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Honolulu, USA

Our home - street view

Our home - street view

Kitchen and into the living room

Kitchen and into the living room

Haleakala Crater, Maui

Haleakala Crater, Maui

Kalalau Valley, Kauai

Kalalau Valley, Kauai

second bedroom

second bedroom

Thor

Thor

Dining room

Dining room

Kitchen/bar

Kitchen/bar

Beatrice

Beatrice

Kitchen

Kitchen

The office

The office

Master bath

Master bath

Kayaking at the North Shore on Oahu

Kayaking at the North Shore on Oahu

Sunset at Koko Head hike

Sunset at Koko Head hike

Living room

Living room

master bedroom

master bedroom

Canoeing into Kalalau Valley, Kauai

Canoeing into Kalalau Valley, Kauai

Koko Crater, approx 2 km from our house

Koko Crater, approx 2 km from our house

Koko Crater from Makapuu hike

Koko Crater from Makapuu hike

Kalama Valley, our house is at the back of the valley

Kalama Valley, our house is at the back of the valley

Koko Crater Botanical Garden, in the crater approx 2 km from house

Koko Crater Botanical Garden, in the crater approx 2 km from house

the view from Makapuu, a hike approx. 5 km from our house

the view from Makapuu, a hike approx. 5 km from our house

Our home - street view Kitchen and into the living room Haleakala Crater, Maui Kalalau Valley, Kauai second bedroom Thor Dining room Kitchen/bar Beatrice Kitchen The office Master bath Kayaking at the North Shore on Oahu Sunset at Koko Head hike Living room master bedroom Canoeing into Kalalau Valley, Kauai Koko Crater, approx 2 km from our house Koko Crater from Makapuu hike Kalama Valley, our house is at the back of the valley Koko Crater Botanical Garden, in the crater approx 2 km from house the view from Makapuu, a hike approx. 5 km from our house
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Member since

2009


Open for exchange
Exchange dates Duration
September 01, 2020 - January 21, 2022 2 weeks

We are recently retired so are open to offers. We have relatives in London so are always looking for exchanges there. We are also open to longer exchanges.

Our house is in a short valley, perfect for 30-60 minute walks. Sandy Beach is a very walkable distance of 2 miles down the hill. The closest grocery store is approx 4 miles away, in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center.

Our home is located 10 miles from downtown Honolulu, 2 miles from Sandy Beach, on the island of Oahu.

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Our Family

  • 2 Adults
  • 0 Children
  • 3 Exchanges made

Occupation

  • Botanist; University professor - both retired

Our Home

  • House Type: House
  • Floor: 2
  • Environment: In the suburbs
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Living Area: 1600 sq ft

In my house

  • Pets - Not allowed
  • Small children - Not allowed

Exchange Types

  • Long-term exchange wanted
  • Non-simultaneous exchange
  • Home exchange
  • Renting possible

Indoor

  • Free internet access
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Clothes dryer
  • Television

Outdoor

  • Garden
  • Terrace or deck
  • Park / playground
  • BBQ
  • Garage

Facilities

  • No smoking
  • Car necessary
  • Use/Exchange of car
  • Pet care wanted

Our Destination Wish List

  • Open for all offers
  • San Francisco, CA, USA

Spoken Languages

  • English

Our Neighbourhood

Nearest Airport: Honolulu International Airport - Approx. 20 miles

  • golfing Hawaii Kai Golf Course (4.3 km)
  • shopping Hawaii Kai Shopping Center (5.9 km)
  • sea Pacific Ocean (3.3 km)
  • beach Sandy Beach (3.3 km)
  • mountains Koolau Mountains (5.2 km)
  • boating Maunalua Bay (7.0 km)

Our house is in a short valley, perfect for 30-60 minute walks. Sandy Beach is a very walkable distance of 2 miles down the hill. There is a golf course in our valley also. The closest grocery store is approx 4 miles away, in Hawaii Kai Shopping Center along with restaurants, a brew pub, movie theater, clothing stores, drug store, pretty much everything you might need.

The nearest bus stop is 1/2 mile. Three buses stop here, both taking you into Honolulu. The number 23 bus takes you into Kahala Mall, Waikiki, and Ala Moana Shopping Center. The express buses (80A, 82) will take you to the University of Hawaii or downtown Honolulu. The express bus will run early in the morning and in the afternoon only. The #23 will run essentially every hour.

There are many hiking trails on the island of Oahu, a trail we frequent is Makapuu Lighthouse (Ka iwi State Park), about 2 miles in length with an elevation gain. Great views at the top and you can see most of the northeast shore of the island of Oahu and the island of Molokai from this lookout.

A good beginner surfing spot is by Sea Life Park, one ridge over from our house, about 3 miles away. Sandy Beach is 2 miles from our house, a great spot to watch skilled surfers and body boarders. This is NOT a beginner surfing area but is a great beach.

I am a bit obsessive with guidebooks about Hawaii, you will find plenty of them in the bookcase in the living room, feel free to use them.

Occupation

  • Botanist; University professor - both retired

Children

  • No children will be traveling with us.

Pets

  • 2 cats

Lifestyle

Hawaii is a great place for an active lifestyle, many places to camp, hike, and kayak. These photos are from Kauai (Kalalau Valley), Maui (Haleakala National Park), Oahu (Kualoa State Park), and Kauai. All of the main islands are easy to access by a short airplane trip, ranging from $100 to $160.