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'Ocean Escape' Your Perfect Spot! Clean, Comfortable, Free Prkg, Wifi, and phone"""

Bedrooms 1
Space 550 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


VRBO Bear stayed here

We found this property to be beary special

About the property

An upgraded Beautiful, 1 Bed Condo with Great Views of Diamond Head and Ocean.

Welcome, 'E Komo Mai'


Please check the availability and if it is full check out our other unit 'Mountain Retreat'

Home away listing 382565

Aloha Hideaway offers a high quality unit at a reasonable price. The Views are spectacular of Diamond Head and the Ocean, the Kitchen is fully loaded, the Unit sleeps up to 5 persons, and has everything you would need to have a FUN, and RELAXING stay. As the owner I manage the unit personally and will make sure you are well taken care of. Feel free to email me or read further below for 100% of the information on the Unit and my philosophy of hosting your stay and or home away from home.

If you prefer a fully upgraded unit with a fabulous, ever changing view of the Ko'olau mountains, Check out our other Waikiki Banyan unit 3611-2 at the parent website

Home Away. The property id is 382565

Unit 2601-1, referred to as 'Ocean Escape', for it's great Ocean and Diamond Head views. This Unit is a luxurious one bedroom Condo in the Waikiki Banyan complex offering great value for money!

'Ocean Escape' is located on the 26th floor of the popular Tower I, and is conveniently located one block from the Beach, and a couple blocks from the Zoo. The local bus stop is situated in front of the building and within walking distance you will find; Restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and activities for all ages.

The unit comes with a Fully equipped Kitchen- pots, pans, utensils, cups, plates, bowls, coffee maker, grinder, toaster, rice cooker, and more... Full size fridge and stove, a spacious bedroom with 1 King size bed, extra linens and blankets, night stands and a dresser. A pull out full size couch and blow up mattress allow extra guests.

The Unit is kept very clean and tidy, travertine tiled living room, carpeted bed area, separate door to bathroom. King Size bed en suite with sliding doors that close for privacy.

As the owner I care about my customers to have the best stay possible so that they may enjoy themselves and just have fun.

Also included: 42 Inch flat screen TV/DVD and entertainment system to listen to your favorite Hawaiian music. There is an over sized Lanai to feel the breeze, check out the beach surf, or simply admire the majestic presence of Diamond Head Crater.

Extra Amenities include:

-- FREE PARKING, ($15 a day value)



-- FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET wireless and wired 11Mbps,

Provided for your convenience:

-- Beach towels

-- Beach chairs

-- Beach umbrella

-- Snorkeling Equipment including Mask, Fins, Snorkel

-- Boogie boards to challenge your Agility !

The Banyan complex offers a full host of other amenities including:

-- Washer/Dryer at the end of each hall,

-- Convenient trash chute,

-- Large pool,

-- Two Jacuzzis,

-- Sauna steam room,

-- Barbecues,

-- Tennis courts,

-- Child's play area,

-- Convenience store,

-- Poolside eatery,

-- Activities desk.

-- Coffee Shop

The front desk and reception area offer a convenient pick up and drop off point situated between palm trees, tropical plants, and a Japanese Koi pond. There is also a coffee shop that offers up fresh island ground coffee.

Come join us, and experience the tranquil and peaceful Spirit of Aloha...You'll be glad you did!

**Note This is NON SMOKING unit and there are No pets allowed.

Keywords: Condominium

Ocean View

1 bedroom Condo Waikiki

Waikiki Condo

Waikiki Rentals

Oahu Vacation Properties

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Mike Lawnsby
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, Japanese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Mike Lawnsby

Hello, and Welcome to Aloha Hideaway a place of rest, fun, and excitement

We live in Hawaii for the 'Mana' or Karma that these islands provide. The people, cuisine, culture, flora, natural beauty, hiking, sailing, ocean, and pace all are un-equaled to any other place with the same level of modernization and convenience. Yes some people still think we are a third world country and that we live in grass huts. Although that would simplify life, we have a lot to offer here in Oahu.

After our Hawaiian beach wedding, and Traditional Japanese shrine ceremony, we Soon needed a place to live. We lived 6 months in our first rental purchase (a studio in Fairway Villa). We then upgraded to a one bedroom in the Banyan. We now have four rentals and a home, and hope you decide to come relax in one of our Hideaway's.


Mike and Naoko Lawnsby

Mike Lawnsby purchased this condo in 2008

Why Mike Lawnsby chose Waikiki

We Love Hawaii, and especially the Waikiki Banyan. Location is awesome (1 Block from the Beach)

Amenities are great for the whole family, especially kids. The spaciousness, layout of the rooms.

And of course the superb Mountain and Ocean views!!

What makes this condo unique

Large Pool, two Jacuzzis, Coffee shop, Eatery poolside, Barbecues and picnic area on 6th floor, Location, great views. Close to shopping, Restaurants, and Night Life.

Come join us for the fun!

Guestbook comments from the owner


thanks for choosing Aloha Hideaway.

Hope to see you again.

