This one bedroom apartment is right outside of noisy Waikiki. It is biking distance to the beach and the perfect location. Located right next door to the world famous, Rainbow Drive-in, the apartment also is across the street from a 7eleven. There are plenty of restaurants around.
Parking space included. Internet included. dishes, pots and pans are included. Shampoo, conditioner, soap, towels provided
Come relax in this beautiful apartment. Very
comfortable queen size pillow-top mattress. The couch is a futon and folds down to accommodate two more people!
Coin-operated washer and dryer on property.
Bikes available upon request!.. Snorkel gear for two included..
Coffee machine included. If you have any special requests, please let me know! I have body boards and surfboards on request! Baby stroller, baby bassinet, playpen, beach toys on request as well.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q. Is your neighborhood safe?
A. Yes, Hawaii is relatively safe compared to the mainland.
Q. Do you allow children?
Q. What time is check-in?
A. Check-in is 3:00 PM
Q. Can I check-in early?
A. No. I generally have guest leaving the same day and need time to clean up the apartment.
Q. Can I check in late in the evening?
A. Yes. If I know you are coming I can leave the apartment unlocked.
Q. What time is check-out?
A. 11:00 AM
Q. Can I check-out late?
A. No. I generally have new guests checking in the same day and need to clean the apartment.
Q. Is the apartment private?
A. Yes. The apartment is completely private.
Q. Do we have the whole apartment to ourselves?
Q. Is the kitchen equipped so we can cook our own food?
A. Yes, the kitchen has everything you would need to cook your meals.
Q. Do you provide towels?
A. Yes, the bathroom if fully supplied with lots of towels.
Q. Is there parking?
A. Yes, your parking spot is located on the left side of the building and it is the only covered parking space that is built into the building
Q. Do you allow pets?
Q. How far are you from the beach?
A. 10 minute bike ride, 2 minute drive
Q. Is there a super market near by?
A. Yes, there is a super market within walking distance.
Q. How many beds are in the apartment?
A. There is one queen bed and a fold out futon
Q. Do you have WiFi?
(website hidden) you have TV?
Q. What else comes with the apartment?
Beach toys, beach umbrella, beach chairs, snorkel gear, bikes
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
|Neighborhood:||Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights|
This apartment is a great, clean, no frills, convenient landing pad, especially for a couple. My partner and I appreciated how accessible it is to everything (both fun sights and practical stuff like restaurants, grocery store, drug store etc.) We also really appreciated the valuable parking spot that comes with it! We were impressed with how thoughtfully well stocked the place is with toiletries, beach gear, kitchen stuff etc.
It is not a luxurious or aesthetically beautifully place (concrete walls and no real views) and since it is ground level you will hear noises from the street (which you can pretty much drown out if you keep a fan going at night). Also, I cannot imagine being comfortable if you have more than 2 people staying here. (Even 2 friends not willing to share a bed might find it a bit challenging). But it was plenty of space for a couple and as we are from NYC the urban aspects of the apartment didn't faze us at all, nor were we looking for anything fancy or pretty.
Also noteworthy: Joanna's list of what to do while in Hawaii was also stellar. We took many of her suggestions and were glad we listened to her. (Tip: I am especially happy I had my shave ice with vanilla ice cream and azuki beans - not sure I would have thought to put all those things together and it was delicious!)
Our primary need was to have a clean and comfortable place to make and eat breakfast before sight seeing, and to get some sleep after long wonderful days enjoying the beauty of Hawaii! Joanna's apartment definitely met our needs. It was the perfect convenient and affordable spot for our fantastic vacation and we were very happy with our experience here.
Nice location! Just beside the awesome rainbow cafe!!!! And 10-15 minutes walk to waikiki beach! The place is very clean and have everything we needed! Nice kitchen shower bed and more! Joanna's place is well prepare for visitors and Joanna herself was realky helpfull and fast on answers! Thank you Joanna!!!
Pros: the host tried hard to accommodate us and sort any problems. She also provided plenty of beach equipment.
Cons: the unit felt like it was in a deprived part of town, with an old couch, rusted brake disks and other tipped rubbish outside facing the road. Directly opposite is a car repair place and it can get quite noisy. But not as noisy as the washing machine which is directly outside the bedroom, and some of the neighbours who chat well in to the night.
The pictures were very professional, and made the unit look bigger than it is. Also the pics don't show the fridge taking up a fair bit of space in the small lounge.
