Kaneohe Bay Studio -- Great Value!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Mawaena St, Kaneohe, HI 96744, United States

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APARTMENT OVERVIEW:
Welcome! This charming studio apartment is part of a three-level building built into the hillside, with a fantastic view of the sapphire-blue Kaneohe Bay! This large apartment has 300+ sqft of room, with another 600+ sqft on the balcony, in a very quiet enclave of million-dollar homes, all overlooking the beautiful "K-bay". Wake up to a beautiful sunrise view, eat breakfast on the balcony, and get a nice tan at the same time. Look to the right from the balcony and you see the beautiful green of nature conservation acreage, not tall hotel towers, blocking the wind and your view of the serene K-Bay. Open up the sliding doors and let the wonderful ocean breezes blow in right into the living room and dining area.

Visitors who are looking for the "real" island experience on Oahu, Kaneohe is the place to be. As you cross over the Koolau range (sheer and jagged lava cliffs) from the airport, leave Waikiki's noise, traffic and tourist crunch behind, and enter the inviting, emerald fields of Kaneohe. Here, you can breathe in salty ocean breezes, not car fumes. Here you listen to the rustling trees & chirping birds, not the noise of crowds, traffic racket or police sirens. During the summer months, feel free to reach out and grab our awesome giant avocados off the tree growing beside the outside stairs.

FAST FACTS:
• The apartment will comfortably accommodate 2 adults
• This is an entire apartment, and NOT shared
• This is the bottom-level unit, all the way down the hillside and requires navigation down 20+ stairsteps, with no convenient access ramps for the elderly or disabled
• Bus stops with routes to the North Shore, Lanikai &Kailua beaches and downtown Waikiki is down the hill from the house, about a 3-minute walk
• Restaurants, groceries, local Kaneohe shops are all under a 5-mile radius from house
• The living room area has sliding glass doors leading out to the balcony, with a picturesque ocean view of K-bay
• There are 2 sets of coin-operated washers and dryers on the top floor, accessible by all guests.

AMENITIES:
• Free parking for 1 medium-sized cars in the private parking lot overlooking the ocean
• 37” TV is in the living area
• Large balcony with partial ocean views has a small charcoal BBQ grill and table/chairs
• BEDS: 1 full-size bed on a raised alcove and 1 full size pull out futon/sofa bed in the living area
• Starter toilet paper, paper towels, bath soap are provided, as are towels, bed linens and blankets
• Kitchenette is equipped with a regular sized fridge, microwave, and a small 2-burner electric stove
• Basic dining ware items and cooking equipment are supplied
• There is no AC, but fans and natural ocean breezes keep the place cool

AREA ACTIVITIES:
• USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor and USS Bowfin tour (5 miles)
• Snorkeling/scuba/surfing activities
• Hiking trails at Diamond Head, Maunawili Falls, Makapu’u Lighthouse, and more
• See the breathtakingly gorgeous beaches of the North Shore
• Catch the golden sunset views from one of the Ko’Olina lagoons
• Visit the Dole Plantation to try the unique and tasty pineapple ice cream
• There are over 25 golf courses on the island
• Drive to Kailua’s white sand beaches are only 10 miles away, to the south
• Sign up for K-Bay’s famous Sandbar parties on barges or glass-bottomed boats that launch out of the He’eia Marina, a 4-minute drive from the house
• Check out the “crashed airplane” prop used for the “LOST” TV series, just across the He’eia Marina
• Drive down Kamehameha Highway to the Sealife Aquarium, the setting for "50 First Dates", and play the ukelele like Adam Sandler, while you're at it
• Head north on Kam Hwy to the Polynesian Cultural Center for their famous luau show, a mere 30-minute drive from the house
• For our military folks with access to the bases, plan for tee-time at the world-renowned and challenging golf course at the nearby Marine Corps Base (where President Obama and Tiger Woods played)

HELPFUL HINTS:
• A car is recommended to fully enjoy the island, and parking is FREE
• Place properly tied trash bags in front of or beside the mailbox every Wednesday and Saturday. If trash bags are not disposed of this way, security deposit will be charged $50
• This is a non-smoking house; cigarette butts not picked up off the balcony and yard will incur a $25 clean-up charge, as will trash thrown down the hill
• Beach towels are not provided due to heavy wear & tear on beach terrain, sand flea infestations and extra challenges with laundering and drying
• Spices and condiments are NOT provided for allergy/safety reasons---please bring your own
• Guests are strongly urged to strictly control kids from running around all over the place, or up and down stairs and the balcony, for their safety
• The hillside house setting tends to amplify noise due to its inherent arena theater sound effect. Please be advised that the wealthy and gentrified neighbors will NOT tolerate late night excessive noises. If parties held on the balcony go late and loud past 10 pm, we guarantee the cops will be called, and noise fines will be charged to your security deposit.

