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Spacious & Bright - Ocean Front - 2 Bedroom - Sleeps 6+

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,129 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Honolulu's Best Location - The Gold Coast - 2 Bedroom - Sleeps 6+

Ideal for Families and Small Groups


First, ALOHA! Second, thank you for looking at my oceanfront condo. Third, let me share with you my opinion about what makes this condo the best place to stay in Honolulu/Waikiki, and we’ll see if it sounds like a good match for your wishlist, too.

Here’s what you can DEFINITELY do here without having to go further than you can walk:

1. Hang out on Waikiki Beach and explore Honolulu. We are on the south end (the GOOD end) of Waikiki Beach.

2. Share a real home with up to 5 of the people you cherish most for some quality YOU time,

3. Shop for fresh tropical produce at one of the many farmer’s markets that pop up almost daily, then,

4. Explore ways to prepare it together in a fully-stocked, complete kitchen,

5. Savor your culinary masterpieces (I assume) on an uncrowded lawn, picnic-style, while watching the waves of the Pacific roll and crash in front of you as the sun sets on the virtually unobstructed horizon,

6. Wake each morning and walk no further than your backyard to jump into the warm, turquoise Pacific to snorkel with turtles and reef fish, or,

7. Paddle out to a hot surf spot on your stand-up paddle or surfboard,

8. Marvel at the height achieved by a breaching humpback whale on its seasonal migration past your balcony where you brew and sip fresh Kona coffee,

9. Cross the street to play on the huge lawns of Kapiolani Park, or,

10. Do yoga under a 100-year-old banyan tree as the sun rises over Diamond Head Crater,

11. Stroll daily through Waikiki and its virtually endless list of shops, local restaurants, bus/boat/open-water adventure tours, luaus, hula shows, photo-ops, lifeguarded swimming areas for children, the Honolulu Zoo, the Waikiki Aquarium, shave ice, ABC stores, tiki torches, mai tais, and more golden beach bodies than you can shake a stick at,

12. Always be within stumbling distance of your quiet, neighborhood-feel, home-away-from-home where you can,

13. Fall asleep nightly to nothing but the sounds of ocean waves (or the cool of an air-conditioned room.)

THAT I can give you 100%!

(Well, 99.9%, if you come during the whale migration and bring (or rent) your own ocean toys, but still…if these are the memories you’re looking to carry with you for the rest of your life, then this condo will be a great fit.)

In short, it’s essentially being in Waikiki but without the city noise, being oceanfront without the limitations of a hotel, and bonus, you get to experience the main reason people return to Hawaii year after year (even if this is your first trip): stepping back in time a bit to a simpler way of tropical island living but not so far back that you can’t connect to wifi when YOU want it.

I just love it. I think you will, too.

***************************Oh, and here's some good info from my property manager***********************************

•• PAID ONSITE PARKING: Must be requested at the time of booking or well in advance of arrival. Please note, there is no guarantee of onsite parking without written confirmation from management company. The garage will only accommodate standard and mid-size cars, sorry, no SUVs or pickup trucks.


-Free street parking along Kalakaua Avenue.

-Metered on the Kapiolani Park side, please read all signs carefully. Metered parking is $0.50 per hour from 10am to 6pm. Metered parking is free from 6pm to 10am. Parking is always tight during parades, festivals, and events at Kapiolani Park. Please be aware and plan accordingly.

*** Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences is now a SMOKE-FREE building *** (see: House Rules)

Professionally Managed by Hawaii Americana Realty

Owner's State of Hawaii Tax ID# TA-126-512-4352-01


Royal Kuhio Penthouse Level - 2 Bedrooms

Diamond Head Beach Hotel & Residences

Royal Kuhio Top Floor Penthouse - 3 Bedrooms

Aloha Surf Hotel

Bamboo Waikiki

More Details

Property Manager
Mark G. Howard
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, mandarin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 13, 2018

About Mark G. Howard

Aloha - Thank you for viewing one of our property listings on - My name is Mark Howard, and I am the Principal Broker, President, and Property Manager for Hawaii Americana Realty, headquartered in Waikiki. Originally from New Zealand, I have made Waikiki my home because of the sun, surf, and sand. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to stay in one of our vacation properties sometime soon. Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. Aloha!

Why Mark G. Howard chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

I agree with everything listed above by the condo owner as perfect reasons for choosing this condo. Located on Oahu's "Gold Coast," an historic stretch of coastline at the south end of Waikiki and directly at the foot of the iconic Diamond Head crater, our property is perfectly located on the oceanfront. With many local amenities all within an easy walk (ex. tennis courts, the Waikiki Aquarium, beautiful restaurants, and the Honolulu Zoo), our suites are all privately owned and under the professional management of Hawaii Americana Realty. We've gone through every property to ensure it meets our high standards for quality vacation rentals.

