Spacious upstairs room with a bathroom just steps down the hall. Has mirrored door walk-in closet. This room is located in a home that is steps away from a bus stop that can take you all over the island. The warm, blue Pacific Ocean is 700 feet away where whales have been sighted from October to April every year. You can swim with the Dolphins just down the road (for free). We have snorkel gear and an ocean kayak available for use with a deposit. Of course there are kitchen privileges with reasonable use of all common areas. We have a garden spa to soothe you after a day surfing, snorkeling or hiking. Lots of fruit trees and garden greens for organic salads are available for our guests.
Our goal is to provide a safe, clean, relaxing environment!
p.s. price includes local tax.
no smoking on premises, no heavy drinking or drug use, respectful, quiet environment appreciated.
Laretta was very kind and helpful. I thought it was particularly kind of her to take some of us on what she called a “nickel” tour. It was very helpful. She showed us how to find little treasures along the coast. I would never have found them without her help. She also let us use snorkels, fins, beach chairs, beach towels and sun tan lotion from the house. These supplies saved me a bundle and helped make my visit much more enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed snorkeling and sitting on the beach with the turtles. It was well worth the cost to stay at the Banana Patch. The room was clean, comfortable and had a private key. It was a little far from Honolulu, but well worth the stay.
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 days, and we loved it. We woke up at the crack of dawn, and came home late every night, so we didn't get to talk with Laretta and Steve too much, but they were delightful when we did see them! The house is clean and organized and lovely. We were in Room 2 and it was perfect. Every room was full when we were there, and it was great. Nice people from all over - and the pin board in the living room is so cool!!! I missed the Nickel Tour, which made me sad, but I heard great things about it. Overall, I highly recommend staying here! It was a clean, safe, friendly environment and the bed was really comfy! A+ in my book!
Excellent experience. Laretta and Steve were perfect hosts. The room and house exceeded my expectations. Guests should keep in mind that Waianae is 45 minutes from downtown Honolulu by car; if taking the bus it is about 2 hours.
Laretta and Steve are "the super cool couple" I've ever met! The place is well organized, and the room is really, really clean! Laretta took the guests for a tour and bought yummy smoothie for us, and she is always working on improving Banana Patch! She is very caring person...and talking to the guests with smile on her face even she was very very tired after the night shift from her work. She is a Goddess!
Steve let the guests use their surfboard, bicycle, GoPro camera, jacuzzi even their car! They are very generous people and I strongly recommend to stay at Banana Patch to enjoy the staying in west side of Oahu. This area is the real Oahu. No tourists around. Oh, I picked and cooked some veggies and fruits and saved my $ for meal! :-)
Had a wonderful time staying with Laretta and Steve. This was only my second airbnb experience and they set the bar extremely high. Extremely hospitable, fresh fruit from the garden, Laretta's tour of the area, clean common areas full of nice people. Could not ask for anything more I have already recommended that my cousin stay here in March.
Waianae and the surrounding areas are very chill much more my style. Spend all day surfing Poka'i Bay or Makaha, and cook your meals at the house or head to Coquitos, L&L, or one of the other restaurants for dinner. Would offer more recommendations but don't want to give away all the surprises or Laretta's tour.
Laretta and Steve are great hosts and they help you with every question you come along with. The banana patch house is nice and the room 2 is very nice and huge. yet it is a bit loud during thw night because of the never ending tradfic on the highway next to the house. But the great location makes up for that. The nicest surf beaches are just around the corner and some great hikeS. I would definitely come back to this super local place.
My fiance and I loved this place! We had a spacious room for a very reasonable rate when comparing it to hotels nearby and in the city. We had stayed in a 3-star hotel in Hololulu a couple months prior, which was more expensive, the room was smaller, and it wasn't as clean/nice as the Banana Patch House! So we were so much happier with our lodging this time around!
Steve was taking care of the place since Loretta was out of town. He was very nice and accommodating!
We enjoyed making breakfast and then sitting outside to eat and basking in the beautiful view in the backyard.
The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you need to cook and even has some basic spices and cooking supplies anyone can use. It was great to shop at the local grocery store and we made most of our meals at the house.
The hot tub was awesome(especially since no hotels in Hawaii have Jacuzzis). The shower had great water pressure.
We fell in love with a couple of the cats! They were so cute! We also were able to borrow boogie board & snorkel gear. Steve also told us about a couple of local spots to check out.
There were just a couple things we didn't like-
We didn't know we'd have to share a bathroom. It didn't specify it in the ad. There are a couple other rooms on the 2nd floor so you could be sharing with up to 4-5 other people. Most of the time it wasn't a problem, but it would've been nice to know. There's a master bedroom on the same floor with a bathroom if you prefer your own.
Also the bed was ok- we like a firmer mattress for our backs- and there was only 1 small blanket. We asked and got another blanket but I think having a standard comforter that covers the bed completely would be nicer.
Other than that we highly recommend this place! Everyone- other guests and the host- were super nice! We aren't going back to Hawaii for awhile but if we go to Oahu we would definitely stay here again!
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Local nurse into health and wellness; there's a garden in the back most of the year. I like a serene, calm environment that promotes good healthy fun! Enjoy ocean activities, and I know little secret places that I'll share with you when you come. :)