Welcome to your Basecamp in paradise. This upper floor apartment has a beautiful Diamond Head skyline & ocean view. Centrally located in walking distance to the beach. Full kitchenette and internet access; with Jacuzzi, salt-water pool and more...
Two twin beds (+airbed optional), with dinning table and flat screen TV. Air conditioned!
Located near the convention center and the city bus hub at the Ala Moana Mall, it has convenient access to shops, live entertainment, and restaurants just 5 to 10 minutes walk on Kalakaua Avenue (Waikiki Beach Walk, Royal Hawaiian Center, Hard Rock Café, Duke's Waikiki, etc…).
This sunny, cozy, recently remodeled condominium studio is on a high floor in the Hawaiian Monarch, with gorgeous view of the city, mountain, ocean & surf. This Non-smoking private studio has two twin size beds (and an optional twin size air mattress) with its own entrance, bathroom & shower.
If you need extra room, this unit is adjacent to my listing next door:
"Waikiki Basecamp to Adventure" http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/374166
· Entire apartment with stove & cookware
· Full-size fridge with freezer
· Wireless internet access
· 32" flat screen TV
· Private bath & shower
· Fresh linens, towels upon check-in
· Large window with ocean, mountain and city view
· Outdoor BBQ
· Parking on premises ($)
· Large Sundeck, salt-water swimming pool, and Jacuzzi
· Coin-Operated laundry facility
· 24-Hour security consierge, secure key access to elevator and room
· Brunch café, Sushi & Japanese restaurant, pub & pizza parlor in Lobby
· Motorcycle, scooter, and Smart Car rentals onsite
Interaction with Guests
As much as guests want; can meet up, or merely offer recommendations, whichever you prefer/my schedule allows!
Excellent skyline view and location! You are close to the beach. Watch outrigger paddlers rowing on the Ala Wai Canal and checkout the waves before heading out for a surf session, this is a central location to plan out your day. Walking distance to Ala Moana Mall and the Convention Center. Surfing and Waikiki Beach are all within a 10 minute walk. Waikiki Fireworks every Friday at the Hilton Hawaii Lagoon. Biking distance to Diamond Head hike & lookout, Manoa Falls, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii Nature Center and more...
Access to transportation is convieniently located. Smart Car, motorcycle, bicycle, scooter rental is available in the lobby, including tour bus pickups. Door-to-door airport shuttle drop-off/pickup from lobby. Taxi to HNL Airport 20 minutes. TheBus city bus route 19/20 to Airport. Parking in the building is $20/24 hours, cash only.
Other Things to Note
Checkin is 3pm and checkout is 11am. You may request an early checkin or late checkout, approval based on availability, see house rules for extended stay rates.
TAX & FEES INDLUDED: All bookings are subject to 9.25% Hawaii Hotel Tax and 4.712% Hawaii General Excise Tax. It's included with this reservation, while other hosts may charge you extra tax and cleaning fees.
IDENTIFICATION: For your security, guest is required to present a government-issued photo ID and the reservation confirmation during checkin before keys are provided.
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 room, there is one on every floor.
LINENS & LAUNDRY: We strive to provide plush linens and towels that are clean and white with no stains. Oddly enough this is really hard to do. 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). Please bring your own beach towels. We do not permit towels or linens to be taken from the units.
LATE CHECKOUT: Checkout between 11am and 5pm: 50% of the daily rental rate. Checkout beyond 5pm: 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.
GUESTS: No strangers staying the night.
SMOKING: No smoking. No drugs.
PETS: No pets allowed in or on the property.
BIKES: The building rules does not allow bikes to be taken up the elevators, however bike in travel case is allowed. There are city bike racks near by.
LOST KEY & LOCKOUT: Please return all keys promptly upon checkout. $30 will be deducted from your security deposit for each lost key. Please call to arrange a time to give you a new key.
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.
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.
At first Norman was a very kind and reliable host.
I stayed and much enjoyed this room for 8days with my wife. The room is clean, and has very nice view and fast Wi-Fi.
In addition, The place is within easy walking distance both Waikiki beach and Alamoana center, and has many useful facilities even a car rental place with Japanese-speaking staffs.
When I go to Waikiki next time , I'l lrequest to stay at this room.
Norm was a friendly, helpful host. The location was good as was the view. The building is a bit run down and I believe it will receive a needed renovation in the next year. I thought the unit was overpriced as the unit is in need of updates, the bathroom and the beds are really substandard.
Sorry to hear that the building was not up to your standard or what you are used to... I had many great reviews from other guests and it is nowhere being described as a sub-par. It would've been great if you had told me so before booking, first day you arrived, or sometime during your trip so other arrangements could be made. The room and the building are as pictured and is very reasonably priced for its prime location, view, and amenities; and you did choose to travel during peak of the holiday season.
I rented the apartment for 11 nights with a friend. It is a beautiful place to stay in Waikiki as it offers an amazing view over Waikiki itself and the Ocean.
Norman is a cool guy! He took us out sailing with his friends and also showed us some hidden places of the Island.
We had a great time and will definitely come back one day.
This is an amazing place to stay. Clean, safe and a great view. The place has everything even a smart car rental place. The bar downstairs makes some really great pizza and the pool area is nice. We grilled steaks a couple of nights and the rooms kitchen works great. It is in walking distance of a ton of shops and restaurants, plus a cool museum. Check in and out was super easy. Really the experience is like renting a nice room at any hotel only better because you actually know the hotel owner who is a hell of a nice guy. A++ all the way. I need extra stars to rate this place properly.
Unforgettable experience passed at that place for my 5days stay. The appartement is located at a very convenient place near to almost everything needed for a nice stay in Hawaii. In the building you can find parking as well a nice bar where you can enjoy life music from time to time or to play pool with your friends. As well in the same spot there is a huge pool at the 5th floor but I didn't have a time to visit it by my own.
The appartement is clean and provide a great view to Diamond Head that I enjoyed every morning when I wake up. My host Norm made me feel comfortable in every possible way by proposing me places to eat, places to visit, most convenient way to do what i wanted on the island and I had an amazing time thanks to him. I am looking forward to surf his place without hesitation in the future again!
Norman was a great host. He was very friendly and accommodating. The start of my trip coincided with a tropical storm, and he helpfully gave me weather updates before I left. The room was exactly as described--small and clean, and near all of the sites in Waikiki.
Our experience in Waikiki was absolutely amazing!! We're very comfortable being at the room as well as at the beach. The room is located in safe neighborhood which is one of the most important things for visitors. Everything was less than 15mins by walk. Waikiki beach, cool restaurants/bars, Walmart and etc...
Also,the host Norman is such a nice, responsible person. He replied my email/text right away so we were always clear about all questions.
It was very nice of him giving us a pineapple ( yummy! ) and some recommendation to eat out.
The room is pretty small, though I highly recommend this room for either a couple, maximum 3 girls ( not guys! It'd be too crowded I guess )
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Aloha! I love traveling, and exploring the great outdoors. Whether out on hikes or ocean excursions, the Hawaiian Islands offer tremendous amount of beautiful landscape and biodiversity. After coming to Hawaii for graduate school in biology, I fell in love with the islands immediately. I hope to share my knowledge about this paradise and hope to preserve it for future generations!