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Julia Kelly

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Prime Location-Studio with Ocean/Diamond Head View/Free HIgh Speed Wifi

42 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Studio, 1 Bath, Sleeps 2

The studio is located in the Waikiki Grand Hotel, just steps away from the broadest and sandiest beach in Waikiki and about 20-25 minutes from airport.

The unit is a newly upgraded, fully equipped studio condo with one full bath. Queen size bed, sleeps two. Brand new bed and mattress to ensure a good night’s sleep after a fun day in the sun.

There is a small, fully equipped kitchenette with microwave, built-in electric smooth cook top and under-counter refrigerator if you prefer to enjoy some of the meals in the condo. Unit has brand new AC, free wifi, wall mounted LCD TV.

You will enjoy beautiful views from your private lanai, overlooking Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach, the ocean and Kapiolani Park.

Have your morning coffee, breakfast or afternoon drinks on the lanai and relax while enjoying the views

You will also have access to the large sundeck with panoramic views on the 10th floor, a large laundry room in the basement, private pool and 24 hour front desk and security and boarding pass printing station.

There are many restaurants and cafés within walking distance from the building to choose from, as well as lots of shopping and nightlife.

Award Winning Teddy’s Bigger Burger is located on the first floor of the building, Starbucks to pick up your morning coffee is just steps away.

There are also many equipment rental shops to pick up snorkeling gear as well as a surf school. ABC stores are minutes away as well as a 24 hour fitness center overlooking the ocean.

Transportation and Parking:

Bus stop is just steps away from the lobby. You can take the bus pretty much anywhere on the island, it is very convenient.

Parking is available in the building, the daily rate is $17/day There is metered parking at the zoo across the street as well as free parking around nearby Kapiolani park.

Smoking and Pets are not permitted.

State of HI ID#W78511186-01

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Julia Kelly (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Julia,

We really enjoyed your condo. Tracy wanted me to tell you that she really appreciated all the little touches you put in to make it like a home. She really liked your wine glasses. Thanks again for everything!
Apr 2012
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based on 42 traveler reviews

Prime Location-Studio with Ocean/Diamond Head View/Free HIgh Speed Wifi
average rating of 4.357143 based on 45 reviews

Very cute Apartment with everything we needed!

  • 4 of 5

On arrival we hadn't yet received any emails from Julia advising how to get into the apartment, so we spent about an hour trying to call her in the Hotel foyer. Once we finally got up to the apartment, we noticed it was a perfect place for me and my best friend. The bed was extremely comfortable, pillows could be a little softer but that's a small issue. During our stay we quickly realised we had everything we could possibly need to cook meals. the Kitchen was well equipped. we also noticed if you had the Aircon on while showering you got very little hot water. as stated a few times below, the room was rather noisy being on a main street. We didn't hear the bar very much but more the traffic and people outside. Perfect location for Diamond head, the Beach and the supermarket. ABC stores was very close by which was perfect for any drinks, milk and anything else we needed. Wifi was great, however it dropped out a few times. but nothing too worry about. TV was great, and so was eating dinner on the deck. we noticed a glass panel missing out of the window, probably why it was a little loud, and also the curtain was ripped but didn't hinder the use of the curtains. Great place to call home for a week! and the foyer staff where very lovely. highly recommend getting a pedicure downstairs as well. and the diner is very yummy. Laundry was also easy and quick to use. thanks for your apartment Julia. !

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice view but AC ventilation problems

  • 3 of 5

This is a SMALL HOTEL room. It is located across the street from the Honolulu Zoo.

Pros: nice balcony view and close to beach. Great burger place downstairs

Cons: Problems with AC and cable. Spent the whole stay with a broken window slot which the AC air escaped from daily. Owner NEVER fixed it. Annoyed that I spent a mandatory insurance fee for the property at time of the booking. I should've just booked through the Waikiki grand hotel instead.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I called someone immediately to get the AC checked out and fix the cable. AC was cleaned and cable fixed. Once we found out that panel is missing, I offered guest to refund the remaining stay so that she may book a different room, as these panels cannot be replaced right away, they have to be ordered. Guest decided to stay.
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Awesome location, great facilities!

  • 5 of 5

The location is perfect, close enough to the action but far away enough to not hear the buzz.

We found the facilities to be great, had everything we could need for a 4 night stay. We ate out for our meals but was handy to have kitchen facilities if need be. Awesome view.

Bed was very comfy. Great value for money! Thanks heaps Julia.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocean/Diamond Head View at Waikiki Grand Hotel (date of stay April 13-15, 2016)

  • 5 of 5

The studio condo was clean and beautifully decorated and the views from the balcony/terrace were great. The information provided by Julia prior to our stay was very helpful and the property description was accurate. The employees who monitored the hotel check-in area were very friendly and accommodating. It was an easy walk (about one block) to the ocean, many different restaurants, and shopping. We felt very comfortable and safe walking around the location of the hotel. If you have a rental car, you can contact the hotel ahead of time and reserve parking. The Honolulu Zoo is located directly across the street from the unit, so you are not looking at the side of another building. Instead you are looking at a lovely park with Diamond Head in the background. My husband and I would definitely book this condo again.

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and service!

  • 4 of 5

The room was very nice and had everything we needed and more. Julia was very helpful and attentive to our needs even from out of the country. The view from the balcony and the upstairs lanai was phenomenal as you overlooked the zoo and Diamond Head. You could also see the beach and pier which was a short walk away. You cannot beat the location of the hotel, especially for the price.

My only complaint is that there was a bar two floors below us in the hotel that made it difficult to sleep at times due to loud music and people yelling. There was a fan and white noise machine in the room that helped, but it was a little frustrating and I can't imagine what it must've been like for those on the 2nd and 3rd floors.

Even still, I would definitely consider staying at Julia's property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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J n K

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our three night stay at Julia's updated condo. You spend so much time outside that the studio worked fine. Nice view of Diamond Head and the Zoo across the street. So convenient to Waikiki Beach and the bustle of the area. Booking was very easy.

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary

Location: The Waikiki Grand Hotel, prime location, just steps away from the broadest and sandiest beach in Waikiki, Oahu. 20-25 minutes from airport. We are just a short walk from Dukes Statue and the International Market Place, restaurants, coffee shops, convenience stores, equipment rental, the Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head are all walking distance.


Rates & Availability

Waikiki Studio Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.96%

Smoking and Pets are not permitted. State of HI ID#W78511186-01

All rates are subject to a General Excise Tax of 4.712% and Transient Accommodation Tax of 9.25%

Cleaning fee is $75.00
Property Damage Protection $49

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Oahu Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 250 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Secure Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom has a tub/shower, toilet and a separate washing area with vanity
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Brand new queen size bed and mattress to ensure a good night's sleep after a fun day in the sun.
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 2 beach chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

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