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 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 !!!
STOP!!! Please visit my other 4 inviting spaces. (Scroll down to all four at the bottom right on this page)
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Please preview my new listing "PRIVATE ART GALLERY THEATER MANSION" One of a kind art surround you & your own private aerialist dance troop for your private viewing. Giant 30 ft landscapes make you feel you are on the beach !!! $75,000 state of the art kitchen.
2. "JEWEL OF DIAMOND HEAD"
3. "HAPPIEST SPACE ON EARTH" :)
4. "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.
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.
My husband and I stayed here for over a month. Everything was just as described. The bed was quite large and as the singles were pulled together it is probably the size of a queen bed. Very comfy! We did a fair amount of cooking in our room without any problems although the fridge is quite small. Kurt was wonderful and quick to respond. Although we never met him it feels like we did as we emailed many times. Kurt is truly the best host ever! Thanks Kurt for everything! Your kindness has been very much appreciated! The view is awesome! You will not be disappointed! For the price and the view we would not hesitate to stay here again! Paradise!
We arranged an early check-in time with Kurt and requested to have an iron and ironing board available when we arrived to prepare for an event and he accommodated us; everything described on his condo rental was accurate except that you cannot describe how nice a host can be - he provided us with exceptional customer services to ensure that we had an enjoyable stay there. The view from the condo was exceptional and the location was central to walking to the beaches, shopping and restaurants (take this from a person that was born and raised in Honolulu and knows that city). Be sure to check the cabinets as there are boogie boards, beach chairs and mats that you can use; we almost missed them.
While one elevator was not operable during our stay Kurt was nice to acknowledge that and made some other arrangements with us; the other elevator was being tested for operation as we left so this might not be an issue in the future.
We did not meet Kurt personally but communication with him through emails that were prompt and courteous.
Mahalo Nui Loa to Kurt; we enjoyed renting from you.
I lived the magical island experience for the whole October 2014 month. It was a very good experience overall. I chose this studio mainly for the location and for the cost. It was really worth every penny.
As a bonus, you get a wonderfull view. As a minus, there were problems with the elevators.
Kurt is a Superhost for a good reason–he is on top of his stuff! I communicated with him for months prior to staying at the Magical Island Experience and he was incredibly responsive during the whole process. He gave detailed information for getting to the room, checking in, checking out and even graciously let me check in early and check out late. The room is well stocked with cooking and cleaning supplies, bus schedules and beach gear. The views are gorgeous, the place is clean, and the price is right. I'd stay here again without hesitation.
Overall great experience with a great view and can't beat the location! Walking distance to the mall and Waikiki area. The owner was wry responsive to all questions and concerns.
The only negative experience was that one elevator was broken for the whole week we were there. Only one elevator for that building was very inefficient! We waited for the elevator for over 10min and there were tons of people waiting to get on. Plus having to stop at every single floor was very frustrating. We decided that it was going to be faster for us to climb 31 flights of stairs with our luggage the first day...we were definitely sweating our butts off! The positive was that the owner was very understanding and provided us with a free mealie him...that was very nice of the owner even tho it was a building issue...not an issue with the room. It was a little frustrating the rest of the week since we had to allot 15-20min from leaving the room to getting down to the lobby due to only having one elevator. But outside of this issue everything else was a positive experience =)
The elevator issue is also the only reason why the unit $99/ night and not $125 plus 13.75 % tax which would come to about $140 +. I guess that would be a $200 savings over 5 night minimum. Its a bargain for the guests that stay there when both elevators are working well which is most of the time and you can check this by reading all the reviews collectively.
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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,