We are a great and safe place for single travelers. Centrally located. You can use the kitchen, living room, outside area to sit and drink your morning coffee or tea.
Quiet, small room in a 3 bedroom house, double bed, share bath, kitchen and living area. Convenient to everywhere on the island and close to downtown. We are 2 professional housemates that have shared this house for 7 years - one male and one female. One is a professional classical musician and choir director. You'll get the benefit of his playing nightly. The other is the volunteer coordinator at the local homeless shelter. We are up on a hillside with lovely city and partial ocean views. There is ample street parking and getting to the 3 major freeways is less than a mile in any direction - we think of ourselves as being in the center of universe of Oahu. Easy access to Windward side, Waikiki, Downtown and Leeward side. Just 2 miles from downtown. 15-20 minutes to airport. Having a rental car is recommended for convenience although some very hearty and adventurous house guests have managed on the city bus.
My room is really only appropriate for a person traveling alone because the room is small and we all share one bathroom.
I'm happy to make coffee and provide a light breakfast if I know your preferences in advance. I hate to have lots of bagels on hand if you're gluten intolerant. I also enjoy giving input on local sites and activities since I used to be in the travel industry and am quite familiar with the island and its attractions.
House guests often take their coffee out on the front porch to enjoy the ocean and downtown view.
My cat, Picasso, loves house guests too.
You are welcome to utilize the kitchen. We make fridge and cupboard space for food. We also have a washer and dryer that you can use. Our home is your home while you are here.
You have access to kitchen and living room, front porch and back yard. We will make room in fridge and pantry if you need.
Interaction with Guests
We are available to give suggestions on what to see and do, help with directions and have coffee in the mornings with you.
Our neighborhood is a very quiet, residential area.
The nearest bus stop is a block away.
Other Things to Note
Easy and convenient on-street parking
This is a quiet household - we watch TV with headphones to accommodate sensitivities to noise levels - especially while musician is playing the piano.
Feel free to use the kitchen.
Nice back yard with patio to eat out or just relax
Catherine was always smilying and kind, she was a great host.
The house was located on top of a hill in Liliha, with breathtaking scenery during both day and night.
The house has well ventilated rooms and a relaxing atmosphere with beautiful interior design.
In the evenings you could even hear the pleasant sounds of piano playing.
There are also 2 extremely cute cats to accompany you during your stay!
Catherine has an excellent character and I’m very thankful for that!
Although most of the people who wrote review seemed to be satisfied, I had to leave the place earlier than I scheduled because I was getting bitten by fleas.
Cat comes in and out the house, obviously cat carries the bugs in.
Even the cat doesn't go into the room you stay, the bugs are there...
She was very understanding person and we worked it out fine with the cancelation.
Upon my arrival I was very well received, the house is in a very nice quiet neighborhood, the room is fine, every morning she made us a great breakfast and we even wonder what we prefer, I loved it we were discussing in the morning and especially I found very friendly the help she gave me for activities, bodysurfing she lent me. I loved my stay and really great hospitality. thank you
Catherine was gracious in her hospitality. Her morning coffee was something to look forward to, and I enjoyed talking story with Catherine. She is a wealth of information for Hawaii living and norms. The room is comfortable and private with nice tradewinds flowing through. The neighborhood is quiet; mountainous views.
Catherine's place is wonderful. I really enjoy talking with her with breakfast. It makes me feel i'm part of the family.
Catherine und Sangeet als Gastgeber haben für mich perfekt gepasst, weil wir uns so gut über unsere Interessen austauschen konnten. Besonders Sangeet mag es ruhig, wenn er nicht gerade Klavier übt (so ungefähr zwei Stunden irgendwann zwischen 6 und 10 abends). Das kam mir auch entgegen.
Catherine hat mir angeboten, mich vom Flughafen abzuholen, weil es gerade mit ihren Arbeitszeiten passte. Auch wen sie in die Stadt fährt, bietet sie dir immer an, dich mitzunehmen. Am ersten Abend hatten wir darüber geredet, wie und was ich gerne frühstücke und jeden Morgen stand dann etwas für mich bereit!
Ich hatte also sehr freundliche Gastgeber und nette Gespräche.
Sadly I didn’t get to meet Catherine, she was under the weather but made arrangements for me to stay with a friend of hers. The arrangement worked out great! I had a wonderful time staying with Beverly and her friend. Beautiful views of the harbor and mountain. Everything was very clean and they were very accommodating. Would defiantly stay with Beverly again.
We are 2 mature professional housemates that have shared this house for 10 years - one male and one female. One is a professional classical musician and choir director. You'll get the benefit of his playing nightly. The other is the former volunteer coordinator at the local homeless shelter. We are both mostly retired.