|Space||1,800 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Very rare Ossipoff (renowned HI architect) home at the top of Wilhelmina Rise. This 2B/2B professionally-designed home is highly stylized and contemporary yet VERY Hawaiiana - open/airy but extremely private, quiet and secluded. Unlike many homes located on the mountains, there are NO telephone lines or dozens of roofs in your view or alot of stairs.
You will need a car. Only minutes downhill to incredible restaurants like 3660 on the Rise and 12th Ave. Grill or trendy cafes like town and Cafe Laufer. 10 minutes to Kahala Mall with over 40 shops plus Long's, Whole Foods market and Kahala Movies. 15 minutes to the beach at the Gold Coast where tourists rarely venture.
The home is 'insulated' from the street because it is located in the middle of the 'doughnut-street' that is Maunalani Circle - a very up-scale, QUIET neighborhood where our house is tucked away at the end of the 90' driveway and elevated about 35' above street-level - the entire lot is nearly invisible.
The beautiful blue-tile pool in NOT heated and really doesn't need to be for most of the year.
All new furnishings: Leather sofas in living room; one queen bedroom with spectacular view; one king suite with vaulted ceiling, small seating area and Japanese Shoji screen doors. Both have been remodeled. Both have very comfortable beds. Kitchen also remodeled with Viking appliances, granite counter-tops with a tasting-bar which seats four. The dining table seats 8.
This gem of Hawaiiana architecture was created in the 50's during Ossipoff's declaration of 'War on Ugly Architecture'. He created a home with great elegance and functionality in perfect balance with the lay-of-the-land but ahead of its time with stained concrete floors which were unheard of in the 50's. A complete remodel in the 90's added skylights and an updated kitchen which makes this home as close to Heaven as I may get!!! And then there's the view... Owner, Peter Herrera.
THERE ARE SECURITY CAMERAS ON SITE.
A security deposit will be required.:
We use VRBO alot now that we are retired and this home is nothing short of THE BEST:
home - beautifully designed interiors and yard,
Priate, secluded location,
Frig and cupboards stocked with condiments,
HERE'S THE BEST PART: Comfortable beds AND pillows - we rarely find this.
This home looks like it belongs to movie stars but is avail to people like us because the owners donated it for SIX nights to our Lions club.
THANK YOU to the owners for sharing.
Bob & Judy Frume
My wife, her 88 year old mother & I could not have had a better place to stay. View & location were superior. Best meals and cocktails in Honolulu without having to leave home. Enjoyed the pool & lanai daily with superior sunset views. Mother-in-law needed to be hospitalized which caused us to extend our stay. Peter was very understanding & accommodating. We all look forward to our next visit at this property.
Relaxed and quiet. Great views. Like having the whole island to yourself. Perfect for 4, or 2 couples. The place has everything you need to feel like you're a local.
We really enjoyed our stay at this home. It was very comfortable and perfect for two couples. The owner was very attentive and the house was well-supplied. It made us wish we lived there.
The house was an excellent place to stay, the picture did not do it justice. The house is in great condition. The design of the house did made my wife and I vacation even more special than it was thought to be. Waking up every morning and walking out into the living area to see such a beautiful view of diamond head was spectacular. When I return to Hawaii I will most likely try to stay at peters home again. Thank you Peter!!!
This home was everything we thought it would be: comfortable, quiet, with all the appliances you need to make your stay completely straightforward. The layout separates the bedrooms which gives a lot of privacy and the kitchen is very well-equipped. The highlight is of course the view, which is fantastic and unparalleled. We also loved the tree in the courtyard with the birdfeeder, and the pool which is also great. We would definitely come again, the hosts were very friendly!
This house is its own paradise, in the middle of the larger paradise of Oahu. The house itself is a gem, and stocked to the gills with everything you'll possibly need. The view down to Diamondhead and Waikiki cannot be done justice with pictures on the website - you must see it to believe it. The house sits at the top of a rise, elevation just below the top of Diamondhead, and the setting is stunning. We've stayed in rentals all over Europe and the US, and this house tops them all, taking into account the varied settings we've been at. If you're coming to Oahu, I INSIST you stay here; you won't regret it for a second!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $100 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
|Refundable damage deposit||$59|
Hawaii Transient Accommodation and General Excise Tax
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Kaimuki is the WeHo of Honolulu: Chic, small, quaint, hip and very friendly with everything you will need close by.