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Magnificent Views & Privacy

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, sleeps 8+ comfortably

By the day, gorgeous, sweeping views of the Honolulu skyline and beyond. By the night, it becomes a panoramic vista of the sparkling city lights. This is a beautiful, spacious and uniquely situated home, 7 minutes (literately) from the Waikiki beach with easy access to shopping and all the convenience while vacationing. It is idyllic setting with tropical gardens, privacy, quiet and very welcoming. The tropical tranquility allows you to relax, enjoy a glass of champagne on the lanai, or to read a book in the lush beauty of the garden. There is even a magnificent bamboo forest only minutes from this beautiful location for hiking and exploring. There is also a large gym with expansive views and lots of light, perfect for all of your exercise needs. This beautiful home works equally well as a romantic retreat setting or for family vacations.

Jose Jube
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2017

About Jose Jube

I am originally from Brazil, a former college basketball player turned into business owner, father of 3 and a lover for the road. I enjoy sharing my beautiful home with others and meeting new travelers, making new friends and enhancing my living experience by being open to have others to enjoy my property just as much as I do.

Jose Jube purchased this house in 2003

Why Jose Jube chose Honolulu

I bought this property 13 years ago because of its unique location with sweeping views and easy and convenient access to the beach, shopping, hiking trails and privacy which is a rare combination in Hawaii.

What makes this house unique

Location, location, location...beautiful views and very comfortable...beyond that, the 100+ year old Chinese Banyan tree keeps this home cool throughout the year and provides a home within a home to many different birds and a soothing sound to waking up to every morning.


Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 10
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Rustic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 2 shower heads, his and hers sink
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Powder room
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
  • Large bathroom with his and her sink, large shower with 2 shower heads with beautiful views to the lush property garden
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Suite - 1 king , Jacuzi & Lanai
    Suite #2 - 1 king , Bathroom
    Suite #3 - 1 king
    Suite #4 - 1 queen , Bathroom
  • All Bedrooms are very large with big closets and plenty of space. The master bedroom has a lanai which faces the ocean, Diamond Head and the beautiful Honolulu skylight.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Piano
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Water Skis
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • volcano
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Views & Privacy
average rating of 4.9444447 based on 18 reviews
Mendota Heights, MN

What an awesome property - a hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

Brought mom to Hawaii to be with her sister and brothers and our stay in this home just minutes from relatives was so perfect! Family enjoyed gathering here for some much needed family time.

The views overlooking the city are amazing. The grounds of the property are spacious and we utilized and enjoyed the yard, along with having morning and evening beverages sitting on the patio. Cooking for our group was fun in the open kitchen with all the amenities. The house is beautifully furnished with lots of open space.

Jose recommended many local places with great food. We had the wonderful opportunity to socialize with Jose and meet some new friends - great memories.

We will most certainly be back to this house our next trip to Hawaii. The location is perfect, minutes away from Waikiki and local beaches, yet private and a great get away from the hustle and bustle of the hotels. Highly recommend this property to everyone.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Diane, thank you so much for the kind words. You guys are the very best people I've me through this experience of renting my house and we miss your entire family and friends. We hope to see you in a near future. Mahalo!!!
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Awesome location, host, house, and view!

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed at Jose's home with a group of us for a conference in Honolulu and this couldn't have been a better place to stay! It was very easy to get to the convention center and most anywhere we needed to, as this location was quite centrally located. The nice thing about being there was we were close to everything, but far enough away to be quiet and ability to enjoy the view from the house.

The house is spacious and homey, with plenty of room for everyone. We really loved the kitchen, which was furnished well with most anything you would need. Having four bedrooms with included baths was perfect, giving us space and privacy. It is nicely furnished and immaculate.

Jose couldn't have been a better host! He made sure we had sufficient bath and bed linens and gave us tips about places we could go that we would have otherwise not known. He knows the area well and stays close by, so it makes it easy to readily get help as needed.

We highly recommend this home for a stay in Honolulu, particularly for large families or groups. You would be hard pressed to find a better home for a better value!

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a great pleasure to meet your family and have you at our property. Hope to see you soon. Mahalo
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Beautiful House magnificent view of Honolulu very peaceful setting only 3 miles from the main st.

  • 5 of 5

We as a family of 8 travelled for our 4th Visit to Oahu previously staying at the many Hotels on Kalakaua Ave Waikiki, this property we stayed at was our best vacation to the Island ever, it was away from the noise and the hustle and bustle of the main area of Waikiki yet only a short 3 mile drive to downtown Waikiki. The house had every thing we needed, the boys loved the Gym and pool table downstairs while mum and day enjoyed a fine bottle of red wine sitting peacefully on the balcony off main bed room watching the sun set. Our stay was for 2 weeks over the Christmas New Year period, we didn't want to come back home to Australia at vacation end. The host Jose Jube was very helpful and only lives down the street, if there was any problems or advice from a local we needed he was only 5 mins away.

