Waikiki Luxury Made Affordable

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1911 Kalakaua Ave, Waikiki, HI 96815

Overview

Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 4
Type: Condo
Per night: $99
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Waikiki vacation condo rental
This air-conditioned executive suite has lots of upgrades and additions. It is high tech with a Pentium 4 computer that has unlimited high speed internet access and Wi-Fi for your personal laptops. This is an immaculate one bedroom that sleeps four comfortably. It has a Deluxe King bed in the bedroom and a Full sleeper couch bed (genuine italian leather)with lots of extra linens. There is also a single futon with linens. This suite has been stocked with XBox & games and a movie video library. It boasts a full kitchen with full refrigerator, stove/oven, pots, pans, rice cooker, dishes and silverware. Also deluxe Sharper Image T-Fal toaster, heavy duty blender, 2 color TVs, 2 stereos(CD & Tape), 2 VCRs, DVD Player, Panasonic microwave, tea pot, coffee maker and grinder, 2 smoke alarms, iron and ironing board, large vacuum, hand vacuum,clock radio/CD player and ipod docking/player/charger in the bedroom.
The unit is on the second floor and easily accessible by stairs or elevatorjust 5 steps from the elevator and parking. You will enjoy visiting because of your proximity to the beach, (Hilton Hawaiiian Village Beach Resort and Spa) and ocean activities, shopping (Ala Moana Shopping Center), grocery store (The Food Pantry), night life, restaurants and of course the new Hawaii Convention Center. The unit is one block to the beach and (Waikiki) is just 25 minutes from the airport.
You can find cheaper units, but this is by far the most for your money. The unit is located on Kalakaua Ave. where McCully intersects it.
There are fireworks one block away at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach Resort and Spa every Friday night between 7:30 pm and 8:30 pm. Please call or write with any questions or concerns and yes, underground secured parking with a security parking card are provided at no extra cost just steps from the unit. The name of the building is "The Kalakauan". I look forward to your visit!

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
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Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Jan 01 2014 Dec 15 2014 $99 $99 - - -
Jan 15 2014 Dec 15 2014 $99 $99 - - -
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.96%
Tax I.D.: TAT#W01521852-01
Deposits: You $300 reservation deposit becomes your security deposit during your stay and is fully refundable.
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Money Order, Personal Check
Other Fees: $99 cleaning fee My old rate for two people was $129 per night with discounts for longer stays. I have changed my booking procedure in order to keep the condo booked and dropped the price to $99 for any amount of time except the Holiday period from December 15 to January 15. This is a temporary special rate. Rate is based on double occupancy. Please add $14 per person per night after two people.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Patio
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (City Lights)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Computer
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Jet Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Sailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Basketball Court
    (1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Kayaking
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (1 mile)
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (<1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (<1 mile)
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (2 miles)
  • Fishing
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (<1 mile)
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Volleyball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (4 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Ice Skating
    (12 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (<1 mile)
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (23 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (25 miles)

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

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Gillian Grant

Yuma,AZ and Vancouver, Canada

This need to be given a 10 star rating!

Cannot say enough - this condo is amazing - it is luxurious!! Ground floor walk-out to lush gardens and view of fenced pool. Koa resort grounds immaculately kept. It was so quiet and peaceful which is what we wanted. Spent most of our time at the condo. It was nicely decorated and spotlessly clean and very, very comfortable. Amazingly everything REALLY was provided for us. Comfy beds, lots of excellent quality bed linens, which looked new - towels rich and fluffy.. Washer dryer and all the soaps, etc provided - wonderful - didn't have to go out and buy them! Kitchen was very well equipped-seemed everything was there waiting for us - lots of pots and pans, glasses, electric grills, coffee machine, rice cookers, kitchen knives, etc. Everything!. We really appreciated all the condiments left for us. Even a large can of coffee left in fridge as well as a welcome bottle of wine and cold water. No need to take soaps, shampoos, conditioners and hairdryers even a curling iron - all there. Didn't need the air conditionng with the ceiling fans and cross breeze. The lanaui was our own piece of heaven-quite the nicest on the whole resort, so prettily lit at night. Comfortable patio furniture. My favourite place for the two weeks was the comfy loveseat. Breakfast on the lanui every morning! Beach chairs and boogie boards provided as were tennis and table tennis rackets. Lots of new big fluffy towels provided for the beach. Appreciated the small book swap library at the clubhouse. Our hosts made sure we had everything and were comfortable and .were also only a phone call away should we need them. Computer hook-up, modems provided but we opted to be computer free for two weeks!. Great to have free phone calls to mainland and Canada. Big screen tv and cable provided too. We just couldn't stop telling everyone how wonderful our condo was, even showed a few couples round it while we were there. Only a short walk to the beach. Thrilled to be able to see so many whales just from the beach. Feb really is the best time to go to see the whales. Our time passed much too quickly and we reluctantly came home. This condo is a real treasure!

