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Mike Lawnsby -owner-

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, Japanese

Immaculate, 36th Floor Condo. Affordable Luxury, FREE Parking, Internet, & Phone

17 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 6 - 12 nights

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Overview

Waikiki Condo Rental Photos and Description

Top Notch Unit at Great Prices, 1 bedroom 1 bath Condo in the heart of Waikiki

'Mountain Retreat' is a premier one bedroom Condo in the Waikiki Banyan complex.

That offers Exceptional Quality, Unsurpassed views, quite, comfortable and tranquil. You will definitely feel peaceful and at home with Mountain retreat.

'Mountain Retreat' has a well stocked kitchen, Spotless condition, carpeted living areas, separate door to bathroom. King Size bed en suite with sliding doors that close for privacy.

FREE Internet, FREE Parking, FREE Phone to Canada and U.S.

As the owner I care about my customer to have the best stay possible so that they may enjoy themselves and just have fun.

Email me or check online for availability or more details.

Aloha

-Mike Lawnsby -owner-

Other Details.....

'Mountain Retreat' is one block from the Beach, a few blocks from the Zoo, the bus stop is right in front of the building. Restaurants, nightlife, and activities for all ages are nearby.

'Mountain Retreat' has a Fully equipped Kitchen with pots and pans, utensils, cups, plates, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker,and more... Full size fridge and stove, one bedroom with Plush King Size bed, linens and blankets, night stand and a dresser.

There is an over sized Lanai to admire the majestic beauty of the Ko'olau Mountains

The Banyan complex offers a full host of other amenities including, Washer/Dryer at the end of each hall, convenient trash chute, large pool, two Jacuzzi s, sauna steam room, barbecues, tennis, child's play area, small putting green, mini convenience store, small pool

Free Internet, Free Parking, Free Phone Canada and U.S.

Rates are based on 4 person Occupancy

5 persons requires an additional $25/person per night

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Mike Lawnsby -owner- (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english, Japanese

About Mike Lawnsby -owner-

Hello, and Welcome to Aloha Hideaway a place of rest, fun, and excitement

We live in Hawaii for the 'Mana' or Karma that these islands provide. The people, cuisine, culture, flora, natural beauty, hiking, sailing, ocean, and pace all are un-equaled to any other place with the same level of modernization and convenience. Yes some people still think we are a third world country and that we live in grass huts. Although that would simplify life, we have a lot to offer here in Oahu.

After our Hawaiian beach wedding, and Traditional Japanese shrine ceremony, we Soon needed a place to live. We lived 6 months in our first rental purchase (a studio in Fairway Villa). We then upgraded to a one bedroom in the Banyan. We now have four rentals and a home, and hope you decide to come relax in one of our Hideaway's.

Aloha

Mike and Naoko Lawnsby

Mike Lawnsby -owner- purchased this condo in 2008

Why Mike Lawnsby -owner- chose Oahu

We Love Hawaii, and especially the Waikiki Banyan. Location is awesome (1 Block from the Beach)

Amenities are great for the whole family, especially kids. The spaciousness, layout of the rooms.

When we first viewed this unit, We were simply amazed by the view. It is a 180 degree unobstructed view of the beautiful greenery of the mountains, the golf course and Molokai on a clear day off to the right.

Come see for yourself and you wont be disappointed!

aloha

mike

What makes this condo unique

The magnificent view, the fully loaded and remodeled look, quieter and cooler on the Mountain side. Separate entrance to the bathroom for multiple guests.

Large Pool, two Jacuzzis, Coffee shop, Eatery poolside, Barbecues and picnic area on 6th floor, Location, great views. Close to shopping, Restaurants, and Night Life.

Come join us for the fun!

Reviews

4.6
based on 17 traveler reviews

Immaculate, 36th Floor Condo. Affordable Luxury, FREE Parking, Internet, & Phone
average rating of 4.647059 based on 17 reviews
5

Clean and well taken care of ... Shows owner's pride and they care for the unit and their guests!!!

  • 5 of 5

First time in Hawaii and using VRBO. I had a PROBLEM FREE experience..... I will definitely be using VRBO and coming back to this unit!!!

Stayed 9 nights. Mike the owner owner was fantastic!!! He answered all my questions. I had MUCH hesitation of renting a place through VRBO - first time. Mike went above and beyond to make our stay great and accommodated my family and MANY requests in every way possible. For example, we stayed passed the checkout time and he moved his cleaning for later so his guests (my family) would not be inconvenienced. Furthermore, his assistant, Alexy, was a phone call away and his reply back was within minutes. Mike and Alexy were available via phone, text, email, in person and the response time was instant!!! The communication with this team was awesome!!!!

