|Space||679 sq. ft.|
Fabulous 180 degree Direct Ocean Front view from Waikiki all the way
up the coast (the pictures were taken from inside the condo and show
only part of the spectacular water view). Private resort walkway
drops you right onto Waikiki Beach at the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon on
the nicest stretch of Waikiki Beach. One private, fully closable bedroom, one comfortable queen eco foam sleeper,one full bath with separate entrances from both the bedroom and living area (this is rare - when looking at other units check to see how private they are - most have a situation more like a studio where you walk through the other sleeping area to reach the bath).
Central air conditioning, in unit washer/dryer. Full kitchen, with
full size appliances: side by side fridge/ water & ice in door,
microwave, dishwasher,oven/range,blender, rice cooker, five in one grill/ griddle, crock pot , stand mixer with dough hooks - all fully
equipped for daily living. Fully furnished including King size Weston Resorts Heavenly Bed and queen size
new leather sleeper sofa with eco foam mattress - very comfortable, all linens,towels, hair dryer, 2 two man inflatable kayaks, inflatable stand up paddle /board with 5 inflators -ac, dc, battery powered- that should take care of just about any circumstances. Also included is snorkel equipment for 4 plus 2 extra masks for the mild and medium optically challenged.,
boogie boards,assorted beach floaties,2 coolers with wheels and luggage handles that fit on top of each other - carry food and drink in the bottom one and beach gear in the top one.Also included, picnic basket, boccie ball, and other assorted beach games, a collapsible red wagon and a magna cart to make everything easy to get to the beach,6 beach chair lounges with footrests & beach
towels, with an IN UNIT washer and drier to take care of them after a day at the beach.
Big screen smart TV with Free wi fi and cable plus a second TV, phonograph, stereo with CD and tape player in the bedroom entertainment center, Phone service - free local
My wife Susie and I have been visiting Hawaii since we met. I've always heard of Hawaii referred to as being "Romance and Magic Beside the Sea" or an "Urban Fantasy" - both have always seemed true to us. I've been visiting for all my life and although there have been many changes and improvements, the essence is still the same.
Gregory Hose purchased this condo in 2005
Over the many years of traveling to Waikiki it was very easy to narrow the choices to one of the 3 waterfront condo buildings in the main section of Waikiki. The other building had mostly side views of the ocean, while the Ilikai Marina units on the waterfront have a 180 degree panoramic view of the water. We are right on the marina so you get to see all the coming and going of boats and outriggers from the marina and the Ali Wai which feeds into the marina. If you look to the right you see all the way up the coast to the Waiani Mountain range and out to Barbers Point. You also see all the comings and goings from the 4 harbors that lie just up the coast for the first few miles - you are directly above the yacht harbor, the sport fishing harbor is next just past the mile long stretch of Ala Moana Beach and 100 acre of fabulous park in front of the worlds largest open mall. Next is Honolulu Harbor with it's cruise ships that we always watch come in while we drink our coffee on the lani. Next is Pearl Harbor, which although the entrance is probably 7-8 miles up the coast appears much closer due to the size of the ships.
You also look directly off shore at four of the best surf breaks on the South Shore, it's very cool to be able to watch what's going on in the marina and also watch the surfers right in front. This is possible because the entry to the marina was cut through the reef, so the surfing takes place directly in front of you on the outside of the reef, as
well as being visible at the breaks on either side.
The 2 choicest beaches are right next to you on either side. Our Ilikai walkway drops you right on the lagoon at the start of the nicest part of Waikiki Beach. The lagoon has had a recent $13 million make over involving deep water wells that recirculate the water and an island with waterfall, all surrounded with beach making it ideal for swimming, kayaking, floaties. This is the start of Waikiki Beach, you can walk all the way to Diamondhead.
Although compact has everything neeeded and more . Couple and two children stayed comfortably and affordable for such an awsome position and view. Highly impressed and highly recommended. Thank you for having us - this place made our holiday. Also great resturants directly below building.
The view from the condo is outstanding! The location is perfect - close to everything, yet relatively quiet at night. I have stayed in many VRBO units over the last decade and here are the suggestions I have for the owners:
1. The balcony is WAY TOO SMALL for anyone to lounge on a hammock, so I felt your claim of including this was misleading.
2. There are WAY TOO MANY decorations in the unit. It was hard to find places to put OUR things.
3. The refrigerator needed the filter changed.
4. There were no travel coffee mugs for day trips.
5. We could never connect to secure WIFI as stated in the instructions.
6. Although they knew someone would be sleeping on the hide-a-bed, there were no sheets ready for the bed. We had to wash the new sheets left for us in the original packaging!
7. We were instructed to wash and put away the dishes upon leaving. No other VRBO request this. Everyone else expects the dishes STARTED in the dishwasher.
8. The wall lamp gets so hot we were afraid to use it.
Other than these minor annoyances, we truly enjoyed our stay.
The view from the condo was fantastic. As advertised. Some small issues inside. Dont know if was remodeling, but the box and wood stuffed behind the couch was a bit tacky. Also, when im paying a good bit of money for a cleaning fee, I would expect it to be in great shape when I arrive. I am provided with what is left on the roll of toilet paper (no other I could find), hotel sized bottle of shampoo and conditioner that was already used, and an opened used bar of soap.... kind of disgusting there. Booked it for 2 nights but left after the first night.
Loved all the beach toys (although didn't realize we needed to charge the kayak pump.) Lots more treasures: old Hawaiian records and player, ukulele, binoculars, coolers. Beautiful bathroom and very comfortable bed (we put the foam and mattress pad on the pull out bed making the main bed just the right amount of firm for me). This was our first stay at a VRBO and so we were a little confused by the check in process. If we had just followed the simple instructions in the email rather than trying to understand reservation agents, offices, and phone numbers in all the attachments, we wouldn't have ended up in the wrong building at first. We figured it out though and would love to stay there again.
Loved the unit, the beach accessories were so handy, we felt so at home! Thanks for allowing us to stay at your place
Great location to explore Waikiki and surrounding area. Convenient parking nearby and everything we needed available in apartment made for a very comfortable stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
|cleaning||$125 + Tax|