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Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki

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


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!


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

Keywords: Premium/Deluxe Condominium

More Details

Gloria & Steve Henderson
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 11, 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 South 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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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , vanity sink - handicape bar, storage closet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , vanity/sink - handicap bars on walls & in shower
  • Both bathrooms have recently been remodeled and redecorated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen size
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Separates into 2 twin beds - large closet
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , 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
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • 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
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki
average rating of 4.605263 based on 46 reviews

Very comfortable unit with one of the best views in the complex

  • 5 of 5

The unit was exactly as described, with all the amenities to make ours a very enjoyable stay.

Close to shopping, the pools and the beach, and great views from both lanais.

Would be very happy to visit and stay in the same unit again

Warren & Sharon

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Warren & Sharon, Thank you for your positive comments and excellent rating of your stay in our Hawaiian home. We are very pleased to share it with our guests and provide extra amenities to use for your convenience. We welcome you back anytime you wish to return to Hawaii. Steve & Gloria
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Very nice property

  • 4 of 5

Very nice property, with amazing views. We spent plenty of time watching the ocean in the early mornings. Thanks for a great stay

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide a nice comment on your stay in our condo. Since you gave a 4.0 rating (80%/B-), we are wondering why? You stayed in our Hawaiian home, and we strive to keep our condo in top condition offering many amenities for you and your family to enjoy. We would have appreciated additional comments from you so that we could address and improve your concerns. Thank you, we appreciate your selecting our Hawaiian home for you visit to Oahu. Steve and Gloria
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Convenient to beach,wonderful ocean views, comes with lots of extras

  • 5 of 5

Was a great place for 5 of us to stay. Lots of beach gear. Easy access to beach. Clean and comfortable. Walls of windows let in light and spectacular views. Owners take care that all is in place for a wonderful vacation.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Eileen, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay in our condo. We really appreciate your very positive comments. We have always strived to make our Hawaiian home enjoyable and comfortable for our guests. We are glad that all of you had a wonderful vacation, and we are pleased that you chose to stay in our condo. Thank you, Steve and Gloria
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Great View!

  • 5 of 5

We sincerely enjoyed your condo! So much better than a hotel!

Great location, enough room for our family of 4 with 2 teenage boys.

Biggest issue for us was the beds were quite firm.

Thank you for a great week!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide a great rating and positive review of your stay in our condo. I'm sure, however, that your two "princes" slept soundly after a full day at the beach on their "firm" mattresses! We appreciate that you chose our condo for you family vacation in Hawaii. Steve and Gloria
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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.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Stayed: 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 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.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: 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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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)


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Low Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 22 2017
5 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017-18
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season 2018
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season 2018
Apr 1 2018 - Nov 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Cleaning Fee $183.25 + Tax
Accident Waiver Fee $50
Tax Rate 14.0%

Parking is extra. $28 - valet parking & $18 - self parking. Because of our convenient location regarding, shopping, restaurants, Waikiki beach, activities, etc., we recommend renting a car as needed. Car rental agencies - National, Alamo, and Enterprise offer affordable daily rates. They are located directly across the street in the Discovery Bay building.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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