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Magnificent Ocean View Penthouse at the Waikiki Banyan Resort

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Details
Property
condo
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
5 nights

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

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Owner
Owner
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(65 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Ocean View Penthouse at the Waikiki Banyan Resort
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 65 reviews
5

Fantastic location, spacious condo, well equipped for a good family fun holiday .

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived in Waikiki the lovely owner Marilyn greeted us at the entrance to the hotel and showed us to our apartment , even provided a beautiful welcome basket complete with a flower for my little girl . We felt so welcome and comfortable during our stay , beds were comfortable and we could see the ocean and view and diamond head from the main bedroom and kitchen , spectacular views :) the unit is centrally located only a short walk to buses / waikiki beach and many restaurants , we felt very safe and the kids loved using all the beach equiptment provided . We thoroughly enjoyed our 10 night ! Thankyou

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Awesome Penthouse with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was wonderful, the views are amazing and must be seen in person to be appreciated.

From the very beginning of looking for information and booking the trip, Marilyn was easy to work with, quick to respond. She met us at the condo when we arrived to go over everything, she even sang us a lovely song, we all appreciated her fun, happy energy and felt like we were in good hands if we should need anything. The condo was casual and relaxing, nice breezes and plenty of room for the 5 of us. We loved sitting on the lanai having coffee in the morning and enjoyed some lunch and dinner as well. It was great having the option to make meals in the condo. Taking 5 people out to eat can be quite expensive here. The kids loved having all of the beach and pool supplies available to use. The book of activities was nice. The beach, zoo, aquarium and many shops are all very close within walking distance. The free parking was great, so we had a car when we wanted to travel around the island or go to Costco. The teens with us enjoyed going down to the coffee shop each morning for tea and smoothies, which were very good. The most we ever waited for the elevator was 5 minutes and that seemed to be a day of many people checking out, otherwise it was very quick with rarely many stops. My son loved the ukulele in the room and enjoyed attempting to play it. We had a great time and would love to stay here again in the future. We will be sure to let others know of this location if they are traveling to Oahu.

Mahalo! Maryann, Steve & family

Places we enjoyed:

Diamond Head Luau at the Aquarium was good and easy walking distance. The aquarium is included with admission, it is small but nice and doesn't take long to go through.

Honolulu Zoo we always go, it's a nice walk there and around the zoo, allow yourself 2-3 hours. If you want to drive the parking is $1 an hour.

Hawaiian Parasail was a fun and exciting experience, did the 1000 feet and felt very safe. They will pick you up and return you to your hotel/condo.

Places to eat: Tiki's Grill & Bar - this used to be a favorite of our kids, the menus changed and they didn't like it much, the food was good but this was our most expensive dinner. Dukes was excellent, free Hula Pie if it's your birthday, ate lunch here. Cheeseburger in Paradise, breakfast and lunch were good and more reasonable.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

best location!

  • 5 of 5

The penthouse was equipped with nice touches and adequate means for lingering. Its location was easy for walking the park and the surfboard rack. Marilyn and Robert were warm and caring folks. Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great view and very conveinent

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a week in May after traveling to Kauai and this was our favorite place. It is very close to the beach and plenty of restaurants. Sitting on the balcony offers glimpses of the surfers, ships, helicopters and planes as they fly over Waikiki Beach. The condo is perfect for a couple and the bedroom offered awesome views from two sides. It was nice opening our eyes in the morning and the ocean looking back. Marilyn was great and full of suggestions. We will definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Condo with Unbeatable Views

  • 5 of 5

Marilyn met us on our arrival at the condo. She took the time to show us around the apartment and offered us tips for restaurants and local amenities. The condo is everything you will need for your trip to Waikiki. It is clean, tidy and very comfortable and it was a bonus to have the full kitchen available during our 5 day stay. It is in a fantastic location, only a short 5 minute walk to the beach and all the shops/restaurants. One of the best features is the unbeatable view of the ocean from every room in the condo. Marilyn left us a bottle of champagne for our upcoming anniversary, which was a wonderful surprise. We will definitely be visiting Waikiki again, and our first preference will always be Marilyn's condo. Thanks for a wonderful time Marilyn.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing Hawaiian Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I went to Oahu for 2 weeks to celebrate our 40th Anniversary...

It was wonderful! We absolutely love the owners, Marilyn and Robert!!! They made a 4 star experience a 5 star one.

Their condo offered a casual, relaxing atmosphere. We loved sitting on the lanai having coffee in the morning, the view was absolutely beautiful! It was great having the option to make a meal in the condo or go out to eat at the various restaurants, all within walking distance. By the end of 2 weeks we were calling it 'home'.

Marilyn & Robert had provided everything we needed to spend a relaxing day on the beach and had put together a book of various local activities, many which were free. Some of our favorite activities were the Pearl Harbor tour, being able to buy fresh fruit at the different farmers markets listed, free ukulele lessons & we loved lawn bowling!

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Robert and Kathy, Thank you for our 55th FIVE STAR REVIEW. We are so happy our guests enjoy staying at our Ocean View Penthouse Condo at the Waikiki Banyan Resort. Best Regards, Marilyn & Robert
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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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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Dec 26 2016 - Apr 1 2017
5 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
Spring/Summer
Apr 2 2017 - Nov 14 2017
5 night minimum stay
$189
 
 
Holiday Season
Nov 15 2017 - Apr 1 2018
5 night minimum stay
$229
 
 
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
$179
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $115 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 13.95%

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Reservation is not complete until confirmed by owner.

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Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 38
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
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
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 ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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,

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