About this listing
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.
Norman's place is right in the heart of Waikiki. It is close to everything and we really enjoyed our stay there. Norman is a fantastic host who was always available and gave some very good suggestions whenever we had any questions.
We had a good experience with Norman's apartment. Great view pool from the apartment, nice pool in the building, good location. Communication was clear and getting to the place was very easy.
Norman's studio was a great location in Waikiki. We had a beautiful view! It was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Norman was a great host--he was flexible and prompt when meeting us for check-in. I would recommend his place to any couples looking for a tidy, cozy space in Honolulu.
Norman was a really friendly and caring host. He was reachable at any time and helped us whenever needed. He knows many beautiful spots on the island and can give you great tips on what to do. He took us sailing and it was really fun! Unfortunately we couldn't go hiking with him but he told us about some cool places where we could go.
The room is exactly as listed, very clean and cozy. It's a safe place to stay since there is a 24/7 security. The location is great and close to the beaches, restaurants and shopping malls around Waikiki.
It was a perfect place to stay and we really enjoyed our time in Honolulu. Thanks for everything Norman, we'll be back! :-)
Norman was a great host and really made us welcome. He was easy to communicate with and was accommodating when we needed to check out a little later than originally requested. The apartment was perfect for our 9 night stay and the kitchen allowed us to save money by not needing to go out to buy breakfast every morning. The location was really useful too, walking distance to the hustle and bustle of Waikiki and then only a 15-20 minute walk around the corner to the huge Ala Moana shopping centre (bonus!). We'd recommend the beach at Magic Island as well (not an island but a beach on the peninsula across from Ala Moana). This beach was completely empty during the week and had great safe swimming (better than the busy Waikiki beaches, especially if you don't want waves). I have to admit, the lobby to the building isn't the most fancy of places, but we always felt safe, and I'd rather save pennies for spending in Hawaii than on an over priced hotel elsewhere. Also, Norman provided bottled water, soft drink and beer in the fridge that you could buy at really reasonable prices, very convenient and thoughtful. Overall, a clean, tidy, and very functional little place. Thanks for having us to stay!
The studio apt was as described in the listing. The apt was clean, nice view (see the mountain, Diamond Head, and parts of the beach), and good location. The building is a 10-15 min walk to the Waikiki beach, near plenty of bus stops, and walking distance to restaurants. The entrance to the building is a little shady especially in the evening/night, but there is 24 hr security at the lobby. Norman, the host, I met briefly a couple of times and he seemed friendly. Did not see him during check-in/out, but there were no problems with either of those processes. Overall, I had a good experience.
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About the Host, Norman
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!