3 Star Studio Ocean View Kitchen Lanai Sleeps 1 to 4
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Island Colony condo description
Why do so many want to stay at Island Colony #2206?
How many studio hotel rooms that are located in the Heart of Waikiki are within 6 minutes walk to the beach, have a 104 sq ft Lanai with clear glass railing, full kitchen, sleep 1 to 4, include free broad band Wifi within a secure building featuring resort like amenities? Not many. Not in this price range. Good luck!
Just what defines the Heart of Waikiki? A healthy debate!
It's only a 3 minute walk to the International Market Place where 1,224 people pass every 15 minutes during peak evening hours -- the highest concentration of pedestrian traffic in Waikiki, according to a study completed by the University of Hawaii. King William Kana'ina Lunalilo (1835- 1874), the first elected king in Hawaiian history, had a summer residence here. The site also offers nearby entertainment, dining, Hawaiian Heritage, asian culture and shopping at world-class Waikiki Beachwalk, Luxury Row and Royal Hawaiian Center. The condo is 4 minutes to the Royal Hawaiian Center , 6 minutes Waikiki Beachwalk , 8 minutes to Ft De Russy Park, 8 minutes to Luxury Row, 16 minutes to the Honolulu Zoo, 16 minutes to Kapiolani Park and 24 minutes to the Waikiki Aquarium.
When you consider pedestrian traffic density, history, closeness to the main attractions our location is the clear winner. If you stay at our condo you shouldn't need a car to enjoy Waikiki.
What's the point going all the way to Waikiki and not be able to lounge comfortably on your own Lanai, have different things to watch -- morning, noon, afternoon, evening and at night? In spite of that there are many hotel rooms in Waikiki with no Lanai. Some have a tiny ledge big enough for cramped seating. When it comes to Lanais, bigger is better! Our Lanai is a spacious 104 sq ft with outdoor furniture. Who wants to look through bars when they are sitting down? No one! That's why our contemporary clear see through glass railing is better! Why put your bare feet on lenoleum or carpet when you can walk on genuine limestone, travertine floors through out.
What can you see from the Lanai? Rockpile surfbreak, awesome sunsets, starry nights, Friday evening fireworks, mid morning Manoa Valley rainbows, afternoon outrigger canoes paddling along the Ala Wai, Punchbowl National Monument - extinct volcano and the Ala Wai Golf course. Plenty! Will all the other studios have views with this much? Of course not. Just check out their photos -- or lack of them!
In today's connected world guests are often joined together at the hip with a Wireless device. Who wants a room with no Internet? Dial up? No Wifi? Per minute charges? Security issues? Are you out of your mind? Our unit comes with free, secure, dedicated, broadband Wifi. Once wired, always wired.
The variety and quality of food and restaurants in Waikiki is fantastic but who wouldn't appreciate the convenience, and cost saving option of their own fully equipped kitchen? Not a soul! In our kitchen you have a full size refrigerator, freezer, 2 burner cook top, microwave, garbage disposal, rice cooker, toaster, cookware and table ware -- mmmm. bring on the groceries and snacks!
Some Studios only sleep 2. Others that sleep 4 often have 2 beds taking up too much floor space -- standing room only! Ours is and ideal combination, 1 full bed and 1 full Italian leather sofa sleeper (double/full = 54 in × 75 in). Beds are made up with 600 thread count linens, comfy comforters and cool pillows. It sleeps up to 4 guests, in style with room to stretch! This unit has a total of 413 sq ft living area (309 Interior and 104 Lanai)
And what of the bathroom? Ours has a built in cast iron tub, fixed shower head, corian shower walls and sink, toilet, a designer mirror, halogen pendant lighting, soffit lighting and forced air ventilation, towels included. -- deluxe features not commonly found in the other guy's units.
Even though there is so much to do and so many services nearby, isn't it fine to have a secure wrap-around 6th floor recreation terrace with a swimming pool, whirlpool, outdoor furniture, shady trellises and a sauna? And, if you need to get some small stuff or wash a load of laundry, there is a mini-mart and coin operated laundry on the same level. And for your peace of mind, the building has 24 hour security guards, cameras and a keyed entrance. To top it off, Island Colony is the tallest and largest building in Waikiki standing at 43 floors topped with a steep pitch roof over 700 units - even Trump Tower won't beat that! Just in case you are waiting to hook up with somebody and have nothing to do, there is free Wifi in the large, open air, tropical lobby. And there is no need to go hunting for parking when you can rent from Pro Park in the building, park for free along un-metered Ala Wai Blvd or utilize a plethora of other parking options.
