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.
If you prefer want atmosphere and privacy, you will enjoy this retreat away from the buskers & $30/nite parking in Waikiki. Besides everything described on her site, Kathleen is a very thoughtful host: the fruit & bread she added covered continental breakfasts during my 5 nite stay!
This was a great stay. A beautiful house near where I needed to be, very quiet, lots of space, great views. Kathleen and Chuck are wonderful hosts.They made my stay very comfortable! Would go back there any time.
I liked it very much. The house, the tranquility, the hosts. Even if you don't have a car, bus #5 takes you to Ala Moana Center. Perfect! A special thank for the snorkeling trip! Hope to see you again one day! Therese
Perfect. That's the word for Kathleen's place, the location, and her and Chuck's hospitality. Perfect. We had a business conference in Waikiki and spent our first two nights in the hustle and bustle of that place. Then we moved to Kathleen's home in the Manoa Valley. Ahhh, peace, quiet and tranquility, yet only 10 minutes from Waikiki, 15 to the airport -- the location is perfect.
Kathleen and Chuck are gracious hosts, friendly, helpful and just good people.
When we come back to O'ahu, we'll plan our trip around the availability of Kathleen and Chuck's home.
Stay here, you won't regret it for a second
Wir fühlten uns sehr willkommen, der Kühlschrank war gefüllt mit Fruchtsaft, Marmelade, Butter, etc.. Ein Obstteller mit frischen Früchten wie Papaya (hab noch nie so geschmackvolle Papaya gegessen) und Bananen stand zur Verfügung. Wir genossen die Ruhe und haben uns im Haus sehr wohl gefühlt.
We had a great stay at Kathleen and Chuck's house! The house is beautiful and has a great balcony with views of the valley. We really felt at home and it is so much more personal than staying at a hotel! Kathleen and Chuck are lovely host and shared a lot of good tips with us about things to do in Oahu! On our last day our flight wasn't until the evening and Kathleen and Chuck let us stay the whole afternoon! They didn't have anyone else coming in right after us and we really appreciated the gesture! We would definitely recommend to stay there for your time on Oahu!
Away from the noise, and tourists, staying at Kathleen and Chuck's was the REAL Hawaii - where East meets West, a zen like home nestled in Manoa. They could not have been better hosts, doing everything to make my stay as pleasant as possible. Their home was perfect place to rest and recuperate, and was just a few minutes from the beach or downtown.
Kathleen and Chuck were wonderful hosts! They were very responsive and prompt when I reached out for questions. I had no issues checking-in/out--Chuck greeted us at the house when we arrived late-noon. Heading back, we had a late flight going back to New York but they allowed us to stay for as long as we needed. There were also refreshments and fruits waiting for us in the kitchen when we arrived including a papaya, bananas, water/juices and tea/coffee. It was a great treat for us, especially after a long flight to the island from New York. There's definitely a "zen" vibe in the house. I woke up to Chuck playing music downstairs (thoroughly enjoyed this) and watched the sun rise from the porch (while sipping on my morning coffee, of course).
Just an FYI, I had a house centipede crawl up on my pillow one time but I think that's part of the experience--didn't bug me but just letting you know in case you're not comfortable with insects. Also, since the place you're staying is on the second floor of the house, it does have an open stairway down to the first floor, which is where Chuck and Kathleen reside. They have pet gates up to prevent their three dogs from going upstairs (where you are staying). Also, the sliding doors were a bit hard to open/close--just be careful/be gentle with them.
Overall, we had a great time during our stay in Oahu--definitely planning to come back! Mahalo Kathleen and Chuck for making our trip extra-memorable.
Kathleen's place is very quaint and historic..it is quiet and very close to town....
What a find this place is, on different levels. (I just stayed a week and it was the perfect home base for my first Hawaiian trip.) It's comfortable, clean, quiet, spacious, airy, architecturally distinctive (built in early 20th c. by someone with good ideas about integrating Japanese and western approaches to living space), in a lovely quiet residential neighborhood with essential stores nearby, and strategically located near downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, near the university, and close to the H1 hiway for getaways. Kathleen and Chuck were ideal hosts. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.