Waikiki Basecamp to Sun & Surf

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Niu Street, Honolulu, HI 96815, United States

The Space

Welcome to your basecamp for adventure in paradise. This apartment in Waikiki is centrally located to all your transportation needs to explore Oahu and the outer islands! 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 down on Kalakaua Avenue (Hard Rock Café, Duke's Waikiki, etc…).

Accomodation include:
· Large window with ocean, mountain and city view.
· Complimentary wireless internet access.
· Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ and sun deck.
· Free street parking in neighborhood. Pay parking is available in building and nearby.
· Non-smoking private studio has two twin size beds (and an optional twin size air mattress) with its own bathroom and shower.
· Granite counter top kitchenette, 32" flat screen TV, a large fridge and microwave.
· Fresh linens, towels upon check-in. Laundry room in building.
· 24/7 security consierge, safe and secure key access to elevator and room.

This sunny, cozy, recently remodeled condominium studio is on a high floor in the Hawaiian Monarch, with gorgeous view of the city and partial view of mountain, ocean & surf. Watch outrigger paddlers rowing on the Ala Wai Canal during sun rise and scope out the waves before heading out for a surf session, this is a great location to plan out your day and enjoy all that Hawaii has to offer. Whether you are an avid adventurer or a casual explorer, access to transportation is convieniently located. Smart Car, bicycle, scooter rental is available from the lobby, Segway tours is 5 minute walk away, and tour buses usually pickup from hotels.

For larger parties or if this room is unavailable, please check my other listing which is next door with a separate entrance.

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.

TRANSPORTATION:
Shopping, surfing and Waikiki Beach are all within a 10 minute walk. Biking distance to Diamond Head hike & lookout, Manoa Falls, Honolulu Zoo, Waikiki Aquarium, Hawaii Nature Center and more... Door-to-door airport shuttle drop-off/pickup available in lobby. Taxi to HNL Airport 20 minutes. TheBus city bus route 19 to Airport, route 52 to North Shore from Ala Moana Mall. Car, bicycle & moped rental in building.

I’m happy to have you as my guest during your stay in Hawaii. If I can answer a specific question, send me an email anytime.

TAX 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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $840 /week
Monthly Price: $2247 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $100
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • Norman was a great host. He was easily accessible and always was quick to reply whenever we needed anything. The place itself has just an astonishing view. It's about a 5-10 minute walk towards the shopping of Waikiki or the beach in the opposite direction. We ended up renting a car to become a little more mobile and paid $20/day for parking. That wasn't a bad price considering we could come in and out of the parking structure. I would have to say the place is great as a single or couple. Any more people than that you would feel a little cramped. Overall, a great airbnb experience.

    April 2014
  • We enjoyed staying at Norman's place in Waikiki, he's very hospitable. The unit was clean and ready before we arrived, and he's very accommodating. The view is amazing and walking distance to the beach and the shopping centre. Norman also will offer toured hikes and tips on things to do around Waikiki. I would stay there gain. Thanks again Norm.

    BJ

    March 2014
  • I enjoyed a lovely time in Hawaii at Norman's. I was in Hawaiii on business, and needed an affordable condo that was clean, and accessible to my associates I was visiting in Waikiki. His condo was ideal. He was n touch in advance of my travel and I knew just how to check in and contact him for entry to his unit. Once there he helped me know where to park, showed me around and let me know how to reach him if needed. His place was spotless, and easily accessible to everything in Waikiki. It was lovely to have a kitchen and place to cook if I wanted, and to have enclosed parking nearby in case of rain. Security was great in his building, and there is a great spot for breakfast on the main level of his condo tower - lovely! I'd definitely stay again if I have the good fortune of returning!

    March 2014
  • Norm's place was great for a friend and I to stay the week while we were working in Honolulu. By far the best part is the location. Very close to everything we needed! The room had plenty of space for the two of us and the kitchen made some in-house meals, morning coffee, etc. very easy. Overall it was a great experience and cheaper than most week-long stays in Waikiki.

    March 2014
  • Owesome location! Great stay! Wonderful hosts. I had a great time staying here!

    February 2014
  • We loved staying with Norman. The accommodations exceeded our expectations. We come to Honolulu about four times a year for business/vacation. We really like the Fort Derussy location as a home base for visiting Honolulu/Oahu. Previously we had stayed at hotels in the area. From now on, Norm's Airbnb will be our home base here.
    Norm is very responsible, friendly and a very good guy to know. An unexpected bonus is that in the months before and after the winter solstice, the sunrise is very visible and beautiful from the large room window overlooking the canal and back of Diamond Head.

    January 2014
  • My friend and I lived at Norman's apartment for 9 nights. We had a great experience-convenient location (close to the beach, shopping and dinning) and very nice apartment(fully equipped kitchen and great view which you could see the sun rise from Diamond Head).

    Norman is more like a friend advising where to go, what to do in town and very responsive for all the questions we had.

    Btw,the brunch at Cream Pot downstairs the building is awesome!

    December 2013
  • This place was perfect! Norman was extremely friendly and responsive to my requests. The unit was exactly as advertised and was a really great find.

    It had everything I needed for my stay - reliable internet, TV, full kitchen including pots, pans, full stove so I could save money cooking some of my meals.

    Dealing with (website hidden) to find a reputable place was a headache! I was so relieved to find this place on Airbnb.

    Thanks Norman!

    December 2013
  • The two of us stayed here for 9 nights. It was everything we needed to experience a great vacation. The place is small, but clean. No balcony, but an amazing view. Everything we needed, Norman was able to provide. The place is in a good neighborhood, a short walk from everything. We highly recommend this place.

    October 2013
  • I couldn't have been more happy with my stay here in Waikiki!! I feel like I got very lucky when I made this decision through Airbnb because I had no idea how convenient this spot would be since I had never been to Hawaii before. I stayed here for 5 weeks while doing an internship right outside Waikiki. Norman's place was just a couple minutes of walking to the beautiful Waikiki beach, there were more shopping options than you could ever imagine as you walk down the street, there was a beautiful canal for running in the morning/afternoon, the pool was always quiet, clean, & peaceful, laundry was convenient & easy, the building felt safe & secure along with the Waikiki area in general, there were bus stops within 2-4 minutes, and activities in this area were endless. I didn't even need to rent a car during my stay, I could either walk to my destination or catch the bus which came every 10-15 minutes or so.

    Norman was incredibly friendly & helpful also! He was pretty much the idea person to rent from! The room was small but it was just me staying here so it ended up feeling cozy & perfect. I chose this place mostly because of the full kitchen, it was nice because Norman already had a lot of things I would have needed (dishes, blender, etc). The room was very clean upon arrival. I liked the layout of the room, the AC worked well, the window view was incredible, the bed was comfortable, the internet was quicker than at my own home, the place was very quiet & I could never hear any neighbors. My friend from Virginia came & stayed for a week in the other bed since the room is for up to two people and she loved it just as much as I did. I would most definitely stay here again if I travel back to Waikiki! :D

    October 2013
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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!
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