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.
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!
We had a wonderful stay at Frances's condo and I highly recommend this for a single or couple. It was small but very clean, had a view of the sunrise from the bed, and was only a short block from the beach. My favorite feature in the condo was the shower! It had excellent pressure and had a good supply of hot water. The condo's convenient location and incredible rooftop views made our trip one to remember. Frances was very helpful and super quick to communicate with us. I look forward to our next visit to Oahu, so we can enjoy this condo again.
My experience with Frances from the beginning (before I arrived Hawaii) was professional, precise & on-point! It was my 1st time booking with airbnb, so her personable approach to any inquiries really helped me expedite my booking ... she was very prompt & trustworthy. Of course, once I checked into the studio I realized that my next few weeks of holiday were going to be absolutely awesome!! I love this studio!! The interior decor & placement of things + the cleanliness was admirable. I've actually stayed in this very building numerous times over the last decade & I will admit that Frances's little paradise studio made for a comfortable & relaxing time away. Everything is as described & she was always available to answer any questions right away! As it was the holiday season, she was also traveling so this sense of security I really appreciated. Definitely will be requesting this listing again ... I really appreciated Frances as she made this trip super enjoyable!
It was everything we hoped it would be. Nice, open, and airy. The most comfortable bed and pillows we've had on our entire month long trip so far. Frances even offered to book one of the reserved parking spots for the duration of our stay and made that process oh so easy. Thanks so much Frances.
Frances was very quick to respond upon my initial inquiry and with any follow-up questions I had along the way. I never had to wait more than a few minutes. A few days before my arrival, she sent me a list of her personal recommendations for the area. The description of the apt is accurate. It's a quiet & clean spot on the 5th floor of a refurbished hotel. The view on the roof of the complex is lovely. The neighborhood is ½ a block from the beach and is walking distance to the major promenade of restaurants & shops. Everything I needed/ wanted access to was easily accessible. Frances also provides beach towels, umbrellas, boogie boards, snorkeling gear & beach chairs, which I found very thoughtful!
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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!