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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Luxury Ocean View Penthouse fully renovated - WiFi - Walk to Beach

Special Offer Summary:

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About the property:

Best Value Waikiki Vacation Rental with most fantastic views in Waikiki. Enjoy luxury spacious condo at a fraction of hotel room cost.

Please visit our other luxury penthouse in the same building if this unit is not available for your desired dates.

VRBO #487529

Luxury Oceanview Penthouse on the 42nd floor: The Most Spectacular View in Waikiki with FULL Ocean, Canal, Waikiki Skyline, Diamond Head, Golf Course, Sunrise & Sunset views from every corner of the condo! See the famous fireworks every Friday night right from the dining room!

We welcome you to be the first guests to enjoy our newly transformed luxury penthouse (extensive renovations just completed in summer 2013)!

Large corner unit surrounded by windows on all sides with best views in Waikiki. Spacious fully furnished condo with over 1200 square feet. 2 bedrooms 2 full bathroom suites with separate shower and tub. Brand new kitchen cabinet, granite counter top, top of line stainless steel appliances. New marble floor and solid hardwood throughout. Brand new draperies, master bedroom furniture set and queen size Posturepedic mattress, bedding/linens, and comforters. Brand new living room furniture. New cookware, dinnerware, cutteries, silverware, to name a few....

We added a new sylish sofa-bed that is a pull out "Full/Queen" size!

We hope you will enjoy our vacation home as much as my family does. We ask that you please take very good care of our beautiful home. Mahalo!

The Hawaiian Monarch is at the entrance of Waikiki and has the best panoramic views. The Hawaiian Monarch is close to the night life and only minutes walk from the beautiful beaches of Waikiki. Walk to Hard Rock Cafe, Hawaii Convention Center, Fort DeRussy, Ala Moana Shopping Center, and the world famous Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort.

Tony Romas Steakhouse is just around the corner and kids eat free on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Be sure you also try the very delicious Kobe burger at Waikiki Burger restaurant right across our building. Also try the yummy Poke salad (salmon sashimi) at the Japanese restaurant on the first level of our building.

The Hawaiian Monarch amenities now features a new Fitness room. For just a one time fee of $5.00 to get your key programmed. Go to our video on youtube for Hawaiian Monarch amenities:


Keywords: Ocean View luxury Penthouse Condominium

More Details

Property Manager
Rick Laporga
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Why Rick Laporga chose Oahu

During our vacation, my husband and I were captivated by the Ocean, Diamond Head, canal view of this penthouse. After the vacation, we ended up purchasing this unit from the owner. We have recently fully transformed this condo throughout into a luxury penthouse. We hope you enjoy our beautiful vacation home as much as we do and ask that you please take great care of it. Mahalo!


Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 42
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Bathroom ensuite
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Separate shower and tub in master ensuite bathroom
  • Two separate mater bedroom suites. One master bath with separate shower and oversized tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) One Queen plus posturepedic bed in Master Bedroom + Two plush posturepedic twin beds in second bedroom. Flat screen TV in master bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
We welcome you to be the first guests to enjoy our newly transformed luxury penthouse! We hope you enjoy our vacation home as much as we do and please take good care of our home. Mahalo!


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average rating of 4.6415095 based on 53 reviews

Great location Great accommodation

  • 5 of 5

The six of us enjoyed the place so much. It's close to the beach, shopping, restaurants etc. The accommodation was great had plenty of room. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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6 stars and definitely coming back again!

  • 5 of 5

Love love love this beautiful penthouse condo. Was a bit apprehensive about booking this place wirh the age of the building when I read the rarlier reviews. As I read more about the convenient location, great views, updated interior and cleanliness, I decided to book my dream vacation here. I must admit that as we first arrive and saw the building, I did doubt if I made the right decision to book this place. I was relieved to see that the penthouse units had a separate elevator that can only be accessed with our condo key to the 42nd floor. When I open the condo door, my jaws dropped when with the 270 degree panaramic Diamond Head, canal and Waikiki ocean views. The unit was elegantly updated with hard wood floor and modern kitchen. The interior walls seems to have been recently painted and the bathrooms showers floors looked sparkling new (btw, I am a clean freak and can't stand dirty bathrooms).

