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Gold Coast Hideway at the Foot of Diamond Head

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

Overview


Details
Property
house
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Steps from Kapiolani Park and Ocean

This spacious two story home nestled in a quiet historic neighborhood at the base of Diamond Head. The second story has a long lanai with views of Diamond Head. This home has 3 bedrooms with a study that can also be used as a bedroom. All bedrooms are air conditioned. The master bedroom has a king sized bed and an attached study that has a queen sized bed. Bedroom 2 has a queen size bed and bedroom 3 has a full size bed. The backyard has a weber gas grill and an outdoor dining set. The downstairs has two large living rooms, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen breakfast nook, and laundry area. Everything you need to feel right at home. White sand beaches are just a short walk from the house with great swimming. We have mask and snorkels, body boards, a large cooler and beach chairs all for your convenience at the house. Waikiki is a nice leisurely stroll along the ocean and beautiful Kapiolani park. This home is close enough to all the action Waikiki has to offer but also far enough away from it all when you just want to relax. The location is very central in terms of getting around the island and sightseeing as well.


Owner
Tim & Maggie
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(20 traveler reviews)

Gold Coast Hideway at the Foot of Diamond Head
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
5

a wonderful place to stay in Honolulu for a family

  • 5 of 5

I feel really lucky about my decision to book this lovely house instead of 3 hotel rooms on Wikiki beach. The house located not far from the city centre (5 mins drive), there is a lovely small beach in walking distance. The house itself is spacious and clean. The kitchen is very well equipped. There're 3 bedrooms in the second floor, but the grandpa prefer the bed located in the first floor which is closer to the wash room. So the house can easily accommodate 10 person. There is a large dinner table outside the kitchen, so after a day's play, my kids can finish their homework on the kitchen table. We love the house, we will stay here again if we visit Honolulu again, no more tiny hotel room again!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Real Hawaiiana

  • 5 of 5

We were on Oahu for the holidays and stayed at Maggie & Tim's rental with our two daughters (high school & college age) and my brother-in-law and his wife. Plenty of space. Worked great for all. My brother-in-law and his wife enjoy surfing and would start every morning at 6:30 AM with an early morning surf on a beautiful surf break [Tongg’s I believe] right off Diamond Head that is literally a one minute walk from the house down a 100’ public path to the launch spot. The house is super convenient if like to surf. Can store your surf board in the back yard, wash off in the back, hang dry your wetsuit, and then have breakfast.

It is a beautiful home in a secluded and quiet neighborhood. You can open up the sliding glass doors and large horizontal sliding windows and enjoy the trade winds while you are in the house. Totally relaxing. Gives you that feeling of what residential Waikiki must have been like before it was overbuilt by houses shoe-horned in next to each other with zero lot-lines.

We enjoyed visiting the Outrigger Canoe Club, Kaimana Beach and jogging around Kapiolani Park and Diamond Head most days. Very little need for a car with so much close by via walking.

Kitchen is nicely stalked and we cooked breakfast and dinner at home on several occasions.

This is our second stay here and really enjoy this property. Maggie and Tim are very responsive to any requests we may have and truly went the extra mile to help make our stay enjoyable and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Property Close to Waikiki

  • 5 of 5

We were in Oahu for my sister's wedding and stayed at Maggie & Tim's rental with two other couples, my husband and our 6-month old. There was more than enough space that we never felt like we were on top of each other. Beautiful, well-cared for property, that is only a 10-15 minute walk to Waikiki and the commotion that it entails - it was in a quiet neighborhood, but close enough to the beach/restaurants/hotels on Waikiki to not feel too secluded. The property was almost better stocked than our home! Everything you need to cook at "home", but also whatever you need to enjoy a day at the beach. Plenty of bath towels to go around - and beach towels too. Nice secluded outdoor area in back to BBQ at your leisure. Also DVDs to watch on the off chance of a rainy day or to wind down at night. The toiletries on the property were high quality too - not the scratch paper-type toilet paper or kleenex you often get at a hotel - very nice touch! The owners checked in with us to ensure we had everything we needed and were more than willing to answer questions anytime we had them. Definitely recommend staying here! We will next time we're in Oahu.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome property and great owners

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five and a close family friend stayed in the property for a week. As others have noted, the location is fantastic and the facilities are first rate. We hired a car for the week too, so the off street parking was a bonus. Maggie and Tim were great communicators and excellent hosts. Maggie even went to the trouble of giving us a call at the house on the morning we arrived to make sure everything was OK and provide us with any advice we might need for our stay. I couldn't recommend the property or the owners more highly. Will definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Great Family Rental

  • 4 of 5

This is a wonderful home in the traditional Hawaiian style. You can open the sliding glass doors to the backyard and enjoy a gentle trade wind breeze through the living room. Kitchen does have all the utensils you could want for cooking. Barbecue was great for grilling. A wonderful set-up for enjoying the cocktail hour and cooking a meal as well as conveniently located for going out to eat. Great location down the street from Kapiolani Park, 5 minute walk to the Outrigger Canoe Club, two blocks from an excellent surfing beach.

