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 (Polynesian Cultural Center, Sunset Beach, Turtle Bay)
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. Your own suite of 900 square feet, on the entire ground floor of our Mediterranean style villa with its own separate entrance, has a fully equipped new kitchen with granite countertops, a huge marble tiled bathroom with a separate shower and steam room, split air conditioning and internet access.
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!!!
Based on previous rave reviews we made assumptions about this apartment. We were hugely disappointed. The apartment is at the bottom of a home - a bit like in a basement. The screen door did not lock so you could not sleep with the door open - making it a hot box (we do not like sleeping in air-conditioning). The shower was in a room that looked like an add on (we were told it was a steam room). The bed was terribly squeaky (and hard) so every time you rolled over it made a squeaky noise. There was no plug in the bathroom sink. There was only crockery for 2 so it was not well appointed. The gazebo (pictured) actually belongs to the house next door - which we found out from the owners of the home when we were eating our dinner (a barbecue). It is a fair way from Waikiki so you do need a car. The road up is narrow with hairpin bends. All in all a disappointment. The people were lovely though and the views from the deck were fantastic. If you like great views of Waikiki we would recommend it. We would rate it as a 2 to 3 star accommodation but expensive for this type of accommodation. We had previously spent 2 nights at Waikiki Beach for a few dollars more and it was much better.
This property was everything we thought it would be! The view is incredible. The apartment itself was clean and really well stocked with dishes, cookware, towels, pillows, etc. You definitely need a car to be up there, but we felt like the entire island was available to us, instead of just a small stretch of busy beach. (You definitely want to visit the North Shore!) The wireless internet is easy to access and fast. The owner is so kind and helpful. He drew me a map on my first day of the major roads and where to find a grocery store and some local restaurants. I would absolutely recommend this property to anyone who wants an actually relaxing Honolulu stay. We loved it!
This place is spectacular. Beyond the the amazing view, this suite was immaculate. All the standard supplies are well stocked; kitchen supplies, huge stacks of bath/beach towels, sheets, etc. If you need something that you don't have, talk to Shang. I initially had some reservations about staying at a property where the owner is there 24/7 thinking there would be a lack of privacy but after dealing with Shang, I wouldn't want it any other way. He was totally absent, until you needed him, then he was right there ready to help. Shang was the most gracious host I've ever dealt with in many years of traveling. I don't want to say too much more as I'm hoping there will be availability next time we want to book a stay.
I have been here at least once in a year with my family like our summer house. My parents also love this place very much. It becomes the feeling which always returned. The reason of this is owner's humanity. He is very friendly, kind and always taking care of us. This vacation house has amazing view at day and night and fresh air and water. The wonderful environment here releases from the stress of everyday life. Conditions of location are also good, close to a highway and a supermarket, and very convenient. Easy way to the restaurant, sightseeing and shopping. Room is als very confortable, clean and tidy. I like the mist shower very much. Not noisy, no trafic jam and no stress. Best location, best owner and best price. I would like to visit here from now on.
My husband and I stayed in paradise suite II (the lower level 900 sq ft suite). It was very clean and well maintained. The property was beautiful...a very large lovely home on top of Tantalus Mountain. The views both day and night were absolutely spectacular. My husband and I enjoyed the patio and the view so much that we had dinner every night in the gazebo on the patio overlooking the Hawaiian coastline and the lights from the city of Honolulu. I could not imagine having dinner anywhere else! The owner was a wonderful host. He provided everything we needed. We had an icechest to pack lunches in to take to the beaches, we had clean beach towels each day, boogie boards and snorkel gear. He was so helpful and friendly. I would definately recommend this property to anyone
wanting to stay in Honolulu! It was paradise for us for 8 wonderful days!!!
This is an apartment in what was a very large house high up on a hill overlooking Honolulu. There is the main part of the house on the upper floor along with a second apartment. The Paradise Suite is on the lower level of the house. It has glass sliding doors leading out to a patio with an incredible view of Honolulu, Waikiki and Diamond Head. The nightly view with all the city lights is just as magnificent. The apartment is one large room with a full kitchen (including full size stove), a dining area and an area with a queen size bed and a small area with 2 single couch/beds. Then there is a large bathroom with a seperate shower room. The shower room leads out to a 2nd exterior door which goes outside where there is a common use washer/dryer. Yes, it is a little funky, but it actually works quite nicely. The apartment was very clean and nicely equipped with small kitchen appliances such as coffee maker, toaster, blender etc. The owner's cat visited us frequently but would not come into the apartment, just stayed outside the glass sliders. The neighborhood is strickly residential and very quiet. It took maybe 15 minutes to get to a grocery store. The best hiking trails on the island were just up the street about 15 minutes. The location was great for easy accessability to the southern and eastern part of the island. The owner was very pleasant & helpful. If visiting Oahu again, we would stay in this apartment.