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!!
Our month-long stay in the East Wing greatly exceeded our expectations. We, of course, were totally enamored with the view. It is even more dramatic at night and the early morning hours give the city a different look with the sun in the east.
We were able to cook all of our meals with just the rice cooker, roaster oven, microwave and barbeque, which has a side burner for stir-frying or cooking beans, etc. There was a full-size refrigerator.
You can see the entire city of Honolulu from Diamond Head to the airport and even the ocean out 20 miles or so. You can even see the city from the very comfortable king-sized bed, which is up three steps from the living room. The quality of the linen and towels is premium, to match the facility. The rooms are spacious, with comfortable sitting areas, even a desk for our computer. The shower is wonderful and there is a jacuzzi tub to further relas. We were able to wash all our clothes in the outside washer/dryer. There was even beach equipment supplied including snorkel gear, boogie boards, an air mattress and even a cooler to take a lunch, filled with ice from the ice machine in the refrigerator.
The owner Mr. Chen, was very attentive to us and always anxious to please us and make certain we were comfortable. He gave us an orientation on how to get around Honolulu (complete with map) and could not have been more hospitable. The place is quiet and restful. We felt very private and yet not isolated. We enjoyed taking our meals in the gazebo, while looking down at the city and ocean. On a scale of 1-10 (and we've stayed in many different condos over the years in Honolulu), this was a 10. The landslide in 2006 which closed the road forced us to drive an extra 6 miles up and down the mountain, but that was a small sacrifice to stay in such a wonderful place. When the slide is repaired, be certain to take the long way around to get a feel of the mountain jungle. The one and only negative was having to leave; we couldn't find anything we didn't like.
Hopefully, when we return to Honolulu, Mr. Chen will have space available for us to stay at the "compound." If not, we'll still drive up to renew our acquaintence with this gracious and hospitable man.
Gene & Eliana Vosberg, Olympia, WA