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OVDH - *Free Van Rental!* Skyline, Ocean, Volcano Views! – BBB A+

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 0 - 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), 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.

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 8 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, plus one convertible couch bed. 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!

Despite Ocean View Diamond Head’s far-away feeling, high above the Gold Coast, 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 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 2015 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
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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!

Why Lara Robinson chose Honolulu

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.

What makes this house unique

Step onto our wraparound lanai (balcony), 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

We enjoyed our stay. The north shore is truly amazing, definitely worth a day of sightseeing. Thanks to our hosts who were truly helpful with any and all of our requests. Take care of yourselves and your growing family… Congratulations! ?
Feb 2010
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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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
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 8
  • 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
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 -
(56 traveller reviews)

OVDH - *Free Van Rental!* Skyline, Ocean, Volcano Views! – BBB A+
average rating of 4.910714 based on 64 reviews

Great home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

Glen & Lara are the most responsive owners that we have ever worked with! So refreshing to receive prompt responses to inquiries, regardless of the time. This home was perfect for our family of 10. We would heartily recommend this to anyone who wants to be away from the hubbub of down town, but still have easy access to the beaches, restaurants and shopping. Quyana cakneq for your hospitality. Mahalo!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being wonderful guests, taking the time to leave your appreciation and being so generous by bringing fresh wild Halibut, Salmon and Caribou from Alaska! We look forward to hosting you again in the future :) Mahalo and Aloha!
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The perfect home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

As one who grew up not far from this home, I wanted my family to have the Honolulu experience I've always loved. Glen and Lara's Ocean View Diamond Head delivered in every way. The central location made it easy to come and go, especially with the inclusion of the Honda Odyssey van. The awesome views blew away even this Honolulu native. The home was clean and well appointed, providing a comfortable base for our family of five adults. The Robinsons were immediately responsive to any questions or concerns we had and made our stay effortless. A delightful experience!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for treating our home and car with the utmost respect. We look forward to hosting you for many Hawaiian vacations to come! Glen and Lara
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Setagaya-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Super excellent service!!

  • 5 of 5

Three families lived together at OVDH and kids attended punahou summer school. Each room has bath room and keep the privacy. We enjoyed to stay at OVDH for a week. Especially viewing from the lanai is super. Glen kindly respond very quickly, even if he goes to mainland.

I would like to come back again and defenitelly recommend for everyone.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review, and for being amazing guests. We look forward to hosting your family again next summer!
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A wonderful experience

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Glen and Lara's place for a week. The number of rooms worked out great for us as we have three kids. The bedroom downstairs has its own bath and is a nice private one for the second couple. The place is conveniently located, near the freeway entrance, shops, and Waikiki beach. The views of Diamond Head, the city, and water are quite lovely. We enjoyed having our our meals on the balcony. Glen and Lara are responsive and friendly. Being able to rent the van is a huge plus. Our kids loved the beaches and there are plenty of beach gear at the house. It was a great experience for all of us.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for taking such great care of our house and we are so happy to have helped create wonderful memories of your trip! Come back soon and try one of our other properties! Aloha and Mahalo :)
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Great location, Great amenities

  • 4 of 5

What a great experience. Less than 2 miles from wakiki beach. Great views. Pictures are accurate. We were eight in out party. 5 adults and 3 kids. We enjoyed our time greatly. Felt like home away.

Great amenities - gas grill, car seats, baby crib, beach towels, netflix in every room, washer and dryer, beach chairs, and many more. Amenities minimized extra expenses.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for being great guests. It is our misson to make sure our guest have the most amazing vacation experience! See you soon :)
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Beautiful, perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a week long stay at OVDH. Perfect for 5 of us. Clean, beautiful view, convenient location. Owners quick to respond and accommodating. We will definitely stay there in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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OVW -*Free VAN Rental* Views of City, Ocean & Diamond Head BBB A+
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


  • *No charge for cash or check. For credit card purchases please add 3.95% processing fee
    *Free van rental
    *PAYMENT: 50% of total invoice due at booking. Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
    *Taxes include: Hawaii 4.71% GE tax, 9.25% TAT tax
    *$30/night extra for each guest over 6 guests. Ages 2 or younger free.
    *No Smoking or Pets please.
    * Non-refundable Cleaning Charge $295-395
    *Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
    *Transient Accommodations Registration ID #: W00435513-01.

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