Colony Surf Condo with Gorgeous Beach and Diamond Head Views
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Colony Surf condo description
AVAILABLE FROM APRIL 1 2014 - BOOK IT NOW!
Enjoy this spacious and tastefully decorated 900 square foot 1 bedroom unit, located on the sixth floor of a premier 20 storey Diamond Head beachfront building - the Colony Surf. Take in breathtaking views of Diamond Head, palm trees, beach and surf all in one magnificent panorama, while sipping a morning coffee, or a late afternoon sundowner. The apartment temperature and air is always refreshingly comfortable with natural cross-ventilation. Ceiling fans in the living and bedroom areas can also augment cross-ventilation when needed. Because of the building’s orientation, sunshine only comes into the unit during morning and mid-afternoon and the apartment stays comfortable at all times by adjusting the shutters and jalousy windows.
The separate bedroom has a California King bed (70 inches wide), with bedside lamps, ceiling pot lights, phone and ceiling fan. Bedside tables provide three drawers each, plus a three drawer and a six drawer cabinet provide considerable storage space for clothes and personal items for two people. Burber carpeting was selected for bedroom comfort. The rest of the apartment has Italian ceramic tile flooring to give a fresh and bright appearance. The bedroom has a private access to the bathroom. The bedroom shutters on the Makai (ocean) side of the bedroom, and on the Mauka (Mountain) side of the bathroom provide a great cool breeze in the evening, very refreshing for sleeping.
The bathroom features a large clothes closet plus a towel and linen closet with a stacking washer and dryer. The bathroom is equipped with his ‘n’ her sinks and two large under-the-counter cabinets for toiletries and other personal items. A full-size bath tub and shower are also provided. The second entrance to the bathroom leads to the kitchen area, and provides a large utility closet with beach chairs, vacuum cleaner, ironing board, cleaning supplies, light bulbs, shopping cart and bags.
The kitchen and bathroom were designed with matching granite countertops in a lava/sand motif. The kitchen has been equipped with everything one might anticipate needing, including all major appliances, a kitchen island, minor appliances such as blenders, cuisenart slicer/dicer, coffee makers, carving set, knife sharpener, can openers, etc. The kitchen has a full complement of china, glassware, and quality cutlery, pots, pans, baking dishes, wok, rice cooker, slow cooker, and cooking utensils to meet requirements of nearly any recipe.
The ‘Office’ is a tidy area with six foot high teak bookcase and sliding doors, that separates the office from the kitchen. A teak and bamboo desk faces the mirrored wall to provide any hard-working individual sitting at the desk with a panorama of palm trees, surfing, and ships sailing by – what a way to work! WIFI, DSL and telephone are connected here.
Finally, the living room area is defined by two large couches, facing out to the ocean, over a large square glass-topped coffee table on an area carpet, with a 39 inch flat screen TV and a Sony blue ray DVD/CD player on one side, so be sure to bring some of your favorites along! The living room extends across the width of the apartment windows (30 feet), to create a reading nook that has become a favorite viewing spot for our guests, whether it is people watching, reading, or just taking in the view!
Keywords: Condo, 1 bedroom (Sleeps 2), 1 bath PLEASE NOTE: Minimum One Month (30 day) rental requirement; Rates: Nov - Mar $ US 3700/month & Apr - Oct $ 3450/month plus one time cleaning fee plus Hawaii State taxes of 13.962%.
- 900 sq. ft.
- Elevator : 21
- On floor 6
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Alternative Lifestyle
- Not Suitable For Children
Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2
- California King bed (1)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- double sinks, tub and shower
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Linens Provided:
- Towels Provided:
- Living Room seats 6:
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Deluxe Condo location on Waikiki’s very desirable ‘Gold Coast’. This 900 square foot unit is completely remodeled in a Mediterranean style with large Italian ceramic tile flooring, white interiors, offset with teak, rattan and bamboo furnishings, and Asian and Polynesian artworks. A separate private master bedroom is also a unique feature of this unit. Special features: - Cable TV with 39” LCD flat screen - Sony blue ray DVD/CD player - ‘Office’ with teak and bamboo bookcase and desk, internet access (WIFI & DSL) - Telephone answering machine and Local calls are free; long distance calls require a calling card - In unit front loading Bosch washer and dryer - California King bed - Large bathroom with his ‘n’ hers sinks, full-size tub and shower - Fully updated kitchen featuring all major and minor appliances - Complimentary parking stall assigned upon request ...moreless
- CD Player
- Water Sports Gear:
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
Location & View
- Ocean View
- Beach View
- Mountain View
- Jet Skiing
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Surf Fishing
- Water Skiing
- Deepsea Fishing
- Sight Seeing
- Whale Watching
- Live Theater
- Medical Services
- Fitness Center
- Scenic Drives
- The neighborhood: - Colony Surf is semi-private Diamond Head beachfront (swimming, surfing,snorkeling) on Kalakaua Ave bordering Kapiolani Park (great for running, tennis, archery, hiking) - The Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks Club are adjacent properties - Michele’s world renowned restaurant is in the Colony Surf off the lobby - Other quality restaurants are minutes away at The Niu Otani Kaimana and the Lotus at Diamond Head - Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Tennis, Ala Wai Golf Course, and Diamond Head Crater are just short walks away - Some of the best surfing on the South shore can be viewed from our unit ...moreless
ReviewsWrite a review
WOW!! - Love it.
