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Impeccable Penthouse - Ocean & Diamond Head Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Penthouse Studio w/Incredible Ocean Views, Sleeps 2, 1 Bath

PANORAMIC OCEAN, DIAMOND HEAD & KAPOLANI PARK VIEWS. Its a première residential lifestyle ON THE GOLD COAST! A brief 15 minute breathtakingly beautiful walk to Waikiki’s famous beaches, shopping, dining and nightlife.

This is NOT some tired old Waikiki hotel room with a sliver of an ocean view.

Located AT THE TOP of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel, this penthouse unit has panoramic views to the east (Diamond Head) and to the west (Waikiki), not to mention the ocean, mountain and park views. Some have likened it to a crows nest due to the outstanding views.

Stylish and tastefully renovated -- with Travertine floors, Cherry Wood cabinets, African Ivory Granite counter tops, White Plantation Shutters, White Leather chairs, indiginous Koa wood furnishings, Kohler bath products, 40' Sony HDTV 1080p & Blu-Ray, Digital Cable, FREE Password Protected Secure Wi-Fi, and a Memory Foam King bed with 600 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets help to make your stay comfortable, tranquil and rejuvenating. All you have to do is open the windows and take it in!

There is no real need for a car -- as you won't want to leave this highly desirable Gold Coast neighborhood with everything you need within walking distance. The Bus stops right out front and we have UBER here as well. There is and ice machine and laundry room in the basement, plus we have bike & surf racks for rent.

The BEST reasons for selecting my Impeccable Penthouse -- AWESOME OCEAN VIEWS, QUALITY OF LIFE AND LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! All within walking distance of Waikiki, but far enough away from the excitement and buzz (cars & music) that you can sleep with the windows open and let the pacific ocean ebb and flow lull you to sleep.

Please read my guest's comments to see for yourself.

My Penthouse is a dream vacation location with an opportunity to create some of life’s most memorable moments. So what are you waiting for? Check my calendar for availability and Book It Now! I’m waiting to hear from you!

With Aloha,

808-222-6142

PS The lawn looks exactly as depicted in the photo. It rarely gets used so be sure to spend some time relaxing in the shade of the palms on the lawn.

Hawaii Tax ID#: W20748769-01.

Keywords: condo, condotel, hotel, studio, lodging unit

More Details

Owner
Jan Davis
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Jan Davis

I'm a Fortune 25 Intel retiree who loves the ocean. I’ve worked a lifetime to afford the Gold Coast and I am happy to share my good fortune with those who are respectful of my belongings & investment, and those who have an appreciation for what it takes to own and live in Hawaii.

I have been on Oahu full time since 2003 and have been vacationing here since 1992. I know the area well and I am happy to point you in the right direction to ensure you have the best possible time while you are our guest on beautiful Oahu.

My Impeccable ‘Maile’ Penthouse is at the top of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel, on the Gold Coast in the quiet, exclusive bedroom community of the Diamond Head neighborhood. But not everyone will appreciate its quiet neighborhood feel. If this is your first visit to Oahu and you are unsure of where to stay give me a call and let's discuss your dreams, and rest assured I will do my best to help you land in the right place.

Mahalo and Aloha,

Jan Davis

808-222-6142

Jan Davis purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jan Davis chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

There is no nicer place on earth than the Oahu Gold Coast with the Pacific Ocean, Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head Crater all at your doorstep. This is a neighborhood with a real community feel. People use the park for family picnics and daily exercise like Tai Chi and Yoga. There are only three hotels in this area. About half of the Diamond Head Beach Hotel residents are here only part time--having half of the units empty contributes significantly to the quiet, neighborhood feel.

The weather is generally 80 degrees, the ocean is clear and inviting, the trade winds gently blow, and the local cultural & ethnic diversity is enviable. Where else can you have all of that and still be in the safety of the United States with immense military presence?

PLUS Kahala Mall is really close and has everything one needs in life (Whole Foods, California Pizza Kitchen, Apple Store, Macy's and the Movie Theaters). No need to be stuck in traffic.

What makes this condo unique

VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS

Leave your cares and car at home. Take the elevator to the ocean and enjoy a soft salt-water dip in a calm clear blue ocean. Renew your commitment to health with a walk around Kapiolani Park. Or hike to the top of Diamond Head Crater for a breath taking view of Waikiki and Honolulu. Relax in the shade of our palm trees with gentle trades and the mesmerizing ebb and flow of the Pacific ocean (see my video). Walk to the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo or the International Market Place in Waikiki. Savor the flavors of excellent food and fine dining in our ocean front neighborhood restaurants.

AND, in my guests' words my unit is "squeaky clean, stylishly decorated, efficiently and thoughtfully laid out."