NOTE: We offer unparalleled, unbeatable deals for your budget-conscious trip to Hawai’i. In return, however, we highly value quiet, respectful and considerate Airbnb guests who are not planning to hold loud parties on site. Neighbors will NOT tolerate guests who talk loudly on the balcony--they WILL call the police to the premises. If noise fines are issued by the Honolulu Police Department, security deposit will be charged.

REMINDER: This is NOT a 5-star studio apartment; it is part of an older home built in an unassuming, yet quietly wealthy hillside community. We did our best to upgrade and renovate this 3-level home, but it retains some of its “old Hawaiian house” quirks. If you want POSH accommodations, we recommend booking at downtown hotels, with $150 a night for a similar studio condo.

WARNING: The occasional welcoming bug party is NOT indicative of uncleanliness. Everyone is bound to run into them at some point while on island. Even the Royal Iolani Palace has its imperial roaches & bugs. If you can't handle insects, we suggest booking at downtown hotels. We do all we can with pest control, but they remain Hawaiian-strong and particularly love to scurry indoors in rainy weather and cooler temperatures. If ants bother you, simply sprinkle salt on the trail to stop them. Otherwise, please ensure to keep food mess off the counters and store items appropriately to keep little critters from running indoors to partake of your food bounty.

Permit Number: W00621726-01

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 4 nights
Weekly Price: $390 /week
Monthly Price: $1605 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cleaning Fee: $75
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • We had a great stay in this apartment. The place is really nice and very quiet too. I loved hearing the birds singing in the morning, it's great !
    I recommend this airbnb
    Mahalo for all Mishael.

    March 2014
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    Happy to hear you enjoyed your Hawaii trip! Come back and visit again.

  • A nice little appartment away from the city noise and stress of Waikiki. Everything / Equipment as announced by Mishael, whose communication and extra informations were very usefull and satisfying. Perfect for low budget arrival in Oahu if you have a rental car. Clean immediately after cooking, and the best thing is to store all the eating stuff in the fridge otherwise there are some additional "guests" - following this instructions you can handle it very easily.

    Mahalo nui loa for the letter and the welcome guifts.

    March 2014
  • The place is in the bay of Kaneohe - you have a great view from the appartment ! Very friendly neighborhood, no hotels or too many tourists. With the car, it's only 20 min. to Honolulu or to Kailua with its beautiful beach. The appartment is small but has everything you need. Especially a lovely lanai. Altogether a perfect place to discover Oahu.

    March 2014
  • My husband and I stayed in this apartment and last week and it was absolutely perfect for us. It was fully equipped with all of your essentials for cooking. Communication with Mishael was outstanding! I Definitely recommend renting a car. There was a pretty strong sewage smell that came and went (we heard that could be common in Hawaii). Also BUY BUGSPRAY! The apartment is located in the jungle, mosquitoes are everywhere. If you are wanting to lounge on the "beach" in Konehoe Bay, you need to look elsewhere. It more of a sailboat harbor. In all, we thoroughly enjoyed are stay and would be back again!

    February 2014
  • Mishael's studio was perfect for a short stay while we looked for more permanent housing. The unit was quiet and parking was no problem. We did have a problem with tiny ants but discovered a quick countertop wipe down with Windex sent them on their way.

    February 2014
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    Kathy, thanks for the great attitude about the ants! =) I appreciate your roll-with-it and pleasant spirit. Hope you found a great permanent home, and live aloha!

  • We had a fantastic week with our own apartment, easy to get to, no parking problems. Easy directions and we had no GPS, although a couple of times we got misplaced (road works) in the dark heading back to the apartment I used (website hidden) maps and that got us back on track. I loved having breakfast on the balcony each day.

    February 2014
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    Glad to hear you had a great stay, Margrit! Glad you made great use of that balcony, as well! Yes, we try to encourage folks to bring their GPS and lessen the stress of getting lost. Wishing you more fun with future travels!

  • My wife and I really really enjoyed our stay here. Perfect for a nice get away from the touristy attractions and hustle and bustle of Waikiki. It was in a really quiet area just as promised. The only downside, but mentioned in other reviews are the bugs. Nothing crazy, you just have to make sure to leave no kind of good out or the buggies will be all over it in seconds!
    Great communication with Mishael. Everything as promised and certainly a great deal for a getaway.

