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" DANN0'S HAWAII FIVE-0 CONDO", Panoramic Ocean View

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,390 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 14 nights


About the property

Full Ocean View 2 bedroom/2 Bath in Quiet Neighborhood

Book 'em, Danno

Experience TRUE ALOHA in this condo that was home to James MacArthur, the original Danno of Hawaii Five-0, and is still owned by the MacArthur family. Condo Association rules requires Owner to rent to only one Party every 30 days. A 14 or 30 day stay is the same price although VRBO does their automative calculations differently. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask the Owner. This premiere property is perfectly situated on Honolulu’s famous Gold Coast. It is on the 8th floor of a small, exclusive high rise building and only a short walk from the beautiful beaches of Diamond Head and Waikiki. Hard to come by parking is included for 2 full-size or 3 compact cars.


Take in the spectacular and ever changing ocean views from slide-away glass doors in both the living room and master bedroom. Savor the gentle and delicious trade winds through push-out windows with views over the iconic Diamond Head volcano, Kapiolani Park, the famous surf spot 'Tongs' and Waikiki in the distance.

There is no air conditioning in the 3056 Kalakaua building.


Waikiki is a short stroll down the road with endless options for fine dining, shopping, beaches and people watching. Also within walking distance is the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head hiking trails and public tennis courts, just to name a few.

U N W I N D............

Begin your evenings with a cold drink in hand, relaxing in the living room as the sun settles over the Pacific, or test your cooking skills on the community grill located on the 10th floor rooftop. Finally, fall asleep to the sound of the surf and in the morning wake up, roll over and check out the tide. There are sleeping accommodations for 5-6 guests with a king bed in the master, as well as a queen and trundle bed in the 2nd bedroom. Slide-away screens provide privacy between the master bedroom and living room.

So, go home to Danno's place. Share the peace and beauty experienced by James MacArthur, as well as his mother, legendary actress, Helen Hayes. Privacy, convenience and beautiful surroundings await you in this one-of-a-kind Diamond Head Condo by the Sea.

90 day cancellation policy......less than 90 days Owner will try to accommodate Renter for future booking. Explanation in contract.


Helen Beth MacArthur

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Helen B MacArthur
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 22, 2018

About Helen B MacArthur

I met my husband, James MacArthur, as the first LPGA teaching golf pro at Waialae Country Club when he came for a lesson. He even carried my bag in LPGA tour events. That's when I knew he'd "made the cut"! Soon our son was old enough to join us golfing throughout the Hawaiian islands and in far away countries. We also watched our son through binoculars grow up surfing the waves at Tongs from our condo livingroom. My husband died in 2010 leaving us many years of happy memories of good times shared in our beloved Hawaii.

Helen B MacArthur purchased this condo in 1968

Why Helen B MacArthur chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

James MacArthur purchased this property because it was everything he wanted. The private, secure building with unparalleled views in a quiet, residential neighborhood provided easy access to the Hawaii Film Studios, home of Hawaii Five-0, and a short walk to Tongs, his favorite surf spot. Time spent here with family and close friends was always special. Over the years his love and respect for Hawaii, the land, the culture and, most importantly, the people, never waned. James was accepted by the locals as honor he treasured deeply. He described this condo, this link to so much he cared about as, "The best investment I ever made."

What makes this condo unique

The condo is an oasis overlooking the cosmopolitan hub of activity known as Waikiki. A quick glide down the elevator and you're out on the street, soaking up the surrounding beauty as you walk by Kapiolani Park and the enchanting Waikiki Aquarium on your way to a myriad of possible destinations. Wherever the day takes you, the road will eventually lead back to the peaceful haven from whence you began. The view of Waikiki at night is breathtaking, as is the looming presence of Diamond Head, but the darkness of the water, broken only by the lights of passing boats, is almost mesmerizing.

This quaint and friendly Gold Coast neighborhood sits comfortably on the edge of Waikiki, where the exciting pulse of Honolulu is both near and far at the same time. They say location is everything, and this can't get much better.


Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 8
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1390 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • If traveler cancels within 90 days prior arrival, a 100% refund will be issued.
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 full baths. Each bedroom has an adjoining bathroom which has a tub and shower combination. Ground level outside private shower exclusively for 3056 Kalakaua building owners and renters.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed makes into 2 twin beds
  • King bed in the master. Queen and trundle bed in 2nd bedroom. Each bedroom is equipped with a ceiling fan. Living room has large, L- shaped sofa which is one extremely comfortable cushion and can easily sleep two. Extra bedding is provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • 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:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
$350 cleaning fee includes a mid month cleaning and full checkout cleaning which includes window washing. Daily cleaning available for extra cost. Long term renters add $100 every two weeks for maintanence cleaning.


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" DANN0'S HAWAII FIVE-0 CONDO", Panoramic Ocean View
average rating of 4.888889 based on 18 reviews

Aloha lives here all the time

  • 5 of 5

This is my second trip back to Danno's and my second review. It has truly been my home away from home, and first and foremost, it feels like home. The couches, beds, chairs are inviting and comfortable, the kitchen well equipped. The owner is in the process of some upgrades, which only add to beautiful bones of this condo. It is tasteful without being "precious".

Its location is unique: there are only a small number of buildings one can rent in on the gold coast. You are close to Waikiki, but a world away in temperament. One has both the ocean and Kapiolani Park at one's disposal. The apartment has lots of light, as well as views of the ocean from two sides. The beautiful sunsets are dead on.

As I have mentioned in my previous post, one learns how to make use of the great ventilation and ceiling fans in order to take advantage of the trade winds. There is no air conditioning, as is true in many Hawaiian homes. I have not missed it the times I have lived at Danno's.

