|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Just imagine your home away from home – whether you're on vacation, or on a temporary business assignment, or travelling with your children, or visiting by yourself. Stay in this luxuriously renovated 1 bedroom, it comes with a retractable (and completely hidden) partition wall, sleep in our ultra plush 'Chattam & Wells' California King-size bed, sink yourself in a leather sofa & loveseat, use the flat screen HDTV, DVD, stereo, A/C, fully equipped granite-topped kitchen, granite-topped bathroom with thick terry-cloth towels (NOTE: Bathroom is not ADA compliant). The closets are spacious and dresser drawers are ample. You will also find a plush folding futon for additional guests. The spacious lanai comes with a table setting and a lounge chair and is perfect for outdoor relaxing and private resort dining. The lanai comes with the original sliding 'Ilikai Louvres' for added privacy. Kick back and become mesmerized by the sight and sounds of the tranquil ocean and lagoon on the cooler side of the Ilikai. The unit comes with beach chairs and beach towels available for your use.
The Ilikai sits on the shoreline so a visit to Waikiki beach is steps away. In the evening watch Uncle Richard perform the traditional torch lighting ceremony (as he has been doing for over 45 years!) then celebrate the breathtaking sunset. On Friday and Sunday evenings from 6pm to 8pm, wander to the courtyard and listen to harmonic mele (songs) sung by Kawika’s Hawaiian trio and dance troupe. Kawika has been performing at the Ilikai for over 30 years!
Lounge at the pool or enjoy a meal or snack at one of the restaurants or lounges nearby. Savor a cup of coffee downstairs in the Coffee Shop before or after your early morning power walk. Cinnamon's is open for cocktails from 11 am until closing. Cinnamon's also serves breakfast beginning at 7 am, lunch at 11 am and dinner from 6 pm to 8 pm. Stroll down our private footbridge, around the Lagoon, chat with the local fishermen at the sea wall, and continue your stroll along the boardwalk along Waikiki Beach. Walk the length of Waikiki Beach enjoying the laughter of children, the hiss of the surf, or the shouts of surfers as they ride the waves. Enjoy the torch lighting ceremony and hula at Kuhio Beach.
Our 10th floor lanai offers a front row seat to the Friday night fireworks display as dazzling pyrotechnics soar high above the lagoon and explode into shimering colorful arrays of light against the blackness of the night. You also have, literally speaking, a balcony view of the spectacular Hilton Hawaiian Hula Show next door. Our specific location in the Ilikai is a treat and we hope you experience the love we have for our hale (home).
Jump on a bus and travel to the Aloha Tower Marketplace, listen to the sounds of our famous local musicians: The Makaha Sons, the Cazimero Brothers, Jake Shimabokuru , Sistah Robi Kahakalau, Jerry Santos and others. Explore the richness of Chinatown. Go back with us in time as you wander inside the hallowed halls of the Bishop Museum. Visit the US Army Museum at Fort DeRussy, then walk back along the beach walkway to the Hilton Hawaiian Village and its Rainbow Bazaar. Take a short walk and explore the awesome Ala Moana Shopping Center and its famous 'Food Court' then cross the street and walk around Magic Island. Relive a defining moment in our nation's history with a visit to Pearl Harbor.
For the business traveler, we are within walking distance to the Hawaii Convention Center and all other major hotels along Waikiki including the Hilton Hawaiian, the Hale Koa, the Sheraton, Trump Towers, the Marriott, the Hyatt and the Ala Moana at far less their room cost.
For the acadamian or the physician, we are minutes away from the University of Hawaii Manoa, Chaminade University, Leeward and Windward Community Colleges, Kaiser Permanente and Tripler Medical Center.
Stay with us at the Ilikai and enjoy luxurious surroundings in paradise. We offer first class amenities at a low price. There is so much to do here with so much to write about, and I haven't even mentioned where the best local 'grinds' (eateries) are, in other words; where the locals dine (call me and I'll let you know). You have to sample local favorites such as LauLau, Chicken Long Rice, Ox Tail Soup or Malasadas! Want to experience what a flea market on steroids feels like? Spend a morning or early-afternoon shopping at the Aloha Stadium Swap Meet! Yikes... I'm running out of space... and I havn't even described the neat places to visit on the leeward side, the windward side and the north shore of the island... Mahalo Nui!!
