The epic panoramic views of Diamond Head, ocean, coastline and Waikiki are breathtaking from this gorgeous perched mountain retreat.
Your tropical paradise home is beautifully upgraded and boasts a spacious 1600 sf of living area with 3 comfortable bedrooms and 3 full baths. The fully upgraded kitchen is a chef's dream. There is free parking for up to 3 cars on property. The rainbows, sunsets and spectacular fireworks display every Friday at 8 pm will delight. You will enjoy sitting on the extra large lanai taking in the ocean view, city lights and fireworks while eating breakfast or barbequing.
This home sits on a lower ridge two miles from Diamond Head and Waikiki, 9 miles from Haunama Bay (world class snorkeling and diving) and 9 miles from Honolulu airport. World class beaches are all within a short drive and fantastic hiking is available on St. Louis Heights and close by. Pearl Harbor is 20 minutes drive and the North Shore beaches are about a 45 minute drive. The Kahala Mall and Ala Moana Mall are each just 2 miles away and offer the finest shopping, dining and movie theaters. The Hawaii Convention Center is also just 2 miles away.Two well maintained recreational parks/pool are located closeby (5 min away- Olympic Swimming Pool, Basketball,Tennis Courts , Kid Playgrounds) for your use and enjoyment.
A beautiful welcome basket with fresh island fruit, chocolates, coffee, wine and other treats will greet you upon arrival. This house is stocked with all the comforts of home, from shampoos and lotions to spices and condiments to dishwashing and laundry soaps. Beach chairs, beach towels and snorkeling equipment, 3 big screen LCD tvs with DVD players (living room and 2 of the bedrooms), a wide selection of on-demand movies, a laptop computer with internet and printer, wireless and broadband internet connections (living room and all bedrooms) and CD collection are all yours to use. Two cordless telephones with free long distance are also provided.
We know you will LOVE this beautifully cared for and freshly renovated home. The fresh, floral air will energize you. The warm, tranquil waters will refresh you, and the breathtaking, natural beauty will renew you.
Please email or call with any questions or for additional information about the property. It is our goal to make your stay as memorable as possible and fulfill every request.
We look forward to your visit to Oahu ~ Aloha and Mahalo
Cleaning fee $350 per stay
Tax rate 17.9% of rent tax rate Fees for additional guests may apply.
*if less than the posted minimum stay nights are available in your travel "window" contact Owner for more information on booking details/rates
PAYMENT: 50% of total invoice due at booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. *Taxes include: Hawaii 4.71% GE tax, 9.25% TAT tax and 3.95% CC processing fee
*$30/night extra for each guest over 6 guests. (10 guests max). Ages 2 or younger free.
*No Smoking or Pets please.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
Transient Accommodations Registration ID #: W00435513-01....Read more
Left on 10/11/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | Kate
We stayed here for a wedding in September 2013. The house was perfect for the family group of 8 that stayed here. The kitchen and a BBQ made it perfect to cook for ourselves, although there was also plenty of food options within a 5 - 10 minute drive. My only suggestion for anyone staying here is to get a hire car. Location is Great! The location is quiet, and away from the highway traffic but close enough to be able to hop on the highway and get anywhere on the island easily. Lara was able to help in any request and was very communicative.
I highly recommend staying here if you are a large family or as multiple groups of couples!
Left on 01/04/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Sgburkes
This was a great find for my family and I in Hawaii. After exhausting hours looking for multiple hotel rooms I recalled renting a home and redirected my search. Of all that were available Ocean View seemed the best fit for size, location and value. After staying there those items were confirmed. The views are unbelievable and exactly like the pictures. The house was "hospital clean" with every convenience provided. 3 complete bedrooms,3 full baths, fully stocked kitchen, beach gear, snorkeling equipment, wi-fi, daily paper, washer/dryer, etc. I can't imagine the savings those items alone provided. Plus!!! You are minutes from any destination. I would definitely stay there again over any hotel.
Left on 12/16/2012 for a stay in November 2012 | Nathan Lewis
A home away from home that has everything you need...and more!. This place rally is a gem, we loved the clean and comfortable interior, and the view from the deck was just breathtaking. Every item that you could possibly need on a vacation, they've thought of it, from Beach toys to board games, its all there. I would highly recommend this place to everyone, and would definately stay again. Big Thanks to Lara! Read more
You are welcome. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your return. Aloha, Lara
Left on 09/11/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Judy
This home has everything you need to have a fantastic family vacation. The house is super clean, well stocked with everyday essentials like cookware, towels and sports equipment. The view from the deck is from Diamond Head to Honolulu! At night, it is beautiful. The owners description of this home was exactly as we found it when we arrived. This home is centrally located and within easy driving distance of all activities. If you are going to Hawaii, Ihighly recommend you stay here!!
Just recently stayed at Lara and Glen's place in Oahu. I just can't say enough about it. The view from the balcony is awesome, you could sit there and stare off into the distance for hours!
