Welcome to South Kona, Big Island of Hawaii! I offer a private, quiet, ocean-view studio on the garden level of a single-family home in a quiet, low-key, rural subdivision comprised of interesting custom homes. The self-catering studio is separate and lockable from the main house and has a private entrance via side staircase. Sleeps two guests max. Two minutes drive to our own secluded black-pebble beach with easy access to outstanding snorkeling, kayaking and swimming. Unlike beaches in town, it's very uncrowded here most days and you will probably have the whole beach to yourself. :) We have solar assist hot water (stays heated in a regular hot water heater) and rainwater catchment here, so thus, water conservation is requested. My place is great for a single or couple who want a nicely located spot near the beach that's still in the West side tropical zone... but seek a setting well away from the retail, tourists, heat and bustle of Kailua town. This is not a fancy resort space, but it IS spacious, homey and comfortable. Fully outfitted with all you need, including utensils, dishes, pots, pans, coffee grinder, even blender and a pancake griddle! Also, pleasant patio outside: a picnic table, gas BBQ and patio chairs/table. Our subdivision is stair-stepped onto the steep dramatic slopes of Mauna Loa, creating a commanding, 180-degree panoramic ocean views. Sunsets are extraordinary experiences on this part of the island, especially at our location and elevation. You feel like you are on top of the world --yet still close to the beach. This is a setting quite off the beaten track, so if you are looking to walk to nightlife or Starbux, this location is NOT the place. If you want to see stars, hear birds and whales and the crashing surf, that's more like us. Please ask all questions about location before booking. No cable TV or A/C. Ocean breezes at elevation 750 keep us naturally comfortable all day, every day. The beach right below us is a pebbley cove. Snorkeling along the finger reefs here (in calm conditions) is EXCELLENT. Our beach is a TRUE best-kept secret. Explore abundant sealife, startling pinnacles and breathtaking coral gardens. Kayaking is premier and it's easy to launch (in calm conditions) from our paved beach parking lot. The beach is about two minutes away from me via a crazy steep road. You can walk it-- but driving is recommended. We are coqui-frog free, which means you will NOT hear the night calls of these shrieking pests that have invaded much of the island. Free use of, high-quality U.S. Divers snorkeling equipment, beach cooler & chairs, reef shoes, surfwear, noodles, beach towels and beachmats. Several folding camping chairs, and small sand chairs. Free, reliable and fast Wi-Fi. Comfy queen size bed (firm Simmons mattress), Wake to the same chorus as you sip a hot cup of coffee and feel the gentle onshore breezes. It's tranquil and peaceful out hereâ€”a great location to experience the real vibe of Authentic Kona Hawaii. LOCAL DRIVING DISTANCES: We are 15 minutes from Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (Hawaii's best preserved cultural refuge and ancient temple complex) and "Two-Step,"featuring outstanding snorkeling. Eight minutes to Ho'okena Beach, plentiful with dolphins and offers kayak rentals. Twenty minutes from Kealakekua Bay--a pristine bay and protected marine reserve/underwater park great for swimming, dolphin sightings and whale-watching. Five minutes to the famed coffee belt of the Honaunau Valley. In short, South Kona offers great variety of must-do destinations all within minutes. We are one hour and 15 minutes to the amazing Hawaii Volcanoes National Park with (currently) one live eruption site. Punalu'u Black Sand beach, with an abundance of sunbathing turtles, is about 45 minutes south as are turnoffs for the Green Sands beach and South Point. It's about 12 miles north to Captain Cook, with services such as gasoline, restaurants, grocery and banking. Hiring a car for mobility's and convenience sake is DEFINITELY recommended. Winter rates (November through April) are higher. Ironman week is higher. There is a non-refundable, $85 cleaning fee and $180 refundable security deposit required. Hawaii tax of 13.45% will be added to your booking. TAX MUST BE PAID IN CASH on arrival. No smoking, inside (or outside, unless we have discussed it first.) No mosquito coils allowed on property. Only your approved party allowed on property. Two week minimum at Christmas/NY. TWO guests max. Write with ANY and ALL questions about the place or its amenities, and I'd be glad to answer! Make sure your questions are answered fully before booking, as there are no refunds.. Mahalo, & welcome!TripAdvisor property ID 2948901...Read more
South Kona Studio, 2 mins from beach Honaunau, Hawaii
Additional Location Information
South Kona is known for great snorkeling and uncrowded beaches. Our subdivision is stair-stepped onto the steep dramatic slopes of Mauna Loa creating commanding, 180-degree panoramic ocean views. Sunsets are extraordinary experiences on this part of the island, especially at our location and elevation. You feel like you are on top of the world --yet still close to the beach. This is a setting quite off the beaten track, so if you are looking to walk to nightlife or Starbux, this location is NOT the place. If you want to see canopies of stars, hear birds and whales and the crashing surf, that's more like us.
This beachy neighborhood features custom homes, a secluded beach and spectacular views. Free, easy parking in front of the house on safe, quiet street.
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Beach or lakeside relaxation, Warm winter getaways
Nearest airport: Keahole-Kona (KOA), 30 miles Car is essential
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