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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 day, gorgeous, sweeping views of the Honolulu skyline and beyond. By night, it becomes a panoramic vista of the sparkling city lights. This is a beautiful, spacious and uniquely situated home, 7 minutes (literately) from Waikiki beach with easy access to shopping and all the conveniences while vacationing. It is an 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
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

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 Tantalus

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.


Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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


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Magnificent Views & Privacy
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 24 reviews
Mendota Heights, MN

Definately a Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

It is looking like our visits to Hawaii may become an annual vacation :-) ... so excited - and this is our favorite home to stay in! Last year we gathered family from different states and locally to bring our older relatives together for some quality time, and this year was a bit more relaxed. Since it is not our first time in Hawaii, we spent most of our days hanging out at the house, entertaining and playing games. The patio doors in the kitchen open all the way to make you feel as though you are sitting outside, which was perfect, since it was rainy season. The house is furnished beautifully and very comfortable. The yard is a perfect spot to watch the fireworks from Waikiki on Friday evenings or to just hang out and enjoy some sun. Jose has become family to our group and such a pleasant host. We are fortunate that he is willing to share his home/property so that our time away is perfect! I used to enjoy staying at hotels until I stayed here. This will always be my go to home while I am in Hawaii. Highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You and your family became family to me and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks for the kind words
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Better than you could imagine!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this place justice. It is even nicer than advertised. We had a party of 10 ppl in town for a wedding and everyone was "Wowed" by the property.

It is very spacious and comfortable with plenty of nice amenities like a central speaker system that can play music throughout the entire property (volume is individually adjustable in each room). All the furniture, kitchen appliances and fixtures worked well and all the beds were very comfortable.

The location was very central to all the activities our group wanted to partake. Most of the places we visit were no more than 10-15 minutes by car. If you don't rent a car and want to uber to downtown Waikiki it's about a $10 ride each way.

The views were stunning. You could see the sunrise and sunset all from the back yard, as it is located on a edge of a cliff that has unobstructed/panoramic views.

One of the best features of the property that was not advertised (as it is still being built out) was the treehouse in the backyard. It was more like a deck as we were able to have almost a dozen people up there at once while enjoying the breeze in the hammocks.

Towards the end of our weeklong stay (that was filled with sun-rise and sunset hikes) our group was exhausted and almost wish we had spent more time relaxing at the property and enjoying everything it had to offer.

If you have a group large enough where it makes sense, I highly recommend staying at this property as it is a great home-base to be able to enjoy all that Honolulu has to offer and come back to a comfortable and spacious house for everyone to relax.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you all and wish you all the best in 2018.
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Birmingham, MI

Beautiful Home Overlooking Honolulu

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious house, with beautiful wood floors throughout, that has dramatic views of downtown Honolulu from the dining room, living room and master bedroom that are special at night. Amenities include a well-equipped gym with more weights and machines than a lot of hotel fitness centers (although the treadmill did not work), a very well equipped outdoor grill station, a pool table, a drum set, an electronic piano, a tree house off the patio that was under construction but we were able to use, a well equipped kitchen, 4-1/2 baths, large capacity washer and dryer and a well maintained and lovely yard. Waikiki beach is about 3 miles away (parking is tough) and Diamond Head (there is a view of Diamond Head from the master bedroom), Pearl Harbor and the airport are relatively close. There was no problem using this location to go anywhere on the island, There are no negatives but you should know that the apartment above the garage is rented out and they use a portion of the driveway to park and the Owner stays in a private apartment on the property and uses the garage. Speaking of the Owner, Jose, was great and offered to help in anyway he could including grilling steaks for us (we did not take him up on the offer but probably should have). I would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We spent a wonderful week here and didn't want to leave. Beautiful, well furnished house in quiet area overlooking Honolulu. Jose was out of town but Dereck was very helpful and informative. If you are going to Honolulu with a large group, this is an excellent choice.

Chuck Cook

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind words and come back soon. Hope you had a great trip back home.
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Wonderful stay for multi-family reunion

  • 5 of 5

My brother and I brought our families together to throw my mom her 80th birthday in Hawaii. We are originally from Hawaii and moved away 4 years ago and this is where she wanted it so that she could invite her oldest friends and church members. The property allowed our families 5 adults 4 kids to stay all under one roof. The property was so beautiful and spacious that were able to have the party itself on the premises. I can't tell you how many "oohs and aahs" we heard when guests arrived. It had so much space for the younger kids to run around and for the older kids to "hide." We've stayed at many VRBOs and Homeaway properties over the years and this is one of the best. Pros: Spacious, outdoor gas grill, giant hammock, ceiling fan in every room, gorgeous views, well kept landscaping, quiet neighborhood, very attentive property manager (Derrick). Cons: treadmill was not working, refrigerator had some trouble keeping food very cold, ants were a nuisance but not unusual for the Islands, owner's family photos throughout the property may feel weird to some. I can't stress enough though the cons were really more annoyances more than anything else and we would absolutely stay here again. Additionally you cannot beat the price for what you get. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us and for your valuable comments. As for the cons, I appreciate the honest feedback and offer the following: fridge will be exchange for a new one (already ordered it), treadmill must have gotten broken during my absence but will be fixed, the ants I will have it fumigated next week. Mahalo again and I am glad your family hadn't a great time. Jose Jube Owner
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. We rented this house to accommodate, us, our children and granddaughters. Views were amazing. The house had everything we needed. Jose was perfect host. He gave us great recommendations. Thank you for letting us enjoy your home.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jeff and it was very nice meeting. 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $350
Damage Insurance $59

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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