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I’m including this bed-and-breakfast because there’s really nothing like it, but it takes a unique traveler to love it. It’s like staying at your eccentric great-aunt’s house, if she lived in a 100-year-old Victorian and furnished it with ornate antiques, four-poster beds, lace curtains, rose wallpaper, and floral bedspreads, which have all faded over the years. The yard, accessed via an overgrown trellis, is lush and tropical, and dense vegetation surrounds a small saltwater pool. The house itself is quite grand, with three stories and a view over the city all the way to Diamond Head. Some of the rooms on the top floor have an attic-like feel with sloping ceilings and quirky, hidden corners. One of my favorites is the T. C. Davis room (the rooms are named for prominent businessmen in Honolulu’s history) for its lovely southern-facing window and smaller side windows that let in Honolulu’s cooling trade winds. (Only two of the rooms have A/C; the rest have fans.) A new owner took over a few years ago; the caretaker and assorted family members, three dogs, and one cat live on site. Be aware that this house is in a residential neighborhood near the University of Hawaii; you’ll need a car to get around and see the sights.