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Direct Seawall Access For Romantic Sunset Walks! Very Private!

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, Studio + Futon + King-sized bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Diamond Head Beach Hotel is located directly on the oceanfront, along an area called the Gold Coast.

It is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! A white sand beach called Sans Souci Beach is less than a five minute walk from the condo. With a lifeguard, and palm trees hanging over the beach, it is the perfect place to spend your days, very suitable for all ages and skills. Across the street is Kapiolani Park, with free tennis, workout stations, the Shell, Tai Chi, yoga, famous Honolulu Zoo & Waikiki Aquarium. Many great restaurants & all the fun of Waikiki are just a 15 minute walk away. Diamond Head is directly across the street! It is close enough that you can hike or run up the inside of the crater every day. In front of Diamond Head Beach Hotel is the famous Tongs surf break & great swimming areas. The unit has spectacular views of the ocean, both sunrise and sunset directions, mountains, Diamond Head & Kapiolani Park. And don't forget views of rainbows are located everywhere! The unit is cozy and clean and can sleep 3 or 4 with a very comfortable king-sized bed and a futon with new mattress and cover in April 2012. Sheets, and towels are provided. The long galley bathroom has a large mirror with lots of lights over the vanity, the white-tiled walls in the shower and tub are spotless and there is a floor to ceiling window for great ventilation. There is a small kitchen area where you can prepare simple meals with the provided microwave, electric kettle, coffee maker, coffee bean grinder, electric frying pan, rice maker, toaster, plates, cups, glasses and cutlery. The bar-sized fridge is very handy for chilling beverages and your purchases from the nearby Farmers' Markets. An ice machine is located near the coin operated washers and dryers. You don't need a car! The municipal transit system, called The Bus, has a stop almost directly in front of Diamond Head Beach Hotel. Route 14 or 22 will take you to Kahala Mall in minutes where you can shop at Long's Drugs, Macy's, Whole Food grocery store, and many other stores. It is hard to see the Mall from The Bus stop where you need to exit The Bus. Tell the driver where you are going and he will help you leave The Bus in front of the Post Office building. When you are ready to return to the condo, use The Bus stop in front of MacDonald's in front of the Mall. Watch for bus 14 or 22. And, if you run out of energy while walking along the beaches, malls and shops of Waikiki, hop on a bus on Kuhio Ave to bring you home! You will be dropped off almost directly at the front door of the condo!

Keywords: Oceanfront, Spectacular Ocean Views, Short walk to the heart of Waikiki, Sunset View, Kapiolani Park views, Tongs Surf break, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, White Sandy Beach, Sans Souci Beach, Diamond Head Lighthouse, Yoga on the Beach

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About The Owner

My name is Alan Rudow. I am the owner of this amazing condo. I live in Ontario Canada. Because I am so far away, Deborah Kirk, who is a friend and real estate agent, manages the condo for me. This is her picture. She is a long time resident of Hawaii, she sells Real Estate as well as manages property & specializes in custom renovations for small spaces.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose Honolulu

This studio condo is in the ideal location for anyone wanting to stay in a quiet location on the ocean, just a short walk to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. The Bus stops in front of the Elks Club next door. You can make connections to all parts of Oahu using The Bus. Before you leave for Hawaii, do some research on to see how easy it is to travel from the condo to your favorite Mall or activity on Oahu. Use the address of the condo, 2947 Kalakaua Ave, in each search.

What makes this condo unique

This condo does not offer a million dollar is a TEN million dollar view! It will take your breath away! You have an unobstructed view of Diamond Head while you eat breakfast, hundreds of surfers waiting for the next wave, dozens of sailboats, submarines, cargo barges, aircraft of all sorts, Waikiki just down the street, gorgeous, soothing Dillingham Fountain and 500 acre Kapiolani Park across from the condo.

