|Property type||chateau / country house|
|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Your Vacation Rental is 1/2 mile up mountain side Hwy. Views of the Pacific and Kealakekua Bay. Snorkeling and beach 15 minuets, Place of Refuge . Grocery 10 minuets away.45 minuets from Kona airport. 1 master bedroom with California King, one small bedroom twin bed, and small downstairs bedroom with twin and separate bath.
Guests love the quiet here. Plenty Avacados just ask owner for a few.
Quiet and Peaceful.
Keywords: Guest Home
it is so quiet and beautiful of all Hawai'i...
We enjoyed our week's stay at Max's house. The view of the bay, morning, noon and evening is amazing. The quiet with only the sounds of nature is calming. The home is clean, well-maintained and spacious. Our teens loved to have their own rooms and enjoyed playing with the dogs. We spent most of our days exploring the big island: walking down to the Waipio valley, stargazing at Mauna Kea, 11 mile hike to see lava gushing down into the ocean, snorkeling and hanging out on the beaches. It was always nice to come back to the house and the farm.
The fridge and TV (with so many channels, though we hardly watched) are new. Beds are comfortable. Hanging out on the lanai is what we did most mornings. Our kids were connected to their school online every single day as they had to submit work. Although it was slow 1-2 days, there was no issue.
Be careful of the drive from the main road to the plantation, as the road sign seems to have gone missing. Max was kind enough to come down the road to meet us the first time. He gave us a bag of Kona home-grown coffee, guavas, couple of avocados, and took us around the farm. Airport, supermarkets, beaches, cafes are all close by, albeit you need a car. Don't forget water shoes and snorkeling gear, hiking shoes and some winter clothes if you plan to go up Mauna Kea.
We miss it already!
Max's rental is conveniently located to many good beaches, restaurants, and garden and coffee tours. Kailua-Kona is only around 40 minutes down the road, so if you get the urge to be around lots more people, more beaches, shopping, restaurants with music, it's not too far away. The volcano is close enough to stay for a few hours and still get back before the sun goes down. The house is adequate, it even comes with it's own geckos. You will need to buy drinking water, so stop by one of the stores on the way. Max will supply you with great coffee from his own farm. Max makes himself available if you need any help, otherwise he will leave you on your own. Be prepared for his driveway. You don't need 4 wheel drive, but it is very rough. Our small rental car made it ok, but it takes some maneuvering. Great view of this part of the coast from the balcony.
We just finished a weeks stay at this beautiful quiet and clean house located up a private road along the kona coast. This house was absolutely beautiful, the views and peace and quiet up there were amazing. The owner of the house and his son were really nice and helpful. You cant beat the price and the location is excellent, everything you need or would like to try out is conveniently located just a short drive away. The house itself is located on a very nicely manicured yard and the inside is very spacious. My girlfriend and I stayed in the master bedroom which has a gorgeous view of the bay and our friend stayed in the second bedroom which was also very comfortable. Highly suggest this place for your next stay.
We thought this was the perfect choice for our first trip to Hawaii. We wanted to enjoy the ocean, and this property is just minutes from the
"Two Step" snorkeling area and also from Captain Cook bay. We snorkeled and kayaked every day! It was comfortable and homey. I loved having both a kitchen and a charcoal grill, because we took FULL advantage of local products. We put wahoo, pineapple, and Hawaiian beef on the grill, and made salsa & green papaya salad from local produce. And of course we enjoyed the bag of homegrown coffee provided by Max (very smooth)! Could not have experienced all this, at a hotel in Kona. This cottage (built above Max's carport/office) and is high enough above the hillside to have beautiful ocean views. The sunsets were spectacular.
Kona was only about a 1/2 hour drive, so it wasn't too far when we wanted to do things from there (e.g. the Manta Ray night dive!)
The road up to the cottage is bone-jarring, but take it sloooooow, and enjoy the doves, minah birds, finches, and trees loaded with bananas, mangoes, avocados, and coffee cherries. How often do you get to see all that, back home?! And no worries, Max will guide you the first time, so you won't get lost. One pleasant surprise was that Max's driveway is right across from the estate of Herb Kawainui K?ne, the famous painter of native Hawaiian scenes. You will find his works in books, at galleries, and on the signage at all the national parks on the Big Island.
A final "bonus experience" for us was a small, but noticeable earthquake, the last morning we were there. A potent reminder that the Big Island is an active volcano!
P.S. take a baggy of dog treats for Rocket! He is shy but is a sweet dog.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Max's. It was a beautiful, private and quiet getaway. The views from the lanai overlooking the bay were spectacular while enjoying Max's complimentary coffee in the morning. The grounds are a tropical paradise filled with lush flowering plants, raised veggie beds and a big, beautiful lawn. The house was very clean and was well stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable vacation. Max's dog, Rocket, was a big plus for dog owners that miss their own dogs while away from home. The house is very well located making it easy to travel to all parts of the island. We definitely will be returning to Max's little slice of paradise.
In my past two trips to Kona I have stayed in a downtown hotel and in a 4 star condo out of town. I have to say though this guesthouse is my favorite. it is clean and comfortable. The lanai has an awesome view of the bay and is quiet and relaxing. It is further complimented by endless plants, trees and flowers. Max provided us with a bag of his wonderful Kona coffee which gave the day a great start. I enjoyed being away from the traffic noise of Kona and the privacy of this rural setting. I was worried about the lack of air conditioning but the tradewinds kept us cool and comfortable. It was very pleasant to have the windows open and listen to the rural nature sounds.
Max was helpful in giving us suggestions for new places to snorkel and in answering all of our questions. He steered us to a beautiful white sand beach called Makalawena that we hiked into. In addition, if you ask, he will sell his Kona coffee to you at a more than reasonable price.
One of the unadvertised points about this guest house was Max's recent rescue dog Rocket. He is a sweet little boy that needs all the extra love and attention he can get. We stayed here for 2 weeks and Rocket kept me from missing my dog so much. Thank you Max for giving Rocket such a good home and for giving us a home away from home on our vacation. I look forward to returning here and would recommend this to anyone wanting a relaxing vacation.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.