Our vacation home, Diamond on the Green, is the ultimate family vacation retreat on the Big Island of Hawaii!
The Diamond has plenty of room for the whole family, including aunts and uncles. It has 6 large bedrooms that sleep 14 people in beds and 4 1/2 baths. From lounging on the 700 square foot lanai and glazing over the neighborhood with the Pacific Ocean and Maui in the background to playing foos ball downstairs or soaking in the hot tub on the secluded patio, Diamond on the Green has something for everyone. While allowing everyone to be together, the Diamond still allows each person a certain amount of privacy.
The Diamond has a secluded hot tub, huge lanais, recreation room, foos ball table, and cable TV in every bedroom, the living room and recreation room. Wireless internet service is available throughout the house. The Diamond allows guests to choose to be connect to the outside world or simply away from it all!
Diamond on the Green is located next to the 11th green of the Waikoloa VIllage Golf Course. It is very tastefully decorated in tropical tones and with the goal of maximum comfort for all guests. It is a large 2 story home nessled back away from the street with mango trees in the front yard. It is so easy to just be lazy and forget the rest of the world when lounging on the upstairs lanai with the distant view of the ocean through the mango trees and a breeze in the air!
The Diamond does not have air conditioning but is very open and airy with high ceilings and lots of windows and ceiling fans. It is tastefully decorated to accentuate its tropical surroundings. The kitchen, living room and dining room are open with high ceilings and views toward the ocean. All of the bedrooms are large, with ceiling fans and most have walk-in closets. Each bedroom has its own theme. All of the bathrooms have beautiful, peaceful but dazzling glass tile and differnt bath fixtures to compliment the themes in that part of the house. This house is really all about comfort! The beauty is just a bonus!
When we go out of town and rent vacation homes for our family, we like room-by-room descriptions instead of flowery general descriptions of the whole house. So the following is a description of each room.
Living Room - The living room is elegantly appointed with over stuffed furniture, a large screen TV, DVD/VHS player and CD player and ceiling fans.
Dining Room - Seats 6 comfortably, although the matching chairs in the adjacent bedroom increases the seating to 8. The kitchen island seats 5 more. Tables seating 8 more people are on the upstairs lanai. The hutch contains Miksa serving dishes for beautiful buffet style serving.
Kitchen - The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including 2 refrigerators, convection/conventional wall oven, cooktop with pop-up fan, dishwasher, wall microwave, 2 sinks each with an insta-hot water dispenser, and pantry closet. Even the dishes are on a tropical theme so you can set a lovely table. The kitchen is fully equipped with small appliances, including a blender for tropical drinks at sunset!
Lanai - The upstairs lanai is the crowd peaser. It is 10' wide and approximatley 70' long. Even on a windy day, the lanai is sheltered and comfortable. There are patio tables and chairs, lounge chases and a bench. Guests always list the lanai as one of their favorite things about Diamond on the Green.
Quiet Room - At the end of the lanai is a room enclosed on 3 sides with a sofa and loveseat. It is the perfect place to read or take a nap.
Patio - The backyard is a concrete patio with a fence sheltering the hot tub area from the view of the golf course. The view of the brillant Waikoloa stars for the hot tub at night is breath-taking. The BBQ grill is also located on the patio just loutside the dining room sliding glass door.
Royal Palm Retreat (Upstairs Master Suite with 1 King Bed) - This bedroom has an away from it all feel. It has a flat screen tv, many windows, full size desk, file cabinet, ceiling fan and walk-in closet. Its bathroom has a large shower and a sliding glass door providing direct access to the hot tub on the patio.
Paradise Found (Upstairs Bedroom with1 King Bed) - It is a large comfortable room with a king bed, sofa.loveseat, TV, DVD player, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and siding glass door onto the deck.
Aloha Sunrise (Upstairs Bedroom with Queen Bed) - This is the sunrise room. It is light and cheerful and just off the dining room. It has a small table and chairs and ceiling fan.
Upstairs Main Bath - This bath has a very large shower, including a bench seat, hand held shower head and a sliding glass door that allows direct access to the hot tub from this bath. It is across the hall from the Upstairs King Bedroom.
Upstairs Powder Bath - This bath is also across the hall from the Upstairs King Bedroom.
South Seas Hide Away (Downstairs Master Suite with1 King Bed and 1 Queen Bed) - This bedroom is perfect for a family with small children. This bedroom has its own bathroom with shower, TV, ceiling fan and walk-in closet.
Tropical Splendor (Downstairs Bedroom Next to Staircase with 2 Queens) - This bedroom is light and airy and large enough to comfortably accomodate 2 queen size beds. It has a sliding glass door that opens onto the downstairs lanai, ceiling fan and a walk-in closet.
Peacock Refuge (Downstairs Bedroom with 2 Queens) - This bedroom is the peacock bedroom in honor of the beautiful peacocks that roam Waikoloa Village. This bedroom is large enough to comfortably accomodate 2 queen size beds. It has a sliding glass door that opens onto the downstairs lanai, ceiling fan and a walk-in closet.
Service Hall - The service hall is located next to the two downstairs queen bedrooms. It has a double vanities with sinks that allow more people to get ready at the same time, an extra side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with water dispenser, 2 stack washers and dryers, and a counter and sink that service both as a laundry area and bar sink for the recreation room. and 3 ceiing fans. There is also a storage area for the boogie boards, tennis racquets, beach towels and golf clubs provided for the use of Diamond on the Green guests.
Downstairs Bathroom - This bath has a bathtub and shower.
Recreation Room - This room has a piano, TV, DVD, VHS lots of books, VHS movies, board games, and puzzels, as well as, a sofa sleeper, loveseat, and chair and game table and chairs and a ceiing fan.
Staircase - There is an exterior and interior staircase providing easy access from floor to floor.
Downstairs Lanai - Approximately, 400 feet of covered Lanai. There is a well loved foos ball table on this lanai. On many occasions it is hard to tell whether the mothers preparing dinner love this game more than the kids playing it!
Driveway - The driveway accomodates 3 cars without double parking. There is additional on-street parking.
Misc. - We provide all linens, towels, dish towels, an iron, an ironing board, vaccum cleaner (yes, we do have tenants who confirm that we have a vaccum before renting), and hair dryers in all bathrooms.
We have one requirement that we want to be extremely upfront about so no one is surprised or disappointed later: Diamond on the Green is a NON-SMOKING house. The owner has allergies and this point is non-negotiable.
We have a large family on the Big Island and family that visits from Honolulu. At times, we have had more than our guest limit of 18 guests and stillhave had comfortable, happy get-to-gethers.
We believe that once you have stayed at Diamond on the Green, you will agree that it is the 'Jewel of Waikoloa.'