There is 4 generation living here!

...and every single person is a loving professional being and we love animals and plants and you, as long as you are a nice person!
 
We like to keep the aura of the Inn happy and comfortable.
 
It is very eclectic as our plaque says..."AN ECLECTIC BANGALOW"!
 
Eldest of our 4 generaton family is Shigeko. Shigeko just turned 81 and goes up and down and up and down all the stairs! She is everyone's Grandma and Great-grandma, except to Jena, her daughter and Mark her shiny armour and knight (Jena's partner)
 
 
Mark is an auctioneer from New York and you'll know that he's there...you will hear him... making sure you understand where you are going...(you might enjoy his talk so much... you just may not be able to go!...)
 
Jena is a founder of an Oriental Medicine Clinic Jujube Hawaii.
 
There is all together 6 grand kids ...who is usually on the property on Saturdays for their weekly piano lessons.
...and there are 2 dogs and 4 cats on the property.
 
 
The family is usually working and have their own career just like you and is NOT on the property all day!
We do have helpers to help assist you to have a wonderul day!
 
 
 
 
 
Our breakfast is to die for!
They are organic and hot soups and brown rice and vegetables of the seasons which accompanies your egg and wholesome pancakes which is Manoa Valley Inn's Special Organic Mix just for you!
 
Lots of fruits and Manoa's own Hawaiian Coffee!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the way the "water" running in the property is treated with a energizing system Da Kappa Water which is like having a non-chemical mineral water even for your shower!
 
You don't need to buy PET-BOTTLED WATER! 
 
PLEASE DRINK RIGHT OUT OF THE FAUSETTE! 
 
Manoa Valley Inn water taste so good!
...so...the pool water is also Da Kapp Water and it is SALT WATER-POOL and is very cozy with lots and lots of vegetation growing around it! Please if you like chlorinated water and is working out for the olympics..unless you are here to rest....you will not like our oasis! It's too pretty relaxing and by the way the leaves are inside the pool as well!
That does not mean that the leaf which fell into the pool because of mother nature has been in it for weeks! You will be happy to know... that the pool is maintained twice a week by a professional pool man however the pool is surrounded by a Mountain apple tree, Star-fruit tree, Berry tree, Banana tree, Pan tree, boungainbillias and much much more!
 
 
 

Manoa Valley Inn's HISTORY & WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

The Spitzer house (Manoa Valley Inn) is a three story wood-framed gable roofed structure distinguished by the elaborate bracketing and woodwork in an eclectic style. The rectilinear plan has outset square projections at each corner. these corner elements are individually roofed by two intersecting gabled roofs supported by concrete capped tapered lava rock pillars. One provides space for a fernery, two are sun rooms and the fourth is part of the kitchen service function.

The design elements are consistent and well developed on each elevation and include ornate figure four brackets, protruding bay windows, coping at the third floor, grille work at the gable boards, and wide and narrow spaced white shingles. All windows are wooden, double hung sash, grouped in two’s or three’s.

The front or mauka (mountain side) elevation faces Vancouver Place and has a large porte

cochere supported by lava rock pillars with figure four brackets. The entry is inset off a centered porch. Double beveled glass and wood doors lead to the main entry hall; to the left are small french doors leading to a sun room. Centered on this front elevation is a bay window. Gabled dormer window on the third floor.

The diamond head or east elevation has a projecting bay window centered at the third floor and an off-set lava rock chimney with arched chimney bonnet. Grouped windows flank the chimney at the first and second floors.

The rear or makai (ocean side) elevation is distinguished by a large lava rock pillared porch across the first floor joining the corner projections. Paired french doors lead out onto this porch from the living, dining, and entry rooms. A short run of concrete steps leads down to a terraced garden.

The west or ewa elevation has a trellised courtyard at the first floor between the corner fernery. A projecting bracketed bay window at the third floor provides a hood for the center window on the second floor.

The interior plan is typical; parlour and living room to the left of the central entry hall, dining and kitchen to the right. Straight run stairs, turning only for the last few steps, lead to a central hallway on both the second and third floors. The interiors are remarkably intact; no significant alterations have been made.

Prior to a major 1919 remodeling, the Guild residence was a large two-story bungalow style house which featured brown shingles. No detailed historic photographs of the house of this era exist, and all knowledge of the former appearance is based upon several aerial photographs of

Manoa valley and the present physical evidence. From this information it has been determined that the large brackets, outset square projections, porte cochere and inset centered porch all derive from the period of John Guild’s occupancy. Also during this period the original brown shingles were painted white.

