Like other reviewers, we found Sheffield House to be more of a rental unit than a B&B, which was fine. The Sheffields greeted us warmly and showed us around, and we didn't see them again until we dropped off the key three days later. We had the Garden unit, which was plainly furnished but well maintained and very clean, with good bedding and large, thick towels. There was a large indoor/outdoor shower, such a treat in the tropics. The living/dining/kitchen room was smallish, with the kitchen area, a table and chairs, and a futon tucked in the corner. So there was no living room really, and if you wanted to watch TV you had to go into the bedroom. I don't see how this could sleep four adults, maybe a couple of kids on the futon, especially since the bathroom was through the bedroom and the door was a thin pair of louvered shutters. The kitchen was definitely an efficiency, with a half-size fridge and a portable electric burner, but otherwise it was modern and well equipped.
The only problem we had was noise. First, the bedroom backed onto the kitchen of the other unit, and we could hear everything that was said or done in there. Second, the property is on a busy road, and even late at night there was always the sound of traffic. We wanted to sit in the pleasant garden area in the late afternoon after the beach, but it wasn't very relaxing with the sound of traffic whizzing by. Maybe the rear unit is quieter.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hawaii Sheffield House is located in Kailua on the island of Oahu across the mountain from the city of Honolulu. Walk to sandy Kailua Beach or Kailua Oahu Town. Kaapuni Loop is the nearest beach access. June- September the white shower tree is flowering. Off street ground level parking, private entrance, private baths are provided, as well as outdoor shower for after the beach. Complementary FIRST morning breakfast of muffins, juice, coffee, tea provided in your room. After that there are many Kailua Restaurants for you to enjoy. Two units: Garden Suite available 4/17-23, 5/17-26, 6/21-29,7/3-26 more in 2017. With kitchenette and outdoor garden area ($159-$184+ tax and cleaning fee). And Ginger Studio is available from: 4/17-30,5/3-8, 5/17-266/3-13, 6/21-297/3-26. More dates are available in 2017. The Ginger Studio has a breakfast bar with microwave, toaster oven and under counter refrigerator. It has its own outdoor sitting area and secret garden ($139-$159 + tax and cleaning fee). Both units are ground floor units. They can be rented together and sleep 5 people. Decorated with tropical colors, rattan, and queen size beds with Hawaiian quilts. Renovated in 2012. Free high speed WiFi. Enjoy the slow tempo of the Windward side of Oahu. Think hiking, snorkeling, kite surfing, body surfing, boogie boards, kayaks, bicycling, beach chairs. Swimming pool and tennis courts are 13 houses down the street from us toward Kailua Town. Chen Store across the street from the library provides computer services. Even though the trade winds keep things cool both units have quiet split system AC. Towels, paper towels and beach towels are provided. Irons and hairdryers are provided. Both units are non-smoking units. Both units have cable TV. There is a shared phone line provided for local phone calls. Yes, we have an eleven year old cocker spaniel who no longer hears very well. : ( Our rental policy is first come first served based on receipt of deposit. Fully licensed with City and County of Honolulu and State of Hawaii. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sheffield House Bed & Breakfast Kailua, Hawaii - Oahu