About this listing
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.
"We were absolutely thrilled and satisfied with our studio! It's impeccably clean and tidy, very cute and functional furniture and comfortable bed. The unit has everything from a full fridge, kitchen and bathroom to plates, silverware and cookware, towels, WiFi and even a water filter pitcher. Franny also very kindly provided things that most of us tourists either don't think to bring or expect to buy locally, like beach towels, bamboo mats and a beach umbrella.
The unit is located right across the street from the zoo and not even a block from the beach! The area has all sorts of choices for dining, shopping and nightlife within an easy 5-10 minute walk, and if you plan to rent a car (which we highly recommend), parking is available for a small additional fee (its literally impossible to find curbside parking in this area). The ABC convenience store downstairs has everything else you may need, such as shower accessories, sunblock and snacks. There were no noise issues at all, and the huge, floor-to-ceiling windows with a view of the mountains were absolutely awesome to wake up to.
Absolute 5-star experience! Thank you Franny!"
We had an awesome stay at Franny's beautiful condo. It was centrally located and walking distance to some great restaurants and of course the beach. We had to cut our stay short and Franny was very helpful and accommodating. Would definitely recommend this place!
Studio was very clean and just as described :-) Location is great, across the street from the beach and at the quieter end of Waikiki. The roof has amazing views, be sure not to miss!
Franny's place was exactly as it was described in the pictures. Great location, very close to the beach and all the tourist sites. Franny was extremely helpful and pointed us in the direction of great places to eat and things to do. If I ever return to Hawaii, I'll be sure to contact Franny again.
I couldn't imagine a better experience for my first Airbnb booking!
From our first communication (accommodation and local information, as well as personal recommendations), through additional arrangements (last-minute parking coordination), our stay itself (in which we found the place to be exactly as described, to have every amenity we could ask for, and we received a lovely care package full of delicious treats!), and follow-up, Franny was an absolute pleasure (smooth process, great communication, and lovely personality).
I only wish we had the opportunity to meet her in person. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough time to do so... but I'm already looking forward to being in touch with her next time we go to Oahu!
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!
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About the Host, Franny
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!