For transportation convenience it's 1 minute to City Bus stop or Waikiki Trolley. Or it's zero minutes to Enterprise Rent A Car (cars and scooters) on the ground floor of the building. There are bicycle racks and surfboard storage on the ground floor as well.
OK. Go ahead and shop till you drop but we think you are beginning to see the difference between our condo and the other guys. Maybe you are even wondering if you've looked long enough!
Contact us to reserve your vacation dates in paradise now!
We are comitted to serving you and making this your most spectacular vacation accomodation value ever!
Warm Regards, Mami & Robin
Closeness to select major attractions and conveniences:
Waikiki Beach 6 minutes -- yesss!
International Market Place 3 minutes
Historic Waikiki Trail 4 minutes
Royal Hawaiian Hotel 4 minutes
Royal Hawaiian Center 4 mintues
Waikiki Beachwalk 6 minutes
Luxury Row 8 minutes
Honolulu Zoo 16 minutes
Waikiki Aquarium 24 minutes
Ala Moana Center 29 minutes
City Bus stop and Waikiki Trolley stop 1 minute
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only:
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4
- Full size Beds (1). Halogen reading lights. Bed is medium firmness. Headboard., Baby Cribs (1) Can be rented directly from http://www.hawaiianrentall.com/ Send us a copy of your paid rental reservation and we will pick up and drop off for $25 fee., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Full size Italian leather sofa sleeper. (double/full size bed = 54 in × 75 in or 137 cm × 191 cm)...moreless
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
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- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
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Pool & Spa
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Location & View
- Golf Course View
- Mountain View
- Water Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Jet Skiing
- Basketball Court
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Fitness Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Stand Up Paddle Surfing
ReviewsWrite a review
Everything is great, especially the view!Guest comment entered by owner
Everything is great, especially the view!
From: Folker S. Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2013 7:48 PM To: Robin Glass Subject: Folker S. - Sep 29 to Oct 1 - Listing #183064 Everything is great, especially the view! Folker S. Berlin, Germany
- Guest Folker S. Berlin, Germany
- Date of stay 09/29/13
- Review Submitted 09/30/13
We enjoyed the balcony!!!Guest comment entered by owner
We enjoyed the balcony!!!
From: Raymond L Sent: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 7:41 AM Subject: Inquiry from Raymond L - Aug 20 to 28 - Listing #183064 Hi Robin, We had a lovely time in your apartment and enjoyed the balcony the most for our morning breakfasts!!!. Again thank you Raymond, BC, Canada
- Guest Raymond L, BC, Canada
- Date of stay 08/27/13
- Review Submitted 08/27/13
Not everything it is made out to be
Not everything it is made out to be
On the positive side, the condo is clean, centrally located, safe & secure. It has cableTV, WiFi and AirCon. What you notice once you have been there for 5 mins however are the following; The towels in the bathroom do not appear to be professionally laundered. They are the smallest towels imaginable - HELLO this is Hawaii - don't you think beach towels might be appropriate in addition to some decent sized bath towels? There are no dishtowels provided. You can cook on the cooktop but how do you wash & dry the dishes afterwards? There is mis-matched crockery and glassware, pretty basic stuff that needs to be attended to. Nice Italian leather sofa bed - BUT, no pillows and nothing other than the sheets provided. We have used VRBO properties all around the world and the ethos seems to be, if you have left-over non-perishable items you leave them behind for the next guest to use (e.g. coffee, tea, sauces, cooking staples, laundry powder etc). There was nothing in this property when we arrived, not even soap in the bathroom! We had plenty of things that other guests might make use of when we left (we had even purchased a beach umbrella that we could not take back home) but we left them at the local backpackers as leaving things for the next guest does not seem to be part of the deal at this property. The Aircon system has an evaporator tray underneath it out on the Lanai. As the aircon has to work non-stop (it is a small unit) the water overflows onto the carpet on the lanai - expect your shoes, or whatever you leave on the lanai to be wet in the morning. Much is made in the description of being part of the "Island Colony" location. This property is *not* part of the hotel complex in the same building. The 22nd floor looks like it has not had a refit since the building was completed (30+ years ago?). There are better properties available for this price.
