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View from lanai/pool over looking Diamond Head


Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Office, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4-6

Very rare Ossipoff (renowned HI architect) home at the top of Wilhelmina Rise. This 2B/2B professionally-designed home is highly stylized and contemporary yet VERY Hawaiiana - open/airy but extremely private, quiet and secluded. Unlike many homes located on the mountains, there are NO telephone lines or dozens of roofs in your view or alot of stairs.
You will need a car. Only minutes downhill to incredible restaurants like 3660 on the Rise and 12th Ave. Grill or trendy cafes like town and Cafe Laufer. 10 minutes to Kahala Mall with over 40 shops plus Long's, Whole Foods market and Kahala Movies. 15 minutes to the beach at the Gold Coast where tourists rarely venture.

The home is 'insulated' from the street because it is located in the middle of the 'doughnut-street' that is Maunalani Circle - a very up-scale, QUIET neighborhood where our house is tucked away at the end of the 90' driveway and elevated about 35' above street-level - the entire lot is nearly invisible.

The beautiful blue-tile pool in NOT heated and really doesn't need to be for most of the year.

All new furnishings: Leather sofas in living room; one queen bedroom with spectacular view; one king suite with vaulted ceiling, small seating area and Japanese Shoji screen doors. Both have been remodeled. Both have very comfortable beds. Kitchen also remodeled with Viking appliances, granite counter-tops with a tasting-bar which seats four. The dining table seats 8.

This gem of Hawaiiana architecture was created in the 50's during Ossipoff's declaration of 'War on Ugly Architecture'. He created a home with great elegance and functionality in perfect balance with the lay-of-the-land but ahead of its time with stained concrete floors which were unheard of in the 50's. A complete remodel in the 90's added skylights and an updated kitchen which makes this home as close to Heaven as I may get!!! And then there's the view... Owner, Peter Herrera.

A security deposit will be required.:
$500 Standard
$800 Pet/s

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Member since: 2008

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 1800 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children:

    There is NO fence separating the pool from the lanai. ...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pls ask owners - we are pet owners/lovers and will consider allowing them in our home....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms


  • DVD Player
  • Television


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View:

    The view is breath-taking - spanning more than 50 miles of shore line and infinite views of the ocean. you can actually see into DiaHead crater!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    8 at the table and 4 at the tasting bar...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    DO NOT USE...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Most from The Company Store...moreless

  • Living Room:

    VERY comfortable sofa, love-seat and recliner...moreless

  • Parking:

    Spaces in front on the street near the gate and in back in driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    In driveway...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    New Martha Stevens brand...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace:

    DO NOT USE...moreless


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    There is an old-fashioned, classic coffee-pot and a MrCoffee also....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items:

    You are welcome to use ANY condiments to other items but please replace if you use ALL....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio:

    The lanai is partially shaded by large tree but mostly full-sun. There is an over-hang area with a bistro-table and 1 chaise lounger. 2 more chaise folded...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    Fully shaded lanai next to the patio has designer bistro table and 4 CAPTAIN'S very comfortable chairs plus a matching lounger....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    PLEASE clean thoroughly or there will be an up-charge for extra cleaning time...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool:

    The pool is NOT heated but does not need to be....moreless



from 15 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter Holidays
Dec 1 - Jan 8, 2018
5 night min stay
$4,550 $20,150

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $200 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$3,150 $10,500

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $59
  • Tax Rate 18%


Hawaii Transient Accommodation and General Excise Tax

Number: W30215556.01

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Too many....
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Too many
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Gold Coast or Kahala

Car: Necessary

Kaimuki is the WeHo of Honolulu: Chic, small, quaint, hip and very friendly with everything you will need close by.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • View from lanai/pool over looking Diamond Head

    View from lanai/pool over looking Diamond Head

  • Newly remodeled kitchen; dining for 8-12

    Newly remodeled kitchen; dining for 8-12

  • Front bedroom view

    Front bedroom view

  • Cozy, comfy new leather sofas; the red door the is back entry from driveway

    Cozy, comfy new leather sofas; the red door the is back entry from driveway

  • Back bedroom; back side of the home

    Back bedroom; back side of the home

  • Living room wall-to-wall glass and doors opening to pool and lanai

    Living room wall-to-wall glass and doors opening to pool and lanai

VRBO #204319

This listing was first published here in 2008.

Date last modified - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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