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Magnificent Views & Privacy

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
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Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible

Jose Jube
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
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Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2016
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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.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

Magnificent Views & Privacy
average rating of 4.928571 based on 14 reviews


  • 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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Great place, great view, great host

  • 5 of 5

We were a large group of 12 (grandparents, parents, grandkids) and this home was perfect for us. The home was clean with large open spaces for everyone to hang out and lots of places to sit around and lounge. Kitchen had everything we needed to for our breakfast and dinner needs (coffee maker, coffee grinder, rice maker, toaster oven, 6-burner stove, large refrigerator, microwave, etc).

The large grassy backyard was perfect for the kids to play and explore. We spent a lot of time enjoying the amazing views of Diamond Head and Honolulu on the back lanai shaded by the gorgeous banyan tree. The glass doors between the dining room and back lanai slide out of the way creating an huge open space where you can enjoy the island breeze. We ended every day with drinks on the lanai taking in the view of the city lights.

The location was very convenient. It was only a 10-15 minute drive to the places we went (Waikiki, Ala Moana Mall, Pearl Harbor, Shimazu Store shave ice, Kahala, etc).

Our host, Jose, was awesome. He accommodated our travel schedule so that part of our group could arrive and get settled before the normal check-in time. He explained everything about the home (how to use lights and appliances), offered suggestions on places to eat, and was always available to make sure everything was well and that our group was enjoying themselves.

This was the first trip to Hawaii for half our group and Jose and his home really captured the Aloha spirit and made the trip memorable for everyone. We highly recommend this home and look forward to staying there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure having the three generations of your family enjoy the house...mi casa, su casa!!! Mahalo
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The Perfect Rental

  • 5 of 5

While my fiancé & I were looking for accommodations for Hawaii for our destination wedding, we knew we didn't want your ordinary and typical hotel but instead we wanted a beautiful place where a couple of our family members and we could stay and enjoy the view and ambience of the place. I also wanted a place that would be beautiful for "getting ready" photos for the wedding, which are pictures of the bride and groom getting ready for you who don't now what those are. I must say that we couldn't have picked a better place!

This is an absolutely breathtaking home. Let me tell you why. It's on a hilltop and overlooks the city so you have this amazing view from the kitchen and the living room. It took my breathe away every single moment I was there and especially in the morning and at night when you could see the city lights. My family absolutely loved staying there. The house also has this really green backyard (which also overlooks the city) that our wedding photographer, who so happened to be a friend of the owner of the house, told us that the house was so beautiful that she just wanted us to take our first look photos there. We completely recommend staying here.

Here are some more really important facts about the house:

1. Extremely clean

2. Nice and Roomy

3. Beautiful Kitchen

4. Has a gym room and a pool table

5. Has a propane grill

6. Great location (great neighborhood)

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very please that your special occasion with your family went better than expected. We enjoyed having you staying in our home and we appreciate how well you took care of it. Thanks and all the best your way.
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Beautiful home with beautiful view!

  • 5 of 5

This stunning home far exceeded our expectations! We had a large group, (12 total), with plenty of room for all of us. The house was perfect for entertaining, with the dining room opening up to the patio area. We celebrated our daughter's graduation and could not have had a better location to do so!

Jose was a wonderful host, and we are very grateful to him for the opportunity to rent his home.

We highly recommend this property - it is a truly special place!


Mike & Liz

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our property, I truly enjoyed meeting you and your beautiful family and we appreciate how well you took care of the property. Thanks and be well.
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Great house, amazing view!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice location, close to downtown/beach, yet far away from the noise!

Amazing view from the open deck, especially at tight.

Owner Jose was very helpful in every possible way! Would absolutely stay there again!!

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at our property. We hope to see you again next time you are in Hawaii. 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.

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Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Rental Rates

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5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Makiki - Lower Punchbowl - Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
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
  • 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
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Terrace
  • Water Skis
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • 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
Smoking allowed outside only.

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