Our vacation to Hawaii this year was made so very special by staying in this wonderful Penthouse here in the center of Waikiki. It was so centerually located that we didn’t use our rental car at all. We were able walk to the beach, & enjoy exploring all the shops, seeing all the Christmas decorations in the different hotels & finding great restaurants within walking distance to our Penthouse. We had the most spectacular views of any vacation rental that I have ever stayed at. We were on the 33rd & 34th floor of this beautiful suite & in the morning we were treated each day to a beautiful sunrise & in the evening on the top level of the suite we had the most awesome sunsets. I have never seen anything like it were we had both views in one place. We had everything that we needed to make our stay & Christmas the best ever. A full kitchen with all the amenities so we were able to have a hearty breakfast or a beautiful family Christmas dinner that we will long remember. Everyone was able to connect with all their devices & my husband was able to watch his favorite game in whatever room he wanted to since there was a TV in every room. We had a washer dryer to freshen up everything & beautiful lanai’s to watch the Kayak boat races along the Ala Wai or from the top sundeck see the awesome fire works from the Hilton Hawaiian village that we were treated to on Friday evening. All of Mark’s recommendations were so helpful that we didn’t feel like tourist & Mercie made all of us feel like we were right at home. We will definitely be sharing our videos & photos with everyone back home & we will definitely be planning another trip & staying at this beautiful Penthouse.
Much Aloha Nui Loa & Hau’oli Makahiki Hou.
Date of arrival
December 22, 2017
Review #21000576 “Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse”
This was the perfect vacation for us to get a chance to relax & kick back before heading home for the holidays. The Penthouse was so relaxing & stress free. The location was central & we could walk everywhere with no worries about driving or the stress of parking or watching what we were having to drink. The Penthouse had everything that we needed from a well stocked kitchen with a washer dryer fast high speed internet & a TV in every room. The whole family really had a great time. We could do our own thing since the Penthouse was big enough for all of us. The views were spectacular. Unobstructed ocean & mountain views with the most beautiful sunsets & sunrises we have ever seen. This in itself made our stay worth while. The time flew by & we are planing our next trip back to this beautiful Penthouse. Mercie was there for our every need & this was really a home away from home for us.
Until our next trip back to the island, Mahalo & Aloha Nui Loa dear Friends.
Date of arrival
November 8, 2017
Review #20755109 “Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse”
The Penthosue was perfect for my entire family to enjoy. It had unbelievable views, the likes of which we had never seen before in one place. It was well kept, clean & had everything that we needed. Being in the center of Waikiki we found this Penthouse to be very quiet & peaceful. We had everything that we needed from a fully stocked kitchen to a washer dryer & we had no problems with the internet on both levels of the suite. Parking was just like being at home. Very secure & right by the elevator. We were within 5 to 10 minutes walking to great restaurants & the beach. There were shops all along the way & shopping was available from early morning to 11 at night. It was a 5 minute walk to catch a shuttle to any attraction on the island. You couldn’t ask for a better location or vacation. We have plenty of pictures & movies to share with everyone at home. We will definitely let everyone know about you Mercie & Mark. You were there for us no matter what.
A great big Aloha to you both.
Review #20156932 “5 Stars 3 BR 2 1/2 BATH Condo, Sleeps 1-10 in the Heart of Waikiki!”
Simply paradise! We vacation here once a year and it’s the family vacation that we look forward to! This location is perfect and centralized so you can go and find different activities around the island. It’s five minutes from the international marketplace…walking!! It made it even more fun at Night when we didn’t want to drive and go bar hopping in Waikiki. There’s so many activities for everyone at the beach daily, the famous Diamond Head is 15 mins away driving and North Shore only 25 mins away! Aside from the perfect location, this penthouse has the most breath taking views from all sides! The front balcony has such a peaceful canal and mountain side view and the upper deck gives you ocean views! It doesn’t stop there…the upstairs back deck lets you complete the 360 degree view! The size of the penthouse is more than comfortable and ideal for our family of 8. The kitchen allows us to feel right at home except with a front view of paradise!
Thank you Mark and Mercie for always being so attentive and the most gracious hosts!! Both of them are the main reason we return, they keep in touch and respond so quickly! We can’t wait to be back next year!!
Review #20129747 “Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse”
When I think about locations for vacations I think about an area that’s central to the activities that we will be frequenting. This penthouse is exactly that and more. One thing I didn’t think about as a big factor that would make the vacation even better was the view from the penthouse. We slept with the sliding doors to the balcony open and the blinds open on the downstairs bedroom so no matter what we were doing, we enjoyed this million dollar view. We would wake up and the beautiful Hawaiian breeze combined with such a breath taking view would brighten our mornings in an instant. We spent our dinners on the top deck so we could enjoy the sunset. The back deck off the top floor was where we enjoyed our afternoon coffee in quiet and had another beautiful view of the island.
