We had a fantastic stay at Ko' Olina in this incredible 3 bedroom penthouse. Despite the threat of Hurricane Iselle and Julio looming, we had 8 luxurious and fantastic days in Oahu. I highly recommend the unit and the complex.
I offer these comments not to in any way take away from this amazing property but just in the interest of full disclosure. The two lanais are awesome and offer sweeping views.
It's important to note though that one of the lanais is on the same level as the mechanical equipment for the building. The view is quite nice and the mechanical equipment is not noisy but it's not so sightly. On the other hand, this lanai is very private so if you want to work on a topless tan you can especially in the early morning hours.
The second lanai is awesome but not private, so definitely no nude sunbathing!
We had a couple of issues during our stay--the cable didn't work for the first five days and the dryer was not getting hot. Joan and Ron were simply amazing. Responsive, helpful, and appropriately apologetic for the inconvenience.
The folks at Ko O'ina were also incredible. Blayne was exuberant and helpful at check-in. Marci, the bartender at the beach-side bar was awesome!!!!!!!
We loved dinner at Roys--best butter fish, and Monkey Pod (ate there twice). Also attended the luau at nearby Paradise Cove. We rented a car and drove around the island one early morning. Absolutely awesome, never to be forgotten experience at turtle beach in Laniakea. Then of course shaved ice at Matsumoto.
Last comment for the owners--we went to dinner one evening at the Marriot hotel. It was the only rainy evening and so rather than walk back we took a shuttle bus that runs between all of the hotels/condos in the Ko' Olina complex except for where we stayed. Fortunately we were able to convince the driver to drop us off. Seems like a worthwhile expenditure since the bus literally passes by to drop people at the condominium past ours.
Again, all of these comments are simply meant to offer more details about the property. We feel so fortunate to have been able to visit Oahu and our visit was made even better because we were able to stay in this awesome unit. Thank you!!!!!!!