Guestbook comments from the owner

So happy to hear you found the farmers' market! I am not sure which one you went to, as there are two of them within walking distance of the condo. So much island-grown veggies and fruit! And the Hawaiian baking, yum yum! The pineapple bread baked in little loaves is the best. And the dips and sauces made with unique island ingredients can't be found on the mainland. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you and your friends again soon! Mahalo.
Aug 2011
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • There are lots of mirrors and lights in this galley bathroom. The tub, with shower, is surrounded by sparkling white tiles, made brighter by the floor to ceiling window at the foot of the tub. The window opens for excellent ventilation!
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • King-sized bed, Heavenly! The king-sized bed is extremely comfortable. You can see the Ocean without lifting your head off the pillow! The futon mattress and cover were new in April 2012. The futon mattress is spring-filled!
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes: Kapiolani Park is directly across the street where you will find free tennis, workout stations, Tai Chi, jogging, entertainment at The Shell. You can climb Diamond Head crater which is directly across the street, cost is $1.00 per person. As you leave the condo turn right and enjoy a casual walk through a very upscale neighbourhood of custom homes. Continue past these houses along Diamond Head Road to Diamond Head Lighthouse, and a bit further to another very popular surf beach. If you feel up to it, you can walk all the way around the base of Diamond Head crater in just over 2 hours. Make sure you wear a hat and carry a bottle of water with you. Check out South Shore Grill towards the end of this tour and try their fish tacos!


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Direct Seawall Access For Romantic Sunset Walks! Very Private!
average rating of 4.7 based on 11 reviews

I'll Be Back!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful condo! My first time in Hawaii, and I couldn't have asked for a better place to experience it from. With Diamondhead Crater looming in the background, this condo has views on one side of Waikiki Beach and downtown, and on the other side, one of the most popular whale-watching spots. Some mornings I'd literally watch whales while sipping my morning tea. There is a beautiful lanai in front of the building where you can tan, take your meals, and just admire the ocean. As far as accessing the rest of the island? Not hard to do, as there are multiple bus stops almost immediately outside the building, and car rental agencies not far away. The condo is a short and enjoyable walk away from San Souci Beach, Waikiki Beach, and the Waikiki Strip. The condo itself served my needs perfectly, and was clean and tidy when I arrived. I had the pleasure of meeting the property manager while I was there, and she was nothing but helpful and friendly. We parted as friends. I can't see anyone being disappointed by this lovely property!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome piece of Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at Alan's Piece of Paradise for two months this summer, and I couldn't be happier. Alan is very kind, responsive, and helpful. His agent, Deborah, too. The unit's location is wonderful -- it's in a quiet area, away from Waikiki but is easily accessible to go anywhere on foot (15 minutes to Waikiki or to Monsarrat Ave. where restaurants/shops are near Diamond Head) or by bus (bus stop right next to this property: 15 minutes to Kahala by bus #14 or 22 and 35-40 minutes to Ala Moana by bus #19 or 20. You can transfer to other busses on Kapahulu or Kuhio to go anywhere else). You can jump into the ocean right in front of this property or go to nearby beaches, which are within a 10- to 15-minute walking distance.

The unit has seriously amazing ocean views! I have stayed at many other properties (and units) in Honolulu, but this unit beats all of them. Alan's considerate provisions within the unit were very useful and helpful, too.

I had to think very hard about any possible downside for Alan's place, to give a balanced review, but really can't think of any, except perhaps, this place won't be suitable for those who are eager to cook gourmet meals during their stay, because it does not have a full kitchen. But it was not an issue for me and I don't think it is for anyone who are on vacation. Overall, I'm very happy to have stayed at Alan's place, and can't wait to get back! I strongly recommend Alan's place to anyone who is looking for a quiet place to rest while having easy access to venture anywhere in Honolulu!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Encino, California

What a Hidden Gem!

  • 5 of 5

Aloha Alan!

Wow, what Amazing -Awesome views this condo has to offer and not just from one side of the room, but both sides of the studio! We were already floored when we realized where the condo was located (The Fountain and Diamond Head!) and to think we knew Oahu, we can't believe we missed this before!

The studio was perfect for us, everything we needed was at our disposal. We rarely cook while on vacation, so the kitchenette was perfect. You were right about the transportation, no need for a car rental although we did rent one but turned it in midpoint of our stay. Downloaded the "Da Bus" app, it gave accurate arrival times plus the bus stop is downstairs, way to go!

I loved waking up in the morning before sunrise, going to the back yard and hearing the waves and watching the sky turn colors and each morning was different! Loved walking around the neighborhood, checking out the historical homes, exotic landscaping, the park-Kapiolani and most of all just hanging out and walking to Waikiki. We would stop at Barefoot Cafe along the sea path, loved that Garlic Shrimp. We climbed Diamond Head..but didn't have the energy for KoKo Head, but a must see is Manoa Valley falls..just breathtaking. So much was happening while staying here on the Gold Coast end, there was really no need to do the tourist attractions, nice to have them but also nice to mingle in with the local flavor. Hawaii is home away from home for us, a Huge Mahalo Alan for all the 'local tips', we did some of ate at Nico's at Pier 38-had to have the Opah-burger style..and Loco Moco (not to be missed) at LuLu's, now that's an interesting little hang out but most of all, sharing your little piece of Paradise with us, we were blessed. Aloha Mark and Juana