    February 2014
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    Yes, Hawaii is unfortunately full of bugs. Glad you enjoyed your stay!

  • This little Studio Apartment was perfect for our stay.
    Although it's an older residence, it had everything necessary for complete comfort. After long days spent doing tourist things, it really felt like home. A nice place to relax.
    Thanks for everything.

    David P. Evans

    January 2014
  • Very clean and quiet. Enjoyed going out on the deck and soaking in the lush green forest area. This is a nice studio. We were comfortable and had what we needed.

    December 2013
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the foresty side of O'ahu! Wishing you the best in future travels.

  • This place is a budget room, good for a small group or a couple who are planning to travel the island a lot. To be honest, Oahu is a very tourist oriented location - I would suggest either visiting the other islands or just biting the bullet and staying in Honolulu. Kaneohe is definitely away from the hustle and bustle, but it is not a beach area. This area is mainly for boats, but you can reach beaches up and down the coast if you have a car. The room itself is modest, with the basics you would need to cook and get by. Don't expect any extras from this stay - I would suggest just crashing here with a group if you're more interested in exploring the island. It wasn't exactly what we had in mind, but for a budget option, it was fine.

    December 2013
    Mishael
    Response from Mishael:

    That’s right, Camryn, this modest but private unit is meant for budget-oriented people, and is equipped with the “basics”, such as a bed, sofa, large TV, fridge. Of course it DOES have extra items that more expensive hotels do not provide such as a small stove, BBQ grill, free parking, washer/dryer (on the top floor) and hammock in the large balcony. If what you have in mind is paying hostel prices, but wanting a 5 star hotel amenities, then this unit is not what you should have booked. Marriott’s might be more what you “have in mind”. But it does come with a $500 a night price tag—and that may not be what you want or can afford, either. Airbnb is set up on the premise of giving tourists an option for cheaper lodging, but the expectation is that tourists understand we provide the BASICS, not a full-on, 5-star hotel service.

