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Vacation Rental Waikiki Honolulu Hawaii ~ Free Parking ~ From $795 week.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 608 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

Overview

About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Gary’s Place is not a hotel and not on the beach, no surprises here. High 30th floor with FREE wifi, local calls, and FREE parking!

LOCATION: Located at the intersection of Kuhio and Royal Hawaiian Avenues. This places you at the hub of Waikiki. The beach is a short walk, bus service in front of the building, several convenience stores within ½ block, tourist shopping within 1 block, super market short blocks, International Market Place is 3 short blocks. Walk, ride, or drive you are in the right place.

THE BUILDING: The Royal Kuhio is 38 stories tall and has a number of preferred amenities. Entering the beautiful lobby you will notice the security station and 'keyed' access doors to the elevator lobbies. The 7th floor boasts a number of options. You can simply sun bathe, or avail yourself of the pool, exercise room, saunas, or putting green.

To keep the kids occupied the 7th floor also offers ping pong, billards, paddle tennis, and ½ court basketball. Both charcoal and gas BBQ’s are available. A large covered carpeted open air lanai is available for your enjoyment. Just in case you need to wash a few clothes the 7th floor coin operated laundry has more than 20 washing and drying machines. In building parking is available for a daily fee with unlimited 'in/out'.

THE CONDO: Gary’s place is privately owned and non smoking. It is located on the 30th floor of the building facing the quiet and serene Ala Wai, golf course, and the mountains. The condo is designed to offer the client a wide range of choices. For example, the full kitchen permits you the choice of full meal preparation, light meals, snacks, or just cold drinks.

Temperature comfort: open the lanai door and feel the breeze, or turn on the ceiling fan, or for those that like it simply cold close the door and “crank up” the A/C.

BATHING OPTIONS: The combination tub shower allows you to choose either a soothing “soak” in the tub or a refreshing shower ranging from very cool to steaming hot.

ENTERTAINMENT: A 32" flat screen remote control cable T.V A combination radio/CD player, A combination VHS/DVD player. Or perhaps just the quiet and a good book. Also, for the home video folks the T.V. is capable of viewing your camcorder via cables or “S” plug-in.

SLEEPING OPTIONS: The condo is equipped with a king size bed and a queen sleeper couch.

COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT : FREE high speed internet. WIFI. or ethernet. FREE unlimited local calls. The phone is direct dial long distance and international call capable with credit or phone cards.

THE KITCHEN: Just in case 'eating-in' is your preferred option the kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, casserole baking dishes, blender, waffle maker, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster and coffee maker. The fridge is a full sized 18 cubic feet, 4 burner stove with oven and broiler, microwave, and of course a dishwasher.

LINENS: Bath and bedding linens provided. Beach

towels too!

ABALYSIS: Gary’s place is centrally located; offers many choices, provides vacation value; the building has excellent facilities, is well maintained, and offers 24/7 security.

I hope to hear from you soon concerning a reservation, but if you find another better suited value for your vacation I wish you a wonderful time in Hawaii, a place that I fell in love with many years ago.

Mahalo

Gary Stratton

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Owner
Gary (owner)
Member since: 2003
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, Google Translator
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Gary (owner)

I have been coming to Hawaii for a lot of years and seen a lot of changes. Experiencing Hawaii is what it is all about! For example, take the "Owner photo". I was hanging around Sandy Beach enjoying the day and the van in the background pulls up and out pops a gentlemen with his preteen age son. Slider opens and they haul out this leather couch, the one in the photo, and put it on the sand under the palm tree. I asked "whats-up", and the kid says my dad and I found this couch along the road so we thought it would be nice here under the tree. I thought so too! I very much enjoyed sitting on that couch watching "Hawaii happen" all the while enjoying my daily newspaper. This is "experiencing" Hawaii.

