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1404 -'Ikena Nui (Big View), The Shore's Highest, Most Beachfront Studio

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Property
condo
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
Studio
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Condominium, Studio Apartment

Aloha E Komo Mai! Hello and Welcome to the Waikiki Shore, the only beachfront condominium on Waikiki Beach. Recently remodeled Studio 1404 is the highest and closest to the beach of all the building studio units. Enjoy amazing Diamond Head and Ocean views from inside the apartment and out on the balcony, as well as incredible beach, city and mountain views.

See our listing for 1315 if 1404 is booked. 1315 was just remodeled and it is spectacular!

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 #2 beach (again!) in America for 2013, 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 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 14th floor lanai serves as private box seats to the Pacific Ocean, breathtaking sunsets, and Friday Night Fireworks.

Keywords: studio, nonsmoking, high floor, oceanfront, ocean view

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Owner
Steve Geilfuss
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 12, 2017

About Steve Geilfuss

We (Steve & Chris) 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 condo in 2012

Why Steve Geilfuss chose 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 condo 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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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

1404 -'Ikena Nui (Big View), The Shore's Highest, Most Beachfront Studio
average rating of 4.9104476 based on 68 reviews
seattle wa
5

Perfect place

  • 5 of 5

Exactly as described, nicely furnished and well-equipped Excellent location, quiet. I loved the great views from the lanai over the park and the ocean

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location,Location,Location

  • 5 of 5

It was my first time using VRBO and Steve and Chris made it amazing experience. We had a great stay at their babin, everything wa great.

This condo has a magnificent view from both of the lanai and the door side. Especially Diamond Head from the door side, a superb scenery reveated itself before my eyes. Condo had everything we needed for EX: a beach umbrella, beach towels so on. We loved the location. It is only a few steps to Waikiki beach, we had many choices of restaurant, coffee shop and shopping arcade within a few minute walking distance as well. We can not find better location!! We would stay again. Thanks a lot!!

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Location, location, location!

  • 5 of 5

Kind of the best of all worlds here! Beach within steps. Starbucks downstairs. Endless restaurant choices & shops within 2 blocks. We were worried after a chill week in Maui that it would be too busy in Honolulu, however the fantastic view from the lanai of this condo is the perfect spot for breakfast mimosas or drinks in the evening. Hardly knew we were in a city! But, we also were able to slip out and enjoy some fabulous shops & great restaurants! The condo is well stocked and has everything you'll need for a perfect stay including a comfy bed, beach chairs and an umbrella. We LOVED that you could see the turtles in the water from the balcony. Made some fantastic memories being able to just walk out to the beach mere steps away and swim with turtles!! TURTLES!! That swim around with YOU!!! :) There are also lots of tours/activities that leave from near here. We spent 3 days here and did not need a car. The owner & his agent were helpful & lovely to deal with.

Simply a fantastic view you will never tire of with every thing else you could want/need within blocks! Would most definitely love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great vacation accomodation

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay in Ikena Nui. As the first time, the condo was just about perfect: it had everything we needed including beach chairs, beach umbrella and even a large rain umbrella. Everything was neat and tidy, all appliances in good working order. We recommended this condo to our friends; they stayed there last year and were happy with it as well.

Thank you Chris and Steve. Hope to come again next year.

Claire and Roman

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Here we are--AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as I decided to bring my husband to Waikiki for his birthday I checked to see if the 'Ikena Nui" was available. When the answer was "yes", I just knew we would have another perfect stay.

The studio is well stocked and everything is neat and tidy. This was our first Waikiki visit where it RAINED very heavily for 2 days. No problem--there was a nice big umbrella hanging in the closet.

When it was warm and sunny we grabbed the beach chairs and beach towels and spent time on the beach. The shower right inside the security gate is great. No need to take the beach sand into the elevator or apartment.

Yes, the view is awesome and so nice for breakfast on the lanai and the Friday night fireworks.

Love the keyless entry system and having a safe in the unit.

We'll be back for our 50th anniversary. The first thing I'll do is see if #1404 is available.

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great location, awesome view!

  • 5 of 5

My husband stayed here to start off our honeymoon this September. After looking for a place on Waikiki beach we are SO happy we found your property! The location was amazing, walking right out the front door to enjoy the beach. The view from the balcony was also breathtaking. The condo had everything we needed! And the biggest plus - Steve and Chris were so helpful and great to work with while booking, evening meeting as at the airport with our passkey! It couldn't have been any smoother and was a great welcome to Hawaii!! I can't say enough positive things about our stay or this property. If (and hopefully when) we return to Oahu we will definitely stay here again! Mahalo for the great time!

Lori & Dave

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Ala Moana Center
International Market Place
Duke's Waikiki
Mai Tai Bar
Waikiki Aquarium
The Honolulu Zoo
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
The Cheesecake Factory
Roy's Waikiki Beach
Hale Koa Hotel
"Military Hotel, military facilities (exchange, pools, fitness center, dining, tickets/tours,..."
Asia-Pacific Center for Security
"Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies"
Beachwalk Cafe
"The new center of Waikiki. Restaurants, shopping, entertainment, it's got it all."
Shore Bird Restaurant & Beach Bar
Yard House Restaurant
Kapiolani Park
Arancino
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 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
Car: not necessary

Atlantis Submarine Tours (Hilton Hawaiian Village); 24HourFitness (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 Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter '17
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$219
 
 
Spring '17
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Summer '17
Jun 10 2017 - Aug 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Fall '17
Aug 21 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Christmas '17
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
$299
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$209
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

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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Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 363 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 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:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • 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 tall bathroom cabinets; luggage rack; beach towels (2) and chairs (2); locking safe to store valuables (10 x 10 x10'), cleaning supplies: broom, dustpan and Swiffer; cot or air mattress and linens provided for a child. 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 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, (808) 973-5868.

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