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Spring Special! Luxury Condo, Ocean Front with View of City Skyline

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type studio

Overview

About the property

Studio - 1 Bath - (Sleeps 1-3)

This studio is a one of a kind, gorgeous, newly decorated condo, located on the yacht harbor in Waikiki. You will find yourself in the most sought after location the 'Ilikai Marina'. If your looking for taste, style & a cutting edge accommodation you have arrived. With these designer appointed furnishings created to accentuate & take you to the vacation environment you've dreamed of, this is it! You may prepare a gourmet meal, pop a bottle of fine wine/champagne & watch the sunset against the incredible mountains range off your lanai. Or step out your door & watch those fabulous yachts snuggle into port for the evening. On the flat screen TV you can watch an adventure or create one of your own. Feeling hungry no need to go further, you have a kitchen at your finger tips to express your gourmet side or walk to the elevator, push a button & you have fine dining choices in the building(Chart House and more). Let the Aloha spirit feed your soul & take you to places you've only dreamed of..


Property Manager
Janna MacDowall
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2017

Amenities

Waikiki Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 13
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 425 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • New fabulous Ceramic bowl sink!
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • High quality Queen Murphy Bed, sofa is a futon bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
4 Restaurants at lobby level for take out also: privately owned parking structure attached to this condo at $20 per day, Yacht Harbor public parking $10 per day (no in or out's) I offer a Parking Pass that may be available $10 with reservation.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(43 traveler reviews)

Spring Special! Luxury Condo, Ocean Front with View of City Skyline
average rating of 4.7906976 based on 43 reviews
5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot speak highly enough of this accommodation! The ease, comfort, cleanliness, style and personal touches included in this property contributed greatly to us having such a fantastic time away. There was no need to hire a car as the location was within easy walking distance from major centres and public transport. Janna was so helpful in answering our questions and gave us fantastic ideas and tips about places to visit and things to do throughout our stay. I certainly hope that we will be back in the future!!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Suitable Accomodations

  • 3 of 5

The location was great! Nice short walk to the beach, and while we were there, Hawaii Five 0 was being filmed, right between our condo and the Modern Hotel! Short walk to terrific amenities: ABC store across the street, complete with groceries, souvenirs and beverages, Foodland (1/2 km away), shopping malls, war museum, Ala Moana Park and much more.

The condo was well equipped with cooking accessories, beach chairs, snorkelling equipment, beach towels, etc. Laundry facilities on the 8th floor were great; however, it takes $2.25 per load in quarters, the same price as the dryers. The owner provided a great list of sight-seeing suggestions, along with restaurant options!

There is a very inexpensive little bar in the basement of the Ilikai Marina where there is affordable food and drinks.

The residents of the building were very nice and helpful.

The downside was the lack of a standard size balcony and no ocean view. The lanai was very small, inhabited by three potted, decorative plants with nowhere to put a couple chairs. The patio door was also very heavy to open. The Murphy bed was not very comfortable. It's probably time to invest in a new mattress. The noise at night, being on the street side, was very loud at times.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Charlene, so happy you enjoyed your selection of one of our luxury condos from "You Found Paradise". Please note the mattress on the bed is 6 months new that came at a cost of just under two thousand dollars. I only buy the best! As picture in the advertisement I've made it very clear, this condo has a city and skyline view! The location is in an ocean front building, being on the city side which is reflected in the rate. I do have 3 ocean view luxury condo that are available at double the cost of this studio, perhaps next visit. The size of the lanai is small and since there are floor to ceiling glass sliders to enjoy the view in air conditioning, I've provide comfy sofa and chairs. Noise, I've stayed in this condo many times in high season and I've not had an issue with noise, nor do prior guest reviews reflect any excessive sound. We are looking forward to your return one day soon. We appreciate you!
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Concerns and Disappointments