What makes this condo unique

The Diamond Head Beach Hotel is proud to announce the addition of Concierge Waikiki to the lobby. Concierge Waikiki is a full-service concierge with offerings from simple things like restaurant recommendations up to arranging tours, bike, and car rentals, at great rates. When you check in, don't forget to check out Concierge Waikiki's list of "Five MUST DO Activities for Anyone Visiting Oahu." They are all within a very reasonable budget. You'll find the list, and countless other resources, in your room guide.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1129 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large walk-in shower with floor-to-ceiling glass tile.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 2nd Bedroom - 1 queen , additional sofa in this bedroom.
    1st Bedroom - 2 queen
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the oceanfront during the day past the aquarium, local park. tennis courts and Honolulu Zoo. Grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants. Then maybe an afternoon hike up the Diamond Head Crater? With so much to do in the area, you'll never run out of ideas. If you wish to explore further, our front desk staff are on hand to give suggestions of 'must sees' while staying here on Oahu.


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Spacious & Bright - Ocean Front - 2 Bedroom - Sleeps 6+
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews

Great views and location

  • 5 of 5

Large, modern apartment with huge lanai and direct views of the ocean. Close to everything but away from any street noise. Only 5 minut walk to San Souci beach and 15 minutes to Waikiki beaches. Easy access to public transport. You can shop at Whole Foods in less than 15 minutes by taking the bus or uber.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha and Mahalo for your stay, Elizabeth -- We hope you return, again! I'm glad we were able to help make your Vacation an enjoyable one. -The Hawaii Americana Realty Team
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The highlights of this property are the ocean front lanai and ocean accessibility.

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed the sunsets from the lanai and being able to surf right out in front of the condo. Being walking distance from all the shops and restaurants in Waikiki was very convenient. Our only criticism was we were not provided with enough dish towels, towels and toilet paper for our unit.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That’s Awesome Cynthia, I am Happy to hear that your Hawaiian experience and time here has been absolutely Memorable. We Strive to make our Guests feel Welcomed and at home, Like Family. Aloha and Mahalo Thank You for Booking with us. -The Hawaii Americana Realty
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Great location; very comfortable; beautiful connection to the ocean!

  • 5 of 5

My favorite features of this condo are: breakfast/coffee overlooking the ocean; very quiet location -- away from Waikiki's traffic -- within walking distance of a few good eateries; within walking distance of a couple of good beaches; great location for walking around Diamond Head and in Kapiolani Park; nice open kitchen/dining/living rooms; extra roomy shower; AC in each bedroom made for comfy sleeping.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo ELIZABETH C. for your review, -- The property is, indeed, centrally located to everything you could want or need access to in Waikiki and we are happy to hear that you reaped the benefits of this during your "stay" :-) You are always welcome back, and hopefully you get to enjoy a longer visit the next time you're in Hawaii. Aloha - The Hawaii Americana Realty Team
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wonderful location

  • 3 of 5

this location cannot be beat!!

and great view from the small window and wrap around porch.

the only reason i gave 3 stars is because the condo was dirty. we were there with my 3 little kids and the floors were super sicky, they could use some major attention as well as the windows. i real good spring deep clean!!! i think the place would be great if it was updated with some furniture, used some bigger area rugs, and been cleaner.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Juliann -- Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback! We appreciate you bringing this to our attention and the cleanliness issues have been addressed since your stay. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the vacation rental and it's property location, otherwise -- It's a great place to stay and experience Waikiki from the quieter outskirts of the Diamond Head Gold Coast. You are always welcome to book with us on your family's next Hawaiian adventure :-) Mahalo -The Hawaii Americana Realty Team
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Great location.

