About This Listing
Studio apartment with Queen size bed, full couch (fold out bed), flat screen TV, safe, microwave, mini kitchen, and lanai. Just 3 minutes walk to Waikiki Beach, shopping and a great array of restaurants and activities. Buildings amenities include free Internet, pool, lobby restaurant/cafe, laundry and paid parking is available.
This is a hotel, transformed into a condo/hotel. We have taken it out of the hotel pool, so you can pay a lot less (published rate is $275/nite) and save money for other things like shopping or tourist experiences. The price includes the 14.72% Transient Tax. This is a 'Suite', the largest floor plan available in the building, with sitting area, wet bar, micro-wave and fridge. You are right in the middle of all the action of Waikiki, along with the only supermarket, right next door. The hotel has nice amenities, like pool, workout area, free morning coffee & afternoon punch in Lobby, bar-b-que area and free wifi. There is a cafe in the lobby, as well as a buffet diner and sundry shop. No need for a rental car the whole time your here, however, you may want to consider for a couple days, just to get out and see all that Oahu has to offer. Parking is available in the building at $22/day, or you can find free parking on the Blvd, just outside, but watch out for Monday and Friday street sweeping, when they will tow.
Prior to arrival, Don and Terri will provide check in instructions for the unit. There is a lockbox on the front door, with additional keys inside the unit.
Interaction with Guests
Terri and Don live just outside of Waikiki, about 10 minutes away and can be reached by phone or email in the event of any problems. Checkout will be through leaving the keys in the unit and leaving. It's as easy as that.
You are located just 5 minutes (2 blocks) to beautiful Waikiki Beach. Countless number of restaurants, bars and shopping stores. The Food Pantry, Waikiki's only grocery store is located right next door. Exercise while walking up and down the Ala Wai Canal, which is 2.5 miles long. There a ton of things to do in Waikiki and you will be in the middle of it all.
Waikiki is 2 miles long, by 1/2 mile wide. Walking around is the best way to see it all. Taxis are prevalent everywhere, as well as places to rent bikes or mopeds. Uber and Lyft are available and are half of what a taxi costs. The Bus goes down Kuhio Ave. (just 300' from the room), and takes you to Ala Moana Shopping Center (3mi), where you can catch another bus to anywhere on the island.
Other Things to Note
Minimum 3 nights stay, unless there is 2 nights in between bookings, please.
This room is NOT in the HOTEL POOL. Do not go to the front desk for anything. The concierge is okay, as they are an independent company and can assist you with attractions and reservations. For early check ins or late departures, the front Desk will watch your bags for you, but they are not obligated to, SO please give them a tip.
Terri & Don Rivero 的公寓是在酒店里面，按地址找到的是Aqua Aloha Surf酒店，在大堂给房东打电话引导进入了房间。
再次感谢Terri & Don Rivero ，住在这里的3天很开心，虽未谋面但亲手给我写的信和礼物收到了，Thanks
This place was so perfect! My guest and I enjoyed the gifts from Terri & Don- very welcoming and refreshing after the long day of traveling! Everything on the listing was exactly what it said, and was so close to the beach (I was on crutches due to a broken ankle and am so thankful it was close to everything). The parking on the canal was a little hard to find at times but the hotel parking made it easy when needed (3 of our 6 days...). It does get a bit noisy at night, around 3 am from across the street, but we just used earplugs and it was fine. I would DEFINITELY stay here again. Perfect location, great view, nice sized room, and nice amenities.
I loved staying here - Terri and Don made the room very welcoming with a selection of welcome treats and useful instructions. The location was close to local shops, markets and a couple of blocks from the beach. The room was well stocked with everything I needed - towels, hairdryer, shampoo and the microwave and fridge were very handy. At Terri and Don's advice, I hiked up the Diamond Head volcanic crater one day - which I enjoyed immensely! Would definitely stay there again - thanks guys!
Staying at Terri and Don's was great. The studio was clean, spacious and in a very central location in Waikiki, which made walking everywhere easy. Checking in and out was seamless and Terri and Don always responded to any questions quickly. We also appreciated the welcome gift. I'd definitely stay there again!
The flat was perfectly located in Waikiki, great for the beach and shopping.
It was a perfect stay. Everything was well organized. We enjoyed our stay very much.
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About the Host, Terri & Don
Terri and Don are a very active couple in their 40's. Terri competed for 19 years on the International circuit, of aerobic gymnastics, attaining Silver Medals for 2 years at the World Championships. She retired in 2012 and has since been a physical fitness trainer, Master Instructor, as well as an Active Isolated Stretching practitioner. Don was born and raised in the islands has been an active Licensed Realtor in the area for 22 years. While both work out multiple times a week, Terri teaches 8-10 classes a week, which Don often attends, they also love to go on weekly hikes and take their dogs on long walks around the neighborhood toward Waikiki.
When we travel, we like to stay in affordable, yet comfortable places, opting to spend more money on our outdoor experiences, rather than a posh hotel room. We love to get out and see what the destinations have to offer and prefer to experience the local culture, rather than stay in touristy areas and shopping malls, shopping with the locals and eating in their dining establishments and making new friends.
Travel is a very important part of our lives and we believe in treating guests, the same way we would like to be treated, when we come to visit them, with the 'Aloha Spirit'. E' Komo Mai - Our house is yours.