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Best of Honolulu III: Living in Paradise (1700 Square Feet)

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-8)

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

More Details

Shang-Wen Chen
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english, mandarin, Chiness
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

An absolutely gorgeous location with a breath-taking view of the coastline and Honolulu. The apartment was beautifully decorated with every modern convenience. We were treated like 'family' and had a very restful, relaxing vacation. Can't wait to return to this paradise 'getaway.'

Annette Shapiro, California
Oct 2007
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Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2) Additional single beds available with extra charge., Baby Cribs (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Ample On-site Parkings, Toaster/Oven, and Coffee Maker.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Best of Honolulu III: Living in Paradise (1700 Square Feet)
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Exceeded our expectations

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I have come to Hawaii several times in the last few years. We have always stayed in Hotels. This last visit we tried renting instead of staying in hotels. This place far exceeded our expectations. Mr. Chen was very nice, helpful, accommodating, and he went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. The views from this house are outstanding. Most evenings we would take time to sit in the gazebo, go over the day's activities, talk about tomorrow's activities, and take great pictures. When we come back again we hope this wonderful place will be available for us to stay. After staying here, I doubt if we would try to rent any other place. That's how wonderful this place was. Thank you Mr. Chen for making this visit to the islands a memorable one.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2010
  • Stayed: Oct 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Phoenix Arizona

WOW!!!! What a place t...

  • 5 of 5


What a place to stay on your first trip to Hawaii, Mr Chen the owner of this FABULOUS home was such a nice host and gentlemen to my wife and SON

which jsut couldn't get enough of Mr Chen. Mr Chen took my SON and NIECE fron KANSAS to pick some type of Chinese grapefruit that was delicious, also Mr Chen had al the amenties that we needed to go Scuba diving, Snorkeling,bike riding and even sand toys for the small ones. There are only 3 words to explain Mr Chen (What a Guy) my 7 yearold son told Mr Chen that HE ROCKS and we will se him next year, that is FOR SURE. There is no other place in Honolulu or surrounding area that had a BETTER VIEW of the city at Night and the fireworks on friday from waikiki beach. I RECOMMEND THIS HOME TO ANY ONE THAT WANTS TO JUST RELAX AND JUST HAVE A GREAT TIME IN HAWAII

Thank you MR CHEN

The Napolitano Family

Danny, Kathryn and Nickolas

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5 1

Magnificent view and grea...

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent view and great place for vacation!!! It was much more than we expected. The marvelous view, very neat and well furnished house, beautiful bath set, ........were really impressive. Also many thanks for the warm hospitality of Mr. & Mrs. CHEN who had made our trip the most pleasurable. We would say it was the most enjoyable trip we have ever had. Our kids and friends who traveled with us all agreed. We cannot wait to plan for our next trip to Honolulu and stay in the beautiful house again.

Gary & Rosemary LAU

18 July 2007

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2007
  • Stayed: Oct 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vancouver, Canada

The place is amazing, and...

  • 5 of 5

The place is amazing, and does feel a bit like a

home away from home. The Pictures don't do this

wonderful getaway justice. The view is phenomanal

and the ammenities far better than we hoped. My

wife and I can't wait to return. The best thing about

our stay was the owners who were helpful and

hospitable but not intrusive, we asked them

questions about the island and they gave us great

advice where to go and what to see. Super people

and an incredible vacation place on and an

incredible island paradise.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2007
  • Stayed: Jan 2007
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We had a great time stayi...

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here. The house, grounds, and views were magnificent. The pictures on the website do not do it justice. When we return, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2006
  • Stayed: Sep 2006
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friday night, July 4th, and New Year firework displays.


Rates & Availability

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7 night minimum stay

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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