The 'IKENA ROOM is a furnished over-sized South West Corner Room, comfortably located on the second floor. Includes second bed for third guest (child). Other amenities include kitchen, washer/dryer, vacation supplies and more.
Aloha! Our family owns and operates 'Ohana Nui, a 3 story house in the back of Palolo Valley. We have enjoyed hosting many business travelers, transplants, vacationers and long and short-term guests over the last 7 years, and continue to provide guests with all the comforts of home, with quality and affordability. We will show you the aloha as we provide a great experience with plenty of local flair, just outside of Waikiki.
'Ohana Nui means Big Family, which is what we aspire to be to our guests. This is not a party house by any means, just a nice place to come home to, relax, and make new friends. Our home is smoke-free and drug-free, and is kept clean and tidy. The house does have STAIRS and a rather steep driveway, so please be comfortable walking up and down them.
THE 'IKENA ROOM:
- Large Private Room w/ extra twin bed for 3rd guest (child)
- WIFI, Washer/Dryer, Full Kitchen, Utilities included
The 'Ikena room is an oversized South West Corner Room. It is comfortably located on the second floor and is furnished with a Queen size bed, dresser, desk/chair, mini-fridge, WIFI, 42" cable TV, DVD, Blu-Ray, & Netflix. This room has a large mirrored closet where you will find a second twin bed that can be set to accommodate a third guest (child). A shower towel, hand towel, and beach towel are also included for each guests use.
Our guests are welcome to enjoy all common areas including kitchen and dining room, spacious living room, and a beautiful lanai and deck. All guest rooms share 1.5 bathrooms, and there is a great HE washer/dryer (no quarters needed and detergent is included). The kitchen is well supplied and has updated HE appliances and a dishwasher if you plan on cooking at home.
Additionally there is access to shared and free-to-use VACATION SUPPLIES including: Books, Maps, Snorkel Gear, Learner Surfboard, Boogie Boards, Sand/Beach Mats, Folding Chairs, Garmin GPS, and more.
Additionally there is access to day-to-day free-to-use items such as: WIFI Netbook Computer and printer, DVD and Blue-Ray Collection, Iron and Ironing Board, Hair Dryer, First Aid Kit, random assortment of soaps, lotions, and sunscreens, and more.
INTERACTIONS WITH GUESTS:
Someone is typically always home. Our housemates/guests vary, but are mostly business travelers, transplants, and vacationers. Many are repeat guests, and typically respectful, responsible, and friendly. We also have two very well-behaved kids living here, so please be kid-friendly.
Our house is located in a residential neighborhood of Honolulu (Palolo Valley). We are just outside the craziness of Waikiki but it's a hop, skip and jump away if you want to go there. We are conveniently located about a mile away from the H1 on-ramps and off-ramps. Our street crosses Waialae Avenue, which is home to many great eateries to satisfy any palate-- Town Restaurant, Big City Diner, Zippy's, Coffee Talk, Azteca. Follow Waialae Ave. east for 5 minutes and you'll be at Kahala Mall-- more eateries: The Counter, CPK, Chili's, Whole Foods, Starbucks/Jamba, etc. 3 supermarkets are also close.
Renting a car or moped while here is a MUST, as the house is tucked away in the back of a valley.
However if you do plan on using the bus as your main mode of transportation, there is a covered bus stop for "TheBus #9S" right across the street from the house.
There is safe and private off-street parking.
There is plenty of FREE street parking.
You'll need to walk up a steep driveway to the house, so be comfortable with doing that.
Note: If you plan on staying longer than 30 days and would like affordable vehicle options, just ask.
OTHER THINGS TO NOTE:
Over the years 'Ohana Nui has gained in popularity and rooms book on average 1 to 3 months in advance (we have many repeat guests). So, if you want to stay at a great place and save some money too, please book early.We look forward to having you as our guest.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to ask! We want our guests to be happy here, so our lines of communication are always wide open. ;)
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||No Charge|
|Minimum Stay:||7 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$549 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$1999 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||1:00 PM|
Stephanie and Brendan were awesome hosts. We had a great time in their well kept and clean house. Great place to interact with other guests, whereas your privacy is not under scrutiny.