The location of the property was unreal, we had a Safeway shop only 1 mile down the road for all our Grocery needs and Waikiki itself was 3 mile away and the airport was 10 mile away. Value for money at this location is great with the numbers we had it would have cost us double to stay at Waikiki itself, we had a car so we were only minutes away from all the action. even without a car the number 17 bus is a regular in the area so to go downtown is no drama.

Once again the house and the photos speak for themselves, you can't go past this one. LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION

Thanks again Jose for offering this beautiful home to many travellers to this tropical Paradise

Mahalo We will be back !!!

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great having you guys over and I am so glad your vacation and the house were beyond your expectations... Thanks and see you soon.
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Oahu Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

When coming to Hawaii for our family vacation over Thanksgiving break, we wanted to find a place that would fit our blended family of eight comfortably. After searching around the island on VRBO and Airbnb, we came across this home. Perfectly located 15 minutes from Waikiki and the airport, we were able to get around everywhere easily without having to drive too much. As far as the home goes, you could not ask for much more. From being able to make breakfast every morning and gaze at the amazing view of the city, to having a work out room and pool table downstairs, there was a lot to be thankful for. Three of the four bedrooms have full bathrooms attached, with two other bathrooms located around the main living space. Surround sound around the house to be able to play music created for a good vibe throughout the day. As far as pricing goes, I believe it is priced right. It is cheaper than getting four hotels per night for our family, and enables everyone to be under the same roof. This was a great find for our family and definitely recommend it for future visitors!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you
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  • 5 of 5

Jose was accommodating at first communication. Our family experienced a failed rental fraud situation on airbnb and Jose really helped us to feel comfortable booking his gorgeous place last minute. We had a large party from the mainland meeting up for vacation and extended family visits and every person in our party was thoroughly in awe and impressed with the gorgeous house, the beautiful views, and amazing breeze from the tradewinds.

The house itself was well-equipped with toiletries and towels. One of our party members took advantage of the full workout gym downstairs and our 10 year old son really enjoyed shooting pool with his dad. The house was spotless, kitchen well stocked with appliances, and a wonderful stereo system connected to each bedroom.

We were all sad to leave the house, but promise to be in touch if we ever need a place to stay again! We felt lucky to be staying in such a beautiful place.

Last, but not least, my seven year old daughter had left two of her stuffed animals, and Jose was so kind enough to look for them and leave them out for us! Lifesaver! =)

Thanks Jo!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure having your beautiful family enjoy the property. I am glad your vacation went as planned. Thanks
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Great home great location great view

  • 4 of 5

It was our first experience renting a home for a vacation. We had a small family reunion in Oahu and the home was perfect for all 12 of us (9 adults and 3 kids). We enjoy the entire space...plenty of room for all. The view of Honolulu and Diamond head was and night. I thought it was good location on the east-side, close (short drive) to Waikiki, Ala Moana, Pearl harbor, Freeways, etc. Great kitchen, patio and BBQ area. Good supplies of towels, laundry and kitchen items and more. Other relatives who visited and came for dinner loved the place also. Jose was away but Derrick filled in nicely. We were there for tropical storm Darby and we felt OK and safe.

Few minor things. There is no AC but the breeze and fans were good enough for me. There is another rental above the garage so you may need to share the driveway. Malfunction with the fire alarm late one clue why. Minor...minor...minor. We still had a great time in the home.

We will remember this vacation and the house on Luna drive for a good long while. Hope to rent it again. Thanks Jose and Derrick


  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our property and for the kind words. We very much appreciated. Mahalo
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Nearest Airport
5.7 Miles
Honolulu Airport (HNL)
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Cheese Burger in Paradise
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Kahala Country Club
Nearest Motorway
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Cheesecake Factory and California Kitchen Pizza
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Waikiki Beach and Ala Moana Beach Park
Car: recommended

This property is located in the hill side facing Diamond Head volcano crater, Waikiki/Ala Moana beach and city lights. There are 4 supermarkets, movie theaters, shopping centers and outdoor activities within 0.3 miles from the property. There are 8 hiking trails for those who enjoy hiking and exploring. Kahala Country Club within is near by and a variety of activities within minutes away. Our property is completely safe, quiet and relaxing and perfect for a busy day at the beach with the certainty and tranquility of coming home and watching the beautiful Honolulu sunset, ocean views and fireworks from our lanai while you hear the birds chirping and feel the breezy and enjoy a cold drink with friends and family.


Rates & Availability

Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $350
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.97%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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