The accommodations were wonderful and inviting. Our party included myself, my husband, my 81 year old father and my two sons (20 and 22). My father stayed in the downstairs bedroom which included its own bathroom and small kitchenette with sink, microwave, and small refrigerator. My 20 year old slept on one of the pull out couches and said it was very comfortable.
The amenities are amazing with a well stocked kitchen with many appliances for your use. We did not have young children, but Lara has the place well equipped with items such as sleeping cots, high chair, stroller, etc. There are also various toys, chairs, umbrellas and towels for your use on the beach! Nice to know you don't have to bring all those items with you.
Knowing we would have use of a washer and dryer was also a plus so we knew we could pack light. There are hills you go up to get to this rental. The driveway is steep and took my husband some getting used to especially since we rented a minivan. Having said that, you would not have these awesome views without it. Definitely worth it, I would recommend this rental to my friends and family! Read more
Thank you for your thorough and wonderful review! We would be happy to have your family back again. Aloha, Lara
Beautiful view & very well equiped and maintained
Left on 05/08/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | suburb mom
We stayed here (2 adults, 1 child) for 8nts april-May 2012. I was so impressed with so many amenities: the well stocked kitchen,K-cup coffee machine, beach toys, cooler, welcome basket, chilled drinks on arrival, laundry facilities, internet and printer access. It really did feel like coming home after a great day out. The beds are comfortable, sheets soft and plush towels. Best house we have rented to date! We would definitely rent again when we are back to honolulu. The location was so central to everything- parking was expected to be a little tricky from other reviewers so we were not at all phased by the steep driveway. That's the only way you could have such an amazing view! If i had to pick something to be fixed- carpet is dated but that is a minor thing considering all the pluses. Lara was great- loved getting the paper every morning so I could enjoy a coffee on the balcony. We caught the fireworks on our last night and it was unbelievable -could hear them too! Read more
Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback. We appreciate the ideas on how to make things even better for our valued guests. We will schedule new carpets right away! Looking forward to your next visit.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Endlessly fascinating view, lovely home has all you need
Left on 09/04/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
After enjoying the view from the lanai both day and night, and dining and relaxing outside, you'll really be sorry when you have to go home. The house has everything imaginable for you to use for beach activities, cooking, planning your outings, music, tv & movies, internet, newspaper, magazines & books, tropical bath supplies, laundry, and baby gear. A fun and comfortable place for both adults and kids. The owners were always available (but never intrusive) for information, advice and for any other issues. Read more
Thank you for your lovely review. It is our pleasure to share the aloha spirit with guests from around the world stay here. Mahalo!
Awesome location and great space!
Left on 07/28/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Lisa
Great place, the location was close enough to Waikiki but definitely not walkable in the hot heat. The place was clean and spacious in certain areas but the upstairs was a bit cramped with all the pull out beds and furniture around. Everything was available for use, they had a great bbq and great views of Diamond Head. The hosts were very helpful in every sense. It helped that there was laundry amenities and they provide you with beach towels. A lot of problems with internet but who's there to hop on the internet the entire time right?! Definitely would stay there again! Read more
We welcome your group back anytime! It was unfortunate that the cable company was working on internet upgrades to the area during your stay, but glad you enjoyed it here overall. :) Aloha, Lara and Glen
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Best Place in Oahu to Stay!
Left on 01/21/2011 for a stay in January 2011 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Our daughter recently got married in Oahu and we wanted a place to stay that felt like our home away from home. This is exactly what we found!! Luckily we found this place-we frequently go to Oahu and this is definitely the best place we've ever stayed!! From the welcome basket to all the amenities you enjoy at home--we were very impressed and happy with everything that was provided at this vacation rental. Lara was an excellent hostess, making sure we were comfortable. She even gave us a bottle of champagne in celebration of our daughter's wedding!! Great place, great location and amazing view of Honolulu!! Thank you!!
Left on 01/19/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lara's place. Gracious hosts most helpful yet unobtrusive .Much appreciated the welcome package etc. The house is 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 3 toilet fully self contained,with spectacular views over the city. Ideally suited to a family or older cpuple. Clean tidy etc.Thoroughly recommend and would have no hesitation is staying there again
Left on 01/18/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Janice Noonan
Having your vacation home on the hillside is nice. It was peaceful being off the main drag of the city and not having the noise of a busy hotel room. The views overlooking the city, college, and Diamond Head were awesome. It was great to be able to eat breakfast and watch the sunrise in the mornings on the lanai, as well as, watch the sunsets and finish the day with a drink of wine on the lanai. The housewarming gifts in the basket were wonderful. We also enjoyed watching the fireworks on New Years' Eve. I would most strongly recommend this vacation home to any of my family or friends. Mahalo and aloha!
Left on 12/22/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Yelin
I stayed at the unit with my husband and parents from both sides and we had an awesome time. Check in was smooth and the view from the balcony took our breath away and it was exactly as what was described on the vrbo site. The kichen was well stocked with all the cooking utensils and seasonings. We enjoyed the wii games in the living room and spent quality family time there. The grill was easy to use and we were able to cook a big dinner as well. The only negative i can think of is the steep driveway although the house won't have such a fantanstic view if it were high up.