Good for families. Safe neighborhood. Teenagers can walk to the beach.

We will definitely rent again!

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding Property

  • 5 of 5

This is an excellent property minutes from Waikiki and Diamond Head, just 20 minutes east from the airport. Ten minute walk to Waikiki Beach and all the area has to offer. Five minute drive to Diamond Head and 20, at most, to Hanauma Bay, the Blowhole and Sandy Beach.

Property has everything you need including boogie boards, snorkeling gear, towels, chairs, etc. Condiments and every kitchen utensil you could want. There's a nice Weber gas grill and the tank had plenty of fuel. It's a great home to be able to cook meals, socialize and still have your own space. All you have to do is show up, bring your stuff and you'll be all set. Literally, everything else is already there which is much nicer than a rental property with just a few odds and ends.

Cost is very reasonable, given the location. It's a perfect place to stay if you're taking a family-style trip to Hawaii. The owners take great care of the property and were fantastic to work with. The best endorsement I can offer is that I wouldn't think twice about renting the property again or recommending it to family or friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
H-1
Car: recommended

Throughout the years, Waikiki has become the tourist mecca of the Pacific. Located on the South Shore of Oahu, Waikiki and its white sand beaches were home to the legendary surfer, Duke Kahanamoku. Approximately 1.5 miles long, this famous stretch of beach is perfect for both water enthusiasts and beach goers alike. Over the years, the busy streets of Waikiki have become filled with a variety of luxury apartments, hotels and world-class shopping locations; some of which include, the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, Luxury Row and the DFS Galleria. Located along the iconic Waikiki Beach, Kalakaua Avenue can be considered to be the ”Main Strip”: Home to high-end hotels such as the Moana Surfrider, along with world class shopping opportunities such as the Royal Hawaiian Shopping Center, and DFS Galleria. In contrast, the less glamorous Kuhio Avenue is comparable to Las Vegas’s “Old Town”: Home to the Waikiki Trade Center and some of the neighborhood’s more colorful and long standing restaurants, and nightlife.

Besides the hundreds of dining and shopping opportunities, there are also a number of attractions and activities that the whole family can enjoy. At the east end, is the Honolulu Zoo and Waikiki Aquarium, where visitors can visit and learn about some of Hawaii’s native land and aquatic residents. On the west end, families will also enjoy the Hawaii Army Museum at Fort DeRussy, along with nightly hula shows, weekly Friday night fireworks at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and movie nights at “Sunset on the Beach“.

Hawaii’s signature landmark, Diamond Head Crater was once known by the Hawaiians as “Le’ahi” or “brow of the tuna”. Once filled with swamps and agricultural lands, the slopes of Diamond Head have transformed over the years to become one of Oahu’s premiere luxury neighborhoods on the south shore of the island. Home to amazing ocean front views, awesome surf breaks, beautiful hiking trails and secret beach pathways, it is no wonder why Diamond Head has become sought after by a number of celebrities and world elites.

Nestled between Waikiki and Kahala, the Diamond Head area, serves as a beautiful transition from the crowded streets of Honolulu to the quiet urban sprawl of Hawaii Kai and east Oahu.

With multiple scenic areas, visitors can take in the beautiful south shore scenery and maybe even the occasional whale sighting during the winter months. Grab a surfboard and catch a wave at Diamond Head Cliffs or spend a relaxing day on the beach soaking in the warm Hawaiian Sun. Diamond Head Road is also perfect for those looking for a quick scenic run or leisurely stroll. And be sure to check out the historic Diamond Head Crater for breathtaking views from Honolulu to Koko Head.

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 13.96%

We request half of the total rent, refundable security deposit, and cleaning fee to hold the reservation.
The balance of the rent is due one month prior to check in.
Taxes include: 4.712% Hawaii State General Excise Tax (GET)
9.25% Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT)

Our rental rate is based on a 6 person maximum.
Each additional guest to 8 at $35 per night.
You may pay by check or major credit card.
Cancellation Policy: Full Refund with 45 days notice.

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Amenities

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
    Study - 1 queen
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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