|Ilikai Marina Condo 1286|
|Arrival/Departure Dates:||05/23/13 - 05/23/13|
|Guests:||4 adults, 0 children|
|Daily (0 days) rate:||NaN|
|Checkout cleaning fee||$125.00|
|Interim cleaning fee||--|
|Additional person fee||--|
|Total cost of stay:||$142.45|
|Amount due 04/23/2013:||$0.00|
|Amount due today:||$142.45|
1-Bedroom 1-Bath Oceanfront Condo - Sleeps 4
Fantastic Hawaiian Vacation
My family of four stayed comfortably at condo 1286 for one week. Two young kids stayed on the pullout couch with the ability to completely section off the front living room from the bedroom with the large sliding door. The condo stayed cool all week with the air conditioning unit, we were able to make breakfast every morning in the full kitchen and watch nightly sunsets from the tiny lanai (just throw open the sliding door to enhance the size). Parking access was easy in the adjoining structure ($20/night or $7 for 11 hours) or parking along the marina for $1/hr. Plenty of options. There were many restaurant options close by within a 5 min. walk or 15-20 min walk to Waikiki. The Hilton lagoon and ocean area was convenient for those who like to exercise in the morning with a brisk walk or jog or sunbathe in the afternoon. The condo itself is fully stocked with every piece of kitchen equipment that you can imagine, bathroom towels, beach towels, and beach equipment. We inherited several beach items from visitors we met along the way and left them behind for others to enjoy. We thought we might encounter a couple of snafus as the building had a timed water shutoff in the middle of one day and a pest control spray on another, but we were out sightseeing/beach going for much of the week with no problem. Perhaps a better working vacuum to pick up bits of food and sand would have made clean up easier for this neat freak Mom. Overall, a great condo for any type of vacationer! Many thanks for the organization with booking and fantastic instructions.
Don't Spread The Word!
This would be a total 5 Stars except for the size of the small balcony, not what I would call a lanai. Everything else though is excellent including the gorgeous view, price of parking, value, comfort, cleanliness, Great location which is why we chose it to try it in the first place, and service. This is our 2nd time renting from Gillian & Vlad and it will not be our last. I hesitate to give such a glowing review because I'd rather keep the availability of this treasure to myself. .
Perfect location with a view!!
My wife and I had an opportunity to spend 5 nights there last week. It is in the perfect location with the Lagoon and Waikiki Beach a 5 minute walk away. An abundance of restraunts and shopping are within steps of the condo. Everything about the condo was as advertised and we were glad we made the decision to stay here. Quiet and comfortable. Close to all the main entertainment areas. And what can I say about the view from the Lanai. The pictures attached are actual photo's that I took. We will definately go back and stay here again!
Thank you for the kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your return visit. The views from the lanai are wonderful!
I can't stop smiling! Perfect location!
We arrived 5 days before Christmas and stayed for 8 days. We had such a wonderful location and the views everyday were breathtaking! I chose this location for the views and my 2 college age daughters. One swam in the ocean every morning the other went running on the beach every day. You have 2 beaches to choose from ala Moana (5 min walk) and Waikiki (5 minute walk). We enjoyed the fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village next door on Friday night. Best view is from the Yacht Club, short walk through the middle of the marina. Parking garage was $20.-/day, there was no weekly discount. There is street parking beside the marina, parking meter $1.-/hr. Red Lobster is on the first floor no reservation accepted. Go early or after 8pm as the lines are long. The aBC store is across the street, very well stocked for short term items, ie, milk. We grocery shopped at Safeway in Hawaii Kai and Longs Drugstore. The International Market Place is a fun place to browse/shop. We also went to the Flea Market at aloha Stadium. Saturday mornings there is a Farmers Market outside Sears at ala Moana Mall. Great place for local grown food. People are friendly and helpful.
