About this listing
This cozy home is perfect for a person who is looking to explore O'ahu during the day and come home to a quiet relaxing place to sleep at night. It is conveniently located near many restaurants and is a 20 min walk to Waikiki.
This cozy home is perfect for a person who is looking to explore O'ahu during the day and come home to a quiet relaxing place to sleep at night. The place is conveniently located near a handful of great local eats and a short walk to busy Waikiki.
In your reservation request, please acknowledge that you have read the "ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?" section below, and also, answer the "QUESTIONS" section below.
ARE YOU A GOOD FIT?... we are including this to help YOU figure out if you will enjoy staying with us!
-You are looking for a snug and cozy home for 1 person
-You are looking for a comfortable room to rest your head and leave your belongings for a couple days
-You are visiting the island and want to go out and see Hawaii (not for people who are moving to Hawaii and job/house hunting)
-You are willing to check in after 3pm and check out before 10am on the weekends and 8am during the week if we have to work. For early or late check in's and out's please see HOUSE RULES below
-You are not looking for us to be your personal taxi
-You do not judge other cultures different from your own (its happened before)
-You are an open to conversing about yourself and where your from if the opportunity arises
If this seems like a good fit for you, please message us with answers to
A. why you prefer to stay at an airbnb instead of a hotel,
B. why you want to stay with us
Please view our photos for a more detailed description of the guest room/home
The kitchen bathroom and living room are shared common areas. Please clean up after yourself. Our place is quiet and peaceful, so please bring a quiet voice upon arrival (especially if you arrive at night).
There are 2 bus stops right in front of our home, which makes things easy for people without a car. Also, cab fare is relatively inexpensive as we are centrally located to most places (Diamond head crater, Alamoana shopping center, Waikiki, etc). We also have a rusty beach cruiser available for your use (it gets you from point a to point b).
If you want advice on what to do while you are here we are more than happy to help out and give you pointers on where to go and what to do!
We do NOT provide breakfast, but we have great recommendations on where to go!
Fresh linens and a towel are provided.
Full kitchen, equipped with stove/oven, refrigerator, coffee?(starbucks is a 10 minute walk), cookware, utensils, and dishware. (Food NOT included unless we offer)
Complimentary wireless internet access available-please ask for password upon arrival
Available parking stall in front of home for your use
Our home is a smoke-free, drug-free, pet-free, and weapons-free environment
Refundable deposit of $100 for any loss or damages
We are busy people, so we might be able to have a short convo at night or in the morning, but other than that we are pretty busy.
Bus stop in front of house.
Access to main living room, kitchen, shared bathroom. Also, a simple free breakfast for you to prepare yourself. Eggs, toast, orange juice and water are available in the morning.
Interaction with Guests
As much as you're comfortable with. Some guests like to chat, others would prefer to keep to themselves. Whatever works for you works for me. Need advice? Just ask!:)
Located in the Kapahulu area, which is a safe neighborhood. The bike path on the main road right outside our house is great to use when walking at night.
Bus stop literally in front of house on both sides of the road to go one way or the other depending on your destination.
Other Things to Note
Please message me with your arrival and departure details. If you know you will need to check in late (after 10pm), please let me know! If not, you will automatically be charged a $20 late check-in fee (taken from security deposit)
Welcome AIRBNB Guest!
The Accommodation Provider and Occupant Agree:
1. Check-in: after 3pm and before 10pm
a. Early check-in's may be accommodated on case by case basis (based on room availability and my schedule), so you MUST confirm your check in time 24hrs prior to your stay.
b. Checking in after 10pm must be arranged 24 hrs prior to arrival. If not, late check-in is $20 (I will not accommodate late check-in's that you do not inform me about).
2. Check out: 10am
a. Late checkout: If I don't have another guest, and IF I'm available, you may store your luggage and have a shower an hour before leaving for the airport.
