About this listing
Our breezy studio apartment sits on oceanfront property, easily accommodates two and is located in a central area of the island to best serve your sightseeing desires. It's cleanly tucked away from the touristy areas and feels like vintage Hawaiian.
Waves crashing up on the rocks makes a wonderful salt air spray onto the LavaRock ledge and onto the lawn at high tide
This is a comfortable, airy tropical studio apartment with French Doors and patio that opens up to a 90 ft walk of grassy lawn past the neighboring Vintage Cottage out to the ocean where you can enjoy the cool shade of huge palm trees and sit up on, or hop over the Lava Rock Wall that overlooks the rocky beach. Waves crash up on the wall at high tide and ebb out at low tide. You can get a 180 degree view of the entire south end of the island from Diamond Head to Waikiki, Honolulu up to the Ko'Olina side from the rock wall. It's a modest oceanfront property that consists of my 2 cottages that share the yard bordering the ocean. The view straight ahead toward the ocean from your French Doors is 25% beautiful turquoise blue Pacific Ocean and 75% is tropical foliage or vintage neighborhood houses. The adjacent home that you would share the yard with is also our Airbnb listing and is best seen at the location= www.airbnb.com/rooms/5326506 The view from your apartment will have you enjoying watching the waves from your patio, reclining couch or from laying in the King size bed... and you can hear the waves crashing up on the rocks throughout the entire apartment all day and all night. Walk right up to the Lava Wall anytime of the day or night and enjoy the sea spray and magnificent view from sunrise to sunset. Those caramel colored Adirondack chairs you see in the picture are reserved just for you! It's a peaceful and vibrant feeling up that close to the water. You can smell the salt water and feel the ocean air on your skin. You won't want to leave....
There is 1 garage spot for parking with private door leading straight from garage into the apartment, and full size washer/dryer. There is a full kitchenette -3/4 size refrigerator, toaster, coffee maker, microwave, cook-plate for skillet meals, electric non-stick griddle, rice cooker, and an outside charcoal BBQ, utensils and pans are provided. No range top or oven, but is still absolutely everything you need to cook up most anything. There is an apartment upstairs that hosts a long term rental by a military couple, but all amenities for the studio are self contained and private except the garage space which is shared with the upstairs residents. They have completely separate entrances to their unit.
Interaction with Guests
We do not live on property but are close by for your needs during your stay.
This is the perfect solution for those travelers who don't want their accommodations to be in the middle of the hustle and bustle of crowded tourist areas. If you are looking for an authentic Hawaiian experience and would rather live where the locals live then this may be just the oceanfront solution for you. This is a completely residential area, there are no business nearby although there are supermarkets and small restaurants a few miles away. It's an older compact neighborhood that has been established since the 1940's with a melting pot of old and new... both in generations and in their dwellings. It's definitely authentic vintage Hawaii, most all the neighbors know one another and there is a strong cohesiveness and lively sense of longevity. For the most part there is a sense of pride in the modest homes and well established yards and houses, since the property here is very expensive everyone tries to take care to preserve value. Some houses are brand new, some newly refurbished and a few are in need. It’s a close-knit beach neighborhood with local flair. Many like to visit in the yards and help one another with whatever is going on. Everyone has a friendly word to say or at least a smile and wave when coming and going. You will hear roosters and tropical birds and see many kids on bicycles and motorpeds on these narrow roads, as well as locals carrying their surfboards or fishing poles due to the public beach access points all along the main road, however there is no public access to the oceanfront on this street. We are at the end of a beach road so it feels very secluded. Scroll to the very bottom of this listing and you can see the specific area where we are located to evaluate distances to your preferred tourist destinations as compared to other oceanfront listings.
A car would be necessary to enjoy the proximity to sightseeing areas. There are local bus lines but do not typically offer trips to the tourist attractions. There are no grocery stores or shops within walking distance.
No smoking inside, no overnight guests without permission and no pets allowed under any circumstances. We don't allow loud partying as we respect our peaceful neighborhood. Local and state taxes of 13.96% are included in the daily rate. Security deposit is not required to be paid at the time of booking and will be waived if no claim is made by host at the time of guest departure. Airbnb requires nightly fees and cleaning fee to be paid in full at time of booking.