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I took a lot of pictures from that balcony at all hours in the morning and in the evening they are great souvenirs. The building is about two blocks away from the beach, which is a short walk. There are many restaurants close by to choice from and also a grocery store if you need. When at the studio you have access to a swimming pool nice and large , Jacuzzi and to the gym.
There is also a BBQ available for your use. We found this was a very complete offer and enjoyed using it. Olivier has been a very attentive host. Before we arrived in Honolulu he contacted me to arrange for meeting at the studio to introduce us with the building and all its amenities. He also gave us information on the neighborhood, grocery, restaurants, bars, beaches and asked us if we had any particular questions he could assist us with. Olivier is a very dedicated helpful host and an owner who takes good care of his properties he has several.
I will recommend Olivier's studio to anyone traveling to Waikiki. Thank you for all Olivier! We loved our stay there! Great view, perfect location and Olivier was a very helpful, friendly and easy-going host! A nice appartement, perfect for two people, a bit crowded when four people. Would definitely come back again! Oliver kept in touch regularly via email as our dates got closer and although he was away overseas another person was there to meet us when we arrived.
The Condo is conveniently located, very close to good shops, public transport and 10 minutes walk to the beach. The place is exactly as described, clean and well kept, with great views. We would certainly recommend this place and would not hesitate to stay again, in fact, it would be our first choice next time we come to Hawaii. My stay at Olivier's place was fantastic. The place is as described. Though I did not meet Olivier as he was on holiday, he had everything arranged for my welcome and departure.
He even took the time to communicate and check in on me while he was on his own vacation. I would definitely stay at his place again should I find myself back in Oahu. Oliver is very nice, the place is walking distance to the ships and diamond head, parking in the garage is expensive but if you happen to find parking along the kanal it's free. All in all good location, good service!
The room and location was awesome, short walk to waikiki. There is security at the front at all times which was great. Oliver is fantastic and replies super fast. I had some trouble organising things on my end but Oliver sorted it all out. Oahu is a very beautiful place and if you just ask Oliver will give you some great recommendations. These two have tried and succeed in creating everyone's idea of what a Hawaiian island fantasy would be, the garden, the outdoor space, the decor of the bungalow is all truly wonderful.
Access to the beach couldn't be easier. There are places across the street to get food and the main part of town is just a short drive away. You will not be disappointed if you stay here. And last but not least are the welcoming and warm hosts that are there for you anytime you need anything. Bravo Cheri and Scott! We looked at many places to stay in Hawaii but kept being drawn back to this beach bungalow which looked gorgeous and sounded great. It really is as beautiful as it looks and the location is fantastic.
Cheri gave us a wonderfully warm welcome and had left some lovely local produce for us to sample. The garden room became a favourite place to chill out. We are so glad we decided on Kailua - the beach is absolutely stunning and really is less than steps away! Not to mention the farmers' markets. We would happily recommend this place to others and hope one day to return ourselves.
Cheri and Michel are incredible hosts, friendly and helpful. Their guide to Oahu is great, their recommendations for restaurants are spot on. They have a guide book in the bungalow that we highly recommend using. The bungalow is beautiful, and the distance to the beach cannot be beat. My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our stay in the bungalow!! During our two week stay we really felt at the end of the day like we were coming home. Leading up to the trip, their communication was excellent, and meeting them upon our arrival found them to be genuine and lovely people.
The bed was very comfortable, and had such great sleeps on the pillows that we're looking into buying the same ones! This was our first Airbnb experience, yet we feel they are a gem among gems. Kailua itself is a beautiful little beach town, well apportioned with a variety of shops, restaurants and services. We found the locals to all be very friendly and very easy to strike up conversation with.
It was perfectly positioned to travel around the island from, and such a pleasure to come home to. Being there, you will definitely experience the Aloha Spirit. This is an awesome place! Cheri and Scott were phenomenal hosts. Cheri was a great communicator and efficiently sorted out a booking issue with airbnb that was beyond her control. On arrival, she gave us a full orientation, loads of info about the locale, and great tips - we ate at the Kalapawai Cafe on her recommendation and it was superb!
The accommodation was private, well appointed, comfortable, and spotless. We wouldn't hesitate in staying here again. The location's ideal - the back gate of the property leads directly to the beach.
We really enjoyed Kailua after spending some time on the North Shore. Lots of walking, snorkellin, and chilling! We had a lovely 2 weeks at the Kailua Beach Bungalow. Cheri and Scott we very pleasant to deal with. They gave us lots of ideas of things to do and see in the area, as well as excellent restaurant recommendations. The bungalow is stocked with pretty much anything you could need as well as lots of little extra treats, which we loved.
