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Escape Waikiki! View Studio in Exec Neighborhood; Full kitchen, Free pking, A/C

Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Studio Apt w/Diamond Head/HNL views; Full Kitchen, W/D, A/C, free Wifi/parking

Luxurious upstairs studio in a quiet executive neighborhood overlooking Honolulu with panoramic city lights and Diamond Head view. Located up one flight of stairs with separate outdoor entrance. By being located on the opposite side of our large 5 bedroom home, it is far removed from our main living area so you have your own space, privacy and quietness that you deserve when you are on vacation! The studio faces a large cul-de-sac so there are no noisy neighbors (except if you count our chirping birds in the morning!) It is perfect for guests desiring a close in Honolulu location without the noise and craziness of Waikiki. Ideal for Kama' aina coming home to visit ohana for weddings, graduations and events.

We invite you to keep the windows open to take in the gentle breezes, but if it is a warm day, you can turn on the ceiling fan and/or split air conditioner. Watch the sunsets and city lights emerge as you relax after a busy day of sightseeing or visiting with family.

--Furnished in tropical island motif with cool coastal colors. Designer furnishings, down pillows, Pima Cotton sheets, hi end amenities. Beautiful Koa hardwood floors throughout. Flat screen TV with Direct TV, high speed wifi. Split A/C unit.

-High ceilings with cool mountain breezes and ceiling fan if you need it. Lovely uplighting in coffered ceilings.

-Full kitchen with granite counters/full granite backsplash. Full sized refrigerator/freezer/ice maker; electric range, microwave, disposal, toaster, electric coffee maker, tea pot and french press. Complimentary coffee and teas provided. Wide assortment of dishes, wine glasses, pots/pans for cooking, baking or creating that special meal. Even a blender to whirl your own frozen margaritas!

- Spa like bathroom with high ceilings. Skylight in bath, granite counters and travertine shower. Hi end Aveda bath products supplied, hairdryer.

-Queen sized platform bed with luxury sheets and memory foam topper.

Built in bookshelves and desk. Padded headboard and built in lighting for reading in bed.

-Front loading full size Washer/Dryer with detergent/dryer sheets supplied. Full sized Iron/Ironing board.

-Centrally located --15 minutes to Waikiki, Airport, University of Hawaii and Ala Moana Beach and Shopping Center. Close to hiking trails. Car recommended as we live on a hill overlooking the city.

-Beach chairs, beach towels, snorkel gear, cooler with gel packs and boogie boards for 2 people. Umbrella for those rare drizzles.

-Professional couple who grew up in Honolulu are your hosts.

-Check in after 4 pm

-Check out by 11 am



More Details

Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 18, 2018

About Peggy

Born and raised in Honolulu, we moved back to Honolulu in 1995 after attending college on the Mainland and starting our careers. We wanted to raise our children in beautiful Hawaii and came back when Peggy's parents were downsizing and we bought her family home. We built an addition to the house 3 years ago that takes advantage of our beautiful island breezes and views. Now that 3 of our 4 children are starting their careers on the Mainland, we have found ourselves as almost empty nesters and have this beautiful studio that we would like to share with our guests. We are a wealth of knowledge and can help you plan your outings, suggest dining options and help you to experience island living at its best!

Peggy purchased this apartment in 1995


Tantalus Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • The house breaker box which is located in entryway. If host needs to access breaker box, host will attempt to contact guest for entry authorization.
  • If adverse weather occurs and guest is not home but has left windows open, host will attempt to contact guest in order to gain entry to shut windows.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • Enjoy a spa like experience with high ceilings and a skylight for natural lighting. Enjoy Aveda bath products, and amenities such as lighted vanity light, and hairdryer.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • luaus
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
Shelburne, VT

