About the property
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, 2 Sleeps
Very quiet setting, private garden deck , close but tucked away,discounts, peaceful hawaiian home with studios n hawaiian touch , very close to beaches, galleries, aloha live theater, many restaurants, downtown & chocolate/coffee farms
An alternative country house in a rural neighborhood in town
Please do not stay with us if you prefer condos or hotels
Not a condo or hotel more rustic or simple
Deep cleaned outside 1 time a month and lightly weekly outside
Rooms deep cleaned 1 time a month and cleaned every time or guest , mopped , wiped down , swept scrubbed tub and toilet
Some repairs needed and ongoing and mold can discolor the grout if a previous guest does not open the curtain to allow air flow , weather and airflow a ongoing battle
Dust can form in 30-90 minutes as we are close to the sea
Many guests love the wild turkeys or geckos , butterflies, lizards and bugs that you find in Hawaii
Wild life program
Trash kept outside of rooms
Keeping the trash inside, leaving bright outdoor lights on or leaving the door open invites things in from outside
Before 8 and after 9
The kona hawaii guest house
With friendly host gio/ uncle john, chef, kona historian, exotic tropical fruit explorer
As a freebie only not included
Private baths & entrance
Many towels, high tread count sheets, cooking gear, table gear, ap enable terabit wifi and ethernet, free parking , in town of kona, ocean view, and more, tucked away but still in town, quiet place less than 5 minutes to restaurants/ beaches , and shopping.Lots of towels cooking set up private studio & bath with
Tropically decorated king-sized bed, toilet with shower/ closable, refrigerator, cooking area. Sun warmed hot water. The place- da inside scoop not a commercial hotel, condo,or apartment building and does not have a pool, toxic good looking landscape or ocean front or down town orientation. This place is not the noisy party pad place that those other places offer. It is a rustic 30 year old house with separate private lockable studios, fruit passion fruit or, papaya, or dragon fruit or banana - ice cream / honey - or lady finger local mac nuts, enjoy micro tropical garden,mini tropical fruit trees, papas, veggies, herbs and cherry trees.
Shared another lanai, car parking, wifi, and there is a washer/dryer for you to use (quarters needed)... Shared cooking oven, gas stove, microwave
Compare available studios. All studios are lockable and have private sleeping and bath areas some of the differences are the dolphin
Dolphin theme, hard wood floors, outdoor dish sink 1closet and a tube, a view ocean. The whale has carpet, large dish sink in the bathroom, more windows, it has more sound near the parking area, as it has many windows and is near the parking area and above another unit, better view jungle garden
A microcosuim or micro-ecosystem / garden has hard wood floors, has a more private deck, cooking area and dining area, but does not have the shared frig and deck close by, ocean studio is the largest and has a full kitchen and a lockable shared bathroom
Further comparsion yes there are 12 stairs approx with railing for the dolphin and whale
The jungle garden only has 3-4 but less of a view and more private , less of a bathroom
The dolphin has the biggest bathroom and 2 closets
Whale/dolphin tour discount
Airport pick up or drop is $ 43 includes tax (for 2 and kids max)
Prepaid only / guaranteed reservations only
By appointment only; and is no earlier than 3 pm and no later than 6pm (as this is a residential community) unless you make special arrangements with the host
With international flights and individual circumstances
We do make our best effort to accommodate early check-in, however our check-in time stands - we need the time to prepare the place and expected early check-in is an unrealistic expectation putting stress on our staff and those that have those expectations
We cannot always accommodate early check-in. Some solutions to deal with early arrival; a guest could reserve the day before or go get a bite to eat , even go for a swim year round and then check-in after. Thanks for your consideration
The rack rate
126 per day before taxes
Some additional costs
There is an extra cost associated with massage, international calls, rental bikes or cars, requested pick up or drop off, island tours or other special requests. Requesting a service booking a time, accepting a charge for a service is associated with special requests,
We do not offer commercial credit or charge accounts
Guest room materials
Room items are included for use in the rental and not as take home items. They can be purchased separately in advance
Well, we try hard to reschedule your trip, or rebook the room with someone else to avoid any fees; generally,for a full refund, cancellation must be made 30 full days 50% up to 1 week prior
Absolutely, no refunds after that strict we recommend travel insurance in case you need flexibility, we have to protect others 7-14 separate guests trying to book per spot, (they may end up having to pay 21-70 more a night), the host who guarantees your spot and you in turn pay for that spot during that time
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Substandard facility and amenities. Only one 2" soap, no dresser, black mold in tub caulking-tile
Do not stay here! Health and safety hazard. Had to wait 4 days for dresser in room. Coffee pot had terrible mineral stains and heating element had 2-3 Inch hole. Requested another. Deck was dirty. Microwave was dirty. Only provided two towels...no hand towel nor wash clothes. Had to request hand towels and two white ones were stained. No electric plug in bathroom and was not legal grounded plug if it did work. Deck electrical plug was overloaded with about 8 items plugged in. When oven toaster was in use and then microwave turned on, circuit would break and shutdown microwave. An extension cord lead from upper deck electrical over deck and down to unknown area. No table and chairs for eating for 3days and when requested then on deck. Dishes and silverware were dirty and had to wash with limited supplies. No cable nor local tv connection. So no tv news or weather. No sound on tv either. Grill under deck in a cluttered Junky area. Breakfast was a huge misnomer. Papayas were placed on microwave table some mornings. That was it.. Area was quiet and lots of trees
We repaired and addressed all her concerns even the algae stain. Contractor stated algae was the problem and he fixed it.
