Super comfortable queen size bed with memory foam mattress topper! :)Spacious pool deck with Hot Tub and Pool, sun chairs, shower, and barbecue area, open daily 7am-11pm!!!
Bright Amazing View Walk Everywhere

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About this listing

Conveniently located in Waikiki bright beautiful remodeled 10th floor studio apartment with full kitchenette. Corner unit amazing views of water+Diamond Head. Huge pool deck with Hot tub on the 6th floor. Walk everywhere: beach,shops,entertainment!

The space

This studio-apartment with kitchenette will be available for rent from January 21 to March 1, 2017 for only $96 per night + Taxes ($4.32 GE Tax (4.5%) + $8.88 TA Tax (9.25%) = $109 Total.
Great convenient price during the tropical winter high season! (note that an average hotel room without kitchen in this building is almost double this price!). Great place and location in Waikiki walking distance to famous white sandy beaches, first class designer shops, restaurants, and entertainments!
(All personal belongings in the pics will be removed for this rental period)

This is a bright beautiful corner unit with fully equipped kitchenette, with many large windows with amazing open views of Diamond Head, the shining water of the Ala Wai channel, palm trees, some ocean view, overlooking NE and SE (cool side of the building for beautiful sunrise views and morning sunshine). 247 Square Feet, private studio-apartment at the hotel-condo Hawaiian Monarch. Remodeled in Dec 2013 (new refrigerator and induction cooktop in 2015), very nicely decorated with a cottage homey feel (crown molding throughout, new 24"x24" big polished white porcelain tiles for a sleek contemporary floor, beautiful porcelain vases, decorative porcelain plates and peaceful statues, very comfortable queen size bed with memory foam topper (amazing comfort!), with fresh sheets and light soft comforter (sleeps 1 or 2, but also available an extra possible temporary night time queen size air mattress for an allowed max 3rd person), flat TV with new remote control HD box and music channels with a beautiful Hawaiian music channel set as favorite at TV power on to unwind and relax island style! music radio, fast Internet free wifi, desk with 1 chair and drawer, round table with 2 comfortable chairs for dining with great open views, another chair, wardrobe with hangers, drawers, library, shelves, cozy armchair, orchids and other lively beautiful plants.
The fully equipped kitchenette has been completely remodeled in Dec 2013: it has a new 2015 big (10cu) refrigerator with a spacious freezer compartment, a new 2015 beautiful and energy efficient induction cooktop with induction pans, new granite countertop with beautiful undermount sink with a water purifier (no need to buy water bottles!), soap dispenser and useful spray, microwave, 18" dishwasher, 6 kitchen maple white cabinets full of everything you need: beautiful porcelain plates and crystal glasses, etc., super powerful mixer Vitamix (for fruits and veggies smoothies in seconds!), coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster, energy efficient A/C with fan and remote control, new 2015 juicer!
Paradise ambience.
The bright cute bathroom has a large window as well with an amazing open view overlooking NE, Ala Wai water channel, Manoa Valley, bath tub with shower and all new faucets, WC, big bright mirror with elegant decorative molding, cabinets, fresh towels.

Conveniently located in Waikiki on Ala Wai Blv, short walking distance to everything: beautiful paradise white sandy beaches (the closest is the Hilton Hawaiian Village beach in 8 min. walk), Fort De Russy park, free beach volleyball courts, shops for groceries, 1st class designer shops, hotels and restaurants, entertainment, Waikiki beach, Kapiolani park, free tennis courts (I can lend you tennis rackets too), Convention Center, Ala Moana shopping center (the biggest mall in the State of Hawaii in 10-15 minutes walk), also close to bus stops, and car rentals just downstairs!
Upon your booking I can recommend you a convenient shuttle service from and to the Honolulu airport and my studio-apartment for only $22 round ticket if booked in advance online and they will come to pick you up with a complimentary shell lei at the baggage claim helping you with your luggage (no need for trolley), and for some more $ they will also put a fresh flowers lei around your neck ... if you do not know yet that is the Aloha Welcome to Paradise!