Emmanuel Chen

Owner's reply:

I appreciate the review and can supply more great reviews for my Waikiki property but after reading this I believe Mr. Grant meant to post this about my other property at Vacation Home Rentals called Secluded White Sandy Beach -- Property #13093

Owner Supplied Testimonials
Guestbook


12/21/12 Positive
We come to various places in Hawaii every year. We alternately stay in hotels or condos. This was our first
condo experience in Oahu. We have previously stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and Turtle Bay, for a
reference. We absolutely loved the condo. The location, couldn't be better. Steps from the beach,
shopping, restaurants, everything. I enjoyed the walking factor.We drive everywhere back home. The
condo has everything that you need for an extended stay. The onsite manager was friendly and helpful, and
Mr. Chen gave us a great intro to the condo, and offered his native advice for possible excursions and things
to do. Wonderful time. We will definitely be back.
connie williams, Decatur, GA

11/20/12 Positive
I thoroughly enjoyed the location, cleanliness and care that went in to
Emmanuel Chen's Condo at 1911 Kalakaua Ave Honolulu, HI. 96815. Emmanuel is very
insightful as to guiding us to places to visit and see. He loaded the computer
with movies for down time. I don't think you will find a hotel with that amount
of square feet - with the amenities he offers "the comforts of home" for the
price he offers. well worth the price, clean and great location ;O) Aloha...
plus; parking is included which you will be grateful for, parking is a burden and
hotels charge daily rates but this privilege is included in the package.
Garret Cooke, SD, CA


Guest: Anita & John(San Juan Capistrano CA)
Date of Stay: 09/01/12 Review Submitted: 09/23/12
One couldn't find a better value in all of Waikiki where hotels average $200 per night & parking can easily be $25 or $35 a night. At Emmanuel's condo, parking is free & the location is only 1 block to the wonderful beach near the Hawaiian Village & Ft. De Russy. We walked everywhere since we were very close to all hotels & all shopping. There are food pantries & restaurants adjacent to the condo. For those that don't have a car, the bus stops right in front of the condo. With restaurant prices high, being able to cook a couple of meals at the condo is a real advantage. The building is very safe & Emmanuel makes you feel so much at home with all his great movies to watch & the use of his computer. We spent a very enjoyable week exploring all that the Waikiki area had to offer!



08/25/12 Positive
Excellent location!!! Very centrally located. Free
parking was a nice bonus. The condo was well
kept and clean. Emmanuel is super easy to deal
with. He is very quick to reply to any concerns or
questions. Our security deposit is already being
sent as we are still at the airport. Free WIFI is
very nice. This place is highly recommended for
anyone staying in Waikiki. Thanks Emmanuel for
making our visit so pleasant!!
Marie and Johnny, Edmonton, AB

06/25/12 Positive
We (myself and two other colleagues) recently spent 14 nights in Emmanuelâs superb self-catering condo while attending an international conference at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The condo is very conveniently locatedâit was just a short 5 minute stroll to the conference venue. The beach was very easily accessible, as were restaurants and shops. It is also very reasonably priced, much less expensive than the Hilton, for example, especially when you factor in the savings associated with being able to prepare your own meals. We were pleased that the condo was in such great shapeâeverything was exceptionally clean and well kept. It was a nice place to work in, with a good computer and internet access, and very close to a café with a lovely outdoor patio and free wifi. It was easy to meet with Emmanuel upon arrival and checkout. I would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Honolulu, and would certainly stay here again.

Martin French, Queenâs University, Canada
Anonymous
05/14/12 Positive
We had four adults and two children stay six nights in the condo and our stay was very comfortable and fit all our needs. The condo owner, Emmanuel, was very nice and made sure all of our needs were taken care of. If you are looking to spend time in Waikiki the location is perfect.
James, Ketchikan, AK


05/10/12 Positive
Highly recommended. The place was immaculate. Manny admires cleanliness and so do I. Location was perfect, on Kalakaua Ave., between the strip and the mall. As you exit the front door, to your right is an ABC store and the left a 7-11. You can't get more convenient than that. You are a stroll away from the beach. Access was easy. Parking, I would suggest a compact car. It's a bit of a squeeze. Pics were accurate. Owner was very accommodating. All in all 5/5.
Jeffrey L., South San Francisco, CA


04/15/12 Positive
We stayed at Emmanuel's condo at Kalakaua Ave for 9 days from April 4 to April 13. The condo is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. Emmanuel makes sure that all his customers use his condo clean and takes great care of his unit. He also provides lots of towels to make your stay by the beach carefree and clean. From the condo, it is a very short walk to Hilton Hawaiian Village right at the beach, so don't miss to go out on a nice post dinner walk and check out their Friday night fireworks!(It is supposed to be for about 10 minutes starting 7:45PM, but give yourself a little extra time as they could start it a little earlier) My two young boys (11 and 8) each got to have his own bed (couch bed and futon bed) to sleep and to call his base. The king size bed at the bedroom was very comfortable and we slept very well. We also watched some movies Emmanuel had on his TV including "Decendants","Slumdog Millionaire" and "Kickass". Pretty nice selections! Thank you, Manny, for making us feel welcome and helped us have wonderful vacation.
Eri Hoshina, Concord, CA

Excellent Vacation Experience
Guest: Linsey(Spokane, WA)
Date of Stay: 12/07/11 Review Submitted: 12/16/11
My friends and I wanted to make the most of our vacation by not worrying about food and finding places to eat. We decided to search out Condos with a kitchenette. Emmanuel was very thorough with email communication not leaving any surprises. I appreciated his excellent follow up during our transactions and enjoyed meeting him during our stay. The condo was very clean and we loved the central location. We were very close to the beach, shopping and many other attractions. Having the parking space available so close to Waikiki was a huge convenience. We had an amazing experience for our first time on Oahu. I completely recommend a stay here. Thanks for taking great care of us!
Linsey, Keenan, and Tim

