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Diamond Head Home, Luxurious, Very Private, Ocean View.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

Custom House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Luxurius Private ocean view home backing onto Diamond Head. Fifteen minute walk to Waikiki beach, 15 minute walk to the restaurants, shopping and entertantment vibrant Waikiki has to offer, or stay home in one of the most 'quiet' private Villas available in the Diamond Head Waikiki area. This home was designed by a famous local Architect to resemble a villa in Bali and has been previously occupied by some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities and renowned NFL players. 3 large bedrooms and spacious living area provide ample accommodation. The ultra-modern electronics and the extravagant kitchen help you entertain friends and family year round, and the pleasant Hawaiian trade winds glide through every room. Enjoy the sun by your private infinity pool with a panoramic view of the Pacific ocean or admire the natural wonder of Diamond Head crater in your backyard. You have never experienced a luxury residence like this before. Private chef and private yoga are offered at an additional charge.

Keywords: Balinese Villa, Ocean View Home, Near Waikiki, Near Beach, 3 Bedrooms, Private, Pool, Diamond Head Villa, Oahu, Estate, Dream Home, Surfers Paradise, Quiet Retreat, Backing onto Diamond Head Crater.

All rates are subject to change. Exact rates, cancellation policy, fees, taxes etc. are set out in the vacation rental agreement NOT ON VRBO.

More Details

Thea Koshman
Member since: 2011
Speaks: french, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Thea Koshman

I am an attorney and my husband and I manage this property for the owners. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, I now live in Waikiki.

Thea Koshman purchased this house in 2010

Why Thea Koshman chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

This home is the ultimate in luxurious comfort and relaxation. It's private, secluded and quiet. It has everything you want or need.

What makes this house unique

The ocean views and tropical breezes blowing through the house offer absolute bliss. It is located at the end of a cul-de-sac so there is no traffic. It's difficult to find but well worth the effort.


Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ocean View
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , en suite master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master with en suite 5 piece bathroom and walk in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 1 King, 2 Queen. The master has its own floor, ensuite bath , and private lanai
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Private yoga lessons are available by a certified 200 hour yoga instructor; in the park or in the house. Private Chef can be arranged


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

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Diamond Head Home, Luxurious, Very Private, Ocean View.
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. The location was remote but close to everything. The home is well appointed with everything. Thea had so many nice touches for our arrival. Fiji water, coffee, beautiful soaps and lotion in every bath and lots of nice white towels. Our family had a great time and we will be back.

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely comments. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. We would love to have you stay with us again. You are the perfect guests!!
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Very modern private location

  • 5 of 5

Spacious modern living with great kitchen and living room. Very private pool patio area that is great for staying cool. Would enjoy coming back to for sure.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive comments. We would welcome you back anytime.
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Amaziing house, great location

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect and the location was great. The pool was so nice and he outside seating was amazing The house was near diamond head which was great. Would definitely rent again. Thea was great and very helpful and accommodating. Amazing property.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Aloha!! I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We will welcome you back anytime
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Fantastic location, but away from the busy strip..

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved the property. It was a relaxing spot and would stay again...

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such wonderful guests. You are welcome back anytime! Thea
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The perfect escape home from the crowds of Waikiki while still staying in Waikiki

  • 4 of 5

Tucked away on a private street at the base of diamond head crater the house has everything you would expect from a three bedroom executive retreat. There was obviously no expense spared when choosing the fixtures and interior finishes of the home. It has a full gourmet kitchen with modern appliances and everything you need to cook like a pro. The living room is open with a very comfy couch and flat screen TV. Huge sliding doors to let in the island breeze leads to a private patio with an ocean view, BBQ and even a built in pool for cooling off. This house was the perfect retreat from the crowds of Waikiki while still staying in Waikiki.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Tim! You are welcome to stay with us at any time. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for the feedback.
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Great house, very poor management service.

  • 2 of 5

This home is gorgeous, and perfectly located next to Waikiki. I would be giving it a five star, except for the poor management service we encountered. On the day we arrived I had to call for the actual address, and the managers response to my querie was "What day do you check in again?" The contract stated we could check in at 3pm, but when we arrived the place was filthy and the housekeeping hadn't been done. We had to leave our luggage for 4 hours and hang out somewhere else while we waited. It also would have been better if someone could have met us at the home and gone over everything instead of leaving a key under the mat.

Once we settled in other problems arose. The TV didn't work, the washer didn't work, there was not enough towels for 4 guests, no kitchen towels, the upstairs master bedroom shower head barely worked, and the list goes on and on.

If this had been a moderately priced rental all this would not have bothered me. But is on the higher end, and when paying higher prices one expects better.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I thought this guest would be perfect. I was wrong. I would never allow this guest in my luxury property again. They lived there like animals. I was appalled at the terrible condition in which they left the house. I was seriously ill in bed with bronchitis and a fever. I would have gladly met her if I wasn't contagious. My doctor told me not to go out in public. I explained my situation to this guest. I accommodated every request made by this guest. She complained of no dustpans. There are three. I told her the washing machine did not work and provided her with complimentary same day laundry and dry cleaning services. Most of her complaints are completely false and the list of the problems I had with her could go on and on. I gave this guest a rebate for the late check in and allowed them to check out at whatever time they wanted. I refunded her entire damage deposit when I should have kept $500 for the additional cleaning required as a result of this messy guest. This property is reasonably priced. The identical houses on either side of my home rent for more than twice my rate. Never again Mahalo Sue. Thank you so much for you feedback
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Duty free! What more can I say?
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Short moderate hike to beautiful views of Honolulu.
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Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Hau Tree Lanai Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Miyako Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Sans Souci Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
General Store
Nearest Point of Interest
War Mamorial Natatorium
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikiki Beach
Nearest Point of Interest
Waikiki Hotel Zone, Shopping and Restuarants
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Bus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Sheraton Moana Surfrider
Nearest Point of Interest
Dukes Restaurant and Barefoot Bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Hawaiian
Nearest Point of Interest
Beach Walk
Nearest Point of Interest
Royal Hawaiian Shopping Mall
Car: recommended

This property backs onto Diamond Head Crater. For the active travellers walk or hike around or up this beautiful site. The view of Waikiki and the surrounding mountains from the top of Diamond Head is breathtaking. Many parks in the immediate area. 10 minute walk to the Waikiki Zoo and Aquarium.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $500
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $2,000

Rates are subject to change until reservation confirmed.

The actual payment terms and dates are in the standard rental agreement. NOT on this website. (cancellation, deposits,payments fees and taxes and refunds)

If the owners allow additional guests (more than 6 people) there is a fee of $200 per person per night.

MINIMUM stay over CHRISTMAS IS 7 nights!

Hawaii State Tax ID is W46027741-01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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