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Rick Laporga

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

(( $325.00/nt )) June/July/Aug 2016 bookings only! Limited time offer

37 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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

Special Offer Summary:

(( $325.00/nt )) June/July/Aug 2016 bookings only! Limited time offer....

$325.00 plus tax and fees. June/July/August 2016. "new bookings only" where existing reservation can not participate. This is to fill void in calendar for those who might be able to fit in their last minute itinerary. "Limited time offer...." can cancel anytime without notice. An accepted payment reservation by us will solidify special rates and dates.

Can not combine this offer with any other offer.

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 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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Rick Laporga (Property Manager)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english

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!


based on 37 traveler reviews

(( $325.00/nt )) June/July/Aug 2016 bookings only! Limited time offer
average rating of 4.7027025 based on 37 reviews
Kelseyville, California

Amazing View

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival it was a bit tricky figuring out exactly where to go but the instructions sent in the e-mail were very clear and we figured things out. The hallway leading to our room was less than impressive but when you open the door to the condo there is an incredible surprise waiting for you. The view from every room is breathtaking. We were also concerned that the traffic noise might be an issue because of the hotels location but it is so high up that you do not hear the traffic below. My son was also very happy with the 24 hour gym that was available in the building. This was our first visit to Waikiki and we could not have asked for a better place to stay.

  • Submitted: May 26, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thank you for the ***** 5 STARS!!!***** Yes, this Penthouse suite does have that WOW almost want to stay in the suite and just enjoy the surrounding views! Ocean, mountains, lush valleys, volcanic crater, Waikiki city lights and canoe's at the Ala Wai much to take in. Of course we encourage guests to go out and experience the Waikiki strip just around the block and 15 minutes to the beach! Along with the Hawaiian Monarch 24 hour security team that is onsite we are a phone call away to assist you as you arrive or during your stay! Thanks again for staying with us and hope you can return to Hawaii soon! Mahalo, Rick, staff and the owner Thanks again for staying with
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Probably the Best View on offer!

  • 5 of 5

Your experience (public)

Why would you ever stay in a hotel in Hawaii with this on offer?

We were initially booked into a local hotel for our visit to Hawaii, but by pure chance I came across this fabulous property and we snapped it up - it was too good to walk away from - and it was GREAT!!!!

The property was brilliant for our family of 5.

Rick and his team were wonderful to deal with before hand via email and during the stay. Rick was amazing and went out of his way at times, to help us with queries and the retrieval of a much loved hat that was left behind in LA. He was very accommodating at allowing us an early check-in if the option was possible, which it was.

The apartment had the most amazing views you could ask for - I'm guessing probably one of the best views on offer!

Its just a quick walk to the local shops and Ala Moana Mall, The Hilton (where we sent to swim in the lagoon and watch Friday night fireworks) and the beach.

There is a gym you can have access to for a one off payment of $5 (which was helpful for burning off some of that holiday weight gain). The Gym was very clean and tidy.

The apartment had everything we needed to make it an enjoyable and comfortable accommodation option - we would happily stay here again, and a huge thank you to Rick for all your help!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: 5 STARS!!! Thank you... Your comments is the essence of a "hotel stay" vs "vacation rental", and yes, our Penthouse 402 offers great value!!! The stunning views it offers would be a hotels finest upgrade offering. In addition, PH402 upgraded interior can be considered a "luxury suite" upgrade at any of the larger name hotels. This is really a bargain even at our highest rates offered. Hotels offer a concierge service but we try our best to be the "friend" in Hawaii to help make your stay a comfortable and memorable experience! Thanks for staying with us and hope you and your family can return soon....and don't forget to bring the "lucky cap"! All the best, Rick and support staff and the owner of PH402
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St Albert AB. Canada

Two bedroon suite with lots of space and a view

  • 5 of 5

We arrived late, but Security personnel handled our check in very well. The two bedroom suite was clean, well maintained and included all the amenities we needed. A large area on a lower floor included an open area with pool,hot tub and BBQ. Everything was as per the listing.

It was a 15 minute walk to the beach, shopping, and attractions. Restaurants in the area included Cheeseburger Cafe, Red Lobster, Outback, and Wailana.

ABC and Food Pantry were also close by. We had a good view of the ocean over Fort DeRussy, Ala Wai Canal and Diamond Head.

A great place for 2 couples or family of 4.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had such a great time in Hawaii and loved the apartment. The kitchen was well equipped, beds comfortable and the views were fantastic. Everything was clean and in working order, making our holiday stress free. The welcome package was particularly thoughtful and reflected the care from the owner for all holiday makers. I would recommend this apartment to all.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful VRBO

  • 5 of 5

The Penthouse VRBO is an ideal location for those wishing to be close to the Convention Center (as my party was, due to business meetings) and in addition, it was quite close to Waikiki.

This excellent Penthouse location allowed my party to conduct our business at the Convention Center and to walk to Waikiki and enjoy the nightlife.

Once the work was over, we spent an enjoyable time in Waikiki. Waikiki beach is a short walk away.

The Penthouse was clean and ready for our arrival. The Penthouse is a spacious 2 bedroom place with its own laundry room. The Penthouse is beautiful. The views from the Penthouse were majestic; especially the morning sunrises over Diamond Head. The views from the Penthouse overlook both Diamond Head and Waikiki Beach. The views were AMAZING.

We rented a car in order to check out the Northshore and other places in Oahu. The parking structure is secure.

I highly recommend this place for business travellers, adventure seekers, families, and tourist alike.

I would recommend this Penthouse without reservations.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Anthony! 5 Stars!!! Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. This is our goal to make our guest to have a wonderful experience. Great location and the views makes this even more special. We have frequent conventioneers who has chosen our unit over a hotel room. The full kitchen, washer/dryer in the unit and having 2 bedrooms with two bathrooms is very rare to find in the Waikiki resort area. Please come back again soon for more pleasure than business! Take Care, Rick, staff and the owner of PH402
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Birdseye views of Waikiki

  • 4 of 5

Our party of 6 adults recently stayed a week at this penthouse apartment. It was fully functional allowing enough space for all of us. Plenty of beach equipment. The views were amazing with a birdseye view of the fireworks at Hilton. We had some issues with air conditioning during our stay and found the property manager very helpful and resourceful in seeking a solution. It was a 10 min walk to the beach.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha! Thanks for the great review. Yes, amazing unit with fantastic views! Regards to the Air Conditioning; We finally got an Air Conditioning Specialist to repair!!!! Yeah! If you ask anyone in Hawaii about the heat we experienced the last few months....not so paradise.....sooo hot and muggy. This is where all A/C companies in Hawaii was booked up and the wait was 4-6 weeks out! During the wait, I had to get a portable AC system and a floor fan for good measure. But, this was after we found what the problem was and got a temporary fix during the wait. But, this being said since October 14, 2015 (few days ago) we finally fixed the problem and the Living Room AC is running with optimum strength.....blowing cool air and also temperature controlled. For the guests who was so patient with this ordeal, thanks for being supportive and understanding. You did not let anything dampen your spirit and had a fun vacation! You truly shown you have Aloha Spirit too!!! Please come back to Hawaii soon! We extend a special rate for our returning guests.... All the best, Rick, staff and owner of Penthouse 402
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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

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
5 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017 special
May 1 2017 - May 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Pre Holiday Special 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holidays 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning Fees $225
CC Convenience Fee $50
Tax Rate 13.96%

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

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Oahu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 42
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
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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