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Sitting like a queen on the coveted shores of Oʻahu's Gold Coast, the iconic Sans Souci Building and Colony Surf are the premier destinations for travelers seeking unparalleled serenity and luxury in Waikiki.

Represented by Hawaiʻi Life, this historic landmark boasts completely unobstructed 360-degree ocean views from every unit, placing you right on the favorite section of Waikiki Beach. 

At the Sans Souci and Colony Surf, you're not just booking a stay; you're securing a gateway to the Diamond Head end of Waikiki, a locale synonymous with exclusivity and charm. Offering a diverse range of vacation apartments, from cozy studios to lavish Penthouse suites, Sans Souci caters to every guest's dream. 

Here, the lifestyle is unmatched, with daily access to water sports, the exclusive Gold Coast at your doorstep, and the vibrant scene of Waikiki's sports clubs, restaurants, and entertainment venues just a stroll away. 

About the Sans Souci on Oʻahu's Gold Coast 

Perched along the prestigious stretch of Oʻahu's Gold Coast, the Sans Souci Building symbolizes architectural elegance and historical significance. 

This 13-story beachfront tower is not just an amazing place to stay; it's a landmark steeped in the rich tapestry of South Oʻahu's history, renowned for its name and the celebrities who have called it home. Constructed in 1960, Sans Souci has become synonymous with luxury living, offering residents and guests alike the chance to dwell in a piece of history adorned with the most breathtaking views of the ocean, beach, and the northern section of Waikiki.

Represented by Hawaiʻi Life Vacations and Hawaiʻi Life Real Estate, the Sans Souci Building features 88 well-curated apartments (23 represented by Hawaiʻi Life), providing an unparalleled experience of exclusivity and personalized service. Each unit, from cozy studios to spacious 2-bedroom apartments and penthouse suites, is designed with the guest's utmost comfort in mind. Large lanais invite the outside in, allowing guests to soak in the panoramic South Oʻahu views that wrap the curved structure of the building. Modern amenities such as laundry facilities on each floor, a resident manager, and a secure parking garage ensure every guest's need is met. 

The building's prime location on the world-renowned Gold Coast offers direct access from the tower to the sand, placing the best of South Oʻahu literally right at your doorstep. Whether you're attracted to the historic richness of the Sans Souci Building or luxury rentals near Waikiki, your stay promises a unique blend of history, beauty, and exclusive Waikiki living. With every unit boasting an unobstructed panoramic view over the ocean, staying at Sans Souci isn't just a vacation; it's an experience carved into the essence of Hawaiʻi's prestigious Gold Coast.

Types of Vacation Apartments & Amenities at Sans Souci

As previously stated, the Sans Souci Building offers a diverse array of vacation rentals, catering to the varied tastes and needs of visitors from around the globe. With accommodations ranging from intimate studios to expansive Penthouse suites, guests can choose the perfect setting for a memorable stay in Hawaiʻi. Each apartment has been thoughtfully designed to enhance the vacation experience, merging convenience with luxury in one of the most coveted locations on Oʻahu.

The cozy studios provide a well-appointed living space for solo travelers or couples. These units offer an open layout that maximizes space and comfort, making them a perfect retreat after a day of exploration. Larger groups or families may opt for 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom units, which provide ample room for relaxation and entertainment. Every apartment has an open layout with spacious lanais extending the outdoor living space. And no worries, you'll soon see how easy it is to enjoy those breathtaking ocean views that make the Gold Coast so unique!

Sans Souci's amenities are designed to enhance every aspect of your stay. Laundry facilities on each floor are an added convenience for guests, ensuring a comfortable and hassle-free stay. The presence of a resident manager promises that guests' needs are promptly addressed, and the secure parking garage provides peace of mind for those exploring Oʻahu by rental car.

Its unique features promote an upscale lifestyle and set Sans Souci apart. When we say upscale, we mean it in every sense, including the quality of your stay. The building offers direct beach access, placing the golden sands of Oʻahu's Gold Coast steps away. This easy access to one of the island's most beautiful beaches allows guests to seamlessly integrate beach time into their daily activities, from morning swims to sunset strolls. The panoramic ocean views from every unit create an immersive experience where the beauty of Hawaiʻi becomes a part of your living space – not just a view.

Whether you're searching for a serene solo trip to Oʻahu, a romantic getaway, or a luxurious family vacation, the vacation rentals at Sans Souci offer an unmatched blend of historical elegance, comfort, and convenience. 

With its exceptional amenities and diverse apartment types, Sans Souci is an opportune choice for those seeking the ultimate Oʻahu vacation experience on the Gold Coast.

History of the Sans Souci 

The Sans Souci Building, synonymous with "No Problems" in French, carries a legacy that stretches back to the late 19th century. It's actually deeply intertwined with the fascinating history of Oʻahu's Gold Coast

The journey of Sans Souci began with a hotel in Waikiki in 1893, marking the area's burgeoning appeal to travelers and luminaries from around the world. Over the years, the original Sans Souci hotel gave way to a private residence in 1927, which later transformed into the Sans Souci Inn, a room and board house that played host to many famous individuals like Robert Lewis Stevenson. The Inn embedded itself as a landmark in the narrative of Waikiki's illustrious past.

