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Best of Honolulu I: East Wing (800 Square Feet)

Bedrooms 1
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

House, 1 Bedroom, 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 800 square feet, on the second floor of our Mediterranean style villa with its own separate entrance, has a marble tiled wet-bar with granite countertop, a deluxe marble tiled bathroom with whirlpool tub, split air conditioning and internet access.

Awaken your senses each morning with picture perfect Diamond Head to the East and fall asleep at night with the mesmerizing twinkles of Honolulu city lights through the huge picture windows. 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 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 31, 2016

Guestbook comments from the owner

Magnificent view and great place for vacation!!! It was much more than we expected. The marvelous view, very neat and well furnished house, beautiful bath set, ........were really impressive. Also many thanks for the warm hospitality of Mr. & Mrs. CHEN who had made our trip the most pleasurable. We would say it was the most enjoyable trip we have ever had. Our kids and friends who traveled with us all agreed. We cannot wait to plan for our next trip to Honolulu and stay in the beautiful house again.

Gary & Rosemary LAU

18 July 2007

Gary & Rosemary LAU, Hong Kong
Oct 2007
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Tantalus House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Ocean View ...
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size bed (1). Single beds (2) or Baby crib (1) available upon request.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
Ample On-site Parkings, Toaster/Oven and Coffee Maker.


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Best of Honolulu I: East Wing (800 Square Feet)
average rating of 5.0 based on 16 reviews
Alexander, NC

Wonderful place to stay while visiting Oahu

  • 5 of 5

We have visited Hawaii every year since 2000 for two weeks in late September/early October. The previous six years we had stayed at the Embassy Suites and had no issues... but this year we tried something different and the difference is night and day. Instead of navigating Waikiki traffic you drive thru lush tropical surroundings to arrive at the 'mansion'. The owner literally met us at the gate and the next two weeks were 'heaven'. Wonderful place to stay and we have already reserved two weeks for our next getaway in 2015. Perfect for that first trip to Hawaii or if you are a many time returning visitor.

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!

  • 5 of 5

The East Wing is amazing. Spacious, immaculate, just a short drive down the hill into town, incredible view overlooking Honolulu. This unit surpassed our expectations. We will definitely stay here again on a future vacation and recommend to anyone visiting Oahu. Ivan is a great host and made sure we had everything we needed. He gave us great information about hiking and different sites to see. Definitely a 5 star.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tokyo, Japan

Coming back home

  • 5 of 5

That was our 8 times of stay in this condo(maybe). The amazing view and owner of this condo could always welcome us and we feel we came back to Hawaii again. The room is huge like a penthouse size of room, clean and tidy. Also easy access to highway for the beach and restaurant. The parking lot is just beside of house and easy to carry a travel baggages and shopping bags. And easy to find out the condo from the airplane on the way back to Japan.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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picture postcard views!

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is up on the side of a mountain overlooking the entire city of Honolulu and the ocean beyond. Sunsets are spectacular; at night, the lights of the city twinkle beautifully below and the stars above.

The owner is a most hospitable host, and keeps the accommodation and environs spotless. The apartment is in a huge mansion, which was solidly and beautifully built to reflect the gracious living of Hawaii in the latter 20th century. It is very private and quiet.

This apartment is for those who want to be above the hustle and bustle of Waikiki, and prefer to experience nature on winding roads and trails in the woods and the culture and cuisines of the island over lying on a beach. (The beaches are accessible by a 15 minute


This apartment was perfect for us as a couple seeking a beautiful, quiet place that is easily accessible to the excitement of the city. (You do need to have a car for transportation.) We will certainly return!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay !! Ivan is the perfect owner , He is present when you need but He respect your privacy !!! The location is quiet and calm but with an unforgetable panorama , very very romantic. The suite has everithink you need , and may be more then !!!!

To rent a car is mandatory !!! Don't forget to visit Kailua and Northshore.

In Waikiki our preferite restaurant was The Cheesecake Factory ....and the breakfast in the patio beatiful !!!!

The photos reflect the location, and I recommend this property.

Thanks Ivan for all , for us is a long fly (26 Hours) but we'll come back !!!!!


  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you a lot, I just do my best. Happy New Year to you and your most beautiful wife!
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Castle Rock, CO

A Great Stay !

  • 5 of 5

Returning visitor to Hawaii, 1st stay at the East Wing.

Look no further, this is it. The best room, view, and owner.

Relaxing, great location, even greater view, days and especially at night.

A true $10 million dollar view and experience.

Everything you'd want and more.

We've travel extensively throughout the world, and this rates very, very high on our list.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks.
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Car: necessary

Every Friday night.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.