|Doris Markland in her Waikiki condo|
|The view from Doris's 22nd floor condo|
Doris is spending here 41st straight winter in Waikiki. The rest of the year she lives in Norfolk - Nebraska. She owns two condos in the Waikiki Banyan Hotel. I do not even remember how we connected with Doris - it was before extensive Internet use.
Each condo has a bedroom - bathroom - kitchen - living room - and covered porch. The condo also includes a parking garage - an exclusive item in a busy beach town. The condos are completely equipped with towels - dishes - free wifi - TV - etc.
When Doris is not using the condos - she rents them out - usually through a rental service. In our case - she rents them directly to us. We have referred many people to her - and everyone has been very satisfied.
On the 6th floor - there is a gigantic deck with pool - tennis court - basketball goal - two hot tubs - and barbecue areas. The grills are coin operated. When Lulu used to teach here we would have picnics with the students on the deck. There is also a laundry.
The building has 38 floors - half the apartments face the ocean - half of them have a mountain view. The beach is a one block walk away as is the only Catholic church in Waikiki. Our lobby is open air - no doors.
Doris is a published writer. She is also 90 years old. Her husband of 63 years died a few years back but that has not stopped her from wintering in Hawaii. After 21 years of coming to Hawaii - this is the first time we met his lovely lady.
As they say on TV - the rates are too good to publish here. Ask me.