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Janna MacDowall

Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Ocean Front Corner 2 X the View = 'Pure Paradise'

32 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

Oahu Condo Rental Photos and Description

1 Bedroom - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 1-4)

Luxury Designer Decor CORNER Located at the world famous Ilikai Marina this one bedroom is on the Ocean/Yacht Harbor! Best Location in Waikiki you can walk everywhere! Corner = 2 X the windows = 2 X the VIEW Iron Chef designed Gourmet Kitchen, Sub Zero, Corian counters tops, with all the goodies! NEW Flat Screen TV! Privacy, enclosed Bdrm by glass block wall 'NO SOOGI PAPER WALLS'! Spa Tub! Free Wireless Internet and Local calls! Free Washer and Dryer in Condo! Free Sunset's and Fireworks (every Friday night)! Pool Privileges at Ilikai Hotel!

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Janna MacDowall (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Call Manager
Speaks: english

About Janna MacDowall

It is our passion to create beautiful environments in vacation locations. Having fabulous affordable properties to share with others gives me extreme pleasure. I love to receive comments in my guest book about how much fun you had and having you return to this same location over and over again is the ultimate compliment.

Janna MacDowall purchased this condo in 2003

Why Janna MacDowall chose Oahu

This gorgeous ocean front 1 bedroom, has unbelievable views from every room, being on the corner gives it the advantage of double the window's. The bedroom is enclosed by a solid wall unlike most condo's in Waikiki which use soji sliding paper panels to create rooms. The gourmet kitchen is wonderful to entertain yourself or friends. Location is fantastic being within walking distance to everything and the bonus of being next door to the only resort in Waikiki the 'Hilton Hawaiian Village' and my favorite restaurant Sorrento's at the top of the Ilikai Hotel is truly a bonus.

What makes this condo unique

PARKING:

'Ilikai Marina Parking' located at 1765 Ala Moana Blvd next door to the Ilikai Hotel offers a privately owned parking structure attached to 6 of my condo's, charging a daily rate of $20, the Yacht Harbor public parking is $10 per day (no in or out's) or $1 per hour. I offer a Parking Pass that I offer to my guests at $10 per day (complete stay only) with an advanced reservation. I have one pass so if interested you will need to reserve it. Ilikai Hotel offers valet parking for $30 per day.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Miyake

Miyake Takashi



最高のロケーションで、海までもタウンまでも簡単に移動できます。今回私たちは友人の結婚式で4名でホノルルを訪れましたが、最高にいい時間を過ごせました。とても綺麗で大きなキッチンがついた部屋は最高に過ごしやすく、洗濯機、乾燥機も完備されとても便利でした。角部屋でしたのでとにかく景色が最高です。サンセット時間は部屋から見たことのない美しい景色です。家族で過ごすには最高のコンドだと思います。駐車場も完備されているので、レンタカーを借りてイージーに移動できました。オーナーJANNAさんの親切なアドバイスも大変助かりました。またホノルルを訪れた際にはまた、ぜひステイしたいです。JANNA ありがとうございました。
Nov 2014
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Reviews

4.8
based on 32 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Corner 2 X the View = 'Pure Paradise'
average rating of 4.75 based on 33 reviews
5

Paradise found

  • 5 of 5

We spent 31 nights here between August and September. Loved every minute. We have been coming to Waikiki regularly and have always looked at renting this condo, but it has always been booked out, until this trip. Now know why. It is perfect. The condo was just the same as pictures and very clean. Janna was very helpful and answered our questions very promptly. One of the added benefits for us was having a washing machine (and dryer). Sad that my life has come down to a washing machine! (Only joking). Friday night fireworks were just great from Lanai. It was very hard for us to leave, but know we will be back.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent choice.

  • 5 of 5

Decorated nice to give you a nice feel and eliminates the sterile feeling you sometimes encounter in a vacation rental.

Having a washer and dryer was priceless.

Location is great.

Condo is well maintained and clean.

Will rent again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!

  • 4 of 5

This place really has it all. The view was amazing and we timed our stay to make it for the Friday evening fireworks that are set off by the hotel next door. It is only a 6 minute show but very well done. The beach is amazing, with plenty of places nearby to relax and get some sun. CJ's nearby was great for breakfast especially if you like macadamia nut pancakes! Everything is expensive but that is Hawaii.

Now the room was very comfortable with a full kitchen that I wished we had used more. Next time we will go to Costco and stock up and save some bucks. For me what matters most in my lodging is a shower with good water pressure and a comfortable bed as well as pillows and thankfully this place succeeded with both my requirements. This place had all we really needed. I recommend this place highly. We paid the $20 a day for parking which is to be expected.

My only complaint was neither my partner nor myself could figure out the damn tv. Sometimes you just want to chill a bit in the evening before hitting the bed, but this tv seriously needed some step by step directions. Overall, great experience!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A relaxing comfy holiday spot

  • 4 of 5

we really enjoyed our stay in 780 - we had the best time. Janna responded very quickly to our questions and gave us very detailed instructions, including great suggestions for places to eat, drink and tour.

the Condo was everything I expected as per the description on the net + a whole lot more!

the view was amazing and we loved the front row seats for the spectacular fire works on Friday night

There were lots of special little unexpected extras included that we really appreciated and which made our visit more comfortable - e.g.

the welcome ocean music as we opened the door- heaven - really got us into holiday mode, the chocolates on the pillows, the beautiful mandarin products , the kettle ,the paper towels - soo handy,the cling and foil wraps,the salt + pepper, the washing machine & products, the beach chairs, the umbrellas for the rainy day (yes it does sometimes rain in Paradise) and lots of soft towels. We really only needed to bring our suitcase and ourselves - everything else was there

We will certainly be back again to enjoy this gem.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved It !!

