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Magnificent Zen Atmopsphere

Tantalus, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms2
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

2 bedrooms, 1 large bathroom, sleeps 4

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 2 bedroom cottage, minutes from the heart of Honolulu with easy access to shopping, Waikiki and the beach. It is idyllic setting with tropical gardens, privacy, quiet and very welcoming...It is removed without being remote. 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. This beautiful home works equally well as a romantic retreat setting or for family vacations. Conveniently located 1.2 miles away from Waikiki beach, near supermarkets, movie theaters and yet, secluded in the hills of Makiki Heights with beautiful ocean, Diamond Head and City views. This property sleeps 4 comfortably and it has 2 large bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, gourmet kitchen, a huge outside lanai for great entertaining, free WIFI, free parking for 4 cars, W/D, ceiling fans, 2 flat screen TVs, and super quite and breezy.


Jose Jube

Member Since 2012
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This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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english, spanish, portuguese
Calendar last updated:
Mar 19, 2018


    • Internet
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen, 1 sleep sofa /futon
      • Airy, 5 star resort type of bedrooms.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, shower
      • Very large bathroom with his and hers sink.

      Location Type

        • Beach View
          Ocean, city and mountain views
        • Mountain
          Plenty of mountain and walking distance hiking trails only half a mile from the property.
        • Mountain View
          Ocean, city and mountain views
        • Near The Ocean
          This property is only 2.5 miles from the beach.
        • Ocean View
          Ocean, city and mountain views


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Family
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Paper Towels
                    • Alarm Clock
                    • Ceiling Fans
                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                      Free Parking
                    • Internet
                      Free WIFI
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Laundry Soap
                    • Linens Provided
                      FREE and always fresh
                    • Local Activities Guide
                    • Basic Soaps
                    • Parking
                      Free parking available
                    • Safe
                    • Security System
                    • Shampoo
                    • Toilet Paper
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                    • Wireless Internet
                      FREE INTERNET
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Ice Maker
                        • 4 Ring Stove
                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Cooking Utensils
                          All brand new
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                          brand new
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Freezer
                          Brand New
                        • Grill
                        • Blender
                        • Kitchen
                          Complete Gourmet Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                          Brand New
                        • Oven
                          Brand New
                        • Pantry Items
                        • Refrigerator
                          Brand New
                        • Stove
                          brand new
                        • Toaster


                            • Child's Highchair
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 5 people


                                • Books
                                • Books for Adults
                                • Books for Kids
                                • CD Player
                                • DVD Player
                                • Radio
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                  Basic Cable
                                • Stereo
                                • Television
                                  2 Flat screen TVs


                                    • Lawn / Garden
                                    • Balcony
                                    • Beach Chairs
                                    • Beach Towels
                                    • Bicycles
                                    • Deck / Patio
                                    • Lanai / Gazebo
                                      (2) YES
                                    • Barbecue
                                    • Outdoor Grill
                                      Weber Grill available for guests
                                    • Outdoor Grill Gas
                                    • Porch / Veranda
                                    • Small Cooler
                                    • Tennis
                                      Tennis rackets available for guests to use
                                    • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
                                    • Water Skis


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                            • museums
                                            • arboretum
                                            • botanical garden
                                            • churches
                                            • cinemas
                                            • duty free shops
                                            • forests
                                            • library
                                            • live theater
                                            • marina
                                            • autumn foliage
                                            • playground
                                            • rain forests
                                            • recreation center
                                            • reefs
                                            • restaurants
                                            • theme parks
                                            • volcano
                                            • water parks
                                            • waterfalls
                                            • zoo

                                              Leisure Activities

                                                • outlet shopping
                                                • beachcombing
                                                • boating
                                                • eco tourism
                                                • horseback riding
                                                • luaus
                                                • miniature golf
                                                • bird watching
                                                • paddle boating
                                                • scenic drives
                                                • shopping
                                                • sight seeing
                                                • walking
                                                • whale watching

                                                  Local Services & Businesses

                                                    • ATM/bank
                                                    • Babysitter
                                                    • fitness center
                                                    • groceries
                                                    • hospital
                                                    • laundromat
                                                    • medical services

                                                      Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                        • rock climbing
                                                        • basketball court
                                                        • deepsea fishing
                                                        • fishing
                                                        • freshwater fishing
                                                        • golf
                                                        • hiking
                                                        • jet skiing
                                                        • kayaking
                                                        • mountain biking
                                                        • mountain climbing
                                                        • paragliding
                                                        • parasailing
                                                        • cycling
                                                        • sailing
                                                        • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling
                                                        • snorkeling/diving
                                                        • sound/bay fishing
                                                        • surf fishing
                                                        • surfing
                                                        • swimming
                                                        • tennis
                                                        • water skiing
                                                        • water tubing
                                                        • wind-surfing

                                                          75 Reviews


                                                          Latest reviews

                                                          Fabulous place to stay!

