HOSTS: We are a Part-Hawaiian family who enjoy hosting International Travelers! Matt & Cindy's background in the service industry at FIVE-DIAMOND hotels and our personal love for travel give us a unique style to share with you. Whether you want to stick to yourselves and quietly enjoy your space & time -- or you prefer to tag along as we go surfing, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding --- or eating! we want to meet and exceed your expectations.
We love our home, so we spend a lot of time just hanging out here; playing in our yard or jumping into the pasture and hiking up to the bunker for spectacular 180 degree ocean views of Diamond Head to Waianae.
We love the beach and being on the ocean. We love Stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling and just breathing the salt air. Matt and big brother love to surf while the rest of us prefer exploring tidal pools and calm seas.
Cindy is (was and will be again!) an international traveler - in her younger days. She lived in Japan and has enjoyed Australia, New Zealand, Korea, China and Hong Kong. Matt & Cindy have been to various parts of Nothern America. For their honeymoon - a loooong time ago, they spent 30 days on the road and went from California to Washington DC and back (via different routes). Matt's surfed Mexico, and can't wait to surf Tahiti and eat sushi in Japan while sitting in an onsen (hot springs). The slopes of Whistler and the northwest has taught Matt that snowboarding and surfing are NOT the same. Ouch!
As a family we're fortunate to have had the chance to travel. We love staying with family and friends and seeing a place from the LOCAL'S perspective. We also love staying at pretty hotels and mix up our lodging for variety when we travel.
We love to EAT! We like all kinds of foods: from all American hotdogs (mom buys ones with no antibiotics or junks) to vegetarian Indian curry, japanese sashimi to a good ole local plate lunch. We eat GOOD, delicious!, real food. And we love to tell you where to go to get scrumptious food.
We've been hosting family, friends and travelers for a while now, even before joining Airbnb. In 2011, we hosted a mom and her 2 kids from Japan who lost their home in the tsunami. They stayed with us for 3 weeks. It was fun for the kids to learn a new language and make new lifetime friends.
When we host, we prefer to visit with and have a little bit of a "cultural exchange" with visitors. Sometimes schedules allow for us to plan an activity together, other times, guests and hosts are so busy, we barely manage a "Hi, how was your day." We enjoy sharing our beautiful home. And we look forward to hosting you.