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The Best View in Waikiki, only steps away from the best beach in the world

Bedrooms 1
Space 260 sq ft
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Studio with amazing views in the best part of Waikiki

This small Studio has everything for a comfortable stay. Our guests can share all hotel amenities of Waikiki Grand, including the pool and Free WiFi.

Queen size bed with memory foam matress, full sets of towels and beach towels. Our kitchen has all necessary appliances: cook-top, microwave/oven combo, toaster, coffee maker, tea kettle, and a complete set of utensils, dishes, glassware and silverware. Compact refrigerator has a well functioning separate freezer. Hotel has a pay parking, that can be arranged at the front desk, Honolulu Zoo has a large parking lot across the street.

Alexei and Matthew
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, russian, korean
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018

About Alexei and Matthew

We're a couple of Seattle transplants, that just recently started to grow our Hawaiian roots.

It has been our favorite vacation spot for over 15 years, now we can finally call it our home.

This charming studio is our second acquisition on the island, and we are happy to share it with visitors to the beautiful Hawaii.

Alexei and Matthew purchased this hotel in 2013

Why Alexei and Matthew chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

Only steps away from the most famous beach in the world, it offers an a amazing, incomparable view of the Ocean, and Diamond Head at the same time. On the edge of the Kapiolani Park, this view is preserved forever. It offers the best of the both worlds: hotel amenities, plus convenience of your own kitchen, at small fraction of the price, that a comparable hotel suite with the similar view would charge.

What makes this hotel unique

We fell in love with the view, it still has that old charm of beautiful Hawaiian nature, long lost elsewhere in the hustle and bustle of the major tourism mecca of Waikiki.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday hotel rental in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • hotel
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 260 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower, pedestal sink, no bathtub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Studio, 1 queen-size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing


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The Best View in Waikiki, only steps away from the best beach in the world
average rating of 4.788235 based on 85 reviews

Outstanding suite and excellent service!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED this suite - a gorgeous view, clean, well set-up! The owners were so helpful and accommodating - they went above and beyond. Thanks so very much!

  • Review Submitted: 25/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Was in town for work and some fun great spot beautiful views and nice unit, clean modern. Miss it already

  • Review Submitted: 13/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views, great location!

  • 5 of 5

Very small unit but the views and location were amazing! Very close to lots of delicious restaurants, short walk to the beach and shops. Also very short drive to Diamond Head. Unit was clean, bed and sheets very comfortable! Overall a perfect place to stay and we would stay here again in the future! Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 28/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

Beautifully decorated and comfortable in a great location very close to the beach. Outrageously wonderful views of the ocean and Diamond Head. Only drawback was loud music until late at night from the bar four floors below. A great location if you want to dance the night away, though .

  • Review Submitted: 27/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful views and location, Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful stay at Alexei and Matthew's apartment! The location is perfect, with a stunning view of Diamond Head, a 3-second walk to the beach, terrific access to the main bus lines and lots of good hole-in-the-wall restaurants nearby. We loved the location because it wasn't in the heart of Waikiki, but was still near all the action. Plus, the greenery from the zoo and Kapiolani Park is wonderful! The apartment is beautiful and clean, and everyone at the Waikiki Grand is incredibly welcoming. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 22/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location - Great view - Gracious host

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Alexei's apartment while attending a conference. Alexei is a very accommodating host and he always returned our messages quickly. The apartment itself is just about perfect. It’s bright – due to the huge, south-facing window. It’s clean. It's right across the street from Kapiolani Park and Honolulu Zoo, one-half block from the beach, just a few minutes’ walk from many great restaurants and bars, and only feet way from an ABC Store (but that’s to be expected in Honolulu). The awesome view from the apartment and balcony looks over the zoo (we often watched the flamingos) and Diamond Head, which seems close enough to touch. Access to the apartment is easy due to the passcode door lock. The hotel's front desk staff is always on duty, very pleasant, and helpful. The apartment's kitchen is small, but fully equipped (even wine glasses). There are also beach chairs and an umbrella for guest use. The only negatives are that it took quite a while (sometimes several minutes) for the shower water to get hot (we began joking that the hot water was coming in from the Mainland) and the noise when the balcony door was open (and you'll want to have it open all the time - it is Hawaii and perpetually 78 degrees, after all) from the street below and the 2nd floor bar in the evenings is sometimes obtrusive. However, neither of those issues would keep us from coming back, if ever we have the chance.

  • Review Submitted: 21/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Honolulu International, HNL
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Ala Wai
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Queen's Beach, Kuhio Beach
Car: not necessary

The best view in Waikiki, Queen's Beach, Kuhio Beach are just a few steps away. A rare, unobstructed view of the Ocean, Diamond Head, and Kapiolani Park.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee AU$134.78

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.