We are so glad you all had such a good time. We really appreciate all the great info included in your review. Thank you. We look forward to your return visit! Vlad and Gillian
Fun in the Sun
My husband and I stayed in Unit 1286 for 5 days in late-October and enjoyed a relaxing, sun-drenched holiday. The condo was very clean, comfortable, attractive, and well appointed. The view from 1286 out over the Pacific Ocean is fantastic! The location of the Ilikai Marina Condos is excellent. We really like this quieter end of Waikiki. Ala Moana Park, with its gorgeous beach and swimming areas, and ala Moana Mall are a short walk away. It also doesn't take too long to walk into the central part of Waikiki, with its many shops and attractions. There is also excellent bus service from the bus stop near the condo. Another treat is the Hilton Hawaiian Village Friday night fireworks show. The condo's lanai provides an excellent view of the display, or one can walk a short distance to the beach in front of the hotel to watch from the water's edge.
I Will Be Back!!!
Thank you so much Vlad and Gillian! Every detail of this fabulous condo was described spot on and was so easy to find and check in. Beautiful views and very clean. A quick walk to Waikiki beach and the lagoon. The ala Moana Mall is only a few blocks away the other direction and has a huge Foodland store on the north end first floor. So if you stay at this condo you are in the heart of it all. If you are in a hurry for breakfast or too lazy to use the fully outfitted kitchen, there's a McDonald's kitty corner from the condo. And the best ice cream on the planet is not far either, Hawaii's very own Lappert's Ice Cream and also great coffee. I went snorkeling at Hanauma Bay and used the snorkle, mask and flippers that were a perfect fit.Don't forget they are always closed on Tuesdays. The price I paid was a terrific price considering the amenities and location. There is so much to do, and never enough time. Do yourself a favor and stay here...at least a week or two as well. I am saving up for another visit and I won't have to worry about where to stay anymore!!! Everything was so perfect, even the fantastically great water pressure in the shower. Good show Vlad and Gillian!!!
Wow what a view !!!
My wife and I stayed at the condo last august (2012). The easy access to so many facilities - shopping, dinning,the beaches etc. - was one of the great things about the accommodation. We would definately stay there again.
It is a wonderful view! We are so glad you enjoyed you stay. Come back again soon. Vlad and Gillian, Owners
Location, location, location!
Communication with the owner was great - no surprises about anything, including costs, directions, getting into the condo, local contacts if needed, etc. Hubby and I just retired, but we are active, and you can literally walk to most everything, and most of the tour companies will pick you up at adjacent hotels. The view is wonderful (harbor, ocean, Hilton's Friday fireworks and lagoon, Waikiki beach, surfers, distant cruise ships, sunsets). Shopping is within a few minutes walk, and 2 local and 2 major chain restaurants are literally in your building. At far end of the crazy part of Waikiki, you can join the party, but sleep in quiet. Ala Moana shopping center (10 min. walk) has every shop you can think of, and Sam's and Walmart are near there as well. We found costs to be about the same as our shops in Dallas, TX - including food. Walk to the grocery store, load up and taxi back. Walk down past Ft. DeRussy (stop at he excellent army museum there) and get into the glitter stores - Gucci, Prada, Coach, etc. Kitchen has Everythinng you need for meal prep, but I took must-have spices for my TexMex addiction. Tv is HD and ch. 24 has the TV guide as well as good Hawaiin music for backgroud when you're chillin'. Recommended: go early in your stay for an Island tour (we used Gray line), find what you want to go back to, then rent a car for a short time (rental companies on the corner by you); Makani Catamaran for a nice on-the-water experience; Hole-in-the-wall food tour is a must - you'll thank me! Note: Go two hotels over to the Illikai Hotel and get your car rental from the lobby concierge there (Sanitago, if possible). It'll save you money. They will ask you to do a time share thing, but just say 'no' if you're not interested. I only caution you that this is not a luxury condo, but still very nice, and for just me and my husband it was spacious. For more people than that it might be tight. I was very pleased with whole experience!
We are so glad you had such a great time and we look forward to you returning soon again! Gillian Sanda, Owner
Great place, clean, quiet and close to everything!
I liked the location the best. Also the bus system. And don't overlook the restaurant just around the corner close to the marina. It's downstairs, and have the greatest breakfasts.
Great condo that provides excellent value.
