Awesome Ocean Front Executive Penthouse

Large Spacious Living RoomGourmet KitchenBeautiful FurnishingsBeautiful Master BedroomCute 2nd BedroomTravertine BathroomBalcony ViewHallway to BedroomsIlikai Pool & Waikiki BeachLobby
“ Excellent ”
24 Reviews
1777 Ala Moana Blvd, Waikiki, HI 96815


Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 6
Type: Condo
Per night: $275 - $325
Per week: $1,925
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Waikiki vacation condo rental
This is the best oceanfront condo in Waikiki...period.

This unit is the most favored oceanfront unit in Waikiki and with the great referrals it generates, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you book this unit far in advance to ensure your reservation. If you book our Oceanview Kauai house for 60 days or more, we'll throw in a 2-3 night at the Sky Penthouse for just $99.

With only two oceanfront buildings that can be privately owned, this is by far the best there is. No one wants to cross a busy street or deal with the traffic to get to the sand.

The "Sky Penthouse" is an amazing million dollar two bedroom, luxury executive penthouse located on the oceanfront of Waikiki. This unit has recently been totally, and we mean totally, remodeled from the bare studs up to create a sophisticated, elegant yet tropical retreat that is unsurpassed in Waikiki.

This amazing unit has Italian travertine floors throughout, gorgeous gourmet kitchen with custom maple cabinets, granite counter tops and all stainless steel appliances. The large livingroom has raised nine foot ceilings faux painted with the sky, hence the name "The Sky Penthouse". Custom Maple/Cherry entertainment center and wall unit in the living room come equipped with flat screen High Definition cable TV, stereo, DVD and a reading library of books.

The built-in work station is perfect for travelling businessmen who want to do some work with the free wireless high speed internet while watching the whales pass outside the unit length windows and balcony. The couch is also a queen-size sofa-bed for extra guests and the dining room has a expandable Japanese dining table for those who like to entertain.

The large master bedroom with its nine foot sky ceiling is outfitted with a luxurious California king cherry wood bed, custom Cherry wood closets, beautiful Cherry end tables with reading lamps from Indonesia and full length glass sliders that open to the balcony. Nothing is quite like waking up in the morning and while laying in bed, watching the waves and surfers in the beautiful Hawaiian ocean. A cable TV and DVD are also in the master.

The second bedroom is perfect for guests who don't need a ton of space. Its outfitted with a queen bed and cable TV and is beautifully decorated in the tropical spirit. Off the second bedroom is the in-suite laundry room and storage area for your baggage.

The bathroom is also all travertine floors, custom maple cabinets, Blue Pearl Granite, double sinks, brushed stainless fixtures, and the shower is full travertine too.

Did we mention the beautiful new furnishing by C.W. Woo that add a tropical elegance or the Hawaiian inspired decorations and limited edition paintings that bring the Hawaiian culture right inside your home'

We saved the best for lastlocation...location...locationAND views galore. The units full length glass sliders opens to the unit length balcony that has incredible views of Waikiki Beach, lagoon and Diamond Head Volcano.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Sep 28 2013 Jan 01 2016 $275 $325 $1,925 $7,000 -
Check In: 2 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.96
Deposits: 30% to reserve dates. Remainder due 30 days before arrival.
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, PayPal, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: $125 one time cleaning fee.


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Oceanfront
  • View (Mountains)
  • Balcony
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Lanai
  • Private Pool
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (City Lights)
  • Waterfront
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Blender
  • Hair Dryer
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Snorkeling
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Canoeing
  • Restaurant
  • Surfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
  • Sailing
  • Water Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Hiking
    (3 miles)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Whale Watching
    (<1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (3 miles)
  • Fishing
  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Windsurfing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Grocery Store
  • Bicycling
    (<1 mile)
  • Scuba Diving
    (1 mile)
  • Water Park
    (5 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Boating
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (10 miles)
  • Kayaking
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Ocean
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Penthouses are the only units at the Ilikai that have in-suite laundry rooms.

Reviews for this vacation condo rental in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii

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Greg Gross

Greg Gross

Las Vegas

Great Location

March 4, 2015

Very nice condo has everything you need to enjoy your stay.

Sara Sakamoto

Sara Sakamoto



January 9, 2014

Great views and this central Waikiki rental.

Yang Jiang

Yang Jiang

San Francisco, CA

Great place to rent

January 6, 2014

This location is geographically convenient to the beach, shopping, and downtown. Our kids were really enjoyed. In addition, they have beach umbrella and chairs, even we finally didn't get a chance to use them (too many activities in 7 days). Great ocean view too. Highly recommend.

