Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 5)TaxTA-042-117-3248-01
We are a husband and wife team who have worked together in several exciting entrepreneurial businesses in San Francisco over the past 36 years. Fifteen years ago we created and then operated The World Famous Fire Engine Tour over The Golden Gate Bridge. Check out SAN FRANCISCO FIRE ENGINE TOURS & ADVENTURES on your next trip to San Francisco. The new owners will show you a great time. We have been featured on The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, Get Away in Australia, HGTV's The Good Life and in many television and print stories about our unique business and former 1896 Firehouse home. We are now permanent Hawaii residents and are enjoying a new chapter in our lives.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Owner chose Waikiki
On a vacation to Hawaii 18 years ago, we absoluely fell in love with the warm ocean water, fabulous weather, body boarding, snorkeling and the fun and healthy lifestyle. After returning to the mainland after a Waikiki vacation, we always felt recharged, relaxed, happy and at ease. Our dream was to someday live full time like we're on vacation. We purchased a beautiful condo in Waikiki and decided that someday this would be our home. On a trip to Waikiki in 2006 we discovered that the beautiful corner Penthouse condo at The Waikiki Banyan was for sale and our entreuprenial spirit kicked in. As we were making our living in the tour industry in San Francisco and making people happy was our life's work, we decided to purchase the Penthouse and offer it as a romantic and fun vacation rental. It is very exciting for us to be living here and able to manage the rental property ourselves.
What makes this Condo unique
The Waikiki Banyan is located just one block from what we feel is the best beach on the island. You can see the sunrise out of the bedroom window and you can enjoy a walk down to the beach to experience the applause worthy sunsets. After a walk on the luxurious sand, you can return to the condo for a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the lanai and feel like you are on top of the world,,, as you plan your next day's activities.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
toilet has child seat
Max guests:5 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
No refunds for any nights cancelled 60 days or less prior to rental date. For cancellations 61 days or more, there is a $300 cancellation fee.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
This condo is great, great location, spacious, and an amazing view. What makes it even better is the host. Marilyn is awesome! She met us outside (even though we arrived quite late), showed us the best place to park, helped us with our luggage up to the condo, showed us around the condo, and even left us a basket with a bunch of local treats. I would definitely recommend this condo to anyone.
We have stayed at this property numerous times and can’t thank Marilyn and Robert enough for sharing their piece of paradise with us. We enjoyed over 3 weeks of our cozy, well appointed and beautiful condo with views that can’t be or into words. This really is the best unit at the banyan and the owners go above and beyond to make you feel at home and accommodate your stay. We will be back!
No ka oi (the very best in Hawaiian)
We have rented places all around the world, and rely a lot on reviews, photos and communication with owners.
Every positive review, every picture posted and every bit of communication with Marilyn was 150%
From the moment we stepped into the unit we knew we had picked the right place for us. Enough space for 2 friends to spread out, with plenty of storage space, water toys (bogie boards, etc) to borrow, and all the comforts of "home" - no stone left unturned! Rent a car to explore the beautiful island during the day, park it in the provided structure, and step outside in the evening with the entire city at your fingertips. Safe for walking, even at night.
We look forward to coming back and hope the unit is available when that time comes.
For the adventurous, we highly recommend a morning snorkel with spinner dolphins and sea turtles with EŌ Wai'anae Tours - they'll even pick you up and drop you back only a block from the condo! We had such a great time with this family owned tour!!
We are 2 best friends for more than 40 years in our 60s who are world travelers and enjoy condo and home living while on vacation VS a hotel. We cooked, enjoyed the condo amenities (jacuzzi under the stars anyone?), and loved the location! Can't be beat.
Mahalo again Marilyn! Aloha until we meet again.
On the whole very lovely place, but
Couldn't find a more incredibly view of coast. Great WiFi. Comfortable for up to 4 people, but with one bedroom and one bath it would be crowded for more. Owner was very lovely and helpful. My only issue was the mattress was foam and I was having sever back issues when there. I would love to stay again if mattress was changed.
The views are amazing. Parrots flying in the air back and forth in the morning while we were enjoying our coffee. Short walk to the beach. Macs 24/7 across the street has amazing food. Centrally located. Was able to catch the bus, or get an Uber to where ever we needed to go. Enjoyed the air conditioner. Beds were comfortable and overall the penthouse was extremely cozy. At times it felt that the 4 of us were the only ones in the hotel because of how quiet it was in the penthouse. We rented a car and had free parking while staying here. We had everything we needed, from beach towels, chairs, umbrella, snorkel gear and even a cooler to take with us to the beach. This was our first trip to Oahu. We will definitely be back and will be booking with Marilyn again. Thank you for your hospitality. We had an amazing time. Mahalo
Let me start off with Marilyn and Robert, they make you feel special. They are not just the owners, they are friends.
Their condo is amazing! Up on the 38th floor you see all of Waikiki’s beauty. You sit up in bed first thing in the morning, and the ocean takes your breath away.
The other condos in the area are not right there in your face. It feels private up there as you enjoy your first cup of coffee for the day.
You know I really wish I was articulate enough to put into words how much I love staying there. I go every year and book my stay in that amazing condo in the sky. No place else I’d rather be. If you’re looking for your dream vacation rental you will not be disappointed with this one.
PAR COURSE, YOGA CLASSES, HULA DANCING, WALKING PATHS, OUTDOOR GROUP EXERCISE, OUTSIDE ORGANIC MARKETS, FESTIVALS, FREE UKULELE CLASSES, PING PONG, FREE SHOWS, FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT, GOLF COURSE WITH DRIVING RANGE, FIREWORKS, LUAU, SCUBA DIVING, FRISBEE, WHALE WATCHING, NATURE, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, HISTORICAL SIGHTS, BIRD WATCHING, ROMANTIC BEACH WALKS IN THE MOONLIGHT