Studio Unit #3~Social Friendly Bldg

Apartment - Entire home/apt · A 2nd Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816, United States
Aloha Abode

Aloha Abode is a welcoming friendly building to settle into paradise. We offer comfortable private studios, bikes, snorkels, fins, body boards, beach gear and more to get your vacation started. Located in a convenient neighborhood easy to explore!

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Aloha Abode is a welcoming friendly building to settle into paradise. We offer comfortable private studios, bikes, snorkels, fins, body boards, beach gear and more to get your vacation started. Located in a convenient neighborhood easy to explore!

The Space

Meet local people, experience the local hip scene, popular spots, beaches, hikes and culture. Beach bikes, kayaks, snorkel gear, body boards, and more provided. Many fun friendly locals living in the building to assist with activity planning and vacation suggestions. We also provide fully planned Fit N Fun Vacation packages, please inquire for details. ABOUT OUR BUILDING: We are a group of educated students, grad students and young professionals (with the majority of us in our late 20's to early 30's, although there are a few outside that range) that are clean, fun, friendly, calm, relaxed, considerate of others, easy to get along with, enjoy each other's company (when we have time), communicate easily, and like to socialize when we have the time. We often have spontaneous dinners together, watch some tv shows or movies together, go hiking, take Zumba classes, head to the beach, spend time talking and hanging out in the common area. All the people that live in the building are cool, friendly, and seek no drama. The building has a common area set up as a living room/kitchen and backporch area perfect for hanging out and bbq. We are a pretty mellow household, social but definitely not big partiers or a party house. We keep things pretty chill, clean and organized. ABOUT THE AREA: We are located in the Kaimuki area on 2nd Ave. The building is walking distance to many grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, food, bars, etc. We are centrally located near UH Manoa and less than a block from Chaminade University. The house is close to Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kahala and ½ block from the local area bus line. We're centrally located, with super easy access to H1. Less than a 10 minute bike ride to the beach, Ala Moana or Kahala. ABOUT THE STUDIO UNIT: You would have your own fully furnished room and bath/studio with all amenities provided. You have your own full private bathroom with a shower and tub. It has two nice size windows for plenty of light and there is a large deep mirror closet in the room. Your room also includes a refrigerator, microwave, burner, conventional oven, and other kitchen items. There is also a full kitchen in the main part of the building with an extensive selection of all kitchen appliances (juicers, blenders, fryers, rice cooker, steamer, crock pot, etc). The room is fully furnished with a queen size bed, kitchenette, table/desk & chair, couch, shelves, tv and more. SOME OTHER PERKS: There is cable in the unit and in the common area and 3 secure WIFI networks to use anywhere on the property. Your unit has a samsung smart tv which is connected to cable, wirelessly to the internet and can be used to almost as a computer, easily connects to a wireless keyboard and mouse. You would have access to an on-site coin-operated washer and dryer. I also have 2 kayaks, boogie boards and snorkel sets for you to use while you are visiting. We do have space available for bikes and different bikes you can use during your stay (beach cruisers, fixie road bikes, and mountain bikes). Check out the bike you prefer and we will issue you a lock so you can use it during your stay for free :). We are located off a residential street with no parking restrictions or we have a parking spot available down the driveway for a scooter. All our private driveway parking spaces are currently reserved so if you rent a car, please plan to find street parking. If you are interested or have any questions please contact us and let us know more about what you could share at our Aloha Abode. We look forward to meeting you!

Getting around

Easy neighborhood to explore by foot with many popular island restaurants and beaches nearby. We provide a selection of bikes to use during your stay including mountain bikes, beach cruisers and fixie hybrid road bikes. Easy central location to bike to the Waikiki and diamond head beaches, nearby hikes, Kahala, Ala Moana, downtown and more quicker than by car. Bus line is just a 1/2 block away. Free shuttle to UH Manoa is 1/2 block away. Freeway access is super close if you rent a car and decide to explore more of the island. Private reserved driveway parking is available for $3/day and $20/week.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $500 /week
Monthly Price: $1500 /month
Security Deposit: $150
Cleaning Fee: $50
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • Mahalo nui loa for welcoming me in to Aloha Abode! I spent two months in room #3 and truly loved being a part of the community, while still having my own private space. The location could not be more convenient, with three major grocery stores no more than a 5 minute walk away. You can pretty much roll out of bed and be at the bus stop, putting the whole city at your disposal. Yes, there are roaches, but that's part of the compromise you make for living in paradise. I would go back in a heartbeat!

    March 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 34 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    January 2014
  • Location is near bus stop-it is convenience because we didn't rent car. Ameila is nice- she active connected with me before I arrived. The other guests were all pleasant. However, the room was not clean and less privacy- the floor and rug were a little dirty, there were a few small cockroaches around the rug and bathroom; The drain of the bathtub was blocked when we took a shower; Unit #3 is on the side of BBQ area. I would say that Unit #3 of Aloha Adode was ok.

    January 2014
  • Amelia was very easy to communicate with, and met us when we checked in to give a brief tour and the rundown on local eats. Location was really easy - we didn't have a rental car, but it was a pretty easy 30 min walk to the beach, less than 10 min walk to grocery store or Leonard's for delicious malasadas, and a quick 2-minute walk to the bus stop where we were able to catch buses to get almost everywhere we wanted to go (Sea Life Park, Ala Moana Center, Diamond Head, etc).

    Everything is kept very clean, and everyone staying there was great about doing their own dishes in the shared kitchen. We didn't borrow bikes or kayaks but it was nice to have the option.

