Testimonials

Read what our previous guests have to say about their stay.

My girl friend and I were moving to the island we found the ad on Craigslist, was good price and in a nice area. We stayed here unit we found a long term apartment. View was awesome and room was clean and taken care of. Would recommend to anyone either vacationing or moving to island. Thanks for everything.


Aloha Greg,

Thanks for the update on the security deposit refund. I appreciate very much your way of conducting business. We’ll consider calling you for future trip to the islands. We had a great time there on our short trip.
Mahalo,
Dimas


Aloha Greg! Once again my fiance and I had a pleasant stay in your unit. This was our second stay there and once again it was great! I’ll contact you when my friends are in need of a room in Waikiki. The location is just perfect! – Mahalo, Joe

My girlfriend and I had originally planned to stay at a place through AirBNB as we thought ads on Craigslist may not be legitimate or as posted however it was the complete opposite. We ended up leaving our AirBNB rental, found a place through Greg online the night before and after a few phone calls, Greg was able to hook us up with two places to stay on such short notice. He saved our butts and some money from getting high hotels. Next time, I would look at Craigslist first before AirBNB or other sites. Greg was professional, courteous and super quick with responses and getting us settled into the apartments. One in the Island Colony had an amazing view of Diamond Head. My only issue is that I wish I had of booked a place through him in the beginning. – Nathaniel

Thank you Greg for a wonderful place to stay while in Hawaii. Room with kitchenette and amenities like parking and WiFi were so convenient and a major plus. Thank you for being so accommodating. We will definitely contact you again for the next visit to Hawaii.
C.Shimasaki


Hi Greg, our stay at Marine Surf was wonderful. All needed items were included in price, WIFI, parking, cooking supplies. We will call again for our next visit, you were so helpful and considerate. Great location and beautiful views, thanks so much.

Trudy Hofmann


Greg, thank you for your services. I have to admit I was hesitant to use your services because I heard about so many stories of people getting taken advantage of through Craigslist and the cost was too good to be true, especially for July! But every time I called you, you answered your phone, was always helpful, courteous, and professional. I requested for a rice cooker, and I got one. We locked our key in our room, and the cleaner was available to unlock our door within a half an hour. The amenities were simple but met our needs: kitchen to cook in, safe place to keep our things, WIFI and parking was included, and we were a block away from the beach. Because we were able to save money on the cost of the condo, we had extra money to spend on sight seeing. Mahalo nui for the aloha that was extended to us. We had an incredible time! A hui hou.

Kymmi


My family stayed at the Island Colony hotel, and had a great time. The place had the necessities that they needed to make simple meals and save some money while on their trip. The location was convenient for day and night fun that Waikiki has to offer. Great bbq and pool area for days that we just wanted to hang out and relax. Greg was easy to reach and very accommodating. Will definitely use him again for the next family visit.

Aimee Reyes


First of all, being a skeptic as I am, I just want to let everyone know Greg and Oahu Realty is an outstanding legitimate business! Everything worked out great! Greg never left us hanging and was always there for us whenever we had any questions. He was easy to get a hold of and have to applaud his excellent customer service communication skills! Everything was as advertised with free assigned parking, free Wifi, nice balcony view, nice salt walter pool, 1.5 block walk from the beach, convenient laundry room and trash shoot on each floor, kitchen with utensils, full bathroom, convenient shops, starbucks, malls, bars, restaurants were in walking distance and more! Thank you again, Greg for everthing as I will be going through you again and will recommend my friends and familg as well!!

Rick


Greg was fantastic to work with. He was very accommodating and helped make our stay as smooth as possible. My wife and I were moving to Honolulu and needed a place to stay while apartment hunting. During this time we realized we would need to wait longer to move in and Greg helped us find another great apartment for an additional week on short notice! The buildings were very nice and secure in a great location with great amenities and stellar views!!! I would definitely recommend Oahu Realty Group to anyone looking to stay in beautiful Honolulu!

Colin


I organised 2 apartments in Island Colony for June this year. Greg was really helpful & easy to deal with. The apartments were very reasonably priced, basic but had everything that was needed and were in a good location. A lot cheaper than hotels and still with gym, pool and spa. Greg also let us check in earlier as the flight was early morning would not hesitate to recommend Oahu Realty but would maybe upgrade to Marine Surf next time.