This is the second time that we have stayed at this condo. The upgrades are really good and the condo was very comfortable. The only problem was that there was no large pot for cooking, e.g. spaghetti, etc. We bought a stainless steel pot and left it for the next guests. We also bought 2 new pillows as the others were pretty worn and left them. We also left for the next guest 2 snorkels and masks. The housekeepers were very nice and did a good job. It would be helpful to have some decent steak knives, the ones there are pretty poor quality, but other than that, all was good.
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and our renovations! Thank you for the stainless steel pot, pillows, snorkels and masks. We really appreciate your additions. We are staying in the condo ourselves now, doing paint touch ups, adding art work etc. We have bought new steak knives! We look forward to your next visit.
Great deal for your money.
Our unit was clean, easy to get into, very safe. Washer and dryers on 8th - very clean - all in working order. We could walk everywere, security people helpful and friendly. Parking was a breeze, always found a spot. We feel it was quieter than staying "Where the action really is". Have nothing negative to say. Only minor concern was kitchen countertop appeared to have been previously water damaged, but no big deal as far as we were concerned - we just had to be careful to keep it dry. Would go back again. Fireworks great to watch from our little lanai. Close proximity to "ABC Stores" made getting our coffee and breakfast items very easy. View overlooking the marina and ocean a real plus.
Fun in Hawaii
The unit was nice and clean. It met our needs for 3 adults (my husband, my mother and me). Note on the cupboard said there were snorkels, but none were there. The view was great and the fireworks were an extra treat. The location was not overly convenient to the things we wanted to do, I was glad we had a car even though parking it cost us an extra $100 for the 5 days. Waikiki beach is close enough, but very crowded.
Wonderful place to stay
1286 is a great base to enjoy what Hawaii has to offer, the condo is appointed with nice furnishings, very clean , the kitchen is well appointed with all the that you need to cook, but ths location has many resturants with in five mintues walk , so there is no need to cook. Three resturants are directly connected to the condo , we ate at all of them and all were resonable priced and had outstanding service. The lagoon to the left of the condo is wonderful for familys , and beach in front of it is also a great place for a swim , being directly opersite the marina was nice and was not noisey at night. communcation from the owners was fantastic and we would stay there again in a heart beat.
Be sure if you arrive by shuttle that they drop you off at the Ilakai Marina and not the hotel. We were able to open the door in 2 trys. Don't be shocked like we were when you look at the kitchen floor. It looks like it's dirty but it's not. Just alot of wear and tear. It really should be replaced. Everything that we needed during our stay was provided. Thank you for the salt & pepper, spices, coffee, sugar, and all the etc. It made shopping alot easier, and what a nice suprise to find the shopping cart. It really came in handy. Everything was fresh and clean. The flat screen tv is a plus. It was easy to do laundry no one else was there. There is a little noise from the street if the door is open during the night. We just left it closed until around 1 or 2 in the morning and was fine. It is alot quieter during the weekdays. The fireworks were great. I've never been that close. This is a very safe place. We saw the guard everytime we went in and out. The view is to die for. We watched our cruise ship come in the morning before we left. A cooler, beach towels and chairs were available. We would stay here agian only longer due to the cleaning fee.
You just missed being the first guests to enjoy our new ceramic tile flooring through out the condo, so no longer do we have a worn kitchen floor! Gillian, owner unit 1286
Great place to stay!
My husband & 2 teenage children stayed in this condo for 6 days. It was more than sufficient for our needs. It was very clean & well-maintained. We would definitely stay there again.
the purpose of our trip to Oahu was a long over due vacation, and vacation it was thanks to the comfort of this condo. We did not rent a car as the bus service was so accessible and we were able to walk most places. A highlight of our stay in the condo was the great view of the fireworks in the lagoon Friday nights. We look forward to our next visit to Oahu and will definitely hope the condo is available!
There was a small problem with the plumbing, but it was taken care of quickly and with great care/consideration for our plans. We were well taken care of. The condo was clean and neat and had a great view of the marina. The location couldn't have been better! It was walking distance from anything we needed. I couldn't have picked a better place to stay.
