House - Entire home/apt · Pali Hwy, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

An unforgettable experience awaits in the most unique listing on the island of Oahu. Expect the unexpected as you feel the one of kind art ambiance, your own private viewing of aerialists rehearsing and giant landscapes. You will never be the same!

The Space

Ready for the most unique rental experience in Honolulu, Hawaii ?
Express yourself like never before.....

Welcome to the "ARTZONE HAWAII" ....
Hawaii's Mini Secret GUGGENHEIM :)

Traveling to Hawaii - affordable on Airbnb
Traveling to Hawaii & staying at an exclusive hotel = expensive
Traveling to Hawaii & staying HERE = PRICELESS !!!

This cleverly designed "One of a Kind" property is a Private Art Gallery, Theater in the round, and living space all in one. ArtZone Hawaii usually rents for $300 to $500 per day and has been rented for $1250 for a three hour event. Please ask for event/stay combination rates.

FEEL the uplifting positive energy of Unique one of a kind art pieces that surrounds you.

Spacious bathroom has a sunroof, glass sinks, and flat black stone floor.

Gourmet Kitchen ($75,000) & 2.5 very unique bathrooms. Exotic palms surround the house with accent lighting. Gigantic beach scenes (30 ft) make you feel that you are "On the Beach". without getting sand in your hair :) Yet only 15 minutes from Waikiki Beach 15 minutes to Kailua Beach. 5 minutes from Honolulu's downtown financial district. Bus stops nearby. Plenty of free parking for you and your guests.

Private bedroom with Extremely comfortable King size bed..
Second very cozy bedroom available with full size sofa-bed. (special memory foam for extra comfort)

The house was featured in "Look What I Did" and "Offbeat America" on HGTV.

World famous views at Pali Lookout just 5 minutes up the street.

The entire 4000 sq. ft. property is at your disposal, subject to the following:

1. Professional Aerialists rehearse twice a week for a couple of hours in the arena ....for your viewing, your own private performance...in the arena "Theater in the round" area. Lessons available by request.

2. If you are lucky.... you might be in town when an event is happening at the (email hidden)d you will be invited as my guests. I will let you know if there is scheduled during your stay. From plays, dance concerts, gourmet cooking classes, art openings, celebrations, and maybe even your own event.

Coming for a destination wedding? .., why not have your wedding reception/ dinner here!!! Need to do business while in town, impress your clients here.

An unusual rewarding experience awaits you.

Please do not reserve without a picture or letting me know who you are and why you think ArtZone Hawaii is for YOU :)

The rental fee for 2 people in separate bedrooms will be subject to a $25 a day extra charge.
Washer / Dryer is available for one day during each week of stay.

EARLY CHECK IN: is not available if a guest is checking out on the day of your arrival. Early check in fee is $50.
LATE CHECK OUT: is available if no guest is checking in on your day of departure. Late check out fee is $50 - $75

UPDATE: This is an entire house private rental until August 5, 2014.

Guests will be sharing house with me after August 5, 2014. Share rate will be $100 / night (4 night minimum) $50 cleaning. $25 for 2nd person.
If reserving after August 5, 2014, I will have to make a special offer to access new share/pricing.

Warmest Alohas to you....


Guest Access

The entire home. 2nd bedroom is arranged in advance.

Interaction with Guests

Orientation of property upon check in. Please don't hesitate to call / text / email if you have any questions or comments.

The Neighborhood

Upscale neighborhood of Upper Dowsett / Nuuanu.
Nuʻuanu Pali is a section of the windward cliff (pali in Hawaiian) of the Koʻolau mountain located at the head of Nuʻuanu Valley[1] on the island of Oʻahu. It has a panoramic view of the windward (northeast) coast of Oʻahu. The Pali Highway (Hawaii State Highway 61) connecting Kailua/Kāneʻohe with downtown Honolulu runs through the Nuʻuanu Pali Tunnels bored into the cliffside.

The area is also the home of the Nuʻuanu Freshwater Fish Refuge[2] and the Nuʻuanu Reservoir[3][4] in the jurisdiction of the Hawaiʻi Department of Land and Natural Resources.

The Nuʻuanu Pali State Wayside is a lookout above the tunnels where visitors are treated to a panoramic view of the Oʻahu's windward side with sweeping views of Kāneʻohe, Kāneʻohe Bay, and Kailua. It is also well known for strong trade winds that blow through the pass (now bypassed by the Nuʻuanu Pali Tunnels), forming a sort of natural wind tunnel.

