Dream Come True at Super Price!
Submitted: February 17, 2013
Stayed: February 2013
This is the real deal! Words can't describe how amazingly beautiful this condo and its resort property are! Mike (the owner) was easy to work with regarding booking, and Eric greeted us onsite in a friendly, courteous fashion for our orientation. The pictures don't do justice to showcase how state-of-the-art, modern, and clean the condo was. We loved the kitchen (!) and appreciated the quiet a/c. The highlight was definitely the lanai with the sliding doors that open up the kitchen and family room to look out at the ocean! The condo includes extras like 2 playpens, a high chair, beach umbrella, tons of water & sand toys (even water shoes for kids of all sizes), books, board games, coloring books & magazines. The beds were amazing to sleep on, the linens were luxurious, and even bathroom toiletries were provided (blowdryer, Hawaiian shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion).
Since we were travelling with an 11 month old, we didn't get to leave the area much for tours (naptimes complicated things!), but we did not feel hard done by. This villa was the ideal set-up because we could swim and enjoy the koi pond and beach at a leisurely pace. We took lots of walks along the boardwalks to the 4 lagoons. Our lagoon was the quietest and had the best snorkelling. You didn't even have to swim far- most of the fish were on the rock outcroppings just a few feet from shore. We even saw a sea turtle! (Sidenote: we snorkelled at Hanauma Bay, which was great for quantity of fish, but our lagoon was comparable for fish variety). The grounds all along the boardwalk are well maintained with lighting, water fountains, showers, and washrooms along the way. The grass is pristine turf like on a golfcourse green.
It was so easy to walk across to the neigboring golf course, restaurants, marina, and shopping area (there's a little ABC grocery store that sells everything!). Major amenities such as Costco and Walmart and outlet stores are within minutes of driving, and we were surprised to discover the waterpark, movie theatre, and Podium Raceway (indoor highspeed go karts) in Kapolei were less than 10 minutes driving. We also enjoyed shopping at the Aloha Stadium marketplace!
Overall, we loved this condo. Not only was Mike great to work with and the condo lived up to our expectations, but it was the best priced. The gated community of Ko Olina is pristine, luxurious, and peaceful. I highly recommend this location rather than staying in noisy, busy, old Waikiki.
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
People with Disabilities,
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