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!!!
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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

Great place and location in Waikiki walking distance to world famous white sandy beaches, first class designer shops, restaurants, and entertainments!

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 (great Feng Shui directions and preferred cool side of the building for gorgeous sunrise views and beautiful morning sunshine). Private studio-apartment totaling 247 Square Feet at the hotel-condo Hawaiian Monarch. (Please note: All personal belongings in the pics will be removed during the rental period). Remodeled in Dec 2013, new refrigerator and induction cook top in 2015, repainted and deeply cleaned in Sep 2017, 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 awesome real natural 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 remote control HD box and music channels with a beautiful Hawaiian music channel set as favorite at TV power turned on to unwind and relax island style! music radio, fast Internet free Wi-fi, amazing view desk with 1 chair and 2 big drawers, round table with 2 comfortable chairs for dining with beautiful open views on the water and greens, homey wardrobe with plenty of hangers and 4 spacious drawers to hang and conveniently store your clothes, 3 more drawers, also a built-in cabinet at the end of the bed for conveniently store your empty luggage (it is built to fit perfectly the size of the biggest hard Samsonite luggage so it will surely fit all of your empty pieces of luggage that you can put one inside the bigger one to get them out of the way!), another convenient extra cabinet with shelves for shoes or anything else along the corridor, library, shelves, super cozy armchair to relax in, big mirrors, beautiful orchids and other lively tropical plants.
The fully equipped kitchenette has been completely remodeled in Dec 2013: it has a 2015 big real refrigerator (10cu) with a real spacious freezer compartment, a 2015 beautiful and energy efficient induction cook top with induction pans, sleek granite counter top with beautiful under mount sink with a water purifier (no need to buy water bottles!), soap dispenser and useful spray, microwave, 18" dishwasher (this is a rare welcome comfort in this building!!), 6 kitchen maple white cabinets full of everything you need: beautifully designer decorated porcelain plates and crystal glasses, etc., super powerful mixer Vitamix (for fruits and veggies smoothies in seconds and ice cream in minutes with frozen fruits!), coffee maker, rice cooker, toaster, energy efficient A/C with fan and remote control. This is a green eco-friendly and chemicals-free Home Sweet Home: please note that the cleaning products (including the soaps for your use in the bathroom and the dishes hand soap and dishwasher soap) used are eco-friendly and non-toxic!
Paradise ambience.
The bright cute bathroom, just re-painted in Sep 2017 has a large window as well with an amazing open view overlooking NE (morning sun Yay!), Ala Wai water channel, Manoa Valley, bath tub slip-proof with shower and new shower curtain, WC, big bright mirror with elegant decorative molding, cabinets, new 2017 laundry basket, and big, medium, small fresh towels. You will also find for your use 2 Beach Towels! Also available for your use an iron with iron board and a hair-dryer.

Conveniently located in Waikiki on Ala Wai Blvd, short walking distance to everything: beautiful paradise white sandy beaches (the closest is the Hilton Hawaiian Village beach in 8 min. walk along the park), Fort De Russy beach park (10 minutes walk through the gorgeous park) with free beach volleyball courts, shops for groceries, 1st class designer shops, hotels and restaurants, entertainment, Waikiki beach, Kapiolani park, Ala Moana Beach Park for amazing sunset and local outdoors life, free tennis courts, Convention Center, Ala Moana shopping center (the biggest mall in the State of Hawaii in 10-15 minutes walk), also close to bus stops, new bike rental closeby 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 $14 more per person they will also put a fresh flowers lei around your neck ... if you do not know yet that is the Aloha Welcome to Paradise!

This studio-apartment with full kitchenette is available now for rent for only $96 per night + Taxes ($4.32 GE Tax 4.5% ; ($8.48 TA Tax 9.25%) = $109 Total including taxes. Great convenient price for a cozy & elegant Home-Sweet-Home in Paradise that has everything you need in a real home! I have absolutely loved living here for 13 years (Yay!) and you can be sure that this is much more than an hotel room or a cold empty rental, this is your warm Aloha HOME in Paradise where my Heart is! I love sharing what I love: E Komo Mai! (Welcome!)

Guest access

Access to Pool deck with barbecue area, tables, sun chairs, big salt water pool and awesome hot tub open daily 7am till 11pm (Yay!) located on the 6th floor.
Laundry room for-guests-only with free Wi-fi conveniently located on the 5th floor with washing and dryers machines payable with Visa or Mastercard credit card ($3.25 per wash and $3 per 45min dryer). Public Covered Parking garage located on the first 5 floors of our building for $25 for 24 hours or free street parking across or along the Ala Wai Blvd. at short 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 super nice and popular restaurant (Cream Pot) for breakfast and lunch hours at the lobby level, also at the lobby level there is a convenience store, great Sushi & Burger take out, an Italian style breakfast cafe, pizza vendor, surfboards and scooters rentals! At the lower lobby there is an Asian food restaurant, King's pub, and more!
In the apartment you will find beach sun chairs with umbrella, body board with short fins, long fins, beach inflatable toys and mattresses, 2 beach towels, all for you to enjoy!
A fitness center inside our building at the lower lobby is open 24hours for a one time fee of only $5! (registered guests only)
There is also a new Lounge area at the lower lobby with free Wi-fi, Ice machine, and Vending machine.
After 10pm the Lower Lobby (LL) entrance to the building will be closed so you will access the elevators only from the Lobby Level (just up the stairs from the Lower Lobby or walk up to the main Hotel entrance Lobby).

Interaction with guests

For best convenience and privacy you will Self Check-In upon your arrival with 2 keys pick up and Self Check-Out with 2 keys drop back conveniently located at a Lockbox at the Lower Lobby. I will gladly remain always at your disposal for anything you might need, available if you would like to meet me, and I will arrange cleaning of the apartment change of sheets and towels (all cleaning/washing products used are eco-friendly pure and chemicals-free!) prior to your check in, and checking that you leave everything in good order safe&sound when checking out. (Please note that the new updated cleaning time window is now 4 hours instead of 2 hours to make double sure you will find the apartment always sparkling clean!)
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 might not always meet personally to respect your privacy, upon your booking before your arrival I will email you in advance all details for keys pick up/drop back (Mailbox number and access code) and all my recommended places/activities in the area and on Oahu not to be missed! Aloha Nui Loa!

Other things to note

The trash room is conveniently located on the 10th floor (same floor as the apartment), for large bulk trash please use the trash containers on the 4th floor entering the garage.
3 large security cards elevators connect my 10th floor studio-apartment and the other floors/lobby/lower lobby.
Luggage Storage: for your convenience you can leave your luggage at the security office in the lower lobby for $10 flat fee.


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/flat

Amenities
Elevator in Building
Internet
Kitchen

Prices
Extra people No Charge
Cleaning Fee £76
Security Deposit £532
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
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!


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Safety features
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Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
1 night minimum stay

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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 digital artist; passionate about holistic wellness I am also a yoga teacher and 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, Hawaii and our Home Sweet Home in Paradise! Aloha!

Languages: English, Italiano
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Response time: within an hour

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