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Best Waikiki Location on the main street Kalakaua one block to beach pkg/wi-fi

Bedrooms 1
Space 500 sq. ft.
Property type condo


About the property

Full size one bedroom with separate living room sleeps 4 w/AC/garage pkg/wi-fi

The way vrbo works is I can only erase ALL the comments if I get a negative one. I am the only one that has never erased a comment. Out of five stars possible I average 4.9 stars with over 100 reviews. I hope this helps as you decide where to spend your precious vacation time. Mahalo nui loa for your kind consideration.

You may notice I have more comments than anyone else.

This is NOT one of those rentals that advertise close to the beach but instead it is actually on the polluted Ala Wai Canal nor is it one of those residential walk up buildings that has no elevators leaving you to carry your luggage up and down many flights of stairs. This is located directly on Kalakaua Ave. and is one block to the beach. This is an immaculate one bedroom that sleeps up to four comfortably. This air-conditioned executive suite has lots of upgrades and additions. The unit is equipped with high speed internet access and a wireless signal for your personal laptop. It has a Deluxe King bed in the bedroom and a very comfortable $1,300 sleeper couch bed with lots of extra linens. There is also a single futon with linens. This condo boasts a full kitchen with granite counter top and oak cabinetry, full size refrigerator, stove/oven, pots, pans, rice cooker, dishes and silverware, deluxe Sharper Image T-Fal toaster, heavy duty blender, 2 LCD TVs, $400 Sanyo microwave/Browner, tea pot, coffee maker and grinder, iron and ironing board and lots of towels. The unit is on the second floor and easily accessible by stairs or elevator....just 5 steps from the elevator and parking. There are fireworks one block away at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa every Friday night between 7:30 pm and 8:00 pm. Subway Deli, ABC Store, 7Eleven and Cheeseburgers in Paradise are next door. Outback Steakhouse, Red Lobster, Benihanas, Kobe Steakhouse n Sushi, Makitti Seafood Buffet and California Pizza Kitchen are one block away....Many more unnamed all close within 2 blocks. You will enjoy visiting because of your proximity to the beach, (Hilton Hawaiiian Village Beach Resort and Spa) and ocean activities, shopping (Ala Moana Shopping Center), grocery store (The Food Pantry), night life, restaurants and of course the new Hawaii Convention Center. Nearby activities: Golf, Tennis, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing, Shopping, Restaurants, Live Theater, Cinemas, Museums, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling & Diving, Boating, Sailing, Surfing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Shelling. The unit is one block to the beach and (Waikiki) is just 25 minutes (9 miles) from the airport. I like to price the condo low and keep it full. Hotels on this street are charging $229/night for a tiny room with no kitchen, and no view. I have had a few people cancel their reservations at their hotel to come stay here. I like to keep the condo in a condition that will guarantee EVERY guest will have positive comments. You can find cheaper units, but this is by far the most for your money.

HOW TO GET TO THE BEACH FROM THE CONDO: Go out the front of the building and Right at the sidewalk to the corner. Turn Right at the corner without crossing the street. At the next corner you will be adjacent to the Hilton Hawaiian Village Beach Resort and Spa. Just cross the street to the widest sand section of Waikiki Beach.

More Details

Emmanuel Chen
Member since: 1999
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 5, 2017

About Emmanuel Chen

I am a single father who found a way to spend alot of time with my son while making a living. I had no idea the two condos I had purchased before my son was born were zoned for vacation rentals. I believe we can make all the plans we want but the final outcome is up to God. I know many people may only visit Hawaii once in their lifetime and every minute of their time here is precious. I try to treat others as I would like to be treated. I have gained some weight since that picture so I explain to people that I used to be a Chippendale's Dancer and now I am a Chips Ahoy Dancer! My son is a top student at the University of Hawaii and will be attending medical school when he graduates. He wants to be a top surgeon to help others....not for the moolah. In any of his endeavors he has tweaked a better way of doing things. If you stay here, thank you for helping to pay his tuition.

