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1470 Alencastre St, Honolulu, HI 96816

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Overview

Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Sleeps: 9
Type: Home
Per night: $390 - $790
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Honolulu vacation home rental
The epic panoramic views of Diamond Head, ocean, coastline and Waikiki are breathtaking from this gorgeous perched mountain retreat.

**CLICK THE OCEAN VIEW OAHU VIDEO LINK AT BOTTOM OF PAGE TO SEE OUR NEW "VIRTUAL" HOME TOUR**

Your tropical paradise home is beautifully upgraded and boasts a spacious 1600 sf of living area with 3 comfortable bedrooms and 3 full baths. The fully upgraded kitchen is a chef's dream. There is free parking for up to 3 cars on property. The rainbows, sunsets and spectacular fireworks display every Friday at 8 pm will delight. You will enjoy sitting on the extra large lanai taking in the ocean view, city lights and fireworks while eating breakfast or barbequing.

A beautiful welcome basket with fresh island fruit, chocolates, coffee, wine and other treats will greet you upon arrival. This house is stocked with all the comforts of home, from shampoos and lotions to spices and condiments to dishwashing and laundry soaps. Beach chairs, beach towels and snorkeling equipment, 3 big screen LCD tvs with DVD players (living room and 2 of the bedrooms), a wide selection of on-demand movies, a laptop computer with internet and printer, wireless and broadband internet connections (living room and all bedrooms) and CD collection are all yours to use. Two cordless telephones with free long distance are also provided.


We know you will LOVE this beautifully cared for and freshly renovated home. The fresh, floral air will energize you. The warm, tranquil waters will refresh you, and the breathtaking, natural beauty will renew you.

Please email or call with any questions or for additional information about the property. It is our goal to make your stay as memorable as possible and fulfill every request.

We look forward to your visit to Oahu ~ Aloha and Mahalo
Area Information
The suburban neighborhood of St. Louis Heights is safe, friendly and beautiful. The home sits on a lower ridge two miles from Diamond Head and Waikiki, 9 miles from Haunama Bay (world class snorkeling and diving) and 9 miles from Honolulu airport. World class beaches are all within a short drive and fantastic hiking is available on St. Louis Heights and close by. Pearl Harbor is 20 minutes drive and the North Shore beaches are about a 45 minute drive. The Kahala Mall and Ala Moana Mall are each just 2 miles away and offer the finest shopping, dining and movie theaters. The Hawaii Convention Center is also just 2 miles away.Two well maintained recreational parks/pool are located closeby (5 min away- Olympic Swimming Pool, Basketball,Tennis Courts , Kid Playgrounds) for your use and enjoyment.

Availability Calendar

Rates

Begins Ends Week
Night
Weekend
Night
Weekly Monthly Min
Stay
Feb 01 2014 Dec 17 2014 $390 $390 - - 5 Nights
Dec 18 2014 Jan 31 2015 $790 $790 - - 1 Week
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 10 a.m.
Lodging tax: 13.95%
Tax I.D.: W00435513-01
Deposits: PAYMENT: 50% of total invoice due at booking.Balance due 60 days prior to arrival.
Payment Options: Discover, Mastercard, Money Order, Visa
Other Fees: *$30/night extra for each guest over 6 guests (10 guests max). Ages 2 and younger free (not counted in total). *No Smoking or Pets please. * Non-refundable Cleaning Charge $250. *if less than the posted minimum stay nights are available call Owner for info.

Amenities

  • Beds

  • 3 Queen Beds
  • 3 Twin Beds
  • 3 Sofa Beds
  • 2 Cribs
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Lanai
  • View (City Lights)
  • Balcony
  • Full Kitchen
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Mountains)
  • Beach Chairs
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • Kitchenette
  • Patio
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Computer
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Basketball Court
    (<1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (<1 mile)
  • Deep Sea Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Volleyball Court
    (2 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Bowling
    (1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Windsurfing
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (2 miles)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (2 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Live Entertainment
    (1 mile)
  • Parasailing
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (5 miles)
  • Park
    (<1 mile)
  • Miniature Golf
    (1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (2 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (5 miles)
  • Playground
    (<1 mile)
  • Aquarium
    (2 miles)
  • Sailing
    (2 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (5 miles)
  • Pool
    (<1 mile)
  • Beach
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (2 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (10 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Bicycling
    (2 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (2 miles)
  • Water Park
    (10 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Boating
    (2 miles)
  • Surfing
    (2 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
There is air conditioning in living area and each bedroom with remote control operation and brand new stacked washing machine and dryer dedicated to rental unit. Top quality, plush linens and beach towels are provided for guests. Free parking, wireless and hard wire internet, streaming movies and long distance are some more perks. Extras for babies and children include: activity mat, baby swing, baby bouncer, bumbo baby chair, Boppy nursing pillow, high chair, booster seat, 2 umbrella strollers, crayons, games, puzzles, lots of inflatable toys for the beach, surf board, boogie boards, water "noodles", kick boards, sand toys, kids tv channels and free kids movies, Wii console with lots of games.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii

