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Property Details

Updated: May 20, 2015
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 4 Sleeps

DISCOUNTED PRICING: 4/18/15 - 6/30/15

Gary’s condo is not a hotel and not on the beach, but I CAN help

maximize your vacation budget!


LOCATION: Located at the intersection of Kuhio and Royal Hawaiian

Avenues. This places you at the hub of Waikiki. The beach is a

short walk, bus service in front of the building, several convenience

stores within ½ block, tourist shopping within 1 block, super market

short blocks, International Market Place is 3 blocks. Walk, ride, or

drive you are in the right place.


THE BUILDING: The Royal Kuhio is 38 stories tall and has a number of

preferred amenities. Entering the beautiful lobby you will notice

the security station and “keyed” access doors to the elevator

lobbies. The 7th floor boasts a number of options. You can

simply sun bathe, or avail yourself of the pool, exercise room,

saunas, or putting green. To keep the kids occupied the 7th floor

also offers ping pong, billards, paddle tennis, and a court

basketball. Both charcoal and gas BBQ’s are available. A

large covered carpeted open air lanai is available for your

enjoyment. Just in case you need to wash a few clothes the 7th floor

coin operated laundry has more than 20 washing and drying machines.

In building parking is available for a daily fee with

unlimited “in/out”.


THE CONDO: Gary’s place is privately owned and non smoking. It is

located on the 30th floor of the building facing the quiet and serene

Ala Wai, golf course, and the mountains. The condo is designed to

offer the client a wide range of choices. For example, the full

kitchen permits you the choice of full meal preparation, light meals,

snacks, or just cold drinks.

Temperature comfort: open the lanai door and feel the breeze, or

turn on the ceiling fan, or for those that like it simply cold close

the door and “crank up” the A/C.

Bathing Option: The combination tub shower allows you to choose

either a soothing “soak” in the tub or a refreshing shower ranging

from very cool to steaming hot.

Entertainment: A 27” flat screen remote control cable T.V. with

VHS/DVD combination player. A radio/CD combination player. Perhaps

just the quiet and a good book. Also, for the home video folks the

T.V. is capable of viewing your camcorder via cables or “S” plug-in.

Sleeping option: The condo is equipped with a king size bed and a

queen sleeper couch.


Communicatons equipment: FREE internet high speed - WIFI.

Unlimited local calls. The phone is long distance and.

international call capable with credit or phone cards.


The Kitchen: Just in case “eating-in” is your preferred option the

kitchen is well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, casserole baking

dishes, blender, waffle maker, rice cooker, crock pot, toaster and

coffee maker. The fridge is a full sized 18 cubic feet, 4 burner

stove with oven and broiler, microwave, and of course a dishwasher.

Analysis: Gary’s place is centrally located; offers many choices,

provides vacation value; the building has excellent facilities, is

well maintained, and offers 24/7 security.


I hope to hear from you soon concerning a reservation, but if you

find another better suited value for your vacation I wish you a

wonderful time in Hawaii, a place that I fell in love with many

years ago.


Gary Stratton

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow, what can I say Gary, your place was such a nice surprise. Actually from the reviews I kinda expected somewhere nice and comfy, yet when I arrived I was still pleasantly surprised.

Located at the 30th floor, Garys place is never too hot. We seriously didn't need the air con the whole time we were there and I was glad for it. Seriously, fresh air or conditioned air... I'd take fresh air every time!

The kitchen was a definite plus, as we could have brekkers in the room and dinner if we wished.

The best thing about the condo was coming back after a long day at the malls/beaches, and just winding down in front of the tv.

My kids loved the space, and the sofa bed was actually quite comfy, and huge! Not to mention the massive king size for me and the hubby. Seriously great, especially seeing as we've got a superking at home and it's hard to go from a superking to a queen I tell you!

Anyway, thank you so much for providing such a nice place at such an affordable price especially for families like mine who are travelling on a budget! I would stay back here in a heart beat. I just wish you had more days available for me and my family to stay, because it beats staying at a hotel any day!
Jun 2010
  • 1 of 3

48 Reviews

based on 48 traveler reviews

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Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu

Great Location, Amenities, Owner. Easy Hassel Free!

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I come to Waikiki several times each year. Gary's Place is centrally located with the apartment on the 30th floor facing the cooler and less noisey Ala Wai and mountain side of the building. The apartment has everything! Updated 32" flat screen TV with cable programing on a swival. We really enjoyed dining on the lanai, and especially morning coffee along with the daily newspaper delivered to the apartment. Great way to start the day. The linens were of superior grade along with a generous supply if towels. Plenty of cookware for meals. Loved the blender and waffle maker too. Dealing with and booking the apartment was easy. Gary responded quickly to all requests via e-mail along with several phone calls. Payment was handled via a secured payment system. We have already booked for next October. Thanks Gary for a wonderful and hassel free stay!
  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu
Seattle, WA USA

Nice, clean, great view and very comfortable

  • 5 of 5
I am so used in staying at the Royal Kuhio since my sister has a time share, but unfortunately I can't get the dates that I wanted. I started looking around and found Gary's place, I will admit that I was skeptical at first because of the pictures but I said to myself, what the heck, it's affordable and I just needed a place to stay.

I was so surprised when I got to the unit, it was so much better than the pictures! My other friend paid more for her unit in the same building and Gary's place was much much better. It was so clean and smells clean! Bed was so comfy and kitchen was complete. Great view of Ala Wai canal, nice veranda, comfortable sofa plus you are all the way up on the 20th floor. I would stay at Gary's in a heart beat and highly recommends it! FYI, the location is in the middle of everything you need in Waikiki. Walking distance to restaurants, bars, shopping and of course the beach!

One very happy visitor
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Aloha Franciso, thank you for your review. I am so pleased you found Gary's Place exceeded your expectation! I too have always enjoyed the view from the 30th floor. I look forward to seeing you again in the future, and again thank you for your business! Gary
Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu
Tampa, FL, USA

Aug. 2013 at Gary's Condo

Aug. 2013 at Gary's Condo
  • 4 of 5
The Royal Kuhio is a great building in the Waikiki area. Being a few blocks off of the beach, the price is much lower than the big name hotels closer to the water, but an easy walk to the beach, parks, restaurants, etc. For a family with young children it might be a bit much if carrying all the boogie boards, umbrellas, chairs, coolers, etc., that Gary has available in the condo, but we found it convenient to walk to the beach for a bit, come back to rest/clean up, then go back out to the beach or other activities later. Please remember that there is so much more to do on Oahu than just the beach!

One of the best amenities is the parking garage--probably the best price per night in Waikiki--for when you want to have a car to tour the island. There is also a bus stop out front if you prefer. We saved money by having a rental car for just the last few days, then returned it to the airport before our flight.

Gary's Condo is on the 30th floor, on the quieter side of the building, with a beautiful, unobstructed view of the mountains and valley. I enjoyed sitting on the balcony last thing at night and first thing in the morning. The condo is a one bedroom by way of a pull-out accordion wall. This allows for extra room when it is open, but not as much privacy as if it was a completely separate bedroom. The furnishings, full kitchen, cable tv and wifi were all fine. The building is a mix of full-time residents and visitors, with security and office staff in the lobby--everyone was friendly and helpful. We felt very safe, as a key is required to get into the elevator area and garage, as well as having the security guard.

Gary was very easy to work with, and I would recommend his condo to friends. If you go, don't miss a single sunset or the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Friday night fireworks! Mahalo
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu
Arroyo Grande, Ca/USA

Gary's Place

Gary's Place
  • 5 of 5
Gary's place was an excellent condo that we enjoyed thoroughly.
We received the keys a month before our trip so we knew we had a place to stay.
The view from the lanai was a spectacular.
It is in 30th floor, no mosquitos.
The kitchen was equipped with clean appliances and had everything we needed.
We rented the car for entire trip, and the parking lot was so convenient and safe.
  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities
Owner's Response: Thank you Phil & Kim. Hope to see you again in the future!
Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu

Wonderful Waikiki!

  • 5 of 5
You will not be disappointed in this property - it is exactly as it appears in the photos and descriptions! Wonderful central location, close to everything, in a secure building with welcoming, helpful staff. It is clean and comfortable with lots of additional touches and inclusions to make it homey and enjoyable. The owner was honest, thoughtful, accommodating and terrific to work with and made the whole rental process so simple! We will definitely stay here again and have no reservations recommending this property. Mahalo Gary for sharing your lovely condo and making our most recent stay in Waikiki a fantastic vacation!
  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Mar 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities
Gary's Place-Integrity/Location/Value
-+1 (801) 544-7584 (Utah, USA)
Waikiki Oahu
Trail.B.C. Canada

Very pleased

  • 5 of 5
This was our first time dealing with VRBO and it proved to be very satisfactory. Our stay At Gary's Place was great. The condo was very clean and the extras that Gary provided were very much appreciated. The bed was very comfortable and as we stayed there for two months, the bed was of upmost importance. It really felt like we were staying at a friends place. Any contact via email that we had with Gary was always quickly responded to and he was most accommodating. We would definitely recommend this property to other people. We were thoroughly pleased and have already booked for next year.
  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children


Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Honolulu International Airport (HNL) at 7 Miles

Beaches , Climbing, Ocean,

Surfing, Hiking, Windsurfing,

Beachcombing, Fishing, Tennis,

Museums, Churches, Golf,

Kayaking, Snorkeling, People Watching


From $98 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jun 10 2015 - Jun 16 2015
4 night minimum stay
Value Season/Summer
Jun 24 2015 - Jun 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
High Season/Summer
Jul 1 2015 - Aug 22 2015
5 night minimum stay
Value Season/Fall
Aug 29 2015 - Dec 8 2015
5 night minimum stay
Dec 9 2015 - Jan 9 2016
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Departure Cleaning $90.00 + Tax
  • Tax Rate 13.96%

Nightly Rate: $125 - $145

Weekly Rate: $740 - $780

Monthly Rate: $2450~ $2750

The departure cleaning fee is $90.00. It is taxable at 13.96% and the tax may not be included in "auto" rate calculations.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Updated: May 20, 2015


Property Type

  • condo


  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna ...


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View


  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 612 sq. ft.


  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Bathroom is a separate room from dressing room and closet.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon, Couch is a queen sized sleeper/couch.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Gary's Place ~ Great place for 1st timers, and save some money eating in. BUT, if you have been here before...drop your bags, grab a beverge, get into shorts & tank top, fan on, a/c on, door open, feet on coffee table... give a big sigh. You are, in fact, exactly where you should be! Gary's Place the Right Place!

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