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 18 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 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.'
My name is Lynnia Woods. My husband is Henry Pelfrey. My husband is half Hawaiian and grew upon the Big Island of Hawaii. He roamed the beaches, snorkelled the bays, fished the sea and hunted the uplands before any of the Kohala Resorts were built. He is an expert on the best beaches, fishing and hunting on the Big Island. For over 20 years, I have hunted other 'prey' in the Islands, such as good restaurants, fun water sports, quaint shops, and real estate. Together, we have scuba dived, boogie boarded and generally trecked from the mountains to the sea on the Big Island. As our daughter has grown up, we have seen a different view of the Big Island. Many things we had not given much thought, such as which parks have the best play structures and which beaches have the best waves for children, became very important.
We have a large family in Hawaii plus we have a number of mainland family members and friends who have traveled with us to Hawaii over the years and those who live in Hawaii who have joined us. We are very accustomed to making travel plans and accomodating large groups. In 1995 we built Alii Hale, our 3 bedroom, 3 bath house on Alii Drive, and put it on vacation rental when we were not in Kona. Next, we needed more space so we started renting another house to go with it. In 2005, we began converting Diamond on the Green from a long term rental to a vacation home. This was an extensive, painstaking remodel that took almost 3 years. The result, however, was worth the effort.
When we are not chasing rainbows in Hawaii, my husband is an engineer who owns and operates a heavy construction company. I am a construction/real estate attorney, who owns and operates a mini-storage, and three vacation rental homes, two in Hawaii and one in Lincoln City, Oregon. Your calls and e-mails will go to my mini-storage manager, Monique Burnett. We really enjoy hearing from our guests. So, please give us your thoughts.
Diamond on the Green is the 'Grand Dame of Waikoloa Village'. Waikoloa Village was developed by Boise Cascade in the early 1970s as a planned community, one of the first developments of its kind on the Big Island. Diamond on the Green was one of the first, if not the first, houses constructed in Waikoloa Village. It was built by Earnie Ford, Boise Cascades' vice president in charge of Waikoloa Village lots sales. He ran his sales office out of the first floor of Diamond on the Green. I purchased the Diamond in 1995 from Mr. Ford's Estate because it was such and extraordinary home. Most of my husband's family members had been in the home when it was first built and everyone remembered it as such a great home. When it was listed for sale, I went to look at it and was smitten, too.
The house was very large, state of the art and opulent by 1970s standards. Structurally, it is extraordinary. All of the demising walls are plywood instead of sheetrock. The lot choice and design of the Diamond is exceptional because it is sited just below the knoll of the golf course, which significantly blocks the wind. The west windows and louvers allow lots of fresh air. Everything about the Diamond was opulent in its day. For example, it had blue bathroom fixutures and a huge sunken bathtub with a sliding glass door and louvers. The floor plan is unique, but timeless. It is open, light and inviting, which facilitated a remodel that makes this house seem as if it could fit into any upscale present day suburban subdivision.
We have retained the original little signs at the entry of the driveway to honor the historical significance of this home to Waikoloa Village.
The Diamond has an excellent location. It is one of the closest private homes to the Recreation Center and Golf ProShop. It sits back from the street at a much higher elevation, which provides a lot of privacy.
Diamond on the Green truly was and still is the 'Jewel of Waikoloa Village.'
Most people are drawn to this home because of its location and size. The location is so close the Recreation Center, the Village Market and shopping center is not far away, and the short drive to the best beaches on the island. There is plenty of space for being together or to spreadout for 'me' time.
After staying a few days at Diamond on the Green, most guests come to really enjoy breakfast on the upstairs lanai looking out over the street with the ocean in the distance as walkers and joggers go by while the birds chip their good morning calls to each other. In June and July, breakfast may include mangos from the trees in the front yard.
Glazing at the stars from the hot tub, playing foos ball and playing the piano are frequently listed by guests as favorite things to do. Many people enjoy the discount golf rates. For guest who do not wish to bring their own clubs, there are 2 sets of golf clubs at the Diamond. Beach towels, boogie boards, other beach equipment, and tennis racquets are also at the Diamond.
The Diamond provides elegant accomodations at ecomony prices for large groups of family and friends. We have not scrimped on anything that we deemed important for comfort. We have lots of experience renting vacation rentals for our own group of family and friend and as owners receiving feed back on our homes. From that experience we have developed ideas about what items are important for comfort and to eliminate tension among group members. For example, the Diamond is unusual because it provides 3 kings size beds, plus another 6 queen size beds. There are 3 refrigerator/freezers, which allows large quantities of food to be purchased at Costco and stored until guests need to use them. Guests always seem to want to do their laundry at the same time, so there are 2 indoor stack washers and dryers. There are TVs in all bedrooms, the living room and recreation rooms so just about everyone gets to watch their favorite program.
