About this listing
The Waikiki Marina is at the gateway to Waikiki. The unit is wonderful short or long term. Many guests have stayed for 2 to 3 months at a time. The view is superb and the memories long. Your magical island experience awaits!!!
************"MAGICAL ISLAND EXPERIENCE"**********
Highly popular space that usually rents for $125 /night + 13.75% TAX !!!
Please DO NOT BOOK before writing me first. Thank you :)
Please do not book before updating your Airbnb profile and introducing yourself to the Airbnb community as we hosts like to know who our guests are. Thank you.
UPdate: New faucet/stopper for sink, new exhaust fan with light, New pillows. EARLY check in is not available if a guest is checking out on the day of your arrival. Early check in fee is $40. Please do not enter/leave luggage in room before it is cleaned. Room needs to be accessed (reviewed) after departing guests vacate & luggage impedes cleaning process.
You enter one of two Glass elevators with wonderful views as they transport you high up in the sky. Unit 3102 (high 02 units = the best views) You immediately experience magnificent views of the horizon of blue ocean, the entire view of Ala Moana Beach Park and all the beauty beyond. The mountains smile at you as you gaze on the serene colorful scenery. On the 31st floor of 40 you have a sense of soaring over paradise. Filled with positive high energy !!!
World famous Waikiki beach awaits you just across the street. Ala Moana Shopping center, Hawaii’s largest shopping center, is just a short stroll away. NOTE: Kuhio Avenue & Ala Wai Blvd are quite a walk from the beach. Also realize the difference of views from the ACTUAL unit verses views of mere hotel lobby & generic tourist Waikiki Beach photos of other Waikiki spaces here on Airbnb.
The unit is fully furnished with two twin beds (memory foam too), round glass table, two chairs, new air conditioner, new stainless steel appliances, glass cooktop, 2 twin beds, clean linens, coffee maker, hair dryer, well stocked full kitchen, utensils, & cookware. Amenities includes Glass elevators, Jacuzzi, Pool & Tennis court. Wonderful neighbors surround you in this happy space :) Secured reserved cover parking is available for $15 / night if reserved before stay dates. $20 / night for last minute parking (reservations after stay date)
Check in is very easy we will meet in front of lobby sofa area and I will give you the FOB key and check out is even easier just close the door and have a nice flight back. (Please parking fee in room if applicable)
Special rates on longer term rental periods. (3 to 6 month lease) Please ask.
The Waikiki Marina will enhance your vacation with comfort & smiles.
As a "Superhost" I will do my best to make your first experience with Airbnb a great one :) You are in good hands with Airbnb, I've used them for travel recently to NYC, Chicago, & San Francisco.
Airbnb will be the Facebk for Travelers :) Cool places, friends, & experiences !!!
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2. "THE DIAMOND - WAIKIKI GRAND"
3. "HAPPIEST SPACE - WAIKIKI GRAND" :)
4. "THE ABSOLUTE BEST - WAIKIKI GRAND"
5. "OCEANFRONT DREAMHOME" (Kaneohe)
IMPORTANT: Beware Airbnb hosts that have a lower price but charge 13.75 % tax, extra charge for 2nd person and cleaning fees. 2nd person is free and No cleaning fee, however I do require a $100 fully refundable security/cleaning deposit.
UPDATE: I noticed that the exact location on the Airbnb map is inaccurate. The unit is much closer to the beach than indicated.
Tennis courts, pool & Jacuzzi.
Interaction with Guests
Minimal, however, I am there for any special requirements, questions, & comments.
The Gateway of Waikiki is near the Ala Moana Shopping Center. You get a pulse of real local style and still be in Waikiki.
The BUS, taxi, or the best .... walk breathe the fresh sea air and the sand beneath your feet. :)
Other Things to Note
My Other Listings:
I have a total of 5 properties listed on Airbnb; 3 in Waikiki Beach, 1 ON THE OCEAN in Kaneohe, and 1 in Nuuanu, Honolulu. For more details, please visit 'My Other Listings' which you will find under my profile picture.
1. What is the total cost for my stay? - Your total cost for your stay will appear on your screen once you send me an initial inquiry with your dates of interest and number of guests. Your screen will show the accurate and total amount inclusive of all fees. You will have the opportunity to confirm before booking.
2. Can you provide your e-mail and phone number?
3. Will you provide towels? - Yes, towels and fresh linens/bedsheets are provided for.
4. Is there any place I can store my luggage in the event I arrive earlier than my check-in time or if my flight is after my check-out?
There is no place to store luggage on the premises at this time.
To keep the MARINA fees low.
The following must be done or you will be charged according:
1. This is a non - smoking room. $50
2. Please wash, dry, & stow all dining accessories. $10 - $25
3. Please wash sand from feet, towels, & body BEFORE entering the room. Sand accumulates easily in the unit & can clog the shower drain. $10 - $100
4. Dispose of trash in trash chutes. There is one on every floor near the stairs. $10 - $25
5. Please leave refrigerator door open and off before leaving. $10 - $25
There no disposal, so please throw out large food bits in trash. No washing of dishes in shower. Food will plug the drain. Drain cleaning $100
Please note that on long term rentals, 30 + nights. There will be $50 additional cleaning charge upon departure.
