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Trendy Studio Condo - 1/2 block from beach

Sleeps3
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms1
Space 360 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio Condo with Kitchen and Bath, Sleeps 2

This is a beautiful, modern, NON-SMOKING, studio condo with separate bath and fully furnished kitchen located just 50 yards from the beach at the east end of Waikiki. Our condo is on the 7th floor of the 10-story Waikiki Grand Hotel with a nice view of the mountains out the main condo windows and a partial view of the ocean from the front door. The 10th floor sundeck offers panoramic views of dramatic Diamond Head, peaceful Kapiolani Park, and the beautiful palm-covered Waikiki beach.

We call our unit 'The Artist's Pad' because of its artistic design, colorful decor, and numerous art pieces on the walls. All the lights in the kitchen and living room area are dimmable for romantic ambiance. The kitchen features dramatic lighting, New England soapstone countertops, and raised glass for eating. The main room is tiled with Travertine, has wall-to-wall glass windows and curtains for privacy. The unit is equipped with air conditioning, a 32" flat-screen wall-mounted TV, and free internet.

- Sleeping Options: The unit has a very comfortable queen-size bed and a full size sofa bed. Bed linens are provided for your convenience. We have extra pillows, bed linens and blankets in the closet in case you need them.

- Dining Options: Our kitchen is fully equipped with glass top burners, coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, rice cooker, slow cooker, two mini-refrigerators, and dishwasher. Our kitchen is complete with pots and pans, dishes, utensils and all the glassware you need.

- Bathing Options: The bathroom has a full size tub and shower. It has a stainless steel, state-of-the-art sink and faucet. Bath towels and beach towels are provided during your stay for your convenience.

- Entertainment Options: In addition to the flat screen TV, we also have a blue-ray DVD player and some movies, also a stereo CD/radio/blue-tooth player. Just bring your own CDs or blue-tooth compatible device. A small library of local Hawaiian CDs is also available for your listening enjoyment.

- Communication Equipment: FREE high-speed internet connection is provided (Wi-Fi). All you need is your laptop or mobile device.

More Details

Owner
Brad & Lorie Leveen
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, tagalog
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2017

About Brad & Lorie Leveen

We both lived in the San Francisco Bay Area for 30+ years. We purchased our condo in 2008 as an investment and a place to stay when we came to visit our young grandson. We enjoyed it so much we moved here in 2013, however it is not large enough for year around living so we rent it out as a vacation rental and now live just a few miles away in a small two bedroom house.

Brad & Lorie Leveen purchased this studio in 2008

Why Brad & Lorie Leveen chose Oahu

This property is great because it is so close to the beach and sits on the boundary between the natural and urban environments. Kapahulu Avenue is the dividing line between the urban Waikiki Beach strip to the west and the natural Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head area to the east. Our condo is a great place to get the best of both worlds.

What makes this studio unique

Our unit is colorful and unique with artistic touches and character, and only 50 yards from the beach.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Thanks for letting us stay at your condo, we had a wonderful time. I loved the location. I will definitely recommend your unit if I know of anyone traveling to Waikiki.”
Jan 2009
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Amenities

Waikiki Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 7
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 360 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom -
  • Bathtub and shower, modern fixtures, artistic and colorful.
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen bed and sofa hide-a-bed.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • luaus
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
GENERAL: - Air-conditioned one-room studio with separate bath and kitchen. - Furnished with Queen size bed and sofa with fold out hide-a-bed. - Travertine-tiled floors and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with some sliding open. - Wall-to-wall curtains (with black-out liners). - Dresser drawers and some closet space available for storage. - Entire unit is colorful and artistically painted. - Clean towels, linens, blankets, and pillows plus extra linens and blankets provided. KITCHEN: - Two under-cabinet refrigerators. - Two-burner glass countertop stove. - Deep stainless steel sink. - Full-feature built-in microwave oven. - Coffee maker, toaster, rice-cooker, slow-cooker and magic bullet blender. - Full assortment of pots, pans, dishes, glassware, silverware, and cooking utensils. BATH: - Full-size bathtub and shower. - Toilet. - Stainless steel raised sink with wall faucet. - Tiled vanity with small storage cabinet. - Window that can be opened for ventilation. - Clean bath and hand towels provided. ENTERTAINMENT: - FREE cable on 32" wall-mounted LCD flat-screen TV. - Stereo CD Player/radio/Blue-tooth. - FREE internet via high-speed Wi-Fi. - Most lights in unit are dimmable for ambience. BUILDING: - Our unit is on the 7th floor, above most of the street level noise. - Top floor (10th) has tiled sun deck with lounge chairs (with beautiful panoramic views) and is available for use by all guests. - Two high-speed elevators. - Ground-floor, open-air lobby with lounge chairs, tables, front desk, and airline reservation kiosk. - Luggage carts for taking luggage up to rooms. - Small outdoor pool and patio area (limited sun exposure). - 'Hula' bar on 2nd floor with food available. - 'Teddy's Bigger Burgers' restaurant on the ground floor next to lobby. - Some parking is available on the ground floor for $18/day, and short-term parking is available at the Zoo parking lot across the street for $1 per hour. Parking at The Banyan (2 blks from the building) is $80/week or $15/day. RESTAURANTS NEARBY: (within 1/2 block radius) - Teddy's Bigger Burgers (downstairs off lobby) - Starbucks coffee shop (on corner across from beach) - Subway sandwiches - Wolfgang Puck 'mini' restaurant - The Cookie Factory

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Trendy Studio Condo - 1/2 block from beach
average rating of 4.9210525 based on 40 reviews
5