Waikoloa Village is one of the best kept secrets on the Big Island! It is located approximately 6 miles inland from the Waikoloa Beach Resort area or 10-15 minutes to the best beaches on the Big Island and all of the resorts' activities and restaurants. It is at the 1000' elevation with lots of sun, but cooling breezes. Year-round daytime temperatures are approximately 78-82 degrees.
Waikoloa Village is a picturesque village with a supermarket that has an excellent deli and bakery, restaurants, gas station, bank, some professional offices, a post office and a Robert Trent Jones designed golf course running through the middle of the Village. Flocks of wild turkeys and occassionally a goat or donkey wonder around the golf course or onto the miles of sidewalks connecting all parts of the Village. A morning walk to the Village Market for fresh rolls and coffee is a crowd favorite, even for those who do not particularly like to exercise!
Waikoloa Village is an affordable, more spacious and slower local style of living than staying in small expensive hotel rooms and compressed condos in the resort area.
Our vacation tenants enjoy free access to the Waikoloa Village Association Recreation Center, which is approximately 3 blocks down the street. Our home is the closest home to the Recreation Center. The Recreation Center/Club House includes a large swimming pool, children's pool, tennis courts, and community activities area. Our tenants also enjoy significantly discounted golf rates. There is also a fairly good restaurant at the Recreation Center/Club House.
Down the hill approximately 6 miles from our home, is the Waikoloa Beach Resorts area. It is often referred to as the 'Gold Coast'. It consists of 6 major luxury resort hotels, condos and some private residences. The area spans approximately 15 miles along the ocean. The are several excellent white sand public state beach parks in the area. All resorts are required to provide public access to their beaches but parking can be expensive. One of our family's favorite outings is to go to the Hilton after dinner, and ride the boats, tram and walk the paths by the lagoons and watch the dolphins. It is a lot of entertainment for the price of a parking pass. Another favorite is going to the Mauna Kea Resort in the evening to see the Manta Rays. If the Hilton Swim with the Dolphin program is not fully booked, they will allow non-hotel guests to book a dolphin encounter. Depending upon the season, sometimes, these can be booked several weeks in advance of your arrival.
Approximately, 20 miles farther inland is the ranching town of Waimea. It has the Parker Ranch Museum and Rodeo grounds, the Waimea Theater, several excellent restaurants, wagon and horse rides sometimes and a number of community events such as the Cherry Blosom Feasival and Parade.
Approximately, 50 miles inland, off Saddle Road, is the world famous Mauna Kea Observatory and Summit. At 13,796 feet the air is thin and crisp. The views of the ancient lava flows, high desert, Mauna Loa, distant ocean and beaches and the valley are unforgettable. Being above the clouds and vegitation line is truly unique. Playing in the snow during winter months is a favortie.
Kailua Kona is approximately 40 miles south. It is the home of the Ironman Triathalon, historic Alii Drive street and shops, and excellent deep seafishing, It also has several big box stores such as Costco, Walmart, K-Mart, Safeway, Office Max and Ross Dress of Less. There are many sight seeing and tourist attactions in Kona.
Hilo is approximately 85 miles across the island from Waikoloa. HIlo is old Hawaii at its best. There are so many things to do, including our favorites, which include the Zoo (very small scale with local animals), Pacific Tsunami Museum, Rainbow Falls, Akaka Falls, and quaint old town shops, We recommend taking the Saddle Road in the morning to Hilo to see all of the wildlife and high desert terrain and returing along the Hamakua Coastline, through Honokaa (with a stop at Tex Drive In for hot malasada-donuts) and then through Waimea. Seeing the Volcano National Park is an ambitious all-day trip, but worth the effort if you have the time.
Approximately 15 miles north is Kawaihae, one of our favorite places on the Big Island. In our experience, the sunsets from the boat harbor are unequalled anywhere on the Big Island except maybe down the road at Spencer State Park. The restaurants are excellent and reasonably priced by Big Island standards. There is an very good art gallery. The shave ice stand is one of the two best on the island.
The Waikoloa Village offers something for every age group. It is the perfect place for a family reunion or place for friends to vacation together. Waikoloa Village is an affordable option for enjoying all the 'Gold Coast' has to offer.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event||Minimum Stay|
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 14 2014
|Refundable damage deposit||$500.00|
|3 nights rent to hold reservation by check or bank check. Balance due 30 days prior to arrival|
|Notes||rate for up to 10 guests. additional fees apply for 10th to 18th guest. (18 max. occupancy)|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.