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35th Flr Ocean View Corner Unit, FREE PKG & WIFI, OCT 21-26 SPECIAL $99/nt

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 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 artistically decorated 35th floor corner unit. From our living room and bedroom, the ocean can be seen stretching across the horizon high above the pitched copper steeple of St. Augustine Church. There are whitewater views from our galley kitchen, bedroom, and living room. 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, and a peak a boo view of Diamond Head from the bedroom & kitchen. The corner unit faces a northwest angle and benefits from refreshing trade winds blowing from the mountains and golf course to the east.

Since you're facing west from the kitchen and bedroom and northwest from the living room, you do not have the morning sun waking you up and this condo has cross ventilation. The air conditioner is rarely used.

FREE PARKING in the Waikiki Banyan's garage is included as well as FREE WIFI INTERNET service.

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% (10.25% after Jan 1, 2018) of the nightly rate. Cleaning Fee is $125 + 4.712% GET tax and 9.25% TAT tax (10.25% after Jan 1, 2018) for stays under 30 days.

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.

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

Our condo is large, comfortable, spotless and private. The corner unit is the largest floor plan at the Waikiki Banyan and has a galley kitchen, separated from the living room. Breakfast on USABLE LANAI (balcony). Full kitchen including pots, pans, cutlery. FREE WIRELESS INTERNET (WIFI). All linens/towels, cutlery provided. Beach towels Laundry room is just across the hallway. Phone with free local calls. Alarm clock/radio. New high definition LCD flat screen 42" TV as of June 1, 2016. ONE FREE SECURED COVERED PARKING SPACE in the Waikiki Banyan parking structure.

Our Waikiki Banyan condo is owner occupied part of the year, and we welcome vacationers who will take good care of it. We installed a gorgeous floor of travertine marble, repainted the walls with decorator colors, and installed double French doors between the living room and the bedroom (see photos). We also enlarged and totally redid the bathroom with tile throughout, new cabinet & sink, tub and shower, fan etc... Our corner unit has a California king sized bed in the bedroom, a queen sofa bed, and a portable fouton bed.

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, swim in warm ocean, snorkel across from the Zoo in fish preserve (some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii), surf, or just relax on the Waikiki Banyan's comfortable lounge chairs on recreation deck (Banyan guests only) near pool or in shade. Nearby churches. The huge recreation deck on the sixth floor of the Waikiki Banyan offers a large freshwater pool, jet spa, sauna, gas barbecues, children's playground, and basketball court. Up to four guests staying in our condo can use the pool deck at any one time.

The Waikiki Banyan is unique in that it offers units with kitchens in upscale Waikiki in a resort environment at affordable prices. Laundry room on every floor. NO PETS AND NO SMOKING PLEASE (enforced).

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

Bus stop one block away from Waikiki Banyan. Ala Moana Shopping Center is 10 minutes away by bus. You don't need to rent a car. Take Reliable, Robert's or Speedi Shuttle from airport to Waikiki Banyan ($18-$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.

We rent shorter time slots between longer term bookings.

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

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

Please note that periodically the Waikiki Banyan Homeowner's Association closes down one of the common areas for repair (pool, tennis court, an elevator). Homeowner's Association may also need access to condo during business hours to replace building plumbing, a long term project. We can't predict when this will happen and it is outside our control. Therefore, we are not responsible for sporadic common area maintenance. There may also be some construction noise if a neighbor is doing some work during business hours, as in any other building.

Keywords: Condo, resort, parking, one block from beach, kitchen, custom decor, ocean views

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Owner

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 hold a Hawaiian Broker-Salesperson License with Faith Naluai LLC. I've been married for 30 years and have two college age sons. My wife is from Calgary, Canada, and is a registered nurse. 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.

Latest Review From Guest Book:

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,

Our fourth time at Waikiki Banyan and first at 3514. Beautiful condo, beautiful view, everything we needed here. Great vacation! We'll be back. Mahalo for everything!

