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Clare Kingsley

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Waikiki Sunset 2-BR - DIRECT Diamond Head View!

36 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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Overview

Waikiki Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5

NOTE TO TRAVELERS: To insure your satisfaction with my property, please contact me first so I can send you the Property Information and House Rules to review. Please do this before sending me any reservation requests. This is necessary to insure the property will meet your requirements and you will have an enjoyable stay.

The best Diamond Head view in all of Waikiki is yours to behold from this immaculate, beautifully furnished and well-appointed condominium. This is for you, the guest who appreciates quality and value.

A spectacular view of Diamond Head, Hawaii's most famous landmark, fills the entire living area. The outside Lanai has seating for two…enjoy your favorite morning brew and watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise dance on the slopes of Diamond Head.

The Kitchen features full-sized appliances, and is completely stocked with everything you need to prepare simple to gourmet meals. The Dining Area seats up to 5.

For your dreaming comfort, there is one King-Size bed in the first bedroom (or two twin beds can be set up if you prefer), one Queen bed in the second bedroom, and a Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.

The Perfect Accommodations for Your Family: A beautifully furnished condo with a spectacular Diamond Head view. It is designed for you to feel at home in the Islands, as if you were staying with a good friend. Everything in the unit was carefully selected for you with your comfort in mind. And the kids can have their own room, too !! All for less than the cost of most hotels.

This is a privately owned condominium located in the Resort Quest Waikiki Sunset, a AAA rated 3-Diamond condominium resort. You will be in direct contact with the owner, not a rental agency or hotel pool. My guests tell me there is a difference !! No one will care more for your comfort and satisfaction than an owner will. I will do my utmost to exceed your expectations to insure you have the best vacation experience possible at the best possible price.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Clare Kingsley (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

Waikiki Sunset 2-BR - DIRECT Diamond Head View!
average rating of 5.0 based on 36 reviews
Brentwood CA USA
5

Our home away from home...

  • 5 of 5

The personal touch we received from Claire from our first inquiry to this property, to the detailed rental package, the arrival greeting and personal tour from Claire of our immediate surroundings when we got there, mid week housekeeping and the personal farewell made this trip feel more like staying with family.

Claire takes pride in her property and made sure we enjoyed our stay. The refrigerator is stocked with some essentials before you arrive and basket full of goodies was very much appreciated by all (fruit, cookies, coffee)!

The condo is on the 10th floor and at the end of the hallway. It was magnificently clean and inviting and we felt right at home. The coin-operated laundry room and trash shoot are located right out the door in the hallway and there is no noticeable noise from either of these rooms. Many nights we would prop open the front door of the condo for a breeze and to listen for our wash to be finished.

The property itself is clean and has a friendly staff. We never got to use the pool but did use the on-site gas BBQ (don’t buy charcoal) nor did we use the free internet provided by the hotel as the condo has it’s own and the cable will reach out on to the table on the lanai! The free parking and internet was a GREAT added benefit as I was still working and we were gone everyday in our rental car. Coffee on the lanai in the early mornings watching the sunrise somehow made having to work while I was on vacation not so bad.

The view of sunrises and evening time of Diamond Head from the Lanai were spectacular, the kind that never turn out as good in a photo. The sounds of the Howler monkeys drifting up from the Honolulu Zoo located a block away brought smiles to our boys (age 7 & 9). We even got to hear some of Jimmy Buffet's concert from the Shell. Everything was is within walking distance for our family of 4, Zoo, Aquarium, International Market Place and even a small grocery store. We cooked and ate mostly in the condo. The on-property market place is also a good place to grab items forgotten and at a reasonable price. There is an ABC store located on the same street. Waikiki beach is minutes walking distance and we found ourselves going back and forth throughout the day to grab things we forgot or make sandwiches, charge camera batteries etc it is that close yet it sits far enough back to avoid the noise of the hustle and bustle of the main street.

This was our first trip to Oahu as a family and it won’t be our last and the only place we will be staying is at Clare’s. In writing this review I looked at the pictures of the property again and they are as they appear. Wish I was still there... Mahalo Claire and hope to see you again in 2008! Darlene, Rick and boys

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2007
  • Stayed: Sep 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect home in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Our flight arrived at 10 am and Clare not only accommodated our early arrival, but her place was all ready for us. We were able to get in an extra half day thanks to her hospitality and flexibility.

Clare met us at her home and the first thing you notice when opening the door is the view of Diamond Head, takes your breath away, and then when you start taking in your home, you notice how beautiful it looks and comfortable it feels, fully equipped kitchen, tv with everything you could watch or listen to when you are indoors, fluffy white bath towels, and tropical bed linens - you know you are in Paradise both inside and out. There's lots of books on Oahu that makes deciding where your next adventure will be a difficult choice. She keeps a binder (work in progress) offering tips, guidance and restaurant recommendations. Her unit is very comfortable, at one time we were a group of 5 and there was no problem moving about comfortably and being able to all be in the living room visiting (and of course eating).

