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.
Amazingly comfortable pillowtop mattress to rest in after an eventful day at the beach!
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!
-- Free wi-fi
-- Window AC
-- TV, DVD player and cable
-- boogie boards
-- 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.
-- 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!
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.
HOUSEKEEPING: There is no daily housekeeping service as it is privately managed. Upon checkout please clean and dry your dishes and take your trash out to the trash chute, there is one on every floor.
LINENS & LAUNDRY: We strive to provide plush linens and towels that are clean and white with no stains. Please don't use our towels to remove your make-up. If you need disposable towels, please let us know, some will be provided. A replacement fee will be charged for stained towels (e.g. hair dyes, bleaches, make up, dirt, or greasy burnt saucepans).
LATE CHECKOUT: Checkout between 11am and 4pm: 50% of the daily rental rate. Checkout beyond 4pm: 100% of the daily rental rate.
FUNCTIONS: Parties and Functions are strictly prohibited. The price charged is for domestic use only and not commercial. Accordingly this rate does not allow for the extra wear associated with functions in terms of cleaning, garbage removal, wear and tear, repairs etc.
NOISE: Please keep noise to a minimum between 10PM and 8AM.
SMOKING: No smoking. No drugs.
PETS: No pets allowed in or on the property.
BIKES: Bikes must be taken upstairs through the basement. There are city bike racks near by.
DEPOSIT: The property should be left in a similar state to its condition on arrival. Deposit is fully refundable, however it may be deducted for excessive mess or repair/replacement for damages to the room or its contents.
TAXES: All bookings are subject to 9.25% Hawaii Hotel Tax and 4.712% Hawaii General Excise Tax, they are included as part of your reservation cost.
RESPONSIBILITY DISCLAIMER: Property owners are not responsible for any accidents, injuries or illness that occurs while on the premises or its facilities. The guest is responsible for safe-keeping of personal belongings or valuables. Damage, breakages, theft and loss are the tenants responsibility during their stay. By accepting this reservation, it is agreed that all guests are expressly assuming the risk of any harm arising from their use of the premises.
Location was the best. About a one minute walk to the beach! This end of the beach is much less crowded too. Just as advertised. We had a very slight plumbing need (a clogged shower drain) and Granny was right on it!
Beach towels, boogie boards, folding chairs were great for the beach.
Be sure to eat your dinner or have your morning coffee on the rooftop.
We were delighted and would stay again!
The location is good, close to waikiki. And Franny is informative and helpful. Franny also helped us reserve the parking. Well, the only thing that needs to be improved is the cleaning service. The cleaning lady never shows up, I know she won't show up everyday, but I expected her to show up just once. And the floor is some kind of dirty, because I spilled some water on the floor, and wiped it clean, it turned out my tissue became all black and dirty.
nearly perfect, just the floor.
I'm sorry if you were under the impression there was maid service at the unit, but as stated in the house rules, there is no maid service during a stay unless specifically requested and arranged for. I'm glad you enjoyed the location and hope the rest of your stay was enjoyable!
Her place is extremely welcoming and in a very convenient location. We were not only pleased with her accessibility but her apartment studio also had all necessary amenities for an enjoyable vacation, including beach equipment. I definitely recommend this to any individual or couple looking for a perfect trip just steps away from the Beach and stores!
It was very easy with the key pad and not having to use a key. Every hing was very clean and great here.
Frances' studio is exactly as described. It was clean, quiet and comfortable. Good wifi, shower, and fully equipped kitchen. A half block from the action of Waikiki Beach. Frances is very responsive and was a great host. Would definitely rent Studio 520 again.
Great place in a perfect location. Frances was an excellent host and I would highly recommend this place to anybody.
Frances was very responsive and flexible during my stay at her place. The apartment was nice and clean. In addition to that had all the basic essentials like beach towel and mats for the beach was already all there. Even an iron to iron my shirts!
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Aloha! I moved to Hawaii to learn how to surf and stayed because I loved the Aloha spirit (and surfing of course!!). 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 currently work as a real estate agent focusing on investment properties and vacation rentals, so I'm always available to answer any questions relating to real estate in Hawaii.
I'm happy to help you experience the Hawaii I have come to know and love, so please feel free to ask questions!