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The Bird Cage - Waikiki Hideaway, Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Space 325 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)


The Bird Cage is a breezy and bright studio giving you clear views of the Koolau Mountains. With historic Waikiki Beach just outside the hotel lobby, the Bird Cage is the perfect home base for exploring Honolulu and the rest of Oahu.

Double paned sliding glass windows greatly minimize the urban sounds of Waikiki, but let a lot of light in. An expansive roof deck on top of the hotel provides a bird's eye view of Diamond Head. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing and tables for alfresco dining. No one else in Waikiki has a better view of the sun setting into the Pacific. Kapiolani Park is just across the street and offers the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, the Royal Hawaiian Bandstand, tennis courts, soccer fields, archery ranges, weekend art shows and the city's Sunset on the Beach free concerts and movies - all this in its 500 green acres.

One of the main reasons for coming to Hawaii is of course the sun and sand. Surfing, stand up board paddling, outrigger canoeing, swimming and simply lounging on the beach are all just a few steps from the Brid Cage.

Hawaii is the crossroads of the Pacific and its culinary offerings reflect that abundantly, so while the Bird Cage has a kitchen and microwave, you are a short walk away from countless cafes and restaurants catering to every taste and price range. Similarly, if you can get yourself out of the water and away from the beach there is a lot of shopping to be done in Waikiki, and the many other shopping venues just a short drive away.

The Bird Cage is at the end of Waikiki. Kapahulu Avenue provides easy access to the freeway, and makes getting in and out of the area very easy because you avoid all the traffic in the heart of Waikiki. This is perfect for when you decide to explore the rest that Oahu has to offer.

Need more recent and local suggestions than your guidebook provides? Contact us, we'll be more than happy to share our favorites and suggestions with you.

Please take a look at our other rental at the Waikiki Grand, the Red Ginger Suite. Located on the 9th floor and with it's own private balcony. You can get more information and pictures at VRBO 498201

Hawaii State Tax ID# 188-362-9568-01

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More Details

Property Manager
Kevin Lum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2018

About Kevin Lum

Born and raised in Honolulu, I currently live on the Mainland, but spend a lot of time in Hawaii. I have worked in the travel industry for over 35 years and have explored numerous countries around the world. I can relate to what travelers are looking for in a vacation rental because I'm looking for the same things - cleanliness, location and value.

Kevin Lum purchased this condo in 2003

Why Kevin Lum chose Waikiki

I grew up in Honolulu and spent a lot of time playing at the beach and on the sea wall that is less than 30 steps from the condo. Kapiolani Park was a place for family gatherings, concerts at the Shell, and of course the Zoo. Waikiki was a lot slower and quieter when I was a kid, but even today I think visitors will still find it to be a special place. If you walk down to the Diamond Head end of Kalakaua Avenue - it's still like it was in the old days.

What makes this condo unique


While being at the 'end' of Waikiki might sound like you are away from all the action, that just isn't the case. Everything Waikiki has to offer is just a short walk away, but you don't have to be in the middle of the hustle and traffic. Being on the end of Waikiki makes getting in and out of the area, if you are driving, much easier than visitors staying in the middle of the high-rises. Saving the best for last, being on the end of Waikiki means there is nothing else between you and Diamond Head except the big green expanse of Kapiolani Park. Head up to the roof deck and see for yourself! In the morning it's an amazing place to have coffee, watch the sun peek over the Koolau Mountains and light up Diamond Head, listen to the monkeys in the Zoo, and see the elephants out for a stroll. Only in Hawaii!

Guestbook comments from the manager

Our first trip to Hawaii. The Bird Cage was awesome, great location, quiet and the best view from the 10th floor deck.

We rented a Harley and drove up the east coast. Gorgeous natural beauty and made it up to the North Shore and the Banzai Pipeline.
Dec 2017
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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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The Bird Cage - Waikiki Hideaway, Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.457143 based on 71 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The Birdcage has everything you need for a holiday in Hawaii. Nicely furnished and adequately equipped, it’s situated at what I would call the quiet end of Waikiki, near the zoo; a place itself that is well worth a visit. And it’s on a road that has very easy access to many bus routes.

