About this listing
Our quiet one bedroom apartment is centrally located, 2 blocks from the beach and surrounded by restaurants and shopping. Can sleep up to 4 guests, with private bath, lanai, and fully stocked kitchen. Enjoy a private oasis in the heart of Waikiki!
This apartment is a great private and relaxing space nestled in the center of Waikiki. We chose this location due to its convenience but while maintaining an air of total calm. The unit is a back corner unit, which is the best in the building due to its privacy and air flow. It is usually very quiet, compared to the rest of Waikiki, but there may still be ambient street noise on occasion. We've set up the property to have all the essentials we love to enjoy when we're staying, such as surfboard and bikes so you can make the most of your visit. The bedroom is designed with a king bed, but we can place 2 twins in place. The living room contains a futon that 2 people can share. It's ideal for the solo traveler, a couple, 2 friends, or a small family!
** We've recently added a secure wifi network in the apartment for guest use.**
There is a flat screen TV, cable, and a DVD player on the premises, we have surf movies in the apartment for your enjoyment. There is a 9' longboard available for your use, in addition to 2 bicycles for getting around town. There is a hair dryer and basic amenities (body wash, lotion) for your use, and the kitchen is fully stocked with cookware, utensils, and dinnerware. The apartment also boasts a spacious lanai (balcony) where you can enjoy the sunshine and breeze. The building has a nice BBQ grill that is shared. There is a coin-op laundry room as well, along with a book sharing area. The pool and courtyard may be used by guests any time during the open hours, but not late at night.
Interaction with Guests
We are available via phone, text, or email with any questions or concerns for our guests, but will not disturb you otherwise. There is a front desk manager who is available to answer questions. As part of our sister company, Surf N Sol, we are able to offer unique packaged vacations for our guests!
Everything in Waikiki is conveniently accessible by foot, whether its the beach, great waves, fine dining, entertainment, or shopping. There's a wide variety of options to explore, or you can also chill and enjoy your private apartment. You can also take a short bike ride to the park and explore other beaches.
We offer 2 bikes for our guests to travel around Waikiki. There are also many buses that can take you to the airport, Pearl Harbor, Hanauma Bay, Ala Moana Shopping Center, or anywhere else in town. The bus is $2.50 per ride and operates frequently. We recommend taking an airport shuttle to/from Waikiki for $13 each way, or $25 RT if booked in advance. We can provide phone numbers and web links to help! Please note there is no parking included with the apartment. There are street and lot options nearby. A small lot is located on Nohonani Street, and you can park along Ala Wai Boulevard if space is available *note the street cleaning signs to avoid being towed!*
Other Things to Note
We are able to arrange surf lessons, board rental, and other activities, or point you in the right direction! We've lived and worked in Waikiki, so ask any questions you have and we'll be happy to answer them.
No smoking is permitted in the apartment or any common areas of the building. Pets are not permitted in the building, unfortunately.
This is a quiet building with a combination of long-term residents and travelers, and we expect our guests to be respectful of others. Please adhere to the house rules and observe quiet hours. Unruly or rowdy behavior may lead us to ask you to leave the property.
For holiday bookings, we may request a 1 week minimum stay. Please feel free to ask anyway!
For extended stays (which we love!) of 2 weeks or more, we will ask for an additional cleaning fee to be paid due to the length of the occupancy.
Regarding early and late check ins/outs, we will always try to be as flexible and generous as possible, but please do not assume you will be entitled to arrive and depart without adhering to our check in and check out times. We often have guests arriving and departing on the same day, and we will have to enforce those times when we deem it necessary. Please keep this in mind when booking. If you have a late departing flight and would like to freshen up before leaving for the airport, the apartment can be rented on a half day basis, if available. We are happy to offer suggestions regarding luggage storage.
Great spot! Close to everything, we took the bus to and from the airport. I loved having the surfboard
Christine was welcoming and extremely helpful!! The place was amazing and had everything we needed and more! Neighbors were friendly and the environment was great, very calm and welcoming, loved it! Thanks Christine!!
Thank you to our host who made our stay in Hawaii a carefree event. We were provided with local info which helped enormously to be able to get around. Location, location, location... The apartment was comfortable for 3 adults and a two year old. The pool area was clean, relaxing and just a wonderful after long days out. Yes we'll be back!
Seamless instructions for entry. Great spot and cool vibe inside. Awesome to provide bikes and longboard. Great location to get in and out into the action. Recommended!
Great location. The apartment was very clean and everything worked. Pool was good for a late night swim. Thanks Christine.
We enjoyed our first few nights on O'ahu staying at Christine's place. The apt is exactly as described and the pictures show it well. Excellent location. We appreciated having access to the surfboard and other beach stuff, but didn't use the bikes. The apt was really quiet especially considering that it is in the heart of Waikiki. The pool is small but pretty and kept clean. We recommend the udon place around the corner for a cheap, yummy meal and Mai Tai's at the Moana Surfrider beach bar for expensive but strong cocktails. If we need a place to stay in Waikiki, I'd definitely return. Giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because the bathroom and kitchen could use some updating --not a big deal while staying at the beach.
Christine's place was in a fantastic location - close to everything and only 5 mins to the beach. It has everything that you would need and she is very easy to contact if need be. She is very communicative and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
About the Host, Christine
I'm a little nomadic, jumping back and forth between Hawaii and California, being a lawyer and being an artist. I just spent 5 months backpacking around SE Asia and can't wait to start another adventure! I also run a surf and yoga travel business in Hawaii. Big fan of trying new foods, venturing off the beaten path, and meditation.