Description from owner
Description from owner
TO MY VALUED GUESTS: To insure your satisfaction with my property, please contact me first and request the Property Information and House Rules for your review. Please do this before sending me any booking requests. This is necessary to insure the property will meet your requirements and you will have an enjoyable stay.
The best Diamond Head view in all of Waikiki is yours to behold from this immaculate, beautifully furnished and well-appointed condominium. A spectacular view of Diamond Head, Hawaii's most famous landmark, fills the entire living area. The outside Lanai has seating for twoâ€¦enjoy your favorite morning brew and watch a beautiful Hawaiian sunrise dance on the slopes of Diamond Head. The Kitchen features full-sized appliances, and is completely stocked with everything you need to prepare simple to gourmet meals. The Dining Area seats up to 5. For your dreaming comfort, there is one King-Size bed in the first bedroom (or two twin beds can be set up if you prefer), one Queen bed in the second bedroom, and a Queen-size sleeper sofa in the living room.
This is the best area of Waikiki, the perfect location for families. Waikiki Beach is 2 blocks from the condo. The Honolulu Zoo, Kapiolani Park, Waikiki Aquarium, and the popular 'Sunset on the Beach' event are all just a few minutes walking distance. If you don't feel like cooking, there are many casual and fine-dining restaurants in the immediate area. Across the street is the Waikiki Community Center where you can sign up for Hula and Ukulele lessons, and attend Church Service on Sunday. It is located by a residential area, so it is relaxing and quiet.
This property is designed for you to feel at home in the Islands; everything in the unit was carefully selected for you with your comfort in mind. And the kids can have their own room, too !! All for less than the cost of most hotels. This is a privately owned unit located in the Aston Waikiki Sunset, a AAA rated 3-Diamond condominium resort. It is personally managed by the owner, not a rental agency or hotel pool. My goal is to exceed your expectations to insure you have the best vacation experience possible at the best possible price.
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Book this 2 bedroom apartment in Honolulu today! A total of 5 people can sleep here comfortably.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 19 reviews.
Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $1750 to as high as $2025, depending on travel dates.
The owner responds to 90% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Dec 02, 2018.
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About the owner
About the owner
Tourist License: TA-212-869-3248-01
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- Calendar last updated:
- 02 Dec 2018
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English
- Check in time:15:00, Check out time:11:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Honolulu Attractions
- Air conditioning
- Clothes dryer
- Linen provided
- Staffed property
- Towels provided
- Washing machine
Phone / Internet
- Internet access
- Wireless Internet
Pool / Spa
- Shared outdoor pool (unheated)
- Elevator access
- Mountain Views
- Sea view
- CD player
- Satellite TV
- Balcony or terrace
- Bicycles available
- Tennis in town
- Smoking not allowed
- 1 Shower
– based on 19 reviews
- Very Good
“Clean, comfortable and excellent location.”
We were looking forward to our first Christmas in Hawaii and we were not disappointed. We made great time crossing the Pacific and we arrived earlier than we expected, and Clare, the wonderful owner, was there to greet us with Christmas lights in hand. She showed us all around the condo, made sure we were comfortable with all of the details of the use of the space. Clare provided a lovely welcome basket with items such as coffee, tea, chocolates and bananas. There were five of us, grandma, mom, dad and two teenagers. We had plenty of space for our clothing and luggage. We had everything we needed: beach chairs, boogie boards, beach towels and an umbrella. We had hotel quality bedding and bath towels, with many bathroom essentials included. Each morning, we had a lovely view of the sun coming up over Diamond Head (except the one morning we watched the sun rise from the top of Diamond Head!) We were a two and 1/2 block walk to the beach, close to excellent restaurants and shops. It was a 15 minute walk to Safeway and a short bus ride to Whole Foods. The teenagers and dad were particularly pleased with the WiFi set up and TV. We didn't use the pool, we were at the beach every day. We did use the conveniently located laundry - just out the door on our floor. Parking was included and was very convenient although you don't need a car if you are not planning on leaving Waikiki. We can't say enough good things about Clare and the property. We can't wait to come back!
“Fantastic Stay at Waikiki Sunset”
Our 2 bedroom condo owned by Clare was the perfect location, only 2 blocks from Waikiki and very close to Diamond Head, just at the end of the busy strip. The view out the window was spectacular. The bus stop was at the corner. Abc stores everywhere. Although described as small, it was quite comfortable for four adults and had everything we needed and more. Clare had special amenities that were not in other condos we have rented: a welcome basket of fruit and coffee, loads of shampoo, soap, condiments in fridge, spices, and full cabinets of everything you can think of in the way of pots and pans, dishes, etc. (It does not have a clothes washer, but the laundry room (paid) is conveniently located right next door.) The condo was absolutely spotless and obviously well-cared for. The best part of this experience was working with Clare, the owner, directly. Numerous phone calls, texts, and emails kept the process organized and easy. She met us when we arrived to check us in, contacted us during the week in case we needed anything, and, again, met with us on check-out. Nothing was left to chance. Personal contact with her was far better than dealing through a hotel, as we have done in the past. If and when we return to Honolulu, there is no question we would stay here again.
“Like coming home...”
