Our stay in Kalua Kona was most pleasant and enjoyable! Our 10 days of exploring the Island went smoothly to a large degree because of being able to settle into the comfortable, clean, quiet and relaxing suite and beautiful natural surroundings we experienced while staying at Bear’s Place Guest House. We had wanted to find a pleasant alternative to a condo or hotel and were drawn to the website for Bear’s Place Guest House. When we arrived, we were pleasantly surprised at the attention to small details that gave our accommodation a personal touch, eg. finding a plate of fresh fruit and muffins and orchid in the fridge for us to enjoy the first morning. Our suite was very well supplied with everything from extra blankets and linens for an extra sleeping bed, to a well stocked kitchenette giving us the complete flexibility to plan for preparing meals if we so chose. We loved eating and sitting under the covered and private lanai outside, surrounded by banana plants and inquisitive geckos. The design of the guest house ensures each suite to have a full amount of privacy and independence. We made good use of the free WIFI service provided to check emails etc. We were able to use the amenities of Bear’s Place o do our own laundry and dishes, and be able to even pack a provided cooler to take with us on daytrips. We appreciated being higher on the sloped hills above Kona where it was both cooler and quieter. Bear’s Place is conveniently located only within 15-20 minutes driving of downtown Kona. , or 10 minutes from the Kona airport. Travelling north on the Island was super easy using the nearby Mamalaoha Highway. Only a mile away from Bear’s Place is also a convenience store and gas pump, with a good restaurant/pizza service inside from which to order take- out food. We would certainly highly recommend Bear’s Place to anyone visiting Kalua Kona! Thank you to our welcoming and hospitable hosts, Nanette and Anne!