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Best of Honolulu IV: Presidential Suite (1500 Square Feet)

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House, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4-7)

One of Honolulu's premier landmark properties, close to Waikiki and Downtown. Take a scenic drive through beautiful Tantalus Mountain and see for yourself why this is one of the must see sights on Oahu for people from all over the world. (Please visit our website for more pictures/information below)

02 minutes to: Tantalus, Puu Ualakaa State Park.

10 minutes to: Manoa Valley , University of Hawaii, Manoa Market Place.

12 minutes to: Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Paradise Park, Manoa Falls.

15 minutes to: Ala Moana Center, Ala Moana Beach, Kahala Mall, Chinatown,

20 minutes to: Waikiki & Beach, Diamond Head, Honolulu International Airport.

25 minutes to: Pearl Harbor, Pali Lookout.

40 minutes to: Hawaii Kai, Koko Head, Hanauma Bay, Waimanalo, Lanikai.

50 minutes to: North Shore (Sunset Beach,Turtle Bay,Polynesian Cultural Center)

From the second you enter our one acre gated estate, in one of Oahu's most exclusive neighborhoods, the most breathtaking panoramic scenery of the ocean and Honolulu skylines greets you with a full view of world-famous Diamond Head. You and your family can relax in your own separate quarters of our Mediterranean style villa, each with its own separate entrance, split air conditioning and internet access. On the ground floor is the huge 900 square foot suite that has a fully equipped new kitchen with granite countertops, a spacious marble tiled bathroom with a separate shower and steam room. The 800 square foot master suite on the second floor has a deluxe marble tiled bathroom with a whirlpool tub and a sunken sitting area with a brand new marble tiled wet-bar and granite counter.

Awaken your senses each morning with picture perfect Diamond Head to the East and fall asleep at night by the mesmerizing twinkles of Honolulu city lights. Words and pictures alone cannot describe the serenity and grace of our home that is truly the best of PARADISE LIVING. This is an ideal setting for a family holiday, honeymoon getaway, solo retreat and even a special event.

Your home-away-from-home awaits you...once owned by a popular entertainer as his prized Hawaii home, a stay on our one-of-a-kind estate with its changing sights of Honolulu 24/7 in the foreground, will forever change your expectations of a perfect Hawaiian holiday!!

Keywords: Mansion

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Shang-Wen Chen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, mandarin, Chiness
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Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Best of Honolulu IV: Presidential Suite (1500 Square Feet)
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
Castle Rock, CO

OUR 5th STAY!!!

  • 5 of 5

There's no place better than this location for beauty, rest and relaxation. Within a few minutes drive to just about anywhere you'd wish to visit.

Simply wonderful!!!

A billion dollar view!!!!! The most caring hosts.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely amazing!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in the Presidential Suite for 8 days with my parents and 2 siblings (late teens/twenties) over the Christmas holidays. It surpassed our expectations and was one of the BEST places any of us have stayed in. Views of the city are stunning and the place itself was quiet, spacious and felt incredibly homecoming. The owner was out of town during our stay but Christine was amazing and took great care in making us feel at home. She greeted us at 12 midnight upon our arrival to let us in and even took the time to show us around! The suite itself was clean and VERY well equipped with everything from shampoo and towels (bath and beach) to shaving cream and nail polish remover. There's also cups and plates as well as a microwave and small fridge in the room. You really walk in feeling like its home, except with a big balcony that has its own seating area to lounge and a bed (yes there's a bed outside!). If you're an early riser, it's an incredible place to have your morning coffee while you watch the sunrise over the city! To top it all off, the place is only a short drive away to a lot of the main attractions on the island. Such a beautiful place with great location and fantastic hospitality. This is definitely where we will stay the next time we visit Honolulu! Mahalo!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Castle Rock, CO

Our Second Star!

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed in the East Wing and really enjoyed the room. The view was fabulous!

The room was great. Quiet, clean, safe, and comfortable.

Our second stay was in the huge suite. 1,500 square feet with room to spare. 4 beds!

Great view of Honolulu!

Clean, quiet, safe, beautiful, and what more can I say.

We will return soon for our third stay.