Exceptional Value for an Immaculate Convienient Condo
Guest: Ruby(Vegreville Alberta Canada)
Date of Stay: 02/03/11 Review Submitted: 03/14/11
Just home from spending a wonderful 4 weeks in Emmanuel's immaculate,well equipped and conveniently located condo. The description in the listing was accurate and I had no surprises upon my arrival. Emmanuel sent a very detailed and informative email prior to my trip, which outlined how to get to the condo from the airport and what was expected from those renting his condo...it was all laid out prior to my arrival. Emmanuel was a gracious and helpful host, meeting me within 5 minutes of my phone call to let me into the condo and to walk me through and to make sure I had all that I needed. I was left with email and phone numbers where to get hold of Emmanuel and the Complex manager and the email from Emmanuel half way through the month assured me that had I had any problems they would have been looked at immediately. Although a parking stall is provided, I did not need to rent a car as this condo was a 5 minute walk from all the action on the Kalakua Avenue "Strip', 2 minutes from the beach and the bus was at the front door for adventures further afield. I would not hesitate to recommend this unit to family or friends considering Waikiki as a destination.

02/19/13 Positive We had a perfect vacation! The condo worked out great, very comfortable and the location (corner,ground level) couldn't have been better. We loved sitting out in the screened in porch and hearing the waves, the ocean is RIGHT there! Thank you for providing the snorkel gear, we loved it, swam with a turtle! There are is one big bed, and a queen sleeper, we used the air beds out on the porch, that was the best place to sleep. We loved how we could adjust the windows to allow the tradewinds to come through, perfect temp all the time. Thank you so much!!
Sue, Redding, CA




02/11/13 Positive The condo was roomy, comfortable,airy, very well supplyed, and the location was perfect. We had such a wonderful time I can't even imagine staying anywhere else on my next visit. The people we met that work at the condo were very nice and helpful also. It really could not have been nicer time.
Marjory from Albuquerque
Marjory Hernandez, Albuquerque NM

02/19/13 Positive We had a perfect vacation! The condo worked out great, very comfortable and the location (corner,ground level) couldn't have been better. We loved sitting out in the screened in porch and hearing the waves, the ocean is RIGHT there! Thank you for providing the snorkel gear, we loved it, swam with a turtle! There are is one big bed, and a queen sleeper, we used the air beds out on the porch, that was the best place to sleep. We loved how we could adjust the windows to allow the tradewinds to come through, perfect temp all the time. Thank you so much!!
Sue, Redding, CA




02/11/13 Positive The condo was roomy, comfortable,airy, very well supplyed, and the location was perfect. We had such a wonderful time I can't even imagine staying anywhere else on my next visit. The people we met that work at the condo were very nice and helpful also. It really could not have been nicer time.
Marjory from Albuquerque
Marjory Hernandez, Albuquerque NM

09/15/10 Positive This gem is in the heart of the city, but it's so quiet that you'll forget. Everything you need in Waikiki is within walking distance. Great location. We loved having a secure place to park our car while we went to the beach, shopping, and dinner. It's clean and comfortable. And the owner is the nicest, most helpful person! Our stay was delightful.
Mahalo! Sequim, Washington

08/16/10 Positive Emmanuel! LOVED the condo! We were there for 11 days, and it was simply FANTASTIC!!! The Subway sandwich shop and ABC store right next door made things easier. Almost every evening I would stand on the balcony and enjoy! The walk to the beach wasnt very long, and we got to enjoy so many things in Waikiki. Having our own parking spot was FANTASTIC!
Emmanuel, You certainly DO live in paradise!
Thank you so very much, Annette, Jim, Vivienne, Judy
Atascadero, California

07/13/10 Positive My wife and I had a wonderful week, at your Condo. We were only able to stay a week due to the booked up time, for your unit. The Condo is immaculate.. That is the first thing my wife said to me when we got inside. IT IS SO CLEAN. You have taken the time and effort to maintain this standard and everyone that stays there has and will enjoy that quality. The condo provides you with every possible video treat you can imagine, however most of the items were lost on us, as we were too busy enjoying the outdoor sites and too tired at night to play with the toys. Manny I highly recommend this unit of yours. Never saw a BUG in the place the whole time we were there, and that is because of your high standard of clean. Hope everyone that visits keeps this up. The free parking was wonderful, as I found out when I had to leave and was charged $22.00 per night to park my car. That apparently is reasonable as some rates are up to $35.00 per night.
Manny, I will certainly return again, but i will have to plan well ahead netx time, so that i can spend ALL our time in Hawaii, at your Condo.
See you soon. James.
James Semkiw, Victoria BC Canada

06/16/10 Positive The condo was clean and in a decent location from the beach and shopping. Definitely a guys pad type of setup with
all the electronics and such. It was always interesting eating on the outdoor deck and people watching. Never a dull
moment there! I would recommend this place over a hotel for sure! Thanks Emmanuel.
Todd and Emily, Minneapolis, MN

06/04/10 Positive The condo was immaculate. My three kids and I stretched out here and felt the comforts of home like being plugged in when we wanted to. Close to the beach, the mall and restaurants. great to have a cheap laundry and safe, secure condo. Emmanuel answered ANY questions we had and was very up front with us at all times.
jim mccarthy, grayson, ga

