Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit

Beautiful Ocean & Diamond Head View

Pay with confidence

When you book through the checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee™ offering comprehensive payment protection.

Learn more


Property Details

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

~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 are on-site and can speak English and Japanese.

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

Check us out online at diamondheadview. com

More Details

Recent Review

About the Owner

Cristin Kennedy
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 31, 2017

4 Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

West Bloomfield, MI (USA)

5 Adults + 2 kids * 2 weeks = Outstanding Value = Relaxed Vacation

  • 5 of 5

[actual dates were Nov 8-22, 2014, but VRBO won't go back that far]

We loved this rental! Our family of 3 grandparents, 2 parents and 2 kids stayed here for 2 weeks when we celebrated my grandson's baby luau (the luau was at another relative's home). This was a perfect arrangement for our large group - we had room for the 1-year-old's crib, plenty of room for us all to eat both indoors and on the lanai, and a large enough kitchen for 3 cooks to move about without conflict. We even hosted some local family for dinner, with plenty of room. Having laundry facilities on premises was a god-send with such a crew, too.

The location on Maunalani Heights affords a spectacular view of Diamond Head (center), Koko Head and the ocean (left) and Waikiki / Honolulu city (right) -- panoramic! There a few things better than waking up to Kona coffee and sunrise lighting up Diamond Head, or winding down the day with a cold beer and sunset over Waikiki.

And there's the opportunity for morning exercise just walking down Sierra Drive to breakfasts in Kaimuki -- and then walking back up Wilhelmina Rise to burn off the calories.

Cristin was hospitable and friendly, and accommodated us for an extra day when we asked (at an extra day fee).

Parking was a challenge (we had a Ford Focus and a Dodge minivan), but it worked -- the smaller car fit into the garage, and the minivan fit on the street. We were always able to find a parking space within a half-block of the house.

I would love to use this property again when we bring a large group to Honolulu, and have recommended it to others traveling to Honolulu.

Outstanding Value.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Washington, DC

Photos don't do it justice. Top knotch vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

insane view with full windows on front and wrap around balcony with grill. $6 Uber to Waikiki. Easy parking. The owner is across the street so is readily available for any questions. Immaculately clean. This is a professional. I was worried that at the comparative than average lower price it would be sub-par but that was no the case.

Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0
St-Hyacinthe, Québec, Canada

Canadian family of 5

  • 5 of 5

Very confortable and place in a good spot. The owner is very helpful and nice. Nice view of Honolulu at night.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
Willcox, AZ, USA


  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing time in Hawaii, our first trip! This house was so wonderful, it allowed us to spread out and feel at home. the kids had their own room, so we could put them to bed without worring about waking them up, as if we'd been in a hotel. Cristin was so sweet and helpful, she made sure we had a fabulous trip. The house was super clean!! Parking is an event in Hawaii, and it wasn't always easy to find a spot for the van we rented, but if we'd had a smaller car, it would have fit in the garage. We will definately rent from Cristin again, on our next trip.

  • Submitted: Jan 26, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
42 1


Activity and Interests


As the caretakers 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 live in the separate bottom unit 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.

Coming to Hawaii was love at first site. The ocean, the smell, the climate and the multi-cultural diversity are amazing. Honolulu is the heart of Hawaii and offers the best mix of enjoying outdoor activities, shopping, cultural activities and nightlife. .

At this home, you can enjoy the endless ocean view with all its Pacific blues. You'll see the bird's-eye view of the gentle sloping Diamond Head. Watch the breathtaking sunsets in the evenings and moon rises over the ocean. Toast to the the night-lights of twinkling city below. Come see it for yourself and fall in love. Only minutes away from everything you need- dining, shopping, nightlight and entertainment.

Or stay home, cook your own meals and just take in the view.

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

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

We look forward to meeting you. MAHALO!

Activities/Attractions Nearby

* golf

* shopping

* kayaking

* parasailing

* snorkeling/scuba diving

* biking

* fishing

* health club/gym

* antiquing

* tennis

* sighseeing

* sailing

* surfing

* health/beauty spa

* cinemas/movie theaters

* miniture golf

* restaurants

* boating

* shelling

* windsurfing

* whale viewing

* rock climbing

* raquetball

* live theater

* zoo

* waterskiing

* swimming

* hiking

* basketball courts

* museums/palaces

* horseback riding

* and more!!!

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $265
Extra guest over 8 $250 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 13.75%


$500 refundable security deposit due at booking
Rental Fee due 45 days prior to arrival (Check, credit card, and Pay Pal accepted)
Rates do not include 13.75% taxes and fees
Non-refundable Cleaning Charge (including taxes) $265
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Email Owner Email Owner
Updated: Jan 31, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • pets not allowed

Location Type

  • Beach View


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Amenities * Washer/Dryer; Linens and Beach towels provided * One covered parking space and ample street parking * No airconditioning necessary- very pleasant breezes Beds * One King sized bed (with an ocean view) * One Queen sized bed (with a garden view) * Two Twin sized beds in one room (with a city view) * One convertible futon couch in living room (can sleep one or two people) Bathrooms * One with a shower * One with a bathtub and shower * an open air outdoor shower in the garden Entertainment * 3 TVs * DVD player * Cable TV * CD/ipod player * Board games and Card games Communications * 2 cordless phones with free phone calls to the US mainland * Wireless Internet * Newspaper Kitchen * Fully Equipped Kitchen with gas cooktop * 2 ovens (one convection) * microwave oven * toaster oven * refrigerator * dishwasher * ample cooking utensils and supplies * gorgeous view Dining * Full Indoor Dining Room with seating for 8 * Outdoor Gas BBQ grill on Lanai with outdoor seating for 6 Outdoor * Lovely private garden * Spacious Lanai with a panoramic view of the ocean, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and downtown

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Find a rental car