The Spitzer Residence is architecturally significant as a typical upper-class residence in the eclectic style. The residence sits on the corner of Vancouver and Hunnewell as a major visual element in the residential neighborhood. Once typical of the area, it is now only one of two that remain. The scale massing, and detailing are dominant within the neighborhood.

The present form dates from a major remodeling undertaken in 1919 by John Guild, Secretary of Alexander and Baldwin. The lot and house had been previously owned by Benjamin Dillingham, founder of the Oahu Railway and Land Company; Richard Bickerton, Supreme Court Justice and Privy Council Member under Queen Lilioukalani; Grace Merrill, sister of Architect Charles Dickey, and wife of Arthur Merrill, principal of Mid Pacific Institute. The original house predates the Merrill’s ownership (1911). In 1922, John Guild was convicted of embezzling $755,895.52 from Alexander Baldwin. The house was sold to the company for $1.00 and Guild was sent to prison where he died in 1927. In 1925, merchant Arthur J. Spitzer and his wife Selma purchased the house. They lived here until 1970.

Predating Hawaii zoning law by some fifty years, the Seaview area was one of the first areas (1915) to impose restrictive covenants for design and view planes. The covenant imposed a minimum set back of 25’ from the road, as well as minimum cost expenditures and use controls. It is likely that this is the reason that John Guild remodeled an earlier house on the site in 1919 rather than rebuilding a new house. The remodeled house does not conform to the setback requirements.

The John Guild residence is architecturally significant for its use of eclectic elements which transformed this rather large, but straight-forward bungalow into one of the more prestigious houses in the area. The original house with its noteworthy shingle treatment, which created alternating wide and narrow bandings on the facade, and its upper story bay windows and large dormer was greatly embellished by the addition of the heavy brackets and the four corner rooms and the porte-cochere. Combining highly stylized bungaloid features with Queen Anne and Swiss Chalet, the house represents a formidable architectural statement to the street. No other residence in Honolulu exihibits this combination of details, and the use of such heavy bracketing is unique in Honolulu to this house.

Originally numerous large, well-designed houses lined Vancouver Drive; however with the passing of the years many of these dwellings have disappeared. The John Guild residence is one of approximately a half dozen commanding remnants of the earlier time which are scattered along the drive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

         An interest article written by guests

         http://thecraftsmanbungalow.com/post/42526763256/hawaii-manoa-valley-inn

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Peaceful Getaway 
A great b/b right outside Honolulu! This property has gorgeous antiques, spacious rooms, and an unforgettable pool. Breakfast is delicious and the innkeepers are more than willing to help by giving their own personal recommendations for sights and restaurants, etc. A great and quiet neighborhood. If you like to visit historic b/b's, then this is the place for you!
Stayed On 6 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

An oasis in the bustle of Honolulu and Waikiki
We stayed at the Manoa Valley Inn in April 2013. The property is located around a 40 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Waikiki but that was ideal for us as we were looking for something other than a tourist trap. Manoa Valley Inn is near the main university campus which is well served by local bus routes, taxis are good too (although none of our drivers knew the Inn by name which shows what a good secret it is!). Our room was spacious and clean with nice antique pieces of furniture and a Victorian style bathroom. Breakfast was served on the lanai each day and was delicious featuring fruit, cereal, breads and other goodies. You're also offered eggs, omelettes etc. The gardens are beautiful overlooking Waikiki in the distance and Diamond Head. It also includes a small secluded pool perfect for a dip after a hot day exploring the island. They're not keen on you using the air con but our room was dual aspect and with a fan going and the windows open we got a good breeze going. We would definitely stay here again.
Stayed On 4 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

Authentique et agréable. Bien situé
Nice and peaceful place to stay just near the center of Honolulu and the main H1 Hwy. You need to know that this is an old Victorian house so if you are looking for modern and new bathroom then choose a hotel in Waikiki, but if you prefer something more authentic far from the discos and the noise of the town by night this is the place to go. The people of this B&B are very nice and helpful. Breakfast is very good with natural fresh fruits. We liked it very much and if we go back to Honolulu we will certainly choose it again.
Stayed On 4 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