3/16/10 Positive My daughter and I just stayed here and found this condo simply wonderful. Since I am a neat freak the cleanliness was very important for my daughter and I. The apartment really was immaculate. We went to the beach everyday which is literally a five minute walk to the biggest sandy beach area of Waikiki. It was a real plus to have a convenient, secure parking stall (Waikiki size). We were absoluely giddy to have shopping and restaurants all within walking distance including the Ala Moana Center. It was a treat to come home to a quiet, cool (2 ACs) place and cuddle up watching the many movies provided. Thank you Manny for a wonderful vacation!
Michelle Prescott, Mililani, Hawaii

01/10/10 Positive Clean-Comfortable-Convenient-Close to the beach! We were within walking distance of the beach, the mall, and all the shops and restaurants on Kalakaua Ave. The secure underground parking enabled us to rent a car and tour the island. The building was clean and quiet, too. Had a great time. Thanks Manny!


Maureen and Guy Woelfle, Medicine Hat, AB, Canada

11/11/09 Positive Emmanuel, We really enjoyed our stay in your condo as we attended a wedding at the Hale Koa Luau Garden. Your hospitality, clear expectations, the security (including our favorite Channel 57) and great location of your condo (especially the proximity to that beautiful beach) added to the enjoyment of our trip. We were able to easily walk everywhere during our stay, with the exception of the one day we drove to the North Shore to see the massive waves and watch a surf competition. We also had the chance to marvel at the amzing hoard of costume clad partiers on Halloween night - WOW - I can only imagine that New Orleans could be as crazy. Thanks for your part in making our stay a very memorable one for us. Joe & Sally Thomas
Joe & Sally Thomas, Gig Harbor, WA

11/10/09 Positive Thank you Emmanuel!! We loved the condo. Very comfortable for a family of 5 (3 teenagers included) - especially the fully equipped kitchen. The location was fabulous - close to the end of the beach we love best. Laundry facilities, parking - all an added bonus. We would love to stay again. Maureen, Jay, Kelsey, Cole and Carter
Maureen and Jay Slack, Victoria BC Canada

09/21/09 Positive Place was just as described close to the beach, & entertainment & the world class shopping center, great location myself along with my wife & 7yr old daughter loved it & will definetly contact Emmanuel again on our next Hawaii vacation, Once Again Thank You Emmanuel ,,,,
Rafael Jr, Chicago IL

09/07/09 Positive Wow! What a treat! Thank you Manny for an amazing stay in Hawaii. You were an incredible host and your place was perfect! It is so close to everything! If you are traveling to Waikiki, I recommend this home away from home! Thanks again, Manny....or should I say, Mahalo!
Jill & Family, Eugene, OR

08/18/09 Positive Very nice! Thank you Emmanuel for being so gracious. We had a great time!
Anonymous

08/06/09 Positive Emmanuel's condo is in a perfect location for a Waikiki vacation, and he is a very attentive host. High-speed internet, cable, comfortable bed--all fantastic. Thanks for a great stay!!
Anonymous, Abilene, TX

05/19/09 Positive Aloha, Emmanuel! Thanks again for welcoming us to Hawaii, even though our plane got in so late. It was reassuring to find you waiting at the 7-11 when we arrived!
As many have mentioned, the condo is in a great location, very close to the Hilton. It made getting to the beach very convenient. Also being at the north end of Waikiki made it easy to walk to Alo Moana Mall, which has an amazing food court! Loved the internet for e-mail and searching out fun things to do, and if I'd known you had so many good books there to read, I wouldn't have spent the money for one in the airport! Thanks again.
Rick & Nan Cogbill, Summerland, BC Canada

05/03/09 Positive Manny's spot was the best and very affordable. Just what I needed for my R&R from Iraq. Everything is within a walking distance and down the road from my favorite spot in the world, For Derussy racquetball courts. Manny, thanks again for everything and will love to do business with you again. Mahalos and Aloooha!
Cesar, Honolulu, HI

05/01/09 Positive The Kalakauan was a great place to stay at. It is close to pretty much eveything you will need to keep you entertained. There are beaches, malls, grocery stores, and resturaunts all in walking distance. I had a great time staying there.
Anonymous, Wasilla Alaska

04/30/09 Positive First of all the location of the condo was awsome. The Waikiki beach was just arounnd the corner for us and that was a great thing. We loved staying at the Kalakaun Condo because it had everything a person could posibly need. The place was neat and well cared for also has a laundry room downstairs which was very handy. I would recommend this place for everyone who is thinking about staying in waikiki.YOU WILL LOVE IT!!
Anna , Wasilla Alaska

04/22/09 Positive I stayed at the Kalakauan with my friend and my sisters for 9 days. We loved the location because it was so close to the beach and the popular shopping centers. Emmanuel was very generous and even bought me a purse when mine got stolen! Thanks again:)
Lisa Malak, Wasilla, AK

04/11/09 Positive Aloha Emmanuel, Matt and I wanted to say "Thanks" for a great visit in Hawaii! The condo's location was perfect; close to everything!! The accommodations were very clean (a must for us), and extremely comfortable; we felt as if we were at home!! Your Hospitality was greatly appreciated; you made us feel welcome!! We most certainly recommend your condo to anyone who wishes to visit the Waikiki area!! Thanks once again!! Mahalo!! We will definitely contact you again for our next visit to Paradise!! Shane Harkins & Matt Briegel SHANE HARKINS, Bristol, PA

