2 Bedroom 2 Bath, great ocean and city views and the beaches next door
Klaus & Hideko Kittel
- english, german, japanese
About Klaus & Hideko Kittel
For more than 40 years we lived, work related, in numerous countries, however during all these years one of our two anchor points was always Honolulu, where east and west meet and where we (Japanese and German) started a life together. After retirement, we decided to spend a lot more time again in Hawaii and mainly in Discovery Bay, which was always our preferred building, however to find a quality unit with a view was not always successful. After many years of waiting we finally were able to buy one of the rarely offered high floor ocean and city view apartments. For a number of years we offered our condo through rental agents but then realized that we can give a more personalized service and in 2016 decided to manage it ourselves and with the help of a caretaker, who is also a friend and who lives in the same building. It is our desire that you will enjoy our condo and the island of Oahu as much as we do.
Klaus & Hideko Kittel purchased this Condo in 2011
Why Klaus & Hideko Kittel chose Waikiki
Before owning we lived in various parts of Waikiki and Ala Moana and always returned to Discovery Bay. In our opinion, it is the best building not only because of its quality and well kept maintenance but also because of its location with easy access to Waikiki, several beaches and the famous Ala Moana Shopping Center and because of its one month minimum rental period, which makes it a very quiet building – in contrast to the nearby hotel like operation of the Illikai and many others. It is one of the very few luxury condo buildings in Waikiki, which has a few units with unobstructed direct ocean views (all the others are hotels), with several bus lines stopping in front of the building, two car rental companies (Alamo, Enterprise) and many restaurants in the immediate neighborhood, several of them even in the commercial section of this building. Also 2 grocery stores are just a 1 and a 5 minute walk away. Several beaches and the Ala Moana Park are also in walking distance. Assigned indoor parking, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, exercise room and a barbecue area exceed the offer of many hotels and are accessible only for residents and their guests And consider that all this is available for half the price of a hotel stay.
What makes this Condo unique
Number ONE is definitely the 220-degree view seeing the ocean with all its daily activities and overlooking the sometimes very entertaining Yacht Harbour, Magic Island Beach, Ala Moana Shopping Center and downtown Honolulu in the distance. Number TWO is the very spacious living room with the integrated lanai (Hawaiian for balcony) and the option to slide the windows very wide open to give you the feeling of being outdoors and high up in the sky. Further the building is very secure due to only keyed entrance and additionally its own 24/7 security staff (All tenants and overnight guests have to be registered). Number THREE is the very convenient location.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
Children not allowed
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
For safety reasons not suitable for children due to lanai (balcony) integrated into living room and a low railing.
100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful views of ocean, shoreline, marina, Friday night fireworks, and outstanding sunsets.
Exceptional property. Clean, well maintained and furnished. Definitely would like to stay there again next year. Owner very responsive to any questions, issues. Out of a Zero to Ten scale, a solid 10.
Dave, it was a pleasure to have you and Susan as guests and we would love to welcome you again to our condo.
And thank you for these very nice comments.
Klaus & Hideko
Paradise at Discovery Bay!
Our stay in Oahu was fabulous and we have nothing but positive comments! Our month long visit was so memorable...outstanding view, accommodation, and location. The convenient parking spot was an added bonus for our rented car. The kitchen was well supplied with all needed items although we ate out quite a bit since we were on vacation! The inventory list that we received before our visit helped us decide what to pack. We highly recommend this condo...it is definitely our first choice to stay in Oahu!
Thank you so much for your so nice review, Betty. We sure would be happy to welcome you back in the future.
Klaus & Hideko
Awesome place to stay!!! Highly Recommend
The convenience around the location (nestled in Waikiki and very close 5 mins walk to Ala Moana—I had options for beaches,restaurants, and entertainment), beautifully amazing views, and attentiveness of Klaus (owner) and Larry (keeper) made this a great place to stay. I even recommended to my friends this exact apartment. I would consider staying here again when I return.
Thank you very much Klaus and I hope you allow me to stay here in the future!
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review, Edward. It sure was a pleasure to have you as a guest and we definitely would love to have you stay again in our condo.
Klaus & Hideko
Beautiful views and super convenient!
Well furnished, secure, clean and convenient. Spectacular views!
Thank you so much for your review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
Third Time Renting this Condo
This is our third year renting this condo and it did not disappoint. It was like returning home - did find a new dishwasher and the convertible couch in the guest room was improved with new sheets which my Mom liked. The exercise room has also been updated with new equipment.
Since I covered most of the details in my first review, and the owner does a good job on this site of describing the unit there is not much more I can add. This year, like prior years, the owner was very responsive, his on-site representative met us as scheduled, and guards in the building recognized us and were very helpful. We had no problems with anything in the unit during our stay.
We look forward to visiting again next year.
Thank you so much for your nice comments again. Yes, we are definitely looking forward to greeting you again in our condo next year.
Hideko & Klaus
Great Location and unbelievable views
Great place to stay near shopping, beaches, and great restaraunts. The unit was equipped with everything you needed and more. The views from every room were breath taking. A definite 5star place to stay
Thank you so much for staying at our condo and for writing this nice review, Jackie. We are happy you enjoyed your stay.
It was also a pleasure to have you as a guest.
Hideko & Klaus
Stand up paddling, outrigger sailing, boat tours with dolphin (year round)and whale (usually November to April) watching, submarine tours, lunch & dinner cruises, heli tours, sky diving, soaring.
Hanauma Bay snorkeling (corals, fish, turtles), Sea Life Park, Polynesian Cultural Center, Pearl Harbor Arizona Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum and Missouri Battleship, pineapple tour, downtown historic tour with Iolani Palace, Chinatown and Aloha Tower, Kualoa Ranch and lots more.
Away from it all: Some rather unknown beaches on the leeward and windward side of Oahu.
We will be available to give you ideas and suggestions to visit places on this island most Hawaiians don't even know.