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Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Nestled at the base of famous Diamond Head Crater, this family friendly house is only steps away from sunny beaches, Tongs surfing area, the expansive Kapiolani Park, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, the exclusive Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks Club.

It is in a quiet residential neighborhood located on the gold coast. It is within walking distance of International Waikiki, with its beaches and world class shopping and dining opportunities.

The smoke-free house has been in our family for 35 years, and is filled with original works of art, antiques and sculpture. We welcome guests who want to be close to the nightlife and glamor of Waikiki, but enjoy the quiet serenity of our little neighborhood.

The Diamond Head Dream Home is well equipped with a gourmet kitchen, with all the right utensils and appliances you will need for cooking. There is a downstairs room that has it's own outside entrance, as well as full bathroom. We have an outside hose-off-after-the-beach-shower downstairs, that leads directly into the open glass block shower, and jacuzzi tub. If you forget to bring a book we have an extensive library downstairs. The upstairs lanai's are perfect for eating, sunbathing, or reading on a lazy Hawaiian afternoon. Our home has a formal dining room, ideal for serving gourmet meals, as well as an informal dining area off the kitchen. Upstairs there are yoga mats, and exercise balls. You can do yoga with the peaceful panorama of Diamond Head in the background. Also, upstairs we have a family heirloom, our magnificent grand piano. There is also a keyboard for the musically inclined. Our grand piano has just been lovingly restored by the firm of John Callahan out of Oakland California. One year and many dollars later our piano has been brought back to it's former glory. John brags that we may have the finest sounding piano on the island!

Upstairs is the new master suite, that feels like a complete Hawaiian oasis. This room is ultra private, and has a new outdoor shower where the views are of Diamond Head. Inside is a granite housed soaking tub, a writing desk, a day bed with Bali wood, wall-carvings, an onyx sink and onyx wall sconces. A quite, cool, hide-away, just minutes from Waikiki.

The house is very close to the finish line for the Honolulu Marathon. We are only minutes away from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Punahou Schools.

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Amelia Arapoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Amelia Arapoff

I live in Ashland Oregon, where I am raising twins who are now in High School. I go back and forth between the mainland and the islands, blending the best of both worlds. This is me under an ancient Koa tree on the Big Island.

Amelia Arapoff purchased this house in 1972

Why Amelia Arapoff chose Honolulu

This is our Family Home that we share with old and new friends.

What makes this house unique

Since it is our home, you are surrounded by the warmth and aloha of an island Ohana. We are uniquely situated at the base of Diamond Head. You can walk to the beach, the park, the Zoo, the Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, Waikiki Beach, etc. Such a great location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amelia, We are loving your house!! Off to Kauai and back on Saturday, Love Marge and Lou
Feb 2005
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In downstairs single room.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Glass block shower with glass tile. Next to king room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower to rinse off after beach, plus indoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Private bathroom with shower, private entry.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Next to bathroom with jaquezzi.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs, next to glass tiled bathroom with tub.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master suite, own bath in room, private shower on lanai.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Windows on all sides for view. Third floor.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Outside Lanai's, Boogey Boards, Beach Toys, There is a Bus Stop on the Corner


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Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 56 reviews

Would return

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed staying in this very interesting house. Lots of room, great location, wonderful decor! Everything you needed and more. Only negative would be the house was warm due to the unusually warm weather on Oahu that week. There were plenty of fans in addition to the ceiling fans, but it was still warm. 95% of the time this wouldn't be an issue there. We just picked a very warm time to be there. Overall everyone was very happy with our choice!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The house was as advetised and the location was great for us.

  • 4 of 5

The house was exactly as stated in the description. It offered us a quiet retreat away from the crowds of Waikiki, but close enough to enjoy its advantages. It allowed for easy access to travel around Oahu as well as some wonderful eateries close by. The house had a lot of conveniences and was roomy, peaceful and beautiful. The owner was accessible and helpful for any needs that arose.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Diamond Head Dream home is in the perfect location for a quite vacation with easy access to the beach, exercising in the park, hiking Diamond Head, surfing, or exploring busy Waikiki. Everyone in our group had a fantastic time. We didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday in Amelia's house. She was very helpful with any request, the house has everything you can imagine for a beach holiday and is in an amazing location. Quiet but close enough to Waikiki if you wanted to join the action! My only comment would be it is a very sunn house so if you want to sleep past 6am then you will need eye masks!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home at exactly the perfect spot on the island

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and property

  • 5 of 5

We had our large group stay here: singles, couples, a family with 2 kids.

There was ample space for everyone to have privacy. The house itself was awesome!

Biggest perks: awesome location: ~50 steps from a surf/kayak beach (no shore to speak of) and 5 minutes away from a beach where you can tan, snorkel, build sandcastles.

We saw numerous fish, and on the last day saw on of 40 remaining Monk Seals who was sunning her pregnant self in the sun at the far side of the beach. My sister and I also saw a sea turtle further out at the same beach (Makalei Beach Park).

Loved the jacuzzi downstairs, the barbeque, multiple kayaks, etc. You could come with a mask, snorkel, and a carryone and there'd be everything you'd need.

If we were to come back with another large group I don't think I'd bother looking anywhere else. Great value!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
New Otani Hotel
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hau Tree Lani
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
sans souci

the Tennis is Free at the Diamond Head Courts, Which Include Lights for Night Playing


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $400
Damage Deposit $1,000

Rates are subject to change until full payment is made.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.