The unit being on the 36th floor had amazing day and night views. Lots of natural light and a VERY clean unit. Kitchen is well stocked with pots, pans, knives, matching utensils, dishes, some basic condiments, and a water filter in the fridge. Definitely saved lots of money (with family) by cooking breakfast at home. New carpets, a renovated kitchen, bathroom, bedroom that were all tastefully decorated. The place has an AC unit but if you open the deck doors you get a nice cold breeze. FREE cable tv (with Netflix), FREE wifi and FREE Canadian calling came in real handy!

King size bed in the bedroom. Mattress was very comfortable. It has a sofa bed with a thick foam mattress and an extra air mattres. Clean towels, beach towels and blankets. Iron, ironing board, laundry basket, luggage rack, and more.... A TRUE HOME AWAY FROM HOME FEELING!!!

The owner has supplied boogie boards, toys, beach umbrella, chairs and more for guests to use at waikiki beach and the pool located on the 6th floor. Laundry and garbage service was at the end of hallway. Being with my family, safety was important. The building was very secure and the unit was very safe. Very family friendly.

Can't beat the location. The unit is close to all amenities. Our family did many day tours and the tour bus pick up loop is across the street. Walking distance to a grocery store called - The Food Pantry. The Waikiki beach is 2 mins away. Shopping, restaurants, and night life is all near by. Perfect location and in the heart of all amenities.

The unit has all new stainless steel appliances. My only recommendation would be to add a dishwasher. Other than that .... I HIGHLY recommend this place to ALL!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Good Value

  • 4 of 5

The unit was as described. Very clean. The AC was particulary appreciated since there was a heat wave during our visit. We stayed for 3 nights with two teenagers and the unit met our needs perfectly. Very convenient to the beach. We did not experience any noise from fellow units or the street but we are accustomed to city living. It was nice to have boogie boards, beach towels and chairs, and insulated carry bag. The kitchen was nicely equipped although I would have liked a dishwasher - not a big deal but just a home amenity that was noticeably missed. Parking was a big plus. No issue with sofa bed. Kids were happy. Wifi worked great. View was amazing at night. Initially I was disappointed the ocean view unit was booked, but when we came home after the first night at dark, the view of Diamond Head and the city lights were breathtaking. My only criticism was the communal pool and hot tub are way too small to accommodate two 38 story condo buildings. Hopefully the building mgt. will recify this is the future. We would rent from Mike again if we return to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wakikki Condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in July 2015 at Mike's Wakikki condo and had a fabulous time. The apartment was clean and comfortable with a fully updated modern kitchen which saved us money on meals. The amenities Mike listed were accurate and as we were traveling with two teens, we appreciated the boogie boards, snorkeling gear and free wifi/netflix available to us. We had a car and free parking was a plus too. Located about 2 blocks from the beach, it was an easy walk to Lulu's and Tikki's restaurants, both situated across from Wakikki beach. According to my teens, Lulu's has the best Chicken Strips ever! Mike was wonderful to work with, replied to my emails promptly and even did a follow up phone call to let me know that my son had left a wireless speaker in the bathroom and he's mailing it back to us. I certainly appreciated Mike's professionalism and his honesty. This was my first time booking a place to stay through HomeAway and I would definitely use them again and definitely rent this unit from Mike again. Christine & Ed.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Christine, It was a pleasure to host your stay for the first time on Homeaway. I'm glad the kids made good use of the Netflix Movie option, and enjoyed the boogie boards and beach gear provided. Also glad you made use of the Newly renovated kitchen to save on meals, and the parking pass which was included. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Will get that speaker back to soon. Aloha! Mike
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Hawaii - first timers

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Waikiki Banyan for 8 nights. The unit was comfortable for the 5 of us (4 adults and 1 toddler). We had everything we needed in regards to cooking supplies, towels, beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. Mike was always responsive and accomodating. Wifi was operational and had no issues. We had no issues with parking. Building was in good condition and we had no issues with our safety. The beach was in close proximity, maybe a block away; close enough to walk to the beach. The king bed in the room was comfortable. Unfortunately, the sofa bed was not comfortable, per the couple that slept on the bed. The view from the deck was amazing. You can see a little bit of the diamond head park. Washer and dryer on the floor was close to the room. Costs $4 each load. $8 total if you use both washer and dryer. There is a mini mart down at the lobby that is open until 11pm, overpriced but is expected.

