Panoramic views, beautiful location
We thoroughly enjoyed our recent 6-night stay here, so I have all good things to say about the condo and the owners, who had thought of almost everything we could possibly need. The rooms and furnishings- including dishes and appliances- were clean and in beautiful condition. Brent was really helpful, responding to all of our questions and needs quickly, although we didn’t need much more than was already provided. It is not overstating to say that the 180 views from either side of the suite are breathtaking. On the ‘lanai’ side, the view (floor to ceiling) spans the mountains to the bay, with views of the city in the background and beautiful Kapiolani Park right across the street. On the other side, Diamond Head and the ocean are right there, unobstructed. We could see surfers in the morning and sailboats in the evening. I took a lot of pictures and got some postcard worthy photos. Since the breezes felt great, we kept the doors on both sides open a lot. We did use the AC a couple of times, especially since we cooked and even used the oven once (yes, in August..) but otherwise it was comfortable without AC. The building has a private lawn right on the water where it's nice to sit in a lawn chair and read, while listening to the waves! We walked to a good beach about 5 minutes away, to a tiki bar in Waikiki and to an outdoor place for sandwiches, near a beach about 10 min away. We also walked past the aquarium on the ocean side to watch the fireworks across the water on Friday. The 19 and 20 buses run about every 20 min and stop close by (tho from that level you can't hear them). We decided to rent a car and found overnight parking across the street! The location is definitely far enough from the crowds to be peaceful, but close enough to the Waikiki neighborhood to walk or bus if you're in a touristy mood. I understand why the people we met there are so attached to the building. I'll be recommending this suite to anyone who's going or thinking of going to Honolulu.
1-bedroom Ocean Front