About this listing
Spend a little vacation on the mainland, pretending that you're on an da' beach of Hawaii. No worries, no stress because that's left at the office and at your own home. Your room is nestled above our carport, away from the rest of the house.
Come in. Welcome. Aloha. Please remove your shoes at the door and slide them under the shoe bench. There are new house slippers for you in the basket for you to use and keep. Mahalo. Would you like some homemade, fresh baked cookies while you are settling in? A soy latte? A glass of wine?
My guests often don't want to leave as soon as they come over since its secluded with just a few windows in the front of the home. Its like being on vacation, in Hawaii. And what better person to host an AirB&B: a local islander, myself. Nope, I won't do the hula for you, even if I danced for years growing up on Oahu'. Haha!
Your guest room is located on the opposite side of the house, a bit far from the master bedroom & office; if anything, I can't hear a thing from your room to my room. So you will have lots of privacy in your space. The guest room has two brand new Ikea bed frames, comforters, sheets and pillows. You also have a key to lock your guest room door if you wish. There are brand new, plush hand, face, and body towels for you as well. As you can tell, my house is decorated mostly with Ikea furnishing -- its cheap, modern, comfortable and kid friendly, as how I enjoy living. I want my guests to feel welcome and not in a museum, not thinking they will break everything.
You may access the kitchen to prepare quick, simple meals as well as store your foods in my refrigerator. I believe I'm a great cook and can conjure up something to your taste if you wish. I have a full breakfast menu I can whip up as well, all homemade from scratch, mostly organic ingredients: blueberry pancakes, waffles, berry granola, veggie frittata, buttermilk biscuits, fruit/veggie smoothies, fancy coffees, and the list goes on.
Except for the master bedroom and office, you are welcome to roam and tour around the house. I have lots of board games in the toy room that you can play in the sunroom, lounge in the sunroom, get on the cycle or treadmill (or use my weights and yoga mat -- I can be a great exercise video partner if you wish to have company); you may also snoop into my yarn basket, seek your curiosity and knit as well (I'd be happy to teach you if you have the patience). I do have a TV screen and Comcast Cable w/HBO network (you can stream it on your computer); however, I still have yet to set up the cable on my tv. We do not watch tv but videos on occasion, which you are welcome to watch (we are avid outdoorsy people). Upon your request I can set it up the cable tv for you; just let me know. There are two full bathrooms that you may access, but be forwarned that one is decorated as a kid's bathroom if you don't mind . Just let me know what you need and I will provide you with my house warming services as much as I can.
Do also let me know in advance what foods you are allergic to and not care for.
There are a lot of space for parking as well.
Interaction with guests
I am a full-time student "again" (I'm in the medical field) and will be in and out of my home; for your privacy, my family will be scarce when you are our guests, as it will just be myself hosting. I will respect your privacy.
Other things to note
If you have any questions, please feel free to let me know. I can print out maps and inform you of the city.
I just purchased a brand new single-size futon bed that I am in the process of redecorating the toddler&kid playroom/study room. This room would be pefect for those that have kids -- I have lots of toys for boys and girls! (picture soon to come). An extra inflatable bed and the two couches are also available to sleep on. The two couches may not be fold-out beds, but are free to use to sleep on (the curdoroy couch is so comfy, I kid you not!)
My home is quite peaceful as my neighbors are mostly retired and love that they don't hear much, if anything at all. The house is sort of secluded so you can mostly just hear birds outside chirping. Please be conscious of the noise -- aka, no pounding music blasting from my speakers. Turn it up as loud as you want, as long you stand outside you can't hear the "boom-boom" shaking. Haha.
My home is a smoke and pet free home. Oh, and island style: "please remove your shoes when entering my home…but no leave with the bettah kine!"
Laundry: Due to past guests asking to use my washer/dryer in access for just one night stay, I ask that the washer/dryer be only used for those staying more than one night. Its just cost effective for me as I am also using my washer/dryer for the linens to be used by you as well as the laundry that you need to wash for yourselves. Upon the second night of staying, the first load of laundry is free, again due to my low cost in base rate, I ask to charge $5 for additional per load of laundry. I am a conservative energy girl, paying for my further education through airbnb funds as well.
Please, NO smoking in my home; I am allergic to smoke. Mahalo.
Important note to state is that if I feel uncomfortable or feel you have stepped out of boundaries, making myself feel unsafe in my own home, I do have the right to say, "Sorry, you gotta go! Auntie doesn't like your style or I gonna tell da' neighbors to boot you out.."
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I'm the youngest child of two older brothers, raised by my brothers and father. Should that sum me up? The dare-devil, adventure-seeking, tomboy (however, my daughters have tapped into my girly-girl side), born and raised in Hawaii. Lived here in Washington for many years. Attended WSU. I snowboard, snowshoe, rock climb, cross-country ski, surf, scuba dive, hike…basically anything adrenaline rushing doing it outdoors being challenged and laughing out loud at myself (and my daughters -- I mean, why did we have kids? haha). If I'm not on a mountain, or down under the water, I'm enjoying adventure at home, delving into any kind of domestic hobby there is. From baking the impossible French croissants from scratch, to conjuring up the best chocolate chip cookie, to seeing if I can knit a beanie via youtube. My high in life is watching others smile, even if its trying my foods saying, "Is it good? Is it good? I need more feedback!" Or giving my hand knit beanies to friends, saying, "I made that sh*&^%t!". I also recently started my own Etsy account if you're interested: "soylattesandknits". You'll see a ton of my obsessive knitting designs online…and well, in my own home. Anything bought, I always wonder how much money it would cost if I made it my own. I'm that girl who enjoys recycling, thrift store shopping, being earth friendly (no comment about my Ford truck, yikes!). I'm also in patient care as well and grew up in customer service in a family owned business, so hosting AirB&B is sort of chump change when you already have a Doctorate's in Motherhood. Haha! My first AirB&B guests, I was like "This is weird. I always have friends over, but to charge them money this time??" Entertaining/hosting, I believe has always been natural to me -- did hula competions and bank commercials as a kid. Ah, youngest children...
5 things I can't live without: my daughters, dark chocolate, soy lattes, chocolate chip cookies, and as much as I can carry on a conversation, I enjoy lots and lots of quiet time.
My motto in life: You are who you are from and through other people...