About This Listing
Aloha Abode a welcoming friendly building to settle into paradise. We offer private studios, bikes, snorkels, fins, surf & body boards, beach gear & more to get your vacation started. Located in a convenient neighborhood easy to explore!
Meet local people, experience the local hip scene, popular spots, beaches, hikes and culture. Beach bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear, body boards, and more provided. Many fun friendly locals living in the building to assist with activity planning and vacation suggestions. ABOUT OUR BUILDING: We are a group of educated students, grad students and young professionals (with the majority of us in our late 20's to early 30's, although there are a few outside that range) that are clean, fun, friendly, calm, relaxed, considerate of others, easy to get along with, enjoy each other's company (when we have time), communicate easily, and like to socialize when we have the time. We often have spontaneous dinners together, watch some tv shows or movies together, go hiking, take Zumba classes, head to the beach, spend time talking and hanging out in the common area. All the people that live in the building are cool, friendly, and seek no drama. The building has a common area set up as a living room/kitchen and backporch area perfect for hanging out and bbq. We are a pretty mellow household, social but definitely not big partiers or a party house. We keep things pretty chill, clean and organized. ABOUT THE AREA: We are located in the Kaimuki area on 2nd Ave. The building is walking distance to many grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, food, bars, etc. We are centrally located near UH Manoa and less than a block from Chaminade University. The house is close to Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kahala and ½ block from the local area bus line. We're centrally located, with super easy access to H1. Less than a 10 minute bike ride to the beach, Ala Moana or Kahala. ABOUT THE STUDIO UNIT: You would have your own fully furnished room and bath/studio with all amenities provided. You have your own full private bathroom with a shower and tub. A bright breezy corner unit with four nice size windows for plenty of light and there is a large mirror closet in the room. Your room also includes a refrigerator, microwave, burner, conventional oven, and other kitchen items. There is also a full kitchen in the main part of the building with an extensive selection of all kitchen appliances (juicers, blenders, fryers, rice cooker, steamer, crock pot, etc). The room is fully furnished with a queen size bed, a couch (that can fold out to a full size bed), kitchenette, dining table & chair, couch, shelves, tv and more. It has two nice size windows for plenty of light and there is a large deep mirror closet in the room. SOME OTHER PERKS: There is cable in the unit and in the common area and 3 secure WIFI networks to use anywhere on the property. Your unit has a samsung smart tv which is connected wirelessly to the internet and can be used to almost as a computer, easily connects to a wireless keyboard and mouse. You would have access to an on-site coin-operated washer and dryer. We have 2 kayaks, boogie boards and snorkel sets for you to use while you are visiting. We do have space available for bikes and different bikes you can use during your stay (beach cruisers, fixie road bikes, and mountain bikes). Check out the bike you prefer and we will issue you a lock so you can use it during your stay for free :). We are located off a residential street with no parking restrictions or we have a parking spot available down the driveway for a scooter. All our private driveway parking spaces are currently reserved so if you rent a car, please plan to find street parking. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us and let us know more about what you could share at our Aloha Abode. We look forward to meeting you!
You have access to your own private studio unit and our Aloha Abode common area. The private studios have private full bathrooms (with tubs too) and kitchenettes. The community areas include a full kitchen, dining areas inside and out, hot tub, BBQ, hammocks, outside couches, tables, seating, garden, laundry, laundry drying lines, a secure bike room, and more.
Interaction with Guests
It's really up to you. You can stay in your private unit and keep to yourself or if you desire to be more social, come hang out in the common area. We also post social happenings on the whiteboard of the common area. There are BBQs, hikes, bike rides, yoga, movies nights, shared dinners and more that you could be a part of.
Our neighborhood is super convenient. It's near the H1 but not close enough to hear it. It's located right where Kapahulu meets Kapiolani, King, Beretania, Harding and Waialae. Kaimuki is known for its restaurants and many have been voted as the best on island for 2015. I love the proximity to Waikiki, Kapiolani Park, Diamond Head, beaches and so many great restaurants close to home.
Easy neighborhood to explore by foot with many popular island restaurants and beaches nearby. We provide a selection of bikes to use during your stay including mountain bikes, beach cruisers and fixie hybrid road bikes. Easy central location to bike to the Waikiki and diamond head beaches, nearby hikes, Kahala, Ala Moana, downtown and more quicker than by car. Bus line is just a 1/2 block away. Free shuttle to UH Manoa is 1/2 block away. Freeway access is super close if you rent a car and decide to explore more of the island. Private reserved driveway parking is available for $3/day and $20/week.