Really enjoyed soaking in the oversized bathtub with some wine each night after the long day. Also loved watching the Friday night Waikiki fireworks from the dining room 42nd floor!! Love love love this place and will definitely come back again!

I always appreciated travelers sharing their travel tips so here is mine:

5 am sunrise hike at Koko Head Trail. 1048 vertical steps up to reach the summit. If you are relatively fit, you can reach the summit in 40 min. Enjoy the surreal sunrise at the summit with incredible 360 ocean views and Haunua Bay. Stop by nearby Haunua Bay and the famous Blow Hole lookout before head back to Waikiki for breakfast.

Lanikai Pillbox trail sunrise hike. You absolutely can't miss this relatively short but steep hike to the bunker. The sunrise rays reflecting on the ocean between the two mokes will take your breath away. Steep but short decend to the base. Stop by Pali lookout before heading back to Waikiki for Lenard's Bakery for Masalada and coffee for breakfast.

Chinaman's Hat sunrise and Kaulua Ranch (where the famous Jurassic Park was filmed). Many beautiful beaches along the coast.

Makapu'u Lighthouse sunrise hike. Arrive just before 5 am to catch the sunrise at the summit. Easy paved hike all the way.

Other must do's:

Punch bowl swap meet to get lots of local sourvenirs.

Diamond Head sunrise hike awesome ocean and Waikiki city view

North shore Giovanni Shrimp Truck and shave ice

Honolulu Kitchen Monapuas (try all flavors)

Costco for macadamia nuts and Kona coffee to bring home

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hawaiian Monarch & would recommend it to our friends & Family

  • 5 of 5

The Hawaiian Monarch was a wonderful introduction to Oahu, Hawaii. After a very long flight we were grateful that the apartment was only a 20 minute drive from the international airport.

The instructions to receive the key to enter the apartment were clear and precise and the lifts are accessible from the street or the reception of the hotel that is located at the bottom of the apartment building.

When entering the apartment the views of Oahu are breathtaking. The apartment was clean and all bedrooms/bathrooms were as described. We are a family of 4 adults and one baby, so the apartment was a good size to accommodate us all comfortably. The apartment was stocked with minimal amenities, beach towels, ironing board and a washer/dryer which came in very handy during our stay.

The owners provided us with a baby cot, high chair and plenty of toys for the baby which was very appreciated.

The only two negatives for us was the Wi-Fi, which continually dropped out throughout our stay and made it difficult to receive and send emails for our business. Also, the beach is a 15 minute walk from the apartment, should you choose to go to the beach regularly. The apartment was centrally located for us, as we enjoyed going to the Ala Moana Shopping Centre and downtown Waikiki where all the shops and restaurants are located. There is a 7/11 downstairs and an ABC shop across the road which was very convenient.

Communication from the owners was clear, prompt and efficient. We very much enjoyed our stay at the Hawaiian Monarch and would recommend it to our friends and family back home.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and views. 10 minute walk to the main street and the start of the action.

  • 3 of 5

The building is a bit old and dated, but overall we found it to be adequate for our needs. It's nice and close to the main shopping street and a 15 minute walk to Waikiki beach. Enough essentials were left in the apartment to get us going upon our arrival. There is a 7 Eleven quite close to get the basics and ABC shops close by for groceries etc. The sofa bed, although comfortable, did not fold out flat at the bed head end. We arrived early and the building security people allowed us to store our luggage for a small fee. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who doesn't want fancy and new, we were very happy with what we got for the tariff.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thanks for the positive input on location and stay! We received a note from your family member "Jack M"....." We very much enjoyed our stay at your apartment. Great location and facilities. I would have no hesitation recommending your apartment to anybody visiting Hawaii. Regards Jack"...........thanks Jack! We will expedite a service on the sofa bed mattress and do corrective measures which should be an easy fix. For our readership who use "reviews" as an extra tool in making a decision to stay in our Penthouse 402 (PH402) on the 42nd Floor need both ends of the spectrum. The photos that seen on our ad are real photos and not enhanced in anyway. When you arrive, you will see actual decor, wood floor, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and of course the panoramic views! This is truly a beautiful unit! We thank you for mentioning the location.....everything you want in a vacation stay......walking distance to the beach, stores, entertainment and shopping too! Having to search for a stay with all of our offering will find suites at Hilton and Sheraton Hotels which is substantially higher in price ($600-$800 per night). You will be paying for it's overall building which has the fabulous lobby's. This is all part of what you will pay for....So, your comment of our tariff in comparison is accurate. You are getting a bargain staying with us! We are presently making improvements which gives our future guest a confidence in our goals in receiving 4 to 5 Star reviews! Just think we were a "flip of a sofa bed mattress pad" in getting a 4-5 star review! All the best, Rick
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Wonderful view but with drawbacks