A most friendly host to boot.

Just love this place.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Location for a Hawaiian Homecoming

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect spot on the top of Tantalus with the most spectacular views in Honolulu.

As a returning resident, this is exactly what I was looking for and the accommodations exceeded my expectations as it was so much better than staying in a typical hotel room. There is everything you could want and more available at this exclusive residence and the host...Mr Chen - has the true Hawaiian hospitality in his heart.....I will return..Mahalo and aloha Mr. Chen!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much!!!
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Fairbanks, Alaska

First timers

  • 5 of 5

Staying at the "Best of Honolulu" Presidential Suite turned out to be the BEST decision we made concerning our first time trip to Honolulu. We were being directed by those who have been there to the many choices that are available in Waikikki which got very confusing and frustrating when trying to decide (and expensive for a small hotel room or condo). Someone gave us the link to VRBO and we started the search. At first, when we saw the Presidential Suite, we thought it was a little above our standard price. But we thought "what the heck" let's see if it is available. It was and we did! Well worth the little bit of extra compared to what we would have paid down in the hustle and bustle of Honolulu. It was everything and more that we were hoping for.

First, it is probably a good thing to have a car. There is no bus service to this location. The road is windy and narrow, but we did not mind as we are mountain folk. The location is spectacular. Only minutes from town, but when you get there you feel as if you far away. The view is to die for. A spectacular panorama which includes Diamond Head, the city, the ocean and vista's close to Pearl Harbor. Sitting on the Lanai (which by the way has a bed on it) we could enjoy the smells, scenery and sounds while being out of the craziness. We enjoyed watching the Friday night fireworks from here. Everything in the pictures and description was accurate but more beautiful when seen all together. The description says 1 bedroom, but it is really one big room with 3 double beds separated by partitions. The bathroom is very spacious and includes a big Jacuzzi tub. The tub is in front of big glass windows and so you can enjoy the view at the same time. Everything was clean and there were plenty of towels and supplies available. We were able to buy food and put in the fridge and use a microwave and convection oven. We only had to eat out about once a day.The grounds are beautiful and peaceful and well kept.

The property is located just below Puu Ualakaa State Park which has added vistas to be seen of the Manoa Valley. We woke up every morning of our stay and enjoyed a hike on the trails up there.

The best for last is to mention our host. From the beginning, he was very helpful and cooperative. When we met him, he was helpful in getting settled and also about finding our way to places. He also gave us good advise. He helped to make our stay like home away from home.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salt Lake City, Utah

Quiet Enjoyment

  • 4 of 5

First of all, the view is worth a million $'s. It was so mesmerizing that we found it hard to leave and

head into the bustle of Honolulu. The home is an older residence that is well maintained by its owner who resides there as well. It is in a very quiet residential part of Honolulu with parking on the property that is easy and very secure in case you rent surf boards or other water toys.

There was plenty of space to grill and enjoy an outside meal. Note: Not all rooms have full kitchens,

so you should ask before booking if this amenity is important to you.

This location on Round Top Drive is about 10 minutes from Foodland and Safeway and about 15 minutes from the Ala Moana shopping center.

The owner is a cordial host and is frequently available for questions or any assistance you may need.

Our group which comprised of ages from 42 to 72,and we enjoyed the location immensely.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Rental Rates


  • $240-$330/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Dec-Feb,Jun-Aug : $330/nt(4-6 nts), $290/nt(7-15 nts), $260/nt(over 15 nts).
  • Mar-May,Sep-Nov : $290/nt(4-6 nts), $260/nt(7-15 nts), $240/nt(over 15 nts).
  • (Rates include Hawaii State Tax and based on 4 People)(Minimum stay:4 Nights).
  • (More than 4 People : + $25/Per Person/Per Night)
  • $200 Cleaning Fee.
  • $1000 Reservation/Security Deposit. (Cancellation Policy : Full refund if the
  • Reservation is cancelled more than 60 nts prior to arrival date. 50% refund
  • For cancellation up to 30 nts. 25% refund for cancellation up to 15 nts.)
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Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 queen , 1 double
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Full size Beds (1) Additional beds available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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