About this listing
Situated in a quiet neighborhood, the air is filled with birds or crickets most of the time. The most amazing thing about this space is the view - soak in a 180 degree view from Diamond Head to West Oahu, even overlooking the planes flying in and out
Gorgeous home with a wrap around panoramic views of Diamond Head, Waikiki, Downtown, and the Waianae Mountain Range. There is something amazing about waking up to the sun rising over Diamond Head, and watching it set over downtown and the mountains! We have a beautiful outdoor lanai, perfect for breakfast and sunset dinners, with a minimal Japanese Garden on one side and a garden with flowering stephanotis vine, lemon tree, orange tree, and strawberry guava on the other. Full kitchen if you would like to cook, a BBQ grill, plenty of fridge and pantry space with many kitchen accessories, and some great restaurants very close by. Game room, living room / theater, and large shared bathroom.
Located just up St. Louis Heights, we are minutes from Waikiki and freeway on-ramps to any part of the island. Plenty of parking available if you have a rental car, and bus stop is located just down the street. The private room has a queen size bed, walk-in closet, desk, and high speed wifi as well as cable is provided.
My name is Shane, and I will be your host! I work on the TV show Hawaii Five-0 as a video engineer, and am also an artist. I love the outdoors and have lived in Hawaii for 11 years, so I can tell you many places to go whether you are into surfing, snorkeling, ocean sports, sightseeing, nightlife, and the best restaurants.
I love to travel and am familiar with what it's like to go somewhere new, so look forward to making your experience in Hawaii as memorable as possible!
Communication is key, any questions or comments don't hesitate to ask
Please keep the house clean, if you make a mess clean up!
Depending on the night, we like to reduce noise levels around 11pm
No smoking on the property, but you may do so in front of the garage if need be
I felt most welcomed, most comfortable. Everything was arranged in the best possible way. Shane is a great host and a very warm person. a The house is very clean, neat and well maintained. I had a great time staying there and looking forward to come back. If you are looking for a privacy, comfort, and at the same time for some hints on local life -this is the right place.
This house was amazing! What a find! It's like being outside downtown but right next to it at the same time. Convenient and beautiful.
Shane is a gem. Laid back, very knowledgable of the area, but totally not over the top.
We airbnb all the time for work and travel and this was one of the best, ever! Hope we can stay here again sometime soon.
Shane was as perfect of a host as we could have ever expected. From the first time we entered until our final goodbyes before we left, he was extremely welcoming and friendly. The house and room was well kept and clean. Shane and his roommate Mark are very personable and laid back, which gives the place a comfortable and relaxed feel.
The view of Waikiki from the balcony is spectacular and we found ourselves lounging out there for hours (sometimes dozing off too). The yard has a number of exotic fruit plants which was very unique to see, compared to home in Canada. Let's not forget the shuffle board, pool table and foosball table for killing time.
We'd like to sincerely thank you and Mark for the amazing experience we had in Honolulu. I would definitely stay here again on our next trip and would recommend it to anybody!
We had a really wonderful time at Shane’s house! Although we can’t say our simple room had the amenities of a 5-star hotel, like a refrigerator, a coffee maker or welcoming fresh flower leis; from the house lanai we had a 180 + degrees marvelous view of Waikiki, Honolulu, across Pearl Harbor to the west end of the island. We witnessed storms, rainbows, and birds flying in formation like a nature show from the comfort of the lanai, a first class box seat! Also, a small refrigerator was on the lanai full of beer!
Shane’s home is uncluttered and organized, kind of unique for a single male. Shane is a pleasure to be and talk with. We share interests for organic gardening, food and nutrition. He has so much knowledge on the subject and is very articulated at sharing the info. We had one of Shane’s special smoothies made of super foods, it was delicious! Shane also does metal sculptures and loves creative enterprises - a real entrepreneur! His place is quiet, private, and just great!
Patrizia and Kim
While we didn't see very much of Shane during our stay at his place he was a gracious and kind host who gave us some great recommendations for spots to check in Honolulu.
The view from his lanai is just as special as it looks in the photos! In addition to the view probably the best thing about his spot is the location (very close to Waikiki/Honolulu/Diamond Head) and ample street parking which makes things super easy if you have a rental car (which we'd recommend).
The room itself is quite simple - just a bed and a desk - but quite adequate. Shane kindly provided towels (including beach towels).
Overall would recommend the spot for sure.
Shane is the perfect host and then some. He is flexible, thoughtful, intelligent and his place is amazing.
The bed was so comfy, great kitchen, lovely views and we really enjoyed playing shuffle board.
Honestly have nothing negative to say.
Shane you are a hero and your place is unreal.
Hawaii was awesome - the people, the beaches, the food, the weather, and the sights! Shane was friendly and gave great tips -The lanai and common areas had a breathtaking vista and fun games and activities -The room was simple and clean with a comfortable mattress (do note it's on the floor) -The neighborhood was only a short drive to Waikiki beaches and had easy highway access to go exploring. Can't wait to go back!
About the Host, Shane
An artist and a filmmaker, I strive to find the balance between sculpture/physical mediums and digital technology. Of course the best way to clear your head is for a dip in the ocean! Love organic foods, and enjoy gardening - something great about growing your own food. ; )