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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, Showtime Channel is included with Direct TV. 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. The patio is outside my front door and not directly connected to the rental space. 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:
18 March, 2018

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
  • outlet shopping
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Centrally Located Near Diamond Head Crater With Views Of The Pacific Ocean
average rating of 4.939394 based on 33 reviews

Great rental unit

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Sandy's rental unit. It was A very clean and comfortable unit. The location is great for easy and quick acesss to highways used to visit all parts of the island. We bbq'd supper several nights so use of of bbq was great. Several grocery stores were within a 5 minute drive. Most evenings we enjoyed a drink on the patio, the view is fantastic.

Sandy is a very gracious host and is willing to accommodate as much as possible. I would not hesitate to recommend this rental to anyone.

John & Diane

  • Review Submitted: 04/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you John and Diane, it was nice to get to know you and having you stay in my home. Best wishes! Sandy
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Great location. Immaculate. Beautifully decorated. Has everything you would need.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at sandy’s beautiful home. The location was great, being a short drive from the business of Waikiki and having an awesome view of diamond head. The home was pristine and very comfortable. The AC unit that was available to use with a minimal daily charge worked great and we slept very well. Everything you would want to enjoy your time on the island was available; including, beach towels, beach chairs, cooler, snorkeling gear... We would highly recommend Sandy’s home:)

  • Review Submitted: 11/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Kalie, It was nice meeting you and your husband and having you in my home! Aloha, Sandy
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Very nice condo with nice amenities

  • 4 of 5

The property is very nice, nicely decorated, quiet with wind. It has nice amenities. The property is centrally located. It is high above the city but Google maps helped me to get around quite nicely. There are a number of very nice but popular restaurants near by but away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.

  • Review Submitted: 22/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Brian, Thank you for your review! I would love to know the reason you gave the property four stars instead of five. You didn't mention anything in your review and I am always looking to improve. You mentioned when you left that you thought I have too many pillows and the shower didn't seem right. I checked the shower and there is a valve on the side to change the flow. I turned it and it works great. Please let me know your thoughts ... Sandy Brian's response... Sandy, I thought your property was very nice. The comment about the pillows was mostly a joke. I guess I must have missed the valve on the side in the shower. In my engineering manner I don't usually give anyone a perfect 5 unless it has to do with their job performance. I would come back without any hesitation. For me the accommodation was just fine. I should have also mentioned that I was very appreciative of you accommodating my schedule problems. Thanks. Brian
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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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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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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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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
Dec 20-Jan 4, 2018
20 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$38 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add AU$38 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection AU$75.18
Cleaning AU$210.26 + Tax
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.
Here in Hawaii our housekeepers charge between $25-$35 per hour. The time it takes to properly clean the space as well as all the linens is 7 hours. All linens including blankets are washed each time a guest departs. Most rentals only wash the blankets every other month. I actually pay the extra cleaning charges for out of the rental profit.
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 cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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