|Minimum Stay||4 nights|
~Breezy Spacious and Welcoming Vacation Home~
This Hawaiian home sits up on the mountain with unbelievable, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and downtown. Watch sunsets, fireworks, whales, and rainbows from the lanai. Situated only 2 miles from Diamond Head, 2.5 miles from Waikiki, 1.5 miles from Kahala Mall, 8 miles from Hanauma Bay, and 11 miles (20 minutes) from the airport. Minutes to jump on the highway and explore the island. Beautiful beaches surround us.
This lovely and breezy house is furnished with vintage Hawaiian charm. It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms (one with a tub/shower and one with a shower), a large living room, and a dining room that seats 8. The fully equipped kitchen is a chef’s dream, with a gas cooktop, a double oven, one of which is convection, a dishwasher, and a view. The kitchen has a cute breakfast nook, but you will probably have your coffee on the spacious lanai. The home is equipped with three TV’s, a VCR, a CD/ipod player, internet and boardgames. One bedroom has a king sized bed, one- a queen, one- two twins, and there’s a convertible double futon couch available in the living room. It comfortably sleeps 6-8. We’re equipped with a washer and dryer, detergent included. It has a lovely garden with an outdoor shower for when you get back from beach. Come home and breathe in the fragrance from the mature Plumeria trees which surround the home.
There's one covered parking space and ample street parking is available.
Owners live below on the first floor and can speak English and Japanese.
The unit is on the second floor, and there are 12 stairs up to access it.
There is no air conditioning, but the home stays cool from the well designed cross breezes, fans in all rooms, and solar shades in the living and dining rooms.
Come relax and re-energize in this lovely Hawaiian home, enjoy unbelievable views and live Aloha.
Keywords: Japanese OK, Residential, House, Furnished, Lanai, View, Garden, Aloha
We are the owners of this dream house and we are very excited to share our piece of paradise with you and your family.
We are a multi-cultural and bi-lingual family. My husband and I met in Japan where I was living and teaching for 8 years. We have traveled the world and love meeting new people.
I continue to teach here and my husband works in the hospitality industry. We are living out our dream.
We live in the separate bottom unit with our 2 young sons and will be available if you need any help. We can offer advice, tips and ideas about how to enjoy Honolulu the way locals do. We look forward to welcoming you to our home.
The Owner purchased this house in 2011
When we first came to the Hawaiian Islands on vacation, it was love at first site. The ocean, the smell, the climate and the multi-cultural diversity are amazing. Honolulu offers the best mix of enjoying outdoor activities and shopping, cultural activities and nightlife. Come see it for yourself and fall in love.
See the endless ocean view with all its Pacific blues. See the bird's-eye view of the gentle sloping Diamond Head. See the breathtaking sunsets in the evenings. See the the night lights of city twinkle below.
Only minutes away from everything you need- dining, shopping, nightlight and entertainment.
Or stay home and cook your own meals.
Enjoy all the comforts and space of a home at a very affordable price.
Give yourself and your family a wonderful Hawaiian vacation!!!
This was a wonderfully restful place to stay. We arrived late at night so we only caught a glimpse of the view (city lights). Wow, the next morning was a treat from the lanai. Diamond Head surrounded by ocean, with an ocean liner passing by. It was like a moving postcard. I grew up near Diamond Head so it was nice to look at that area and reminisce about when I lived there.
Our family of 7 (3 generations) were comfortable and had lots of room to gather yet also have our own space if desired. We were able to keep the inside of the house reasonably tidy because we kept all of our beach gear and wet clothes outside. There were beach chairs, mats, flippers, a cooler and a stroller to use for our outings that saved us from buying. There was a washer and dryer available which really helped.
We worried a little about the noise we made since we were above the owners and their young children. They were very nice and never complained despite us having 3 noisy teenagers and a 2 year old. Cristin is a wonderful hostess. She checked on us but didn't intrude on our privacy. Her sons are darling.
The location was really perfect for us. It does require driving (versus a Waikiki hotel) but we were only a short drive from all of the places we love to eat (the drive to Leonards was quicker than the wait time there) and play. In order to have the beautiful view, there is a bit of a crazy drive up the hill, and the vehicles are noisy because of the uphill, downhill and turns.
We plan to stay here for future vacations as long as Cristin keeps this VRBO going.
This house makes you feel like you are home! It has everything a house needs to have and lots more you would never expect. Very clean I loved the fact that the sheets were so clean and smelled clean. Perfect view. It's just the perfect house to stay. Christin is also very friendly very kind. That was one of my concerns because of not so friendly house owners that I have met in the past. I would give this place a 10 star if I could. Very pleased with my stay.
Our family of 7 stayed at Cristin's house for 10 Days. We loved our stay there. If we would return to Honolulu, we would look no further than Cristin's house. The house was in a very good location. From the lani, we could see Diamond head and the Honolulu skyline and the ocean. We saw fireworks on the 4th of July from the lani. The house was in great working order and had a well stocked kitchen with everything we needed to get our vacation off to a great start. The house was very comfortable for the 7 of us. Loved it!! Thanks again Cristin!
There were 7 of us at the house, and it accommodated us nicely. We spent delightful evenings on the lanai and got really good photos of Diamond Head and the city of Honolulu.We also had some really pretty birds visit us that we had not seen before. Cristin is a great hostess. She totally respected our privacy, but was always willing to share helpful tips with us when we asked, such as where do we get good pizza, grocery store location, etc.. We enjoyed all the fun things we did in Hawaii, but I think the most memorable would be the Luau at Paradise Cove, and the dinner cruise on the Star of Honolulu. This home really contributed to our wonderful Hawaiian vacation. I would recommend it to everyone, except it might be difficult for those with disabilities due to the stairs. A big Mahalo to Cristin for allowing us to share her home for a wonderful week in the paradise of Hawaii. Aloha!!!
4 of us stayed at Cristin's place for a week in April. It was perfect. Our girls are in their early 20s and so all the space of a 3BR house was appreciated. With terrific weather, we spent all available time at the house on the lanai. We could not tire of the views of Honolulu from this elevated house.
Having a hire car, there was easy access to get into Waikiki and Honolulu as well as access to the motorway for travel elsewhere around the island. Local amenities of supermarket and numerous restaurants were within a 5 minute drive.
Cristin was a great host. While they live downstairs, she makes sure that all is OK but wasn't intrusive into our activities. I also enjoyed the morning walk further up the hill in this neighbourhood.
Margaret from Canada
Cristin is the best host, she is friendly, helpful and responded quickly to my emails and phone calls. We were a family of 6 adults and stayed for 7 nights. Cristin is living downstairs. The rental is on the upper floor with privacy. The convenience that Cristin’s home has, is endless, it is equipped with everything that you would have in your own home, except the groceries to prepare your meals. We cooked, baked, bbq and do our laundry just like we were at home. The house is clean and spacious. The beds are comfortable. There are lots of closet spaces and drawers to put your belongings. We enjoyed looking at the most amazing fireworks I have ever seen from the gorgeous lanai. During our stay we enjoyed going to Waikiki beach, Waikiki shopping area, Diamond Head, Manoa Fall etc. The house is located close toTimes, Safeway, Foodland, Walmart grocery stores. There are many restaurants close by including Leonard’s bakery, the best Portuguese-style donuts called Malasadas in Hawaii. The house would accommodate 8 people comfortably with the comfortable couch in the living room. I would definitely recommend Cristin’s home to stay.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 7 guests; add $40 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable damage deposit||$500|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.