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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. :)
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I had an amazing time at Laretta’s place.
I stayed in room 4 (banana patch room) which had a very comfy bed, air conditioning, a ceiling fan and cable-tv with Netflix!
I had access to a fully functional kitchen, shared bathroom, a Jacuzzi, and, last but not least, a b.b.q. grill which I used every day.
Everything was very clean.
The hosts can lend you snorkling gear, surfboards, boogie boards and beach chairs.
The house is conveniently located for exploring the west coast. The only downside is that highway 93 doesn’t go all the way to the northshore. So you have to go back through the south of the island in order to get there.
The property has a great view of a nearby mountain and is only a 10 minute walk from the ocean.
Stephen, the house manager, was very nice and gave me lots of advice on what to do in the area.
I highly recommend this place!
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.
Our experience here was more than interesting. Laretta was lovely and very helpful to start. Although when we arrived we were very shocked by the area because it wasn't as expected. Our stay was also cut short because of another guest who needed the room, and we were given 1 hour and a half to relocate which was quite rude, and late notice. We also had no where else planned to stay yet an we were kicked out. We felt the west side was a very unsafe area for us and probably wouldn't suggest it to teens or to those that don't have a car. All up our trip here was ok.
Overall, our stay was positive. Our room and bathroom was clean. Fresh fruit from the garden was delicious. The home itself is good value, however it is located on a very busy road so there is a lot of traffic noise. Having our own transportation enabled us to enjoy the better beaches.
The Apartment and everything was nice. It’s a huge house with more than 6 rooms. So if u like to stay somewhere with a lot of another people it’s a good place.
The area is quiet and relaxing. The neighbors were friendly.
Beautiful house! I had a wonderful time, there were many really nice folks that cycled through, all of them were delightful and fun to be around. I didn't rent a car, so be aware that it is a 1 hour 45 minute ride from the airport, and a similar length to get to Waikiki. That was fine with me, I enjoyed watching Hawaii pass by me as I was on the bus, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea.
This is the perfect rental. It was clean, neat, well kept up, and well stocked. We really enjoyed staying here, from the moment the Loretta greeted us and walked us through the basic rules of the house until our farewell 3 days later.
Laretta makes you feel comfortable renting from her. She introduced us to the other renters right away.
The yard is well kept with fruit bushes and trees that produce fruit that are a treat to eat at their peak of ripeness.
Snorkel equipment, beach towels and chairs, are in good shape and free to use.
She enjoys giving a nickle tour around her favorite places in the area and advice on what to do.
We highly recommend the place.
Laretta was a great host. she was very kind and friendly. house was kept very clean and well stocked. She also offered to take on tour of the area but I couldn't join it since I stayed there shortly than I planned. The room was exactly same with describing.
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! :-)
Great place! Clean, comfortable and can be as private or social with other guests as you wish. Laretta provided a tour of the area which was very helpful as local information is scarce. The master bedroom (upstairs) was spacious with several windows and had a beautiful view of the mountain! We would certainly return.