A Home away from Home
Submitted: March 18, 2013
Stayed: January 2013
Location, location, location! Not only is this condo ideally located on Kuhio in the heart of Waikiki, but the unit itself overlooks the ocean with a wall of windows. The two patio doors opening onto the lanai (one in the living area and the other in the bedroom) have an expansive view towards downtown - which is especially lovely at night with all the lights. Stepping out on the lanai one can look over the Ala Wai canal and golf course, as well as the majestic Ko'olau Mountains. No matter where you look, the views are spectacular. My favourite was looking down over the constantly changing colours of the ocean, with the surfers waiting for a wave, and the people tanning on the beach.
The photos are accurate, though I found the unit much nicer in real life. Everything in the condo is spotless and looks like new, from the stainless appliances to the granite counters, the modern lighting and the fully stocked cabinets. No carpets, just easy to maintain ceramic tiles throughout. We really appreciated having two tables to sit at, in the dining area and on the lanai. So much nicer than having to perch on bar stools at a counter, especially when eating or using the computer. Most of our time when "home" was spent on the lanai. All of our guests were very impressed with the condo, both the incredible views and the amenities.
So many things to see and do are within easy walking distance: King's Village, the Zoo and Aquarium, the Hula Mound, the Movie Screen on the beach, the International Market, and many restaurants ranging from McDonalds, Denny's and IHOP to Hy's Steak House and higher-end restaurants next door at the Hyatt Regency.
Gary was always most helpful with any of our questions, and could be reached easily by e-mail or phone. We are so pleased that he let us share his "Hawaiian home". We would recommend this condo to anyone, and indeed, can hardly wait to go back ourselves next January. We feel we have found our winter "home away from home" for the foreseeable future.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
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