Waikiki Basecamp to Adventure

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

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!

Your host, Norman
20 Reviews
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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!

The Space

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 (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 a queen size bed with its own entrance, bathroom & shower

Guest Access

· Entire studio apartment with kitchen/cookware, and a full-size fridge.
· Private bath & shower.
· Large window with ocean, mountain and city view.
· Free street parking in neighborhood. Pay parking is available in building and nearby.
· Complimentary wireless internet access.
· Salt-water Pool, Jacuzzi, BBQ and sun deck.
· Granite counter top kitchenette, 32" flat screen TV.
· Fresh linens, towels upon check-in. Laundry room in building.
· 24/7 security consierge, safe and secure key access to elevator and room.

The Neighborhood

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. 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...

Getting around

Whether you are an avid adventurer or a casual explorer, 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, and route 52 to North Shore from Ala Moana Mall.

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.

For larger parties or if this room is unavailable, please check my other listing which is next door with a separate entrance. If I can answer a specific question, send me a message 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
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $965 /week
Monthly Price: $2947 /month
Security Deposit: $300
Cleaning Fee: $165
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Norman is a very gracious host! The accommodations were as described. Amazing view. Central to activities. Clean and comfortable. Norman is a very nice guy and helpful with any questions. Great stay! Thanks!

    April 2014
  • Ideally located for my meetings at the Hawaiian Convention Center. The apartment had everything I needed. Norman was excellent and check/checkout could not have been more convenient and efficient.

    March 2014
  • We had a very enjoyable stay with Norman in Hawaii. He was a very helpful host, and nothing was a bother. We had issues with the use of cards to enter and exit the apartment (not that it was Normans fault) and he was always more than happy to help solve our issues.
    The place itself is extremely clean, comfortable and suited our needs perfectly as a "base camp" type accommodation. Location is very handy and is a only a 15-20 minute walk to beach, Ala Moana mall, main strip etc.
    Felt very safe as the building itself has security and while visiting the pool also apart of the building we saw the security guards almost every time. The pool has great facilities and was never over crowded and had plenty of room for the amount of people within the building.
    We would definitely recommend staying not only with Norman, but with this apartment as it definitely exceeded our expectations along with our dealings with Norman.

    February 2014
  • The location was very clean and well taken care of. Norman was extremely eager to make the accommodations convenient and the process easy. He even had drinks and snacks available. I would highly recommend staying here.

    October 2013
  • My husband I stayed at Norman's Waikiki Basecamp to Adventure for 8 nights in August, and we had a fantastic time! This property is exactly as described and looks exactly like it does in these pictures. There are no surprises, which is fantastic!

    We arrived late at night and check-in was easy with Norman leaving us the keys in his box downstairs. Check-out was easy too with a box right outside of our door where we dropped off the room keys and headed for the airport. No waiting around--it was quick and efficient. The room featured a book of guidelines which made it easy to understand the check-in/out procedures along with easy directions about the internet, etc.

    The location was superb, especially for the price. It was a short 3-5 minute walk to the touristy area of Waikiki and maybe a 10-15 minute walk to the beach. We definitely didn't need a car for the Waikiki area and only rented one to go around to other parts of Oahu. There is paid parking in the building, but we parked for free on the street. I know others have mentioned that free parking is hard to find, but we had a rental car for 4 days and parked for free on the street everyday. The farthest spot was probably 2 blocks and we left and came back during different times of the day. We never had a problem finding a spot.

    I agree with other reviewers about the air conditioner blowing on the head of the bed and about the sheets being uncomfortable, but for the price and the location I was fine with these accommodations. We simply slept the opposite way so that the AC was blowing on our feet rather than our heads, and we bought some cheap cotton sheets from the local Walmart to make up for the uncomfortable bedding. Also, we bought some extra towels as we wanted more than one towel each for the duration of the trip and we did not want to do laundry while on vacation. Even with these "extra" expenses, the location was cheap enough to justify these purchases.

    Overall, Norman was excellent to work with. He responded very quickly to any messages that I sent and offered some great advice whenever I sent him questions about the location. The accommodations were great for the price and the location, and we would gladly stay here again.

    August 2013
  • This was our first time using ABB and I will start by saying that everything went pretty smooth. In regards to the place, Norman's place is within walking distance of everything. The room was small but comfortable and it had everything we needed. We were there for a whole week and we were never bothered by any noise. The day we decided to go to the north shore we rented a smart car at the rental place right outside the lobby. The overnight parking was only $20. The only minor thing that was an issue was the location of the AC unit. If the place was bigger it wouldn't be an issue, but it is located right at the headboard, so it can be annoying when your trying to sleep. But overall it was a good stay. Norman and his manager were pretty helpful so I have no complaints. the security deposit was returned very quickly which was also a plus (:

    August 2013
  • Norman was very accommodating. On our first day we were having trouble working the showers as they were quite different from home and Norman was living next door so he was able to come
    Through and just show us which was a great help. It was exactly as shown in the pictures. Cosy place and perfect for two people. Close to everything. There were snacks in the fridge and we only had to pay $1 for two things in the fridge which was awesome. There was snack packs and guave juice which we loved! We loved this place and would stay here again!

    July 2013
  • My GF & I recently spent 9 evenings here - had a very good experience overall. Norman & his assistant manager were helpful and timely in their response time to my questions throughout the process (my first AirBNB experience).

    I found the location to be very convenient - about a 7-15 min walk to the Beach, shops/restaurants on the Waikiki strip, Ala Moana Shopping Center, Don Quixote Market (s a cozy and convenient location and Norm was a very helpful host!

    May 2013
  • Great room with a great view! You're on the 26th floor facing Diamond Head crater and it's an incredible view! The room was exactly as described so there were no surprises. It was clean, great neighbors, and exactly what we were looking for. The building is very secure and trash was taken out regularly.

    April 2013
  • Nice position, 10-15 min walk to Waikiki, good access, clean. Apartment is realy small, specialy if you have more luggage, but for this price is OK. Amazing sunrise view.

    March 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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