I have visited the island on various occasions, but I have to say that staying in Clare's condo was like a home away from home. Truly thoughtful and thorough, Clare anticipated and covered all our household needs. The property is impeccably clean, which for me is incredibly important. I had brought friends of mine from the mainland who had never visited the island and they loved the property, primarily bc it was close to the beach but away from the buzz of the main strip. I would definitely stay here again, without a doubt!
“Awesome Condo & Host”
If you are looking for a place to stay to experience the tourist areas of Oahu this is the place. Clare's condo is awesome! She provides all the comforts of home. All you need to do is bring your bathing suit so you can hit the beach. The condo was clean and immaculate. Clare is a very attentive hostess. It is about a five minute walk down the street to the beach.
“Yes! Stay Here! We will stay here again without question.”
It was truly home away from home! From the moment we walked in, we felt aloha. Clare made the process of internet selection easy. She followed through on everything. All instructions clear. The property is clean, even though we didn't have direct contact with the staff, they were friendly, helpful if needed. Clare had fresh fruit, coffee, chocolates and many many more thoughtful condo desires. The view cannot be beat. Diamondhead is no where else. To have an unobstructed view all the time...well, I loved that view. We have been to Waikiki many times. We learned about more explorations from Clare. yay! She has a full library of oahu/hawaii books/picture books. The TV has been updated from the picture I see on the site. The kitchen has everything you would need to make any meal. The location is convenient to all of Waikiki-walking distance-and is quiet. Elevators always working. Easy to get off on the condo floor. again-clean! happy condo for all.
“Our Home away from Home”
From the minute we first inquired about the condo through to our checkout Clare was attentive and helpful. She worked to ensure we didn't forget anything befor our flight and once on the island she greeted us warmly and took us for a short walking tour of the area. She checked in with us to see if we had any needs and sent us off upon our check out with a warm aloha. The condo itself is very comfortbly furnished with beautiful details and everything you need for your stay. The beds were cozy and the linens top-rate. Not only was there coffee but also a wonderful tropical fruit basket. The kitchen is sufficiently stocked if you choose to cook, and with nice utensils and dishes, not cheap restaurant utensils or someone's leftovers. The condo is just a few blocks from the beach and the main strip but far enough away to not be bothered by city traffic. The inclusive parking is a definite bonus if you rent a car. Clare is a very humble woman and doesn't want her presense to outshine the condo; but her wonderfully warm aloha Spirit adds to the positive experience of your stay in your home away from home.
“***A must stay for the whole family***”
Clare was the most personable host. She made sure to ask our coffee preferance, milk, cream etc. She had a special fruit basket upon our arrival. Took the time to send out information regaring the island ahead of time, got us coupons to various places by picking up some pamphlets for us. Had all the fun beach stuff, umbrellas, mats, boogie boards, sand toys (if you have little ones) the condo is well decorated and really makes you feel like you are in a home away from home. She was there to bid us a good bye and made sure all went well for us. The location is great. 2 blocks from the beach and walking distance to the Waikiki action. A great bonus is that parking was included in the stay. No worries about having to pay or find parking anywhere. Definitely a place my family and I will go back to.
“Great place to stay in Waikiki!”
This apartment is in a great location - esp. for a family with young children. It's a couple of blocks from the protected part of Waikiki beach - easy to walk there and back in bathing clothes carrying a boogie-board - yet in a relatively quiet location. Perfect view of Diamond Head from the sitting room/lanai - wonderful to sit out with that first morning coffee or a glass of wine when the kids have gone to sleep. The apartment is exactly as advertised - spotlessly clean, well furnished, comfortable beds , good linens and kitchen ware etc. The proper two bedroom layout is worth a little extra. Parking inside the building was never a problem either. Clare is the perfect host: professional, highly organized and responsive yet extremely approachable, friendly and knowledgeable. From the Welcome Basket (saves that rush to a shop for a few essentials when you arrive) to the helping hand loading the taxi when you leave - she makes every effort to make your stay relaxed and enjoyable. Our five-week stay went far too quickly. Highly recommended!
“Clare Kingsley's CONDO ROCKS!”
Excellent service. Fabulous view. Perfect location. Beautiful city. Wonderful beach. Needed Internet Hook-up. BEST: The location. EVERYthing is nearby. LEAST: The pool is in constant shade. NOT GOOD. Poorly designed by architect. (Boo to him/her.) MAHALO to our extraordinary hostess: Ms. Clare Kingsley!
“Pampered in Paradise”
We're so glad we found this gem of a place. It is a great location on the Diamond Head side of Waikiki, very easy to get to and convenient to everywhere. The beach is about a five minute walk, the zoo and Park are just as close by. The condo was nicely furnished, well-equipped with everything we needed, and most important to us, immaculately clean throughout. The Diamond Head view was absolutely amazing...when we walked in, it took our breath away! The owner, Clare, was so gracious and helpful with our reservation. She made sure we had all the information we needed to make a confident decision about the property and always answered our e-mails promptly (sometimes within minutes). She contacted us at appropriate times before our arrival and for our check-in, she was there to greet us personally. We've stayed at hotels and other private vacation rentals through the years, this is one of the best places we've ever had the pleasure of staying at. For the quality of the accommodations and value you will receive, we highly recommend this beautiful condo for your vacation and we will definitely be staying here again for our return visits to Hawaii.