Left on 12/02/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
We stayed a week for our family vacation. Lara greeted us with aloha smile and very welcoming :D
Location was excellent also. Just few minutes away from Waikiki but far enough from the noise. We are pleasantly surprised with amenities that Lara provided upon our arrivals and thru out our stay. If we had any questions, they were right on it and it was very helpful.
We would recommend to anyone who is looking for a multi family/ group. I would definitely stay there again :D
Left on 11/29/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Lara and Glen were very helpful and welcoming during our stay at this house. The best things about this unit are the amazing views and the amenities that was available to us including some toiletries, kitchen equipment and supplies, beach towels, and more. We really appreciated the welcome basket and felt that it exemplified Hawaiian hospitality. Read more
It was wonderful to have your family here, Amy! We look forward to your return. Aloha, Lara and Glen
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Left on 11/27/2010 for a stay in October 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
The owners made sure that everything was taken care of during our stay. The welcome basket was an unexpected treat that we had never received at other rental condos on all of the Hawaiian islands. The unit is located right in the center of Honolulu, far away from the traffic and noise of Waikiki. The view of Diamondhead Volcano is excellent, and there is a partial view of the ocean as well. We would cerainly stay here again when visiting Honolulu.
Left on 10/18/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Home from home, but with a view. Excellent location, with stunning views of the city, ocean & Diamond Head. The apartment was very well equipped . The welcome basket was very thoughtful. It was definitely somewhere we would stay again.
Left on 09/10/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Kathy
We had a wonderful stay in your home. It was convenient to many of the local sights and activities. The view from the lanai was gorgeous and we enjoyed several dinners out there. The welcome basket, the supplied toiletries and condiments, and the binder filled with directions were all added touches that we really appreciated. Mahalo!
M & M
Great family get away in a beautiful home
Left on 09/09/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | M & M
Our stay at the Sweeping Ocean/Diamond Hd Vw Home, was amazing. The house has plenty of room for the eight of us which included two families with our teenagers. The home is well maintained with everything that you need to have a great vacation. The owners were courtious and great hosts. We would definitly stay there again.
Left on 09/03/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Martin & Marina
The house was very clean, had everything we needed for two families. There is more than enough room for the eight of us. The host, Lara and her husband were very gracious and never bothered us for anything. There are great places to eat at reasonalbe rates within walking distance. This section of Honolulu has great hiking trails that go up the mountain behind the home. It is very quiet in this area and the views are amazing.
All in all a great time and wonderful home to stay in.
Left on 09/01/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Thao
This home is incredible! From the moment we walked in, we were already impressed with the decor and space! And then we saw the view! What an amazing view! It overlooks the whole Waikiki skyline and Diamond Head -especially spectacular after sunset! And we saw fireworks one evening! I could sit on the deck for hours, enjoy the nice breeze and birds chirping. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a wonderful hostess Lara and a gift basket of wine, chocolate, fruits, postcards, album and a meditation CD (I love the meditation CD)! The hosts' attention to detail really show that they are thinking about their guests. This home is equipped with everything one would need - binoculars, underwater camera, snorkel gear, inner tubes, cooler, beach mats and towels, all your kitchen appliances and equipment, outdoor grill, nice linens and bedding, flat screen TVs, Roku and Netflix, WII console, boardgames. You name it! There is nothing missing; all you would need are your clothes. It is conveniently located near Waikiki, Chinatown, Aloha Stadium flea market, Manoa falls, and beaches! I know I must sound pretty unbelievable with all the exclamation points and superlatives, but it is all true. I look forward to staying here again on my next visit to Oahu.
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Linda, Mike and family
Lara and Glen were very gracious hosts during our one week stay. The accommodations were very comfortable for our family of five, (3 teens), and we quickly felt right at home. Everything was well thought out and things were where you needed them to be. The space was roomy enough, especially the lanai, for when we all wanted to be together but also everyone had a quiet place of their own, (if they desired). The view from the lanai is magnificent to say the least. We must have at least 50 family photos with it as the back drop! The BBQ worked well and once again, everything is right there ... utensils, even a sink! The huge movie selection was great to entertain the kids in the evenings so we could enjoy the lanai in peace as we watched the city lights, (and the Friday fireworks). Negatives ... can't think of any!! We had a great time.
Thanks Lara and Glen. Hope to see you again and all the best with your new family addition!!
Left on 08/30/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | A FlipKey verified reviewer
Lara is a very warm and considerate owner, who understands what tourists would need when staying out. She had literally everything you need ready in the apartment, e.g. Cds, everything you need for beach and snorkering, coffees and basic food for your first day like cereal & instant noodles. Superb view of the Diamond Head Crater and Manoa Valley from lanai (patio) which will definitely make a tourist's stay in hi unforgettable.
Left on 05/17/2010 for a stay in April 2010 | RichSSeattle
We really appreciated the lanai which offers an amazing view of the city and coastline. The whole house is comfortable with many amenities. The climate control and lighting in the living room was well above our expectations :) We had a lot of fun playing the Wii. Lara and Glen were very helpful. We all really enjoyed our stay.
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