They were awesome in giving us directions, assistance and great advice. At the same time, if u are in need of a surf, scuba gear or gps, they will share with you.
Our 2 year old son loved the place as well, as he had super companions in Gaby and Sal. Amazingly well behaved and friendly kids.
The location couldn't be better, as you are close to Waikiki, Whole Foods and other great shops. The hwy is 5 minutes away, so you can reach any corner of Oahu in less than 1 h.
We already miss the place !
Brandon was there waiting when I arrived and was very accommodating. The room was everything I could have asked for. They went out of their way to give me ideas to do on my short stay on the island. Brandon even made reservations for a set up at the beach for me. This will definitely be a place I want to stay when I come back.
11th time staying with brendan and Stephanie, each time is better then the last. A+ people and A+ place to be!!! Highly recommend
Thank's a lot, for beauttiful day's. We was at home in Brendan and Stephanie's haus. We like the family whith the kid's.
They was so cordial for us. We sleep so well.
Brendan's Koffee and pancakes are great! We hope to com back next year.
A++ Steph and Brendan really make you feel at home in their beautiful house. The bedroom is spacious and super comfortable, and you have access to the kitchen (which is great), so you can cook at home. You really feel at home when staying here.
They were warm and welcoming, inviting us to join in with their Thanksgiving celebrations on Waikiki beach, and letting us ride to the Christmas parade with them on their electric scooters. Be sure to chat to them about your plans, being locals, they have heaps of helpful tips. Their kids are cute as buttons and really polite.
We miss our Hawai'ian Ohana already! Aloha
8th time staying with Stephanie and Brendan. I enjoy every time more then the last and highly recommend staying here. A++
A+ I'm a frequent house guest at the Ohana Nui and I enjoy coming back every time. I highly recommend staying here. You won't regret it!
Thanks to Stephanie, Brendan and the kids. I had a wonderful time here at OHANA NUI. I can absolutely recommend this place. You feel like living at home. You feel like a part of the family and their home is really nice. Actually I moved to Hawaii and I couldn't imagine to have an amazing start in my new live like this. Thanks again and for all visitors in the future: "you will love it"! Aloha
Ummm. . . Back again. Still love it at the 'ohana Nui. The rooms/house is very well kept up on. Everything is clean and comfortable. Brendan and Stephanie put a lot of work into their beautiful home they share and it's a wonderful place to be.
A Home Away from Home...For sure!
Since I was staying a month in Honolulu I was looking for more of a Local's experience in daily living. I needed a place that was between Hawaii Kai and my Son's employment..something that got me out of the craziness of Waikiki but close enough to enjoy what is offered there..and some place close to the green mountains and Da Bus ..Stephanie and Brendan's!!
Read their description of what they offer. Tho I used Da Bus system for 2 weeks I did rent a car the last 2 weeks to move more freely around the whole island and get in all the beaches and sights I could.. If your time is short you'll definitely need a car to get in all you want with minimal time waiting on or transferring to your bus.
I fully enjoyed the size of my room, the awesome view of the valley, the morning birds, all the other house guests, mini fridge that held all the food and cool drinks I needed to be comfortable (there is a larger fridge, if you need, that is shared among hse quests and cabinets) and yes..the huge TV,, the kitchen, washer and dryer..the movie nights-if you so desire to attend, the meals Brendan cooked for those that were home on those particular occasions, the impromptu chats and oh!.. did I mention Step, Bren and their 2 wonderful children?!!
Brendan is a fountain of Island information, has all sorts of aids to help you orient yourself to get around to the sites and answered all my questions and has great stories..a REAL "go to guy" !! Stephanie's career takes her away from home a bit, but when we did cross paths I fully enjoyed our (email hidden)e has a Great spirit! As you all know ..kids can be iffy..but Sol and Gabby are very enjoyable..smart, articulate, friendly, funny..THE BEST!
Since I was staying for a month I didn't feel pressure to hit the ground running at the crack of dawn..some days I spent around the home drinking hmm good coffee, writing post cards, paying bills, phone calls to family, reading, washing clothes, cooking a meal here and there..so I got a real feel for the home and those lives that grace it's structure. Do yourself a favor...book a home! not just a room!