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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

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 our own local grocery store (Choice Mart) just 10 minutes away.

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.

Other things to note

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


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

Wireless Internet
Free parking on premises

Extra people $20 / night after 2 guests
Cleaning Fee $50
Weekly Discount: 1%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

House Rules
No smoking
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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

3 nights minimum stay

127 Reviews

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Kimberly User Profile
September 2017
Linda & Earl's precious little home apartment was a perfect landing for a lone lady traveler wanting an experience of local community on the Big Island. I made it to multiple beaches daily (Mahalo Earl for the snorkeling guidance), and felt safe and comfortable after my days of explore! A most wonderful spot!

Tobias User Profile
September 2017
The place is a nice tropical experience with an amazing view (through an insect screen) of the sunset on Big Island's West coast. There's bananas, kona coffee, wild cats, chickens, geckos and various smaller critters around the house. We met Earl, who was a very caring host and fun talking to. The flat came pre-eqipped with plenty of drink cans and bottles and some food, a bottle of wine and coffee. Good snorkeling gear was available so could spend our time on actually exploring the area and not on shopping. A note to fellow city folk like us is that the level and proximity to the tropical forest takes a little getting used to: The nights are rather loud due to some bird species i think. But there are actually so many birds that it blends to some kind of naturesque "road noise" so it didn't keep me from sleeping. Also expect to see some harmless critters every now and then in the house.

Miriam User Profile
August 2017
The place was beautiful - amazing view, very well-stocked kitchen. Earl was extremely generous and helpful. Highly recommend!

Jeff User Profile
August 2017
Great place to stay, incredibly thoughtful hosts. Beautiful views, quiet, and five minutes from the beat snorkeling on the island. Earl and Linda have thought of everything; you are truly their guests and they take beautiful care of you.

Josie User Profile
August 2017
We had a fantastic few days staying at this great apartment overlooking the sea. We were welcomed by Earl and provided with lots of tasty snacks, chocolates and drinks for our stay. The snorkelling in the area is amazing and having use of the snorkel gear was a real bonus. The house was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Thanks so much- we definitely hope to be back!

Hannah User Profile
August 2017
Great time and place only made better by the hosts. They went out of their way to make our stay special. If I go to Hawaii again, I would definitely stay again. Thank you for a great experience!

Chris User Profile
August 2017
It is what it is - a studio with all the basics. We were here for 10 days and Earl had stocked the kitchen with basics, condiments, snacks, water… the bed was comfortable, the furniture - table and two high back stools - was good. Earl lent us snorkel equipment. The view was spectacular and we loved that there were only screens in the windows - we watched sunsets from bed and the moon over the water was wonderfully romantic. Earl gave us fresh fruit most days and it was so sweet, straight from the tree. You have to remember that this is on a coffee estate, surrounded by nature which is wonderful but comes with spiders, centipedes and flies. Overall, great value for money, a great location from which to do all the big island things and close to good snorkelling. Well worth a visit.

Captain Cook, Hawaii, United StatesJoined 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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