Beautiful 1 bedroom condo, five minute walk to Waikiki beach (Kuhio State Beach Park).
Great restaurants, shopping and beach activities are just steps away in the heart of Waikiki.
Fully equipped kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker. Air conditioning, color TV with cable and DVD. Sofa bed in living room.
Building has laundry room, exercise room, pool and jetted spa with deck, gas BBQ, private bar and party area. Parking stall and free local calls (use calling card for long-distance) included. WiFi available. (Ask for details.)
One week minimum (7 nights).
For availability and rates contact Greg or Karen Cochran.
This was my first VRBO experience. Overall, there is no comparison between this unit and a similarly (or more expensive) hotel. This property is better located, bigger, and has a better view. I won't spend too much time selling the place, as I think it is well described here. Although the view is obstructed from some taller buildings (as pictured), it is a "front view"; that is to say, you can see it from the entire unit, and not just the lanai. At least in June, the sun hits the lanai most of the day, so it was a little to warm to enjoy. Everything felt very clean when we checked in, though the unit/furniture are a little on the quiet side. My only real complaint: there is a whole lot of furniture in the place-- between the table for 4, the two bar stools, and a chair, there was pretty much no floor space when the couch bed is out. We were okay with our two small kids, but 4 adults might find the place a little cramped.
Ocean and city views were great from the outside balcony. This unit is really clean, the kitchen is well equipped if you chose to cook, and has air conditioning when the trade winds stop. We were there for 10 days in October 2013. Weather was hot and the beach was fabulous! A 6 minute walk to the beach. You are centrally located here about 5 blocks to the zoo and Kapiolani park and about 5 blocks to the International Marketplace and Royal Hawaiian shopping plaza. We prefer this side of Waikiki , right up the street from the zoo are about 20 restaurants, kayak rental, and a Safeway super market or you can jump on the freeway and just get outta town. Our stay was a very good value and we had plenty of room, unlike a hotel room. We will always try and book this unit and can't wait to stay again!
We stayed for a month this time and have been before. This unit has a great view and is neat and clean. It has an easy walk to the beach. The property manager is easy to work with and we plan to return August 2012.
My wife and I had the pleasure of staying in this unit Dec. 15 through Dec. 30. We could not believe how neat and clean the place was! The furniture was so nice. It is tropical without looking like a tourist's loud aloha shirt. THE VIEW is fantastic! Got up every morning and had coffee looking at the ocean from our own private balcony. A short 3 to 5 minute walk and we were on the beach wiggling our toes in the warm pacific! A short walk also takes you to restaurants, shopping and entertainment! Everyone we dealt with from booking to check in and check out were helpful and full of Aloha. We have already booked this place for our upcoming Spring vacation.
When we first got to the condo building, someone else was parked in the space designated for our unit. I called the manager who gave me a different space #. That was fine for several days until someone parked in it, too, and I was given a third space # (after parking in a visitor space and getting a notice I'd be towed if I did it again.) Seemed nice enough when we first went in and unpacked. When we got back that evening and turned the lights on, little roaches scurried all over the kitchen. I turned down the bed and a huge roach was waiting. The next morning I called the manager again. She said the condo had just been treated and it would take 7 days for them to die. (Not true in my experience.) I then looked under the bed and found a cheerio (!) and the plastic wrap top from a medicine type bottle. I called Louise back and she said she'd call the exterminator, and she guessed the apartment had not been cleaned. Much ado about that, had to coordinate times etc, etc. Not my problem, just wanted a bug free, clean condo. Louise said she'd give me $100 back for my trouble. I suggested half of what we paid would be more appropriate since this condo had not turned out to be nice as advertised, but more like a $50 per night motel. Louise said she'd see what she could do, and did leave a check for 45% of what we'd paid when she met the exterminator at the condo. That extermination helped a great deal with the little roaches, though they did not all die. On the last day my daughter and granddaughter came down to meet us for breakfast at Duke's. My daughter, who has lived in Honolulu since the mid-90's, said if she'd known exactly where the condo was she would not have wanted me to stay in it alone. Luckily my husband was with me for this trip.
Stayed in this condo with my family for 10 days : everything was pretty good! Ocean view is fantastic and it is not so far from the beach (5 mins walk). Property agent was very helpful. Very satisfied with price and service! Will recommend it to my friends.