  • 4 of 5

This place was great. Location awesome, though I wouldn't recommend to 1st time visitors to Waikiki. This trip was our 20 something time so we are over the busyness of of downtown. We enjoyed the view sitting on the balcony and lazing on the grassy deck chairs. Sliding down the steps straight into the water out front. Our adult children and partners surfed straight out the front as we had our own boards. It is a 10-15 walk into Waikiki shops but the walk along the front of diamond head is just as close. We used the back street cafes and restaurants as we could park the car at the apartment. It had everything we needed and Dave (hotel manager) was awesome meeting us and giving us advice and help with the apartment. Can't wait till next time.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha MARSHA M. and thank you for your review -- You were great guests and are always welcome back look forward to your next visit with us.! -- MAHALO! - The Hawaii Americana Realty Team
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  • 5 of 5

This place was perfect for our stay! I could sit on that lanai for weeks and gaze at the ocean, read a book, have coffee/a glass (or two!) of wine. It's dreamy! The condo is well equipped, comfortable and spacious, and very reasonable for an oceanfront unit! The location is great -- just close enough to Waikiki for if/when you want to enter the fray, but far enough away to be quiet, peaceful. And easy freeway access for when we wanted to venture to the North Shore and other parts of this beautiful island. It is walking distance to our daughter's house near the zoo, which worked out well for our whole family. We've stayed in many places on Oahu over the past five years while our daughter was attending UH, and this was by far the best -- we will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha SUE C. - We're glad to hear that you received the attention and service we expect for our guests - thank you for staying at our properties, and we hope you will choose to book with us again. Your feedback is appreciated – Mahalo - The Hawaii Americana Realty Team
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Waikiki Aquarium
Barefoot Beach Cafe @ Queen's Surf Beach
Hawaiian Restaurant
Waikiki Shell
Sunny Days
Bogart's Cafe
Honolulu Zoo
Honolulu Zoo Concessions
ARS Cafe and Gelato
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Mami's Empanadas
Colombian Restaurant
Tucker & Bevvy Picnic Food
Tucker & Bevvy Breakfast
Fast Food Restaurant
Kulana Terrace Restaurant
Japanese Restaurant
Jamba Juice Aston Waikiki Beach
Juice Shop
Wolfgang Puck Express
Waikiki Beachside Kitchen
Brunch Restaurant
d.k Steak House
Steak House
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Japanese Restaurant
Dominos Pizza Waikiki (Inside Hyatt Place)
Pizza Restaurant
Kuhio Beach Park
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Hamburger Restaurant
Diamond Head
Banyan Breeze
Coffee Shop
Waikiki Grass Shack Bistro
Sandwich Shop
Eggs 'n Things Waikiki Beach Eggspress
M.A.C. 24/7 Restaurant and Bar
New American Restaurant
Tonkatsu Tamafuji
Japanese Restaurant
Growler USA - Honolulu
Seoul Jung
Korean Restaurant
Izakaya Restaurant
American Restaurant
Furusato Sushi
Sushi Restaurant
La Cucaracha Mexican Bar & Grill
Mexican Restaurant
Blue Ocean Seafood & Steak
Seafood Restaurant
Diamond Head State Monument
Breakfast Restaurant
House Of Wong Restaurant
Chinese Restaurant
Me Bar-B-Que
Barbecue Restaurant
Waikiki Beachside Bistro
Ruffage Natural Foods
Health Food Restaurant
Hula Dog Waikiki
Hot Dog Restaurant
Coconut Cafe
Jinroku Pacific
Teppanyaki Restaurant
Kai Coffee Hawaii
Coffee Shop
Rainbow Drive-In
American Restaurant
Musubi Cafe IYASUME
Japanese Restaurant
Le jardin
Hy's Steak House
Steak House
Hawaii's Favorite Kitchens
Hawaiian Restaurant
Nearest Airport
6.8 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Hau Tree Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kaimana & Waikiki
Car: not necessary

Sports fans: you'll feel me with this metaphor. If this condo's location was a basketball free throw, it was ALL NET, baby! Slightly south and you'd'a hit Diamond Head Crater. Slightly east, Kapiolani Park. Slightly north and you're on Waikiki Beach. And slightly west, you're in the warm tropical waters of the Pacific. Competing in the Honolulu Marathon or the Tinman Triathlon? The finish line is right across the street in Kapiolani Park. How convenient is that?

Non-sports fans: This ocean-facing condo is located at the base of Hawaii's most recognized landmark, Diamond Head Crater, near the Waikiki Aquarium, across from Kapiolani Park, on the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and within walking distance of Waikiki and its attractions. Residents refer to this tiny strip of historic towers as Honolulu’s “Gold Coast” for good reason. Literally steps off the beautiful flagstone sidewalks of Waikiki, constantly mobbed with energetic tourists, our building offers a uniquely refreshing Hawaiian opportunity. Right outside our doors is direct, private, uncrowded access to great swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA & free-diving, plus several popular surf breaks, including Tongg’s, Rice Bowls, and Old Man’s. Are you a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks? Lucky you. Lodge 616 is just 2 doors down.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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