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OVW-WAIKIKI *FREE VAN* CAPTIVATING since 2009 BBB A+

People12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Space 1,600 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

E komo mai [Welcome]!

You’ll feel like you’re living in a big lighthouse at our 4-bedroom 3-bath home, thanks to its high ridgeline location and huge walls of glass overlooking the Honolulu skyline, the ocean, and Diamond Head’s commanding profile.

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

Our goal is to pass on the “aloha spirit” of Hawaii and make our home your home. We provide a full collection of indoor and outdoor items (less to lug during your travels!). This includes outdoor gear like snorkeling equipment, surfboards, beach chairs and towels, golf clubs, and more. Inside, we stock the cabinets and shelves with everything from shampoos and lotions to spices and condiments to dish washing and laundry soaps. And for the keiki [kids], we stow away pack and play cribs, a baby swing, bouncer, Bumbo, nursing pillow, high chair, booster seat, umbrella strollers, jogging stroller, toys, games, and puzzles.

When you arrive, a welcome basket will be waiting. For this “Aloha starter kit” we collect the finest Hawaiian goodies like Kona coffee, dark chocolate-covered macadamia nuts and fresh pineapple. Nothing kicks off a Hawaiian vacation like a cup of Kona coffee and chocolate mac nuts enjoyed out on the lanai (balcony) with all of Honolulu spread out before you!

We live in the same lovely, residential neighborhood as Ocean View Waikiki and are available to answer questions, give suggestions, and take care of anything you need during your stay.

Ocean View Waikiki sleeps up to 10 people in 4 bedrooms and the living room with 1 king, 3 queen and 2 twin beds (that can combine to make another king).

But if you 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 Diamond Head (sleeps 8), 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. We’ve hosted many a large family reunion or wedding party using varied combinations of our rentals.

Save a bit of money by taking advantage of Ocean View Waikiki’s freshly remodeled kitchen, immaculate Weber grill on the lanai, and adjacent city-view dining table (seats up to 10 with plenty of room to spare). Enjoy each other’s company well into the night, as the city lights illuminate the sky. If you visit during a full moon, the scene will take your breath away! Rainbows stretching over the view are common, and so are fireworks popping over the city twice a week—sink into the seven-person hot tub for the island’s best front row seat!

We didn’t skimp on modern technology, so you can keep plugged in for your vacation if you choose, including broadband and WiFi Internet, 4 big screen LCD TVs with DVD players (in the living room all 4 bedrooms), a wide selection of on-demand movies, telephone with free long distance, and a CD collection that’s yours to browse and use.

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.

When it comes time to explore, we are close to many of Oahu’s attractions. We’re 2 miles from Waikiki and Waikiki Beach, 2 miles from Diamond Head for the hikers in your group, 20 minutes from historic Pearl Harbor, and 45 minutes from the famous North Shore surfing beaches.

Feel free to contact us with questions or booking information using the contact information above.

We hope to see you and your loved ones 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

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:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 April, 2018

About Lara Robinson

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

We chose to buy two vacation rentals 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.

What makes this house unique

You’ll feel like you’re living in a big lighthouse at our 4-bedroom 3-bath home, thanks to its high ridgeline location and huge walls of glass overlooking the Honolulu skyline, the ocean, and Diamond Head’s commanding profile.

Guestbook comments from the manager

This has been the most delightful experience of a lifetime. Staying in your home while in this beautiful, breathtaking land of Hawaii was truly a blessing we'll never forget. When we came here for our daughter's wedding we truly arrived in paradise. Your hospitality was so very special. We can't thank you enough. Aloha and God bless you - Brian and Merry Joy and family, Ellsworth, Wisconsin
Oct 2014
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Diamond Head - Kapahulu - St. Louis in Honolulu

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • 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
  • CUSTOM HOUSE RULE 1
  • CUSTOM HOUSE RULE 2
  • CUSTOM HOUSE RULE 3
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Golf Course View
  • Monument View
  • Mountain View
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Room
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Three spotless full bathrooms with exqusite attention to detail
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 1 King, 2 Twin, 2 Queen, 1 Airbed - Queen, 2 Pull Out Sofa
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Barbecue
  • Water Sports Gear
Suitability:
  • 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
Notes:
Two 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. Four 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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveller reviews)

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OVW-WAIKIKI *FREE VAN* CAPTIVATING since 2009 BBB A+
average rating of 4.892857 based on 32 reviews
Plymouth, Mn
5

Amazing Home with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5

We were so blessed by staying at Glen and Lara's home. The home was perfect for our two families. The bedrooms are nicely spaced apart so you have privacy, there are televisions in each room and enough bathrooms for the 7 of us. The home had a lovely view of the ocean, city and mountains which we enjoyed from the deck while sitting sipping a glass of wine, grilling on the nice grill and while sitting in the wonderful hot tub. The home has everything you need - seriously - for your adventures in Hawaii. Beach chairs, boogie boards, coolers, beach towels, seriously - everything! The mini van that came with our rental was like new and held the 7 of us plus all our gear for daily outings. The kitchen is well stocked with enough serving dishes for a large group and the dining table had plenty of room for all of us, not to mention more great views of the city. We appreciated the ice maker and the filtered water. Lara and Glen welcomed us with a lovely basket of local treats and gifts and were easily reachable by phone when we had questions. The home is only minutes away from grocery and drug stores and town and the beach. I would highly recommend this beautiful home for your travels to Hawaii. One comment, if you have a person who has difficulty with stairs, this might not be the place for you. There was a spiral staircase to climb to get into the house that may prove difficult for folks with mobility issues. It wasn't a problem for us, but something to keep in mind. Thank you Lara and Glen, for sharing your beautiful home with us. We made memories there to last a lifetime.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous compliments. It was our pleasure to host your group and be part of the memories that you made. We look forward to having you stay with us in the future- the hot tub and view will be waiting!
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Red Deer
5