A Great Find! 
We stayed 4 nights at the Manoa Valley Inn in the Baldwin Room on the second floor (Cooke & Moore have views of the Waikiki skyline) in late April and absolutely loved it. It is a quaint, quiet and secluded inn that is a great escape from the Honolulu/Waikiki crowds. For the price and location, you cannot find a better deal on Oahu. My husband was concerned that there was no a/c but even though we had a window unit, we did not need it. We slept with the windows open and had a great night's sleep each night. The breakfast included hot and cold breakfast foods and drinks. The owners/staff are all friendly and totally respected our privacy but yet made us feel so welcome. We moved to a hotel on Waikiki Beach our last 2 nights and immediately longed for the peace and serenity of Manoa Valley Inn.
Stayed On 4 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

Excellent B&B, with beautiful gardens and fabulous caretakers!
We really enjoyed our stay at Manoa Valley Inn. The house is a great old colonial style building, with many period details. The garden in the back is beautiful - with a nice view of Honolulu. The caretakers are very friendly and attentive. The breakfast spread is varied, healthy, and delicious! A great place to stay if you want to get away from the Waikiki madness. Thank you!
Stayed On 4 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

A Gem of a place!
Manoa Valley Inn is a great place to stay! My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Hawaii at the B&B and will definitely return in the future. Close to Waikiki without all the hustle and bustle. Love the salt water pool as well. The yard is beautiful might I add. It was really a great first time experience!
Stayed On 4 / 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

“Very restful stay, friendly helpful staff”
We had a very pleasant stay. We stayed in the Davies room with with the feature of a couple of permanently open screened windows. Very comfortable sleeping at night. Great distance view of downtown Honolulu. Breakfasts were very tasty. The staff went out of there way to help with a comfortable stay.
The Davies room had a nice view and was comfortably cool at night (March) with a couple of permanently open screened windows. A trip up two floors but worth it.
Reviewed March 28, 2013, from tripadvisor

"Lovely place"
My wife and I as well as children (sometimes) have vacationed in Honolulu about thirty times over twenty years. We have sampled many hotels and another B&B. For a long time, we wanted to stay in Manoa Valley for its lush growth and lay back lifestyle as compared to Waikiki and other places. We were very happy to find MVI. We stayed in the Master suit. The historical mansion was well kept with excellent attention to detail. Within its confines it was easy to travel back in time and reminisce about the old Hawaii, its people, its joys and hardships. Especially, when reading a book by Jack London or Mark Twain. The grounds are beautifully landscaped. The plants and flowers are so lush and expressive they almost talk to you. We didn't get to use all the place had to offer- like the swimming pool or the outdoor bed by the pool draped from mosquitos by a net canopy. I took about thirty pictures of the place, its flowers and trees, the artwork inside and outside, the view toward the Honolulu skyscrapers. The breakfasts were superb. Lots of fruit, breads and breakfast fries. We frequently skipped lunch after having a good helping of breakfast. The staff was always courteous and helpful. A very nice neighborhood. An easy drive to major or minor shopping centers as well as Waikiki, Kuhio, San Souci and Ala Moana beaches. Paradise Park is near, up the mountain. Next time, we hope to stay for a couple of weeks. Honolulu has so much and MVI is a great place to unwind.!
Stayed March 2013, from BedandBreakfast.com

“Hawaiian Hospitality at its Best!”
We stayed two nights in the Davies room with an excellent view of downtown Honolulu and refreshing breezes. Our hostess, Monica cooked and served the best breakfast of our trip (better than any restaurant or other B&B in Hawaii or the Mainland!) with fresh local fruit, savory vegetables, organic teas/hot chocolate, eggs cooked to order, bacon, breads and more--something for everyone. Her attention to details and friendly Hawaiian hospitality--including her adorable dogs--made our visit to Honolulu extra special.
Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple, from tripadvisor

“Great atmosphere and great accommodation”
Spent four days at Manoa Valley Inn was definitely brilliant. Room was large, clean and really comfortable, especially accompanying with great view to the see. The staffs and manager were extremely smart and friendly, they would arranged the great trip of city, surf activities. Otherwise, some fantastic restaurants at the surrounds were great.
Stayed January 2013, from tripadvisor

 

 

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Directions to the Inn
From the airport, take H-1 East. Drive about 15 minutes and exit on University Ave. (24-B). Drive up University Ave., turn left on Vancouver Dr. We are the last house at the end of the block on the left on the corner of Hunnewell.
Manoa Valley Inn
2001 Vancouver Drive
Honolulu, HI 96822-2451
Tel: 808-947-6019

 

 

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