About this listing
Your accommodation is the entire second story of our home - bedroom, bath, kitchenette, living room, and porch. You have a private entrance and your own off-street parking space. The bedroom has a double bed and cable TV and shoji doors for privacy. The sofa in the living room can actually convert to a queen size bed (not a pull-out). The bathroom has a large tile shower (along with the usual other fixtures.) Kitchenette is furnished with refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, blender, rice cooker, utensils, and dinnerware. There is a friendly tuxedo cat that may come and visit if you like, but does not have to be let inside. This may help if you are missing your pets at home. We also have three sweet dogs, but they live downstairs with us and have no access to your area. They may bark occasionally, but are not obsessive at all.
We live in the Hawaiian style. We do not have air conditioning or heating, but rather leave the screened windows and doors open to the trade winds. The temperature is comfortable up here in the valley. We are very laid back and are happy to afford you as much privacy as you like or alternately be available for advice and assistance.
We are looking for short-term guests who are either visiting the University of Hawaii or vacationing and would like a quieter more authentic experience than offered at the hotels.
Of course there is no smoking on the premises.
The entire upstairs apartment is your home in paradise. There is a flight of stone stairs to your private entrance, so be prepared for a bit of exercise. (We will help with your luggage)!
Interaction with Guests
One of us is usually home or at least available by phone if you should need anything.
This was the perfect retreat for our stay, and Chuck and Kathleen were the perfect hosts! The apartment is beautiful, and comfortable for our family. We would definitely stay again. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful home!
The entire rental experience was very good. I was very familiar with the area, the city, and the neighborhood. This all meant that I would not need much interaction with the host.
I enjoyed the peace and quiet of the home, as well as the screened porch (lanai) to watch and hear the morning and evening birds.
The home is located in a plush valley, with many rainbows, as well as double rainbows - it is the daily rain and mist which provided that beautiful sight. Rain and mist both disappear in a fairly short time, and well worth the result.
Overall, the rental experience at this home was very comfortable and enjoyable.
Kathleen and Chuck were wonderful hosts, helpful and gracious. Chuck greeted us upon our very late night arrival and even had a welcome basket waiting for us. It was a perfect stay in a beautiful place that was truly our home for a week. I hope to be able to return to Honolulu and to this little paradise. Thank you Chuck and Kathleen for your many kindnesses during our stay!
Chuck was a great host! I stayed in the apartment for 2 nights and Chuck went out of his way to make my stay stress-free, including giving me a ride to my meetings at the Institute for Astronomy and the airport. The apartment is the top floor of the house, and is very spacious with a funky, Japanese feel. Rooms are divided by sliding screens, and the screened-in balcony was a great refreshing way to feel the outdoors without all the bugs. Although the doors don't lock, the entrance is in the backyard area of the house, so it felt secure. Thanks, Chuck!
This house has everything you need for a vacation in Oahu. Small goodies like juice and fruits, towels for the beach, and beautiful and relaxing atmosphere. There was a nice cool wind that would pass through the windows making A/C unnecessary, especially if your traveling to enjoy some nice warm weather. This was my first time trying out Airbnb and I would definitely do it again!
Kathleen and Chuck's home was just as beautiful, if not more, than the pictures show. The place was well-stocked, making us feel very welcome. Manoa Valley was pristine and very relaxing-- definitely a place we would visit again!
We felt very welcome. Kathleen sent an email the day before we arrived telling us Chuck would be there all day to greet us. He carried our luggage up to our lovely rooms.
About the Host, Kathleen
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, originally from Atlanta, GA. I now live in Hawaii, which is great because I love to hike and swim and just generally be outdoors. I have two grown daughters, three dogs, and a cat. My partner, Chuck, is a musician and has lived here off and on since the 1970's.