Anne & Robert M., Nova Scotia, Canada

The Owner purchased this condo in 2007

Why The Owner chose South Oahu

We bought this unit for its ocean view and because it is a large, corner unit with cross ventilation. 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 35th 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 and California. 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 at the Waikiki Banyan because it is only one block to the beach and two blocks to a huge park (Kapiolani Park), away from the congestion, in southern Waikiki. 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

I just returned from staying in our condo last week. Sometimes in the morning I 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. Every afternoon I 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.

Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 35
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Enlarged bathroom off bedroom with cast iron tub/shower, upgraded cabinet with granite countertop, sink. This corner unit also has a small window above the shower keeping it cool and not humid.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Inflatable electric twin bed or child playpen available (1) upon request at no additional charge.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Large sixth floor pool deck with coin operated electric grills, pool, 2 jacuzzis, sauna, showers, lounge chairs to sun on, children play area, tennis court, fast food take out stand. Two blocks to a snorkeling beach in a fish preserve, Honolulu zoo, aquarium, hike through Kapiolani Park & along ocean boardwalk to foot of Diamond Head & lighthouse. One block away is a swim area protected by sea wall. Can swim when bid surf.

Reviews

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35th Flr Ocean View Corner Unit, FREE PKG & WIFI, OCT 21-26 SPECIAL $99/nt
average rating of 4.6734695 based on 49 reviews
5

Great location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We have just had 10 amazing days in this apartment. Everything was exactly as Michael had described. We did not want for anything. The bed was very comfortable and we loved the views from our bedroom window and lanai. It was also great having breakfast out on the lanai each morning. It was very convenient to have a washing machine and dryer across the hallway from us. Easy one block walk to Waikiki Beach and eateries. We hired a car and made use of the parking space that came with the apartment. The Waikiki Banyan has a pool, playground and BBQ all of which we used. We loved our time in 3514 and can not wait to return again.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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5

This is truly a great place

  • 5 of 5

Clean and tidy. The property managers were super helpful. The view is wonderful both mountain and ocean view. Sunsets were wonderful on the lanai. I plan on staying here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sterling Heights
5

Truly A Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our vacation was excellent. The Condo had a spectacular view. It is close to the beach and all shops. Well worth the money. The bedroom and bathroom were nice and roomy. The kitchen is small with limited space but the view from the kitchen makes up for any short comings. We took several tours to see the Island, even a day jaunt to the Big Island to go to the Volcano National Park. This was my dream vacation that has come true. I have no complaints.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Immaculate property with outstanding views

  • 5 of 5

This is my third stay in this condo. It is located in a fantastic location, walking distance to Waikiki's beaches and shops. What you can't reach on foot, the included carpark and bus stop outside makes everything accessible. The views are amazing, I don't think there is a kitchen with a better view. The condo itself is immaculately kept and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Can't wait to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous holiday, fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

We have recently enjoyed a two week holiday in this condo and had a wonderful time. We loved the location, it's only one block backfrom the beach, a short walk to the main shops, a Safeway supermarket 5 mins away by car and a free car park. The condo was just like it is in the photos, very comfortable with everything that you would need. Michael was extremely helpful when we were trying to track down mail we had sent to the condo too. We would love to stay there again when we come back to Hawaii for our next holiday.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Far exceeded our expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Location - 5 stars, convenience - 5 stars, owner communications - 5 stars, view - 5+ stars, parking - 4+ stars, facilities - 4+ stars, furnishings - 4 stars, noise level - 4 stars...as you can see, this was a very positive experience. We plan to use it on our next visit to Oahu.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Honolulu
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Across From Alawaii Canal
Nearest Restaurant
Immediate Area
Nearest Beach
Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Half a block to the best beaches in the world, snorkeling, hiking through Kapiolani Park to Diamond Head

Photos

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 take Visa, Discover or Mastercard. We do not take American Express or Paypal. We'll rent 3 or four nights if they fit snugly between two longer term bookings. Cleaning fee for stays under 30 days is $142.45 and includes GET & TAT tax. Stays 30 days or longer pay a $175 cleaning fee + 13.962% GET & TAT TAX.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund