About the property
- Condo1052 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Diamond Head/Ocean/Mountain View, 2 Bed/2 Bath Waikiki Penthouse, Free WI-FI
You'll be sitting on top of the world at this spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bath Penthouse with open living room and fully-equipped kitchen.
The jaw-dropping 270-degree view includes Diamond Head, sweeping ocean view, Ala Wai Canal, Ala Wai golf course, Ft DeRussy park, the beautiful Koolau Mountain Range, sunrises AND sunsets!
At over 1000 square feet (large by Waikiki standards) the penthouse will comfortably sleep 6. The ocean-side master bedroom has a king bed, the Diamond Head-side master bedroom has two full beds and the living room has a new Queen sofa bed. In addition, we also have a crib available for no charge. The bedrooms, living/dining room and kitchen all have spectacular views. Every Friday night you can watch the fireworks launched from the nearby Hilton Hawaiian Village and on special occasions you'll see a bigger show on Waikiki Beach.
You'll have a fully equipped kitchen with full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, blender, coffee pot and grinder, pots and pans, silverware and just about anything else you need. To top it off the kitchen has a panoramic ocean view!
One bathroom features a Japanese-style deep bath tub (furo) with shower. The second bathroom has a walk-in shower. You'll also have your own washer and dryer in the penthouse.
A supply cabinet contains beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and assorted beach items.
You'll enjoy the huge recreation deck with large swimming pool, hot tub, barbecue grills, picnic tables and lounge chairs. There are no resort fees to use these facilities. Also onsite is a new fitness center which is ALMOST free: it only cost $5 for your entire stay (not per day).
There is a large flat-screen TV with cable service. The free high-speed WIFI is your own private network, not shared with other units and is powerful enough for the whole family to share their vacation experience.
The Hawaii Convention Center is within walking distance as are the Hilton Hawaiian Village and other venues where conventions are held. If you must do business while in Waikiki there is a desk in one of the bedrooms and also a nook in the dining area.
The Hawaiian Monarch is a mixture of hotel-owned and privately-owned units. Our penthouse is privately owned, managed and maintained; is not part of the Hawaiian Monarch hotel pool. There are only 3 other penthouses on the same floor.
Parking is available in the onsite parking garage. The garage is privately owned and the rate at the time of this writing is $25/day, typical for Waikiki, but with full in and out privileges. Parking is not included in the rent as the majority of our guests do not rent a car. The penthouse has a Walk Score of 92 (out of 100). Some guests rent a car for a day of exploring from one of the nearby car rental companies.
Within walking distance are a great number of restaurants, shopping including Ala Moana Shopping Center, resorts, grocery and convenience stores, music venues, sports bar, post office, green parks, Waikiki Beach Walk and of course Waikiki Beach itself!
Waikiki and the surrounding area have a gazillion things to do. Of course there is the world's most famous beach. Many water sports are available including surfing, paddle boarding, boogie boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, deep sea fishing, parasailing and more. There is shopping for everything from souvenir trinkets to high end luxury stores and everything in between.
Hear world-class music at many resorts, Blue Note Jazz Club, the Waikiki Shell, the Blaisdell Arena and local musicians playing rock, jazz, and of course, Hawaiian.
Honolulu has an extensive public bus system and there is a bus stop across the street from the penthouse. Buses reach many areas all over the island including major destinations such as Pearl Harbor, Diamond Head, Hanauma Bay, Chinatown, Honolulu Airport, Honolulu Zoo, The Aquarium and others.
In addition to all these visitor attractions there is something else that makes it worth coming to Hawaii: the Hawaiian culture. Aloha is a real thing, not just a buzz word. You'll know it when you experience it. We encourage you to learn about the culture and history via the many museums and to make personal connections with Hawaiian people.
Our local weather person likes to say that we have 'the best weather on the planet'. Is it cold where you are? Come to Waikiki and warm up! Are you suffering from unbearable heat and humidity? Come to Waikiki and cool off! Our average daily temperature is in the low 80s F/ 27 C all year.
This is a legal vacation rental property managed by a licensed real estate broker with over 20 years experience with Hawaii vacation rentals. You won't have to worry that your rental will be be there when you arrive.
Please see the Amenities section for more details.
QUESTIONS? If you have questions please contact us by clicking the Contact Owner button in the Owner section of this web page.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Steve Marcotte
We have owned and managed Hawaii Vacation Rentals since 1993 and helped many thousands of guests to enjoy their stay in paradise. We are a boutique rentals and sales company that focus our attention on a small number of properties. 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
Why Steve Marcotte chose Waikiki
The number one reason we bought this property is for the AMAZING VIEWS! Everyone that walks in the door is surprised by the panoramic 270 degree breathtaking view of all of Waikiki. In addition, it is a spacious penthouse with 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with large open living/dining/kitchen area.
