We are appreciative of Maki's kind review and left one reflecting our appreciation for her visit as well.
This response is to clarify the transportation comment for our future guests. Please note, our listing has very detailed location information and we are more than happy to provide our address to help guests plan. There is a bus stop next to our home and the main bus terminal is about 1.3 kilometers from our home - so no need to go to Waikiki. However, if the purpose of your visit is for a special event or to be at a specific place (particularly one that is not close to us) and you don't want to (1) rent a car or (2) use Uber/Lyft, then we recommend booking your stay at a place closer to that location because busses are slower and our location may not be convenient. And we’re okay with that! This was something that was discussed prior to approving Maki’s stay.
In her inquiry for her 2-day stay, Maki let me know she would be needing to go to Kailua. Before I approved the booking, I responded with, "I do think Kailua is a bit far (about 40 minutes each way, by bus) and recommend booking a stay there for convenience. However, if you don't mind the long commute, we'll be happy to be your hosts!" She acknowledged the long commute and still wanted to stay with us.
During the 3 months leading up to her visit, we communicated often about transportation. I gave her a referral link to Uber and Lyft for discounts. She asked if there was a payphone to call a taxi. I let her know we didn’t have a payphone and that taxis are more expensive (although taxi companies let you schedule ahead of time and I sent her that information as well). I also reiterated that she could use Wi-Fi to order an Uber/Lyft (that’s pretty much free and available everywhere) and sent her the bus routes from our home (she wanted me to look that up for her). Additionally, I showed her how she could search online for buses to Kailua from our location and even sent a screenshot. I cannot do more than that unless the goal is to get me to plan your trip.