Guest access

Access to Pool deck with barbecue area, tables, sun chairs, big pool and awesome hot tub open daily 7am till 11pm (Yay!) located on the 6th floor. (Please note that the pool deck is currently closed for renovation and it will re-open on Dec 1, 2016!)
Laundry room for-guests-only conveniently located on the 5th floor with washing and dryers machines payable with credit card ($3 per wash and $2.75 per 45min dryer). Covered Parking garage located on the first 4 floors for a fee or free street parking across the Ala Wai Channel at 6 min. walking distance. 24 hours security guards in the building available for any help located on upper lobby and lower lobby security office during office hours. There is a very nice and popular restaurant (Cream Pot) for breakfast and lunch hours at the lobby level, also a convenience store, asian food restaurants, surfboards and scooters rentals, pub, and much more at the lobby and lower lobby level.
For you to use my beach sun chairs with umbrella, body board with fins, snorkeling mask and long fins, beach inflatable toys and mattresses.
A brand new fitness center inside our building at the lower lobby is now open 24hours for a one time fee of only $5! (registered guests only)

Interaction with guests

I will be traveling at this time so I will not personally interact with you guest/s but I will arrange for your key pick up and drop back, cleaning of the apartment change of sheets and towels prior to your check in, and checking that you leave everything in good order safe&sound when checking out.
Every guest staying more than one week is required by our building to check in to register with the security office at the lower lobby leaving name and showing I.D. upon arrival.
For any emergency 24hours security guards at the lower lobby level are always available to assist you during your stay.
I will remain available at any time through email and phone for any further assistance and informations.
Even if we will not meet personally, upon your booking, I will email you in advance all details for keys pick up/drop back and all my recommended places/activities not to be missed! Aloha Nui Loa!

Other things to note

The trash room is now conveniently located on the 10th floor (same floor as the apartment), for large bulk trash please use the trash containers on the 4th floor.
3 large security cards elevators connect my 10th floor studio-apartment and the other floors/lobby/lower lobby.


The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bed type: Real Bed
Bedrooms: Studio
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 2PM
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities

Prices
Extra people: No Charge
Cleaning Fee: 78
Security Deposit: 907
Weekly Discount: 1%
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House Rules
Check in is anytime after 2PM

enjoy living in Paradise so be respectful, leaving my apartment as nice, safe&sound as you found it (but in the unfortunate event that you happen to accidentally break anything please kindly&promptly let me know by writing me an email immediately so we can work out a polite solution for both myself and next guests!), please do not disturb neighbors with loud noise, no more then 3 people inside apartment, no pets are allowed (unless prescribed by a doctor!) in the building, no smoking in the apartment/building. Please be always kind&nice&polite I'm always doing my very Best to Welcome you properly&warmly! Mahalo&Aloha!


Cancellations

Strict

Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

21 Reviews

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Cam User ProfileCam is a superhost.
March 2017
For what we paid, especially the $80 cleaning fee, we simply expected a clean, comfortable apartment. Instead we found the kitchen appliances, used and unclean, there was dust and cobwebs around the plants and on the windowsill. The space between the bed and wall was full of leaves from the plants and looked like it had not been clean in a long time. The mould on the shower curtain was a big turn off as well as small details such as there was no soap in the soap dispenser, however a grimy refill bottle was left next to it having us to refill it. There was old, stale food in the fridge. Beware the air conditioner in the apartment is quite noisy and the apartment gets a little warm if you don't have it on. Overall the apartment does not reflect the nightly rate that you charge, even by Honolulu standards. We do want to say however when we first walked in the apartment felt charming, and the views are amazing. We loved your plants and we can see you put some effort into interior design and it was lovely. I just want to add that the apartment has some real potential and if the above issues are addressed we would be more than comfortable to stay again
Laura User Profile
Response from Laura:
I'm sorry you did not have a good experience regarding cleanness. First off I would like you to check carefully the cleaning fee that was charged to you as you said it was $80 while it is $60 which for Honolulu standards is very reasonable. I never had any problems with the cleaning service until you and the guests before you. So I forwarded your complaints to my cleaning lady and found out that she had to go to the mainland for a family emergency and without telling me she sent her daughter to do the cleaning services that obviously were poorly made from your experience and that of the guest just before you. Again my apologies as I trusted my cleaning lady, who always did a great job (I left her new soaps for guests and everything else!), but obviously not her substitute and I was unaware of this substitution. This will not happen again! Other than this unexpected cleaning lady substitution problem that did not clean the apartment properly for which please accept my apologies, I'm glad you could realize the beauty of the apartment that I Love and that every other guests Loved as well, and that when properly cleaned without this family emergency last minute bad substitution, it not only reflects the nightly rate but it is a very convenient price for Honolulu standards. Mahalo!
March 2017