Hawaii is still growing (Lo'ihi, a new seamount 20 miles off the Big Island of Hawai'i, is giving birth to the chain's next island — due to rise above the waves in another 60,000 years)
The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only twelve letters - the 5 vowels are A, E, I, O, U and the 7 consonants H, K, L, M, N, P and W.
Paradise Cove Luau, the largest luau in the State of Hawaii, cooks 127.5 tons of kalua pig each year for its nightly luaus.
Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee (on the Big Island, Kauai and Oahu).
Hawaii has its own time zone. It’s called Hawaiian Standard Time. There is no daylight savings time in Hawaii, which means that in summer, Hawaii is two hours behind the U.S. West Coast, while in winter, Hawaii is three hours behind the U.S. West Coast.
On average, each person in Hawaii consumes five (5) cans of SPAM per year. Seven million cans of SPAM are sold in Hawaii every year, making the state Hormel's #1 market for SPAM. The Waikiki SPAM Jam is held every year to celebrate Hawaii's continuing love affair with the canned meat.
*Note: Interior photos are actual shots of the condo unit . Lagoon and fireworks photos are actual shots taken while standing in the lanai. All photos taken using a Nikon D-5100.
*Located on the 10th floor, looking outward (directly 180 degrees on a compass heading - South) at the Pacific Ocean. Simply put: When you're out on the lanai, you are shielded from the hot tropical sun all year long!
Tax ID: 14083745-01
Keywords: Ilikai, Condominium, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Ocean View, Waikiki, Beach, Condo, Kitchen, Hawaii, Honolulu, Ala Moana, 1BR, Apartment, Oahu, Long term Rental
Throwing caution to the wind and taking an enormous leap of faith, we decided to purchase this condominium not knowing what we were really getting into. That was in December 2004 when the vacation rental business was really starting to take off... but who would rent it? Are there really people out there like us who truly love the romance, the mystique, the history and ambience of Hawaii as much as we do? The answer was YES! Our particular condominium has proven to be a destination spot for vacationers, travelers seeking a romantic getaway to celebrate special occasions including honeymoons, anniversaries and birthdays - and also business travelers. We have been amazed at the success. Who would have ever thought that our modest condominium would capture the hearts of so many guests from all over the world? Our 'hale' has now become our passion. We wish to share it with you; make it your 'hale away from hale'. We feel very blessed to be the 'caretakers' of this small parcel of paradise and we feel even more blessed to be able to share it with you. 'Mahalo nui loa!'
The Owner purchased this condo in 2004
Words can never truly describe the alluring romance that dances in your mind once you have fallen in love with Oahu. 'Hale Aloha Aina' reflects why we chose the Ilikai for our home. 'Hale' means Home or dwelling, 'Aloha' means Love, and 'Aina' means Land. 'House of the loving land' While our home is quaint and modest, the land is luxurious and prestigious. From the sound of the hissing surf, to the fragrance of our tropical flowers, the freshness of the ocean breezes, the staccato rhythm of Polynesian drums and to the melting pot of a diverse group of people from around the world makes visiting Oahu a truly memorable experience. Every new day brings a new adventure. Come and stay for a while... 'E hele mai i ka hale a' (Our home awaits you).
Late at night and need sundries, snacks or aspirin? The Ka'ui Market downstairs in our lobby is open until 11:00 pm or the 24-hour ABC Store right across the street and another ABC store next door to the Hilton on our right. Sushi? - Across the street. Buffalo Wings and Pub? - Across the street. McDonalds? - Across the Street. Subway Sandwiches? - Across the street. Advantage Car Rental? - downstairs in the lobby. Enterprise, Alamo or Avis Car Rental? - Across the Street. Chart House (also Happy Hour with live entertainment), Red Lobster, Outback Steakhouse? - Across the street. Indian cuisine? - Across the street. Continental cuisine? - Across the street. IHOP? - Across the street and one block to the right. 24-hr restaurant? 'Wailana' - across the street and one block to the right. Beauty salon, complete Hair Care services (men & women), Manicure, Pedicure? - Lulu's, next door to the Ilikai 1/2 block to the right, 2nd floor above the ABC Store (tell Lulu 'Carl sent you!' - Broken golf club? - Get it fixed across the street! Waikiki Beach? Go out the back - you can't miss it!!
