This is the living room we share.
Chic Downtown Guest Room on Harbor
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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A fully furnished guest room in our 23rd floor, urban home and includes private bath. The condo has mountain, harbor, and city views. You'll be steps from Downtown and Chinatown, Aloha Tower, ‘Iolani Palace, State Capitol, and many bus lines. This is a prime location and gorgeous, modern apartment.

The space

This apartment is spacious, airy, bright, and contemporary. All finishes have been remodeled in recent years, the home is well-maintained, and we have central air conditioning. All rooms—with the exception of the bathrooms—feature floor-to-ceiling windows from the 23rd floor over-looking downtown Honolulu, the historic Capital District, the Harbor, and views of mountains and sea.

We love our home and enjoy sharing it with interesting people from around the world!

(Note, this home is smoke and pet free.)

You'd stay in our guest room with a queen sized bed. It comfortably sleeps two. The room has closet space, harbor/mountain views, and an adjacent (though not connected) private bathroom with shower.

Please note: this is a ‘Private Room’ listing; this is our home and, although you’ll have plenty of privacy, we still live here. If you want a whole apartment, be sure to search the category called ‘Entire home/apt.’

Guest access

Guests will be given a set of keys to come and go as they please during their visit. The building has a secure entry and 24-hour security staff.

Interaction with guests

We are both friendly and out-going hosts although our work hours and schedules mean we often aren't around. We're happy to share a drink with our guests and help answer questions about the area. We're also equally happy to let guests have a quiet visit and relax in their room if they're feeling less chatty. It's all good!

Other things to note

A lot of folks ask about parking. Parking is tough in downtown and Waikīkī, like any city, but there are some options. And, for arrival/drop-off, there's a nice 'loading zone' in front of the building where you can drop your bags if there're more than one of you.

Our building's first 6 floors are all commercial parking garage. You're welcome to park there. For details, check out Makai Parking—they manage our garage.

We have a spot in the garage that we might be able to share during the workday. Juggle that with your travel plans and the evening discount, and you might be able to get by spending very little on parking.

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Buzzer/wireless intercom

Extra people $40 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $30
Security Deposit $200
Weekly Discount: 5%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM

We love our home, the small mementos and art we've collected over the years, and the tranquility of our little sanctuary in the city. For these reasons, we expect guests to be quiet during night hours (10–7 ish), be reasonably tidy, and be polite. That's all!


Safety features
Smoke detector

1 night minimum stay

232 Reviews

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Zeltzin User Profile
September 2017
Really nice, Miguel and Aaron are very good persons, when we return to hawai we will look for these good friends¡

Brooke User Profile
September 2017
Thanks Aaron (& Miguel) for the lovely hospitality and warm welcome into your home. It was short and sweet but we couldn't thank you enough for starting our four month journey off with a bang! Would highly recommend this Airbnb. From Brooke and Michelle.

Tiffany User Profile
August 2017
We were only literally here for a few hours to sleep before our flight home. We got in around 9:30 and left around 5am. It was a beautiful place, and the hosts were extremely kind! I would recommend this place!

Evita User Profile
August 2017
Very smooth check-in and check-out. Miguel and Aaron were very accommodating with our flight schedules and we felt no hassle at all with our irregular flight hours. Communication was very immediate and Aaron was always available to answer our questions and to help us in any possible way. Thank you!

Brian & Isa User ProfileBrian & Isa is a superhost.
August 2017
Miguel and Aaron's place is great. Check-in was an absolute breeze and their communication was great. The room is well-equipped for a comfortable stay with TV, a cozy bed, and desk. It's really well decorated as well with a great view. There is a busy bus stop about a 5 minute walk away. You can get to Waikiki via the bus in 20 minutes outside of rush hour (30-35 in rush hour). And then there are other buses to take you elsewhere! There's a bunch of great restaurants and bars in downtown Honolulu about a 15 minute walk away and a drugstore a couple blocks down the road from the apartment. Miguel and Aaron were fun to chat and we'd highly recommend staying with them!