The location is ideal, you are 3 blocks off the main strip, and a half a block from the trolley lines, and of course there's an ABC store within shouting distance. You don't have the crowds that you do on the main drag, but are close enough to enjoy as much of the crowds as you want. You can easily walk to the main drag, the fancy shops, restaurants, and more on your end is the Zoo, Aquarium, Sans Souci and Queens Beach, San Souci (lifeguard here). These beaches were a great place to snorkel and just float around, not very busy, few tourists, local kids and families, lots of sand and space and no bumping into each other in the surf. In between these two beaches is the Natatorium and you have a sea wall pool almost all to yourself.

Clare captures the Hawaiian spirit of hospitality, elegance and welcome. She made the whole process easy, from her emails describing her property, responding to questions, instructions upon arrival and departure.

Mahalo nui loa

Shelly Scott, Sacramento, CA

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Waikiki condo with amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Nicely maintained condo unit with truly a stunning view of Diamond Head close to beach. Helpful host.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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5

It was perfect.

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeded our expectations. Claire could not have been more helpful. I would highly recommend the property ID 85871 to anyone. You will not be disappointed. You will enjoy the view of Diamond Head, it was incredible. We would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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responsible condo host and convenient stay to Waikiki beach

  • 5 of 5

The house owner Clare is very responsile and experienced to assist us on travel planning. She sent travel kit to us week ahead so that we can plan daily activity and commute easily. I also got lots good suggestions from Clare on my car rental and local tour arrangement. While we lived in the condo, Clare nicely helped us to communicate with garage attendent so that we not need to pay parking fine again while we parked in wrong place. Whenever we have question or issue locally, Clare always offered to support and let us feel safe and easy to live locally.

Clare's house is so close to beach, my kids and parents-in-law just walked 5 minutes to beach so that they enjoyed this trip very much. This house is more beautiful than the pictures showing on homeaway website, the beds are comfortable and the rooms are quiet during night. Since it is close to laundry room, it was also time flexible for us to wash swimming cloths at any time. Clare prepared enough beach towels, very clean shower towels, and all the kichen stuff. It really like to stay at home. We cooked breakfast everyday, and got suggestion to try local food from Clare too. Clare helped us to change shower towels during the mid day, she lived block away and can be reached via message/call whenver we need.

Thanks a lot for Clare's support for our vacation stay, we look forward to returning Honolulu for more longer stay next time.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Clair goes the extra mile to make your stay perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The condo was perfect. Since there is no parking in Waikiki it was nice that we were in walking distance to the beach and restaurants. We were able to park in the parking garage with no charge. We drove to various places around the island. It was clean and well stocked with everything you need. It was better than any hotel experience. Clair is such a good host and really makes it worth staying there. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Map

Tiki's Grill & Bar
Arancino di Mare
Wolfgang Puck Express
d.k Steak House
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
LuLu's Waikiki
Duke's Waikiki
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Teddy's Bigger Burgers
Waikiki Beach
Royal Hawaiian Center
The Honolulu Zoo
Waikiki Aquarium
Kapiolani Park
Diamond Head Crater Hike
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Beach
Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

This is the best area of Waikiki, the perfect location for families. Waikiki Beach is 2 blocks from the condo. The Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, and the popular 'Sunset on the Beach' event are all just a few minutes walking distance. If you don't feel like cooking, there are many casual and fine-dining restaurants in the immediate area. Across the street is the Waikiki Community Center where you can sign up for Hula and Ukulele lessons, and attend Church Service on Sunday. The property is located close to a residential area, so it is relaxing and quiet.

Other Activities: Waikiki Beach, Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Cultural Festivals, Restaurants, Nightlife

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Nov 14 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
$1,600
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday 2016
Nov 15 2016 - Dec 4 2016
4 night minimum stay
$285
$1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
Dec 5 2016 - Jan 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
$350
$2,250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$275
$1,750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $131
Tax Rate 13.96%

A $300.00 Security Deposit is Required to Reserve Your Dates
Rental Fee and Tax Are Due 30 Days Before Check-In Date
$100 for Early Check-in (before 3:00 pm) or Late Check-out (up to 9:00 pm).
The Cleaning Fee is $125.00
All Rates Are Subject to the Hawaii State Accommodations Tax of 13.962%
State Tax Registration ID #W00923988-01

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Amenities

Waikiki Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 602 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled shower stall; no bathtub
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , can convert into 2 twin beds
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen-Size
    Living Room - Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen-Size
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis Court
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Sauna
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • duty free shops
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The Recreation Deck features a Tennis Court, a Sauna, and a Heated Swimming Pool. There is a nice.Barbeque area with gas grills and a fantastic panoramic view of Diamond Head to enjoy along with your BBQ. A well-stocked Convenience Store is located on the premises.

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