The owner is the most gracious person, and truly appreciates sharing her home. She has a very subtle way of making you feel that it is your own home. The amazing Tina and colleagues make sure the home is clean and orderly. If something is broken or not working, please let the owner know. She is more than happy to try to make it right.

The markets and farmer's markets are a short drive away , and if you enjoy walking, there are a number of places to eat up on Monsarrat Ave, including delicious prepared food at the Diamond Head Market and Grill. (you can drive there as well)

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Tom, Your complimentary review reflects your appreciative heart finding this Gold Coast gem to rent. My late husband, James MacArthur, who lived in other GC buildings, felt it was the best building to live in on the Gold Coast. Sitting 100 yards back from the ocean, the trade winds and views were superb without being blocked by neighboring ocean front side -by-side high rise buildings. Hurry back for your next visit! Warmest aloha, HB MacArthur
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Hawaii Paradise

  • 5 of 5

One cannot ask for a better location. At the very end of Kalakaua Ave you have a very peaceful location that is within walking distance to all the major highlights of Waikiki (approximately 30 minutes to the heart). The views from from the condo are nothing less than spectacular - be it watching the ocean change colors from hour to hour, surfers, sailboats, seals or the beautiful sunsets. One almost wants to stay in the condo and stare at the ocean instead of doing what needs to be done. The owner was always available, accommodating, gracious and easy to work with. The condo has everything one may possibly need and when we return to Hawaii, we hope to be able to stay here again. Aloha.

PS. The parking is a bonus and a necessity if you have a car.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a joy to have such appreciative guests....hurry back!!
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  • 5 of 5

The area below Diamond Head has always spoken to me, close to the ocean and beautiful Kapiolani Park. Close enough to activity and yet a world away. The grandfathered buildings of the fifties and sixties have always intrigued me, and quite frankly, for me, this apartment is the best of the best, on the very quiet, final stretch of Kalakaua Ave. Even cab drivers said you are living on the best street in Honolulu. More than an apartment, this is truly a home that has been lived in. That means that you too can live and unwind here. The furniture is comfortable, the art is appealing, the kitchen is more than well equipped, washer and dryer, the desk has a stapler...small things that one wants during an extended stay are everywhere. And the gorgeous view: dead on for sunset, views of surfers and outrigger canoes. The apartment has the most beautiful light in every room, not always the case in this neighborhood. Depending upon the time of year, be aware, this is old school Hawaii. Instead of air conditioning, you use the mixture of windows on the lanai and ceiling fans to stay cool.The neighbors are friendly and helpful, and this unit really does have parking for 3 smaller cars, unbelievably convenient when having friends over for dinner. I wanted for nothing when staying here. The owner is the most gracious person, and in ways both small and large made it very clear that this was just not a vacation rental, that this was MY home while I lived there. I have never met her, but I consider her a friend, a friend who understands the joy in manifesting the aloha spirit. I am already plotting my return.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Tom for your descriptive review....I love it when my guests show their genuine appreciation for our mutual seaside home away from home. Aloha, HB
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Excellent place, amazing views, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here as I am fortunate to be a family friend. This is an amazing place. Breathtaking views. Very comfortable. Quiet. Many creature comforts. A lot of security. Great location and good parking. I have stayed in many places on Oahu and this is my favorite. Owner is one of the nicest and most accommodating person you will deal with. Will return.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Living the Good Life

  • 5 of 5

The best condo location in Hawaii! It is close to Waikiki yet tucked away in a quiet and historic neighbourhood beneath Diamond Head. You can easily walk to Waikiki beach, the aquarium and the zoo. If you have a car it is easy to head along the ocean highway to the other side of Oahu to Kailua and beyond. For lazier days you can enjoy fantastic views of Diamond Head, Kapiolahi Park, downtown, and of the ocean. Everyday you can sit in the living room and watch whales, sail boats, and surfers. While at night you can fall asleep to the sound of the waves. If we moved to Hawaii this is where we'd like to live. Loved the building, the condo, and the neighbours are very friendly. It has become a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Lynn, I feel so fortunate to have a home in one of the best buildings at the base of Diamond Head overlooking all the ongoing activity on the ocean. So glad to share it with you and others who appreciate its uniqueness. Look forward to your return trip to your "home away from home." Aloha, HB MacArthur
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View is amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Danno's. Very comfortable and lots of space and sitting looking at the ocean is so therapeutic. We saw whales, and surfers and sailboats and cruise ships. It is like a parade going on all day long. The neighborhood is very quiet and parking is very convenient if you rent a car. We ate at the condo most nights and the kitchen has everything you can imagine and a huge dining room table which was perfect for our family. Anyone would love their stay at Danno's.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hope your family was able to watch the colorful Friday night sailboat regatta from the comfort of the living room sofa. I enjoy watching the stand up paddlers and one of these days I'm tempted to try it myself. So glad you enjoyed your stay on Oahu away from your very own beautiful Kauai.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $350 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 14.96%

Condo Association Rules allow rental to 1 party per 30 day period. So, 1 night and 30 nights cost is the same. Call me fore specific details.
$350 cleaning fee includes a midstay cleaning and a checkout cleaning which includes windows. For long term rentals, every two weeks there will be an kadditional cleaning fee of $100.
Direct deposit payment is preferred to avoid credit card fees. Pay by check preferred or pay credit card percentage fee of 2.50% for USA or 3.75 for non USA issued credit cards. THIS WILL BE DEDUCTED OUT OF YOUR SECURITY DEPOSIT UPON A DAMAGE FREE REFUND.
Rental Insurance is advised.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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