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Janna MacDowall

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Ocean Front Studio, Purple Paradise Awaits

20 Reviews
Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo

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Overview

Oahu Condo Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

Reviews

4.7
based on 20 traveler reviews

Ocean Front Studio, Purple Paradise Awaits
average rating of 4.7 based on 20 reviews
Bay Area, California, U.S.
5

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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5

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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Colorado
2

Noisy

  • 2 of 5

Everything in the condo worked including the air conditioner, even though they are replacing them the one in the unit worked great. There was a lot of construction activity in the building but , the construction workers were quiet and courteous. The unit was reasonably clean,and ready for us. It has minimal supplies , ( 3 rolls toilet paper, 3 trash bags ) for a 12 day stay (very minimal)I have stayed in better stocked condos. Also, yes the other reviews say the bed is soft, but it is a mattress with 2 foam pads on it so, it is soft but the foam makes for a very hot an sweaty experience, every nite , worst nights sleep ever. Very old linens , I assume the stains on them were coffee and bed spread very dingy .

Also, if you like the nightlife this is the condo for you, there is a nightclub right below the Lanai and they party there every night till 3 in the morning , yelling and whooping it up and you hear everything and also right below the Lanai is where all of the emergency equipment ( fire trucks, ambulances etc. Drive up with sirens running at all hours of day and night, they park here to help people on the beach, lagoon, pools , this is the main spot for that end of waikiki, This happens 1 if not 2 times plus a night every night.

The condo is close to nice beaches, and there is lots of restaurants in the area we enjoyed the Shorebird restaurant , located in the Outrigger on the Reef hotel , great Mai tais very reasonably priced and the early bird dinner is a blast they also, have excellent brunches

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: "You Found Paradise" offers luxury condos in the Ilikai's at extremely reasonable prices, this guest stayed for $99 per night. We pride ourselves on having an excellent staff to cater to your needs, we offer luxury beds and linens which is so important to our guests. This traveler must have spilled his own coffee on his bedding and chose to not want to take responsibility for the damages. I am a highly respected interior designer and my choice of bedspread color for this condo is a matte grey, which he interpreted as dingy but is brand new. We're grateful this guest acknowledged the A/C was working wonderfully during his stay,. His experienced with night sweats is odd since Ive never had anyone else complain. This condo is not above a nightclub as described, however there is a lounge across the street and down the block in the Modern Hotel. There is no emergency vehicle staging area on or near this condo. This is a vibrant city filled with lots of activities. Please reference my prior and post reviews to gain and accurate description of this luxury condo "Purple Paradise!" We hope you will visit one day soon, it will not disappoint.
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5

What we were hoping for

  • 5 of 5

It's obvious that Janna really cares about her condo and has thought a lot about what it needs to help people enjoy their stay. It had everything we wanted/needed and more. The only problem we had was that the balcony door was off the track and was banging into the window when the wind picked up. Otherwise a great place. Especially for a couple.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your kind words and comments. I know you appreciated that my handyman was at the condo within one hour of you notifying me of the slider derailment and got it back on track for you. We are looking forward to your return visit one day soon.
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5

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We adored Purple Paradise. All the comforts of home, much better than we even expected. The bed was heaven! (If I could I would have shipped it home. 😀)

Clean and well maintained. Great customer service from owner.

Close to everything we needed. I would recommend this property to anyone.

Only downside is lack of a pool but there is the beach close by.

The Ala Moana shopping centre is an easy walk and so are the parklands.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

South Carolina visitors

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely greatest experience in this condo at Waikiki! Tastefully decorated, lived up to our expectations as our "home away from home" for Christmas with our son, a student at UH. Great central location and the Pub around the corner became a great place to end our days of sightseeing and/or shopping. The full kitchen was so nice to have (and use!) We have already decided to rent this condo again!

  • Submitted: Feb 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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
Hi
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.

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer
Jun 1 2016 - Sep 7 2016
1 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 8 2016 - Nov 30 2016
1 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$2,970
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 1 2017
1 night minimum stay
$125
$875
$3,750
 
 
Spring
Apr 2 2017 - May 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$2,970
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$99
$693
$2,970
 
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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Amenities

Oahu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 12
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 455 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • One bath fully tile
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio with a queen bed, Futon sofa makes into full size bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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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