What makes this Condo unique
The jaw-dropping 270-degree view sweeps from the beautiful Koolau Mountains, to the Ala Wai golf course and canal, majestic Diamond Head, a large green park, and of course wide ocean views in addition to both sunrise and sunset! This unit has a special location. In addition to all the services and features available without leaving the building, it is convenient to the Waikiki Convention Center, Hilton Waikoloa Village, Ala Moana Shopping Center and Waikiki Beach Walk.
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Location is perfect, view from condo is beautiful especially night time. The condo has all amenities we need. Small problems are leaking kitchen faucet and shower door did not close tight. Owner responded quickly.
Million Dollar View
The view was spectacular. We saw Diamond Head and Ala Wai on one side and Waikiki Beach on the other. At night, the view was gorgeous too, with all the warm soft lights of the area. The condo was very spacious (Two bedrooms and two full baths). The washer and dryer in the condo unit was really a nice addition to our stay. There was a full kitchen as well. We didn't do any cooking because there were so many great eateries around the area. Notably, right in the lobby of the hotel you will find Maleko's, best bakery in town. Mark works tirelessly to scratch make all the muffins, scones, croissants (almond croissant our favorite), malasadas...To top it off, he has his own coffee too. Burger and Sushi is in the lobby as well and yep, they sell burgers and sushi and they are both good. They also have a really extensive menu so there is something for everyone. When we first arrived, parts of the carpet were damp. They were in high traffic areas so we figured they had shampooed those areas before we arrived. However, it still felt gross for a little while until it fully dried. Upon arrival, the smoke detector in the living room was beeping. The owner, Steve, was very responsive and checked on it immediately. There were some newer furniture and older pieces so it made for an eclectic look to the place. Overall, we had a wonderful stay in this property!
Aloha and thank you for writing a review of our piece of paradise. The moment we walked into this unit the first time and saw the views we knew we wanted it! I'm glad that you told me about the smoke detector so I could replace the battery. It must have started just after the housekeeper was there. I wish you had also told me about the carpet so I could have taken care of that issue too. But good news, this week we put all new carpet throughout the unit! I hope to see you again! Aloha, Steve
Phenomenal views, well appointed, quiet
The views from every room are spectacular! The penthouse has everything you need, down to scissors and lot of beach towels and toys (I donated a rainbow beach umbrella to the mix). The beds are super comfy, though the sheets were a little itchy for a sunburn.
We basically had the pool to ourselves, as most people were probably at the beach. Lovely for an early morning swim.
The Cream Pot downstairs has delicious, overpriced food.
The location is perfect—walking distance to the beach and restaurants, etc.
Each room has its own AC control, which was great for the changing temps as the sun moved around the penthouse.
I would definitely stay here again.
Very convenient location
Very nice condo. Fully equipped kitchen. Located within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. Could walk to the beach, but we didn't go to the beach this trip. The only downside to the bedroom with the king bed is the very small bathroom. I would put the king bed in the other bedroom (that has 2 double beds) that has the nicer bathroom. It would not keep me from staying in this condo again though.
The unit was clean spacious and well set up. Great views. A little dated but that was ok
Only negatives were the building was very old and poorly presented. The lifts were horrendous with one to two of three not working most of the time. Consequently we spent a lot of time waiting. Living room needs additional blinds or curtains as it was very exposed to sun and got very hot.
It was a little further from the beach than expected. But overall i would recommend
I am so sorry that we were having elevator issues when you were here. One was scheduled to be refurbished and another needed a repair. However, the issues were dealt with and all elevators are working fine. I'm a little surprised you found it too hot as the window coverings are solar screens specifically made for sun/heat protection while still be able to see through them. The three built-in air conditioners (one in each bedroom and one in living room) can cool off the hottest days! We are continuously upgrading the building and the lobby is scheduled for refurbishment too. I'm glad that you recommended it despite the issues you experienced! Thank you!!!
Amazing views and support
My business partner and I needed a break after a busy month in the States. What a perfect spot.
Steve ( the property Manager) was brilliant and totally online in regards to any questions or quarries we had regarding our stay.
With huge bedrooms and about 270 degree views of Waikiki from the Penthouse we were very happy with the Penthouse and Steven. I do recommend this booking to anyone.
We look forward to getting back there.
The world famous Waikiki Beach is only a 10 minute walk. Many restaurants (Thai, Japanese, Hard Rock Cafe, Irish, Wolfgang's Steak House, Italian and MANY MANY more) are within walking distance. People attending conventions in Honolulu find the Penthouse a reasonably priced alternative to staying at a hotel. If family members are traveling too then it is even less expensive compared to a hotel. It is within easy walking distance of popular convention facilities such as the Hawaii Convention Center, Hilton Hawaiian Village, Ala Moana Hotel and the Hawaii Prince Hotel. It is also within a longer walking distance or short drive or taxi ride to meeting and conventions at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, Waikiki Beach Marriott, Sheraton Waikiki, Halekulani, Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach and the Royal Hawaiian.