It was amazing to just open the back gate and be on the beach. If we were back in Kailua in the future we would look into staying here again. If you want a picture postcard laid-back beautiful grounds, you would be lucky to stay at this beautiful area. The host are so nice ,and think of everything to make your stay a beautiful memory. You could not ask for a better place in Kailua.
We had an amazing time at the Secluded Beach Bungalow. We fell in love with the Bungalow the minute we arrived. It was exactly as shown in the pictures. Cheri and Scott put a lot of work into the details and making sure that we had all we needed for our 2 weeks stay. The garden is simply beautiful and very private. The hosts were excellent and easy to contact. We were actually traveling during the hurricane and Cheri was there to answer all the questions right away and made all the worries go away!
No doubt, Kailua Beach is the best location to stay in Oahu. It was so convenient to have this gorgeous beach right outside of the garden. We are sure that you will not be disappointed and you will miss this place the minute you leave. Place is clean and stylish. Had everything we need including laundry. Hosts are very nice and accomodating. We had a great stay here. We liked our stay at Kaneohe bay! Quiet and peaceful, felt just like home.
The place is well kept and has enough amenities for a comfortable stay. Donald is very responsive. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a place to stay while vacationing in Oahu. For us it was the perfect location!
We loved our stay in Oahu and we felt welcomed and comfortable right from the beginning. Definitely staying again one day.
Location is great, and Don is very quick to reply with a response. Great value for this place as well. We loved everything about this place. It is very comfortable and roomy. The location was absolutely perfect. The bed was very comfortable, we slept great!
Don and Susan are awesome hosts. We will be back again! Locations for dons place was great! They communicated quickly and made sure we had everything we needed. The ac unit in the bedroom window helped make sure we slept great at night and stayed cool. Great value and good space. Clean and bright room just as displayed. I would love to come back and stay here again.
Thank you for having me: Thoughtful in providing amenities such as beach towels. Evan and Kim were very accomodating and helpful and easy to communicate with. Evan was a fabulous host! He was incredibly responsive and answered emails right away. Parking is the only thing that was a bit tough. We found parking for free two of our three nights but had to walk a bit.
A third night we ended up paying. And added kudos for the beach towels and beach chairs supplied in the condo! We moved from another place and stayed for the last night in Waikiki. Evan was very nice and kind to give us detailed instructions for checking in.
The place is so clean that my two years old son was relaxed very well. It is very close to the Waikiki Beach. Wifi connection was very fast. We enjoyed staying at this place and we very much hope to revisit here in the near future. Thank you so much, Evan and Kim!!! This unit is all about location, location, location. It walking distance to the beach located right off the main strip. There is a partial view of the beach from the unit if you look really hard, but this unit is not for the view.
It is a great place if you are not planning to rent a car. Bring your own Beach towels. Unit is fairly small. Unit was kept cleaned. This was a very comfortable and convenient place to stay.
Easy access and has everything you need away from home. This place is in a really nice neighborhood, Honolulu is super close and the cottage itself is so cozy - we loved it. Hoping to come back soon, thank you!! It was such a gift to feel like I had a home outside the tall sky scrapers of Waikiki, in a beautiful neighborhood near the beach. I will definitely return to Laurens abode when I travel back to Honolulu.
Thanks for everything Laurens. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend Laurens place to anyone visiting Hawaii. The beach nearby is beautiful and there are so many great amenities included with the cottage. We personally loved that there were beach chairs and toys to use as well as a washer and dryer right outside the door!
We would absolutely stay again: What a treat to be staying just blocks from Wakiki Beach in a quiet, well maintained neighborhood! Also very convenient to the highway should you want to get out and explore by car, as we did. My family of 3 spent a couple of nights at Laurens place. The location is great, quiet neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, beach and diamond head. There are many amenities included in the cottage which makes the stay extra worthwhile.
There are beach chairs and towels, our 4 year old enjoyed the sand toys and flotation devices; also a pair of brand new bikes with helmets. Really good value for the location. Great view as shown in the booking screen. Room came equipped with fast wifi, large TV, kitchen and other amenities.
There's also three convenience stores right downstairs in case you forgot to bring something. It gets kind of hot even with the AC on, but other than that everything was great! Ash's place offers amazing city views from a comfortable, nicely appointed, and clean apartment. Close to shops, restaurants, etc. Great way to spend a few days in Honolulu!
Great location central to all you need to see and do in Honolulu Seriously, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is almost right across the street. The hallways of the building are a bit misleading, because Ash's place is MUCH nicer than the rest of the building, so don't be concerned as you go up.