3. House keys will be provided for front screen door and front door ($20 fee if lost)
4. The premises and the property of the accommodation provider will be treated with appropriate care
a. NO SAND IN THE HOUSE
b. No overnight guests
c. NO FOOD or DRINKS in the guest room-especially near the computer
d. NO SMOKING anywhere in or near house
e. Clean up after yourself if you eat anywhere in the house
f. Use a coaster for your beverage if using the coffee table in living room
g. Take your shoes off and leave at front door
h. Lock back door and 2 front doors before leaving
i. DO NOT lock the door to your room (someone has done this before and it was not easy opening it). There is no key for it. If you feel uncomfortable leaving your belongings in the room, please store everything in your luggage and use a lock. (There really is nothing you need to worry about. We will not go in your room).
j. Leave your room decently presentable before leaving house for the day and respect our belongings in the room. This does not mean you must make your bed everyday, it just means that I do not want it looking like a tornado hit.
5. Excessive noise and other disturbances will not be created
a. Keep your talking voice to a minimal level (especially if you are arriving at night)
6. Illegal, unlawful or unsociable activities will not be undertaken on the premises
7. A towel will be provided for your use (Beach towel available if needed-please ask)
*Any misc charges (early check-in, late check-out, loss of keys, damages) will be subtracted from the security deposit
IF HOUSE RULES ARE NOT MET IN FULL, I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ASK
OCCUPANT TO VACATE PREMISE IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT REFUND AND POTENTIAL POOR REVIEW
Easy walk to my primary destination. Friendly considerate hosts picked me up the first day.
Sean and Marissa is cool. They let me and my friend stay so comfortably and recommended good restaurants and what to do and where to go. They arranged the room so nice and neat. The location was good too since the house was right near waikiki area but not that crowded and the highway was really close. It's not right in front of the ocean but if someone try to walk to the beach, it seems okay too. We rented a car the whole time but didnt even have to pay for parking.
Sean and Marissa goes to work early in the morning so by the time i get up in the morning around 9, the whole house is empty so it's really comfortable to get ready to go out. And the house was clean. Not a single bug. The room had a really comfortable bed and a mac.
I liked staying there. Very cozy and comfortable.
Definitely recommend staying here! M & S were so friendly and welcoming, their home was lovely and very conveniently located close to the beach and shopping centers. Overall a very pleasant experience and I'd be happy staying there again on my next visit. :)
The room is cozy enough for single tourist. The bed is very comfortable when you go back with tired body. M&S are very good people to get alone with, even I didn't have many time to do so, it still a perfect experience for me.
This was not a pleasure for me to stay with M&S.
The room thay offer is very small and packet with things of there own.
The room was hot no a.c. small table fan not much of a help.
The house to small even for 3 people to create your own island to make yourself comfortable.
Lack of personal attention, though jong couple, friendly not having experiance hosting guests.
Distance to beach is not 5 minutes but more 15 minutes.
Good people and wish al the best with Airbnb.
Quiet area, pretty close to main Waikiki area and Diamond Head Crater hike. Marissa and Sean were super nice and welcoming, and gave me tips about where to go and where to eat.
Lynn and Tony are a wonderfull couple to stay with.
I felt very comfortable with them.
The house is super, spacious and clean. The pool is inviting.
They are friendly and you can tell for them they will do there best to make your visit a pleasant one.
Thanks a lot for sharing my stay with you and wish you lost of happyness.
About the Host, Sean
Aloha, my name is Sean and I am your Airbnb host. A little about myself: I enjoy fishing, diving, surfing, and hanging out with my wife when she is home. Professionally, I run an educational consulting business and I'm in the process of scaling a software start-up, so I am a fairly busy person. However, I am always up for chatting about your travels (can provide advice on what to do in Hawaii), or about any interesting topic when I am home at night or on Sundays (only day off). My wife and I used to rent our guest room together, but she moved to San Francisco for graduate school, so I am now renting the guest room. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting our Airbnb guests from around the world and hopefully will have a chance to meet you!