Aloha Living, Waikiki Honolulu

Apartment - Private room · Dudoit Ln, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Chris
Your host, Chris
63 Reviews
Response rate: 70%
Response time: within a day

The Space

Aloha,
Welcome to our beautiful island and your home in Waikiki.
I live in a spacious and bright 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom apartment, The space that I offer is my living room area, to make it private I installed big room dividers. The bathroom, kitchen and lanai (terrace) are shared.
Please feel free to cook, use cookware, microwave and fridge space !

This place is perfect for one or two people, that will share 1 full size futon, All linens (bed sheets, bath and face/hand towels) are included. You will also have wireless Internet. In case you need, there's a coin operated laundry steps away from the building.
Aloha Living accommodates you in between 1 and 14 nights.
this is 4 story building is located 2 block distance from Hilton Hawaiian Village, 10 - 15 min walk to the beach, Convention Center, 20 min walk to Ala Moana Shopping Center, Walmart, Don Quijote Supermarket, Waikiki Beach, Food Pantry Supermarket, restaurants and shopping around the corner.

TRANSPORTATION
From/to the airport:
You can take a cab or shuttle (ask for round trip rates). When you book, you'll get detailed info about this.
If you prefer, I offer pick up - drop off for $60 or $30 one way (depends on my availability).

Around the island:
If you want to go further around the island, there's plenty of places close by to rent bikes, mopeds and cars. Also The Bus stop is right across the street. Another option for you, if you want and we are available, we can take you around the island for a reasonable rate.

PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR PICTURE TO YOUR PROFILE!!!
Mahalo and see you soon!!!

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Futon
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $30 / night after the first guest
Weekly Price: $440 /week
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $30
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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  • After 10 minutes I got to Chris's house, I forgot that I was his host and started seeing him as the college roommate that left the rat race to settle for a simple and more rewarding life in the worldly paradise that is Hawaii.
    The illusion persisted until it was time for me to leave. Only then I remembered that I'd actually known Chris just for a handful of days and that now I had to get him to visit me in his next travels.

    The location is perfect, the apartment very clean and the host fantastic.
    Highly,highly recommended!

    July 2014
  • This was my first AirBnB experience and it was awesome. Chris is a polite and easygoing guy. As a host he does everything he can to make sure you have a good experience. He even drove me to the beach and to Diamond Head. The room offers privacy and was very clean when I arrived; there were even brochures to help you figure out what to do during your stay in Hawaii. The lanai (balcony) is relaxing and beautiful. The apartment is very close to several convenience stores and the #2 Waikiki bus. I think I enjoyed my trip more at Chris' place than I would have if I had stayed at a hotel. I would definitely come again in a heartbeat!

    June 2014
  • Stay with Chris on your next visit to Oahu! You get the convenience and location of a hotel, the price of a hostel, and the warmth and good cheer of a bed and breakfast. It's the best of all worlds. I stayed for 5 nights and wish I could have stayed longer.

    This was my first AirBNB experience and it was awesome! Initially I was nervous as a single woman traveling alone. But I saw that Chris has such great reviews and I felt comfortable with our exchanges. Once I met him, I felt perfectly safe, welcomed, and at home. He cooked me my first meal and made me a smoothie...you don't get that kind of welcome at hotel! You could spend a couple hundred a night to stay at a cookie-cutter soulless hotel in Waikiki...or you can stay with Chris, breakfast on the lanai beneath his surfboards, walk to everything you need, and have someone to tell you where the best pho is! It felt homey - and so much more authentic to hang out with a local than be with all the tourists.

    Chris's lanai faces the Doubletree Alana Waikiki. (It's funny to be right next door and pay a fraction of the price). The proximity to the Doubletree is really helpful as a pickup/dropoff landmark. I had the airport shuttle drop me off at the Doubletree and then I just walked around the corner to Chris's. And whenever I needed a taxi, I just walked to the Doubletree.

    My main goal for this trip was to scuba dive as much as possible. Dive Oahu does pickups up and dropoffs at the Doubletree, so once again, it was so easy to just wake up, breakfast on the lanai, then walk around the corner to be picked up for diving and then be brought back afterwards.

    The lane leading to Chris's place is a little run-down, but don't let that fool you. It's perfectly safe. I got a kick out of walking past the Hideaway (email hidden) on the lane, and eating pho at the restaurant there.

    Chris is marvelous to talk to - easygoing, funny, sweet. We went out for drinks one night with his friends and it was nice to have someone to come home to each night and share experiences of my day.

    Chris describes his bed as a futon, which I thought would be like the hard futons I slept on in college. Nope! It was quite comfortable and springy. I slept like a baby every night I was there, always with the windows open so I could feel the delicious tradewinds. Someone posted a review that said the unit was noisy. I brought ear plugs because of that, but didn't really need them. I only heard the truck on one morning, and you have to expect some city noise when you are in a major city.

