We changed our vacation plans last minute. So we weren’t sure what is the best spot to stay on Oahu.
Our friend recommended the Beach Villas, and we don’t regret it! It was fantastic. We hope to come back soon!
First of all we think Diana is THE BEST host we ever met! She is so charming, helpful, and resourceful!!! We almost felt like we are visiting a friend. We asked for activities and food recommendations,
(because we didn’t have any time to do a research about Oahu). And Diana sent us an extensive list of most beautiful places to visit, and great food options.
Villa itself is amazing too - very comfortable, clean, and well equipped. And by well-equipped we mean-it has everything you ever need for an ocean-side vacation.
Plenty of beach towels, boogie boards, snorkeling masks, goggles, floaties, beach bags and sand toys.
Kitchen is fantastic too. Anything you need, Diana got it – coffee maker, smoothie blenders, pans, pots…coffee grinder (!), plastic wrap, any kind of glass – wine glasses, beer, whiskey (and fridge had huge ice cubes for whiskey). I don’t think our kitchen is as well-equipped as the villa’s.
Well, enough about kitchen . I think the best part of the Beach Villas is the lagoon. It’s absolutely stunning, and quiet. Comparing to the super busy Disney resort Aulani next door, it almost feels like a private beach. Not crowded, serene, great snorkeling, great sand, beautiful water. But no big waves. So super safe for the families with kids.
And if you like to explore or surf---North shore is super close. Travelling east is super easy too. Endless beaches and hikes are very close. And If you want to enjoy city scene and grab dinner in Honolulu, it will be about 30-40 min to the city.
Ko Olina so beautiful. We couldn’t be happier with the villa’s location, and all the places we drove from there. (Yes, about driving. Diana provided a free car parking in underground garage, what was super convenient)
We highly recommend Diana’s property at the Beach Villas.
| に滞在 8/2017
My family really enjoyed staying at the Beach Villas. Diana's villa had everything needed to make the stay comfortable and enjoyable. She was very easy to work with and communicated with me before or arrival and during the stay to ensure everything was going well. The view from the Lani was awesome! Took 2 minutes to walk to the beach. Both the pools where very nice. Beautiful landscaping. We will definitely be back.
| に滞在 6/2017
This was our first experience with VRBO as well as the Beach Villas and it was a great one. Diana was an excellent host and her villa was amazing. She responded quickly to our needs and checked in on us to make sure everything was going well. A lot of amenities included and away from the craziness of other resorts we've stayed at. The view from this unit's lanai was so amazing that we were perfectly content sitting there for hours enjoying the breeze and relaxing. The resort is maintained well and parking was so convenient. My family and I had such a wonderful time here at the Beach villas that we are looking forward to staying here again.
| に滞在 5/2017
My family & I love this place! Diana greeted us at the front desk and even helped us w/ our bags. Diana was very accommodating & super helpful! We loved Diana's sweet Hawaiian hospitality! The condo is beautiful & has everything you need for a Hawaiian vacation (my kids were excited to find boogie boards in the closet). The property grounds were amazing! The kids loved the pool & the daily Koi fish feeding. Having the beach right next door was a plus! We would definitely return!
This was my family's first time visiting Hawaii, and we had the best time! It was an absolute pleasure renting from Diana, and she honestly made the entire experience stress-free and extremely easy. Even before we had arrived to Oahu, she had contacted me immediately to ensure that everything was taken care of on her end, as well as on ours. Diana met us at the lobby of Ko Olina when we had arrived, and was very excited and eager to meet us! She walked us through the check-in process, and even assisted in parking and bringing our bags up to the room. She was right there with a cart to make bringing up the luggage a breeze! When we entered the room, it almost looked like a picture in an advertisement. It was extraordinarily clean and meticulously set up. My husband and I stayed in the master bedroom, and my daughter and best friend stayed in the guest room which had 2 twin size beds (they also had their own bathroom). She showed us around the unit, and even told us how to use some of the appliances in the kitchen and washer/dryer. She also told us how to open and lock the absolutely gorgeous sliding glass doors to the outside patio. What was also great is that she had made us a "welcome" gift basket filled with a pineapple, chocolate covered macadamia nuts, cookies, and a super delicious spread! She also made sure that we had enough to do while we were there. She gave us maps, a massive booklet she had put together with things to do and see and popular, local restaurants. The unit was also less than a 3 minute walk to the beach, which was clean and utterly beautiful. Seriously, having the lagoon beats any overcrowded beach any day. Our unit was also stocked with 4 beach chairs and a ton of beach towels. There were also boogie boards and snorkeling gear which is a huge bonus. Diana checked in on us for the 1st 2 days via text to make sure we had everything we needed, and to see if she could help us out with anything. No matter the time of day, she always made herself accessible to us. Another wonderful experience we had renting from Diana was that she was extremely flexible when it came to our travel plans. We had a red-eye flight home that didn't leave until 11:30pm, and she was kind enough to let us stay in the unit beyond the standard check out time as she didn't have anyone renting the day after we were scheduled to leave. My husband and I couldn't stop talking about how this was the best decision we could have made!
