About this listing
The 'IKENA ROOM is a fully furnished large South West Corner Room with a KING bed. Includes (optional) second bed for child and/or (optional) Pack-n-play for infant. Other amenities include WIFI, High Speed Internet, HDTV w/ Cable & Netflix. Shower, beach, hand and body towels are also included for each guests use. Utilities included. We also offer (for a very affordable fee): Airport pick up & drop off, car rental, moped rental, & smart phone rental w/ American # & Data Plan.
Our 'Ikena Room is for 1 or 2 adults with or without children.
Sorry if there is any confusion, this room is not for 3 adults.
The 'IKENA ROOM is a fully furnished large South West Corner Room with a KING size bed. Located on the second floor, this room includes WIFI & Wired Internet, Big Screen HDTV w/ Cable, Netflix, and Blue-Ray, Dresser, and Large Closet. House amenities include 1.5 shared bath, complete kitchen, large washer/dryer, ocean gear, vacation supplies and more. All utilities are also included.
Shower, beach, hand and body towels are also included for each guests use.
ABOUT YOUR CHILD:
Bringing a child? We have a number of things here for you including a second bed in the room (however it does leave thing rather tight), Pack-N-Play, high chair (for eating), booster seats (for car), small stroller, infant/baby bath chair, beach umbrella, some diapers, and more.
AIRPORT PICK UP & DROP OFF:
Subject to availability. Just let us know if you are interested.
CAR or MOPED RENTAL:
Plan on renting a moped or car? If your vacation with us is for 3 weeks or longer, we offer our own rental car/moped options and/or private off street parking. Again, subject to availability. Just let us know if you are interested.
SMART PHONE RENTAL:
Need an American phone, phone plan, phone #, & data plan? We have very affordable solutions for you while you are our guests. And again, subject to availability. Just let us know if you are interested.
Guest rooms share 1.5 bathrooms.
Our kitchen and dining room are there for you. If you plan on doing some home cooking, our kitchen is well supplied, and has updated HE appliances including a dishwasher.
There is a shared but spacious living room, home theater, and a beautiful lanai and deck.
Free to use is a great HE Washer and HE Dryer (no quarters needed and detergent is included).
FREE VACATION SUPPLIES:
Shared access and free-to-use: Books, Maps, Snorkel Gear, Learner Surfboard, Boogie Boards, Sand/Beach Mats, Folding Chairs, Garmin GPS, and sometimes Sunscreen and/or After-Sun Cream and more.
EVEN MORE FREE STUFF:
Shared access and free-to-use:
WIFI Netbook Computer and printer, DVD and Blue-Ray Collection, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, First Aid Kit and more.
Interaction with guests
'Ohana Nui means Big Family, which is what we aspire to be to our guests. This is not a party house by any means, just a nice place to come home to, relax, and make new friends. Our home is smoke-free and drug-free, and is kept clean and tidy. You are expected to also respect our house and our fellow guests.
Someone is typically always home. Our housemates/guests vary, but are mostly business travelers, transplants, and vacationers. Many are repeat guests, and typically respectful, responsible, and friendly. We also have two very well-behaved children living here from time to time, so please be child friendly.
Our house is located in a residential neighborhood of Honolulu (Palolo Valley). We are just outside the craziness of Waikiki but it's a hop, skip and jump away if you want to go there. We are conveniently located about a mile away from the H1 on-ramps and off-ramps. Our street crosses Waialae Avenue, which is home to many great eateries to satisfy any palate-- Town Restaurant, Big City Diner, Zippy's, Aloha Crepes, Azteca. Follow Waialae Ave. east for a few minutes and you'll be at Kahala Mall-- more eateries: The Counter, CPK, Chili's, Whole Foods, Starbucks/Jamba, etc. 3 supermarkets are also close.
Renting a car or moped while here is highly recommended, as the house is tucked away in the back of a valley. If you have a moped/motorcycle/bicycle, there is safe and private off-street parking. If you have a car, there's street parking. (You'll need to walk up a steep driveway to the house, so be comfortable with doing that.) However if you do plan on using the bus as your main mode of transportation, there is a covered bus stop for "TheBus #9S" right across the street from the house.
Note: If you plan on staying longer than 30 days and would like affordable vehicle options, just ask.
Other things to note
STAIRS AND DRIVEWAY:
The house does have unavoidable stairs and a rather steep driveway, so please be comfortable walking up and down them.
We have a very relaxed check in and check out procedure. If your check-in or check-out times don't fit the Airbnb times, just let us know, we will do our best to work around your schedule.
SAFETY IS # 1.
All guests staying at any of our locations are required to provide Current Valid Photo Identification (ID) at check in (the one you used to board the Airplane that brought you to our wonderful island). Your ID will be photocopied and we (Ohana Nui) will retain that photocopy, indefinitely, for our records. Failure to comply will result in denied access to the property, and, at our discretion the reservation may be denied and/or terminated by us (Ohana Nui) without refund.
2) This house is Non-smoking.
Smoking and/or smelling like Smoke are strictly prohibited by anybody in your party while at our house. We have a zero tolerance policy. Failure to comply will result in denied access to the property, and, at our discretion the reservation may be denied and/or terminated by us (Ohana Nui) without refund. You will also be charged an additional $500 for cigarette smell/repair/removal.
3) No Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drugs for Minors
The US Congress passed the National Minimum Drinking Age Act in 1984, establishing 21 as the minimum legal purchase age. We, at Ohana Nui, have a zero tolerance policy on this matter. You are not allowed to give Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drugs to anyone under the age of 21. Failure to comply will result in immediate termination of your reservation by us (Ohana Nui) without refund. We also reserve the right to involve the police on our behalf.
4) Please be gentle.
Any damage or loss to furniture, appliances, linens, accessories etc. by your or your guests during your stay will be your financial responsibility. And please do not use the bath towels when going to the beach. We will lend you towels specifically for beach use.
5) Pets, drugs, candles, incense and visitors are prohibited.
5) During your stay, we are not responsible for illness, injury, theft or accident.
6) There is no daily housekeeping, so please pick up after yourself.
7) Please always exhibit common sense and common courtesy.
200+ great reviews and Airbnb SUPER HOSTS!! Wow. 'Ohana Nui owes it all to great guests with a fun fresh and positive outlook on their travel and vacation. Thank you everyone for making 'Ohana Nui what it is.
Aloha! We are Brendan and family, and we enjoy sharing our beautiful three story home, 'Ohana Nui, with respectful travelers from around the world. Brendan retired from construction (early) to be a full time Airbnb Host and loves to "talk story" and Stand Up Paddle Surf. The kids, though not here all the time, are two well-behaved, respectful children (ages 9 and 10) who love meeting all the "uncles and aunties" in the house.
We keep our home smoke-free, drug-free. We also keep everything clean and tidy. We do not have a party house by any means, just a nice place to relax and make new friends.
The name of our home, 'Ohana Nui, means Big Family, which is what we aspire to be to our guests. Our family is as rich and diverse as the colors of our flag and we show aloha to all. We strive to provide everyone with all the comforts of home, with quality and affordability, and to provide every guest with a great local feeling experience, just outside of Waikiki.