Condo, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-7)
About patricia caminos
Owners, Patricia Caminos, local Hawaiian, from New York area.
patricia caminos purchased this Condo in 2003
Why patricia caminos chose Waikiki
Hawaii is truly paradise. When looking for the ideal place to buy the Waikiki Sunset has it all. A nice quiet location, away from the noise of the strip but close enough to walk to the beach and center of Waikiki. This condo really has it all. We updated it with wood floors, new mattresses and all the comforts of home. The 1100sq foot lanai is unique as there is No other condo in all of Waikiki with this large, private, outdoor space
What makes this Condo unique
This condo is unique because of the large lanai, it gives extra space where needed in often small city condos. It is also on the 6th floor of the building which is the same floor as the pool and bbq area, so quite convenient. It is 2 short blocks to the beach and central Waikiki, yet far enough way from the strip so quiet when you want some peace.
Pool / Spa
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Damage and incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Nice location, big deck, easy access, and relatively clean, but the furniture needs upgrading.
The Lanai makes it
There were some rocky moments with this stay. The unit was not cleaned when we arrived and there were piles of dirty, wet towels and beds were not changed. Not a great first impression. The property manager had a party to go to, so did not show up until 1 pm the following day to clean and replace linens. He never got the TVs working, and we never got a key to the parking garage, so we had to walk around to front entrance every time we parked. I asked him for these things every time I talked to him, but he never resolved the issues . The toilet got clogged three times and there was no plunger, the shower also clogged. Property manager said he would come over, but never showed up. Inside of unit was sufficient. The best part of it was the lanai, which is just as it looks on the listing...huge and with a great view. The Sunset (building) itself is in need of major refurbishment (elevators, hallways, no AC)
Convenient Location, Great View, Reasonable Room
We had an unfortunate situation where the building's Air Conditioning system was under publicly posted scheduled maintenance for our weeklong stay. We were not notified by the property manager of this before our arrival. Our unit was therefore not as advertised - since there was no AC in our unit (or the whole building) for most of our stay.
The property manager did provide a large fan which was helpful with the heat, but offered no compensation to us for her negligence in not informing us during booking, or at least before arrival, that there would be no AC for the majority of our stay.
Regarding the location and the unit itself, we had a good experience. The view of Diamond Head was amazing from the large balcony/ Lanai. We spent time outside on the Lanai everyday. The walk to the beach was easy and convenient. There is a pool on the same floor as the unit, and was very convent for access. Coin Laundry was also on the same floor (not in the unit). We utilized the free parking for our rental car, and there was a small convince store in the building on floor 5, which was expensive - but useful. The unit itself was "well worn", but also well stocked and comfortable for our family.
Apart from the poor customer service from the property manager regarding the posted shut-down of the AC for that week, we had a good overall experience with the rental unit.
Good news for you is, the AC should be in excellent working order for years to come...
Great property and great host
The view and the outdoor space is awesome. The location is really central too. Amazing property and very friendly owner. Thanks!