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Nanette and Anne

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english, german

Bears' Place Guest House-20% 2 Wk DISC.! Sprechen Deutsch. 5 Studios.

7 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Photos and Description

Spacious, Ocean & Garden View studios, kitchenette, lanai, free WiFi, 1-4 guests

We offer 5 beautiful ocean or garden view studios. Great Kailua Kona location, quiet, 10 minutes to beaches, golf, and airport (no noise). Three studios have kitchenettes and the Orchid Suite has a well equipped, full kitchen. The Ginger Room has a refrigerator/freezer and coffeemaker. All have full bath, cable TV, covered private lanai, queen bed, sleeper sofas for extra guests, free WiFi and on-site parking. The Plumeria Suite has a separate living room and walk-in closet. Laundry facilities are available and beach chairs, towels, coolers, and boogie boards are provided free of charge.

Your hosts, Anne and daughter, Nanette have lived in Kona and explored this island for over 25 years. We greet our guests in person and are available throughout their stay to help plan their outings. We especially enjoy our European visitors, as we both speak German. A welcome basket of fresh tropical fruit, baked goods, juice, coffee, tea and cocoa awaits our guests upon arrival.

We offer the following 5 Studios:

ORCHID SUITE (sleeps 4) - top floor ocean view suite (over 600sf) with vaulted ceilings and a well equipped full kitchen. It has a queen bed, 2 sleeper sofas, full bath, covered lanai, cable TV, and WiFi. $135/nt single, $145/nt double.

PLUMERIA SUITE (sleeps 4) - spacious, top floor ocean view suite (over 600sf) with separate living room and vaulted ceilings. It has a queen bed, 2 sleeper sofas, full bath, walk-in closet, covered lanai, kitchenette, LCD cable TV, and WiFi. $125/nt single, $135/nt double.

HIBISCUS and HELICONIA STUDIOS (sleep 3) - lovely, large, first floor studios with queen bed, sleeper sofa, full bath, covered lanai, kitchenette, cable TV, and WiFi. Wonderful garden view and the banana and papaya trees are so close, you can sometimes pick the fruit from the lanai. $105/nt single, $115/nt double.

GINGER ROOM (sleeps 3) - first floor garden view room with queen bed, sleeper sofa, full bath, small lanai, cable TV, refrigerator/freezer, coffeemaker and WiFi. $85/nt single, $95/nt double.

Additional adults in any unit are $20/night extra, children $10/night

STAY LONGER AND SAVE: Discounts: Weekly 10%, Two Week 20%. Higher Rates apply during High Season (Dec. 17 thru March and Ironman - Oct. 1-15)

RESERVATIONS: We accept VISA and Mastercard. Reservations and current availability of each of our five studios can be found on our Bears' Place Guest House website (bearsplacekona).

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Nanette and Anne (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Call Owner
Speaks: english, german

About Nanette and Anne

We have enjoyed exploring the Big Island for over 25 years and love to share our island home with guests from around the world. As fellow travelers, we know how to make guests feel at home and welcome. We designed and built Bears' Place ourselves specifically as a Guest House in 2007. Having been in the Hawaii vacation accommodation business since the 1980s, we knew what features the home needed to provide guests with a great vacation experience. Our third generation of family members are now guest house hosts in training.

Why Nanette and Anne chose Kona Coast

We chose the location, because we felt it was the best place to live on the island - close to our favorite beaches, handy to shopping and dining, close to a gorgeous golf course and a short drive to the airport. The hillside location makes for lovely ocean views of the Kona Coast, and the elevation of 1600 feet gives us the perfect year round temperature, so heating and cooling aren't necessary.

What makes this studio unique

One of the nice things about the four spacious studios that comprise the guest house is that they also work great for family reunions and wedding parties - guests who want to have the whole home to themselves. Guests can cook meals in the full kitchen and have fun together, yet they can also choose to enjoy the privacy of their own space, complete with kitchenette for that early morning cup of coffee or late night snack.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Nice place to stay, near Kailua and the beautiful beaches of North Kona/South Kohala. Rooms are perfect, big and clean, with a nice lanai and stuff to cook on the room. Our hostess were nice and friendly, and they gave us nice tips about where to go for bodyboarding and snorkel. If we ever go back to Hawaii we will stay back with them. Thanks!
Sep 2011
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Bears' Place Guest House-20% 2 Wk DISC.! Sprechen Deutsch. 5 Studios.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews

A very nice place

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed meeting Nanette and her mother Anne and staying three nights at their Bears' Place Guest House. It's located high up in a residential neighborhood and easy driving distance to any place on the Kona side of the Island. We were in the second floor Plumerial Suite and the only disappointment was the haze that kept ocean view limited. We ran into that on our entire Hawaii visit. The unit was very neat, clean and well furnished. We enjoyed the beaches, shops and eating places in the area. Compared to Oahu, getting around on the Big Island as far a traffic and road conditions is a dream. We would stay with them again and would recommend to family and friends.

