|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
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 TV, 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 adults 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!
Traveler contact information: Steve & Gloria Henderson, Owners, GE/TA-121-213-9520-01
Keywords: Premium/Deluxe Condominium
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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
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!!!
We would highly recommend this condo to any traveler who is a visitor to the Honolulu area. Two of us stayed in this unit and had a phenomenal time. The owners take immaculate care of this two-bedroom unit which is very obvious from the first moment you enter the room. It is immaculately clean, the beach and swimming pool are just footsteps away, and one can enjoy all the comforts "of home" when away "from home." The kitchen is wonderful with some new appliances and a refrigerator/freezer that handles the food needs of a family very well. This unit includes two lanai's from which we could enjoy seeing and hearing the sites of the city, and the evening luau performances at the Hilton nearby. The fireworks were extremely enjoyable - a real highlight in the evenings. Shopping? When renting this condo, one can enjoy all sorts of shopping excursions by walking to or taking the bus to restaurants, variety of small shops, or shopping centers. The Ilikai Hotel is located in the center of the island - easy access to everything. When we visit this city again, our first inquiry will be to determine whether this particular room at the Ilikai Hotel is available -- we love it! Thanks for sharing this condo with us on our recent visit to Hawaii -- you helped make our trip a memorable, relaxing, and refreshing experience!
My husband and I planned the trip to attend a convention. Three family members accompanied us for a once in a life time trip. We were fortunate enough to find Gloria and Steve's condo for rent. The condo was comfortable, convenient, clean, and had awesome views of the lagoon and the ocean. We also had access to necessities for the beach as coolers, chairs, toys, etc. After daily excursions, it was nice to sit on the lanai and enjoy the views. A special treat was to enjoy the luau performances at a nearby hotel. We had an awesome experience and thank Gloria and Steve for sharing their piece of paradise!
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)
|Exit Cleaning Fee||£147 + Tax|
|Accident Waiver Fee||£40|
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.