The bathroom wash basin was blocked causing the water to overflow. The host got a plumber the same afternoon. But the dirty water overflow left a disgusting smell in the bathroom/bedroom which seemed to linger on the whole week.
- Joanna is a great communicator; very prompt and informative. She's also very thoughtful. I liked her suggested list of "things to do" and her attention to detail regarding supplies and extras included for guests (see below).
- Above and beyond with regard to supplies! The beach equipment (chairs, umbrella, snorkelling gear, etc.) was such a treat to have on hand. I loved cruising around on the bicycles. We didn't cook there at all but were more than well equipped to do so (decent knives, peeler, salt & pepper, rice cooker, and more!) And, while I didn't forget any of my own stuff (this time), I would have been totally sorted for shampoo/conditioner, suncream, toothpaste, cotton wool buds, etc. if I had.
- Walking distance to the beach and Waikiki's main shopping strip. We walked home from dinner on the strip a couple of nights.
- The apartment itself was really clean and tidy.
The not so good:
- The pictures definitely make this place look a lot "fresher" than it is but, as mentioned, the apartment itself (the interior, kitchen, bathroom, etc.) is very clean and tidy.
- When we arrived, well after 3pm, the apartment hadn't been cleaned after the previous guests left. To Joanna's credit, she responded to my email in no time and had the cleaner sent around while we were out for dinner. Unfortunately the cleaner really cut some corners that I was not pleased about, but I've mentioned this to Joanna, maybe she can find someone better for next time.
- It is really noisy at night, and you can't block out the street lights because there are no curtains. But I sussed this out after night one, used a sleeping mask and ear plugs for the remainder and slept (almost) like a baby.
- I've never slept comfortably on a futon so I wasn't expecting much. On a scale of 1-5 (where 5 is comfortable, 1 is better-off-sleeping-on-concrete) I'd give this a 3. It's also pretty grubby. I wasn't keen to sit on it without putting a towel down.
I stayed 5 night with a girlfriend from work (we took turns dealing with the futon). We were only in the apartment to sleep or get changed so it was fine for us.
Conveniently located, good price, felt like a pretty safe little neighbourhood, parking spot turned out to be really handy! If money were invested in a cleaner, more comfortable pull-out bed I would absolutely stay here again and recommend it to friends :)
We had a good two nights here. Located really close to Waikiki beach. Snorkeling, surfing and swimming gear available. The place looks a little nicer on the pictures, and the futon could need a lift. However, we didn't spend much time in the apartment so we didn't really care :) overall good experience.
Great experience, Joanna helped us to find everything and her tips were great! We enjoyed this vacation! Apartment is very close to waikiki and well furnished!
The place is small, but tastefully decorated and in a great location for walking to Waikiki. You're about a 15 min walk from the eastern end of the main drag. It can get a little loud around there at night, but it didn't bother us much. Easy in and easy out plus a parking spot was ideal for us. Try the Rainbow Drive-in next door, you won't be disappointed.
A great little 1 bedroom flat on ground floor.
Entire unit is very well equipped with everything you could need on a holiday that includes: brochures, kitchen appliances, nice plates, use of surfboard, buggy board, snorkel, bikes, etc.
Great for 1-2 persons but if you plan to be out and about during the day it's OK for up to 4persons (2 adults and 2 kids sleeping on the fold down couch).
Good location, a 10 min stroll to the beach.
We really enjoyed our stay. We highly recommend it.
Pictures are a bit "fresher" than the unit itself. Parking is a big plus with covered space right behind apartment, but location is both good and not-so-good, as it is too close to a busy and noisy (website hidden) is just adequate to keep unit comfortable for a mainlander, and bed is low and very tight on one side in terms of space to move. There is NO TV and that would be a BIG NEGATIVE for any stay longer than a couple of days. Lighting for reading in bedroom is really not great nor in the "living area" either.
Unit is clean and especially well-equipped in terms of sports and activity, so that is a huge plus for many visitors.
Good value, but there are some sacrifices involved too.
Joanna is a great host! Very prompt with communication. The place was clean and neat and had lots of extras for us to use for activities (snorkel, body boards, etc). The bathroom had extra towels, shampoo, conditioner, etc. just like staying in a cozy hotel room. Location was central to everything that we needed, not to mention literally 10 steps away from rainbow drive inn. Really enjoyed the private parking space considering how limited parking was around the area. Wished there was a tv though just to lounge around but really enjoyed it otherwise. Thank you!!