WOW!! - Love it.
Well, - WOW Wow Wow is all we seem to keep saying whilst here. We are totally loving your apartment - everything about it is just perfect for us. We cannot thank you enough for allowing us to holiday here - it is just wonderful and is a terrific finale to our awesome vacation. View is amazing - to wake up to the majesty of Diamond Head so close it feels like we can touch it and still have the beauty of the ocean, palm trees and the beach in view, without even moving from our favorite 'viewing spot' in the apartment - made us feel very fortunate, relaxed and most appreciative of your wonderful unit. Everything about it is just perfect inside and out. We enjoy sunsets in the park so close by, love having the little beach at front just steps away and really like that it is so much quieter and less crowded than the Waikiki end - much less touristy...Yay!! Now, its breakfast time and the amazing view is calling me. Just love it we will certainly plan to return.
- Guest Aussie Travellers (Australia)
- Date of stay 09/10/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
Owner response: Aloha Louise & Mark - Mahalo nui for your rave review! Delighted how much you and our other guests have enjoyed it! Gary
Beautiful View, Great Location
Beautiful View, Great Location
I was very surprised at the tremendous view from this property. I could check the tide from my armchair and watch surfers nearby. Palm trees swaying in the trade winds, and Diamond Head complete the picture. The location is perfect, only steps to Kaimana Beach, Kapiolani Park and a pleasant walk to Waikiki. The unit is fully equipped with everything you could need for cooking, which is very convenient. Beach chairs, etc. are included. It is tastefully decorated and the full wall of windows takes great advantage of the magnificent Hawaiian landscape. I would stay there again. Enjoy!
- Guest Peter B. (Seattle)
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 07/04/13
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, people with disabilities, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
A Vacation To Remember
A Vacation To Remember
This is the first time we have ever used vrbo rather than stay at a hotel. I would recommend this property without hesitation. The condo was clean and lovely - a real home away from home. To wake up to that view every morning, to be able to have our meals looking out at that beautiful ocean - it was everything one wants when they visit Hawaii. The washer and dryer being in the unit is a must for us. Everything was in good working order, there were no problems from the beginning right to the finish of our vacation. The little beach out front was never busy, there is a bus stop steps away from the building, everything was convenient without the incessant noise of traffic that you get right in Waikiki. We would definitely stay at this condo again and hope to be able to in the near future.
- Guest Garnet (Canada)
- Date of stay 04/01/13
- Review Submitted 05/06/13
Recommended for: Romantic getaway, sightseeing.
A beautiful, gracious condo
A beautiful, gracious condo
Because we like to stay near the Kapiolani Park, we have been everywhere in Waikiki over the past 30 years. We found this unit to be especially beautiful, and very special. All possible amenities are available. The unit is in mint condition and the owner was helpful and very cordial in all communications. We’d surely like to return to this condo again in the future.
- Guest L.N. (Germany)
- Date of stay 07/15/12
- Review Submitted 08/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway.
Love da condo, love da beach
Love da condo, love da beach
For the most part everything about the owner, and his condo are great. The condo building is on the beach, the condo unit is large with a really nice bedroom, well decorated, clean, excellent kitchen, comfortable bed, and outstanding location. But, for me, personally, it was too noisy. Not because of the remodeling work that owner’s periodically do, but from the Outrigger Canoe Club activities next door - volleyball players at various times during the days, and beachfront early evening dining (6 – 10:00 PM) with families and children. For me, it was not a tranquil, quiet, peaceful condo. But, you can close the windows to cut most of the background noise when it gets too loud. That said everything else was GREAT. So, it’s a trade-off. The owner is great. He is cordial, professional and trustworthy with great follow up and attention to detail. The condo is well taken care of, well appointed, and I love the art work. There was a nice cross wind through the condo so it is cool. The interior lighting is fantastic, very comfortable with a warm inviting feeling. The California king bed was comfortable. One of the main reasons I decided to rent the condo was because of the “real” bedroom configuration. The lighting in the bedroom, like the living space is fantastic, warm and inviting. The condo unit is conveniently located right across from the 3 elevators, which are very quiet and quick. The beach is a short walk around the building from the elevator beach exit directly in front of the Colony Surf. It is one of the best small beaches anywhere. Most Waikiki tourists and even locals do not know it is there. And, there is a convenient (Colony Surf) shower to rinse off after a swim or just to get the sand off your feet before entry back into the building. The ocean view from the condo is spectacular. No direct view of the sunsets though. Parking is convenient with easy in and out access to the street. We had a spot on the second level. The kitchen is well equipped with pots and pans and a great gas stove. The rice cooker was a “must have” and glad one was there. The in-condo washer and dryer were a blessing and convenient, especially being there for a month. There are plenty of bed linens, towels, kitchen towels, extra blankets, pillows, etc. Initial supply of toilet paper, bath soap, and dishwashing liquid is customary, but not sufficient for a 1 month stay.
