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Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious 2 BR/2 BA Condo (Sleeps 6) - Value Priced

A Memorable Family Hawaiian Vacation

Step out of the Ilikai on the ocean side, and you will immediately walk through the beautiful Ilikai courtyard, along the Ala Wai Yacht Harbor, the public Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, and onto the beach at Waikiki. As you stroll around the lagoon, you will see the long stretch of Waikiki Beach with a beautiful picturesque view of Diamond Head. You may spot the filming of an episode of Hawaii Five-0 (Hawaii Five-0 episodes are often filmed on the beach below our condo) or a movie set, as we did, during the filming of the movie Godzilla. Your family can choose to spend a day swimming, playing in the sand, and renting the various water toys available at the lagoon, or go a few steps further and set up for a day at the beach. If you wish to break from the sand and surf, enjoy sunbathing and swimming at the Ilikai pool. You can also plan a BBQ at the Hale Koa picnic ground by the beach where tables and grills are provided on a first come basis. You are welcome to use any items available in our condo such as coolers, beach chairs, water and sand toys, snorkeling gear, boogie boards and more to use for your chosen activities.

Jog around the lagoon in the morning or stroll along Waikiki Beach in the evening and end up shopping the exclusive shops on Lewers Street and beyond. Many excellent restaurants and activities are located nearby for your convenience, relaxation, and enjoyment. On the other hand, you may wish to spend an evening in the condo preparing and eating dinner and watching a Hawaiian luau from either of our two lanais. In the Ilikai courtyard, enjoy free Friday evening entertainment featuring traditional Hawaiian music, stories, and hula dancers provided by Kawika Trask & friends. Then at 8 p.m., turn your attention to the Friday night fireworks display over the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon.

We strive to make our guests feel at home while staying in our condo. Before the day begins, relax on the lanai with your morning coffee watching the morning activities and enjoying the beautiful ocean views. Our comfortably furnished, spacious, two-bedroom condo offers all of the comforts and conveniences of home. Our condo includes two large lanais, a fully-equipped kitchen, two full-sized bathrooms (with handicap features and accessibility), free WiFi, two HD flat screen TVs with cable, a DVD player including a selection of movies for your enjoyment and entertainment after a full day of activities and fun. We also have a library of novels (take one/leave one) for your reading pleasure. You are renting our Hawaiian home, not a commercial condo or high-priced hotel room.

Our condo comfortably sleeps six plus a play ‘n pack for a small child (1 queen, 1 king or convert into twin beds, a queen sofa bed). It is well-maintained, clean, comfortable, reasonably priced, and conveniently located – just a short walk to the upscale Ala Moana Shopping Mall, a reasonably priced grocery store, ABC Stores, Sam’s Club, Walmart, Walgreens and many Waikiki Beach attractions. Thus, our condo offers exceptional value and convenience when compared to the amount paid for a hotel room that only sleeps 2-4 people and doesn’t contain the extra amenities we offer. By staying with your family in our condo and using the conveniences we supply, you will save hundreds of dollars on your Hawaiian beach-front vacation.

If you wish to explore other parts of the island like Diamond Head, the Blow Hole, North Shore, Pearl Harbor Memorial, Punch Bowl, the flea market and more, public transportation on Oahu is convenient and easy to use. Renting a reasonably priced car on a daily basis is easily available and located across the street in the Discovery Bay building. For a longer-term car rental, valet and self-parking are available for a fee at the Ilikai.

We hope you choose our Hawaiian home for your tropical vacation! We would love to have your name and comments added to our guest book!

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Traveler contact information: Steve & Gloria Henderson, Owners, GE/TA-121-213-9520-01

Keywords: Premium/Deluxe Condominium

More Details

Owner
Gloria & Steve Henderson
Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Gloria & Steve Henderson

We are Gloria and Steve Henderson. Gloria is a retired high school teacher and Steve retired from an auto parts manufacturer in the Denver area after a 30-year career in marketing and sales. We have one daughter and three beautiful granddaughters ages 11, 14 and 17 who love Hawaii as much as we do! We live in Colorado Springs when we are not in Hawaii. Steve is a WWII historian and a member of "Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors." He volunteers at the Pearl Harbor Memorial when we are on Oahu.

Gloria & Steve Henderson purchased this condo in 2003

Why Gloria & Steve Henderson chose Oahu

My father was a Survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor and Hickam Air Field on 7 December, 1941. Dad was a career soldier in the Air Force and was once again stationed in Hawaii from 1962 to 1965. Our family loved Hawaii from the beginning. My job brought me to Hawaii on a number of occasions and it seemed that with each trip, I became more connected with my Dad's Pearl Harbor legacy as well as the local residents and their friendly customs. We vacationed on Oahu a number of times during all of those years as well. In 2003, we began looking for properties we could use for part of the year and bought our unit at the Ilikai Hotel. We love the Hawaiian culture, its history, the food, music and the friendly local folks. We hope that you will choose our condo and enjoy your stay in Honolulu and Waikiki Beach.