Donna


Thank you. I had a nice relaxing time. Great views!.

Karen McKellar


My girlfriend and I had a very pleasant stay at the Marine Surf unit (1605) I rented during her stay in the islands! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting much for the price but was pleasantly surprised with the unit. It was very clean and nicely kept, with the necessary amenities to make our stay comfortable. The additional plus was having an assigned parking stall! I will definitely recommend this unit and will most definitely rent it myself! Thanks again for a great room, Greg!

Joe


Being a travel Veteran and having a few vacation rental myself in Las Vegas, NV I thought I would give this a go. Found Greg via one of his online ads. The place was even better than expected. Prime location and exactly what I was looking for. More importantly than the place and location was Greg. He was extremely personable, available and an absolute pleasure to do business with. I would highly recommend any property that Greg is involved with. Top-Notch, I’ll be back very soon. Love me some Aloha.

Aaron


My partner and I just returned from a 10-day stay in the Marine Surf unit #1605. The unit was very clean and had everything we needed to enjoy our vacation (utensils, full-size refrigerator, oven, even beach mats and beach bags!). In addition, the ‘condo-tel’ was much less busy than the hotels in Waikiki (last year we stayed in Ohana West). The location is amazing –right in the heart of Waikiki. Everything is within walking distance. However, we did take advantage of the secure parking space and rented a car to explore the North Shore. The pool is great –not busy, lots of sunshine, and equipped with comfortable pool chairs. Surprisingly, several hotels I looked at did not have a pool; so this was a major plus. Having been the first time I have ever booked a unit privately (not through a travel agent or Expedia), I was quite nervous at the beginning. However, Greg was extremely helpful throughout the entire process and made me feel super comfortable. He continuously went out of his way to answer all my questions and ensure everything was taken care of. My partner and I can’t wait to return to Waikiki next year for our annual vacation. We will definitely be booking again through Greg at Oahu Realty Group.

Kaitlyn F. and Jon S.


Amazing vacation!!!! Thanks to Greg & Oahu Realty group for making this trip possible. We stayed at Marine Surf, everyone was very nice and Greg was extremely helpful with anything we needed. Awesome location, everything was within walking distance. My son is in a wheelchair so this was extremely important to us. Greg took the time to listen to our needs and met them above and beyond!!!! Can’t wait to come back!!!! Thanks, Greg for everything!!

Candice, Mike & Kobe

I was very surprised to stay in the 39th floor fully equipped with all you need including a double hot plate, microwave, refrigerator, extra clean sheets in the closet, and a large balcony! The building has a great store located near the pool that provides with basic supplies you may need! I can’t wait to be back! Thank you so much for making it possible Greg!

Renata V.


We stayed for a month at the Hawaiian Monarch it was great. Thanks, Greg for setting us up in a great place. We will be seeing you soon.

Richard and Liz


An amazing stay! Great location and very affordable. The apartment we stayed in was very accommodating and everyone at the Marine Surf was friendly. Greg is also fantastic – very helpful and friendly. If anyone is looking for great accommodation in Oahu, find Greg! Thank you, Greg and Oahu realty group for making our stay in Waikiki fantastic! Will definitely be coming back.

Sally H


We stayed at U1516 for a month. It is a clean basic suite, with two double beds, frig and all little things, necessary for the daily needs, including a small stove and microwave. The view from the balcony to the canal and the golf course is just gorgeous. However, the loud noise created by the large vehicles running in the street could be heard in the unit at night. The security in the Island Colony is good.

Joseph Wong


The condo was in a great location; close to everything and a great price as well. Greg was very accommodating and always a phone call away. Thank you so much for everything Greg!! I did recommend Greg to a friend of mine who’s planning to go to Honolulu for a vacation!

Mahalo, Tess


I found the vacation property rental on Craigslist and was a little weary that it would turn out to be a scam. Luckily, Greg was very understanding and did everything he could to assure me that he was there to help me. Greg was very quick to respond to my emails and was so helpful the day we arrived. The location of the rental was extremely convenient for my family and me. It was walking distance to the beach, shops, and restaurants. The property itself could use some upgrades but the price and location make up for it. I would recommend Greg and this unit to others, which I already have, and would definitely stay here again! Thanks Greg!

