About the property
- Condo620 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay6 nights
Condo, 1 Bedrm + Conv. bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4), Full Kitchen, Large Lanai!
We've done it again after VRBO # 560972 ! Welcome to this newly re-modeled 19th floor stunner! Your completely newly and stunning remodeled condo greets with a view of Diamond Head, ocean, and lovely lagoon. Watch the Friday night fireworks from your oversized lanai. Dine next door at world famous Morimoto Restaurant or go up the glass elevator to Sarento's at the Top of the Ilikai for drinks and fantastic food in the round and catch a magnificent sunset then watch Honolulu twinkle at night with their breathtaking panoramic views. Check your e-mail with your free Wi Fi or watch your free cable or connect to your Netflix account on the large flat screen TV. Enjoy the all Italian leather furniture or European linens. Experience the 40-year-old tradition of Hawaiian torch lighting that happens nightly or the hula show downstairs next to the newly opened Cinnamon's restaurant and bar that serves the best pancakes anywhere!
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The Ilikai is a classic oceanfront hotel that stands proudly at the entrance to Waikiki and it's beachwalk overlooking the most famous beach in the Pacific. A private walkway leads directly from the hotel to the redesigned Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon and the most desirable strand of Waikiki Beach. From our lovely and spacious ocean view room on the 19th floor which faces the ocean and the lagoon, we think you will love it here as we offer relaxing accommodations that suit your every need. You can snorkel, surf, hike, kayak, paddle board, scuba, swim, or shop within minutes and all the equipment is available here.
The Ilikai's convenient location allows for easy access from Waikiki to many popular area attractions. You'll find yourself within easy walking distance to Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana Center, Waikiki Beach Walk, and the Hawaii Convention Center. Downtown Honolulu is located only a few minutes away by car. The outlet malls have buses which pick you up here!
Most all our wonderful guests are returning ones and we hope you will come again and again. You will feel like royalty! Theres a reason Elvis stayed at the Ilikai along with presidents and other notables! We keep beach toys and accoutrements for you such as beach chairs, floats, and boogie boards for your pleasure. Nothing beats the salt water pool which is only an elevator ride away with its valet towel service and adjacent pool house where you can relax between dips, sip some delightful tropical beverage, and enjoy a good books. Or relax over coffee on your lanai. It's all great -- especially when you have your own beautiful full sized kitchen with granite counter tops and can do your own thing on your own schedule! Our guests cannot rave enough! So will you!
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- english, Little French and Some Spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About Patricia Rust
I, Patricia, am a travel writer so I know what I look for. I tried to bring every aspect of a traveler's comfort to you in terms of joy, ease, and relaxation in this tropical paradise. As a travel professional, I have accumulated a lot of knowledge which I have translated into this condo in terms of beauty, luxury, and serenity. I provided for everything in remodeling that I look for in travel -- the entire unit was gutted and re-outfitted with new everything and the finest in Italian and European luxury items and new appliances throughout. Enjoy!!! <a href="http://www.vrbo.com/213994" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://www.vrbo.com/haow/api/image/vrbo/vrbo/213994/tenure" alt="HomeAway Property" style="border:none;"/></a>
Patricia Rust purchased this Condo in 2007
Why Patricia Rust chose Waikiki
I bought this 'Dream of Aloha' to live in myself. I must have looked at a kajillion condos and having lived in Hawaii I knew them all! The Ilikai has the others beat hands down! And mine has the perfect view! I asked the hotel desk which was best and they said '28's and that's the one I bought for me! I decorated it with the finest money could buy but circumstances didn't allow me to live there yet so I am using it as a vacation rental so that other people can enjoy it in the meanwhile. I keep the rate competitive and I like making new friends from all over the world!
What makes this Condo unique
Convenient to everything, this location can't be beat! Shopping, swimming, surfing -- everything is at your fingertips! It doesn't get any better than this! There is a reason everyone from Elvis to our Presidents have stayed here. And it is gorgeous, well run, and the new relaxation pool can't be beat! It's a one of a kind!
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Newly renovated and nice, lovely view
The location was great, lots of restaurants nearby. The room was a nice size for two people. The cooking facilities made things a lot easier. The view was great. Fireworks on Friday nice is a great touch and could be seen from the room or even better with a small walk to the lagoon.
Great location and view for the price
Great location at the end of Waikiki, within walking distance from the Ala Moana center and in easy reach of the Kahanamoku Lagoon and the west side of Waikiki beach. There are two pools at ground level, though we preferred heading over the pedestrian bridge to the lagoon and beach. There's a small supermarket within walking distance, taxis are easy to hail from the lobby and buses are only a short walk away. The property was clean and comfortable and there are nice views from the balcony, including the fireworks at the nearby Hilton Village. Patricia was a superb ambassador for Hawaii and worked hard to ensure we enjoyed our holiday and made the most of our time at the Ilikai; we really appreciated that personal touch. Wifi was down when we arrived (simply bad timing!) but we were able to make a phone call and get an immediate resolution, and Patricia has always been extremely quick at responding to all and any requests. The Ilikai has retained some of its old world charm and is closer to the Hawaii I grew up with on the TV, which was nice. We had a really pleasant stay.
