Comfy Living Area
Secluded Beach House, Waikiki - Diamond Head
Secluded Beach House, Waikiki - Diamond Head
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
4 guests
2 bedrooms
2 beds
2 baths
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The Love Shack Beach House - all the convenience of Waikiki without the hassle and noise. Walking distance to Waikiki, Diamond Head, beaches, the zoo, Kapiolani park, surf spots, snorkeling, swimming, great restaurants & bus stops. No need to rent a car if you don't want to.
Why rent a condo when you can enjoy a whole house? Enjoy the privacy and green space. Great for couples, business travelers, or families.
Save money, cook meals in our full-size kitchen and enjoy on our outdoor lanai.

The space

Enjoy the privacy of our Love Shack while still being close to all the action.
Gated driveway entrance and on-site parking in driveway.
A/C's in all rooms.
Living room entertainment center with 55" HDTV, Cable, DVD, Apple TV and connection for iPhone/iPod.

The Love Shack is perfect for chefs or those who like to cook. Full kitchen with coffee maker, citrus juicer, blender, plenty of pots and pans, microwave, toaster oven and lots of cooking utensils including quality knives and sharpener. we also have a food processor, rice-cooker and mandolin. Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. Various spices and seasonings.
This place is really set up to cook!
Outdoor six-burner, stainless steel, gas grill.
Outdoor eating area for four.
Fish pond in backyard with fountain/waterfall.
Completely fenced with lush landscaping and seasonal flowers. Yard has papaya, banana and lime trees as well as lilikoi (passionfruit) vines, so depending on what is in season and ripe when you rent, guests can help themselves to this fruit.
Master bedroom has California king bed with memory foam topper and full master bath.
Second bedroom has Smart TV, DVD & cable. Full-size bed with memory foam mattress.
Full spare bathroom.
Beach chairs, beach towels, cooler, boogie boards and snorkeling gear available for guests use. Everything you need for the beach, so you can save money on rentals and not have to pack extra gear. Beach wagon for walking to the beach. There is also space for surfboard storage.

Guest access

Private access and security gate and secured parking. We provide you keys and gate clickers. No parking fees or hassle!

Interaction with guests

Tons of great options close by for shopping, eating, entertainment, activities. We will fill you in on all of our favorites. We are available before and thru-out your stay to help you plan your activities and get the most from your time at the Love Shack

Other things to note

The Love Shack is located in a beautiful, safe, quiet neighborhood. You will need to be respectful of our neighbors and keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. This is not the right place if you plan to party hardy.
This is a non-smoking property. NO smoking allowed in the house.

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Cleaning Fee $370 NZD
Security Deposit $592 NZD
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

- •No smoking, No loud parties, No loud music.  •Please do not leave any lights, air conditioners (A/C), or ceiling fans on when you are not there.  •Please "no shoes" in the house. It's a Hawaiian custom to remove your shoes before entering the house. •Please wash off all sand with an outside hose before entering the house. If an inside drain becomes clogged, it will be guests' responsibility to pay for the repair by a professional plumber or it will be deducted from your security deposit. •Please rinse the sand from all clothes, swimwear, towels, etc, with outside hose before using any sinks (inside or outside) and washing machine. If clogged, it will be guests' responsibility to pay for the repair by a professional plumber. •Please rinse beach chairs and snorkel gear with an outside hose before putting them away. •Absolutely no illegal drugs of any kinds, No burning candles & incense in the house nor in the yard. •Quiet hours: 10pm - 7am •No pets  •Please empty trash before checking out as the house may be empty for a day or two before maid service arrives. (Gray for regular trash, Blue for recyclable trash & Green for leaves & branches). •Please close and lock all windows and doors when you go out. •If you lock yourself out or lose your keys by mistake, there will be a charge of $40 which must be paid at the time of service.


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

3 nights minimum stay

6 Reviews

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Michael User Profile
July 2017
Possibly the best Airbnb we ever stayed in. The Love Shack offers every convenience, the location is perfect, and Julian was an extremely attentive host. The house is a perfect balance between a home that is comfortable enough to live in (i.e. has EVERYTHING you need), and clean and orderly enough to feel like a nice hotel (i.e. is fit with clean towels & linen and not cluttered with stuff). The bedrooms and bathrooms felt very clean and comfortable. We were a party of two couples (two parents + daughter & her husband) and the house fit us perfectly; the master and guest bedrooms are on opposite sides of the house, each with their own bathroom, and connected by the kitchen area. The feeling was that each couple had their privacy but we also had awesome communal spaces to share. I agree with previous reviewers that the pictures do not communicate how pleasant the atmosphere in the house and garden really is. It was the perfect place to relax and soak in the Hawaii vibe. We enjoyed many of the amenities the house has to offer; made delicious coffee in the morning, had breakfasts and some dinners in the outdoor patio sitting, used the snorkeling gear in Hanauma Bay (highly recommended!), and used the beach gear (towels, chairs) for all our beach outings. Really, all our vacation needs were fulfilled. The good selection of books in the library was an added bonus! We enjoyed the location very much as well. The house is walking distance to a really nice beach (and the walk there goes through a nice community park). The neighborhood around the house has a nice vibe too; several great eating options on Monsarrat Ave and a nice farmers market next to Kapi'olani community college. Waikiki is close by as well -- just a walk through the park in the other direction (though we did not frequent the hyper-touristic area as much). Julien was very helpful as a host. He explained us everything about the house, made himself available by phone, and gave us great advice about things to do and places to see. It was also nice how he made a point of giving us fresh island fruit every time he came by during our stay (whether it is papaya from his garden or mango from the market).
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
Thanks for the detailed review Michael! Our goal is to have our guests enjoy Hawaii and the Love Shack as much as we do. We are so glad that we could help to make your vacation a memorable one. Hope to see you again in the future and thanks for taking such good care of our house. Aloha and Hana Hou! Julian and Kelly
July 2017

