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Idyllic Honaunau Retreat Standard Room with Mountain Views

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type house

Overview

About the property

• This is a shared 4000 sq. ft. property featuring 3 bedrooms and a separate apartment. Property is situated on one acre with fantastic ocean, sunset, and pool views. This listing features one room. All have separate rates. I have mentioned my additional listings farther down in my description for your consideration in selecting a proper choice for your holiday enjoyment.

• The property is located in a great location just off the main highway, minutes away from three (3) protected and totally fantastic bays for snorkeling and kayaking.

• This Standard Room is furnished with a King size bed and mini fridge/freezer.

• Please see my other HomeAway listings 3771350, 3787767, or 3991416 for other accommodations within the home, different options and prices; as well as the opportunity to accommodate all the guests in your party.

State of Hawaii taxes are due at check-in.

Check-in is no earlier than 4:00 pm.

Check-out is no later than 11:00 am.

Quiet Time: 11 pm - 7 am.

Estimated time of arrival to the home must be received at least 24 hours prior to day of check-in and follow-up if delays arise.

Early check-ins and late check-outs will not be accommodated.

No shoes past interior entry.

Smoking is permitted outside and away from open screens and windows with observance of Quiet Time for main floor lanai (Loft suite excluded from lanai QT).

This is not a hotel, condo, or a Bed and Breakfast.

I'm sharing my home, you are paying for a room/ bed and bath. I live here. I work here. You are on holiday. I'm available; not available 24/7.

There is No Front desk, maid or housekeeping service.

Each room accommodates a maximum of 2 guests.

Unregistered guests are not allowed on the premises during your stay without prior approval.

Guests under 12 years of age will not be accommodated.

Not suited for animals of any kind.

Close screen doors and front door completely at all times.

Turn off all lights and fans when you are not in the room.

No personal laundry available.

I do not enter your rooms during your stay and have not charged additional cleaning fees. You are to clean up after yourselves in a clean and sanitary manner. Empty your room trash during your stay in the kitchen bin.

Pay attention to your noise level and Quiet Time for all guests enjoyment within the home.

Guests are to provide their own food. Keep all food and perishable items in your room refrigerator.

Guests are to eat at dining areas only. No eating in bedrooms or formal living room/common area.

Usage of the main kitchen is limited to the microwave, coffee pot, hot water pot, and toaster. No stove usage. The food in the main kitchen is not available unless otherwise stated by me.

Guests are to place rinsed, used dishes, cups and silverware in the dishwasher.

Do not use kitchen ice for coolers or day trips.

House phone is limited to calls specifically on this island.

There is adequate parking for four cars in the driveway. Proper parking is displayed and the gate code pad location is circled in photo number 2.

You must receive a gate code for entry and exit. Electronic gates will not open manually. Do Not Attempt to Push them to open.

Exit Code Keypad is attached to the home between the garage doors and above the hose hanger.

Leave the bathroom door open when you exit so other guests will know it is available for their usage.

No slamming doors.

Close screen doors and front door completely. No heavy/loud noises. Conservation of electricity and water is a MUST.

I shall tend to the dishwasher, house laundry, bathroom duties and housekeeping outside your rooms.

99% of my guests are happy, self-reliant, and considerate of the home, host, and other guests.

House rules have become so cumbersome due to that 1% experience factor.

My guests enjoyment of their holiday stay is my goal. Please don't make me add to this list of behaviors that the majority of my guests would not have to be told or would even consider.

You must also acknowledge

Potential for noise - Shared home. Quiet Time is stated.

Pet(s) live on property - One cat - Norman

Some spaces are shared - Main floor common areas, bathroom and swimming pool.

• I look forward to meeting you and being a part of your visit to our beautiful and fascinating island.

More Details

Owner
Rhonda
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017

About Rhonda

I have thoroughly enjoyed living on the island of Hawaii since 2002 and selected this destination after extensive traveling which included home exchanges in many countries.

To live everyday in total excitement and contentment with what the day has to offer became my mission.

Water quality and accessibility for swimming was at the top of my priority list.

I thank the Universe each and every day for allowing all of my life dreams, and more than I ever was able to imagine to come to fruition.

My passions are swimming, coffee farming, growing tropical fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as creating jams, jellies and liqueurs with the fruits of my little farm.

Operating a Guest House on my property became a dream that I am proud to see becoming a reality. I find it a total honor to live on this piece of paradise and feel totally compelled to share. What a great playground!!

I believe my success is based upon my guests enjoyment during their holiday. It is my desire to assist each of my guests in experiencing Hawaii in all its glory.

I welcome you to come share my most favored place in the whole wide world.

Today is the Best Day of the Rest of My Life. Come make it yours.

Rhonda purchased this house in 2004

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our experience at Rhonda's was great! It was probably the best stay of our trip. Rhonda let us borrow her snorkeling gear, helped us find the best beaches for snorkeling, and provided fantastic breakfast. She makes her own coffee and avocado pie. On top of that her house was beautiful, the beds were super clean and comfy and we slept great!
Aug 2016
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Amenities

Honaunau-Napoopoo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Standard Rooms Shared Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Standard Room - 1 king
  • Standard Rooms share a full size bath located just outside the rooms
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • reefs
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • luaus
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Guests are to pay the State of Hawaii taxes at the rate of 13.42% directly to the host upon check-in.