    My only two complaints:
    1. Even with fans on and windows open, it got pretty warm in the room, even at night.
    2. Walls and floors were paper thin, and the patio was right outside of our window, so we could hear everything, and anytime someone went up or down stairs it sounded like elephants stomping around. Fortunately, we had read about this in the comments before booking so they weren't a surprise.

    Fantastic value at Aloha Abode. Thanks for a great visit!

    January 2014
  • The pro's:
    The studio was clean, fully stacked with all of the necessities (and I mean everything from sunscreen to snorkel gear), making it very convenient. The location is pretty good if you don't mind bicycling or have a car. Street parking wasn't all that problematic (but I'm from NYC where parking is a 40 minute process at best). There's convenient stores and places to go within walking distance- a 7-11 on the same street and some restaurants and grab n' go places around the corner- but you're just far enough away from Waikiki to avoid the crowds. Wifi connection is great. Other residents are friendly but non-intrusive. It's nice to have everything comfortably at your fingertips without the absurd prices of waikiki hotels.
    Con's:
    There's no AC, which is usually not a problem but at times the room can get a bit hot. The walls in the house are pretty thin and the bathroom and bedroom face into the hang out spot in the back, so you basically hear everything (and presumably, everything hears you, although I haven't tested the theory). If you're looking for maximum intimacy this place may not be for you. Otherwise it's a pretty good deal.

    October 2013
  • I would just say that it was ok. My husband and I did enjoy our stay, and we did appreciate some of the "extras," such as bikes, snorkeling gear, sun hat, etc. Nonetheless, the room is pretty small and the bathroom is awkwardly designed. Unit #3 also looks out to the back dining area, which can make for less privacy. Further, we were kept up a couple nights by the noise level in the common area (one night a group was loud past 1:30am). The bed is not very comfortable and is full size. The other guests were all pleasant. The house is located close to a bus stop, which was super convenient for us! The location overall was decent, and we appreciated not being in a tourist-y hotel. However, there were times I missed some hotel amenities, such as A/C. I had a positive interactions making the reservation and checking into the unit.

    August 2013
  • I stayed in Unit #3 for 2 months. I had a very good time and I highly recommend this place. The room had everything I needed for my stay and the other roommates are all very kind and friendly. Thank you!!!

    July 2013
  • Aloha Abode (email hidden) to live during my time in Hawaii. Neighbors were very friendly and everything was very clean. The parking was a little tight but it was great because you were assigned a spot and it can be pretty tough finding a spot. Overall great experience.

    May 2013
  • Great service and great company! I really enjoyed my stay! :) Thanks to all of you guys :*

    February 2013
  • We spent 11 days at sweat room. It's 25 min. walking away from Waikiki beach. You can get in the bus #13 to Waikiki and Ala Moana center.
    She provided a lot of free things such as bikes, boogie board and snorkels.
    The room was clean, cozy and spacious.
    In that house there are many other guests who are very kind to us.
    I recommend this house to everyone who wants to stay in the socially shared house.

    December 2012
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Imagine~Believe~Create~Receive! Aloha Abode is a unique community in Honolulu with private units and common areas set up as a living room, kitchen, dining and backporch area perfect for hanging out and bbq. We are a group of educated students, grad students, professors, educators, researchers and young professionals (with the majority of us in our late 20's to early 30's, although there are a few outside that range) living the island dream. We are clean, fun, friendly, calm, relaxed, considerate of others, easy to get along with, enjoy each other's company (when we have time), communicate easily, and like to socialize when we have the time. We often have spontaneous dinners together, watch some tv shows or movies together, go hiking, take Zumba classes, head to the beach, spend time talking and hanging out in the common area. Many of us have busy schedules and lots to do outdoors or studying to do so the building can be pretty calm and quiet. We are a pretty mellow household, some of us are social, but definitely not big partiers or a party house. We keep things pretty chill, clean and organized. ABOUT THE AREA: We are located in the Kaimuki area on 2nd Ave. The building is walking distance to many grocery stores, a variety of restaurants, food, bars, etc. We are centrally located near UH Manoa and less than a block from Chaminade University. The house is close to Waikiki, Diamond Head and Kahala and ½ block from the local area bus line. We're centrally located, with super easy access to H1. Less than a 10 minute bike ride to the beach, Ala Moana or Kahala. We are conveniently located in the area where Kapiolani and Kapahulu intersect, and where Beretania and King come together, with super easy access to H1. Priscilla & I (Amelia) manage the building Aloha Abode in paradise. We love the island life in Honolulu and look forward to sharing it with you! We both love adventures, travels, and exploring the unexperienced. While living the island life, I love to swim to the windsock @ Kaimana Beach, yoga in Kapiolani Park, kayak, snorkel, hike, go to Zumba, eat great food, go camping, ride my bike to the beach, to 24 hour fitness and around the city. I am very social and have great ideas of things to do. Caring about others is my passion and I love living in a social friendly community. I have a Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University, after completing my undergrad degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Women Studies from Seattle University. Priscilla loves to surf. She rides her bike down to many of the nearby surf breaks whenever she gets the chance. She spent lots of time living in Costa Rica and is originally from New York. Priscilla specializes in Reiki and massage:). We love adventurous and active travel. At Aloha Abode, we provide bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards, kayaks and other beach supplies to get you started on many adventures right away. We live in a convenient location with many activities around us. We provide an activity binder with information on many nearby hikes, free bootcamps, yoga and running groups. We love having a couple guests to share our fun local experiences and insights. Everyone at the building is friendly and helpful. We love to meet you and provide a tour when you arrive with additional info as well as help you with anything you need during your stay.
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