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Impeccable Penthouse - Ocean & Diamond Head Views

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Penthouse Studio w/Incredible Ocean Views, Sleeps 2, 1 Bath

PANORAMIC OCEAN, DIAMOND HEAD & KAPOLANI PARK VIEWS. Its a première residential lifestyle ON THE GOLD COAST! A brief 15 minute breathtakingly beautiful walk to Waikiki’s famous beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife.

This is NOT some tired old Waikiki hotel room with a sliver of an ocean view.

Located AT THE TOP of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel, this penthouse unit has panoramic views to the east (Diamond Head) and to the west (Waikiki), not to mention the ocean, mountain and park views. Some have likened it to a crows nest due to the outstanding views.

Stylish and tastefully renovated -- with Travertine floors, Cherry Wood cabinets, African Ivory Granite counter tops, White Plantation Shutters, White Leather chairs, indiginous Koa wood furnishings, Kohler bath products, 40' Sony HDTV 1080p & Blu-Ray, Digital Cable, FREE Password Protected Secure Wi-Fi, and a Memory Foam King bed with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets help to make your stay comfortable, tranquil and rejuvenating. All you have to do is open the windows and take it in!

There is no real need for a car -- as you won't want to leave this highly desirable Gold Coast neighborhood with everything you need within walking distance. The Bus stops right out front and we have UBER here as well. There is and ice machine and laundry room in the basement, plus we have bike & surf racks for rent.

The BEST reasons for selecting my Impeccable Penthouse -- AWESOME OCEAN VIEWS, QUALITY OF LIFE AND LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! All within walking distance of Waikiki, but far enough away from the excitement and buzz (cars & music) that you can sleep with the windows open and let the pacific ocean ebb and flow lull you to sleep.

Please read my guest's comments to see for yourself.

My Penthouse is a dream vacation location with an opportunity to create some of life’s most memorable moments. So what are you waiting for? Check my calendar for availability and Book It Now! I’m waiting to hear from you!

With Aloha,


PS The lawn looks exactly as depicted in the photo. It rarely gets used so be sure to spend some time relaxing in the shade of the palms on the lawn.

Hawaii Tax ID#: W20748769-01.

Keywords: condo, condotel, hotel, studio, lodging unit

More Details

Jan Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 25, 2017

About Jan Davis

I'm a Fortune 25 Intel retiree who loves the ocean. I’ve worked a lifetime to afford the Gold Coast and I am happy to share my good fortune with those who are respectful of my belongings & investment, and those who have an appreciation for what it takes to own and live in Hawaii.

I have been on Oahu full time since 2003 and have been vacationing here since 1992. I know the area well and I am happy to point you in the right direction to ensure you have the best possible time while you are our guest on beautiful Oahu.

My Impeccable ‘Maile’ Penthouse is at the top of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel, on the Gold Coast in the quiet, exclusive bedroom community of the Diamond Head neighborhood. But not everyone will appreciate its quiet neighborhood feel. If this is your first visit to Oahu and you are unsure of where to stay give me a call and let's discuss your dreams, and rest assured I will do my best to help you land in the right place.

Mahalo and Aloha,

Jan Davis


Jan Davis purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jan Davis chose Honolulu

There is no nicer place on earth than the Oahu Gold Coast with the Pacific Ocean, Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head Crater all at your doorstep. This is a neighborhood with a real community feel. People use the park for family picnics and daily exercise like Tai Chi and Yoga. There are only three hotels in this area. About half of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel residents are here only part time--having half of the units empty contributes significantly to the quiet, neighborhood feel.

The weather is generally 80 degrees, the ocean is clear and inviting, the trade winds gently blow, and the local cultural & ethnic diversity is enviable. Where else can you have all of that and still be in the safety of the United States with immense military presence?

PLUS Kahala Mall is really close and has everything one needs in life (Whole Foods, California Pizza Kitchen, Apple Store, Macy's and the Movie Theaters). No need to be stuck in traffic.

What makes this condo unique


Leave your cares and car at home. Take the elevator to the ocean and enjoy a soft salt-water dip in a calm clear blue ocean. Renew your commitment to health with a walk around Kapiolani Park. Or hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater for a breath taking view of Waikiki and Honolulu. Relax in the shade of our palm trees with gentle trades and the mesmerizing ebb and flow of the Pacific ocean (see my video). Walk to the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo or the International Market Place in Waikiki. Savor the flavors of excellent food and fine dining in our ocean front neighborhood restaurants.

