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Oceanfront tranquility with palm trees swaying to tropical breezes. Join me?

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-4 nights
  • Sleeps:2
  • Bedrooms:0
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

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,

808-222-6142

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
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Owner

Member since: 2009

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 13
  • 350 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 14 story building

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 2
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Adults and teens only; no toddlers--it's just too risky. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Non smoking unit! Non smoking common areas. ...moreless

  • Not Suitable For Children:

    This is NOT a child friendly high-rise. The railings are too wide; you do not want the risk, nor do I. ...moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Memory Foam - unbelievably comfortable, see comments....moreless

  • One King Sized Memory Foam Bed. Luxurious 600 thread count Pima cotton sheets from Macy's Hotel Collection. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • 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. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • 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~...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    There are several books on Hawaii and Hawaiian culture in the room....moreless

  • DVD Player:

    Blu-Ray / DVD...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    High Definition Cable & Music Channels included...moreless

  • Television:

    40' Sony no-bologna HDTV...moreless

  • Video Library:

    There are a few videos in the headboard in the event you are desperate for a movie....moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    The Diamond Head Beach Hotel building is on the water with views of the ocean and beach out both sides of the building, with Kapolani Park and the mountain ridges on the west side. ...moreless

  • Beachfront:

    The Diamond Head Beach Hotel building is on the water with views of the ocean and beach out both sides of the building, with Kapolani Park and the mountain ridges on the west side. ...moreless

  • Monument View:

    Diamond Head creator is just outside the front window and door! ...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    The mountain ridges can be seen on the west side of the building. The ridges are especially beautiful in the evening when soft city lights twinkle in the distance, beyond the park. ...moreless

  • Near The Ocean:

    Diamond Head Beach Hotel fronts the Pacific ocean. There is a seawall w/stairs into the ocean. Kaimana Beach is 300 yards away w/a nice sandy beach, gentle waves. You can swim to the wind sock & back....moreless

  • Ocean View:

    The Diamond Head Beach Hotel building is on the water with views of the ocean and beach out both sides of the building, with Kapolani Park and the mountain ridges on the west side....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    The Diamond Head Beach Hotel building is on the water with views of the ocean and beach out both sides of the building, with Kapolani Park and the mountain ridges on the west side....moreless

  • Water View:

    The Diamond Head Beach Hotel building is on the water with views of the ocean and beach on both sides of the building, with Kapolani Park and the mountain ridges on the west side....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining:

    There is no separate dining area, but you can certainly eat at the sitting room table or enjoy the patio. See photos. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Window unit. ...moreless

  • Broadband Access:

    WiFI is password protected for your exclusive use. There is an ethernet cable in the cabinet if you prefer....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Four big oversized dryers. They take credit cards and quarters (I believe). ...moreless

  • Elevator:

    14 story building...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    My FREE WiFi is password protected for your exclusive use....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    600 thread count -- Pima cotton. you're going to love it!...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    There is plenty of parking, w/Free parking on Paki Ave (5 min walk across park). Metered parking on Kalakaua Ave from 10am - 6pm, 25 cents for 30 mins, 4 hr max before you need to feed meter again....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Two bath towel sets, two beach towels and wash clothes and tea towels for dishes. ...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    In the basement there are four new (2016) washers and dryers. They take credit cards and quarters (I believe). ...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    My FREE WiFi is password protected for your exclusive use....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Mr Coffee K-Cups....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Dishes, silverware, coffee mugs, glasses, cutting board, knife, wine opener, can opener. ...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    TP, paper towels, coffee, tea, salt, pepper, sugar, honey, etc. Medicine chest is stocked with items you might need, and all cleaning products are available under the sink. Just like Aunt Susan's ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Small Refrigerator with small freezer. Perfect for leftovers. ...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    This building is like a wedding cake with lanai's squeezed out toward the top -- but the views make up for it! Open the big slider window to bring the outside in, or take the elevator to the patio....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    There is a terraced patio located on the ground level overlooking the ocean with tables and chairs for your use. The patio is rarely used and generally available....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Lawn w/lounge chairs for your use. Again, they are rarely used and generally available. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    No BBQ allowed. ...moreless