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Point Loma Nazarene University, UMUC, Naval War College, Mercyhurst University, Hawaii Pacific University
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*** ENGLISH (Deutsch, Français, Svenska, Español & 中文 translations below) We are an American military family who have lived in diverse places such as California, Hawaii, Vancouver BC, Utah, Las Vegas, Turkey, Germany, Arlington VA-Washington D.C. area and now back here in Germany again. We were stationed in Hawaii for several years, and managed our own rental properties alongside our full-time jobs/careers. Our team has a combined 30 years experience of property management. Having traveled around the world and visited hundreds of cities, we TRULY understand the complexities of moving to or simply visiting a new place. As such, we offer a warm welcome to fellow world travelers. We are happy to offer private apartments in our comfortable homes in Hawaii and Germany to you, your family & friends. We offer space--because 6 people having to share one bathroom is simply unacceptable. We also offer homes far removed from the rat race urban setting to enjoy some island peace and quiet. All we ask from guests is flexibility and realistic expectations. Don't expect a 5-star hotel accommodation, but instead, expect reasonable shelter with savings that you can use to spend on yourselves, making great Hawaii memories to last a lifetime. To our fellow U.S. service members deployed on hardship tours, we offer a 10% discount to you and your families, as a way to thank you for your dedication and selfless service. Feel free to email us questions, we'll try to help out as much as we can. Warm aloha to all and best of luck planning your trip to O'ahu or Germany! Mishael & Scott ********************************** SPRECHEN SIE DEUTSCH? Wir sind eine US-amerikanische Militär-Familie, die an verschiedenen Orten wie Kalifornien, Hawaii, Vancouver BC, Utah, Las Vegas, der Türkei, Deutschland und jetzt hier in Arlington VA-Washington DC Gegend gelebt haben. Wir waren in Hawaii für mehrere Jahre stationiert und konnte unsere Mietobjekte neben unseren Vollzeitstellen / careers. Unser Team verfügt über einen kombinierten 30 Jahren Erfahrung der Hausverwaltung. Nachdem um die Welt gereist und besuchte hunderte von Städten, wir wirklich verstehen, die Komplexität der Umstellung auf oder einfach den Besuch einer neuen Stelle. Als solcher bieten wir ein herzliches Willkommen an anderen Reisenden aus aller Welt. Wir freuen uns, Privatwohnungen in unseren komfortablen Ferienwohnungen in Hawaii, Deutschland und Virginia für Sie, Ihre Familie und Freunde zu bieten. Unsere Unternehmensphilosophie ist es sehr fair und rock-bottom Sätzen, und hoffentlich werden Sie uns mit anderen Freunden und Familien beziehen. Mit der Wirtschaft, wie es ist, bekommen wir Leute, die für den besten Knall für ihr hart verdientes Geld suchen --- weil wir für gute Geschäfte, schauen zu. Wir bieten Raum - denn mit 6 Personen teilen sich ein Bad ist einfach inakzeptabel. Wir bieten auch Häuser weit von der Tretmühle städtischen Umfeld entfernt werden, um eine Insel des Friedens und der Ruhe zu genießen. Alles was wir verlangen von Gästen ist die Flexibilität und realistische Erwartungen. Erwarten Sie kein 5-Sterne-Hotel Unterkunft, sondern erwarten vernünftigen Unterstand mit Preisvorteil, dass Sie verwenden können, um auf euch zu verbringen, machen große Hawaii Erinnerungen ein Leben lang. Fühlen Sie sich frei, um eine E-Mail Fragen, wir versuchen zu helfen, so viel wie wir können. Warm aloha an alle und viel Glück Planung Ihrer Reise nach O'ahu, Deutschland oder Virginia! ************************ PARLEZ-VOUS Français? Nous sommes une famille militaire américaine qui ont vécu dans divers endroits comme la Californie, Hawaii, Vancouver, C.-B., Utah, Las Vegas, la Turquie, l'Allemagne et maintenant ici à Arlington VA-Washington DC area. Nous avons été en poste à Hawaï depuis plusieurs années, et géré nos locations aux côtés de nos emplois à temps plein / careers. Notre équipe possède une expérience combinée de 30 ans de gestion de la propriété. Après avoir voyagé dans le monde entier et visité des centaines de villes, nous comprenons les complexités de se déplacer ou tout simplement visiter un nouvel endroit. En tant que tel, nous vous offrons un accueil chaleureux aux voyageurs du monde camarades. Nous sommes heureux de vous proposer des appartements privés dans nos maisons confortables à Hawaii, en Allemagne et en Virginie à vous, votre famille et vos amis. Notre philosophie d'entreprise est de faire payer des prix très justes et rock-bottom, et j'espère que vous nous référer à d'autres amis et familles. Avec l'économie telle qu'elle est, nous GET gens qui sont à la recherche du meilleur pour leur argent durement gagné --- parce que nous regardons de bonnes affaires aussi. Nous offrons l'espace - parce qu'ayant 6 personnes partageant une salle de bain est tout simplement inacceptable. Nous offrons aussi des maisons très éloignées