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Steve Marcotte

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, 日本語

CLEAN, Diamond Head & Ocean Views, Near Beach & Zoo, Free Wifi & Parking

27 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Diamond Head/ocean View, Remodeled 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Lanai, Free Parking

You want a vacation. You NEED a vacation!

You want a clean home-away-from-home with a great location, enchanting views and lots of amenities. Well, this recently remodeled piece of paradise at Waikiki Beach with ocean and diamond head view is the perfect place for you!

Everything is new: appliances, tile flooring, linens, bedding and furnishings so it is clean, clean, clean! It is a comfy 600 square foot condo that sleeps up to five with 1 bedroom, 1 bath, full kitchen, living room and lanai. The bedroom has 2 queen beds and the living room has a full size sofa bed.

In case you have to do some work during your visit, we have installed high speed internet (50 Mbps) and WIFI in the room. This is your own private network, not a shared network. Even if you don't have to work, you'll be able to share your awesome photos and videos very quickly!

The condo is in the very popular Waikiki Banyan with great amenities and is located just a 5-minute walk from one of the most famous beaches in the world! It is also close to the Honolulu zoo, Kapiolani park, Waikiki aquarium, restaurants, live music venues, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, boogie boarding, hiking, farmers markets and many more activities.

If you have been to Waikiki before you will really appreciate that this property comes with free parking. And if you don't want to drive but visiting other locations is on your agenda, it is right next to bus stops that give you access to the whole island.

If this unit is not available for your desired dates check out our 2 bedroom Penthouse in Waikiki (VRBO Listing # 491230) or our studio at The Seashore (VRBO listing # 718502).


There is exciting news for music lovers, especially jazz fans! A new Blue Note jazz club and restaurant opened up in Waikiki recently! Blue Note is known as one of the finest jazz clubs in the world. They are located in New York, Milan, Beijing, Tokyo, Nagoya; and now Waikiki!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Steve Marcotte (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, 日本語

About Steve Marcotte

We have been in the Hawaii Vacation Rental business since 1993. (click see All My Rental Listings below to view our other properties and read reviews).

Steve is a real estate broker and has been licensed in Hawaii since 1999. Iku is a licensed real estate agent and a native Japanese speaker. We have traveled extensively and this gives us an understanding of what our guests need to make their stay enjoyable and safe. And being owners of rentals gives us the experience to help others buy and sell rentals and second homes.

We founded a vacation rental company named A Piece of Paradise on Hawaii Island (aka The Big Island) in 1996 and managed wonderful vacation homes in a special area named Kapoho. In 2011 we sold A Piece of Paradise and began relocating to Honolulu. A multi-year search for properties followed, and our hard work paid off!

In addition to managing our own properties we also love to help others buy their own piece of paradise in Hawaii. Even if you cannot live in Hawaii full time, It is a wonderful feeling to know that you have property is here and you can come whenever you want. And when you are not staying at your property the rent can help pay the bills.

Steve Marcotte Principal Broker Hawaii

License Number RB-18115

Hawaii Second Homes 430 Lewers St

Honolulu, HI 96815

Steve Marcotte purchased this condo in 2013

Why Steve Marcotte chose Oahu

We scoured Waikiki for months looking for just the right property and finally found this gem. Fantastic location, great views of Diamond Head and the ocean, awesome amenities, close to an incredible number of restaurants and bars and to top it all off, only a block from Waikiki Beach, the zoo and Kapiolani park!

What makes this condo unique

The Waikiki Banyan has great amenities: large swimming pool, spa, sauna, tennis court, basketball court, nice barbecue area and a playground for the kiddies. There is a snack bar next to the pool and a coffee shop and convenience store by the lobby. And if you've been to Waikiki before you know what a great feature our FREE parking is!


based on 27 traveler reviews

CLEAN, Diamond Head & Ocean Views, Near Beach & Zoo, Free Wifi & Parking
average rating of 4.740741 based on 27 reviews