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Elaine Bordun-Hildebrandt

Tolstoi, Manitoba, Canada

Kaaawa, Oahu, Hawaii - Red Bambo Home

The lady of this particular rental overlooked our inquiry and it was too late to rent from her. So we continued on a search and found another home through you in Kaaawa, The Red Bamboo Home. It was amazing! The sites were stunning even though it was on the north shore it was 100 times better then staying in a hotel. The home sold while we were there and that is why I am choosing this home to do a review on. Mahalo for having this website!!! Elaine Bordun-Hildebrandt

Judy Hotham-Lonas

Davidsville, PA

Family vacation

This home has everything you need to have a fantastic family vacation. The house is super clean, well stocked with everyday essentials like cookware, towels and sports equipment. The view from the deck is from Diamond Head to Honolulu! At night, it is beautiful. The owners description of this home was exactly as we found it when we arrived. This home is centrally located and within easy driving distance of all activities. If you are going to Hawaii, Ihighly recommend you stay here!!

Lara Robinson

Owner's reply:

Thank you for your wonderful review! We enjoyed meeting you and hope your family comes back to stay with us again in the future! Aloha, Lara and Glen

Glen Robinson

Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Best Vacation Ever!!

Lara & Glenn provide a truly excellent home away from home. The house was exactly as described. The view from the lanai was breathtaking; we were able to see Diamond Head and watched ships and submarines in the ocean. The home was equipped with everything a person could want or need for their stay; the newspaper delivered to our door daily, even snorkel and beach equipment were provided! We had a terrific view for the weekly fireworks on Friday nights - we chose to BBQ on the lanai that evening. This home is excellently located although we do recommend renting a car. The Safeway is only a couple of minutes away and Waikiki beach, shopping, the zoo and aquarium are only a short distance from there. Don't forget to stop by the famous 'Leonard's Bakery' located right across the street from Safeway - a treat not to be missed! After crazy days of sight-seeing, it was really nice to be able to retire to this wonderful, quiet place every evening. We highly recommend this home (& have already done so to all of our friends). We will definitely stay again.

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Ocean View Review
seashell22 (West Branch, IA)
Review submitted: March 15, 2011 Date of arrival: February 28, 2011

Lara & Glen - What a lovely place you shared with us during our recent stay in Honolulu. The view from the balcony was breathtaking. We were busy during the day, but were able to come home after a busy day and relax on the lanai with views of the city, Diamond Head Crater and Waikiki Beach. The bedrooms and baths worked out fine for the three couples. Thank you for the lovely gift basket and little extras that made our stay quite enjoyable. We also appreciated the local info and maps that were available to us, as our days were filled with golf outings, Pearl Harbor and Punch Bowl Cemetery visits, Aloha Stadium Flea Market, Hole-in-the-Wall Food Tour and drive to the North Shore (shopping, eating from a Shrimp Truck and watching the surfers.) We certainly will recommend this location to others. Thank you for your hospitality!!!


More than we expected
Majan (Richmond, MI)
Review submitted: April 10, 2011 Date of arrival: March 26, 2011

It was the best vacation we ever had! The house was perfect, everything and more than we expected. The view was awesome! Everything was just minutes away with very easy access but far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. Lara and Dean went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We wouldn't have changed a thing. WE hope to make this annual vacation but next year stay longer.

Thanks again!


The Perfect View !
Norm (Burnaby BC)
Review submitted: April 6, 2011 Date of arrival: March 19, 2011

This was our first trip to Honolulu. I have to say that out of all the places I have been too Honolulu was the most relaxing. I cannot tell you what it is like to wake up in the morning, open the local paper and have my coffee on the deck overlooking the city. I have told my friends of Lara and Glen's home and I am already planning my next trip there. There was a beautiful gift basket awaiting us when we arrived. The home is central to everything. Downtown Waikiki was 6 minutes away, Diamond Head was 8 minutes away, Costco was very near and University of Hawaii was down the road. I even saw the University of Hawaii baseball game from the deck!!

