Bright, tropical and cheery room

House - Private room · Kula St, Honolulu, HI 96817, United States

The Space

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.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $425 /week
Monthly Price: $1200 /month
Cleaning Fee: $20
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • Hello everyone, I highly recommend this beautiful room. I enjoyed staying at Catherine's house for 3 nights for so many reasons. The house has a lot of character (high ceilings, sliding doors to a music room, etc.), is well keep/clean and is perfectly located in town away from (but near) the glitz and glamor of a tourist town. The room is also clean, spacious, and very comfortable due to a cool breeze. Catherine provided me with a towel for showering and a beach towel, several guide books, and a key to the house. Catherine is a wonderful host and I plan to return to this room the next time I need a place to stay in (website hidden): I am some times allergic to cats, however I had no trouble with Picasso who most of the time preferred to stay outside. I use to live with two cats that I was allergic too, so I'm quick to react.

    April 2014
  • Catherine, landlord is a very good, very enthusiastic, very willing to help people, to free pick me up at the airport, I need to go, it is convenient for her free shuttle me too, when he left, she also gave me a big suitcase luggage, thank you very much for the help of Catherine. Very happy to meet such a nice landlord.

    April 2014
  • Catherine was an excellent host. She is very warm and welcoming.

    March 2014
  • I had a wonderful time in Hawaii, and I am so thankful Catherine opened up her home for me to stay. I didn't get to talk to her often, because I was out and about a lot, but when we did she was very sweet and doing such wonderful work for the shelter she works for. I got musical lullabies from a practicing musician roommate of hers that helped me sleep. :)

    February 2014
  • I enjoyed my stay with Catherine. the room was clean and very comfortable and Catherine was a great host. She gave me great information and great conversation. would go back and stay agene
    Lynda vorisek

    February 2014
  • I had a fantastic time staying at Catherine's house. She is a very caring person who aims to help you have a fantastic time whilst you are in Hawaii. I would recommend staying with Catherine if you do not want to be down in the craziness Waikiki. It is a little hike to get places, but the bus system is very good in Hawaii. Thank you Catherine for having me come stay and good luck with all the charity work you do for your community.

    February 2014
  • A terrific base to explore the island from! Catherine, her housemate, and her cat Picasso were all very welcoming. Having coffee on the front porch with a view of Honolulu and Picasso in my lap was a treasured moment.

    January 2014
  • Wonderful stay in a very welcoming house and a beautiful (and definetely cheery) room in Honolulu!
    Catherine and her housemate are very friendly, interesting and helpful people and truly share their house with you. The view of Downtown Honolulu and the sunsets from the front porch are amazing and I found it extremely refreshing to come back to such a tranquil environment after a long sightseeing day in the busy city. I had no rental car and was a bit anxious how this would work out, but if you like to walk and do not mind a bit of exercise walking uphill when you go back to the house (very manageable), it's perfectly fine. The bus system works well and the house is pretty central to everything. Catherine also kindly gave me some rides when she was headed into the same direction. Focusing on the cultural and historic sights in Honolulu I haven't tried to discover other parts of Oahu though which might be more of a challenge.
    Thank you very much, Catherine, for a great stay in Honolulu, super yummy scones and please pet Picasso for me! :)

    November 2013
  • The room is great! So cozy and charming. The home has a wonderful view of the city from the hill it is on and it is centrally located near the major highways. Catherine is a lovely host. I could not speak more highly of her. She is very welcoming and her and her housemate are very helpful with advice on things to do and local knowledge for how to get there the easiest. I had a great time and will definitely return to book here next time I come to Oahu!

    November 2013
  • Catherine was a great host and she was very accommodating when I had to arrive early. She was also able to guide me on anything I needed to go to as well as provide great recommendations on what to visit during my abridged stay. I wish I could have stayed longer, but fate had other plans for me. It was the little things that made this stay so wonderful (complimentary beach towel, bagels and coffee in the morning). Everything was I had hope and more. Thanks again Catherine!

    September 2013
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Regina Dominican High School, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Hawaii
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The Institute for Human Services
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We are 2 mature 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.
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