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upstairs music room

upstairs music room New bathroom in the master suite Bali wall hanging and bed in master suite. Front of house at night Downstairs living room First floor bedroom Dining room Kitchen Bathroom with outside entry for after the beach View from across the street at sunset.
Cocktails on the sea wall.

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Last updated: 04/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Diamond Head house description

Nestled at the base of famous Diamond Head Crater, this family friendly house is only steps away from sunny beaches, Tongs surfing area, the expansive Kapiolani Park, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, the exclusive Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks Club.

It is in a quiet residential neighborhood located on the gold coast. It is within walking distance of International Waikiki, with its beaches and world class shopping and dining opportunities.

The smoke-free house has been in our family for 35 years, and is filled with original works of art, antiques and sculpture. We welcome guests who want to be close to the nightlife and glamor of Waikiki, but enjoy the quiet serenity of our little neighborhood.

The Diamond Head Dream Home is well equipped with a gourmet kitchen, with all the right utensils and appliances you will need for cooking. There is a downstairs room that has it's own outside entrance, as well as full bathroom. We have an outside hose-off-after-the-beach-shower downstairs, that leads directly into the open glass block shower, and jacuzzi tub. If you forget to bring a book we have an extensive library downstairs. The upstairs lanai's are perfect for eating, sunbathing, or reading on a lazy Hawaiian afternoon. Our home has a formal dining room, ideal for serving gourmet meals, as well as an informal dining area off the kitchen. Upstairs there are yoga mats, and exercise balls. You can do yoga with the peaceful panorama of Diamond Head in the background. Also, upstairs we have a family heirloom, our magnificent grand piano. There is also a keyboard for the musically inclined. Our grand piano has just been lovingly restored by the firm of John Callahan out of Oakland California. One year and many dollars later our piano has been brought back to it's former glory. John brags that we may have the finest sounding piano on the island!

Upstairs is the new master suite, that feels like a complete Hawaiian oasis. This room is ultra private, and has a new outdoor shower where the views are of Diamond Head. Inside is a granite housed soaking tub, a writing desk, a day bed with Bali wood, wall-carvings, an onyx sink and onyx wall sconces. A quite, cool, hide-away, just minutes from Waikiki.

The house is very close to the finish line for the Honolulu Marathon. We are only minutes away from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Punahou Schools.

Keywords: House

Property Type

  • House
  • 3 story

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 9

          • Sunroom

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          • Bedroom 1: 1 twin/ single

            Private bathroom with shower, private entry....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

            Next to bathroom with jaquezzi....moreless

          • Bedroom 3: 1 king

            Upstairs, next to glass tiled bathroom with tub....moreless

          • Bedroom 4: 1 queen

            Master suite, own bath in room, private shower on lanai....moreless

          • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

            Windows on all sides for view. Third floor....moreless

          • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3).

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 4

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          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

            In downstairs single room....moreless

          • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower

            Glass block shower with glass tile. Next to king room....moreless

          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower, jetted tub, outdoor shower

            Outdoor shower to rinse off after beach, plus indoor shower....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Dining Area Seats:

            10...moreless

          • Oven
          • Stove
          • Dishwasher
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Microwave
          • Kitchen
          • Dining
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Catering Available
          • Ice Maker
          • Refrigerator

          Amenities

          • Living Room
          • Towels Provided
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Covered Parking
          • Parking Off Street
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

              • Outside Lanai's, Boogey Boards, Beach Toys, There is a Bus Stop on the Corner...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                A huge library, including books on what to do on Oahu. Over a thousand books. A readers dream....moreless

              • Toys:

                boogey boards, skim board, ocean kayaks, paddle boards, surf board...moreless

              • CD Player
              • Television
              • Music Library
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Satellite / Cable
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Broadband Access
              • Internet
              • Telephone
              • Wireless Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Jetted Tub:

                    Jetted tub in downstairs bathroom. This bathroom also has an outdoor shower, and you can walk in from the outside directly into a glass block shower inside....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Water Sports Gear:

                    boogey boards, surf board, paddle boards, and skim board....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Very small lawn in front of house....moreless

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    A perfect view of Diamond Head...moreless

                  • Monument View

                  Activities

                  • Hiking
                  • Tennis
                  • Wind-Surfing
                  • Parasailing
                  • Racquetball
                  • Surfing
                  • Rock Climbing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Jet Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Sailing
                  • Snorkeling/Diving
                  • Kayaking
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Cinemas
                  • Live Theater
                  • Boating
                  • Zoo
                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Museums
                  • Restaurants
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Shopping
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Basketball Court
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Antiquing
                  • Shelling
                  • Wildlife Viewing

