About This Listing
You do not have to share anything. You are in control of your lockable studio unit with your private own kitchenette and bath. Washer/ dryer, snorkel, bikes, boogie boards a are for common use
This studio apartment consists of 1 bedroom with attached kitchenette of approx. 200 square feet and a full bath with its own door of approx. 60 square feet and an exterior lanai which is partially covered. All areas mention are for the exclusive use of the vacationer-renter. The lanai is secluded by a fence and bamboo screen (see photos) with chairs and eating area. There is a peek-a-boo ocean view through the fencing.
The kitchenette consists of a full size refrigerator , kitchen sink, kitchen cabinet5s upper and lowers, dishes pots and pans, microwave oven, hotplate and toaster oven. There is an exterior B.B.Q. There is a flat screen TV with standard cable.
All linens and bath towels, beach towels, soaps and dishwashing items are included and available at the studio.
There are bikes, beach chairs, snorkel masks and fins available on a first come first serve basis. Parking for this studio is on the street only except for active loading and unloading.
Please contact the owner/ landlord for additional questions not covered.
Interaction with Guests
As much as the guest would like. Owner is available for beach and snorkel locations
Upscale neighborhood with underground utilities and sidewalks. High rock walls on street and sides. Privacy is assured
1) No laundry before 8:00am or after 9:00pm
2) No loud noise or behavior not respectful of other guests.
3) No pets allowed
4) All appliances and equipment are meant for their intended uses only.
5) Check-in after 2:00pm
6) Check-out before 11:00am
7) TV is a satellite TV and has a ton of channels.
We had a wonderful stay at Rory's studio on the big island. The studio provided all the essentials, including complementary use of snorkel gear, beach chairs, ice box and bikes. What made our stay truly wonderful was Rory's amazing hospitality. Rory gave us some wonderful tips on places to see and also the use of a fantastic guide book. Highly recommended!
My stay here was excellent. Rory was a very welcoming host and was always willing to give advice about places to visit. The apt is perfect for one or two people; it has everything you need. The ability to do laundry was also an excellent feature. The area was great. It is in a residential neighborhood, close to "downtown" Kona and a short drive to the harbor or various beaches. I would definitely stay here again.
Rory was an excellent host. He had lots of great suggestions and recommendations for things to see and do. He had lots of great items to loan like beach chairs, snorkel gear, umbrellas, etc. that really helped us have a great time in the beach. Highly recommended!
Rory's place had everything we could have asked for; from kitchenware to bathroom stuff to laudry equipment. Not to mention snorkeling gear, bicycles, and general beach stuff! Most of all Rory himself was the best thing about the booking. He was full of postive energy, sharing his knowledge of the island with us. He even drove my girlfriend and I to the airport so we could grab a rental car. He made our first impression of the Big Island so enjoyable!
I had a wonderful time staying on the island, and at Rory's establishment. Rory was an amazing host and was very knowledgeable about the island. I would highly recommend staying here. He had chairs, umbrellas, snorkeling gear, and boogie boards for guests to use. He also had a great book about the island that came in handy on numerous occasions. I would come back and stay here in a heartbeat.
Rory was really great - very welcoming and nice. Neighborhood location was fantastic, safe, etc. and unit was as described. This is definitely a budget unit, no AC, pretty small, no frills, etc. but fantastic as a home base if you are out and about and would rather spend money on activities and diving, like us. The small kitchen is also a nice plus, outside porch, and gas grill. Rory even offered some free kale from his garden! Free wifi and cable, full fridge, toaster, hot plate, blender, coffee maker, and most plates, cups, bowls and utensils you would need if cooking. Washer and dryer if you need them.
Rory was fantastic! The place was a great home base for exploring the big island!
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About the Host, Rory
Single with a long term girlfriend. 54 years old college grad but still a bad speller. Believe myself to be positive caring and compassionate; a spiritual being having a human existence. I have been working my way through some recent challenges believing having come through them more spiritual and a better man.