- Guest Alan (San Jose, CA)
- Date of stay 04/03/12
- Review Submitted 07/24/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, girls getaway, sightseeing, adventure seekers.
We were lucky to be the first renters of this beautiful condo and had a wonderful stay. Everything is exactly as described in the listing. The view is spectacular, the location is central to everything (waikiki beach, shopping, restaurants) and the private beach is great with amazing sunset views. The furnishings and amenities were perfect. Very comfortable bed, great TV, beach towels, chairs, well appointed kitchen with everything you will require to cook any type of meal. The owner was helpful and even provided suggestions for local restaurants which were all great. We will definitely return to this wonderful place.
- Guest DB (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
- Date of stay 03/02/12
- Review Submitted 04/19/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, adventure seekers.
April - Oct 2013 $ US3450/month; Nov - March 2014 $ US3700/month; Plus Hawaii State Taxes of 13.962%; Plus Cleaning charge of $ US145.00; $ US 500 refundable security deposit due with reservation booking; Minimum one month 930 days) payment due 45 days before arrival For multiple months,payment is due 45 days before beginning of subsequent month Hawaii Tax ID #: W85551479-01
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: My wife and I are retired professionals who have been coming to Hawaii almost every winter for the past 35 years. During those visits, we have stayed at most of the beachfront hotel and rental property along Waikiki including the Ilikai, Hilton, Sheraton, Waikiki Beachcomber, Waikiki Shores, Sans Souci, and of course the Colony Surf Apartments. We rented at the Colony Surf for five years and we just knew that we wanted to have a place of our own at the Colony surf for a major part of our retirement activities.
Why the Owner Chose Colony Surf:
We chose to buy at Colony Surf Apartments for two main reasons: the QUALITY of the building,and LOCATION. 1) QUALITY - it is an extremely well-constructed concrete building, and units are amenable to be completely remodelled; we relished being able to remodel and re-design the unit for our convenience, comfort and life-style 2) LOCATION: It is a beachfront property, with a swimmer's entrance and beach entrance showers; Direct access to the semi-private beach shared with the Outrigger Canoe Club; surfing, swimming and kayaking are at our front door; We can (and do) beach walk and swim nearly 4 miles from the Colony Surf to the Hilton Lagoon and back on the Waikiki beaches and seawalls; Ideal retirement location, parking included; Many available amenities including Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head just behind us.
The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
All of the highrise buildings on the Gold Coast were constructed in the late 1950's and early 1960's. In the late 1960's, the City and County of Honolulu put a moratorium on high rise construction along the Diamond Head Gold Coast, and limited new building construction to 3 stories (30 feet). The unique benefit is that our viewscapes over the Outrigger and Elks Clubs can never be compromised. Itis a peaceful location, but conveniently located next to Kapiolani Park for walking into Waikiki (15 minutes) or jogging (2 miles once around the park). Another unique benefit is that we both lose weight doing our regular Waikiki beach walk /swims! Finally, as we do our walk and swim, we have made many wonderful friends and aquaintances among the regular 'snowbirds' and locals that provides some great daily socializing!
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Enjoy the view with the rustle of palm trees and a coffee in the reading nook..
Turtles love to haul out on the North Shore and warm up in the Hawaiian sun...
...or relax with a Diamond Head view and coffee in the reading nook...aahh!
Coffee nook for reading or just enjoying the views
Couches to lounge for...the view, a drink with friends or something on TV
Separate master bedroom with direct bathroom access & great cross breezes!
Colony Surf beach with Waikiki beach hotels in the distance...quiet elegance!
...or view the Colony Surf, beautiful Kapiolani Park & Waikiki from Diamond Head
Breakfast or a sundowner with one of the most gorgeous views in the islands...
Office area with teak bookcase & desk, telephone, WIFI & DSL
Kitchen: Granite 'lava' countertops, and all major & minor appliances
His 'n' her sinks, full-size tub & shower, Grohe fixtures, granite countertops
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