04/06/09 Positive We had a wonderful time visiting my kids who attend UH. The unit was centrally located to just about everything. We enjoyed being able to walk to the beach and also walk to the many shops and restaurants located in Waikiki. The included parking is a huge plus and inexpensive laundry facilities also was nice. Having the internet available was great and with a computer set up in the room my son was also able to use it for homework while I was surfing the net on my laptop. We would recommend this to friends in the future! Aloha! Anonymous, Sultan, WA

11/10/08 Positive Vacation Oct 26-Nov2, 2008: My daughter and I had a great time staying in Emmanuel's condo. It was in a great location, as he stated in his ad, and we were able to walk everywhere. I especially appreciated the phone calls from Emmanuel when I sent him questions, that was totally unexpected! And he was flexible with meeting us to exchange and pickup keys even though our flight arrived considerably late and left considerably late in the day. Thanks for a great time and for all your help, advice etc. We will contact you again for another stay soon! Sheri Thompson & Krystle Moore Sheri Thompson, Edmonton, Alberta CANADA

09/11/08 Positive Thanks Emmanuel for the prompt return of our deposit! (we've been home only 2 hours after our 20 min flight! and an email was waiting saying the deposit is on it's way! THAT'S PROMPT). The condo is so centrally located it's perfect! Great little patio, condo was so very clean and we so appreciated the internet for getting pictures of the kids(so we'd miss them a little less). I would definitely stay here again. With much aloha, Pauline and Doris Pauline and Doris, Kapa'a, Kauai, HI

08/20/08 Positive We had a great time in Hawai'i; it was my (Pat's) first time there. The location is superb. Right across the street from Fort DeRussey. Most of Waikiki is in walking distance (use comfortable shoes), including the big Ala Moana shopping center. Parking is tight, though. Pat and Mary, Newark California

08/13/08 Positive My sisters and I had a great first visit to Hawaii mostly because of our rental location. The apartment is absolutely adorable and fully loaded with everything you could think of as well as convenient to everything not to mention the free parking. Overall, we had a GREAT time and recommend highly. Thank you E.C. Gigi Bell, New York, NY

07/25/08 Positive The condo was very nice and comfortable...the underground garage was a wonderful convenience which we really enjoyed...a little larger parking area would be appreciated...all of the electronics were wonderful...my grandson especially loved the games. Emmanuel, you explained everything very clearly and were unbelievably prompt with the deposit return. Aloha!! Kay Janda, Edmond, OK

07/04/08 Positive What a great time we had at the condo. GREAT, GREAT location in Waikiki. The free, secure underground parking is awesome. The condo has everything, including LOTS of towels! Loved the free use of the computer for Internet access! It only takes about 5 minutes to walk to the beach. Anyone military? The condo is right by the Hale Koa Army Hotel. Its Barefoot Bar has awesome Mai Tais! We didn't have to drive in Waikiki at all to get anywhere. Mahalo, Emmanuel, for all your emails before we got there to answer our questions!!
Dave & Deb M., Bothell, WA



06/23/08 Positive My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay very much. All of
the small touches that you are used to at an upscale
hotel are included here. The location couldn't be
better for shopping, beaches and sightseeing in town.
The high speed internet was a nice bonus as well. Will
look into staying here on our next visit.
Matt, Abbott, Texas

05/06/08 Positive Waikiki is a very nice place and we had a great time. Thanks to Emmanuel for accomodating us with such short notice. We loved the place and we were very comfortable. We can't complain about the location, it was close to the main shopping center and beach. Other tenants were friendly too.We recommend this place for anyone wanting to have a great time at Oahu.
Chris/Christine Apolinario, Daly City, Ca

02/12/08 Positive We had such a wonderful time in Hawaii!! What a wonderful surprise that our accomodations were absolutely fantastic. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone planning on visiting Oahu. Location was perfect, place was neat and our communications with Mr. Chen were delightful! *****
Anonymous

02/05/08 Positive My girlfriend and I just spent a week in the unit and found everything to be very well kept and very clean. I especially appreciated the convenient location. It is perfect for someone looking to see the town and the beach. The internet was high speed and the secured parking provided is a must if you plan on renting a vehicle. I would look to rent this place again if we go back this fall.
Jon, Anchorage Alaska


02/01/08 Positive We had a wonderful time in Honolulu. The condo is clean and convenient - walking distance to the beach, shops, and our favorite watering hole. The "free" parking is a huge bonus as is the Internet. Mahalo, Emmanuel, for a wonderful stay.
Leon and Mary Leidy, Seattle, WA

01/25/08 Positive Mr Chin,
We enjoyed our vacation and the spotless condo. We found the beach, many fine restaurants snd the bus within walking distance.
Rose & Steve
R. Mullan, E. Wenatchee, WA


01/16/08 Positive 12/16/08

We had a fantastic time. The condo was very clean and well-equipped. With over two tvs, a number of vcrs...dvds..radios an X-box and at least a half dozen cds...what else do you need. You are within walking distance of every thing....especially that great Thai restaurant Keo's and Cheeseburger around the corner...close to beaches, the Hilton shops, the mall.
You must visit the Cheesecake Factory downtown for dinner and dessert and pick up a great beer next door at Dukes. This is paradise and we will be back, but this time with a smaller car.

