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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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Laretta's bed and breakfast was great! She was really easy going about the change in our arrival time, and when we were leaving there was no big push to get us out either. Everything was super clean, but if you are allergic to cats maybe this is not the place there are a few. I loved them but just as a note. The posting is set up for a real b&b meaning there were other guests and Steven was the managerand was around if we needed any help or advice on anything. Which was really nice. While there were other guests the house was never loud and we were able to make coffee and breakfast every morning. I am sure that we could have made dinner's too, but we were excited at the local resturant prices. Having left the north coast and Honolulu. It was nice to be able to go out and not spend $$$. As a side, we checked out this place called Cisco's Cove which is pretty close which was a great local bar. No thrils right on the beach with live music. fantastic, also really great hikes and beaches in the area that Steven helped us find. It really was a great way to end our vacation. Really loved it.
Larreta and Steve were fantastic hosts. They were very welcoming and more than kind. She took is on a nickle tour around the area, and showed us amazing beaches and areas where I never would have been to without her. He took us snorkeling and I was able to swim with the turtles. The garden in the back provided papayas daily with greens and herbs available for me to eat. The house is very clean, and there is a hot tub in the yard to use. Also, she provided all sorts of sunscreen for me. I would highly recommend this place. The other guests were great to hang out with also.
I would stay at Laretta's place again. I rented the master bedroom upstairs. It was very large (could easily accommodate four people) and had its own bathroom. It was clean, comfortable, and private.
Everyone staying at the house via Airbnb was very nice. I visited Oahu alone, so finding a group of people to pal around with was refreshing. Laretta made snacks for us more than a few times, and invited us to a barbecue she was having with her friends at one of her other properties.
If you wish to explore the island, I suggest renting a car, since Laretta's house is on the west side of the island. However, if your goal is to relax on the beach, there are many beautiful beaches in walking distance from the house. Laretta will also give you a tour of the nearby sights and restaurants.
I most enjoyed Laretta's graciousness and spirit.
We stayed at Larettas place for 5 days and we really enjoyed it. The room was exactly as shown on the photos. We got fresh fruit from
the garden every day and Laretta showed us her favorite places. Steve and Laretta are really friendly and helpful. We would definitely come back!!
Our extended stay with Loretta was just lovely. We felt right at home and had everything we needed. Thanks again!
I felt very much at home with Laretta & Steve.
The house is very comfortable, right near the beach.
You've got a great kitchen, beautiful garden, lovely living room and a number of cuddly cats to welcome you.
You can feel that Laretta and Steve love hosting people, as they make you feel at home.
I got to enjoy fresh papaya, starfruit and delicious greens from their garden every day! They also helped me get around as I didn't have a car, and showed me some of the nearby sight-seeing spots.
We are happy to remove the memory foam toppers on any of our beds if a guest finds it "too soft" - its an easy fix...just ask :)
Room is spacious and very clean. There is a lovely breeze coming through the windows so we never needed the AC. Laretta showed us the most amazing beaches and gave us tips for the area. This made our stay so much more enjoyable. Thank you Laretta and Steve for an amazing stay!
Our flight got in late and Laretta stayed up to make sure we got in and got settled alright. We really enjoyed our stay at Banana Patch! There was plenty of parking for our car, our room was very clean, bed was nice and comfy, there was Netflix in our room and the neighborhood has some beautiful beaches and a cool cave! Laretta and Steve were happy to suggest places to eat, beaches to check out and hikes for us to go on. They set us up with bath towels in our room, said we were more than welcome to eat the fresh fruit from their garden (delicious!) and borrow beach towels, cooler, surf board, beach chairs, snorkel equip and reef shoes! We loved being out of the downtown island core. As others have said, there is a bus stop right outside the door but we opted for a car so that we could explore the whole island in less time, and at our own pace. Would def recommend staying at Banana Patch for a lovely vacation experience. Thanks Steve and Laretta!
Laretta and Steve were great hosts. They had tons of information about activities we could do on the island and they even had some videos to watch showing some of the hikes. The room was exactly what it looks like in the pictures. It was very clean and had everything we needed. The beds were very comfortable. There was a closet and a couple of dressers to put your things in if you wanted to unpack your clothes and stuff. They also let us use their snorkeling gear which was great. There were other guests staying there while we were there but everyone was very quiet and considerate. This was our first experience with Airbnb and it was a great one.
Loretta and Steve were absolutely helpful in every way. Loretta showed us around the area and shared her favorite hidden local beaches with us as well as restaurant recommendations. She has beach towels, chairs, snorkeling masks, fins, and water shoes to borrow for exploring. The house was full of other travelers from all over if you felt like being social, but is also spacious enough to escape to the garden, back patio, or your big room to relax after a day in the sun. The stay was so nice we even extended it for a few weeks! Thanks again Steve and Loretta. :)