Reviews

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Idyllic Honaunau Retreat Standard Room with Mountain Views
average rating of 4.5 based on 15 reviews
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Beautiful home, spotless. Obviously our hostess cared about her home

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the pool. Bed very comfortable. House clean & pretty. Tasty treats left out by our hostess. Darling Bruno stole our hearts!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Une drôle d'expérience!

  • 3 of 5

Voici mes quelques points positifs : la maison est grande, belle et propre. Nous avons eu nos serviettes renouvelées à tous les jours . Nous étions deux adultes. mon mari et moi; on a été chanceux car seulement 2des 3 unités à louer étaient occupées, nous incluant. On a donc un peu plus d'intimité. Si on avait été plus, ça serait autrement. La propriétaire a accepté de nous permettre de changer de chambre avec balcon après une nuit, sans frais supplémentaires.

On a beaucoup de points négatifs cependant : la propriétaire a un humeur très changeant. j'ai vécu quelques réactions désagréables non verbales et verbales et une certaine impolitesse de sa part,, je dirais. Une fois, elle nous a offert de la suivre pour une sortie en apnée le matin vers 7h45. On était prêt bien avant l'heure et l'a attendu jusqu'à vers 8h. On la cherchait partout, en haut, en bas, et aucun signe de vie. On s'est rendu nous même à la plage prévue et a vu qu'elle était déjà rendue, sans nous avoir averti. Bien sur que cela a été désagréable pour nous; je n'ai pas du tout aimé ça, en plus de quelques mauvaises expériences avec elle. La maison est loin de tout à notre goût, en plus d'être difficile à trouver. Si vous la louez, je vous suggère fortement d'arriver là le jour, pour pouvoir la retrouver plus facilement. Et surtout n'oubliez pas votre code pour ouvrir la gate; sinon, peut-être une mauvaise surprise.

Aussi, on n'a pas le droit de se servir de la cuisinière, ni le réfrigérateur dans la cuisine même si c'est vide (on a un petit frigidaire dans notre chambre); ce n'était pas ce que j'ai vu; il semble que plusieurs locataires ont été surpris par cela aussi, à part de nous. Elle disait que les règles n'ont pas été lues, mais là, je viens de revoir sa publication et je n'ai pas vu plus.

Une autre mauvaise expérience : la propriétaire a consommé notre vin rosé mis dans le frigidaire de la cuisine (car nous n'avons plus de place dans notre petit frigidaire). Après investigation, elle nous a dit qu'elle pensait que les autres locataires avant nous l'avaient laissé et elle l'a bu. Elle nous a rappelé que l'on ne devait pas laisser nos choses dans ce frigidaire pur éviter ça. Franchement, à sa place, j'aurai acheté une autre bouteille pour remettre au locataire une fois que j'aurai su que cette bouteille lui appartenait, mais bon!

Voilà. C'est certain que nous ne retournerons pas à cette place, si on revient à Captain Cook.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Spectacular views, clean and comfortable room.

  • 5 of 5

We were early but got a welcoming reception. As we were cycling we

were glad to see the retreat was close to the road and near by a place where we could get dinner.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and an amazing host. Highly recommend. It was easy and comfy stay for the two of us.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely property, lovely host

  • 5 of 5

Rhonda was a great host, funny and very accommodating. Her home is lovely, and I very much that she has cats, as ours are home, and we miss them.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect stay at the end of our trip!

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I stayed with Rhonda for two nights at the end of our 2 week trip to the Islands. It was absolutely perfect! We couldn't have asked for better accommodations or a better host! The house is absolutely beautiful with a great view of the ocean from the living room and balconies. The bedroom was very clean and comfortable, along with the rest of shared rooms throughout the house. Rhonda provided a great assortment of breakfast goods and coffee to start out our day which was greatly appreciated! She also provided fresh beach towels and snorkel gear during our time at the house, this was perfect since there are some amazing beaches and snorkeling spots within a few minutes drive of the house. Rhonda was extremely helpful informing us of these great spots, as well as other activities, restaurants, and sights to check out in the area around her home. On our check out day our flight to leave the island wasn't until 9pm, Rhonda went above and beyond and allowed us to come back to house after spending the morning snorkeling and shower before going to Kona and the airport. Thanks again for everything Rhonda! We really enjoyed our stay and conversations with you!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Miles
KOA
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau (Two Step), Kealakekua Bay
Car: recommended

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Each room in the home accommodates 2 guests per King size bed. Smoking is allowed outside away from open doors and windows.
Be considerate with your noise levels; cupboard and door slamming, screen doors closed completely, etc.
Be conservative with your electric and water consumption. Turn off fans and lights when exiting rooms.
Laundry facilities are not available for guest usage.
State of Hawaii taxes are due upon check-in at the rate of 13.42% based on your room rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.