"Mountain Retreat" is a premier one bedroom Condo in the Waikiki Banyan complex.
It is one block from the Beach, a few blocks from the Zoo, the bus stop is right in front of the building. Restaurants, nightlife, and activities for all ages are nearby.
"Mountain Retreat" has a Fully equipped Kitchen with pots and pans, utensils, cups, plates, coffee maker, toaster, rice cooker, crock pot, and more... Full size fridge, convention oven, and 4 burner cook top. The bedroom boasts a very comfortable plush pillow topped king size bed., linens and blankets, night stand and a dresser. The large couch in the living room folds out into a full size bed for two. There is also a fold out futon for and extra guest.
There is an over sized Lanai to admire the majestic beauty of the Ko'olau Mountains
The Banyan complex offers a full host of other amenities including, Washer/Dryer at the end of each hall, convenient trash chute, large pool, two Jacuzzi s, sauna steam room, barbecues, tennis, child's play area, small putting green, mini convenience store, small poolside eatery, and activities desk.
The front desk and reception area has a convenient pick up and drop off point situated in between palm trees, tropical plants, and a koi pond. There is also a new coffee shop that offers up fresh island ground coffee and smoothies.
Come join us, and experience the tranquil and peaceful Spirit of Aloha...You'll be glad you did!
-Mike and Nicky Lawnsby
**Note This is NON SMOKING unit and there are No pets allowed.
**Note The Nightly rate does not include taxes and cleaning.
Hawaii State Taxes are 13.962%
The Cleaning Fee is $125
The Pool, two Jacuzzies, Sauna room, barbecue, putting green, Thai food shop on 6th floor, coffee shop on first level, and mini shopette.
I am accessible to all of my guests, as I live 15 minutes away from the property. If there is anything the guests needs, don't hesitate to ask.
Close to the Zoo, Kapiolani Park, and The queens beach. Dining, entertainment, and restaurants all are within walking distance.
The Bus system is conveniently located on the street level of Kuhio in front of the Waikiki Banyan.
My wife and I are first time Airbnb users and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience!
Mike and Nicky’s mountain retreat was just as described with the exception of the TV in the picture; it is now updated to newer flat screen TV. Staying on the 36th floor has advantages, great views and nice breeze when trade winds are blowing. Having onsite parking was huge plus for wife and I. We traveled all over island and it was always nice to come home and know we didn’t have to worry about finding a parking space.
Do not miss out on the 6th floor activities! Nice Pool, 2 Jacuzzi, Cookout area that was always in use by someone, Kid friendly play area. DO NOT MISS Thai food/snack shop also located on the 6th floor that has outstanding food! Chef Alex and wife Mali (pronounced my-lee) are great people and really, really good cooks! If they have it, coconut butter fish was crazy good!
Overall a GREAT vacation and a GREAT find in Mike and Nicky's Mountain Retreat!
We had a great experience during our stay. Close to the beach and a short walk to everything you need. Beautiful view of the mountain range, it really was a mountain retreat!
Although we did not actually get to stay at the Mountain Retreat due to a problem which was out of the hosts control, we did get to meet both Mike and Nicky and they went well above and beyond the expectations of any guest!
Mike made sure that we had our stay covered and managed to accommodate us in a lovely apartment just a few doors down the hallway! We got to enjoy a delicious Vietnamese dinner with Mike and Nicky and had good conversation :)
The location of this hotel is fantastic. It was far enough from the main strip in Waikiki to avoid the crowds and noise, but close enough for a short stroll into town. The hotel is equipped with a pool, two spas and has a general store and little cafe on the ground floor. There is a laundry with a washer and dryer just down the hall - they take quarters only so be prepared! :) The hotel was fairly quiet late at night and being so high up there was not much noise from the streets below. The elevators are not too slow, which is important when you are on floor 36! :)
We can't wait to go back to Waikiki, we loved it!! Thanks again Mike and Nicky for being great hosts!
Leigh and Ben.
This was our first experience with Airbnb and it exceeded our expectations in every way. The apartment was exactly as described, and even better than we had expected or hoped. It had all of the amenities you'd want from a hotel (very easy to access and check-in, plenty of linens, incredibly clean, free parking, free great wifi, in-room safe, hairdryer, shampoo, etc), but also all of the luxuries of staying in your own apartment. Mike and Nicky have thought of everything; the beautiful kitchen was stocked with any equipment we could have possibly needed, there were plenty of towels, pillows, and extra blankets, as well as chairs, mats, a cooler and a boogie board for the beach. We were traveling with our infant, so having a full kitchen, laundry, a separate bedroom, and easy parking in a safe parking garage were all important, and priceless.
The location is incredible--just a block and a half to a great public section of Waikiki, but just enough off the strip, that it is not a tourist mob scene outside the building at all hours. The building itself is lovely, as well as the very helpful staff. The unit is perfectly situated at a very quiet end of the hall, with the laundry room right across. The view from the large 38th floor lanai was stunning, and watching the sunrise over Diamond Head each morning was a highlight.
We are so grateful we found this place. It really made all the difference in the world for the quality and restfulness of our trip. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.
The Mountain Retreat was a great place to stay! We were there for a wedding and everyone else was staying at the Marriott and they where jealous of our place. The instructions that Mike sent me before we got there was easy to understand and we got in the room with no problem.The full kitchen was great to have so we didn't have to go out for every meal, the room was very clean and homely, the overall location was great it is walking distance to the zoo, aquarium, beach, and the shopping areas. I would definitely stay here again.
My family had a wonderful stay at Mountain Retreat. The condo was beautiful and lived up to its description. It was very clean when we arrived so we did not feel like we had to sanitize things before getting settled. Mike had the kitchen well stocked with decent cookware making it a pleasure to be in the kitchen. Location was great, especially considering we have a four year old. It is on a calm, protected section of Waikiki beach that is ideal for kids. The zoo and Kapiolani park were also just steps away. The Waikiki Banyan property turned out to be nicer than expected, and my daughter really enjoyed the play structure and swimming pool. All in all it was a great stay. Thanks, Mike!
Mike was a great host, even if i didn't get the chance to meet him. The way he managed a problem that showed up proved to me that he takes this seriously and will go the extra length to match what is promised. His assistant took her time to give us great recommendations for Honolulu and was very helpful. To make things short: I would highly recommend Mike's apartment to anyone!
I had an overall excellent stay! My host greeted me on my arrival. The condo was exactly how it was pictured. It was clean all items were in working order. It was located very close to Waikiki shopping and points of interests. The laundry, internet and parking was also very useful.
Had a wonderful time in the newly remodeled Waikiki condo. The condo had a spectacular view and was easy walking distance to all the fun in Waikiki. I highly recommend this condo to anyone looking for a fun-filled Waikiki experience!! Mike was an excellent host. He even recommend his favorite restaurants for us to try. Couldn't have picked a better condo or host for our Waikiki vacation. FIVE STARS!
Had a great time at the condo. The place has a wonderful view of the mountains. Mike was gracious enough to give us some good pointers on our last minute vacation to Hawaii. Thanks!