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SPECTACULAR 29th Flr. OCEAN VIEW CONDO, FREE PKG & FREE WIFi, FALL '17 $100/NT.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 600 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Enjoy spectacular views of the Blue Pacific (one block away) from our upgraded (tiled throughout, tiled bathroom, modern cabinets, appliances, fixtures) & tastefully decorated Waikiki Banyan 29th floor condo. Condo was given a refreshing May 30-31, 2016 (paint, lights, a second bedroom queen bed (Danish) with built in drawers).

From our 29th floor unit on the ocean (west) end of Tower I (right next to west corner, best ocean views) , the Pacific can be seen stretching across the horizon high above the pitched copper roof and steeple of St. Augustine Church. Queen's surf break, Canoe surf break, the beach and palm trees are visible. There are also eastern views of the mountains, golf course, and canal. Tower I at the Waikiki Banyan is at a northwest angle and benefits from refreshing trade winds blowing from the mountains. We bought this condo for its ocean views.

FREE PARKING in the Waikiki Banyan's garage is included as well as FREE WIFI INTERNET service. Absolutely NO SMOKING.

CALENDAR IS UP TO DATE and now reflects the current actual occupancy in our condo. You can book right away by simply clicking the 'BOOK IT' button on your right & filling out information on the VRBO generated form. The exact price for your stay and breakdown of charges (we don't charge a 'resort' or 'amenity fee') will appear for you to approve. The GET tax is 4.712% and the TAT tax is 9.25% of the nightly rate. Cleaning Fee is $125 + 4.712% GET tax and 9.25% TAT tax for stays under 30 days and $175 + 4.712% GET tax and 9.25% TAT tax for stays over 30 days. TAT tax is increased to 10.25% as of January 1, 2018.

We have enabled VRBO "Instant Booking" so your booking request is instantly confirmed without further hassles. When final payment is due 75 days prior to your arrival date, VRBO will send you payment request invoice for balance due. Once paid, you will be sent detailed entry instructions including entry punch code, so you can enter condo anytime after 3 pm check in time, wifi codes, and other important information for your stay.

At our discretion, we rent shorter time slots between longer term bookings.

For unforeseen events we recommend you purchase travel insurance such as from Travelex or www.travelguard.com.

This condo at the Waikiki Banyan is large, comfortable, air conditioned, and private. Breakfast on USABLE LANAI (balcony). Full kitchen including pots, pans, cutlery. All linens/towels provided. Beach towels at office. Laundry room across hallway two doors down. FREE WIFI INTERNET. Phone with free local calls. Alarm clock/radio. Cable TV. DVD/CD player. ONE FREE SECURED COVERED PARKING SPACE in the Waikiki Banyan parking structure. We installed for your convenience and privacy separate bathroom access from the living room and bedroom in our 29th floor Waikiki Banyan unit. NO PETS OR SMOKING PLEASE.

Our Waikiki Banyan condo is owner occupied part of the year, and we welcome vacationers who will take good care of it. We painted the walls in decorator colors and had an interior designer redo floors, cabinets, and wall decor. Condo has been totally upgraded with new cabinets, granite countertops, and tile throughout including tiled bathroom. This Waikiki Banyan condo has two queen sized beds in the bedroom as of June 1, 2016 and a microfiber double sized pull out sofa bed in the living room. We installed a LED flatscreen TV. The bedroom is separated from living room by sliding wood doors.

The Waikiki Banyan is a fun resort ONE BLOCK from the warm sands and blue water of the world's most famous beach. Soak up the sun, stroll on ocean board walk to lighthouse at foot of Diamond Head, swim in warm ocean (swimming area protected by sea wall), snorkel across from the Zoo in fish preserve, surf, or just relax on the Waikiki Banyan's comfortable lounge chairs on recreation deck near pool or in shade. Nearby churches. The huge recreation deck on the sixth floor of the Waikiki Banyan (in residence guests only, four per condo maximum on pool deck) offers a large freshwater pool, jet spa, sauna & showers, putting green, coin operated electric barbecues, children's playground and take out/snack bar.

Making it exceptional our 29th floor unit is in the second stack from the west end of Tower I and has one of the best ocean views at the Waikiki Banyan, for which hotels would charge a small fortune per night. What's a vacation in Hawaii without panoramic ocean views, watching surfers from your living room, and spectacular sunsets! Each Blue Pacific view is like a unique work of art!

Bus stop one block away from Waikiki Banyan. Ala Muana shopping center is 10 minutes away by bus. You don't need to rent a car. Take Speedi shuttle from airport to Waikiki Banyan ($25 round trip). Mini mart & snack bar in building. Walk to the Food Pantry supermarket at 2370 Kuhio Avenue. Walk to Parkshore Starbucks across from beach. Longer walk to new Safeway at 888 Kapahulu Avenue.

