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Spectacular Ocean Front Apartment on the Beach at Diamond Head

Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 29 - 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Designer furnished on the beach of the spectacular Gold Coast. The exclusive Colony Surf is near the base of Diamond Head Volcano and across the street from the huge Queen Kapiolani Park.

The 'Gold Coast' is world renowned for its exclusive waterfront residential buildings. The neighborhood atmosphere, quiet, and a short walk from bustling Waikiki, appeals to local residents, longer stay visitors, and executives on assignment.

Enjoy the spectacular, unobstructed ocean views from the huge roll-back window of this spacious seventh floor apartment. Recently renovated in Hawaiian-style, this vacation Condominium has new designer furnishings and appointments, including linens, towels, full kitchen tools and beach chairs.

The suite is facing East, with kitchen and bath room facing West. Windows on both front and back allow the trade winds to blow through, providing a comfortable atmosphere on the warmest summer days.

Kitchen includes: Granite countertops

-electric cook-top


-all small appliances( dishes, cutlery, pots & pans)

Dining area has a round table that seats 4 comfortably.

Sleeping area has Hawaiian wood furnishings including queen size bed.

Office area includes power outlet; telephone, Wi-Fi connection

Living area includes: 15 foot built in sofa.

-25 inch TV with cable services

-DVD player

-Stereo with CD player

-Wifi internet

The building has an elegant lobby

-24 hour security

-key code elevators

-valet parking

The colony Surf is in an upscale area including:

-an exclusive French restaurant Michele's

-a private sandy beach

-two boutique hotels (The new Otani & W)


A $500. refundable security deposit is required to confirm reservations.

Rent, tax and cleaning fee is due 90 days before arrival.

Keywords: Diamond Head Apartment,Colony Surf,Ocean View,Waikiki,Honolulu,Hawaii, Oahu,Beach Front, Paradise,Outrigger,Elks Club.

More Details

Roger Lane
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 14, 2018

About Roger Lane

I was born in Hawaii, my family has been here for over 129 years since 1885. My Grandmother was the first telephone operator at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1927. I used to have a home a block from this apartment building before I moved to La Jolla California. I moved back to Hawaii in 2003 into this apartment, it is truly spectacular. In 2007 I moved to Hana Maui and decided to let other people have the time of their life in my Heaven ON THE BEACH.

Roger Lane purchased this condo in 2002

Why Roger Lane chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

I was living in La Jolla California, and came back to Hawaii every year to visit my family. In 2002 I noticed an OPEN HOUSE sign at this address and decided to go in since I always admired this building, The Colony Surf, when I lived here. When I saw this apartment I could not believe the view, and how beautiful every detail of the interior was, it was luxury in every way, a designers work of art. I bought it on the spot, thinking some day I would retire here in paradise. I moved into it in 2003. It wasn't till I moved to Hana Maui in 2007 that I decided to rent it.

What makes this condo unique

The first thing that shocks everyone is the view, all ocean, sail boats, surfers and canoes. The second is the sound of the waves all day and at night they put you to sleep peacefully. Third is the daily 'Spectacular Sunsets'. Fourth is the private beach which is easy to take a dip or a wonderful safe swim. The ground floor hosts 'Michele's at The Colony Surf' a famous 4 star restaurant. Across the entrance to The Colony Surf is Kapiolani Park, 50 acres to walk or run 3 miles around. And a 10 minute walk along the beach and you are in Waikiki, for amazing dining , shopping, and fun.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I recently had the opportunity to spend the month of january in Colony Surf #703,and can attest this is a first class apartment to reside in during a vacation on Oahu.The obvious is the spectacular view of the pacific from the apartment and the beach below.

The condo is furnished to the max and lacks no convenience expected in a vacation property.

And the owner Roger is a delight to interact with and responsive to any concern one might have.I can only give they property a highly deserved

5 STAR rating, and greatly look forward to returning next year this time and many more times in the future.
Dec 2017
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Spectacular Ocean Front Apartment on the Beach at Diamond Head
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews

Colony Surf 703

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Roger's condo for one month and enjoyed every moment of it. Aloha was abundant from the greeting in the lobby of the building to the wishes for a safe trip back to the mainland. We especially loved the views from the large window overlooking Kaimina Beach - a wonderful sight to greet you in the morning and send you to bed at night. All in all, a wonderful, relaxing month in paradise. We fully recommend Colony Surf 703, for a brief stay or - even better - an extended sojourn.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review, it makes me very happy that you had such a wonderful time . We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Aloha, Roger
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  • 5 of 5

Someone pinch me...Is this real?

