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Roger Lane

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

Spectacular Ocean Front Apartment on the Beach at Diamond Head

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 30 nights

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Condo, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

Designer furnished on the beach of the spectacular Gold Coast. The exclusive Colony Surf is near the base of Diamond Head Volcano and across the street from the huge Queen Kapiolani Park.

The 'Gold Coast' is world renowned for its exclusive waterfront residential buildings. The neighborhood atmosphere, quiet, and a short walk from bustling Waikiki, appeals to local residents, longer stay visitors, and executives on assignment.

Enjoy the spectacular, unobstructed ocean views from the huge roll-back window of this spacious seventh floor apartment. Recently renovated in Hawaiian-style, this vacation Condominium has new designer furnishings and appointments, including linens, towels, full kitchen tools and beach chairs.

The suite is facing East, with kitchen and bath room facing West. Windows on both front and back allow the trade winds to blow through, providing a comfortable atmosphere on the warmest summer days.

Kitchen includes: Granite countertops

-electric cook-top


-all small appliances( dishes, cutlery, pots & pans)

Dining area has a round table that seats 4 comfortably.

Sleeping area has Hawaiian wood furnishings including queen size bed.

Office area includes power outlet; telephone, Wi-Fi connection

Living area includes: 15 foot built in sofa.

-25 inch TV with cable services

-DVD player

-Stereo with CD player

-Wifi internet

The building has an elegant lobby

-24 hour security

-key code elevators

-valet parking

The colony Surf is in an upscale area including:

-an exclusive French restaurant Michele's

-a private sandy beach

-two boutique hotels (The new Otani & W)


A $500. refundable security deposit is required to confirm reservations.

Rent, tax and cleaning fee is due 90 days before arrival.

Keywords: Diamond Head Apartment,Colony Surf,Ocean View,Waikiki,Honolulu,Hawaii, Oahu,Beach Front, Paradise,Outrigger,Elks Club.

More Details
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Roger Lane (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english

About Roger Lane

I was born in Hawaii, my family has been here for over 129 years since 1885. My Grandmother was the first telephone operator at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in 1927. I used to have a home a block from this apartment building before I moved to La Jolla California. I moved back to Hawaii in 2003 into this apartment, it is truly spectacular. In 2007 I moved to Hana Maui and decided to let other people have the time of their life in my Heaven ON THE BEACH.

Roger Lane purchased this condo in 2002

Why Roger Lane chose Honolulu

I was living in La Jolla California, and came back to Hawaii every year to visit my family. In 2002 I noticed an OPEN HOUSE sign at this address and decided to go in since I always admired this building, The Colony Surf, when I lived here. When I saw this apartment I could not believe the view, and how beautiful every detail of the interior was, it was luxury in every way, a designers work of art. I bought it on the spot, thinking some day I would retire here in paradise. I moved into it in 2003. It wasn't till I moved to Hana Maui in 2007 that I decided to rent it.

What makes this condo unique

The first thing that shocks everyone is the view, all ocean, sail boats, surfers and canoes. The second is the sound of the waves all day and at night they put you to sleep peacefully. Third is the daily 'Spectacular Sunsets'. Fourth is the private beach which is easy to take a dip or a wonderful safe swim. The ground floor hosts 'Michele's at The Colony Surf' a famous 4 star restaurant. Across the entrance to The Colony Surf is Kapiolani Park, 50 acres to walk or run 3 miles around. And a 10 minute walk along the beach and you are in Waikiki, for amazing dining , shopping, and fun.


based on 11 traveler reviews

Spectacular Ocean Front Apartment on the Beach at Diamond Head
average rating of 4.818182 based on 11 reviews
Coronado, CA

This is the One!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent another wonderful month at this beautiful spot. Roger has thought of everything from the design to the set-up of this amazing place. Absolutely everything is there for you to enjoy your time in paradise. Listening to the ocean waves as you drift to sleep, watching the outriggers go out, and walking to so many different places are just a few of the many, many benefits. I return to this place often and am already looking forward to my next visit. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Newberg, Oregon USA

Our Favorite Hawaii View

  • 5 of 5

We love to watch the whales and seabirds right out our front window. Other times, it's a parade of sailboats or outriggers. Sometimes in the evenings the sunsets are so spectacular that the people on the beach applaud. This lovely condo has a full ocean view. It is clean, nicely furnished, well maintained. This great location, right on the beach, is on the quiet side of Kapiolani Park yet just a few minutes walk from the activities of Waikiki. We've stayed for several years and hope to return for many more.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Honolulu, HI

An Oceanfront Oasis. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

There is no better location to spend your vacation on Oahu. The perfect combination of beautiful beaches and ocean frontage. We spent our days in the water, relaxing and cooling off, then often walked the short distance into Waikiki for a quick bite to eat in the evening. It was amazing to wake up to the sights and sounds of the ocean every morning.

