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Cute Hideaway For 2 In Lovely Manoa Valley - 1st Floor

Bedrooms 1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Island Living -- Studio For 1- 2 Guests In A Relaxing Honolulu Neighborhood

First floor attached studio in lush Mānoa valley -- stay in town but feel like you're in the country. Centrally located — perfect home base for all your Honolulu adventures — walk to UH and hiking, minutes from Waikiki, Downtown, Chinatown, Ala Moana, beaches.

Clean and new — brand new construction with all new furnishings. Custom granite and stone throughout, cork floors, custom shower. Private entrance to your cozy first floor studio, private bath, microwave, compact fridge and coffee maker. Friendly owners live in main house and are always ready to help but also respect your privacy. Perfect for one or two adventurous, independent travelers. Apartment has 6 steps to entry.

House is in great laid-back neighborhood with lots of local charm!

Lovely, serene, and safe. Walk to farmers markets, groceries, great affordable restaurants, and excellent coffeeshops.

Ample off-street parking, public buses(#6 around the corner, #5 5 min walk), and free shuttle to UH.

More Details

Jeffrey and Marguerite Higa
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english, Hawaiian pidgin
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 7, 2018

About Jeffrey and Marguerite Higa

Two local kids who were lucky enough to move back after spending 20 years on the mainland.

Jeffrey and Marguerite Higa purchased this studio in 2007

Why Jeffrey and Marguerite Higa chose Mānoa

Location! Mānoa is a gem of a Honolulu neighborhood -- close to nature but in the city. We are lucky to be centrally located in the heart of Mānoa in walking distance to restaurants, coffeeshops, and shops.


Mānoa Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • All new granite counters and stainless steel fixtures, new custom stone shower with river rock floor to massage your feet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Cozy room for two with a new full size bed. Memory foam mattress. Flat screen TV with DirecTV and WiFi in room.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surfing
We are very happy to help you with any recommendations or needs. Just ask!


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Cute Hideaway For 2 In Lovely Manoa Valley - 1st Floor
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Perfect For my needs

  • 5 of 5

My son attends University of Hawaii main campus. He has a car. I greatly prefer staying out of Waikiki where all the tourism is concentrated. I want to enjoy life and not have all these temptations for my money. Nearby Safeway is great for food. Nearby lap swimming pool. Great Catholic Church for mass. Loved the cool temperatures and majestic mountains of the Manoa Valley. Loved the interesting architecture of the neighborhood. Will definitely try to stay here again in future trips. Love Megyn

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Charming neighborhood and close to University of Hawaii at Manoa!

  • 5 of 5

The small apartment had everything I needed to be near and help my daughter move in to UHM. All amenities were provided! From coffee to essentials in the mini fridge, solid WiFi, great shower, thick towels, and all toiletries one could need in the island. The owner also have a clear binder with information about where to have a bite and within walking distance. The apartment is also independent of the main house. I wIll stay here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property accurately represented and depicted.

  • 5 of 5

We found everything just as expected and the owners were great with communication!

We were the in Oahu to visit family and we were just minutes from them. We were out day and night; we basically cleaned up and slept at the property. We loved the bathroom and parking was great!

This location was perfect for our needs.

Thank you Jeffrey & Marguerite :)

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A great stay

  • 5 of 5

Convenient stay, close to Manoa Marketplace and everything great in Manoa. Room has everything one needs. Great to take walks in the valley. Hosts are very helpful.

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fallbrook, CA

Blue House Bliss

  • 4 of 5

While visiting friends and family in Honolulu, this was the perfect place to stay away from the city and hectic Waikiki. Jeff and

Marguerite were very responsive to our every need and detail. The room was quiet and comfortable and we enjoyed knowing we would have a space to park our rental car no matter how late we returned. The ceiling and floor fans were helpful but the humidity was overwhelming. Air conditioning would be helpful! Manoa isn't usually that humid!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Manoa is generally very cool with lovely tradewinds, especially at night. "Kona weather," when the tradewinds stop, happens once or twice a year. Sorry you came during one. Thanks again
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Lake Stevens, Washington

So Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

While we only stayed two nights at Jeff and Marguerite's home everything was perfect and exactly what we were expecting. Everything was clean and the newly remodeled bathroom was great, the property was clean and maintained. The bed was comfortable and the neighborhood was quiet. The location is great; close to Waikiki and not too far from Pearl Harbor. Jeff and Marguerite were friendly and helpful in each exchange and I was pleasantly surprised that Jeff came to introduce himself our first night and made sure we had everything we needed. This is a small room but perfect for two people that aren't looking to cook or be in the room often. Jeff and Marguerite have done a very good job making it comfortable and providing a well stocked bathroom, small kitchen area and a helpful welcome binder. The binder had a recommendation for Andy's Sandwiches, which is just around the corner, and it was great! A very small place but surprisingly good! We had a great stay here before heading to Kauai for the remainder of our trip. Thank you so much!

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
8 Miles
HNL - Honolulu International Airport
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Ala Moana and Waikiki
Car: recommended

Mānoa is blessed with stunning rainbows and mountain views in a safe, quiet, and relaxing neighborhood -- only minutes from the university, Waikiki, Ala Moana, Downtown, ChinaTown




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Cleaning Fee $35 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.96%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
50% Refund if cancelled at least 7 days prior to arrival date.
100% Refund if cancelled at least 14 days prior to arrival date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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