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Mike Rhodes

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish

Best of all Worlds: Ocean, Park, and City for Summertime Fun

17 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


Oahu Studio Rental Photos and Description

Large Studio, 1 bathroom, sleeps 3 adults or family of 4.

Beautifully decorated large studio with fully-equipped complete kitchen. Queen-size bed, and a sitting area with a futon sofa. On the top floor, with Diamond Head and Palolo Valley views through floor-to-ceiling sound-proofing windows, this condo is quiet for sleeping. Free unlimited hi-speed WIFI, premium cable television, DVD, a/c, and other extras included for your comfort and enjoyment.

As your home away from home, the condo is furnished with beach chairs, towels, umbrella, snorkel equipment, and boogie board. The kitchen-- with full-size refrigerator--has pots/pans, dishes, flatware, stove, convection oven, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, rice cooker, etc.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Mike Rhodes (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, spanish


based on 17 traveler reviews

Best of all Worlds: Ocean, Park, and City for Summertime Fun
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 17 reviews
Bellingham, Washington

Perfect place for two!

  • 5 of 5

Mahalo Mike! From the first email communication, getting questions answered, registration and our stay it was a complete delight to work with you, your staff and stay at the condo. My girlfriend & I were in Waikiki for a week and loved this location! A block from the beach, close to bus stop, Starbucks, ABC store, restaurants but yet at the quiet end of "the strip" so sleeping and down time in the condo was just as enjoyable as being out and about. It was a very safe, secure neighborhood to be traveling alone, with a friend, or small children. We had everything needed in the Condo, it's like you/your staff has thought of it all.

We both stated we would stay again or bring our husbands back and book this condo in the future. Your email to follow-up on our stay and confirm we made it home safe was very thoughtful.

Amy & Nancy

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your thoughtful review. I, too, have found the condo a good base for exploring--and also a nice place to just relax :-).
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Perfect !!!!!

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved it!!! Exactly as described, AMAZING location, the sun deck is the best views I've ever had from stay in Waikiki .....Starbucks is steps away, ABC of course are steps away, bar on second floor has huge portions low price's WOW WOW...on on on...

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for taking the time to write a review, and highlighting the excellent location of the condo :-). Come back to see us on the island.
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Great condo & landlord - fantastic experience

  • 5 of 5

I have spent the past five months in Mike's condo as my temporary home during my exchange study semester (to complete my MBA) here in Hawaii. And I can truly give both Mike (landlord) and the place a 5-star rating, after having 'tested' both of the thoroughly:

The condo's location is simply perfect, about 100m away from Waikiki (Queen's) beach, and up on the 9th floor, and hence, perfectly sheltered from eventual noise from the street, the bar, or the burger place (as reported in reviews from condos from lower levels). The pictures on the Internet (VRBO) display a truthful image of the place - it looks *exactly* as cool as shown on the photos.

The condo has windows on two sides and a ceiling fan, which allows a natural breeze to come through, and hence, becoming the use of air-condition almost obsolete.

The condo is very clean and also both well and practically equipped:besides the 'expected' equipment in the kitchen, bath, and 'living room' area, it also offers beach equipment such as snorkelling gear, sun chairs, boogie boards, ice chest, sun umbrella etc, which comes in very handy with the beach just away.

The community sundeck - the absolute 'jackpot' feature of the place - offers stunning views and sunsets over diamond head, the Honolulu zoo, Kapi'olani park and Waikiki beach, and is located only one floor above the condo and hence, the perfect place to eat brekkie, lunch & dinner, do some (study) reading or even work (wifi access), or to simply enjoy the sunset with a glass of wine.

Glassfibre high-speed WIFI internet (newly installed in Dec2015) is free. Waste disposal facilities are located at the end of the floor, and laundry facilities at the basement level.

The front desk personnel and the new building manager (since Aug 2015) are very friendly and helpful, eventhough the condo is actually not within their 'scope of work/concern', as it is privately owned and managed.

This brings me to the last point, the owner: Mike is a fantastic landlord and a lovely person and truly understands the customer service business. He responds super-fast to emails and/or any queries, and gets things sorted straight away. He's always been happy to offer useful information about the place, living/getting around in Waikiki, and goes many 'extra miles' to make sure that everything works perfectly. Mike, a big MAHALO for making my exchange study semester such a wonderful experience, by offering me your perfect place as a temporary home!😀

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A big mahalo to you. It was terrific having you as a tenant. Having spoken to you, I know that you enjoyed the uniqueness of this condo as have other returning long-term guests--namely the refreshing cross-breeze felt with having windows on both sides of the unit. The condo is also efficiently air conditioned, if that is the preference, but enjoying the tradewinds makes for wonderful option for those preferring a more natural alternative. The choice is for the guest :-).
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Location, Location, Location

  • 5 of 5

The title says it all! Across from the zoo and view of Diamond head. My husband and I stayed for a month and we loved it. We have been to Waikiki several times but only for a week each and at the North end. Great cross breeze in the condo so the AC was never on during the day. We just turned it on at night. The listing was as described. So close to the beach we never went to the pool. Plenty of everything you need- dishes, pots and pans. The owner far exceeds customer service and checked in on us to make sure everything was alright. Bus stops are very convenient and if you are a walker as we are, you can walk anywhere. I would recommend and I plan to return. Enjoy. Weather is terrific and do go to the roof top for morning coffee and sunrise. Visit again for the evening sunsets or anytime for the view.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much mahalo for your stay, and for taking the time to write a review. I'm really glad that you took advantage of the unique cross-breeze in the unit, and the sundeck one floor up. Please don't forget to close all of the window when using the a/c, to get its' best cooling affects (it sounds like you got all of the best affects of the view from the sundeck :-).
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Loved Our Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We've just come back from a month in this condo and we absolutely loved it! The booking process was easy and mike was very helpful in answering my questions and concerns in a timely and polite manner!

The condo itself was perfect for our stay! It was stocked with everything we could need! Towels, bodyboard, snorkel equipment, beach chairs etc all nice touches. It was clean and big enough for all three of us! The views from the condo are great and even better are the views from the rooftop terrace one floor above. So many good memories sitting up there talking to other guests and watching the whales whilst having breakfast!

The wifi in the condo was extremely helpful as well!

We had one little issue with the door lock so we rang steve and he came around within an hour to sort it!

All in all we highly recommend this condo! We will be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha. Thank you for your stay and taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure having you as guests, all the way from England
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Spearfish, SD

We loved this unit!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent a wonderful five weeks in this unit, which is just what we like. It's on the 9th floor, which gets you above the occasional noise, generally garbage trucks, a Waikiki problem. This unit is about as quiet as it gets as it gets in Waikiki (we have been coming to Waikiki for forty years and have stayed all over the beach). The Waikiki Grand is a lovely old lady of a hotel. While we were so happy with the stay, five stars is just a tad too high for this unit as its not brand spanking new, a technical requirement for that rating. But we had five stars of satisfaction. We found the owner to be prompt, very responsive, and the property manager went to extra lengths to make our stay pleasant.

For the first time traveler, the Waikiki Grand is an old hotel converted to condominiums, and the hotel management seems to own and/or manage about half the units. Most of the rest are on VBRO. If you stay on one of the interior facing units, you have an unpleasant view in a really tiny unit.

This unit is one of the larger units and faces the mountain with a side view of Diamond Head.

The Hotel has a deck on the 10th floor offering a spectacular view of the setting sun, of Diamond Head, and of the zoo and park. It is extraordinary. I watched sunrise over Diamond Head and sunset over the ocean daily. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Much mahalo for taking the time to write a review, and including much information important to perspective guests. I'm really glad that you enjoyed your stay, and hope that you'll come visit us again on island.
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Nearest Airport
14 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Beach
75 Metres
Kuhio Beach part of Waikiki Beach
Car: not necessary

Other attractions: On Kapiolani Park, with the zoo, aquarium, playing fields, Japanese gardens, and Waikiki Shell at your doorstep. Other property features: On property restaurant, bar, laundry, sun deck, parking garage (additional charge).


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer Mid-Peak
Jun 25 2016 - Aug 31 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Autumn Off-Peak
Sep 1 2016 - Dec 8 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Holiday Peak
Dec 9 2016 - Jan 12 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Winter Peak
Jan 13 2017 - Mar 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $125
Tax Rate 13.96%

10% off for stays of two weeks or more (and less than a month), military, and Kama'aina (id required).

$15/night add'l charge for occupants numbering more than 2.

Rates over holidays may be adjusted, depending on length of stay. A housekeeping fee of $125. ($175. for stay of a month or more or large groups), Merchant fee for certain types of payment methods, and applicable taxes will be added--HI id# W07796841-01.

$200. Security/Damage Deposit required at the time of booking, the balance due 90+ days prior to arrival.

10% discount for Prepayment Discount off stays of six nights or more, if you prepay the entire balance at the time of booking and booking takes place at least 90 days prior to arrival.

We reserve the right to change rates and terms without notice. Cancellation/Refund Policy on file.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Oahu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 9
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 363 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Occupancy for three adults, or family of four.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Beach Chairs
  • Small Cooler
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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