Super ammenites and a WOW view from high above. Ash's place is a beautiful little studio that is closely located to the heart of Waikiki. It has beautiful views of the city and has all the facilities that you need. Really enjoyed our time there. Check-in was easy and the communication with Ash was fast and precise. The apartment itself was clean and had all we could ask for. Would gladly reccomend Ash and his place.
This apartment is in downtown Waikiki. Ash provided helpful directions and instructions. The apartment was clean, the view was amazing, and it was centrally located.
My only complaints would be the parking and traffic around the condo was difficult, and the shared entryway walls were so thin I felt the neighbors were right in the room with me, other than that the place was clean and had everything we needed.
This spacious room is located in the most beautiful area of O'ahu. We had a wonderful time staying with Janina. She was a friendly, helpful, and all around great host, and her home was very clean and in a beautiful location.
We spent our days hiking there are trails super close to the house , kayaking, and hanging out at the beach. I would definitely recommend staying here. We loved our stay here! Nina is our favorite host so far, she is super responsive, very welcoming her and her doggies and thoughtful. The location was beautiful, we smiled pulling in every time.
The house is very tastefully decorated. Nina was well prepared to have guests, providing sunscreen, beach accessories, coffee maker and bathroom full of products. Nina is very knowledgeable about the area and has great tips for places to go or eat including a Thai food truck we really enjoyed.
Cosy and spacious room in a beautiful house. Nina is a warm, welcoming and accommodating host who will make sure you have a great stay. Kaaawa is a beautiful place, not too far from most interesting places on Oahu.
We'll definitely be back next time we're in Hawaii. Also, the dogs are adorable! Nina's place was awesome! We stayed for our first night on Oahu and she was super welcoming and accommodating. The space is clean and in a really beautiful location. Janina is an amazing host and we felt great at her home.
The room is huge with its own entrance and its private bathroom upstairs. The whole house is so beautiful, nicely decorated and felt very relaxing. Janina is really friendly, very interesting to talk to and she cares a lot about her guests. The dogs and parrot are so cute: It was the best experience we had in whole Hawaii. Do not hesitate to book her place right away! Very spacious and cozy room!! The most cutest bathroom. Janina is a perfect host. Wish we had more time to spend on the island.
Place was advertised as a small area and it definitely is a small area. This place was a great value for a last minute vacation and would be great if you need a place to stay temporarily. I would not recommend longer than two or three weeks there. Miguel has been awesome with communication and responding via the Airbnb app. Also remember to remove shoes before entering!
Small room, very clean, private entrance, WiFi and Miguel was very kind and a great host. Good place in Honolulu. It was very nice and cozy with a very nice night scenery of the city.
The host was very kind and I recommend staying here. The space is just as small as it looks. For the price and just needing a place to stay for our early flight, it was great. Miguel was quick in responding and we were able to creatively park our car in front of their house. Shuffling around the bed and luggage was comical.
But it was good because we just needed a bed and a hot shower and both were clean. Great little room to crash in. If you need a small place to stay for a night or two, then this is the place. The apartment is small, but it has everything you need as a place to rest your head after a day of touring around paradise. It is a bit off the beaten path so be prepared with a rental car or to take Lyft or Uber to get to the more touristy parts. Is a small place, but the perfect Pied-à-terre. The place is very clean, and good for up-to 2 people.
There are plenty of windows, which allows a pleasant, but gentle breeze to sleep to at night. The sunset views from this place are breathtaking, and is also a a 5 minute walk from a bus stop with direct routes to downtown Honolulu, and also easy to get to Waikiki Bus 1L, and 2. My husband and I visited Oahu for the second time for a few days. This place hit the spot!
The space is just enough for two people. The bed was soft and comfy, and we loved how the evening breeze kept the room cool.
We loved waking up to the view of the city, through our window. The shower and toilet was clean, and has some shampoo and soap, if you need any. WiFi was fast, which was awesome for us, for work.
Parking was a bit hard some days, but Miguel was kind enough to give us a space when we needed it. Communication with him was always quick and easy.
This place made our stay in Oahu extra awesome, especially for its price! We totally recommend this place. We love this place because it was private, good location and very spacious. We also liked the convenient parking and all the extra small touches. The property is exactly as described. Ideal for couple, everything like on the pictures. Nice garden with outdoor chairs and tables. You hear no sounds of traffic, it is a very calm place. In the kitchen you can find everything you need.
They gave us advises where to go if we want to see sea turtles and good tips on local restaurants. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and we would come back again: A good location, close to the shops, restaurants and beaches. The studio is nice and quiet. However, if you afraid of geckos it is not a place for you, as you actually get to live with them.