Sarah


Property manager Greg did a great job in coordinating the unit for me. Will always use him for my stays in Oahu! Thank You.
Herb Minnichhofer


Greg is a great guy who took great care of me. Got me a nice room in the heart of Waikiki and got me parking as well!

Eric, Scottsdale, AZ


I have been coming to Hawaii for over 30 years. Greg coordinated the unit at island colony from the start to meeting me at the property upon checkin…and did a super great job!! Thanks Greg.
Herb M


My fiancée and I recently relocated to the Waikiki Beach area. We first contacted Greg while we were still in Vancouver before our move, and from the first conversation, he was very helpful and did everything possible to accommodate us and all our needs. He helped us find a temporary place to live while we were getting settled and acclimated to our new surroundings. This helped make our transition smooth and stress-free. Greg genuinely cares about the people he works with, and we’ve already recommended him to a friend of ours who is coming to Honolulu in a couple of months. We deeply appreciate Greg’s honesty and diligence, and highly recommend him to anyone with rental needs. Thank you again, Greg, for everything!

Mahalo, Rob & Jojo


My Wife and I were needing a place for about a month. I called Greg and he was really helpful. Greg got us a beautiful place at Marine Surf. Greg was very flexible to our times if we needed anything he would meet with us there at the hotel. My wife and I are very grateful to have such a wonderful place and such a great price. Thank you so very much Greg for everything! Next time we come back we will call you first!

Randy and Sherri


My friend and I were moving to Honolulu and needed jobs and an apartment. We called Greg and he was so great in helping us with a temporary place to live for 3 weeks while we got established in our new lives in Honolulu. He was flexible and met us when we arrived to give us the keys. The Island Colony property was super convenient to where we were looking for employment and apartments. It was clean and had all the things we needed. There is a grocery store, laundry, hot tub & pool. It has a spectacular view, too! Thanks, Greg, for all the hospitality!

Peter and Tyler


Greg helped my daughter and I out with a last minute request for a place to stay. He even stayed way past closing to make sure my daughter got into a place that night. I found Greg to be honest and genuine and will continue to use him for our rental needs.
Pam


We had a great time in Waikiki and marine surf was at a perfect location. The unit could use a little updating and new towels, however, the overall experience was fine. We even got free parking! We were happy there was a full kichenette and that Greg was easy to work with as well.
Jessie and Nathan


Greg,
Thanks for your help in getting last minute accommodations. Couldn’t have asked for a better location. The room was fine with a super view of Diamond Head. I will definitely contact you for the next trip.
Aloha & Mahalo Tim


Greg
I just got back on my two feet, was so exhusted from the vacation and my apology if this is a bit late to thanking you for your generosity to help out to make our vacation a unforgettable and a memorable vacation to last forever. I can not say enough to thank you for everything especially the upgrade. Kids, wife and myself felt we were part of Mr. Donald Trump’s family while staying in the unit. Whole family love the unit, there are nothing more we could ask for more for the unit. Excellent carpet, bathroom was clean and bed and furniture look sparkling as well as the balcony, a 100% perfect for the unit.
Komol (thanks) again Greg
Ted Michael


My family had a great experience with Oahu Realty and their Island Colony property from 8/17/13-8/25/13. The building is nice and secure with nice amenities and very close to the main Waikiki strip and beach. The room itself was half updated, the bathroom needs updating but was fine and clean. The view is amazing and the lanai is big, comfortably slept 4. Greg was easy to contact especially with a last minute booking. The only negative is island colony’s parking rate of $25/day, but Greg hooked us up with cheap parking half a block away for most of our stay. Id recommend the place to anyone.
Thanks again,
Zak


Marine Surf Waikiki was an awesome stay! For a long month, we had a relaxing time and Greg was the coolest guy ever to deal with. The condo was in the best spot because it was close to EVERYTHING! Beach was visable and the main strip was always bumping! Props to the company and Greg for helping us out and making our stay in Hawaii an unforgettable month!
Fatima


Hi Greg,
I got the keys to the place. You definitely need updated pics of it, the place looks pretty nice. Thank you !