We offer a private bedroom, bath, and kitchenette inside of upstairs floor of our home. You have a private entrance and your own off-street parking space. You will also have use of the lovely living room, porch, and garden. The bedroom has a double bed and cable TV and shoji doors for privacy. 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. We may occasionally have to pass through the living area to access a closet/office, but for the most part those common areas are for your use. Another caveat – there is a friendly tuxedo cat that comes and goes from the common area, so we hope this will help if you are missing your pets at home. If you are allergic to cats, sorry! We also have three sweet dogs, but they have no access to your area. They may bark occasionally, but are not obsessive at all.
We live very much 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 always comfortable up here in the valley. We are very laid back and are happy to afford you as much privacy as possible 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.
What a truly lovely place! An "artistic Japanese-type home" is what it said on the information about its noted architect, that "its openness captures the sensibility of tropical living." And it did! Porch views of Manoa Valley, with wonderful birds, plants. Coffee and cookies for us in the kitchen, beautiful Lyon Arboretum just up the road. And what interesting books in this Airbnb - on the coffee tables, next to the bed. Of course I couldn't read all all the books during our brief stay, but I've written down some titles so that my delightful experience will linger on through my reading list. Kathleen and Chuck - thanks so much from Craig and myself for your fine hospitality!
Katleen's place was magnificent. We had the whole upstairs to ourselves with the kitchen, bedroom, huge living room, and enclosed deck. Great location, quiet neighborhood, but close to everything. Chuck greeted us and made us feel right at home. I'll happily stay there again.
Arthur and I really enjoyed staying with Kathleen and Chuck. For us, it was the perfect location, away from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but still easy access to all that Honolulu has to offer. Kathleen and Chuck were wonderful. They immediately made us feel at home, were friendly and happy to visit if we wanted, and ready to help with anything we needed. The accommodations were very comfortable, spacious, airy, with a view and a private garden area and private entrance so that we didn’t feel that we were intruding in any way. We especially enjoyed waking to the sound of the many birds singing every morning. We couldn’t have been happier with our stay, and would certainly enjoy staying with Kathleen and Chuck again on a future trip to Oahu.
We had a great stay.Kathleen & Chuck are warm, kind and gracious, and their home is lovely.We hope to go back!
It was great time for our family. Your support made our experience fantastic! Thank you so much.
Chuck en Kathleen staan altijd klaar om informatie te geven. De locatie is erg goed. Aan de ene kant rustig gelegen in de Manoa vallei en aan andere kant is het 10 minuten rijden naar het drukke Waikiki. De inrichting van de woonruimte is erg authentiek. Keukenuitrusting is beperkt en eenvoudig.
Al met al zijn we zeer tevreden over de gastvrijheid en ons verblijf. En Chuck nog bedankt voor het doen van onze was!
We were met by Chuck who greeted us and as a bonus carried in our luggage. There was fresh flowers, fruit, bread, coffee, milk, tea, etc.. to welcome us. We enjoyed talking with both Chuck and Kathleen and also seeing them in Chinatown.
The weather most days was sunny and breezy and an air conditioner was definitely not needed and the breezes were refreshing.
The neighborhood is quiet - a definite pleasant change from Waikiki both as to noise and traffic.
We would definitely consider staying here again and would recommend it.
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.