Maja User Profile
August 2017
Aaron and Miguel are really nice people and the flat has gorgeous views. However, I would not recommend this place for vacation. (1) No Privacy Miguel and Aaron live in this place. The guest bedroom has NO ENSUITE bathroom. The entrance to the bathroom the guests can use is from the living room. The door to this bathroom are sliding venetian doors -- all you do in the bathroom can be heard from the living room, which is regularly used by Miguel and Aaron. (2) Noisy bedroom The guest bedroom looks at most busy road in Honolulu, the airport drive. The traffic is heavy and the noise starts around 5.00 am. (3) No parking We stayed for 18 days and rented a car for that period. There is no parking available, however. The public garage next door starts working from 6.00 am and expects you to pay from 6.00 am for the parking. If you are late, you get a fine. After three fines (independently whether you have paid them or not), they'll tow your car. There is a street parking that should be paid from 7.00 am but it is almost impossible to find a free parking spot on the street. (4) All shops are closed during the weekend So if you want a breakfast or a coffee during the weekend, you should drive for a couple of miles (or take a bus). So, although this may be a good base for a short business trip, we found it rather inconvenient for vacationing when we wanted to sleep in and rest without constant worries and noise that waked us up already at 5.00 am.
Miguel User ProfileMiguel is a superhost.
Response from Miguel:
Maja- We are so sorry that you and you son did not enjoy your lodging. For the record, and because your review directly affects our income, it should be stated that each of your critiques speaks to topics clearly addressed in our listing or normal in any major city. Your review is exceptional among our 200+ rave reviews and your perceptions appear to be unique amongst our hundreds of past guests. Specifically, (1) we clearly list that this is a private bedroom in a shared apartment—that you didn’t read our listing or understand Airbnb’s system is not our fault. (2) As for noise and commotion, we live in the center of a busy city in the heart of the action (again, clearly described). Our 23rd floor home offers plenty of tranquility but city noise is natural—the same in any American city. To be sure, we’ve enjoyed many a Saturday morning sleep-in. (3) Your note about parking is particularly confusing for us. On our profile in a section labeled “PARKING,” we write “parking is tough in downtown and Waikīkī, like any city.” I’m not sure how one might expect 18 days of having a car in a major American city would be inexpensive—trust us, any hotel would charge you twice as much. (4) Finally, you note that “all shops are closed during the weekend.” We could quickly list multiple coffee, brunch, lunch/dinner, and late night spots with options seven days a week… all just blocks away. In fact, outside of touristy Waikīkī, the downtown Honolulu and Kaka’ako area is the most popular spot for locals to spend social time. We’re grateful that you joined us for nearly three weeks but we are surprised to read your criticisms. In the future, we encourage to carefully read Airbnb listings, ask questions about topics important to you, and carefully consider the differences between a hotel (~$270/night) and a host’s home (~$100/night). We also suggest that the expectations you brought—an Airbnb that offers downtown proximity, rural tranquility, suburban convenience, and unbeatable cost—simply does not exist.
August 2017

Lou User Profile
July 2017
The listing could not be more accurate. It is a lovely condo with magnificent views. Aaron was incredibly welcoming and helpful.

Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in June 2011
Miguel User ProfileMiguel is a superhost.

I'm a professor of music and joined the University of Hawai‘i faculty in 2011. I've lived in Boston and grew up in the Midwest. I first visited Airbnb in 2011 as the guest of a wonderfully friendly couple in San Francisco. Now that I'm settled in Honolulu, we're hoping to meet and host some wonderful folks from around the world! Aloha.

My husband is a school teacher in the public schools and, when we're not working, we're often exploring this amazing island of O‘ahu. We're fascinated by Hawaiian culture, the arts, Honolulu's myriad restaurants, hiking and beaches, and spending time with our friends.

Languages: English, Español
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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