Overall, we had a great time in hawaii, not bad for first-timers. We hope to come back again soon and explore the island once again. Thanks Mike for letting us stay in your home.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Hawaii first-timers

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at the Waikiki Banyan for 8 nights. The unit was comfortable for the 5 of us (4 adults and 1 toddler). We had everything we needed in regards to cooking supplies, towels, beach towels, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. Mike was always responsive and accomodating. Wifi was operational and had no issues. We had no issues with parking. Building was in good condition and we had no issues with our safety. The beach was in close proximity, maybe a block away; close enough to walk to the beach. The king bed in the room was comfortable. Unfortunately, the sofa bed was not comfortable, per the couple that slept on the bed. The view from the deck was amazing. You can see a little bit of the diamond head park. Washer and dryer on the floor was close to the room. Costs $4 each load. $8 total if you use both washer and dryer. There is a mini mart down at the lobby that is open until 11pm, overpriced but is expected. We went to a lot of places. went to snorkeling in Hanauma bay, PCC/Luau, Dole, macadamia nut farm, North shore, Pearl Harbor, Catamaran to sail, Matsumoto's shave ice in Haleiwa, cheap souvenirs at the swap meet - Aloha stadium and many more. If it's your first time, I recommend a one day tour of oahu to show you around the island on your first day, then you can venture them again the following day to enjoy the places longer. Or just google best places to go in Oahu. We went kayaking to Mokulua Island. I saw a green sea turtle. It was amazing to see them on open water.

Overall, we had a great time in hawaii, not bad for first-timers. We hope to come back soon and explore the island once again. Thanks Mike for letting us stay in your home. We really appreciate it.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thanks so much for choosing Alohahideaway for your first stay, we hope to have you back again for future stays. Our goal is to provide a clean, comfortable, peaceful, upgraded unit that has everything one needs to enjoy a stay with wifi and parking. Glad we could live up to that expectation. We also wanted to thank you for your honest description of the unit, building, surroundings, and amenities. It's nice to hear our unit could comfortably fit your family of 4 adults, plus a toddler. The view is one of the reasons that led us to purchase this unit !! We also can appreciate the feedback from the pullout couch. Many groups of 4 stay with us and we have had great success in creating a nice visit. We agree that a pullout couch is not necessarily designed for long term use and we have really never found one that is reasonably priced and super comfortable. That being said we have purchased a 3.5 inch foam topper to place over the top of the pullout couch which makes it suitable for a two week stay. We also have a full size blowup mattress that can requested. Look forward to your return. Aloha Alohahideaway
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5

Great Location - Value for Money - Very clean

  • 5 of 5

Mike is a great host and very helpful. I had a great time with my friends.

I am in Hawaii once a year and this is the first time I stayed with a rental place. It was a great experience and I will definitely come back again.

Room - very comfortable

Kitchen - new and complete

Living room - comfortable space and great view. We almost see a rainbow everyday!

Intenet - FAST and reliable

The parking is a bonus!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
1000 Metres
Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Right in the heart of Waikiki.

A block from the beach, a 10 minute walk from the Zoo, aquarium, Waikiki shell, Kapiolani park, waikiki's downtown night life, shopping, and dining.

Other Activities: Shopping, Boating, Parasailing, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Waikiki Golf course is close by car or a cab ride.

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Jun, Jul, Aug
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$179
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Sep, Oct, Nov
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
6 night minimum stay
$159
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
December
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
12 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan, Feb, Mar
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 31 2017
10 night minimum stay
$189
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $140
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are subject to Change until reservation is confirmed.
Charges with Credit card will be subject to a 3% Credit Card processing fee.
If you choose to pay via an Electronic E-Check Method, there will be no additional charge.
All charges subject to Hawaiian State tax of 13.962%
Cleaning Fee is $140 for two person occupancy and $150 for 4 - 5 guests. Stays of more than 4 weeks may be subject to two cleanings or a larger move out cleaning upon checkout.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Child Bed: A Fold out Futon that can lay on the floor. Convertible Bed: Queen Sofa Sleeper in the Living room. Queen inflateable mattress availale also.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam Shower
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Exceptional view of the Ko'olau Mountains, golf course and Alawai canal from the Lanai and Bedroom. Covered Parking: Parking Rates are $10/day Free With Unit 3611-2. 4 Elevators. Washer/Dryer: Two on Each Floor at the end of the Hall. Shared Pool & Sauna (2) : On the 6th floor Recreation Deck. Large Lanai with Chairs and Table. Free Long Distance to Canada and continental US.. Strictly No Smoking, in unit or on Lanai. Mahalo

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