Thanks Emmanuel...
Dick and Bev Greene, Bridgman, MI

02/12/08 Positive We had such a wonderful time in Hawaii!! What a wonderful surprise that our accomodations were absolutely fantastic. We would highly recommend this condo to anyone planning on visiting Oahu. Location was perfect, place was neat and our communications with Mr. Chen were delightful! *****
Anonymous

02/05/08 Positive My girlfriend and I just spent a week in the unit and found everything to be very well kept and very clean. I especially appreciated the convenient location. It is perfect for someone looking to see the town and the beach. The internet was high speed and the secured parking provided is a must if you plan on renting a vehicle. I would look to rent this place again if we go back this fall.
Jon, Anchorage Alaska


02/01/08 Positive We had a wonderful time in Honolulu. The condo is clean and convenient - walking distance to the beach, shops, and our favorite watering hole. The "free" parking is a huge bonus as is the Internet. Mahalo, Emmanuel, for a wonderful stay.
Leon and Mary Leidy, Seattle, WA

01/25/08 Positive
We enjoyed our vacation and the spotless condo. We found the beach, many fine restaurants snd the bus within walking distance.
Rose & Steve
R. Mullan, E. Wenatchee, WA


01/16/08 Positive We had a fantastic time at the condo. Everything was clean and handy. It's nice to have free internet service. I've never seen so many electronic gadgets, everything from tvs, vcrs, dvds,x-boxes, and at least a half a dozen cd machines. This is a great location....walking distance to beaches and great restaurants. We loved Keo's (Thai restaurant) and Cheeseburger, right around the corner. I would also recommend the Cheesecake Factory and Duke's next door. We will probably be contacting you again, but this time, I going to bring a smaller car.

Thanks for everything.....

Dick and Bev Greene, Bridgman, MI


12/15/07 Positive We really enjoyed our stay at your condo, Emmanuel. It was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed to have a pleasant stay. It was in walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and the beach. What more could anyone ask for!! I highly recommend your condo. Thank you for letting us in early and it was a pleasure meeting you.


Cheryl & Bill Munson, Prescott, Az

11/19/07 Positive Clean and well-equippted condo which was perfect for the two of us on our first visit to Hawaii. Bus stop is across the street, but the basement garage allowed us freedom to travel and feel safe also. Walking distance to almost everything we needed and the breakfast downstairs at Eggs & Things was great! Enjoyed meeting you Emmanuel, and hopefully will do so again some day. God bless!
Pat & AJ McDanal, Keller, Texas


10/29/07 Positive We were there for 5 days. The proximity to Waikiki beach, and overall conveniences, could hardly be better. The unit was immaculately clean, the building and parking quite convenient, and Emmanuel was a gracious and accommodating host. Thank you for allowing our stay! Highly recommended.
Chris L., Los Angeles, CA

09/17/07 Positive We stayed at the condo for a week and it was fantastic. It was very clean and the location is great. Mr. Chen is a great host and we are looking forward to staying there again some time soon.
Damon Taggart, Spokane, WA


09/04/07 Positive We stayed at this condo for 10 days, our first visit to Hawaii. It was a wonderful experience for us. Besides being very clean and having all the amenities, it is a few steps from the bus stop and a short walk to the large and beautiful Hilton complex on the beach. All the comforts of home. We were also able to save some money by having breakfast in the condo when we wanted to. The the Eggs and Things on the first floor was wonderful too.
Greg Rieke, Overland Park, KS


06/16/07 Positive It was a pleasure staying in Emmanuel's condo for the 10 days that we visited Oahu. The unit was very clean and had all the comforts of home. The computer and internet access were great during our stay. It was located within walking distance of all Wakiki has to offer. I would definitely stay ther again.
Rod Frontino, Long Beach, CA

03/31/07 Positive A very well equipped clean unit, well placed to enjoy all Honolulu has to offer....hope to take advantage of this condo again in the future..Emmanual is a great host...thanks
doug francis, vancouver bc


10/17/06 Positive We are a family of 5, 2 adults and 3 kids from Australia. We had an awesome time in Waikiki and loved the apartment. It had everything we needed, and allowed us to cook our own meals! The kids loved the computer and x box and the location was excellent for beaches and shopping. Condo was spotless and very comfortable!
Phil Pynor


09/12/06 Positive We had 3 adults, 2 kids and a toddler, and the condo fit us all comfortably (a hotel would have made us get 2 rooms at a premium price). It had all the ammenities, especially high-speed interent. Eggs 'N Things located downstairs was "egg-cellent" (try the Spam and eggs). The condo was close to everything and it came with a parking space which is helpful in a town with practically no street parking. Thank you, Emmanuel for being a gracious host! He gave us tips on where to go since we were first-timers on the island. We enjoyed our stay and we will be back!
Michelle, Daly City, CA


08/19/06 Positive My mother and I were very pleased with the condo. Elevator was a plus on those exhausted days! 2 TVs, internet access, AC and fans, tons of closet/dresser space, a *clean* washroom, microwave, oven... Only thing to make it better would be a dish washer, but since you eat out so much anyway, didn't make much of a difference!
Would definately return and reccomend to friends. Emmanuel's even helping me retrieve photos that got lost on his desktop, 5 days after the fact! Very gracious host!
Jennifer , Surrey, BC, Canada


08/01/06 Positive We very much enjoyed our stay in this property. It had all the comforts of home provided, in an immaculately kept condo. Centrally located for walking, or driving, complete with private parking included in the price. Eggs and Things on the ground floor was reported to be the best in Honolulu, and it certainly was. Food and staff were excellent. Within walking distance are other fine restaurants, shopping and beaches. What more could you ask?

