About the property
- House350 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 - 9 nights
Spacious bedroom-living room, large bath, well-appointed kitchen, sleeps 2
$115/night or $775/wk at Spacious Retreat in Paradise
+ FREE Kona Coffee!
+ tax and cleaning fee
Peak season rats is $125/night or $850/wk.
Breakfast foods & Kona coffee (& staples for cooking)
Free WIFI and extended cable and Netflix
Free parking just steps from your door
Free washer-dryer use
Beach gear, boogie boards, coolers, chairs, umbrellas, towels, etc.
Come home to this spacious and comfortable ohana (in-law unit) with garden views and its own entrance. A NON-smoking property. Lounge in the large bedroom-sitting room, fully furnished with pillow-top king bed, glass-top table and chairs, recliner, TV with expanded cable, and free wireless internet access. Large bathroom has slate shower, shelving, and lots of fluffy towels. Full kitchen is well-equipped with everything you need to create fabulous meals when you don't feel like dining out, and its conveniently stocked with basic foods, spices, & condiments.
Awake to the sounds of tropical birds. Sip Kona coffee in comfy chairs at your glass-topped table on the patio outside, surrounded by palms. Pick tropical fruits from the garden in season.
A comfortable elevation at 1000', great for relaxing after trips to the beach or town. A short trip to everything, yet a world apart in a quiet neighborhood setting. Off-street parking just steps from your door, with washer and dryer available for your use.
Affordable, with Breakfast in Your Time Zone: Our ohana is a fantastic value. Why settle for a cramped hotel room or studio or a 'Continental breakfast' when you can enjoy a great, affordable ohana (in-law unit) with breakfast foods and Kona coffee. Since you may be coming from the Mainland, and might be hungry long before we awake, we fill your ohana with plenty of goodies, available when you're ready to eat, like papaya, finger bananas, Hawaiian granola and almond milk. You are welcome to pick fruits from our trees in season, including lemons, papaya,and star fruit. Use the washer/dryer.
We fell in love with Hawaii because of the Aloha spirit. We want others to enjoy the spirit of Aloha, too. Many of our guests have toured the island and returned to us before leaving Kona. All have raved about our comfortable, clean, affordable ohana. They say this was their favorite place to stay in Hawaii, and a better value than other places they stayed.
All the Comforts of Home - Well-equiped Ohana: You'll find everything you need in our well-equipped kitchen to prepare fabulous meals when you don't feel like going out or want to save money for adventures. Our full kitchen includes full sized refrigerator-freezer, 4 burner gas stove and oven, and all major appliances: Grind and brew fresh coffee to sip on the patio or lanai. Use our great collection of pots and pan, salad spinner, rice cooker, and cooking utensils to cook at home, including toaster oven, toaster, microwave, blender, rice cooker, coffee mill and pot, extensive glassware, wine glasses, pitchers, and utensils.
Prepare snacks and meals for day trips and take along goodies in baggies and totes. Use cold packs in the cooler. No need to buy all of the things you need only a little bit of. We stock the fridge with condiments, salad dressings, soy sauce, oils and vinegars. We stock cupboards with coffee, teas, sweeteners, spices, herbs, granola and almond milk.
Going to the beach? Boogie boards, fins, chairs, umbrellas, cooler, beach towels are all available.
Nowhere Else on Earth - Hawaii's Unique Offerings: The Big Island, the most exciting island in Hawaii, has 11 of the world's 13 ecosystems, from snow-capped mountains in winter, towering 14,000' above the ocean, to tropical rain forests. All this on an island almost 200 miles around. Kilauea Volcano adds land to the island daily, as lava flows into the ocean. See Thurston Lava Tubes in Volcano National Park, a short walk through a primordial forest of towering ferns. Star-gaze at Mauna Kea Observatory. Visit ancient heiau (temple) where King Kamehameha united the Hawaiian islands. Watch migrating whales and spinner dolphins at Kua Bay. Paddle out to Captain Cook's monument in Kealakekua Bay where the first known Europeans met Hawaiians. Meet Hawaiians, a truly diverse culture. Hula. Go to a real luau. Enjoy the sport of Alii (royalty), surf the waves. Swim with gazillions of colorful fish and sea turtles at Kealakekua Bay. Lie on a black sand at Punalu'u. Go coffee tasting at Kona farms. Discover your own secret treasures. Live aloha.
