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Centrally Located Near Diamond Head Crater With Views Of The Pacific Ocean

Bedrooms 1
Space 92 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

This 1000 Sq Foot Rental Is The Downstairs Of The Home With A Private Entrance.

Newly renovated classic Hawaiian 1930's house with beautiful views of famous Diamond Head and the Pacific Ocean. This charming home is perched on a mountain side where you can see colorful rainbows and gorgeous sunsets. The rental is the downstairs of the home with a private entrance. It is in the highly desirable Maunilani Heights, Kaimuki area of Honolulu, a quiet mountainside neighborhood. It is centrally located to downtown, Ala Moana shopping center, movie theater, numerous nearby restaurants, Kahala Mall and Whole Foods market. Waikiki is just 10-12 minutes away and 20 minutes to Hanauma Bay for world-class snorkeling. A fantastic home base to see the island and the most gorgeous beaches in the world. The rooms are beautifully decorated with a tropical feel and vintage Hawaiian accessories. The living area has a queen bed and a sofa twin bed, the master bedroom a king bed with an ocean and garden view. The two areas can be completely closed off from one another. This home is equipped with everything you need, truly a home away from home! The kitchen is fully stocked with all conveniences as well as an new outdoor barbecue. For your entertainment, the living room has a 40” Sony HD LED Flat Screen TV and a Sony DVD player and sound bar, WiFi is included. You can watch Netflix with your own account. Stay comfortable with ceiling fans in the main areas and also available is an air conditioner for a charge of $12.00 a day. A brand new washer and dryer is provided right off the kitchen for your beachwear and towels. There is an upstairs patio where you can have your wine and watch the sunset looking over the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head Crater. Recreational gear like boogie boards, umbrella, beach chairs, towels and cooler are all included.

A car is recommend (one designated parking spot in the driveway) if you don't rent a car, bus access is very close.

Every detail was considered to make your Hawaii vacation a lasting memory.

Accommodates five people.

Check in: 3 pm

Check out: 11 am


More Details

Sandy Simonian
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
14 December, 2017

About Sandy Simonian

I'm a seasoned world traveler and have happily stayed in many VRBO rentals around the world. I appreciate great accommodations where I can relax as I feed my curiosity about exciting places, rich cultures and their people. I enjoy photography, you might find me on a busy street corner in an ancient city or a shadowed doorway taking photographs of passers by. When I come back to my home in paradise I dive into art and design projects with a new sensibility from my most recent travels.

Sandy Simonian purchased this house in 2014

Why Sandy Simonian chose Kaimuki

I was born and raised in Southern California. When I was eight years old my parents brought my brother and me to Hawaii for our first vacation. When I got off the airplane I fell in love with the scent of flowers in the air. Soon I was playing on a white sand beach and warm waves danced around me. Since that early time I dreamt of someday living in paradise. I had the opportunity to move to Oahu in 2009 and have savored each moment I have spent on this beautiful island embraced by its aloha spirit. I especially love Oahu for it's natural beauty, welcoming white sand beaches, museums, fantastic shopping and great restaurants. Aloha!

What makes this house unique

I fell in love with the wonderful location and views of this charming home.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house rental in Kaimuki, Hawaii

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 92 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Not suitable for children ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure
  • One renovated bathroom with a shower.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Private Living Area - 1 large double bed , 1 single bed
  • One large bedroom with a king bed, living area with queen and twin sofa bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • luaus
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
  • swimming


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Centrally Located Near Diamond Head Crater With Views Of The Pacific Ocean
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 30 reviews

Sandy and her place was a highlight of our trip to Oahu!

  • 5 of 5

This place was truly the best place to stay on Oahu----filled with Sandy's artistic design touch and warm Aloha sprit, it also took care of any visitors needs! Home is spotlessly clean, beds are super comfy, bathroom large with great shower, newer appliances and great TV and wifi, full size washer/dryer in separate space and all the beach chairs, boogie boards and snorkel equipment one needs ! Location is great for getting to all the beaches (Waikiki, east shores, windward side and Northshore---we hit them all!). Great hikes within 10 min, too!

