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Friday, October 24, 2014

We are introducing our new unit at Waikiki Shore

We are proud to announce to you another beautiful one bedroom vacation rental at the popular Ocean Front building called Waikiki Shore #218. It sleeps 4, has a washer/dryer in the unit, and it is available now for just $157/night with the coupon code: Aloha10.

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Located at 2161 Kalia Rd, Waikiki Shore is a centrally located building, along with the Fort Derussy park right at your doorstep. The park has multiple BBQs areas, beach side picnic tables, volleyball and much more! It is also close to famous restaurants, shops and all the fun activities.

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Waikiki Shore is truly a Beach Front Property.  There is a nice lanai where you can have your morning coffee and enjoy the views! It is a great place to plan your Waikiki activities such as snorkeling, surfing, stand up paddle, Honolulu Zoo or Aquarium. Check out our blog for more ideas!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hallowbaloo Festival

Now that the storm has passed it's time to celebrate! This Saturday, October 25th starting at 5:00 p.m. is the 7th annual Hallowbaloo Festival. The best costume party and Hawaii's largest live music showcase.
The street festival is free, showcasing hawaiian food, art, music and much more.
The event will take place in China Town, located at 1041 Nu'uanu Avenue & Hotel St, Honolulu, Hi, 96817.
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The festival is just a short distance from our Waikiki Vacations Rentals units at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ilikai Marina, the Waikiki Marina and many others. I suggest taking a cab or the city bus route number #2.
If you are coming by car there are parking lots in the area.
There will be a costume contest at 9:00 p.m., so dress up!

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Featuring four outdoor stages, you will find local music, street performers and much more live entertainment.
Honolulu's Chinatown district is one of the food capitals of the aloha state, so bring your appetite and check out  the restaurants either before or after the show.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Waikiki Aquarium

If your staying at Cabana at Waikiki or Royal Kuhio, then you are a short walk to the Waikiki Aquarium, down the street from the Honolulu Zoo.  The address is  2777 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96815. They are open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m to 4:30 p.m.

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Come meet the monk Seals every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 3:00 p.m. This is a family friendly activity.  Children can learn about the amazing and endangered Hawaiian monk seals.  They also have the opportunity to interact with the Aquarium Biologist and ask questions. Prices are $14/adults and $10/child ($10/adults and $6/child for members).
Pre-registration is required for all activities.
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If you are staying at our other units at the other end of Waikiki, at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ala Moana Hotel Vacation rental, or the Waikiki Marina, there is free parking in the lot at the Aquarium, or metered parking on the street.  This Oahu attraction is also on the city bus line number #19.
Do not miss this wonderful activity while you are on vacation in Waikiki, Hawaii and staying at one of our vacation rentals.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

50th Annual Food and New Products Show this weekend near Waikiki

Starting today is the 50th Annual Food and New Products Show near our Waikiki Vacation Rentals.
It runs today, Friday, October 17, 2014, through Sunday October 19th at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall which is located at 777 Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, 96814.  That's just a short drive from our Ala Moana Hotel, our Ilikai Hotel , and Ilikai Marina vacation rentals.  

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Tickets are $5.00 for general admission, $3.00 for students and Military, and Seniors over 60 years old are free.  Parking is $6.00 but it's also on the #2 bus line from Waikiki if you are staying at our units at the Cabana at Waikiki or the Waikiki Banyan or many others.  Today it starts at 5:00 p.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m., tomorrow, Saturday October 18th it opens at 10:00 a.m. and goes until 9:00 p.m., and Sunday the hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  There is FREE admission all weekend with a canned food donation to Hawaii Foodbank, making it another Family Friendly Free Oahu Activity.

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There will be a special crafters' village for those who like shopping, a plant sales, and entertainment from Summit Media.  For kids, there will be a special area called Keiki (Hawaiian for child) Land and an SPCA dog adoption booth.  You can even win a trip to Las Vegas if you enter a special drawing that one booth will have.  I'm definitely going to check out that booth and taste a little of everything!  It will save me going to a restaurant later, I'm sure!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Food focused event this Saturday, October 18, 2014 near our Waikiki Vacation Rentals

Just because you are in Honolulu, Hawaii and staying at a Waikiki Vacation Rental during fall doesn't mean you will be missing out on all the great pumpkin patches and fall food events.   This Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. there will be a Food Focused Fall Feast at Honolulu Night Market which is an open air market and live entertainment venue.   It's located at 449 Cooke Street, Honolulu, Hi. 96813 and is  close to our Ala Moana Hotel Vacation Rental, our Ilikai Hotel vacation rentals, and our Ilikai Marina vacation rentals.