We really enjoyed our stay there. It was our first visit to Hawaii. Staying at the Birdcage gave us the opportunity to visit such places as the Rainbow Drive In and Leonard’s; they are both an easy and pleasant walk from the Waikiki Grand. And the beach is so close it’s almost on the doorstep.

Much has been said by others of the view of Diamond Head from the 10th floor. And it’s all true; the view is fantastic.

We’d love to return to Hawaii. And if we did we’d be more than happy to stay at the Birdcage.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the best things about the Bird Cage is its location. Steps from the beach, and a short walk from the center of things - however it's nice hear that you discovered it's on the "quiet" end of Waikiki, which is perhaps the best part of all. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves while on Oahu, and it sounds as if you took full advantage of your time in Hawaii. Thank you for coming to stay at the Bird Cage, and we look forward to having stay with us again the next time you come to the Islands!
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Kihei Maui and Frisco, Colorado

A very nice stay

  • 3 of 5

The Bird Cage is adequate for all your needs. The apartment was very clean and the bed was comfortable. We love the location, away from all the hustle and business of Waikiki. The views of Diamond Head from the 10th floor are spectacular. The location is convenient for food, beaches, buses. It is not a luxury accommodation, but then again we did not pay luxury prices. Kevin provided excellent detailed instructions and information regarding the property and it’s surroundings. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birdcage Studio Apt

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very clean and fabulous 10 th floor deck with views of Waikiki beach and Diamond Head. We had everything we needed and would definetly go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the best things about the Bird Cage is its location on the quiet end of Waikiki. We work hard to provide guests with a rental that is welcoming, clean and a good value. It's always gratifying to hear people agree we're doing a good job. Thanks for coming to stay with us, and if your travels bring you back to the Islands, we hope to see you again! Mahalo!
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our visit to Waikiki and our stay at the Bird Cage! It is the perfect location to the beach, restaurants and shopping. The accommodations were perfect for my husband and me. The views from the 10th floor deck were amazing! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Room not ready or accessible

  • 3 of 5

We arrived at check in time could not get in cide didn’t work call d Kevin then Jennie who told me I was in on the wrong day when I said no I’m right she said I was trying to enter the wrong room should be on 9th floor. I said no. She said be there in 30 min did I want to wait or she could give me her code. I opened door to find plac not ready vacuum cleaner on floor. We waited fir her to come I had to show her my cinfirmatiin email for her to agree I was at the right place on the right day. We then had to wait fir them to finish cleaning the place. She made me send emails to her to say she showed me everything and that the place was clean

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry to hear that you had such difficulties getting into the apartment. I believe all the other reviews that previous guests have left show that the Bird Cage is an exceptional place to rent, and that we work very hard to make sure guests have a good experience. I apologize that this clearly wasn't the case for your arrival. I received your voice message saying the code wasn't working as it should have, and I called back shortly after. Your husband answered the phone and told me you were in the apartment and that there had been a misunderstanding about the code. I'm' sorry he didn't give me the same details you have posted here so I could have addressed the situation then and there. Other than the less than stellar way in which you arrived at the Bird Cage, I hope that your stay in the apartment was relaxing and that you were able to have some good adventures while you were in Honolulu. Again my apologies for the hassles we created for you, and thank you for staying at the Bird Cage. Mahalo, Kevin
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The Bird Cage had everything we needed for a week's stay. The kitchenette was small, but great for breakfast. Bed and pillow were comfortable. Condo was very clean. The view of Diamond Head from the 10th floor deck took my breath the first time I went out

What an amazing sight. I'd totally recommend the Bird Cage.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your generous words. The location is one of the Bird Cage's best attributes, and it's good to hear you agree. However, the view of Diamond Head and the Pacific from the roof deck is a close second. To say it's breathtaking is spot on. We're glad to have shared it with you. Mahalo!
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Minimum Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.96%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.