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Diamond Head, Pool, AC, Walk from Waikiki & Beach, Beautiful Interiors

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 10 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
10 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, Pool, AC, Walk to beach, 5 min from Waikiki

Large open floor plan, central AC and freshwater pool with spa make this home the perfect getaway. Second level features a master suite with view of Diamond Head and den. This highly sought after location is steps to some of the best beaches and surf spots, as well as Kapiolani Park, Waikiki and Whole Foods. 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and abundant living space makes this the perfect holiday home.

* Pool is not heated.

Tami Roos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The excitement of 4 adults and 2 kids (5 & 10) was amazing and joyful walking into the house.

We can't say enough wonderful tings about our vacation home, Pono Hale.

Beds, pillows, decor, the right amount of kitchen items, towels, space for individuals to spread out, quiet, everything you need to make your holiday stress free, without clutter.

Information book was helpful, as we used many suggestions. Saturday market a must.

Eva gave us the tour & then left us to enjoy the home, like it was our own.

We are forever grateful and will never forget the wonderful memories created there with my family.

A slice of heaven and definitely would return.

Nov 2016
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Diamond Head, Pool, AC, Walk from Waikiki & Beach, Beautiful Interiors
average rating of 4.875 based on 14 reviews

Great house

  • 5 of 5

This house and location are a must if you're travelling with children. Tons of space, great pool, BBQ and every appliance you would need. I'm not a speedy walker and it only took me 10 minutes to walk to the start of Waikiki beach and strip. Walk to other beaches in the opposite direction or walk to the zoo and awesome park. We rented 2 vans, both fit in the driveway. When we had questions Eva from the management company looked after us right away. Great value for the cost.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A superb house that was ideal for our family wedding party

  • 5 of 5

The Pono Hale house was ideally located at Diamond Head. The interior of the house has plenty of space with three living areas. The upstairs bedroom is huge with privacy and heaps of storage

The pool and spa were utilised constantly by our party. Easy walking distance to Waikiki and a beautiful little beach around the corner.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for you review of Pono Hale. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and thoroughly enjoyed what our home has to offer. Tami and Paul
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Very nice, comfortable, excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We are local residents and recently had to stay at four different vacation rentals when our home was damaged. Pono Hale was the best by a mile and they were all the same price. The house is in excellent repair, everything is tasteful and the property manager Eva is delightful. This property was not a disappointment in any way. When we have friends in from out of town we will definitely tell them to stay here. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind review. We take exceptional pride in our home and are delighted when guests appreciate Pono Hale. Our property manager, Eva, does her best to make sure that our guests stay is memorable. We look forward to welcoming your friends and sharing the spirit of Aloha with them. Tami Roos
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  • 5 of 5

This was the first time I have used VRBO to book a vacation rental. We had a diverse group, including my parents, my 2 sons (ages 4 and 2), and my sister and her partner.

We were all thrilled with our vacation rental choice. We lived in Hawaii for 10+ years prior to moving back to Canada, so we had an idea of where we wanted to stay - in our opinion, this small neighborhood has always been the best location on Oahu. It is quiet but very conveniently located. It is a 10 minute walk to Kaimana Beach (very family friendly), a 5 minute walk to great surf (Diamond Head) and a 20 minute walk into the bustle of Waikiki, including some great restaurants (Side Street Inn and Tokkuri-Tei are our favourites). Other walkable locations are Diamond Head crater and Kapiolani Farmers Market.

The house is amazing - very clean, modern, spacious, and well appointed. The kids spent hours in the pool. Tami, the owner, was wonderful to deal with. The property manager greeted us on our arrival; we had a few minor issues with the appliances that were dealt with in a very timely manner. We had a number of local friends come visit while we were there, and they were all very very impressed with the property.

The only con about the property is that it doesn't have much of a yard, but this is to be expected in this neighborhood.

Otherwise, this is really a dream vacation rental. An amazing house in the best neighborhood on Oahu. I would highly, highly recommend this rental to anyone - it is worth every penny!

Marshall Family

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Pono Hale House

  • 4 of 5

We have stayed in many places in Oahu over the years, but for the last two years we have stayed at the Pono Hale house and thoroughly enjoy it. A fantastic place for the family with the pool, and proximity to good surfing and beaches. it is well managed, and well maintained. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was the perfect home for our Hawaiian vacation.

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Hawaii annually for over 8 years. As our family has grew over the years, we decided to rent a house instead. We picked this property because we are very familiar with the neighborhood and the overall presentation of the property.

The minute we arrived at the house, we concluded that despite the beautiful pictures and detailed description of the house, the house still managed to exceed our expectation. It is absolutely the perfect house for a Hawaiian vacation. It is everything that the description says and then much more.

As I write this review, I am almost tempted to avoid writing such a glowing review, since for selfish reasons, we don't want the house to be overbooked and thus unavailable when we visit for our next vacation.

Feel good and confident about reserving this house for your next vacation. It will be the best decision that you made.


  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so happy that Pono Hale exceeded your expectations and we look forward to having you stay in our home again. Tami Roos
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Nearest Airport
7.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Hau Tree Lanai
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Hau Tree lanai
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 17 2017
10 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 29 2017 - Aug 28 2017
10 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 26 2017
10 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2017 - Jan 3 2018
10 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
10 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $350
Refundable damage deposit $3,000
Tax Rate 13.96%

Refundable Security Deposit: $3000.00
Processing Fee: 2.5%

*Rates may vary depending on length of stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3370 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bathroom - tub , shower , Two sinks, shower and separate tub
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 2 - tub , shower , Shower and separate tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Suite - 1 king , *This is an oversized king bed.
    Third Bedroom - 1 queen
    Second Sleeping Area - 1 double , 2 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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