- Guest Gerard L. (Wellington New Zealand)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/24/13
Owner response: Thank you. The subject review is an opportunity for a friendly reminder that there’s a reason for all the details in the vrbo advertisement. It’s so guests coming from all parts of the world with varying customs will know what to expect and what they will need to bring that’s not included and where to call for help if they have any questions during their stay. As other reviewers have mentioned, the condo is accurately described. We have several guests that have been staying in the condo for up to 5 yearly visits. As advertised and shown in the photos the unit has kitchen sink, garbage disposal, hot and cold water. That’s where you wash dishes. Dishwashers are not allowed in the building. Dishes can be dried with a dish towel or paper towels. The queen bed is always made up with 4 standard size pillows and in this instance there were 2 more stored under the queen bed for the sofa sleeper. 4 to 6 pillows should have been enough for 3 persons. To clarify, Island Colony is the name of the entire building comprised of over 700 units. Aqua Skyline at Island Colony is the name the company that operates only 200 of the units. Although Aqua rates for comparable units are significantly higher, their units do not include free in room Wifi, full size refrigerator-freezer, cookware or leather furniture. They don't provide beach towels, beach equipment or foodstuffs either. The property recently completed one of the most recent renewals in Waikiki at a cost of $6.5MM. It included a new swimming pool, deck, outdoor furniture, barbecues, whirlpool, sauna, lobby, e-key security system and elevators with granite, travertine, flagstone, slate, tile, stainless and mahogany finishes. The formidable renovation combined with the building's other features and location, make Island Colony one of the most attractive vacation residences for the budget traveler in Waikiki.
you all have a lovely place I plan to visit againGuest comment entered by owner
you all have a lovely place I plan to visit again
From: Sol C. Sent: Saturday, August 10, 2013 4:30 AM To: Robin Glass Subject: Re: Inquiry from Solenia C. - Aug 1 to 8 - Listing #183064 Thanks Robin, you all have a lovely place. Everyone was very friendly and helpful, which made our stay even more enjoyable. I plan to visit again one day, and will keep your contact info. I don't think I got those pillow cases right, but I'm glad to hear that you were happy with our cleaning detail. :) Until we meet again...mahalo! Solenia C., South Bend, Indiana Owner comment: We recommend Solenia C. to all vrbo.com owners
- Guest Solenia C., South Bend, Indiana
- Date of stay 08/08/13
- Review Submitted 08/10/13
We stayed in your Island Colony apartment in JuneGuest comment entered by owner
We stayed in your Island Colony apartment in June
Inquiry from Elisabeth V.B. - Jun 15 to 18 - Listing #183064 Hi Robin, We stayed in your Island Colony apartment in June and had a lovely time. Thanks, Betsy V.B., Edwards, Colorado
- Guest Betsy V.B., Edwards, Colorado
- Date of stay 06/18/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
we recommend your place to family and friendsGuest comment entered by owner
we recommend your place to family and friends
From: Andrew K Sent: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 12:41 PM To: Robin Glass Subject: Re: Inquiry from Andrew K - Jul 14 to 21 - Listing #183064 Thanks Robin for letting us stay at your condo. We had a truly remarkable time in Hawaii and we will come back and recommend your place to family and friends. Andrew K, Vancouver, BC
- Guest Andrew K, Vancouver, BC
- Date of stay 07/21/13
- Review Submitted 07/23/13
[My mother] really enjoyed the place and her stay.Guest comment entered by owner
[My mother] really enjoyed the place and her stay.
From: Heather B Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:29 PM Subject: Re: Inquiry from Heather B - Jun 30 to Jul 7 - Listing #183064 Hi, My mother and I just wanted to say thank you for allowing her to stay in your place while she was here visiting. She really enjoyed the place and her stay. Heather B, Salem, North Carolina
- Guest Heather B, Salem, North Carolina
- Date of stay 07/07/13
- Review Submitted 07/12/13
Great affordable rental for a small group
Great affordable rental for a small group
Robin was great to work with, and his instructions on how to reserve the rental were easy to follow. The rental was meticulously clean when we arrived for our two night stay, which was extremely comfortable with working appliances and AC. The best thing about the studio was that it was central and walking distance to pretty much everything, including tons of restaurants, bars, and the beach. I've already recommended the property to a couple friends looking to stay in Waikiki. Thanks for a great stay!