Emmanuel Chen purchased this condo in 1990

Why Emmanuel Chen chose Waikiki

Located at the beginning of Waikiki gives easier access avoiding traffic. Walking distance to shopping, restaurants and famous sites. Hawaii Convention Center and Ala Moana Mega Mall are five minutes away.

What makes this condo unique

The free garage parking located close to the elevator is a huge plus. Don't forget the free fireworks show one block away every Friday night.


Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Best Waikiki Location on the main street Kalakaua one block to beach pkg/wi-fi
average rating of 4.8602943 based on 136 reviews
Dartmouth, NS, Canada

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights at the condo and really enjoyed our stay. Great location! The beach is about a 10 min walk, there's an ABC store next door and many restaurants are also within a very short walking distance.

We didn't cook during our stay but the condo is equipped with everything you'd need if you wanted to do so. The appartment was clean and the king size bed was very comfortable. We also enjoyed the lanai, great place for our morning coffe and a glass of wine after a long day of sightseeing. Having secure parking was a big plus too!

Emmanuel was great, he met us upon our arrival and showed us the workings of the condo. Also, knowing that our flight landed around noon, he even let us check in a bit early, which was very much appreciated. Thanks again, Emmanuel, we had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, well stocked house, excellent host

  • 5 of 5

Could not have asked for more from Emmanuel (the host). The location is perfect for exploring Waikiki on foot and the price is more than reasonable. The apartment was slightly cramped for 4 adults, but very reasonable for the price. The accomodation was clean, featured TV and very reasonable air conditions / heating, and met all of our needs. I would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chandler, AZ

Excellent VRBO!

  • 5 of 5

Emmanuel was excellent to work with! The unit was very conveniently located and within walking distance of both Ala Moana and Waikiki Beach. It was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. Emmanuel met us when we arrived and walked us through everything. I'd highly recommend him and this unit to anyone. Thanks Emmanuel!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo, about 5 min walk to beach, variety of stores and restaurants near.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed recently 8/22-8/29, Mr. Chen was awesome met us at the property right away. The condo was well kept and had all the amenities of home. Kitchen well stocked with cookware, dishes to eat in, great to have so many towels. The lanai was a cool spot to sit in the evenings. We enjoyed our stay and would definutely book with him again.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and Cozy on the Edge of Paradise

  • 5 of 5

This is a gem of a place to stay without breaking the bank! On the Leeward end of Waikiki, it is quiet, clean and well kept with gas stove and two A/C units. (We ate out exclusively because it's really close to ALL $ levels of food and fare but the fridge was more than ample for our take out and restaurant leftovers). Big closet with hangers and iron/ironing board, TVs in living room and bedroom and thick heavy curtains in the bedroom so you can lock out the morning light if you want to sleep in.

Walking distance to all that Waikiki has to offer with reserved, secure parking yet it's easy to get OUT of Waikiki from this location which is priceless!

Emmanuel has other places too if you need larger or want to be in the country and he is as gracious as a person can be! We arrived late at night and he met us in person anyway to show us in and explain the ins and outs of the garage and laundry and make us feel welcome.

I have spent many years in Hawai'i but this was my wife's first experience and it was wonderful!

Thank you so much Braddah Emmanuel! We will be contacting you when we plan our next visit! Maybe a spot in the country next time.

Mahalo Nui Loa and Makahiki Hou!



  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was a very pleasant stay at The condo. We truly enjoyed the fact that it was close to downtown!

  • 4 of 5

We like the fact that it was very clean and had anything and everything that you might want to take to the beach. If there were any questions to be asked or any problems, which there weren't, he makes himself readily available.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ala Wai Municipal
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cheeseburgers in Paradise
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Submarine tours, Luaus, Shows, Hawaii Convention Center and much more!!!!!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135
Tax Rate 13.96%

Your fully refundable $300 reservation deposit becomes your security deposit during your stay. By Hawaii state law it must be postmarked no later than 14 days from your departure. If you check with my past guests, I am much more prompt than that. It is sent in the form of bank check from First Hawaiian Bank so the funds are withdrawn as soon as the check is dispersed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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