Guestbook comments from the owner

I've rented many VRBO properties, but PH4 is the best stocked I've experienced! You have thought of really everything. Your prep, welcome & communications are A-1. Congratulations Thanks for sharing a lovely 'dream' location!
Dec 2014
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Amenities

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Non Smoking Building.
  • Quite hours from 10pm to 7am.
  • No parties or additional guests allowed.
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The water closet door pivots to partition the toilet & tub/shower off from rest of unit, allowing user access to the sink for drinks or primping! This design is unique to my unit providing great utility & function.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Memory Foam - unbelievably comfortable, see comments.
  • One King Sized Memory Foam Bed. Luxurious 600 thread count Pima cotton sheets from Macy's Hotel Collection.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
I am happy to provide concierge services. Give me a call at 808-222-6142. If you roll to voice mail, leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Mahalo~

Reviews

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Impeccable Penthouse - Ocean & Diamond Head Views
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 139 reviews
5

Perfect views and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Best views in Waikiki, walking to plenty of restaurants and stores without being right in the middle of the main downtown busy area. Relaxing and the owner was very quick to respond, very helpful. Would definitely stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Michelle, So very glad you enjoyed it! We look forward to your return! Mahalo and Aloha, jd
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5

Great location, amazing sounds of the ocean

  • 5 of 5

Really nice condo in a great location, walking distance to anything Waikiki has to offer but far enough away to not be drowned in the masses all the time.

The sound of the ocean in the evening when you fall asleep and the morning when you wake up is amazing! Great unit, if our travels bring us back to Oahu we will definitely be back in this unit! Thank you Jan for the advice on everything related to our trip!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It makes me happy that you enjoyed your stay. I’m look forward to your return Stephen! A Hui Hou! Jd
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5

A Magnificent little retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Maile Penthouse was magnificent.It had views of the ocean, mountains and Diamond Head and we very much enjoyed the location. It is separate from the busy center of Waikiki, but close enough we walked there everyday. And the Park across the street was a treat. The room was very clean, well maintained with everything you need for your stay. It is not a big place, but very comfortable. We also had a very easy booking and the owner responded right away. We loved our stay! If we have the opportunity again, we will book it again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your business. I’m so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is a great location! Aloha and A Hui Hou!
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5

Terrific!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice room with a super comfortable King bed, breathtaking views and wonderful facility. Quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Wiakiki but only 15 min walk when that is what one wants. Definitely worth the extra/higher nightly rate

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Sunlight, Quiet Luxury and Sweeping Ocean Views - Perfect Perfect Perfect !!!

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed on Waikiki more times then I care to count, because its the one place I can unplug from the rest of the world. I love the beach, from Diamondhead to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the restaurants (my very favorite is Orchids at the Halekulani), and the best bar on Waikiki - the beach-side Mai Tai Bar at the Royal Hawaiian (ask for the Scratch or is it now called, the Royal Mai Tai, the very original and still the best mai tai recipe on the islands - period).

After a recent 12-day stay, I now have a one and only favorite residence to stay on Waikiki - Jan Davis' penthouse condo at the Diamond Head Beach Hotel, located just across from Diamond Head itself - what a view! Her description is letter perfect - beautifully updated, sunlight from every corner of the room, open panoramic ocean views from both sides of the condo (and from the bed as well), with an delightful ocean breeze that demands you keep the windows open all night long. Those 12 days were the best night's sleep I've had in a very long time, thanks to the salty breeze over me, the sound of the ocean below me, and a very comfortable bed under me. I took daily advantage of the lounge chairs on the private secluded ocean-side lawn to sunbath, read a book, and take a short siesta (right after my afternoon Mai Tai!).

Jan stopped at nothing to make the stay relaxing - Keurig coffee for the morning, a private bath and soaking tub with shampoo, conditioner and hair dryer (leave yours at home), a microwave and fridge ready to keep drinks and fresh pineapple chilled from nearby shops, and cabinets stuffed full of the basic necessities (aspirin, band aids, etc) and plenty of bath and beach towels. If you're like me and overstay the towel supply, you can use your CC to wash and dry all of your essentials just down the nearby elevator.

Am I a fan - Yes! Will I stay again - Yes! The cost of Jan's penthouse is equal to or less than other Waikiki hotels with no view of the ocean, of just a peek, and better appointed. And if you are traveling with someone special, keep the unit a romantic surprise until you walk in the door - you will be a hero, trust me! This is a special home with a view to enjoy and remember for years to come. Just wish I had found it sooner.

Aloha

Todd Phillips

SoCal

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am so very pleased that you enjoyed the unit and appreciated all that it has to offer! ...which you described beautiful. Hurry back! A hui hou, jd
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5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views, the most comfortable bed, quality furnishings! Yes, it is small but great for what I needed... Do take advantage of the outdoor common area by the ocean!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Both the views and the bed are amazing! So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for sharing your opinion as I am sure it helps others to hear from those in the know. Mahalo and A Hui Hou!
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Michel's
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Ali Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
H1
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Michel's
Nearest Beach
0.2 Miles
Kaimana Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Hau Tree Lani Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Bogart's Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Saturday Morning Farmer's Market & Diamond Head Theatre
Nearest Point of Interest
Hertz & Budget Car Rental
Nearest Point of Interest
Kahala Mall & Urgent Care
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Hawaiian (Pink) Hotel
Nearest Point of Interest
Hawaii Convention Center
Car: not necessary

On the water and across from Kapolani Park where the Ali'i (royalty) used to spend their weekends at the polo fields, this park is now home to lots of locals doing healthy activities like soccer games and evening concerts at the Waikiki Shell. The Waikiki Aquarium and Honolulu Zoo are a short 10 minute walk away and a hike around and up Diamond Head will be calling to those who want an aerobic workout!

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 17.0%

Tax rate includes 4.5% GET, 9.25% TAT and 3.25% Credit Card fee.
Hawaii Tax ID#: W20748769-01.
Rates are slightly higher for Holidays.
Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed and paid.
Full refund if cancelled 60 day prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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