'Ernest Hemingway Retreat', Ocean Front, Huge 1 Bedroom Corner End
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Ilikai Marina condo description
Newly Remodeled Aug 2012, Designer Decor, Ocean Front Condo in Ilikai Marina 10th floor. Largest condo in the building, offering 2 lanai's, 850 SF of luxury. City and Mountain Views. 2 Flat Screen TV's with surround sound, Designer Kitchen and bath with Granite counter tops and stainless appliances to prepare those gourmet meals or just pour a lovely cocktail to relax and enjoy.
- 850 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1) Frontgage EZ bed
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Catering Available:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Parking Off Street:
- Covered Parking:
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- *Floor Area: 850 sq. ft *Theme: activity; adventure
- Satellite / Cable
- DVD Player
Location & View
- Beach View
- Ocean View
- Equestrian Events
- Deepsea Fishing
- Basketball Court
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Roller Blading
- Recreation Center
- Theme Parks
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
- Sight Seeing
- Scenic Drives
- Paddle Boating
- Whale Watching
- Water Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Nearest Airport : Honolulu International Airport at 18 Miles Nearest Motorway : Hwy 1 at 4 Miles Nearest Beach : Waikiki Nearest Barpub : In the building 4 separate bars Nearest Golf : Waialae Country Club at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chart House, Red Lobster, Outback Steak House +4 Car: not necessary ...moreless
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We enjoyed our stay at the condo. Close to the beach, the Ala Moana shopping mall, bus stops and restaurants. We went with some friends to the Shore Bird restaurant one evening. We barbequed our own steak which was great fun and the salad bar was so good. After you have your steak, remember to take some pieces of pineapple from the salad bar and throw it on the barbeque. So delicious. Now back to the condo. Cupboards were well stocked. Felt like home. The condo is in a quiet location close to the marina. Would definitely stay here again. Janna is very helpful. We had to leave the condo by 11a.m. on the day we were leaving and our flight wasn't until evening. I didn't know what to do with my suitcase so I wrote Janna. She told us to leave the suitcase at the Ilikia Hotel. They look after your suitcase for $1.00 and a tip is appreciated. Thank you Janna. We had a wonderful time in Hawaii.
- Guest Fauline S.
- Date of stay 02/22/14
- Review Submitted 03/07/14
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
In general the condo was comfortable, clean & as represented in the promotional material online. If you look at the description on VRBO it mentions the mountain/city view, but if you go on the You Found Paradise website it states that it is overlooking the Waikiki Yacht Harbor & this is not correct. As for having 2 Lanai's, this is a correct statement but there is no real practical way of sitting on them as they are too small to even have the chairs facing out. They are for standing on & leaning on the railing. The vertical blinds need to be completely replaced as there was a slat laying on the floor when we walked in and another one fell off when I tried to open the living room ones & the tracks do not operate very well anymore. There are numerous other slats rolled up & in the closet. As for the carpet I guess it is clean but it is certainly showing its age & should be replaced. If we were to go back to Honolulu we would likely look for a different property to stay in. The location is good & is close to transportation for the side trips further from the area.
- Guest Delmer B.
- Date of stay 02/09/14
- Review Submitted 03/03/14
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Well I guess I set myself up for this negative review because this guest read the prior comments about my kindness in offering the previous reviewer an upgrade to an ocean view for free. This guest called me upon arrival requesting an upgrade to an ocean view (what a coincidence). In regards to slats in the closet, they are for a reason; guests unfamiliar with how they work break them all the time, hence spare ones in the closet. I'm very appreciative that this guest said the condo was represented exactly like the VRBO website described and it was very comfortable and clean. In regard to the carpet, this condo was gutted 17 months ago and remodeled from top to bottom including new carpet so I disagree that it needs to be replaced. I really appreciate constructive criticism and pride myself on representing my properties accurately. I provide a video so that my guests can see a true representation of the condo and view. If available my guests are invited to upgrade to an ocean view at the prevailing rate for that condo.
Condo was lovely, clean and well equipped. Very comfortable. Bed linens were thin, but bed and pillows comfortable. The condo view was disappointing as it overlooked the roof of a 6 story car garage. Also the condo did not have a pool nor an outside patio and with very small balconies, there was no convenient outside are to enjoy. Carpents were quite soiled in places. Owner was very accommodating .