What makes this condo unique

We like to sit on our South lanai watching the surfers, sailboats, and outrigger canoes. One of the great joys are the frequent rainbows that can be seen from our spacious lanais as we enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine. From October through December, we enjoy the many beautiful sunsets from our lanai, too. Our condo is completely furnished and includes all the appliances and amenities one would expect to find at home. As a result, when we visit our Hawaiian home, we feel like we are truly at home. We believe our deluxe amentities are a real plus for our renters and makes them feel at home, too. We enjoy the Royal Hawaiian Band that plays at noon every Friday at Iolani Palace. This is a must. We also enjoy the local Hawaiian entertainment, on Friday evenings with Kawika & friends in the Ilikai courtyard then turn our chairs to enjoy the fireworks over the Hilton Lagoon. A unique benefit is that we can walk anywhere in the Waikiki Beach area in no more than 15 minutes. We always have a picnic or two at the Hale Koa picnic grounds just east of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. It's located at Fort DeRussey and is on the beach. They provide grills and picnic tables. We enjoy spending days at the beach from this location. We love going to the North Shore and watching the turtles near Haleiwa Town. And, we never miss a chance to stop at Matsumoto's Shaved Ice shop (snow cone) in Haleiwa for a well-known frozen treat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful visit to Hawaii and enjoyed our stay in your beautiful condo. We found the condo equipped with water toys that my daughters enjoyed using at the beach and the pool. We saved a lot of money on food by cooking and eating meals in the condo. Your condo was very clean and offered all the comforts of home. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Hawaiian home with our family.
Jun 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Waikiki in Honolulu

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • city centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Lift ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , vanity sink - handicape bar, storage closet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , vanity/sink - handicap bars on walls & in shower
  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled and redecorated.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen size
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Separates into 2 twin beds - large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Master bedroom/pack n play bed & large closet
  • King size beds (1) To better accommodate our guests, two twins pushed together make up the king. However, the twins may be separated when needed by guests; Queen size Beds (1) Master bedroom; Baby Cribs (1) A porta crib is available for small children; Sofa bed (1) new memory foam mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our condo offers a portable crib for infants *,*- an electric grill (indoor/outdoor) *,*- multi-speed blender *,*- toaster *,*- coffee maker *,*- rice steamer *,*- beach chairs *,*- beach umbrella *,*- 2 large ice chests (one with wheels) *,*-utility cart to haul beach stuff or groceries *,*- inflatable pool toys and beach toys for the kids. Our guests enjoy free Ilikai Hawaiian Hula Show every Friday evening beginning at 6:30 pm (Double check time with Concierge). Enjoy the fireworks display over the lagoon after the hula show on Friday evenings. Parking in Garage is an additional charge to renter. Washer and dryer are shared with others.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki
average rating of 4.5882354 based on 42 reviews
4

Fantastic Location

  • 4 of 5

First of all let me start by saying the condo was in a excellent location with wonderful views from both lanais. There was everything that we needed and were able to walk to many places close by even though we had rented a vehicle. Parking was tricky and we ended up paying for Valet parking at $28/day because it was just easier. We arrived after hours and the checkin information I received went smooth and we were able to access the condo no problem. We found nothing wrong with the condo but have a couple things to note. I either misread the description or didn't quite understand, but I thought we were renting a full 2 bedroom condo. The room with the 2 twin beds that makes into a King (not well) is not an actual bedroom per say but has a bifold door to close it out to the rest of the condo. This was a surprise to me, I was travelling with 2 adult children and a daughter in law and this made it a little close for comfort but we made it work. Also the sofa bed is not comfortable and I'm not sure any sofa bed is comfortable but I would suggest a new mattress. Again, nothing really negative just a couple of points to note for future renters. Those are the only reasons I didn't rate the condo a 5. The price of this condo is a bargain given the great location and views.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jodi, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our condo, but we are disappointed by the 4.0 rating which translates to an 80%/B-. We are pleased that you found a lot of positive things to relate to future guests, but we are sorry that a couple of items didn't meet your satisfaction. First, the Ilikai was built in 1965 and the second bedroom was designed to close off the room completely using a collapsible wall, plus this bedroom includes a private bathroom for its occupants. Thus, when closed the bedroom offers complete privacy, and access to the lanai, kitchen, etc. is convenient without disturbing guests resting in the second bedroom. In our opinion, the configuration/design of the 1,000 square foot spacious unit (plus 2 large lanais) does not offer enough space in the that second bedroom should we convert it to a stationary wall. Second, the sofa bed has a new memory foam mattress that is less than 2 years old. It was recommended as the best available, and is used by many major hotels in Honolulu on their sofa beds. No, a sofa bed is not as comfortable as a regular bed, and it is not usually used by adults but offers additional sleeping space for families with children. The total savings, convenient location, beach toys and many other amenities that we provide for our guests represents a huge value over renting hotel rooms needed for the 6 people that we can accommodate. Third, we don't suggest that our guests rent a car for their entire stay because of the convenient location of our condo as you have mentioned above. We have recommended to our guests that they rent a car on an as needed basis and at a reasonable daily rate from car rental agencies that are located across the street in the Discovery Building. Sincerely, Steve and Gloria
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Dapto, NSW, Australia
5

Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We stopped off in Hawaii to 'warm up' after experiencing our first white Christmas in Leavenworth, before coming home to Australia. It was a great ending to a memorable holiday. The condo ticked all the right boxes, for location, scenery, serenity and disability access. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: G'Day Brad, Thank you SO MUCH for writing such a lovely review. We are looking forward to going in March - to warm up, too! It's cold and snowing today in Colorado! We are pleased that you took the time to tell others about your stay in our condo, and we appreciate that you chose us for your visit to Hawaii. Cheers, Steve and Gloria
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5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for one week with our daughter and for a few days with our son and his wife and Grandson. The view when you walked in was breath taking! The pictures really don't do this condo justice! We were so close to everything! Loved the Cinnamon's restaurant and got to enjoy a dinner at the top of the Ilikai at Serantos. They had the fireworks the night we were there...what a spectacular view!! Everything in the condo was so clean and loved the view from the Lanai! We left a child's eating seat/tray and some beach towels and hope others will have use for these. Would love to return and stay here again. Thanks again for the use of your beautiful condo!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha, Kerry and family, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are very pleased with your comments - you said it all for us! We have always strived to make yours and other guests stay in our condo enjoyable and memorable. We have a wonderful view and location to so many sites, restaurants, etc. in Waikiki. Thanks, too, for the items that you left behind. Future guests will appreciate them. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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5

Perfect vacation spot for families

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 10 days in January 2016. The accommodation is lovely - gorgeous views, great location and very tidy. We were a group of 3 adults, and 2 children. Perfect accommodation for families - the lagoon was great for swimming, stand up paddle boarding and other water sports. The beach out the front was also great. You can walk to Waikiki along the beach or along the footpaths (takes about 10 minutes along the footpaths). About 10 minutes walk to Ala Moana shopping centre. We watched the sun set over the beach most nights from the balcony - it was so gorgeous. Convenience store across the road. Will be returning as soon as we can!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Theresa, for taking the time to provide us with such a great review! Other potential guests read the comments of our guests, and we appreciate that you shared so many of your experiences and the convenient walking distance to so many locations along Waikiki. We have encouraged visitors to save their money and rent a car only on days that they want to drive around the island, visit Pearl Harbor, Punch Bowl, etc. Daily car rental rates are affordable and convenient. Thank you, Steve & Gloria
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5

Fabulous condo.

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this condo 3 times. We love it. It is clean, comfortable, well stocked, luscious views and sunsets. The owners are great. There are two Lanais, one an ocean and marina view, the other a lagoon and city view. The trade winds cool the condo and we rarely need to use the air conditioning. We can walk all the way along Waikiki beach from one end to another which we did most mornings. We highly recommend this condo. (Our first year we stayed in another condo. Big difference). Martha and Dave

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a wonderful review! We are thrilled that you love staying in our condo and find it always has met your expectations. We understand that you have booked it again next December. Since it will be the 75th anniversary if Pearl Harbor, we will be attending the event since Steve's dad was a survivor. We will be vacating the condo the day you arrive. After four visits to our condo, it would be very nice to meet you before we depart, Mahalo, Steve & Gloria
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5

Great Location! Beautiful Views!!!

  • 5 of 5

The condo itself was very clean and had all of the amenities that we needed including items for fun at the beach!!! The location is very convenient to the bus routes that get you anywhere on the island you wish to go, amazing shopping and to Waikiki. I would definitely return to this unit for future trips as it provided comfort, cleanliness and convenience! Thank you for a wonderful vacation for my three daughters and myself!!!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. We are so pleased that you and your daughters enjoyed your visit to Hawaii and our Hawaiian home. We appreciate that you took the time to review our condo for future guests tosee. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Waikiki, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 5 nights
From
£253
 
 
High Season 2017
1 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
£1,564
for 5 nights
From
£271
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017-18
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,931
for 5 nights
From
£344
 
 
High Season 2018
6 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,564
for 5 nights
From
£271
 
 
Low Season 2018
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,518
for 5 nights
From
£262
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
£1,472
for 5 nights
From
£253
 

Additional pricing information

Exit Cleaning Fee £148 + Tax
Accident Waiver Fee £40
Tax Rate 14.0%

A $700 deposit is required at booking the reservation. The deposit is applied to the balance and total payment by cash, check, or credit is due at check in and paid to our management company that is located on property.

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Location

Dole Plantation
"A great stop on your trip to the North Shore."
Walmart
"Behind Ala Moana Shopping Center. Buy your groceries here to save money."
Car: not necessary

Concierge can assit you with tours and trips to Pearl Harbor Memorial *,*- Honolulu Zoo *,*- Sea Life Park *,*- Waikiki Aquarium *,*- Hanama Bay State Park *,*- Polynesian Cultural Center *,*- Dole Plantation *,*- Hale Koa Luau (Outstanding--Tickets at Hale Koa Hotel, Fort DeRussey--civilians welcome) *,*- Old Haliewa Town *,*-Climb Diamond Head *,* Polynesian Cultural Center *,*

North Shore *,*- Bishop Museum *,*- Iolani Palace *,*- China Town *,*- Aloha Stadium Swap Meet (Discount souvineers and gifts)

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