Local Contacts:

Michael Job is a Licensed Hawaii Broker-Salesperson, Faith Naluai LLC, Cell/text (808) 927-9167, License #20342

Faith Naluai, faithnaluai@yahoo.com, Office (808) 395-0127, Cell/text (808) 387-0223

Hawaii Tax ID: GE & TAT 160-329-5232-01, NUC Certificate 90/TVU-0853

We take Visa, Mastercard, or Discover Card. We don't take American Express, Paypal, or wire transfers.

If you want a restful vacation or are into water sports,you want a comfortable, fully equipped unit with a full sized kitchen, AND you want ocean views, our custom condo is ideal for you. Aloha.

PLEASE NOTE THAT HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION PERIODICALLY DOES WORK ON PROPERTY (SUCH AS ON THE POOL FOR 10 OR SO DAYS) WHICH IS OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL & MAY RESULT IN A COMMON AREA FACILITY BEING CLOSED DOWN FOR UPGRADING, OR THE HOMEOWNER'S ASSOCIATION NEEDING TO ACCESS THE UNIT DURING BUSINESS HOURS TO REPLACE BUILDING PLUMBING. THERE MAY ALSO BE CONSTRUCTION NOISE DURING BUSINESS HOURS. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE SPORADIC BUT REGULAR EVENTS IN AN 876 UNIT CONDO RESORT COMPLEX WHICH WE DON'T CONTROL.

Aloha Michael,

Thank You! You certainly have the best condos here in Waikiki. They are in a perfect location, spacious, clean and comfortable.

What a view! We have enjoyed our time outside looking at the ocean. This is our second visit to your Waikiki Banyan condos and we will be back. Thanks again. Mahalo.

Lynn & Geoff P., NSW, Australia

Aloha Michael,

Hi Michael,

Just a quick note to let you know we had a fabulous stay at your apartment at the Banyan. It had great views and location convenient to everything especially the beach. So thank you.

Leon R. (Australia)

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Michael,

My wife and I had a wonderful 30 day stay in your Waikiki Banyan condo.The views were magnificent both day and night, and the location could not have been better.

We had no need for a car,with so many eateries,shopping,

the beach, and a beautiful park within easy walking distance. The bus stop at the corner took care of our travel needs.

We have visited five of the Hawaiian Islands and we enjoyed this location the most by far.

Betty & Al, Retired couple (Florida)

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Hi Michael,

We had a very pleasant stay at your 29th floor condo. Nice view of the ocean and mountain. It is comfortable and close to everything plus a free parking space! We have been going to Hawaii almost every year since 1982 staying at different hotels and condos and we find your unit at the Banyan has the best value around. We will definitely stay there again when we visit Oahu.

Mahalo,

Jason & Mary (San Francisco area)

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Aloha Michael,

I really enjoyed my stay at unit 2912 tower 1 at the Banyan. It was very nicely decorated, clean and updated. The view was very nice. I shall for sure go back to this unit. Thank you.

Mona (Montreal)

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Hi Michael!

My sister and I had a great stay at your condo.

We really loved the location and the view.

We would certainly recommend it to our friends should they visit Hawaii and we will certainly stay again when we visit.

Thank you

Karen (Australia)

Keywords: Condominium, full kitchen, custom decor, free parking, resort property, ocean views

More Details

Owner
Michael Job
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 5, 2017

About Michael Job

I have an MBA from UCLA in international finance and for three years was employed by Credit Suisse, Los Angeles. Subsequently, I was employed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Studios as Assistant to the Controller. I've been in all facets of the real estate business thirty years. I've been married for 25 years and have two sons. My wife is from Calgary, Canada, and is a registered nurse and works in cardiac rehab. She also has a Master's in Health Education from Loma Linda University. I particularly enjoy snorkeling and swimming, which I do daily. I don't particularly like driving when on vacation, so the Waikiki Banyan, being one block from the beach, and two blocks from great snorkeling with restaurants and shopping everywhere is ideal. I hold a Hawaii Broker-Salesperson Real Estate License with Faith Naluai LLC.

Michael Job purchased this condo in 2008

Why Michael Job chose Honolulu

We bought this unit for the view. In 1962, as a ten year old, I stayed at the Princess Kaluani Hotel on the 12th floor (I believe) and was astounded at the incredible ocean view from the hotel room. Nearly half a century later, we bought this unit because of its incredible 29th floor ocean views as well as its views of the mountains, canal and golf course. My wife is from Calgary, Canada. We've lived in Colorado. We like the fact that the unit faces northwest, so there is no morning sun waking us up and this condo does not get the hot southern sun during the day. On most afternoons and early evenings the Trade Winds blow, so we don't have to use the air conditioner.

We bought a unit at the Waikiki Banyan because it is only one block to the beach and two blocks to a huge park, Kapiolani Park, in southern Waikiki (close to open green space). We enjoy snorkeling and there is a large fish preserve across the street from the park with a beautiful reef and all types of tropical fish. The Banyan is a resort property with incredible amenities.