Mr Chen, you are a gracious host, and we thank you for the use of your condo.
Jan & Linda, Seattle, WA

03/22/06 Positive We found your condo to have everything we needed while away from home. The location close to the convention center was ideal for us since we were attending a convention during part of our stay. We were close enough to walk to almost everything - but being able to have our car close at hand was a plus for our day trips to snorkle, swim & see the sights! Mahalo!
Barb & Matt, Grand Rapids MI

02/10/06 Positive Dear Emmanuel
We really had a nice time while staying at your apt in Waikiki
It was so centrally located it was easy to find the beach and
the ala moanna mall We even explored china town and the flea market
We had a nice stay and credit your nice apt for that
See you next time we come over Probably 2008 I will contact you
All the best Howie and Doreen westhowieyahoocom
H West, Parksville, BC

12/07/05 Positive A perfect visit to Paradise. Great location, clean, very efficient, parking space provided, access to laundry facilities and a gracious host. What more could you need. We will be back.
JMCM, Atlanta, Georgia


10/30/05 Positive We had a great time while in Honolulu -staying at the condo made it that much better. The condo is very clean and very well kept. It has a great location and is easy to find once you arrive in Honolulu. The garage parking is a big plus. We are already planning our next trip and will look up Mr. Chen again.
Wayne & Kay Kennedy, Houston, TX


10/20/05 Positive We had a great time in Waikiki and found the unit to cater for all that we would want. We also have holiday accomodation in Hervey Bay and our agents told us we set a new standard when we outfitted our house last year in a way similar to that which Emmanuel has, so we were especially pleased. Emmanuel was a great host, even making a great hamburger for our first night. Aloha, and I am sure we may return to the island Paradise.
John and Kris Herron, Brisbane Australia


08/24/05 Positive We had a great time staying at Mr.Chen condo. Location - you cannot have better, having a parking is even better. It's like being home, but in Honolulu. Definitly would go back. Thank you!
Emiliya, Deerfield, IL


07/05/05 Positive This place was perfect for our first time visit. Especially since we did the tourist thing and everything was walking distance for us. Or we just got in our rental car and drove. Everything was easy access whether by car or foot. Having internet accessibility was even a great plus since we are all hooked on email these days. My 18 year old son especially liked the nintendo games... and that made us all happy when we were tired. Haha! Next time we would like to do the beach front property!!!!
Monica & John Aguillon, San Antonio, TX


06/13/05 Positive We had a excellent time at the condo, walking distance to beach, shopping area, and many attraction. Very clean Condo and have lots of minor items that you might have forgotten already there. Mr Chen is excellent in giving update and safe attraction area, hey also free attraction too. Always making sure he is available when needed. Also parking is a big plus,and to whom ever read this comment it is worth the price cause I even have family living in Oahu Island and even them said I had a excellent deal for the price I pay for. For the wandering mind I didn't want to inconvient my family, thats why I didn't stay with them(need space).Again Mr Chen I had a excellent time and I really enjoy your Condo and you have made us feel welcome as is was our home.
Anonymous, Richmond, Virginia

05/12/05 Positive We had a great time in paradise. Thanks for the use of the condo. It was certainly clean and had everything we could want. The central location was perfect for walks to the beach, International Market Place and shopping - we look forward to our next visit.
Richard and Marti, Alberta, Canada


04/27/05 Positive Emmanual has supplied a great place to rent an apartment because not only does he have a fully equipped apartment, but a great location in Waikiki. Just a block and a half away from the beach, and it is a walk away from downtown. But the best of all is the secured parking below the building and it comes with the apartment. That is the best of them all. All in all, if you can rent from here, do it. Thanks for everything Emmanual, Alan
Alan Yambao, San Diego, CA


04/25/05 Positive
Comment Text: This is a great place to stay for a family vacation, very close to the convention center and an ideal spot to start walking tours of Waikiki. AWESOME PERK: Secure, gated parking included with rental! The condo is clean, bright, roomy, and well equiped. The full kitchen meant easy snack raids and homemade breakfasts. Emmanuel provides all the homey ammenities you need for a comfortable stay. The lanai is a great spot for evening people watching while enjoying a local microbrewed beer. Laundry room on site helped out! We highly recommend this place, great bang for the buck! Make sure to try Breakfast downstairs, the early bird special rocks! Thank you, we had a wonderful stay.
Marie and Joel, San Diego, Ca


04/23/05 Positive This is a great place to stay during a family oriented vacation. Great location is close to the convention center and is a great starting point for walking tours of Waikiki. Very clean, comfy, and equiped for enjoyment. The long lanai with barstools is great for people watching over a beer at night. AWESOME PERK: Secured parking included with rental! It is gated and we did see the security patrol twice during our visit! Emmanuel is a great host and provides all sorts of homey ammenities and tips for dining out. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
Marie and Joel, San Diego, CA


03/23/05 Positive We felt so welcome and at home. The location was great. We were within walking distance to the beach and to attractions.
Denise, Kaye, Cyndee and Jaime, UT, AZ and CA


