DIAMOND HEAD DREAM HOME

Amelia Arapoff

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Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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DIAMOND HEAD DREAM HOME

Kahala House Rental Photos and Description

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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Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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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Amelia Arapoff

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.com since 2005
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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

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

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!

Sleeps9
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 35 traveler reviews

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Diamond Head Dream Home
average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews
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Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
5

A Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5
"Diamond Head Dream Home" is a truly accurate characterization for this wonderful vacation home. We (two families totaling 7 people) spent a fantastic, relaxing week in this home. Every room in the home is extremely well-appointed and luxurious, reflecting the thought and care that the owners have obviously put into their design. Many of the bathrooms and bedrooms have direct access to the outside, which is very useful after a day at the beach. The home is incredibly spacious, and no one ever felt crowded. The location, furthermore, is perfect: the home is in an old and charming neighborhood, mere steps from the water, but within just a few minutes from the hustle, bustle and excitement of Waikiki. The owner was always very responsive to our needs and very pleasant to work with.
We have stayed in many nice vacation homes throughout the world, and this one is at the top of our list. A great experience from start to finish. Thank you!
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
5

Best Location on Oahu!

  • 5 of 5
I don't want people to read this because this seems like such a hidden gem. This house is in a great, mellow neighborhood, right near a beautiful beach, perfect for kids. And the layout gave gathering places, but enough privacy if anyone needed it! Loved it! The owner was great to deal with!!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
Regina, SK
5

Please don't make me go home!

Please don't make me go home!
  • 5 of 5
We rented this large house because five co-workers were going to Honolulu for a conference. The house has three stories with a bedroom two single beds on the very top floor, two bedrooms on the second floor, and two bedrooms on the main floor. There are also four bathrooms. Two of us brought our spouses. That means there were seven people occupying the house. Even so the house had plenty of room for all of us to spend time together but enough space to allow for private space as well, so no one got on anyone else's nerves. The consensus was that staying together really enabled us to build as a team.

This house is absolutely gorgeous. The decor is wonderful with a gorgeous sun room and grand piano on the second floor. We especially loved napping on the second-floor lanai.

The location is also fabulous. A 20 minute walk from Waikiki, this house is located on a quiet, peaceful street providing the best if both worlds. There is no pool, but who cares! San Souci beach is a couple of blocks away. If you want a break from the beach, the Diamond Head hiking trail is a 10 minute drive at the most. The aquarium and zoo are also within walking distance.

The house is equipped with all the amenities: fridge with cold water and ice maker, gas stove, microwave, washer and drier, dishwasher, gas barbecue, and top-of-the-line small appliances. There are also surf boards, boogie boards, beach towels, and everything you might need for a Hawaiian vacation.

Thanks so much Amelia for sharing your wonderful home. All of us would return in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa, I hope to see you back in Hawaii soon.
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Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
belle ile en mer france
5

parfait

  • 5 of 5
Une très belle maison à deux pas de l'océan, avec tous le confort pour une ou deux familles. Le cartier est calme avec la vue sur le volcan de diamond head. On peut aussi aller à pieds à Waikiki, au zoo ou à l'aquarium...
Nous avons passé un séjour de rêve.
  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: merci!
business
Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
5

Orchestrate your family dream in this Oahu House :)

  • 5 of 5
We shared Diamond Head's Dream House with our adult children and grandson for a week.
Each of us has repeated that it was truly a wonderful vacation. Each couple had their own bed and bathroom. The kitchen enabled us to allow for varying food choices to start the day.
We loved being able to do a bit of laundry. The location, size & comfort of the house enabled us to have company as well as explore the island. Our score = 10 + out of 10! :)
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mahalo for your stay! I hope you come back soon.
Aloha
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Diamond Head Dream Home
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p53717vb
+ 5418401239 (Oregon, USA)
Kahala Oahu
5

Excellent house

  • 5 of 5
As the other reviews all say, it's a beautiful house, with fantastic facilities, a lovely view of diamond head, lots of musical instruments and watersports equipment scattered around the house, an outdoor shower (as well as multiple indoor ones), near the beach, in a quiet safe(ish - keep away from the park at night) neighbourhood.

Our trip was different than other typical holiday makers, we were attending a conference at the Hawaii convention centre. It's the other end of Waikiki, but we rented bicycles and rode there happily. We were all much happier to stay at this house together than in many separate, more expensive, less social and less well furnished hotel rooms.
  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Mahalo nui loa for your stay!
Aloha, Amelia
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Map

Map

Pearl Harbor
"A must see for any first time visitors. History comes alive."
Diamond Head State Monument
"I love to walk up to the top of Diamond Head for exercise. Get there right at 6 am when the..."
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
"Can be crowded, but go early and enjoy looking at more fish than you would believe!"
Waikiki Beach
"Stroll from the house on down to Waikiki beach. When you get hot, go into Duke's bar on the..."
12th Ave Grill
"Jason Schoonover is the chef, he describes his restaurant as Different, fun, local and delic..."
Alan Wong's Restaurant
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Town
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Salt Kitchen & Tasting Bar
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KCC Saturday Farmer's Market
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Hale'iwa Farmers' Market
"Go to the North Shore on the day of the market. Go for lunch. You will be in heaven. From..."
Taste Table
"New spot, haven't eaten here yet, but friends have raved."
Chef Mavro
"More expensive and fancy than Alan Wong's. I'd say it was second to Alan Wong's, but it ke..."
Honolulu Museum of Art
"Come for the art, but make sure you call ahead of time and reserve a spot for lunch. Food i..."
V Lounge
"go for the cauliflower with white anchovies"
Lanikai Beach
"more secluded than Kailua beach, wonderful white sand. Where President Obama stays when he ..."
Polynesian Cultural Center
"If you have never been to Hawaii, this is a great place to start to become acquainted with a..."
Leonard's Bakery
"Just up the road from my home on Kapahulu Ave. They take Hawaiian sweet bread dough, and de..."
Ala Moana Center
"Best shopping on the island. From high end stores like Gucci, to Sears. Check out Shiyroki..."
Arizona Memorial
"Go, take your children and your elders. Get there BEFORE 7am if you don't want to wait all..."
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
"Windy and ominous. Where the Hawaiians fought great battles. A terrific view."
Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
H-1
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
sans souci
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
New Otani Hotel
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hau Tree Lani

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

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Availability & Rates

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Kahala House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Dec 1
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
 
 
Christmas
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
$5,600
 
 
spring break
Mar 21 - Apr 21
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
$16,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
$4,200
$15,000
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $1,000
cleaning $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until full payment is made.
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Amenities

Amenities

Kahala House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Catering Available
  • Ice Maker
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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).
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Books ...
  • Toys ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • VCR
  • Music Library
  • Stereo
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • cinemas
  • zoo
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • shelling
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • wind-surfing
  • fishing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • sailing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • hiking
  • tennis
Notes:
Outside Lanai's, Boogey Boards, Beach Toys, There is a Bus Stop on the Corner
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