Ocean View From All Rooms
Marcel and Yoko de Reus
- english, dutch, Japanese
About Marcel and Yoko de Reus
We are a well travelled family and always interested in putting design ideas into our properties from 5 star hotel experiences. My wife is from the area so we have a lot of support from our family to maintain our property from a far distance
Marcel and Yoko de Reus purchased this Condo in 2014
Why Marcel and Yoko de Reus chose Okinawa
As we only use our property for when we visit family it is available for other like minded guests to enjoy Okinawan lifestyle in luxury
What makes this Condo unique
Stunning views over the ocean ,within an Okinawan harbour village. It is located 5 minutes from the largest shopping Mall in Okinawa . It has a private elevator for easy access. Ample parking for 2-3 cars. mple parking for many cars.Easy access to most tourist attractions in Okinawa.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Still feels like a castle in the sky but also like our home
We were so excited to return to this small town and lovely condo, even if the weather is a bit chilly and rainy in February. We stayed a little longer and were rewarded with some increased temperatures and less rain. The layout and design are both brilliant. It is white, clean, minimalistic and just beautiful. Having a Japanese style room (和室) is a big plus – so serene and a wonderful place for special dinners. It is listed as a 3rd bedroom, but I would say a bit too uncomfortable for older bodies – when a bed is also available. The bed is very comfortable and we love the shower room. Be sure to have house slippers, since it is a “no shoes” home (which helps keep it clean). I missed having an oven last year, but this year discovered the microwave it also an oven and even baked some bread. It’s also wonderful to have a washer/dryer when renting long term. The kitchen is well stocked for all the cooking we wanted to do. We also rented bikes this year, so shopping was easier as was exploration of the area. We choose not to have a car, but I suppose it would be more convenient with a car. Last year, we didn’t realize we can see both nearby castle ruins from the condo, which is on the top floor – 5 stories up. We love the restaurants nearby and were able to find new ones with our bikes this year. Most have menus only in Japanese, so some knowledge is useful. However, I suppose the Google translate app would work if you have WIFI outside the home. Anyway, it’s so easy to shop and make food at home or just purchase ready-to-eat food. This year we also discovered the large recreation park nearby with walking, jogging and bike paths. There is a huge aquatic park inside, but closed in winter. They also rent bikes and paddle boats there on weekends. It’s also wonderful to have such responsive owners for any concerns and/or questions. Yoko and Marcel are very accommodating and ready to offer suggestions and answer questions. We are already wishing we hadn’t left and wanting to return.
Thank you so much for your amazing review . The detailed descriptions about the neighborhood are nice. You now know the surrounding area better then we do :) We also like to thank you for staying at our Beach View property in Motobu. We already tried the restaurants you have told us about .
The flowers you left us are a nice touch and are still doing well .Too bad we can’t include pictures as the orchids are stunning .
We look forward for your return next year and if the timing is right we would like to plan it so we can go for dinner again. We really enjoy spending time together with you both .
Best wishes , lots of health and safe travels for the coming year.
Marcel and Yoko
Like a castle in the sky
We wanted to be somewhere warmer for February. I had seen Okinawa is mostly in the 60s (ºF – or 15 to 20ºC) in February even if it is the “rainy season” (which for us just meant mostly cloudy with some rain). We didn’t intend to travel much but just live there. We were happy to not need heat most of the time, but it is available as is AC. We enjoyed the washitsu (Japanese tatami room), beautiful kitchen and Japanese style bath so much, we want to return. In fact, the whole condo (was converted from a restaurant we were told) is so wonderfully designed and comfortable. The bed is comfortable and everything works well. There is no oven per se, but a small fish grill. They have a combination washer/dryer, too. We did a lot of cooking and found all we needed. The owners, Yoko and Marcel, are so responsive and helpful with suggestions. It is on the 6th floor (elevator opens at the front door), so there is a terrific view across the town and towards the harbor and even a distant view of the ocean. Be sure to bring house slippers and easily removed shoes, since it is a “no shoes” home (typically Japanese – BTW most of the restaurants there also require shoes off). It is best to have a car, but we didn’t want one. We managed using taxis and the buses. The nearest bus stops and large grocery store is about a kilometer walk, so we got lots of exercise. Once we learned the bus system, we did travel to the huge modern mall and to other towns on Okinawa (Naha, Motobu, etc.). We explored the many restaurants within easy walking distance, too. Most are Japanese only menus, so some knowledge is helpful. However, a few did have limited English menus or some photos of food. We already cannot wait to return.
Clean, modern and perfect!
This condo was amazing! We were lucky enough to find this place in Awase and close to our family who lives nearby.
It is in a quiet, local neighborhood; close to restaurants (within walking distance), vending machines (very common on the island), stores, and 2 malls within 10 minutes.
I would suggest looking up the property via Google maps to view the street view to make it easier to locate as streets in Okinawa can be narrow and confusing, especially at night. I immediately recognized the neighborhood and streets once we got in the vicinity.
The condo itself exceeded our expectations; modern appliances and everything you need. The owners were accessible via email and responded promptly with any questions we had.
We definitely recommend this condo and will book again on our next trip; much better than a hotel (which was more expensive by the way)!
Fantastic Okinawa Retreat
I traveled from the Boston area to Okinawa with four other family members. We couldn't be any more pleased with our stay. First off, everything in the condo is gleaming, brand new, and perfectly clean. Top of the line appliances, furnishings, and electronics. The pictures don't do it justice. It is elegantly styled and offers plenty of room. We all slept very comfortably and had a lot of room. It is on the top floor of a six story harborside building and offers a near 360 degree view of the surrounding area, with water views wherever you look. We often walked around the sleepy neighborhood. There are nearby vending machines, restaurants, bars, two supermarkets, and a few fast food restaurants, all within walking distance. I have stayed in several VRBO/Airbnb properties in many countries. This condo is stocked with everything you need to cook, entertain, and host guests-unlike any other property I have ever stayed at. We had friends over for drinks and dinners many times during our stay. The owners are lovely people. Any question we had, they answered via email within 5-10 hours. They also helped us extend our stay at a nearby property at the last minute as they have several local connections. Its clear that a lot of love went into this place and we were very sad to leave. We all vowed to return to Okinawa and stay at this condo!
Thank you so much C. for your amazing review. It really made our day to read how much you did enjoy Okinawa and the condo.
We were glad you made it home okay after the delays due to the typhoon and hopefully we can host you again in the near future in Okinawa or at one of our other properties in Switzerland or Canada.
Thanks again for staying with us.
Marcel and Yoko
As the condo is located in a local fishing harbour there is access to daily fresh fish from the fish market.
Also the condo is located a 7 minute drive from EON Mall Okinawa Rycom.
It is the largest shopping Mall in South East Asia