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Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01

45 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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

House, 5 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 9)

Nestled at the base of famous Diamond Head Crater, this family friendly house is only steps away from sunny beaches, Tongs surfing area, the expansive Kapiolani Park, the Waikiki Aquarium, the Honolulu Zoo, the exclusive Outrigger Canoe Club and the Elks Club.

It is in a quiet residential neighborhood located on the gold coast. It is within walking distance of International Waikiki, with its beaches and world class shopping and dining opportunities.

The smoke-free house has been in our family for 35 years, and is filled with original works of art, antiques and sculpture. We welcome guests who want to be close to the nightlife and glamor of Waikiki, but enjoy the quiet serenity of our little neighborhood.

The Diamond Head Dream Home is well equipped with a gourmet kitchen, with all the right utensils and appliances you will need for cooking. There is a downstairs room that has it's own outside entrance, as well as full bathroom. We have an outside hose-off-after-the-beach-shower downstairs, that leads directly into the open glass block shower, and jacuzzi tub. If you forget to bring a book we have an extensive library downstairs. The upstairs lanai's are perfect for eating, sunbathing, or reading on a lazy Hawaiian afternoon. Our home has a formal dining room, ideal for serving gourmet meals, as well as an informal dining area off the kitchen. Upstairs there are yoga mats, and exercise balls. You can do yoga with the peaceful panorama of Diamond Head in the background. Also, upstairs we have a family heirloom, our magnificent grand piano. There is also a keyboard for the musically inclined. Our grand piano has just been lovingly restored by the firm of John Callahan out of Oakland California. One year and many dollars later our piano has been brought back to it's former glory. John brags that we may have the finest sounding piano on the island!

Upstairs is the new master suite, that feels like a complete Hawaiian oasis. This room is ultra private, and has a new outdoor shower where the views are of Diamond Head. Inside is a granite housed soaking tub, a writing desk, a day bed with Bali wood, wall-carvings, an onyx sink and onyx wall sconces. A quite, cool, hide-away, just minutes from Waikiki.

The house is very close to the finish line for the Honolulu Marathon. We are only minutes away from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Punahou Schools.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Amelia Arapoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Amelia Arapoff

I live in Ashland Oregon, where I am raising twins who are now in High School. I go back and forth between the mainland and the islands, blending the best of both worlds. This is me under an ancient Koa tree on the Big Island.

Amelia Arapoff purchased this house in 1972

Why Amelia Arapoff chose Honolulu

This is our Family Home that we share with old and new friends.

What makes this house unique

Since it is our home, you are surrounded by the warmth and aloha of an island Ohana. We are uniquely situated at the base of Diamond Head. You can walk to the beach, the park, the Zoo, the Aquarium, Waikiki Shell, Waikiki Beach, etc. Such a great location!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Amelia, We are loving your house!! Off to Kauai and back on Saturday, Love Marge and Lou
Feb 2005
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based on 45 traveler reviews

Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01
average rating of 4.9555554 based on 47 reviews

Great location, great amenities, great house, great stay!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to stay. The street is quiet, safe, has friendly neighbors (& tourists), yet an easy walk to the hustle & bustle of Waikiki Beach. Our stay was for a family wedding and anniversary. We got the house to accommodate us and our kids (incl significant others). All of us (two middle aged & 7 young adults (22-28yrs) agreed that this was such an amazing house & location! Everything you could possibly need is there in this functional & beautifully laid out house. 5 Bedrooms & 4 bathrooms gave us enough family time as well as privacy. Fully equipped kitchen, large bathrooms, great laundry (washer/dryer), sports equipment, beach towels, piano, books, plenty of seating, & views! This place far exceeded our expectations. All of us agreed that we would highly recommend this place to anyone!! Thank you so much Amelia!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Powell, Ohio

Great location and perfect for a medium sized group

  • 5 of 5

Location, location, location. This is the best attribute for the house we rented in September, 2016. It was a short walk to a great beach and just a little father on to all of the features of Waikiki. It was close enough to mnny of the visitor spots in Waikiki, but far enough away to miss all of the noise and the great throngs of people at Waikiki. It was only a few steps away from a park which had multiple major events going on during our stay. It was also an easy walk to the zoo. There is a surfer's beach about 75 steps away from the house, but this is not a good beach for swimming; there are much better beaches just a little farther away.

The house was built in 1930 and had all of the charm and solid construction of that period. We used all five bedrooms and all four baths. It was a great house for a group of 9 people. We especially loved the outdoor shower for the second floor master. The shower was private, but had a great open air feeling to it. The house has CHARACTER.

We rented the house for our immediate family who were attending our daughter's (who lives in Honolulu) wedding. The location was great as it was a short drive to most of the wedding and visitor events. Please remember that traffic in Honolulu can be very heavy, so having a rental property that allowed us to walk many places was of great help.

Note that the house was for sale so rental dates may be limited in the future The house is across the street from several tall condominiums and the ocean. The house offers just a peak of water, but was about 700 feet from a great beach. The kitchen contained high end appliances and contained about everything that we needed. We found that that owner was exceeding gracious and easy to work with. There are rules for renting and they do need to be followed. The neighborhood was quiet as many of the condo owners appear to be part-time tenants.

One point to be aware of; the house was not air conditioned (this is typical of Hawaii houses) and could get a little warm in the afternoon. We found that the tradewinds and the open ventilation doors of the house kept us cooler during the morning and at night. Each room had at least one ceiling fan. Not a deal breaker but harder on older relatives.

We had a great time on our Oahu vacation and would definitely rent this house again if were available. A nice owner with a great home in a great location It make renters feel that they WANT to take care of the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, walking distance to the beach, dining, and entertainment, Diamond Head, and Waikiki, with all the amenities of a luxury hotel and then some. The owner was attentive and responsive. I would live here if I could.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Excellent!! Location is key the house is beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

The property is well situated at the base of diamond head and a short walk to the beach. The kids ran around diamond head daily and walked to the beach in the afternoons. Plenty of shopping near by. Grocery stores and farmers market close enough to walk.

The house has plenty of cross ventilation to stay cool, beautiful old piano upstairs and lots of room!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house in amazing location

  • 5 of 5

We almost don't want to share how much we loved the house so we don't minimize the chances of it being available when we want to go back. We deliberately wanted a house without a pool because we have a small child and I don't think we could have picked a better house. It was spacious, comfortable, clean and unique. The location is perfect - walk to beach, hotels, zoo etc but quiet neighborhood with local charm. Unexpected highlight: private outdoor shower with view of Diamond Head. Also, Amelia is wonderful - responsive and sweet and obviously puts a lot of thought in making the house vacation-friendly.

  • Submitted: Jan 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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가족여행에 최적화된 장소

  • 4 of 5

위치는 동물원으로부터 해안을 끼고 좀 더 가면 있음. 다만, 쿠히오 비치를 도보로 왕복하기에는 좀 애매하게 먼 거리임.

주택가에 있으므로 북적북적 떠들 분위기는 아니며, 마트나 식당 이용 등 이래저래 렌트카는 필수.

3층집 내부는 상당히 잘 꾸며져 있고 주방기구(바베큐기, 오븐, 전자렌지)나 해변에서 사용할 수 있는 각종 기구들(비치체어, 보드, 카약 포함)이 완비되어 있음. 단 에어컨이 없어서 이것이 문제가 될 사람들이 꽤 있을 것으로 보임(근처 집들도 대부분 에어컨이 없음).

방, 화장실도 많고 깔끔하여 애나 어르신과 함께하는 가족여행에 최적화되었다고 보여지나, 밤 늦게까지 놀고 싶거나, 더위를 많이 타는 사람들에게는 비추. 따라서 별점은 4.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
10.8 Miles
honolulu international airport
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
New Otani Hotel
Nearest Motorway
3.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Hau Tree Lani
Nearest Beach
0.6 Miles
sans souci

the Tennis is Free at the Diamond Head Courts, Which Include Lights for Night Playing


Rates & Availability

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 22 - Dec 1
7 night minimum stay
Dec 20 - Jan 5
7 night minimum stay
spring break
Mar 21 - Apr 21
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $400 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $1,000
Tax Rate 13.0%

Rates are subject to change until full payment is made.

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , In downstairs single room.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Glass block shower with glass tile. Next to king room.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , outdoor shower , Outdoor shower to rinse off after beach, plus indoor shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 twin/ single , Private bathroom with shower, private entry.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Next to bathroom with jaquezzi.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , Upstairs, next to glass tiled bathroom with tub.
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Master suite, own bath in room, private shower on lanai.
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Windows on all sides for view. Third floor.
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3).
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
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