Parking is $20 / night if not reserved before stay dates.
Affordable apartment in a superb location. Gorgeous view. Kurt was very kind and easy to contact before and during our stay, with lots of useful information about Waikiki. Highly recommended!
My wife and I spent 6 nights at Kurt's Magical Island Experience, July (phone number hidden). The view from the 31st floor room was spectacular, and is definitely the selling point. The building itself is older, but in good working order. Elevator service (there are two), as mentioned in other reviews, can be unreliable. Kurt was the ultimate host, offering step-by-step check-in instructions. The room included bus schedules and local recommendations, plus we are big Yelpers, so we found a few local eateries to visit on our own. We did not have a car during our stay, but walked and used public transportation during our entire stay. I would not hesitate to recommend this room to a couple visiting Honolulu.
My husband and I spent 12 wonderful nights at this high-rise property in July 2015. We were primarily in Honolulu for a conference (followed by a little bit of vacation time afterwards) and this listing was perfect for us! The apartment was wonderful and exactly as represented in the photos and listing description. The view is panoramic and gorgeous, both during the day and at night. We loved having access to a full kitchen when we didn't feel like eating in a restaurant (it was also perfect for making coffee/tea in the morning). We were able to walk to the Conference Center easily, as well as around downtown Honolulu. There are also many TheBus stops nearby, so if you aren't renting a car, it is relatively easy to move around the island from this location.
Kurt was a wonderful host and very responsive with his communications. I really appreciated how communicative he was and the details pertaining to check-in--it was extremely easy to get settled and start enjoying our stay! I would not hesitate to rent this apartment again for a future stay in Honolulu--extremely wonderful host and accommodations!
Kurt made us feel very welcome. The apartment was as described. The views of the Oceans were awesome. The access to all the public beaches were within walking distance of about 5 minutes. We made it to all of the tourist spots in under 30 minutes. It was truly a wonderful stay.
Kurt was a wonderful communicator even before our trip began! He went out of his way to be a wonderful host by letting us check in early on our arrival day and keep the parking spot an hour late the day we checked out. The apartment has an unbelievable, "magical" view. It had everything we needed for our stay in Hawaii including a few extras like an amazing Oahu guidebook and some beach gear. Additionally, I am a very light sleeper and was pleasantly surprised by how quiet the apartment was. This place was an incredible bargain and I'll definitely recommend it to friends visiting Honolulu.
Andrea, You are funny.... disco lights :) I repaired the flickering... wish you told me about it... I would fix it asap!!! The FOB was my bad I forgot to tell the cleaning person about your late departure. Thanks again for being a 5 star guest!!!
Just wanted to let you know that I am selling the unit and purchasing another one in the Waikiki Grand... You are welcome anytime. Hope you come back soon!!!
This magical island experience was fantastic and it had a great view of the city as well as the ocean. The beds were comfortable, but only sleeps one comfortable on each bed. The location is also great as it is only minutes away walk from the main Waikiki beach. I would recommend this experience to any of my family or friends to stay at Kurt's home/apt.
Great location. Close to everything but not in the middle of the most touristy area. Busses stop on the road the apartment is so you can use them as an alternative to renting a car. Walking distance from all the shops and restaurants of Waikiki. Apartment was like promised. Kurt was very attentive to our needs and responsive if we had a question. We liked the busy beaches of Waikiki but found that toward Ala Moana shopping center, within less than 1 mile there are beaches that are great and have no people. Ala Moana Center within walking distance. Good experience.
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About the Host, Kurt
Performing & Visual Artist. I design all my spaces to reflect the beauty of Hawaii. Refreshing, bright, colorful & inviting.
I love to travel and have visited 85 cities & 30 countries including a recent ATW (around the world) trip in 2014. Honolulu - Bali - Mumbai - Istanbul - Santorini - Dubai - Rio - Machu Pichu (Cuzco) - Honolulu
I share my home, which I named ArtZone, with the art community here in Hawaii. It is now open for reservation, please see "Private Art Gallery Theater Home" - The most unique listing in Hawaii !!! Its Hawaii's mini Guggenheim
Exclusive listing - "Oceanfront Dream Home" Is ON THE WATER ...only a handful of listings like this on Airbnb... none at this price!!!
Newest Listing -"The Absolute Best in the Waikiki Grand" - The most spacious studio in the building with double the best views.
To fellow hosts : Will treat your place like mine.
LIKES: Creating visual & performance art, Barns & Nobles, Blade, Zoe, Mikey (my doggies), the Greek Islands, Tennis, The "Stage" (favorite restaurant in Honolulu), Please ask for other favorites,...Plants & Zombies 2 (addicted), Real Time with Bill Maher, The Amazing Race, 60 Minutes, America's Got Talent, Love Affair, Avatar, The Notebook, Somewhere in Time, Titanic, Serendipity, "Inspiration" (favorite furniture store in Honolulu), Green Palm Trees, Marcus Miller grooves, Vine ripened tomatoes, Arugula, Tesla model S, Starbucks' Earl Grey Black Tea (Let's chat?), Miami Basel, MOMA, Guggenheim, Chelsea Art Galleries, Green Tea Ice Cream.
Purpose in life: To maximize the joy in my life and everyone in it :)
Talk soon...... aloha,