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$3,000 Special - Colony Surf - 900 SF - 1 BD - Diamond Head - Waterfron

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 29 - 30 nights


About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

WE ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT CALENDAR MONTH RENTALS ONLY (other than for a last minute booking).

$3,000 Last Minute Special for May, 2018, plus $250 final cleaning, plus 14.96% Hawaii Taxes.



Sorry, no smoking or pets.

Includes WI FI internet access, parking, full size insuite washer/dryer, and free long distance calling to anywhere in the United States and Canada.

On the cool side of the building with newer carpeting, sofas, dining room table, stainless steel refrigerator, and LED Flat screen 40" TV

HIGH FLOOR VIEW SUITE. Large 900 SF (84 square meters - NOT THE SMALLER 540 SF SUITE), designer furnished Colony Surf studio apartment; Step into a classic restored Hawaiian suite. Features living room, dining room, sleeping alcove, one bath, full sized kitchen, one parking, complete with all services, and in a spectacular Gold Coast location! On the Island of Oahu, on the waterfront, near the base of Diamond Head Volcano, across the street from huge Queen Kapiolani Park, in the exclusive 20 story Colony Surf condominium building.

LOCATION: The 'Gold Coast' is world renowned because of its many exclusive waterfront residential buildings. This location appeals to permanent residents of Hawaii, who appreciate a quieter neighborhood atmosphere; a benefit for longer stay visitors, or executives on assignment. It is a leisurely 15 minute waterfront walk to busy Waikiki amenities.

SUITE: This spacious tenth floor apartment (approximately 900 square feet or 84 square meters) has spectacular, unobstructed ocean and Diamond Head views from an expansive 25 foot wide window opening (windows slide back to both sides). It is laid out as a very large Hawaiian style studio, with quite separate areas for the living room, dining room, and sleeping alcove. The kitchen is in a separate room.

FURNISHINGS: Our second home has newer classic designer furnishings and appointments, INCLUDING FULL SIZE IN-SUITE WASHER/DRYER and all linens and towels. Ceramic floor tiles and newer carpeting throughout. Suite is on the cooler side of the building, with living room and bedroom facing south-east, and kitchen and bathroom facing north-west. Windows on both the front and back of the apartment, allow the trade winds to blow through, making for a comfortable atmosphere during the warmest summer days.

KITCHEN: includes marble and stainless steel counter-tops, gas cook-top, self-cleaning gas wall oven, dishwasher, microwave, all small kitchen appliances, dishes, cutlery, etc.

BEDROOM AREA: Rattan furnishings are used extensively in the sleeping area, which includes a California king-size bed, along with a comfortable chaise for reading. The spacious bathroom features a marble counter-top, 12 feet of mirrored closets, and a shower stall with excellent water pressure.

OFFICE AREA: A large antique desk separates the dining and living rooms, and serves as an office area with computer workstation, complete with telephone, secured high speed wireless internet and answering machine. The desk-top access-panel allows you to connect your computer or laptop to an under-the-desk power outlet. Free long distance calling to anywhere in the United States or Canada.

LIVING ROOM AREA: Has two open ended sofas, a large glass coffee table, and two contemporary style upholstered occasional chairs. Included are a 40" LED Flat screen TV with cable service, DVD player, and stereo with CD player.

DINING ROOM AREA: Has large glass and wrought iron table with 6 chairs. Huge, beautiful antique Japanese wall mural on wall adjacent to dining room table.

BUILDING: Has an elegant lobby, an exclusive French restaurant ('Michels'), a private sandy beach (no rocks), 24 hour security, and locked-off elevators. Nearby are two smaller upscale hotels for your guests (The New Otani and The Aqua Lotus).

Sorry, no smoking or pets. You might want to check to see if suite is suitable for children under 10 years of age, due to the rather open nature of the railing (across living room and bedroom), which begins at the 30 inch height.

Cleaning service available upon request at $30 per hour (minimum 2 hrs).

CALENDAR MONTH RENTALS ONLY (other than for a last minute booking).

LAST MINUTE SPECIAL: $3,000 Last Minute Special for May, 2018, plus $250 final cleaning, plus 14.96% Hawaii Taxes.


ONE MONTH CONTRACT: To reserve requires payment of the rent, plus once only $250- final cleaning charge, plus 14.96% Hawaii State taxes. No later than 15 days prior to contract start we will have received your $1,000 refundable security deposit

MULTI-MONTH CONTRACTS : Security deposit for long term stays is equal to 1 month rent. Contact us for reservation information and payment schedule.

All payments to be made by way of Credit Card, US$ personal check or money order, express mailed or couriered to our Hawaii bank account, or by direct bank to bank deposit. Thanks and Mahalo.

Sorry, no smoking or pets

Hawaii Tax Numbers:

Excise Tax Number is GE-118-042-2144-01

Transient Accommodation Tax Number is TA 118-042-2144-01

More Details

Terry or John
Member since: 2000
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Terry or John

We purchased in this upscale beachfront building, as we were tired of leasing vacation rentals, which were often dirty, and had threadbare furnishings. This is a second home for us, and ownership allows us to maintain our suite to higher standards.

Terry or John purchased this apartment in 2000

Why Terry or John chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

This Gold Coast location (at the base of Diamond Head Volcano), is just a 15 minute waterfront walk to busy Waikiki, and across the street from huge and beautiful Queen Kapiolani Park. The quieter neighbourhood appeals to permanent Hawaii residents; a bonus for you.

What makes this apartment unique

There is a semi-private sandy swimming beach at the front of our building, which is shared by our building, and the Outrigger Canoe Club next door. Building has 24 hour security, with staff during the day, and security personnel at night. Two upscale hotels with restaurants, and a small convenience store are within 1/2 block. Renowned Michel's French restaurant is accessed off the lobby of our building.


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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 10
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Large bathroom with great shower water pressure. Large marble counter top, along with 12' of mirrored closet doors.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • 1 King-size bed
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Private Sandy Beach, 24 Hour Security, Locked-Off Elevators, Answering Machine, DVD player & Stereo with CD Player, In-suite washer/dryer, Covered Assigned Parking, No Smoking Please, Not suitable for children under 10 years old, due to quite open railings, above the 2 ft. height, across both the living room and bedroom areas.


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$3,000 Special - Colony Surf - 900 SF - 1 BD - Diamond Head - Waterfron
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews

A truly Wonderful Condo

  • 5 of 5

We spent December 2016 at the beautiful 10th floor condo at the Colony Surf. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the spacious studio in this terrific location. The thoughtful and attentive owners have provided everything that visitors would want. The spectacular view of Diamond Head and the Ocean from the large sliding windows afford a very memorable experience. We enjoyed some special meals at the nearby historic HAU TREE Lanai Restaurant . A great location for walking with good public transportation just steps away . A very nice quiet and well managed building and a very nice beach. Thank you John and Terry for making our stay so wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Place Great People

  • 5 of 5

Lots of Aloha here and you don't need to bring a thing

This is a well appointed level 10 large studio with stunning views to the surf breaks at Rice Bowl & Tongs and back to imposing Diamond Head.

Far enough away from Waikiki so you don't feel like a tourist but close enough for the activities with your own "private beach" a special treat.

We will be back for another summer holiday in winter!

Mahalo Terry for your thoughtful help

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a blast!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this beautiful 10th story condo in April 2015 and it will not be our last visit! Perfect location, great private beach, fabulous views of Diamond Head and the Ocean, immaculate and well-appointed by very conscientious owners. And of course, Michel's downstairs. After 27 years, the Colony Surf is still the place!. Mahalo to Terry and John.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Stayed: March 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Colony Surf

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our annual 3 month winter escape in this unit as it is comfortable, clean, and had all the amenities required in the kitchenette, bathroom, and in-suite laundry facilities. The location of this accommodation is supurb as it offers the ocean, the park, tennis courts, and good bus service all right outside your door while being within a 20 minute walk to all the major activities and attractions of Waikiki. We particularly enjoyed not having to require air conditioning as the trade winds flowed throughout the unit very nicely. Great, attentive, and responsive landlords as well should anything be required as they were very accessible. We would have no hesitation recommending this unit for a nice Hawaiian holiday.

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bend, Oregon

Great Spot in the Colony Surf

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for the month of July while we were looking to purchase a home on Oahu. We have spent considerable time on Oahu previously including one stay at the Colony Surf a number of years ago. The CS is a really terrific place with its location, parking, beach and very helpful staff. The building is in good condition and well maintained. We found other residents and guests to be very friendly adding to the relaxed atmosphere. The condo is in very good condition and well equipped for month-long stays - we felt right at home. Trade winds keep the condo very comfortable and combined with the ocean/Diamond Head views, it is hard to beat. By the way, this unit faces east versus other units that are on the south side of the building directly overlooking the ocean. We think east facing is much preferred as there are ample ocean and DH views and the ocean facing units get full-on sun all afternoon. The beach at the CS is incredibly convenient, popular in the afternoons but not overcrowded, and there is a shower for rinse off afterward. We discovered that morning swims were also a real treat.

Logistics are very convenient. There is a Safeway five minutes away on Kapahulu (another minute further is freeway access), Whole Foods at Kahala Mall, and Costco at Hawaii Kai. Walk into Waikiki, Kapiolani Park across the street, Diamond Head for an easy run in the morning.

One recommendation to the owners. During our stay we redirected our Netflix DVDs for delivery to the CS (showed up in the mailbox on a very timely basis) but found that the DVD player in the unit did not play Blu-Ray discs. We actually went to BestBuy and purchased a new player ($99), connected to the TV (which is an HDTV) and enjoyed watching House of Cards, etc. Might be time to upgrade the DVD player in the condo.

As we are moving to Oahu we will not likely have the occasion to stay here again but have recommended this condo to several friends.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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one of our best holidays ever!!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at your lovely Colony Surf condo was nothing short of amazing. The condo was everything that was described, and more! Fabulous view, clean, very comfortable and in a location second to none. The beach in front of the condo is perfect and Michel's restaurant is one of the best in Hawaii. As owners, you were welcoming and very hefpful and this added so much to our stay. We would have no hesitation in recommending your condo to friends.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed our home away from home.
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
150 Metres
New Otani Kama-aina Hotel
Nearest Golf
1.4 Miles
Ala Wai Public Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Michel's Restaurant in Colony Surf Building
Nearest Beach
Front of Building
Car: not necessary

Snorkeling & Scuba Diving, Upscale Restaurants, Aquarium, Zoo


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Final Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 14.96%

WE LEASE ONLY BY THE CALENDAR MONTH, which is from the first day of any calendar month until 10 am on the last day of any calendar month.
It is recommended that you obtain cancellation insurance for any prepaid $ amounts..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund