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Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01

Bedrooms 4
Space sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Covered Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • children welcome


About the property

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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Amelia Arapoff
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 23, 2017

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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 9
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • 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
Outside Lanai's, Boogey Boards, Beach Toys, There is a Bus Stop on the Corner


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(50 traveler reviews)

Diamond Head Dream Home FEIN # W14266280-01
average rating of 4.94 based on 52 reviews

Vacation paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home at exactly the perfect spot on the island

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing location and property

  • 5 of 5

We had our large group stay here: singles, couples, a family with 2 kids.

There was ample space for everyone to have privacy. The house itself was awesome!

Biggest perks: awesome location: ~50 steps from a surf/kayak beach (no shore to speak of) and 5 minutes away from a beach where you can tan, snorkel, build sandcastles.

We saw numerous fish, and on the last day saw on of 40 remaining Monk Seals who was sunning her pregnant self in the sun at the far side of the beach. My sister and I also saw a sea turtle further out at the same beach (Makalei Beach Park).

Loved the jacuzzi downstairs, the barbeque, multiple kayaks, etc. You could come with a mask, snorkel, and a carryone and there'd be everything you'd need.

If we were to come back with another large group I don't think I'd bother looking anywhere else. Great value!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Incredible family home close to Waikiki

  • 5 of 5

This house is a gem. Tucked into a quaint neighborhood within walking distance of Waikiki. Lovely art, well stocked kitchen, beach toys for all! I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The best memories in our lives

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 people (including kids) of 4 families and had an incredible experience at this house. The house was stunning. It was very clean from corner to corner, well organized, had quiet neighbors, close to everywhere and offered everything we wanted.

At the very beginning when we started to plan our trip, we had a reservation at a hotel (just a regular hotel. 4 separate rooms for each family. Small space with no kitchen but just beds.) but we were lucky enough to come across to this house. We all could comfortably fit in and sleep. The kitchen and dining room were great for all members to gather. We cooked out and brought food home and ate all together which was impossible if we just stayed at a hotel room. We did dined out a couple of times during our stay though we were all just happy to stay home. Because of this house, we were all saying that this was the best trip we have ever done and this will be one of the best memories in our lives. All this was possible because of the house owner. She was very responsible, and kind all the away from the beginning to the end. Thank you very much for all of this. Yes, we strongly recommend this house to make your trip so much better.

Thank you.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dream location and home

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely stay at this home during the holidays. There were 8 of us in total. The location is perfect. We could walk to our favorite beach and it is easy access in and out of Waikiki. Amelia was so gracious and always available if we had any questions. The home was clean and we would recommend the property to friends and we would happily rent it again. You cannot beat the location. Super friendly neighborhood. Only disappointing moment was having a pair of new sneakers disappear from the front porch.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring break
Mar 21 - Apr 21
7 night minimum stay
Nov 22 - Dec 1
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Dec 20 - Jan 5
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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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
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the Tennis is Free at the Diamond Head Courts, Which Include Lights for Night Playing


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