What makes this condo unique

The condo's extensive upgrading has made it much more comfortable and attractive. The tiled bathroom, shower, kitchen, and living room give it a spacious, clean feel. By removing the center aisle kitchen counter, the condo has become much more spacious.

You can take a 35 minute walk to the Lighthouse at the point on Diamond Head. The walk is along the ocean boardwalk, the Gold Coast, a quaint residential neighborhood, and up Diamond Head, bordering a scenic road. The view is spectacular. You can see great beaches with surfers below you. There are pathways down to the beautiful beaches. You can go snorkeling either in the fish preserve by the zoo and the park or on the reef to the north of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. It is an incredible, relaxing experience. The great advantage of the Waikiki Banyan is that it is two blocks from a huge undeveloped lush green park area.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Enjoyed everything about condo. New Year's fireworks from boats and on water, visible from the 29th floor unit and Michael's 35th floor unit, were awesome. Found condo clean with enough towels and beach equipment. Queen bed in bedroom was comfortable.
Dec 2010
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Amenities

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 29
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • One bathroom with a tub-shower arrangement (shower curtain on tub). Sink area is separated from tub/shower/toilet area by pocket sliding door. We provide hair dryers, initial supplies of bathroom soap. Entry doors into bathroom from living room & bedroom (unique feature).
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 double , Pack & Play Available Upon Request
  • 2 Queen beds in Master Bedroom (sleeps 4) and pull out sofa bed in living room (sleeps 1- tight for 2 grown ups). Inflatable twin bed or queen bed possibly available upon request
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Unparalleled white water ocean view including Queen's surfing break, spectacular view of mountains, Ala Wai Canal and mountains to the east, new carpeting, custom paint, walk to beach protected by sea wall for children, huge rec. deck.

Reviews

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SPECTACULAR 29th Flr. OCEAN VIEW CONDO, FREE PKG & FREE WIFi, FALL '17 $100/NT.
average rating of 4.6617646 based on 70 reviews
Bowral NSW Australia
5

What a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks, Michael yet again, for another really wonderful stay in your 29th Floor condo.

It is very clean, comfortable and has a great view.

The location is perfect and is near transport, the beach, the zoo and restaurants and cafes.

Michael always attends to any correspondence or issues very quickly.

Entry by keycode is easy and efficient.

Thanks again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Love Hawaii

  • 5 of 5

Had a lovely time here in Honolulu, a must see is Pearl Harbour! The Waikiki Banyan apartment was fine for our 4 day stay, probably could do with a little updating, but the view is fantastic sea to the left and mountains to the right! Lots to see and do here!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Auckland, New Zealand
4

Exactly as advertised

  • 4 of 5

Michael's apartment was exactly as advertised. We have stayed before at the Banyan and it's close to the beach and shops.The apartment was clean, tidy and well appointed. We will stay here again for our next trip to Waikiki

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Clean and as advertised. Close to everything and anything.

  • 4 of 5

Our party had five people, two adults and three teens. I would say four people is the maximum and two would be perfect. However we aren't complaining. I would rent it again.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the nice review. Yep, five people is a bit tight for a one bedroom condo.
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Sydney Australia
4

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

Great little unit. Amazing views. We had a small maintenance issue which was resolved very quickly. Overall a good place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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4

Loved it!

  • 4 of 5

Great location and unit- only downside was since it was requested not to leav ac on when we were gone the ac was unable to cool the unit down in a timely manner as was advertised - otherwise great and modern - would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. This unit is a new LG air conditioner installed just two weeks ago. We used to leave air conditioners on so unit would be cool when guests arrive, but building is against this since Waikiki Banyan pays all utilities and electricity is much more expensive in Hawaii than on mainland. Probably takes 10 minutes to fully cool unit, but that's part of ecological responsibility.
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Golf
0.1 Miles
Across Alwaii Canal
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
One block away
Car: not necessary

Snorkeling in fish preserve across from unique tropical zoo with tigers, rhinos, elephants, etc., public library and large park nearby. Morning exercise classes near beach, surf lessions. Walk to the recone Lewers Street and experience the best restaurants in the world. Waikiki Beach is going upscale with some of the world's best shops. Bus stop one block away. You don't need to rent a car. Grocery stores within walking distance, mini mart, coffee shop and snack bar in building.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO VARY THE NUMBER OF MINIMUM NIGHTS WE WILL LEASE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. IF A STAY IS JUST FOR THREE OR FOUR NIGHTS AND FITS SNUGLY BETWEEN TWO OTHER BOOKINGS WE WILL TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. WE WILL NOT LEASE THREE OR FOUR NIGHTS SIX MONTHS OUT WITHOUT ANY CONTIGUOUS LONGER RESERVATIONS. WE MAY REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF TEN NIGHTS SIX MONTHS OUT. CLEANING FEES ARE $175 +13.962% GET & TAT TAXES FOR STAYS 30 DAYS AND OVER.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund