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5 Star Living on Oahu's Premier Residential Gold Coast

Bedrooms Studio
Space 350 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wireless Internet


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,


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

Jan Davis
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 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


Jan Davis purchased this condo in 2009

Why Jan Davis chose Honolulu

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


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 13
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 350 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • 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
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~


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(57 traveler reviews)

5 Star Living on Oahu's Premier Residential Gold Coast
average rating of 4.8245616 based on 130 reviews

Great location and stay, wonderful owner

  • 5 of 5

Diamond head hotel is a quiet and quaint little hotel south of Waikiki proper. Our goal was being out of the hustle of Waikiki but still close enough to walk to the beaches and have great views. This place was perfect for a busy couple on the go. Yes, it is smaller than a normal hotel room but it wasn't very comfortable and the owner Jan made everything easy and enjoyable even allowing us to use her beach chairs for the week. Overall would highly recommend for someone who wants to be out of the busy area but still very close to Waikiki and restaurants. Thanks for the great stay Jan!!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha James, So glad you had a nice time! I hope it WAS very comfortable, and "wasn't" was a typo--which I am quite certain is the case. Much Mahalo, Jan
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Fun Times

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! At the peaceful Diamond Head end of Waikiki, but still quite walkable. Unit is cozy perfect for two. The space is utilized extremely well and the unit is well appointed with amenities. Would stay again and recommend to family and friends...

Patti and Dean

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stand Up

  • 5 of 5

Great view.....great location.....short Waikiki to noisey strip!


  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice place for a short stay

  • 3 of 5

Great location. A bit smaller of a place than expected- not a place to hang out, but a good home base for staying after being out and about all day. Close to some of the best parts of Honolulu for recreation, good food.

I would stay there again, but only for short stays, since there is not enough room to really relax at the unit. It is a "come and go" spot to be certain.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Diamond Head Beach Hotel is located on Oahu's Gold Coast where, like London and Manhattan, space is at a premium. My apologies if the images mislead you--it is a studio penthouse unit--as described on the web. Guests generally choose DHBH for the coveted premier residential oceanfront experience and quiet location at the base of our crown jewel Diamond Head Crater -- a short walk away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki. Waikiki offers much larger suites and might have been a better choice for your needs. I am happy you enjoyed the recreation and good food in the area!
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Quiet, cozy, easily accessible.

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here for 3 nights on the final leg of our 2 week vacation. This cozy, little condo is on the penthouse level of a gated, secure complex. Not quite the top floor but still has amazing views from both sides. The bed was super comfortable and we slept like babies listening to the waves all night. The condo is small but not cramped. We had plenty of room for our luggage, us, and to still get around. Besides we didn't come to the island to hang out in our room so space wasn't a concern. It's location makes it easy to get to dining, adventures, shopping, etc.. We wished it would have had private parking available however, there was always plenty of parking across the street. Paid parking meters from 10a-4p daily. Again, we were always gone during the day doing something so paying the meter was never an issue for us. Our only complaint isn't even about the room itself. On our last day an hour before our check out time we were getting dressed after showering from snorkeling at the beach all morning and the housekeeper walked in unannounced and saw us and all of our glory. Again, nothing against the property itself. My husband and I got a good laugh out of it. We highly recommend this condo for your stay on Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Kaeli, The bed is just the best, isn't it? And then the lull of the waves--sleep heaven. I am happy you slept so well (I do too when I stay there). I will definitely have a conversation with the housekeeper. My apologies for the intrusion. Mahalo for your business and I hope to see you again! A Hui Hou, jd
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The views from the Penthouse are wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time, enjoying the sunsets at night and the nice morning breeze up in the Penthouse. The room is cramped but you'll get used to it. It's worth it, enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
11.3 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.3 Miles
Ali Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
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!


Rates & Availability

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Spring Break
Mar 14 2017 - May 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Summer Vacation
May 26 2017 - Aug 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 29 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

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.
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