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Ocean Front Studio, Purple Paradise Awaits

24 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo

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Studio, 1 Bath, 3 Sleeps Uber Chic, New Reno, Lux Living At It's Finest

This fabulous studio just finished being remodeled and is coming to you with Uber Cool Designer Decor. Located in the best spot in Waikiki the 'Ilikai Marina' on the Yacht Harbor, Ocean Front offering views of the City Skyline and Mountains.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Janna MacDowall
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2016
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based on 24 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Studio, Purple Paradise Awaits
average rating of 4.625 based on 24 reviews
Bay Area, California, U.S.

Great place, great location, great price

  • 5 of 5

This was our first time doing a vacation rental, and Janna made it a fabulous experience. Her instructions were clear and the descriptions and pictures on this site are spot on; the renovations to the place were nicely done. As promised, there was even some beach amenities such as beach towels, umbrella, 2 small beach chairs, and even snorkelling equipment.

We also took advantage of the fridge, microwave, plates and silverware, hair dryer, cable TV, and wi-fi internet. All great perks to have. Even the little things, like a brand new dish sponge and soap and conditioner/shampoo, were provided.

The lanai was really small, and there's no view of the ocean unless you go to the very right of the lanai and veer over the edge, but that's ok. If you want a view of the ocean, step out into the stairwell/fire escape.

We were able to walk in less than 10 minutes to the nearby lagoon and to the Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel, where we were able to sneak into the pools. The Hilton also has fireworks on Friday night at around 7:30-8:00. There are a few quick eats across the street and a couple nicer restaurants in this hotel and the Modern next door.

We chose to rent a car, and Janna provided a parking pass for only $10/day (so cheap compared to everything in Waikiki). But if you don't have a car, the Ilikai is right along the routes of buses and trolleys to get you to the rest of Waikiki.

We only wish we could have spent more days there!

  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We did find Paradise..:-)

  • 5 of 5

We found Paradise...:-)

Two ladies from Norway at their first trip ever to Honolulu,and thanks to Janna this trip turned into an experience of a lifetime!

The Condo was superb....the location just as great as mentioned and we had a wonderful stay.

Thanks Janna...hopefully a return to this Paradise will be possible in a year or so..:-))


Gry and Oddny

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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small but comfortable

  • 3 of 5

The property is not ocean front like you think ocean front but backs onto a marina... but not this city view condo. The city view is nice though. Older building but kept up. The only two complaints I have are about the bed... and the air conditioning.

The bed is against the wall on one side and a foam mattress on top of a regular mattress. Foam does not breath very well so it makes it hot to sleep in and not the most comfortable.

The air conditioning is supposed to be set at 72 degrees which is still not cool enough but would let the temp inside go up to 76 and one time to 78... had to keep on lowering the temp down and even had to get up in the middle of the night to lower it.

The balcony is so small... there is no way we would go out on it...

For supplies, she supplies coffee and sugar and cream which was lovely... very small coffee pot if you are big coffee drinker.

The place was clean but just needs to give a few more dish clothes and towels... I had only one of each and there is no drying dish rack. It is only a short walk to the beach and loved that there was a cooler and beach chairs in her supply closet. Thank you for that!

It is not like you spend a whole lot of time in the condo but it do the trick for us... Parking for the week costs about $130???

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for choosing our slice of Paradise to enjoy Waikiki. In regards to being a Ocean Front condo, "Ilikai Marina" condos are ocean front sitting on the yacht harbor, which is the ocean! This studio clearly states in the advert that it faces the city, mountain side of the building, this time of the year this condo rents for ninety nine dollars per night, I do offer one bedroom condos with full ocean view at two hundred and twenty five per night. The whole building has had new A/C system installed finishing mid Sept 2016 it does have a state of the art digital control panel that can be challenging to understand, hence I provide a video of how to use it, found in your arrival instructions. Which also includes my statement "If I don't know about it, I can't fix it, please contact me with any and all issues." I would have been happy to provide you with a dish rack and more dish towels, I do not like the look of a dish rack in my condos and believe they can collect germs so I choose not to use them. In other words I aim to please. Parking is offered at $10 per day by reserving my parking pass. It was our pleasure to have you as our guests and we are looking forward to your return.
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San Francisco, CA

Great place for Honolulu trip!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this studio during our one-week trip, and the studio was just perfect for us in exploring Honolulu. The description was accurate, and the property was clean and very well maintained. It's located in a really convenient spot, that's walking distance to Ala Moana Park, Ala Moana Shopping Mall, Waikiki shopping malls, Hilton Hawaiian village, lagoon and the beaches. Janna provided great suggestions for things to do prior to arrival and also very through information about how to make best use of all the amenities of the building, which we found to be very helpful. We would highly recommend this studio for couples or small families!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bayswater, Victoria, Australia

Nice aprtment, great location

  • 4 of 5

First time visitors to Hawaii and/or Waikiki and Janna made the experience very simple. The apartment was perfect for our needs and the location was great. One night had a very rowdy crowd in the street from the Modern Hotel across the street but that was the only hiccup for our time there. Apartment had everything we needed, was comfortable and much better than a hotel room, and the ABC shop on the corner was fine for shopping for food etc. The little pub (Harbour Pub) on the corner near the harbour is a treasure and a must visit for happy hour!! Andrea and I really enjoyed our time in Waikiki and having the apartment to come back to each day made it just that little bit better. Thank you Janna.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, great location, was exactly what I needed.

  • 5 of 5

Purple Paradise is perfect if you're looking for a small, clean space to make your home base while in Waikiki. It's on the Honolulu side of Waikiki and it's a bit of a walk if you want to get to the heart of town. The condo is close to the Ala Moana Center, though, if you want to get some shopping done. The unit has been tastefully renovated and is nicer than many of the large hotels I've stayed at while in Oahu on business. The bed is VERY soft - a good deal if you like your bed a little mushy. You're right across from the ABC Store, which is convenient for stocking-up on supplies. Overall, I recommend this rental, and will likely be staying here again in the future, if possible.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7.7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
Charthouse, Outback, Red Lobster, Harbor Pub
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Ali Wai Golf
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Charthouse, Outback, Red Lobster, Harbor Pub
Nearest Beach
Hilton Hawaiian Village
Car: not necessary

Waikiki is an international destination with anything and everything to do. Make a wish and I'm sure you can find it here.


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Apr 2 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Sep 8 2017
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.0%

Less than a 5 night booking must back up to another reservation
Using All credit card + 4% Fee 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

Owner'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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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 455 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bath fully tile
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio with a queen bed, Futon sofa makes into full size bed
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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