Other Things to Note
Dogs are conditional upon approval. There is a $50/pet minimum fee if you wish to stay here with a dog and the dog must be pre-approved prior to your arrival. If you are staying on a month to month basis, the pet fee is $50/pet/month.
As a guest, you must abide by your agreed check out date and be fully moved out of the building with your keys turned in. You may not move your belongings into anyone else's unit or stay in the common areas after your checkout. Any changes to your check out must be made and approved in advance by officially signing a lease or extending your agreement on Airbnb.
If you use any of our community items such as kayaks, boogie boards, coolers, bikes, surfboards, etc, they must be properly checked out before you remove them or it is considered theft as you have not gotten permission. If any of the items are lost, broken or stolen while checked out to you, notify management immediately as you are responsible for returning all items checked out in the same condition. This includes all bike lights, locks, helmets, and properly washing off all sand and salt water from surfboards, boogie boards, kayaks, washing out cooler, etc. Maximum 2 occupants/unit and number of guests must be specified and accurate in your booking along with the info for your 2nd guest in advance if you will have one. Clean up after yourself in the common areas. Respect the relaxed vibe and noise level of the building. Quiet time after 10pm. No smoking cigarettes within 20ft of the building. If you use the shared kitchen, you must wash, dry, put away dishes, and empty the strainer immediately. Otherwise please use the kitchen and sink in your unit. We also ask that you keep our building secure by closing the exterior doors.
•You are responsible for ensuring the exterior doors are closed and locked at all times for security purposes and to prevent pests from entering the building.
•Do not throw cigarette butts or any other litter on the property. Use garbage bins or ashtray.
•No smoking cigarettes within 20ft of doors and windows or in the building.
•Common areas should be kept spotless at all times and free of personal belongings (unless you are currently using the space). Guests and housemates should be able to walk into our house at any time and see a clean house without personal clutter left in the common areas.
•Do not remove common area items, furniture, or other household items without permission.
•No random friends sleeping on the common area couch. If they are your overnight guests, they should sleep in your unit or arrange for them to stay in an extra unit if available.
•Turn off lights when you are not in the room/area. All lights should be out at night.
•Put house and kitchen items back, where they belong, in the labeled location.
•Clean up after yourself and your guests immediately.
•If you break anything around the house, please fix or replace. EX: If you break glasses or dishes, please replace or contribute $ towards new dishes.
•None of your personal items should be stored outside, or in any interior closets or common areas without prior permission.
•Do not go into other units or closets without permission (excluding upper cleaning supply closet).
•Never allow ANYONE (even if you know them, they’re past roommates, friends, family, etc.) in the house at anytime if you are not the person that invited them or if they are not your guest.
•Reserved driveway parking (for cars, bikes, scooters, etc) is only available with an assigned spot. Never under any circumstance are you or your guest to use a driveway parking spot or area unassigned to your unit. Any violators will be fined a parking fee and/or possibly risk removal. Unreserved scooter and bike parking is located in the backyard with an entrance from 2nd Ave leading through the carport.
•No hair or other items down the drain except water. Please use strainers in all drains.
•Empty kitchen strainer immediately after use. Food attracts insects.
•No Tampons in the toilet. (“there is no such thing as flushable”) Toilet paper only.
•NO dishes at any time should be left in the sink. If you aren’t going to wash your dish, put it in your room. Wash, dry and put away your own dishes.
•Put things back in the properly labeled place. Clean up after yourself and your guests.
•No food, oil or grease down the sink. Use waste bin.
For everyone in the house’s safety:
•Please do not leave cooking, fires, or flames unattended.
•Only bring positive, respectful, well-aquainted people to our home.
Aloha Abode was a wonderful experience for us. We loved the kitchenette in the apartment and the access to the bigger common kitchen downstairs. The Safeway is a quick walk, so it's easy to buy groceries and keep them in your room. We appreciated the available parking (for a fee), the quick access to the interstate and the 30 min walk to the beach. Also, the bed was super comfortable and the room was clean! We didn't get a chance to interact much with other people living in space because we were out a lot, but the few chances we did have were pleasant. Everyone was very friendly. Would definitely stay here again on our next trip to Hawaii.
