Linda McCabe and Erin McCabe with Corcoran Pacific Properties

News > Second Floor Condos Like New At the Ilikai

published on 2016-06-15

In Hawaiian, Ilikai means “surface of the sea”. But in Honolulu, Ilikai may best be defined as the “top of a lifestyle”. Built in 1964, The Ilikai is a 30-story, three-wing high rise and was Waikiki’s first resort condominium development. During its nearly 53-year history, the iconic structure has remained one of the most identifiable buildings on the Hawaiian Islands; it was the famous backdrop for the original Hawaii Five-0 TV series starring Jack Lord; and a bevy of notable guests – ranging from Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford to Elvis Presley, John Wayne and Jack Benny – have left their mark here.

You can put your mark on this legendary property as well. In addition to updated luxury condos for sale throughout the building, all 41 residences on the second floor recently underwent top-to-bottom renovations. The blend of sparkling remodels amid classic island feel is nothing short of a “best of two worlds” advantage.

These Waikiki condos (technically known as the Ilikai Apartment Building) come in a variety of studio, one and two-bedroom floor plans, which are sold on a fee-simple basis. Between spacious private lanais and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, picture-perfect views of the ocean, marina, Diamond Head and mountain accentuate the open living space like a natural piece of art. Kitchens include a breakfast bar, custom cabinetry and tile flooring along with stainless steel GE appliances, granite countertops and designer fixtures.

You’ll love Ilikai amenities. Besides a resort pool, fitness center, tennis courts and 24-hour security, you’ll have access to oceanfront patios, walkways and promenade where you can gather your thoughts, relish the tropical beauty and socialize with neighbors. You can also enjoy a myriad of onsite establishments just steps outside your door including the famed Sarento’s Top of the Ilikai fine dining restaurant, Cinnamon’s Waikiki and Italian Coffee Bar as well as several trendy boutiques, a spa, hair salon and convenience store.

Located at the gateway to Waikiki, Ilikai condos are within walking distance to the Yacht Club and 76-acre Ala Moana Beach Park in addition to hundreds of shops and restaurants in Ala Moana Center and along the Beachwalk. Cultural venues, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium and live concerts and performances at Kapiolani Park are nearby, and a great luau or world class nightlife is never far away.

Best of all, owners can choose to put their condo in the rental pool, or keep it all to themselves.  Contact us about this program and let us interview for the opportunity to be your exclusive Honolulu Real Estate Expert. 


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