Whenever I get the urge for grilled garlic shrimp, I mean the big ones, I head up to Titas Grill. Small little take-out cafe with tables across the street from Kahuku High school - up by Polynesian Cultural Center. Really "Ono"! Or, other days, I head up to Dillingham Field to watch the "kite-surfers". I mean they launch right next to you on this little beach. If I'm lucky I can pick up road side Rotisserie Chicken for dinner. Here is the best! I arrive at HNL around 3:00 PM, pick up rental car, drive to condo, change clothes, hop back in car drive to Rainbow Drive-in, pick-up pork cutlet plate (2 scoops rice, 1 scope rice, a lot of sliced pork and brown gravy, biggest diet coke, drive to Kings Beach, sit at picinic bench 50 feet from the beach, all the while watching the people and the sun dip into the Pacific. Yes, my friend Hawaii is all about the experience! Come join me! Gary

Gary (owner) purchased this condo in 1978

Why Gary (owner) chose Waikiki

~ Central Waikiki Location

~ 24/7 on-site security

~ Competitive Prices

~ Free Designated Parking

~ Energy efficient, recycle

~ It is "comfy" by design...not to tight.

~ King size bed

What makes this condo unique

1. Blends "Old Hawaii" and "New Hawaii"

2. FREE parking (Area hotels charge $30 per day)

3. FREE high speed WiFi

4. Lanai dining/relaxing/reading

5. High 30 floor with views

6. Full kitchen offers cook-in option

7. Mobile charging ports

Guestbook comments from the owner

Très bel appartement agréable, propre et calme. Mr stratton est très gentil et serviable. Nous avons passé un très agréable séjour.



Translation:

"Very nice cozy apartment, clean and quiet. Mr Stratton is very nice and helpful. We had a very pleasant stay." Guest assigned Five Star Rating *****
Oct 2016
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Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 30
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 608 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub/Shower combination with separate dressing room.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Sofa converts to queen bed.
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Porch/Lanai, Ceiling Fan, Oven/Stove, Outdoor-grill-gas, Bed Linens, Refrigerator-Full, Filtered-Water, Toaster, Coffee-Maker, Pots/Pans, Blender, Rice cooker, Cooler(s), Dishes, Soaps-Basic, Iron & Board, Silverware, TV-Cable, Bath Linens, Alarm/Clock/CD player, Clock/Radio, CoinLaundry/7th floor, Unbelievable Sunsets

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Vacation Rental Waikiki Honolulu Hawaii ~ Free Parking ~ From $795 week.
average rating of 4.8550725 based on 75 reviews
5

Great location and convenient

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here in May 2017. We enjoyed our stay here. Great location and could easily walk to Waikiki beach, restaurants, and shopping centers. Free parking was included which was great as it was hard to park in the city. We loved that Gary's place had beach towels and beach equipment so we didn't have to bring our own or rent.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Christile for the taking your time to share your experience at Gary's Place! I appreciate your pointing out the central location, free parking, and provided beach towels and beach equipment. The beach equipment includes "sand chairs", umbrella, bogey boards, and towels. Again, thank you for your business, and hope to see you again! Gary
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Calgary, Alberta
5

Great Value!

  • 5 of 5

Gary's condo had everything we needed including a great parking spot included in the price! That is hard to come by in Hawaii. Boogie boards and cooler were such a nice bonus. Will be back!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words! It was my pleasure, and looking forward to your next visit! Mahalo, Gary
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5

Gary's Place Becomes YOUR Place

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have stayed at Gary's Place twice. This last time we were pleasantly surprised to see the updating and modernizing that Gary had done. It was clean and well stocked, and it truly has all the comforts of home. Plus the lanai on the 30th floor offers a gorgeous view of the Ala Wai canal and golf course and the cascading rows of houses that crawl up the mountainside.

We enjoyed the full kitchen. It's great for reheating the contents of our doggie bags from the previous night's restaurant and for making coffee and our own breakfast that we eat on the lanai while reading the delivered newspaper and enjoying the view below. We appreciated the new bath and beach towels. Gary also provides all sorts of beach gear.

