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LOWER RATE!!! Steps from Waikiki Beach, the Red Ginger Suite

Bedrooms Studio
Space 250 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Intimate Studio with Private Balcony, Sleeps 1-2, Steps From The Beach

The Red Ginger Suite is an intimate studio and has it's own private balcony providing a city view of Waikiki. With historic Waikiki Beach is just outside the hotel lobby, the Red Ginger will make a perfect home base for exploring Honolulu and the rest of Oahu.

An expansive roof deck on top of the hotel, just one floor above the studio, provides a bird's eye view of Diamond Head. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing and tables for alfresco dining. No one else in Waikiki has a better view of the sun setting into the Pacific. Kapiolani Park is just across the street and offers the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, the Royal Hawaiian Bandstand, tennis courts, soccer fields, archery ranges, weekend art shows and the city's Sunset on the Beach free concerts and movies - all this in its 500 green acres.

One of the main reasons for coming to Hawaii is of course the sun and sand. Surfing, stand up board paddling, outrigger canoeing, swimming and simply lounging on the beach are all just a few steps from the Red Ginger Suite.

Hawaii is the crossroads of the Pacific and its culinary offerings reflect that abundantly, so while the Red Ginger Suite has a kitchen and microwave, you are a short walk away from countless cafes and restaurants catering to every taste and price range. Similarly, if you can get yourself out of the water and away from the beach there is a lot of shopping to be done in Waikiki, and the many other shopping venues just a short drive away.

The Red Ginger Suite is located at the end of Waikiki. Kapahulu Avenue provides easy access to the freeway, and makes getting in and out of the area very easy because you avoid all the traffic in the heart of Waikiki. This is perfect for when you decide to explore the rest that Oahu has to offer.

Need more recent and local suggestions than your guidebook provides? Contact us, we'll be more than happy to share our favorites and suggestions with you.

Please take a look at our other rental at the Waikiki Grand, the Bird Cage. Located on the 6th floor. VRBO #283212

Hawaii State Tax ID# 188-362-9568-01

More Details

Kevin Lum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Kevin Lum

Born and raised in Honolulu, I currently live on the Mainland, but spend a lot of time in Hawaii. I have worked in the travel industry for over 35 years and have explored numerous countries around the world. I can relate to what travelers are looking for in a vacation rental because I'm looking for the same things - cleanliness, location and value.

Kevin Lum purchased this condo in 2013

Why Kevin Lum chose South Oahu

I grew up in Honolulu and spent a lot of time playing at the beach and on the sea wall that is less than 30 steps from the condo. Kapiolani Park was a place for family gatherings, concerts at the Shell, and of course the Zoo. Waikiki was a lot slower and quieter when I was a kid, but even today I think visitors will still find it to be a special place. If you walk down to the Diamond Head end of Kalakaua Avenue - it's still like it was in the old days.

What makes this condo unique


While being at the 'end' of Waikiki might sound like you are away from all the action, that just isn't the case. Everything Waikiki has to offer is just a short walk away, but you don't have to be in the middle of the hustle and traffic. Being on the end of Waikiki makes getting in and out of the area, if you are driving, much easier than visitors staying in the middle of the high-rises. Saving the best for last, being on the end of Waikiki means there is nothing else between you and Diamond Head except the big green expanse of Kapiolani Park. Head up to the roof deck and see for yourself! In the morning it's an amazing place to have coffee, watch the sun peek over the Koolau Mountains and light up Diamond Head, listen to the monkeys in the Zoo, and see the elephants out for a stroll. Only in Hawaii!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for making our time on Oahu a great experience. Location of this condo is beyond perfect. The entire process is spot on. Thanks for being an awesome host!
Aug 2016
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Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 9
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , hair dryer provided
  • Shower and bath tub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Studio condo with one queen size bed
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

LOWER RATE!!! Steps from Waikiki Beach, the Red Ginger Suite
average rating of 4.611111 based on 45 reviews

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Overall great place and location! Would stay again on my next return. Condo had all essentials and was clean. Conveniently located within walking distance of everything on Waikiki Beach.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: One of the best things about the Red Ginger is its location - less than 30 steps from the beach and a short walk from the center of Waikiki. Glad to hear that you agree! Thanks for your generous words, and we hope to have you back again.
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Great little place. Perfect for 1 or 2 people.

  • 5 of 5

This is a fantastic little place! It was very clean and comfortable. Great location...close to the beach, zoo, Diamond Head and tons of restaurants. Kevin was very easy to work with and responded to my inquiry within minutes. I would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the generous words! We think the Red Ginger is perfectly located, less than 30 steps from the beach and a short stroll from the center of Waikiki. It's gratifying to hear that guests agree and have enjoyed their time in the Red Ginger. Please come back when you're in the Islands next.
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Great hoiliday

  • 4 of 5

Thank you so much Kevin . This is in my favorite hotel at the quiet end of Waikiki . It is a small unit

but was clean and had everything anyone would need. We stayed one month and loved it and hope

to be back next year.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Located at the quiet end of Waikiki, the Red Ginger makes a great home base for exploring Honolulu. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope your travel plans for next year work out to bring you back to the Islands. Thanks for the kind words.
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Perfect location!

  • 4 of 5

The Red Ginger suite was perfect for my husband and my stay for a week in Honolulu. Great location and clean suite. Kevin was a pleasure to deal with and was very quick to respond to inquires. The two burner stovetop was great for breakfast in the mornings and the view from the 10th floor patio is second to none. My only suggestion for improvement would be to raise the bed a few inches to allow for luggage storage underneath just to get it out of the way. There was room for our carry-on luggage to fit under our hung clothes in the little bathroom closet but we kept our main bag under the kitchen table. Minor minor detail though. Great little condo with a fantastic location and owner.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear that you enjoyed staying in the Red Ginger. We believe the location can't be beat - just steps from the beach and a short stroll from the center of Waikiki - happy to know that you agree! Thanks for your generous words. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the Islands again soon.
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Affordable and compact, great location

  • 4 of 5

A small affordable studio at the quieter end of Waikiki only half a block from the beach. Ideal for one person, cozy for two. Clean and pleasantly furnished, there are adequate kitchen items to prepare simple meals. During our stay in Jan, we didn't need the A/C but there was some noise from other A/C units and general activities behind the building. Close to some great snorkeling and local restaurants a short walk up Kapahulu.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Always happy to hear when guests agree that the Red Ginger is well located in Waikiki. The beach is nearby and while the center of Waikiki is a short stroll away - the rest of Honolulu is easily accessible. Glad to see you took advantage of the local spots along Kapahulu. Hope to welcome you back to the Islands in the future.
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Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

This place location was key. It's just steps away from the beach, shopping, the bus stop and a short walk to Diamond Head. The apartment itself had all your necessities, very clean, comfortable especially with an air conditioner in room. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words Sonia. It's nice to hear that you had a relaxing time in Hawaii, and that you agree with how perfectly located the Red Ginger is. Less than 30 steps from the beach and a short walk from everything Waikiki has to offer, it definitely sounds like you took full advantage of your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Islands in the future!
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Spring Break Special
Mar 13 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum cleaning fee $75
Tax Rate 13.96%

Hawaii State Tax ID# W40820506-01

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