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Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki

Sleeps6
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 for each TV including a selection of movies for your enjoyment and entertainment after a full day of activities and fun. The DVD that is attached to the TV in the living room allows our guests to connect their Netflix, Hulu, etc. account. 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.

Deposit: A $700 deposit is paid to our management company to secure your reservation. The deposit applies directly to the total amount due at check-in.

Cancellation Policy:

Arrivals between January 3 and December 19 - no penalty if cancelled 45 days prior to arrival -deposit is refunded. Deposit will be forfeited if cancelled within 45 days of arrival unless the condo can be rented again for the dates you have reserved.

Arrivals between December 20 and January 2 - no penalty if cancelled by October 1. Deposit will be forfeited after October 1 unless the condo can be rented again for the dates you have reserved.

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 an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 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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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)

Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • 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
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 -
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Ocean Front Condo on Waikiki
average rating of 4.6444445 based on 53 reviews
5

Fabulous, as always

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in 1026 six times so far, a sign of how much we enjoy it. Location is great; we spend hours just enjoying the view. Unlike many rental apartments, this one is fitted out as a home, with everything you need to have a great holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Andrew & Claire, Thank you for your kind words and continued return to our Hawaiian home in Honolulu. We have always strived to maintain our condo to meet all the conveniences of home. We share your appreciation of sitting on the lanai with our coffee relaxing and enjoying the views. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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5

Very clean and comfortable with spectacular views and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband, daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter shared this two bedroom condo. It was very clean, close to everything and the views were superb! I wanted to vacuum, but we did not have any vacuum bags :(. The owners and Marina Hawaii Vacations were responsive quickly whether by email or phone. The price for our stay was very reasonable too. I certainly would stay at this unit again!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carole, Thank you for the glowing review of our condo. We have been pleased with our relationship with our management company. They are very responsive and accommodating to us and our guests. I'm sorry that you didn't find the vacuum cleaner bags. There should have been two bags (packages) in the entry closet on the left-side of the shelf. Perhaps something was put in front of them. We left on August 8 and made sure that cleaning supplies were stocked. We would love to have you return to our condo. The convenient location and views are our favorite features, too. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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5

Lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Steve and Gloria have a lovely apartment which is fully equipped with everything you need. They are very generous leaving supplies in the fridge and a little gift on arrival. Would recommend and will be suggesting it to friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Shona, you were the next guest following our departure. I'm glad to know that you received the items in the refrigerator for you. Usually, housekeeping removes everything! It is our pleasure to provide "everything" we believe will make a fun and comfortable stay for our guests. Thank you for your referral to your friends. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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First time in Waikiki.

  • 4 of 5

Myself and family enjoyed our stay. we found the location convenient. The suite we rented had everything we needed and there was lots of space.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to provide positive comments and rate your stay in our condo. We are pleased that your our unit provided "everything" that you needed for your stay. We strive to make your stay feel like home. We appreciate that your chose to stay in our condo for your Hawaiian vacation. Steve and Gloria
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5

Met expectations!

  • 5 of 5

I was a little unsure of what we would get just by going off of pictures and map but we were very happy with our condo. I felt the condo was true to the photos and felt even better in person. The location is close to the beach, lagoon or the pool if you're looking for a quick cool off. We also found the store in the lobby to have almost anything we needed, coffee place was great and we dined at Cinnamon's several times. There was plenty to see and do right outside the hotel although we spent a lot of our time sitting on the patio enjoying the view!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very nice and honest review along with your 5 star rating! We appreciate your positive comments and certainly will be helpful to future guests. We, too, love enjoying the view from the patio/lanai - we can waste away many hours relaxing and drinking coffee. Thank you for choosing to stay in our Hawaii home. Mahalo, Steve and Gloria
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5

Lovely

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable beautiful view. All was good with the amenities had more than expected. Will stay again

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: David, Thank you for taking the time to evaluate your stay in our condo. Your positive comments and excellent rating is appreciated by us, and provides potential guests with your pleasant surprise regarding the amenities that we provide for our guests. Yes, we love the view, too. Thanks, Steve and Gloria
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Accident Waiver Fee $50
Exit Cleaning Fee $183.25 + Tax
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.

Deposit to secure reservation - $700

Cancellation Policy -
*60-nights prior to arrival - no penalty/deposit refunded
*31-59 nights prior to arrival - 50% of deposit will be refunded
*30 nights prior to arrival - deposit and any rental payments will be forfeited

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.