                  Other Activities

                      • the Tennis is Free at the Diamond Head Courts, Which Include Lights for Night Playing...moreless
                       

                      Reviews

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                      • parfait

                        parfait

                        • Guest fabrice (belle ile en mer france)
                        • Date of stay 03/12/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/21/14
                        Une très belle maison à deux pas de l'océan, avec tous le confort pour une ou deux familles. Le cartier est calme avec la vue sur le volcan de diamond head. On peut aussi aller à pieds à Waikiki, au zoo ou à l'aquarium... Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

                        Owner response: merci!

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                      • Orchestrate your family dream in this Oahu House :)

                        Orchestrate your family dream in this Oahu House :)

                        • Guest rosemary t.
                        • Date of stay 03/22/14
                        • Review Submitted 04/17/14
                        We shared Diamond Head's Dream House with our adult children and grandson for a week. Each of us has repeated that it was truly a wonderful vacation. Each couple had their own bed and bathroom. The kitchen enabled us to allow for varying food choices to start the day. We loved being able to do a bit of laundry. The location, size & comfort of the house enabled us to have company as well as explore the island. Our score = 10 + out of 10! :)

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: Mahalo for your stay! I hope you come back soon. Aloha

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                      • Excellent house

                        Excellent house

                        • Guest Lee d.
                        • Date of stay 02/22/14
                        • Review Submitted 03/05/14
                        As the other reviews all say, it's a beautiful house, with fantastic facilities, a lovely view of diamond head, lots of musical instruments and watersports equipment scattered around the house, an outdoor shower (as well as multiple indoor ones), near the beach, in a quiet safe(ish - keep away from the park at night) neighbourhood. Our trip was different than other typical holiday makers, we were attending a conference at the Hawaii convention centre. It's the other end of Waikiki, but we rented bicycles and rode there happily. We were all much happier to stay at this house together than in many separate, more expensive, less social and less well furnished hotel rooms.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Mahalo nui loa for your stay! Aloha, Amelia

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                      • Two Thumbs Up!!!

                        Two Thumbs Up!!!

                        • Guest Scott K.
                        • Date of stay 01/19/14
                        • Review Submitted 01/29/14
                        This place was incredible! It absolutely went beyond any of our expectations. The photos accurately reflected the accommodations. We had 9 people in our party. This house was perfect in that it allowed several areas where people could gather as a group, but was big enough that those that wanted privacy and quiet could find it easily. We had a fairly active group. This location allowed for us to participate in several activities. It is located next to a park and multiple beaches. In addition, it is easy walking distance to the sights and sounds of Waikiki. This house is in a quiet, safe and comfortable neighborhood. At night, it is very quiet and you can hear the sounds of the ocean. Amelia, the owner, was very helpful and prompt in responding to any questions we had. I felt that it was important to her that we had a "perfect" stay...and we did! Our vacation couldn't have gone any better. I would highly recommend this house for groups of 8 or 9 people.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children.

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                      • Definitely 5 star. EXCELLENT property

                        Definitely 5 star. EXCELLENT property

                        • Guest Boo and Anne (Lafayette, California, USA)
                        • Date of stay 12/17/13
                        • Review Submitted 01/06/14
                        This is a marvelous house and it exceeded our expectations. It was close to everything yet quiet and peaceful. There were many unexpected items for us to use during our stay like kayaks, surf boards, plenty of towels, and a well appointed kitchen. Having the beach across the street is an added plus for glorious sunsets. We highly recommend renting this home away from home.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Diamond Head Dream House

