|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
**PLEASE NOTE THIS UNIT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING UNTIL MAY 1, 2015 ***'The Cottage' is a sunny, charm-filled vintage 'cottage-style', private residence. This is not a standard, cookie-cutter 'vacation rental' apartment, but it IS a charming unit ocean view studio condominium on one of the upper floors of the Diamond Head Beach Resort and Residences ... completely remodeled and furnished as an owners' unit in 2008 in a distinctly Hawaiian/vintage style decor. There are stunning views of Diamond Head, the Koo'lau Mountains and the Ocean, from the apartment and its lanai.
The Diamond Head Beach Hotel is a boutique, secured oceanfront condo-hotel, situated in the center of the Gold Coast of Diamond Head and providing a front desk & reception area .... oceanfront lawn and patios and on-site laundry facilities...adding an enhanced level of comfort and service to the guests of “The Cottage”.
As soon as you enter the gates of the Resort, catch a peek-a-boo view of the spectacular ocean surf, at the front of the Resort. A lovely slate walkways leads you past the reception area to the Resort's patio and manicured lawns, furnished with private lounge chairs, umbrellas and dining tables for the exclusive use of the Resort guests. Relax and enjoy the view or hop into the waves to swim or surf ... you can laze away a few minutes, hours or the entire day at the waters' edge, steps from the convenience of your hide-a-way studio apartment.
The Gold Coast neighborhood of Diamond Head is a 'walking' neighborhood, so no need for a car - walk or take advantage of the local public transportation. Abundant recreation, shopping, bathing, dining and entertainment options are only steps away.
Spend your day relaxing on the lawn or splashing in the ocean. Or take a short stroll through the park, grab a quick bite at the Beachfront Cafe, just up the path from nearby San Souci Beach and the Waikiki Aquarium. Spend an afternoon at the Honolulu Zoo or enjoy the frequent festivals and fairs held in the Park across the street, or a concert at the Waikiki Bandshell. Visit the the prestigious Outrigger Canoe Club or Elks Club a few doors away (members only) or dine at one of the fine restaurants at the New Otani Hotel, just steps from the apartment!
From the moment you enter the front door of 'The Cottage' - you will be dazzled by the sweet, colorful decor and the adorable ambiance of the apartment. Ideal for a short get-a-way or a longer retreat.
Lovingly furnished and appointed with the Owners books, music, and favorite decorative items, its a 'home-away-from-home' for those guests seeking an alternative to a standard hotel room. NEW in 2013 - we just refurnished the lanai with a new wicker dining set and sectional sofa from Pier One. Outdoor storage for beach gear, luggage, etc is also provided on the lanai. Its a terrific spot to enjoy the trade winds, watch the sunrise over Diamond Head, or sunset over the ocean:)
A few nuts & bolts about the apartment...
* Parking: Metered parking spaces are abundant in front of the building, fronting Kapiolani Park. NO RESERVED PARKING AVAILABLE WITH THIS UNIT. Or, you may contact Ohana Beach rentals about availability of garage spots for rent, although the street parking is easy and inexpensive.
* Occupancy: We limit our parties to NO MORE THAN 2 Adults and 1 child (3 total).
* Availability: PLEASE CHECK CALENDAR FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE INQUIRING! We are diligent about keeping our calendar updated, and only respond to inquiries for dates that are shown as 'available' on our reservation calendar.
* 'The Cottage' is a studio unit and DOES NOT HAVE A KITCHEN. If you are seeking accommodations with cooking facilities, we recommend looking at 1BR units at Diamond Head Beach Hotel (which do have kitchens). We do have a small fridge, electric kettle, coffee pot & french press, breville juicer, microwave and blender ... so quick meals can be easily prepared ... but there is no oven or kitchen sink. Nonetheless, we have had many seasonal guests who have stayed for 1-4 months at a time, and they manage very well:)
Mahalo Nui Loa!
Keywords: Ocean view, Waikiki, Renovated, Charming, Views, Studio, Diamond Head
I am a longtime visitor and part-time resident of Oahu. Business, vacation, friends keep pulling me back. Its been terrific to have this hide-a-way apartment as my 'home away from home' while visiting Honolulu, and I am happy to be able to share it with other VRBO guests!
The Owner purchased this condo in 2007
Years ago I stumbled upon a VRBO listing for this charming little studio, and I became been a frequent repeat guest of the prior owner of this apartment, and loved it so much that when it came on the market, I purchased it myself in 2007!
I enjoy every hour of the day spent at 'The Cottage'. The birdsong awakens you ... enjoying a fresh-brewed cup of kona coffee on the lanai watching the sunrise over Diamond Head... then a day spent lazing at the ocean's edge, or possibly a swim at nearby San Souci beach, visiting the Honolulu Zoo or the Aquarium, just a short stroll from the condo. Later, a leisurely walk into Waikiki for shopping and meeting friends for dinner!
Your day can be as active and fun-packed, or as quiet and relaxing as you choose, its the PERFECT vacation spot!
We had a wonderful time in your “Cottage” The location was great – we loved waking up to Diamond Head every morning and were even able to watch fireworks over Waikiki from the balcony. And parking was no problem at all. We thought it was a great spot next to the fountain and just a few steps from the beach. We really like the Barefoot Café – great food and a great price right on the beach – you may want to add that to your recommendations list.
Thanks for opening your little spot in paradise to us.
Thanks again for a second wonderful stay. A comfortable alternative to a hotel home in the surroundings of a personally decorated home.
I travel regularly to Hawaii and the Diamond Head Cottage is one of my favorite stays. My daughter and I just returned and the condo was a perfect retreat for our girl's trip. The owner responded quickly to all my questions and the welcome package included some great dining suggests. The decor was perfect as the studio was divide into a sleeping and relaxing area to appear larger. Beach chairs and towels were an added bonus. Thank you, Michelle, for sharing your lovely home! Will return soon
We truly enjoyed our stay and were very comfortable. I highly recommend this property to anyone wanting a perfectly situated retreat at the quiet end of Waikiki.
Before we even arrived at the property, the owner was so helpful! She answered every question I had, and made me feel like a welcomed guest. When we arrived, the rental was exactly as I pictured - so cute! and such a great location. Diamondhead and the beach is right outside the door!
We stayed for 9 days, and only rented a vehicle for 2 so that we could visit the North Shore. The rest of the time we walked everywhere or stayed in. We also snorkled right off the beach downstairs, and ordered delivery (thank goodness for Aloha2Go!). Our favorite restaurant ended up to be one the owner recommended - the South Shore Grill.
We would definately recommend this rental to everyone we know, and would return ourselves!
This place is a nice, romantic getaway for a couple. I appreciated the proximity to Diamond Head for running in the mornings, the gorgeous beach that is 2 blocks away, and Waikiki that is a beautiful 20 minute stroll. We brought our 2 girls and the place was on the small side for 4 - but it states in the description that it is not meant for more than 2 people. It is definitely on the small side but it is cozy and comfortable and would make a nice spot for a couple that enjoys spending most time out and about.
I have enjoyed my winter stay here for four months. Unit is comfortably furnished and ideal for a couple but there is a pull out couch for short term additional visitors.
The best things I liked are the beach front location at the quiet end of Waikiki, but within walking distance of restaurants and activities; the building is quiet; unit has a sit out balcony facing a beautiful park and side view of the ocean.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$49|
|Notes||I bill through PayPal to facilitate credit card payments. 3 Night Minimum Stay.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.