The Hawaii Escape

WHERE The condo is in Waikiki (part of Honolulu) on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. The condo is just 2 blocks from the center of Waikiki beach in the middle of the main hotel, restaurant, and shopping area.

^City: Photo of Honolulu from Diamond Head showing Waikiki Beach center left, Pearl Harbor top left (main Airport is there) the condo building is in central Waikiki just off the Waikiki canal.

^Building: Looking up from the outside. The 20th floor condo Lanai (balcony) is third from the top on the just visible left side (West facing) of the building.

^Layout: about 760 sq ft with a 180 sq ft private Lanai (balcony) The building has parking, laundry, a pool and a very nice roof top barbeque area

^Living Room: One bedroom is directly off this room through the French doors, the other is left down the hall just before the kitchen. There are two bathrooms, one for each bedroom. The sofa folds out into a comfortable double sized bed. There's also a 42 inch plasma TV and extended cable. The glass sliding doors opens to a 30 foot long balcony with views of Honolulu, the ocean, the canal, and the mountains.

^Kitchen: large refrigerator with drawer freezer and icemaker, double oven gas stove, microwave, dishwasher, double sink with disposer, black granite countertops, and lots small appliances and of cabinets full of cooking implements. Eating is on the Lanai or a wooden fold-out table and chairs which can be setup in the dining area between the kitchen and living room.

^Bedroom#1: down the hall has two twin size beds which can be brought together with fitted sheets and clamp
to form a king sized bed. This room has a separate TV with DVD, air conditioner, closet, and full bath; patio door
to the lanai/balcony; and a great view of Waikiki.

^Bedroom#2/Office: is just off the living room with its own closet area and Murphy bed. The computer is in this room with laser printer, cable internet, and a wireless router.

^Bathroom#1: the main bath has storage for everyone's carry-on's.

^Bathroom#2: the back bath is divided into two parts with the biffy and shower/tub in the back separate room.

^Balcony/Lanai: The best part of the condo is the 30 foot private lanai overlooking Waikiki and the mountains. The Lanai is private since there are no neighbor balconies to the left or right. The lanai has hurricane shutters which can be lowered to control the inside environment.

^View: Here is the view facing west of downtown Waikiki with peak-a-boo views of the ocean on the left, the canal and mountains on the right. That's a golf course on the otherside of the canal on the right.

^Nighttime view:

^Extras: The deep pool, hot tub, and full exercise room is on the 7th floor. Laundry is on the 6th floor.

^More: Roof top barbeque area with ocean in background is only three floors above ours.

^More: Another view of the roof top barbeque area with ocean in background

^Waikiki at night, only 2 blocks away

^Sunset on the beach, only 2 blocks away