    I'm so grateful for this experience and hope to stay again!

    May 2014
  • Me quedé donde Chris desde el 14 al 17 de Mayo y la verdad es que fue una experiencia increíble. Gran parte del tiempo lo pasé en una conferencia, pero en el tiempo libre Chris siempre fue un gran amigo con el cual pude tener reirme y conocer más sobre la vida normal en Honolulu. Chris al ser una gran persona, garantizo que hará lo posible porque disfruten al máximo su estadía en la isla y su casa.

    Con respecto a su departamento, está en una excelente ubicación tanto si tu viaje es por turismo como por negocios. Está a 5 minutos caminando del Hilton (dónde fue mi conferencia), muy cerca de distintos supermercados y muy bien conectado para recorrer otras zonas de la isla. La verdad es que es una alternativa de muy bajo costo en comparación a otras en la misma zona. No encontrarás un precio similar en la zona y tendrás grandes comodidades. En mi opinión, Honolulu no es el lugar para gastar fortunas en hoteles. Donde Chris podrás ahorrar en alojamiento, ahorrarás en comida al tener supermercados cerca y no necesitarás sacrificar comodidades–habitación amplia, wifi, baño limpio, cocina y una gran terraza para relajarse al final del día.

    Recomiendo 100% hospedarse con Chris. Gran persona que no solo comparte su piso sino que también está dispuesto a compartir su vida regular en Honolulu. Preocupado de que te sientas cómodo, mantiene el lugar limpio y trata de integrarte a la vida local durante su estadía. Tuve la oportunidad de conocer a sus amigos y reírnos un buen rato en la playa tomando unas cervezas. Me hubiese gustado estar más tiempo allá pero mi trabajo no me lo permitió. Seguro la próxima vez aceptaré las repetidas invitaciones para ir a surfear y recorrer la isla. Tiene un gran grupo de amigos que te integran al estilo de vida local y te permiten entender por qué Honolulu es un lugar al cuál todos quieren visitar.

    Muchas gracias por tu amabilidad. Compartir con las personas y no solo compartir tu piso es el objetivo central de Airbnb. Espero poder volver a repetir la experiencia en el futuro my friend!

    Pablo Escribano

    May 2014
  • Chris was an exceptional host, even going so far as to help me recover my wallet after I dropped it on a bus. I felt very welcome and comfortable during my stay and would unequivocally recommend Chris as a host.

    The living space was clean and well-furnished, with plenty of space to move around and relax. The location of the apartment is very convenient, with easy access to a 24-hour 7-Eleven, a couple ABC stores, various bus stops, and the Waikiki beachfront. The only (minor) drawback is its proximity to a couple commercial loading docks, which generates a fair bit of noise in the morning (I found it useful as an extra morning alarm, but travelers used to sleeping in may not appreciate it as much!).

    Overall, I had a great stay and would wholeheartedly recommend Chris and his apartment to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Waikiki area.

    May 2014
  • Chris is an awesome host and great person in general. I recommend his place to stay unreservedly. It is well located and comfortable.

    April 2014
  • Chris was a fantastic host. I would like to stay again.

    April 2014
  • Great rooftop apartment within walking distance of Waikiki beach. Chris is a very kind easy going host who even came to pick me up from the busstop. Thanks for the awesome stay.

    March 2014
  • Chris was a great, friendly, and thoughtful host! Only stayed for one night unfortunately, but was made to feel very comfortable and welcome! Clean and good location. Thanks again!

    March 2014
  • Cris ist einer der freundlichsten und gutherzigsten Menschen die ich kennengelernt habe. Seine Wohnung ist in der besten Lage um alles schnell zu erreichen (10 min zu waikiki beach, 2 min grocery store, Restaurants, Bars, Clubs, Bushaltestellen (north shore, diamond head), und und und!!!). Er hat mich gleich am 2. Tag mit zum surfen genommen und das war nicht das einzigste mal! Freitags sind wir in Clubs (Rum Fire!!) gegangen und unter der Woche (soweit es ihm möglich war) hat er mich zu verschiedenen Stellen der Insel Oahu mitgenommen (sandy beach, makapu'u). Ebenso habe ich einige seiner Freunde kennengelernt mit denen wir viel unternommen haben! Auf seinen Wunsch hin, schreibe ich die Bewertung auf Deutsch!
    Dies war meine etste 'Airbnb' Erfahrung und ich bin sehr froh das ich diese bei Cris machen durfte!
    Um es kurz zu sagen: Ich habe einen fremden Menschen kennengelernt und die Insel mit einem guten Freund wieder verlassen!
    Danke für alles!
    Highly recommended

    Aloha Richard!

    March 2014
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