- Guest Jacqui B.
- Date of stay 11/09/13
- Review Submitted 11/25/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, tourists without a car.
Owner response: Actually I'm shocked at this review, as this guest called me upon there arrival saying where's the ocean view, which I asked them to review the VRBO website that states a mountain city view. Because I wanted them to have a wonderful holiday, I offered to upgrade them to a ocean front condo for free, which they declined because they loved the homey feeling of the "Earnest Hemingway Retreat". I appreciate the comment on how clean and well supplied the condo was but never in our many communications did they ever say they saw a spot on the carpet. I would have had it cleaned immediately! This condo is huge and has 2 lanai's one has 2 chairs and a table. This condo is on the 10th floor yes if you look down you will see the 6th floor parking structure but if you look out and up you will see the gorgeous skyline and city lights and mountain range behind them. I have a condo next door at the Ilikai Hotel that has a pool, I offer my Ilikai Marina guests pool passes to enjoy that pool. I'm very disappointed in this review, I try so hard to deliver an awesome vacation experience and have been accused of caring to much. This condo is gorgeous and guests love it and so do I.
When me and my boyfriend first walked in, we thought there were still people staying in there because both of the tv's were on. But I guess the cleaners left those on for us. Anyway, I love this condo! First off, Janna was very helpful before and during our stay. The listing description and photos are very accurate. Janna was kind enough to provide beach mats, umbrellas, boogie boards, beach chairs, etc. This condo was fully loaded! It even had a vanity and a mirror with lights for you to do your make up which I always used every morning so I'm glad that was there. Also, the iPod Dock with the speakers were great for our use being that we are only 21 yrs old and we like to listen to music while we eat breakfast and get ready. So that was convenient for us. My boyfriend and I went here for his cousin's wedding. Coincidentally, the wedding reception was at the Hawaiian Prince Hotel which you can see from our balcony. We could just walk there. Additionally, his families had "okay" condos/hotels (most had cockroaches) but ours were more clean and modern which I loved most. It was a good price staying for 8 days. This condo has exceeded our expectations. Oh, I would recommend you to get the parking pass. That was very useful to us. Anyway, we are planning to go back next year maybe around May or June and we will definitely stay here again if it's available. All in all, I recommend this to condo to anyone of age.
- Guest Lyka S. (Vallejo, CA)
- Date of stay 09/17/13
- Review Submitted 10/10/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, families with young children, families with teenagers, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Location was super as all the tour buses pick up next door to us. Condo was spotless and well- maintained. Lanai space was more like a ledge than an open space and we had to squeeze out onto it. View wasn't ocean view in that direction so didn't spend much time out there anyway. Interior of the condo was perfect, well stocked and as presented. Close to attractions, shopping etc. We had a great time here.
- Guest Chuck T.
- Date of stay 09/01/13
- Review Submitted 10/09/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
This was an excellent location, very nice condo and very comfortable! I highly recommend it.
- Guest Jac (California)
- Date of stay 08/15/13
- Review Submitted 08/29/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car.
Cynthia from Texas
Cynthia from Texas
Condo was very clean, nicely decorated and had everything needed for a comfortable stay. Only concern was that there were several missing vertical blind inserts in the living room to ensure privacy. The tub though clean showed its age with its yellow color. We loved the condo but would have liked a sliver of an ocean view.
- Guest Cyn (Texas)
- Date of stay 08/09/13
- Review Submitted 08/18/13
Recommended for: Age 55+.
Owner response: Aloha Cynthia, Mahalo for choosing to stay in our spectacular huge "Ernest Hemingway Traveler" I was fortunate to be a recent guest (Aug 2013) of this condo and I replaced the cloth vertical blinds with black out slats it's lovely. Prefer an Ocean view, I do have 6 ocean front condo's between the Ilikai's, 2 of them have unbelievable ocean views perhaps next time? With Gratitude Janna
Beautiful Honolulu condo!
Beautiful Honolulu condo!
The space is beautifully decorated, very clean, with well outfitted kitchen, and lovely to stay in. While the tiny lanai faces away from the water, it is so close, that you can walk out the front door and be right at the marina, restaurants, and shops - just a two minute walk from the beach. Janna was very responsive before and during our stay - very helpful! As other reviewers have noted, the only thing that I would change would be the window coverings - they don't keep sun out well. Otherwise, we would highly recommend this condo as a place to stay short or long term - and a great alternative (and cheaper!) to the craziness of the hotels on the beach.
