|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
365 sq ft studio with a king size bed and full kitchen and bathroom with shower. Nothing fancy, but clean, and comfortable, modern studio right on the water with ocean access on calm days. It's just right for two people who don't need a lot of living space. There is a covered area outside with shade and a table with chairs for dining or just relaxing while watching the sea. Milolii Beach Lots Subdivision is located 50 miles south of the Kona Airport.
We found Jon's little studio/cottage to be exactly as described. It was an exceptional way to be right on the ocean without having to be in the middle of the tourist scene. The cottage was clean and comfortable and the amenities were just right. We were able to enjoy wonderful sunset dinners each night on the extended patio and breakfasts watching for whales. Jon was fantastic. Following a rainstorm that knocked out power to the entire area he made sure that we had everything we needed. (We did.) Regrettably, we didn't use the kayaks-next trip we will!
I will say that if you are looking for a beach with easy access to more tourist-type fare, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for an experience that lets enjoy the surroundings and the water, this place is an absolute must. We will be back for a longer stay th next time. 😀
My partner and I just returned from a lovely week at Jon's beach shack down in Milolii. We even extended our rental by 3 days because we just weren't ready to leave yet. The place was extremely clean and well taken care of, I was very impressed. We enjoyed all ofour meals on the patio, looking at the water and listening to the sound of the waves. We slept outside on the futon every night, even though the bed inside is huge and comfortable. The kitchen is well stocked, including a blender and coffee grinder. Two houses down there are stairs for you to access great snorkeling. We had some lovely days at HONOMALINO bay (near deserted black sand beach) which is very close to house. The neighborhood is extremely quiet + sleepy, with the sound of the ocean you don't even hear the 1-2 cars that drive by during the day. Property is also located within reasonable driving distance for all the popular tourist spots on the island (two-step, volcano, south point). We are scuba divers and enjoyed 3 great dives from Milolii Beach Park.
We loved this place because it allowed us to be right on the ocean and enjoy a peaceful week away from it all. Next time we come, we will stay here again.
Oceanfront studio, more like shed looking at a water tank between the shed and the ocean. What was advertised as a sleep 3 room, was really a shed with only TWO pillows. Sleeps 3? Yes, there was an air mattress, but no pillow for the 3rd person. We walked inside and it looked fine, but there was a dirty comb on the bed, sand in the sheets, dirty soap bar in the bathroom with hair on it, dead cockroaches, TWO live cockroach, and bugs in the bed. We are pretty low maintenance people, so we killed the bugs and went to sleep (one of us using a tshirt for a pillow). We resolved to deal with the bugs, but when we woke up, there were ANTS EVERYWHERE! we didn't even bring food to attract the ants. The worst part was our car was COVERED in ants. Outside and inside. Thousands of them. It took us two hours to attempt to get the ants out of our car. We could not even stand on the ground outside of the shed for 5 seconds without ants crawling all over your feet. It was a nightmare.
We packed up all of our stuff and left right away (two hours later with ants still everywhere), called the owner at least 5 times and left a message. NO RESPONSE. Still waiting for VRBO to contact me in hopes of a refund.
To be fair, if this place was clean, it would have been a great quaint little stay. Unfortunately that was not the case. Unless you want to wake up with a million bug bites and deal with getting ants out of your car for three days, I DO NOT recommend this place.
We spent SO much more time, energy, and money trying to clean our car and stuff to get rid of the ants. Definitely not worth the extra spending.
The only reason I gave 1 star was to make sure it showed up. I would 100% give this place a rating of ZERO!
We really enjoyed our stay here, making full use of the outdoor space and snorkeling equipment. The place has all the amenities a couple would need and Jon was very responsive with any questions. Recommended for anyone looking to get away from the tourism heavy areas and experience living aloha in this cool little fishing community!
Jon's cottage was a place that fit our idea of a vacation perfectly. We are not resort travellers and the little green cottage is in an area surrounded by local people, his water front property is perfect for relaxing and enjoying beautiful sunsets. The cottage is clean and very comfortable. The hot water did not work when we arrived and Jon was there to fix it as soon as we called. If you enjoy quite, peaceful locations where you can listen to the surf all night then look no further.
Pete and Kelly
well worth the short drive from Kailua and not far from all amenities and great beaches. Perfect for a couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle. Nice to see the nreal night sky without any ambient light.
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
The signed rental agreement and 85% of total cost are due at time of booking. The balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival. Failure to make any such payment on time shall be considered the Renter has cancelled their reservation, and shall entitle Owner to make the reserved dates available for rental to other interested parties.