Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

Entire home/apt

3 Guests

1 Bedroom

1 Bed

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About this listing

The Place in Paradise main attractions are the location, fantastic ocean front view, own entrance, and great accommodations. It offers you a peaceful retreat after a long day of exploring the Big Island.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Property type: Other
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee: $50
Weekly Discount: 1%
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The space

An unbelievable 180 degree unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean from the Place in Paradise. Beautiful sunsets can be seen right from the studio. A full kitchen complements a bedroom/living room that has fresh linens and towels. In addition, coffee, banana, and papaya trees on the property. We provide complimentary fruit (seasonal), water, juice and Kona Coffee upon arrival. Guests have their own entrance and there is free Wi-FI.

This is the dry side of the Island therefore, it is always sunny and nice at the beach. At night, the house and studio are at an elevation where it is cool. Topical Birds wake you up in the morning and Koke Frogs will put you to sleep at night. A mixture of tropical and horse/cow sounds can be heard throughout the day and sometimes at night. Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown this is a quiet retreat for a couple who like history and like being close to beaches.

Tropical beaches are a short drive away. It is in Honaunau, Hawaii and is 35 minutes from the Kona Airport, 20 mins. from Kona and 10 mins. south Captain Cook. Located in a quiet area across from the Painted Church (built and inside artistically painted in the 1800's).

5 famous beaches starting 4 minutes away from the studio : Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park - 4 min., Two-Step Beach at Honaunau Bay(snorkeling, diving) - 4 min., Manini Beach - 14 min., Kealakekua Bay/Beach: (marine sanctuary - snorkeling, kayaking,etc), Ho`okena Beach Park (camping, Kayaking) - 20min. If you want to go to more beaches on the Big Island they are there for your exploration.

Being in the heart of coffee country we have the Coffee Shack (famous for all organic breakfast with fresh bread baked daily) plus we have the Big Island award winning "Jakes BBQ", all only 10 minute drive from the studio.

Guest access

The guest will have their own entrance outside the main house into the studio that is on the second floor. Beach towels, chairs, boggie boards, and snorkel gear are available. A queen bed, numerous bath towels, shampoo, conditioner and soap is provided to the guests. A Dinning table where you can sit and view the marvelous sun-sets, stars, or eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Guest have access to numerous Big Island of Hawaii books on hiking, snorkeling/diving, and adventure books and pamphlets. As well as restaurant and spa areas.

In addition, there are a set of binoculars to borrow while whale watching. Flashlights, if needed for hiking, and a cooler to fill with drinks for a day long excursion.

Please contact the host if you are disable. This studio can not handle a wheelchair.

Interaction with guests

Earl and I interact with the guest to greet them and, when needed, answer any questions. Otherwise, we leave the guest on their own.

The neighborhood

The neighborhood is friendly and quiet. The guest will be refreshed in the morning to tackle anything they want to do on the Big Island of Hawaii. The guest's can also rest in the comfort of a Place in Paradise studio.

Getting around

The National Park on the beach is just 5 minutes away by car. The studio is on the second floor. There are two other beach within 6 and 10 minutes away by car.
Parking is free and on the premises. The studio is not so close to public transit and we recommend a car.

Other things to note

Complimentary: fruit (in season), snacks, water, juice...


House Rules
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

This is a family neighborhood and historic church area that is quiet. However, if guests are to loud we have the right to end their stay at A Place in Paradise studio apartment.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.

114 Reviews

Check In
We enjoyed staying in this beautiful little location. Close to some magnificent snorkelling and the "Refuge" and also just far enough away from Kona's touristy madness. Great coffee shack nearby and good supermarkets too. Earl already stacked the fridge with drinks and nibbles for our stay. Earl was respectful, friendly and very generous. We even got to use his flippers for snorkelling. The screen windows have an amazing view, but some little bugs find their way through the screens it seems. You're in a tropical area though, so it adds to the feel. Having private well stocked kitchen was very handy and the bed sleeps 2 very comfortably. Thanks for your hospitality Earl, we wish you and Linda all the best.

Manuel User Profile
May 2017
Aloha!!! This is exactly "a place in paradise". You can see the sea and sunsets everyday and enjoy hospitality from the magical and aloha Earl!! Earl was superlative friendly and super nice with us. They have everything you need in the studio to make you comfy. They also have every amenities waiting for you, water, juices, tea, coffee etc... Mahalo Earl and Linda for your help and hospitality. We strongly recommend this Airbnb for couples who seeks nature and privacy surrounded by farms.

Donna User Profile
May 2017
This place is perfect if you love a country feel and location that is close to great beaches. Awesome snorkeling is a few minutes away and a nice grocery store is within 10 minutes. The studio has an amazing view and the sounds of nature will lull you to sleep. Earl is a gracious host and the kitchen is stocked with a lot of essentials and snack goodies. Excellent value

Jon User Profile
April 2017
The accommodations were very nice. Linda was great at reaching out in preparation for our stay. Although we didn't get to meet Linda, due to her being out of town, we did get to work with her husband, Earl. He was quite charming and very hospitable. The lodging met our needs. The room overlooked the ocean and the nightly sunset was a pleasant addition. The accommodation isn't equipped with air conditioning, but the cool seabreeze felt refreshing. If you are opposed to mild humidity, you may not share my sentiments. The place was well equipped and stocked with an abundance of snacks and drinks. The only qualms we had with the stay had nothing to do with the home and more to do with the location. By chance, most of our activities ended up being nearer the Hilo side of the island, and at a 2.5 hour drive to cross over, we spent a lot of time on the road...something to consider. In all, we'd definitely recommend this lodging.

Hailey User Profile
April 2017
This was a wonderful place to stay on my first trip to the big island. It was very clean and stocked with lots of extra stuff, like lots of bottles of water and a fresh bag of Kona coffee to make in the morning. Earl was incredibly nice and gave me lots of little tips everyday for places to go, eat, etc. It also came with a beautiful view.

Joe User Profile
March 2017
Linda and Earl's place was everything we needed for a few nights of rural escape. The studio is very well appointed, clean and comfortable, and has the most amazing view of any sunsets the weather allows you to see! Linda and Earl went out of their way to make our stay extremely enjoyable; providing snorkels etc to explore the amazing local reefs, keeping us well supplied with local fruit and tasty snacks but most importantly their aloha spirit!

Laurent User Profile
March 2017
We had a great time at Linda and Earl's studio. It is calm, relaxing and quiet. At night, there is a lot of nature noise but it didn't create any issues to sleep. The studio was well stocked with water, juices, and snacks. That was really appreciated. Linda and Earl had also left avocados. We could only eat one they were so big. Very recommended if you prefer being a bit off the beaten path but still close to a lot of activities (beaches, snorkelling, cultural visits, etc). We used the snorkelling gear, beach chairs and towels that are available to the guests. Again very useful. Thank you Linda and Earl!

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United States · Joined in March 2013
Linda User Profile

We are a retired couple looking for vacationers that are adventurous in the day and want to come home to a quite oasis in Paradise at night. We decided to stay by the Painted Church and the Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park in Captain Cook ,Hawaii, because we like Hawaiian history. From our location, we love the 180 degree view of the Pacific and always sit out to watch the sunset. Come join us, watch the sunset, in our quiet peace of paradise.

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