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OVDH - *Free Van Rental!* Skyline, Ocean, Volcano Views! – BBB A+

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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

E komo mai [Welcome]!

Step onto our wraparound lanai (balcony), inhale the sweet scent of tropical flowers, wiggle your toes in the grass, and greet an amazing, elevated view of Honolulu’s modern skyline and Diamond Head’s distinctive volcanic silhouette.

Keep the view close from coffee on the lanai at dawn, to dinner shared at the outdoor table at sunset, to movie night with the family piled on leather sofas in the living area with the Honolulu skyline glittering in front of you.

Ocean View Diamond Head can host up to 8 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus one convertible couch bed. Have a larger group? Please let us know! We can house up to 36 guests by combining this home with 3 of our nearby rentals, including the estate home next door, called Ocean View Waikiki (sleeps 10), and a two-level home ½ mile away, with Ocean View Kahala on the lower level, which sleeps 10, and Ocean View Honolulu on the upper level, which sleeps 8. It’s a perfect option for weddings and family reunions!

Despite Ocean View Diamond Head’s far-away feeling, high above the Gold Coast, we’re only 2 miles from Honolulu’s bustle, Waikiki’s gorgeous beach, and Diamond Head. We recommend a car for stress-free transportation around Oahu.

When it’s time to hit the beach or the golf course, we provide all of the gear you need, like golf clubs, beach chairs, beach towels, snorkeling equipment and more. We supply all the indoor necessities, too: from shampoos and lotions to spices and condiments to dish washing and laundry soaps. For little ones, we provide a baby swing, a bouncer, a Bumbo, a high chair, and more. If there’s anything you require, let us know!

The gentle “aloha” spirit of Hawaii captured our hearts, and we strive to pass that feeling on to our guests. We live nearby and want to ensure your stay is exceptional. Most of all, we want to provide a spotless, comfortable place to stay that feels like home—but with perks to remind you you’re on vacation.

When you arrive, a welcome basket will be waiting, brimming with Hawaiian treats like chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, Kona coffee, and fresh, local pineapple to get you started.

Fire up the Weber Genesis grill on the lanai and sear your pineapple alongside fresh seafood or vegetables (there’s a market just ½ mile away), then enjoy at the outdoor dining table with a view that beats those found at any restaurant.

Stick around for the twice-weekly fireworks show! You don’t even have to leave the lanai to claim front row seats as fireworks pop against the dazzling Honolulu skyline. The kids can stretch out on the grass with a bowl of ice cream while the adults enjoy a glass or wine or a cup of after-dinner Kona coffee on one of a dozen garden lounge chairs.

Each of the 3 bedrooms provides a queen-sized bed and a flat-screen television . One bedroom is located downstairs with a in suite bathroom for additional privacy. Three full bathrooms ensure you don’t have to fight over sink space or shower time!

We make green living a priority, too, taking advantage of Hawaii’s plentiful sun with solar-heated water and solar panels to power the home.

Feel free to contact us with questions or booking information using the Email Manager button to the right. We hope to see you in Hawaii, and we encourage you to book soon—our calendar is quickly filling!

Mahalo nui loa A hui hou kakou [Thank you very much, and until we meet again]!

To make your trip a little easier and more cost efficient, we’d like to offer one of our own cars—via a car-sharing service—as an easy alternative. We love renting homes to our guests, and figured, why not our cars, too?

We have our own Robinson-family fleet of three vehicles, which includes a 2015 Honda Odyssey minivan and a 2002 Lexus RX300 SUV. Through a car-sharing service, called Relay Rides, you can rent one of our vehicles.

Take a taxi from the airport (they’re plentiful!) to the rental house and the minivan or SUV will be waiting for you. No need to stand in yet another line at the rental car kiosk after a long day of travel.

All three of our vehicles are sleek, family-friendly, spacious for loading with beach gear, and equipped with Garmin Nuvi 52LM 5” navigation systems for island excursions. (For inspiration, here is Lonely Planet’s list of the best scenic drives on Oahu.)

The Honda Odysseys are particularly family-friendly, with 8 seats and A-grades for car seat safety and security. Plus, we provide car seats/boosters for you at no extra charge.

What about insurance coverage?

Booking through Relay Rides ensures we’re all covered in the event of an accident. As a driver, you can get the same level of coverage you get with a rental car company. Choose your level of coverage, from the no-protection state minimum, to premium protection with $300,000 in liability.

We hope having a vehicle waiting for you makes planning for and enjoying your vacation in Oahu a little easier!

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Lara Robinson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Lara Robinson

Year Purchased: 2009

About the owner: Hello! We both were born and raised in California, fell in love with the aloha spirit of the islands and moved to Hawaii to raise our two precious children. We are so happy to open our vacation home to visitors and share our little slice of paradise!

Why Lara Robinson chose Honolulu

Why the Owner Chose Honolulu:

We chose to buy a vacation rental in St. Louis Heights on Oahu because the views are the best on the island, the tradewinds keep the home comfortably cool and the proximity to town makes the location ideal.

The Unique Benefits at this House:

We fell in love with the gorgeous ocean and Diamond Head views from the grand lanai (balcony), living room, kitchen and bedrooms.

