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Steve Geilfuss

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, french

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

60 Reviews
Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Overview

Oahu Condo Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Steve Geilfuss (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

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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Reviews

4.9
based on 60 traveler reviews

1404 -'Ikena Nui (Big View), The Shore's Highest, Most Beachfront Studio
average rating of 4.9 based on 61 reviews
5

Fantastic Condo!!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a super condo with incredible views!! I hated to leave the room it was so nice. And the owner, Steve, has thought of just about everything a traveler could need: local maps, brochures on local hot spots, places to eat, etc. neatly organized into notebooks. And the room itself is super clean, and stocked with everything you could possibly need in the kitchen. The AC was more than adequate (something I was a little worried about), although you may have to turn it up just a little to cool the bathroom (the bathroom is on the opposite end of the condo from the AC unit). And I must also say that the mattress/bed was very comfortable and facilitated very restful sleep. The condo is so nice I hate to even mention the small issues, but for those who may want to know I feel like I should:

1) For those who are sensitive to noise, take note that the elevator shaft is just on the other side of the wall from the condo. Consequently, the elevator can be heard when moving up and down the shaft - makes a noise similar to ice cubes dropping into a plastic ice bucket. At first, I thought it was just an ice machine outside making the noise. (BTW this wasn't an issue for me, but others may want to know).

2) Although photos in ad show a chest of drawers (or maybe it was a dresser?) under the TV, there is not one in the condo. So, there is not a good place to store certain items like socks, t-shirts, underwear, and other incidentals. So, you may have to leave those type items in your suitcase (like I did).

So, let me say again, this is a very nice place to stay. If I ever get to return to Hawaii, I would not hesitate to book this unit again. Aloha!

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

A gem

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best located units in the Waikiki Shores property, on a high floor close to the ocean. The owners were very accommodating and easy to work with, would recommend without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely vacation spot

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time on Oahu and the apartment is in an ideal location on Waikiki. We loved the views in both directions and spent a lot of time relaxing on the lanai. Be careful however since the sliding door to the lanai will slip into the locked position when closed so we got locked on the lanai one day. Luckily we knew the cleaning people were coming in a half hour and they rescued us. There were no trade winds while we were there so we were especially grateful to have an apartment with air conditioning. This apartment is ideal for 2 people. We actually spent 1 night in 1315 and 4 nights in 1404. 1315 is a little more updated and 1404 has a slightly better view but both were wonderful.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lakewood, CO
5

On the Beach - Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this location before and cant say enough about what a wonderful location it is. Steve and Chris are great and really make the stay easy and pleasant. We would highly recommend this location and the other they own. You literally walk out on the beach when you exit the back of the building and have access to all the dining and Waikiki life you want. The unit is clean and the finishes are great. The view is outstanding and truly is one of our favorite properties in Hawaii.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing location and Ocean views- directly on Waikiki Beach! (We were there April 2-10)

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your lovely condo with us for our vacation. We have stayed at Waikiki Shore before- but in another lower floor unit. Your unit was just amazing.... the views of the sunset from the 14th floor was spectacular. We found the location perfect as we walk right outside to spend the day on the beach and then walk to the many beautiful restaurants on the beach for lunch, dinner, or an evening cocktail. We love that you don't need a car because everything is within easy walking distance. If you wanted to rent a car for a day, which we didn't this time, a nearby hotel has car rentals. This unit is well equipped and clean and organized. We mostly love that the location is on Waikiki beach but "our spot" does not have the crowds that the beach further down has near the hotels. With the Military museum next door there are not nearly as many people..... but there are rentals of umbrellas and beach toys like paddle boards, kayaks, and surf lessons- right out front. Everything is right there but it is NOT so BUSY! If you want the action you can walk out your door and walk left..... its close there.... but if you don't... then you stay right out front. We enjoyed the beach walk to the Hilton Hawaiian Village to their restaurant. Our favourite spot this time was the Westin Patio in the afternoon for live music and my husbands favourite Mai tai. The Pink hotel had great live music on their patio in the evenings.

We went to Roy's one night for dinner and it is right out the back door.

This is a GEM..... We plan to stay again as soon as possible!!!

Mahalo

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, B.C., Canada
5

Great views! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a very enjoyable week at Ikena Nui. Steve was very prompt, efficient and easy to deal with in all his correspondence. The studio suite is nicely appointed, clean and well- maintained, very much like you see in the photos, and the views are amazing! This is our favourite end of Waikiki, as it is not as crowded, and the beach is great. There is a well-lit beachside walkway for evening strolls and food and beverage options are within easy reach. The Friday night fireworks are a special bonus, front row seats from the lanai!

It was great having a washer / dryer, and safe, and the kitchen (although a tight fit) was nicely stocked with everything we needed to prepare light meals.

There are hangers in the closet in the bathroom, but we would have liked a small set of drawers as well, perhaps in the form of bedside tables with drawers. The current light tables on either side of the bed serve only a minimal purpose and we had to leave quite a few things in our bags.

We have stayed at a number of other places in Waikiki and this was definitely great value! We would / will recommend the Ikena Nui to our friends without hesitation and hope to be back again soon.

James and Margaret,

Vancouver, B.C.

  • Submitted: Feb 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Map

Ala Moana Center
International Market Place -- CLOSED
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:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer '16
Jun 11 2016 - Aug 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$225
 
 
Fall '16
Aug 22 2016 - Dec 16 2016
2 night minimum stay
$209
 
 
Christmas '16
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
$289
 
 
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

Oahu 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 ...
  • 2 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
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:
When available, owner-provided Chauffeur Service from Honolulu Airport Baggage Claim to the Waikiki Shore and return, $50 each way. Lots of storage space in the tall bathroom cabinets and in the main room credenza; luggage rack; beach towels (2) and chairs (2); locking safe to store valuables (10 x 10 x10'), cleaning supplies: vacuum, 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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