Just like to say many thanks for our fabulous 11 night stay in your Condo.
Everything was just perfect, and the most glorious views.
We spent many an afternoon/night on the lanai watching the world go by.
It is with sadness we must leave paradise and return home..We will be back !
We recently returned home from a beautiful "10 days in Paradise". This is our third time staying in Carl's Condo in less than a year. We have stayed at the Ilikai many times prior, and this is the Best unit with the Best location in the Hotel.
For more information on the Condo and surrounding area,, please read the review after our first trip titled " Wonderful Week In Paradise!" below.
Carl thank you for your hospitality and thank Lulu for taking care of us while we were there! We are looking forward to our "already booked" trip next March.
Mahalo, Karen and Ted
We just returned from our first visit to Oahu and we can't wait to go back. After exploring Waikiki for 9 days, we concluded we were in the best location at the Ilikai. You get the best of both worlds; a beautiful, quiet hotel with stores, restaurants (Sarento's rooftop view was awesome!), a coffee shop, pool, and wonderful views of the beach, marina and Pacific! Yet, you are within a 15 minute walk down to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki hotels, shopping and restaurants. The Ilikai is also a prime stop for tour buses and the shuttle. Once we took it all the way down to the heart of Waikiki (only $2) and walked back along the beach. We walked through the Hilton Village (right next door) every night on our way home via the walkway along the beach. The breeze off the water was incredible. Carl and Lulu took care of everything for our stay. The condo is well equipped with everything you need from dishes and glasses to beach chairs! The view is exactly as shown, beautiful! Thank you for sharing your home in paradise!
We just returned home a few days ago from a wonderful week in paradise. This is our ninth time staying at the Ilikai and the first time staying in Carl's Condo. When we first opened the drapes, the beautiful view of the water and blue sky, were beyond compare. Actually even better than the photos.
Everything you need is in the Condo; from the hair dryer right down to the pots and pans. All you really need are the Mai-Tai,s or Pina Colada's to sip on that beautiful Lanai. We were there for 8 days and ate about half of our meals on the Lanai enjoying the beautiful view..
No need to rent a car. There are many restaurants close by (we found a new great Sushi spot right between ABC store and Kobe's Steakhouse). The Ala Moana Shopping center has a Foodland Grocery within walking distance. There is also a Wal-Mart near by with a Sam's Club (membership required) upstairs, about a 10 minute walk away, which we also frequented.
I would be remiss if I didn't mention, how easy it is to book this unit and Carl is a pleasure to work with. Also the Condo manager, Lulu was a gem and the check-in process was about as smooth as they come.
In fact, we enjoyed ourselves so much that we have already booked a week this coming October. I think we have just found our "home away from home".
Thanks Carl and Lulu for everything!
Sincerely, Karen and Ted
My wife and I stayed here for a week. If you're going to Waikiki and are thinking about the Hilton or any place for that matter, stay here. It's next to the Hilton, has excellent hotel amenities and the rental is exactly as you see in the pictures. Roomy, great bed and the lanai, where we spent relaxing breakfasts and late afternoons after sight seeing was perfect. Southeast view gives you the right morning sun and afternoon too. The only thing that we can't justify is the the hotel parking fees. This is not Carl's fault. It's just the way it is. Paid $190 for a week of valet parking plus the obligatory tip for the guy who gets the car when you want it. Probably spent $225 overall on parking. So that's life. But even with the parking plus rent, it beats spending $300+ per night at a resort. Stay here and walk to the resort. This was just great
We were very pleased with the location and view from the condo. The condo was clean with all the necessary amenities. Pool and hotel area were clean with courteous staff. The pictures and description are exactly what you will find in this condo. We were very pleased and hope to return again soon.
This condo has everything to make your stay relaxed and comfortable. The views, furnishings, and feeling of old Hawaii in this hotel make this condo very special.
The sparkling clean mosaic tiled pool was never crowded and surrounded by umbrella
tables and lounges each with beach towels. The beautifully maintained common areas
provided many opportunities to sit and enjoy the stunning views of gardens and the sea.
If serene surroundings appeal to you, you will love this place.
Rental agent Darcel supplied everything we needed in a friendly and timely manner.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.