                                                          SARAH G.

                                                          We had a wonderful stay and would recommend this accommodation to all of our family and friends. Jose is very hospitable and a pleasure to correspond with.

                                                          The residence was clean, quiet, nicely decorated and well equipped with everything we needed. We liked being centrally located, attractions such as the zoo, Waikiki and Pearl Harbour were just a short drive away, which was great as we were traveling with a toddler.

                                                          We loved sitting on the lanai in the evening and watching the glow of the city lights and the fireworks. On a morning we enjoyed the view of the ocean beyond the city while drinking our coffee. It was a lovely start to the day.

                                                          We’ll be back Jose!! Many thanks for a fabulous holiday!


                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thank you Sarah for choosing our property for your stay while in Hawaii. Mahalo for the kind words.

                                                          Very Enjoyable Stay

                                                          Michael H.

                                                          Everything went well with my stay. Located in a very quiet and safe neighborhood in Honolulu. Clean, comfortable and overall very peaceful. The owner Jose was friendly and accomodating.

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks Michael. It was nice meeting you and your family. Keep in touch

                                                          Beautiful views of the Waikiki skyline, breathtaking sunsets and serene surroundings. Paradise!

                                                          DWELVAN W.

                                                          What can I say about the property that hasn't already been said? This Slice of Heaven makes you feel like a local. Amazing views, perfect location, well-appointed grounds, and extremely welcoming host make this property a prime place to stay. José welcomed my mother and I with open arms and plenty of Aloha. We arrived slightly early and were graciously allowed to settle in. We found the home quite clean and very comfortable. The luxurious and meticulous landscaping was full of wonderful native Hawaiian flowers and tropical fruit trees. Slightly off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki Beach hotels. Just a few minutes drive to the beach, Manoa Falls, Diamond Head and the airport. Peaceful retreat with a Lanai where you can watch the sunset, Friday night fireworks, or coffee just before your sunrise surf trip. If I ever vacation in Honolulu again, this will be at the top of my list of places to stay and it should be at the top of yours too. Mahalo!

                                                          Owner's Response:

                                                          Thanks for the kind words. We truly enjoyed meeting and hosting you and hope to see you again soon. Mahalo and safe travels

                                                          Location Location Location

                                                          Kapua R.Newtown, PA 18940

                                                          Close to everything and located in a very nice area. Didn't have to fight the traffic going in and out of Honolulu. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it didn't have air conditioning. The fans worked well in moving the air but there were a few days we didn't have any trade winds. Cable TV in the master bedroom would've been nice. Other than that, everything was good. It was nice to have a lanai to hang out and a full kitchen. Thanks Jose for being so hospitable.

                                                          Very unhappy won't make this mistake again!

                                                          Sumer L.Orange County CA

                                                          I came to Hawaii with high expectations of the place that I booked through VRBO come to find out the reality was that is was not so much a magnificent zen.

                                                          The top main issues I had with the place

                                                          1. No AC and there was absolutely no airflow. The fans I was told would cool off the place. They only circulated the hot air. I could barely sleep at night, my small child was sweating profusely and it was beyond uncomfortable being In the house for even an hour.

                                                          2. Mold above the shower, we have a pic it grossed me out right then I knew we head to leave, along with a big fat cockroach climbing his way down the shower curtain.

                                                          3. The location is right next to a house like within 6 feet to their front door. People were loud and in and out and parked behind our car so the two days we were there we parked on the street so we wouldn't get blocked in. We saw multiple people coming in and out of this house also people underneath us we didn't even know we're staying there.

                                                          4. Not many windows just shutters so you hear everything, the heat and humidity just swaps through and causes the dooors to stick.

                                                          5. you go through the main room through bathroom to a very small compact kitchen which is fine the kitchen isn't a do or die for me but I could Barely go in there because of the heat. I was suffocating. I felt worse for my poor son who could Barely breathe and function he was irritable and at night we had to stick him in the front room in his play yard so he could sleep as it was to hot for him.

                                                          I had to change places after two days. That is how bad my experience was. It was beyond awful.

                                                          I have rented over 20 places like this and yes I have had some issues but they were so minor that we didn't complain about it it's part of renting places like this you needs to embrace. But this place heck no. This was beyond the worse experience I have had. Thank gosh we are able to find a last minute place to rent and affordable as I was willing to pay anything to get out of there fast.

                                                          Sad thing is I wrote owner no response after informing him of the issues.


                                                          Cynthia A.

                                                          Enjoyed the balcony every night relaxing with the semi partial view of Honolulu and Waikiki.


                                                          Tantalus, Honolulu, HI, USA

                                                          This property is located in the hill side facing Diamond Head volcano crater, Waikiki/Ala Moana beach and city lights. There are 4 supermarkets, 2 hospitals, 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. A city Golf course (Ala Wai Golf) within 2.1 miles and a variety of activities within 5 minutes driving. 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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                                                          75 Reviews
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