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Minimum Stay 4 nights

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About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

~Breezy Spacious and Welcoming Vacation Home~

This Hawaiian home sits up on the mountain with unbelievable, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and downtown. Watch sunsets, fireworks, whales, and rainbows from the lanai. Situated only 2 miles from Diamond Head, 2.5 miles from Waikiki, 1.5 miles from Kahala Mall, 8 miles from Hanauma Bay, and 11 miles (20 minutes) from the airport. Minutes to jump on the highway and explore the island. Beautiful beaches surround us.

This lovely and breezy house is furnished with vintage Hawaiian charm. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a tub/shower and one with a shower), a large living room, and a dining room that seats 8. The fully equipped kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a gas cooktop, a double oven, one of which is convection, a dishwasher, and a view. The kitchen has a cute breakfast nook, but you will probably have your coffee on the spacious lanai. The home is equipped with three TV’s, a VCR, a CD/ipod player, internet and boardgames. One bedroom has a king sized bed, one- a queen, one- two twins, and there’s a convertible double futon couch available in the living room. It comfortably sleeps 6-8. We’re equipped with a washer and dryer, detergent included. It has a lovely garden with an outdoor shower for when you get back from beach. Come home and breathe in the fragrance from the mature Plumeria trees which surround the home.

There's one covered parking space and ample street parking is available.

Owners live below on the first floor and can speak English and Japanese.

The unit is on the second floor, and there are 12 stairs up to access it.

There is no air conditioning, but the home stays cool from the well designed cross breezes, fans in all rooms, and solar shades in the living and dining rooms.

Come relax and re-energize in this lovely Hawaiian home, enjoy unbelievable views and live Aloha.

Keywords: Japanese OK, Residential, House, Furnished, Lanai, View, Garden, Aloha

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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About The Owner


We are the owners of this dream house and we are very excited to share our piece of paradise with you and your family.

We are a multi-cultural and bi-lingual family. My husband and I met in Japan where I was living and teaching for 8 years. We have traveled the world and love meeting new people.

I continue to teach here and my husband works in the hospitality industry. We are living out our dream.

We live in the separate bottom unit with our 2 young sons and will be available if you need any help. We can offer advice, tips and ideas about how to enjoy Honolulu the way locals do. We look forward to welcoming you to our home.

The Owner purchased this house in 2011

Why The Owner chose South Oahu

When we first came to the Hawaiian Islands on vacation, it was love at first site. The ocean, the smell, the climate and the multi-cultural diversity are amazing. Honolulu offers the best mix of enjoying outdoor activities and shopping, cultural activities and nightlife. Come see it for yourself and fall in love.

What makes this house unique

The VIEW!!!

See the endless ocean view with all its Pacific blues. See the bird's-eye view of the gentle sloping Diamond Head. See the breathtaking sunsets in the evenings. See the the night lights of city twinkle below.


Only minutes away from everything you need- dining, shopping, nightlight and entertainment.

Or stay home and cook your own meals.

The PRICE!!!

Enjoy all the comforts and space of a home at a very affordable price.

Give yourself and your family a wonderful Hawaiian vacation!!!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.9444447 based on 36 reviews

Sky high views of Diamond Head and Waikiki!

  • 5 of 5

This is a real home with a nice vintage feel and great view. It has a fully outfitted kitchen, functional dining room, living room with cozy conversation area, three bedrooms and, best of all, two bathrooms with showers. It can easily accommodate 2 couples, a pair of kids, and a third couple on the futon in the living room. It also has an expansive lanai with additional dining and seating opportunities and a marvelous view from way up high of Diamond Head, Waikiki and the ocean beyond. It is an easy drive (straight down) to the tourist areas of Waikiki and back (straight up). Very narrow, steep roads, but drivers are gracious. Not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties, because of the flight of steps up to the entrance on the lanai, and the challenge of emerging from a car parked on a slope (both driveway and on-street parking). But if you don't mind hills, this is an uncrowded and wonderful place to enjoy Honolulu and environs. Cristin and her young family live downstairs, and were helpful and courteous, without hovering. Would definitely stay again, with my crowd of 8!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Comfortable home, gorgeous views

  • 5 of 5

We were sick of sterile hotels and wanted something different for our family vacation in Hawaii. We were traveling with 2 young kids who needed room to run around and regular home-cooked meals. Luckily we found this place. Here are some things I noted that give this a big edge over any hotel:

1. Lots of space - so the kids can be kids...

2. Extras - from endless towels to beach supplies, pretty much everything is available at no extra cost.

3. Kitchen - it has everything from standard pots and pans to blender, pannini press to hot-sauce and ziplock bags. We did not feel the urge to rush to grocery store for every small need.