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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san francisco bay area

Perfect getaway with WRAPAROUND BEAUTY

  • 5 of 5

Wake up with the ocean on not just one side but BOTH sides of your bed. This place is a gem in a gem spot--the quiet, secret corner of Waikiki. The oceanfront lawn and seating area is enough to make this place worth a stay. There's not tons of space in this unit, but with huge windows on either side looking out to ocean ocean ocean and Diamondhead on the horizon, well, it's the kind of view you dream of getting. A great bargain. The space is intimate (really best for 2) and there's not a full kitchen--but really, all you need is fresh coffee in the morning and a fridge to keep the papayas cold for breakfast, and the beer to toast the sunset. Alan's onsite realtor, Deobrah, is very available. There is everything you need for beach fun, Waikiki bustle is an easy walk, and the swimming just off the seawall--divine. Book it!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place does offer a TEN million dollar view for sure!!!

  • 5 of 5

I am so glad that I finally got a chance to write a review of this condo place!. I stayed at this condo in August, 2011 with two of my friends and I just loved it. This place is cozy, quite, and beautiful with fantastic accommodation. The room and the washroom are very clean and neat. The kitchen area is not big but good enough to make simple breakfast such as toasts and pancakes. The market and restaurants are located within walking distance so we did not have problem getting food and meals.

What I most love about this place was the view. It really had TEN million dollar view which included ocean views (front and back!), Diamond Head Mountain, and the park. At night time, we left the glass door open to let the breeze in. I felt a sleep with sounds of ocean waves and rustling palm tree leaves (no bugs came in!!). If you are a surfer, the front ocean has a perfect big wave surf spot.

I am definitely going back to this condo in my next trip to Hawaii

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Toronto, Ontario

Breathtaking Sunsets

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the condo in August and I have been meaning to write a review ever since. Three of my girlfriends and I had a girls getaway before our final year of studying. Since the condo is a bachelor you may expect a cramped space for four girls, but there was no shortage of space for getting ready. The site perfectly describes the area for preparing food and what supplies are available which we used to regularly prepare meals. However with the short walk to numerous restaurants, you may be less inclined to cook. The location was perfect, as it was a short walk to a beautiful less busy beach rather than the main touristy beach. The lounging area in the back might have been our most favoured space since it provided a spectacular view of the ocean with comfortable lounge chairs for reading or watching the surfers. If I could provide one tip for future guests, I would highly recommend staying in the condo one evening for the sunset. If you love watching sunsets as much as I do, the condo provided the most magnificent sunsets I have ever seen. I can not wait to stay at this condo in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, girls get-away is what this was all about, obviously! And it sounds like they had the time of their lives. That lounge down by the ocean is a wonderful place to go to eat your meals, when you are done cooking. The most expensive restaurants don't have better ocean views! Yes, very fine sunset views, and a front row seat for Friday night fireworks too, from the condo! I am happy to hear one of their friends is planning to spend her honeymoon in the condo.
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Tongs Surf Break is a great surf break for everyone. It contains a fast right that closes out, a slower left that dumps you in a deep channel, and even some good beginner inside waves that roll all the way into shore. You'll also find a few kayakers that sit way outside and catch the occasional big crumbling left.

The wave tends to double up a lot which can make it tricky to manage...but all in all it's great for shortboarders, longboarders, and kayakers of all skill levels.

In & Around Waikiki (Less than a 1-Mile Distance):

• Waikiki Beach

• Kuhio Beach Park

• International Marketplace

• Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center

• Duty Free Shop Galleria

• Hilton Hawaiian Village

• Hawaii Convention Center

• Honolulu Zoo

• Waikiki Aquarium

• Ala Wai Golf Course

Others with Approximate Distance from Waikiki:

• Ala Moana Shopping Center (3 Miles)

• Ala Moana Beach Park - Magic Island (3 Miles)

• Diamond Head State Monument (1/2 Mile)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Tax Rate 13.97%

Rates are slightly higher for holidays.
There is a cleaning fee of $100.00 for all stays.
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Cancellation terms: a full refund will be made if written notice of cancellation is given 45 days or more before the arrival date. Cancellations made less than 45 days before the arrival date will be refunded for every day that another guest can be found for those dates. A $75.00 fee will be subtracted from that refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.