  • 3 of 5

There was a mix up to being able to get into the property which was hard to take after an exhausting trip from the UK. The views are stunning but the property is a little tired and in need of a refurb. It was not as clean as I would have expected. It was a good location to walk into town. We had a car and the parking at the hotel was very expensive at 25 dollars per day. There wasn't as good a view of the fireworks as I had anticipated from the description given.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! We take input seriously and always strive to get better. For every rainy day we can look forward to sunshine! To help our readership, I copy and paste to respond to specific concerns: 1. "There was a mix up to being able to get into the property which was hard to take after an exhausting trip from the UK." reply: Check In Instructions is given about a week prior to arrival. For about 4 years now in offering this as a vacation rental we have made "check in" as a "self-check in". We also preregister guest with the building security office which is available 24/7 to assist in any programming of key card if needed. But, this being said, we offered to do a courtesy "meet and greet" to help you. The call was made upon your arrival and we got there within 15 minutes or less finding out you did manage to get your card keys in the lock box and got in your Penthouse unit with no problem. So, I went up to your room to check if you made it in ok. Which I am glad you managed. Good job! 2. "The views are stunning but the property is a little tired and in need of a refurb. It was not as clean as I would have expected." reply: Thanks for mentioning about views which makes the unit special. You can change the interior of the unit, but you can not change it's views! Views of the Ocean, Diamond Head Crater, the Ala Wai waterway and city is unsurpassed and probably one of the best views in Waikiki! It is an upgraded unit with most of the main areas like the new flooring, kitchen is completely upgraded with new cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances, and walls painted with a nice color scheme that is soothing, and also new sofa bed in living room that is stylish (with a comfortable mattress). This was a substantial cost and not just touch up work. But, your mention of rehab has some merit where we can always improve even on the improvements. Regards to cleaning, we take very seriously and now do not depend on the cleaners only. We have a dedicated inspector who is doing a 45 item check list. Just think, we are not "Trump Tower" (by any stretch), but does not hurt to try! 3. "It was a good location to walk into town. We had a car and the parking at the hotel was very expensive at $25 per day." response: Most hotels charge $30-$45 per day and only valet (they expect a tip every time). 4. "There wasn't as good a view of the fireworks as I had anticipated from the description given". reply: Seeing it is a bonus!
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Just like home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for one week during March. 4 adults and 1 child.

Check in/out was easy and instructions were easy to follow. Welcome package was on the kitchen counter. The owner also called afterwards to see if there were any questions/concerns.

The unit is just as the pictures show, but it is starting to show some signs of wear and tear. The view is so beautiful and we were able to see the Friday night fireworks at the Hilton. Location was convenient and parking was available for extra fee. There is a 7-Eleven on the same block and also a couple of different dining options in the building.

We used the kitchen everyday and it has everything that you could possibly need. Wifi was good. The unit also has lawn chairs and beach mats for us to use. The washer/dryer was also very useful as we were able to wash the beach towels right after use.

Overall a very pleasant stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Building Amenities: Sun Deck with Pool, Convenience store (in the building), Japanese restaurant, pizzaria. Covered parking is available in the building with a fee. Walk to Hilton Hawaiian Village.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Damage Deposit $300

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Monthly discount rental rate available upon request.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.