Beachside studio w/full kitchen!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Kapahulu Avenue Apt, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States
Frances
Your host, Frances
73 Reviews
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The Space

Beautiful and tastefully decorated studio in superb location welcomes you to come relax and enjoy the best of what Hawaii has to offer! Just steps away from the beach and park, Studio 520 is in the perfect location to enjoy Waikiki at it's finest.

The open, spacious, and airy floor plan boasts hardwood teak wood floors imported from Indonesia. A full kitchen challenges you to bring out your best Emeril or Rachel imitation-- who knows, maybe you'll find a new passion in fine cuisine! Gorgeous granite countertops, brand new stainless steel appliances, and a full size refrigerator give you plenty of space to test your culinary skills.

The cozy and comfortable living area allows you to relax and entertain, whether you are pouring a bottle of wine or watching a film on the 32inch television with DVD player.

When slumber beckons, the incredibly luxurious pillowtop mattress welcomes you with open arms.

Studio 520 comes fully furnished, all you need to do is bring your suitcase and an adventurous attitude!

Amenities include:
-- Free wi-fi
-- Window AC
-- TV, DVD player and cable
-- shortboard and longboard and boogie board
-- pool
-- rooftop lounge area with gorgeous ocean views
-- 24 hour front desk/security personal
-- fully stocked kitchen--pots and pans, dishes, wine glasses, measuring cups, spices etc.
-- iron
-- hairdryer
-- keypad door lock for easy in and out and no keys

Parking can be included for an additional $15/day but must be reserved beforehand.

If you choose not to rent a car, there are ample bus routes just two minutes out the front door.

Please let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to making your stay full of Aloha!

Interaction with Guests

As much or as little as you like! Some guests I meet up with for a meal or drink, some I never get to meet in person as they prefer a more private trip or already have a packed itinerary. It's entirely up to you, so please do reach out if you would like to meet up!

Getting around

There are multiple bus stops just minutes from my apt, so you don't have to worry about renting a car if you don't want to. If you do choose to rent a car (which I definitely recommend at least a day or two for trips to Kailua and North Shore!) you can find free street parking along Monsarrat Ave, and in the parking lot on the right of that road. Or, I can reserve parking in the building for you at $15/day.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: No Charge
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $75
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Frances is a very gracious host. She responded very quickly to any and all questions. Her suggestions for places to eat were excellent. The accomodations are exactly as advertised: comfortable, clean, and centrally located. The rooftop terrace (email hidden) to enjoy a cocktail and the fantastic view.

    June 2014
  • Frances's studio was perfect and everything she advertised! We arrived to a fridge full or bear, cold water and beautiful air-conditioning. As we'd never been to Hawaii before we asked for some recommendations for restaurants and things to do and France's replied wi an extensive list. We tried all the food places and loaves eating at local spots which we never would have found. Must try ones seafood and health bar for acai bowls! Would definitely stay here again, a great airbnb experience!

    June 2014
  • France's place was awesome! Great location. Clean. The best!

    June 2014
  • We inquired about Frances' condo one week prior to our arrival. She was very quick to respond and in addition to the studio, she was able to provide a parking spot (for fee) and provide us with great recommendations for restaurants and activities in a moment's notice.

    Upon arrival, the desk staff expected and welcomed us. The condo was exactly as pictured in photos and met our expectations. The location is just a few steps from the beach, within hiking distance to Diamond Head, across the street from the zoo, and within walking distance to the Waikiki nightlife, restaurants, shops, etc.

    Some reviewers mentioned noise concerns. However, new windows have been installed, and between that and the white noise of the AC unit, we experienced no noise issues.

    We found the wireless internet, cable TV, snorkel gear, Hawaiian travel guide book, and beach towels very convenient and they enhanced our stay. The unit was exceptionally clean, and we even had a six pack of local beer in the fridge awaiting us.

    We would highly recommend this condo!

    June 2014
  • My husband and myself love this cute beach studio very much. It is clean, comfortable and convenient. It is absolutely best location of Waikiki, extremely close to beach, but not too noisy at night.
    Frances is a very considerate host who turned on A/C before we even checked in. She also provided all beach necessities! We highly recommend this place!

    June 2014
  • Thanks Frances for your outstanding hospitality! We loved our time in Honolulu and you were exceptionally considerate of our needs. Communication was top-notch. The apartment was lovely, very bright and had a super-convenient location. Gorgeous kitchen and floors. Not having to carry around a key is a big plus, especially when using Waikiki's lovely beaches. We enjoyed the lush towels and ice-maker, which was a superb amenity in Honolulu. Internet worked great, we used it often for directions, email, flight check-in, etc. Excellent place, we would not hesitate to come back! Mahalo and aloha!

    May 2014
  • (email hidden) to stay - Frances (email hidden)! Her studio is in a great location right by the beach, within walking distance to anything you need, and is easy to reach for any questions. We will be back!

    May 2014
  • A great apartment in a great location, just a few seconds from the beach. Also very convenient for the island's bus system, making it a great base to explore the rest of the island. Frances was helpful at every stage and we couldn't have asked for a better experience.

    May 2014
  • Like all the other reviews say - a great location and set up, and as a host Frances couldn't make the process easier. Would definitely recommend the apartment to others!

    April 2014
  • Frances's apartment was amazing. The pictures don't do it justice, it's so fresh and inviting (very happy to open the door to this after an 11 hour flight). She had instructions laid out for us which were very very helpful. We found this to be in a great location even though it was located at the Diamond Head end, with everything withing easy walking distance. If we were to return to Waikiki I would definitely stay here again without hesitation.

    April 2014
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I'm an entrepreneur and believer of dreams. I moved to Hawaii to learn how to surf and stayed because I loved the Aloha spirit. As do most of you, I love traveling and exploring new places. It fascinates me to see how other people live and experience life. I'm happy to help you experience the Hawaii I have come to know and love, so please feel free to ask questions!
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