Centrally Located Near Diamond Crater Head With Ocean Views!

View From The Upstairs Lanai
View From The Upstairs LanaiLiving Area With Twin Bed SofaLiving Area With Twin Bed Sofa And Queen BedQueen Bed In Living AreaFull Kitchen Near Living AreaView Of Full KitchenBedroom With King Bed And Ocean ViewBedroom With King Bed And Ocean ViewFull Bath With ShowerFull Bath With ShowerHallway Can Be Completely Closed Off To Make Each Area PrivateUpstairs Lanai Where You Can Have Your Breakfast And Dinners
1 Review
Centrally Located Near Diamond Crater Head With Ocean Views!
1 bedrooms
5 guests
Varies min stay

Overview Description


Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Sleeps: 5
Type: Home
No rental rates available - please contact the owner
Pets allowed: No
Internet: Yes
Description of the Honolulu vacation home rental
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 1000 foot 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 5-10 minutes away and 15-20 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 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 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 over the Pacific Ocean and Diamond Head Crater. Recreational gear like boogie boards, beach chairs, umbrella, 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

About the owner

Owner Profile

Sandy Simonian

Sandy Simonian

Sandy Simonian

  • School:

    Sunny Hills High, Estancia High, USC, Semester at Sea, University of Southern California
  • About:

    I'm a seasoned world traveler and have happily stayed in many home 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...
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  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Queen Bed
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Full Kitchen
  • Lanai
  • Patio
  • Beach Chairs
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • View (Ocean)
  • Beach Towels
  • High Speed Internet
  • Parking Included
  • Appliances

  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Gas Grill
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Washer/Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Iron
  • Stove
  • Activities

  • Grocery Store
    (<1 mile)
  • Fishing
    (2 miles)
  • Scuba Diving
    (3 miles)
  • Parasailing
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (<1 mile)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Aquarium
    (4 miles)
  • Snorkeling
    (5 miles)
  • Restaurant
    (<1 mile)
  • Ocean
    (2 miles)
  • Beach
    (4 miles)
  • Whale Watching
    (5 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (<1 mile)
  • Zoo
    (2 miles)
  • Hiking
    (5 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (20 miles)
  • Surfing
    (1 mile)

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Reviews (1)

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

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1 review
Rachel De La Montanya

Sparkling clean

Rachel De La Montanya

Mill Valley, CA USA

Sparkling clean

July 1, 2016

This is a darling place that feels very clean and well designed. Very livable. You watch the moon rise and set in the bedroom. I would say if you have small children or tend towards messy, this is not the right place. Our teenager made some big mistakes. The owner was amazing and understanding. She went above and beyond. I would stay her again in a heartbeat, however I would leave the kid at home. The Kaimuki neighborhood is a wonderful local area. There are great restaurants down the hill and it is about 15 min from Waikiki, if that is your thing.

Sandy Simonian

Owner's reply:

Thank you Rachel, it was nice meeting you!

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Lorraine wrote: We are so happy that our daughter found this listing for us. It was perfect for our needs. The space, view and location were incredible. The owner was friendly and helpful. We felt right at home. Would definitely stay there again.

Bob S. wrote: The view from Sandy's home is spectacular and so is the home itself. The location makes it accessible to just about anywhere you want to go. After a day of activities we looked forward to returning to the home which is clean, quiet and furnished with everything to make your stay comfortable. We have stayed at several places during our trips to Hawaii and Sandy's has been the nicest one. We would certainly go back.

Becky wrote: This home is absolutely amazing. The view from the bedroom and lanai will take your breath away, and this lovely house was regularly crowned by full, double rainbows during our stay. It's located in a great neighborhood so you can feel just like a local, and is completely decked out with anything you could possibly need. Sandi even brought us fresh mangos from her tree, and had Hawaiian coffee waiting for us. The decor is exquisite, with beautiful art, vintage Hawaiian, and elegant white, comfortable and stylish furniture throughout. It's above Kaimuki, honolulu's fast-growing, hip neighborhood, where you can find Himalayan food, delicious dim sum, Hawaiian pancakes, and lamb corn dogs for unforgettable dining experiences. Sandi is a gracious host who made it extra nice to stay there. We can't wait to return.

Jared wrote: We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this fabulous property! Breathtaking views from the upper deck sitting area, located high up in a great neighborhood, well appointed and completely updated finish work inside the home, plenty of breeze to keep the house cool and comfortable with open windows, access to BBQ, washer & dryer, and so much more! We fell asleep every night to the soft breeze and sounds of the mango tree leaves blowing in the distance, it was absolutely perfect! (And thanks again Sandy for the snorkel gear and bugie boards, we had a blast at the beach!) We can't wait to come back!

Sandy's Chic Hawaiian Retreat is perfectly named. She has created a beautiful, well-appointed, comfortable and spotlessly clean space for her guests. The simple and elegant furnishings and decor are tasteful and soothing -- it could be featured in a House Beautiful magazine. Every detail has been considered so all you have to do is bring your toothbrush and settle in! It's a downstairs unit, but it has great light and is very airy. You will love the vintage Hawaiian art, the modern and well-equipped kitchen and the tiled bathroom with a spacious shower. Newly remodeled and finished in high-end materials, everything is well thought out and in good working order. Sandy is a most gracious host. When we inquired whether the unit had a coffee grinder, she responded that it did not but she would get one. And, she did. It was there upon our arrival and we enjoyed having great coffee every morning, freshly ground, and brewed in her nifty coffee maker! We had a wonderful stay at the Chic Retreat, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a home away from home, in beautiful surroundings and in a convenient location. Thank you, Sandy!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is relaxing to do at my vacation rental?
A: Sit outside on the terrace and look at the ocean and Diamond Head view!
Q: What makes my vacation rental special?
A: Gorgeous views, new interior with large rooms, full kitchen with new appliances and having a laundry room is very convenient.
Q: Are there restaurants and theaters nearby?
A: Yes, many wonderful restaurant choices, whole foods market and theaters just two minutes by car.

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  • School:

    Sunny Hills High, Estancia High, USC, Semester at Sea, University of Southern California
  • About:

    I'm a seasoned world traveler and have happily stayed in many home 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...
  • View full profile