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Best of Honolulu II: Paradise Suite (900 Square Feet)

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, Studio, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

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!!!

Keywords: Mansion

More Details

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


Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1) and Single Beds (2). Baby cribs (1) available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Ample On-site Parkings, Toaster Oven, and Coffee Maker.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Best of Honolulu II: Paradise Suite (900 Square Feet)
average rating of 4.769231 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful vista of Honolulu/visiting relatives

  • 5 of 5

Loved our accommodations. We stayed in the lower level apt which is under the main floor. This Unit, Paradise II has a full kitchen with utensils, stove, microwave, toaster oven and regular sized refrigerator. Just out the front door was a lanai with a beautiful view of Honolulu from Diamond Head to past Punchbowl National Cemetery. There were many extras we did not expect such as water and local juices in the refrigerator already there for us to use. There were many extra towels and bath products available. Since we were the only tenants when we checked in, we were given a tour of the whole house and the other units for rent. The top floor, the Presidential Suite had the most outstanding unobstructed view of the city below. Since the owners lived there on the main floor, there was no problem with noise above us. We would definitely stay here again. The only problem we had was with the AC that quit on us. We were, however, generously partly refunded for the two nights of no AC. The part to repair the unit was not immediately available. Mr Chen is a great host.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, clean, nice property.

  • 5 of 5

If you have things you want to do in Honolulu, this is a nice place to stay. The apartment was clean and comfortable. We had everything we needed for a homey stay. The location allows easy access to Honolulu while also offering a respite from the busy downtown area. We will return again!

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brisbane Queensland, Australia

Tired apartment that needs work

  • 3 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous location, great apartment

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Possibly the best city/tropical/sunset view in the world!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many many thanks.
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Tokyo, Japan

Repeated 6 times here

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Friday night, July 4th, and New Year firework displays.


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