My room at Aloha Abode was comfortable and quiet, and the common areas (living room, kitchen, and patio) were a welcome add-on. Directions and instructions for access were all thorough. Residents were friendly and welcoming. My host (Priscilla) met me, gave me a tour, and made me feel welcome. All this was great. Unfortunately, the bathroom plumbing (sink) was acting up during my stay. Priscilla did her best to fix it (thumbs up), but the sink was still backing up when I left.
I am thankful to the team at Aloha Abode since they were very responsive which allowed me to book this place within 24hours. The plan was for me to start my vacation here and later move on to another location but the hospitality and amenities were so great that i decided to stay the whole week. The studio is very well sized for two people and having two separate entries makes it private and accessible at any hour. The welcoming and tour of the facilities was very good and everyone else living in the premises is very friendly. Having the bikes and snorkeling gear puts this rental place above all others. The location is about a 10 minute bike ride to the Waikiki and street parking at 2nd avenue is very convenient since it is a not a tow-away zone. The area is great since they have great restaurants and bars e.g. Uncle Bo's and the Karaoke Hut which if you stayed at the main Waikiki hotels you would never hear about. The binder booklet full of recommendations which Aloha Abode provides is very helpful and all the recommendations are spot on for someone who wants to visit Oahu but not be the plain ol' tourist. Thank you Aloha Abode for making my first time in Oahu an unforgettable one!
It was a great place for our first few days. It was stocked with kitchen supplies, beach towels, snorkel gear and an awesome binder full of useful information.
It was really easy to hop on a bus and reach the beach within minutes.
Studio was as advertised and pictures were accurate representation. Building was relatively quite considering the amount of conflicting schedules that occupy it. Directions were easy to follow and get you there with relative ease. However, considering the building is not directly on the street and sits back behind another residence finding it in the dark was a little difficult and took a few trips up and down the street. Unit was fairly priced and clean.
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About the Host, Aloha Abode
Aloha Abode is a unique community in Honolulu with private units and common areas set up as a living room, kitchen, dining and backporch area perfect for hanging out and bbq. We are a group of educated students, grad students, professors, educators, researchers, travel nurses, young professionals, yogis, spiritual travelers and other travelers (with the majority of us in our late 20's to early 30's, although there are a few outside that range) living the island dream. We are clean, fun, friendly, calm, relaxed, considerate of others, easy to get along with, enjoy each other's company (when we have time), communicate easily, and like to socialize when we have the time. We often have spontaneous dinners together, watch some tv shows or movies together, go hiking, take Zumba classes, head to the beach, spend time talking and hanging out in the common area. Many of us have busy schedules and lots to do outdoors or studying to do so the building can be pretty calm and quiet. We are a pretty mellow household, some of us are social, but definitely not big partiers or a party house. We keep things pretty chill, clean and organized. ABOUT THE AREA: We are located in the Kaimuki area on 2nd Ave. The building is walking distance to many grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, food, bars, etc. We are centrally located near UH Manoa and less than a block from Chaminade University. The house is close to Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kahala and ½ block from the local area bus line. We're centrally located, with super easy access to H1. Less than a 10 minute bike ride to the beach, Ala Moana or Kahala. We are conveniently located in the area where Kapiolani and Kapahulu intersect, and where Beretania and King come together, with super easy access to H1.
Amelia manages the building Aloha Abode in paradise but all the residents are friendly locals excited to share. We love the island life in Honolulu and look forward to sharing it with you! We both love adventures, travels, and exploring the unexperienced.
While living the island life, I love to swim to the windsock @ Kaimana Beach, yoga in Kapiolani Park, kayak, snorkel, hike, go to Zumba, eat great food, go camping, ride my bike to the beach, to 24 hour fitness and around the city. I am very social and have great ideas of things to do. Caring about others is my passion and I love living in a social friendly community. I have a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University, after completing my undergrad degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Women Studies from Seattle University.
We love adventurous and active travel. At Aloha Abode, we provide bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards, kayaks, a surf board, and other beach supplies to get you started on many adventures right away. We live in a convenient location with many activities around us. We provide an activity binder with information on many nearby hikes, free bootcamps, yoga and running groups. We love having a couple guests to share our fun local experiences and insights. Everyone at the building is friendly and helpful. We love to meet you and provide a tour when you arrive with additional info as well as help you with anything you need during your stay.