We loved it!!! We shall return

  • 5 of 5

Love the location. The condo was well equipped and even had beach equipment. Very clean updated place. It comfortably slept 3 of us. My daughter and I on the bed and my adult son on the pull out couch. The owners were great and was quick to respond for any questions. I would definitely come back to this place again. We paid Parkin $17 per night. The zoo parking across the street is $1 per hour. Not sure of how much the daily rates are. ABC store around the corner where you can buy your laundry soap. That would be the norm in Waikiki. Thank you Brad and Laveen.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
5

Fantastic studio close to the beach

  • 5 of 5

This is a great unit about a block from the beach. It had all of the amenities we needed for our week-long stay. The bathroom door isn't solid, so make sure you're close friends with whomever you stay with :) We enjoyed the long walk from the unit up Diamond Head, and the bus was really close for a trip to Hanauma Bay. The provided beach chairs, umbrella, and boogie boards were much appreciated. We left our snorkels behind for others to enjoy as well. Thanks for the wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

all you really need

  • 5 of 5

well located and very well appointed.....this small studio makes for a very affordable stay in Waikiki, where gems like this are few.

The unit is bright, the owner's are very accessible , should you need to speak with them and the unit is on the quieter side of the building. The view from the 10th floor patio is stunning and a great place to watch New Year's fireworks, sunrises and sunsets. I shall return. Thank you Lorie & Brad.

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

A wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

Such a wonderful stay! Excellent communication with Brad; superbly located for swimming; beautifully clean, quiet and well outfitted condo; great wifi. The bonus was the rooftop terrace at dusk. We enjoyed our 6 days and wouldn't hesitate to book again in the future.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Dreaming of return trip!

  • 5 of 5

Love this place, it's my favorite condo in Waikiki! This was my 7th stay in the Grand and 4th stay in Brad and Lorie's fun, quirky, perfectly equipped condo.

If you love the beach and you also love to cook, you cannot find a better spot on Oahu than "Trendy". My daughter and grandson and my sister were in two other units at the Grand this time but everyone loved to gather in our unit. The Grand accommodated our two big SUP boards and this condo had everything else we needed. Load up at Safeway when you get in so you can make and eat your own healthy meals. Take your coffee or cocktail up to the roof to check the waves, it's a spectacular way to start and end your day.

The bed here is divine, the bathroom and kitchen are totally efficient and feel spacious, the colors and decor make everyone smile, the night view of city and mountains is incredible, the romantic lighting is on dimmers, the cooling breeze on that side of the building is heavenly! The new air conditioner works incredibly well too, but we just loved leaving the big windows open to let in that fabulous breeze all evening long. Never turned on the TV but noticed it was new and larger. Wifi reliable and fast and the new keyless entry made it oh so easy to come and go. I wore a bathing suit, sarong and flip flops for a week. Fun to hear the tropical birds and those monkeys chattering at the zoo across the street. Occasionally heard the roar of a big cat. If street noise and lights bother you, just close the big, beautiful new windows, pull shut the light blocking drapes and retreat into your private nest!

Try to stay at least a week, this place is the perfect base camp for a lovely vacation. A day trip to the North Shore, Diamond Head or Haunama Bay will round out a town and country experience.

Brad and Lorie are responsive, considerate hosts and always go the extra mile for their guests. You'll leave inspired and rested!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Highlands Ranch
5

Just as advertised but better!

  • 5 of 5

I couldn't be happier with the condo and our stay here! It is JUST as advertised, CLEAN and has everything you need and more! The location is amazing- great access to everything. Our hosts were friendly, responsive and provided all the information and amenities you will need. The hotel and staff is also great... it's a small property but quaint, warm and welcoming! We'll definitely be back... Loved it!! :)

Kerri H.- Highlands Ranch, CO

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Honolulu International
Nearest Barpub
Hula's
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-1
Nearest Restaurant
Teddy's Burgers
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Waikiki
Car: not necessary
Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Hike up Diamond Head.

* Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.

* Visit Pearl Harbor.

* Take a leisure drive to North Shore.

* Watch the sunset.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Give up rent-a-car and use The Bus to get around.

* Bring a picnic basket to Kapiolani Park.

* Check out Farmers Market on Monserrat Ave. for fresh fruits.

* Hike up Diamond Head for magnificent view of Waikiki.

* Sunbathe or Hang out at the beach.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* Visit Honolulu Zoo.

* Check out the Aquarium.

* Go snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.

* Visit Pearl Harbor.

* Have a picnic at Kapiolani Park.

- The beautiful white sands and palm trees of Waikiki Beach are only 50 yards away.

- The Kapiolani Regional Park is just across the street stretching from our building to Diamond Head with acres of green, beautiful park for strolling, relaxing, picnicking, or jogging.

- Honolulu Zoo is also just across the street in the park.

- The Honolulu Aquarium is located in the park by the beach a few blocks walk away.

- Short walks down along the Waikiki 'strip' take you to a multitude of restaurants, shopping, and nightlife.

- Just two blocks behind our building is Kuhio Avenue with constant bus service running the length of Waikiki including major bus routes that take you to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, and other major attractions.

- Approximately 1/2 mile up Kapahulu Avenue from our building is a large Safeway grocery store and shopping center for extensive grocery shopping needs.

- The Honolulu municipal Ala Wai Golf Course is open to the public and about a 15 minute walk up Kapahulu Avenue.

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Rates & Availability

Waikiki Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Spring fever special
Mar 11 2017 - Jun 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
$119
$750
$2,000
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$139
$900
$2,400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $95
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 13.96%

Cleaning fee $150 for stays of three weeks or longer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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