Best vacation ever!
Kari (Saskatoon, Sk. Canada)
Review submitted: March 19, 2011 Date of arrival: February 21, 2011

Lara & Glenn provide a truly excellent home away from home. The house was exactly as described. The view from the lanai was breathtaking; we were able to see Diamond Head and watched ships and submarines in the ocean. The home was equipped with everything a person could want or need for their stay; the newspaper delivered to our door daily, even snorkel and beach equipment were provided! We had a terrific view for the weekly fireworks on Friday nights - we chose to BBQ on the lanai that evening. This home is excellently located although we do recommend renting a car. The Safeway is only a couple of minutes away and Waikiki beach, shopping, the zoo and aquarium are only a short distance from there. Don't forget to stop by the famous 'Leonard's Bakery' located right across the street from Safeway - a treat not to be missed! After crazy days of sight-seeing, it was really nice to be able to retire to this wonderful, quiet place every evening. We highly recommend this home (& have already done so to all of our friends). We will definitely stay again.


Awesome Oahu
A Canadian family (British Columbia, Canada)
Review submitted: February 8, 2011 Date of arrival: January 24, 2011

We found this property to be just as described - perfect for our week exploring Oahu. We've stayed in many vacation rentals before, and this one had everything we could even imagine needing. We loved the wonderful view of Waikiki and Diamond Head from the covered lanai, the welcome basket and the supply of beach equipment, and appreciated that the kitchen and bathrooms were supplied with all the amenities. Glen and Lara live right on site and are very prompt to answer questions and requests. A bonus? Having a laptop and printer in the unit enabled us to check in and print our boarding passes which saved us alot of time when we (reluctantly) had to make our way to the airport for our flights home! We'll definitely consider this property on a return visit and would recommend it to friends with no hesitation.

Guest: KY(California)
Date of Stay: 01/01/11 Review Submitted: 01/14/11

We rented this place from Jan 1-12, and had a wonderful time. We had a large family group (6 adults and 3 children), and the three bedrooms had plenty of space for the adults, while the kids used the three sleeper sofas. The views from this unit were amazing, 180 degrees of ocean and Diamond Head view. The location was close to town, but was very quiet at night. Easy access to the freeway, as well as close to restaurants and shopping. We used the grill on the lanai to cook several meals, and enjoyed the firework show on Friday night. Wish we could have spent a month at this place...

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

Excellent stay for big group
Guest: Yelin(New York, NY)
Date of Stay: 12/04/10 Review Submitted: 12/22/10

We just returned from our Hawaii trip and had a great time at Lara's house. My husband and I took our parents from both sides on this trip and it made more sense to rent a house than a hotel room in Waikiki. The approximity from the house to Waikiki made it easier for us to go enjoy the beach and night life. We were able to cook by ourselves on a few nights thanks to the huge stock of kicthen utensils and seasonings. Our north shore drive was made a lot easier with all the beach towel supplies. We especially enjoyed the Wii games in the living room and the neflix movie streaming service. Would definitely recommend to our friends for future reference.

Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families wi

Guest: Amy(California)
Date of Stay: 09/16/10 Review Submitted: 09/23/10

Lara and Glen were very helpful and welcoming during our stay at this house. The best things about this unit are the amazing views and the amenities that were available to us including some toiletries, kitchen equipment and supplies, beach towels, and more. We really appreciated the welcome basket and felt that it exemplified Hawaiian hospitality. Parking was slightly challenging with the narrow driveway but we got the hang of it quickly.

Owner response: Thank you Amy! We enjoyed having your family here and would love to have you here again!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Guest: Linda, Mike and family(Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
Date of Stay: 08/18/10 Review Submitted: 08/30/10

Lara and Glen were very gracious hosts during our one week stay. The accommodations were very comfortable for our family of five, (3 teens), and we quickly felt right at home. Everything was well thought out and things were where you needed them to be. The space was roomy enough, especially the lanai, for when we all wanted to be together but also everyone had a quiet place of their own, (if they desired). The view from the lanai is magnificent to say the least. We must have at least 50 family photos with it as the back drop! The BBQ worked well and once again, everything is right there ... utensils, even a sink! The huge movie selection was great to entertain the kids in the evenings so we could enjoy the lanai in peace as we watched the city lights, (and the Friday fireworks). Negatives ... can't think of any!! We had a great time. Thanks Lara and Glen. Hope to see you again and all the best with your new family addition!!

Owner response: Aloha Linda and Mike! Thank you. :) You are welcome here anytime.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

A Kama'aina's Review - Great Value
Guest: Dan(Clarkston, MI)
Date of Stay: 07/07/10 Review Submitted: 08/25/10

I was born and raised in Honolulu. In fact, I graduated from St Louis High School and University of Hawaii Manoa right next door to the property. Let me tell you, it's not easy making a Local Boy happy, but this place is NICE FOR THE PRICE! I have relatives all over the islands, visited or stayed in thousands of homes and yes, most hotels. I am glad I picked Lara's place over my usual hotel, which I later found out was under renovation and mostly torn apart. There was enough room for my family plus Grandma and In-Laws. It's close to major freeways. It's far enough away from Waikiki to escape the "Tourist Price Traps", closer to where we locals shop for da kine. Can you imagine spending $5 for a quart of milk? So, this is a comfortable place to stay. It has a street name most of you non-locals can actually pronounce. Everybody was happy, I was pleasantly surprised, and we had a great time at my family reunion. Lara, I hope you guys enjoyed the fresh Ahi! Mahalo Nui Loa.

