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Quiet Beachfront Home at the Base Of Diamond Head

Bedrooms 3
Separate WCs1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Oceanfront 3 Bedroom 4.5 Bathroom

Please no party or event inquiries.

As you drive onto the property of this Historic Home, built in 1937 by Charles W. Dickey and recently restored, you are greeted by your own private park. Native Kukui and Ulu trees rustle in the cool trade wind breezes. Fruit trees such as mango, lime, avocado and banana trees blossom. As you look across the large sprawling yard the first thing that catches your eye is the crystal blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Walk through the breezeway doors feel the refreshing trade winds blow and marvel at the views of the true Hawaii. As you continue onto the oceanfront lanai sitting a top a white sandy beach the smells, sights, and sounds of the ocean instantly take all your worries away.

This spectacular home is split into two main areas connected by a breezeway. On one side are private and quiet air conditioned bedrooms, full baths and amenities to accommodate our guests. The other side is open Hawaii living at its finest. Experience true indoor outdoor living. Push open the large doors and bring all the beauty of the outside into the living room and dining rooms. Period appropriate furnishings invite you to lounge and relax and absorb all the beauty that Hawaii has to offer. The living room has 20 ft plus vaulted ceilings and a fireplace set in a coral wall. Rich Koa and Mahogany woods encase and embellish the lines of this classic home. Original stamped and stained cement floors run throughout the home. There is an open and airy modern kitchen with seating for 8 around island, laundry and powder bath.

There is a full bathroom with changing room off the breezeway prior to entering the bedroom wing of the home. The bedroom wing is 3 large private suites each with its own full bathroom. They are separated from the main living area of the home and make for a quiet and relaxing sleep.

For the early risers walk out onto the beach in the morning go for a swim or a surf and watch the sunrise over Diamond Head and the ocean. Enjoy a refreshing snorkel and you can see turtles , fish and find some great shells. The beach at certain times of year, when the sand is right, has great beach combing for all different kinds of sea glass. Watch the sun set and the moon rise from the oceanfront seating area or while you barbeque up a delicious dinner. In the winter months enjoy whale watching right from the lanai. There is year round surfing right in front of the house. If you enjoy water sports If you have children they will enjoying running around the enormous yard. A last of it's kind place on the shores of Waikiki and Diamond Head.

Just steps from your private oasis is Waikiki and Kapiolani Park. We have beach cruisers that you can take riding around Diamond Head, to the park or Waikiki. You can easily take a stroll along the shoreline promenade and watch the sunset as you walk to fine dining restaurants on the gold coast or Waikiki.

More Details

Tim & Maggie
Member since: 2006
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2018

What makes this house unique

The Kolea house is a great place to come home to and escape the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. It is a easy 15-20 minute stroll to Waikiki alongside the ocean on your left and Kapiolani Park on your right. All the attractions of Oahu are within reach yet you are at your own private beachfront estate.


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

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet
  • There are 4.5 bathrooms in the house. Each bedroom has it's own bathroom. There is a large bathroom / changing room off the main breezeway. There is also a half bathroom off the kitchen.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • There are three main spacious bedrooms in the house each with their own bathroom. There is a twin punee in the hallway across from the bookcase that makes for a great place to lounge and read. The main living room has a twin punee and a queen punee to relax and take in the sights of the ocean and lush garden.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Bicycles
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports Gear
  • 5 bicycles
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing


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(7 traveller reviews)

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Quiet Beachfront Home at the Base Of Diamond Head
average rating of 5.0 based on 7 reviews

One of a kind 1935 Hawaiiana family home

  • 5 of 5

If you are planning a stay in Honolulu, this is the perfect home. Not only is it true Hawaiiana, but it has also been upgraded with air-conditioning in the bedrooms and state of the art appliances in the kitchen. And the kitchen is fully stocked with every cooking utensil you can imagine. The owners also have a handful of beach cruisers, and it is an easy 1 mile bike to Waikiki.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A stellar property with wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My mom and I wanted a beachfront, beautiful and very chill house to call home base during our time in Honolulu, visiting friends and family. This was PERFECTION. Close to everything yet seemingly in another world. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A picture perfect house

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect place to gather a large family. Walking distance to Waikiki as well as lots of property for people to spread out. To top it off the house is an amazing piece of historic Hawaiian architecture but updated for todays living. The whole house was well appointed. It was a treat to be able to stay here.

  • Review Submitted: 29-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house is absolutely breathtaking! Large, comfortable, updated, clean with all the comforts of home and then some. Tim and Maggie were great hosts, always in communication and responsive. We would definitely love to stay here again if we had the opportunity.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Location, Location, Location!"

  • 5 of 5

From sunset to sunrise this historic beachfront home was everything that we had hoped it would be plus more.

Owners, Tim & Maggie were at the property to welcome us on arrival making us feel right at home. Nothing was a problem from internet access, advice on local eateries and scenic routes to check out the beautiful beaches on the other side of the island. Oh! and the fresh fish caught by Tim, left filleted in the fridge made for a great BBQ lunch.

Both home and gardens are perfectly maintained with direct access to a private beach from the backyard. Garage is well equipped with bikes, table tennis, boogie boards and beach toys. Gourmet kitchen with a stocked pantry allowed for dining in or a walk to Waikiki to dine out.

If you’re looking for a truly relaxing island experience, private, yet central to everything, then we highly recommend this beautiful home.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful beachfront home in perfect locaction!

  • 5 of 5

This is simply the best vacation home we have ever rented. Unbelievable piece of property right at the foot of diamond head. It is right on a very private beautiful beach. The owners could not have been more gracious, easy to deal with and concerned that our vacation was perfect. I have rented many houses on Oahu and this is by far the best. I could not give a stronger recommendation.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Car: recommended

This home is a one of a kind experience. Located on the beach at the foot of the magnificent Diamond Head Crater. This property is one of the last of its kind in Honolulu. The best running / walking route in all of Hawaii is right at your feet.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £565.2
Additional Guest Fee £37.68 per person per night
Refundable Damage Deposit £1,507.2

Taxes include: 4.712% Hawaii State General Excise Tax (GET) & 9.25% Transient Accommodation Tax (TAT)
We request half of the total rent, refundable security deposit, and cleaning fee up front to hold the reservation.
The balance of the rent is due one month prior to check in.

Our rental rate is based on a 6 person maximum.
Each additional guest to 8 at $50 per night.
Cancellation Policy: Full Refund with 45 day notice.
You may pay by check or major credit card.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.