Location, location, location!!

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

Better than a 5 star hotel!

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

Paradise Penthouse

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

Mahalo!

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!”

Aloha, Paradise!

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!

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.

Best regards,
Anna

Great to be out of the freezing weather

Aloha Mark,

This was a Fabulous vacation. Your beautiful Penthouse was just what we needed to get thawed out. After a quick trip to Costco we returned to the Penthouses & started cooking & warming ourselves on the private sundeck. It was so calming to have the Jacuzzi & Barbecue steps away. we were right at home within hours of arriving. The kids were doing what they do with the internet & Bob was pleased as punch with the barbecue which made me very happy. All I had to do as buy him steaks & he did all the cooking. Men. He never knew that I was the one on vacation. Mark it was great to be in such a beautiful place with views on all ends of the Penthouse. Ocean, mountain, golf course what a great place. You had everything that anyone could ask for to have a great vacation. Dealing with you from the get go was terrific. You spelled everything out & always answered my calls, emails & text. That was a real piece of mind for me traveling 13 hours & coming over 12 miles. We know where to go when it snows from now on. We hate to leave but we will definitely sing your praises when we return home. We have hundreds of photos & videos to show to all our frozen friends. I’m sure that you’ll be hearing from them in the months to come.

We will remember you, your penthouse & will be back next February. So don’t go anywhere or change a thing.
Much Aloha Laura & very Happy Family.

Owner Review Notification
“Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse”
Review: 14104385
VRBO from HomeAway

Best Hawaiian Vacation

We had the best time. ***** 1-12-16

This was our first time to Waikiki & what a treat it was for the entire family. The Penthouse was warm & very inviting. The panoramic views on both levels of the Penthouse were mesmerising & I found myself staring at the ocean & mountains for hours at a time. This was a sign that my vacation was long over due. The girls were pleased with the speed & easy access to the internet. Everything you could want was at our finger tips. Coffee pot, rice cooker multiple hair dryers & a washer dryer. The kitchen was equipped with everything for a speedy breakfast to a family sit down formal dinner with all the accoutrements. We made use of the heated Jacuzzi by beautiful moonlight overlooking the ocean. I was able to cook some steaks on our private barbecue. In fact we were the only ones with access to our Jacuzzi, Barbecue & private sundeck. This made it very special. The location was in walking distance of everything. The shops & restaurants were open until 11: 00 p. m. We could walk everywhere without worrying about having to drive if we had a drink or two. Mark & Mercie knew exactly where to go & how to get there. I highly recommend them & this Penthouse to anyone who wants to come to Hawaii & have a great vacation

The entire family enjoyed themselves & the only question that everyone had was when are we coming back. That says it all.
Mahalo Mark & Mercie.

I’ll be in touch. J.

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“5 Stars 3 BR 2 1/2 BATH Condo, Sleeps 1-10 in the Heart of Waikiki!”
Review: 14037863
VRBO from HomeAway

Wonderful Vacation

The internet was easy peasy. The TV’s crystal clear. Kitchen fully stocked. Great to have a washer dryer & we had everything we needed for showering & sleeping. The views were the best I have ever seen anywhere. We had a great sundeck & our very own Barbecue & heated Jacuzzi which we took advantage of day & night. The penthouse is in a fabulous location. minutes from a watering hole in any direction. Beach a couple of blocks away & very nice restaurants of every kind to please everyone in the entire family. It was a great vacation & we enjoyed working with Mark to plan it. He took care of everything from the beginning. We wanted to let you know how pleased we are & that we will let all of our friends know. We do plan to come back again. Can’t say when but soon we hope.

Aloha Kate & family

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Heavenly Love – Heavenly Love – 3 BR/3 BA Penthouse
Review: 13997101
VRBO from HomeAway