Not as many amenities here as advertised.
Nice property. Well kept.
If there is ever ANY problem, please notify us at once! Our job is to make sure you have a fabulous vacation and letting us know after the fact doesn't help you. The resort charges $14 a day but we provide complimentary laundry soap, dishwasher soap, dish soap, body soap and shampoos, all paper products, trash bags, patio chairs, umbrella, boogie board, coffee/tea at our own expense -- so when you arrive, you feel at home...and wine and chocolates to boot! And we just doubled our house-keeping staff and will make sure that they double check everything. Please call upon us. That's why we are here -- to take good care of you. Thank you for the "Nice property. Well kept" comments. ;-). Come back and you will receive your returning guest discount and all the amenities will be here! We promise you!
Apartment and stay every thing we wished for
We had 8 memorable nights in Patricia's apartment 1928 in June 2017. The apartment was everything the photos showed. Great facilities, very clean, modern and well equipped with loads of towels and nice furnishings. A great view of the lagoon. The wifi speed was excellent and always worked.
The Ilikai Hotel facilities were great. Two nice swimming pools, always able to get a lounger and good food in and around the complex including the Cinnamon restaurant and a top floor restaurant. We liked the location within a short walk to the Ala Moana Centre shops and supermarket. The lagoon and beach was an easy walk across the walkway. Many varying priced restaurants were close nearby (including a McDonalds) across the road.
We would recommend this apartment and the hotel for its good location and facilities.
Our family of four stayed one week in March. The condo was very clean and tastefully remodeled especially the bathroom. The condo is light and spacious with one wall all glass. We loved being able to open the glass doors wide while enjoying having coffee on the balcony in the morning and watching the luau show across the street in the evenings. The owner was correct in that the best seat for watching the fireworks on
Friday night was from the balcony. The king bed is very comfortable and our college age kids found the sofa bed to be quite comfortable. We didn't use the pool as we were too busy exploring the island each day hiking and playing in the ocean. There was a beach mat, sun umbrella, beach chairs as well as a boogie board available for use. There are
coin operated laundry facilities nearby on the same floor. You can get quarters, laundry soap and paper products at the ABC Superette across the street. We rented a car and used the valet parking at the Ilikai and the valet service was excellent and very convenient with in and out privileges.
The condo has been updated and is beautiful and very comfortable.
We spent a week at Patricia's condo while my husband worked near the airport. It was a perfect location for us and we were very comfortable there. I love how clean it was and the decor was very fresh and updated. The view of the lagoon and that portion of the beach are great - and the fireworks! This end of the beach is nice too. We walked all the way down toward Diamond Head and this end felt less busy but there is still a lot of fun stuff to do. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is it would be nice to have a little cooking oil and salt and pepper in the condo - just the bare minimum would help for basic cooking. The market right in the building is very convenient and the Food Pantry has tons of take out and pre-made items that don't require any prep. There are 2 car rental places right across the street and Patricia kindly left us a bottle of wine and coffee! I would stay there again.
We remodeled another condo here # 560792 and it was so successful that we decided to do this one, too. It is a few floors below in the same stack and we did this in a different color scheme of aquas for the ocean and greys to relax and soothe. Everything you can need or want is provided and we aim for the personal touch with a full kitchen, hair drier, and your detergent and fabric softener. lol Morimoto, a top restaurant on the island vies with Sarentos for that honor maybe with one or two others but they are both right here! You can club there or watch the fireworks from the best view in town -- 1928 which faces them directly! Wow!!! Kayaking and paddleboats are available in the newly done Duke Kahanamoku lagoon outside with its private beach right next to the ocean's beach where you can surf, snorkel, and ride outrigger canoes! There is also a Catamaran and you can decide what to do from your condo -- do your own surf report -- do all the sports -- you'll never want to leave. Everything is just a short walk from your condo! The shuttle takes you to the outlet mall and across the street is world famous Ala Moana Shopping Center. The property is located at the beginning of the Waikiki beach walk which takes you to Diamond Head along the beach on one side and along world class shops on the other. The grounds are lovely and the glass elevator takes you to the top of the Ilikai for great dining or drinks and entertainment. Choose surfing, snorkeling, swimming, boating, paddle-boating, sunning, all right outside your door in the pool, lagoon, or ocean -- all the facilities and equipment are there and available to and for you!!!! Plus, being in such sophisticated surroundings, you may never want to venture out, but if you do, you'll find everything a stone's throw away! And, it's as quiet as a country lake.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change until reservation has been paid. Cancellation in less than 25 days will result in a 50% fee of total amount due. Cancellation in less than 5 days prior to stay will result in a 100% fee. Any cancellation credit card charges incurred will be deducted from the returned funds.