Julie Fogard

Julie Fogard

Atlanta, GA USA

Awsome View

December 5, 2013

We absolutely loved our stay! Could not have been more surprised by the accommodations! The views were exceptional from all rooms! Upon arrival, the accommodations were extremely clean! We had 5 adults during our stay and had plenty of room! Beach towels, snorkel's, and boogie board were provided for us to use! The location was fabulous as well! Just a few blocks to the beach, marina and to all of the restaurants and shopping in Waikiki! We have a daughter attending UH and will definitely try to rent this property again in the future! I can't think of ANYTHING that I was not happy with!

Stuart Jones

Stuart Jones

Shropshire, England

Fantastic apartment

August 19, 2013

We had 2 nights in unit 1926, and it was superb great views of the ocean, we were also treated to a free show at the Hilton which we could view from the comfort of our balcony, also a spectacular firework display on the Friday night, I would certainly recommend this apartment from the standard of furnishings inside and out, also the beds were very comfortable. Location was ideal, as it was just a short trolley ride to Waikiki beach(if 5/6 take a cab it's cheaper) but the area infront of the complex had the Hilton lagoon, which is great and open to everyone, also the beach and sea were great and not overcrowded like Waikiki. Loads of places to dine within easy walking distance. Overall great I would use this again, should I return.

Tony Capili

Tony Capili

Pacifica, CA


August 22, 2011

We just returned from a 3 week family vacation to Hawaii in celebration of our 25th wedding anniversary, wrapping up week long stays on Kauai, Maui and Oahu. We have been very fortunate to have traveled the world, but Kauai has always held a very special place in our hearts as Lumahai Beach is where I proposed to my wife on our very first visit there back in 1984. Three children and 11 trips later (our 9th staying in a Princeville property), the Holleran's Puo Poa vacation condo has been the best accommodations to date, by far. The property truly exceeded our expectations...very well kept, beautifully decorated (especially the artwork!), equipped with high end furnishings throughout, and very open and airy with magnificent views. Whether on a trip to the other side of the island, or just a nearby visit to Hanalei Beach, it was always reassuring to know in the back or our minds that at the end of the day we would be returning to our truly luxurious Puo Poa accommodations. Kauai was our first stop, followed by oceanfront property stays on Maui then Oahu...but our three kids (14, 18 & 21) all kept mentioning the whole time how much more they had enjoyed our stay on Kauai, which I'm certain was due in very large part to our wonderful accommodations. We have found our ideal Kauai vacation rental, and look forward to staying here again on all subsequent visits. Thanks to the owners for sharing their slice of heaven with us!

Andrea Padovani-Mair

Andrea Padovani-Mair

Edmonton, AB, Canada

Great Location, Clean, Great Views!!

March 6, 2011

We stayed in the penthouse suite for 9 days in February 2011. The condo was very clean, the kitchen had everything we needed, the master bedroom was spacious, the 2nd bedroom was quite small and the mattress not very comfortable. We also felt that the pictures of the condo on the website portrayed the rooms much larger than they actually were, that is our only real complaint. The location was great, close to the bus stops, the beach, restaurants etc. The unit was very clean something that is very important to our family. The hotel staff were friendly & helpful to us. Our family had a great time & hope to return soon!!

Jeff & Laura Kriegel

Jeff & Laura Kriegel

Dublin, OH USA

Sky view penthouse

July 21, 2010

There were 5 of us staying in the Sky View penthose at the Ilikai Hotel. The condo was perrfect for my family with a great view of Diamond Head, the lagoon and the ocean. The Friday night fireworks at eye level were icing on the cake. The beds were comfortable, the large doors sliding open to the balcony added to the open feeling of the main room. Where is the swith to turn on the one light ner the shower?

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Austin Texas

1318 - Condo

June 8, 2010

FANTASTIC. I was a little disappointed that the hotel would not let me use their fitness room. I hope a liability waiver can be agreed upon for my next stay. It would have been 5 stars otherwise.

Crystal Donnelly

Crystal Donnelly

Devon, Alberta, Canada

Beautiful View

April 26, 2010

The condo was perfect with a beautiful view and a great location. It was well stocked with dishes and cookware, but if you're a coffee drinker make sure you take some unless you want to go the store immediately upon arriving as it is not provided. With having a family of 7 the conveniences of a hotel were missed a couple of times (only 2 rolls of toilet paper provided) but rarely. The hotel also has different policies for "Condo Renters" and "Hotel Guests". They will not provide any towels at the front desk for the pool nor will they cash traveller's cheques for renters. Good to know before you're there. I would absolutely recommend this place and/or any property of this owner as he was more than helpful and accommodating with our millions of questions. In fact, 2 people have already taken the information. In short, "wonderful"! Aloha!

Cierra Fehr

Cierra Fehr

Vernon, BC Canada

Very nice penthouse!

