Thiago and his family were very friendly and I was welcomed with some Hawaiian Sweets! The studio is decorated in a simple but light and beach-like way and very clean. Even though the studio is attached to the main house, I had my own entrance and all the privacy I was looking for.
The location is fantastic: just cross the street and walk a few steps and at certain times, the beach seems to be all yours. There will always be some surfers out in the water who are fantastic to watch. Sunset is amazing!
I did not have a car and took the bus for longer distances (there is a bike available, too - perfect to go to Ted's Bakery & Sunset Beach) - the stop is also just a few steps away from the house, the bus will take you easily to the Beet Box Cafe Food Truck which is across Pipeline Beach (have a fresh smoothie and a yummy lunch to go and watch the waves go crazy), to Foodland (more Food Trucks there) and to Haleiwa. The ride is very scencic, make sure to sit on the right hand side of the bus on your way to town!
I would definitely recommend Thiago's place - perfect for beach lovers and those who are looking for some time far away from busy Waikiki!