This is a fabulous home for a couple to stay at while visiting Kona. We didn't want to leave when our time was up. Other reviewers have listed the many attributes of this wonderful place. A few I have to mention again are the wonderful covered second story deck. The views of the totally private gardens and coastline four miles away were fabulous, the sun setting in the ocean incredible.
The yard is filled with birds. We saw Nutmeg Manikins, Japanese White-eyes, Kalij Pheasants, Hawaiian Silverbills, Mynas, Spotted and Zebra Doves, Northern and Yellow-Billed Cardinals every day. Each morning noisy flocks of Red-masked Parakeets flew in to dine on the mangoes in the neighboring trees. We even spotted a Rough-legged Hawk soaring on the thermals. We had breakfast and dinner on the deck almost every morning to a symphony of birdsong and fragrance from the enormous Brugmansia and Orange trees nearby. The quiet sound of the fountain splashing was perfect. Being able to watch the stars from the hot tube every night without any chlorine in the water was great. The yard is totally private and dark at night. It is completely fenced/screened from all the neighbors and you receive a remote control for the electric gate on the driveway. The private lane to the home dead ends a few houses past Mango Cottage. The speed limit on the road is 10-15 mph at most and there is rarely more than a car or two a day that goes past. It was amazing to visit a tourist destination and find complete privacy. There are a dozen solar powered lights scattered around to provide interest and a little night light. It's so private you could stroll naked to the hot tube, were you so inclined...
We were there just as the seasonal fruit in the yard was ripening. We had freshly picked oranges, avocados and mangoes every morning for breakfast. There is a great farmer's market in town, open every day, that supplied us with bananas, longan and dragon fruit plus fabulous Maui Gold pineapples.
There is a Costco at the bottom of the hill that has the best gas prices on the Island and lots of things that the mainland Costco stores don't carry. We purchased a couple of pineapples from both Costco and a local grocery store because we believed the website that said the Farmer's market is closed on Sunday and Monday (it isn't). Those pineapples were a disappointment. Buy your fruit from the Farmer's market. It will be the best you've ever tasted.
We can't wait to return!