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.
Highly recommend this apartment to all Waikiki visitors. The location is close to all shops and only a 5 minute walk to beach. Alamo car rental is only a couple minutes walk away which is really convenient for when you want to road trip up to the north shore and other spots in Oahu. Check in was also a breeze as the instructions provided are crystal clear. All in a all a great place to stay for your next visit to Waikiki at a really affordable rate!
We had a wonderful stay at Terri & Don's! Everything was as described. The place is clean and well maintained and close to everything in Waikiki. I suggest not renting a car if you're only staying in Waikiki or book just for a few days to explore since everything is very accessible. This may not be on the beach but it is super close. It's totally worth staying here and walking a few blocks than spending hundreds of dollars just to be on the beach. The check in process was very smooth as well. I missed my flight but once I got to the place, I felt totally at ease and ready to party. Thanks Terri & Don for letting us stay at your place!
Logement spacieux, fonctionnel, magnifiquement bien situé par rapport a la plage de waikiki et a tous les commerces :-)
Terri et don nous avaient laisse toutes les informations nécessaires au bon déroulement de notre séjour ainsi que quelques petites attentions qui nous ont fait très plaisir
Séjour parfait que nous aurions bien voulu prolonger :-)
We were so happy with our accommodation in Waikiki Beach, perfect location. Great room, lovely and clean. Greeted with a little note and gift and information about the unit and some information about the area. When we had a question about the place we texted and got a very quick reply with all the information we needed. We were really happy with this accommodation.
We stayed 2 days at Don and Terry's place. Here are our comments:
- owners are very customer focused. Every time we had a question, they had an answer and they replied very quickly!
- bed was very comfortable.
- place was VERY well located.
- room was very clean.
- great bang for the buck!
- would highly recommend.
Our hosts welcomed us with a personal note and a box of Hawaiian chocolates. Very nice touch. It was also great having the beach mats and beach towels.
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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.