AND, in my guests' words my unit is "squeaky clean, stylishly decorated, efficiently and thoughtfully laid out."

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've rented many VRBO properties, but PH4 is the best stocked I've experienced! You have thought of really everything. Your prep, welcome & communications are A-1. Congratulations Thanks for sharing a lovely 'dream' location!
Dec 2014
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Non Smoking Building.
  • Quite hours from 10pm to 7am.
  • No parties or additional guests allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The water closet door pivots to partition the toilet & tub/shower off from rest of unit, allowing user access to the sink for drinks or primping! This design is unique to my unit providing great utility & function.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory Foam - unbelievably comfortable, see comments.
  • One King Sized Memory Foam Bed. Luxurious 600 thread count Pima cotton sheets from Macy's Hotel Collection.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
I am happy to provide concierge services. Give me a call at 808-222-6142. If you roll to voice mail, leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Mahalo~


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Impeccable Penthouse - Ocean & Diamond Head Views
average rating of 4.822581 based on 135 reviews

Perfect views and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Best views in Waikiki, walking to plenty of restaurants and stores without being right in the middle of the main downtown busy area. Relaxing and the owner was very quick to respond, very helpful. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michelle, So very glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to your return! Mahalo and Aloha, jd
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, the most comfortable bed, quality furnishings! Yes, it is small but great for what I needed... Do take advantage of the outdoor common area by the ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both the views and the bed are amazing! So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your opinion as I am sure it helps others to hear from those in the know. Mahalo and A Hui Hou!
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Awesome waterfront access. Unit was very clean and well managed, but space was smaller than expected

  • 4 of 5

Awesome waterfront access. Unit was very clean, and in great condition, but smaller than expected.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here with my cousin this weekend. We had an amazing time in this space. It's perfect for two people. Jan was extremely helpful and gave us great recommendations for stuff near by. She also was very available by text for any questions we had. Stayed in three VRBO in Hawaii and by far the best.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Denver, CO

Breathtaking view from a beautiful little studio room

  • 5 of 5

It is difficult to accurately capture this unit in pictures or words. The unit is on the top floor of a well maintained, quiet building on the oceanfront just a few minutes walk from the main beaches. The building is narrow, and the studio style unit stretches the entire width, allowing amazing views out each window. On one side you see the diamond head volcano and ocean, on the other you see the high rises of waikiki and beaches. A small window air conditioning unit kept us comfy. The kitchenette and bathroom are along a narrow hallway, but despite some other reviewers, both were accessible and adequate. The deck on the ground floor is bestiful, with ocean waves splashing against the sea wall. You can paddle out to a good surf break or swim if you like. Overall, we couldnt have asked for a more affordable, quiet, and gorgeous place on a bustling island.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you enjoyed the views from my little slice of heaven. I agree that the locations (Diamond Head and Penthouse Level) are just the best -- especially for a first time visiter, versus the very commercial experience Waikiki offers. Mahalo for your business; we hope to see you again sometime soon! Aloha~
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Great location and stay, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Diamond head hotel is a quiet and quaint little hotel south of Waikiki proper. Our goal was being out of the hustle of Waikiki but still close enough to walk to the beaches and have great views. This place was perfect for a busy couple on the go. Yes, it is smaller than a normal hotel room but it wasn't very comfortable and the owner Jan made everything easy and enjoyable even allowing us to use her beach chairs for the week. Overall would highly recommend for someone who wants to be out of the busy area but still very close to Waikiki and restaurants. Thanks for the great stay Jan!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha James, So glad you had a nice time! I hope it WAS very comfortable, and "wasn't" was a typo--which I am quite certain is the case. Much Mahalo, Jan
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Ali Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kaimana Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hau Tree Lani Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bogart's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Morning Farmer's Market & Diamond Head Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Hertz & Budget Car Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Kahala Mall & Urgent Care
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Hawaiian (Pink) Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Convention Center
Car: not necessary

On the water and across from Kapolani Park where the Ali'i (royalty) used to spend their weekends at the polo fields, this park is now home to lots of locals doing healthy activities like soccer games and evening concerts at the Waikiki Shell. The Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo are a short 10 minute walk away and a hike around and up Diamond Head will be calling to those who want an aerobic workout!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100

Tax rate includes 4.5% GET, 9.25% TAT and 3.25% Credit Card fee.
Hawaii Tax ID#: W20748769-01.
Rates are slightly higher for Holidays.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and paid.
Full refund if cancelled 60 day prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.