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If you are at the other end of Waikiki near the Honolulu Zoo, or staying at our vacation rentals at the Cabana at Waikiki or the Royal Kuhio, then you can drive and park for free at 555 South Street which is a right turn off of Ala Moana Boulevard.  It's a Free Oahu Activity that has a fashion show at 8:00 p.m. and lots of local designers showcasing their handmade designs for not only women but men and kids, too!  Besides lots of shopping there will be live entertainment, a beer garden, a pumpkin patch by Waimanalo Country Farms, and a kid's zone.

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If you are a foodie, as I am, forget restaurants and come try out treats like Hawaii's fried musubi, Paul's Poppers with pesto and pork flavors this year, and Mama's fried chicken.  For desert and to cool down try handmade local favorite Aloha Pops, and Kombucha on Tap  with flavors like mango, Island passion, and paradise pineapple.  Bring your appetite and don't worry about cooking in your kitchen at the condo this night!  What a great way to spend a Fall evening in Waikiki!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Alii Beach Rentals is now proudly managing Waikiki Landmark #2301 as a monthly Vacation Rental

One of the most beautiful buildings in the Waikiki area of Honolulu is the double towered Waikiki Landmark.  It's located at 1888 Kalakaua near the corner of Mc Cully Street and Ala Wai Boulevard, and across the street from our Vacation Rental at the Royal Aloha.   This unit is on the 23rd floor with sweeping views of the mountains, the golf course, and the canoe paddlers on the canal.

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This family friendly 2 bedroom, 2 and a half bath condo has a full kitchen ready to cook in with cookware, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, and full size refrigerator.   The master bathroom has marble tile,  double sinks and a jacuzzi whirlpool bathtub.  There is a washer and dryer in the unit and it comes with 2 reserved parking spaces.   Tastefully decorated and with new furnishings including linens, towels, televisions, cable, dvd player, stereo, and wifi internet.

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The pool area is spectacular with a tide pool design and it's up high enough to get lots of sun and catch the wonderful trade wind breezes.  Or, if you prefer the beach it's just a few blocks to world famous Waikiki Beach.  Shopping is also just down the street, with many great restaurants to choose from for those nights you don't feel like cooking in the kitchen in the unit.  The building has a minimum stay of 30 days but what a great place to spend your Hawaiian Winter!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair October 11, 2014 near our Waikiki Vacation Rentals.

There will be a bunch of great things to do, see, and taste this weekend in Waikiki near our many vacation rentals.  The fun takes place at the Kapiolani Park Bandstand which is across the street from the Waikiki Aquarium and down the street from the Honolulu Zoo.  The address is 2748 Monsarrat Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815, and it runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  It's the annual Hispanic Heritage Festival and Health Fair and it's another free Oahu activity in Waikiki that you can check out either on the way to the beach or after.  It's best when you are hungry and ready to eat something delicious and freshly made since there will be many vendors selling all kinds of treats to try.  Plus there will be craft booth selling wonderful souvenirs to take home to family and friends.
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If you are coming over from our vacation rental units at the Cabana at Waikiki, the Foster Tower, or the Seashore, it's just a couple of blocks away.  For those staying at our units at the Ilikai Hotel, the Ilikai Marina, Waikiki Marina, or one of our other centrally located units, you can park for free in the parking lot right there next to the Bandstand.  The lot is just to the left of the bandstand in the photo below that I took and posted here.  There is also metered parking around Kapiolani Park for $.50 cents an hour, or in the zoo parking lot for just $1.00 an hour.

The event coordinators are asking everyone who comes down to this family friendly event to bring at least one can of food to be donated to the Hawaii Foodbank or some school supplies which will be distributed to local area schools.  It's a great way to do something nice for the local community while enjoying all the food booths, crafts and cultural displays, children's activities, live entertainment with dance demonstrations, and even a car show!  So, get out there, check it out, and have a great weekend while staying at one of our many Waikiki Vacation Rentals.  Aloha!