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Kona Pacific View - Your Private Oasis

Bedrooms Studio
Space 730 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

700 square foot studio

The sky above... the forest below... the ocean beyond! Wake up to the tropical sounds of forest birds. Enjoy the antics of wild turkeys. Enjoy fresh in-season fruit from the orchard and 100% Kona coffee. Have dinner on your private lanai watching the sunset over the Pacific; then enjoy the many stars in the expansive night sky. This brand new apartment located at the bottom of a quiet, serene area on the north side of Kona is your perfect getaway. Your private oasis is furnished with treasures from all over the Pacific. Situated at a comfortable elevation, you will enjoy ocean and mountain breezes all day and evening from this lovely upstairs setting. Avoid the traffic in Kona - easy access to Kaloko shopping area and just a short drive to the best beaches and shops on the Big Island (Kohala coast). Only five traffic-free minutes to Makalei Golf Course.

Judy Schuman
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

About Judy Schuman

I'm a woman of a certain age who moved here from LA where I lived in a canyon so I never saw a sunset or the light at the end of the day. I built on a property that overlooks the ocean and shore, with wondrous sunsets every night. I like to grow things, so have planted all sorts of fruit trees, flowers and vegetables, which I share with guests (as well as with an occasional wild pig) and also sell at the farmers markets. I enjoy meeting people from all over both at the markets and the rental..

Why Judy Schuman chose Kailua-Kona

For the above reasons. I live on the property in a separate structure, so the rental is quite private. The closest house to this property is about 100' away.

Because I am on the property, I act as a sort of concierge, with tips and suggestions.

What makes this apartment unique

I bought this land and built to take advantage of the vast ocean views and since there is a protected dryland forest just below the property, no one can ever build there. Being at the end of the road, there is no traffic and the noisiest thing is the morning birds. Because I like open spaces, I didn't put in a wall to make this a one bedroom apartment so there is about 700' square feet of space. Looking out from the bedroom, living and dining areas there are wonderful ocean views. There is also a private garden for hanging out.

Guestbook comments from the owner

E Komo Mai! Welcome to Kona Pacific View - your Kona getaway. I look forward to your comments & hope that you have a wonderful stay.

Mar 2007
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Kailua-Kona Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Building Type:
  • mas
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 730 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Mountain
  • Ocean View ...
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , marble tile
  • Towels and amenities provided; beautiful marble tile
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Studio - 1 king , 1 queen , (queen is a sleeper sofa)
  • Privacy shoji screen can be arranged to separate bed from sofa sleeper. Linens provided.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • 2 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • rain forests
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Additional kitchen appliances include rice cooker & mini food processor. Smoking allowed outside. Property is located on an acre that includes a walking path through a tropical fruit orchard, coffee farm and tropical flower gardens. Washer & dryer located in garage.


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Kona Pacific View - Your Private Oasis
average rating of 4.935484 based on 32 reviews

Excellent Location!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 5 nites early November 07 and the location was ideal. Only about 10 minutes from the aiport with little, if any, traffic to contend with. Costco is nearby and Kona with its' Ali'i drive is quite close.

The house is kept immaculate and the location is very quiet. We enjoyed sleeping in and then heading out to Ali'i drive or to other good nearby snorkeling beaches.

Judy, the owner, also stocks quite a number of beach items like Boggie boards, coolers, picnic baskets, etc. and she knows the island well.

The Stadium cinema next to K-mart is also about 10 minutes away. Of course we reserved the movies for after dark when you cannot swim nor can you see any of the beauty of Hawaii after sunset.

I recommend this place for anyone wishing to spend some time in Kona.

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2007
  • Stayed: October 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Feels Like Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Judy's condo for 16 nights in October 2017. From the start we were greeted like long lost friends. Being from downunder (Aussies) we were especially touched when Judy wore her Koala jewellery. Judy's hospitality never faltered throughout our stay and included delicious local fruits, shopping, tourist guidance and culminated with a Thai banquet she lovingly prepared for us. The condo had everything we could wish for, including comfy bed and lounge, generous kitchen facilities and a wonderful lanai to enjoy the ambience and views. We left knowing that we had met a kindred spirit in Judy and will always hold these memories close to our heart.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing stay on the Big Island!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week in Judy's studio apartment and were beyond pleased with the accommodations. Judy welcomed us personally and gave us an overview of the area, and offered local restaurant and entertainment recommendations. She checked in on us several times and even brought us some freshly baked bread that she sells at a local farmer's market. We loved our week on the Big Island and can't wait to get back! Thank you Judy!

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great view, Peace and .Quiet

  • 5 of 5

Judy is a great host and the apartment, which is compleatley separate from the main house, is fully equipped. Bath robes, outdoor grill, coffee maker, full fridge, veranda, very comy bed, rolling cooler, snorkeling equipment, beach towels and a welcome basket with some of Judy's home grown fruit. There was everything we needed. Watch the birds in the morning or sunset in the evening, there is no other property between you and the coastline. Higher elevations for comfortable sleeping tempatures. Ten minutes by the upper road into Kona town and you will avoid the work they are doing on the Queen K Highway. Will definitely return and recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Accomodation

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic accommodation away from the main tourist area, however an easy drive to the centre for restaurants, bars etc. We loved the quiet relaxing atmosphere, great balcony for dinning and watching the sunset. We never had any problem with the heat as the studio is located on a higher elevation than the town and therefore offers cooler temperatures for sleeping. Judy is a wonderful host, she respects her guests privacy and will offer helpful tips and advise whenever asked. The studio is well represented by the photos in the VRBO add. Lots of room for a couple. The kitchen was well stocked and the barbeque worked well we would not hesitate to recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

On a scale of 5, this little bit of paradise was a 6! It was away from the noisy tourist areas, very quiet and totally relaxing. It is situated within five minutes of the airport and there is such easy access to everything we wanted to do. Judy was so helpful in advising us on every question we had. The property was very clean and well maintained and we were greeted with a large basket of fruit and there were gorgeous exotic flowers in the apartment, all grown by Judy. The listing was very descript and accurate and there were even more amenities than we expected from the advertising. We have already spread the word of this wonderful retreat. If you want a romantic getaway, this is the place! We went to several beaches (you do need a car), horseback riding in Waipio Valley, the botanical gardens (beautiful and worth the trip), grilled out nightly as we watched the Pacific Ocean, dined at the Harbor Grill (fabulous food) for lunch, and enjoyed spotting wild animals all over the island daily. We were so well taken care of here and the studio is very well appointed with anything you need. We highly recommend it!

Nancy McGinnis


  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
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Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Kona International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Mamalahoa Highway
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Avoid the traffic in Kona - easy access to Kaloko shopping area and just a short drive to the best beaches and shops on the Big Island (Kohala coast). Only five traffic-free minutes to Makalei Golf Course. The orchard features a walking/jogging path... you can even pick your own papaya for breakfast! Other fresh fruits available in-season. Our property features mango, lime, lemon, papaya, grapefruit, lychee, guava, banana, longan, tangerine, avocado and coffee trees. Pineapple, lilikoi and tropical flowers are abundant.

Golf: Makalei Golf Course is just 5 traffic-free minutes away.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0
Tax Rate 13.42%

25% upon booking a reservation; balance due 21 days before arrival.
Holiday rates and length of stay discounts may apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.