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Ilikai Ocean View, #1018, Aloha! E Komo Mai! (Greetings and Welcome!)

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-3)

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 an ottoman that folds out into a twin bed for the 3rd guest. A plush fold out futon is also available to place atop the the twin bed for added padding if desired. 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 sights and sounds of the tranquil ocean and lagoon on the cooler side of the Ilikai. The unit comes with 5 beach chairs, beach towels, and beach umbrellas available for your use.

The Ilikai sits on the shoreline so a visit to Waikiki beach is just a few steps away (no need to walk across busy intersections in your bathing suit). 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!

Swim in our pool or lounge in the wading pool located on the 2nd floor (you can see it directly below our lanai). 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 Restaurant 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!!

Fun Facts:

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!

Keywords: Ilikai, Condominium, Beachfront, Oceanfront, Ocean View, Waikiki, Beach, Condo, Kitchen, Hawaii, Honolulu, Ala Moana, 1BR, Apartment, Oahu, Long term Rental

More Details

Property Manager
Carl Peralta
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Carl Peralta

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!'

GIve us a call: 707-246-6536

Carl Peralta purchased this condo in 2004

Why Carl Peralta chose Waikiki

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).

What makes this condo unique

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!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Hi Carl,

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 !
Aug 2013
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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • King size beds (1) 'Chattum and Wells' California King
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
US Postal Service Mail Drops on each floor and in the lobby, Business Center in Lobby, General Store on 1st Floor, Beauty Salon and Shops on 1st Floor


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Ilikai Ocean View, #1018, Aloha! E Komo Mai! (Greetings and Welcome!)
average rating of 4.736842 based on 31 reviews

Disappointed in our condo

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The condo we originally reserved had some maintenance issues, so we agreed to stay in another one of his condos without seeing any pics. I said ok as long as we can see the fireworks, and was told we could. The condo had the marina view, which was beautiful, but couldn’t see the fireworks except in the courtyard. The condo was very dated, cabinets taped together, shower very old. I felt like I didn’t want to touch anything in the kitchen it seemed so old and dated. It seemed from the minute we set foot in the condo, our whole trip was disappointing. The living room furniture very uncomfortable and sat on the bed for relaxing. Went with my husband on his business trip, and he couldn’t relax after working all day because it was so uncomfortable. We learned our lesson to never agree to a condo we haven’t seen before! We go yearly and always book thru VRBO, but wasn’t happy this time!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The condo was well maintained in had great views of the ocean from the balcony. Would definitely come back hear again

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away from home with a beautiful Ocean View!!!

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I really enjoyed are time at Carl's condo. First of all he was really nice and easy to work with and his manager Lulu was super sweet! The condo had everything we needed and more. Plus, the view was awesome and the location was great! We can't wait to get back and we would definitely love to stay here again.

P.S. I loved the comfortable bed/pillows and the soft sheets!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Another Wonderful Time in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Awesome view! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA

Wonderful Week In Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $130
Refundable damage deposit $200

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.