Amazing family trip

  • 5 of 5

My family of 9 stayed at Glen and Lara's wonderful house for a week. What a wonderful home.. they had everything we needed and were so accomodating and very easy to get in contact with for any of our needs. They had a van that we used and it was in great condition and perfect for touring around. The view from the Lanai is so amazing especially from the hot tub. I would highly reccommend staying here or any of the properties Glen and Lara own. Thanks again for everything and for helping make a memorable vacation for my family.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy you had a great time with our van and house. I agree that the view from the hot tub during dawn/dusk is amazing! Please come back soon for more Aloha!
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5

Great stay on Oahu

  • 5 of 5

Glen and Lara are great hosts and the house is very well equipped. Everything is here, literally. Just pack your bags and show up. We didn’t even need shampoo! Everything for the beach is here too! Stunning views of Waikiki, Diamond Head and the ocean. And it comes with a brand new vehicle so don’t hesitate to rent from this family.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being such great guests - we really enjoyed meeting your group and sharing stories of your varied travels around the world! Come back soon for your next friends vacation!
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5

Stunning Views of Diamond Head/Waikiki !!!

  • 5 of 5

Wow. What an absolutely fantastic house to stay in! The home is gorgeous, comfortable, private, beautifully furnished, well-stocked, and has the most incredible views ever!! We were a group of eight from Anchorage, Alaska and we definitely had ample room. The kitchen is nice and roomy and is fully-equipped with pots, pans, cooking utensils and even some basic spices. There's a large grill on the deck and with grocery stores so close by, as well as stellar farmer's markets, cooking meals there was a breeze. Sitting in the hot tub at night overlooking the Waikiki/Honolulu skyline at night was always a great way to top off the evening or welcome the sunrise. Thank you so much for offering this fantastic home for rent. It's a treasure!

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You're not alone - most all of our guests LOVE sitting in the hot tub at all times of the morning/day/night to soak in the wrap around view - especially while taking in the aroma of the Weber Genesis grill! Thank you for fully utilizing all the house has to offer - it make the dedication we have to our guests and homes so worthwhile. Thank you for taking such good care of our home and vehicle - please come back soon!
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5

A wonderful Birthday Party house experience.

  • 5 of 5

I would highly recommend this property to whoever wants a private., comfortable and relaxed getaway.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being great guests - yes, I do find the property to be very private and inviting. Come back soon!
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4

Fabulous views,great holiday house for families

  • 4 of 5

Good location.

Our family of 9, plus a two year old, accomodated our 4 generations superbly.

I would recommend it to friends, the owners were great to deal with. Helped with car hire, cot for baby and allowed us to come in early in the day. Mahalo❤🌴🌺

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We thoroughly enjoyed having your family stay at our house. So glad you were able to create everlasting memories with the house and the van - congratulations to your family on the wedding!
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Location

Waikiki Beach
Hanauma Bay Marine Preserve
Pearl Harbor
Most popular tourist attraction. Get there early to get tickets!
Diamond Head State Monument
Awesome hike, awesome view! Check out our video to see it.
Leonard's Bakery
If you haven't tried a malasada, you have got to try Leonard's Bakery! They are the best des...
Sunset Beach Park
World class surfing, surf competitions & world class lounging at Sunset Beach on the North S...
Duke's Waikiki
Great food, great entertainment and great beach front dining. Just make reservations in adva...
Nuuanu Pali Lookout
Gorgeous Views of the tropical splendor of the Windward Side of the island. It can get windy!
Mai Tai Bar
Best local music, bar menu and drink specials. It gets very busy on the weekends.
Manoa Falls
Easy 1 mile hike to gorgeous waterfalls. It can be quite muddy and you will probably need mo...
The Honolulu Zoo
Duke Kahanamoku Statue
Waikiki Aquarium
Lanikai Beach
Consistently ranked one of the top 10 beaches in the world. Don't miss the powdery white san...
Polynesian Cultural Center
Spectacular show and luau cap off a full day of experiencing the cultures and customs, food ...
Ala Moana Center
Largest outdoor shopping mall in Hawaii. From high end designers to bargain boutiques, dozen...
Ocean View Diamond Head
Dole Plantation
Phuket Thai Restaurant
Bostons North End Pizza Bakery
Good pizza and they deliver to the rental home.
Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Honolulu Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Lots in Waikiki
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Ala Wai Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H1 Freeway (to all of Oahu)
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Fat Greek
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Waikiki Beach
Car: recommended

Everything is close by! Waikiki, the beach, Hawaii Convention Center, restaurants and bars are within walking distance to 2 miles away. This home has the most gorgeous panoramic ocean, Waikiki, Diamond Head, mountain and golf course view.

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Notes

  • *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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