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Oceanfront luxury 1 bdrm best location free parking private beach washer/dryer

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 25 - 30 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + 1 Bath

Affordable luxury on Hawaii's most exclusive water front address! Castle Surf is the most sought after building because it is small, friendly and easy to live in. Parking space is very accessible to the unit. Charming and spacious 800 sq foot condo with 100 sq foot lanai in ocean front building on Hawaii's most prestigious Gold Coast, directly below Diamond Head crater. Can hear the surf from the condo and smell the ocean air. Ocean view from lanai, living room and bedroom. Decorator designed in tasteful, Hawaiian style, featuring Tommy Bahama furniture and local art. Full size kitchen. Extremely clean and uncluttered. Limestone flooring throughout which emphasizes the total clean swept look. Totally free assigned parking. New windows and bathroom.

Fully equipped and full sized kitchen with high end appliances. King bed features new pillow-topped memory foam therapeutic mattress. Coveted assigned parking stall in garage at no additional charge. Building fronts the best south shore surf breaks. Large lanai with table and chairs for dining or sunning. Meticulously maintained building. Overhead fan and air conditioning. high speed internet. Washer and dryer in unit.

Exclusive, quiet, and friendly building with locked access to private sandy beach and outside shower. Outside common seating area above beach for exclusive use of residents. Easy walk to Diamond Head lookout, Kapiolani Park, Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, multiple public tennis courts, Diamond Head hiking trail and hundreds of Waikiki restaurants and activities. steps away from Outrigger Canoe Club and Elks Club. Immaculate condition. Free assigned parking (no extra fee) in an area which has limited parking.

Our excellent cleaning staff maintains the property in pristine condition. Apartment is thoroughly cleaned and inspected after each check out. The owners are located in Honolulu and receptive to your questions and problems.

Because this rental is by the month, it may be difficult to input dates that are slightly different from standard. Please contact me directly with your dates. Please inquire about discounts for multiple month extended stays.

We live in Honolulu, not far from the property and can respond promptly to questions or problems. We do not accept credit cards which keeps our price low.

Keywords: Diamond Head, Gold Coast, sandy beach, ocean view, close to Waikiki, Honolulu, spacious, private, directly on beach, ocean front building, free parking, washer and dryer

More Details

Betsy Jencks - I am the owner - please contact me directly with any questions
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 28, 2018

About Betsy Jencks - I am the owner - please contact me directly with any questions

We are a kamaaiana couple who have been in the luxury hotel business for 40 years. We lived in Honolulu for 25 years. We are delighted to be back in Hawaii after ten years of working in the Caribbean and on the mainland. This is our only property and therefore we are diligent about taking care of it and are very accessible to give advice. We can immediately respond to requests because we deal directly with guests without a management company.

Betsy Jencks - I am the owner - please contact me directly with any questions purchased this condo in 2010

Why Betsy Jencks - I am the owner - please contact me directly with any questions chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

This is the very best location in all the Hawaiian Islands. It has the most consistently good weather and is conveniently located to enjoy all that Oahu has to offer. It is easy to drive in and out of, avoiding all of the Waikiki traffic. It is very much a residential area, within walking distance of 100s of restaurants and other amenities.

What makes this condo unique

Just steps from the beach on one side and fabulous walking trails in the park and on the crater on the other side. Easy access to all of Honolulu. Best chance of sunny weather most of the time. Friendly, low-key building where you can mix with local people and not just tourists.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • totally renovated - immaculately appointed. bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) new therapeutic, memory foam, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
access to private beach through locked entry, free assigned garage parking.


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 15 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Betsy's Castle Surf Condo for the month of August, 2016, and were Very Happy!

The unit itself is very clean and quiet. We had no noise issues whatsoever.

The full-kitchen and washer/dryer were very nice to have since we were there a month. We had the refrigerator stocked with local goodies from the Farmer's Markets.

The location was very convenient. So close to Waikiki, Diamond Head and the KCC Farmer's Market, Kahala, shopping and dining. The assigned parking spot was also a plus!

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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British Columbia , Canada

Best yet !

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from Betsy Jencks Castle surf Condo. We have stayed in several condos in the Honolulu area and this Condo is by far the best.The location is perfect and the building quite , well run & friendly. The unit has all you need and having a washer-dryer and a parking space is a real plus.We ate most meals on the lanai and even saw whales while having lunch. The common oceanside area is perfect for cocktail hour and sunsets.The most fun was watching the Fairy Terns nesting in the tree outside our entry door raise their "chicks". We have already booked for 2017.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So many guests have been enchanted by the ferry terns that nest on a branch that is literally right out the front door. They have been coming back to this very branch for over 40 years! There is a continuous cycle going on from the nesting to the hatching to the downy chick learning to fly. As soon as one baby is launched, another cycle begins. Even non bird lovers cannot help but fall in love with the most darling baby fairy terns. Betsy - property owner
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Sydney, Australia


  • 5 of 5

We have just had another wonderful month at Castle Surf. It is just such a fantastic condo for a relaxing beach holiday. The apartment is stylish and has everything you need for your stay and the location is perfect as you're away from the crowds of Waikiki but within walking distance. Betsy makes the whole rental process so easy and is on hand if you have any problems. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Francisco, CA


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I loved the condo. It is very spacious, clean and centrally located in the lush Diamond Head district. Easy walking distant to the night life of Honolulu yet quiet and secluded. We had easy access to the ocean with several added bonuses, a wonderful water fountain where newlyweds took pictures and a view of fireworks every Friday night from the bedroom window! We loved the place so much, we booked an extra month! Thanks so much Betsy! You’re the best!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sydney, Australia

Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

We have just arrived back from a month in this wonderful apartment. This was our second stay and we're booking again next year. To me, this is the mark of a great property and holiday, when, at the end you can't wait to come back again.

The owners are a pleasure to deal with and live locally so if you have any problems are easily contactable and they often email to let you know what's going on in the area. The apartment is stylish, clean, bright, well equipped and perfectly located and has ocean views from the lanai where we ate most of our meals. It's right by the beach and park and only a walk to Waikiki for drinks or shopping. The car park makes it easy if you have rented a car as it's so simple to drive in and out of without the hassle of being in the middle of town. It's a great choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tucson, AZ, USA

Fantastic Rental Property on Gold Coast (Oahu)

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here for a month in Apr 2014. This Condo offers close proximity to Waikiki without the bustling nighttime noise of the city. Walking distance to Waikiki is only 3 miles, but a bus stop is located immediately adjacent to the property. Oahu Bus Transit is among the finest in the world. The included parking spot is nice if your prefer to drive. Walks around Diamond Head are a 4.75 mile round-trip journey and help work up a good appetite. Prefer to swim? There is laddered entrance available just a few hundred feet from the private gated ocean access. Open shower facilities await within the gated area upon return. Permanent residents (Bob & Bill) take great care of the entire complex while the owners of this rental unit are very eager to please. The Ocean front patio provides spectacular sunset views.

My apologies to those who want to rent in Jan/Feb 2015 - I'm already booked again!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Beach
Right in front
Nearest Point of Interest
Kapiolani Park
Car: not necessary

steps away from Waikiki Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, Outrigger Canoe Club, Elks Club, can paddle out to excellent surf breaks directly from beach, snorkeling in front of building, across the street from Kapiolani Park with tennis courts, walking, hiking,archery,and outside yoga and fitness classes.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 14.75%

Rates vary by the season with a low of $3,750 per month and a high of 5,000 per month. Rates for extended stays can be negotiated. If your desired stay is less than30 days, please contact property manager for a quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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