As my stay was brief, because I relocated to the Hawaii Price right next store. There was no night security lock on the door, there is a dead bolt that is keyed from the outside, no other security style locks. The first night there were escapes convicts on the island that had not been caught. The first night there were people outside my door attempting to get into the condo mistakingly thinking this was there condo. There was only a bolt that intended as a lock for the sliding door. I called the name that was listed in the manual that was inside the condo, twice with no response (actually it was hand written into the manual), I was later informed when emailing the owner that there was a name of a person called Kat that was on my initial paperwork (this was not the ER contact in the manual that stays in the condo). There was no attempt to make any of this right, just the standard cut and paste of "here is our policy", as I incurred all of the charges for the safer location for the remainder of my stay. The appearrance of the condo was not as much of a concern as the security risk, it is still on the "aged" worn side, the carpet is stained in areas, the pillows on the chairs in the dining area are stained, the floor in the kitchen is cut up in areas. everything else is standard (bed with big flowered average spread, couch that is average, tv's and basic appliances, and several items for an extended stay-beach items and such) If you would feel safe with just a regular lock, only use this as a place to sleep and you were going to pay the reduced rate that I found (99/night), then this condo would be a consideration. My reguirements for a business stay are not excessive, this condo did not reach even the basic need of safety for a stay by myself.
We are sorry you had such a bad experience in our condo. What a terrible way to spend a night, imagining these escaped convicts, all heading for the Ilikai Marina! However, the security and comfort of our guests is our primary concern. We had never had any previous complaints about our locks. Since your visit we have installed a modern keyless locking system and have done away with lockbox. We have also installed an additional bolt lock on the inside. The keyless locking system was planned, but the extra inside security bolt is in your honor! The security at the Ilikai Marina is well maintained and on June 26, the day of your arrival, a security guard was on duty. In the Welcome Manual we give the number of the security office, and the call is forwarded to the cell phone of the guard on duty in case he is on his rounds. If you had called the number of security in the welcome book, they would have been able re-assure you as well as check the security video screens. The resident managers number is also in the Welcome Book. We had recently changed our local contact and we apologize for not having updated the information in the Welcome Book. However we did give you the name and number of our new local assistant in our correspondence. It is now also on the condo door. We bought the condo 18 months ago. At that time we bought a top of the line king-size Simmons Beautyrest bed and mattress, so it would be considered above average. We bought the queen-size sofa bed at The HomeWorld, the nicest furniture store in Honolulu, along with dining room table, chairs etc. Several of our guests mentioned in the posted reviews how comfortable the bed was and how beautifully furnished the condo was. We stayed in the condo 3 weeks prior to your visit and unfortunately we did not notice any stains on the dining room chairs, as we certainly would have done something about it. The appliances are all new and were installed when we bought the condo. The photos and the video on the alohacondos.com site speak for themselves, however, since taken last year, we have added beautiful artwork in the living room and the bedroom and a flat screen TV in the bedroom. We did not replace the carpet or the kitchen flooring yet, but have always planned to replace the existing flooring in the entire condo with porcelain tile this year in the fall, which is being implemented. It is a pity you waited 10 days to contact us about your unfortunate experience. You did have our e-mail and telephone number.
We had a great stay in condo 1286. Check in was easy. We didn't rent a car so I don't know about parking. But I do recommend a city bus pass. The condo itself is quiet, there is evening and weekend security for the building. The kitchen floor is very slippery with socks on, so be careful making the corner there! The shower door was a little soap scummy, but otherwise the condo was very clean. I travelled with my 16 month old, I wasn't too crazy about the electrical cords (lamp cord, and an extension cord) They are big temptations for a child. There are lots of pots and pans and other utensils but they are well used. All in all I would stay in condo 1286 again. And I would recommed it.