March 18, 2010

Overall, we loved our stay in this condo. It was very clean and everything that was promised was provided. The lagoon was wonderful and was a big highlight for our kids. The negatives for us were that the pullout couch bed was uncomfortable for our kids, and the pool area was quite jumping allowed and mostly old people, which was not great for our kids. Also, I was hoping for a few perishables in the fridge possibly left by other travellers - but there was NOTHING except salt and pepper. I just wonder where does all the ketchup/mustard/mayo etc. go when travellers leave...perhaps to the cleaning service peoples' fridge? Also, I did find Scott to be a bit impatient when I was asking him questions about the condo....unfriendly even. Having said that, if we were going with our kids, we wouldn't go to this place again.



San Jose, CA

Beautiful Condo

February 1, 2010

The condo was absolutely perfect and as described in the ad. My only negative comment has to do with the building itself. It's an older building and many tenants are elderly and not friendly in the pool. No nice bars to hang out at either. Therefore, facilities are not good but the condo is wonderful. Planning to return soon.

Steve Hoover

Steve Hoover

St. Louis, MO

Perfect Location, Lovely Property, Great Views!

September 2, 2009

Stayed here the last week of August, 2009 - super nice 23rd floor penthouse with tons of space and superb views all around from the THREE lanais! Well maintained and managed - owners are the best! We'd stay here again in a heartbeat - not to be missed.

Hiroshi Awaga

Hiroshi Awaga

Quebec, Canada

Penthouse for repeating

August 10, 2009

Penthouse's location & space are very nice! I wish to rent again if you could improve the situation of beds for second room & sofa bed in living room. (It's not many expense!! It's the time of change them.)

Steve Velez

Steve Velez

San Antonio, TX

May 2009

May 26, 2009

We absolutely loved the property. The home was neat and clean and the view was incredible! The house had everything we needed. The home is located on the best beach in Hawaii. Nothing compares to overlooking the ocean and watching sea turtles swim in front of you while enjoying breakfast. One downside is if you have small children you have to keep an eye on them because the home is situated above the ocean and there are rocks about 15 ft below. Other than that, we highly recommend the property.

Tamsen Hughes

Tamsen Hughes

Orange County CA

Condo 1318

March 3, 2009

We had a terrific time and loved staying in a condo as instead of a hotel. The location and view were spectacular! The only thing I would improve, which would make it a perfect 5 star rental, was the comfort of the beds. Bedding was cheap and itchy and the matresses were very hard. Otherwise it was a great place to stay and I would both stay there again and recommend it to friends!



Greenville, SC

Great stay

January 16, 2009

We have stayed in Waikiki before and this was only a block from the old place. Great location-close to all the major shopping/restaurants. Clean. Slept 8 cozily but well.

Rod Harrington

Rod Harrington

Melbourne, VIC, Australia


January 7, 2009

My family stayed at the condo for 4 nights on our way home to Australia from the USA. It had everything that we needed and provided us with the opportunity to relax in comfort from a hectic 3 week trip. Location was very convenient with great views. Very happy with the accommodation and facilities. Great choice of movies



Seattle, WA USA

Great Hotel

January 2, 2009

We enjoy staying at this hotel. The location was great, the room was clean and spacious. We love to stay there again!

Pat Davis

Pat Davis

Boston, MA

Fantastic View and Location

August 21, 2008

We stayed for a week in April with our two kids, ages 18 and 20. The location was fantastic! Price was very reasonable considering the fact that it had a full kitchen, laundry, and two bedrooms. The owner was fantastic when I had to rescheduleour trip at the last minute. I totally recommend doing business with Scott. He will treat you with respect. The condo was great, had everything we needed, plenty of towels, etc. Very nicely decorated. We would love to return, but think we will try his Kauai property next!

Chris Lopes

Chris Lopes

Orange County, CA

top notch all around

July 5, 2008

only downside was the slow elevators and the construction next door which started by 7am. Otherwise, we really enjoyed this place with our 3 teenagers. Location is very good and the AC worked great! Decorated first class.

The Mendez Family

The Mendez Family


Nice Condo

June 15, 2008

This is a great condo. Very spacious and nice but the view isn't the greatest and the closest beach isn't either, we had to drive or take a taxi to a good beach. The hotel staff was pleasant and the pool was wonderful but opens late. The mall and grocery stores are conveniently located closeby. Overall,our family had a wonderful time.

Stuart Lowry

Stuart Lowry

Catonsville, MD USA

Top Notch

October 9, 2007

I stayed in the lower level unit being offered by this owner. The unit was outstanding. My family and I had a great time staying at this property. I highly recommend it.

Sharon M Ponton

Sharon M Ponton

Houston, TX

Beautiful Condo

October 6, 2007

We enjoyed our stay in this Condo. There were small drawbacks such as the slow elevators and some construction; but the comfort and beautiful state of the unit made up for any other inconviences. The view was great and once the construction is finished it will be just about perfect. The neighboring hotel's lagoon was under renovation and we were disapointed not the see all the great improvements that were going to be in place soon. It will be a much shorter and more picturesce walk to the Waikiki beach side. It was very convenient to have a great kitchen and do some cooking in instead of eating out every meal. We had a great time and would stay here again given the opportunity.

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