About the property
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- Minimum Stay5 nights
Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-5)TaxTA-042-117-3248-01
Enjoy being on top of the world and just one block from Waikiki's best beach. Our one bedroom beach house has breath taking panoramic ocean views from front and side windows, a separate fully equipped kitchen, 47' flat screen T.V., large lanai facing the ocean, free WIFI and cable. As this suite is the penthouse level of 'The Diamond Stack' at the Waikiki Banyan, it is 60 sq. feet larger than other suites and offers three more windows and higher ceilings creating a larger living space.
There is a view from almost everywhere in the apartment. Open all the blinds and enjoy seeing large expanses of Waikiki. Sit up in bed and the ocean view awaits you... The mirrored dining table wall allows you to see the view even if you're not looking directly out the window. This is a premier view condo.
If you are a boogie boarder or surfer you can look out and view the surf break. Look through the binoculars and maybe you'll be lucky enough to spot a whale. Our condo is both romantic and family friendly for all ages. We have created a relaxing and comfortable Hawaiian style environment that is welcoming and fun. As soon as you walk through the door you will be amazed at the view and feeling of Aloha.
Our condo has high quality Egyptian 1800 thread soft linens, a well stocked kitchen with pots, pans, rice cooker, toaster, microwave, coffee maker, slow cooker, and full size stove and refrigerator. The wood floors are cool and clean and perfect for a home by the beach. The large dining table is ready for you to enjoy a home cooked meal or just walk a few short steps to find a huge variety of take-out, casual and fine dining.
If you can tear yourself away from the spectacular view in the penthouse suite, you can walk a block to the most beautiful beach, the famous Honolulu Zoo, peaceful and majestic Kapiolani Park, the Aquarium, Aloha Shell, the International Marketplace, the Ali Wai golf course and all the upscale and fun shopping on Kalakaua Avenue. The efficient Bus stops within a block and provides affordable transportation to Chinatown, Diamond Head, the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ward Center and the movie complex located there, the Academy of Fine Arts, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, Pearl Harbor, and The Bus completely circles the island if you want to visit the North Shore, Lanikai, Kahala and every area you may want to explore.
The Waikiki Banyan is a top rated resort that features a recreation deck with a large swimming pool, lounge chairs, 2 hot tubs with jets, a snack bar, tennis and basketball courts, a golf putting green, very clean coin operated BBQ grills with outdoor seating. On the pool level there are also restrooms, showers and dressing area with saunas. The lobby features a beautiful waterfall and koi pond as well as a mini mart, coffee house/juice bar/sandwich shop with WIFI, copier and printer, and wonderful historic Hawaiian framed photos that you will enjoy viewing. The bank of 4 elevators will swiftly return you to the top floor and your home in Hawaii.
We have created a notebook of our favorite hikes, restaurants, open organic markets, free classes, unpublished tours, events, etc. for our guests. We want you to have the best experience possible while visiting our Island. We will meet you upon arrival to give you the keys and acquaint you with the condo and ammenities and we're close by if you need anything during your stay. Tax ID # W02577230-01
Keywords: PENTHOUSE, CONDO, BEACH HOUSE, PANORAMIC VIEW, WAIKIKI BANYAN, OCEAN VIEW, PARADISE, HONOLULU, PACIFIC OCEAN, LANAI, JACUZZI, RESORT, CONDOMINIUM, WHALE WATCHING, CORNER CONDO, HAWAII, OAHU, VACATION RENTAL, BEACH HOUSE, KAPIOLANI PARK, DIAMOND HEAD
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- May 22, 2018
We are a husband and wife team who have worked together in several exciting entrepreneurial businesses in San Francisco over the past 36 years. Fifteen years ago we created and then operated The World Famous Fire Engine Tour over The Golden Gate Bridge. Check out SAN FRANCISCO FIRE ENGINE TOURS & ADVENTURES on your next trip to San Francisco. The new owners will show you a great time. We have been featured on The Travel Channel, The Discovery Channel, Get Away in Australia, HGTV's The Good Life and in many television and print stories about our unique business and former 1896 Firehouse home. We are now permanent Hawaii residents and are enjoying a new chapter in our lives.
Owner purchased this Condo in 2006
Why Owner chose Waikiki
On a vcation to Hawaii 18 years ago, we absoluely fell in love with the warm ocean water, fabulous weather, body boarding, snorkeling and the fun and healthy lifestyle. After returning to the mainland after a Waikiki vacation, we always felt recharged, relaxed, happy and at ease. Our dream was to someday live full time like we're on vacation. We purchased a beautiful condo in Waikiki and decided that someday this would be our home. On a trip to Waikiki in 2006 we discovered that the beautiful corner Penthouse condo at The Waikiki Banyan was for sale and our entreuprenial spirit kicked in. As we were making our living in the tour industry in San Francisco and making people happy was our life's work, we decided to purchase the Penthouse and offer it as a romantic and fun vacation rental. It is very exciting for us to be living here and able to manage the rental property ourselves.
What makes this Condo unique
The Waikiki Banyan is located just one block from what we feel is the best beach on the island. You can see the sunrise out of the bedroom window and you can enjoy a walk down to the beach to experience the applause worthy sunsets. After a walk on the luxurious sand, you can return to the condo for a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the lanai and feel like you are on top of the world,,, as you plan your next day's activities.
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Fantastic location, clean, well appointed.
