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LANAI PERCHED OVER THE OCEAN! Gorgeous Views on Waikiki's Gold Coast. Stunning!

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Condo1275 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 - 7 nights

2 Private Bedrooms, 1 Full Bathroom, Fully Equipped Kitchen - Right on the Ocean

Wow! The "best of the best" being accessible to Waikiki, but living in the highly desired, quiet "Gold Coast" residential neighborhood of Diamond Head.

Value: Compare this nightly rate to two mediocre, non-view hotel rooms in Waikiki - this is the best value on Oahu!

The Hawaiian Pacific Ocean: In Hawaiian, Nui Kai means 'big sea', and that's what you get with views of the ocean from nearly every room of this 1,200 plus square foot luxury two bedroom condo, furnished in upscale "Island" decor. The unique feature of the property being the 'outdoor room': This large outdoor lanai offers a large sofa sectional, a tiki bar and a "high top" dining table. All of this overlooking a sweeping view of the ocean and reef below.

The Living Space: The large living room/dining room offers upscale furnishings and artwork, cable television and DVD/CD. Adjacent is a fully appointed kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave and refrigerator.

The Bedrooms: The master bedroom features the romantic Hollywood style 1940's "Hawaiiana Décor" with king-sized bed, cable television, and a desk. The second bedroom features rich dark mahogany furniture with light colored walls and flooring, with queen bed, and a desk.

The Views: The Diamond Head view is to the east and to the northeast is a gorgeous city scape with beautiful Kapiolani Park in the foreground and the beautiful skyline of Waikiki, Honolulu and the Ko'olau Mountains in the background.

The Building Grounds: features a large oceanfront lawn with chaises for sunning, and dining tables for an ocean-side meal. Slightly to the south of the lawn is a sea ladder that descends directly into a swimming area in the sparkling Hawaiian waters of the Pacific Ocean. Slightly to the north of the lawn is a small sand beach with access to the reef.

Parking: Complete your Oahu adventure with the convenience of a parking space for your rental car in the basement of the building for only 15 dollars per day.

Ammenities: Beach Towels, Beach Chairs and Beach Umbrella are provided to all of our guests at no charge. Full Coin/Credit Card Laundry Facilities in the basement Laundry Room are available and the condo has everything you might need for the perfect vacation!


Rick Prill

Member Since 2004
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 13, 2018
About Rick Prill

Our love of Hawaii began 20 years ago. After years of coming to the islands we decided to buy a studio so we would have a place to be. One thing lead to another (mainly, we found a building on the ocean that we loved!)...and we ended owning several vacation rentals in our building on Waikiki's Gold Coast. We stay in our units 3-4 times a year and are constantly maintaining the decor, updating amenities, painting, and keeping them in the best condition possible for your stay!

Rick Prill purchased this Condo in 2004

Why Rick Prill chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

The reason we purchased our condos in this building had to do with location. It is perfectly situated at the edge of Waikiki in Kapiolani Park. Located on Waikiki's famous Gold Coast, the condo building sits on the water with ocean on one side and park on the other. We like the location because although Waikiki and all the hustle bustle are just a 10-15 minute walk from the condo (along the park and the ocean), we are just far enough away for it to feel less hectic, more peaceful and MUCH quieter. The views of the ocean, city skyline, moutains, park and Diamond Head Crater from the apartment have to be seen to be believed!!

What makes this Condo unique

Views, Views, Views! Ocean Access steps from the building's lobby level......and the private Lanai in the sky, which is an outdoor Living Room, Dining Room and Bar all in one!!


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • The master bedroom features '40's hawaiiana décor' with king bed and cable television. Awesome ocean, city and park views. The second bedroom features a Hawaii theme with queen bed, desk, cable television and outrageous ocean, city and park views.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • Bath towels and beach towels provided in bathroom.

      Location Type

        • Beach
        • Beach View
        • Beachfront
          Small "Tidal" Beach to the right of the building looking toward the ocean.
        • Near The Ocean
        • Ocean View
        • Oceanfront
          Incredible views of the ocean, Diamond Head Crater, the city skyline and the Ko'olau Mountains. Swim ladder for ocean access just steps away from oceanfront lawn area of building.
        • Resort
          Concierge Desk in Lobby can help you with tours and other adventures on Oahu.
        • Water View
          Surf Break and full Pacific Ocean View
        • Waterfront
        • Waterfront
          Direct Oceanfront


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Iron & Board
                    • Air Conditioning
                      Air conditioners in both bedrooms and living room.
                    • Broadband Access
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Laundry room located on parking level of building.
                    • Covered Parking
                      Parkind available through owner for $15 a day.
                    • Elevator
                      Easy access with no stairs by elevator from street level or basement parking option for $15 per day
                    • Garage
                      Basement of Building with Parking, Laundry and Ice Maker
                    • Hair Dryer
                    • Internet
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Paper Towels
                    • Parking
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Laundry room located on parking level of building.
                    • Wireless Internet


                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen overlooking main room with awesome ocean views! Four burner cooktop, oven, dishwasher, fully equipped.
                        • Blender
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          Kitchen if fully equipped.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                        • Ice Maker
                        • Coffee Grinder
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 6 people


                                • Books
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                  Playing Cards
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Cable TV on flat screen TV.
                                • Stereo
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Golf
                                      Ala Wai Public Course two miles away
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      Amazing large lanai with corner sectional seating, dining table and tiki bar...all overlooking the ocean!
                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                      First Floor features an Ocean Front Lawn for Sunning and Relaxing
                                    • Tennis
                                      Across the park - Public Courts
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Sports Gear
                                      Stand Up Paddle Boards, Surf Boards and Snorkel Gear can be rented at New Otani Hotel - three minute walk from condo.


