Welcome to Hawaii! View of the ocean and Friday night fireworks and a five minute walk to the beach. Close to everything. Condo is a 868 sq feet studio with a gigantic tub, a gourmet kitchen and a built-in desk area. Enjoy!
Please respect my home and neighbors. No parties! No drugs, no smoking, no pets (sorry) and no extra guests please.
To help you here are a few tips (please note, unless specified here, please do not use any other items):
There’s a lot of space here! In the bedroom, please find a closet and drawers that have been emptied for you. If you open a drawer or shelf and there’s stuff there…well that’s my stuff.
The unit is enclosed with custom plantation shutters to provide privacy and to protect the unit from sun and heat while still allowing one to have a view of the ocean and sky. PLEASE DO NOT open the shutters – once off the track they are very difficult to re-close and will tend to break.
Please find shampoo, conditioner, toilet paper, and a first aid kit in the bathroom.
There’s a standard shower head and a handheld. Please use the handheld to fill the tub if you want to take a bath. Please do not use the Roman faucets or attempt to turn on the Jacuzzi jets. Trust me, it will not go well. This was like this when I moved in and in order to fix it I have to get someone to cut into the tile under the tub – a major job that I’m saving up for.
I also have a blow dryer and other styling tools for you. Look for two drawers left of the storage closet.
Please find a French press, pots and pans, cutting knives, silverware, plates, glasses, spices, and various appliances for your use. Please refer to the manual for using the range, oven, dishwasher, and washer and dryer.
Stay hydrated! And yes, it is safe to drink the tap water in Hawaii.
These are Bosch washer and dryers…meaning they do not take bleach or fabric softener…AT ALL. Please locate laundry detergent right next to the dryer and review the manual in the binder. A full load requires very little detergent. Typically one tablespoon is fine. Two tablespoons at the most.
If you are washing the bath towels or sheets, please do not mix them with any other colored items. After using the washer, please wipe down the rubber gasket especially the inside as that’s where water tends to accumulate.
Beach etiquette –shake out all sand on you and the towels before coming into the unit and do not sit on the couch if you are covered in sun screen. Please do not put towels on the couch. I know, why is she saying this? For your convenience, there is a towel rack to dry the towels and a broom to help sweep up the sand.
Television, Cable, and DVD Player
This unit has basic cable, Showtime, and there’s a DVD player in the event you want to just chill. Food Pantry, just two blocks away has RedBox. Remotes are located next to the cable box.
Staying Cool and Saving the Planet
I love this air conditioner and fan! The manual is in the binder and the remote is located on the desk. Feel free to use but with some compassion to the planet. If you will be gone most of the day, consider shutting the air conditioner. To keep the unit cool, please take advantage of the plantation shutters. Keep them closed and the hot time here is late afternoon. Worth keeping all closed. Speaking of the shutters, please DO NOT attempt to open them off their tracks. This will likely cause damage.
To help you, I have shopping bags that you can use located in the left drawer of the living room storage area. We are an Island State, so the less plastic, the better.
Minimal cleaning may be necessary
The trash chute is located literally next door to the unit. Please make sure you tie trash tightly and please please please do not throw pizza boxes or any cardboard down the chute. This will get trapped and alert the resident manager. Trash bags are located underneath the kitchen sink for you.
I have an iRobot located underneath the desk area. If you are here for a week or longer, it will be inevitable that a certain amount of dirt will happen. It’s due to being in an urban area and foot traffic. Just run the iRobot, the manual and instructions are in the binder.
Cleaning supplies are located either in the kitchen underneath the sink or in the storage closet. You may need to monitor and remove hair from the drain in the tub from time to time.
If you have any questions please contact me.
In general, Waikiki is a very walkable neighborhood. Head toward Diamond Head and discover the park, the Aquarium, the Zoo. Head the other way and find some of the best hotel lobbies. If you want, public transportation, it is easy. See (URL HIDDEN)
This is my home. And I welcome you! However, there are a few areas where I do have some of my belongings – please respect my home and privacy and not go into these areas. Nothing interesting, trust me!
There is a flashlight in the first drawer (under the linen) and as mentioned a first aid kit in the bathroom. I also keep batteries and as much water as I can hold in the right drawer area. If there is an emergency, call 911! Then call me! You can also reach the resident manager at ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) or ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
In the rare event of tsunami, high winds, high surf – it’s best to subscribe to our local emergency alert system - (URL HIDDEN) - you can choose email and/or text alerts. It’s not a bad idea to keep some bottled water at hand. If there is a real emergency, it’s best to just follow what local authorities suggest. Generally, in Waikiki, it’s best to stay put unless specifically instructed to evacuate. I have great neighbors in the hallway – most of them have lived here for many years. Feel free to knock on a door and ask for help. And of course, contact me.
I’m always available for you and I make it a priority to respond. Please contact me on my cell at ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
To make my life much easier, please clear out any items in the fridge, throw out the trash (it’s literally the door right next to this unit) and if you need to, empty the dishwasher. If you used the iRobot, please clean it to the best of your ability and set it to recharge under the desk area.
Contact me on when you are checking out so I can arrange for cleaning. You just need to lock the door (both upper and bottom locks), turn off the air conditioning and open some windows, leave the clicker and one set of keys on the counter and the second set in the lockbox (please rearrange the numbers to 0000), and get yourself to the airport!
Thank you and I truly hope this stay is special!
Contact me with anything – ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).