Great family vacation
We really lucked out when we found this condo available for our travel dates. The communication between us and the owners were excellent. When travelling with kids it can be stressfull if you are jammed into a small space but that was not the case with condo 1286. We had plenty of room for us and our two children. The pull out Queen bed was more than enough for them and the privacy sliding door was useful when we wanted to stay up later. The view is incredible! We got there on a Friday so we saw the Friday night fireworks that the Hilton puts on right from our room/lani. Kids loved it! The condo was stocked with everything we needed for the beach along with a cooler which came in handy everyday! There is a laundry service available on the 8th floor which was easy to use and handy to have available espcially when you are swimming in salt water all day everyday. The location was ok, a little far from the main Waikiki strip but there is a bus that you can catch out front and if you don't mind walking then you can get there in about 20 mins along the beach walkway. As for groceries, you would be best going to the Foodland at the ala Moana shopping centre and taking a taxi back if you don't have car. It will only cost you about 7 dollars. You can walk to the mall it's only a 5 mins walk and well worth it! I could go on and on but I won't, If you are looking at renting 1286 I would tell you do it you won't regret it. We are already looking at going back very soon! Thanks Valdimir and Gillian!
Very Pleasant Stay
A view to die for. Very comfortable and quiet. We will be returning very soon.
Value for money,location...
A spacious apartment located a short walk to ala Moana shopping centre or Waikiki. Bus and restaurants close by. Views from the Hilton hotel lagoon, across the alawai Marina to Magic Island. Bring your binoculars. You can leave the sliding door open on cool nights, the street below has little traffic to keep you awake. The big bed is comfortable, balcony small, but who cares? Older style kitchen with modern appliances,loads of fridge space. 1286 suited us, we would stay there again.
I love the ocean and yachts. The room 1286 was just the right one with beatiful landscape of yacht harbor and sunset. Ilikai Marina Cond is located just around the corner of world famous shopping center, Ala Moana Shopping Center and the transportation is very convinient. The guide to the Ilikai Marina and the room was perfect and I had no trouble to get into the room from Honolulu Int. Airport. The room was clean and equipped with all the kitchen goods, even rice steamer. Internet cable was available with charge free, although american Hotels often impose the charge. Moreover, I could feel the warm heart of the owner who helped the communication. I recommend this room for everyone to visit Waikiki.
Nice condo in prime location - Ilikai Marina Condo 1286
This is a very nice condo with ocean view. It had all necessary kitchen equipments. Condo is in prime location closer to mall and resturants. We really enjoyed staying there. Cons: Expensive to park car.
The condo was great. Thank you very much! We had a wonderful time as usual. We go every year like clockwork. We might as well own a property there but this condo gave us the home we needed and more. It was very close to shopping and beaches. It has a wonderful view of the fireworks on Fridays that Hilton Hawaiian Village puts out every week. It provided a haven for my tires children after a full day at the beach. Parking is quite expensive but otherwise, this condo has all the amenities of home except you are in paradise.
We are so pleased you had such a good time. Thank you for taking the trouble and writing such a nice review. Come again! Gillian and Vlad Sanda Owners, Ilikai Marina Condo 1286
Great value and great view
We very much enjoyed staying at this condo. The views are wonderful, and the condo was very clean, comfortable, and conveniently located. Many household appliances and sundries are provided for your convenience. We highly recommend to anyone looking for great value for money in Waikiki and don't require amenities of a hotel such as a concierge or pool.
Convenient and Comfortable Ten Days Stay
Condo 1286 is conveniently located to shopping, beach and public transport. Our previous stays in Waikiki have been in expensive, tiny hotel rooms. Staying in full sized apartment made our holiday so much more enjoyable and economical. The thorough description and photos on aloha Condos site are accurate, and dealings with the owners were prompt and helpful (eg being allowed to leave luggage early in morning in condo before afternoon check-in).
Great view, quiet, clean #1286
This was our fourth time renting a condo at the Ilikai Marina. We never stayed at unit 1286 before. Being on a higher floor and farther away from the elevators, the unit was nice and quiet. The unit has basic amenities, fully-stocked kitchen, good air conditioning and comfortable bed. The bathroom faucet could use upgrading, it was rather dingy. Beach chairs would have been a nice touch--we had those available in previous units as well as other little amenities like boogie boards, etc. Owners were friendly and provided quick responses to emails. WiFi was available by piggy-backing off available signals within the building so it was hit & miss. For the price, it was a good value.
