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Alexei and Matthew

Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, russian, korean

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

55 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis holiday hotel

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.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Alexei and Matthew (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks english, russian, korean

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 Honolulu

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.


based on 55 traveller reviews

The Best View in Waikiki, only steps away from the best beach in the world
average rating of 4.818182 based on 55 reviews

Great place, perfect for the Waikiki area

  • 5 of 5

Alexei was thorough with pre-/during/post-stay communication. On arrival hotel staff was pleasant, and we paid separately for the hotel parking and got a great assigned spot. No issues with unit access.

The unit itself was just as described/pictured. Tastefully appointed/decorated, with all you really need.

Yes, not roomy but perfectly adequate - we've had smaller. The view was stunning. The patio had a little too much direct sun for the middle of the day, but mornings and evenings were wonderful watching the flow of things. And as a bonus the 10th floor had a common veranda with a wider view of things.

Would be our first choice to stay again in Waikiki.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely, cozy unit in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Lively apartment, in a great location. The hosts were very responsive and thoughtfully supplied beach towels and other accessories. The unit is on the small side. But that's really only an issue if you plan to spend a lot of time at the unit, which you shouldn't if you're visiting Hawaii. The view from this unit are fantastic.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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The one room apartment was in perfect condition. The view was one of the best in Waikiki.

  • 5 of 5

Our week on this property was more than we expected. The apartment space was small but incredibly efficient. Everything we needed was in the room. Check-in couldn't have been easier. We actually preferred this location than others we've stayed at in Waikiki, the bus just a few steps away across from the zoo. Alexei made everything so easy and welcoming for us. We would definitely recommend this property to others.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what you need with an unbeatable view!

  • 5 of 5

The condo is in a very nicely run hotel, very safe and in an excellent location. There are ABC store's everywhere - one is right downstairs - so you are never short of somewhere to pick up something to eat or drink. The facilities in the condo were excellent - just what we needed, no more no less. Lovely large shower and a very handy kitchen, but there are so many great places to eat close by that we barely used it. Was wonderful to have a great little fridge and freezer for water/drinks. The condo is very small, but really well laid-out with two super-comfy chairs to lounge in, and place to put your luggage. There is a very handy iHome speaker/clock with an adapter to suit most iPhones so we were able to listen to music and charge our phones there. Must be a million channels on the TV too, which was nice and large and great to have for the end of the day.

The A/C worked brilliantly, and with the doors shut there was barely any noise at all. The building itself was also very quiet, so we had no trouble sleeping or relaxing. There is a security guard downstairs overnight, and reception during the day. In addition to the attached burger place, there's a lovely mani/pedi/eyelash/waxing spa as well in case you don't manage to get all that done before you arrive :-)

Would be very happy to stay here again and highly recommend it for singles/couples who are okay with small space.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly as expected.

  • 5 of 5

We loved it.

The booking process was easy, the photo's described the place perfectly. It was clean and effective. The view from the balcony was indeed the best in Waikiki.

The wifi was very high speed. The aircon was very effective.

The bed was comfortable.

Everything was as it should be.

It was the quiet end of the place.

When we return to Hawaii, we will try to book here.

I have one piece of advice- if you are leaving on a late flight, book an extra day. Wandering around the area from 11am to 8PM taxi pickup was less than ideal. My fault, wont happen again. I tried to book an extra day some months after the booking, but it was already booked.


  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wow and amazing

  • 5 of 5

What's left to say? This studio punches well above its weight mainly due to the location, cleanliness and fit out. Our 12 days seemed to fly and we never felt cramped. We used the balcony for breakfast and the occasional eat in. Faultless. How could you go wrong with uninterrupted views of Waikiki and Diamond Head? Waking up to those every day was breathtaking. Thanks so much Matthew and Alexie

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • 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

Rental Rates for this holiday hotel in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
New Year II
15 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
8 Jan 2017 - 10 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year
13 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$134
Cleaning Fee A$134
Tax Rate 13.96%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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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.
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • Shower, pedestal sink, no bathtub
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio, 1 queen-size bed
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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