03/02/05 Positive This was our first visit to Oahu. Though we arrived late on our first night, Mr. Chen was more than hospitable in getting us set up in the condo. The condo was very clean and comfortable with all the comforts of home,nearby to everything. The secured underground parking is a great feature of this condo. Mr. Chen is a very friendly outgoing person who made us feel as though we had a friend in Hawaii. We are looking forward to another stay! Emmanuel, thank you for being part of an excellent family vacation, the kids thought you were "really cool".
Derek Fingler, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


03/01/05 Positive The centrally located condo -which is very clean and well-kept-offers every ammenity you can think of. My teenager was particlarly happy with the electronics. The owner/manager is responsive to any and all concerns.
Bob, Shelley & Hope Aubrey, Gualala, CA


01/07/05 Positive This was my families first time in hawaii and it was great! we stayed in two of mr. chens condos over our 2 week period. his condo that was right on the beach was fabulous! our family would sleep outside on the little enclosed patio, it had a pool and the beach was literally right on your doorstep! his honolulu condo was fabulous too it had plenty of room and was VERY CLEAN! WE LOVE YOUR CONDOS MR.CHEN AND WILL BE COMING BACK!!

The Haycocks
The Haycocks, SLC, Utah


10/18/04 Positive We enjoyed your unit and liked the location.
John & Maggie, Piedmont, CA


10/18/04 Positive All you need to bring to this spotlesly clean condo is your toothbrush.
Laine Johns, Chula Vista CA


07/23/04 Positive Emmanuel,
We had a great time staying in your condo! I really appreciated the gated, underground parking. We will come back again !! Mahalo
John Hopkins, State College, PA


06/09/04 Positive I CAME TO YOUR COOL INFO SITE I LIKE IT AND WILL COME AGAIN KEEP IT UP AND UPDATE
NWA ABA, OREGON


04/19/04 Positive It was amazing to visit Oahu, but the location and condition of the condo we rented from Mr. Chen was really the icing on the cake. It is in a prime location with the parking garage and laundry room being a much needed bonus. Mr. Chen is a wonderful host and the condo truly felt like home for the seven days we visited.
Traci Leija, Woodbridge, Virginai


04/19/04 Positive Our stay was incredible! The Condo is immaculate and is close to everything! Emmanuel told us the best breakfast was downstairs and he was RIGHT! This was our first time to Hawaii and the Condo was very well equipped, clean and Emmanuel is a very nice man!
Denise Tarka, Stockton, CA


03/21/04 Positive This property is clean, well kept and gives you the feeling of being at home. The place has a fully equiped kitchen, internet access, very confortable bed and the livingroom has a sofa bed. The condo's location is great, near the beach, several great restaurantes, shopping centers and a lot of curio shops for those souveniers for friends and relatives back home. Parking is also available if needed. The laundry room is located on the 1st level. I would happly recomend this place for any one looking for a reasonable, clean and comfortable place to stay in Hawaii. Joe, Elisabeth, Baby Erika, Josie and Terry
Teresa Moncada


09/23/03 Positive This condo was very convenient since we were in Hawaii for work. Centrally located with parking; close to restaraunts and malls. We appreciated the place being so clean and having all the supplies. Great patio area; we would definitely stay here again!
Wendy , San Diego, CA

07/25/03 Positive Well cared for unit, nicely appointed even with basic items you might forget to bring. The owner was honest and available to answer questions, give directions and so on. If your interest is the Waikiki area, you'll be right in the middle of it with many shops and attractions in easy walking distance.
Brian Bacon, Blue Springs, MO


11/12/02 Positive We stayed at this condo for a full week.Truly a very enjoyable vacation and accommodations. It was nice to have separate rooms for personal time when you are not accustomed to living with another person. Condo was very clean - no little critters. We were here on Haloween and enjoyed the parade of costumes while relaxing on our lanai.
Thanks for a great time Emmanuel.
Connie Hillock, Blaine, Mn


10/21/02 Positive We had a great time staying at this property. We really enjoyed having a kitchen to cook our meals as we were able to keep from eating out every night. It is also very close to the Hawaii Convention Center which made it easy to walk to our conference. The free parking was also a nice perk. I highly recommend this place and the owner is very helpful.
Anonymous

10/21/02 Positive The condo was very clean and had everything we needed. The Ala Wai Canal was perfect for morning runs or walks. We parked our car and found walking to the beach and restaurants very delightful in the city.
Donna and Greg

09/22/02 Positive I loved this cute, clean, comfortable vacation rental. It is conveniently located. (Just a couple blocks from the beach and a few minutes away from the shopping center). You can't beat the price....and parking is included!!! A definite positive!!
Ingrid

09/17/02 Positive Since this condo had been recently renovated, it was very clean and modern in all aspects. You are only about 2 blocks from the beach and very close to other attractions like the Hard Rock Cafe. It was very convenient and safe to have underground, locked parking right under the building. Once you learn the traffic patterns, having a car in Honolulu makes your stay much more enjoyable. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Steve & Kim Koos, Oberlin,OH

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  • School:

    University of Hawaii
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    I am a single father who found a way to spend alot of time with my son while making a living. I had no idea the two condos I had purchased before my son was born were zoned for vacation rentals. I believe we can make all the plans we want but the final outcome is up to God. I know many people may only...
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