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I have just arrived back in Australia after our trip..waiting at the airport for our connections back to Tasmania.

We would like to pass onto you our sincere thanks for allowing us to stay at your beautiful Condo !

It was perfect for us after our Route 66 adventure...we chilled out, went to Moromitos, which was sensational !! , and toured the island.

I will recommend you highly and hope you get more business from Australians....

Once again BIG thankyou !

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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No longer 'pure paradise'

  • 3 of 5

Upon entry to this unit we were disappointed. It was much smaller than we anticipated from the photos and looking tired. In need of a fresh coat of paint. Some fixtures/fittings like the bathtub need replacing.

Cleaning up a minor spill soon after we entered, revealed a dirty floor. Using the mop pad available, we mopped the floor 3 times. Each time machine washing the mop pad. At the end of the 3rd floor mop, the mop pad was clean enough to bring our mopping to an end.

The balcony, which we were looking forward to having our morning coffee, breakfast and dinners out on was sooo tiny. Sitting n supping out there was a very cosy experience to put it mildly. Topped off by it overlooking a dirty waters edge. The marina was lined with litter and debris.

On the plus side, we were very grateful for the unit's natural light level. The view out to sea beyond the marina. The comfy furnishings, especially the large lounge and bed/pillows. The blender, air con, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, spacious fridge, easy to operate stove/oven, decent pots, pans and utensils. And being able to park our rental car on the same floor as the unit. Just metres away for $20 USD per 24 hours.

We also appreciated the unit's quiet (no noise from nearby restaurants) and central location. That a walk up the road, along the marina's edge, for five to ten minutes, landed us at a lovely park to walk around or swim at its beach. This park is opposite the main shopping centre, The Ala Moana shopping centre.

A 3 minute walk down the road, by the marina's edge, is the Hilton's lagoon for a refreshing dip, with the beach just beyond.

Bus stops for the Waikiki area, the Ala Moana shopping centre and Honolulu we were glad to find, are also nearby. Quite literally two or three minutes easy walk. Just a couple of dollars will get you to most places in the region. We left a bus route directory/timetable in the unit for future guests, hoping it will be as useful to others as it was for us during our week long stay.

Overall, we enjoyed our stay here because of all we appreciated above but felt we paid too much (especially converting the cost from USD to AUD being Sydney Australia dwellers) for what the unit now is. Nicely furnished. Surrounded by fixtures n fittings that now need updating/replacing/repainting.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sandra and Mal (Anonymous) Checked in Sept 25, 2015. I have 7 condos in the Ilikai's and have never had a lack of cleanliness review. My cleaning crew is 5 star and I separately employ a Quality Control inspector, that goes in behind each cleaning to insure my guests will be greeted by a spotless condo. This condo received a new sofa, chair and larger flat screen TV this summer 2015. Anyone who has ever spent anytime on a yacht harbor knows that the tides can bring in debris and take it back out again. All my condos are represented very accurately with photography and videos. I would suggest anyone feel free to read years of positive reviews on all my condos. Below is the review from the guest that checked out the day prior to your arrival. It is in complete contradiction of your review. "Paradise Found" We spent 31 nights here between August and September. Loved every minute. We have been coming to Waikiki regularly and have always looked at renting this condo, but it has always been booked out, until this trip. Now know why. It is perfect. The condo was just the same as pictures and very clean. Janna was very helpful and answered our questions very promptly. One of the added benefits for us was having a washing machine (and dryer). Sad that my life has come down to a washing machine! (Only joking). Friday night fireworks were just great from Lanai. It was very hard for us to leave, but know we will be back.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulul International Airport
Nearest Barpub
First Floor
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
First Floor
Car: not necessary

This very special condo has a 'Top Chef' designed gourmet kitchen that includes a Sub Zero refrigerator, Corian counter tops and much more. You may create your own tropical delights to entertain. Or don't feel like cooking? Three 'Best in Honolulu' restaurants are within a one-minute walk: the Chart House, Outback Steak House, and Sorrento’s Top of the 'I.' The Red Lobster and the Harbor Pub are also on the first floor. All this within reach by a phone call to deliver or a one-minute walk.

Shopping at the famous Ala Moana Shopping Center is reached by a short stroll. The heart of the pulsating Waikiki district is also within easy walking distance, or can be reached conveniently via the Waikiki trolley which stops regularly in front of the Ilikai Marina lobby.

Other Activities: Parasailing,

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Year Around
May 27 2016 - Nov 23 2017
1 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
$6,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$195
$1,365
$5,900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Less than a 5 night booking must back up to another reservation
Using a credit card + 4% Cost Charge will be added. No Charge by booking directly with owner/manager via direct deposit
Rates =2 people, extra guest + $15 per per person, per night to a maximum of 4
NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL Dec 31st 2015 for 3 nights $350 per night + Fee's
All funds collected are 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to your arrival
Holidays minimum stay of 7 nights

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Oahu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Jacuzzi jets in tub.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen , + 2 guests queen EZ-Bed see here: vimeo.com/27071521
  • Enclosed bedroom most of the one bedrooms in the likai Marina have paper soogi doors this condo has a solid glass block wall for complete privacy. 3 Original signed Wyland paintings. Modern decor, fabulous view. Extra 2 guests queen EZ-Bed see here: www.vimeo.com/27071521
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This condo is on the 7th floor.

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