Not only is the penthouse paradise, but it’s a 5-10min walk from EVERYTHING. I don’t like to be in the heart of tourism but I like to be close enough to enjoy what I choose, and this location is exactly that.
Mark and Mercie were in such great contact with us whenever we needed anything. They truly made this experience one to remember! We will surely be back!
Date of arrival
February 6, 2017
My husband and I came with our two teenage kids hoping to be beach bums by day and enjoy some night life…we ended up doing so much more! This location inspired us to try things we didn’t even realize we could do. This penthouse over sees the Ali Wai canal and we saw kayakers practicing and found that we could join in (5 min walk)! The kids really enjoyed themselves! From the balcony on the right hand side you can see Diamond Head and we all went up there for a beautiful brisk hike, there were people of all ages there (10 min drive). The nearest beach (5 min walking) had some surfing lessons we decided to do on impulse and had the most fun with that! It was so nice being able to do things on the fly and not having to plan weeks in advance. The penthouse made us feel right at home, after our activities we came back got washed up, rested and were able to go back out at night for dinner. There are SO many great places to eat within walking distance and the Hawaiian weather was such a great break from our harsh winter back home. We decided to venture around the island and went to the North Shore (30 min drive) and enjoyed paddle boarding, the local famous food trucks and of course Matsumoto’s Shaved Ice. Honestly, because of this penthouse our Hawaii vacation went from escaping our winter back home to an annual trip we’ll be looking forward to. Mercie was such a pleasant host and was attentive while we were there and Mark made us feel secure with our decision to stay in his beautiful penthouse. We can’t wait to come back!! Mahalo!
Date of arrival
January 17, 2017
Can’t wait to get back!
We arrived late afternoon & were treated to a beautiful sunset as far as the eye could see. The Penthouse is on the 33rd & 34th floor & the views are unobstructed, beautiful & breathtaking. We knew that we had made the perfect choice renting this Penthouse soon as we unpacked. We were on line in minutes, eating our favorite meal, watching our favorite show with the whole family in one beautiful Penthouse. We had a great kitchen, washer dryer TV’s & a view in every room. It was like Mark said just bring your bags & a smile & everything else was there for us. Having our own Jacuzzi & private deck on the 34th floor made for very special memories under the stars that will last forever. We walked everywhere in Waikiki since the Penthouse in minutes away from everything. The shops were open until 11:00 p. m. & there was a restaurant for everyone’s pallet within minutes of the Penthouse. We took Mark’s advice about where the best hikes are & what attractions were the best to see. He made us feel like locals since we knew where to go, what to eat & how to get the best possible deal on everything. It’s like I said Can’t wait to get back. I want this same time & Penthouse reserved for next year.
Mahalo Mark for a wonderful vacation.
Date of arrival
October 7, 2016
A quick note to let you know that we had a ball. Meeting you, Mercie & Cecelia was our pleasure. Everything that you said about the Penthouse was right on. The views spellbinding & the whole family had everything they could ask for & more. The location is a stones throw from restaurants, shops & the beach. Your recommendations made for an easy calming vacation.
Please put us down for the same dates next year. I’ll be in touch when we finalize our travel plans.
A very big Aloha & Mahalo from everyone.
Review #14961258 “5 Stars 3 BR 2 1/2 BATH Condo, Sleeps 1-10 in the Heart of Waikiki!”
For our first time visiting Hawaii we had the most wonderful vacation in Paradise! None of us wanted to leave Honolulu towards the end of our trip. The Penthouse was a real diamond! All 7 of us had more than enough space and the best part of all, the Jacuzzi, pool, and beach nearby. The location was perfect and close to everything: Waikiki beach with Diamond Head views/ restaurants/ bars/ shopping/ groceries/ transportation. We did a lot of hiking and sightseeing on our trip and this was the prime location as everything on our bucket list was nearby. The views from the apartment and the rooftop were breathtaking; a real Mauka to Makai experience with one side facing towards the mountains and the other pointing out to the ocean. Sunrises and sunsets every day. Fireworks, food festivals, and more fun – our teens had a blast! Alex was great with his detailed tips and instructions. The apartment was more than accommodating and felt like home.
Thank you for the lifetime memories! We hope to be back soon some time in the near future as so many more adventures await in Paradise…Mahalo!!!
Date of arrival
April 23, 2016
Review #14643204 “Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse”
Thank you very much for our wonderful vacation in Paradise! We came back to New York on Sunday morning and our friends today morning. None of us wanted to leave Honolulu. The apartment was a real diamond! All 7 of us had more than enough space. The location was perfect, close to everything. Alex was great, gave us all detailed instructions and tips. The views from the apartment and the roof top were breath taking. It is a life time memories! All our friends already taking your contact information for their future trips.
Thank you very very much for everything. I hope you found everything in great condition as you left it for us.