Full Ocean View 2 bedroom/2 Bath in Quiet Neighborhood
HB Duntz MacArthur
About HB Duntz 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.
HB Duntz MacArthur purchased this Condo in 1968
Why HB Duntz 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 ohana...family...an 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.
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Probably the best sleep I’ve ever had in my life. The property was better than advertised in all honesty. We would love to repeat this vacation, the owner and housekeeping was always responsive to our needs when necessary. You absolutely could not find a better or quieter location. The surrounding parks particularly Diamond Head, amazing. My family particularly felt extremely fortunate to have found this property.
Beautiful sunsets, great views of the Pacific
Quiet neighborhood, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Facing West you get awesome sunsets. The view from the 8th floor is spectacular. Security offers peace of mind when you are out seeing the sights of Oahu.
The apartment offers tropical breezes throughout with open windows and the sliding glass doors facing West. Amenities are sufficient to dine in throughout your visit. Besides the gorgeous views with diamond head as a backdrop, the presentation and subtle mementos of James MacArthur aka
"Danno," reminds the guest that the best of Hawaii 5-0 once lived here. It was a pleasure and honor to be invited to spend our time on Oahu at the residence of Danno and HB Mac Arthur. We look forward to our next visit
Now that you are all settled in your new home in cold country, Idaho, I hope you will come back to enjoy your full month in the Hawaiian sun.
Spacious, comfortable 2 bedroom condo with beautiful view
We thoroughly enjoyed our six weeks at Danno's on the Gold Coast at Waikiki. This spacious, comfortable condo was ideal for us, with our daughter and family living downstairs on the fifth floor, and we had room for our son and family to join us for 6 nights when they came on vacation. The sunset views were often spectacular. We made good use of the rooftop Traeger grill. Also, the guest membership at the Outrigger Canoe Club, which the owner provided us, was a terrific benefit of renting this condo. If we ever return to Waikiki again with family or friends, we would love to stay at Danno's again!
Dear Carol and Terry,
So glad you enjoyed your stay in Danno's Hawaii Five-0 condo by the sea.
How nice to be close to your daughter's family enjoying your grandchildren in the same building. Hurry back for some more spectacular sunsets. Did you see a "green flash"?
Aloha lives here all the time
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)
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!
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.
What a joy to have such appreciative guests....hurry back!!
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.
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
Pearl Harbor- Battleship Missouri, Polynesian Cultural Center, Sea Life Park, Iolani Place, Bishop Museum, Honoulu Academy Of Arts, Contemporary Art Museum, Chinatown, Dole Plantation, Haunama Bay-best snorkeling, Catamaran Cruise & Canoe Rides, Ala Moana Shopping Center- world premier shopping, Fabulous Golf Courses! Try the pancakes at the Diamond Head Market & Grill and malasada's at Leonard's Bakery. Free hula show at Kuhio Beach, Hans Hedeman surf lessons.