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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Sleeps 4

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.

Check in time is 3 PM – possible accommodations earlier. Check out time is noon.

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.


A security deposit will be required.:

$500 Standard

$800 Pet/s

Keywords: House

More Details

Peter Herrera
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

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,

Stop-your-heart views,

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
Dec 2014
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Kaimuki House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Ocean View
  • Water View ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.888889 based on 27 reviews

Great Location

  • 5 of 5

It was safe,quiet and relaxing place.Peter,the house owner was kind and easy to work with.

We loved the view from the lanai very much.Would like to come again soon.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. We love the location as well and appreciate that others do as well
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I loved it! The view is spectacular. The two master bedroom suites were perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect! The only thing I can think of to improve it, is a heated pool.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a wonderful stay. Was a great find. Enjoyed pool and walks on the hill.

  • 4 of 5

Property very lovely with spectacular view. Would definitely recommend to friends. House and yard very well maintained.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Judy, Glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love to hear from you again. Please do tell your friends. Peter
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The location and view could not have been better. The owner was a pleasure to work with.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan. It's very nice to hear such wonderful things about the home we love. So happy you folks loved it also. Peter
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High above Honolulu

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable home with fantastic view

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Too many....
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Too many
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Gold Coast or Kahala
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $59
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 18.0%

Hawaii Transient Accommodation and General Excise Tax
Number: W30215556.01

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.