Waterfront unit with private bath in a quiet waterfront home in Hawaii kai Marina.
Nearby within 1/4 mile we have the 1st shopping center with 24/7 Safeway food store, Longs Drugs and various local style restaurants to choose from.
The bus stop is at the end of the street within 3 minutes walk.
The unit is away from the noise of Waikiki yet only 15 minutes drive away when you want to join the fun waikiki can offer.
With Maggie's years on the Island, we found her very informative in ways we hadn't imagined and helpful in finding our way around.
We had full use of the kitchen which $aved u$ and allowed us to eat "our" food.
Our room was big, full of windows and sliding doors which we left open the whole time to experience the cool breezes. There was a very nice patio off our room with a Bar-B-Q and a large table that we shared sometimes chatting with other guests.
Maggie's B & B is in a semi-private area where everyone has their boats off the back yard, yet only 8 miles from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki.
Oreo and Koa (her dogs) are very friendly and well mannered.
Should we retune to Oahu, we definitely will book with Maggie.
I should preface this by saying that we arrived Xmas day and Maggie graciously allowed us to check in in the morning even though her normal check in time is later, which we really appreciated.
Great neighbourhood, very easy to find the house, plenty of street parking out front. About 20 min drive to Waikiki, excellent access to HWY. Nevertheless it was extremely quiet at night, which was lovely.
The room itself is fantastic. Huge, with lots of storage space and place to sit down. Clean. Well-appointed with everything you need. In fact, Maggie provides almost every single toiletry item you could need. I think the only thing we didn't see was shaving cream. She even provides sunscreen. So you could go there with just your toothbrush and be fine. The bed was a bit soft for my liking, but I slept fine, it's got great linens. In fact, she provides more good-quality linens and towels than 2 people could possibly use.
Maggie herself is a super nice woman, interesting to talk to and very honest. While we were there, she was also hosting her brother and his wife and they were also very friendly. There were two other guest rooms - both occupied, but we didn't get to know the other guests. Her dogs are super sweet and friendly - loved having them around.
The bathroom is huge, clean and lovely, albeit with a really small shower. We were OK with it, but we are slim. Shaving my legs was a bit challenging (not much room to put my leg up or bend over).
I only have a couple of slightly negative comments - and both surely only applies to this specific room. The room adjoins the awesome lanai (where we ate our breakfast at a really comfortable dining table). You get to it by going through the kitchen and out the back patio door. However, this is also where Maggie and her guests (i.e., friends and family) take their dinners. Of course, it was Xmas time, so maybe there were more visitors than usual. But we felt a bit awkward, coming back after a day running around, all dirty, and in a way crashing their dinner party. It was especially awkward when we had to shower before dinner because you have to cross that lanai to get to the washroom.
The second comment is about the state of the vegetation in the backyard (which is otherwise lovely). To lock the patio door to our room, you have to walk around the back of the house or on the side, and the vegetation could use trimming. At night you can't see a thing.
All in all, we found this to be a GREAT place to stay and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
A large room with a clean washroom and a nice kitchen!Though we stayed there for only 2 nights,it gave us so much surprise!Maggie was very funny and hospitable,she loved music and hawaiian cultrure,she showed us her collection,and my husband found an old CD of Jake,which he was thirsty of it.We met some new friends,that's soooo wonderful!Thanks a lot!And two lovely dogs were very clever！
Great experience! Homely feel with hotel amenities. Room had coffee maker, coffee, wine glasses, cooler, beach towels, etc. Private bathroom was clean and all linens high quality. Located on water in upscale Hawaii Kai, I highly recommend Maggie's place as a reasonable launching point for visiting the less touristy SE side of Oahu (Sandy Beach, Makapu'u, Waimanalo)
Wir haben 4 Tage in Maggis Haus verbracht. Die Lage war absolut überdurchschnittlich...ein Wohnquartier mit schönen Privathäusern und Bootsanlegestellen der Anwohner, direkt an einem Kanal gelegen mit tollem Blick auf die bergige Umgebung. Das Zimmer war vergleichbar mit einem Wintergarten, begehbar über die überdachte Terrasse und sehr gerümig und hell. Eine Klimaanlage war vorhanden und hat bestens funktioniert. Im Außenbereich ist ein großer Esstisch der zum frühstücken und Essen im freien einlädt. Im Außenbereich steht außerdem ein großer Gasgrill, den wir auch mal benutzen konnten. Kaffeemaschine und eigener Kühlschrank im Zimmer, entsprechendes Equipment, eine vollausgestatte Küche waren vorhanden und durften jederzeit mitgenutzt werden. Auch ein Flatscreen, eine Festnetztelefon und ein ausreichendes WiFi waren vorhanden. Maggie lebt selbst im Haus und vermietet diverse Zimmer darin. Sie ist ein sehr lieber Mensch und jederzeit hilfsbereit. Sie teilt Ihre eigenen Dinge gern und selbstverständlich mit Ihren Gästen. Frische Handtücher, die Mitnutzung von Waschmaschine, Trockner, und Herd waren nur einige angenehme Attribute. Da sie 2 größere, aber sehr liebe Hunde hat, sollte man in jedem Fall tierlieb sein, wenn man bei Maggie wohnt! Wir hatten unseren Freiraum und Maggie hat sich in keinster Weise "aufgedrängt", war jedoch immer für einen Plausch bzw. Tipps verfügbar. Diese Unterkunft können wir auf jeden Fall empfehlen und würden dort auch wieder wohnen, wenn es uns noch einmal nach Oahu verschlägt!
This was my 1st time using airbnb and I couldn't have asked for a better host and/or experience. Maggie is a very helpful, gracious and fun hostess and did everything she could to ensure my stay was complete and enjoyable. The room and residence was clean/maintained and lived up to what was advertised. I enjoyed numerous conversations with Maggie and other guests as well. Without a doubt I will be back in the future and give my highest recommendation to others who may read this.
We stayed at Maggie's beautiful waterfront house in Oahu, during last week of Sept. It is a perfect place to stay during your vacation. Fresh cool breeze, lovely view and above all warm hospitality of Maggie makes it all worthwhile.
Both me and my spouse thoroughly enjoyed our stay . Maggie was very helpful throughout. She helped us explore local places and eating joints.
Her family including her and two sweet pups Koa and Orea are fun to be with. We will definitely recommend our friends to Maggie and this will be our stay for next trip to the islands!
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