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OVDH-WAIKIKI * HotTub & Free Van* BEAUTIFUL since 2009 BBB A+

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

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

E komo mai [Welcome]!

Step onto our wraparound lanai (balcony) with a Hot Tub, 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.

(*to comply with City and County of Honolulu zoning requirements, we allow only one rental agreement per 30 day period*)

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 12 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus two convertible couch beds. 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!

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 Hot Tub and 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.

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 vehicles, which includes a 2016 LX seven seater Honda Odyssey minivan dedicated to OVDH through a car-sharing service, called Turo, the unlimited use of this van is included in your quoted pricing.

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]!

TA007362355201; GE007362355201

More Details

Property Manager
Lara Robinson
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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!

Lara Robinson purchased this house in 2009

Why Lara Robinson chose Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis

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.a

What makes this house unique

Step onto our wraparound lanai (balcony) with a hot tub, 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

Our trip was so much fun. It was great to get out of the cold weather. This is a nice calm place. Thanks for the goodies and the pineapple. We enjoyed the lanai especially.
Dec 2009
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis in Honolulu

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Housekeeper Included
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 3 Queen, 3 Pull Out Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 4 deck chairs
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • 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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(75 traveller reviews)

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OVDH-WAIKIKI * HotTub & Free Van* BEAUTIFUL since 2009 BBB A+
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 87 reviews
San Diego

A perfect spot in paradise!

  • 5 of 5

Situated in the St. Louis neighborhood overlooking Honolulu from Diamond Head across the entire city, this home is a destination in itself on Oahu. In minutes you can be on Waikiki Beach or hiking through the jungle to a secluded waterfall. It was the perfect place for our family and friends to relax and plan the next day's adventure.

We found the home and its amenities to meet or exceed the online descriptions. The covered outdoor space and views were captivating.

We look forward to our next trip here! Thanks to the owners for making it available!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I agree that our property is one of the best kept secrets that the Waikiki area has to offer. The ability to be so close to the action, yet feel like you're away from the hustle and bustle (to feel truly relaxed - Hawaiiana style) is priceless. We look forward to having you stay again as well! Mahalo nui loa!
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Breathtaking views of the Waikiki and Diamond Head

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful. Glen and Lara are truly blessed and their commitment in sharing their kindness and home is evident in every interaction. Always quick to respond and true to their word everything we needed was there. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have to say, helping our guests have the experience of a lifetime is a very heart warming thing! Mahalo!
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While not luxurious, it was perfect for our family of five adults!

  • 5 of 5

It truly was a home away from home with everything we could possibly need all provided! Even the mini van! That was a great bonus! We loved having our meals on outdoor covered deck relishing the gorgeous view! Glen and Lara are the perfect hosts! Very responsive from beginning to end! Oh! Washer and dryer were also a great help!

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being great guests and taking care of our house and van. We are happy to hear that you found everything you needed - yes, we LOVE the washer and dryer too! Come back soon!
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  • 5 of 5

Came here with a group of 8 & we were very happy with the place! The view was the cherry on top of place, so great! We will be back here for sure! Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So great to hear that you had a great time with your extended friends and family. The view will be waiting for you on your return trip! G&L
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Awesome views and very comfortable settings

  • 5 of 5

Glen and Lara (hosts) were very nice and very friendly. They are the "hostess with the mostess"

Property was well maintained, clean, and very spacious...couldn't ask for a more better place to stay in Oahu. Definitely recommend it to any family visiting. Also, we will definitely look at staying there for our future stays.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to provide us a review. We look forward to having you back. Let us know if you need any help planning your next adventure to the islands. Mahalo!
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Very comfortable with accommodating hosts

  • 5 of 5

Spectacular views with all you need for your vacation. Hawaiian style,not ultra posh or perfect, just very comfortable with nothing lacking for your needs

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That Is great that you enjoyed the house , free van and Amazing Views! We look forward to your return trip to the islands!
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Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Kualoa Ranch
Ala Moana Center
Largest outdoor shopping mall in Hawaii. From high end designers to bargain boutiques, dozen...
Sansei Seafood Restaurant & Sushi Bar
Iolani Palace
Pearl Harbor
Most popular tourist attraction. Get there early to get tickets!
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Gorgeous Views of the tropical splendor of the Windward Side of the island. It can get windy!
Kahala Mall Shopping Center
Waikiki Aquarium
Diamond Head Market & Grill
Diamond Head Crater Hike
Ala Moana Beach Park
Sunset Beach Park
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Leonard's Bakery
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Dole Plantation
Lanikai Beach
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Polynesian Cultural Center
Spectacular show and luau cap off a full day of experiencing the cultures and customs, food ...
Giovanni's Shrimp Truck
Kailua Beach Park
Diamond Head State Monument
Awesome hike, awesome view! Check out our video to see it.
Ruth's Chris Steak House - Waikiki
China Walls
Duke's Waikiki
Great food, great entertainment and great beach front dining. Just make reservations in adva...
Turtle Bay
Arizona Memorial
Waimanalo Beach Park
The Honolulu Zoo
International Market Place
Matsumoto Shave Ice
Aloha Stadium Swap Meet
Ko Olina Golf Club
Dillingham Airfield
Mai Tai Bar
Best local music, bar menu and drink specials. It gets very busy on the weekends.
The Fat Greek
Really good Greek food, 1/4 mile down hill from the house. Get take out here and bring home ...
Bostons North End Pizza Bakery -- CLOSED
Good pizza and they deliver to the rental home.
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


Prices & Availability

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  • *No charge for cash or check. For credit card purchases please add 3.95% processing fee*PAYMENT: 50% of total invoice due at booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival. *Taxes include: Hawaii 4.71% GE tax, 11.30% TAT tax*$30/night extra for each guest over 2 guests. Ages 2 or younger free.*No Smoking or Pets please. * Non-refundable Cleaning Charge $495* Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.*Transient Accommodations Registration ID #: W00435513-01.

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