Building Type

  • Building
 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 14 - Apr 30, 2017
1 night min stay
$135
Summer Vacation
May 1 - Aug 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$195
Christmas
Dec 21 - Dec 29, 2017
4 night min stay
$295
$2,100
New Years
Dec 30 - Jan 1, 2018
2 night min stay
$349
My Standard Rate
1 night min stay
$250
$1,600 $6,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $100
  • Tax Rate 17%

Notes:

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 for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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11.3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Honolulu International Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Michel's
1.3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Ali Wai Golf Course
2.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
H1
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Michel's
0.2 Miles
Nearest Beach
Kaimana Beach

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!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: 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 808-222-6142

Why the Owner Chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu, HI, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS 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."


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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Photos

  • Oceanfront tranquility with palm trees swaying to tropical breezes. Join me?

    Oceanfront tranquility with palm trees swaying to tropical breezes. Join me?

  • Maile Penthouse is "At The Top by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

    Maile Penthouse is "At The Top by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

  • Perspective by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - your in-person morning surf report

    Perspective by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - your in-person morning surf report

  • Beautiful ocean views to the west - and ocean breezes as well.

    Beautiful ocean views to the west - and ocean breezes as well.

  • Diamond Head crater is on the east side of the building, just outside the door!

    Diamond Head crater is on the east side of the building, just outside the door!

  • Bathroom hall w/water closet on right & tub/shower combo and window.

    Bathroom hall w/water closet on right & tub/shower combo and window.

  • Bathroom sink, medicine cabinet, small refrigerator, dishes and coffee included!

    Bathroom sink, medicine cabinet, small refrigerator, dishes and coffee included!

  • Diamond Head Crater by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - DHBH is at the base. See it?

    Diamond Head Crater by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - DHBH is at the base. See it?

  • The Outrigger Canoe Club by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - taken from the room.

    The Outrigger Canoe Club by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - taken from the room.

  • There's plenty of local outrigger action outside your door - this in the evening

    There's plenty of local outrigger action outside your door - this in the evening

  • Quiet Kaimana Beach is .3 miles or approx 600 yards west. Gentle family beach.

    Quiet Kaimana Beach is .3 miles or approx 600 yards west. Gentle family beach.

  • Surfboards by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - a common sight -- creatively  shot!

    Surfboards by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016 - a common sight -- creatively shot!

  • Dillingham Fountain by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

    Dillingham Fountain by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

  • Welcome to the Diamond Head Beach Hotel! Did you hear the ocean call?

    Welcome to the Diamond Head Beach Hotel! Did you hear the ocean call?

  • OCEAN on BOTH SIDES of room (east & west).

    OCEAN on BOTH SIDES of room (east & west).

  • The mirrors bring the ocean into the room -- right next to the mountains!

    The mirrors bring the ocean into the room -- right next to the mountains!

  • Seating for two. Perfect for morning coffee & computer work, if you must.

    Seating for two. Perfect for morning coffee & computer work, if you must.

  • Redesigned w/custom cabinets & granite counter tops make this space efficient!

    Redesigned w/custom cabinets & granite counter tops make this space efficient!

  • Everything you need for your get away. The medicine cabinet has surprises too!

    Everything you need for your get away. The medicine cabinet has surprises too!

  • Dawn - Kapiolani Park by Kathryn Snipper, Aug 2016 - Majestic mountain ridges.

    Dawn - Kapiolani Park by Kathryn Snipper, Aug 2016 - Majestic mountain ridges.

  • Step outside your door for the surf report! There's almost always a surfer or 2!

    Step outside your door for the surf report! There's almost always a surfer or 2!

  • Take the seawall to the stairs to the cool blue pacific that awaits... LOVE IT!

    Take the seawall to the stairs to the cool blue pacific that awaits... LOVE IT!

  • Waikiki at Dusk by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

    Waikiki at Dusk by Kathryn Schipper, Aug 2016

  • NEW laundry machines in the basement -- if you need. They take credit cards!

    NEW laundry machines in the basement -- if you need. They take credit cards!

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This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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