What makes this house unique

Step onto our wraparound lanai (balcony), inhale the sweet scent of tropical flowers, wiggle your toes in the grass, and greet an amazing, elevated view of Honolulu’s modern skyline and Diamond Head’s distinctive volcanic silhouette.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay. The north shore is truly amazing, definitely worth a day of sightseeing. Thanks to our hosts who were truly helpful with any and all of our requests. Take care of yourselves and your growing family… Congratulations! ?
Feb 2010
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OVDH - *Free Van Rental!* Skyline, Ocean, Volcano Views! – BBB A+
average rating of 4.9074073 based on 62 reviews
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Super excellent service!!

  • 5 of 5

Three families lived together at OVDH and kids attended punahou summer school. Each room has bath room and keep the privacy. We enjoyed to stay at OVDH for a week. Especially viewing from the lanai is super. Glen kindly respond very quickly, even if he goes to mainland.

I would like to come back again and defenitelly recommend for everyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, and for being amazing guests. We look forward to hosting your family again next summer!
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Glen and Lara's place for a week. The number of rooms worked out great for us as we have three kids. The bedroom downstairs has its own bath and is a nice private one for the second couple. The place is conveniently located, near the freeway entrance, shops, and Waikiki beach. The views of Diamond Head, the city, and water are quite lovely. We enjoyed having our our meals on the balcony. Glen and Lara are responsive and friendly. Being able to rent the van is a huge plus. Our kids loved the beaches and there are plenty of beach gear at the house. It was a great experience for all of us.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such great care of our house and we are so happy to have helped create wonderful memories of your trip! Come back soon and try one of our other properties! Aloha and Mahalo :)
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Great location, Great amenities

  • 4 of 5

What a great experience. Less than 2 miles from wakiki beach. Great views. Pictures are accurate. We were eight in out party. 5 adults and 3 kids. We enjoyed our time greatly. Felt like home away.

Great amenities - gas grill, car seats, baby crib, beach towels, netflix in every room, washer and dryer, beach chairs, and many more. Amenities minimized extra expenses.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being great guests. It is our misson to make sure our guest have the most amazing vacation experience! See you soon :)
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Beautiful, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week long stay at OVDH. Perfect for 5 of us. Clean, beautiful view, convenient location. Owners quick to respond and accommodating. We will definitely stay there in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with home, the view, or the overall experience. The owners were quick to respond to any communication. The house was clean and was just as it appeared in the photos. The views from the deck are truly something special. Our party included four adults and an infant, and the size of the home was more than specious enough. There are many extras that are not even listed, including a great supply of beach accessories. We will certainly explore returning to the same home in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean, Nice, Million Dollar View

  • 5 of 5

Property was very nice and clean with a beautiful view from the partially covered lanai. We spent most of our time on the lanai. Glen and Lara were exceptional hosts - they provided a generous welcome basket, were very accommodating to our needs, and even gave us a parting gift. Highly recommend staying here.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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OVW -*Free Car Rental* Views of City, Ocean & Diamond Head BBB A+
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Japanese Bar
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
H1 onramp
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fat Greek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Waikiki Beach
Car: recommended

The Hawaii Convention Center is also just 2 miles away. Monument View: Diamond head and Waikiki, Ocean View: Gorgeous Waikiki and Diamond Head panoramic view, Mountain View, Golf Course View: Ali Wai Golf Course.

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, sightseeing, parasailing, mini golf, raquetball


Rates & Availability


  • *POSTED RATE IS BASED ON 10 NIGHT STAY. Send us an email for a custom quote.
    *No charge for cash or check. For Paypal or credit card purchases please add 3.95% processing fee
    *if less than the posted minimum stay nights are available in your travel "window" contact Owner for more information on booking details/rates
    *Free car rental (if available) - not included with Cove stays.
    *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 (ADD 3.95% CC processing fee)
    *$30-50/night extra for each guest over 6 guests. (10 guests max). Ages 2 or younger free.
    *No Smoking or Pets please.
    * Non-refundable Cleaning Charge $295-395
    *Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
    *Transient Accommodations Registration ID #: W00435513-01.
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Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • 3 Queen, 3 Pull Out Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
Three free parking spaces on property, Daily Newspaper, Snorkel equipment, surf board, beach chairs and towels, golf clubs, Fully upgraded kitchen with cooktop built in, Panoramic Ocean, Waikiki, Diamond Head & Golf Course Views. Two well maintained recreational parks/pool are located closeby (5 min away- Olympic Swimming Pool, Basketball,Tennis Courts , Kid Playgrounds). Baby swing, Bouncer, Bumbo, Nursing pillow, High chair, Booster seat, 2 umbrella strollers, games, puzzles, water and sand toys, boogie boards, kick boards A beautiful welcome basket with fresh island fruit, chocolates, coffee and goodies will greet you upon arrival. This house is stocked with all the comforts of home, from shampoos and lotions to spices and condiments to dish and laundry soap. Three big screen LCD tvs with DVD players, 2 cordless telephones with free long distance, laptop computer with internet access and printer. Wii Fit, Wii Sports, Free movies on demand.

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