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Sweeping Ocean View - Charming 3BR House in tranquil setting

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bed / 2 bath

Perched on the slope of Mount Tantulas , this home overlooks Oahu's south shore; where trade wind hugs the coconut trees and fragrance of Hawaiian plumeries flowers. Facing the iconic Diamond Head, Waikiki Beach and blue Pacific Ocean, and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll find this charming house mesmerize your soul. Whether it is the morning rainbow, majestic Hawaii sunset, or sparkling Honolulu city lights. This Is the place that will take your breath away!

The house is a quintessential Hawaiian home designed by legendary architect Charles W Dickey and completed in 1938. Its characteristics include high ceiling and large windows throughout, large overhang with a high pitch roof . Bright ,airy , well ventilated and naturally cool. It has been perfectly renovated in 2010 with new roof and ceiling; new wire and new paint ; recessed lights and ceiling fans, ....... The house is off street and you will be greeted by many birds and cute lizards . You will love it.

*** Centrally located ***

The house is just minutes away from many beaches. A 10 minute drive gets you into Waikiki for the complete tourist experience, with the perfect beach, great dining and shopping. Convenient to everywhere as well:

10 minutes Ala Moana Beach Park, Ala Moana Shopping CTR ( 200 stores )

10 minutes to Downtown Honolulu , Honolulu Museum of Art

10 minutes to Punahou School, University of Hawaii , Chaminade University,

20 minutes to Pearl Harbor Memorial , International Airport, Hickam Air force Base

25 minutes to Kailua Beach, Lanikai Beach

25 minutes to Hanamau Bay , Makapuu Beach

Come, stay and enjoy the beauty, tranquility and comfort of our home. W21491063-01

More Details

Leanne & Jeff
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2018

Why Leanne & Jeff chose Tantalus

When we first found this home, the VIEW took our breath away. Absolutely unobstructed view – from mountain to the sea...


Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
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Sweeping Ocean View - Charming 3BR House in tranquil setting
average rating of 4.24 based on 25 reviews

Stunning view but very dated property

  • 2 of 5

We give two stars for the following reasons: the owners are very nice and the view was truly spectacular as the property was way up in the hills. the property is very dated and majorly needs reno. Truly the carpets needs to go. That will help take the ‘old house’ smell. The bathroom downstairs is so tiny it is hard to move around (and we are not big people at all). The upstairs bathroom was better. It is best not to leave anything in the counter as we keep seeing ants roaming the area. We like how the breeze easily gets the house cooler and the ceiling fans also help as there is no air conditioning. The owners are not kidding when they said that you will need a four wheel drive as the driveway is truly not for the faint of heart. Free wi-fi is also a plus.

I hope that this property will get some upgrade as the view is truly fantastic from the terrace. I recommend that you wait until the owners do a reno before renting this place.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The view is the only asset to this property

  • 1 of 5

The hosts were nice but the house was not as expected or as depicted in the photos. It is an old house that has not been renovated for many years. If you add the problems with the insect and ants in the kitchen, we did not enjoy our stay and will not return.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hawaii is a tropical place. The house is regularly inspected and treated for insects. Professional cleaning service does the job between guests. We are baffled by the comments here because on the night before leaving, guests even asked if they can have a late check out.
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Best View

  • 5 of 5

The view from the dining is very good!

You need 4WD for the access from public road to the house entrance. Or you have to walk up and down a hill when you come and go.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Makoto: Thank you for staying at our rental home and being a great guest. This week, we have just finished widening and resurfacing our driveway to make it more suitable for 2 wheel drive. Aloha.
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Great location with amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

The house was very comfortable and quiet. Thanks for everything....had a wonderful time in Oahu!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best view in town

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Jeff and Leanne's home. Waking up to that view every morning was amazing. I would definitely recommend staying there. Jeff and Leanne were very sweet and were very quick to respond back to anything we needed.

  • Submitted: May 13, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent balcony view, tasteful furnishing, everything functions and works

  • 5 of 5

Hard to to summarize, you have to be there to ecperience

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
H-1 Freeway to East & West
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Chef Marvo
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Property Damage Insurance $59

Rates are for 6 guests only. Additional guest at $45 per person per night. Maxinum 8 guests.

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.