- Guest D Hs (CA)
- Date of stay 06/07/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway.
Owner response: We heartily recommend Debbie H to all vacation rental owners. She was very professional and took care of the Condo like it was her own home. The Condo was clean and ordered when she checked out the same as it was when she checked in. We are glad she and her group felt comfortable to relax, explore and enjoy their vacation in a home away from home in Waikiki.
The stay was extremely comfortableGuest comment entered by owner
The stay was extremely comfortable
From: Debbie H Sent: Monday, June 17, 2013 3:46 PM To: Robin Glass Subject: Re: Inquiry from Debbie H - Jun 7 to 9 - Listing #183064 Great, thanks Robin. The stay was extremely comfortable, and I've already told a couple ppl about your rental. Thanks for contributing to a great vacation. Debbie H, Walnut, CA
- Guest Debbie H, Walnut, CA
- Date of stay 06/09/13
- Review Submitted 06/17/13
We would not hesitate to recommend it to othersGuest comment entered by owner
We would not hesitate to recommend it to others
Inquiry from Robert S - May 18 to 26 - Listing #183064 Once again, we do appreciate your hospitality in letting us stay in your condo and would not hesitate to reccomend it to others. Thank you, Robert & Nelia S., Torrence, California
- Guest Robert S., Torrence, California
- Date of stay 05/26/13
- Review Submitted 06/01/13
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Dec 15 - Jan 11, 2014
3 night min stay
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3 night min stay
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- Tax Rate 13.962%
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Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: We like kite surfing, mountain hiking and running.
Why the Owner Chose Island Colony:
Hawaii is a popular destination and it's easy to get here. It is serviced by 27 major airlines from US, Canada, New Zealand, Alaska, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Philippines, The Netherlands, Europe and Inter-Island. http://www6.hawaii.gov/dot/airports/hnl/hnl_airlines.htm. It is also served by 23 passenger cruise vessels (2009) http://hawaii.gov/dot/harbors/file-links/passenger-cruise-schedules/oahucruise2009.pdf It's also easy to get around the Island on the award winning bus system, by car, scooter, limo and tour bus. Nearby attractions/activities include beaches, water sports, air sports, mountain sports, dance, polynesian culture, cuisine, musuems, shopping, dining, night life, zoo, botanical gardens, concerts, theater, ballet, opera, outer island tours, workshops, conventions. Personal experiences: This is where Mami spent her childhood summers, college and graduate school years. She came back after working in China. Robin attended UH & HPU and returned after working in Tahiti, Canada and Europe.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
Convenience: It's a short walk to the beach and major attractions in Waikiki. Transportation to the airport and around the island is easy. Favorite rituals: Dinner together. Hula shows. Walk along the beach and Ala Wai Canal. Friday evening fireworks show. Kite surfing.
- Primary: (808) 358-1774 (Hawaii, USA)
- Secondary: (808) 372-9136
6 minutes walk to the beach!
Magnificent city lights and starry nights view, as seen from your Lanai.
Friday evening fireworks as seen from your Lanai
Corion vanity and shower walls, recessed tub light, vanity halogen pendant light
Enjoy the trade winds breezes or switch on the air conditioner
Afternoon outrigger paddler on Ala Wai Canal - as seen from Lanai
8 minutes to the New Waikiki Beachwalk
Island Colony is Waikiki's tallest and largest building (center with blue roof)
104 sq ft Lanai with outdoor furniture and see-through glass railing
Partial ocean view, Waikiki Surfbreak - Rockpile - zoom photo as seen from Lanai
Kitchen with stove, refrigerator, microwave, sink, disposal, coffee maker
Studio sleeps 4. Queen bed, Italian leather sofa bed, Cable TV, free WiFi
Ala Wail Golf Course - as seen from Lanai
Secure 6th floor terrace with swimming pool, whirlpool spa, sauna, trellis
Punchbowl National Monument - an extinct volcanoe - as seen from Lanai
Excellent service in Japanese, English, Chinese & French - Mami & Robin
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