We didn't mind, but I know not everyone can handle it. We met the owner, who was super friendly and gave us some advice where to go etc. If you looking for a quiet place close to the 'center' that's the place for you. This is an adorable place - clean, tastefully decorated, with all the needed amenities. We especially appreciated the snorkels and access to the garden! The bed is also amazingly comfortable. Parking was also super easy and right next to the house.
Wi-fi was good as long as there weren't too many devices on it at once. Aubrey and Brady were excellent hosts! They greeted us when we arrived, gave us an orientation to the space, but also to the island, highlighting some great things to do and see. They made us feel welcome and part of their family.
The space itself was perfect. The bed was comfortable, the naturally lighting was lovely, and the kitchen was fully equipped they even had a crockpot! We could walk to Starbucks, restaurants, and grocery shopping. Lanikia beach was an easy fifteen minute drive. I cannot say enough great things about Aubrey, Brady, and this place!
Cozy, romantic, clean and perfectly located. Kitchen well stocked for meal preparation. Had an amazing time we would definitely stay again when back in Oahu. Aubrey and Brady were friendly and accommodating, and always brought other amenities upon request ie.
The studio itself is as described, however, we found that the wifi signal was weak throughout the studio, and the air conditioner was loud. Location was great as a central point for driving around and exploring other areas of the island.
Beautiful place with great hosts. The garden is also perfect to hang out. Everything perfect, we would come back any time. Hands down, a phenomenal place to stay! Check in process is very simple, very detailed directions and greeted by a great cheerful agent. Everything is so close by, restaurants, bars, the beach, all within a few minutes from the condo. We cannot wait to come back! Spacious apartment with stunning views however we didn't find it restful due to the street noise which comes straight up building.
We tried to drown out street noise with a very loud air conditioner as white noise made sleeping a bit better. It has everything you need for family living. Very nice host who checks in to make sure everything is ok. This place was fantastic for our family holiday to Waikiki and we would defintely stay here again!
It is in a great location and handy to Abc Stores, cafes, restaurants and shops in easy walking distance.
Everything we could possibly need was included and we really appreciated the kiddie supplies. Quick replies from the hosts made for a memorable trip. The condo was perfect It was in such a convenient location. It was also well stocked for the beach We greatly enjoyed our stay at this condo and would definitely stay here again!
Very new place with all the amenities available including beach towels, games and even a beach umbrella! The view from the main bedroom was amazing!
And also it is walking distance from shops and Waikiki beach. This place is great for family vacation and most likely for a group of friends as well who want to spend time in Hawaii. Very cozy and the amenities were more than complete as advertised.
Masa was very accomodating and instantly replies to our inquiries. This is a great condo, newly and stylishly renovated with a very large living area that can easily accommodate a large group or spaciously accommodate a smaller one.
The master has a great ocean view and the main living area has an ocean and city view for the best of both worlds: This is definitely an Airbnb gem! Great place for kids bc it has a big open living room. Great amenities for cooking, toys for the kids, high chairs, cribs, beach blanket and umbrella. The beds were comfortable and toilets had bidets as well.
I would highly recommend this to multiple families to rent. On top of all that, right in the middle of everything in Waikiki. Keis place is very clean. You have everything you need, plenty of towels, also for the beach, sunscreen, shampoo, a coffee machine, fridge, tv and air conditioning. There is plenty of parking just in front of the door. The place is also in a good situated neighborhood which you feel save in and it is quiet. Also the location is perfect to discover the island.
Supermarket, Starbucks and some food options are just 2 mins drive. Thank you for the stay! We had such a great Time! Many thanks to Kei and Lance! The small Studio have almost everything you need - just one thing that would make it perfect But we really enjoyed our trip and ne thankful for everything! Kei is very friendly and welcoming and the place is amazing. We loved the area, the cleanliness and the charming furniture.
Undoubtedly 5 stars and a clear recommendation! Unfortunately, we could only stay for a night. Wish we could have stayed longer!!! Thank you so much Kei! The place is a cute in-law suite in the back with easy separate access to come and go. It was small but has everything and more that you would need while staying. Very clean and very quick to communicate. I will stay here for my next trips! Kei has a beautiful studio. She left water, coffee and chocolates for my stay.
She was great at communicating prior to and after the trip. Perfect little spot to get away for the weekend. Darren's place was great. It is in a very convenient location and is very clean. Darren was very quick to answer any questions we had during our stay. His family lives right next door and were also helpful if we had any questions. Great spot, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
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