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1315 - 'Ikena Nui II (Big View II), Great View, Stunning Remodel!

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 363 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Condominium, Studio Apartment

Aloha E Komo Mai! Hello and Welcome to the Waikiki Shore, the only beachfront condominium on Waikiki Beach. We purchased Studio 1315 in April 2013 and completely remodeled it prior to making it available for guests.

If this apartment is booked, see our Studio 1404 (VRBO/409315) listing for availability. The two apartments are very similar. You’ll step inside and appreciate the high location with amazing ocean, beach, city and mountain views.

Waikiki Beach is one of the greatest beaches in the world, and though not widely known, it is made up of many smaller, named beaches. One of them, Duke Kahanamoku Beach, which is seen in its entirety from the balcony, has been named as the #1 beach in America for 2014, according to Dr. Stephen Leatherman's (aka 'Dr. Beach') annual list. Duke Kahanamoku Beach, which fronts the Hilton Hawaiian Village and reaches out to the Waikiki Shore, made this year's list for the fourth consecutive year.

Descend the Waikiki Shore stairs to the beach and in thirty paces, you have reached the Pacific Ocean. Store your surfboard on site, or rent our Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) and paddle directly out to 'Threes' Surf Break, made famous in the movie 'Endless Summer.' Swim, snorkel, relax. Fort DeRussy Park and the military hotel, Hale Koa, are right next door. First class shopping, dining and sightseeing are around the corner.

Your 13th floor lanai serves as private box seats to the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking sunsets, and Friday night fireworks.

More Details

Owner
Steve Geilfuss
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Steve Geilfuss

We came to Oahu for a visit in 1988 and couldn't imagine raising a family anywhere else. When you live in Paradise 365 days a year, where do you go to get away? Waikiki.

Steve Geilfuss purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Steve Geilfuss chose South Oahu

Waikiki Shore is a special building, unique in its location, size, and amenities; it's a perfect balance of solitude, beach and activity.

What makes this apartment unique

We can go from an ocean paddle to a Michelin starred restaurant in minutes. Soft jazz in a first-class lounge and a wild-and-crazy sports bar are both around the corner. Friday night fireworks cap off pau hana and mark the start of the weekend for locals and tourists alike. Waikiki is a multi-cultural mix of people, food, and opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Aloha and Mahalo! For the past three years Chris and I have enjoyed welcoming guests from across the globe into our two studio apartments at the Waikiki Shore. We are blessed to have met, without exception, gracious and wonderful people. Your reviews of these apartments are vitally important to us, helping grow that group of new friends by providing an honest perspective of your Waikiki Shore experiences. Mahalo for your kind and helpful reviews. We sincerely appreciate your time, and look forward to your return.
Jul 2015
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Amenities

Waikiki Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 363 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Stand up shower. Form fitting tub. Lots of closet space. Washer/dryer located in a separate closet.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • A bad bed can ruin a vacation. You'll love our queen size bed and comfortable mattress. My guests rave about it! Late sleeper? Blackout curtain slides to cover glass doors.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Lots of storage space in the bathroom closet organizer; luggage rack; beach towels (2) and chairs (2); locking safe to store valuables (10 x 10 x10'), cleaning supplies: broom, dustpan and swiffer. Keyless entry into the apartment; electronic security 'fob' to access the secure areas of the building and elevator floors. Quaint 'Mom and Pop' shops and a Subway Sandwich Shop are on the main floor; food, trinkets, personal care services. The closest supermarket (a bit pricey; .7 mls; 13 min walk) is the the Food Pantry at 2370 Kuhio St. On the corner of Kuhio and Walina. Closest conventional supermarket is Times Supermarket, 1772 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96826.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(72 traveler reviews)

1315 - 'Ikena Nui II (Big View II), Great View, Stunning Remodel!
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 73 reviews
5

Beautiful view. Good location. Close to everything. Nice amenities were appreciated. Fast elevator!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable bed. AC worked great. Roomy vanity area. Chris, Steve's agent, was helpful & friendly, as we arrived at Waikiki Shore. Wonderful stay for our 25th wedding anniversary.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location Location

  • 5 of 5

Great view from the balcony of the studio apartment. Sat having lunch on the balcony after a morning swim and walks.

There were 2 beach chairs in the apartment which got used everyday. Thanks also for beach towels. We didn't do any cooking as on holidays but the kettle and coffee machine were used. Washing machine and dryer definitely a bonus.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great place and location - exactly as advertised

  • 5 of 5

If "all" you want is a nice, clean place that's right on Waikiki and close to everything that you'd want to do there (on and off the beach) then this is just the place! Our week went by in a flash. So much to do in walking distance, right on a great bus line, a fabulous view, great hosts. No complaints and many superlatives come to mind. We had a great time in Oahu and having this place to stay for the week was perfect.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Was very beautiful right on the water

  • 5 of 5

Steve makes you feel like family. Mahalo cant wait to go back aloha

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver BC
4

Best location ever.

  • 4 of 5

Lovely compact little place. Would stay there again if Steve let me😀.

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seattle
4

Nice place

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful view! Clean! Well apportioned. However, internet did not work the entire time and owner didn't have services available to fix and wanted me to spend my vacation time to fix it. That being said, owner is nice and will likely ensure this won't happen for the next person. I'd stay there again!

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
40 Metres
Outrigger Reef
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ala Wai Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Moanalua Freeway
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Roy's
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Big Island of Hawaii
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Atlantis Submarine tours (Hilton Hawaiian Village); 24 Hourfitness (2490 Kalakaua Dr); Hiking - see 'The Hiker's Guide to Oahu'; a great beach volleyball court right next door in Fort DeRussy Park, and tennis too (fee for non-military); Ala Wai Public Golf Course.

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer '17
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$225
$1,575
 
 
Fall '17
Aug 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
 
 
Christmas '17
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
Winter '18
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Spring '18
Apr 1 2018 - Jun 9 2018
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Summer '18
Jun 10 2018 - Aug 19 2018
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Fall '18
Aug 20 2018 - Dec 14 2018
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Christmas '18
Dec 15 2018 - Jan 6 2019
2 night minimum stay
$279
 
 
Winter '19
Jan 7 2019 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$209
$1,463
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 13.96%

For stays 21 days or longer, a $10 per night discount is available.

Owner'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.
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