de la mise en foire d'empoigne urbaine de profiter un peu de paix et de calme île. Tout ce que nous demandons des invités est la flexibilité et des attentes (website hidden) pas s'attendre à un hébergement en hôtel 5 étoiles, mais plutôt, attendez-abri raisonnable avec des économies de prix que vous pouvez utiliser pour passer sur vous-mêmes, ce qui rend très Hawaï souvenirs pour toute une vie. N'hésitez pas à nous envoyer des questions, nous allons essayer d'aider autant que nous le pouvons. Aloha chaleureux à tous et bonne chance planifier votre voyage à O'ahu ou de l'Allemagne ou de la Virginie! ************************ HABLA ESPANOL? Somos una familia militar estadounidense que ha vivido en diversos lugares como California, Hawaii, BC Vancouver, Utah, Las Vegas, Turquía, Alemania y ahora aquí en Arlington VA-área de Washington DC. Estábamos estacionados en Hawai desde hace varios años, y logró nuestras propiedades de alquiler junto a nuestros trabajos a tiempo completo / carreras. Nuestro equipo cuenta con una experiencia combinada de 30 años de gestión de la propiedad. Después de haber viajado por todo el mundo y visitado cientos de ciudades, realmente entender las complejidades de la mudándose a, o simplemente visitar un lugar nuevo. Como tal, le ofrecemos una cálida bienvenida a los viajeros del mundo compañeros. Estamos encantados de ofrecer apartamentos privados en nuestras cómodas casas en Hawai y Alemania a usted, su familia y amigos. Nuestra filosofía de negocio es cobrar precios muy razonables y la roca de fondo, y esperamos que nos refieren a otros amigos y familiares. Con la economía como está, tenemos gente que está buscando el mejor partido de su dinero duramente ganado --- porque buscamos buenas ofertas, también. Ofrecemos espacio - porque habiendo 6 personas compartiendo un cuarto de baño es simplemente inaceptable. También ofrecemos casas muy alejadas del entorno urbano carrera de ratas para disfrutar de un poco de paz y tranquilidad isla. Todo lo que pedimos es la flexibilidad de los clientes y las expectativas realistas. No esperes un alojamiento en un hotel de 5 estrellas, pero en cambio, le espera refugio razonable con ahorros en el precio que se puede utilizar para gastar en sí mismos, lo que hace un gran recuerdo Hawaii para durar toda la vida. A nuestros compañeros soldados estadounidenses desplegados en viajes difíciles, ofrecemos un descuento del 10% para ustedes y sus familias, como una forma de darle las gracias por su dedicación y servicio desinteresado. No dude en enviarnos un correo electrónico preguntas, vamos a tratar de ayudar lo más que podamos. Calentar aloha a todos y mucha suerte organizas tu viaje a Oahu o Alemania! ******************** Svenska Vi är en amerikansk militär familj som har bott på olika platser som Kalifornien, Hawaii, Vancouver BC, Utah, Las Vegas, Turkiet, Tyskland och nu här i Arlington VA-Washington DC-(website hidden) var stationerade i Hawaii under flera år, och lyckades våra hyresrätter vid sidan av våra heltidsjobb / karriärer. Vårt team har en kombinerad 30 års erfarenhet av fastighetsförvaltning. Med reste runt i världen och besökte hundratals städer, vi verkligen förstå komplexiteten i att flytta till eller helt enkelt besöka en ny plats. Som sådan, kan vi erbjuda ett varmt välkomnande till kolleger världen (website hidden) är glada att kunna erbjuda privata lägenheter i våra bekväma hem i Hawaii och Tyskland till dig, din familj och vänner. Vår affärsfilosofi är att ladda mycket rättvisa och rock-bottom priser, och förhoppningsvis kommer du att hänvisa oss till andra vänner och familjer. Med ekonomin som den är, får vi folk som letar efter den bästa valuta för sina surt förvärvade pengar --- eftersom vi leta efter bra erbjudanden (website hidden) erbjuder utrymme - eftersom att ha sex personer dela ett badrum är helt enkelt (website hidden) erbjuder även hem långt bort från ekorrhjulet stadsmiljön för att njuta av lite ö lugn och ro. Allt vi begär från gäster är flexibilitet och realistiska förväntningar. Förvänta dig inte ett 5-stjärnigt boende, men i stället, förväntar rimligt skydd med priset besparingar som du kan använda för att spendera på er själva, gör stora Hawaii minnen för livet. Tveka inte att maila oss frågor, vi ska försöka hjälpa till så mycket vi kan. Värm aloha till alla och lycka planerar din resa till O'ahu eller Tyskland! Mishael och Scott Carlsson ****************** 你会说中文吗? 我们是谁住在不同的地方,如加州,夏威夷,温哥华,犹他州,拉斯维加斯,土耳其,德国,现在在弗吉尼亚州阿灵顿的华盛顿地区的美国军人家庭。我们被驻扎在夏威夷的数年,我们的出租物业管理与我们的全职工作/职业。我们的团队有一个联合物业管理30年的经验。 在世界各地旅行,并参观了数百个城市中,我们真正理解的复杂或简单地访问一个新的地方。因此,我们提供一个其他世界旅客的热烈欢迎。我们乐意为您提供舒适的家在夏威夷,德国和弗吉尼亚州的你,你的家人和朋友的私人公寓中。 我们的经营理念是非常公平和谷底的价格收取,并希望你会参考我们的朋友和家人。随着经济,因为它是我们得到的人谁正在寻找最好的邦为自己辛苦挣来的钱---因为我们寻找好的交易,太。 我们提供的空间 - 因为有6人共用一间浴室是完全不可接受的。我们还提供了你死我活的竞争城市环境,享受远离一些岛屿的和平与宁静的家园。我们从客人的所有要求是灵活性和现实的期望。不要指望一个5星级酒店住宿,而是期望合理的住房降低价格,你可以用它来度过自己,伟大的夏威夷记忆持续一生的。 我们同美国军人部署在困难之旅,我们提供10%的折扣,您和您的家人,感谢您对您的奉献和无私的服务的一种方式。 请随时给我们发电子邮件的问题,我们会尽力帮助,尽我们所能。热身ALOHA和最好的运气规划您的旅行到欧胡岛或德国或弗吉尼亚!
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