                                        • wheelchair accessible

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge


                                                • museums
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • coin laundry
                                                • duty free shops
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • playground
                                                • rain forests
                                                • recreation center
                                                • reefs
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • volcano
                                                • water parks
                                                • waterfalls
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • luaus
                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking
                                                    • whale watching
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • Babysitter
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • pier fishing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • deepsea fishing
                                                            • sailing
                                                            • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling
                                                            • snorkeling/diving
                                                            • surf fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • wind-surfing


                                                                • Laundry room provided on parking level of building. Ice machine located outside laundry room.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  35 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  Location and view was awesome!

                                                                  Sherri S.Frisco

                                                                  Beautiful sunset views from the lanai and a short walk to all the action in Waikiki. I was a little concerned about sharing one bathroom with 3 people but it worked out fine. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is that the lighting is very low and I need light to see in my suitcase and the window unit ACs were loud but they did the job. I would stay here again.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We are so happy that you loved the "Nui Kai" experience, and all the magic it has to offer! We try to keep a variety of high wattage light bulbs in a bin on a shelf in the master bedroom closet for people who prefer brighter lighting, since most of our guests like the dimmer "Polynesian Mood Lighting". We appreciate your feedback and will add a paragraph to the guest guide with more specific information for people to be able to customize the lighting to their own tastes. The air conditioners in the bedrooms are both brand new, but the signage on the door frame about cracking the screen door a quarter inch is important because the screen door can rattle if it is right up against the door frame. We are so happy that you want to return to Nui Kai for a future stay....thanks!

                                                                  Wonderful condo with great location

                                                                  Deborah B.

                                                                  Condo was as advertised...beautifully decorated with gorgeous views. We liked the location-close to Waikiki but on the quiet side. We enjoyed some awesome restaurants within walking distance.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review - we are so happy that you loved your stay at Nui Kai - we hope you will return soon, and make our place your island home in the future!

                                                                  lovely place

                                                                  Felix Z.victoria

                                                                  The location and the view are superb. Apartment is well stocked and maintained and clean.

                                                                  Definitely would recommend as a good place to stay in Waikiki.

                                                                  It is very comfortable and convenient.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for your comments and for acknowledging the work we put into trying to keep the property well stocked and efficiently running. We hope you return soon!

                                                                  Great views. Great location.

                                                                  Basil D.

                                                                  Great place for a home away from home with great views.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks for taking the time for writing a review, we are so happy you loved your stay....and happy that you will consider us your home away from home!


                                                                  Burgess D.Little Rock, Arkansas

                                                                  We loved our stay in the Diamond Hotel and Residences. Our 9th floor unit had a fabulous lanai with comfortable seating, table and chairs, even a little Tiki Bar. We slept out on the lanai one night of our stay—we had a full moon, and it was quiet enough in this area of Waikiki that we could do so. The kitchen was very well equipped, the furnishings were all comfortable. This is a beautiful unit all around, and we hope to stay there again on our next trip back to Oahu.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thank you for the great review of our property - the lanai on the ocean is so special - glad you found the twin sheet set up for the lanai sofa cushions in order to be able to sleep outdoors with the sound of the waves and the glow of the moon over the ocean!

                                                                  Just breathtaking!!

                                                                  Daryl V.

                                                                  We have stayed many times in the Diamond Head Beach Resort and this was the best. Very nicely decorated. The second bedroom is not accessed through the main bedroom which is a nice plus. We would stay here again as long as it is available. Thanks for a beautiful unit.

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Thanks so much for the great review.....and for acknowledging the difference in our unit, having a private hallway entrance to the second bedroom unlike most units in the building that have an extra bedroom. We are happy to hear that you will return to our property the next time you visit Oahu!


                                                                  Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Honolulu, HI, USA

                                                                  Considered by some to be the best location on Oahu, the peaceful Gold Coast offers incredible restaurants, swimming, snorkeling, the beautiful Kapiolani Park, the Honolulu Zoo and the Aquarium. And all of this is only a few minutes walk to the many restaurants and outrageous shopping of Waikiki.

                                                                  Rates & Availability

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                                                                  Ask Us About Weekly Rates! Home Away does not display our weekly rates, which is the most economical way to enjoy our property, please click on "Ask Owner A Question" at the top of the listing, to inquire to owner directly about weekly rates that are not displayed. Important Note: Cleaning Fee of $185.00 is not included in your price quote and is to be left in cash or by check in the unit upon checkout. Underground Covered Parking in the basement garage is optional and available for an additional fee of $15.00 per day, paid separately and directly to owner. Cancellation Refund Schedule: (Also not published by Home Away) 100% Refundable deposit when cancelled 9 months or more prior to check in date; 75% Refundable deposit when cancelled 6 to 9 months prior to check in date; 50% Refundable deposit if cancelled 3 to 6 months prior to check in date. No refunds after final payment 90 days prior to check in date. For full refund potential no matter the cancellation date, ask the owner about how to purchase independent Trip Insurance. Final Payment is due 90 days prior to occupancy. Tax ID# W30374214-01

                                                                  35 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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