  • 2 of 5

Our initial contact and communication with Janna was very good, she provided us with her hit list of options for making our stay as rewarding as possible while in Honolulu and provided us with options for getting to and from the air port, things to do and see. Welcoming chocolates in wine glasses by the couch, nice touch, clean linens and towels, very clean operable fridge and ample supply of toiletries.Their motto is "You have found paradise", well that changed after we were able to settle in after a couple of hours. I am not sure when the owners last visited this unit or when it was last renovated but, in my opinion it is in need of a complete renovation again. I realize we had the opportunity to contact the owner with any concerns we had with this unit but, again in my opinion too many to deal with during our stay. Pest control and two false fire alarms left us a little uncertain about safety. Advertising on vrbo states ocean front condo with city view when it is the building that is ocean front, not the condo, I think a little misleading. The oven was missing a dial and the inside of the door seal was hanging loose, the stove had a dial that didn't work, the flooring was bulging in places either from being wet or installed incorrectly, the microwave vent cover fell out a couple of times and was very dirty on the inside. After the second time I put it in the broom closet and replaced it upon leaving. Closet door hanging very loose and about to fall off. Needless to say we would not recommend this unit to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for mentioning the 5 star touches that greeted you upon your arrival, chocolates, wine glasses, toiletries, which I believe shows our guests we care and want to make their stay a fabulous experience. So unfortunate this guest did not reach out to me over any of these concerns which they mentioned. However I did receive communication about where is the ocean view along with stating I had mislead them and falsely advertised the condo, which I believe caused them to write such a negative review! This condo is located in an ocean front building facing the mountain and city skyline. I pointed out to this guest the advertisement clearly states and shows with the pictures city skyline views (which are gorgeous). I believe this guest did not fully read or realize the view hence there disappointment. The items mentioned I will take as constructive information but fully expressed by their disappointment in the unexpected view. Please read prior and post reviews to get an accurate description of this condo. I have 7 luxury condos and half of them face the ocean, which come with a higher price point. I'm very proud of our condos and our ability to offering luxury condos at affordable prices. Future guests of this sold out condo, we will welcome you in the with the highest standards!
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Brilliant apartment

  • 5 of 5

There is something about this apartment that makes you feel instantly special.....it is such a funky apartment! Whilst it is small, we still felt like it was spacious and had everything you need. Heaps of storage space for clothes, luggage etc, the pull down bed was comfy and the kitchen whilst small is totally functional and you won't want for anything more! The apartment is 5-10min easy walk to Ala Moana Centre, you can walk to the beach in less than 5 mins and there are heaps of restaurants, cafes etc nearby.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just like the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

Clean, comfortable, and cool!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing! Please read!

  • 5 of 5

The place is very cute and very nice. You have everything, room for 3 people, full bottles of lotion, shampoo, soap, body wash, dish washer..etc. The bottles are ginormous! Much bigger than what we have in our own house! The beach is so close! While your walking to the beach you cross this bridge with amazing views! You also pass two swimming pools while your walking. The beach only takes about 2 minutes to walk over there and see some school's of fish swimming. While your in Hawaii, don't forget to go snorkeling! I saw about 100 types of fish! Butterfly fish, zebra fish, neon fish, catfish, you name it! I felt like I was in Finding Nemo when I was underwater! There were at least 6 Dori fish swimming besides me! The fish are not afraid to swim with you! DO NOT forget your sunscreen, make sure you apply layers as the sun can sunburn you very bad. The sun isn't so hot at all! In fact, it was a huge surprise when I had sunburns all over me! Anyways, the room we stayed in was so comfortable I forgot that we were in Hawaii! There are so many buses and stores that are so convient! The only thing that we were surprised of is that the bed is in the living room, and you had to get the bed down from the wall. But the bed was so comfortable! One minute of touching the pillow and your fast asleep! Everything is just so fancy and comfortable that I wish I lived there! It's just that whatever you buy in Hawaii is a little expensive than what we are normally used to. The bathrooms are huge! There is also a little closet that is so organized! Face towels, hand towels, big towels, swimming towels, there is just so much! The wifi is so fast! If your a fashionista then there will be a lot of mirrors waiting for you! The place is a very safe place, if you cross the street you go with 15 people around you. I will visit Hawaii again and I will stay there again! I wish I lived there! The owner is so helpful and friendly! If you ask a question, she will reply immidiently! I just LOVE Hawaii!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$697
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 9 2017 - Nov 30 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$697
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Dec 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,800
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$697
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $14 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
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 3
All funds collected are 100% refundable if canceled 30 days prior to your arrival
Holidays minimum stay of 7 nights, inquire for rates.
Payment in Full 30 Days Prior to Arrival.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport 20 minutes
Nearest Barpub
1st flr Charthouse, Outbac, Red Lobster Harbor Pub
Nearest Ferry
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1st flr Charthouse, Outbac, Red Lobster Harbor Pub
Nearest Beach
Car: not necessary

Things to do, to the left a 2 minute walk is the Hilton Hawaiian Village and lagoon where 'Baywatch' was filmed. The Hilton provides fabulous Friday night fireworks with a free Hula show every week! As you pass the Hilton you'll find Fort DeRussy, then the historic Royal Hawaiian Hotel, where you can relax with a cool drink and listen to traditional Hawaiian music. After this walk if your feet are to tired to travel, hop on the open air 'Wiki Wiki Bus' and it will take you to all the hot spots. Next day go the other direction walk to your right and in 5 minutes, you'll arrive at Ala Moana Beach Park, Magic Island, jog or tennis anyone? Across from the park is the World-renowned Ala Moana Shopping Center, with the nations largest Nordstrom's to shop till you drop. But of course, Waikiki is a world class destination for fine dining and night life, it doesn't get any better than this to make memories!

Other Activities: Yachting, Surfing

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