Getting around

The "BUS" stops less than a block away. Very centrally location for Oahu. For more flexibility and to see as much as possible, I would recommend renting a car and taking one day tours of neighbor islands.

Other Things to Note

My Other Listings:
I have a total of 5 properties listed on Airbnb; 3 in Waikiki Beach, 1 ON THE OCEAN in Kaneohe, and 1 in Nuuanu, Honolulu. For more details, please visit 'My Other Listings' which you will find under my profile picture.

1. What is the total cost for my stay? - Your total cost for your stay will appear on your screen once you send me an initial inquiry with your dates of interest and number of guests. Your screen will show the accurate and total amount inclusive of all fees. You will have the opportunity to confirm before booking.

2. Can you provide your e-mail and phone number?
According to Airbnb privacy policy, any exchange of contact information will automatically be blocked off. Personal information can only be exchanged once a formal booking has been confirmed.

3. Will you provide towels? - Yes, towels and fresh linens/bedsheets are provided for.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 2
Extra people: $50 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Monthly Price: $4000 /month
Security Deposit: $350
Cleaning Fee: $150
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We arrived and he was there to greet us; three women. The pics captured some but not all. Loved that there were three showers! I couldn't believe we scored such an amazing place. It was breathtaking! It met all of our needs. We were so busy we did not get a lot of time to enjoy it as much, but we certainly were wowed. Kurt was a gracious (website hidden). Thanks for leaving the laundry open for us. It was nice to travel with clean, dry clothes. And we were glad to put in the towels and sheets for you too.

    Mahalo <3 Leimomi, Shawnie and Olivia

    February 2014
  • Kurt was an excellent host and the space was exactly what the pictures depicted it to be. The house is located in a great neighborhood and there was plenty of space for everyone. (Kurt even went the extra mile and set up an extra bedroom for us). There were no real problems during our stay, and when we had any questions, Kurt almost always answered the phone (and when he couldn't called us back promptly). Great place to stay for a great price!

    February 2014
  • We stayed at Kurt's place for a week, It was a great house . Kurt is very kind and friendly.I would like to stay here again.ありがとう☆

    January 2014
  • Kurt and the Artzone are one and the same-unique, amazing and provide a total unforgettable experience. From beginning to end, Kurt was "Kurt"eous... and always responded to any and every request, always striving to go above and beyond what you might expect. His generosity is matched by the magnanimous heart he shares both with his unique and personalized properties and in his personal interaction.. right down to his voice message. His Superhost designation is well deserved and Kurt is absolutely correct in being very picky who he rents the Artzone to.. and if you are approved, then you are in for a really theatrical over the top experience. The location is so convenient to everything, although be aware that this is a house for people who are looking for an inside space which is complete with enough surprises and "toys" as well as art to keep you busy, rather than the outside centric homes one thinks of in Hawaii.. and it is also at the cusp of the Pali where it may be a bit more overcast and moist than say, Waikiki, but it is just a few blocks from Queen Emma's summer palace and most of the major religious institutions and Embassies and about 5 minutes from Costco, less than 15 to Aloha Stadium and easy access to the North Shore and East Coast and allows you to bypass most of the hustle and traffic around Waikiki,

    Being able to watch the aerialists practice was a real treat. Entertaining was a blast, just to see our guest's faces and the artistic touches in every room made waking up each morning and arriving back an adventure in new discovery. Whatever we needed, Kurt provided, and he was flexible which is the sign of a great host. I have stayed in some of the finest properties in the world and have been to Hawaii over 20 times and staying in two of Kurt's properties have been some of the highlights for myself and my family! Thank you again Kurt for all you and Irene do to ensure a perfect experience for your guests. We would have been very sad to have left, except we are now in another of Kurt's amazing properties.. and love the diversity of experiences!

    December 2013
  • We had a lovely stay at the Art Gallery. Kurt and his wife were responsive hosts, available when we needed assistance and friendly. The Gallery, as promised, was a unique experience. Terrific location and spacious. Unfortunately we missed performance rehearsal. . The floor is concrete so I would advise house slippers. The jacuzzi was not operational during our stay so we learned to ask about that next time. Overall a successful experience. We were happy with our decision to stay there. This would be a great place to host destination events where groups can also gather and hang.