                        Diamond Head Dream House

                        • Guest Mia M.
                        • Date of stay 09/23/13
                        • Review Submitted 10/05/13
                        I sent a very long, positive e-mail directly to the owner. We found the property to be as advertised and better than expected. The owner was very helpful. The house was beautiful and very well equipped with a great kitchen and lots of beach chairs and surf and paddle boards. It was a fabulous place to stay.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: Dear Amelia, My husband, sisters, nieces and I wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed your house in Oahu. It truly went beyond our expectations. It was so beautifully decorated and well-appointed that we felt more like guests than renters. The location was perfect for us--a lovely neighborhood with a spectacular view of Diamond Head; and having a house with 3 different families represented, made for a perfect place for us to hang out together. As we were moving in, we spotted the painting in the informal dining room area. The picture of the Byzantine Orthodox icon painted in the picture made us feel right at home since our dad's side of the family is Carpatho-Russian Orthodox. The painting was signed by an Arapoff--would that be you or a family member? Very beautiful! We also appreciated your informative e-mail about places of interest and usefulness in the area. We took your suggestions on a number of things. Those scones, the salsa and the tuna spread, as well as Bogart's in general, were all great. Everyone who visited us at the house were in awe of how large and lovely it was. Unfortunately, only one among them was a pianist, but he gave us a mini-concert. Our son's wedding on the North Shore was perfect and having your house to spend the following week in was the frosting on the cake. It was a dream vacation for all of us. I hope that we left your home in as good a condition as we found it and that the neighbors weren't unhappy with us. We spent a lot of time on the front stoop, but we weren't rowdy I hope. Thank you for sharing your home with us. Sincerely,

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                      • Birthday celebration

                        Birthday celebration

                        • Guest TBG (Washington)
                        • Date of stay 06/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                        Absolutely perfect accommodations for three discriminating couples with room to spare. Spacious and beautiful views. Ideal location for walks and beach access. All the amenities that you need to play on the beach or the piano!!!

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

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                      • Diamond Head Dream House

                        Diamond Head Dream House

                        • Guest Cindy (Hoodsport, Washington)
                        • Date of stay 06/29/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/08/13
                        Wow, what a fantastic place. The location was as described, walking distance to waikiki, diamond head, the zoo, parks and beaches, yet located in a quiet upscale well established neighborhood. The home was so spacious and comfortable, there were 6 of us sharing the space and we had plenty of room. Private space as well as group space, depending on your mood. Wonderful light streaming in thru the windows that all opened letting in the warm breeze and bird songs. I just loved sitting on the front stoop in the morning drinking my coffee and watching the early surfers walk by heading to catch a wave. We felt part of the community rather than a tourist, it was so authentic...we loved it!

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car.

                        Owner response: What fun to have people stay in our home who really get the feel of being in a neighborhood, and being a local. Everything a tourist needs, yet the dignified, charm of an older kaimaiina home. Mahalo nui loa for your review.

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                      • Best house near Waikiki

                        Best house near Waikiki

                        • Guest dybbroja (Olympia, Washington)
                        • Date of stay 06/26/13
                        • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                        This house was unbelievably wonderful. It was like staying in the sea Captain's home while he/she was out to sea. In fact it was a lot like staying on a ship. We slept in the top floor hidey-hole room and the breeze came down off Diamond Head and blew through the room like we were under sail out on the ocean. The house is full of books, relics, very interesting art, and just has the presence of old world warmth and charm. The second floor is flooded in light and the grand piano sets the mood for something magical to happen. I hope to come back to this house again and again.

                        Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: Ahoy matey, Glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. It was built in the 1940's, but my husband was a ship builder, and all of our many remodels over the years reflect his expert craftsmanship. Mahalo nui loa for your kind review.

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                      • Truly a "Dream Home"

                        Truly a "Dream Home"

                        • Guest Anne (United States)
                        • Date of stay 06/14/13
                        • Review Submitted 06/25/13
                        My extended family of 9 so enjoyed our 10-day stay at this dream home! With folks from age 11 - 81, we can be a hard group to accomodate, but this house exceeded everyone's expectations! The house is exquisitely decorated, with open space to visit and quiet nooks to get away. Beds and baths comfortable and well-appointed -- the upstairs outdoor shower was the most coveted! The location is perfect, on a quiet street and walkable to Waikiki or Diamond Head. Ready access to surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, hiking, great food and so much more. Well equipped with everything you need.

                        Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, tourists without a car, adventure seekers.

                        Owner response: So glad you enjoyed your stay at our home. Our home is set in a quiet neighborhood, yet close enough to walk into Waikiki. Hope to have you come back again soon. Aloha, Amelia

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                      Rental basis: Per property
                      Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                      Thanksgiving
                      Nov 22 - Dec 1
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,900
                      Christmas
                      Dec 20 - Jan 5
                      7 night min stay

                      $5,600
                      spring break
                      Mar 21 - Apr 21
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,900 $16,500
                      My Standard Rate
                      7 night min stay

                      $4,200 $15,000
                      * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                      Additional information about rental rates

                      Fees:

                      • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
                      • cleaning $300 + tax
                      • Tax Rate 13%

                      Notes:

                      Rates are subject to change until full payment is made.


