' things the owners have thought of like night lights in all the rooms, coffee waiting for you when you arrive, spices in the pantry, cleaning supplies, paper goods, shampoo & conditioner included and Every kitchen gadget imaginable (even a fancy waffle iron that my teen grandson loved!). Best features: Golf Cart!!!! Gourmet Kitchen Downstairs king bedroom and bath for those of us that no longer like stairs! Upstairs master w/ensuite for the 'parents' Cutest bedroom for the grandkids. One bunkbed plus 2 'open' twins for the taller kids All bedrooms had flatscreen TVs so no fighting over the remote! Owners are SUPER responsive - if we had a question they replied to our texts in minutes The kitchen is a chef's playground with Calphalon pans, Henckels knives, Mikasa dishes - you get the feeling you're at a friend's beach house, not 'some rental' where the owners did the bare minimum. Even the linens and towels (including plenty of beach towels) are top quality and lovely. The lagoon pool in the complex and hot tub are both gorgeous and have shaded palapas and BBQ areas if you want to spend the afternoon/evening watching the kids swim and eating there. That said, we loved having our very own Weber BBQ on the unit's lanai and spent most evenings grilling outside and eating at the large table set. There's an additional lanai (patio for us mainlanders) upstairs off the master bedroom with a comfy two person chaise - great for reading or napping. The golf cart is the star of the show. I'm 77 and have a bad knee and having the little "GEM" car made is so easy for me to get anywhere I wanted to go. The beach is an easy & flat half mile walk from the unit but sometimes (as we age ;-) even a tiny half mile seems too far so I'd just hop in the golf cart and go! Each lagoon has special 'golf cart only' parking. We felt so sorry for the people in 'regular' cars who would wait for hours for one of the precious parking spots while we'd just zip around the line and swing into our cute little golf cart spot. We used it EVERY day to go to the beaches, ABC store and great restaurants like Monkeypod (go for happy hour!). We enjoyed our stay so much that we booked our return already for 2015!

Not specified  |  stayed in 12/2014

Elizabeth Daly


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