Paradise Perfected

  • 5 of 5

What an incredible place this is - but the best part of all is the gracious aloha spirit from the hosts. Although I felt total privacy, I also felt very welcomed and received terrific and helpful recommendations when I had questions about where to go. Every inch of this beautiful apartment has been thoughtfully and expertly designed with koa wood floors, elegant lighting and tasteful island decor. The view is absolutely stunning, and I didn't need to turn on the A/C once during my stay - the island breezes and large fan made it the perfect temperature at all times! The bed is EXTREMELY comfortable, the shower and bathroom immaculate and luxurious, the kitchen perfect and well-appointed. I loved having a washer/dryer, strong wi-fi, cable tv, tons of storage space and safe parking. The hosts also provided everything you could ever possibly need: beach gear, toiletries, hairdryer, makeup mirror, iron, coffee, snacks, laundry and cleaning supplies. Driving to and from the apartment was one of my favorite things, along a winding road amid the lush tropics. This quiet oasis is very close driving distance to everything, but tucked away in a quiet neighborhood with birds and breezes.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Jessie! You were a delight to host and we so enjoyed having you stay with us! Thank you for a lovely review that provides a great description of our apartment. Aloha, Dave and Peggy
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Absolutely Perfect!!!

  • 5 of 5

Dear Peggy,

Mahalo to you and your husband for allowing me to stay at your absolutely wonderful apartment! It was perfect and well stocked with everything needed to make my couple days there comfortable. The apartment itself is just beautiful and I loved the views and hope to return someday soon! Mahalo so much!


Tamara Moana Silva

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely loved this place!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I just stayed here for three nights and we loved it. It was such a cozy and inviting place to come home to after our daily adventures all over O’ahu. Everything is top notch from the beautiful decor to the gorgeous bathroom with the Aveda bath products, and of course the breathtaking views of Honolulu. Peggy and Dave are super sweet people and great hosts. You won’t reget staying here! We will definitely recommend this rental to everyone we know. Can’t wait to come back one day!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Rachel for the great review--hope to see you again in the near future too! Aloha, peggy
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San Diego, CA

Absolutely Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property...luxurious and immaculate. Very gracious and accommodating hosts. Gorgeous view of Honolulu in a nice, quiet neighborhood. A great value for the price and highly recommended! We couldn’t be more pleased. Thank you to Peggy & Dave for a wonderful experience!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Harrison and Susan for your kind review and we hope to see you back again!
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Relaxing, quiet and peaceful setting.

  • 5 of 5

Great to have a well equipped kitchen with stove & full sized refrigerator. Tasteful Hawaiian themed decor. Owners had thought of everything laundry soap, treat tray with snacks & coffee, teas...even salon shampoo & cream rinse in the bathroom. Quiet neighborhood...we woke to singing birds each morning. Close drive to Waikiki and the beach. Snorkel gear, beach towels & beach chairs for use too. Very welcoming location. The owners are so nice! We’ve booked another visit! Our daughter& son-in-law and 3 grandchildren live 10 minutes convenient!

Warmly, Joe & Bernadette Lisac

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So nice of you to post a nice review of our apartment--Mahalo! Looking forward to seeing you again. Aloha, Peggy
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Santa Rosa, Ca

Amazing, quality experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was a beautiful 5 star resort experience! Peggy and Dave are wonderful hosts who make you feel right at home with their hospitality and sweet welcome gifts that are great tastes of the islands. I am so grateful to have experienced the best view on the island every day, the cool breeze and birds singing, not to mention the best sunsets! The amenities - a kitchen, washer/dryer, beach supplies -and a bed that was like a cloud - an endless list of comforts in a pristine setting that was so calm and relaxing. It was a beautiful, short drive through a tropical forest like setting to groceries, restaurants, beaches, dive spots, malls - whatever I was looking for! Thank you for sharing your slice of heaven and I can't wait to plan my next trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mahalo Corrina for such a nice review! Enjoyed having you and your daughter here with us--you were fabulous guests. Aloha, Peggy
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Nearest Airport
6.5 Miles
Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
2.2 Miles
Waikiki Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Damage Deposit $250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 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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