| に滞在 12/2016
We originally looked into Ko'Olina to go to the Disney resort, Aulani, for a vacation. I am so happy we didn't!! This condo is literally next door to Aulani, without Aulani prices! We were amazed by this beautiful condo away from the madness of Honolulu. Condo is just like pictures, down to the view from the lanai. Everything you could need is here (linens, beach towels, snorkle gear, beach toys and bags, floaties for the littles, toiletries, etc) and the washer and dryer came in handy multiple times (soap included-don't need to bring any). The master bedroom has a king size bed that was super comfy, and the second bedroom has two twins, perfect for my 2 older kids to have their own room and space to spread out! There are two towers here: this condo is in the Beach Tower, which is closer to the beach and pools than the Ocean Tower. People and staff are friendly. They had Halloween activities for the kids and a costume contest. Diana, the host, is amazing. Her hospitality is top notch. She brought us through the condo and then for a tour of the property. She was available to us for early check-in and then accommodated us checking in behind schedule, due to delays at USS Arizona memorial. Very easy to reach her during our stay. She responded quickly to any questions we had. Stores are a 5 minute drive: Target, Ross, TJ Maxx, Coffee Bean, familiar restaurants and some local favorites, too! Arizona memorial 20 mins away. Honolulu, maybe 30mins. If you are looking to get away from it all and just relax, with all of the at-home amenities one could need, this is the place for you! You will not be disappointed with your stay.
| に滞在 11/2016
The owner Diana was fabulous. Great communication, easy booking, perfect stay. This condo was exactly what we wanted with an ocean view, but on the quiet side of the building. The unit was well appointed and very comfortable. Very happy with our stay.
Recommended for: Families with Young Children, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.
This was our first HomeAway experience for my family of 5. It was incredible!!!! Such an easy check in, amazing location to watch sunsets from the balcony, luxury kitchen and amazing rooms and bathroom. Diana, the owner, is a hospitality specialist and works at high end hotels so she knows hot to take care of her guests. Had included parking spot for your rental if you go that way, and we were greeted with gift basket of Hawaiian goodies. The beach villas lagoon was our favorite, not busy at all. So glad we stayed here instead of the Aulani. I can't wait to come back again, and hopefully we get to stay in Diana's unit.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Adventure Seekers, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.
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| に滞在 10/2016
The condo is beautiful -- it's like staying in a five-star hotel. From the bedding and mattress, to the top-of_the line appliances in the well-stocked kitchen, to the beach equipment available for use-- I can't imagine a better place to stay. We were originally trying to book 2 rooms (traveled with another family) at Aulani, which is next door. We were bummed that the prices had gone up to over $600/night per room. We couldn't justify it. We were then looking into the Four Seasons and Marriott Beach Club in the same area. We were about to book there until a friend recommended the Beach Villas and I'm so happy she did. The location is great, especially the Beach tower where this condo is located. We were at the lagoon daily. It was not as crowded as the other lagoons, which made it very nice. The grounds were beautiful as well but because the lagoon was just perfect for hanging out and swimming, we didn't get to spend much time in the pool. Having a washer and dryer made this beach vacation so much more enjoyable. My favorite part about the condo is the lanai (balcony) which the living room and kitchen opens out to. I just loved waking up early and opening the doors wide open, drinking coffee and eating breakfast out there. In my opinion the condo looks even nicer in person than the photos. It's very bright and airy, we felt safe and secure, and the furnishings and décor just made the place feel like the perfect luxury vacation home. The owner was also great in making sure we had everything we needed during our whole stay. She even mailed us at no charge and without me asking an item that we had left in the condo. I would definitely go back and stay here again and would recommend this condo to friends and family.
Recommended for: People with Disabilities, Families with Young Children, Sightseeing, Age 55+, Romantic Getaway, Families with Teenagers.
| に滞在 10/2016