- Guest yogi1228 (Chicago, IL)
- Date of stay 07/31/13
- Review Submitted 08/05/13
Recommended for: Girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, tourists without a car, age 55+.
Beautiful. VERY clean.
Beautiful. VERY clean.
This is the 2nd time we have stayed here. Janna pays close detail to attractiveness and decor. Location is at north end of Waikiki walking distance to the Ala Moana Shopping Center. It is above the Red Lobster and Outback restarants. Bus/trolley stop is close by. Hilton Hawaiian fireworks can be seen very well from the 7th floor balcony instead of being amongst the crowd to see them. Altho there isn't a pool here, pool passes for the Illaki are provided. The pool was very nice. There is a comfortable portable bed that can be set up in the living room. Washer and dryer in the condo saving on time at a laundromat (+ not having to pack as much). Flat screen TVs, wifi provided, nice linens, fully stocked kitchen, and a separate bedroom for privacy. The only drawback is the window blinds. It would be nice if they were solid as when the sun comes comes up, we got up which was very early because the sun shines thru the drapery slats. The area feels very safe. Our young (4 and 7 years old) grandkids visited while we were there and we were very comfortable with the amount of floor space when they visited. I would definitely go back. Janna is great to work with.
- Guest Penny T. (Paso Robles, California)
- Date of stay 05/30/13
- Review Submitted 06/14/13
Owner response: Good news the bedroom now has solid verticals the cloth ones have been replaced, creating a darker bedroom. Mahalo for your wonderful review we will look forward to your return visit to Paradise, Janna
We had the pleasure of staying in this condo for 3 weeks in February and we had an AMAZING stay. The condo is very clean and modernly decorated and Janna fixed any problems that arose immediately after she heard of it, it was a small issue and it was taken care of quickly. Janna was an absolute pleasure to deal with and the condo is definitely worth every cent we paid. The condo was situated in the middle of everything we wanted, 10 minute walk to Waikiki beach, 10 minute walk to Ala Moana shopping center and a 5 minute walk to a bus stop that takes you everywhere you could possibly want to go in Honolulu or the island. The condo was very clean and the kitchen is amazing. The condo is very quiet and the washer and dryer are fantastic. Thank you Janna for an AMAZING stay
- Guest Kerrie (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Date of stay 02/08/13
- Review Submitted 06/13/13
Recommended for: People with disabilities, girls getaway, romantic getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, age 55+.
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- Nearest Airport: Honolulu International Airport at 20 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Hwy 1 at 7 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Waikiki Beach at Ilikai Marina
- Nearest Barpub: Sorento, The Modern, Chart House, Outback, Red Lob at Ilikai Marina
- Nearest Golf: Many at 12 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Sorento, Mirimoto, Chart House, Outback, Red Lobst at Ilikai Marina
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Helicopter view of Ilikai Marina, Yacht Harbor, Hilton Hawaiian Village
Ilikai Marina Lobby, located at :1765 Ala Moana Blv. Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Gourmet Kitchen awaits your creations
Living area with flat screen TV and view
Ernest Hemingway Traveler Decor, cozy and comfortable
Party of Four your window table is ready!
View from this Condo
Granite counter top with Tub/Shower Combo
Cal King Bed with private lanai 2 chairs and table
Next door, the Hilton Hawaiian Village, Lagoon and Beach
"You Found Paradise"
View of Ocean Front Ilikai Marina at 1765 Ala Moana Blv of the Yacht Harbor
Gourmet Kitchen with Granite counter top, for your entertaining pleasure.
New Kitchen, I love the design and the promise of something yummy awaiting
Original Wyland Art with handmade solid Teak table
Night City Skyline View from this condo's lanai, Unbelievably Cool!
Granite counter tops, shower tub combo
It's a shell thing going on in the bathroom, very ocean spa feeling Ahhhhh
I love Seahorses and this one makes a statement, with the starfish knob's nice!
Hilton Hawaiian Village Lagoon 3 minute walk past yachts to put toes in sand
Ilikai Marina located on right of picture
Every Friday night Fireworks next door at the Hilton Hawaii Village, Spectacular
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