We enjoyed being a few blocks back from the beach and away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the crowds and sidewalk vendors. Just a short walk on Kuhio Ave is Talia's, our favorite place for breakfast, where the waffles are covered with fresh fruit and a drizzle of chocolate and pineapple sauce. We used the bus stop directly in front of the Royal Kuhio to go to the Ala Moana shopping center, but you can also get a bus to the airport from there. On the other side of the street and one block down, we would catch a bus to the famous Leonard's Bakery to get some hot and delicious malasadas.

We found Gary to be readily available and responsive when we had a problem with the TV. I called Gary and he sent a maintenance man up to replace a cord and the problem was solved.

We highly recommend letting Gary's Place becoming Your Place. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Jim, and thank you for pointing out things about your stay that contributed to a "GREAT TRIP". I appreciated your mentioning the quiet and inviting lanai and views! I did not know about Talia"s...I will be visiting them on the next trip! Again Jim, I am truly delighted that Gary's Place made you and your wife so happy! Looking forward to your next visit! Mahalo, Gary
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The airconditioning unit

  • 1 of 5

The air conditioner did not work to cool properly. It was very humid so it made the sleeping very uncomfortable. The unit also was very loud. We contacted the property owner but the issue was not resolved.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: REVENGE RATING: Mrs. S. contacted me via e-mail on August 26th, 4 days after arrival, to advise the A/C unit was not cooling properly. I called her at the condo and suggested a few things to try for the evening. If these suggestions did not work to contact the on call maintenance folks at the number on her provided contact list. I heard nothing from Mrs. S over the next 4 days, therefore assuming the problem had been resolved. The day before departure again Mrs. S. complains about the A/C. The on call maintenance folks advised they never received a request from Mrs. S! Nine days after departure I received the following message from Mrs. S. “Hello Gary I am due a refund for the security deposit on the condo. I WAS wondering when it will be posted?” She was NOT REQUIRED to post a security deposit! 1st report 4 days after arrival, then 4 days later another report, never advised maintenance, then a demand for a refund of a non existent security deposit, and finally a revenge rating of 1 star. Was there ever really a problem? The air conditioning tech found the unit to be operating perfectly. NOTE: In May of 2017 I had an over sized Friedrich air conditioner installed. It is rated as the most quiet for its size. I have received 4 and 5 stars for 20 years. This is nothing but a REVENGE rating. Gary S. Owner
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Honolulu, hawaii
5

perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

My parents enjoyed their stay here. It was quiet with the best location. It's a cute apt that has everything in it. I would highly recommend this place! There is a parking! Plus, Gary was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle! It is rewarding to hear your parents were pleased with the condo. The location, presentation, and free parking are always great points!
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SALT LAKE CITY
5

Clean - Close to Beach - Secure Parking

  • 5 of 5

The Royal Kuhio is a little dated, but Gary's Place was clean and exactly as advertised. Everything worked and the off-street reserved parking space made things easy.

Some darker window shades might be helpful on the days you want to sleep in - but the bright sunlight helped get the kids up and going. All in all, we had a fantastic time. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha M and thank you for your review. Free parking seems to always be appreciated along with keeping everything up to snuff and in working order. Hope to see you again, and thanks for your business! Mahalo, Gary
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Map

Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Available
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
AlaWai Public 9 hole course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
H1 Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Corner Restaurant/200 feet. IHOP/McDonalds/Starbuc
Nearest Beach
200 Metres
Waikiki
Car: not necessary

Sunday morning travel presentation by local travel agent including continental breakfast, golf tennis, riding, museusm, surfing and the BEST, people watching!

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International Language School 3 blocks away on Kalakau St.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $115
Tax Rate 13.96%

In-building reserved parking included. FREE

Late PM check-out, for late evening flights, available at time of booking, for an additional rate of $70.00 includes tax.
Early AM arrival check-in possible at time of booking if available. Additional rate is $70.00 includes tax.
~ No baggage storage is available.
~ 28 day Month. All monthly rates are based on a 28 day month.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.