The condo was everything I hoped it to be. It was very nice. I loved the private bedroom that could be completely closed off from the rest of the condo. I was pleased at all the little surprises like beach towels,beach chairs and a cooler. They thought of everything. We even found a filtering water picture in the fridge. Just across the street was a McDonalds and a little store called ABC were you can buy everything from souvenirs to groceries. The building has several nice restaurants, however we cooked most of our meals in the fully stocked kitchen.
Best vacation yet
Best value for the buck. We will be back again.
Nice condo, tastefully decorated, well cared for and well equipped. Owners obviously take pride in their place and are very nice to deal with. Convenient and very versatile floor plan. Quite central. Interesting, ever changing view. Walk to beach. Easy to access by car. Cars are reasonably priced to rent but parking is expensive in Waikiki. Guess it all evens out. Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse and Charthouse on bottom floor of the building and shopping on the next block. Only criticisms are some street noise but (not unexpected in the middle of the city) and small balcony but oceanfront location makes up for that. No complaints.
well taken care of by the Renter. All details covered!
The service and assistance received from the renter were outstanding and above most expectations.The condo was as good as it appears on the web site.The location is great if only 2 blocks from a beach is what you are looking for.Loved the close proximity to the Ala Moana Mall.Great view of the Marina/ocean.Was a treat to have the option to cook my own meals.Best water pressure you will ever experience in a shower.Choose this Renter for a well taken care of vacation.
Location, price, accommodations cannot be beat
We are first-timers to Hawaii-still there as I write this- and were fortunate that Vlad and Gillian had three days available. Their condo deserves all the praise that it has received It was beautifully equipped with a full kitchen and was immaculate. The bed was large and very comfortable. Having a local phone saved us many extra cell phone minutes. The lanai is small, but fits two, and we used it often.. It overlooks the marina and the ocean. From the building it is a short walk to the beaches in front of the neighboring Hilton and to Waikiki, in one direction. There was good shopping close by. (At the Ala Moana Market Place, we enjoyed Mauana Loa Poi Bowl in the food court. Be sure to season the poi with the Lomi Lomi Salmon. The Island Vantage coffee stand in the court made one of the best espressos I've ever had. Our only problem was with WiFi, because I brought our old, less sensitive, laptop with us. Although there were accessible networks all around, I got the best, though still variable, reception by paying for the Metro18 network. We highly recommend this unit and hope to stay in it again. This would have been great at twice the price.
Comfortable and convenient
Stayed here after an earlier stay in similar condo in Illikai Marina complex. We knew the ropes--parking, elevators, 11 a.m. checkout, etc. While lanai is miniscule, view of marina and beyond is great. We had all we needed in condo, which was convenient to walking Waikiki and driving out of town.
Beautifully furnished, great location
We had stayed at another unit in the Ilikai Marina previously so we knew we'd like the location and view. 1286 was very nicely furnished and, as we knew from prior visits, has a view we love. Vilad and Gillian were wonderful to deal with and provided complete information so our arrangements before and throughout our stay were very smooth.
This was our first trip to Hawaii and Gillian and Vlad made sure it was perfect. The condo is even better than the photos show and was spotless, cool and welcoming when we arrived. Nice extra touches included ice in the freezer, filtered water in the fridge and a guidebook to help with things to do. There were also coffee filters and a generous assortment of spices for cooking. Truly fully equipped. The view was spectacular, the bed extremely comfy. Linens and towels were plentiful and of high quality. It is only a short stroll to the Hilton Lagoon and beach. There is an ABC store steps away and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The only negative was the poor attitude of the attendants working in the parking garage. We will definitely stay here again and would recommend this condo highly to anyone else wanting a quiet, beautiful, perfect stay. Gillian and Vlad are awesome hosts. A special thanks also to Mary for making sure everything was so clean and tidy.
postcard picture perfect
-wonderful view of the many aspects of the ocean.. -very comfortable full kitchen full bedroom condo -near fast food and small "mini marts" (walking distance) -parking $17/day (park on D near elevators) very convenient no hassel in and out. -easy drive to airport and Arizona memorial -good kitchen utinsels; rice maker, brita water pitcher (saves $3/gal) -fireworks on Friday night