We couldn't have asked for a better home away from home (with a mesmerizing view!), and a more fabulous hostess !

  • Review Submitted: 12/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for booking with me, it was so nice to meet you and your daughter. Please keep in touch .. maybe I will see you in November!
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A Kamaaina returns

  • 5 of 5

Having grown up in this neighborhood, I appreciated the convenient location. It is close to a wonderful selection of ethnic restaurants in Kaimuki, shops at the Kahala mall and the beach at Kaimana. I had business downtown which was only 15 minutes away. The apartment is elegantly decorated with attractive furnishings. It feels very private and comfortable. The A/C worked well for warm afternoons. My only hesitation in giving five stars is that I want openings to return next year!

Sandy was a kind and accommodating host. Mahalo to her.

  • Review Submitted: 17/10/2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Maureen and Anthony for the lovely review! It was so nice having you and getting to know you. Of course, you are welcome back anytime!
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Great! 最高に良かったです

  • 5 of 5

This Sandy's home is very comfortable and we had a great time.

Clean, quiet, light breeze, nice view and best location at Kaimuki.

Sandy san had welcomed at check in time and it was very helped for me.


Hope to visit and stay again sometime soon.

Thank you very much, Sandy san.





  • Review Submitted: 04/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Endo, I'm happy you had a great time. I have not been out to the sand bar yet, I have to go! I hope you will visit Oahu again.
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We love it!

  • 5 of 5

Sandy's done a great job with this apartment. I don't even know where to start.

Everything you need, you'll find there. And everything she provides is with a good quality. Dishes, towels, beach chairs.....

The layout of the apartment is perfect. The position is great, it's never too warm inside. We didn't even use the AC. There is always a breeze and a fresh air coming into the apartment.

It's spacious, clean and tastefully decorated. I loved the kitchen!!! Better then mine at home.

I highly recommend this apartment and would love to go back there again.

Sandy is very helpful. She lives in the same house on the upper floor but you never see/hear her. She responds to your texts and emails right away.

We had a great time. Thanks Sandy!

  • Review Submitted: 28/07/2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Marija, Thank you for the wonderful review! I'm so happy you loved the space and your family had a great time on Oahu. You are welcome anytime. Best wishes, Sandy
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Deja vue all over again!

  • 5 of 5

This was our 2d stay at Sandy's and just like last year it was great. Sandy 's home is so comfortable and quiet making it relaxing after a day at the beach , sightseeing etc. The location makes getting to most places very easy. We highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 29/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gail and Bob .. it was so nice having you here again! I hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes!
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Quiet and chic!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home--so lucky Sandy shares!

  • Review Submitted: 06/03/2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patti, it was wonderful to have you stay in my home again!
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Town Restaurant
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Town Restaurant
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Diamond Head
Car: recommended

Waikiki is just 10-12 minutes away and 20 minutes to Hanauma Bay (of course depending on traffic!) for world-class snorkeling. A fantastic centrally located home base to see the island and the most gorgeous beaches in the world.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday house in Kaimuki, Hawaii

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Rate
20 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
Dec 20-Jan 4, 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning AU$216.23 + Tax
Property Damage Protection AU$77.32
Tax Rate 14.96%

To keep my nightly rate as low as possible I offer air conditioning for an extra charge of of $12.00 a day. Please let me know if you would like air conditioning and I will add it to your quote otherwise you can wait and decide on a day to day basis which can be paid in cash.
If the guest arrives and decides to leave early, the nights not spent are not refunded.
Christmas/Holiday cancelations must be made a full 45 days in advance to receive a 50% refund.
This rental unit is privately owned; the owner is not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occur while on the premises or its facilities. The homeowner is not responsible for the loss of personal belongings or valuables of the guest. By booking this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm or injury arising from their use of the premises or others whom they invite to use the premises.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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