Jun 2011
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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 26
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Spacious, Upgraded Tiled Floor and Tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) 2 Inch Foam topper for Ultimate comfort, Sleep Sofa (1) in Living room Floor Mattress (1) Baby Crib (1) Pack and Play that can be provided for additional $25,
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Relax & enjoy your stay in Waikiki, including glorious views from your Lanai.

VRBO Bear stayed here

Nov 18, 2017

The VRBO bear and friends enjoyed being just steps away from the surf, sand, and palms in breathtaking Waikiki Beach. Relaxation began as soon as we stepped into ‘Aloha Hideaway’ where stresses were melted away by the aroma of essential oils of lavender and mint. We enjoyed having our morning coffee on the 26th floor lanai watching the glorious Hawaiian sun rise over Diamond Head - awe-mazing view! The owners have fully equipped this beautiful and spacious condo with everything you need including a well-stocked kitchen for entertaining. We were provided with sunscreen, beach towels and a sunbrella for a day on the beach. You can spend your entire day lazing on Waikiki Beach or strolling along the beach front walk dotted with world-class restaurants and luxury shops at The International Marketplace. If you rent a car, there’s so much to explore on the island – we recommend you head up to the North Shore for Shrimp Scampi and watch the amazing Waimea Beach sunset near the Banzai Pipeline surfers. You can also watch the sunset sipping a Mai Tai at the famous Duke’s beachfront terrace surrounded by flaming tiki torches. The bear and friends enjoyed every minute of their stay at the ‘Aloha Hideaway’. Mike & Naoko – thank you for your hospitality.

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'Ocean Escape' Your Perfect Spot! Clean, Comfortable, Free Prkg, Wifi, and phone
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 43 reviews
Sturgeon County, Alberta

Amazing view of Diamond Head!

  • 5 of 5

Mike's condo is lovely and very comfortable. The view is amazing! Close to the beach and shops, having parking included is a real bonus in Honolulu. We would gladly stay here again. Mahalo nui loa.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Janet, So glad we could host a wonderful stay for you. Thanks for looking after the unit. Look forward to seeing you again in the future. Aloha -Mike
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We loved it. The condo had all the amenities we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

The property and owner were just a delight. We enjoyed our stay very much. Having the separate entrance to the bathroom was a huge plus. And the roominess of the bathroom was great.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Riverside , CA

Great-just as described!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful stay in the condo. The unit was exactly as described in the listing. Comfortable, clean and had everything I needed for a wonderful stay with my two young granddaughters! We enjoyed the great location. Close to shopping, restaurants and of course the infamous Waikiki beach! We definitely took advantage of the bbqs and pool every evening! Free wifi and parking are a huge bonus!!

The owners were very helpful, considerate and kind. I will definitely be booking here again next year and I would highly recommend to anyone looking for full size true one bedroom condo in Waikiki!

Thank you so much .... We created great summer memories!

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A worthwhile experience!!

  • 4 of 5

I thought the condo was clean and comfortable. The free parking in the parking garage on site was great. I thought the location was awesome, approx. 1 block off of Waikiki, close enough to walk to all locations on Waikiki. I had a great stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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the apartment was great, in every respect.

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was great, clean, tidy, well stocked with cooking and eating items. Everything worked as it should.

The parking and wifi are a great bonus, parking in a hotel is anywhere from $25 to $45 a night, so that saved a fortune in two weeks.

The pool and hot tub was good, clean and well kept. It could get crowded but that's the same in any vacation spot.

Great location, easy to get anywhere.

This is our 11th trip to Hawaii, we travel the world a great deal and Hawaii is our November cabin. We stay in hotels no matter where we go in the world and this is the first time we have tried VRBO, it was a great experience.

We highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2015
  • Stayed: November 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Stay

  • 5 of 5

When I first found this place online I emailed the owner and despite the 20hour time difference, I had a reply within a couple of hours and that continued everytime I had a question. I found the owners extremely trustworthy and hospitable.

Everything was very professional, check-in instructions were easy to understand. The apartment was very clean and was well stocked with kitchen utensils, beach chairs & boogie boards for us to use. Couldn't ask for more. The beds were very comfortable. The Diamond Head view was amazing, I loved sitting on the balcony in the mornings when I had breakfast. We will definitely book this apartment for the next time we come to Hawaii. Highly recommend this place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Waikiki Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Various Restaurants Nearby
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Waikiki Beach

Waikiki Banyan is a very popular, family friendly Resort , with playground & large pool/tennis court/ basketball court/ outdoor BBQ area/ sundeck/ saunas with snack bar/restaurant on 6th floor deck. At the Lobby level there is a Mini-mart, Coffee Shop called the Banyan Breeze which also has an 'internet cafe, a beautiful Koi pond, and an Expedia travel desk. You can easily walk to the Beaches, nightlife, restaurants, Kapiolani Park, the Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Shell for concerts and entertainment, Safeway Grocery store is a 5 min drive away or you can walk 5 blocks to the smaller grocery store "Food Pantry"


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Processing $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are subject to Change until reservation is confirmed.
Charges with Credit card will be subject to a 3% Credit Card processing fee.
If you choose to pay via an Electronic E-Check Method, there will be no additional charge.
All charges subject to Hawaiian State tax of 13.962%
Cleaning Fee is $140

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.