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Magnificent Ocean View Penthouse at the Waikiki Banyan Resort

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview

About the property

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

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2017

About The Owner

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.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2006

Why The Owner chose South Oahu

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.

Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 38
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Water View
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
47' FLAT SCREEN TV, BOOGIE BOARDS, BEACH TOWELS & BEACH MATS, TENNIS RACQUETS & BALLS, BASKETBALL, SNORKEL EQUIPMENT, CEILING FAN, HIGH CEILINGS, BEACH CHAIRS AND UMBRELLA, FULL SIZE SELF INFLATING AIRBED, GRACO PACK N' PLAY WITH BASSINET, SNACK BAR, COFFEE HOUSE, MINI MART, POOLSIDE LOUNGE CHAIRS, TROPICAL LOBBY WITH KOI POND, ONE BLOCK TO BEST BOOGIE BOARDING & SURF BEACH, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION , WOOD FLOORS, IN-ROOM SAFE, INDOOR PARKING INCLUDED, ROMANTIC, 4 ELEVATORS, COIN OPERATED WASHER & DRYER IN THE NEXT ROOM, IRONING BOARD AND IRON, HAIR DRYER, COMFORTABLE FURNITURE, WALK IN CLOSET, PRIVACY,

Reviews

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Magnificent Ocean View Penthouse at the Waikiki Banyan Resort
average rating of 4.896104 based on 77 reviews
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I Smile Just Thinking About It!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I can hardly put into words how amazing and happy our experience at the Banyan condo was! Marilyn was gracious enough to rent to us knowing that we are a large family and it's really designed for a smaller group. And by "large" , I mean six of us (four grown daughters). We came to Oahu to visit our oldest son and his wife who are military.

Marilyn met us at the entrance of the parking lot and it was love at first sight! She is one of the happiest people we've ever met!

The condo has an amazing view of the ocean and mountains. It has a wonderful cross breeze and it's in the heart of Waikiki. It is stocked with everything you ever need for a wonderful stay. Plenty of towels, utensils, beach chairs, inflatables, snorkels, cooler, boogie boards, etc. Marilyn even had a small cart to 'wheel' the chairs and stuff to the beach...what a super cool, unexpected perk for our family since we had a lot of stuff to take to the beach!

There was a notebook full of recommendations of things to do but, even better, we could text Marilyn with a question and she would respond immediately.

By the end of our stay, our girls referred to Marilyn as Auntie. I overheard them saying to each other that they would miss her!

I cannot recommend this property enough. It is clean, beautiful, and in the heart of incredible shopping and beaches. But, the best part, if you ask us, is getting to know the owner! We made some incredible memories that will forever make us smile in Marilyn's Banyan condo!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to you and your family, and to All Our Guests over the years, who appreciate our great desire to make your stay at our Ocean View Penthouse vacation rental a special "home away from home" in Waikiki. Mahalo, "Auntie" Marilyn
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5

Wonderful views in perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Loved staying at this Penthouse. Not only were the views wonderful it was in a perfect location for me. I was met by Marilyn who showed me all aspects of the Penthouse - she is a warm and charming woman. I will have no hesitation in staying there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful condo!

  • 5 of 5

This was second time for us to stay at this condo, and we spent a wonderful time again! We are 5 (a couple and 3 daughters), but a bed, sofa bed, and air bed were good enough for us. Nice view, next to the laundry room, handy shower, body booards,.....everythings were great!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Great place. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Waking up with Diamond Head put one window and the beach out the other window was awesome! Marilyn was really nice and friendly and offered to get us some groceries before we got there and also kept us in touch of parades that would be going on while there. Great walking distance to the beach, food and the pool. A great spot overall. We had 5 and the air bed, fold out couch and bed was perfect for us. Marilyn even had a cooler we could use throughout our stay to keep lunches and drinks cold.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at this condo. We love the views from the 38th floor!

The condo is well equipped. The location is very convenient both for walking Waikiki and as a base for exploring the island by driving. We appreciate having a good assortment of beach gear to use. It was nice to be able to use beach chairs and not have to pack our own beach towels.

The owners are very nice to deal with and I also appreciate the very prompt return of our security deposit. I hope we will be back again!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115
Damage Deposit $300

Shorter stays are available as fill in on calendar.
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Reservation is not complete until confirmed by owner.

Listed rates are approximate. Actual rates are based on number of guests, special events & other factors.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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