Diana User Profile
February 2017
Unfortunately, we didn't get to see Laura in person but her place is simply amazing. The views! They were breath-taking every morning and it is very close to everything we needed. Ala Moana beach was 10-15 mins away by foot; the closest bus stop was 5 mins away from her place (you can take "the bus" from this stop to get to Waikiki or even Diamond head!); there was this lovely breakfast place she recommended on the FIRST FLOOR of the building. Because it was a joint hotel-condo building, there were security guards and we felt very safe (just make sure you carry your room key cards and they work before you leave your room! One of the keys, the only thing we took out of the room, lost its power and we got locked out for few hours). Her place has everything you need as well: pots, plates, cups, fridge and even food blender (which we used every day to make Hawaiian smoothies :D)! Literally, you name it, she has it! She even had beach chairs you could carry around. I highly recommend anyone visiting Oahu to stay at her place!

John User Profile
February 2017
Found lots of bugs (mostly ants) everywhere. Found furniture to big for a small space.
Laura User Profile
Response from Laura:
I'm sorry you found bugs (mostly ants). Sometimes this happens in tropical Hawaii. I had left anti-bugs and anti-ants boxes all over the apartment but apparently they obviously were not working anymore when you arrived. I'll make sure to get rid of them upon my return tomorrow! Regarding the space: sorry but I Love my Home Sweet Home exactly as it is with all the beautiful decorations and perfectly built in furniture! I Love it so much that I Love sharing it with my guests who can see it its beauty and appreciate it as much as I do! The square footage(247 sqf) is exactly reported in the apartment description and so it is all furniture, plus the many photos of the apartment show you exactly in advance the space with all the decorations and furniture. This is not an empty cold hotel room this is a cozy little beautiful home where I usually live with everything I need! So please make sure you read the description and look at the photos of the places you book to find exactly what you are looking for! Regarding cleaninless I have just found out that my cleaning lady had a family emergency and left for the mainland leaving her daughter in charge of the cleaning services without telling me. Since only you and the guest after you did not find the apartment properly cleaned the cleaning lady substitute obviously did not do a good job, and I will make sure this will not happen again! My apologies for the inconvenience. Mahalo!
February 2017

Nevin User Profile
February 2017
Laura's place is a wonderful and cosy little abode. It is very accessible and a short walk to the main strip. She leaves great tips on what to do and see around the neighborhood. Will definitely come back when in Oahu.

Maria User Profile
January 2017
Great location and the view was amazing. Laura our host was very clear and helpful with all instructions. Roof top pool and barby was fantastic. Thank you Laura for welcoming us into your home.

Morten Anker User Profile
January 2017
My wife and I had a wonderful time in Laura' apartment in Honolulu. It is very central and all you need is within walking distance. The apartment is clean and cozy.

Peng User Profile
December 2016
Laura is an awesome hostess. Room is perfect. Communication is fast and smooth. Really enjoyed our 4-night stay.

Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in August 2013
Laura User Profile

I am Italian-American living in Honolulu, Hawaii. I am a free lance designer since 1995. I am also a yoga teacher and a laughter yoga leader :) I love traveling and meeting new people and this site sounds like a great way to do that! I absolutely love the beach, ocean, sunshine, nature, and Hawaii! Aloha!

Languages: English, Italiano
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