About this listing
Over 200 five star ratings and 20+ return guests can't be wrong. One of the best values in Waikiki. This Studio apartment with Queen size bed, full couch (fold out bed), flat screen TV, safe, microwave, mini kitchen, and lanai usually rents for $275/night through the hotel. 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. This is a 'Suite', the largest floor plan available in the building, with sitting area, wet bar, micro-wave and fridge. There is a hair dryer and mask and snorkel equipment for your use. 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 small pub and sundry shop. The hotel rules are NO COOKING APPLIANCES ALLOWED in the units. There is a microwave, and hot water maker. Sorry, NO TOASTER, COCK POT or OVEN allowed.
No need for a rental car the whole time your here, however, you may want to consider one for a couple days, just to get out and see all that Oahu has to offer, and get out of busy and loud Waikiki. If you have an early arrival or late departure, you may want to consider a rental car, as we cannot promise early/late check in/out. Parking is available in the building at $25/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. That being said, do not expect that Waikiki, as a whole is a 'Quiet Retreat'. Waikiki is full of hi-rise buildings, hotels, stores, restaurants and bars. Traffic, sirens and bar sounds are 'THE NORM' in Waikiki.
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. If you arrive early in the day or leave late at night, you may want to consider renting a car, as we have no place to store your luggage in the interim. The hotel will not store your luggage for you, anymore, unfortunately.
Other things to note
Minimum 3 nights stay, unless there is 2 nights in between bookings, please. PLEASE NOTE: If you have an early flight in or a late flight out, there is NO PLACE at the hotel to store your bags. The hotel WILL NOT watch them for you. We highly recommend renting a car for that day. Plan ahead and find a great deal. Then you can lock your bags in the car and see the island. You will pay more for same day rental.
While we will try to assist you, We Cannot Guaranty Early Check-in or Late Check-out, because of guests before or after you.
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 NOT watch your bags for you, anymore. We highly recommend you either rent a car, or add another night on to your stay, so you have somewhere to store your baggage. Sorry, We cannot guaranty early check-in or late check out, if there are guests in the room before or after. If there are no guests immediately before or after you, we are more than happy to accommodate your needs.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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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 26 years. While both work out multiple times a week, Terri teaches 7-10 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 (Welcome) - Our house is yours.