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Hawaiian Style Studio

Bedrooms Studio
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

Studio, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2

Centrally located in North Kona,our studio is 15 minutes from the airport, town, and beaches. Our island home is situated at a cool 1000 foot elevation, in an older neighborhood of large lots, big trees, and no street lights. The studio is on the bottom floor with a fenced, private entry and a garden view through two sets of sliding glass doors. It will be clean, quiet, safe base while you explore the Big Island.

Colleen Sullivan
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 2017

About Colleen Sullivan

Colleen and Gary moved to the Big Island in the early 1970's. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we have.

Colleen Sullivan purchased this studio in 2004


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(38 traveler reviews)

Hawaiian Style Studio
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews
Traverse City, MI, USA

Super clean and totally relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Gary and Colleen are wonderful hosts. Their studio was spotless and had everything one could image for a vacation in paradise. Location several miles inland and uphill from the airport make this unit very convient for flying into and out of KOA. We look forward to staying here again if available.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and absolutely beautiful studio! Even better in person! Colleen & Gary are excellent and generous hosts. We appreciated all the extras too- boogie boards, coolers, beach towels, the welcome basket, and the extra treats to celebrate our anniversary! If you need anything, Colleen & and Gary are there to help. If we ever make it back to The Big Island, we will definitely look at coming back to the studio!

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Colleen's property is very clean, well-equipped, and likely the best vacation rental I have stayed at on the island. The description and positive reviews do not do it justice. The studio is large, quiet, and very comfortable, and the hosts are kind and accommodating and know the island well. You won't regret staying here!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank -you Steve for your very kind review. It was a pleasure chatting with you. You made it easy for me to prepare for my in coming guest, very much appreciated. Hopefully we will see you in the future with your wife. Aloha
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Home Away From Home

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful home! The private studio was spacious, very clean, and organized. Colleen and Gary provided everything that we needed for our stay and are very friendly people. There was a full kitchen, a comfortable bed, hiking equipment, helpful travel books, a chess board, movies and so much more. We loved our stay and are truly grateful for such a welcoming experience.

Thank you, Colleen and Gary. Happy holidays :)

- Julissa & Alyssa

  • Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Julissa and Alyssa! Come back to Big Island for another visit.
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  • 5 of 5

Great location in a quite neighborhood yet still very private. Owners are sooooo nice and friendly. small convience store/grocery store located just up the hill. The studio itself was all we could ask for, comfortable with a well appointed kitchen, comfy bed, and even a small movie and book selection. Very clean as well. Have already recommended this place to 2 other friends. Would gladly stay there again on our next trip to the big island

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Hawaiian Style Studio

  • 5 of 5

Colleen and Gary's place is very clean and had everything we needed (and more) during our stay. Colleen was very welcoming and showed us around the studio upon our arrival and even had a basket of local fruits and goodies for us to try. The studio was very spacious and the space was inviting. You can tell that Colleen and Gary had put a tremendous amount of time and effort in making our stay a memorable one. She had beach gear available for us to use: boogie boards, beach towels, umbrella, beach chairs, coolers, and blue ice. There's even extra backpacks and walking sticks if we wanted to go hiking near by. All of the general kitchen amenities are available so we were able to make breakfast in the morning. There are also a lot of different beaches nearby and plenty of restaurants near Ali'i Drive. We were able to go to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park during our stay (about 15 mins away) and saw plenty of sea turtles. The close proximity to the airport is also a plus!


  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank-you Pik , so happy you enjoyed your stay at my vacation rental and on the Big Island. Please come back to visit again. Aloha, Colleen
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee per week $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 13.5%

Our home uses a solar water heater for hot water and 40 PV panels provide the electricity.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Kona Palisades Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Studio - 1 queen
  • Studio - sleeps 2 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
owner is a licensed massage therapist our home uses a solar water heater for hot water and 40 PV panels for electricity

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