We found Roger to be very responsive both in booking our stay, and with questions as we prepared for our visit.

We look forward to staying again on our future visits to Oahu.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Island Home.

  • 5 of 5

My Husband & I have stayed in this condo for a few years and it is our second home for many years to come.

We love this condo,very clean, convenient to the beach , public transport, attractions and Roger it great to us.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, disappointing unit

  • 3 of 5

Three stars all for location and view -ocean front. We found the condo to be poorly equipped and not well maintained. We tried to use the garborator shortly after arriving. The screaming bearings told me it was cooked. I was able to get in touch with Roger the next day to let him know. His response was basically -oh yeah, the last people in said something about that -I'll have a look when I'm there. - So no garborator for the month. This was a problem worth mentioning that Roger did not attend to, apparently for at least the second straight time.

There was some kind of food stain on the bed sheet, we took the bedding of to wash it and found that the "mattress" is a 4" piece of foam rubber. The only drawers in the unit are at floor level under the window, and they are mostly full of various things. There is a drawer unit in the bathroom closet, you go into the bathroom, close the door and open the sliding mirror behind the door to access the drawers- not a good spot. There is nowhere to hang damp towels or swim shorts etc. We put a broom handle across the top of the shower to the closet to make a rack. The only towel rod in the bathroom is the handle for the shower door. The grills on the freestanding fan unit were loaded with dust.

The kitchen has a small cooktop, a couple of badly warped pans, overhead microwave fan that blows right back at you, no dishwasher, and for us, no garborator. for washing dishes, no drain tray for the counter, just a wee wooden folding rack - lay out a dish towel etc. there are lots of glasses etc. but many of the things that support a months stay are missing or in poor condition. While we loved the location, we would not stay in this unit again. It seems that the owner does his own cleaning and maintenance, and neither too well. -A great location on the gold coast and we will stay at the Colony Surf again, just in a different unit.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I must say I am very surprised by their review, since none of the other reviews mentioned the same issues, and 50% of my guests are return guests and we have reservations into 2017. But I always tell guests they can call me if they any problem, and these guest did call about the disposal ( which was repaired the month before professionally), I was at the apartment 2 days later ( I flew there since I live on Maui) and had the disposal replaced. I met the guests at that time and they never mentioned any of the other things, so I am very surprised. There are 4 drawers in the main room and 4 more in the large closet, the bed has a 6' mattress and a Temperpedic foam for comfort. I am very sorry they had such an experience, and if I had only known I would have done anything for the correction since I take great pride in my apartment and my guests satisfaction ( as the other reviews can attest to). Aloha, Roger Lane
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Carlsbad, ca

Hawaii home away from home

  • 5 of 5

I am a frequent VRBO customer....and I'm kinda (ok -very)picky about where I stay. Which leads me to say this condo is unbelievable! I've stayed in Rogers condo 5 years in a row and will be staying the next 5! It truly is my home away from home. Every detail, the linens, dishes, stemware, pots and pans all top of the line. There's a coffee pot, coffee grinder, blender, toaster, microwave and Ice maker! Beach towels, chairs and umbrella as well. The best part is how quiet it is. Hard to believe you're in waikiki. The view is beyond description and hearing the surf so relaxing. Roger is amazing, so easy to work with and available for any questions or concerns. Don't think twice, this is a fabulous condo!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
The Colony Surf
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikiki Aquarium
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Royal Hawaiian Bandstand
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Out Door Movies On The Beach
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Waikiki Beach
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Moana Hotel
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Famous Royal Hawaiian Hotel
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Best Shopping Area
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Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Point of Interest
Roy's Restaurant & Outdoor Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Farmers Market
Car: not necessary

Waikiki Aquarium, Honolulu Zoo, Easy Hiking Diamond Head Crater, Spectacular 500 Acre Kapiolani Park.


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
May 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
30 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 30 2016
30 night minimum stay
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
30 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
30 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Check-out Cleaning Fee $145
Tax Rate 13.96%

The Check-Out cleaning fee is $145.00

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Honolulu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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