About this listing
Dwell luxury and style meet in this modern 1 bed/1bath guest home in Manoa Valley, complete with mid-century modern furniture, concrete floors, high ceilings and designer rugs. Designed with two glass sliding doors that open up to an expansive yard and magnificent mountain views, with a small peak of the back of Diamond Head and the ocean. The front yard includes two teak dining room tables, one of which has a market umbrella for shade from sun or brief mountain showers. Day bed or sofa in living room can be used to accommodate a third person. Sofa is not a sofa bed.
Recessed lighting and in-ceiling speakers in every room are wired for wireless Airplay through mobile devices/smartphones/iPads, etc. Kitchen includes a below counter refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, bar sink, and Nespresso Coffee Maker with coffee for your stay. There is also a propane gas grill in the yard for barbecues. Please note that there is not a stove or cooktop in the house, but if you are comfortable using a grill, it's a great alternative.
Manoa is a quaint family neighborhood. Close to a grocery and drug store, as well as many dining and take-out options, and unique shopping. Waikiki and the airport are just 15 minutes away. A wonderful hike to Manoa Falls is down the street, as well as a ridge hike that ends with a fabulous view out the valley towards the ocean. Public bus line runs at the end of our street.
Rental is in our back yard, but a good distance away from our residence, for your increased privacy. Easy street parking and separate entrance. Smoking off property only.
Rate includes Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) and and General Excise Tax (GET) of 13.75%.
Interaction with guests
Since the guest house is so private, we may hardly ever see you, so please speak up if you want to get to know us or just know more about Hawaii or the area in general. We are very laid back and enjoy living in Hawaii.
This is a quiet neighborhood so noise needs to be kept to a minimum after 9 pm.
Washer and dryer are shared with another unit, so it's best to give us one day notice before you are going to do laundry.
Please turn off all lights and ceiling fans when leaving the house.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I enjoy writing, traveling, photography, volleyball, ocean sports, and spending time with my partner and daughter. I love the outdoors and consider my family and friends my most valuable asset.
I was born and raised in Hawaii and am from a big family. Please ask any questions you may have about the islands. Happy to share!
Oh, and when you stay at our guest house, feel free to let us know what kind of experience you are looking for.
If you want to be left alone -- just say so.
If you want to interact more -- just say so.
We are open to all kinds of guests looking for all kinds of travel experiences.