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The Bird Cage - Waikiki Hideaway, Steps to the Beach

Bedrooms Studio
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 nights


Waikiki Condo Rental Photos and Description

Condo, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 1-2)


The Bird Cage is a breezy and bright studio giving you clear views of the Koolau Mountains. With historic Waikiki Beach just outside the hotel lobby, the Bird Cage is the perfect home base for exploring Honolulu and the rest of Oahu.

Double paned sliding glass windows greatly minimize the urban sounds of Waikiki, but let a lot of light in. An expansive roof deck on top of the hotel provides a bird's eye view of Diamond Head. There are lounge chairs for sunbathing and tables for alfresco dining. No one else in Waikiki has a better view of the sun setting into the Pacific. Kapiolani Park is just across the street and offers the Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, the Royal Hawaiian Bandstand, tennis courts, soccer fields, archery ranges, weekend art shows and the city's Sunset on the Beach free concerts and movies - all this in its 500 green acres.

One of the main reasons for coming to Hawaii is of course the sun and sand. Surfing, stand up board paddling, outrigger canoeing, swimming and simply lounging on the beach are all just a few steps from the Brid Cage.

Hawaii is the crossroads of the Pacific and its culinary offerings reflect that abundantly, so while the Bird Cage has a kitchen and microwave, you are a short walk away from countless cafes and restaurants catering to every taste and price range. Similarly, if you can get yourself out of the water and away from the beach there is a lot of shopping to be done in Waikiki, and the many other shopping venues just a short drive away.

The Bird Cage is at the end of Waikiki. Kapahulu Avenue provides easy access to the freeway, and makes getting in and out of the area very easy because you avoid all the traffic in the heart of Waikiki. This is perfect for when you decide to explore the rest that Oahu has to offer.

Need more recent and local suggestions than your guidebook provides? Contact us, we'll be more than happy to share our favorites and suggestions with you.

Please take a look at our other rental at the Waikiki Grand, the Red Ginger Suite. Located on the 9th floor and with it's own private balcony. You can get more information and pictures at VRBO 498201

Hawaii State Tax ID# GE-065-670-9632-01

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More Details
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Kevin Lum
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 3, 2016
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About Kevin Lum

Born and raised in Honolulu, I currently live on the Mainland, but spend a lot of time in Hawaii. I have worked in the travel industry for over 35 years and have explored numerous countries around the world. I can relate to what travelers are looking for in a vacation rental because I'm looking for the same things - cleanliness, location and value.

Kevin Lum purchased this condo in 2003

Why Kevin Lum chose Oahu

I grew up in Honolulu and spent a lot of time playing at the beach and on the sea wall that is less than 30 steps from the condo. Kapiolani Park was a place for family gatherings, concerts at the Shell, and of course the Zoo. Waikiki was a lot slower and quieter when I was a kid, but even today I think visitors will still find it to be a special place. If you walk down to the Diamond Head end of Kalakaua Avenue - it's still like it was in the old days.

What makes this condo unique


While being at the 'end' of Waikiki might sound like you are away from all the action, that just isn't the case. Everything Waikiki has to offer is just a short walk away, but you don't have to be in the middle of the hustle and traffic. Being on the end of Waikiki makes getting in and out of the area, if you are driving, much easier than visitors staying in the middle of the high-rises. Saving the best for last, being on the end of Waikiki means there is nothing else between you and Diamond Head except the big green expanse of Kapiolani Park. Head up to the roof deck and see for yourself! In the morning it's an amazing place to have coffee, watch the sun peek over the Koolau Mountains and light up Diamond Head, listen to the monkeys in the Zoo, and see the elephants out for a stroll. Only in Hawaii!

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Amazing location, close to the beach, and everything you need. Front desk helpful. Plus the view from level 10, can't be beat”
Aug 2016
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(24 traveler reviews)

The Bird Cage - Waikiki Hideaway, Steps to the Beach
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 50 reviews

Nice condo

  • 5 of 5

Great condo within walking distance to food and shopping. Small but perfect for a couple! This was great value for our money.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Bird Cage's location is pretty special. Less than 30 steps from the beach and a short walk to the center of Waikiki. We're always happy when guests agree. However, we're even happier when guests believe their time at the Bird Cage was a good value. Thanks for the generous words, and come back any time!
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Great beach location

  • 5 of 5

My son and I had a great stay at the Bird Cage. Location was ideal--short walk to the beach and easy to come back to shower, etc. We rented a car and reserved a parking spot in Waikiki Grand,, really enjoying the convenience. It allowed us lots of beach time but also efficiency to do other things all over the island. As other reviews have stated, Kevin was great to work with for booking and answering specific questions before/after our stay. Thanks!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Bird Cage (and our other unit the Red Ginger) is ideally located a few steps from the beach at the "quiet" end of Waikiki. This allows for easy access to the beach, and if you're driving, to the rest of the island, without the hassles of being in the middle of the concrete jungle that Waikiki can be sometimes. Always glad to hear when guests agree. Thanks for staying at the Bird Cage!
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Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place. You are so close to several bus stops, right across the street from the beach and we had a very clean place to stay. Starbucks is right on the corner of you want something quick and easy or you have a fantastic place for breakfast a few blocks away - Eggs N' Things. The condo comes with all that you would need for your home away from home. We also took in the view from the 10th floor deck a few times. This was wonderful for a drink, have dinner or just to relax.

Thanks for a great stay Kevin and staff.

From Melanie & Dave

Lake Orion, MI

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Staying at the Bird Cage does put you in the heart of things and it's good to hear that you took advantage of everything on offer. Thanks for the kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Islands in the future.
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Outstanding Location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent customer service by owner, and the location could not have been better. Studio apt needs updating and drywall is roughly patched, kitchen cupboards have seen better days, etc - but these were minor cosmetic issues. The unit was clean, everything worked properly, and the price was reasonable. If you want to be close to everything Waikiki has to offer, but in a quieter location a little bit off the beaten track, this unit is for you. Not suitable for families, but comfortable for us as a couple. Bottom line: we'll book it again.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad to hear you agree the Bird Cage is perfectly located! Less than 30 steps from the beach and a short stroll from the center of Waikiki, we think the studio makes a great home base for exploring Honolulu. Thanks for coming to stay and we hope to welcome you back to the Islands soon.
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Great location and comfortable place to stay

  • 4 of 5

This was a great place to stay. The location was close to the beach and lots of restaurants and bars. The room itself was clean and comfortable and the 10th floor deck amazing for breakfast and sunset watching. I would definitely recommend this property to a couple or a solo traveller.

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad to hear it when guests agree the Bird Cage is well located, and that they enjoyed their time in Waikiki. Please tell your friends! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Islands in the future.
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

we stayed 3nights at the Bird cage and we enjoyed every minute of it. It is comfortable with ac and so close to everything. We would stay there again. Kevin was quick to answer and Jeannie checked with us on our arrival to see if everything was good. that's service!!!! The view from the roof top was excellent.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your generous review Marie. We've always thought the Bird Cage was perfectly located, close to everything in Waikiki. It's nice to hear you agree. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time on Oahu, and that the Bird Cage had something to do with that. Please come back any time!
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Nearest Airport
10.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Car: not necessary

Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Holiday Rate
Dec 1 2016 - Jan 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Minimum Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 13.96%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 6
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 325 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • alternative lifestyle
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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