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and comfortable guest house

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent five nights in this lovely guest house run by Anne and Nanette and were very impressed how every detail was thought out with practicality and efficiency. The Orchid Room had a fully equipped kitchen with all the utensils, pots and pans, coffee, tea, coffee maker, toaster, etc. The refrigerator had an ice maker and inside we found two huge homemade muffins and two fresh fruit plates as welcome treats. And they tasted so good!

The queen size bed was very comfortable and lanai offered lounge chairs, a table with chairs. We often enjoyed peaceful serenity there with a glass of wine.

The Bear's Place guest house had a great location in a residential area, 10-15 min from the airport. We appreciated a beach cooler, beach chairs, beach umbrella and towels which was above our expectations. The owners, Anne and Nanette, came to greet us personally upon arrival and provided a lot of suggestions where to shop and what to see. We definitively recommend The Bear's Place guest house and would love to come back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful place !

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Nanette's Place for three nights, last November. It's beautiful, big and cozy, we felt at home. Nanette is very welcoming, the hibiscus room has all facilities to cook, a balcony and we can make our laundry. It's 10 minutes drive to Kona. Wonderful stay, many thanks !

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful and quiet place to stay

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful guest house

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay. Bears Place was centrally located, clean and comfortable. Nanette and Anne did all they could to make us feel at home -- from leaving a breakfast in the refrigerator to leaving a snack for us each night.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Stay!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 3 night stay in the Orchid suite. Very comfortable and the owners were warm and welcoming. An incredible value. We will recommend the Bears' Place to our friends and family!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Kona International Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Honokohau Harbor
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Makalei Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Hwy 190
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Kay's Kitchen and Bianelli's Pizza
Nearest Beach
6 Miles
Wawaloli Beach
Car: necessary

A great home-base for exploring the Big Island of Hawaii. Centrally located 7 miles north of downtown Kailua Kona, at a comfortable elevation in a quiet neighborhood, we are 10-15 minutes from the airport and the beautiful beaches along the Kona-Kohala Coast. We are half a mile ifrom the picturesque Makalei Hawaii Golf Course. Waimea is a half hour drive, and Hilo and Volcanoes National Park make a great day trip.

Other Activities: Whalewatching, manta ray diving, zip lining, swimming with dolphins, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and boogieboarding.


Rates & Availability

Kailua-Kona Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Dec 17 2016 - Mar 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 13.41%

The rates on this site are for 2 guests in the Ginger Room. CURRENT AVAILABILITY AND RATES FOR EACH OF OUR 5 STUDIOS, as well as ONLINE RESERVATIONS are on our website at WWW.BEARSPLACEKONA.COM.
Regular Season Rates: $85-135/nt sgl, $95-145/nt dbl. 10% WEEKLY DISCOUNT, 20% TWO WEEK DISCOUNT. SINGLE RATE: $10/nt DISCOUNT

We accept Visa, MasterCard, travelers checks and cash. Reservations require a deposit of 50% of the total reservation with the balance due at check-in.

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Kailua-Kona Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
Accommodation Type:
  • Guest House
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Town
  • Adventure
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Hibiscus - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All four bathrooms are tiled and have tub/shower combination and hair dryers.
  • Studio, Sleeps 3
  • Hibiscus - 1 queen , 2 sleep sofa /futon , kitchenette, full bath, TV, lanai
  • Each of the four studios has a queen bed and one or two sleeper sofas for extra guests.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 4 beach chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
The Orchid Suite has a well equipped, full kitchen. The other three suites have kitchenettes with refrigerator/freezer, microwave, coffeemaker, toaster, electric skillet, rice cooker/vegetable steamer, portable stove top, hot water pot, and dishes.

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:

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