Our family of 5 stayed in the apartment for 10 days and had a very enjoyable trip. The location was perfect, close to different beaches, shops and restaurants. There was even a surprise Sunday night fireworks display almost directly in front of our lanai. The apartment is well appointed as described. We didn't spend a lot of time there but it was comfortable when we did. For more than 4 adults, it might have been a bit tight but it worked great for us.
Waikiki Condo That Has It All!
This top floor corner condo has great amenities and is in a very convenient location. The view is exactly like in the photos and is breathtaking. There are many windows in each room to thoroughly enjoy the view! The size of the condo was perfect for a family of 4 with small children. We enjoyed all of the beach supplies readily available -- beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, mats, etc. It's just a few short blocks from Waikiki beach, 10 mins to the Duke Kahanamoku statue and Waikiki police station.
Marilyn was professional and helpful from start to finish. She wasn't in town during our visit but made sure someone met us at the condo when we arrived. We were welcomed with a basket of Hawaiian goodies and she checked in with us to make sure our stay was going well. Any questions we had, she answered quickly and was so helpful! The laundry room is right next to the unit so made it convenient (and she even had laundry detergent for us to use). She really thought of everything!
The condo unit is on the top floor of a hotel, the Aston at the Waikiki Banyan. Most guests going in and out seemed to be hotel guests. Marilyn has taken utmost care to maintain her unit, and the floors especially looked new. The building is quite old though, has an 80s look and feel, cottage cheese ceilings, electric ranges, etc. Everything was clean but it is an older building. The pool area was surrounded by green concrete, and was very crowded due to all of the hotel guests (so we only used it once for a short time).
You can tell Marilyn has put a great deal of thought and care into making this condo a great place to stay for anyone visiting Waikiki. We had a great time during our stay!
As described, wonderful location and awesome view
We loved our stay at this Penthouse suite. Stunning view of the ocean, along with accommodations in which every detail was accounted for. The family consensus was a thumbs up for a return visit.
Deserves 5 star reviews
Great views of the ocean and Diamond Head from both bedroom and living room. Unit has everything you need and is very conveniently located for Kuhio/Waikiki beaches. Marilyn (Owner) gave us great tip for musicians performing at Hyatt Centric main lounge during happy hour, highly recommend. She also confirmed 5 star ratings for Nico's restaurant--in our opinion, the best restaurant in the Honolulu area given the combination of parking, service, food quality and prices.
This is a top floor corner unit with a seldom used laundry room on the other side so virtually no noise from other rooms. Corner unit also provides great airflow as windows are operable. Elevators are fast so no issues being on 38th floor. Parking pass and parking was very convenient. This unit is in Tower 2 which has much better views than Tower 1; Tower 2 faces the beach, Tower 1 is perpendicular to the beach.
Great place to stay, amazing views and ideal location to Waikiki beach and attractions
We loved our stay in our penthouse condo! Marilyn and Robert were awesome and made us feel right at home. The unit was clean and accommodating. We had our three boys with us (11, 13, and 15) and all slept comfortably. Pull out sofas are sometimes a bit uncomfortable, but this one was very comfortable. The blow-up bed was also very comfortable and of good quality. It had a built in electric pump and was easy to inflate.
The views of the ocean from the living room and bedroom were amazing - we sure miss them! We had everything we needed in our home-away-from-home. The kitchen was small but had a fridge, stove, microwave, and all the plates, cups, and utensils. We made a few home-cooked meals for our three growing boys and saved on eating out. Can't comment on the air-conditioning since we never used it. Opened the windows and the ocean breezes kept us quite comfortable. Our boys enjoyed the pool and basketball hoop by the tennis court. The beach is only two blocks away, and towels and lots of beach toys are available in the condo. We were able to walk to all the Waikiki shops, restaurants, and attractions. We felt very safe walking around the hotel and Waikiki streets, even during the evenings. We rented a car and parking is crazy in Honolulu. Fortunately, there is free parking with the unit. It is a bit tricky knowing where to park with the one-way streets. Marilyn was there on our arrival and hopped in our car to help show us the way (awesome lady!).
We would definitely recommend this rental and would love to go back some day.
Perfect location, everything we needed and more
Our family of four had a fantastic time in this condo Feb. 16-27, 2018. The views are truly spectacular, and the location is perfect with access to everything. We made full use of all the extra amenities provided including a new basketball (they replaced an old one immediately when I mentioned it had a leak!) snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach chairs, floaties and more. We wouldn't have had all of this in a hotel! It was like having your own place two blocks from Waikiki. Our 15-year-old son wants to live in it forever. Marilyn is super helpful and responsive. We would love to stay here again and highly recommend it.
PAR COURSE, YOGA CLASSES, HULA DANCING, WALKING PATHS, OUTDOOR GROUP EXERCISE, OUTSIDE ORGANIC MARKETS, FESTIVALS, FREE UKULELE CLASSES, PING PONG, FREE SHOWS, FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT, GOLF COURSE WITH DRIVING RANGE, FIREWORKS, LUAU, SCUBA DIVING, FRISBEE, WHALE WATCHING, NATURE, PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES, HISTORICAL SIGHTS, BIRD WATCHING, ROMANTIC BEACH WALKS IN THE MOONLIGHT
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Shorter stays are available as fill in on calendar. Call or E-mail for additional information. Reservation is not complete until confirmed by owner. Listed rates are approximate. Actual rates are based on number of guests, special events & other factors. Ask for a price quote including Hawaiian Tax, Cleaning Fee and Damage Deposit.