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Rental FAQs

Q: Is a deposit required and when do I need to pay?

A: A $100 Nonrefundable Deposit is required upon confirmation of booking and will be applied to your balance. The full amount of the remaining balance is due and payable 30 days prior to check-in. If you book a rental that is less than 30 days before check in payment is due immediately. We will email you approximately one week prior to your payment date to remind you when your payment is due. This email will also enable you to update any information that may have changed since you made your reservation.

Q: How can I pay?

A: We accept payment by check, bank draft (in US Dollars), or credit card. If you do not wish to pay by check, or if we do not hear from you, your credit card on file will be automatically charged on the due date, 30 days prior to check in.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: Cancellations or changes to a reservation are not permitted within 30 days of the Guest's check in date. Ali'i Beach Rentals will not refund any portion of rent or fees if the reservation is cancelled less than 30 days before the check in date. All cancellation requests must be emailed to and confirmed by Ali’i Beach Rentals. The $100 Nonrefundable deposit fee will not be refunded. Confirmed cancellations, may be given our rebooking courtesy option at our discretion. Under special circumstances we may release your reserved dates and try to rebook them as soon as possible. Any funds retrieved from that rebooking we will forward on to you. Please keep in mind that the rates may be lower than original rates.

We strongly suggest purchasing Red Sky travel insurance to protect your vacation investment and for cover if an unforeseen event occurs such as sickness, injury or trip delay. Red Sky travel insurance is your best option to protect your vacation rental investment. To review coverage and the policy, please log on to We offer the Red Sky travel insurance when booking online and our Reservation team can also help add this valuable coverage to your reservation.

Q: Do I need to meet someone to pick up keys?

A: In most cases you are able to check yourself in with the codes that will be emailed to you about 7 days before check in. However some properties require us to meet you with the keys. You will be advised.

Q: When is Check in and Check out?

A: Check in is at 3:30 pm or later and Check out is no later than 10:30 am. Early check in and late check outs can be arranged for a fee if the rental calendar permits, but we cannot make any guarantees. If you need a place to store your luggage before check in or after check out we recommend calling Paradise Transport & Luggage Services (808) 499-4561 to make arrangements for them to drop off your luggage after check in or pick it up after checkout.

Q: Why do your costs look different than I see on outside websites?

A: Many external websites are like bulletin boards and may not be up-to-date with our rental rates, may not advertise our current specials, may charge you an additional service fee or combine the full cost of your rental into one lump sum rather than breaking down the booking charges for rent, cleaning fees, damage protection, taxes etc.

For the most accurate and best rates available, please always book with us directly via our website:

Q: Do you offer transportation to and from the airport?

A: For transportation to a from the airport may we recommend Paradise Transport & Luggage Services. Make sure to contact them ahead of time for reservations at (808) 499-4561.

Q: Do I get daily cleaning services?

A: Your cleaning fee covers the cost of cleaning the property when you check out.

Q: What is the difference between a Hotel and a Vacation Rental

When you rent a hotel room, you typically get a generic room with a bed and a bathroom, daily maid service, room service, on-site concierge and other hotel or resort amenities, and sometimes it can be cheaper if you are only staying for a night or two. Guests reserve a type of room with a credit card and pay on departure.

Vacation Rental Condos are not standard like Hotel Rooms. Individual Owner tastes are reflected in the design and decoration of each unit. Renters reserve the condo of their choice, sign a rental agreement and pay in advance.

Generally, Condo rentals are for vacationers who are going to be independent and stay for 3 days or more. A vacation rental is usually more budget-friendly and you can stay more like a local, with a full kitchen or kitchenette to prepare meals and stock the fridge with snacks and beverages. Rentals have access to laundry facilities, there is more space for everyone in your travel party to relax - on a lanai or around a dining table and many units include free parking.

Vacation renters should also bear in mind that our Vacation rental staff is always willing to help you out, but we are not on-site like a hotel. Help in a hotel is usually right downstairs in the lobby. While we will respond to your call 24hrs a day, it might require a longer period to arrive than a hotel.

Q: Do you allow Pets?

A: No Pets are allowed on property unless the pet is ADA certified and the proper documentation of certification is provided to the Property Manager prior to confirmation of the reservation and accepted by the relevant Building AOAO.

Q: Can I receive mail at my Vacation Rental?

A: We ask that if you need to receive a package while staying with us, you may have it delivered to our office address at: Ali’i Beach Rentals, 2155 Kalakaua Avenue #701, Honolulu, HI 96815 and pickup upon receipt. If you are staying for longer than 30 days, we ask that you contact the Waikiki Post Office to receive mail during your stay.


We provide bath towels, beach towels, bedding, and hair dryer for you. Each bathroom will have one set of travel sized shampoo, conditioner, lotion, bath soap and 4 rolls of toilet paper to get you started and it will be up to you to buy more if you run out. The property will also have a small supply of dish washing liquid, hand soap, dishwasher tablets (if the property has a dishwasher), and trash bags. Once these amenities are done you will need to supply your own for the rest of your stay. Other kitchen items include a rice cooker and a tea kettle.

There are two grocery stores in the area where you can purchase food and supplies for your stay. The most affordable grocery store in the area is the Safeway located at 888 Kapahulu Ave. which is about a 5-10 minute drive from most areas of Waikiki. If you prefer to shop in Waikiki the Food Pantry grocery store is within walking distance from most of our Waikiki properties. The food pantry is located at the corner of Kuhio Ave. and Walina Street. The selection and prices are not as good at the Food Pantry, but it is very convenient. Click Here for a map to Safeway or Click Here for a map to Food Pantry.