In 1960, the current Sans Souci condominium building was built, symbolizing the spirit of its predecessors while establishing itself as a new iconic structure on Oʻahu's Gold Coast. Unique among its neighbors, Sans Souci benefits from historical zoning laws that allow it a privileged position on the beach. This is a super rate feature no other Gold Coast building can boast due to subsequent changes in zoning regulations. 

With unparalleled proximity to the ocean and its storied history, Sans Souci elevates itself beyond a mere residential building to a living piece of northern Waikiki's evolution.

Sans Souci’s Towering Neighbor, Colony Surf

Just a stone's throw from the iconic Sans Souci Building, the Colony Surf is the tallest condominium tower on Oahu's prestigious Gold Coast. 

Completed in 1959, this remarkable high-rise is home to 172 units spread across 20 floors. The building is strategically designed with nine units per floor, providing an intimate yet expansive living experience. Units numbered 01-04 boast direct, unobstructed south-facing views of the ocean, while units 05-09 enjoy Diamond Head's majestic views and breathtaking ocean vistas.

Each apartment in the Colony Surf features a large window that stretches across the unit, framing the breathtaking panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Oahu's south coastline. This architectural choice ensures that all unit residents, part-time or full-time, can soak in the all-inclusive ocean views and magical sunsets that define Gold Coast living.

Colony Surf offers the luxurious qualities synonymous with Sans Souci and is next door to two private clubs: Waikiki’s Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks Club Hawaii headquarters. The world-renowned Michel's restaurant in the lobby adds to the Colony Surf's attraction, offering an exquisite dining opportunity that every Gold Coast visitor must experience.

Hawaii Life represents 12 vacation rental units at Colony Surf, 11 one-bedroom units, and 1 two-bedroom unit. Each offers stunning views and embodies all the amazing Gold Coast living advantages. For those seeking an elite residential experience or a lavish vacation stay near Waikiki and Diamond Head, Colony Surf presents another opportunity to indulge in tropical modernism and the historic luxury of the Gold Coast.

About the Gold Coast Location

Burrowed at the edge of Kalakaua Avenue, where Waikiki meets the majestic base of Diamond Head, the Gold Coast of Oʻahu is a unique enclave that some say captures the essence of "tropical modernism." 

This exclusive strip is characterized by its mid-century buildings on the Makai side (ocean side) of Kapiolani Park, alongside plantation-style and contemporary Oʻahu houses that define the neighborhood's luxurious vibes. However, the area's mid-rise and high-rise buildings imbue the Gold Coast with its distinct, upscale atmosphere, offering residents and visitors a glimpse into a bygone era of South Oʻahu's architectural elegance.

The Gold Coast is a harmonious blend of upscale hotels, vacation rental buildings, condominiums, co-ops, and private clubs, providing a sophisticated retreat that is both a nod to the past and a beacon of modern luxury. Despite being moments away from the bustling streets of Waikiki, the Gold Coast is its own tranquil bubble, largely preserved since the building boom of the 1950s and 60s. Among the notable structures that line Kalakaua Avenue, each contributes to the area's reputation as a sought-after location for those who appreciate architectural beauty and historical significance. Hands down, a property on the Gold Coast continues to be highly desired. 

Another thing that sets the Gold Coast apart is its unbeatable location. Within walking distance to vibrant Waikiki, residents and visitors can easily access live shows at the Waikiki Shell, enjoy leisurely afternoons at the Honolulu Zoo or Waikiki Aquarium, and walk to tennis courts and a nearby Sunday brunch. The area also promises an active lifestyle with daily access to surfing, stand-up paddling, and various dining and social options. 

San Souci Beach aka Kaimana Beach 

San Souci Beach, also known as Kaimana Beach, sits at the doorstep of the Sans Souci and Colony Surf, offering guests unparalleled access to one of Waikiki's most beautiful shorelines. This quiet and spacious beach is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and suitability for various water sports. The calm ocean conditions and gentle currents make Kaimana Beach an idyllic spot for swimming and paddle boarding. At the same time, the adjacent historic Waikiki Natatorium WWI War Memorial adds a touch of history to your beach experience.

Kaimana Beach is a favorite spot for relaxation and enjoying gorgeous South Oʻahu sunsets, which paint the sky in watercolor-like shades of orange, purple, and pink. 


As we conclude our exploration of the iconic Sans Souci Building on Oʻahu's Gold Coast, it's clear that this destination is not merely a place to stay; it's a lifestyle choice that embodies the pinnacle of luxury, convenience, and historical significance. With its unbeatable location, offering direct access to the serene Kaimana Beach, and a range of accommodations from cozy studios to opulent Penthouse suites, Sans Souci caters to every dream of paradise. The unique blend of modern amenities and breathtaking ocean views, combined with the architectural elegance and storied past of the Gold Coast, makes choosing Sans Souci an unparalleled experience.

Envision yourself basking in the luxurious, tranquil lifestyle that Sans Souci offers. Every day brings a new opportunity for adventure, relaxation, and making vacation memories that will last a lifetime. Whether you seek the thrill of water sports, the charm of historical landmarks, or simply the bliss of sunset dinners on the beach, Sans Souci is your gateway to the best of Oʻahu's Gold Coast.

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