P.S. We are available 24/7 via cell phones. We have excellent house-keeping staff and property manager on call. Please let us know if we can do anything at all to make your stay ideal.
Caryl Boyer Burns
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- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 01, 2018
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Truly spacious well appointed accommodations. Location great for exploring the island.
Caryl and John have created a beautiful, well equipped unit. Everything we needed from extra ziplock bags to laundry facilities was provided. We enjoyed the huge lanai for breakfast, morning workout and especially the Hawaiian Kona coffee!
Perfect vacation home for us!
We really enjoyed our stay in Caryl and John's ohana. Everything is exactly as described in VRBO's website. The location is great, in a neighbourhood on the mountain overlooking the ocean with easy access to tourist attractions, shopping, and beaches. Our hosts were extremely generous, going over and above expectations both in the provisions in the ohana and in sharing their knowledge about anything island-related that we needed to know. Many helpful guide books and maps were available, as well as all the beach equipment. The home and garden are just lovely, and we enjoyed bird-watching in the mornings before heading off on our adventures. This is a great place for those who wish to experience the laid back ambience of the Big Island!
Great location, cleaan and tidy
Really enjoyed our stay with Caryl and John, both were very helpful in planning our vacation. Would gladly stay again.
A great little spot
I was in the downstairs unit for 1 week and loved every minute of it. The unit was clean and well-appointed, and had everything I needed for the stay. It was a great place, and a great value. I wouldn't hesitate to book it again.
Caryl was extremely helpful, and easy to reach, calling me from the East Coast to make sure everything was set and in order. The ohana was spacious, and very comfortable, and the kitchen had everything needed for cooking in... enjoying dinners with the beautiful Kona sunset. Everything from the internet to the shared beach equipment made this stay relaxing and pleasant. Thanks for having us.
We are thrilled that you had such a pleasant stay. We hope you'll come back again soon.
Wonderful Stay !!
This was our first visit to Hawaii and our hostess and host made it very memorable! We absolutely enjoyed our stay and their hospitality, friendliness, and recommendations for places to visit during our week there. Caryl and John were easy to communicate with and very approachable; we felt truly welcomed. Whenever we travel back to Kona we will stay with them. Being 1000 feet above sea level made it 10 degrees cooler, we watched the birds, and listened to them singing in the morning. Many thanks!
Wayne & Carol - Portland, OR
Close to everything, yet worlds apart! Located on a 1/2 acre in a quiet upland residential neighborhood, this spacious, comfortable attached ohana (in-law unit) provides convenience and accessibility. A short drive to world class beaches, snorkeling, scuba, surfing, golf, farmers' market, restaurants, night life, shopping, sightseeing, Costco, Walmart, Starbucks, Macy's and post office. Centrally located for day trips to Volcano, City of Refuge, Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawi art galleries, hiking, coffee tasting tours. A quick 7 min. drive to Kona airport, with no airport noise. We are at a cool 1000 feet elevation with ocean views and spectacular sunsets. Elevation and tropical breezes provide ideal weather year-round, about 10 degrees cooler than seaside temps, with slightly cooler nights. No street lights makes for great star-gazing. Affordable. Low cleaning fee. Wheelchair accessible. Washer/dryer. Other Activities: Observatory at Mauna Kea, Volcano National Park
Rates & Availability
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Please send your arrival and departure times. This helps us plan our cleaning schedule and allows us to offer early checkin and late checkout whenever possible. NO smoking on site. No drugs or other illegal activities. No parties or loud noise. NO pets (due to allergies of host and other guests.)