4. Easy access to washer/dryer - this was needed way more than we had originally anticipated. We were doing a full-load of sand-filled clothes every day.

5. Books and games everywhere you look - if you have the time and inclination for that at some point during the stay.

The views from the home were gorgeous and I still miss the constant breeze. The hosts are gracious and helpful. We hope to be back for another visit.


  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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Wonderful visit

  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderfully restful place to stay. We arrived late at night so we only caught a glimpse of the view (city lights). Wow, the next morning was a treat from the lanai. Diamond Head surrounded by ocean, with an ocean liner passing by. It was like a moving postcard. I grew up near Diamond Head so it was nice to look at that area and reminisce about when I lived there.

Our family of 7 (3 generations) were comfortable and had lots of room to gather yet also have our own space if desired. We were able to keep the inside of the house reasonably tidy because we kept all of our beach gear and wet clothes outside. There were beach chairs, mats, flippers, a cooler and a stroller to use for our outings that saved us from buying. There was a washer and dryer available which really helped.

We worried a little about the noise we made since we were above the owners and their young children. They were very nice and never complained despite us having 3 noisy teenagers and a 2 year old. Cristin is a wonderful hostess. She checked on us but didn't intrude on our privacy. Her sons are darling.

The location was really perfect for us. It does require driving (versus a Waikiki hotel) but we were only a short drive from all of the places we love to eat (the drive to Leonards was quicker than the wait time there) and play. In order to have the beautiful view, there is a bit of a crazy drive up the hill, and the vehicles are noisy because of the uphill, downhill and turns.

We plan to stay here for future vacations as long as Cristin keeps this VRBO going.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect home

  • 5 of 5

This house makes you feel like you are home! It has everything a house needs to have and lots more you would never expect. Very clean I loved the fact that the sheets were so clean and smelled clean. Perfect view. It's just the perfect house to stay. Christin is also very friendly very kind. That was one of my concerns because of not so friendly house owners that I have met in the past. I would give this place a 10 star if I could. Very pleased with my stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison WI & San Diego, CA

Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 stayed at Cristin's house for 10 Days. We loved our stay there. If we would return to Honolulu, we would look no further than Cristin's house. The house was in a very good location. From the lani, we could see Diamond head and the Honolulu skyline and the ocean. We saw fireworks on the 4th of July from the lani. The house was in great working order and had a well stocked kitchen with everything we needed to get our vacation off to a great start. The house was very comfortable for the 7 of us. Loved it!! Thanks again Cristin!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hudsonville, MI

Great Place to Stay, and Outstanding View

  • 5 of 5

There were 7 of us at the house, and it accommodated us nicely. We spent delightful evenings on the lanai and got really good photos of Diamond Head and the city of Honolulu.We also had some really pretty birds visit us that we had not seen before. Cristin is a great hostess. She totally respected our privacy, but was always willing to share helpful tips with us when we asked, such as where do we get good pizza, grocery store location, etc.. We enjoyed all the fun things we did in Hawaii, but I think the most memorable would be the Luau at Paradise Cove, and the dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu. This home really contributed to our wonderful Hawaiian vacation. I would recommend it to everyone, except it might be difficult for those with disabilities due to the stairs. A big Mahalo to Cristin for allowing us to share her home for a wonderful week in the paradise of Hawaii. Aloha!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Kaimuki House Rental Rates

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4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $265
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.75%

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Kaimuki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • One King size bed in Bedroom 1, One Queen size Bed in Bedroom 2, Two Twin or Single Beds in Bedroom 3, 1 Queen size Futon Couch in Living Room
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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