This guest had a lot of needs
while she was with us
14 requests where counted on one asking alone
We addressed all her needs shortly or within the same day for most of them
High Customer service
with as many staff as guests rooms we fulfilled her requests quickly
She asked and we addressed her needs
She asked and we set up a table and chairs
She wanted a dresser we got her a dresser
We had several contractors come
They found an the algae stain
We always use Clorox to clean so it was clean says the contractor
Contractor said he can explain if you need more info
Contractor fixed her concerns and she said she was happy with the changes
All her issues where worked on and appointments made and then they where fixed.
Contractor said the guest was happy with the repairs
The guests seemed happy for many days said staff and contractors
we made a point to ask her if she needed anything every day due to high daily needs
Ps the box and surge protector are for safety and address the electrical concerns she raised
Our place a low cost and high value for the money
The place was freshly painted
Staff helped with her every request
Most of our guests say our place is very responsible
High need guest
We hope that aloha and love and forgiveness can reach her life .
We where happy to help her.
Awesome place to stay with all that you need! John is an excellent host
This was a first time for my wife and I booking a place like this to stay. Normally we always stayed in known hotels and resorts (spending usually hundreds a night for just a place to shower and sleep). We were a little nervous at first but it turned out to be one of our best travel experiences. If your looking for that local feel and hospitality than this is the place. If you want the ritzy feel that costs a small fortune go stay at one of those chain hotels. John was an awesome host and made us feel right at home. The view was great and the neighborhood quiet. Nothing like waking up and sitting out on the deck with our ocean view. John gave us the scoop on local places to eat and have fun that also saved us a ton and let us do more. We got a little taste of true hawaiin culture and food with little dishes John made us right from food growing wild in the yard. We will definitely be heading back in a few months and will be hitting up John again for a comfy place to crash. Mahalo for the great experience.
Josh and Alicia
Erholung abseits vom Trubel
Als wir anreisten hätten wir nicht gedacht, einen solch wunderbaren Ort vorzufinden. Nur wenige Querstraßen abseits vom Highway fanden wir Ruhe und wunderbare Natur. Das Quartier ist sehr günstig gelegen, wenn man abends essen gehen möchte oder einkaufen will.John ist ein hervorragebder Gastgeber. er gab uns viele Tipps, die wir gern befolgten. Wir können diese Unterkunft gern weiterempfehlen.
What a refreshing experience from the typical hotel!
As a frequent traveler to the island, I am constantly stuck in tiny hotel rooms, hostels, and friends couches. John's place is a beautiful house located up on the hillside above Kona. Its close to some really cool attractions like a chocolate farm, and my favorite coffee plantations like green well farms and Hula Daddy. John's rooms are spacious and literally feel like home. A major feature that I really enjoyed about this place is the ability to cook a full scale breakfast on the outdoor stove. On the island, you can expect to pay $15 for a simple plate of bacon and eggs. Being able to reduce my food costs down to a minimum by cooking at the house proved to be an excellent way of saving some hard earned cash in Hawaii.
Overall, the room was spacious and clean and John is an amazing host who is genuinely dedicated to making sure that you are comfortable and enjoy your stay.