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

Bedrooms Studio
Space 363 sq. ft.
Property type condo
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

More Details

Steve Geilfuss
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 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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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 14
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 363 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Stand up shower. Form fitting tub. Lots of closet space. Washer/dryer located in a separate closet.
  • 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.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • 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
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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveler reviews)

1404 -'Ikena Nui (Big View), The Shore's Highest, Most Beachfront Studio
average rating of 4.92 based on 76 reviews

A Honeymoon that was worth the wait

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I FINALLY were able to take a Honeymoon. We left the kids in Florida, took all the money we had managed to save, and went to Honolulu. We found this rental and thought the view was nothing short of exceptional. Well, when we arrived in our room, and went to our balcony I literally cried. It was perfect. We arrived on a Friday night and they had fireworks on the beach. We were able to sit on the balcony and be amazed. We were located close to everything. The water was beautiful! The Sea Turtles were huge! Oh and for those of you worried about jet lag and being up weird hours while you adjust there is a 24 hour Denny's a block away! We work up every morning to a glorious view, and watched breathtaking sunsets. If we are ever able to visit again there is no doubt we will stay here.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great condo

  • 5 of 5

Condo was great, as displayed on VRBO. Not five minutes at location and saw a turtle in the ocean from back of condo. Busy area with plenty of things to do in area. Very clean unit.

Only downside to this condo is parking. If your like me who has to have his own vehicle, expect to pay $30+ a day for parking in area. Local hotels will charge you $50 a day or more if not staying there. Condo does have parking underneath bldg. but limited and must see clerk each night for parking. $40. I did find metered parking at post office down the block. Plenty of spaces and $25 after 5pm till morning. We were out early each morning so wasn't a problem.

If no vehicle then this place is great. Everything in room you need for beach.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall it was a perfect place for us. I loved the view of the bay and the location.

  • 5 of 5

The bed was too soft for my taste. Otherwise it was well appointed and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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melbourne, Australia

Paradise awaits!

  • 5 of 5

This unit may be small but it packs a punch...You can see why it continues to have a 5 star rating. Everything has been well thought out and there wasn't anything that we needed that wasn't supplied. As so many people before us have stated....The views are amazing.....they have the "WOW FACTOR"

We didn't get the chance to meet Steve but Chris who greeted us upon arrival was just too much fun and what a great way to start your holiday....thanks Chris!

So go ahead & spoil this room! You'll be glad you did!

Bobby & Yvette (Melbourne Australia)

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Los Angeles, CA


  • 5 of 5

We found ourselves spending more time on the balcony than looking for a comfortable shady spot elsewhere. Beautiful views, close to good restaurants, shopping, and perfect for what we wanted. Clean and quiet. Fantastic view of the fireworks at the Hilton. Best unit in the building, except for the penthouses. Just do it!

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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best location

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite place. Be back soon.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
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
Nearest Ski
70 Miles
Big Island of Hawaii
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
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.


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

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

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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