This is the statement I kept telling myself during my 2-month visit at Rogers apartment over the holidays. The pictures posted are EXACTLY as shown. The pictures cannot, of course, have the reader experience the amazing ocean breeze and the continuous soothing sounds of the waves.

This million dollar property is tastefully furnished and more spacious than most holiday rentals.

Most of our hawaiian holidays were spent trying to get a quiet, comfortable, unobstructed view of the sunset every night. This was a challenge since it is very difficult to obtain all these elements at the same time. Well, we were able to have this in a luxurious environment every night at Rogers place and for this we are very grateful.

Ok, so what did a day look like while staying at Rogers? Well, most mornings we would cross the parking lot (a 1 minute walk) to get to the Lotus Hotel where we would enjoy a lovely breakfast in their 'Wisp' lounge which overlooks Queen Kapiolani Regional Park. Then a leisurely (10 minute walk to the busier Waikiki area) and do some shopping etc. The afternoon at about 3pm, we would walk about 2 minutes to the New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel lounge for pupus and a cold beer overlooking Kaimana Beach. Then a short walk to The Barefoot Beach Cafe for dinner. We could stay for the great food, view, and live music if we wanted, or take it to-go and have a quiet, dinner at the apartment while enjoying the sunset.

We were looking for a quiet space, away from the noise and bustle of Waikiki and this place really delivered. More than we expected.

Roger was easily available and dealt with us in a professional, respectful manner.

Thank you Roger!

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very thoughtful Review, you having such a wonderful time makes me so excited , I want everyone to experience Hawaii the way you did. My sincere ALOHA! Roger
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Denver, CO, USA

World Travelers Find Perfect Hawaii Condo

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful condo was perfect for us! It was exactly as the landlord described it and it's location was excellent. Having travelled extensively in and out of the country, I consider myself a fairly good judge of lodging and this condo had exactly what we wanted: a quiet place right on the beach, but within in easy walking distance to all the excitement of Waikiki with all its shopping, restaurants, and night life. Plus the sunsets from the condo were absolutely incredible! We made it a point to never miss one.

I asked a realtor where to stay and he suggested that instead of staying in one of the hotels there I should rent a condo instead and suggested looking on VBRO. So I did and found this condo. It seemed to offer everything we were looking for. I contacted the owner, Roger, who was great and responded immediately to all my questions. I also read the reviews from previous renters and they were all superb. The kitchen was full size and felt like my own at home. It allowed us to cook dinner and make lunches so we could enjoy time alone together along with those sunsets! An added bonus was the free high speed Internet that helped us find restaurants for those days we didn't feel like cooking.

The surrounding area was peaceful and quiet. This place was everything we hoped for for our return visit to Hawaii.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location & Perfect Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for making your apartment available to us. We had a great stay. From the location to the kitchen appliances, the view and ease and functionality of your apartment our stay has been superb.

I can tell that the owner loves this apartment. (He actually use to live in it). All of the art work is original, the furniture is designer quality, even tons of fresh towels. I highly recommend this apartment for your Waikiki stay. Close to everything yet quiet and peaceful. I particularly love access to the private beach. I am definitely returning.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Coronado, CA

This is the One!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent another wonderful month at this beautiful spot. Roger has thought of everything from the design to the set-up of this amazing place. Absolutely everything is there for you to enjoy your time in paradise. Listening to the ocean waves as you drift to sleep, watching the outriggers go out, and walking to so many different places are just a few of the many, many benefits. I return to this place often and am already looking forward to my next visit. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newberg, Oregon USA

Our Favorite Hawaii View

  • 5 of 5

We love to watch the whales and seabirds right out our front window. Other times, it's a parade of sailboats or outriggers. Sometimes in the evenings the sunsets are so spectacular that the people on the beach applaud. This lovely condo has a full ocean view. It is clean, nicely furnished, well maintained. This great location, right on the beach, is on the quiet side of Kapiolani Park yet just a few minutes walk from the activities of Waikiki. We've stayed for several years and hope to return for many more.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
The Colony Surf
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikiki Aquarium
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Hawaiian Bandstand
Nearest Point of Interest
Out Door Movies On The Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikiki Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Moana Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Best Shopping Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Restaurant & Outdoor Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Farmers Market
Car: not necessary

Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Easy Hiking Diamond Head Crater, Spectacular 500 Acre Kapiolani Park.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Check-out Cleaning Fee $150
Tax Rate 14.96%

Hawaii Tax ID:TA-209-396-9408-01
Hawaii Tax ID:GE-209-396-9408-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund