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

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


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.


Gary Stratton

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Gary (owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, Google Translator
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 7, 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 South Oahu

~ 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.


"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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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 30
Building Type:
  • building
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathtub/Shower combination with separate dressing room.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1), Sleep Sofa (1) Sofa converts to queen bed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Sauna ...
  • 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
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 4.850746 based on 73 reviews

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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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: Aug 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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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: Aug 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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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: Aug 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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Cozy, Comfortable, & Just What You Need

  • 5 of 5

My teaching partner and I wanted to spend a couple days in Hawaii before school starts up again, and we decided to rent Gary's Place. The room is on the 30th floor so the view of the canal and mountains are amazing, and we were not disturbed by noise from other rooms. The place was clean and tidy. The bed was very comfortable and big enough for us to share. (There's also a nice couch.) The room was well stocked with soft towels, wash cloths, beach towels, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to find a little hair dryer in the drawer, which was perfect because I didn't have room to pack one. The place is just a couple blocks away from the Waikiki Beach and nearby shopping. There is also a bus stop right in front of the building for easy travel. We took the bus one day a few miles away to Ala Moana Beach and shopping center. Easy system to use. Starbucks and other restaurants are right across the street from the condo. After going to the beach, we brought back sand with us, but thankfully there is a broom, vacuum, and cleaning supplies right in the room. It took us a day to figure out the AC with the remote but that's just because we're from Alaska and aren't used to using AC. (Teehee.) WiFi is available, which is also nice because I am currently taking an online class from my Master's degree and could log on any time. My friend and I decided we'd like to make this trip an annual thing and we'll definitely be renting from Gary again. He was always quick to respond to any questions I had and was so kind. If you're looking for a place to stay, this is the place! You won't regret it.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kelli, Thank you for pointing out the many valuable point that make a stay at Gary's Place the best: great location, great view from the 30th floor. bus transportation just out front, Starbucks, beach close by, quiet, clean, and comfy. Wifi too plus "a little hair dryer". There you go Kelli...a perfect holiday! Thanks for sharing and see you again soon! Mahalo, Gary
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The property was great.

  • 5 of 5

Overall the stay was great but we were not impressed with air conditioning in the room. It did not cool the room like we were used to. But we did not know if that was just due to the humidity. We would definitely book this room again. We will use home away again it's the only way you should plan a vacation. Additionally there were chairs, a cooler, umbrella, and stuff to use at the beach. We could not have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tina, thank you for sharing how much you liked and enjoyed the condo and its' location. I apologize the A/C did not keep you as cool as you would have liked. I did replace the old A/C in May 2017 with an over sized highly efficient Friedrich unit that was rated as the most quiet in its class. I have requested the dealer to review the performance! Again Tina, thank you for your business!
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
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
Car: not necessary

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


International Language School 3 blocks away on Kalakau St.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115

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.

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