Pam User Profile
July 2017
Wow! So much nicer than the pictures show. This place was awesome. So much better than staying in Waikiki like I used to. The house was adorable and really comfy. Loved waking up to the greenery and birds chirping. Fantastic location, the perfect blend of lush and quiet yet minutes away from everything we would need/want. Walked to Waikiki for dinner and a show. Walked up the street for yoga and breakfast. Walked to the beach (which was much less crowded and nicer than the Waikiki beaches we used to go to.) They provided everything we needed for the beach-snorkel gear, boogie boards, beach towels, cooler. Even a wagon to haul it all to the beach! All I needed to bring was my swimsuit and sunscreen! The kitchen is really well suited for cooking meals in and saving some money. You can tell that someone lives in this house part of the year. Not just the bare necessities. The private, secured parking was a real bonus – no valet lines/fees or searching for spots like when we stay in Waikiki. Thanks for all your help and input Julian. Your southern hospitality was a real bonus! This is what vacations are supposed to be like. Just wish my stay would have been longer. I will definitely be back with my family.
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
It was great to meet you Pam. Looking forward to meeting your family next time. Julian and Kelly
July 2017

Benjamin User Profile
July 2017
What an incredibly beautiful place. Felt secluded, but only 10-15 minutes walk from the beach. Right next to a park, lush garden provides a lot of privacy. For a small house beautifully equipped, two bedrooms (amazing master) each with their own bathroom, very cute and wll equipped kitchen. So much nicer than staying in the mess of hotels and apartments behind Waikiki. Julian incredibly helpful and always available.
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
Ben, It was a pleasure to meet you and your family. We are so glad you got to enjoy our little piece of paradise. Thanks for taking such good care of the Love Shack. Hope to see you again in the future!
July 2017

Laurie User Profile
May 2017
We can’t say enough good things about the Love Shack! It really was the perfect location. Very close to Waikiki yet quiet and relaxed. The pictures that are posted really don’t do the Love Shack justice. It is a really charming house and yard. The house was extremely cozy with all the amenities we could have asked for. The beds were really comfortable (we slept like babies) as was the living area/couch. The fully stocked kitchen had everything that we needed. The entertainment center was really nice and we could stream our own music which was very convenient. It made it very easy to get into the island vibe! We are soooo glad we chose to stay here instead of a cramped condo in crowded Waikiki. We even had private, secured parking. Very relaxing- just what we needed to enjoy the island vibe. Truly a private paradise. It was great to be walking distance to the beach, and the local beach was much better than the heavily touristed Waikiki strip. Fantastic spot for sunsets! The Love Shack had everything we needed to enjoy the beach – beach towels, snorkel gear, beach chairs and boogie boards. That helped us avoid wasting money on rentals. They even had a wagon to haul it all to the beach, so no need to take the car and hassle with parking. We could walk to our surf lessons as well! We also loved being walking distance to so many great restaurants and cafes. We walked to breakfast most mornings. You have to try the Acai bowls at Da Cove, just around the corner. Julian was a great host and spent time with us to make sure that we had everything we needed for a great stay. He helped us with information on where to go (even sent us maps/directions) and what to do/where to eat, etc. He was very attentive. The location was perfect to explore the island. We made several outings to do some hiking around the island. The location was a perfect base. The restaurants in the area were really good as well. And it was walking distance to my favorite yoga studio on the island. We really couldn’t have asked for anything more. Thanks Julian and Kelly for sharing your wonderful house and helping to make our vacation a memorable one. We’re hooked! We will definitely be back to see you again! Aloha!!!

Rhys User Profile
January 2017
Awesome location. Less than a $10 Uber ride to anywhere in Waikiki. Walking distance to the park, beach, and several popular restaurants. Host was very accommodating and easy to reach.
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.
Response from Julian:
Thanks Rhys. You were a pleasure to host. Glad you got to take advantage of some of the benefits of our location. And, thanks for taking such good care of our house. Let us know when you are coming back our way! Aloha.
January 2017

Honolulu, Hawaii, United StatesJoined in October 2012
Julian User ProfileJulian is a superhost.

Easy going but energetic. Each day is a gift so take advantage of it if you can.
I enjoy surfing, snowboarding, swimming, sailing, yoga and TRAVEL. My wife and I enjoy cooking great food and drinking great wine.
I was in the hospitality industry for 35 years and I love people.
I currently work in the solar industry and am passionate about the environment.
I speak a very small amount of Spanish.

We are hands-off hosts that give you your space but are available if you need us.
We have spent a lot of time and energy to make our home the perfect spot. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Our Love Shack is the perfect little getaway. Come check out our piece of paradise!

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About the home

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Darrell and Marilyn help host.

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