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                      Last updated: 04/22/2014
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                      Location

                      • Pearl Harbor

                        "A must see for any first time visitors. History comes alive."

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                      • Diamond Head State Monument

                        "I love to walk up to the top of Diamond Head for exercise. Get there right at 6 am when the..."

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                      • Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve

                        "Can be crowded, but go early and enjoy looking at more fish than you would believe!"

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                      • Waikiki Beach

                        "Stroll from the house on down to Waikiki beach. When you get hot, go into Duke's bar on the..."

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                      • 12th Ave Grill

                        "Jason Schoonover is the chef, he describes his restaurant as Different, fun, local and delic..."

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                      • Alan Wong's Restaurant

                        "Alan Wong is the chef. My absolute favorite restaurant on the island. I get the tasting me..."

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                      • Town

                        "Ed Kenney is the chef at Town restaurant in Kaimuki. Amazing locally sourced food, and spec..."

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                      • Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar

                        "Quinten Frye is the chef at Salt. How does Kaimuki have three of the best restaurants on th..."

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                      • KCC Saturday Farmer's Market

                        "We arrange our trip so we can arrive before this Saturday market. It is widely popular, so ..."

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                      • Hale'iwa Farmers' Market

                        "Go to the North Shore on the day of the market. Go for lunch. You will be in heaven. From..."

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                      • Taste Table

                        "New spot, haven't eaten here yet, but friends have raved."

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                      • Chef Mavro

                        "More expensive and fancy than Alan Wong's. I'd say it was second to Alan Wong's, but it ke..."

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                      • Honolulu Museum of Art

                        "Come for the art, but make sure you call ahead of time and reserve a spot for lunch. Food i..."

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                      • V Lounge

                        "go for the cauliflower with white anchovies"

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                      • Lanikai Beach

                        "more secluded than Kailua beach, wonderful white sand. Where President Obama stays when he ..."

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                      • Polynesian Cultural Center

                        "If you have never been to Hawaii, this is a great place to start to become acquainted with a..."

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                      • Leonard's Bakery

                        "Just up the road from my home on Kapahulu Ave. They take Hawaiian sweet bread dough, and de..."

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                      • Ala Moana Center

                        "Best shopping on the island. From high end stores like Gucci, to Sears. Check out Shiyroki..."

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                      • Arizona Memorial

                        "Go, take your children and your elders. Get there BEFORE 7am if you don't want to wait all..."

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                      • Nuuanu Pali Lookout

                        "Windy and ominous. Where the Hawaiians fought great battles. A terrific view."

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                      • Nearest Airport: honolulu international airport at 10.8 Miles
                      • Nearest Motorway: H-1 at 3.2 Miles
                      • Nearest Beach: sans souci at 0.6 Miles
                      • Nearest Barpub: New Otani Hotel at 0.4 Miles
                      • Nearest Restaurant: Hau Tree Lani at 0.3 Miles
                       

                      Owner info

                      Year Purchased: 1972

                      About the owner: I live in Ashland Oregon, where I am raising twins who are now in High School. I go back and forth between the mainland and the islands, blending the best of both worlds. This is me under an ancient Koa tree on the Big Island.

                      Why the Owner Chose Diamond Head:
                      This is our Family Home that we share with old and new friends.

                      The Unique Benefits at this House:
                      Since it is our home, you are surrounded by the warmth and aloha of an island Ohana. We are uniquely situated at the base of Diamond Head. You can walk to the beach, the park, the Zoo, the Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, Waikiki Beach, etc. Such a great location!


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                      Photos

                      • upstairs music room

                        upstairs music room

                      • Bali wall hanging and bed in master suite.

                        Bali wall hanging and bed in master suite.

                      • Downstairs living room

                        Downstairs living room

                      • Dining room

                        Dining room

                      • Bathroom with outside entry for after the beach

                        Bathroom with outside entry for after the beach

                      • New bathroom in the master suite

                        New bathroom in the master suite

                      • Front of house at night

                        Front of house at night

                      • First floor bedroom

                        First floor bedroom

                      • Kitchen

                        Kitchen

                      • View from across the street at sunset.
Cocktails on the sea wall.

                        View from across the street at sunset. Cocktails on the sea wall.

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                      This listing was first published here in 2005.

                      Date last modified - Saturday, March 22, 2014

                      $4,200 - $5,600 per week (USD)
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                      4 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom
                      Sleeps 9

                      View calendar: Updated 04/22/14
                      Minimum stay: 7 nights
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