Owner response: Mahalo Dan! It was great to have your family here. Thank you very much for the fresh Ahi. We enjoyed it so much. Yummy!

Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children.

Fabulous stay in a charming place!!
Guest: BZBaby(Venice, California)
Date of Stay: 05/08/10 Review Submitted: 07/14/10

We had a WONDERFUL time staying at this property! The place is conveniently located and they provide all the amenities for you, including a welcome basket with lots of goodies!! The views are spectacular...all of Waikiki and Diamond Head. This property is very cozy and homey feeling and they do everything they can to make you feel welcome and right at home. I would definitely go back and stay here again! Plenty of room for friends and family. Thank you so much for making our stay so wonderful!!

Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Worth the Long Search and the Wait!
Guest: Alama(Fairfield, CA)
Date of Stay: 06/27/10 Review Submitted: 07/10/10

I spent at least 20 hours looking through locations for June 27th-July 6th and came upon this one literally at the last hour before my decision was made. After speaking with Lara, I knew we were getting a great deal. As beautiful as the pictures are, they do not fully capture the beauty of the area! Glen and Lara welcomed us with a well thought out gift basket; it definitely didn't look thrown together. Condiments were stocked in the fridge as were toiletries which cut down on the cost of buying little things that add up quickly. The snorkeling equipment and underwater camera were a nice touch as well. The view from the lanai is one of the best views from a home I've ever seen. We got to watch TWO fireworks shows on the 4th of July which ran for a nearly uninterrupted 50 minutes total! Wii Fit, Mario Galaxy 2, and Mario Kart Wii were played while waiting for others to get ready. The 3/3 set up was perfect for our party of 9 and could've easily taken on one or two more people. Don't overpack as there is a washer and dryer that we definitely made use of so it cut down on the amount of check in we had at the airport. It also helped me by not doing any laundry when I got home. The house is on a steep hill which I didn't mind driving up at all, but the driveway to the back is somewhat narrow so you just have to watch out for hitting sides. My uncle, however, easily backed an F-250 all the way up so you should be fine. My friends and family have all spoken very highly of this place and we hope to stay there again the next time we're in Hawaii...hopefully that's not too far from now! Glen and Lara also let us keep our luggage well beyond the check out time as we didn't fly back to California until 1030 that evening and visited North Shore that day. Very hospitable and friendly family. You can spend the entire day on the lanai. No lie!

Owner response: Thank you Alama! I am so glad it was worth the long search and we hope to have your family back again soon!

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

Unbelievable Place! Unbelievable Price!
Guest: StephanieNY(Buffalo, NY)
Date of Stay: 06/12/10 Review Submitted: 06/23/10

All I can say is - WOW!! Me and 5 of my good friends had the pleasure of staying at this residence from June 12 - June 16, 2010 and I still can't believe we booked such an amazing place. From the moment we drove up the hill and long driveway, we were astonished at how lucky we were to book such an aesthetically wonderful place. That is only where the fun began!! All the rooms were comfortable and had more than enough space for us. The lanai was perfect, so that you could sit out there and enjoy the view. OH THE VIEW!!!! As you can see from the pictures, it doesn't get much better than that. The living room was quite comfortable with a new flatscreen TV and free movies and Wii which we did use quite a bit. Coming home after a long day at the beach and being able to relax on the lanai while eating a nice meal was wonderful. We had the luxury of cooking and barbequing our own meals at this place and did take advantage of it by purchasing steaks and seafood at the Costco that was close by. Sandy Beach and Hanauma Bay were just a few miles away. My favorite was Sandy Beach for the amazing body surfing and HUGE waves, but Hanauma Bay offered some of the best snorkeling I have ever seen. Waikiki was bustling and is just 5 minutes away. Lara was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was very accommodating and even let us stay quite late on our last day due to our late flight back to the East Coast. Overall, an amazing experience at an amazing place. If I ever go back to Hawaii, I will absolutely do my best to secure this place again. The picture from my bedroom is now the screensaver on my phone so it will remind me of all the great times we had there.

Owner response: Mahalo Stephanie! I love that the picture from your bedroom is your screensaver on your phone. We welcome your group of friends back anytime.

Recommended for: Age 55+, adventure seekers, girls getaway, tourists without a car, sightseeing, families with teenagers, families with young children, romantic getaway.

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    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 beautiful children. We are so happy to open our vacation home to visitors and share our little slice of paradise!...
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