    November 2013
  • What a wonderful location and a unique place to stay, the kitchen is well equipped and we used it to it's full potential. We found Kurt to be a great host and very helpful and friendly. We had a good 2 week stay and plan to go back and experience it all over again.

    October 2013
  • We enjoyed our stay on the Pali Highway. ArtZone is conveniently situated between Waikiki and the Windward shore of Oahu and only minutes away from the airport. The neighborhood is quiet and pretty, very green because of the mountain locale. Commuting is quick and easy as long as you avoid peak commuter hours. A car is essential since there are no shopping areas in walking distance, but convenient parking in the courtyard is secure. The house itself is spacious with an amazing kitchen and considerable privacy. Kurt explained all the functions of the lights, air conditioning and security in extensive detail, which was helpful. The only negatives are no available laundry facilities and no outdoor area to dry beach towels and swim suits. I would have enjoyed a patio or some outdoor recreation site since the house itself it rather chilly and dark during the day. But since beaches are an easy drive away this was not a major issue. And the (indoor) hammock upstairs was ideal for relaxation.

    September 2013
    Response from Kurt:

    It would have been nice for Wendy to communicate the laundry situation to me. I guess its because she was too nice and didn't want to disturb me. I do open up the laundry facility one entire day for my guests per week. I do this because I have 5 properties on Airbnb and use the washer / dryer at ArtZone as my hub for re-freshening linen & towels . I also have delivered laundry to the laundry service down the street for guests who require MORE than once a week service. The property is surrounded by a 6' wall that could be used to drape towels, swim suits to dry. The Art Gallery is intentionally dark without lights to control the daylight. It is equipped with 207 halogen lights on dimmers that would brighten even the darkest cloudiest days. Again Wendy may have been trying to save my electricity bill from sky rocketing by leaving most of the lights off. As far as "chilly"(I am assuming Wendy means in the evening) for every time I was at the property doing laundry during the day, I noticed the air conditioning was on 24/7... if one constantly cools the house & not let it heat up during the day,this will make the house get cold and even more so in the evening. Overall Wendy and guest were very pleasant ....just wish communication was a bit better.

  • I used Airbnb for the first time during a recent trip to Honolulu, HI where I attended a conference. Three of us shared the home. First, let me say that we all LOVED the home and we agreed that renting a place was the best decision for us. Kurt Kaninaka was a perfect host. He provided consistent and detailed communications about our upcoming stay and he met us upon our arrival. He was helpful, but not invasive. The house is spacious and beautiful. The kitchen has state-of-the-art appliances and is fully stocked, which allowed us to cook many of our meals during the stay. The house is conveniently located. It is a short drive to Waikiki and relatively close to the airport. We would definitely rent the Art Gallery Theater home again.

    August 2013
    Response from Kurt:

    Thank you Helen!!! Please come back soon.

  • This is such a fantastic location. A short drive to the beach is well worth the perks of this home. Kurt was a fantastic host and made our stay amazing. He even waited until we got there after 10 pm to show us around the house.

    June 2013
  • Great place to stay and definitely unusual. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Honolulu and is very convenient to everything..

    May 2013
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Performing & Visual Artist. I design all my spaces to reflect the beauty of Hawaii. Refreshing, bright, colorful & inviting. I love to travel and have visited 77 cities & 23 countries. Planning one ATW (around the world) trip each year starting in 2014. I share my home, which I named ArtZone, with the art community here in Hawaii. It is now open for reservation, please see "Private Art Gallery Theater Home" - The most unique listing in Hawaii !!! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/65699 New listing "Oceanfront Dream Home" Is ON THE WATER ...only a handful of listings like this on Airbnb... none at this price!!! https://www.airbnb.com/rooms(phone number hidden) fellow hosts : Will treat your place like mine. LIKES: Creating visual & performance art, Barns & Nobles, Blade (my dog), the Greek Islands, Tennis, The "Stage" (favorite restaurant in Honolulu), Please ask for other favorites,...Plants & Zombies 2, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Amazing Race, 60 Minutes, Love Affair, Avatar, Notebook, Somewhere in Time, Titanic, Serendipity, "Inspiration" (favorite furniture store in Honolulu), Green Palm Trees, iPad4, Marcus Miller grooves, Vine ripened tomatoes, Arugula, Tesla model X, Starbucks (Let's coffee & chat?), Miami Basel, MOMA, Guggenheim, Chelsea Art Galleries, Green Tea Ice Cream. Talk soon...... aloha, Kurt
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