World Traveler Returns to Hawaii
Submitted: August 30, 2011
Stayed: August 2011
First of all, the condo was perfect for us! It was exactly as the landlord described it and it's location is perfect. Having traveled extensively in and out of the country, I consider myself a fairly good judge of lodging and this condo has what we wanted,i.e., location; on the beach, perfect proximity to Waikiki and all major shopping, restaurants, night clubbing, and sunsets. In speaking to one of my realtor friends, he suggested that instead of staying in a hotel, I should instead rent a condo and gave me VRBO website's address. I found this condo and it appeared just right for us. I contacted the owner, Phil, who was great and who responded immediately to my questions. I also read the 4 previous visitor's reviews of this condo and they were all superb with the exception of the May review, which frankly caused me to take a second look at this condo. I ultimately dismissed that 'biased' review.
The condo's kitchen is a full size kitchen and felt like being at home. It allowed us the opportunity to cook dinner and make lunches and enjoy time together. We really enjoyed the free high speed internet, it was fast, reliable and was great to have.. The surrounding area was peaceful and quiet and I loved that about the location. The Building is right on the beach so we took advantage of that and went swimming and snorkeling in the early mornings. Additionally, we liked the location because within minutes we could walk anywhere in Waikiki without having to drive, and we could avoid the heavy traffic congestion of Waikiki from the condo's location by driving in and out of Waikiki via Kapahulu Ave. It provided quick access to major traffic arteries that got us on our way to visit other areas of the Island. Another huge plus is that this condo comes with a private parking stall that did not cost extra. When one stays at any of the hotels in Waikiki, you will pay approximately twenty dollars extra a day for parking. Hawaii is blessed with its famous 'trade winds' which keeps the humidity mild and is one of the many reasons that makes Hawaii such a pleasant place to be. I highly recommend this condo. The Landlord was professional, kind and he made the whole experience a positive one from start to finish We plan to return. Aloha!
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