Awesome Rental near the beach

  • 4 of 5

Great location, close to Waikiki beach, shopping and restaurants. Easy rental process and Steve was always available for questions and assistance. I'd rent this unit again if I go back to Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome stay in Waikiki.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, only a five minute walk to the beach. Fully furnished unit with a excellent view of diamond head. Steve was awesome. Mahalo.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice Stay

  • 4 of 5

Check in process was easy and great that this property included parking and wifi. Location to the beach was very convenient also. My husband, two young kids, and my Mom were staying at the condo. Although there was enough room for 5 of us this condo is most suitable for 4 only because the bathroom can only be entered from the bedroom and not the living room where my Mom was staying. The sofabed was also not very comfortable for an adult but probably ok for a lighter person. The kitchen has been remodeled and updated but the bathroom is in need of a refresher and would make the feel of the property that much nicer. I did have a few questions and Steve replied promptly so service was great if you need it.

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Tammy! We bought a really nice mattress topper for the sofa bed and it is now quite comfy! Thank you very much for your feedback! Aloha, Steve
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Would stay again

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of five and found this place worked well for us. The location is amazing!

Everything was as advertised and was very clean.

If you have older kids (our youngest is 8) the pullout bed may not be comfortable enough, the owner apparently has other units that would be more suitable.

I would rate it as 4.5 stars.

All our dealings with Steve were very easy and he was always prompt at answering any questions we had.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha Ken, Good news! We bought a really nice mattress topper for the sofa bed and now it is quite comfy! Aloha, Steve
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Loved the Condo!!

  • 5 of 5

Just got back from 1 week at the condo and absolutely loved it. Location is great!! Never an issue finding a parking spot which is a plus in Waikiki. Steve was always quick to respond to any emails or texts!! It was our first beach vacation with our kids, 14 & 10 and the condo was the best idea ever!! Would stay again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Overall Excellent

  • 5 of 5

This apartment comfortably fitted myself and 4 children. The bathroom was a little on small side. But the kitchen was clean, large and well appointed. We stayed a total of 6 nights and that was fine. For a longer stay we would have need a bigger apartment.

Our owner/realtor Steve was awesome and customer service 10/10.

Location was convenient to all activities and parking was great and secure in the building.

I would definitely stay again.


  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
"One of the most famous snorkeling spots in the world can be reached by a bus right next to t..."
Diamond Head State Monument
Ala Moana Center
The Honolulu Zoo
Pearl Harbor
Arizona Memorial
Iolani Palace
Ala Moana Beach Park
National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
Mai Tai Bar
Kapiolani Park
Waiola Shave Ice
Marukame Udon Waikiki
Eggs 'n Things -- RELOCATED -- CLOSED
Top of Waikiki
Hard Rock Cafe
Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
World Famous Waikiki Beach!
Car: not necessary

Wow, there are so many things to see and do on this island! Of course number one on the list is Waikiki Beach which is only 250 meters away. Safe swimming for kids, surfing lessons and board rentals and people-watching. The Honolulu zoo and Kapiolani Park are only a couple of minutes walk. Pearl Harbor is an important historical site and is the main reason some people come to Hawaii.


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2016
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 6 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall 2016
Sep 7 2016 - Dec 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
Winter Holidays 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 8 2017
6 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Spring 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Sep 5 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $130 + Tax
Damage Waiver $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

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Only a $300 payment is required to reserve it.

The balance is due 60 days before arrival.

Rates are subject to change until the reservation is confirmed.

Our cancellation policy has been developed over the 20+ years that we have owned and managed vacation rentals in Hawaii. We describe it here because VRBO/Homeaway does not provide an option that matches our policy.
o 100% refund if cancelled more than 60 days before arrival.
o If cancelled within 60 days of arrival, we will refund for each night that we can rebook, minus a 10% cancel fee.

Tax ID W01673016-01

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Oahu Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 27
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom sink is separate from bath/toilet room which means you can dry your hair, shave, etc while someone else takes a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen sofa bed in living room
  • Two new queen beds and bedding. Full closet. Beautiful ocean and Diamond Head views.
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
It is all about location for real estate. The Waikiki Banyan is situated only a block from one of the world's most famous white sand beaches, the beautiful Kapiolani Park and zoo, and hundreds of restaurants, bars and live music venues.

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